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?
(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.)
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 to 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.
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.
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.
(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 :-) )
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
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
My theme song this week is ‘Ain’t It Fun’ by Paramore
Artist of the week – Sam Smith
This artist came out of no where on me. Sam takes my breath away every time I hear a song he is featured on or is covering or even his own song ‘Stay With Me’. He is like our generations Elton John, or Billy Joel! I can’t wait to hear more from Sam Smith.
Washington DC celebrated the Grand ReOpening of the Historic Howard Theatre April 9th – April 16th with sold out shows, and I was priviledged to attend a couple of the events. I received an invitation to attend the VIP GRAND OPENING CONCERT & CELEBRATION featuring live performances by Trombone Shorty with a special guest appearance from the legendary George Clinton. I was also invited to attend the first Sunday brunch event with performances from The Harlem Gospel Choir.
The newly renovated Howard Theatre brings a touch of old Hollywood glam with a modern twist to the vibrant Washington DC area. Below are a few pics and a video documenting the events.