Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Last weekend, I went to Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday. I was able to meet up with Circus Magazine and help out a little with their street style post that can be seen here. Overall my first Pitchfork experience was great. The weather was perfect and the food and performances were amazing. My favorites from that day were Pusha T,Kelela, and FKA Twigs. The only thing I would change about my experience is extending it to all three days and possibly investing in a VIP pass. If you attended Pitchfork or any other festival recently, I would love to know how it went :)

Photo Courtesy of Circus Magazine (Sarah Gardner)

Sunglasses ZeroUV
Muscle Tee Urban Outfitters (similar)
Shorts Topshop
Sandals Topshop (similar)

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A Surprise Gift from Adore Me

Adore Me was gracious enough to send me a surprise gift. In case you haven't heard, Adore Me is a NYC-based company that offers designer lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear at affordable prices. They design for every kind of woman, and offer a wide range of styles and sizes, and even have styles that go up to size DD+ and above. Also, they have online stylists that are always there to help with any styling or fit questions.

I have to to admit I was a bit nervous about what they were going to send me but what they sent exceeded my expectations. I opened the box,unwrapped the paper surrounding it, and saw that it was the Purple Babydoll Nia. The set includes a beautiful babydoll top and a matching G-string. This set looks so good on me and would be perfect to wear on my honeymoon or a special night like that. This babydoll cami is not as conforming as a typical cami with a tight set-in bra so it's also perfect for lazy days around the house or to just fall asleep in.

Since the last time Adore Me sent me a gift set, I noticed that they have improved on their packaging. The box was much more sturdier and much smaller than the last one which was great. Also, I appreciated that my items were wrapped and sealed properly just as before. The illustrations on the inside of the box were a nice touch as well. Unlike most online stores, Adore Me actually takes more time to insure their customers' happiness about their purchase :)

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My Summer Playlist

I just thought it was time to share my favorite songs of the summer so far. I hope you all love them as much as I do. If you have suggestions on new music I should listen to let me know. I really love upbeat music and remixes of old songs because it's instantly a mood elevator.

 P.S. I'm going to the Pitchfork Festival in July so if you see me don't be afraid to say hi :)

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Lovely Intermission

June has been a complete whirlwind and I can't believe it's almost over. After my vacation to D.C.,I've been so busy with my new job and hanging out with friends. I just celebrated my 20th birthday on the 12th and now I'm ready to be super focused on improving this blog and making it better for you all.

Now,let's talk about this outfit. I have been really loving these pieces individually so I thought I would put them all together. I found this crop top at Belmont Army a couple of months ago and I immediately fell in love with it. It fits so nice and the thin crotchet covering over it and high collar gives it a nice 60s/70s vibe. These high-waisted jeans are from American Apparel and they are amazing. I have practically lived in these jeans for the last few months because they are so comfy and I'm so glad I can now wear them with a little skin out.

 I found these wedges at DSW and I just had to buy them despite my mom's concerns. She always tries to talk me out of buying shoes with this much height because she thinks I can't walk in them without tipping over which is only halfway true lol. I'm 20 years old and I barely own any heels over 3 inches ( judge me now) . Hopefully this changes soon but these simple ones will help me adjust to an added 6 inches of altitude.

Photos by Akilah Petty

Sunglasses Borrowed
Crop Top Belmont Army
Easy Jeans American Apparel
Wedges Madden Girl via DSW

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I've Got The Moves like (Bianca) Jagger

For the last few months, I have been obsessed with 70s fashion from major music icons such as Diana Ross,Cher, and Elton John. More recently, I have been falling in love with Bianca Jagger (Mick Jagger's first wife) and the way that she dressed, especially in the 60s and 70s. Her outfits always looked so put together yet very effortless. As a former model and actress, I think having killer style is definitely required. It's great to see how well she could  pull off a structured pants suit and other menswear inspired fashion. Also, it amazes me how fresh and glamorous she was on her nights out at Studio 54 and of course on her wedding day. I absolutely adore the hat,plunging blazer, and skirt she wore on that day. (It oddly enough reminded me of the bride scene in The Parent Trap lol) Anyway, I just wanted put some of my favorite looks that will have some heavy influence over my summer wardrobe.


Washington, D.C.

Happy Memorial Day everyone :)

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you would know that I went to Washington D.C. for a few days to visit my family. I got to spend two days there and it was great. My family and I did a lot of sight seeing in the downtown area. On Saturday,we saw the White House and other monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The weather was perfect for walking around and enjoying the Memorial Day weekend events all around the area.

The Washington Monument
The statue from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
One of the quotes from the MLK Memorial
My new sandals from Topshop that were extremely comfortable

On Sunday, we all went to brunch at Eatonville located at 2121 14th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20009. The theme of the restaurant centered around the work of famous author Zora Neale Hurston. The interior of the restaurant was filled with tons of colorful paintings depicting some of her stories. I wish I could have taken more pictures of them.The food was amazing as well. I shared Biscuits & Jams with my mom and I had the BLGT to myself. Everything tasted so good and the service was amazing. Everything looked and tasted like a home-cooked meal from a Southern kitchen. I only wish they had a Chicago location. 

The BLGT with bacon,lettuce, fried green tomato and sliced French bread
The only thing that I would change about the trip, other that extending it so I could have visited the Smithsonian, is our mode of transportation. We took Amtrak trains both ways and the long ride between 5 states and over 10 stops and delays was so unbearable. Next time, I will definitely take a plane. If anyone lives in D.C. or has been there before can suggest other cool places to visit, let me know. To keep up with more of my trips and experiences follow my links below.


Life-Size Problems

This year so far has been the best and busiest year of my entire life. Between school,my internship at Her$tyle, my duties for Circus Magazine,looking for a job,looking for an apartment and running this blog, I barely have time to breathe. Don't get me wrong, I don't take any of these things for granted but at times I do feel overwhelmed. I think this is a very common feeling for many young women like myself. In today's society, I believe that women in general are expected to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities while looking presentable and go on our way like nothing is wrong. For a long time,women were basically sought to be pretty,disposable dolls in a sense. This made me think of Eve from the movie Life-Size (2000). 

In the movie, Eve was the quintessential woman. She was career-focused,lovable, educated, and most importantly beautiful with a body some would kill for. I think that this kind of imagery is seen way too often in the media and especially online. Not to seem self-absorbed or shady, but I know a few people I know probably think I have a "perfect" life because of what they see on social media. They see my pictures and my posts and think I have it all together and the truth is I DON'T and never will. In fact, no one really does. No matter how good myself or others' lives look on Instagram or Facebook, remember everyone is facing some of kind of struggle. The people you think have the least problems probably have the most.

In the end, Eve realized the pressure of being "perfect" was absolutely too much and being "normal' was much more fun. Honestly, I am a major perfectionist and every day I am learning not to be so hard on myself and on others. It's a day by day battle but I know with time and patience it will get better. Now that I got that off my chest, can we all sing "Be A Star