Saturday, December 17, 2011

Time to Bundle Up!

Seems like fur is a never dying trend of the winter time and each year it just gets better and better! So why don't you join in?! Fur coats are no longer limited to grandma's long mink that she once paid $3000 dollars for many moons ago but they have evolved! Coming in all shapes, sizes and colors and have they become the chicest thing to wear with a cheaper price tag. No longer remaining in the $1,000 dollar or better range, you can now find faux fur that is just as warm and perhaps even nicer for under $400. So get out there and get some fur. Its time to bundle up and dont forget to spruce things up with your own personal style!! And if you cant think of anything try a small belt, a colorful scarf, or broach and maybe even some sky high heals if your feeling daring!

Coat Mae Collarless Fur Coat with Tie Belt

River Island Faux Fur Coat in Dalmatian

Keith Striped Faux Fur Coat

Asos Faux Fur in Color Black

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dreams are Illegal in the Ghetto

Back with a little more poetry! I am such a fan of Def Jam Poetry... I think they definitely elevated poetry to a higher place by placing it on such a scale forum like television. As of right now I have tons of Def Jam Poetry YouTube clips that I think are not only inspiring but engaging, well written, and mentally stimulating. This poem is called "Dreams are Illegal in the Ghetto". After I heard it, I was immediately struck by how honest and true it was for me. Growing up as a young black girl, I constantly saw the dreams of my friends crushed and their innocence stolen because someone told them "No" or said "You aren't good enough to do or have...". When you live on the wrong side of the tracks you can appreciate someone acknowledging the suffering that you may have felt. And I think whether Black, White or indifferent, we can all feel this poem pull at our heart strings. So I am sharing this with you and I hope you enjoy it.


Ready to Release the Shakles
Art by Doc 
Danny O'Connor

Today was an absolutely gorgeous moment! I'm really feeling like things are coming together. I came across this art piece, like I always do, by Danny O'Connor and I really felt like this captured my emotions today. It seems like everything has been swirling around in my mind and I am constantly thinking thinking thinking and worried about things I have no control over. And then I saw this and I stopped, I gazed at it and time stood still for a moment. I'm not sure who Danny O'Connor is but this piece of work gave me piece of mind today. I wanted to share this with you all, in hopes that you would be inspired to find peace in your own life. Stop... smell the flowers and release your shackles.-monet

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"I Will Wait for You"

Hey all. I have been gone for awhile. I haven't had much to blog about but my friend L. Monique showed me this poem clip a while back and I came across it again tonight while surfing the web at 6:08 am. I loved it so much I had to share it with you all. I'm not sure why it was put on my heart to share it but I feel like I am waiting. Waiting for God to speak life into me so that I can go forth into the world and accomplish all that he has for me. I know that I have many of my own dreams but somehow I know that God's dreams are bigger than I will ever know. I am not what you would consider the ideal religious person but I am deeply spiritual. I will continue to wait until God feels it is my time to be the person he made me to be, and just knowing that I have a purpose drives me everyday to be better. I hope you can take something from this video. Enjoy.