inspiration

Tomboy Fashion Blogs to Follow for Inspiration

Sometimes a lady just wants to ditch the body-con dress and Louboutins for an oversized tee and a pair of loose-fitting jeans. We may even throw a hat on instead of battling our unruly tresses. And for those of us who feel like this on a  regular basis, there are a slew of fashion blogs to check out for inspiration. Bookmark these sites that feature some of the cutest tomboy style around. (more…)

The Invisible Finish Line

Your opponent started yesterday. -Pastor S. Norful

When I was younger, I wanted to be so many different things. I told my parents I wanted to be an actress like Brandy on Moesha, so they put me in an acting class at the local community center. I can still remember twirling around in a white GoodWill dress, magic wand in hand, as I played the fairy godmother in an adaptation of Cinderella. After seeing the video my mother recorded of my performance, I took an exit from my acting career stage left. Then I told my parents I wanted to be a fashion designer. They got me a sheet of the ugliest purple cloth, a little sewing machine and an old mannequin from Walmart. I quit before I could even make a shirt comparable to Denise Huxtable’s Gordon Garbage blouse. I went from detective to massage therapist, and still kept going until I narrowed it down to being a writer. But it took a lot of  trials, and even more errors.

It wasn’t until I really began to write that I realized something about myself that’s been the case all my life: I don’t finish things. I start things and as soon as it begins to get a little difficult, or requires more work than I expected, I move on to something else. Sometimes I lack focus and want to do things just because they are temporarily appealing, usually because someone else is having success doing it. The problem with this is that because I keep jumping from one thing to the next without actually mastering it, it never gets it finished. In the end, all I’m left with is a trail of too many “almost-done” projects. And I know I’m not the only one that does this.

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