Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Anna goes to the Bahamas!

Hey love bugs!
A few weeks ago I was getting my cruise on with Grand Celebration.
It was a well needed trip to Freeport, Bahamas.

I found packing a bit difficult. 
I was so confused as to what to bring really. 
This was the first time I packed light like first time ever in my life.
I used 2 bags only. (I'm so proud of myself) 
Purse/Carry-on bag and an overnight bag. 

In my carry-on bag I started with the essentials.

4. Rings
5.  EOS Summer Fruit lip balm
6.  Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer 
8. H&M Gold Chain Sandal
9. Straw Hat
10. Passport
11. Sunnies
12. Face mask
13. Voss water
14.  Opi Nail polish
15. Arm cuff
16. "You can't sit on us"  towel
17. Handbag

For this trip I got some great use out of these awesome tech gadgets. 

Speaker | Battery

Day 1

First, let me take a selfie... not by my selfie.


Straight from "college classroom" to "weekend cruise" outfit.

Top ~ H&M ~ Crochet short top

Necklace ~ thrifted

Skirt ~ XXI ~ wrap maxi skirt

Purse ~ thrifted ~ Cross body Wallet  

Glasses ~ Guess

Shoes ~ H&M ~ gold chain sandal

My Cruise Itinerary: 

3:00 pm Arrive after the pool party. :/
3:10 pm Find your people    
3:15 pm Eat
3:30 pm Drop off your belongings to your room.
3:35 pm Take selfies.
3:45 pm Explore the ship.
3:50 pm Get lost.
4:35 pm Eat.
4:50 pm Meet people.
5:00 pm Watch the ship set sail.
5:03 pm Take pictures.
5:30 pm Head to the room.
6:00 pm Get lost.
6:06 pm Happy Hour. Pour up! Drink! Turn up!!!
6:20 pm Talk to people at the bar
6:40 pm Explore the ship.
7:30 pm Go see a cirque du soleil show.
7:45 pm Drink!
8:30 pm Photoshoot.
9:00 pm Eat.
9:05 pm Meet more people.
9:25 pm Get lost with random people you met.
10:00 pm Hit the club.
10:45 pm Eat.
11:05 pm Bring food back to your room.
11:30 pm Try to sleep. 
12:00 am Go explore the ship… (because you can't sleep)
12:10 am Get lost.
12:15 am Karaoke
12:30 am Meet other people that can't sleep.
1:45 am Eat. 
2:00 am Gaze at the moon w/ random ppl you met
2:30 am head back to room.
3:00 am Pass out.

Stay tune to Day 2 of Anna goes to Freeport.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Music Monday: On & On remix

Hello there, love bugs.

Wow! I've been gone for months now… 
Gosh it feels like forever ago.
So much has happened in the past 6 months...
 Between traveling, transferring jobs, finishing college and mourning a lost.

But that's a whole story for a LJM Diary post. 

I'm considering Sunday to be the main day for regular/ weekly content.
Pretty much everything else will be publish when I have the time.

For now I'm just going to start with something I love "Music Monday's." 

Who doesn't love the sultry voice of the indie queen, Miss Erykah Badu. 

This remix is resuscitating the 90's hit "On & On" and modernizing it. 
This song is my go to chill out song!

I hope you lovely's enjoy. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Music Monday: Henry Krinkle.

Hey love bugs,

I have been ghost protocol on my weekly music updates. Sorry love bugs! So to start off this new month with the right foot I'm going to get back to the routine of things. Lately I've been listening to a boat load of house music. I came across this artist through a follower on my Tumblr. If you like deep house/electronic you will like this dude. I don't know what it is about this song when I heard it but its bloody brilliant. I had it on repeat for like 2 hours straight. Check it out below. 

You can order this song on iTunes and don't forget to keep up with his current music on Soundcloud.

Here is another song I like...



Friday, October 31, 2014

No. 304 Coruscate

No. 304 Coruscate

No. 304 Coruscate by lovejamoore featuring rustic home decor

Hey love bugs,

Every time I make a new Polyvore set I like to reflect on the first few sets I've ever made.
Its amazing to look back and see how much I've evolved in that time. 

Practice really makes perfect!

For anyone that wants to do something as simple as making a polyvore set or changes in ones life JUST DO IT

I know it sounds too simple. 
Imagine if you started today… 
60 days from now you will be one step closer to where you want to be. 
Now imagine 1, 5, or even 10 years from now.
Future YOU would thank you,
but you have to make that first step.

In my case... For ages I've always wanted to make my own fashion blog.
The last time I had a blog was in high school
& it was more like an online diary then a blog.
I remember talking to a friend about getting a job at a online magazine company to be a writer. 
I was venting and unconsciously talking myself out of applying. 

My friend cut me off and simply said "what's stopping you from doing it?"

In that moment I didn't have a valid answer..

silently I told myself nothing.

One week later I started my blog, made a sample post and then I applied.
I didn't get the job but I took that first step. 
This started off as a sample and turned into a hobby. 
I love it.
I love my blog because its a reflect of me.
 (the creative side that I can't get enough of)

My advice to you is stop wasting time and just take that first step to your dreams.



Items from today's post can be viewed below.
Christies bra

River Island pencil skirt
$150 - riverisland.com

Gucci ankle boots

H M black handbag
$48 - hm.com

Natalie B bib necklace

Squair tech accessory

Illesteva eyeglass
$265 - net-a-porter.com

Chanel fragrance

H2O body cleanser

Aesop beauty product
$37 - liberty.co.uk

Rustic home decor

Montblanc office accessory

Linea black candle
$16 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LJM Diary: Trees with no leaves

You see there was a tree,
A tree with not one leaf.
It seems
the leaves weren't meant to be
to thrive
because they had all

You see the tree,
the tree had once been
The branches
stretched out so wide.
The leaves
hanging softly by its side.

You see the tree,
the tree goes thru
this all the time
some times its droopy, and
some times its bubbly
as can be.

You see
it just depends
what the day brings.
Some days are sunny
some are wet,
some are freezing cold,
some are breezy as heck.

What ever the day brings
it seems
the tree just
inhales it all
then exhales
until the sun falls
falls asleep.
Letting go of everything.

Some days I admire the tree.
You see
the tree
Was like me, and
I'm like the tree.
Some days I'm up;
other days I'm down.
Some days i'm happy;
other days I frown.
At one point or another
I seemed to loss my leaves
baring just me.
The days go by before I exhale
but once I do
I'm back to the old me.
Producing new leaves
there may only be a few now
but watch...
I'll be full again.
Bright again.
Like the tree
I'll take it all






Sunday, August 3, 2014

***Flawless - Yonce x Minaj

I Woke Up to This!

 Photo Courtesy of Tumblr

Beyoncé does it again; catching the world off guard with a remix of her song "Flawless" featuring Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj.  

Personally, I'm not a die hard Bey fan. When it comes to her previous albums I would only like give or take 3 to 4 songs. Yes, I know she can sing. Yes, she is an amazing performer. For me, I just wasn't connecting with her. Maybe I couldn't relate to the message of her songs but whatever it was changed when she dropped her self titled visual album.

As for her self-titled album I felt everything I wanted from her as an artist was received. Once I clicked that button and purchased that album; I landed in Beyoncé's world. 

"Beyoncé" is played religiously and all these lovely remixes give each song an exciting twist. Seeing the evolution of Beyoncé as a person, a wife and a mother we really get to know all the different sides to this incredible artist.

Check out this flawless collaboration below and at flawless.beyonce.com

Remember all that chit chat about Jay-Z and Solange elevator fight back in May. 

Well Beyoncé surely gets the last laugh in her verse, "We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators / Of course sometimes shit go down / When it's a billion dollars on an elevator." 

Photo Courtesy of Tumblr

In the case you didn't hear her the first time she cunningly repeats the line. Then laughs it off but also including a "cha ching" sound effect to reiterate because she is after all flawless.

Favorite Verses

From Bey,

"These thots can't clock me nowadays
You wish I was your pound cake
Boy you know I look good as fuck
You wish I was your baby momma
And we could go around and get some good karma, but no
We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators
Of course sometimes shit go down
When it's a billion dollars on an elevator"

"I wake up looking this good
And I wouldn't change it if I could
And you can say what you want
I'm the shit"

From Nicki,

"Yo, like MJ doctor, they killing me
Propofol, I know they hope I fall
But tell 'em winning is my motherfuckin' protocol
'Cause I score before I ever throw the ball"

"The queen of rap, slayin' with Queen B
If you ain't on the team, you playin' for team D
'Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters"

Check out the lyrics for this amazing remix here.

Fun Fact

This song was originally release as "Bow Down." 
Though it was reworked for the album as a direct response for critics. 

Photo Courtesy of Tumblr.

Check out this version below.

What do you think of Beyoncé and Nicki remix of "***Flawless"?