Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pump, Pump, Pump, Pump It Up: ME X Reebok

If you are a product of the 80’s & 90’s such as myself, then you know all about the Reebok Pump from back in the day. All the fly guys in the neighborhood had a fresh pair of these shoes laced up, and ready to go. Nothing was funnier than seeing a guy actually squeeze/pump the small basketball on the tongue of the shoe as soon as the girls walked past. It was the consummate way of showing off, and showing out!

Well when I got my eyes on the latest capsule collection between Melody Ehsani & Reebok (ME x Reebok), I thought to myself…these are totally funky, fly & fresh! They took me back to my adolescent days, and kept me present all at the same time. In my world that equates to GIRL YOU NEED THEM!

These babies will run you $200 retail, yes you heard me the right. $200 for something other than pumps…what is the world coming to? 

The collection was launched on February 6, 2015. I was already out and about on the night of February 5, 2015, and so at 12:00AM on the dot I put my drink down, and picked my IPhone up. Needless to say I ordered mines, and now I am impatiently awaiting the mailman for my package. The possibilities are endless with these shoes. I can see them being dressed up, and down all in one swoop. I am totally ready…now if this damn mailman would just hurry it up!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Green With Envy: Buckets & Brims

I was battling a serious case of insomnia the other night, and I tried to remedy it by trolling the Internet streets. The bad news is that my insomnia won both the battle, and the war. The good news is that I stumbled across this wide-brimmed hat, and leather bucket bag. I literally hit the floor! I was still wide-awake, but I hit the floor nonetheless. Both of these items grabbed a spot on my Lust List.  Get into it….


                                                                   Yestadt Millinery Twin Hat  

I am currently exercising rationale, and discipline by forgoing these purchases. Just for the record, my will power is quite shaky. Major sideye to myself….a whole damn mess I know!  Maybe all of my problems will be resolved if I just repeat the words “Shreen you will not make the purchase” three times in a row. You know what……..never mind.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My Funny Valentine: An Ode To Tracee Ellis Ross

Listen here…..my love runs deep for the utter perfection that is Miss Tracee Ellis Ross. I am here for any and everything she does, no quips or qualms about it. No seriously, it is pretty much an obsession and I am totally okay with it.

NYC Sidewalk/Catwalk-Feb 11, 2015

It all goes back to the affinity that I have for none other than Diana Ross. You must be living on a mountaintop in Tibet if you do not know that Tracee Ellis Ross is the offspring of Diana Ross! You heard me…she has direct lineage to the Supreme Diva, pun intendedJ I have lived for Diana Ross since I was a just a young girl, so it is only right that I grew up to stalk her daughter!
2015 NAACP Red Carpet

My love for Tracee is vintage, I am talking way back to when she was just Joan Carol Clayton on the hit series Girlfriends, which by the way is and was one of my favorite television shows. I was infatuated with the complexity of the character Tracee portrayed in Joan, because she was so many women wrapped into one. Joan was successful, naïve, witty, desperate, stylish, vulnerable, gorgeous, and a damn good friend! I was immediately drawn to the character, and Tracee and I have been BFFs in my head ever since. #judgeyourfriendwhowearscheapshoes

Late Night With Seth Myers

Fast forward to 2015 and my love has never wavered, nope not even once. I kid you not when I tell you that Tracee can do no wrong in my world. I would so stan out if I ever had the chance to meet her, her mother, Rihanna or Oprah. Yep, that is my short list of celebs I would totally faint for.

With all that said, I am just so damn happy that she is the March 2015 cover girl for Essence Magazine. The pics say everything you need to know, and then some. I shed a tear when I read her quote “I hope they look at me and think, that lady looks like she accepts herself.” That is exactly what I think each and every time I see her. She is AMAZING and oozes self-acceptance, love, and confidence. More importantly they gave my BFF not one, but two covers. #DoubleCoverFlowSnitches 

So, be sure to grab your copy of the March 2015 issue of Essence Magazine and dive deep into the world of Miss Tracee Ellis Ross. You can also get into Tracee via her social media handles, her website, and her lead role on ABC’s #1 Comedy, Black-ish. Get into her…NOW!

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