I have been a fan of Janelle Monae since I heard “Letting Go” on the “Purple Ribbin All Stars” compilation album. The musicality of her songs and the fact that she stays true to her creativity I truly admire. Plus shes great on stage and hella fine. This week she dropped a video for the song “Electric Lady” and I’m in love with it. I have been obsessing over this varsity jacket (that I’m afraid to share but may in another post) so when I saw Janelle wearing one in her video I knew it was a sign. It also has a college sorority feel to it and some of you know(or not) that I pledged in college so it totally tickled me. Anyway check out the video below its super cute and has cameos from TI, Joi, and choreographer Fatima (all three people I totally LOVE)
Via Marshall Nash Clothing
Summer is on and poppin and I am loving it. Besides the Fall; Summer is runner up for my favorite season. It’s all about dressing for the temperature, having fun, and drinking in public!(kidding but not) Anyway, one of my favorite local designers Marshal Nash just dropped their summer collection which makes looking sexy and staying cool extra easy. Continue reading
I was doing my daily peruse through My Tumblr and came across this photo. I liked it. Reblogged it. And kept it moving. Then a lightbulb went off in my head. I started thinking about all the rules that people try to put on others when it comes to personal style. It’s called PERSONAL style for a reason. It’s yours, and what you do with it is your business. Anyway, one so called rule that annoys me is this not repeating outfits rule. The hell!? Most people must be ballin in these streets but for this full time student/employee/entrepreneur that’s not an option. I’ll repeat and remix something several times and don’t be surprised if you see it on Instagram several times as well. Continue reading
Photo via frontrowinc.com
First things first Shateria Moragne-EL is one of my girl crushes. She is so awesome to me style, hair, swag (yes swag). Shes basically everything, so my love for this line is so legit. I also have an even deeper love for gold toned jewelry so this whole situation is right up my alley. Anyway Shateria’s cool girl clothing line teamed up with LA based jeweler Mylo to create this fun Longitude x Latitude collection. The line includes bracelects, rings, and earrings that all have something to do with locale. Continue reading
Because this GQ spread is the flyest thing in the month of August and it ain’t yeen August yet!
Mr. West is the latest baddie to grace the cover of one of my favorite publications. Shot by Patrick Demachelier, styled by Kanye. This spread feeds so deeply into my menswear loving side. All the looks are simple but super clean, fitted in the right places and PERFECT layering. I would wear every single look in this shoot and may try to copy some of these for the fall. Check out my favorites below and Shmoney dance over to GQ.com for the full spread. Continue reading
Summer is in full swing. Which means hanging outdoors, soaking up the sun, and flourishing in the long days. This also means….DRINKS! Who doesn’t like the perfect summer beverages that’s also super refreshing? This weekend @Papidrinkswine and I decided to experiment with a mutual favorite, The Mojito. Hailing from the island of all things fine (hello) Cuba. This mix of limes,sugar, mint, and seltzer water is a good time. This time around we decided to make Watermelon flavored ones and get real fancy with it. I must say, YUM! We made a watermelon puree ,of watermelon soaked in mint liqueur, fresh mint leaves and lime. We used simple syrup instead of sugar and watermelon juice on top of tonic water. We also got our Pintrest on and froze watermelon and mint in ice cubes (because we like cute shit). Let me tell you it was SO good. We chugged those things down so fast we were tipped in no time. Try it out and tell me what you think. Also check out this article of other cool Mojito recipes and enjoy responsibly!
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The duo of Street Etiquette have released a super sweet line to commemorate the World Cup that is nothing short of amazing. When I was a kid I played Soccer (futbol) for about 8 years. At first my mother made me do it (for what reason I don’t know) because to this day she talks about how she had to drive my sisters and I all over town on the weekends to games, and how she secretly wished that we would lose games so that she could have some chill time. (shady) Continue reading
We have all at this point read or heard of the book “The Secret” (if not look it up!). In essence it’s about believing in what you want and putting the mental energy to visualizing that. I am a visual person so having things to visually represent or stimulate me really help with my creative side and putting things into action. So I like to create inspiration boards that I can look at in the morning to give me an internal energy boost. I also like craft supplies (haha) so this combo of creating these boards is right up my alley. The part I enjoy most of diving into the process when making these is the actual arranging and cutting, designing etc is super therapeutic for me. I also think about themes and ideas for different boards, so different boards serve different purposes. It’s like having a Tumblr but in real life. I recommend stretching your creativity and using those old magazines to drum up your own inspiration boards.
Do vision boards help you? How do you use them? Do you find them valuable? Comment Below!
Happy belated girl. I was too busy sipping on my favorite cognac and hanging out with my friends to wish you a happy birthday on Friday. So here is my belated. Thank you for being the independent bad bitch land of opportunity. Where we can be whatever we want to be. I hope one day to contribute to your fabulousness in a positive way for years to come. At your old age you still look the tender age of 21. You go girl!