by Jamila Pierre

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill

Glow baby, GLOW!

There's no shortage of people who will attempt to steal your shine. They will attempt and some will actually be successful, but I say FUCK em'. 

There's only so much you can do to please people and so much you can ask of people. And, no matter how much people try and tear you down or disrespect you, you've gotta make sure they get a healthy dose of the dust you leave them in.

You've gotta be true to you, you've gotta believe in you're own magic. No, I'm not trying to be motivational or hype you, I'm not really that kind of girl. What I am doing is letting you know the facts of the matter.

It's perfectly OK to let people in, but be wise. And it's perfectly OK to cut people off from your particular brand of awesome AF, because you are awesome. Everyone is the shit. Whether you know it or understand it, and whether someone just doesn't mix well with your brand of awesome AF is always to be discovered; once you figure it out....act accordingly. 

I know my worth, do you? Don't be afraid to charge people exactly what you're worth, if they can't afford it...it says nothing about you or your product. They can either save up for you, pay what you're asking, or move on to find someone they can afford. 

You just gotta keep glowing baybay, be the opulet being you are. 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill

By no means do I think that you should be you in ways that deliberately hurt others, or that change and progression isn't good, but remember what it costs to conform when it really does no one any justice. Don't be selfish but don't be entirely selfless either.  

In the recent months (let alone weeks) I've reeeeeaaaally been coming face to face with all of these things. I'd like to think I'm quite self-aware, I also believe in regular self-reflection and check-ins, you gotta know (or get to know) you're weaknesses; why you get angry, what it all means, what you want out of life, how you plan to make it happen, when you're making mountains outta mole hills, when to let go, when to sink your claws and teeth deep down into it; your whole life will be a series of this. Work on perfecting it. No, there's no such thing as perfect but there's no reason you shouldn't strive and hone. 

As for my outfit, what could convey opulence more than this sequin white iridescent sorcery. There was nothing I wanted to pair it with more than my holo-sexellent kicks. Then I I realized that the only thing left to do was to add in the juxtaposition flare I should sincerely be know for by now. Soooooo...... in came my Rebel Wilson moto leggings and my Grave Digger skull bag from Killstar.

Nothing says hard and soft like skulls and sequins.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Hottopic.com.$14.90 (2 for $10)
  2. Jacket from Charlotterusse.com. $20 (On Sale, no longer available, alternative HERE)
  3. Tank from Forever21.com. $14.90
  4. Moto leggings from the Rebel Wilson Collection for Torrid. $20 (On sale, no longer available)
  5. Sneakers from Charlotterusse.com. $15 (On sale, no longer available, alternative HEREHERE)
  6. Bag from Killstar.com. $45 (On sale)


by Jamila Pierre

What's in a name?

My name? My name means beautiful in some languages and God's beauty in others....I don't know boutchu....but I think that's fairly accurate. *Hair flips* But no seriously, I'm pretty into how bomb I am and I in no way deem it conceited even though I do believe that there's a thin line between confidence and conceit. I def straddle that line sometimes but I know when to rein it in. I also believe that a child's name can pave the way for their lives or even just fit who they are or develop into as a person. 

For instance my precious God daughter was named Zamora, it means "wild olive", and I instantly felt that there wasn't anything more fitting. With the back flips she's done in the belly I had no doubt that this name suited her to the tenth power.  She may not know it now, but this will be her moniker for all of her life and no matter the fact that her name is Zamora, I WILL be calling her Wild Olive just as much if not more. I look forward the the path she'll set ablaze, I look forward to helping her light it all on fire. She will be strong and proud. She will be smart and beautiful (way beyond conventional standards), she will be great and I couldn't be more excited to be instrumental in that. AND, I will do my best to take some of the pressure off of her whilst still knowing and teaching her the truth about herself.

(By the way.....I hope you enjoy me doing the most in these photos, LOL)

I dedicate this post to that crazy and little ball of flame. There's so much I want to teach her and help her with. I know, I know, I'm not her actual mother, and I by no means am attempting to replace her mother either. I just really take my roles in peoples' lives very seriously. I believe that with each title comes a job description, and I will do everything, EVERYTHING, in my power to go above and beyond my job description, especially for the people I love. I hope I'm able to be a part of teaching her that.

In this world your word is bond, but your actions speak louder. 

As for this look? I am a sucker for the color green and all of it's glorious and varying shades/ tones (except for what I deem to be "fake green" which is too complicated to explain and I just know it when I see it...I hate that green with passions). I'm also a super fan of monochromatic looks. The idea that you can pair a single color in a variety of shades, tones, and textures, with one another, and it just look phenom....? I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT.

Also if your're just noticing, my hair is now green. It took years for me to dye my hair let alone green, it hasn't been this color for over a decade. This hair color is my favorite one to have of all time. I find it interesting that based on my astrological sign...my color is supposed to be red.... Aside from pops of the color or a neon reddish-orange, I'm not as into it as my sign suggests.  

Green just represents everything to me; life, growth, sustenance, wealth, vibrancy, etc...  I feel as though this color fits ALL of the moods as well. And as much as I love most  all colors (except for the fake green of course), this one has my heart above all; why wouldn't I drench myself in it.

Remember that thing I said about being extra in my photos...? the image bellow should reinforce that statment.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunglasses from Hottopic. $5 (was on a crazy sale and now it's just on a regular sale HERE)
  2. Jacket from Boohoo.com. $28 (60% Sale, alternative HERE)
  3. Necklace from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  4. Top from Burlington Coat Factory. $12
  5. Rings from random street vendors in the city. $2-$10
  6. Moto disco leggings from Forever21.com. $19.90 (Sold Out)
  7. Boots from Torrid.com. $30 (On Sale, alternative HERE, there's a sale going on right now)