These little booties are some cuties! As soon as I saw them I knew I needed them in my life! I thrifted these from my local thrift shop in South Holland. I felt bad for a second because one of the employees wanted the boots and was sad I had got them before her. So again I felt bad for a "second" because she could have gotten them for half off before I even saw them. So they were fair game! Any who, I love these little Mossimo cowboy booties. Although the down side is, they are a half size to small (*screams*) but I will make it work!
Can we say, "I LOVE the 90s.com!"? Let's also say YES to the thrifted Adidas jacket! I feel like a kid again! Like I should be headed to a Rock the Mic hip-hop concert! Or better yet, like I should be in a modern version of a 90s Puff Daddy video minus the shiny suits. Any who, below are more pics of my complete outfit. I paired the thrifted green nylon pants with the jacket. The shiny boots I thrifted over a year ago.
***UPDATE*** A Suit and Tie Affair...Come out to SHOP and PARTY with me November 9, 2013. Best thing it's FREE!! Yes, FREE! Let's kick off the HOLIDAY season with style and grace...Come dress to KILL...Get ready to SHOP...and stay to PARTY!!
When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: Ivanhoe Community Center
151 w. 137th St
Plus enjoy a 10% off discount on all FEbyJB merchandise.
Ok, so can we say the CRAZYSEXYCOOL Vh1movie was a hit! WoWzer! Now lets talk fashion...Dem TLC girls for sure stood out for their expressive and outspoken style through out their career. As a little girl growing up watching TLC I loved everything they did but as an adult I must say they had some odd fashion choices. DUH! That's oblivious. Here are a few of my fave and not so fave looks of Dem TLC Girls...
Dolce & Gabbana bottoms, YES! Cute girls, I like.
In some odd universe I respect this leather pattern. I'm really feeling the tops. The bottoms, not so much.
NO! I won't go for it! Not a fave.
Heeeey! I like this. One of my fave looks to copy when I was younger. Remember reading Word Up magazine? And collecting the posters to hang up all over your bedroom walls?!?
I just simply love the beauty in Lisa "Left Eye" eyes. Beautiful picture.
If you didn't love it, you didn't love them! This look started it all and I respect it! Fave!!!
Hey Hey Hey! She's back and dope as ever! Man I've been waiting on this good fall weather for a long time and it's HERE! Recently I've been at war with my jeans so I'm opting for skirts and leggings these days (sad but true). What I love about this outfit is the comfort yet the complexity. It's Turban Life meets the Chain Gang! Love it! Especially my gold studded thrifted jacket.
Love this thrifted pink houndstooth blouse! Paired with nude and gold accessories with a touch of black.
Best part of this layered fall look is the oversized green and black H&M scarf. I bought it on sale during the summer for $5! The military jacket was thrifted during the summer too.
Last but not least my black leather bomber jacket. I purchased this at JCPenny years ago and I just love it! I remember when I bought it someone teased me for wearing a Michael Jackson look-a-like jacket. Well poo on them! I'm still wearing this MITCH!!!
Hate it or love it it's that time of year. I have mixed feelings about Uggs. I do like the moon boot types but I don't like them when they are dirty. (Sad face) Now I do like the other styles of Ugg boots. Here are some pictures of my fave styles this season!
Customize a pair of the quintessential winter boots by choosing your color combo with the company's new online tool.
Source: Instyle Magazine
Cent'anni, Ciao Bella! Love this picture of the power house duo in 1993 (Donatella and Gianni Versace).
Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace and Christy Turlington in 1992.
WoW!!! This is awesome! I've been an Andy Warhol fan since the 6th grade, when my art teacher blew my mind with his eccentric style.
In 2012 Campbell's Soup celebrated the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's iconic 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962). Campbell's released limited edition versions of their soup cans with labels that emulated Warhol's signature pop-art.
I am determined to get my hands on a set of these cans. eBay here I come!
Andy Warhol and the iconic 32 Campbell's Soup Cans.
Remember nylon jogging pants? Yes, I'm wearing them and I love them all over again! They are comfy, cute color and best of all they don't make the swoosh sound when I walk. Below you'll find a few other of my fall outfits.
Love those boots! But I'm having a love affair with the black leather and sheer dress. Can't wait to style that dress again!
Just thrifted the brown booties this week. Cute, Comfy and CA-UTE!!!
I read this interesting article on Facebook the other morning and thought I'd share it with my dolls and gents.
Food for Thought:
Yesterday I read an article in which Chris Brown discussed the age at which he lost his virginity. He was 8, he says, and the girl was 14 or 15. He mentions that in “the country” he and his cousins watched a lot of porn, so by age 8 he was “hot to trot.” Maybe so. Children can have sexual feelings at 8, but whether they can consent to sex at age 8 is an entirely different subject. Sex at age 8 is rape, especially given the fact that the girl involved was significantly older, a teenager. Chris Brown was raped, but to hear him tell it, that experience was positive, healthy. Something to brag about. “At eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it.”
And the worst part? This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this from a man.
I’ve personally dated two men who described these early sexual experiences, and have heard these stories from friends as well. In terms of my former boyfriends, one was seven when he lost his virginity, the other nine. Both saw this as a notch in their tiny, child-like belts. The girls in their experiences were teenagers also, so the men seemed to think that this was a testament to their own irresistibility: at eight years old, their sex appeal was so overwhelming, so potent, that teenage girls were compelled to have sex with them. The idea that this was rape—and it was—never crossed their minds. Why? Because the same poisonous system that tells women they are rape-able tells men that they are not.
We know some of the behavioral signals that occur when girls have been raped. Depression, promiscuity, unexplained anger, anxiety. These are words we use when we describe the ways victims behave. It’s interesting that I have seen these same symptoms in young boys—alongside me in class when I was a child, in boyfriends as I got older, in men beside me on the bus in Chicago—yet no one looks at male anger and male promiscuity as symptoms of anything. These are just classic male behaviors. “Boys will be boys,” and boys sleep around. Boys have bad tempers. Right?
What if we have been normalizing male rape victims’ symptoms for centuries? This is not to say that every man has been the victim of sexual abuse, but I know more than a few who have been, and their cries for help—the ones that get such attention when our “ladylike” daughters act out sexually and/or aggressively—went unnoticed, chalked up to a male standard of behavior that not only turns a blind eye to promiscuity but rewards it. Can you imagine? Can you imagine being sexually abused and then growing up being told that this is a good thing? That your sexual potency has been enhanced? That rape was a “head-start” into the wonderful world of sex? The damaging system that tells girls they are worthless after rape has a disgusting flip side for boys: you have worth now. This violence has made you a god.
And we wonder why our boys grow up sex-obsessed, equating violence with pleasure (“be a beast at it”), and imagining that rape is only something that happens to women. We wonder why they grow up hating women; women who might look like their abuser, or women who were raped and actually had their violence addressed by a society that believes men are immune from that kind of crime, a crime that when committed against a male goes woefully under-reported.
Boys will be boys. And boys can be hurt. We must stop viewing patriarchy as a weapon that wounds only women. To do so silences generations of victims…and often creates more.
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