Wednesday, July 18, 2012

RiRi's Line

America's favorite R&B bad girl, Rihanna, announced on yesterday that she's launching a fashion line with UK store River Island.  Although I'm positive that I'll only be able to fit the earrings from her line, I'm still SUPER excited.  Not only do I love Rihanna's music but her style represents my personality to the fullest!!!  Her line is being categorized as "Street CHIC."  And honestly, if I didn't have a job I would live in cut up tights, graphic tees, and combat boots.  So let's stay tuned to what RiRi's line will bring.  In the meantime, check out my favorite past looks from Ri!

My favorite RiRi Looks!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BAD Blogger

I can't  make excuses or really give a good explanation for my recent absence!!!  I have not updated you on my world, I haven't given you any photos.  I haven't even told you if I've gained, lost, or swallowed an elephant.  I'm sad to say, I've been a BAD Blogger...

So let's jump right into it!!! Over the past month I've done a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  One, included moving into a fabulous new apartment.  It's not exactly what I've been hoping for (SICK OF RENTING) but it's super cute!!!  It has a vintage feel with chic hardwood floors, its spacious almost like a downtown warehouse and most importantly, it's mine!!!

I've also done a bit of local hanging!  Back in June a couple of friends and I attended Step Afrika's Home Performance Series in support of Ms. Dionne Eleby. As always, Step Afrika performed stunningly well and represented a very different rhythmic flow then they have in the past.  They still kept their audience well engaged and hanging on to, literally, their every step!

Opening Night (left to right) Lauren, Tiff, Ama, Dionne

VIP Night...w/ Keina Hodge

Just last week, I traveled to the Tampa, FL area.  I had the pleasure of spending time with my cousin and got to enjoy just being out of DC.  Don't get me wrong, I love my city! But it definitely felt good to get away.  Five days in Tampa was just what I needed!!  A little beach time, swimming in the pool, jacuzzi relaxation, site seeing and GOOD food.  ALL of the things I need for a good vacay.  Luckily, I came back rejuvenated and more excited about my life.  REALIZATION - occassionally you have to step out of the normalcy of your own life in order to realize what you've got GOOD or better yet GREAT!!!

My Cousin Danielle
Clearwater Beach, FL

Lastly, I went home!!!  Home as in the Northern Neck of VA.  That's where my mom, brother, grandparents and my niece live.  So even though DC is where I live, was born and mostly raised.  The Neck is where my heart resides.  While home I also enjoyed time with some of my oldest friends.  We took on a local boat party that was ALL you can EAT and DRINK for $25.  In DC, you might get two drinks for $25....forget about the food.  Besides the good country eating and strong bottom shelf drinks, hanging with old friends was especially a blast!!!

Northern Neck, VA

Lighthouse in Reedville, VA