i have had my hair locked for a very, very long time. august would make it 12 yrs.
and since 2007 i have been slowly chopping it off.
and i think i am *almost*ready to cut it all off.
i luv luv luv my hair locked + i really do luv the way my hair is now but i am ready for a change. it’s just that when you’ve had ur hair a certain way for so long, it kinda is hard to see myself without it. in a way it is a big part of me, especially now, since many people identify me by my hair + associate naKIMuli with “the girl with the funky hairstyle.” it’s gonna be hard to top that. lol but it’s not about topping urself (or is it? hhhmmm…) as it is more about evolving. growing. changing. being comfortable with people seeing u differently. and seeing urself differently.
i do have a couple of fears about cutting it off:
they aren’t really “fears” but more of me not really being at the 100% mark of a chopping-of-the-hair-commitment yet. (i did say I was almost ready.) i just haven’t thought it all through.
not sure when the big chop-off will happen. but i am excited to do it. the urge is here. and i know one day, without even thinking about it i’m gonna just say to uncle jimmy “cut it all off!”
and i am 99% sure i am gonna loc my hair again in the future. in the distant future.
why do all ur fly shoes hurt?
this weekend i went + tried these shoes on at their soho store. they looked sooooo good on my feet. oh, i can’t even begin to tell u how wonderful they looked! but they hurt like hell! at first i was thinking, maybe it’s me, since i’m flat footed, it makes buying shoes w/high arches a pain. i put my insoles into the shoes + it felt just a little better. and if i am about to put a good amount of money on some shoes, they have to feel better than ok. so i came home + read reviews on these particular boots. not one review was positive! everyone complained about the same thing—they hurt! this the 2nd pair of shoes that i have tried on by irregular choice + they were very uncomfortable. even the saleswomen were trying to get me to try on other pairs that were more comfortable. oh goodness! i had so many plans for u, diamontina boots, but i’m no so sure now…
today is my granma’s birrthday, she turns 82. wow, imagine living for 82 yrs…
i don’t know but i started thinking about my bday this past nov 22. and i remembered that i forgot to post the pics. then i thought, my sis has all the better pics of me + my close friends at my brunch. and of course she still has not emailed them to me! damn her! lol (i still luv u tia!) so i will just so u a few of the pics i have.
my outfit. i represented for both my labels. lol
top: urban outfitters
denim chain: naKIMuli
jewelry: vintage + gifts +thrift
and i topped it off with a vintage cape. speaking of vintage capes, have 1 i need to put in the store for sale…
i made everyone who came to my bday brunch cowl scarves in their fav colors.
my girl lori bought me a vegan cupcake. :)
me acting silly. and my sis tia. where my pics at huh? lol
and earlier that day…
uncle jimmy came by + bought me flowers + had a TOTAL stranger sing happy birthday with him. lol gotta luv uncle jimmy…
one of my best girl friends daizy came by with her baby shilo. me + daze go way back, all the way to 1st grade!
daizy + uncle jimmy + shilo uncle jimmy made that shirt w/ a pic of himself + a roller skate. don’t ask questions. lmao
my in front of my house…it was a good bday.
november is an interesting month.
1st, of course, is my bday, which is TOMORROW by the way. but usually around this time of yr, it is either really cold or really warm. tomorrow, i am happy that it is gonna be in the middle, perfect fall weather. already got my bday outfit picked out, will post tomorrow, and am looking forward to having brunch with the girls (+ 1 guy. lol)
arm warmers/sleeves: shanae
shorts: american apparel
shoes: nine west (my bday present- thanx mom!)
earrings: vintage (another bday present- thanx tammi!)
rings: gifts + thrift
from naKIMuli—-the cater dress
my business, of course! i have so many things i am gearing up for the end of this yr + the beginning of next yr. wish i could move fast enough to get them done!
from shanae—-101 dress (coming soon)
at first i was only getting them in the mail. then my friend convinced me to watch the instant movies on my computer. i am hooked! damn u netflix!
any type of tutu/petticoat has got me anticipating an event to rock it to.
my recent babies! got them on right now. lol looking to get more even though i am the worst heel walker (not really but really.)
designed this houndstooth pencil skirt last yr but it started my current obsession for them. will have some variations in the new label.
twisted pencil skirt coming soon
just started on my journey of going to the gym + embarking on a vegan diet. started november 1st + so far i luv it! i never looked forward to cooking until now. in an hr, i will start cooking dinner. yay! wouldn’t offer my food to anyone just yet (even though my girl daizy tried some of it yesterday + is still alive), but give me a couple of months…
took me a while to join twitter. there is nothing spectacular about it but i luv it. guess cuz i follow some cool people who inspire me: rev run, deepak chopra, june ambrose, russell simmons, my girl chanel of junkprints, and my boy taqiy of go tee entertainment .
just a few of the bands i listen to on the reg.