OOTD|Dare to be Different

Hello Passionistas !!!

Yesterday, my girls and I experienced yet another outstanding show by Beyoncé featuring Jay Z at the On The Run 2 Tour. It’s always a pleasure when 👑🐝 blesses us with her creativity and stage presence.

This show was my 1st time watching Chloe x Halle (Beyoncé’s artist) perform live. I love those girls! They are such great artists and I am a BIG fan. I even made t-shirts to wear to the concert.

Check out my wardrobe choice:

Black Tee (Men’s) purchased at Walmart

Red Biker shorts purchased at Walmart

Black and White Vans

Beauty Supply store clear fanny pack

NATURAL HAIR PROTECTIVE STYLE

I’ve had this hairstyle idea in my head for a while, but never had the opportunity to do it until the concert. It turnt out better than I thought. The black choker, hoop earrings and makeup really brought the whole look together for me.

CHLOE X HALLE SHIRTS MADE BY ME

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My Favorites Mix :)

 

Hello Passionista!

I don’t know about y’all but I enjoy the luxury of music and podcasts all day long. No matter what I am doing, I am most likely listening to a Apple Playlist or a Podcast. I find it soothing to listen to different Apple playlist at my desk at work and listen to podcast while driving.

If you have Apply music, you get a favorites mix every week on Wednesday updated by Apple based on what you listen to frequently. So I’ve decided to share my favorites mix with y’all. Some weeks, I don’t know how certain song get on my favorites mix but other weeks I instantly fall in love with the playlist and listen to it multiple times before the next update.

This weeks Favorites Mix

Wildest Dream- Taylor Swift

My Song – Alessia Cara

Best Thing I Never Had- Beyonce

Million Reasons- Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream- Katy Perry

Hello- Adele

Dope- Fifth Harmony

Mercy- Shawn Mendes

Skyscrapper Demi Lovato

Be Yourself- Frank Ocean

Skin- Rihanna

All Good – Ciara

No More (Baby I’ma Do It Right)- 3LW

Locked in Closets- Solange

Wish I Never Met You- Trina

Check it Out- Nicki Minaj & will.i.am

11 Something – Summerella

Not Gon’ Cry- Mary J. Blige

H.A.T.E.U-Mariah Carey

Leave me Lonely- Ariana Grande

Bring it All to Me (feat. NSYNC)- Blaque

Don’t Love Me- Janine

Versace on the Floor- Bruno Mars

Don’t Forget to Remember Me- Carrie Underwood

Where the Party At- Jagged Edge

The Best Relationship

Good Day Passionistas!

I’m growing to learn that the best relationship you can have is the relationship you build with yourself. It took me some time and I’m still learning how to love myself, take good care of myself, and not let myself down. Often times I still let myself down and I’m learning to forgive. Forgive myself. Not to long ago, my friends and I saw Beyonce perform during the Formation World Tour. It was a great experience to share with my Beyonce-loving friends. It was one section during the concert that I was in an arena full of people, yet I felt alone with Beyonce as she sang to me. She sang a slow version of “Me, Myself, and I”. The words she was spoke before the song replayed over and over in my head…

My girls and I at the Formation World Tour in Nashville, TN… My eyes were closed in this photo, but we look good as a unit 

“Me myself and I
that’s all I got to the end
that’s what I found out
and it ain’t no need to cry
I took a vow that for now own
I’mma be my own best friend”

 

As Beyonce sung those lyrics, I closed my eyes and for that moment I was alone. I didn’t hear my friends beside me singing along. I didn’t hear the thousands of fans screaming for her. I heard only her. It was then that I realized how I haven’t been much of a good friend to myself.

My plan now is to date myself. Take myself out and explore. I want to learn new things about myself that I do not yet know. Because when I lay down to rest every night, all I have is myself. I have to be okay with the person I see in the mirror and the person inside.

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Before 2016 ended, I took myself on a little day date. I did something I like to do that relaxes me. I found this neat little spot called “All Fired Up”. It’s a colorful shop where you paint your own pottery pieces. I love little art places that allow me to be free. So I picked a nice little teapot setto creatively spend time with myself. After I finished my little master piece I went next door to this small diner to have some brunch and catch up on a little reading. When I walked out of the diner and made it to my car, I felt so empowered. I had so much energy. I really felt good about myself. That one little day date gave me such a spark of positivity. I can’t wait to see where I take myself to next.

Pictures from my day date

Lemonade Served: A Music Review

Intuition.  Denial. Anger. Apathy. Emptiness. Accountability. Reformation. Forgiveness. Resurrection. Hope. Redemption.

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You have to live under a rock if you don’t know what this blog post is about #Lemonade. I just knew Beyonce was going to give us 1 week to learn her new music before the #formation tour started. A week is not a long time. But she’s the QUEEN and we gon’ learn it.

Now, I’ve been a fan of Beyonce for sometime now. I was first a fan for the original Destiny’s Child. And I have to admit I was upset when she when solo and Destiny’s Child was no more. But I am beginning to STAND for my girl QUEEN B. I think #Lemonade is the first album I can play front to back and back to front all day long for days and still feel the same way I did when I first heard it. #Lemonade speaks completely to me. I got together with my bestie to watch this amazing HBO special, so let me give you the run down…

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Pray you Caught me, this intro sets the tone of my emotions. Dishonesty. When you can feel it, “I pray you caught me…” these lyrics touched me, “nothing else ever seem to hurt like the smile on your face”. I feel like this is the stage of thinking it but not knowing it but wanting to know. It’s all emotions.

Hold Up, now this jam made me dance, and I love it. And I can relate to her in so many ways, “Jealous of Crazy”. I’ll take CARZY for 500, Alex.

Don’t hurt Yourself, now this is the one that has all the girls talking. I mean it starts off so ruff. I was shocked. I was like Beyonce and letting y’all know she’s the QUEEN, but still she deals with real life. And the ending dramatics give me sooooo much life “Let it Be, Don’t her yourself”

Sorry, Now this is my second favorite song. Serena Williams gave me life in the video. Beyonce gave me life again, just as before. “Boy Bye” She stands for girls, black women, and sister-ship.

6 inch, Okay! Featuring the Weeknd, this is my FAVORITE. Its so dark and all you see if RED. “She walked in the club like nobodies’ business.” It really speaks to me. I work hard. Bey works hard. And its hard to be professional and a woman at the same time at times. But we still work, “she worth every dollar”

Daddy Lessons, I love country music. She gave me a real dirty south country song. And the video not only show you culture, but insight to Beyonce’s real life.

Love drought, “9 times out of 10 I’m in my feelings” YASSSSSS BEY! That is completely true. Like how can you know fall in love with her words. I need love, she needs love, women need love. And not just any old love. Real, can’t live without you love.

Sandcastle, straight water works. I mean the first time I listened to this was during the HBO special and I was around my friends so I couldn’t feel it like I needed to. But please believe once I got alone I played this one at least three times before any other song. And I balled. I mean I cried for the old, I cried for the new, I cried. She understands me or I understand her. Bey, Thank you I needed this one, “every promise don’t work out that way”.

Forward, When I heard James Blake voice…. I knew this was not a game. James Blake on a Beyonce album, this is serious. I know she was a fan of his, but a feature with him is big. And it leads us into Freedom. And I get pumped up. “Ima keep running ‘cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”. Black America needs this. This is for our young men #blacklivesmatter

All Night, Not I like this song but this is the hope and redemption. It sounds good, but personally I’m not there yet. But I wait to see the day, I feel love like that.

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Now these cheating rumors could be true. I mean we are all humans. Jay Z is a man, and man makes mistakes. And yes this album is a run down of emotions of a woman who has been through more than she could imagine in her relationship, but still falls in love with her man all over again every time she looks in his eyes. This album is relatable, believable, and understandable. Honestly I didn’t know I needed this in my life until the HBO special. Thank You Bey! And then after it all she says… Hold you head up high and get in # Formation. Yes he may I cheated but still life goes on.

Can’t wait til May 5th, I will be in FORMATION in NASHVILLE babay !!!!!