15 September, 2014  

Sheinside crop, DIY high-waisted shorts, Forever21 lace biker shorts, Juju jellies
The only thing I can express is how tired I am. Being a working girl is no joke, I'll tell ya.

xxoo missusmonroe

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14 September, 2014  

Tears for NYFW

Fashion week in New York is like my Christmas, literally all year long I'm waiting for the Spring RTW shows and when it's over I feel defeated and ready to cry and await the upcoming year. ~moving on from my dramatics~ but this years' show was filled with so much black, darkness, and "tired" makeup, Betsey the exception to all of this clearly, there really might be a need for real tears for Fashion Week. I literally just finished catching up on all of the shows, I've been so withdrawn from it all this year because I believe it really hit me that I had all the opportunities in the world to be there this year, what with being out of the house now and not having high school constraints and transitioning into college chaining me down; therefore, more tears were clearly necessary because here I am. Another New York Fashion Week spent not in New York. Pity party over. I loved just about every show in all honesty, it was so hard picking a selection, as you can see from the length of this post, but my favorite had to be Zac Posen. He really came to play no games! Oh, and I sickeningly saw my aesthetic I was going to go for for my first collection in Rosie Assoulin's collection! Don't worry, I will prosper but it really feels like being kicked in the stomach. Enjoy.

xxoo missusmonroe

(All photos extracted from style.com)
Betsey Johnson SPR 15 RTW

Badgley Mischka
Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Oscar De La Renta

Proenza Schouler

Pamella Anderson

Rosetta Getty

Rosie Assoulin

Vera Wang

Zac Posen

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09 September, 2014  


Thrifted jersey, American Apparel cycle shorts, H&M socks, thrifted flatforms

Brave more so related to Jhene Aiko's new album, my favorite song right next to Lyin King. Also because I keep getting called this word or inspiring for reasons I'm still attempting to figure out myself. Everybody's still in shock from my hair. As in, I still can't walk into a room without everybody staring at me, and not because of my clothes like it usually it, I walk down the street and some people actually look frightened. This part is actually pretty funny. I think it's time to get out of the comfort zones we've marked up for ourselves.

xxoo missusmonroe

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08 September, 2014  

For a "Darkskin" Girl

Thrifted chiffon button-up, Topshop crop, Sheinside shorts, eBay socks

I ventured into the land of faux locs again, this time taking on the Marley adventure and going for my favorite color of hair, close to jet black, platinum blond. It took me about 8-9 hours with this style, a significant difference from the yarn locs. But onto the main point, my hair and my skin tone. I don't think I will ever see the day where someone else will not believe my skin tone should not affect every decision, clothes and makeup wise, that I make. Because my hair is blond, is bright, and therefore contrasts with my skin quite significantly, I'm not allowed? HOWEVER, if I was of a lighter complexion it would be completely acceptable. In fact, it'd be "cool", "daring", "original", "exotic" *bitterly laughs* but for girls like me it's "unprofessional", "different", "interesting", "courageous" or just "for someone else". Who is anyone to tell me I cannot venture into anything I wish to dabble in because of my pigmentation, are you kidding me? In all honesty, I believe it must be a joke; therefore, I can't even waste my breath on it, but I will publicize it for my girls out there to get a very important message. There's someone out here taking what is said to be "risks" for us. There's someone out here who's doing whatever she wants, not thinking once about what those of society are going to think, say, or do.

xxoo missusmonroe

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