To any single parents out there, its bitter sweet when one has to leave. Unfortunately, my moment has come when I have to leave my mini-me. The short time spent seemed as if I never left since we connected like it was yesterday. We flooded each other with stories so rich that I can’t wait to catch up again.
To my baby girl, don’t let this parting hinder your own happiness. This will pass and it will be short-lived, focus on yourself because I’ll be supporting you always.
Just like the family of geese we saw yesterday, we’re still a family you and I; small but intact, so dry those tears and keep your chin up!
You’re a smart girl, growing up as a smart young woman. Remember my home will always be open to you, its just a matter of time and you’ll find your own way too.
I’m so proud of you and you deserve all the happiness this world has to offer. For now I bid you a soft and sweet farewell, until June when I get to see you again.
Take care and know you are so loved not only by me but by everyone else in your circle. I just ask you to stay resilient and strong, not only for me but for yourself as well.
My mom always said “Being natural is always the best form of beauty.” Well, no matter how much I agree with her my facial acne continues to affect my interactions with anyone I come in contact with. Especially at work where I am constantly engaging with junior and high ranking individuals. Unfortunately, everyday that goes by, my mom’s mantra slowly diminishes as I desperately find facial routines that match my skin type before resorting to makeup as my last resort.
Due to instant gratification, I eventually I was drawn to the quick fix of makeup but due to me being a novice at it. My last resort ended up in binge watching Youtube tutorial videos of makeup gurus and drag queens do their makeup. Craziness! …but it was entertaining and yes I was that desperate.
Thankfully my practical side kicked in because this is where I admitted that, I needed to get the help of a local beauty sales rep named Norma. She was bossy and knowledgeable yet patient enough to show me a basic makeup routine. She made sure of basing it on my skin’s needs. Overall, she basically took me under her wing and in small baby steps, slowly transform an ugly duckling to a fledling in training. Granted, it was time consuming and expensive but I’m sure it has paid itself off.
Thank you Ms. Norma!
Alright there are times when I just want to explore ways to make a statement not relying on clothes but with my accessories instead. Be it the jewelry, shoes, bags/purses with or without make-up. I get it, I’m one to push my own boundaries and so far its a handbag.
For the record, I did mention on a previous post of mine that I hate having to carry something like a body bag, purse, hand bag or hand candy. Whatever you want to call it, I need my hands free.
However, I feel that alone is more reason why I had to push against my laziness and comfort zone to finally carry one. I figured the only way I do it is if I carry something that is interesting, eye catching but practical at the same time.
Lo and behold, I found her. Meet Stella, my hand bag. She’s made of sequins and stitched embroidery. Even though “Pink Email” is quite obvious on her, I think Stella suits her well.
How about you, what is your go to statement and do you name your accessories too?
I read an article about a lesbian getting fired because she chose to wear men’s suits over the office dress code set for females. Of course the company insists the cause of her firing was due to her being late but she begs to differ.
I get the fact that unless its for safety reasons then yes I am for using proper dress code/uniforms, but I find it odd that being subjected to normal wear for the company to maintain its own self image might have to consider our changing times. Unless the company is representing or beliefs conservative/contemporary views then maybe employees should state the dress code and not hire those who clearly are against it.
Conservative/contemporary norms of wear is constantly being questioned at work. Therefore, if the job is getting done and unless there is a safety concern that the employee is clearly going against then yes I am for dress codes. If not, then I would suggest company policy needs to reconsider this matter.
Do you agree, disagree or indiferrent?
I noticed how the Androgynous look has always been in. When I was young going through fashion magazines, I wasn’t taken by it since I didn’t understand or see the beauty behind it, but now with shows such as Next Top Model and YouTube videos of runway shows I can finally appreciate the Androgyny look.
What I love is the flexibility behind the look and the way a female body can be bold and daring within a masculine attire but still be beautiful. The curves might be hidden by boxy shoulders or straight edged unflattering linear seams, but how the person carries themselves makes or breaks the entire look altogether. If you seem to be uncomfortable through your body language and/or stance, it only negates from your outfit. Therefore, finding confidence in yourself is crucial.
Girl, if you need to wear lingerie underneath your “manly” uniform/attire to find your confidence, go for it!
I had to consider this thought for awhile since my niche wear requires the act of not wearing a part of clothing. To most women its the one of the first things that comes off after a hard days work, and I’m not referring to shoes ranging from heels to combat boots.
Instead I’m referring to a small piece of clothing that evokes both a love and hate relationship among women…its none other than the restricting confines of a bra.
As a teen the wearing of a bra was my right of passage to womanhood. I could not wait to finally wear a pair that I looked forward to that day. Once I did, I was so ecstatic that I religiously wore one that it soon became a habit.
After years of bra wearing, I savor the times when I don’t have to specially inside the house. Eventually I was bold enough not to wear it with my outfits. At first, I was so self conscious of getting found out during my none wearing bra out in public that I end up second guessing myself, but eventually I got over it. Finally I’m enjoying the fact of not being top heavy because I can get away with it pretty easy.
…and so they say, free the Ta-tas!
Alright, I raved about pantsuit wear so I decided to check out the local retail store (men’s wear section) for a checkered pantsuit. It worked out well since it goes with this year’s holiday theme of “The Great Gatsby.” I was drawn to the checkered look because I saw one online and it looked amazing. Unfortunately, my search started with numerous online sites that either do not ship to my location or I could not get a response when asked for more details especially when I don’t have the luxury to try it on. Besides, I don’t want to end up second guessing myself and hope for the best.
Fortunately, I managed to find one locally. Its not the checkered look I was aiming for but its a pantsuit that I cannot wait to showcase. What drew me to this suit was first it was on sale and you know by now that I’m not shy when it comes to bargains. Second it was red with enough pattern to make it more interesting instead of plain boring. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to have found the jacket in small with a matching 32W size pants.
Another reason why I ignore the size because what matters most is the fit and comfort. Therefore, I plead to girls out there to not get bothered if your size increases or continue to increase. Vendors have their ways of sizing so try not to get bothered by a number.
Close up on the funky pattern.
Overall, its how you carry yourself that matters. If what you wear brings confidence in you, it should not matter if you wear a sizeable pantsuit or not because at the end of the day, you better strut it girl!