OOTD #13: Happy Valentines Day + VDay Mix

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! Today is a really gloomy day in the tri-state so my outfit matched the weather outside. I still love the beauty of snow. I don’t have major plans for today so I spent it hanging out with my sisters. My outfit is super simple and features items I have hauled here on the blog before. Outfit details under the pic. Plus check out my V-Day Playlist below with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Hat – H&M
Coat – North Face
Scarf – Homemade
Purse – SammyDress
Sweater – Old Navy
Jeans – Forever 21
Boots – JustFab




(insert Michael Jackson’s, ‘Thriller,’ followed by ‘Ghost Busters’)

While I don’t go all out for Halloween I decided to make a DIY costume since I’d be at work most of the day. In working with kids, my Ninja Turtle costume was a HIT! I, along with a couple coworkers, decided to be Niinja Turtles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Being that my name’s Lakia, I chose Leonardo. I bought a half yard of fabric for each color, I would recommend a full yard. Depending on which Ninja Turtle you would choose to be (and depending on your area), you can get you color of choice, plus the brown fabric for around $5. The turkey pan was purchased at Dollar Tree and I got the spray paint from Home Depot (the excess will be used for future DIYs). I painted the pan with about 3-4 coats of green and then went back adding brown here and there. I love the way it turned out. I tied the blue fabric around my knees and made a headband (armband not pictured; fell off somewhere). I did tied the kneepads into a bow for a ‘feminine touch.’ For the belt I has cut out cardboard circles (use a cereal box) and painted it brown and for each initial (M / L / R) I painted them in the color of that turtle. Just jeans and a green shirt to tie it all together. Oh and a pair of brown boots. The ‘abs’ are made out of fabric as well. Yes that’s a 4-pack instead of a 6-pack. Oh one last thing. I took a long roll (found at my job; a paper towel roll will do) and stuck it in the pan. Also to make the pain into a back pack I attacked fabric to top and bottom by punching a hole and double knotting it on both ends.

Check out the pics below along with the YouTube video I got my inspiration from:





Statement Necklace Collection

I have gone through phases of what I have liked to collect/accumulate and now I’m on the hunt for more statement necklaces. I have statement rings that I have given away because it’s just not my style. I have necklaces with different pendants that will be in a future post, plus there’s my statement earrings, and then a collection I love the most my necklaces. The collection includes Juicy Couture, Jewel Mint, Aldo, Forever 21, H&M, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Wet Seal, and the thrift store.

Check out my collection below, labeled with where they were purchased.



Tupac, The Musical: ‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’

140108-tupac-musical-holler-broadwayThis is NEWS to me that a Tupac musical is in the works. In fact previews begin on Monday (June 2nd) at the New York’s Palace Theater and will run until January 2015. Check out three of the songs below that will be featured in the musical: ‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’, ‘California Love’, and ‘Unconditional Love’.

The songs don’t sound HORRIBLE, but they also don’t have the hardcore swag that Tupac embodied. Again this is NEWS to me that there is a Tupac musical.

Click here for more info on the show.

Paramore Scores 1st Top 10 on Hot 100 & Tops Hot Rock Songs

paramore-sets-various-world-records-in-ain-t-it-funIt’s been nearly a decade since Paramore hit the scene and after their hiatus after their 2010 album, , it was a mystery as to when they would return. Despite switching the lineup and losing two members, Paramore released it’s comeback album (Paramore) in April of 2013. Singles from the album, ‘Now’ and ‘Still Into You’ didn’t do too shabby on the charts neither did their previous work. Yet, none of their past singles made it into the top 20 let alone the top 10.

‘Ain’t It Fun’ moves 13-10 this week making it the group’s 1st top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their previous highest charting was in 2010 and November 2013 with both ‘The Only Exception’ and ‘Still Into You’ peaking at #24. My personal favorite ‘Misery Business’ never peaked past #26. In addition, ‘Ain’t It Fun’ becomes their first #1 atop the Hot Rock Songs as it moves 2-1 knocking off Bateille’s ‘Pompeii’.

All is right in the world as one of my favorite bands reaches a milestone. CONGRATS!