get familiar.

"People constantly explain themselves to preserve how they'd like to be seen, even though they can’t actually control that. What other people think of me is none of my business"

Finding unique designs are difficult and I really don't have that much free time to go out and shop. I've been doing a lot of online shopping considering I'm on the internet 70% of my day. I mentioned a few posts back that my colorblocking phases come and go? Well it's back again. I think it's important to dress according to your personality and how you're feeling that particular day. Yesterday I was clearly feeling bold. I love the quote I posted above, it's incredibly relevant. The more popular my blog and I get, the more people expect me to be a certain way. They see a few pictures, read a few posts, and automatically build me up to be someone I'm not. Then when I'm not everything they want or portray me to be, they criticize and condemn like it's their place to. As if they know me personally, who I am, how I am, or what I'm going to be. If they knew anything about me, they'd know how much I don't value their opinions and views, how much I would never mediate who I am or what I say. I rarely explain myself, if I do, it's to my family and my one close friend Shevah. This is fair warning to everyone who consistantly writes me and has something to say, when you get no response, like you have been, that's merely because I have more important things to do than focus on negativity, as should you. You'd think through my pictures people would get the hint that I'm sure of myself, why they even bother beats me. The main point I'm trying to get across to my followers and supporters is that everyone is going to have something to say, don't change who you are, look, or act to fit someone else's idea of how you should be. You'll never get anywhere worth while being something other than yourself.

el bee london colorblock dress---add her facebook


queen boss don.

"If we magnified our success as much as we magnify our disappointments, we'd all be much happier."

Remember those fashion week dresses I was getting tailored? Yeah, the man definitely butchered my favorite vintage dress. I'm quickly trying to resolve it by adding more fabric, making it a color block dress. I'm still debating on that though. Who all is doing fashion week? Hope to see everyone there! I have a HUGE surprise that I am dying to tell my Nadia Nation but am keeping it under wraps until closer date. I always do that, keep my features a secret until it's almost ready to come out because it's still doesn't feel real, like it's really going to happen. When I was on The View, I got my hair and make up done, ran through rehearsal, and still didn't believe it was happening until I was in line to walk on stage. Same thing with American Apparel and Seventeen Magazine. It didn't seem like real life until it published and I could go to the store, pick up a magazine, and see my picture in it. I can't wait to fill everyone in. Hope you guys have a good week!

oasap booties; YOURS Clothing red leggings; tikedi shredded cardigan


less is more.

"People think being alone makes you lonely. I dont think thats true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world" -Kim Culbertson

I've been searching for the perfect name to call all my fans. You guys ready for it? ::drum roll please:: Nadia Nation! I'm also referring to everyone as my royalties since I adore you so much. Whenever you see me write on twitter know what it is! I have been running around all over the place throwing together outfits for New York Fashion Week. Surprisingly, the selection at thrift stores in Florida are greater than New York City's. Either way, I took my outfits to the seamstress last week and am anxiously waiting to pick them up tomorrow so I can put them on and stare at myself in the mirror for countless hours. I've steered away from my signature bold, half naked, color blocking and have been toning it down some. Don't worry, I go through fashion phases, I'm sure it will be back. My top is from American Apparel when I modeled for them this past January and my high waisted pants are from the UK plus size store Yours Clothing. My earrings are vintage and remind me of something Chanel would have. I'm obsessed with lions, so when I found they had three little lions on them, I got them immediately. Can we also discuss how obsessed I am with Miley Cyrus? The girl could do no wrong in my eyes. When she gave herself that drastic pixie cut, she earned so much more respect from me, even though I didn't think it was possible considering I'm already in love with her. haha!

yours clothing pants; american apparel stripe top; jessica simpson platforms


garden gates.

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when its convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." -Kenneth Blanchard

I wore this ensemble to Full Figured Fashion Week a month or so ago so I decided to take a few pictures now since I never got around to it. Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is right around the corner. I have been on the biggest mission to get my outfits together. My mind has pretty much been all over the place. I have a list of everything that needs to be done. I ordered some new business cards and picked out most of my outfits. I just need to get them fitted and altered. The picture below is me speaking to a follower of mine at Full Figured Fashion Week. She pulled me aside to tell me how I've been an inspiration to her. This picture was snapped RIGHT before I started crying hysterically from all her sweet words. I hope to meet more people during Spring 2013 NYFW minus the tears. I remember having a down day, practically dragging myself to attend the event. I was keeping to myself that night because I have days where I'm a hard on myself for not successfully being where I want to career wise. When she came up to me and said how she felt about me, how influential I was, I couldn't stop the tears. I might not see fast results, but I'm touching people, whether I can see it or not. She reassured me that night why I continue what I do. Either way, I can't wait until fashion week. I also posted some new items on my Etsy Shop. Be sure to check it out.

vintage blouse and skirt; jessica simpson architecture heels