Look At All the Shiny Things

Lamp, Bust, and Wine Rack all from Alliance for African Assistance on El Cajon Blvd.

With everything that’s been going on in South Carolina, I feel like my blog has been one of the last things on my mind, sorry not sorry. I’m not gonna talk about any of my thoughts on it in here because A) You’ve probably already seen it all over facebook and B) I’m just flat out exhausted, so let’s talk about literally anything else! 😀

Last week I and my friend Rachel—who is slowly becoming solely responsible for all beauty and creative inspiration in my life—went shopping for apartment goodies! We hit a bunch of thrift stores and then mainstreamed it to Target and Ikea—but like, only #ironically, obvi. I got a bunch of cool stuff including, but not limited to: a 2 dollar wine rack with only 3 holes because the odds of me ever having more than 3 unopened bottles of wine in my house at one time are slim at best. Heck, you’d be hard pressed to find even one unopened bottle of wine in my house. Either there’re no bottles, because I just finished one, or there’s one bottle and I’m already 3 glasses deep OOPS. I also picked up this awesome gold bust of who I think is supposed to be Thomas Jefferson? It’s a tough call, I feel like whoever made it was like “yeah this vaguely looks like an American President right? Just pick one.”  **kanye shrug** Works for me! Next fave was this antique lamp that I’m hoping to fill with one of those super hip filament light bulbs and stick on a nightstand which I have yet to buy. Pro Tip: Decorating always works best if you plan it around furniture you don’t yet own. You’re welcome. Speaking of, if any of you are walking through life and happen to come upon an antique-y, perhaps French looking nightstand, holler at a player! I’m trynna get this shit together so I can finally throw my housewarminggggg!! 😀

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Lions and Lemons and Lips, Oh My!

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Okay so I’m expanding. I will now be including my artwork on here as well as pictures of clothes and shit. You may have seen some of this stuff before, the newest thing is the gold lip print I made to hang in my living room (I’m a little bit obsessed with lips, in case you couldn’t tell). In any case, we’re expanding our boarders. Exploring new horizons! Claiming our Manifest Destiny! #America

All Fur Everything

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You guys, this past weekend I finally got to take actual photos with a real camera! **studio audience cheering**

My pretty friend, Rachel Ruiz, and I traipsed around Kensington and North Park while I played dress up. A few things I learned: 1) Taking pictures is actually kind of exhausting. 2) You shouldn’t change your top in a car without tinted windows while stopped at a stop sign near a restaurant with patio seating. Of course this only applies if you have boobs. Men, feel free. 3) Rachel is a genius. Which I guess I already knew, but you can’t make a list without putting at least 3 things on it.

We photographed 5 outfits— this one’s going first because it’s my favorite. I was originally thinking of waiting and being like “noooooo I’ll save it for later” but I lack self-control so here we are. First of all, I want everyone to look at this AMAZING FUR COAT. Do you see that shit??? Fifty bucks at Flashbacks in Hillcrest! I know, I couldn’t believe it either. I mean, I understand that there is absolutely no reason for me, living in San Diego, to own a fur coat, but like, look at it! Even if I never wear it for anything real in life, I feel like I made the right decision. NO REGRETS TAKE NO PRISONERS. Okay maybe that last part is different haha. Oh and btw the fur is fake you guys, don’t call PETA okay thanks.

The dress I got from Urban (that’s Urban Outfitters for all you non hepcats). I paid way too much for it (standard) but it is a great dress. Bodycon, pencil skirt length, racer front, all black, nailed it. For my hair, I’ve recently really gotten into tying headscarves. I’ll credit this to that Tumblr blog I follow, blackgirlsrpretty2—which, just quick side note, I really recommend everyone follow beauty blogs that show pictures of people who look like you. Representation is important and I think it’s too often overlooked. So black girls, find black beauty blogs. Hispanic girls, find Hispanic beauty blogs, etc. White girls, you can just turn on the TV or open Vogue/any other major magazine publication and you should be fine. #shotsfired #sorrynotsorry. BUT ANYWAY as I was saying before I decided to fight everyone, I love that beauty blog and I’m super into headscarves right now. I just put my hair in a bun and then I wrap a scarf from Target around it and all of a sudden I look like I own a country or some shit, it’s tight. I’ll post more of the outfits in the coming days, but I was too excited not to share this one now! Enjoy!

It’s True, Blondes Have More… Blonde Hair

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I’m gonna be honest, not much to say in this post except for I got blonde hurrssss, which I’m hoping you can see. Of course I could start talking about standards of beauty, the agreeable perception of blonde hair in American and specifically Southern Californian culture, the rigorous beautification processes black girls endure to ensure that their hair is “socially acceptable”, yadda yadda yadda. But ain’t nobody got time for that shit, I’m boutta dip to happy hour. So, later everybody! Peace up, A-Town down.