May 2015 archive

summer is upon us…

dj jazzy jeff & the fresh prince: summer time

 

summer is upon us, and all I can think about is the sound of great music blasting from car stereos, portable speakers at the park, pool, or beach, and MUSIC FESTIVALS. check out a few throwback songs i LOVE, that also remind me of summer…

 

 

ice cube: it was a good day

 

juvenile: back dat ass up

 

BONUS

50 cent: in da club

back story about this song: the NBA All Star game was hosted in Atlanta, my freshmen year of college. just to let you know, that weekend, was one of the BEST weekends of my life. Around that time 50 cent was “the next big thing.” his hit song in da club could be heard anywhere there was a speaker, or stereo.

a bunch of my college friends (shout out to Pfeiffer Hall, second floor, east wing) headed to Lenox Mall to join in on the “ratchetness.” we arrived at Lenox, and maybe 45 minutes later, the mall was shut down. as we were leaving, we heard in da club blasting from a truck. about 10 of us started dancing, and rapping along, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET, IN BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC. shortly after a guy gets out of the truck, and signals for one of us to come to him. guess who it was? 50 cent. he invited all of us to the club with him that night. so we ran back to the dorm, and started getting ready. he called later to check in, and confirm we were coming. he then asked if we had cars. wanda’s response, “Hell naw we ain’t got no vehicles.” and that was the the end. NO transportation, NO party.

every time I think of that story, I smile from ear to ear. epic.

 

happy saturday everyone, enjoy this amazing weather, and amazing music!

 

men in espadrilles.

 

men in espadrilles

men in espadrilles

I am totally obsessed with men wearing espadrilles. I think it’s easy, relaxed, and different. I mean, I don’t know many men who wear espadrilles. I could probably bet my life, if I asked men I know, about wearing espadrilles, 98% probably wouldn’t know what I was talking about.

But as summer moves in at the pace of a tortoise, I love the idea of the relaxed & easy look of a man in an espadrille.


men in espadrilles

relaxed & easy

men in espa1

too cool in espadrilles

remember this picture of pharell for GQ? obsessing.

remember this picture of pharell for GQ? obsessing. 

ladies & gentleman… let me in on your thoughts. yay or nay to the mens espadrille?

 

oh yeah… bae is moving to NYC, and one thing I can’t wait to do is change his wardrobe from “ATL shawty” to “I’m stylish, and I owe 75% of that to my girl.”

*he’s going to kill me when he reads that. hehe.

Obsessed with… ESPADRILLES

 

All Black Flatform Kid Espadrille

brand: all black (MUST HAVE)

every summer I find something to fall in love with. in 2014, it was mara hoffman swimsuits, 2013 it was wedge sneakers, 2012 henna, and 2011 fringe, leopard print, and bucket bags… pysch, that last part, I’ve been in love with those things since 1984.

but… 2015 it’s all about the ESPADRILLE!

an espadrille works as a comfy summer shoe, for walking these NYC streets, and rippin’ n runnin’ through summer festivals all the while giving you fashionable footwear.

here are my favorite picks for summer espadrilles:

valentino psychedelic camouflage canvas

brand: valentino

 

mara hoffman jaguar espadrille

brand: mara hoffman

 

 

chloe striped suede fringed espadrille

brand: chloe

 

House of Harlow Carolyne Espadrille

brand: house of harlow

 

check out my other summer MUST HAVES, and share yours!!

btw… ladies, check out my post tomorrow:: Men in Espadrilles :: I need your opinion on the matter!