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Tourist of the Town, Pt. 2

By on Jun 29, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 61 comments

I travel to the inner city so often for work, I purposely disregard any excitement taking place. A bit spiteful? Agreed. But, it’s a tease to be surrounded by an abundance of awing sights with no time for leisure.     I’ve been fantasizing of the record-breaking Ferris wheel, The LINQ, on my social media feed for what seems likes months now! After Ryan & I couldn’t bear another second of the beauty flowing from the marvelous structures dispersed amongst the interiors of the fabulous Carsar’s Palace (in Pt. 1), we ventured across the street to a hidden little nook which was the setting of our surprising adventure.     The LINQ was just as beautiful up close as it was colorfully glowing miles away! I wasn’t too sure of its affiliation to any other monopolies on the strip, but it seems as if there’s some connection between this...

Tourist of the Town, Pt. 1

By on Jun 26, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 16 comments

Today was a good day. I did a few things out of the ordinary which granted me a cool sense of relief. My life is falling into place, but the daunting necessity of excessive structure sort of dulls my creativity. I find myself attempting to brainstorm & tune into a innovative space only to fall short of time and productivity.     Although, in seeking constructive inspiration, I find myself getting lost in the workings of others. I have stumbled upon a pleasingly diverse selection of bloggers from around the globe & back due to my feature on Brown Girl Bloggers by Candice! How thrilling it is to explore various interpretations of style–& yet another plus to connect with fellow writers & foodies as well! So much life has been flowing through my 13-inch Mac screen this past week. & Such discoveries stir up a yearning of setting my eyes upon new sights....

Windy Warmth, Part 2

By on Jun 6, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 115 comments

I never know what to wear on a windy day. Warm or cold, it puzzles me. Light & flowy or layered & cozy? Somehow, I feel as if I went with the wrong choice since a heat wave suddenly passed through the hazy air. Yet, I adore how these Pretty Polly faux suspenders tied together with my floral cotton romper and the black & gold-spiked Windsor cardigan. At this point, Ryan and I wanted to venture outdoors… The sun would soon set & cool the breeze.     We began to feel foreign to the happenings on the strip as we peaked out of the parking garage, so we took a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard until we stumbled upon a rooftop near Planet Hollywood. We had a clear sight of the dazzling recreation of the Eiffel Tower, & I attempted to overcome my fear of heights by balancing on these steep steps. The effect on the camera is quite surprising. I do enjoy how...

Windy Warmth, Pt. 1

By on Jun 4, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 24 comments

Today I went to the mall. Unfortunately, not to shop. But, better yet, to satisfy my sudden sushi craving! Welcome to my first official foodie-ish post! Yay me! I persuaded my boyfriend, Ryan, to travel to the city–which was an absolute achievement in and of itself since he loathes the Las Vegas strip, with a passion. I mean, I’m not sure if it’s due to his frustrations with tourist drivers, or his unfamiliarity with the ongoing constructions (and deconstructions) of the roadways, but something about the combination of the crowded sidewalks and stop-&-go traffic really rubs him the wrong way.     Luckily, the heat had settled a bit. As Ryan stepped onto the balcony this afternoon, he enjoyed the dry, warm winds enough to drive us to one of the most popular shopping destinations in town, The Fashion Show Mall. In another post, I will go in to detail regarding all of...

Alumnus, Pt. 2

By on May 22, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 77 comments

When it comes to college, I don’t believe it’s for everyone. Not all passions lead to the front doors of a structured learning institution. Other options exist. Still to this day, I analyze the worthiness of my educational journey. In retrospect, the five years committed to my undergraduate studies will always make up a significant portion of my life.     I found I gained most from what lied outside syllabi. The thoughts which floated in the dense air, with no worries of judgement… ignorance blurted out with hopes of correction, a better comprehension. The loudest minds remained completely silent. I wondered if they were so sure as to not to be corrected, or held ideas beyond their own explanatory capabilities.     As in all things, I found leisure in dressing for each and every day of the scholarly occasion. I did not dare waste too many weeks in chic sweats. I...

Alumnus, Pt. 1

By on May 21, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 22 comments

Today I took a walk down memory lane. Who knew two years would past so quickly since I last step foot on campus. What was once familiar now seems strange. The dingy weather did not help either. As I look back, I have absolutely no clue how I did it. Work full time, study full time, and gather with family and friends. This must be what aging feels like.     Taking on new life challenges has presented me with an unprecedented amount of mixed feelings which, as bewildering as this phase seems, causes me to feel so much more alive. I have gained exactly what I wanted. So subdued; & now, the calm?     The thing with content is it lessens the waves of my creative flow. I find myself happily tidying up the condo & sitting on the balcony flipping the pages of a magazine &/or scrolling through tumblr rather than brainstorming and collaborating. To be honest, I...

Call It Spring, Pt. 2

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 81 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 | 20 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...