Golden Kaleidoscope: August 2013

"This is the L-I-Y-A-H"

Let's face it, sometimes you don't want to wear a dress and high heels. Some days you wanna be "one of the guys". I was watching an old school Aaliyah music video and it inspired me. She had this sexy tomboy attitude about her. It wasn't overly masculine; it was perfect.Since the anniversary of her passing was a few days ago I decided to do an Aaliyah inspired outfit post. Her music, life, even style of dress affected my life so much that I attempted her signature over the eye hairstyle, and I wasn't able to see in class. I was cute though! Her life was tragically cut way too short but, at least we have her music and movies to carry on her legacy.

Strength, courage and wisdom...

"It was inside of me all along."- India Arie

With my birthday approaching next week, I'm so grateful for where my life is at this moment. I'm living in my dream city, I have an amazing support system and I'm making things happen for myself that I never thought were possible. My life hasn't always been easy. We all have a story and mine is no different from any other person who came from a broken home. My birth mother was a drug addict who didn't want to be a mother so she ran from her responsibilities. My earlier childhood was filled with abuse and multiple foster care homes. Being a child in the system, you meet people who really care about children and others who are in it for the paycheck. 

Unapologetic (F*ck it!)

"A lot of people say that it's a lack of vocabulary that makes you swear. Rubbish. I know thousands of words but I still prefer "fuck". "-Billy Connolly

I wear what I want, when I want and how I want. I curse, I laugh loudly and I wear things that would make your grandmother blush. Does this make me a bad ass or "cool"? No. However, I don't let other people's opinions of life affect what I wear, do or say. I'm still going to rock long weaves, form fitting clothes and inappropriate t shirts. It's just who I am.

"People gonna talk whether you doing bad or good."-Rihanna