Birthday Reflections

Hi Friends, I apologize about my unannounced and unexpected hiatus. I’m not even gonna attempt to explain the reasons for my long break, all that matters is that I’m back. These pictures were taken in March, in The States. I’ve been meaning to make a post but oh well. Today is my 28th birthday. I’m…

Velvet Tingz

Yow Wah Gwaan! I am tempted to write the entire post in Pidgin, but I’ll spare the illiterate. I hope this post finds you well. Big news! I have decided to take the offer in Japan, and will be leaving Merica in two weeks. I am looking forward to establishing a life in Japan, and…

Because I’m Happy?

Goedendag! Don’t let the smile fool you, I am freaking out about my next adventure. I flew back to Cali two months ago, with the intention of going to school full time, yet here I am thinking about my next departure. More details about this in a few weeks. I hope you have a blessed…

Pearls

Jambo (Swahili) Today has been strangely eventful, that by the way is looking on the bright side. My wonderful puppy woke me up about 5:30am and demanded a walk, and when I say demanded a walk…well more or less. I walked him around for an hour and it turned into a rather pleasant walk actually….

Lemon/Lime/Lemonade

Bonjour! Today I’m feeling all shades of blue. I did; however, later learn that “Aunt Sally” might have been a contributor. It’s only a matter of time until I turn these lemon feelings into lemonade.Today I feel particularly overwhelmed with my future plans, school and “Aunt Sally.” 🙂 I’m in a place in my life…

Perplexity

Dobryj dyen (Greeting in Russian) My outfit today is inspired by what I wore for my interview the day before. I really enjoy wearing my hair natural, especially for interviews, and the pearls are my life. I tried resurrecting the look the day after, not today, said my hair. I did the best I could…

Life Goes On

Ni Hao! I was so excited for this shoot, because I was meeting a really good friend of mine and I was feeling myself in one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I don’t know what went wrong, the sun was acting up and since I’m still new to this camera operating industry, I hadn’t…

Life Goals

Shalom! It’s amazing how efficacious and vigorous our imaginations are as kids as opposed to when we are adults. I don’t know if it’s the knowledge that we can only do so much as human beings or perhaps it’s the hindrance from our good ole’ friend, fear. I used to love the idea of myself…

Brown Skin

Marhaba! I trust that you are well. Hard to believe it’s already March.Here I’m wearing a coat that I turned into a dress. I bought it at a thrift store in Santa Fe, New Mexico for $9.50. The Earrings I got for my birthday a few years ago, from a girlfriend of mine from Egypt.The…

Lady in Red

Happy Sunday! I am so thankful for the rainy wet weather we’ve been having these past couple of months as it’s pulled California out of an ugly drought, but lawd can it stop already. Some parts of the state have experienced flooding and mudslides as a result. Thankful for a cold, but sunny Sunday. You…

1968 Prom

Hola! My grandparents took me to Cracker Barrel today, hashtag grand kid smirk. I tried on my grandma’s skirt when we got home, and it fit like a …….a….. whatever, it fits. My Grammy sewed this skirt and a lace blouse and wore it to her prom in 1968 because she wanted to be “different”…

Know Thine Roots

Molweni! I hope your week is going well. Excuse my angry looking face, on the contrary, I was actually have a good day. I wore my very first skirt that I made with a Singer that I bought out of my own pocket. The sun was out and the weather was quite pleasant. A few…