As I was going through some of my photos and posts over the last year (cleaning up my portable hard drive), I couldn’t help but remember those moments and what I was feeling at the time. I also couldn’t help, but notice how many of the things I debuted on pinkklipstick.com that are still some of my favorite items that I rotate in my wardrobe all the time. Yes, this post is completely reflective and may not make complete sense, admittedly. If you all have been following me on this journey or know me personally, you know that I have episodes like these quite often and I am grateful for them. When I reflect, I totally engulf myself in the moment and try to learn from whatever it is that I am reflecting on and grow from there. As of late, I have been having a lot of these reflective episodes as I reevaluate certain experiences, people and opportunities in my life: perceived good and bad.
I thought I’d share some of the photos and moments from previous posts that either made it or never made it on the blog that made me stop and think about that particular moment in time that also feature items that I am still in love with. Overall, I am left with an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness and excitement for my present and also future opportunities.
“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?” ― Carl Sandburg
This was after I purchased one of my dream cars. Material possession I know, but coming from where I come from, this rarely happens. I felt and still feel a sense of hope and encouragement, along with a little bit of pride in that when I truly put my mind, heart, and soul into something, I can make it happen. It was the same feeling I felt when I dreamed of going to the University of Michigan when I was 10 years old. At 18, my dream was actualized when I had found out about my acceptance to Michigan. Never sleep on your dreams folks, no matter how big or small.
I was actually irritated during this shoot, but afterwards I felt amazing. Not only because I loved my outfit, but because after the shoot Alfred and I grabbed dinner and had one of the best conversations to date about our future and goals. Funny thing is, looking back and thinking about that moment and that conversation and how some of the things that we spoke about were actualized. Quite amazing!
I love wearing Alfred’s clothes. Part of it is because I love his style, but mostly because I love being around him or having a piece of him with me wherever I go, especially when I am not with him. He is truly the love of my life and God could not have picked a better person to be my soulmate. LOL, he doesn’t know that I wear certain pieces of his wardrobe, like a tie or hat on certain occasions not only because I like it, but because it makes me feel more confident and comfortable knowing that he is with me.
This outfit is pure pinkklipstick branding overload! From the hat down to the sandals, I love every piece of this ‘fit. Of course, the pink lipstick puts the pinkklipstick seal of approval on the entire look.
This was an artistic set up called ‘Dumpsters’ that was featured on the campus of Georgia State University. Alfred and I stumbled upon it on our walk back from Americasmart and we decided to check it out. Of course, as fate would have it, I found a dumpster painted gold on the inside. Of course, I needed to take a pic and was in complete reflection mode. Me in a gold dumpster…symbolic.