Monday, August 23, 2010
So, the first two went fairly smoothly. But it had to be a city agency that ruined my day. I never made it into the Department of Education because there was no parking downtown and way too much traffic for me to concentrate. So as I was passing the city building I called their office to see if I even needed to go in and I was on hold until I got all the way back by my house. 13 minutes and 17 seconds! WTF. What are they paying these people for?
Maybe you think I’m jumping to conclusions but I never got a hold of anyone. I even tried to call again when I got home and my wait time was over 20 minutes. When someone did finally answer, I told them what I needed and the man simply responded “65 Court Street, Room 102.” What!!! I didn’t ask for the address. I know the address. I was there this Morning. But that was his smart ass way of telling me to come in. Ugh. Next time I’m taking the train.
Oh, I almost forgot. I hit someone today. Just a little tap. Why couldn’t life be more like Grand Theft Auto. In his case it was. Not even a scratch on his Ford Explorer XLT. On the other hand, my 1996 Camry has a sad face now.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
So the guy at my temp job, 37, is walking around being friendly yesterday morning. First off, sit down and do some work. Since day one he’s been right in between the crack of the supervisor’s ass cheeks asking THE dumbest questions that have already been answered just to be heard. So yesterday he asks and older woman, around her 40’s, how was her weekend. She simply said, “Fine,” and as common courtesy she asked him the same question. You would’ve thought this man was being interviewed for a magazine or a newspaper. He let it all go. I know everything he did from the time he walked into his house after work last Thursday until he walked back into work yesterday. Ugh. Why does he feel the need to talk sooooo much? No one cares. It’s like, where are your friends? Do they not let you unleash these stories onto them so we don’t have to endure this at work? Maybe you should get a cat. Sometimes they seem like they’re listening. I mean I know everything about him. And half of the things he was saying were simply because he had lips. Nothing made a point. Example: “I mean really, you gotta be carefull out her in these streets cuz people out here be texting and walking and then allovasudden they just stop walking when they get a text. You know what I do? You wanna know what I do? I stop right behind them cuz I aint about to bump into nobody and they think I pick-pocket them or something. I aint going down for nothing like that. Nahmean?” SHUT UP!
PS – I know y’all saying the same thing about me. I talk about anything. But at least I give you the discrepancy to click the little red “x” in the top right corner. But please don’t click it. Read my blog!
Monday, August 16, 2010
So let's start with shoes. I think shoes really make an outfit. Well, shoes and accessories. You can put on a white tee and blue jeans five days in a row and just change up the shoes and accessories and people won't even notice. Well, you know what I mean. Back to the shoes.
I don't remember who started this riding boot craze but ever since it began, I hardly think about wearing any other shoes during the fall and winter months, even spring if I could get away with it. But of course my Steve Madden Reins riding boots are about ready for shoe heaven. I've got them repaired 3 times within a year. Yes, 3! And while I'm still going to wear them, I'm eyeing a new Chic for Cheap pair of riding boots. At Target they have these new boots by Mossimo for less than $50 and they're mostly genuine leather. Good deal.
I may get pointed and laughed at for this next Chic for Cheap trend. I love scarves, especially $5 pashminas scarves. I've seen scarves for around $10 in Old Navy before and that's just Old Navy. So my motto is stick to the men on Broadway who sell scarves for $5. These $5 scarves really add to anything you're wearing.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
It’s very simple to turn a summer strapless dress that’s usually worn with sandals into a fall strapless dress worn with a cardigan, tights and boots. The key is layering items that can add depth to an outfit. Blazers, cardys, scarves and tights are just a couple of pieces you should have on hand to make an outfit new again. And I can’t just say it’s simple. I have to go into my closet and show you how easy it is by using my own clothes.
So stay tuned.
In this look I kept the top which can easily transition.
Kimono-sleeve top, Conway
Olive belted shorts, H&M
Wedges, Miss Sixty
Skinny jeans, H&M
Olive green platform, Nine West
If you want, you can even keep the tank and add a cardigan or blazer instead of changing to the black tee.
Peach tank, F21
Floral tier skirt, Strawberry’s
White wedges, Steve Madden
Black v-neck tee, Cherokee
Black opaque tights, Merona
Suede scrunch boots, Steve Madden
I actually wore this fall look in the spring right before it was started to get warm.
Paisley dress, H&M
Pink patent belt, Uniqlo
Pink patent wedge, Steve Madden
Opaque tights, Merona
Distressed riding boots, Steve Madden
Sheer kimono tunic, H&M
Yellow shorts, H&M
Purple jellies, Gap
Black skinny pants, H&M
Leather driving mocs, Steve Madden
Tube top, H&M
Distressed boyfriend shorts, H&M
Studded gladiators, H&M
Perforated cardigan, Victoria’s Secret
Distressed riding boots, Steve Madden
Ok I get. I shop at H&M way to much. They should endorse me. I hope this helps you save a few bucks. Now I’m not saying don’t shop. I tried to make that vow to myself before and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. My dad can’t even do it and he’s a 53 year old an. He always is a sale at Macy’s. But when you do shop, make smart purchases.
· Don’t go shopping without taking a look in your closet. You may find something similar to what you were going to purchase.
· Don’t but the same item more than once. If you have something similar, use that.
· Don’t buy things that can be found at a cheaper price. Quit being a label whore!
· Take risks when dressing.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A little after 9 a.m. a returnee decides to arrive with a bag of McD’s breakfast and gives pounds to the homies. We get it. You’ve done this before. So he proceeded to sit in my vicinity and eat his meal even though he was late. And I could tell exactly what was in his mouth. The breakfast sandwich and a whole lotta spit. I know because I heard everything. It sounded like a cow. Imagine if I dared to look up at his mouth. Ugh. Table manners people.
Also walks in a 19 year old temp. She’s dressed in what she must’ve though was business attire. I guess if your business includes climbing up and sliding down the pole, then she was right on the money. The girl had on shorts so short that I could see the black on the bottom of her ass. She wore moccasins and electric blue nail polish. And all day she twirled her weave. When we were asked to tell a little bit about ourselves, she informed of the important attributes including her birthday being next month. Who the F**k Cares? She should’ve continued by saying she like long walks on the beach and romance novels. This ain't eHarmony?
One man was decked out in orange and navy. Very reminiscent of the NY Mets. But his story ends here because he left and never came back after lunch. I guess he went to see the game.
You’re probably laughing and I can definitely pour more of this onto you but honestly, I’m making myself upset. People, you hear my cry. I can’t do this anymore. I need a place where people are on my level. Not to say that I am above the rest. But c’mon. You know what, scratch that. I need a job that surrounds me with people that are ABOVE my level. At least I could learn from them and take something from the workplace.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Can't a girl just dream?
Notice how far apart my center part is.
When this came out, THANK GOD, I wasn’t sure what I could do. I mean I had this short hair on my head that couldn’t even lay down flat due to all the new growth. I couldn’t dare wear it out and was too cheap to pay to get it done. So after some training from YouTube, I created my very own weave cap (wig)!
Yes, very amateur, but successful. It last for a couple of weeks before it started to fall apart.
I made about 3 of these weave caps and wore each for about 1 month. When February rolled around I was soooo done with wigs. I mean really, I only knew 2 styles. Think about that. 3 months and 2 styles equals boring. So to turn up the heat, I ……… drum roll please……… I got another weave! Big moves y’all.
I guess I was afraid of change or maybe it was the forest that was growing on my head. So I panicked and the lame weave thing as usual. I actually like this. But the bottom track got nappy as any weave wearers out there knows.
Finally, between styles, I was convinced to wear MY hair. And go figure, it was a little Armenian lady who convinced me. So months later, I’m still wearing my hair but I’m starting to feel that itch. For the past 4 months I’ve been wearing the same two strand twists out. I love the look of my curly 'fro when let out but for 4 months straight...getting boring.
I don't want to do anything I'll regret, but I have to do something different.
What to do now?
Color, weave, braids, Big Chop, perm.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Times when I’ve seen West Indian or Filipino or whatever ethnicity other than white pushing a stroller or holding hands with a white child, I automatically think that that child is a spoiled little brat who runs over the sitter because she’s too scared to say no to the kid. Luckily, the child I had isn’t too bad. But hopefully, I get a job quickly so I won’t make a career out of this and end up with a kid whose parent’s buys him guns. Monique knows what I’m talking about.
After baby-sitting, I met up with Donelle. Sidebar: I need new friends because she’s all over my blog. But let me just tell you a joke. We met at 14th Street and I tell her that we should walk to 42nd Street and she asks if it’s far (you should be laughing right now). Anyway, on the way to 42nd Street, I see the shoes of my life. If any of you really know me, you know that I have four buckets of shoes which can’t even close and doesn’t even include boots. So back to the shoes: Jeffrey Campbell’s Tick. They’re wedged booties with a peep toe and thumbtacks in the wedge. HAWT!!!
So finally after some Jamba Juice, cute shoes, and walking through a maze of tourists in Times Square, we got to 42nd Street and picked up our TKTS to see the play Race. I can’t even begin to speak on the play. Maybe in another posting but in the mean time, google it! But I do wish to hear what you guys think about racism.
Can you have a true conversation about racism with a white person assuming you’re black (and vice versa)?
Is everything Black & White?
How do you respond to undercover racism?
We’ll talk about this later.