Saturday, November 29, 2014


…is Beautiful.

free time

series complete.

( SIDE NOTE: "X" pin by HouseofMiMi )
"Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you." 

Mitch Albom

Friday, November 28, 2014

(Pre)Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving Eve x Forgiveness


I rarely 'club.'

( SIDE NOTE: I decided that my goal before going into the new year is to forgive all of the people in my life who have caused me any type of pain - a kind of 'end of year' resolution if you will. It takes a lot of real conversations with yourself to tap into the reason why you may be letting a person or situation weigh so heavy on your heart… and many times it isn't until you've had these conversations that you realize some of the feelings are still lingering with you. It's up to you to decide if you're in a place to free yourself (because it's only you that a grudge is hindering) and let the hurt go.

Before I began, I promised that I'd be honest with myself in my forgiveness. I sat down and ran a list through my head of all of the people that have brought me any kind of significant, lasting grief throughout the years; and one by one asked myself if I could forgive them, truly. It brought up a lot of repressed feelings and caused me to recognize that some of the experiences I went through were for my protection and progression. 

Even in all of my efforts,I realized that there was a small number of people that I simply was not ready to forgive; it was either too fresh or ran too deep, and I didn't want to lie to myself for the purpose of being able to say I have a clear conscience. This is not a 'fake it until you make it' situation. They say when you hold on to things you're not harming anyone but yourself, which I wholeheartedly believe to be true. I have given myself a month to do some serious soul searching in order to start the new year with a fresh slate. I encourage everyone to consciously make efforts to let go of the hurt and resentment that is unknowingly eating away at so many people. Although I have not lifted all of the weight off of my shoulders, I'm proud of myself for beginning the process. I feel much lighter. 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It saddens me that this is the world that we live in.
RIP Mike Brown

Justice will come.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."

Weekend Recap: "Only In Town For A Night" x A Housewarming x A Septum Ring

The title to this post makes it seem like my weekend consisted of more than it actually did. My baby Kim flew in town to surprise our little sister (and her "number" -sorority lingo) for her housewarming. It was a great excuse to get everyone under one roof and enjoy drinks, laughs and good company; not to mention celebrating a super chic condo and Kim's exciting new career move. I love seeing my loved ones doing well. Can't wait to see what the next few months have in store.
( SIDE NOTE: I love being able to play with the look of a septum piercing without the commitment. There's plenty of them out there. Etsy has the best ones.)

Friday, November 21, 2014


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Calm Down x Lola Wolf


Reading List x November 2014

These have been on my reading list for a while now, as well as the two mentioned below. (Which I'm more excited about because they were actually sold out.) I'm beginning with Malcolm Gladwell's, "The Tipping Point." Feel free to read along, or if you have any other good book suggestions leave them in the comments. 

Links We Love: I Am Necole x When Life Gets Stale


Unfinished Poem #2: Completely Uninspired

a quip forever lingered on his lips
and that's what I loved about him
ability to match wits,
talk shit and quietly
no awkward pauses

Pink Matter

Musings: 11/19/2014

"between what happens to us and our reaction is space. In that space is our freedom to choose how we'll respond."
new moon, Nov 22

I've forgiven everyone in my life that has caused me pain
...except two.
I have to be honest with myself,
but I'm working on those

no good comes from harboring ill will toward anyone

the true nature of my spirit is a calm, caring one
sometimes you have to just jump.
kiss me again x the drums
this year has proven that I'm a lot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for..
before I start doing things differently, what is the end result I want to achieve?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dontcha x The Internet

tonight's vibe.

Weekend Recap: Night at the (Hirshhorn) Museum

This weekend didn't go quite as planned, but everything works itself out in the end. I've been meaning to make my way to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for a couple of months now.. mostly for Barbra Krueger's "Belief and Doubt," (the black, red and white words in the first couple of pics posted) which was plastered all over instagram, and was everything I thought it'd be. Pretty cool museum overall; looking forward to the future exhibitions.

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's like my dreams came true... Addam's Family Values is on Netflix! I've been hunting this movie down for over a month :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lust List: Free Winona Tee

( SIDE NOTE: It's 'No Shave November' bka. The most wonderful tiiiime of the year! Bring on the beards fellas; and don't forget to donate. )

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend, 1am


Musings: 11/8/2014

"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful -- that will be my life." - Elsie de Wolfe
spiritual breakthrough/ soul cleansing
the last two weeks = sweet serendipity
so many signs/ messages fell into my lap
no longer "needing" my wants.
don't let the vibes fool ya
I love art and I love creating because when I'm in my zone my mind doesn't wander.. I'm very much present and attuned to what it is that I'm doing.
"You're Not Good Enough" x Blood Orange

I think I've reached my ratchet limit with this song. you've been warned.
The Ukraine has been showing my blog mad love 
been a while since I've baked cookies.. or anything really
trying a fish pedicure for the first time tomorrow
If there's one thing I've learned in the past year it's the importance of timing

I used to pray for certain things, certain scenarios, and be disappointed when they didn't work out in my favor. Over time it brought me to a point where I didn't know what to pray for.. where I didn't feel like I had any say in the direction of my life because my prayers weren't being answered

…or so it seemed.

I decided to take a different approach and shorten my prayer to one thing:
let Your will be done.

simple, clean and to the point.
check back later

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two Weeks x FKA Twigs

Everything In Life Is Temporary. (I Wrote This About A Week Ago...)

There comes a time in life where you start to realize that even after all the fall outs, best friends/new friends, loyalties tested, mended and (seemingly) forever broken, hardships, laughter, tears, make-ups and break-ups there are still more to come. As much as you may feel comfortable with all of the people in your life at the moment (or uncomfortable even) some of the most significant relationships of your life may be ahead of you. Everything in life is temporary and your best friend today may fade into an associate years down the line, while someone you walk past daily may one day have a starring role in your life.

You just never know how your life is going to play out. This past year has showed me that in more ways than one. You can cross paths with someone that you never even fathomed having anything in common with, yet alone a conversation... to find yourself speaking multiple times a day and falling in love. All the while someone you had so much deep love and admiration for can turn into someone that you barely know - or want to - in the blink of an eye. We grow, we change and that's what we're here to do. Trying to keep someone in your life past their welcome is detrimental to all parties involved. Save yourself the headache, and look forward to what’s to come.

We never know what people are sent into our life for; season/reason/lifetime, and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) many of them will be lessons. And that's not to sound like a bitter 'the cup's half empty' kind of person, it's more so to draw attention to the fact that change is okay. Letting things and people go is perfectly fine. Seasons come and seasons go. You wouldn't try wearing a leather jacket at the peak of summer, would you?


Monday, November 3, 2014


( SIDE NOTE: "Hold tight to your breakthrough, because once your eyes have been opened, trust me when I say that it will not feel good to close them again." - Martha Beck) 


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