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…)

Living On Purpose

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I’m sure you’ve been there. You have an idea in your head of why you choose to do or believe certain things but can never quite piece together the abstract thoughts into a nice and cohesive package to present to the public. It’s even more difficult when it’s not a mainstream thought,  so when you do take a stab at explaining…no one seems to understand you — partly because you don’t have the nice presentable package of thoughts. And by you, I mean me. Well, I’ve found someone who gets me and she is a middle-aged white woman, Dr. Meg Jay.

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Music | Anderson .Paak

My incredibly dope friend, Etinosa (HEY EJ!) put me on to Anderson .Paak sometime last summer and I was instantly a fan/wondering how no one had put me on before. .Paak dropped his most recent project, ‘Malibu’, back in January and between the trippy yet super soulful beats and .Paak’s melodic voice, it’s become a staple. Not to play the comparison game, but if The Foreign Exchange, The Robert Glasper Experiment and K. Dot collaborated, it would be ‘Malibu’.

Click play and vibe out.

Style | Pink Lady

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Bombers have been a major item on the fashion scene as of late and I’ve been taking full advantage. They add the perfect cool factor to casual and dressier ‘fits alike. As someone who’s been streamlining their closet, I’m here for anything that aids in wardrobe versatility. Keep reading to get the outfit breakdown!

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Challenge Accepted: The Whole 30

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This Sunday I will embark on my first Whole 30 journey.

If you’re not familiar, The Whole 30 is a nutritional program where you only eat whole and unprocessed foods for a consecutive 30 days. The goals in this is to “help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system”(source). Sounds easy enough right? The program also requires you to cut out all happiness-inducing foods gluten, grain, dairy, sugar, soy and alcohol.

In short, I’m nervous.

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Music | All I Need – Noname Gypsy x SPZRKT

This song floated across my Twitter timeline earlier this week and has been in heavy rotation since. Noname Gypsy and SPZRKT are two artists I really enjoy so having them on a track together is love. Noname’s distinct voice flows over the bright beat while SPZRKT slides in with his soulful crooning. The song is the official single for Gypsy’s upcoming project Telefone and if this is any predictor for the album, we definitely have something to look forward to.

Hit play and enjoy.

#Goals

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We are already at the halfway point of January, which is insane and basically means 2016 is pretty much over. Awesome! Jokes aside, my 2016 is off to a fantastic start. I was promoted at work, have some exciting trips to look forward to, already set some 2017 goals, and I discovered DJ Khaled on Snapchat (obviously the most exciting).

A question was posed to me about a week ago: What are the three things you are working on to kick 2016’s ass? Great question, right? Well I figured I’d share my answers. Partly because this blog is all about sharing and also studies show that it’s a great idea to write these things down somewhere for accountability and to help with manifestation.

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Contrast

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Jacket: London Street Market | Dress: H&M | Boots: ASOS | Scarf: ASOS | Red Lip: Sephora

Finally a style post! I’ve been dragging my feet on sharing these because I kept wanting everything to be “just right” (read: perfect, which we all know isn’t real). I had a good hard look at myself and said “Cut it out and just DO IT!” so I did it.

This look brings some of my favorite style elements into one outfit. Black, red lips, and thigh highs. These ASOS thigh highs have been my fall/winter highlight for a few reasons:

1.They actually hit me mid-thigh which is never an easy feat at 5’9″.

2. They’re affordable (~$100).

3. They’re comfortable.

4. They’re black.

I haven’t been able to get as much wear out of them as I had hoped, due to Mother Nature delaying her winter wrath, but there’s still time for her to show up. Either way, I fully intend to keep these boots in my arsenal for quite some time.

Hope you enjoy and cheers to 2016!