BOMBERS

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 11.06.19 AMMy style is, for lack of a better description, all over the place.. It’s constantly changing. Without putting a label on it, it literally comes down to putting together and wearing whatever I want. Somedays, I feel like wearing Vans and a classic, all blue Yankee fitted. Other days, I’ll throw on thigh high leather boots with a cropped leather jacket. Depends on the mood. Dress how you want without fear of judgement. It’s your body, decorate it as you please.

My current obsession: I cannot get enough of bomber jackets!! Especially army green, anything close to camouflage is just.. the best. Or, black of course. Everything is better in black. I love that you can dress them up; pair a bomber with a body con dress, or even a pair of pumps. You can completely flip it and wear them casually with jeans / joggers / sneakers.

I mean, look at some of the runway shows from Fall 2015 NYFW, bombers errrrrrywhere. Sorella Boutique, a LA-based boutique created by Heather Sanders, has this super dope, army green “Girls Tour” bomber that I’m obsessed with. SoSorella actually has a lot more bombers than I realized. I’ll be sure to include the link below. Happy shopping! 🙂

http://sosorella.com

TWITTER FINGERS

tumblr_nw2ehaxKz11uynyeao1_500Meek Mill, I’ve had just about enough of you.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m obnoxious on pretty much every form of social media. I’m always Snapping, always posting on IG, & constantly refreshing my Twitter timeline. I’ll partly put the blame on being a millennial and somewhat put the blame on the fact that I’m obsessed. Whatever. 

The only reason I chose to blog about this topic tonight is because of the current conflict between Meek and Wale. According to @TheShadeRoom, Meek has chosen to express certain sentiments towards Wale via IG regarding a host of issues, mainly expressing the fact that Wale is no longer apart of #MMG. When the whole Drake / Meek Mill feud started, I wasn’t entirely opposed to Meek’s argument. It’s not necessarily what he had to say, but instead the way he went about relaying the message to the rest of the world. Listen, I’m sure there’s a bunch of nonsense that goes on behind the scenes in the music industry. I never doubted that. We as fans probably only see a sliver of what actually goes down. From interviews to Instagram, it’s so accessible for fans to keep up with rapper relations to a certain extent.. good and bad.

I’ll never present myself to be some hip-hop intellectual. No, my blog is not Rap Genius. I’m a fan of rap & it’s culture so it’s always interesting to me to see how some of it’s heavy hitters maneuver in the game. Hip-Hop culture plays such a vital role in pop culture as an entirety. It’s deeper than just rap. We are the culture.

I guess my first question is, who is Meek Mill’s publicist? I really don’t want to bash him because I’m a fan of his music, but why does he continue to inflict what seems to be self harm on his OWN career. We get it, you have the baddest female in the game by your side. We’re all well aware of how much money you have and continue to make. It seems he just lets social networks get the best of him.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 7.57.38 PMOne valuable lesson I learned years ago is that you can never act out of anger. Don’t respond to certain situation when you’re enraged, or irritated by a given situation. You have to learn to bite your tongue sometimes.. as hard as it may be. That’s coming from someone whose extremely stubborn and hard-headed. Don’t let these networks get the best of you because once it’s out there, you’ll never be able to reverse the damage thats been done. I remember I aired a whole bunch of my dirty laundry out on Twitter regarding one of my relationships a few years ago and I’m still embarrassed by it. It’s out there forever.

When fans discuss Meek’s music moving forward, those indiscretions will always be a topic of discussion. Although I can’t bring myself to follow him on social media, all I’ve seen in his picture comments are rows of diamond emojis. *cue What A Time To Be Alive..*

I’ll never knock anyone’s hustle or success. That goes for a multi-million dollar rapper as it applies to any one of my peers. I think it’s just significant to be mindful of the way one responds to anything in their prospective life. Not every circumstance needs a reaction. Sometimes no response speaks volumes. 

Image Credit: instagram.com/theshaderoom

FOODIE FAVORITES

tumblr_nolu7qtlMk1tzjw8ao1_500I’ve literally spent this entire day in bed. Being that my life is a series of unfortunate events, I was unlucky enough to get sick this week. Nothing but NyQuil and OJ for ya girl. I’ve been wanting to write all day! I’ve surprisingly never done a favorite’s post on here and I’m honestly such a fat girl at heart. I’m surprised I’m not eating Nutella out of the jar while typing this. If you think I have you on my mind, I’m more than likely thinking about wings. Here’s what I’ve been obsessing over lately. #YUMMMMMM

If you know me at all, you know I’m such a foodie. I eat a shit ton and I just really love good food! Lately, I’ve been blowing the bank at WingStop.. which is really bad, but it’s just too bomb. The staff already recognizes me and knows my order by heart. I know, I gotta chill. As much as Rick Ross promotes the chain, I made it a priority to try it out & see what all the hype is about. The best/worst thing I could’ve done. 10 count Louisiana Rub. (bone in, all flats) Take my word, guys. No Lemon Pepper, sorry Rozay.

I’m such a caffeine freak, too. If you follow me on Snapchat, you already know I have a very serious Starbucks addiction. I’m there every single day, sometimes twice a day. My go-to drink is a Venti Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte w/ no whip. It already comes with 3 shots of expresso, so by 12 PM I’m 100% running on caffeine & anxiety alone. Some days I’m feeling kinda froggy and order an extra shot of expresso. That’s strictly for those zombie mornings. I’m also having SUCH Donut Delight withdrawals since I’m no longer in CT. *sigh* The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

I love beer! So fattening but so good. Blue Moon is the best obviously, that isn’t even up for debate. Right now, they do have the seasonal Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Especially on tap, it’s a nice change from the usual Belgium White. Pick up a 6-pack and thank me later.

I occasionally chef it up! Especially since I’m no longer living at home, I don’t have as many home cooked meals as I’m used to. I have a weird obsession with going grocery shopping, don’t ask. Here are some of my favorite meals to make:

  • Tilapia, Shrimp, Grilled Chicken (sometimes w/ BBQ Sauce), or yum.. if you marinate grilled chicken in cajun sauce/dressing and THEN grill it. So bomb. I’m suddenly so obsessed with spicy food. I was put on to Sriracha sauce and it’s been lit ever since. Shrimp cooked in Sriracha sauce >>>>>>>> My mouth is literally watering thinking about it. It’s like I’m pregnant and I’m constantly craving spicy foods. (knock on wood, yikes) Buffalo sauce on anything is just.. ugh. Bomb.
  • I love pasta, especially when there’s ground turkey in the sauce. Sauté the onions in oil, add the ground turkey, and then mix in the sauce once it’s done cooking. Crushed Red Pepper has become my new best friend, especially with pasta. Whether it’s shells, spaghetti, or rotini; these meals are so easy & fast to make. Mmmmm pasta w/ pesto is also so good, too! Adding chicken or shrimp is always a good idea if you’re not too fond of ground turkey.
  • I’m absolutely in love with guacamole! I used to despise it, I was strictly a salsa girl, but I honestly can’t get enough.  I’ve been wanting to make my own, following a homemade recipe. First of all, avocados are so good for you.. they have such high nutrient value! Back home, I would get avocado and cream cheese on a toasted everything bagel (cut in half because I’m a child.) Maybe I’ll get around to making my own guacamole this week. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out!

I can write about food for hours on end.. it’s actually disgusting. It’s definitely Taco Tuesday but I’m thinking this Chipotle move is probably the best option right now. What’re your favorite things to munch on at the moment?

HOTLINE BLING VISUAL

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.45.57 PMI’ve always really supported the idea of musicians putting out accompanying videos for their work. I love the number of ways an artist is able to play around with the visuals for any given project. Drake just released an official music video for ‘Hotline Bling’ and I’m honestly such a fan! Like most artists, he could’ve gone so many other avenues in terms of subject matter, but I love how playful he was with it. I also LOVE the incorporation of chocolate girls in the video. S/O to the gang 1 time. I hope you guys loved this as much as I did. Aubrey can do no wrong.

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