Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I like what I like

Below are some things that I wanted to share before February is officially over. Just some things that I have been enjoying recently. Happy leap day!

via Miss Moss

I have been enjoying the Quite Continental Charm School. All throughout February Quite Continental and guest bloggers gave tips on how to live a classy yet fabulous life. I personally have even been taking some tips to heart by wearing perfume and finally making a hair appointment!

Solange Knowles style transformation blows me away. I love her vibe she seems to just radiate laid back, talented and cool. She embodies what I want my more mature style to look like, basically can I be her when I grow up! Her daily outfits are being shown on British Vogue for Today I'm wearing all throughout February. So since today is the last day you can marvel over all 29 outfits! Also her blog is pretty awesome too.   

I am obsessed with breakfast food. I love everything about it. I also am obsessed with looking at the BKFST. There is a odd sensation when looking at delicious food you cant eat. 

I have really been enjoying Zooey Deschanel show on fox New Girl. I definitely had my doubts at first but it exceeded my expectation and is pretty funny. Deschanel was on SNL a few weeks back and I loved this skit above. Kristen Wiig doing Bjork is too good. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

hula hooping all the time

This past weekend was very fun my partner in crime Nedjra came to visit. She convinced me to have more photos of my daily hula hooping. I like these photos because I look kinda silly with my bright orange socks. I also have below my first ever video of me hula hooping on my blog. OMG! Sorry I take so long to pick a song in the beginning :)  I need to do a progressional video to show my improvement since last summer. I am excited for spring I am going to start my hula hooping classes up again in Kent. I am just waiting for the weather to get a little warmer!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feel Good

I had a great weekend filled with old friends and new friends along with lots of good food. I also finally got a new iphone, I am addicted to it already. But last week my friend Adam provided me with some much needed new tunes. So I have some new music to share that I have been playing constantly. I don't know much about these artist but their beats are addicting and the lyrics are relatable and understandable, usually two main qualities I like when it comes to hip hop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Pink White Day

I love Valentine's Day. It's one of my favorite holidays because it's one of the best to get dressed for. I always wear one of my Uncle Vaughn's heart pins that he makes me every year for Valentines Day. Some iphone photos below and fun DIYs for this lovely day! What better way to spend this day then making crafty things.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Freedom Riders

I have been meaning to repost this from Tomboy Style. By the way Tomboy style is an awesome blog that celebrates women with tomboy style in fashion, music, history and much more. In honor of Black History Month I thought I would share this. Below are the mug shots from volunteer civil rights activist who rode the interstate buses into the segregated south in 1961. I love these mug shots of the freedom riders for a number of reasons. I love the diversity of women and their style. I also love how young they are, they must be the same age as I am now maybe younger. I also love that they all have a little smirk on their face in the mug shot, showing that although they are being arrested it was all worth it. These photos definitely inspired me to remember those who fought for the rights that we take for granted today. It also makes me wonder would I make the same risky but brave decision to fight for a better future for the next generation? 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dreaming of Summer

Now and Then was my favorite movie when I was a tween! I have been meaning to get my hands on it to reminisce about its greatness. When I saw this on Style Inspiration From Our Favorite Summer Movies on Refinery 29 I was so happy! Lets be honest warm winter has been good but lets just have it be summer now please! So I can run around and have Now and Then adventures in tree houses and cemeteries! 

Otis & Maclain Collared Crop Top, $150, available at American Rag; Moto Denim Plaited Belt Shorts, $65, available at Top Shop; Keds Shabby Laceless Sneakers, $50 available at Far Fetch; Kris Nations Blue Lapis Friendship Bracelet, $70, available at Max & Chloe.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Old and New

I finally got some B&W film rolls developed. One roll is from my sophomore year when I went to visit my cousin Louisa in San Francisco and the second is from this past fall. I love shooting with B&W even though it costs a pretty penny to get them developed I am always super exited to see how a roll comes out.  Some of the photos from these two rolls are below.

my photos  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Shawty

Bob Marley would have been 67 today. Happy birthday to one of the most original shawties of all time.   

via ringstarstv

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

We got SOUL!

The month of February marks Black History month in American society. Although Black History is AMERICAN history that should be celebrated all year round, I am happy that my people get some extra recognition during this month. (This morning in my head I rehearsed a speech about why Tracy Morgan's character on 30 Rock is nothing more than a Sambo Caricature, for no reason at all. I am not even joking.) However as a Pan African studies major, African American women and just an American I think it's really important to remember Black history to fully understand the history of this country and how that has affected the society we live in today. To start off this wonderful month in honor of Black History, the passing of Don Cornelius and SOUL TRAIN! I thought I would post some old school photos from Soul Train. Because lets be honest who didn't want to be on Soul Train. The music, the dances moves, the clothes and of coarse THE HAIR all show a time that has passed but should never be forgotten. 
via The Cotton Club
via The Chicagoist
Yes that is Sly from Sly & The Family Stone via WBEZ 91.5
via The Loose Book

via WBEZ 91.5

The Emotions perform, via krrq