Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rock the High Waist!

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High Waisted ShortsI have always been a fan of the high waist and June is no different.  Lately, I have been going on a high waisted whatever frenzy.  Leggings, skirts, pants, shorts.  You name the type of bottom and chances are I have at least one high waisted version of them.  I love wearing my high waisted pants with a flowy crop top, while I leave my skirts for a more professional kind of work day.  With the leggings, I prefer a bold pattern with a simple top, but for shorts I like to go with a neutral kind of bottom and match it with a more eye-catching top.

About a month ago I bought a pair of black shorts with a high waist and I absolutely love them.  Not only are they super comfortable, but they go with just about anything.  I can dress it up or dress it down, depending on my mood, which really lets me play with a lot of different looks.  Some people are wary of the high waisted look because of the fit, but I think as long as you get the right size, you should have no problem rocking this 2013 trend.  I prefer buttoned shorts over a zipper, but that’s just me.  You can really wear the heck out of this style any way you want, which is why I love it so much!

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Crooked Smile

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J. Cole’s latest album Born Sinner has certainly revitalized my faith in him as a talented and honest rapper.  The North Carolina native MC doesn’t seem to be holding anything back on this project and I, for one, greatly appreciate it.  He even takes some bold moves and speaks about his thoughts on his boss Mr. Hov himself.  Personally, I love the album and would recommend it to any Hip Hop head who is looking for something new to listen to.  One of my favorite tracks calls upon the unforgettable R&B group TLC for support, which only makes me love it even more.  “Crooked Smile” continues with TLC’s message of loving yourself and boosting your own self-esteem.  It’s nice to know that J. Cole is setting himself up to be a positive role model in the Hip Hop community.  Hope you enjoy “Crooked Smile.”

The Truth of the Fallen

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Unfortunately,

they don’t care about how happy you made me

during those few, short months.

People don’t want to hear about

how many times you made me laugh.

They simply don’t want to know

just how important your touch was to me.

How much we cared about each other

is irrelevant to them.

Our deep affection,

though it meant the world to us at the time,

is meaningless to everyone around us.

These people would much rather

hear about how broken I was

when your mouth stayed shut.

They care more about

the anger and anxiety I felt

than the sweet nothings

you whispered to me those nights.

They want to know just how torn up you were

when you thought we’d be nothing.

It is the tragedy

within what was us

that people care about.

That’s what they deem interesting

and important.

Not because they’re cruel

or heartless,

but because

the people who care to listen

are fallen children themselves.

They are just like us.

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The kids of the light

tend to cling to what is real

and the truth,

not the lost words

of a troubled child.

The person reading this

is probably so far in the dark

that the bright light

of love, hope, and possibility

is blinding, disgusting, and mocking

all at the same time.

It is so far out of their reach

that simply entertaining it

is too much of a strain.

But being exposed to more black

and more pain

that is the music

that will reach their ears.

Those are the words

that will make them feel better.

Not because we cry, too,

but because they don’t cry alone.

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So our story is mute,

unless I talk about the cold,

far distance

between our clenched hands.

What we had is nothing to them,

unless I say that our gazes

are filled with desperate despair

that prays for a reunion.

Though we had our moments of light,

we’re still a tragedy my dear.

We’re still children of the darkness.

Because, yes,

we stabbed each other

and twisted our diggers in our hearts,

but it’s worst

because we dig the blades deeper

every minute we spend apart.

Our desire for each other

wouldn’t be true or complete,

if I didn’t mention

the space between us,

yet how badly

we want to crawl toward one another.

I am forced to say

that we look to the light for more,

but choose to live in the dark together

with all of our fallen brothers and sisters.

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Forbidden Garden

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I smile down upon my world.

I see all the seedlings from the past

have now grown into beautiful flowers of their own.

Tulips, roses, daisies, hydrangeas, and hibiscus

all lean in to me,

trying to get closer,

trying to be the closest.

My rays shine down upon them

as I try to get closer.

I try to help one of them be the closest.

But their temptations

are empty attempts.

For the closer we get,

the faster they burn.

The masochist garden keeps on reaching

as they keep on burning.

My heart weeps,

knowing that they’ll never be mine.

I weep and bring forth the rain,

trying to save my forbidden garden.

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Gone Too Soon

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It’s been four years today that the King of Pop has been gone, but like the many other MJ fans, it is clear to me that Michael will continue to live on through his music.  Yes, he left too soon, but in some form or another he will always be with us and the impact he left on our lives will always withstand the years to come.  I remember exactly what I was doing when I found out about Michael’s death and I also can recall a memory for each of his songs.  This particular one brings me back to a dance I performed with my company during some difficult times for me personally.  Although by this time Michael Jackson had already passed, his music helped me cope and move forward, proving that his work is still fulfilling its purpose.  Rest in peace Michael.

Summertime!

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SummertimeSummer is officially here and, because it’s my favorite season of the year, I couldn’t be more excited.  I always view summertime as a time of freedom, youth, and fun, so I definitely try to take advantage of the spontaneity of the season and I encourage you all to do the same.  Take advantage of the sunny summer days, the warm summer nights, and the flexible summer schedules.  Go to the beach.  Go to an amusement park.  Go for a walk.  Go for an adventure.  Do whatever you want, but just make sure to enjoy the nice weather and the freedom that summer brings.  I’m definitely excited for my summer plans and the memories that will come from random moments with the people I love.  The fact that I just graduated and will be turning 21 soon makes this summertime even sweeter for me.  I can’t wait for the unforgettable memories and the nice tan I’ll be gaining this year.  I wish you all the best during what I think is the best time of the year and I hope you all enjoy whatever the next three months have in store for you.  Happy Summertime!

Happy Birthday Jose!!

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Today, I just want to wish my soon to be brother-in-law a very happy birthday.  (And yes I can now officially say soon to be brother-in-law because now the engagement is official, which I helped plan and execute if I don’t say so myself!)  But, in all seriousness, I must say that throughout the past couple of years, Jose has proven himself to be an irreplaceable asset to our family.  He is perfect for my sister and he fits into our family as if he had been born into it.  There have been moments where our bonds have been tested, but they were, more importantly, strengthened.  I have a lot of respect for Jose as a man and as a person in general because I have seen first hand how good his heart is.  Throughout the past year, he has been given many blessings and special moments and I hope that those blessings will continue to come into his life because he most certainly deserves them.

Happy Birthday Jose!  I love you!

Happy Birthday Jose!!