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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stripped Down

  I love fashion!  Anyone who knows me can attest to that.  I like to look good and looking good makes me feel good just as much as the next woman.  Admittedly, I've done some pretty silly things for the sake of having it first or just simply having it.  Yes, there were times that I spent an entire paycheck on one item.  Even times that I spent a months worth of pay on one item actually.

   When I was young, dumb and carefree the only concern and main objective in my life was of!  Taking care of myself meant being independent and supporting my own habits, which I did.  It was common that every day (sometimes even twice a day) tags were popped.  I couldnt wear the same outfit more than once as if I had been photographed on a red carpet somewhere.  In my head, if it wasnt new it didn't have much value anymore.

   Fortunately I've grown and evolved as we all should and my understanding has expanded immensely on a whole scale.  Therefore, many of the things I once loved and/or valued have shifted in their positions.  I've come to gain knowledge of the connections of people, animals and things in a way that makes me almost embarrassed about my past behaviors.  So while I still love fashion and playing dress up, I've learned to put it in its proper place.  My love of shoes does not come before my love of myself or others.  My love of shopping does not supercede my family's need for me to be home with them on some Saturday or Sunday afternoons. And my desire to have it, sometimes has to take a backseat to my desire to give my child a quality education.

   In this age of excess, pretention, so called real housewives and hoarding, it would be wise for all of us to do some re-evaluation of our priorities.  Its great to have nice things and be surrounded by luxury but lets not forget that they are just things.  Nothing can make us any more valuable than we already are. So try to remember that no matter what you put on, at some point it will all have to come off.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


  Firstly, Happy New Year to all!!! ~ I know I'm late but I'm really right on time.  I took a break for the holidays and family but I'm back and ready to feed your blog need!!!

   I've been making lots of time for self reflection, examination and introspection.  Focusing on purposeful evolution while looking back on my progression.  In the midst of it all, of course fashion is always present and makes itself very relevant.  I began skimming through my mental rolodex of wardrobe hits, misses and the inspirations for them.  So what better way to find fashion and style inspiration for the future, than by looking back on what inspired my past! 

Gianni Versace ~ led us into a color revolution and encouraged women to be bold, brave & fearless...

Jackie Onassis  ~ the epitome of effortless style & class!

Christian Siriano ~ Brings a young, fresh, innovative perspective to all his designs & makes basic black ANYTHING BUT!

T.L.C ~ Crazy, Sexy, Cool 

Salt-n-Pepa ~ PUSHED their way into hip-hop history!!


Prep School Fresh ~ Who didnt looooooove Cruel Intentions?!

Clueless ~ I mean like...right!?


Brenda Jenkins on 227 ~ She had the cutest boyfriend and the flyest style! (dont judge me!!)

Sex and The City ~ need I say more?!


Carrie Bradshaw ~ Style icon


Grace Jones ~ Straawn-ge! (Lady ga-ga who??)

Harlem World ~ the renaissance of fashion (even this Queens girl has to pay homage!)

Josephine Baker

A Different World ~ from Fashionista Whitley to Free spirited fed my fashion appetite!

Pink ~ It was once my whole world...Oh to be young and oblivious! lol

Rome  ~ I'm obsessed with the architecture & anything Grecian...only natural for a goddess!


Anything can inspire fashion and your style should be reflective of your personal inspirations.  Never imitate but instead innovate!!  Take what you see and what you love to the next level...the future is here!