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)


by Jamila Pierre

Oh hey there, I've been gone for a minute haven't I? 

Let's address the grass colored elephante in the room, my forrest green locks. Yea...that happened.

So here's the thing...if you've been following me for awhile....then you already know I'm super ill (in the cool  I'm the illest way AND in the actual physical ailment way). These past few months have been a doozy. I don't know how many more times I'll go M.I.A on this journey, but I do know I have to keep pushing. 

When I tell you I've been hella bedridden, that these leaks in my spine are tornado-ing through my life and leaving massive amounts of wreckage....I'm so not being dramatic. But all I can do is pray for a recovery some time soon and continue to make my attempts at life.

In my first post back from my mini sabbatical, I thought it be fitting to show y'all one of my most awesome acquired bags EVAR and this sick anorak with this beautiful sequins patch on the back of it.  I really don't know what could tell the story about how I view everything that has come to pass in a better way.  All the dead things sprinkled with a bit-o-glitz.

I remember watching this YouTube video hauling this glorious skull magic and I instantly had to stop everything I was doing because it was about to be my birthday....and I'd be DAMNED if I didn't get this bag. What made it so that all the stars aligned was that Killstar was having a crazy sale. Please explain to me how I cold pass up this obvious sign from the heavens....HOW?!

I already own a few skull head bags, but all things are NOT created equal. Plus, this one is made of a hard plastic and has a zip  that opens up the top of the skull as if you were digging for brain treasures. You'd almost think that an ominus light would burst from the opening upon unzipping and reveal all of the secrets. 

It's incredibly well made and makes me super happy every time I hold it. But then again....Killstar kills it just about every time (see what I did there *cues snare drums*)

During my birthday week I decided I was gonna make a serious effort to purchase from places I'd always been meaning to buy stuff from, Missguided being one of the online stores. I remember when they didn't have extended sizes, now they at least go up to a size 20 if I'm not mistaken. It didn't take long before I came upon this fabulous anorak with a touch of flare. would you happen to guess that they too were having an uber sale....

You know I was on the mutha fucka *Samuel L. Jackson voice*. This jacket screams my name! All that rough and tumble with splashes of fab, GIRL.

I ordered it in the largest size because honestly I had no idea how it'd fit. When it finally came and I tried it on, I as pleasantly surprised by how over-sized it was. This jacket could easily fit me if I was a 4X. I remember looking at my reflection in the mirror and thinking to myself....I think I quite love how baggy this shit is, and then I turned so that I could get a good look at that sequiiiiiinnnnsssssss, I nearly lost it, SO GOOD!

The week prior to my birthday shopping extraveganza I was's time to pop my ASOS cherry, so I did so by purchasing these too school for cool velvet platform sugar pie honey bunches. I was so excited to see such a fabu pair of shoes, on sale, that couldn't be more my style if it tried. And as glorious as they look and essentially are....don't be fooled, the tongue came clean off the shoe with little to no effort on my first time wearing them.....LIVID!!! But, would you like to know who has two thumbs and is gonna try and repair them so that they can continue to rock em'....? This Bitch.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Bandana from the 99 cents store. $1
  2. Necklace from Forever21. $6
  3. Anorak from $50 (On Sale, Sold Out, Similar HERE without the sequins)
  4. Dress from $14 (On Sale)
  5. Bag from $45 (On Sale, Sold Out)
  6. Shoes from $21 (On Sale)