Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lazy Sundayy.

Well hello, Sunday.
Thanks to this Starbucks run, I am pretty much glued to my laptop getting things done that have been put off for far too long! 
I am always searching for time to sit down and just be able to get lost on here. Which let me tell you, is far too easy! 
So, when one of my most favorite bloggers, who is actually an amazingly talented wedding photographer, posted something on her website/blog I had to take her challenge, I was simply inspired. (More on that later...)

April will be the month of getting things accomplished! I am more then determined to check things off my list that I am making a large, over-the-top, poster sized version that I will hang on my door to see every morning, noon, and night!
What will this list contain you ask?!
Oh, just a few little (BIG) things:
#1 save a certain amount of money by May so I can move on out!
#2 blog everyday!
#3 loose x amount of weight, aka use my gym membership!
#5 read two books!
(unofficial #6, hang out with the right people, and say bye to the bad)
I WILL check every single one of these off! Watch me ;)
Till then I will be enjoying life, staying thankful for what I have, and aiming for higher everyday!

Now for my favorite part, "the list".
(oh, I am so excited!)
 Originally aimed for Instagram,  I don't see why I shouldn't put it on here too (and Pinterest)! It goes like this, "Today I am enjoying, (insert verb of the day) + picture!"

Today I enjoy wearing...

Well, it's time for cleaning, organizing, and the gym!

Make sure to follow me on Twitter, @tffnykrssr, and read the blog of course! 
Oh, and you can find me on Pinterest & Instagram too!

...have an amazing day :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

From nothing, comes nothing.

Ive had this quote above tattooed on my right forearm for over a year now and everyday it reminds me that I have to work for something, because in life if you don't put any work in you're not going to have anything come out. And today while sitting in a class taught by Geno Stampora, it hasn't rang truer to me since I was taught it over two years ago.
There are so many things I want to be in this lifetime, so many things I want to experience. As I sit here and think about where the people I look up to came from, I remind myself that what matters the most is hard work, practice, dedication, and passion. Because most people i admire came from nothing and work their asses off to become the person they are today. Without these key things where do you find yourself? I above all things want to be viewed as a genuine, passionate, hard working stylist; because, that's who I am. Every part of me has been brought up to be who I am today, and I am forever grateful for that.
I am one of those people that cares far too much what other people think all of the time. I try so very hard to hide it but it sneaks up constantly. It's bloody annoying, and it holds me back. What I try to remind myself of, is that I need to be the confident, smart, caring individual that I know I am. I love the industry that I am in because it allows me to be who I am unconditionally. Who is able to say that? Who can tell you they truly love everything about their industry?
So many things were taught to me today, and some things I can proudly say I have already been trying to implement into my life on a daily basis. I live on quotes, on dreams, and on crazy chances and ideas; not only because I am a dreamer, and slightly a hopeless romantic, but because I am so much more then that. Because I truly believe in the underdog, I believe in the crazy dreams people have, and I believe those dreams can come true. With the right combination of passion, love, hard work, and all that it takes you can make anything happen! No one holds you back but yourself, so go, fight for what you want even if everyone tells you no. I believe in YOU. Sometimes that's all you need, someone to have a little faith.
One of my favorite quotes I found while reading today was this, "you can't change the cards you're dealt, but you can change how you play the hand."
How great is that?! You can be dealt the worst hand, but how you handle that is where you'll learn about yourself.
I firmly believe that at the end of the day how you carry yourself, and your character shows you far more about a person then what car you drive, or the amount in your bank account.
I know I was put on this earth to do something, or be someone, and maybe I haven't figured that out yet. But i am pretty pumped to find out!

Dream big, work hard, and aim at nothing, because then you'll never miss, and your goals will be limitless:)

I don't have it all together, maybe I never will, but I am so beyond thankful for everyone in my life right now :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

BLOGyear: gahh!


oh, the frustration. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

BLOGyear: taking a break.

These past few weeks I have taken a break from blogging.  
Not because I am crazy busy, but because I don't have much to say. 
There are so many things in this world that need to be said,
so many things that will be forever  unsaid. 


It all seems so simple sometimes, life. 
You're born, you grow and age, and you leave this earth.
Yet, the things that happen here are so important, yeah?

What car you drive? How much it costs.
How much your home cost? How big is it.
How many friends do you have? How many are true.
Where did you go to school? What degree do you have.

I wake up everyday to go work in the beauty industry. 
A place where people drop hundreds of dollars on their highlights, their haircuts, and our opinions.
Don't get me wrong I love my job, and I love the beauty industry. 
But sometimes those people, well, they drive me a little past crazy.

There are people struggling all over the world, to pay their bills, to feed their families, and to... 

And yet as an adult, who fully comprehends this, I waste so much time on stuff.
I know people who make more money then they can handle. 
I know people who can barely pay their bills.
And, I know people that still keep a smile on their face no matter what. 

We are all just people.
White. African American. Asian. Hispanic. Male. Female. Gay. Straight. Bisexual. 
Young. Old. Rich. Poor.

Aside from out views, beliefs, and 'statuses'...

We are all the same.

Friday, January 13, 2012

BLOGyear: days twelve & thirteen


So much to do before the Christmas party this Sunday. I really wish I could just sleep for a day, I'd be so happy. But this weekend will be amazingg :)

Till then, have an awesome weekend. Anyone off tomorrow, I will be living vicariously through you :)

Say what you want about them, but I love the Olsens and truly love their fashion. My inspiration for this weekend...


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BLOGyear: day eleven

   Trying to stay dedicated to eating extremely healthy and working out on a daily basis is starting to catch up with me. I did, however, slip a little today. But it happens to the best of us. To keep myself focused I went to my favorite website at the moment, Pinterest, and searched fitness.
Here are a few things that keep me going...

Goodnight, my alarm clock and I have a date for 5:30 am :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

BLOGyear: day ten, a day with Alexander.

The Met, mid July 2011.

On a beautiful Sunday morning, after walking down 5th Avenue, I jumped into line for the most amazing exhibition I have been in the presence of so far in my life. 

I don't read Vogue every month just for the fun of it. I read it because Anna Wintour is the most incredible Editor in fashion history. I read it because, if you look past the advertisements, and the insanely expensive clothing, you see incredible stories. 
Vogue is where I was first introduced to Mr. Alexander McQueen.

Here are some of the pieces I was able to see in person.
 Maybe you'll think they are silly, stupid, or strange. But maybe, just maybe, you'll look past that, and see the genius, the creativity, and the heart that went into making these dreams a reality. 
{the top half was made out of medical slides that were painted red}
"I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen." -Alexander McQueen

This exhibition is not the norm, but neither was the man that created it. I don't love fashion simply because I like to pick out things to wear, and try different combinations. I love fashion because of the time that is taken to select a certain fabric, the way in which the fabric or material is draped, sown, and cared for. Clothes aren't just clothes, they are ways to be whomever you want to be. 

Dreams. Creativity. Inspiration. 
These are all things that make art possible. 

So the next time you see some outrageous price on something and you go to shake your head. Don't shake it because it pisses you off that you can't purchase it, cause hell, I will never be able to purchase it. But stop for a moment, and think of how much time, and love someone put into designing that coat, or that purse, or even a simple pair of sunnies. 

Art is all around you. In the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, the pictures on your walls.

Art will always be something that is near and dear to my heart, why couldn't it be that way for you too?