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Let’s Go Out And Play

26 Apr

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved playgrounds.  The monkey bars and tire swing are personal favorites that I still enjoy.  It’s important for me to embrace my inner child and remember that life shouldn’t be taken that seriously.  Making time to play is mandatory not optional.

The dinosaur sweater is my favorite part of this outfit.  The sweater actually belonged to my baby brother.  I discovered it a few years ago when I was helping my mom sort through boxes because she was moving.  When I came across the dinosaur sweater I thought it was so cute I just had to keep it for myself.  The dress is a pale yellow with white embroidery I found at a Chicago thrift store.  The satin mary janes were also a thrift score.  This is outfit is proof that you can wear black and yellow together and not look like a bumblebee.

A dress and heels have never stopped me from playing on the playground.  Even as a child I was never concerned with not getting dirty or the fear of other people seeing my underwear.  If I want to play, a dress isn’t gonna hold me back.

The next time you feel worried or stressed I urge you to go to a park and swing.  Once you sit on a swing and start flying through the air it’s impossible to not give in to the moment.

Fashion Inspiration: Top Hat? Hair Wrap?

8 Mar

Living in Upstate NY, I always encourage everyone to wear a hat (it’s the one item that can make or break a cold day). So I thought I would turn to one of my favorite artists for a little inspiration: Erykah Badu. Top Hat? Head Wrap?

I love her for her music, lyrics, style, her politics and much more. I would describe her style as bold, unique, and eclectic. Before there was Gaga and Nikki Minaj, there was Erykah, trust.

So I say go bold and daring with a Top Hat or a head wrap… aren’t we all tired of the extra “cool” beanies? Come on!  I myself have been a victim of that comfort zone…don’t get stuck there. Take the risk. I personally like to use scarves to wrap my hair.  So take this as a little inspiration… share with us what hats you’re wearing these days!

Below is one of my favorite videos by Erykah Badu, inspired by Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf . Awesome.

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