dictate beauty.

Remember that there are no guarantees. Making gains requires taking risks.

I'm pretty excited and thankful for all my new followers. Lately on twitter, I have been tweeting my favorite comments that some of you guys write to me on here because they all are just so touching. I recently was featured in PLUS Model Magazine's blog for Fashion Fridays. You can see my feature by clicking HERE! I was also featured and interviewed on My Thfited Closet, thank you for the feature my love! You can check out the feature on My Thrifted Closet HERE! Me...obsessed with tribal prints? Absolutely. haha. Well I hope everyone has an amazing Memorial Day!


not short of my identity.

"The most important thing with your creativity is that you honor it and don't ever ignore or go against what ever that creative image is telling you because of what society is projecting on you" -Lady Gaga

I have to say that this is one of my favorite outfits. I guess it's the combination of the bondage top and high waisted leggings. The blazer makes it look slightly more classy haha. Friday I wore this outfit to lunch with my sister, not only were people staring tremendously, but the cashier girl smiled and said, "I have a question, Are you suppose to be Selena?" ha! I just laughed and said "No, I just like wearing this." When the girl asked that, my sister looked at me quickly thinking I was about to spazz on her for questioning me, but honestly...you just can't explain fashion to some people, so I didn't even bother. It's something I do for myself, not for others. With my amount of bluntness, I could have easily said..you see the group of guys in that corner all wearing basketball shorts and a wife beater? Nobody is paying attention to them except horny teenage girls, but I have everyone looking at me whether they're thinking positive or negative. I'm getting a reaction out of people, others who dress mediocre with lack of self confidence aren't. haha. Now that she mentioned Selena...I can see where she got that idea from, but it definitely wasn't my intention. I would like to own all of her bustiers though haha.


wind carries the thoughts of us together.

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests" -Peter Marshall

I have finally submitted everything into FIT and am now just waiting to see if I get accepted or not. Wish me luck my sweet followers! I can't seem to step away from neutral colors..especially pastel pinks. I am so in love with them. My watches, hat, and top are all thrifted.


wild rose.

"I will not allow society or critics dictate my beauty, every person defines their own beauty for themselves" -Lady Gaga

I bought this dress a while back in a Philadelphia thrift store. The heels are from Bakers. To complete this outfit, I added this carousel horse pin that my grandmother gave me and it since has been one of my favorite accessories. This color is perfect for the summer time!


appreciate the arts.

"Now is the best time to live" -Dan Eldon

This fashion show I attended was amazing. Snap Orlando holds a 5 day showcase celebration to show appreciation to the arts. On the second night, they held this fashion show, so you KNOW I HAD to attend. haha. Here is a couple pictures from last night. The dresses on the models can be purchased from Lyne Butterworth's online boutique HERE at Planettogs.


Along with the fashion show was a photography exhibit showcasing the work of DAN ELDON who died in Somalia. The exhibit showcased his life and this is one of his quotes which I had to put up.


“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are” -Malcolm S. Forbes

Obviously when I put this outfit together, not everyone was going to like or agree with it, but the reason I am in love with fashion is because it gives you the opportunity to build and have your own style. When I wake up in the morning and put my ensembles together, I'm more concerned about how it makes me feel rather than other peoples opinions. People don't always agree with everything you do, so this post for me is more to let my followers have an understanding of me and my personality. People always wonder how I look so fierce in my pictures and how I became so confident with myself, and to put it simply, I don't worry about what other people's biased opinions are...I do me regardless. I'm not living for them, I'm living for me.


vivid visions.

"Nothing about my life is lucky. Nothing. A lot of grace, a lot of blessings, a lot of divine order, but I don't believe in luck. For me, luck is preparation, meeting the moment of opportunity. There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for the moment that is to come" -Oprah Winfrey

I'm a sucker for pastel colors and sheer, so there is nothing better than then both together. This pale pink sheer blouse was one of my first thrift buys ever and I am just now getting around to putting it on my blog. My high waisted white pants, earrings, and clutch bag are also all thrifted. This entire ensemble is thrifted excluding my peep toe heels which are from Candies. I love thrift shopping because it gives me a challenge. By the way, I couldn't agree anymore with the quote I just posted that Oprah said. I almost died when I read it. She couldn't be anymore right!