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weekend wear 4.14.14

IMG_0885the weather was perfect for the cherry blossom parade and festival in dc over the weekend. everyone was out celebrating the sunlight after a painful winter, and i finally got a chance to wear this vintage hat that i picked up last year.

IMG_0886IMG_0878 IMG_0883 IMG_0907IMG_0821 photo (6)IMG_0928i can’t wait to wear this dress again with different shoes — a pair of colored heels or patterned flats maybe?  we did lots of walking this weekend so simple, flat sandals were a must.

lots of love to the nice people who couldn’t speak english, but enlisted a friend to help them ask for my picture.  hope you enjoyed dc!

hat and dress, polly sue’s vintage | clutch, vendor at eastern market | earrings, vintage | lipstick, ruby woo by mac


goodbye 2013

2013 was amazing. cliche, i know, but i can’t think of a time in my life when i’ve been happier.  between a new job, living in a great city, an amazing family and friends and falling in (and out) of love, i’ve grown more during the past 12 months than the past few years combined.  thank you to my readers, especially those who have followed since 2011 — your support keeps me motivated to share my random thoughts on life. here’s a review of 2013 captured by politics and fashion:

1. thanks to michael idiokitas for his bomb photography skills and asking me to pose for his forthcoming streetstyle book.


a lipstick story

natural hair and beauty vlogger franchesca aka chescalocs created this great video chronically her journey from refusing to add color to her lips to now rocking bright and bold colors.  aside from franchesca just being all around dope (she’s the author of the very first “shit white girls say to black girls” video), she kindly gives us the names of all the ah-mazing colors she’s wearing at the end of her video.


for more on black women’s hesitation indoctrination that they can’t wear bright lip colors, check out ruby woo: a black girl’s best friend