Monday Music Madness

The theme song of the week is uplifting and funky at the same time, Kendrick Lamar’s new single “i” is definitely eargasmic.  I like this song because it has the message of loving yourself even with all the craziness going on in the world all while Kendrick flows over a very funkadelic old school beat.  Kendrick’s thought-provoking lyrics are definitely needed in HipHop today and  I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of his upcoming sophomore album will sound like. (The album has not yet been given a release date or title. ) Check out the song below, let me know what you think.

 

I Been Cooking, I Been Cooking *in my Beyonce Drunk In Love Voice*

Getting back to some good old healthy home cooked meals. Check out the deets to my healthy meals below.

Lemon Shrimp Pasta with Spinach Leaves

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Ingredients:

Medium shrimp (deveined & tail off), Fettuicine Noodles, Lemon juice, Garlic Clove (thinly sliced), Olive oil, Spinach Leaves, salt and Italian seasoning

 

Chicken Quesadilla

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Ingredients:

Chicken strips (or boneless chicken breast) chopped up, Tortilla, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuces, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice(to make homemade pico de gallo or you can buy it already made), avocado and guacamole seasoning (to make homemade guacamole or you can buy it already made)

I’m Just Saying……

When will the over the top “Booty Craze” end?!

Okay we get it, everyone has a booty and wants to show it.  With the recent award show performances, it seems to be an abundance of nudity and booty.  And then Vogue posts an article about BOOTY!!  The backlash was swift on social media, thank goodness I am not the only one who feels that a big butt is nothing new. (the twitter response was brutal) 

So I’m just saying, enough with the shock value we get it everyone is super comfortable with their body and wants to show off their booty. Enough already! Let’s keep it sexy & classy ladies. What are your thoughts?  We want more or is it enough already?

Nicki Minaj Fashion Rocks Performance
Nicki Minaj Fashion Rocks Performance
J.Lo Fashion Rocks Performance
J.Lo Fashion Rocks Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

(No Shade to the OG fashion goddess J. Lo loved her since day one, still amazing and classy.  And I still love Nicki fellow Sagittarius but I think it needs to be toned down a bit.)

 

 

Monday Music Madness

The theme song of this week is Rita Ora- “I Will Never Let You Down”  I couldn’t really get into the whole Rita Ora invasion, even though her PR team was doing everything possible to shove her and her music down America’s throats.  But with this song I finally feel like I can get into who Rita Ora actually is, before it just seemed like she was trying too hard.  Now I can hear her voice and see her personality .  It  also doesn’t hurt that this video is right on trend with the 90’s revival.  The video is giving Sinead O’Connor/Gwen Stefani (No Doubt days circa 1995)/J.Lo (In Living Color Fly Girl days) and the movie Clueless.  I LOVE IT!!!! Check it out below….

 

The Artist of the week is Taylor Swift, you’re probably wondering why I am choosing such a well known artist for the spotlight?  Well with the country artist recently announcing that she will be doing an all Pop album, I see her as a new artist in the Pop genre even though she has been writing hits in the genre for years now.  Personally I don’t think she had to make the announcement, I think most of her fans could already sense the transition.  Her last album ‘Red’ was categorized as Country & Rock, though the album’s lead song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” peaked at number #1 on the Billboard Pop chart but I guess she just wanted to make things clear for anyone wondering.  Check out her very Pop song “Shake It Off”.  This song has replaced Pharrell’s “Happy” in my morning dance routine.

 

 

Fall Trend Alert: The BOB is back!

The BOB is back! This Fall’s hottest new hair trend is most definitely “The Bob”, check out how fashionista bloggers, and celebrities are rocking the chic do.

Top Fashion Bloggers Rocking the Bob
Top Fashion Bloggers Rocking the Bob

 

Celebrities Rocking the Bob
Celebrities Rocking the Bob

 

Celebrities Rocking the Bob
Celebrities Rocking the Bob

Monday Music Madness

Happy Labor Day!  Three Day Weekend Celebration!

I never thought I would be that 20-something that is so excited to have a 3 day weekend.  But like most young adults I have to work and “do what I have to do” in order to be able to “do what I want to do”, so to be off this Monday is definitely a much needed break from the 9-5 rat race.  Another major plus of this relaxing weekend is that my hubby was also off and with this past year being super busy we haven’t been able to spend that much time together.  So in honor of getting to spend some “TLC” time with the hubby my song of the week is ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Gylnne)

 

 

Artist of the week- Electronic duo Disclosure

I have noticed this English electronic duo collaborating with some other up and coming artist that are making a lot of noise in the music industry such as Sam Smith who I previously featured on my blog.  Check out some of their music below.

 

I’m Just Saying….

Is Social Media Forcing People to Second Guess Their Journey?

Social media makes you think twice about life decisions….. or so I’ve heard.  To be totally honest I will admit I’ve had those moments while scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or YouTube where I literally go on an emotional roller coaster! Which shocks me because I would definitely consider myself to be a well-adjusted, self-assured, modern woman.  After about 10 minutes of wondering why my career isn’t further along, to thinking I want to have a baby (but realizing I’m not ready), then wishing I was 19 again without a care in the world, and lastly seriously contemplating moving to Paris and taking my chance as a starving artist; I calm down and once again remind myself of how grateful I am to be on my one of a kind journey and all the great opportunities I’ve had and all that I look forward to accomplishing and experiencing.

So I’m just saying, don’t let social media tell you how to live your life.  Well all go through valleys and peaks in life, just keep doing what is true to you and eventually things will come together.

 

Journey to Success Drawing
Journey to Success Drawing

 

(Disclaimer: I’m just saying is a section for my random  thoughts and advice on different topics, such as relationships, hot trends, and everyday random life discussions.  You are more than welcome to comment, I would love to have an ongoing commentary/discussion and if you have any topics you would like advice on or to discuss please feel free to comment them or email them to me and I will gladly answer :-) )

Last Days Of Summer Lookbook

End Of Summer Werk Wardrobe

 

I’m getting my last hurrah! with these ‘summer time fine’ looks.  Check below for deets on the looks.

Layed back, with a bit of a Peep Toe
Laid back, with a bit of a Peep Toe

 

Lady in High Waist Red Skirt
Lady in Red, High Waist Skirt
Blast of Blue, with Pretty in Pink Gladiator Sandals
Blast of Blue, with Pretty in Pink Gladiator Sandals
Nude & Navy Blue
Nude & Navy Blue

 

 

White Hot and a bit edgy
White Hot and a bit edgy
Breezy Summer Chic
Breezy Summer Chic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit Details:

OOTD #1 Laid back – H&M dress, The Gap jean jacket, Call It Spring peep toe shoes

OOTD #2 Lady In Red- H&M skirt and tank top, Forever 21 pointy toe flats

OOTD #3 Nude & Navy – H&M skirt, The Limited top, DSW Jessica Simpson platform heels

OOTD #4 Blast of Blue – H&M dress, Target gladiator sandals

OOTD #5 Breezy Summer Chic – H&M jeans, H&M top, Call It Spring peep toe shoes, H&M aztec blue necklace

OOTD #6 White Hot – H&M jeans & top, and Forever 21 pointy toe flats

Music Madness Monday

My theme song for this week is Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”, I love the lyrics to this song it’s like they are saying everything that I am thinking.  Sometimes I think am I wrong for thinking outside the box, for thinking there is more to life then just trying to do what everyone else is doing, and trying to reach for things that I can’t see but I know I’m meant for.   It seems like nowadays it is on trend to be different/ odd and go against the status quo, but I have always felt like I walk to the beat of my own drum. My goal is to continue to blaze my own trail and explore the unknown and report back my findings to those who choose to take the more clear and safe path in life.  I am fearless and I guess I will continue reaching for my vision long after the trend of being different has ended, but I will say it feels good to know that you’re not alone. “That’s just how feel, Trying to reach for things that I can’t see”

Anyways check the song out, let me know if it speaks to you like it speaks to me

 

Werk Wardrobe

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall ….. Which work OOTD is killing them all?

 

I love having fun with fashion, I go for comfort and cute with a side of grown woman.  I pride myself on the ability of being able to be fly on a budget.  I usually have extremely good self control when it comes to shopping for clothes but if there is an unbelievable sell all bets are off.  Recently some of my favorite stores were having unadvertised sales, H&M, Call It Spring (Shoe Store), Forever21 and Zara had sales with additional 50% off already marked down items.  Well of course I had to treat myself, I will post about my treasures another time for now let me know what you think of my Werk (work) Wardrobe.  WATCH ME WERK

 

Cute and Business Casual
Cute and Business Casual
Classy Business Chic
Classy Business Chic
Simple Black Dress
Simple Black Dress

 

Eccentric and Business Chic
Eccentric and Business Chic