August 29, 2011

When 1 +1 = 3.

First things first.


I'll give you a moment to take that in (actually, the moment is more so for me).
Bey dropped the great news on us yesterday evening during MTV's Video Music Awards.  I immediately started jumping up and down like a 5-year-old kid on Christmas Day while tweeting & screaming simultaneously in excitement with Leilani.  I then proceeded to call all my girlfriends in continuous screaming all the way through Gaga's opening act.  Oops.  Lol.

Bey's performance was flawless and she was glowing!  

"I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me!" -Beyonce

My heart literally melted when she spoke those words during her performance!  The cameras kept zooming in on Jay-Z in the audience and I've NEVER IN MY LIFE seen him SO joyful!  I couldn't stop smiling!  I was seriously holding back tears!

My photographer mom took the pics in this post.  Wearing a romper from F21.
A lot of my friends were texting me stating that I was the first person they thought of when they found out the news haha!  I hope it's a boy!!

Speaking of boys, they make up most of my best and worst dressed list.

Best Dressed: 1. Kid Cudi.  He was looking so fly with that black and gold vest!  Unfortunately, the only pic I could find doesn't do his 'fit justice! :( 2. Justin Bieber.  Besides the red hot pants and the leopard print sneakers, he was truly rockin that YSL pin on his blazer! #swag
Worst Dressed: 1. Drake lookin' like a chunky Swiss Roll.  That grandpa sweater was a fail.  It was ill-fitting too, and I found myself uncomfortably looking at him dressed like that smh.  Here is a video of him presenting (you can see the catastrophe in motion). 2. Nicki Minaj -______- #speechless

I did my own hair, and decided to try something new, so I flat twisted the sides then pinned up the back.  On the top I did a two-strand twist, bantu knot-out.  Sounds confusing huh lol?  Do you like it?

I found Kanye to be in a very humble, calm and collected mood which was nice to see (I am also a big fan of Kanye), and I overall enjoyed the VMA's this year.  Jay & Bey are such a powerhouse and so inspirational, it literally made my night.  I was a little confused by Gaga, and she actually started to scare me as she progressed in her role as a man (lookin like a broke off Ralph Macchio circa The Karate Kid).  Lei thought Tyler the Creator's (who won a moon man for Best New Artist) mom was wearing a catsuit which was confusing because she wasn't, and I almost fell off the couch when Tyler started Harlem Shaking on stage, then basically fell into a death dive right after.  However, Tyler's acceptance speech was a hot mess.  He stated he had a message for the kids, and as he started to recite this message, all you heard was Bleep! Bleep! Bleep! because he was cursing so much you had no idea what the message was!  Chris Brown's performance was unecessary and irrelevant.  The Amy Winehouse tribute was cool, but why Bruno Mars (although he performed well)?  I also shadily liked Miley Cyrus's Roberto Cavalli dress.  Not so much on her though... 

What were your thoughts overall?


For more pics from this post: Facebook Page 

P.S. My thoughts and prayers are still going out to everyone affected by Hurricane Irene.  Luckily my family didn't experience any damage, but for people that have damage and power outages, you are in my prayers!

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August 17, 2011


Wearing a dress from H&M, leopard belt and wallet from Target, earrings from f21, and Circa Joan and David leather heeled sandals.

Last Thursday I went on a mini vacation to Annapolis, MD with my mom, Sasha, her mom, our family friend Valerie, and me.  It was a girl's weekend/my mother's birthday celebration and we had A LOT of fun!  But unlike most vacations, we stayed at Valerie's son's condo instead of a hotel... Aka took over his condo/made him chauffeur us around for the entire weekend LOL.

If you don't know, Annapolis is a historic Navy town, and Valerie's son (Jujuan) is also in the Navy.  He took us around town and gave us a tour of the Naval Academy too!  It was Plebe Parents Weekend (Plebe's are the freshman class at the academy) and there were men/women in uniform everywhere!

I didn't know much about the Navy, or how they differed from the Army or Marines, so it was great having a personal tour guide who knew basically everything lol.  Sasha and I drilled Jujuan with questions the whole trip!  

Did you know that they issue everything at the academy?  Regulated glasses, socks, shorts, pants, tops... They even cut your hair to your ears when you first enter the academy!!  My sense of fashionable expression would suffer GREATLY!  But as you get older, you get more privileges... Like wearing "civilian" clothing on the weekends.  I would work as hard as I could to get that one LOL!  "I want to do extra pushups, sir yes sir!"
Sasha chillin at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Hailey Memorial
Mommy :)
But honestly, I have so much more respect for the Navy and for all men/women in the service.  At the end of the trip, I seriously wanted to sign up for the Naval Academy!  I was so inspired!  Unfortunately,  you can't enter if you already have a bachelor's degree so my dream ended then lol.

Sunrise :)

Another day we went to the Plebe parade.  It was so intense.  The formations, the hits, the stances.  I LOVED IT ALL!  Sasha and I kept stating that we were waiting for Beyonce to appear from the sky and start performing in the middle of the Plebe's haha!  

We were also looking for Tyrese the whole trip, since he was in that silly movie "Annapolis" (which I've actually never seen).  Yes, we have issues.
The band was killin.  Straight up.
The parade was a lot of fun, but it ended up raining on our parade, no pun intended!  So we sought cover until it calmed down a little (I got stuck walking in the pouring rain twice in one day, but Jujuan wasn't phased. He's such a Navy guy haha)!

Sasha and I ended up cracking his shell by the end of the trip.  Our craziness rubbed off on him (in a good way of course hehe).
Here's my lovely mother on her bday.  We ate dinner at Ruth Chris's Steakhouse.  It was delicious.  I went in and got a bone in rib eye.  It was delish!  I also had bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert.  It was SO good!
Don't we look alike? :)

The last night in town, Sasha and I met up with my friend Katrina and she took us to D.C. to a house party.  Sasha and I both forgot to take our cameras!  Katrina was looking so fly!  And so was everyone at this party!  It was great being surounded by artistic/fly/natural haired/cool peeps!  We had a good time, and it was so good to see you Kbello!

The whole trip was a blast and I could have honestly stayed a couple more days, not gonna lie.  I actually took a boat load of pics, but since I didn't upload them all on this post, I uploaded the whole album onto my Facebook Page.  Check it out!


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August 1, 2011


Well look who it is!  Yes I know I know, I've been MIA from the blogging-sphere for almost 3 weeks!  Eek!  Honestly, I needed a break.  I decided to take a brief internet hiatus simply because I felt like I was getting so wrapped up in it! Hey, it happens.

I haven't gone out in a good month, and have been regularly going to bed early/getting a good night's rest... Sometimes it's good to switch up from your normal day to day routine... My case seems to be the opposite of most, whereas instead of doing something sporadic or noteworthy, I just become a bigger homebody than I already was/get more sleep.  Basically I've become an old woman lol.

Another big factor in my hiatus is the fact that my best friend/photographer of this blog, Sasha, is moving to Europe.  Berlin, Germany to be exact.  She's been traveling the whole month throughout the states, so she hasn't been around, and she leaves for good at the end of the month for a whole year!  I'm pretty sad about it :(
I'll eventually get over it lol (I know I'm dramatic).  She's living her dream, and I'm so excited for her because she's so talented, and I plan to visit her while she's there!!
Wearing a H&M dress, H&M necklace, Sally Hansen polish in "Lightening," and Michael Kors wedges
My lovely mother, who happens to be an amazing photographer, has taken over the photography for my blog.  I'm so grateful for her!  Thanks Mom! lol

I was inspired by Dorothy Dandridge, more specifically by her role as "Carmen" in the1954 film Carmen Jones for this post.  I see pics of Dorothy Dandridge all over my dashboard via tumblr.  She was such a classy lady!

Also, I posted a new youtube video sharing some of my favorite products I've been using this whole summer!  Check it out below! :)


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