Drinking by the Sea

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It was such a wonderful afternoon that I thought I might take my afternoon drink by the sea.Β  I love that we live across the street from the pier. Makes it easier to walk and just relax to the wonderful sounds of the sea. It was a little nippy today, so I decided on hot chocolate to warm me up.Β  I’d over a sip. But…I really don’t want to share today. πŸ˜›

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

  • πŸ€ Outfit: .Q. Captivate -FTPCK- [Belleza,Hourglass,Maitreya,eBody,Katena]
  • πŸ€ Earrings: Avada~ Veronica Earrings @ Designer Showcase
  • πŸ€ Necklace: Avada~ Moriah Necklace (former Designer Showcase item)
  • πŸ€ Shoes: [Sheba] Mimi Heels (MAITREYA /BELLEZA /SLINK)
  • Beverage: erratic / home – hot chocolate heart

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: TRUTH VIP Ciara (VIP Group Gift – L$350 group fee to join)
  • Hairbase: SIIX// Russian Hairbase
  • πŸ€ Eyeshadow: ::SG:: Milky Shadow @ The Makeover Room
  • πŸ€ Lipstick: *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Sealed Fate
  • πŸ€ Nails: ::SG:: Maura Bento Mesh Nails
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • Pose: homemade – not for sale

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Phrases of Womanhood

Dedicated to Ntozake Shange

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Before I came to the grid, I had the opportunity to be the “Lady in Green” in a stage production of ‘For Colored Girls…’ put on by a group of my friends and I.Β  That book, choreopoem to be more accurate, was so revolutionary and life altering. It started to awaken part of me I didn’t even know lay dormant. In my journey of self-discovery, I had stumbled many times and tried to pick myself up.Β  In truth, I still struggle with many things I find wrong with myself. And I work on them slowly but surely as I am capable.Β  But every day I try to be a little bit more gentle with my psyche, my soul.Β  And handle myself with more tenderness than I used to.Β  I don’t always succeed, mind you. None of us really do.Β  But that struggle, that push…I feel like that the opening piece speaks to this in many ways in this magnificent piece of literature. This book it began to empower me in ways I didn’t know nor was I familiar with. It further helped me stay on the path to finding my voice.

Earlier this week, we lost the deliverer of this affirming message to women and it reminded me of the phases we go through as people, not just women.Β  But it also reminded me that I am very much a woman; a black woman who is learning to handle herself warmly…constantly working on not only writing the song of my life, but singing it every day to stay in the light.Β  So, I wanted to share this excerpt with you all because I love it so much.

β€œsomebody / anybody
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/ no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.”
― Ntozake Shange, an excerpt from “Dark Phrases” a poem from the book ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’
Rest in power, Queen Ntozake.

❀ Kilo

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  • Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Faye Dress – Pearl (former Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • πŸ€ Shoes: ::SG:: Janice Shoes @ The Trunk Show

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Decor & Other Information

  • Backdrop/Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Sartorialist Showcase
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Waiting in the Corner…

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I was walking to my next rendezvous point and I thought the address was a tad shady. The setup: I was to seduce my mark and entrap him.Β  Everything was perfect: my hair, the clothing, my makeup…PERFECT.Β  But I digress. Something felt…off; way off.Β  This didn’t feel like any other assignment. There was a lingering of imbalance in the air.

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As I reached to grab the doorknob to enter the hotel, I heard a sound.Β  Nothing that a regular person would have detected, but a sound that was misplaced for this part of town.Β  I loudly opened the door and fake walked into the hotel so as to make it seem like I went inside, but went flush to the wall instead to stake out who was approaching; pistol loaded in case I needed to shoot…my hand covering the piece in case others walked past. The footsteps became heavier and slightly uneven in tone, suggesting this person had an injury.Β  A few more seconds and I’d know who was on my tail.Β  Until then, however, I’ll wait here in the corner until my prey is revealed.

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

  • Coat: –Pixicat– Sharp.Coat – Brown (FLF) (former Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • Lingerie: .:MMC:. Lindsay Lingerie – Red
  • πŸ€ Shoes: ::SG:: Malenka Shoes @ The Chapter Four
  • Gun: N-core NIKA HANDGUN “Silver” (part of the N-core NIKA shoe set)
  • Earrings:Β  Cae :: Lalaphant :: Earrings (former Saturday Sale event item)
  • Necklace:Β  Cae :: Lalaphant :: Necklace(former Saturday Sale event item)

Body & Makeup

  • πŸ€ Hair: .ICONIC:HARLOW:FATPACK (former On9 item)
  • πŸ€ Nails: LIVIA::Jelly Bento Nails Ballerina
  • πŸ€ Lashes, Eyeshadow & Lipstick:Β *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Booty’s Box 4
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • Backdrop: Paparazzi – BACKDROP – The Brownstone Hotel Stoop
  • Pose: Random pose I made for the blog. Not available for sale.
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Midnight Snack

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I can’t sleep.Β  Just as I got comfortable, my tummy growled something fierce. So I tiptoed downstairs so as not to wake my niece and found my stash of snacks (snaaaaacks) and my go-to main food: chickeeeen!

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Oh my stars it was so good; like eyes roll into the back of your head/slap ya mamma/beat ya daddeh type GOOD!Β  I almost fell off the counter! And nothing to wash it down like some chips and a slurpee. Ahhhhhh *burps softly and giggles*

Ok. Back to bed for me.Β  *yawns and stretches*Β  Ni niiiii

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

  • Dress: -Unbothered- SimpleDays Maxi (White) – No longer available
  • πŸ€ Top: [Cynful] Gracey’s Shrug – Fatpack @ faMESHed
  • πŸ€Β Necklace: Avada~ Hensley Necklace @ AnyBody Event
  • πŸ€ Ankle Bracelet: [Sheba] Vigilance Anklet (MAITREYA /BELLEZA /SLINK)

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: Stealthic – Ivy (B&W) @ Kustom9
  • πŸ€ Eyeshadow & Lipstick: *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Fall In Love
  • πŸ€ Nails:Β ::SG:: Blessed Bento Mesh Nails
  • Baby Bump: [LAB737] HeartBeat-Tummy-Maitreya
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • πŸ€ Chicken & Fries: Junk Food – Chicken & Fry Buckets & Emergency Food Bloggers (former Equal10 event item)
  • πŸ€ Nachos: Junk Food – Nachos Machine (former Liaison Collaborative event item)
  • πŸ€ Potato Chips: Junk Food – Prongles (former Saturday Sale item)
  • πŸ€ Table: Junk Food – Console Table (former Vanity event item)
  • πŸ€ Slurpee: Junk Food – Slurper Drinks (former Equal10 event item)
  • Pasta Dish: beYou Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta
  • Kitchen: beYou Embassy Lakes Cooking Kitchen Set
  • Lemonade: beYou Pitcher – beTrippin Lemonade
  • Pose: not available – made with Anypose (in part)
  • Berry Machine:Β beYou Drink Machine – beYummy Strawberry Freezee
  • Berry Machine:Β beYou Drink Machine – beYummy Watermelon Freezee
  • Toaster: beYou Steamline Toaster
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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I’m Feeling Good

There are moments where in spite of bodily aches and pains or whatever is going on in your life, you look at the bigger picture and realize how good things really are.Β  I’ve been having so many of those days lately and I feel it shining through my spirit.

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Even on days when my health isn’t at its best (like today), I still feel amazing.Β  I feel…free. And having the people in my life that I do only amplifies that feeling of bliss.Β  So I’m keeping it short today, focusing on my health and sharing my favorite feel-good song for the day.Β  And of course, showing off this hot little number from Queenz, these gorgeous shoesies from Slackgirl and one of my new favorite hairs from Iconic.

Oh yes, yes I do feel so very good.Β  *muah*

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • πŸ€ Dress: .Q. Affinity -FATPCK- [Belleza,Hourglass,Maitreya,eBody,Katena]
  • Earrings: MG – Earrings – Summer Candy Dew Drops
  • Necklace: BEO_Rain_Drops_necklace
  • Rings: (Yummy) Festival Ring Set – Maitreya
  • πŸ€ Shoes: ::SG:: Bantu Shoes (former On9 Event item)

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