June 29, 2010

OOTD... Floating Around The City...


I wore this out today...
Well not the shoes...

But I would have if I had gone some place important...

And I've gone thru two hairstyles...
I set my hair on rods on Sunday...
But the humidity totally killed those curls...
So I did some bantu knots Monday night...

Here is Monday's hair...


And here is Today's hair...


And here is what I looked like for my pre-birthday celebration...



I slapped on Yasmine and had a ball...
But overall...I don't know if half-wigs are for me...
also... she's a little thin and sheddy...
So I will be adding tracks to her...
Check for that vid soon...

Black Love Poster

So I was in my google reader and I came across a blog about how much a blogger(and i forgot which one...) loved this site...

It features a plethora of black couples...it is soo cute...

But it has me wondering...
When/IF I'll be getting married...

You know when you make your life plan you set certain ages and deadlines for things to happen in you life right...
 And just like most women (i guess)... I don't know if men do this...
I had my life kinda planned like oh yeah you'll get married somewhere around  26 or 27... and start having kids before you turn 30...

But then again I would have to be with said person for atleast 2 years before we got married/even really started planning a wedding...
and I would like at least 2 years of just us two beofre we start having kids...

SO...That mean I would have to find him now!
Or should I say he would have to find me now...
Meh...

But seeing as tho...I'm 24 and have yet to be in a actual serious relationship...
I'm starting to really wonder when/if love will ever really happen for me...
I mean I know ppl say if you want to make God laugh tell him your plans...

You know I know I have plenty of time...
but it's hard to let go of your timetable sometimes...

But evidently God is going to force me to chuck my life calender out the window...
Cause nothing in my life is going according to my schedule...



June 28, 2010

To Date or Not To Date...

One of my coworkers asked me out...
I don't know why I found that hilarious...
But he is totally not my type...
I don't really have a type looks wise...
But he seems so... not fun... or funny... he's just there...
Pssh... I'm not that kind of person... so why would I date that kind of person...
Even when I don't make my presence known ppl tend to notice me...
So yeah...

And he acts like he's scared of me...which I don't like... I hate it actually...
So I may or may  not go out with him...

Plus he asked me out on the 26th and has yet to ask me for my number or anything...
I know how forward girls can be nowadays... but I'm not...
I will play dumb 'til the last minute...

So will he step up and be a man...
We'll see... but yeah... I doubt it...

My gut is telling me not to even waste my time...
Maybe I should listen...

June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer/ 24 Already?!

So yeah...
Happy Summer!
Hopefully it will be eventful!

And my birthday is on Saturday...
I'll be 24...

I mean I can believe it...cause if you don't get older you're dead, right...
but I just can't believe it...


If I had a real job...
I would probably have some type of real celebration or dinner or somethng...
But since I don't and I have to work...

I guess I'll have to postpone a birthday extravaganza...
I'm definitely have something next year tho...seeing as I'll be 25...
It'll be late tho...
Probably sometime in July...
Cause the event planning company I'm with has a wedding scheduled for that week...

Well guys...
Enjoy the summer...

What are your plans?
Can I come?

June 20, 2010

DIY/Quick Fixes...

Let me preface this post by saying....
I'm slightly crafty...and I have no problem trying new things...


Ok ...So I have this pair of shoes that I haven't worn in forever...
Why, you ask?
Because they have a strap around the ankle...
And like most(some/maybe just me) big-ger women...
I have what most(but not I) would classify as a cankle...
So the straps... while not bothering me... would look as tho they were cutting off my circulation...
So one day I decided that I need to do something to fix that seeing as tho I do like the shoes...
And they would flow perfectly with my wardrobe...

So what did I do?
I went to the dollar store and picked up some ribbon...

And proceeded to modify my shoes to meet my needs...
IF you would like to know what I did...
You're in luck cause I'm going to show you...


So after I fixed my shoe...
I tried an idea I got from a blog...
And unfortunatly I can't remember who linked it or where the blog is...
I know.. I suck...
But yeah the girl totally took a pair of old pants...
Threaded some ribbon thru the hem...and made harem-esque pants...
I thought the idea was so cute...
I had to try...


Even tho mine look a little more like skinny legs...
I must say I love...
If anyone knows the link to the blog...
please let me know...
I'd love to give credit...

June 19, 2010

Comments...

how come so few of you leave me comments now...
I know there are people visiting...

Well speak up lovers!

June 16, 2010

fAUx Naturale...

So yeah...
I fluffed out my hair...
After a semi-successful Twist & Curl...



one obligatory edited picture...
  peace!

June 15, 2010

So I LOVE BBM....

I only recently got turned on to BigBeautyfulMess from Jasifer's Lions Club and the Summer Wardrobe Capsule Challenge...

So she's having a giveaway...
So if you would like to have a shot at winning a dress...
Holla by Clicking HERE!

June 14, 2010

New Naturalista: My MOM...

So this is my mom...

 This picture was taken back in Spring 2008...
As you can see my mother had a beautiful head of relaxed gray hair...

Fast forward to Winter 2008...
My mother's hair started to fall out...
Her scalp got really itchy and her hair began to thin out...

So she began to consider the idea of cutting back/out on the relaxers...
Because...
thinner hair + relaxer = shiny scalp

I got home from college and saw what was going on and then I also suggested  the idea of her cutting out relaxers...
It took about 6 months of me convincing her and her thinking about it to stop relaxing...

My mother started to transition in October 2009...
So it's been 9-ish months...

For awhile there she was intent on keep her relaxed ends...
But that can be hard to maintain...

So in April 2010...
I did a half chop...
I cut the back of her hair all the way down to the new growth...
You can still see the relaxed ends in the front...
But the back is very tightly coiled...
This was what it looked like after I worked my flat iron magic...

So that was fine for a while until my mother finally got fed up with the relaxed ends all together and we did a whole big chop in May 2010...
So this is my mother taken just a few weeks ago...
With a really cute TWA...
She's been transitioning/natural going on 8 months...
And even though she's old school and thinks her hair is too nappy...
she/we are working with it...
And I think it's cute...
 

So yeah...That's my mom the newly naturalista...

June 13, 2010

Sunday's Best

I didn't get around to taking pictures of my outfit...
But I did get a chance to debut my new half-wig...
Yasmine by Outre...
I ordered her from HairSisters...
I ordered one but they sent me two by mistake....
Yeah! So I Guess I have to decide whether or not to keep her or possibly give her away to one of my followers or subscribers...

Yasmine is pretty nice...
She's really soft...and not to bulky... but she has enough weight to make you feel like you have a piece on...
I don't know... for me that's a good thing...

The only problem I have is the fact that my head is BIG!
Yasmine's cap is tiny for me...
But as you can see....I worked it out...

I see now I'm going to have to keep an eye on her as she does tangle some...
I wish I still had some of my weave mousse...
I might get some just because....

They Like ME!

Love Her Style Award...


I was gifted this from the lovely Danielle over there at

**SO many WORDS....so LITTLE time......**

Thank You Love!

Rules:
Award 10 other bloggers
Thank the person that tagged you =)

OK...
So who do I choose?




and I couldn't just do ten...so

June 12, 2010

Let's Talk FATshion...

OK....
So I know that the world is concerned with proportions when it comes to dressing your body and what not...

But I guess I should tell you I don't care about that...
I AM bottom heavy....and the more weight I lose the more evident that will be...

It is just a fact of life for me...

My question is should I care about what the rules of fashion are?

I think I like to look bottom heavy....

June 10, 2010

OOTD...

So I went out to get some contacts (and glasses, but I have to wait until get paid to get them...)...and this is what I wore...


And I tried some different variations...


Also I wore my hair in a high bun today...and I liked it...so I think I'll be rocking it more often....


Oh yeah... and I know I don't have sheets on my bed...
I'm just lazy and hood...

June 4, 2010

If I were... snatched from MsABright...



If I were a month, I’d be April
If I were a day of the week, I’d be
Sunday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be
3a.m..
If I were a planet, I’d be
saturn.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a
starfish.
If I were a direction, I’d be
north.
If I were a piece of furniture,
I'd be a chair.
If I were a liquid, I’d be 
water.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a
sapphire.
If I were a tree, I’d be a
magnolia.
If I were a tool, I’d be a
pliers.
If I were a flower, I’d be a
tulip.
If I were a kind of weather,
73 degrees with a breeze.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a
piano.
If I were a color, I’d be watermelon pink
.
If I were an emotion, I’d be
love.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a
mango.
If I were a sound, I’d be
laughter.
If I were an element, I’d be
wind.
If I were a car, I’d be a
Cadillac Deville.
If I were a food, I’d be
french fries.
If I were a place, I’d be
Hawaii.
If I were a material, I’d be cotton
.
If I were a taste, I’d be
bittersweet.
If I were a scent, I’d be
apple.
If I were an object, I’d be
a tree.
If I were a body part, I’d be a 
the eyes.
If I were a facial expression, I’d be
a pout.
If I were a song,
I'd be Don't Disturb This Groove- The System.
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be a pair of
6in platforms.

June 1, 2010

My One Year(ish) Hair Anniversary...

Ok so I actually started my hair journey back in October 2008...
but I had a setback in April 2009 and realized that I wasn't really taking it seriously...

So I decided to be very serious starting May 2009...

My hair started like this...
May 11, 2009
lovely shoulder length hair... 
lol... my back is huge...good thing I've lost some weight since then...

And one year later(ish)...
I'm a little(very little) past APL...

Hopefully I can hit full APL before the year is over...
And I've been maintaining that U shape...
I love it...


Now I have been struggling...
So I've done a couple of trims over the last year...
In total probably somewhere around 1.5-2 inches have been trimmed over the past year...

That would have put me close to BSL... but since I rather have healthy split-end deficient hair...
I allow for trims...


Meh... yet another hair post...
I'm not bragging..I'm just excited to see that I can actually do this...
I can do this!
Thank God...
He's blessing me...

Let's Talk about Faith...

Meh...
Let's get one thing clear before I start to rant...
I'm am very grateful to have a job at all...
The Lord has blessed me with this considering I was unemployed for like a year...


So...
I need a new job...
Because I HATE HATE HATE this one...
I hate this job more then any other job I've had...
Even the jobs I thought I hated before...pfft...
I didn't know I could/would dislike this job so much...

So anyway back to the faith part...
I know I should be all faithful and trusting in the Lord...
But I really just feel like he ain't listening...
Like ever since I've left college I have been doomed to a crap-hazard existence...

And it's easy for others to say 'keep the faith' when they are well off, and can pay their bills and buy what they want and not have to worry about people calling demanding their money...

I mean everyone has their times of up and downs... 
But I'm starting to feel like I'm permanently down...

Maybe this is my life...
Maybe I did go to college for no reason at all except to say I did...
And while that was never my plan that's exactly what it seems like is going to happen...

I mean how did I end up stuck in a place where it seems like nothing is going to move or change...
Forget a rock and a hard place...
I feel as though someone has placed me in a concrete box...
With no windows, no air...
And I am slowly dying, suffocating...
I am losing it...
This must be how it starts for the crazies...
They must have had high hopes for their life...
But life keep getting in the way...
Killing their dreams...

I AM LOSING IT!

Now my faith in the Lord is unshaken...
I will always believe that Jesus is real, that God has a plan for my life...

But I don't know past that...
Nothing seems like it will ever be right...

What did I do?

I guess I'll have to stick to it...
I guess I'll have to keep trying...
I guess I can't give up...

Meh...
Is this life?