Sapphire Blu fashion. addiction. rehab.

5Jan/120

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6Oct/110

shop. shopping. shopped.

the mall, online, boutiques, thrift stores and plethora of other places to satisfy the new/recycled clothes crave. we're all guilty, whether it's just out of habit, void filling or for an upcoming event: we all shop. how many times do you actually inventory the items in your closet? can you actually count the amount of times you're frustrated with having too many tops, not enough bottoms or too many bottoms and not enough tops? a million shoes in black, but only a couple in a different hue?

the problem: we have all been there a time or two or ten and it's quite frustrating. we scope the malls, browse online, all while being enticed by free shipping, additional discounts if you spend over a certain dollar amount, the big red clearance sign: all of which are a shopaholics dream come true. so many items purchased filling one's closet, but when it's time to actually put and outfit together, excitement leaves and the sound of crickets enter. how on earth do you have a closet busting out of the "seams", yet absolutely nothing that works? *gasps*

the solution:  most mall trips and online shopping escapades are rarely planned, they just happen. i mean in today's economy everything is on sale, we receive far too many emails about sales, discounts and free shipping, so it's almost impossible to wait for boredom to kick in to check your favorite shopping site or pop in lady gaga and drive to the local mall.

take note from time to time: do you really need another black shoe or is it time to add a different hue? how many of your pieces are identical to one another? the closet is your playground, a masterpiece, in which YOU'VE built: visit it often. there's no way that you can recall what you own if you never spend time there, outside of opening the doors to your closet and yelling, "I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!" if necessary play dress up: try on an outfit as you would wear it, take a few notes of what's missing from your ensemble and determine what you NEED to purchase. even if you have a million things, there should be balance within your wardrobe...as with everything else, but that's a different story.

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29Sep/110

growing up. a closet full of clothes.

growing up i recall so many trips to the mall, actually it was a monday and weekend ritual. i have no idea why my mom shopped so much, but i know my closet was to die for, even in elementary school. there are so many pictures of a disgruntled me headed to school, annoyed that my mom insisted i wear turtlenecks, cardigans, suspenders and corduroys and penny loafers with real dimes vs pennies. does that sound like something a child would want to wear? hell no! i'd be pissed on many occasions when it was time to get ready for school or any other place for that matter. in my mind i wondered why she wouldn't allow me to dress like others. there was no way she would buy me any type of sneaker other than keds *i graduated to reebok classics by middle school*. what was this lady smoking i often wondered? oh and the tears. i'd cry like no tomorrow *never tears of joy* because i didn't want to stand out, i just wanted to blend in.

children are rarely taught that being 'different' is cool. my mom was surely on to something. slowly but surely, as i matured, i started to understand what she was trying to do, which was teaching me to step outside of the box, dare to be different and to always be a leader and never a follower. and though i really loathed leaving my house most days as a child. i look back and think, how dope my wardrobe really was.

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28Sep/112

stumbled upon. marc by marc jacobs.

leaving work early can be both a gift and curse. my boss decided everyone had worked hard all week so we could sneak out. i was excited of course as it was a friday, which meant an early start on weekend shenanigans that tend to take place. *side note: passing the mall and other shops are part of my day to day commute*

friday was no different except, this time i decided to get off the train a stop before my destination to check out ipad covers at nordstrom rack *random i know*, i'm not sure if that was a good or bad idea. initially i walked in, took a look around and instead of finding an ipad cover, i spotted an ocean sapphire marc by marc jacobs turnlock bag. i picked it up, check the price tag and almost fainted: $79.97. were my big brown eyes deceiving me? i walked around the store in great debate wondering if i should purchase a bag that i was not in the market for, yet it was almost free *regular price tag $438*. i placed this gem of a bag on hold, walked out of the store and reasoned with myself that there was no way i could leave an almost free bag behind. i purchased the bag and made a mad dash out the door.

 

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2Sep/100

art + beauty.

i read magazines and surf way too many sites to count on a day to day basis, yet this picture of misty copeland continues to stick out in my mind. the form of her body, the look of serenity on her her face and a pose one could only master with precision and dedication is absolutely STUNNING!

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29Jul/106

nike.women.

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4Dec/090

happy birthday!

happy birthday to mr. shawn corey carter aka jay z. if you want to read his bio, click here. TGIF, have a fabulous and fashionable weekend!!!
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