Life Lesson: I Have Too Many Shoes

All these shoes in the world and they need a happy home. I can provide that.
All these shoes in the world and they need a happy home. I can offer that.

Disclaimer: One can never own too many shoes. It isn’t possible. It’s an oxymoron. If someone tells you that you own too many shoes, say “Goodbye.” You don’t need that negativity in your life.

I bitch. I worry. I over think. I’m not organized in the traditional sense of the word. I could go on and on. One thing I’ve learned as of lately and I literally mean as of lately, is that the only thing I really have control over is where I am going and how I’m going to get there.

It’s really easy to get into a creative rut and it’s easy to stay there whether you want to or not. You think that you are trying everything to get out of it but your approach is really wrong. I learned that I can’t look at the past failures and correct those. I have to look at past failures and realize what went wrong, accept that, move on to the next chapter. Getting stuck in those failures does nothing but deter you from the greatness that you are suppose to do in life. I know I sound like a Oprah Winfrey episode but I’m serious.

Everyone has a chapter in their life where things didn’t go as smoothly as they wanted them to. It wouldn’t be life without these bumps.

Honestly, this post had nothing to do with shoes except that I own too many shoes and that is a life lesson. Don’t ya think?

Sunday Shoes:Nu Shooz

.....or gay man.....
…..or gay man…..

It’s nothing new that I have an addiction to shoes. Shoes make me really happy. I find shoes as a way to help represent my mood rather than wearing black all the time.

Generally, I go for things that stand out to me. Which then becomes a problem because I’ll sometimes get one use out of it. However, I don’t feel as bad because I’ve almost mastered the art of finding the shoes I want(especially the designers) on sale.

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The one I was really excited about was the “The Rabbit” CA by Cinzia Araia. The one that literally allows the wearer of the shoe to have limitless options in tying their shoe. Only problem, it’s kind of complicated but it’s kind of fun creating your own statement.

One day, I’ll grow tiresome of shoes but until then “These Boots Are Made For Walking!”

 

Music Monday: Spring Is Here

All I Need Is My Headphones
All I Need Is My Headphones

Would it surprise you one bit if I told you that this past winter I spent the better part of it hibernating and listening to music nonstop when the opportunity presented itself. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again “Music makes me happy!”

I’m sure I’m not the only one who fixates on a song and listens on a constant repeat? It seems pretty normal to some degree to have songs that actually make you feel good that you listen to on constant auto-repeat until the song suddenly deletes itself off your phone!!

Current Obsessions:

  • Partynextdoor “Relax With Me”
  • Mayer Hawthorne “Reach Out Richard”
  • Ty Dolla $ign feat. Tinashe & Charlie XCX “Drop That Kitty”
  • Major Lazer feat. Kreesha “Dance Bling”
  • TWRK “Helicopter”
  • Blackbear feat. G. Eazy “90210”
  • Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown “Don’t Kill The Fun”
  • Tchami feat. Stacy Barthe “Afterlife”
  • Tchami feat. Kaleem Taylor “Promesses”
  • Tajan “Be With U”
  • Kid Ink feat. Dej Loaf “Be Real”
  • Dej Loaf “Try Me”
  • ODESZA feat. Shy Girls “All We Need(Giraffage Remix)”
  • Beyonce “7/11(DJ Mustard Remix)”
  • Syn Cole “Miami 82(Kygo Remix)”
  • Basement Jaxx feat. ETML “Never Say Never”
  • SNBRN feat. Kerli “Raindrops”
  • Kaskade & John Dahlback feat. Sansa “A Little More”
  • Little Dragon “Paris(Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Holiday Edit)”
  • Maya Jane Coles “What They Say”
  • Skrillex & Kill Th Noise feat. Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos “Recess”

If there’s a song you’d think I’d like send it my way, I’d love to hear it!

 

Sunday Shoes: Golden Goose

High-tops - GOLDEN GOOSE

Not that I need another pair of shoes since the last pair of shoes that I purchased are still in the box and haven’t even been charged yet. That’s right, I bought a pair of the LED light up shoes because I absolutely needed a pair.

My Philosphy
My Philosphy

I really have been on the lookout for a pair of iridescent shoes since the hologram trend came about a few years ago. So naturally I went on the search and found these from Golden Goose on Shoescribe.

While the price tag is a bit hefty for what I’d like to spend on the moment on shoes, a boy can only hope for his birthday, right?

Middle Finger In The Air

“I’m having one of those days where my middle finger is answering all the questions.”

Life is far too short to deal with bullshit. People spend way too much time and energy trying play games. FUCK THE GAMES. FUCK THE BULLSHIT! BE REAL! BE TRUTHFUL! FUCK BEING FAKE!

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UR FAKENESS!

 

 

 

Current Obsession: Irregular Choice

“…..because ugly shoes are a global issue.”—Solestruck

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Currently obsessing over “State of Flux” a brand spanking new shoe from Irregular Choice! At first glance, it’s just a basic white tennis sneaker. Take a second glance and all eyes on your feet as you light up the room.

It is a total flashback to the L.A. Gear sneakers of the 90’s that almost every kid had! I am in a deep state of lust for these!

First World Problem: Alexander Wang

Buy me whatever you want from this collection.....


November 6th, not only is it a reminder that my birthday is exactly six months away…but it also is the release of the Alexander Wang collaboration for H&M!

Everything and then some!
Everything and then some!

Even though the pieces are futuristic, modern and cool, you will never find me camped outside to get in early. I’m really upset that I’m probably going to miss this collaboration completely and if I want anything will have to seek it out online…….

 

Music Monday: Throwback Jams

Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg
Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg

Throwback Jams is exactly what it means. A particular song that is a sudden reminder of the past, whether good or bad. Growing up in a household in which music was a main focal point, I have plenty of throwback jams. Sometimes, I even find myself wondering how I was able to listen to such songs because now that I’m older and understanding the mean of certain songs like “Freak Like Me”…….

Anytime I walk past a record store that sells vinyls, I have to stop in, even though I don’t play them, I find them really cool to have on hand. A habit that my mother started, she has some pretty rare records like “The Purple Album” from Prince and many more.

Recently, I stopped into Planet Retro Records in St. Petersburg, and found a bunch of neat finds. I even picked up some Barbra and Judy for a friend of mine in NYC who is über obsessed. Brand new condition, kind of scary how well-preserved these albums are.

What are some of your favorite throwback songs? Below is a list of my favorites:

  • Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Rose Royce
  • Juicy Gotcha Krazy – Oaktown’s 357
  • Love You Down – INOJ
  • Bilingual – Jose Nunez feat. Tania
  • Best Of Me(Remix) – Mya feat Jay-Z
  • Honestly anything by Jon B.
  • Midas Touch – Midnight Star
Dionne Warick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance
Dionne Warwick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance

Sunday Shoes: Marc By Marc Jacobs

M.B.M.J. via Solestruck
M.B.M.J. via Solestruck

Marc Jacobs is like one of the most creative designers out there. Sneakers are like my thing.So I’m kind of upset that I just found about the best sneaker of FW14! The Ninja Sneaker is bold, daring, colorful, innovative, luxurious and above all cool!

NINJA
NINJA

I need a pair……or two……or three……too many colors to choose from. MY GAWD!

Music Monday: Fergie

L.A. Love
L.A. Love

Fergie? New Music? I completely missed that!

“L.A. Love(La La)” is her first solo single in eight years since the release of her solo album The Dutchess. The DJ Mustard produced beat and the chorus are definitely the perfect blend to have you addicted. The city chanting should have really stayed to just L.A. but she did create a classic song. A lot of popular songs chant cities and have a “la la” in their hook!

Personally, I love the song. I really dig the West Coast beat production sound. From L.A. to the Bay the sound of the different DJ’s is so different. It’s really unique. DJ Mustard knows how to produce a track!