wild roses

there is something about this top that makes me just want to lounge around and observe everything around me. when i feel restless or just like i need to think i go to my bay windows and look out on the streets of Harlem. I’ve sat in this window so many times just
thinking about life and how i got here.
i’m so blessed to have the opportunity to live where i want and do what i want.
i have honestly gotten everything i’ve wanted and it was from hard work and dedication.
if i wanted a raise…i made it happen. if i wanted new shoes..i got a second job.
life is what you make it…
Top: American Apparel | Shorts: Rebecca Minkoff | Lipstick: Stila Fiery
Guitar: Mine lol
i realize that i’ve done a similar post here with this exact color scheme.lol. its a way i can look back and see how i’ve changed. i think i will do a post like that yearly. you know how people say you can’t have it all. i believe that. i find that when other parts of my life are flourishing others are unkempt.
in regards to work, money and my passions…my life is perfect. the only thing im missing is someone to share it with. dating in New York City is not for the faint of heart. it was so much simplier when i lived down south. men in NYC have too many options to ever consider only having one.
thats what i’ve been thinking about lately.
xx
Monroe
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  1. August 14, 2012 / 2:07 am

    Amen to the intro! Life is what you make of it. But as for the dating part..uggh which down south are you talking about?? lol Because here in South Florida we deal with the same BS. Just be positive and patient he’s coming 🙂

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  2. August 14, 2012 / 2:09 am

    This post is so uplifting ….. Luv hearing people’s thoughts on life etc…. Fab caual look dear 🙂 I believe that one day I’ll be this famous blogger going to fashion shows etc .. Sitting next to my fav style blogger u .Keep inspiring us all dear

  3. August 14, 2012 / 3:37 am

    This is the best blog post I’ve ever read. So genuine, real, and inspiring. You are ah- maze! Ugh, and I wish I looked that chic while lounging around the house. P.s: after the day I’ve had at work this post is what I needed. You have to make what you want happen and working hard( er) is key! Xoxo

  4. August 14, 2012 / 4:56 am

    You look beautiful! You’ll find the right guy, just a matter of time:)

  5. August 14, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    There is so much truth in the post my dear. Life is truly what you make it, and I love that you’ve made yours everything you wanted!

    That sweater is so lovely, and you are a beautiful lounger :-).

    By the way, the fellas in the South seem to have to have too many options too…smh

  6. August 14, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    I love your jumper ♥♥♥♥

  7. August 14, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    Love your sweater and your photos as well, they have some kind of aura around them! great aesthetic! And I totally agree with you, only hard work and dedication can make the difference. If someone just “got lucky” it will show eventually and only those who deddicated themself to something will have a full life because they earned it!

    Great blog!!

    kisses
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  8. August 15, 2012 / 5:23 am

    Love the details of your top and cute running shorts

  9. August 15, 2012 / 3:47 pm

    Your blog is one of my favorite daily reads. I like how you remain professional and still add personal touch to your posts. Dating in NYC IS difficult. At least you have options too. You just have to weed out the bad lol.

  10. September 2, 2012 / 1:16 am

    I want that top so bad, it looks like it fits loose! I want one! I love this look, it does make me want to lounge around on a nice Saturday! haha.

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