01 9 / 2014

A piece from my thrift store shopping adventure with @jaykayin. I always wanted a tweed jacket and though it’s really pink, I’m sure it’ll be fine once it’s paired with something that compliments or contrasts well. This is my practice piece in case another and deeper color comes along. And hey, it was originally from Zara—quality and affordable practice it shall be! #LaborDayShopping #DCThriftStores #FiasFabulousFinds #TweedJacket #Fashion #Frugalista #ZaraTweedJacket

A piece from my thrift store shopping adventure with @jaykayin. I always wanted a tweed jacket and though it’s really pink, I’m sure it’ll be fine once it’s paired with something that compliments or contrasts well. This is my practice piece in case another and deeper color comes along. And hey, it was originally from Zara—quality and affordable practice it shall be! #LaborDayShopping #DCThriftStores #FiasFabulousFinds #TweedJacket #Fashion #Frugalista #ZaraTweedJacket

31 8 / 2014

Happy long-weekend! I’m using this extra time to siff through, delete, and figure out what to do with the 1000s of photos on my phone and computer. This one was taken at a shop in Union Market, which is filled with fancy shops and gourmet eateries. It’s simple yet chic lifestyle and decoration inspiration and @theeverygirl_ esque. If I ever do something like this in the near future, I’ll just tell my guy roommates that I could have sworn it was one of their birthdays. 🌼 #UnionMarket #DC #Lifestyle #Decorating #SimpleYetChic #TheEveryGirl #PhotosGalore #LaborDayWeekend

Happy long-weekend! I’m using this extra time to siff through, delete, and figure out what to do with the 1000s of photos on my phone and computer. This one was taken at a shop in Union Market, which is filled with fancy shops and gourmet eateries. It’s simple yet chic lifestyle and decoration inspiration and @theeverygirl_ esque. If I ever do something like this in the near future, I’ll just tell my guy roommates that I could have sworn it was one of their birthdays. 🌼 #UnionMarket #DC #Lifestyle #Decorating #SimpleYetChic #TheEveryGirl #PhotosGalore #LaborDayWeekend

30 8 / 2014

Teachers, mentors, administrators, health educators, advocates, journalists, pastors, parents, older siblings, you are educators and you ARE awesome! πŸŽπŸŒ‹πŸŒŽπŸš€πŸ—ΌπŸž #EducatorsAreAwesome #PBSKids #NationalBookFestival #NatBookFest #WashingtonDC #LibraryOfCongress

Teachers, mentors, administrators, health educators, advocates, journalists, pastors, parents, older siblings, you are educators and you ARE awesome! πŸŽπŸŒ‹πŸŒŽπŸš€πŸ—ΌπŸž #EducatorsAreAwesome #PBSKids #NationalBookFestival #NatBookFest #WashingtonDC #LibraryOfCongress

30 8 / 2014

Jaqueline Woodson’s, “Brown Girl Dreaming” for my little growing niece. The National Book Festival was an amazing event and I so wish she & her siblings were there! #NatBookFest #PBSKids #LibraryOfCongress #PoliticsAndProse

Jaqueline Woodson’s, “Brown Girl Dreaming” for my little growing niece. The National Book Festival was an amazing event and I so wish she & her siblings were there! #NatBookFest #PBSKids #LibraryOfCongress #PoliticsAndProse

28 8 / 2014

{Kale, tempeh, heirloom tomatoes, ginger soy sauce with a pouched egg, whole wheat english muffin and sundried tomatoes} I live off of Trader Joes/post workout meal. #VegetarianYumz #HealthAndHappiness #Kale #HeirloomTomatoes #Tempeh #PouchedEgg #TraderJoes

{Kale, tempeh, heirloom tomatoes, ginger soy sauce with a pouched egg, whole wheat english muffin and sundried tomatoes} I live off of Trader Joes/post workout meal. #VegetarianYumz #HealthAndHappiness #Kale #HeirloomTomatoes #Tempeh #PouchedEgg #TraderJoes

28 8 / 2014

{See and break free} I see the pinnacle of this church building from my work floor, so I was curious about how it looked like up close. No one was in sight and a notice on the door read the times of mass service, which are noons during the week. I wonder how many people leave their office to slip in a Good Word. I assume not many but it’s good to know this is in the neighborhood. I’m sure it beats perusing the web as “a break.” Just leaving the office to feel some sunlight is a good break, and everyone deserves to feel like the world is still at play, breathing, & free. #OnBeingAnAdult #SilverSpring #WorkWeek #BlueSky #WhiteClouds #Happiness

{See and break free} I see the pinnacle of this church building from my work floor, so I was curious about how it looked like up close. No one was in sight and a notice on the door read the times of mass service, which are noons during the week. I wonder how many people leave their office to slip in a Good Word. I assume not many but it’s good to know this is in the neighborhood. I’m sure it beats perusing the web as “a break.” Just leaving the office to feel some sunlight is a good break, and everyone deserves to feel like the world is still at play, breathing, & free. #OnBeingAnAdult #SilverSpring #WorkWeek #BlueSky #WhiteClouds #Happiness

28 8 / 2014

Lift up your eyes upon

The day breaking for you

Give birth again

To the dream.

Women, children, men,

Take it into the palms of your hands.

Mold it into the shape of your most

Private need. Sculpt it into

The image of your public self.

Lift up your hearts

Each new hour holds new chances

For new beginnings.

- Maya Angelou, On the Pulse of Morning