Thursday, February 18, 2010

Neutral Look

So, I told you guys that neutrals were in for Spring 2010. I wanted to give an example, so I styled an outfit that is full of neutrals. I love it and I hope you guys will do your best to imitate because some of the items in the set are fairly expensive.



"Peace,Love&Life"

Vinnie's Styles

So, every once in a blue moon I take a look at vinniesstyles.com. I was introduced to this store by a boy I used to talk to from Brooklyn. Vinnie's Styles is actually his favorite store. I've only been once, but he always dressed well, so if any males are looking for a new place to shop at there you have it. Celebrities like Fabolous, Diddy, and Jim Jones have been spotted in apparel you can find here. They have a store in Brooklyn and one in Atlanta, so if you are in the area don't be afraid to stop by.

Now that I have shouted them out lets get to what I really made this post for. I fell in love with this crew neck. I want it so bad, but if for men, so it prolly wont fit me right. I don't know if I'm going to let this stop me. I have to try it on before I can make a final decision. It's $120.00, but who could put a price on looking great. I can't. lol

"Peace,Love&Life"

Bring T-Shirts Back

Looking to add some urban flare to your closet? I mean sure we all want to look like ladies, but what about adding a little edge? T-shirts are still in and I feel like people try so hard to stray away from them they forget that t-shirts are a staple. You should always have a few good t-shirts in your closet.

Now that you are looking for cute t-shirts with an urban flare read closely. Go to karmaloop.com and take a look at the Married to the Mob collection. They always have cute stuff. You wont be able to leave without finding one t-shirt that you like. The shirt below is my current favorite. Now go find your favorite. Feel free to browse throughout the whole website. You will even be able to find some nice stuff for the lucky man in your life.

"Peace,Love&Life"

Fashion Week Favorites

Herve Leger Fall 2010 has stole my heart this fashion week.


"Peace,Love&Life"

Kardashian for Your Closet


I love the Kardashians. So, when the buzz about their line for Bebe started I was extremely overwhelmed. Monica Rose does a great job styling them and I'm sure that they have definitely learned some things from her. I was sure the line would be faboulous.

It is doing extremely well and has already began to sell out. Unfortunately for me I have no money because I'm a starving college student, but I'm sure some of you can afford to put a little Kardashian in your closet. You wont regret it. So take yourself over to bebe.com and get to shopping.

"Peace,Love&Life"

2 Tips for the Spring

I noticed I started to get away from my fashion posts and I'm sorry about that. I'm a work in progress, so bare with me. Now I have a treat for you guys. I have two tips for the spring.

Tip #1: Get a trench coat. They are definitely a must for the spring. They come in many different styles and an array of colors. You can find one in any price range. The picture shows one from Burberry, but H&M carries trench coats also. Trust me on this one.


Tip #2: Neutral colors are in this spring, so take advantage of them. This runway look is from Blumarine.


Now that I have given you some advice forgive me for my lack lately. I promise to do better with more fashion posts. I know thats what alot of you come here for.

Rose Cordero


For the first time since 2002 French Vogue will have a woman of color alone on their cover. The March issue features the 18-year-old Rose Cordero.Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the shoot. She's originally from the Dominican Republic and begun modeling in 2008 during the Dominican Republic Fashion Week. She has walked in shows for Marc Jacobs, Burbery, Diane Von Furstenberg, and many more. I'm going to keep my eye out for her because I feel as though she will be going a long way.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Weekend.


So I told you guys that this past weekend would be big for me and I'm glad to let you know it definitely was a success. So, he's not my man, but he traveled all the way from Buffalo, Ny to Washington D.C. to see little ol' me. I've known him for a little over a year, but I guess we started "talking" in December. If you would have told me this a year ago I would have looked at you like you were insane. The best things in life are unexpected. See, I do like the finer things in life, but I am the easiest girl to please. I have a father who supplies my needs and wants. I don't need my "man" for financial stability. I need my "man" to give me emotional support, motivation, good laughs, stability, and security. Now, don't get me wrong I can't stand broke men, but I don't need you too spend tons of money on me.

I need to know you listen to me. This weekend he showed me that he listens. I hate flower, but I love roses. They don't have to be red, but they have to be roses. He got me roses. I told him I love fruit and he got me an edible arrangement. I told him I like gifts that show that you put thought into it and he mad a stuffed animal at Build A Bear. The wildest thing is that I told him all of this in like December; however, that shows he listens. I'm shocked and so happy.When I left him at the airport I was sad, but I'll be making it out to Buffalo soon enough. We don't get to see each other often, but when we do see one another its very special. Everything went right this weekend and I can't help but feel in my heart that this is a beautiful beginning to something that will last. I hope everyone's Valentines Day was as good as mine. Maybe one day you guys can see a picture of us, but not yet. I'm sure I'll be doing more posts about this.
"Peace,Love&Life"

Thursday, February 11, 2010

NERVOUS

Today is a big day. This weekend is a big weekend. Let's just pray it all goes well because yesterday definitely didn't go the way it was supposed to be. Either way I'll post the results.

Monday, February 8, 2010

In Honor of Black History Month

It seems that an article was written to Sister 2 Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men. I'm so glad she got what she asked for (and more)!!!

Dear Jamie:
I'm sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers. I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving. I just don't understand a lot of Black females' attitudes about our relationship. My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none. As he said they were too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too
materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage.
Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by black men, willing to wine and dine me and give me the world. If black women are so up in arms about us being with their men, why don't they look at themselves and make some changes. I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we're out in public. I would like to hear from some black men about why we are so appealing and coveted by them. Bryant Gumbel just left his wife of 26 years for one of us Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the model Tyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, Kofi Anan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Cornelius, Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes... I could go on and on; but right now, I'm a little angry and that is why I wrote this so hurriedly. Don't be mad with us White women because so many of your men want us! Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better. If I'm wrong, Black men, let me know.
Disgusted White Girl,
Somewhere in VA

RESPONSE:
Dear Jamie:
I would like to respond to the letter written by A Disgusted White Girl. Let me start by saying that I am a 28-year old black man. I graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. I have a good job at a major corporation and have recently purchased a house. So, I consider myself to be among the ranks of successful black men. I will not use my precious time to slander white people. I just want to set the record straight of why black men date white women. Back in the day, one of the biggest reasons why black men dated white women was because they were considered easy. The black girls in my neighborhood were raised in the church. They were very strict about when they lost their virginity and who they lost it to. Because of our impatience to wait, brothers would look for someone who would give it up easy without too much hassle. So, they turned to the
white girls. Nowadays, in my opinion, a lot of brothers date white women because they are docile and easy to control. A lot of black men, because of insecurities, fears, and overall weaknesses, have become intimidated by the strength of our black women. We are afraid that our woman will be more successful than us, make more money than us, drive nicer cars and own bigger houses. Because of this fear, many black men look for a more docile woman. Someone we can control. I have talked to numerous black men and they continuously comment on how easy it is to control and walk over their white women. I just want to set the record straight. I want A Disgusted White Girl to know that not all successful black men date white women. Brothers like Ahmad Rashad, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Morris Chestnut, Will Smith, Blair Underwood, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Rock all married strong black women and, to flip the script, there are numerous white men, in and out of the spot light, who openly or secretly desire black women over white women. Ted Danson, Robert De Niro, and David Bowie to name a few. I just don't want a disgusted white girl to be misinformed Stop thinking that because you are white that you are some type of goddess. Remember, when black Egyptian Queens like Hatsepshut and Nitorcris were ruling Dynasties and armies of men in Egypt, you were over in the caves of Europe eating raw meat and beating each other over the head with clubs. Read your history! It was the black woman that taught you how to cook and season your food. It was the black woman that taught you how to raise your children. It was black women who were breast feeding and raising your babies during slavery.
It is the black woman that had to endure watching their fathers, husbands, and children beaten, killed, and thrown in jail. Black women were born with two strikes against them: being black and being a woman. And, through all this, still They Rise!
It is because of the black women's strength, elegance, power, love and beauty that I could never date anyone except my black Queen. It is not just the outer beauty that captivates and draws me to them. It is not the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and shades that I love them. Their inner beauty is what I find most appealing about black women. Their strong spirit, loving and nurturing souls, their integrity, their ability to overcome great obstacles, their willingness to stand for what they believe in, and their determination to succeed and reach their highest potential while enduring great pain and suffering is why I have fallen in love with black women; I honestly believe that your anger is geared more toward jealousy and envy more so than snotty looks. If this were not so, then why do you continuously go to tanning salons to darken your skin? If you are so proud to be white, then why don't you just be happy with your pale skin? Why
do you continue to inject your lips, hips, and breasts with unnatural and dangerous substances so you can look fuller and more voluptuous? I think that your anger is really a result of you wanting to have what the black woman has.
BOTTOM LINE: If I were looking for a docile woman, someone I can walk over and control, I would give you a call. But, unfortunately, I am looking for a Virtuous Woman, Someone that can be a good wife and mother to my children; someone who can be my best friend and understands my struggles. I am looking for a soul mate. I am looking for a sister and; unfortunately, you do not and CANNOT fit the bill.
No offense taken, none given.
Signed, Black Royalty

Wow!! We must pass this on to make the day of the Black Queens of our acquaintances!

Congrats Reggie



I love them. They're definitely one of my favorite couples.They compliment each other well. They're both busy and very successful. I love the love. lol
"Peace,Love&Life"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beyonce Sings for The Kiddies


She plays the fall off good, but I much rather watch her sing to the kids.
"Peace,Love&Life"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

STUPID

Beauty Without an Effort


Zoe Saldana is effortlessly gorgeous. I love the Giambattista Valli Spring 2010 strapless mini print dress. That is all.
"Peace,Love&Life"

Walk In Lust.....


You know I have the horrible habit of looking on websites that I know I can't afford. I stumbled over these bad boys at net-a-porter.com and boy oh boy am I in lust. I just wish I could afford these. I have a vision for the spring and it includes this khaki trench coat & these bomb shoes. However, these are PROENZA SCHOULER, so you know I can't afford them. lol Maybe one of you guys can and will buy them and send me a picture. Okay, I must get back to the fantasy shopping. lol
"Peace,Love&Life"

Runway to Rihanna


I like this on Rihanna. She redeemed herself from the Grammys with this one.She's just gorgeous.
"Peace,Love&Life"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Think They Call This...Ummm Venting


Sometimes....I get in this mood where I want to be in love. I look at Beyonce and Jay-Z and find them ridiculously adorable. I look at my parents and see a young love that lasted. I look on facebook and see pictures of couples making silly faces. Then I look through my pictures and see memories of him and I. I remember all the good times and I get an urge to let him back in. Instantly I get a flash of all the laughs, smiles, kisses,hugs, and tears. It's like a rush and I realize that we aren't what each other needs at this moment. I toss those memories back to the back and I exit out all the pictures.
Then I think about the present time. I'm very intrigued, by the new guy, but it's new. Part of me never wants to let it grow because I don't want to let anyone close enough that I seem vulnerable. Then every time I try to find something wrong with him he does the opposite. I want to go there with him, but it seems like I find myself making a list of imaginary reasons as why not to. Then, since I'm trying to not get too attached I take baby steps back.
After I think about all of this I usually fall back to my father. I rest in our relationship. He's the leading man in my life and that's good for now, but sometimes I wonder if that's just going to be my story. I know I'm young and all, but I can't help but wonder.This didn't even accomplish anything though. I just vented. lol
"Peace,Love&Life"