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Call It Spring, Pt. 2

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 0 comments

I have been quite secluded to my usual comforts causing me to lose track of what a wonder this city can be. Although I wish to wander the corners of the universe, I have the advantage of an ever-changing assortment of amusements just a short car ride away. Now that the bloom is settling, my allergies are subsiding; & I am able to enjoy the traffic during a commute to the inner city. Sunroof halfway open, ‘90s tunes as background music, a quiet, forceful breeze, I was all smiles.     The future. Quite soon I will lift my head up, open my eyes, wider, to the world. I will focus, look around me, take a breath—a sweet, slow breath of the fresh air… on a balcony off the shore of some exotic island. Beautiful, it is. But, better yet, wonderful. A sigh of relief of a now slowly forgotten past. Yet, a thank you. & Always a thank you, in the least, for those who took a part in...

Call It Spring, Pt. 1

By on Apr 22, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 2 comments

Today I made my way out of the cookie-cuttered streets of the northwest to the heart of downtown Las Vegas. I’ve had enough of the norm. It was a delight to travel to another part of town that has been foreign to me as of late. I’ve been so hesitant to leave my cozy community; but, after seeing four complete seasons in one region, I am eager to venture to the less familiar.     I’m still searching for a balance between everything. April 7th has passed. A new life begun, I am ready for the adventure. & An exploration today was. I did not realize how long it’s been since I’ve really taken a close look at other parts of town until I arrived near East Ogden Avenue, & I was completely blown away by the emerging street art of Old Downtown.     At first, all I saw were colors and patterns. Hues of spring and summer that filled me with excitement since I have yet to...

In Flux, Pt. 2

By on Mar 26, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 80 comments

I’m counting down these last moments of micromanagement by peers, & constantly being challenged by authority figures whose respect towards me depends on my bending of the rules in their favor. The former of which never occurs. Here I am, attempting to always do the right thing. Yet, I must prove myself on the daily basis—even after all of these years. Yesterdays are disregarded. Each & every day I must start anew & fight the stereotypes granted to me due to my perceived status. One in which is vulnerable to misinterpretation due to a disregard of understanding—based on ungrounded assumptions.     Each conversation, each gesture carries a motive. There is a small portion of general interest, an even lesser degree of pure curiosity. Any act of kindness is followed by a wielded agreement of eased cooperation. A guarantee in which I fail to follow through. Not out of...

In Flux, Pt. 1

By on Mar 26, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 32 comments

Today I yearned to provide you with the extraordinary, but I feel as if I have delivered more of the same. I desired a shift in scenery, an overlooked viewpoint, but strapped for sunlight & resources, I ended up a mere five miles away from the usual, at best.     My wanderlust is starving… unnourished.  The entrance of spring has caused my enclosure within this valley to become more and more apparent. I am no longer satisfied with the lush suburbs. I no longer find solace in the mountain views. It’s even unbearable to lounge mindless in front of HGTV, especially “House Hunters International”.     How simple it all appears in my head: a passport, a one way ticket to Europe, no, Asia… How impossible it seems to find the time, the resources, the courage. I am not one to leave things to fate. Most of all happenings are calculated, prepped to near perfection....

Blog On

By on Mar 11, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 50 comments

Today I desired to share with you my interview with Blogspotter! It went live exactly one week ago today (Tuesday, March 4th, 2014), but I had literally just posted “Visions, Pt. 1 & 2” nearly 20 minutes prior, & did not want to steal those post’s shine. Yes, they have their egos. ;D lol. Working with Caroline Orlando & Caitlin Bright of Glitter Groupe Media was such a treat! The ladies were extremely professional & easy-going & came up with the most phenomenal questions. I was awestruck by how thoughtful each and every inquiry was which inspired me to candidly share my blogging journey thus far. Thank you Caroline & Caitlin! You both surely gave my experience justice, & it was a pleasure collaborating with you both! I have included the interview below. Enjoy!     Connect-the-Cloths doesn’t look like every other fashion blog, and it isn’t. It is a...

Visions, Pt. 2

By on Mar 4, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 50 comments

I believe it is time to begin composing my novel, short story… I mean, technically, I have already started—if a title & one & a half sentences count for something. As mentioned, I am one to overthink each & every detail so the words may easily require a decade to fulfill my satisfaction.      When it comes to my personal writing assignments, I am the first to admit I am a huge procrastinator. These weekly blog entries are as good as it gets. I do have my ink + paper binges, yet not nearly often enough. This week I am set on completing James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain as well as Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility since these two tales have been rattling in my brain due to their lack of completion. Perhaps this accomplishment will ignite an organized overflow of stories to puzzle together. I must end this bad habit of writer’s & reader’s block. What...

Visions, Pt. 1

By on Mar 4, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 12 comments

Today I ventured to the casino with every intention of winning ‘big bucks’. I am not exactly sure why I was set on doing so. Perhaps due to my recent dreams of good fortune. Unfortunately, my thoughts during rest did not translate in real time; therefore, I figured it would be more enjoyable to test my luck within the empty arcade.     I do not know what type of madness is taking place in my head lately since I have seen an abundance of odd sleepy visions with a few recurring characters. What does this all mean? I used to read in to these things until I began to feel completely ridiculous in doing so. I am one to overanalyze every small detail.     My best friend claims it has everything to do with my lack of a dreamcatcher. I am not sure of this presumption. & I do not remember ever owning one in the first place. Although, it is possible one may have been...

The ‘Ugly’ Duckling, Pt. 2

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 26 comments

How easy it is to become jaded of all of the tourist attractions of this fabulous city. Perhaps if the Interstate 15 Highway wasn’t always so congested at both the U.S. Route 95 & the 215 Beltway connections, or if the exits of Sahara Avenue to Russell Road weren’t prone to traffic accidents, we would consider indulging in slightly sinful activities. But, most residents would rather distance themselves from the headache as far south as the city of Henderson or to the county of North Las Vegas. After all, the station casinos have completely stepped it up a notch; & they crave locals.     I, myself, can’t seem to get past the community of Summerlin. I always desperately yearned an escape from Las Vegas. When you are underaged, all of the restrictions of this adult-centered town become discouraging. Growing up, I pondered if I wanted a more metropolitan life or if I...