Archive | July 2014

50 Fashion Rules To Break Right Now

We all know why they were even made. Break them wisely with these great tips.


fashion-rules-to-break50. Red and pink clash.
Somewhere along the way, these two shades got a bad reputation, but when paired purposefully, they can actually look quite modern and eye-catching. To break this fashion rule, keep the red true, and add any shade of pink, from pastel to fuchsia.

49. Don’t wear white after labor day.
Lame! As countless designers have proved during the past few seasons, white isn’t appropriate when the weather gets cold, but also amazingly fresh and modern-feeling. One thing to keep in mind when tackling the white-in-winter trend: It’s all about the fabric. Lighter textiles such as white cotton, linen, canvas, and seersucker will surely look out of place during the chilly months of fall and winter, so be sure you’re reaching for white wool, cashmere, mohair, flannel, silk, and leather.

48. Don’t wear white shoes after labor day.
Another fashion rule to break, as several “It” designers including Céline, Mulberry, Pringle of Scotland consistently showcase white boots, loafers…

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#LupitaLovin on the cover of Elle France


The pink and yellow just pop off this beautifully vibrant Elle France cover. It sings a song of confidence, happiness, and endless summer, but all of that still manages to pale in comparison to Lupita Nyong’o’s incredibly gorgeous smile! Is it obvious that I love her? No? I didn’t think so. 😉 lol. I can’t read french but I will most certainly have to pick up this issue!

Dreaming In Paisley ~ 8/31/13 ~ Age 24

Joyous, flourishing curls of life

Bountiful, brightly hued tendrils of love everlasting

Rich, boundless heaps glowing with the thrill of existing…

What a short but beautiful time.

How blessed are we to dwell in this world

leading, if we so choose, these gorgeous paisley lives?

What euphoria we know flying on these graceful paisley wings

What bliss we encounter drinking from these paisley waters and eating

the succulent paisley fruit




This is NOT Okay

Parents, Please Do Better.  

A comical look at the unfortunate, contemptuous manner in which I see way too many Black mothers speak to/treat their children. No where in here is there any semblance of love, respect, kindness, encouragement, or joy. While this is obviously an exaggeration, it sadly isn’t a far enough leap of creative license. This points to a major problem in our community in my opinion. I don’t have children, but I know that speaking to them this way and treating them with constant annoyance and anger is not good for them or for our larger society.