December 19, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Hey guys!  This winter season has been pretty fun so far, I must say!  I've been hanging with friends, enjoy newness in my life, and continuing to find new ways to be creative!  It has also been eye opening.  A lot of changes, new people in my life, and I am enjoying every minute of it!  I am, however, missing my best friend Sasha (who is currently residing in Germany).  We keep in touch pretty well, but it's not the same, not physically seeing/hanging out with her.  I have plans to visit her next summer, but it just isn't the same bringing in the New Year without her!!

As this year is coming to an end, it's time to reflect on life's blessings.  Revisit the good and the bad.  Realize the things you would like to change, and things you would like to evolve.  Holding on to the memories of loved ones you lost, and finding a way to move on, to keep peace and balance in your life!

I always make New Years Resolutions.  Although it may be cliche, I think it's great to have goals and aspirations, and working everyday to achieve these goals is what keeps me going!  Keep reaching!

Wearing a vintage silk blouse, feather headband from Urban Outfitters, fur vest via LF, Gap pants, & Coach fur + leather boots
Like my hair?!  I am loving it!  I was inspired by Alex of The Good Hair Blog, and it is so easy to maintain!  I'll be adding this new "doo" in my rotation of "go-to hair doo's!"
Sharing with you all some decorations around the house :)

All of my Christmas shopping is done (I did it all online), and all I have to do is wrap my presents!  I'll probably save that for Christmas Eve... There needs to be some last minute element to cut down my anxiousness/excitement for Christmas Day!!

I've also been on the hunt for a New Year's Eve outfit, but am having no luck!  Every dress I find myself liking is either sold out or unavailable in my size.  I may have to go to the mall and find some pieces to whip together.  Do you guys have any plans for NYE?  I am heading to the city again, but my plans aren't solidified.  Whatever I do, I just want to bring in the New Year with the people I love!  

Happy holidays!!



-Kris


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December 1, 2011

Photo Diary: Thanksgiving + The Weekend :)

People's Republic of China President Hu Jintao and American President Barack Obama. 
I tried to get that student discount, but I didn't have my college id on me (never mind the fact that I'm no longer in college anyway LOL)
"Put some Colored girls in the MoMA..." -Jay-Z
How cool is this?!

1.Thanksgiving was lovely, and the food was amazing (props to Mom)!!
2. Proud of myself for keeping my orchids alive
3. My Aunt giving tarot card readings after Thanksgiving meal LOL (she was good, I enjoyed mine)!
4. My obsession with twitter.  You can follow me here
5. Got my hair straightened & trimmed for the first time in half a year!  Looks pretty good huh?
6. Featured on Chictopia's site
7. My spoiled cat Snap
8. Went to NYC this past weekend
9. Window Shopping
10. United Colors of Benetton's "UNHATE Campagin" showing world leaders sharing a kiss.  So controversial, and I love every bit of it!  To see more photos, click here
11. Visited the MoMA (wanted to check out the Diego Rivera and de Kooning exhibitions there)

I had a great time in NYC, it's always a pleasure :) Can you believe it's December 1st already?!  I'm looking forward to the holidays (and of course Christmas music too)!




-Kris


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November 21, 2011

A Year in the Making.


Hey look who it is!  I'm still here!  I know I haven't posted in over a month, but I have somewhat of a decent excuse lol.  Besides being a tad bit on the lazy side, I actually have had bronchitis for the past few weeks and it really shut me down.  I had no energy to do anything.  I wasn't even tweeting like my usual self!  Now you know when I'm off twitter, something's wrong haha!  So unfortunately the combination kept me away from the blogesphere.  But I'm back!  

Wearing a blouse, skirt, + earrings from F21, boots vintage Nine West via mi madre.

These photos were taken at a cemetery earlier last week, and it was surprisingly very peaceful.  I've never shot any looks at a cemetery, nor do I hang out at cemeteries on my off time lol.  It had such beautiful scenery, I couldn't resist!  Look at all of these beautiful fall colors!  The mix of the fresh air, and fall breeze had me feeling so serene!  

Quite phallic, wouldn't you say so? LOL 



Unfortunately from being sick, I did miss my 1 year blog anniversary!  However, this post ending up coming at a perfect time.  Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and when I initially thought about putting together my blog anniversary post, I knew I wanted to talk about how thankful I was for everything that has transpired because of it.

There is so much to be thankful for, as there were many opportunities that came my way!  First there was the Street Style feature in Essence Magazine, which was so cool!  Essence is one of my favorite magazines, and to actually be in it was so thrilling!  Then there was the Interview Feature by Style Pantry.  I am a big fan of Folake, and was so honored to be featured by her!  Being a new blogger can be intimidating, as there are so many of us out there!  But ever since I started this blog, I've been shown nothing but positivity and light!  And I'm so thankful for that!!

I've actually recently been featured by another one of my favorite bloggers, Neil Alvin of Black Girls Killing it.  You can check out the feature here.

Besides being featured, you lovely people who read my blog, interact with me via commenting on this blog or on my Facebook Page, Chictopia, or Youtube channel... You guys who re-blog my posts on tumblr, or hold conversations with me on twitter, have been such an inspiration!  You are literally the reason why I even blog!  Without you guys, I wouldn't have had the drive or sustainability to continue on this journey!  You guys have even inspired me to kick off my youtube page again!  I am creative creature, and I enjoy expressing my interests and life with you all!  Thanks for making me feel comfortable doing so! 

You all have provided so much support and love, and have built around me a community of great people.  From all of this, the most important thing I have learned is that being yourself is truly enough.

I'm looking forward to spending time with my family this week, and overall reflecting on the blessings in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Kris


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October 11, 2011

Androgyny

These shoes.  My new favorite pair of shoes, no doubt.  When I saw them on my Zara app on my iPhone, I immediately posted them to Facebook to get everyone's opinion.  Either way, I knew ultimately that I had to have them!


I premiered these gold beauties at work this past weekend and got rave reviews from guests at work, as well as my co-workers.  My co-workers are used to my ever-changing style, and all they did was laugh and say, "Only you Kristin."  They liked the shoes though, but I kept getting called "Michael Jackson" for some reason..... lol.
I've been a big fan of the top bun lately.  It's super easy and looks so classy imo.
Maybe this is why people kept calling me Michael Jackson lol...
Wearing a sweater from Gap, blouse from American Apparel, pants from Gap, Zara shoes, lips MAC lip liner in "vino."


I'm off to a photo shoot this afternoon, where I will be modeling a vintage bridal dress.  It's gorgeous!  I posted a pic to twitter the other day, but I definitely will be sharing with you all proofs from the shoot!  I'm a little nervous and very excited. :)  This evening I'm being taken to see Esperanza Spalding in concert which will be the perfect ending to my eventful day!  It's crazy seeing her on campus just like any other normal Berklee student like myself, to viewing her on live television winning a Grammy, to watching her onstage tonight as the amazing, beautiful, and talented artist she has become!  Wow!



-Kris

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