Dream State of Mind

I had a lucid dream yesterday morning where I had this beautiful happy brown boy with golden curly hair, swinging around in my arms at the beach. We were racing through the sand and I just couldn’t help but laugh as he dragged me to the ocean. I’m talking about that feel good laughter, y’all.

He pulled me all the way to the shore line, let go of my hand and jumped into there nearest ripple of a wave. Everyone around us was smiling and I could feel my heart get warm even though my eyes were closed, it was awesome. There wasn’t a question of who this boy was or why we were at the beach because all of my feelings were genuine when I looked at him. He was the happiest little boy I’ve ever seen and I think he was supposed to be my son lol. Continue reading “Dream State of Mind”

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”

Another Day, Another Heavy Heart

My heart continues to weigh heavy after losing another member of our community to hatred and senseless violence— I find myself waking up to another hashtag not even 24 hours later. I can’t even dry my eyes long enough to articulate the pain I and countless others are feeling right now.How many lives will it take for this BS system to change? How many lives until individuals realize all lives can’t matter until black lives matter? I repeat, how many?

Our people have enough bodies stacked on top of each other due to racial inequality to last more than a lifetime and some wonder why we’re angry? Why we’re choosing to no longer sit silently while those who swore to protect and serve slaughter our people in the streets. After centuries of watching the same scenario being played out again and again, wouldn’t you hurt too? Continue reading “Another Day, Another Heavy Heart”

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”