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Showing posts from August, 2017

i am bougie girl: Major Life Rebuild

I am still in the midst of a major life rebuild. During this time, one of the biggest challenges that I am facing is patience with the process. It took my life a good 3 years to completely unravel. I have only been in serious rebuilding mode for less than six months. By my estimate, I have at least another year before things stabilize.

i am a bougie girl: Turning My Back On The Past

I am living in a new reality. One that involves lots of writing, cell phone photography, and exploration. As a result, I have turned my back on past worries and events that are out of my control. It has not been easy. The core of who I am has relied on being able to keep things somewhat orderly. However, now I am  merging the creative aspects of life with the organizational ones. It has not always gone smoothly but, it needed to happen for me to hit some important creative milestones. 

i am a bougie girl:Tabula Rasa in Summer 2017

A clean slate can appear in your life out of nowhere. At first, you may cringe and turn away from its benevolent offering. Why? Perhaps, you rather enjoy the current state of your life. It may not be perfect but, it is familiar and a little comforting.
A few weeks ago, I was right there with you. Living a good life but, feeling as though it could be better in some ways. Along comes destiny with its offering of a fresh start. My first instinct was to cling to my previous existence. It was a good life. 
Yet, something within in me yearned to take my life to the next level. I focused on that desire and grasped the clean slate with both hands. 

i am a bougie girl: Backyard Furniture Al Fin

Earlier this week, I added another coat of paint to my patio furniture. The results were mixed. The paint looked much more even but, flipping the furniture over resulted in scratches to the top of both the table and chairs.
However, I have decided that I can live with those scratches and I am moving onto the next household project which will be de-glossing and spray painting some of my household furniture.

i am a bougie girl: Happy Hour

Earlier this evening, I attended an impromptu Happy Hour with a friend whose schedule is even busier than mine. We have been trying to coordinate schedules for the past six months. 
I am glad that we persisted in keeping the lines of communication open between us. 
Friendship, especially during our empire building forties requires patience, persistence, and flexibility.

i am a bougie girl: Star Hairclips

I just purchased these a few days ago from Ross Dress For Less for a whopping $1.99. They are perfect for those end of summer evenings spent outside sipping on zippy drinks.

i am a bougie girl: Poncho and Shorts

This is the first summer in over 16 years that I have rocked a pair of fashion shorts. I can't tell you exactly why I stopped wearing them. Perhaps, it was a couple of seasons of less than flattering trends in shorts that sent me running for skirts, dresses, and even jeans.
Now, I own six pairs of shorts which I purchased on sale at a nationwide chain retail store. Owning a few lightweight ponchos has also helped in lighting up my enthusiasm for wearing fashion shorts.

i am a bougie girl: Bracelets On Display

Displaying your bracelets on a holder can give your dresser top both a splash of color and design dimension. This particular model runs anywhere from $7.99 to $10.00 and can be found at your local craft store.

i am a bougie girl: Impromptu Selfie

Sometimes, the urge to take a selfie outweighs my need to be punctual. It's a 2017 struggle that I am sure that others can more than relate to. I am in the midst of this major life reset and I want to capture as many moments as possible.

i am a bougie girl: A Sneak Peek To Fall Accessories

This hairpin is the perfect accessory for a messy bun and a tweed jacket. Fall fashion can't come quick enough.