Millennial Pin up

Thanks to my mother, I’ve had women like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page to look up to since I was a little girl. But now I have questions. Where were all of the brown pin ups for me to look up to? With age I realized that this was no fault of my mothers but the fault of Hollywood, surprise surprise. African American pin up models weren’t favorable or considered charming back in the 1950’s. Continue reading “Millennial Pin up”

When Life Gives You Lemons

So we’ve all heard of the expression “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well that statement has never held more truth for me til’ this whirlwind of natural phenomenon’s, we’ve all just experienced; Mercury retrograde, the full harvest moon and the first day of fall!

I’ve learned a lot about my power over the course of the past month or so and I can testify that manifestation is real, y’all! This past month has provided us all with lessons in letting go and figuring out what we really want. Trust me, I know Mercury retrograde can be an unusually frustrating time for everyone but it never leaves us empty handed. I tip my hat to my friends out there whose signs are ruled by Mercury; I’m sure your hell was a tad hotter than mine lol. Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons”

Cat Got Your Tongue

Good morning, beautiful people!

So this post is dedicated to the celebration of life, love, and new beginnings. Boy, do I have a bunch to talk about! To start, I decided to switch it up and get new frames, Warby Parker of course. I’m always seen in my Kimball frames by Warby, but you can never get too comfortable, right? I decided on the low-bridge frame, Collis, in Lavender Crystal. I fell head of heels for these frames as soon as I put them on. The frames have a subtle cat-eye and wide fit, which gives my eyes some extra breathing room. For those of you who don’t know, Warby Parker’s optical frames start at $95 INCLUDING the lenses. Yeah, I know… With prices like that, how could you not want to start a new?

I started thinking about this concept of “starting a new” yesterday while playing with my kitten, Nugget. Yes, Nugget lol. We first adopted Nugget in April of this year. My mother (an animal lover & activist) feeds stray cats not too far from my house. It’s practically routine for my mom to get up a little bit earlier to go and feed them before work, but the universe was at work that fateful day in April. Continue reading “Cat Got Your Tongue”

Concrete Garden

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having; it’s finally starting to feel like spring. Of course, I had to take advantage of this guud warm weather and get another post in the works for you guys – I’m giving this thing called consistency a try, I’ll let you know how that works out lol.

With that being said, I gave none other than the great Carolyn (@graphicfemale) a call and set up a date to roam the city. There’s nothing like wandering Philadelphia when everything’s in bloom. The energy of the whole city shifts – there truly is a power in witnessing the rebirth of flowers. Carolyn and I made sure we were stopping every couple of blocks to take pictures of all of the blossoming little buds 🙂 Continue reading “Concrete Garden”

The Trap Queen Chronicles: Thug-ish

Welcome back everyone! I’m sad to say that The Trap Queen Chronicles will be over after this post but we’re ending with a bang! My last look, “Thug-ish”, is dedicated to street style in its purest and sassiest form.

Yes, the name did stem from the ever so comedic sitcom Black-ish, which I highly recommend!

This look was inspired by Ingrid’s video for her new single “Flex” where she stunts around Houston’s 3rd ward ~flexing~ the swanky lady boss that she is. Don’t worry you know I’ll leave the video below for y’all.

For me this look was all about swag. Have you ever seen someone strutting down the street and it looks like they don’t have a care in the world? Like they almost couldn’t be bothered but you’re consumed by how their energy flows through their outfit? Now, on the flip-side have you ever worn an outfit that has you catching looks up and down the block? Having you feel like the #1 S-T-U-N-N-A? That was the side of the coin I wanted to be on, needed to be on and WAS on. Nothing could bring ya girl down, I felt like the sh*t in this fit y’all! You will definitely be able to see the pedestal I put myself on in these photos- as I should haha. Continue reading “The Trap Queen Chronicles: Thug-ish”