It's Over... for now

4:21 AM missusmonroe 0 Comments

All of my grades have yet to see the light as they are still in their cages, with quite a tight grip if you ask me. ~with my professors if you didn't get it~ 

Hello all! Can you believe it? I finally made it out of the dark hole I found myself in for the past couple of months! To God be all the glory, in all honesty I could not have done anything that I have done without him. He is still showing his endless grace, mercy, and compassion with the outcome of my final grades. My overall goal was not met, very short of it so far from the grades I do have, but the lessons I have learned along the way cannot measure up to anything, they cannot be expressed in mere words. I can only sing at the top of my lungs or burst into a random 8-count of dance... I am ecstatic with where he has placed me right now. This is for no reason other than the fact that I know he has a plan for me and he knows where I am supposed to be. What we have to realize is that it does not always coincide with where we want to be, in fact, usually it does not. We tend to have a narrow view while God has the Arial view. Once you accept that everything will work its way out in the end, that in order for your ending to be sweet this moment may have to be bitter, you will truly know what it means to be content.

Ugh! I am just sick with happiness. This break I will definitely catch this blog up on all of the outfit posts I have denied it.

xxoo missusmonroe


Dropping By

3:51 AM missusmonroe 0 Comments

H&M top, American Apparel pants

Hello my lovelies! Just briefly stopping by to say "heeeeyy" and to let you know all is well. It's the beginning of finals and God couldn't be more in control, with Sade and myself. Yes, Sade is still alive and well. Full updates on the semester will definitely be done a day or two after my last final, I need to breathe y'know? A lot sure has happened yet so much has stayed the same. Life is wild. Love ya'lots.

xxoo missusmonoe


I Know

8:35 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

It's been forever. I haven't updated. I haven't even said hello! I know, I know, I know. These past two months I've really been trying to get myself together. Trust, if you knew all of the pressures on me you all would completely understand. But I haven't forgotten about every single one of y'all out there! I haven't forgotten about your unending support and encouragement and I just want to thank you for sticking with us. During these two months I celebrated my 19th birthday, I went to my first official concert, and by the end of this week I would've walked my 3rd (?) fashion show at my school. Not to mention all of my orgs, school work, and work that never ceases to end. Busy isn't even enough to encompass everything but I've also been enjoying my life and creating memories, y'all know that's just about all I could ever ask for. I'm going to attempt to update more but who's to know until Thanksgiving/Winter break. Until next time, here's a little peek of what's been the deal.

xxoo missusmonroe



6:30 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

American Apparel crop, H&M mens pants, Primark shoes

I'm blocking stressing from my mind early, I don't usually stress until I feel extremely overwhelmed by everything in my life. Although I'm somewhat nearing this, I'm also seeing all the ways I can bypass foreseen factors. This semester could end terribly if I allow worry and the pressures I'm experiencing to build up. So I'm determined to avoid that at all cost.

xxoo missusmonroe



10:00 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

eBay bought bucket, Wal-Mart top, American Apparel unitard, American apparel socks, Zara boots

My days are getting so busy but feeling really good. It's unsettling but somehow reassuring.

xxoo missusmonroe


The Balmain Factor

9:00 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

Sheinside Balmain shirt, thrifted plaid jacket, thrifted jeans, Target brand Birkenstocks

Not sure if it's obvious or how many times I possibly need to talk about it but Balmain is very clearly my favorite brand/"designer" if you will, but I feel as though that would be on an Oliver level. In any case, I remembered today, hey it's still Fashion Week somewhere! Milan to be specific. Crazy, after New York I'm always like, oh shit, there's more? There's more! It seems to be the only things/goal that matters to me as of my existence now. When I ordered these fake Birks from Le Target ~el oh el~ I'd been on the hunt for "different 'Birks'" (literally how I wrote it on my 2014 wishlist) on eBay and such. Then, whala!, I found these gold studded babies in the exact style I'd been seeking. God loves me, I know it's true. As soon as I hit the button to place my order this outfit formed in my mind. As soon as I got the shoes, only 30-something bucks by the way, heeeell yes, I envisioned posing all posh like, exactly like this. If only I had a cool backdrop, but working girls who have to constantly change throughout the day can't be choosers.

xxoo missusmonroe


11:00 PM missusmonroe 1 Comments

Thrifted top, goJane socks, Zara fringe boots

Those really good days that are just inexplicably fantastic? I don't know what it is, but some days one just wakes up like, "yes, today's my day and you can't tell me any different." I think today was simply one of those. Yesterday I finally made it to an African Student Alliance meeting and I felt right at home with all of my brothers and sisters in land.

xxoo missusmonroe


That feeling

11:30 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

Sheinside co-ordinate, American Apparel socks, H&M hat

When the only thing you have to look forward to in your day is your outfit... Working an office job now, I know imagine, I'm basically having the same dilemma I faced in my past summer internships, the whole "business casual with all of the unspoken and unwritten office dress code rules". The catch this time is the fact that I plan a fantastic outfit, then I have to edit it to make it work appropriate which completely bothers me because then it's like wasting a good outfit. However, I don't want to go all day in "business casual cute" because honestly, as undefined as my style is, that's just not my style. It's not my comfort, it's too comfortable and safe, while I find comfort in the uncomfortable and unpredictable. Not to mention most days I have to walk throughout campus, let's just say on a warm day, in pants/knee-length "cute" and it's just beyond irritating. I'll keep to my system, it makes documenting through pictures more pertinent to me.

xxoo missusmonroe


Anytime, Any Place

11:00 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

DIY crop crewneck, Skirt dungarees, lug sandals

Last semester I was completely consumed with due dates and that's what separated my days from each other, when things were to be due. This semester it's similar, but I can tell it's going to be a combination of both due dates but also time. Sounds obvious, but seriously, I've been surviving on "class is at 10:30, over at 1:10, work is at 1:45, get off at 5, break for a tad to possibly do homework, night class at 7, blah blah, etc. etc." Sooner or later it's going to get to me but I'm trying to stall that as long as I possibly can. Getting dressed, mixing prints, combining unexpected items and still being able to come up with new ways to wear something even years after getting it, like above, is still one of the only things keeping me really happy. I know God's got me but there's also work you have to put forth.

xxoo missusmonroe


7:30 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

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


Tears for NYFW

2:29 AM missusmonroe 0 Comments

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
Betsey Johnson SPR 15 RTW

Badgley Mischka
Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Oscar De La Renta

Proenza Schouler

Pamella Roland

Rosetta Getty

Rosie Assoulin

Vera Wang

Zac Posen