Monday, November 03, 2014

New Social Network that PAYS

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I am so happy to talk about a new social networking site that is about to knock every other network out the park. Being that I started using the internet to learn about different cultures and to meet new people internationally, I had the advantages of joining social networks when they were in their development stages, like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, as well as experiencing the growth throughout the years. I had the opportunity to test out the site before antisocial celebrities and bandwagoners started joining. This new site, named TsÅ« (English pronunciation is su or soo) has a better concept for social networking and for its users...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE LAST SINGLE GIRL

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"So when are you going to settle down", "Are you even putting yourself out there", "Well maybe the problem why you don't have a man is because...", "Are you... you know?"

These questions would make anyone feel uncomfortable by just reading them. On a daily basis, I hear just about every question about being single known to man. The last questions, "... are you... you know" has became to most disrespectful one of all- not because someone's questioning my sexual preference, but because they would assume homosexuals just live their lives... single. Regardless the reasoning behind it, it can turn from innocent questioning to aggravated assault very quickly with someone becoming pissed and ready to storm off.

I, for one believe most people are just afraid of being or dying alone... and our society has been conditioned to think that if you haven't started your family before you get old and pass away, that you just failed at life. So when am I going to settle down? I'm pretty sure most people will agree with me that you can not physically be in a relationship with yourself. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the suffix of RELATIONSHIP is -ship which means the state of being something. Some people who think deeper than others, will say of course you can be in a relationship with yourself. Yes, that's fine and dandy, but we're talking about two individuals. Speaking from a women's P.O.V., lots of women feel obligated because of pressure from family or friends and women actually regret settling down too early because they thought they were ready and thought they wanted it. Who wants that kind of regret?

I recently had a conversation with my grandmother and she asked how my love life was going. I'm not sure how anyone else's conversation goes when they're speaking to their grandparents about their love life, but I wanted to start it and end it in the same sentence. I was quick, short and straight to the point... "I don't have a love life" and the conversation should've been over. If anyone knows me, you'll understand that I'm not a traditional woman and don't believe in chronological order when it comes to LIVING life. For example, I don't frown upon single women/men with children, having children before marriage, or couples living together without marriage. I believe it's a complete waste of time to harp on what others are doing wrong when my own life deserves attention. If so many people thought the same way, our world would be much better. Anywho, she then asked, "are you putting yourself out there?" When she asked this question, I started laughing. It was funny to me because I was asked this question from someone who thinks she's a Relationship Expert (well everyone who's in a relationship thinks they're an expert, lol) Well, she TOLD me that I wasn't putting myself out there and that is the reason I'm not with anyone. How do you actually put yourself out there? When you put yourself out there enough, are the men/women supposed to flock? Personally, I don't want to put myself too far out there, that it turns into a priority and it's all I look forward to during the day- searching for a man to bite my bait. And who actually wants to rush anything these days? Have you heard the saying:
"Your teens are for learning, your 20s are for playing out what you've learned, your 30s are for reflecting on what you've learned, and your 40s+ are for teaching what you've learned."
I can truly say that what I have learned in my 20s is that boys aren't ready to be men. Trust me, I am absolutely fine with waiting for someone that is maturely ready to start a relationship. My advice to anyone who's still single is to move at your own pace. Being the last single girl isn't as bad as some people make it seem.
Sunday, October 05, 2014

HOW TO USE ALIEXPRESS LIKE A PRO.

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So you've guessed it. You've finally figured out where everyone is getting their clothing for these small boutiques online. This busy international hotspot known as, AliExpress has become the go to place when it comes to skipping the middle man. Although what attracts some people to this site is the cheap prices and some what questionable fitting sizes, AliExpress is actually a great place to find your next outfit. Now, there are some things that you have to know in order to have a great shopping experience. On a daily basis, I have friends contacting me asking if the seller behind the screen is legit and how to be sure. I've been an avid user of AliExpress for quite some time now. There are things I had to learn and what to look for just like any other online shopper.  Here are a few key points to notice while shopping online (and many other oversea marketplaces):

Saturday, October 04, 2014

ANIMAL PRINTED LOAFERS.

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And I got the last ones. I had my eyes on these loafers are so long. I'd go in there, check out some other things and kind of peek to the back to see if they're still there. On this day, I walked in and there were no more. None of the employees knew of any (which they never do, which is strange to me) and they weren't where they usually are. Not until I looked behind a few other loafers and I spotted these gems and they were my size.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW INSTALLMENT: THRIFTING THURSDAYS

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Hey gals (and guys). I wanted to show you all what I've found today while thrifting. So well being away for a bit and exploring new outlets when it comes to cheaper priced fashions, I've decided to explore a place where most of us overlook- or just don't want to be caught in. I came up with this installment to introduce the other side of design to you all. When people hear the words, THRIFT STORE, they tend to think of a place where soiled, old torn clothing is sold and how the previous owners got rid of them for less fortunate people blah blah blahhhh. We've all heard them and I'm hear to tell you, it's time to put it all to rest.

I bring to you THRIFTY THURSDAY where I will bring you along with me to see some of the hidden treasures most people overlook. I'll show you how to pair them up with some of the basic items you have in the back of your closet and how to find a complete outfit for a casual day out.

So just so you'll get an understanding for what I search for, here are a few pieces found during my thrifting. And I'd like to make it clear that none of what I've found is in bad condition and some still had original price tags on them.



Monday, June 30, 2014

MY STORY: BECOMING A VEGETARIAN.

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So people always find it crazy when I tell them "I am a vegetarian". Like as if the only people who practice this lifestyle is hippies and earth freaks... I'm far from being a hippie, but I do care about my Planet. However, this wasn't the reason I decided to become a vegetarian.

If you didn't know already, I began modeling in 2001 and in the beginning of my career, I was an average sized young lady. Standing at 5'10" and weighing in at 125lbs. It really didn't help that I was doing Track & Field in high school and was lifting weights to tone my upper body. Well little did I know, after graduating high school my modeling would take off. I was getting the calls I wanted, different companies wanting to work with me, becoming a signature model for a couple photographers. I was doing quite well. One thing I did not continue to do was workout to maintain my muscle tone and eat well. Therefore, I become kind of like... the Amazon Woman, as they say- tall with a solid body frame, but still fit. If I was to name someone who'd remind me of this type, it is Gabrielle Reece. She's such beautiful women too btw.
Monday, June 02, 2014

CHILI SUMMERS

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Top: New Look  -  Joggers: River Island  -  Bag: Nine West (Macys)  -  Shoes: Bebe  -  Earrings: Kay  -  Watch: Adidas (The Iconic)  -  Nail Polish: Essie  -  Necklace: Glassons
You're welcome. Look at this awesome new outfit featured this week. I told you, I am having a small obsession with River Island (I had to give it a smooch) and I'm not afraid to say I'd rock it. I'm not a huge fan of Rhianna, but some of her pieces and R.I. additional pieces have me biting my tongue.

Friday, May 23, 2014

ORANGE ZEAL

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Top: Rings: River Island  -  Skirt: London Boutiques  -  Shoes: Selfridges  -  Bag: Oasis  -  Watch: Karen Millen  -  Bracelet: Boticca
When picking out an outfit, always start with your favorite color. With my favorite color being yellow, it is easier to mix and match colors because it's a primary color (red, blue, and yellow). Let's say you're playing around with the color purple, dark/light purple, black and/or would be the safest colors to make your outfit work. However, if you are one of those who aren't afraid to try something new, you'd choose red, blue, pink, metallics and patterns.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BACK 2 BLACK

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Jumpsuit: Missguided  -  Heels & Studs: River Island  -  Clutch: London Boutiques  -  Bangles: Liberty

Pulling of this look together is not a hard task. I've seem to take a liking to Rihanna's new clothing line, River Island. I didn't think I'd like any of her things because our styles don't match up... or at least I thought. This look can be a date night, drinks with the girls, casual dinner look because it's just simple... with the touch of shine to give it the 1UP every simple look needs. Personally, I go for simple looks because you can never screw it up. In fact, if you do screw up a look like this, then you're just a lost causeLOL!

Monday, May 19, 2014

WELCOME TO THE LOWCOUNTRY!

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My Skies Couldn't Be Any More Brighter
Have you ever heard the song that goes a little something like this:

�� Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning ��

Gawd, I use to hate that song with the strongest passion. Many people have no clue I'm from the historic city of Charleston until I say so. I usually hear, "You don't sound like the natives of Charleston" or "Well then let me hear you speak like them." As much as I steer away from the speech (because I sound like a fool trying to), it truly is a conversation starter that will keep you talking for days. Being that I've moved around a bit (growing up in the Navy), this type of dialect didn't stick with me. In fact, even before I moved out this city at the age of 11, it never really stuck with me. This speech I am talking about is known as Geechee.