by Jamila Pierre

Not you, but most all things crappy....unless you're crappy......are you crappy....? LOL! This post and this dress is for those who get me and for those who have a sense of humor, at the very least a care-free bone in their body. All others...I suggest you wait until my next post.

Let me preface this by assuring you that there are quite a few things to be happy about in life, at least for me, I am absolutely aware and acknowledge all of the privileges I have been afforded (no matter how big or small).....but this past week.....?! This past week has been an emotional roller coaster of shit logs being slung in my direction.

 I've done my best to cope with the pieces of turd that somehow still landed on me despite the old "college try", I still managed to get in the Kung Fu was at about a level six out of ten this week....not nearly enough.

I barely made it out alive this week...but I am alive.

There's this misconception that things shouldn't phase you, that if you give in to the rage or "negativity"'re somehow less evolved. I think not! For me personally, very little gets to me as far as how people perceive me, how I physically look,  etc..., I really don't care. But, there are still some lines out there that can be crossed and the cup of rage just runneth over. Guess what....? That's OK! Feel all of those feels.

The idea that you should be so elevated that you only see things as a "positive" (even though some things are just shitty...just plain old shitty, nothing more nothing less), it just doesn't sit well with me. I need to be able to see and except things for what they are, whatever they are, and that I have the space to explore ALL of said feels.

With that said, these past few months let alone this past week, has been craaaaaaaaazyyyyy. Not a fan. But hopefully I'll be able to push through yet again and find a way to live with the new changes heading my way.

On a brighter note, I find it to be amazing that there's clothing out there that can express your sentiments with such pinpoint accuracy. 

As some of you might know, I'm an ambassador for the brand CowCow, I honestly couldn't be more stoked and appreciative about it. It isn't every day you get to work with a company that you mesh with so well. I have a plethora of existing posts on the brand and how in love I am with them as a whole, much less for their actual products. 

They sent me this dress (which I selected myself), after I'd already bought its sister of course. When I saw that this awesome print came in black and white...I just had to cop it. The dress just screamed "Fifty Shades Of Fuck You". And guess what?! They have it in a bunch of other colors too. I just might get one for every day of the week, especially because this print is my #ForeverMood. It perfectly reflects my response to the shit that people need to miss me with. Can you tell that this week has been trying...? LMFAO! I can somewhat laugh about it now because life is real funny sometimes.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Joyce Leslie. $5
  2. Necklace from AFAZE. (On Sale 3 for 10)
  3. Leatherette Bomber from Forever21. $19.90 (Alternative HERE)
  4. Dress from COWCOW, via (Sent for review)
  5. Belt from a friend because mine fell apart. 
  6. Shoes from Mandee. $15 (Similar HERE)


by Jamila Pierre

Yes, I'm a self proclaimed Bad Bitch, but don't get it twisted....I'm Queenin' always, the two are not mutually exclusive. There's always talk of one verses the other and honestly I'm way too complex to be put in one solitary box. I am both a Bad Bitch and a Queen, A lover and a fighter, etc...

I've had so many moments of re-evaluation and self-reflection over the recent weeks, let alone the past few years, and I found that I often have to remind myself what I'm capable of and what I'm worth. It's not just one of those things where you can just say it once and never have to dip back into the self affirmation box ever again. 

But once I say it out loud it doesn't really take much convincing. when I think of all the things I've accomplished, pushed passed, pushed through, rose above, maintained my integrity, lived life on my terms (for the most part), I'm just could I deny my Bad Ass Queenery? And yes, I still struggle and have a consistent flow of existential issues....but I'll be damned if I let anyone take away how bomb AF I am, not even myself. 

It sucks, it's as if all we can do in society is compare and have a "me vs. you" mentality. Personally I couldn't give two shits how you're living...unless you're hurting me or someone I love...or being a general douche that needs to be checked, I just don't have time for it. Plus, I'm not into the idea of telling people that their either one way or the other, people are many different things in all of their contradictory glory, a special formula of varying percentages. 

I just hope that I can continue to push through to the next stage of my life in the manner of one of those savage AF montages/ walking through flames in slow motion while putting on shades and having buildings blow up behind me, with Nas' "You can hate me now" playing in the background....because bihhhh I'm lit.

And if this outfit doesn't fit the criterea...I don't know what does. Feel every piece of this flyness *Tony Baker voice*

I got this dress a few moons ago and they only have a size 14 left if I'm not mistaken, but the material is crazy stretchy. The jacket was on sale at Target which was a delightful win because I'd been peeping it for a long while and at $50 I wasn't about to cop it if it wasn't on sale. It was meant to be.

I know it's scortching degrees outside right now...but IDGAF Fashion over function is my motto most times (Inset meme of how my jacket is part of the look so I don't care how hot it is...I'm not taking it off).

The booties were from Mandee during a fall sale and I got two pair (one in a beige taupe, and these black pair) and it was seriously one of the best purchases. 

Together ISSA looks, ISSA Bad Bitch.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Bandanna from the 99 cent store. $1

  2. Necklace from Forever21. $6 (Sold out)

  3. Fuzzy Jacket from Target. $15 (On Sale)

  4. Dress from $10 (On Sale)

  5. Boots from Mandee. $15 (On Sale, similar HERE , & HERE)