I keep a notebook with me most of the time to jot down fears, hopes, goals, ideas, etc. My last entry was what I've chosen to title this post. Just a single sentence and when I thought about extrapolating on this thought, I couldn't. I'm 24 years old, I haven't accomplished much but enough that keeps me believing I can one day achieve more. I want to be seen for my capabilities, sincerity, treatment of others, treatment of myself, and a zillion other things that haven't occurred to me yet. In the last year my self-worth and what I'm willing to put up with in others have been tested. I've entered a stage in my life I'm calling AN AGE OF TRANSPARENCY. Tell me what you want and I'll tell you what I want and hopefully we can be friends. In Lauryn Hill's Ex-factor the line "It could all be so simple" is magic. We know that life is hard but what if it could be simple?
+people thinking they're too cool
+people talking shit
+asshole behavior sandwiched between apologies
I'm super into:
+laughing really hard
+working even harder
F21 MAXI + MINNETONKA BOOTS + LORD & TAYLOR CARDIGAN + BDG JACKET
Super duper casual look to the kick off the umpteenth return to my blog. Yay for casually trying! Bloggers, how do you schedule time to post? Is it whenever you can fit it in? I'll plan on doing a little something something then I won't have the time or I won't think my outfit is worthy or I'm just beat by the time I get home from work. I'm gonna make it work. I gotta.
GIFTED LEE SHORTS + H&M TOP + F21 SHOES + FRED FLARE SUNGLASSES
Second interview outfit. What! What! Whether or not I get the job at Buffalo Exchange is irrelevant (I'm lying; I really want the job) I'm just thankful for a good reason to wear heels. Like for real, for real.
JEFFREY CAMPBELL SHOES + FRED FLARE SUNGLASSES + DRESS VIA CENTURY 21 (I THINK)
Today I interviewed at Buffalo Exchange to be a buyer and this is what I wore. Wish me luck because I'm in that uncomfortable position in life where I absolutely need a job; it's the fucking worst but a necessary evil. Aside from that, I just love that store. It would be dope to be a part of something I truly dig. One interview down, two to go. Pray for me kids.
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Malcom Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins aren't only the blackest names you've ever heard, they make up the heavy metal group Unlocking the Truth. Hailing from Brooklyn these tween metal heads are causing quite the buzz for themselves. Talented musicians come and go, talented twelve year olds are quite impressive but talented 6th grade musicians that play metal who happen to be black is blowing the minds of many. Yes, they're breaking down stereotypes; black people don't only like "black" things and it's totally refreshing to hear music and see faces we've somehow deemed incongruent. They're the faces of every black person that was accused of acting white, teased about how they spoke then asked to write letters home from sleep away camp because these bullies were almost teenagers but were completely illiterate (a true story from my race chronicles). I wonder how they got their name: Unlocking the Truth, whatever the story, it seems quite fitting. What's more truthful than not complying to social constraints and doing what you like? Think about it. Every move we make is influenced by the world. To be brave enough to act in a way that isn't expected of us deserves, at the very least, a write up on a fashion blog.
If you're in New York, Unlocking the Truth is playing tomorrow night in Williamsburg. Deets HERE