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Satin Siren | White Satin Shirt dress + Oxblood Booties

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It’s November and I am still anxiously awaiting fall. I’m starting to think lady Autumn got a new number and is pulling a “new phone, who ‘dis” on us all with these spring/summer temps. Either way, fall fashion is my favorite so I’m finding ways to slide some fall-esque dressing into my rotation until the season decides to bless us with her presence.  (more…)

In Review: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

I have a major appreciation for makeup and love looking into the latest trends and products just as much as the next person. I can watch makeup tutorials for hours on end but the fact is that the chance of me trying most looks is slim to none. When it comes to my personal makeup aesthetic I like to keep it pretty minimalistic. My goal is to keep my face looking and feeling as natural as possible. This goes hand in hand with my latest mission to get my skin to a place where I am completely comfortable going make-up free and I’m pretty freakin’ close ladies and gents.

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Da Real MVP | Why I’m Trash at Dating + What I’m Doing About It

A few weeks ago I took what I consider my first “adult” vacation. I ventured to Martha’s Vineyard with a group of close friends and it was a week of nothing but love, laughter and realizations. One of those realizations came late after dinner one night. We were all huddled in a room and naturally the topic of relationships/dating came up as it does amongst 20-somethings. At this point in the trip I hadn’t shared much about my dating life because, as far as I’m concerned, nothing is happening in that area – I’m talking desert dry, tumbleweed included – so there was nothing to report. Regardless, I found myself opening up about my more recent forays into the world of dating, which have left a lot to be desired and have had me believing I’ve been doing something wrong.

Turns out  I have. (more…)

Beat The Heat | Green Romper + White Kicks

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Atlanta is notorious for HOT + HUMID summers and after experiencing 24 summers here you would think I’m used to it. Not the case. Since I can’t walk around sans clothing, I have to settle for finding cute pieces to keep me cool during the sweltering summer months (tough life, I know). Enter this perfect romper to beat the heat in style. (more…)

Down

I’m in a slump and I haven’t wanted to admit it out loud. The past couple of weeks I have been feeling incredibly “off”. Things are shifting and I’m trying to find my place, my solid ground, my launching pad to keep growing. I’m in this space of feeling like I’m continuously falling short in multiple areas of my life. I’m trying so hard to reach this abstract place of being on and poppin’ 24/7/365 in my professional and personal life, although I don’t know that that’s humanly possible. In short, I’m feeling defeated and that I’m not good enough, which is tough to admit.

I know in my heart of hearts that I am good enough. I know this won’t last and the space I’m in is temporary. God designed me with the mind and heart to win and I will. Life exists in a series of peaks and valleys and I’m in the midst of a valley right now. I’m only truly defeated if I stay here. And I won’t.

I already feel better by being able to get those thoughts out of my head and “talking” it out. Clearing the bad thoughts to make room for the good ones.

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

-Muhammad Ali-

MUSIC | Life of Peder

Anyone who follows me on Snapchat (@amazonprincesa) has witnessed me obsessing over this mix the past few days. I have no idea who Peder is or where he came from but I do know this mix by Lido, based off of Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’, is the tits. I encourage you to listen (preferably in your car with the bass on 10) and enjoy.
 

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Limitless

At the top of 2016 I made a promise to myself that I would begin traveling solo. It was all part of this journey I embarked on my sophomore year of undergrad to become completely comfortable with being and acting alone — read more about that in my previous post, #Goals.

My plan was to start with trips close to home and expand from there. Per usual, my plan was not THE plan because I’ve officially completed my first solo trip abroad. Yea, that escalated quickly. (more…)