Eli Escobar: Thank You SoundCloud

Escobar Eli Escobar might have been the greatest DJ that I’ve discovered on SoundCloud recently. A veteran of the NYC nightlight scene, he released his début album “Up All Night” on June 2. This is one of the best albums I’ve heard in a while.

“Seein U” is such a great song to feel the vibe of summer. It gives you that feeling of remembering that special someone while taking you on a journey through New York.

 

 

Life Lesson: Organization

......except I still have a few things to figure out......
……except I still have a few things to figure out……

Two life lessons that I learned and I’ll be honest there’s a pretty good chance I already knew these lessons. I am not an organized person at all. I have way too many clothes. WAY TOO MANY.  I even noticed that some still had price tags from last summer!!!!

I had 3 shoe boxes of makeup and skin care products. Let’s not even get started on the shoes. I don’t even know what to do with my shoes….so I figured putting them back in their original boxes or something like that might be good. There is some emotional attachment to them that. It’s probably the reason I never donate anything and just throw it away.

#CurrentMood
#CurrentMood

Very true to how I always feel. Maybe I should start wearing just black, grey and white. Then I’d have a closet full of monochromatic colors which would then cause me to buy more shoes and in turn would undermine my efforts at becoming organized.

Any tips on how to stay organized? I mean honestly, I’m at a point in life where I’m about to say “Some people budget in their hair, I’ll budget in a cleaning person!”

Somethings I just don’t want to do!!

Sunday Shoes: Silver

The hardest thing you’ll ever have to do in life is look for silver sneakers that don’t look hideously cheap. The other day while at my mother’s house, I realized that most of my shoes are probably in a donation bin making someone else happy. It probably happened when I moved out-of-state last October. Kind of upsetting……..

Adorable!!!
Adorable!!!

However, it gave me a reason to check my email for any mention of a shoe sale! Well….that didn’t happen but one of the emails was featuring a pair of silver Oxford’s that I am absolutely in LOVE with!

I could use these in my life
I could use these in my life

Silver is such a fun statement color for a shoe whether it’s a sneaker or a dress shoe. It keeps it fresh and modern but with a luxurious twist!

Into My Groove: Summer Playlist

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

Since I can’t jam out to music all day long like I would like to. I have to get it in little burst when I can. How I would like nothing more than to go around as a music festival junkie going from festival to festival in search of the perfect beat.

Summer Playlist

KStewart – Keeping You Up(POMO remix)

Kaytranada – Breakdance Party

Eli Escobar – Up All Night

AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It(DJ Snake Remix)

StarRo – California

Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck

Just some summer jams that are my favorites for you to enjoy!

 

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!