I am totally addicted to varsity jackets! They are so cute and effortless. Only down side is since I already look like I'm a teenage..it really doesnt help when I dress like one. And unfortunately I flop between two looks, g&s and high school student lol.
It's Ur Bday: Valeisha Butterfield Edition
Whoop Whoop (Dont you say nothin Dahntay lol)! My sister friend Valeisha’s birthday celebration was this weekend in Dallas! Can I tell you how excited I was to spend not one but two weekends with V!! It just doesn’t happen that often (in fact I don’t think it’s ever happened), when I actually think about, which made this even more special. V and I have known ea other for over 17 years (just typing it makes me feel old smh). And for as long as I’ve known her everyone (including moi) says the same thing, girlie is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. I remember when I was younger how impressed I was that as pretty and smart as she is, she never once treated anyone badly or looked down on them. Valeisha is genuinely nice to everyone. And let me tell you that is NOT easy nor can I say it about too many others I know. Anddd to top off the beauty and brains, she is also blessed with the most amazing fashion sense. She (and of course Natalie and Dashaun, who gave all of my clothes to Goodwill one day when I was out during freshman year… but that’s for another post lolol) def laid the foundation for the style that I have today. She taught me the necessity of a fly sneaker (ie 1996 new balances in grey and blue lol), that catsuits are the bomb (she had a black one that was the first one I ever wore, that could still be rocked today), that bellybuttons should have tattoos lol, that shoes and bags are the key to killin a outfit, and that the halle berry cut ain’t for everybody (she had a SBF stalker back in the day that copied her hairstyle and well, let’s just leave it at that, lolol). And that is really the short list. Home girl was fly before I ever knew what fly was and some of my own flyness is def owed to her. In addition before my LOML and in collaboration with my parents, she is prob single handedly the one friend responsible for all the exciting things I have done in my life. Honestly I could go on and on but I think you get the point. And to have spent Valeisha’s bday in Dallas, Jevette’s bday in Vegas, and Robyn’s bday in Boston all within 4 months, well just know that my life is now complete!!!.
Inauguration 2013- Well Turn Up Den!!
Lol. I swear that was the phrase of the weekend (well that and YOLO but that’s for another post). Inauguration 2012 was nice to say the least. Great weather, great parties, great fun. As my LOML said, since our President is black, Inauguration basically became Allstar Weekend, lol. And sure enough it def had that Allstar feel. My trip was really quick as I didn’t get in until early Sat evening and I turned right around and left Monday afternoon. Yet I still managed to spend some quality time with my cute cuzzo Anya, saw my granny & granddad and squeezed in much needed girl time with one of my best girlfriends Valeisha. We also went to a brunch hosted by Al Sharpton’s NAN (National Action Network) organization (though we left almost as quickly as we came) and hit the Hip Hop Ball which was interesting to say the least. All in all #funtimes.
Ok another year has come and gone and I am officially saying what up doe to everyone in 2013. I have been chillin, extra hard since I came back from Mexico and also getting my butt kicked on the parental grind that happens Mon-Fri in my household. Hopefully everyone had a great holiday and New Years!! Mine was amazing, as the holiday for me (and Im pretty sure most of you) really encompasses family. And my family has certainly grown bigger, which makes the holidays that much more fun. A new year is always a little scary for me, as I hate not knowing what the year will bring. But last year was probably one of the best years of my life so I can only hope that it continues to get better. I definitely have more traveling happening, as well as my project that should hopefully launch any day now. And this year I turn 35 which is even more scary..where has the time gone?? My new years resolution (and I plan to stick to this one) is to really focus on what’s/who’s important and say xnay to everything else. And to just keep on working and improving upon me, so I can be the best mother, girlfriend, daughter, bestie and perhaps wife I can be. Andddd since 35 is looming I decided to workout again, which believe it or not is the first I’ve done it in a year..Let’s just say I can hardly walk smh. So here’s to a great 2013 with a look on how I spent the last days of 2012. I went back to Mexico again,but I tried a new resort called Paradisia this time and had a really great time. Even though with 80 degrees and a constant supply of food and drinks at your fingertips, you’d have to be crazy to be unhappy here. Check the pics below. Besitos.