Bullet Journal Fail! (But still had fun, so success anyway!)

As I glaze the many blog sites, one thing recently has really caught my attention, BULLET JOURNALING!!!  The adorable little boxes of colors with goals and intentions of motivation had me thinking “yes!!  I want this!!!”  Of course my curiosity sends me on hours of Google investigation of the who, what, where, how, and why’s of Bullet Journaling, I land on the website http://bulletjournal.com, in which they have a really cool video, and explanation of what it is.  It seems to be a goal mapper, planner, to-do list maker, list maker, whatever you want it to be really!  I think “Wow, I can totally make my own!”.  So Amazon Prime I go, within fifteen minutes I order same day delivery and in eight hours, my materials land at my doorstep!!

I immediately open up the package, throw my journal and pens in purse so I can get this started while hanging out at my boyfriend’s apartment.  We watch a movie, I get started on my journal, you know you gotta to be productive!  I immediately botch up the Bullet Journal on the first page, but you what?  I continue because coloring and creating this journal is incredibly therapeutic!

My boyfriend is like “what are you doing?”  I’m like “just planning the future” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, lol just kidding- but not really).  He thought it looked cool actually, accept the part where I left a marker on his bed without a cap, and it got on his comforter, whoops.  Even though my journal isn’t perfect, it is perfect to me, because I put the love in making this journal.  I had so much fun making it, and that is all that matters 🙂  Go to the site: http://bulletjournal.com, for more explanation- and they sell journals there as well!  You can also find page ideas all over Youtube and Pinterest!  Now, back to figuring out my spending log! 😡

Things To Do In New York City

Where:  The Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street and 7th Ave.  Manhattan

Price:  FREE!!!!  $$$$ 🙂 🙂 🙂

Favorite Item: The Amsale Aberra Wedding Dress

A perfect way to spend the first wPicture1arm spring day, is strolling through an educational and inspiring museum.  Earlier today, I had the wonderful opportunity to browse the Black Fashion Designers exhibited at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum.  Right when I walked in, the second dress that really caught my eye so much my first favorite was ranked down to my second.  With knowing right away, “wow- this dress is the dress.  (as if it was my very own future wedding dress) Beautiful”.  A dress by designer, Amsale Aberra.  It was the simplicity mixed with allure.  It was the delicate sparkle that caught my eye.  If I had access to purchasing this dress, I would look for an excuse to get married—just to wear it.  The moment I saw the flowy bell shaped silhouette- I could see myself wearing it and spinning around in circles, to see this softly flowed fabric twirl.  The waistline cinched beautifully embracing a woman’s natural curves.  I love the balance of simple with elegance.

You could tell with each stitch in this dress was made with intention, love, and care. hand embroidered, silk fabric, shimmery champagne sequins and tiny bugle beads.  This dress is traditional but with modern flair.  Just looking at this dress makes you feel respect for yourself, imagining a reason you could wear this dress.  It certainly would not be an ordinary day.  It would be a very special day- wedding or maybe even an award show, like The Academy Awards!  To wear this dress, it would be a day you have highlighted and underlined in bold on the calendar.  A date you fight off all mundane appointments, you schedule things to prepare for this day, hair appointment, nails, waxing, a special breakfast.  All preparation for how you feel, in this one- very special dress.   This dress says you achieved something.

The museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology has beyond met my expectations, and highly encourage anyone who is interested in fashion to check it out.  I have to say, I feel more appreciation for fashion after viewing the museum.  Prior to visiting the museum my perception of fashion, was a part of me loved fashion- and then a part of me felt guilty for enjoying a self-indulgent hobby.  This exhibits, really reminded me how wonderful it is to show your vivid unique essence on the inside… on the outside with fashion.  Fashion is much more than fabric.