Such Is Life

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I do my best thinking when I’m driving and in Atlanta “down the street” or “right around the corner” is approximately a 10-20 minute drive, sooooo….yes lots of driving = plenty of time to think.

One particular day after a long stressful workload then immediately after a 3 hour summer class, I’m driving home and I started to reflect.

To leave me with my thoughts can be really amazing or extremely dangerous – in this case it was lethal.

I was physically tired from the humdrum that is my work, the endless networking I’ve done to prove myself to the industry I want to work in, countless tedious school assignment but most of all mentally drained from it all.

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Tired of what society has made life to be.

Tired of the pressures of being a woman, the social norms that have been forced upon me since a child, how I’m suppose to behave to be considered a lady to be respected.

Tired of the way my 9 to 5 beats and drains my energy.

Tired of the struggle.

Tired of the internal battle to act a certain way to corporate America, that I’m not the “typical” black person; that I’m not loud, ghetto, ignorant or uneducated so yes you can hire me!

Tired of school, ready to graduate but not particularly ready for the payments I’ll be hit with from Sallie Mae or the entry-level income I’ll be offered.

Tired of people thinking I don’t eat because I’m thin – it’s called genetics – I L.O.V.E food!

Tired of guys forcing me to trust them instead of earning it.

Just simply tired, from a capital “T” to an underlined “d”, with infinite exclamation marks behind the word.

Until next time…as I got closer to my destination – home – in the words of my poetically talented sister, “such is life”

Crop Top – Pink Clove

Pants – Pink Clove

Heels – DSW

Lips – Ruby Woo/ Glasses – Mall Kiosk/ Necklace & Earrings – Thrifted

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Working From The Ground Up

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It’s raining MENSwear

Meet Chris

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It’s no secret that I love clothes, overly obsessed with style and with that fiery passion I realized a couple of months ago that I want to style men. Yes men!

Fortunately my friend Chris agreed for me to style him.

He seemed reluctant at first, almost hesitant, not exactly sure how the whole process went – hell neither did I – the whole styling men “thing” was unknown to me but I knew it was a passion of mines so I jumped all in with both feet;  in the end it worked out great because he looks amazing.

Working from the ground up, it started with the shoes. I asked for Chris to send over pictures of all his shoes and I selected these beautiful bright babies then created a color palette to compliment the sneakers.

I’m grateful that Chris allowed me to style him, I’m elated to say he’s my first “client”, I’m even more excited to embark on this journey of building my portfolio in aspiring to style men.

Until next time…when you realize your passion go for it with a vengeance!

Shirt – H&M

Shorts – Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren

Sneakers – Macy’s, Finish Line

Sunglasses – Kiosk, Cumberland Mall/ Watch – Macy’s

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Spotted Flower In The Garden

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Spotted flower in the garden goes beyond the physical description of my outfit and indulge much deeper into my thoughts that come to mind when I read the quote…

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms”

I love quotes, they fuel me. A simple sentence containing very few but powerful words allow me to make sense of my life.

Before I grew into my maturity I was more concerned with the success of others and their position in their life.

This constant worry of others rather than myself drained me.

I doubted myself often.

I even began to self-loathe, not completely satisfied with the image that stared back at me. Thoughts and questions of “if I looked like this” or “if only I had this” I could finally be happy. Until I was able to check it off my mental list I sat fixated on this illusion that certain “things” will bring me to my happy oasis.

News flash!!! I was tripping to the highest degree!

I realized when my simple mind finally came to marry confidence that I’m freaking awesome; beautiful in my own right and I possess my own talents.

I’m happy, comfortable and confident NOW  in me because I’ve longed stop concerning myself with other blooming flowers; I’m only focused on me, my beauty and my growth.

Until next time…love you some you, hell I know I do!

Dress – Forever 21

Blazer – Goodwill

Heels – Gojane.com

Lips – Ruby Woo/ Necklace – Sister/ Belt – H&M/ Purse - Chic Preloved Boutique

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Saleutation

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I made a promise to my wallet before walking in H&M that I was only their to return 2 items but sometimes promises were made to be broken.

The moment my eyes zeroed in on the red sale signs scattered throughout the store, it forced me to retract my previous promise; I guess that makes me NOT a woman of her word.

So below are a few of my tips to help you navigate any sale:

1. Time~ No you don’t have enough time to rush in the store on your break. Give yourself ample time to work the racks; this ensure you don’t miss a thing.

2. Wandering Eye~ Channel the type of man who feels the need to look at every woman who walks by; your eyes must imitate that same behavior, moving your head back and forth scanning the racks.

3. Is it worth it~ Save your money, all sale items aren’t worth buying. If you normally wouldn’t think twice about buying the item at regular price than it’s definitely not worth buying at the sale cost.

4. Double Back~ Go back over that rack again, again and yes again. When excited about a sale your adrenaline is rushing and you WILL miss something if you don’t double it back.

Until next time…salute the sale because it’s a beautiful thing when you get awesome clothes at discounted prices!

Crop Top – H&M sale $7

Skirt – H&M sale $10

Heels – Rainbow

Lips – Ruby Woo/ Necklace – Sister/ Bracelet – Sister/ Sunglasses – H&M

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In The Heat Of Emotions, A Poem is Born

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Instead of writing a quirky post about the !awesomeness! that is my tropical playsuit – which by the way this print is super on trend this summer – I opted to express myself in another light.

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In the heat of my emotions I birthed a poem, an expressive piece about my feelings.

I was hurt recently, trust broken by him, a guy that I didn’t just like but someone I was starting to care a lot about.

From that situation arose trust issues.

Stay away from me, why are you asking me all these questions, I don’t know you…trust issues.

People say a lot of things

But don’t mean what they say

So excuse my french

Those words don’t mean shit

To me anyways

Stop telling me you care

Because I want to feel it

Stop feeding me the lies without the behavior that comes with it

I don’t trust you anymore

Your words mean nothing to me

They fall on deaf ears and then

Fall quickly to my feet

Until next time…I’ve learned I have the courage to love again because I know I’ll always have the strength to deal with the pain if it ends

(the awesome)Playsuit/Romper – H&M

Heels – Rainbow

Clutch – Rag-A-Rama/ Necklace – Thrifted/ Lips – Ruby Woo/ Sunglasses – H&M

Watch – BDay Gift/ Earrings – Forever21

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