Tuesday, July 05, 2016

…but they’re PRADA!!!

I have the best conversations with my friends. We really need a reality show or something.  Of course, fashion is one of the topics we discuss most frequently. One of my conversations with my good friend, Tes, went something like this:

Me: So, I drank too much last night at the event and fell on my ass – but not necessarily in that order…

Tes: How the hell did you manage to fall? You mean to tell me you really fell? Like, hit the ground?

Me. Yep!  This guy was flirting with me at the bar; he said something witty; and I threw my head back to laugh and landed on my bottom! It hurts like a mother!

Tes: You had on those damn shoes, didn’t you? I thought I told you to get rid of those!

Me: But they’re PRADA!!!

Yes. My friends and I are beautiful and brilliant…but every now and then; we’re shallow! This is one of my shallow moments.  These shoes are fabulous. And they’re Prada! And I cannot walk in them. At all! I have learned that I can only wear them if I’m walking very short distances and I have to walk very slowly and carefully; and if I’m spending all – not most but all – of the event in a seat!

Still, I refuse to get rid of them – because they’re PRADA!!! And they’re quirky. And I love them!

So, of course, Tes posts this on my Facebook wall the next day...

(We are obsessed with Will & Grace.)

So, if I’m out and about with these shoes on and you see me walking very carefully and leaning and sitting and definitely NOT dancing; just do me a favor, friends…

Brace to catch me if I make a misstep!

The things we do in the name of fashion…particularly Prada!


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Gap Kids Ad

So, let’s talk about this girl power Gap ad that some people have their panties up in a bunch about.

Dear butthurt people: HAVE A DAMN SEAT, ALREADY! Everything is NOT racist! I saw the ad before I read about all of the drama.  I loved it then and still love it now!  I think it is adorable. I did notice the adorable Black girl and I noticed that she was quiet, but that’s because she’s the smallest girl in the ad! That’s what little girls do when they’re hanging out with big girls – they hang around quietly, watch with admiration, and think, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough/big enough/ strong enough to do that!” I know that’s what I did when I was a little girl!

Here is where I cackled and chortled: Business Insider published an article today that the two girls are SISTERS! Come on!  That’s what big sisters do! Little squirts are always the armrest! Always!

As a Black girl (who rocks, by the way), I know all too well that racism and sexism still exist, which is why we need programs that encourage and empower Black People. And Women. And especially Black Women. As a Black women, I was not offended by this ad at all.  I thought it was super cute and was happy to see all of the girls being strong and pretty and smart because it is possible to have it all!

Dear Gap + Ellen DeGeneres: You’re awesome, that ad is amazing, the critics are being just plain dumb! Thank you for celebrating girl power in such a great way!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

About Last Night...NCAA Basketball Championship Edition

I was almost as excited about the NCAA Championship as I was about my outfit last night! My girls and I were long overdue for a night of fun and we were super cute for the festivities!

Shirt: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Prada
Belt Bag: Gucci

I am also excited to announce that you will soon be able to shop my closet! Details are on the way! 
The luxurylyst reboot will be worth the wait!