brown skin.

1:19 AM missusmonroe 2 Comments

Not sure if you've noticedddd, but a lot of my posts, not directly but gist wise, have been inspired by partynextdoor. shamelessly. If you haven't listened to P3 I suggest you waddle on over to spotify, after reading this of course (of course).
You may be wondering what the hell inspired this look with the nearly-there frigid conditions outside and my hardly-there fabric of a skirt and meh of a top as pictured above.. and below (of course). 

*sidenote, my humor in the tone I'm taking to write this is comical, laugh with me. c'mon, a giggle. just a giggle*

So let me further explain. Life gave me a random spew of warm days, see last post, and I ran with it. Also, I know if you saw the post before last I negated this and said don't run. I also lied.
A few months ago when I went to Artscape, the wrap-up post preceding discussed my love for this Boohoo original and how even upon styling it right then and there I had multiple outfit ideas for this top. Well, this was one of them! And God blessed me with the moment to finally whip *drops* it out before the weather drastically changed again.

I love this top especially because of how it meshes so well with so many details. A rewind to way back when it perfectly matched the surprise color of my skirt and this time it's all in the lines. I love it. ANOTHER THING I'M IN LOVE WITH, pardon my excitement but a bihh is ready, this new location though. Y'ALL KNOW.
Okay, y'all are aware of my obsession and prying on location and I am literally always scavenging a new place. Even if it's the white-space corner of my room, make do sweetie. I discovered this pearl and am clearly content with life. The industrialism..with Fall palettes... Am I the only one screaming editorials?? Wow. I though! All I can say is I'm brand new baby.

When will you all throw away the off-the-shoulder vibe?

xxoo missusmonroe


straight necks and paint jobs

7:57 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

One day I was thinking of The Olsen sister's show, you know the one, with the dad and the babysitter, they're in like middle school or something or another. And every time I think of the '99-2000s coming back I always imagine them and their platform foam sandals with the frost tipped hair. I also imagine their straight neck cami crop tops, put that into google, I'm telling you I'm saving the world with that search, and I just remember my detest for it at the time when I was younger. NOW LOOK AT ME.

I'd searched high and low for this top; honestly, I was tired of crops and wasn't particularly looking for one but all I could find, the limited choices I had, were crops that were ribbed, thanks a ton for you variety of fabric missguided. Over the summer I just happened to stumble upon one of the Zara sales and honestly, #truly, I believe it was the best one out of their summer blow outs. I scored a plethora of items, the ones I featured in my BTS lookbook, for a very very low cost and this bad boy was among the few staples. 

On the model I was so very eh, but when I tried her on though. And the corset detail, ugh! I know she was heaven sent. Speaking of heaven, lawd hammercy American Apparel better come. thru. In a thrift haul I showed these jeans off but I did not slip into them, look at this paint job! How very 2000s am I here... I've got painted on jeans for goodness sake.
Anyway, enough of my antics. The inspiration to pair these two was the color way. I'd been wanting to wear this at the end of summer, when it's warm enough to be sleeveless but cool enough for my thighs not to itch cause of sweat and irritation (y'all know, don't be shy now) but the way summer quickly dashed off and we had winter the very next day, there was a slight delay. These shoes were a very last minute-i'm-late-to-class-for-the-umpteenth-time decision that I do not regret. Because let's be honest, they go with everything.
Styling made easy! (I really enjoy the sound of that...since that one post I did lol, hashtag anyone?)

xxoo missusmonroe


Don't Run

12:56 AM missusmonroe 0 Comments

All I can say is, what a month.

This is going to be a relatively short post, as I collect myself and my life. A lot has actually happened, but we can spill tea and delve into the details in a little bit. It's like my usual school stress multiplied to another degree.. I don't even know what it is. It feels like mayhem, just a whirlwind of crazy. So I'm scheduling, planning, going against my plans, forgetting, not sleeping, drinking coffee, emotional, unemotional.. all over the place. I feel the end is near for this disaster but it's like can I at least see a spark of light? Where's the end of my tunnel? Can I get an escape plan for 200 Alex?

As far as this get together goes, it was honestly "I'm getting excited for my birthday" inspiration. I wanted to wear this deep plunge number but it's a romper that my ass crack does indeed hang out of. Not the look I was going for. For some reason these pants I thrifted a few years ago came to mind, I guess the slight culotte feature contrasting the adidas shape could've been a reason. Or the sturdiness up top and the agular shape below... But definitely the colors won me over in my imagination process. Later, later, later...

xxoo missusmonroe


Where'd Your Love Go?

9:17 AM Sade 0 Comments

As I blast the oh-so eloquent Solange Knowles' new Album, I begin to write this point.
The long awaited album by the oh-so talented, eclectic, outspoken creative, Solange has arrived. Since her debut album of 'Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams", I knew that Ms. Knowles was truly  different artist and had a unique voice to be heard. The reality was her album and music at the time didn't mix with a lot of mainstream artists, but it also didn't really fit with the "fringe" or underground culture, therefore finding some difficulty expressing her music as an artist. I knew that she was always building though. She built and continued to grow as an artist, both musically and non-musically. But "A Seat at the Table" is exactly the album I was waiting for without even knowing it. As I continue to fully blast the song in my ear drums, I will add commentary as necessary. This album is truly and uniquely Solange's voice and soul. I love the #blackgirlmagic oozing out of every interlude and chorus. Thank you Solange for reviving my love of album "drops" and your boldness and beauty.