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)

Tree Trimming!

by Jamila Pierre

My main Bish, Amy (the babe who looks like Wilma Flintstone), decided to throw a little tree trimming party for just us heifers (before you get all butt-hurt, these are terms of endearment). I gotta be honest...I almost didn't go. If you've been keeping up with me then you know I suffer from chronic head/spine aches that come and go as they so choose, and can last anywhere from a few moments to a few hours....to a few days. Plus, in light of current events (watch the news)....being in a funk is an understatement, and on this particular day I was not only in a bit of a funk, but my head was throbbing something wicked. 

However, I decided to try and turn my frown upside-down, spend some time away from my own thoughts, and try and get into the holiday spirit. So I got as cute as this horrendously cold weather would permit, popped on my new matte lip cream from NYX (in the color Prague) and made my way to trim a tree and indulge in some homemade chocolate chip cookies and a home-cooked meal with people that I care about. 

I decided to steer clear of the typical holiday color palette but I stuck with the holiday shine. I went with my dual purpose (warm & chic) light grey sequin-mustache sweatshirt and a fuchsia collared top as my pop of color, together with some black skinnies and a biker boot...I was ready to go.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Reindeer Antlers from 99 cents store. (Gifted)
  2. Necklace from the wholesale district. $5
  3. Mustache Sweater from Forever21.com. $24.80
  4. Sheer Fuchsia collared top from JCPenny.com. $17
  5. High-Waisted Skinnies from Forever21.com. $17.80
  6. Boot from Charlotterusse.com. $15 (on sale from $45)

What Amy's Wearing:

  1. Santa Antennas from 99 cents store (Gifted)
  2. Vintage inspired Bat-Print dress from Sourpussclothing.com. $48
  3. Leggings from Forever21. $5.90
  4. Sneakers from Converse. $55 (On sale from $80)

What Jessica's Wearing :

  1. Antlers from 99 cents store (Gifted)
  2. Cami from Torrid. $12
  3. Lightning Short-Sleeve Sweater from Torrid. $10 (on sale from $39.99)
  4. Velour Corduroy Leggings from Kmart.com. $11.99
  5. Boots from Payless. $20 (on sale)

Le Mugshots of the significant others, gotta love them! 

And of course... a shot of them with their honey bunnies!

What would a tree trimming party post be without evidence of said tree trimming...?

Quintessential Ornament-Holding Group Shot!

Le Tree/ Ornament Close-Up!

This year has been a roller coaster of emotions and events, so many things took place in my life and the lives of the people in my life that I'm kinda glad that this year is coming to an end. Doors have been opened though and new chapters are set to begin, I can only hope that the new year will manifest many great things for myself and the people I hold so dear to me...lord knows we've all worked so hard to achieve greatness. As for me specifically, quite a few things have been set into motion, things I can't wait to share with all of you! 2015 shall be insane to say the least, y'all ain't ready.