Trust Your Personal Timing

Throughout life people will tell you what you should and should not be doing. Society will provide general standards and timelines of where you should be at in life by a certain age. The truth is, everyone grows, learns and develops at a different pace. All too often do we find ourselves comparing our chapter one with someone else chapter eleven. Or listening to people who don’t have to personally deal with whatever consequences or rewards your actions reap.

Something I’ve had to learn to do is trust my personal timing. Trust the timing God has designed specifically and absolutely for me and only me. As I grow older I realize that you can’t be happy with anything in this world, as long as you are not happy with yourself. You can’t look for happiness in other people or in what other people do for you — it seriously has to come from within.



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The Hunger Games :: “The Mockingjay Lives” New Official Trailer!

I didn’t exactly develop emotional attachments to the characters in this movie series… like I did with the Twilight Saga… but I am seriously a fan! I can’t wait to check out the first installment of the last book in the “Hunger Games”!


Check out the official trailer when you read more!

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Sorry For The Wait!

tayschool(In my best Timberland voice) “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you (left you), without a dope blog to step to”! No seriously, I apologize for the lack of content in the last two months.

I’ve been super busy brainstorming and getting things together for’s BIG transition and reveal. Hopefully by the end of this year you guys will have a whole new site to visit that is full of clean images, diverse content, and a few goodies for purchase. In the mean time, enjoy some random and cool finds weekly! (I think I can handle updating weekly lol)




How To Keep Her.


You must learn her. You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

Random Thoughts on a Wednesday.


When life hands you lemons, make apple juice and leave people wondering how you did it. That’s an interesting take on adversity. A lot of people go through tons of nonsense on a day to day basis. How that person deals with the nonsense determines what type of vibe they project into the atmosphere.

A lot of people wear their issues on their sleeve – let’s avoid these people. Some people bury their issues deep inside, to a point that they become their issues and are somewhat synonymous with a ticking time bomb – let’s avoid these people too. And then there are those who take the nonsense and make it work for them – let’s take notes from these people.

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Thanks For The Birthday Wishes! #August3rd #LeoSeason

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for the lovely and heart felt birthday cards, texts, emails, and social media comments!

And for those who were super confused…I had a birthday on Saturday. Yes, the big 2-6 came and had a long conversation with me over shots of patron and strawberry margaritas. The older I get, the less excited I am about my birthday. However, this year was kind of “special” because I had a break through. An ‘ah ha’ moment regarding relationships, school, work, goals, hopes, dreams, etc.


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Hello June!

Finals are over! And although the end to the quarter was a bittersweet series of moments, I am looking forward to the Fall. I took yucky business classes and dealt with a bunch of business plan-esq projects, so I am happy to be getting back to fashion design, concept theory, and luxury marketing in the next quarter. Two of my favorite and beloved professors have decided to leave my program to pursue industry careers and nurture family life.


Although I am devastated to see them go, I am thankful for all they have taught me and I look forward to seeing them again, but in the professional world. My honey-boo-boo-asian-persuasion, Monica, graduated with her M.A. in Luxury & Fashion Management over the weekend, so I want to wish her the best of luck.

Well anyway, I say all that to say this, I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been tearing my wig out with assignments, exams, and boring lectures. So as summer approaches I will update more regularly and I will also be starting a new editorial venture on I randomly started a tumblr, so check that out. You can follow me on instagram. I still have my twitter… And that’s pretty much all the social communication I’ll be playing with this summer.

Take it easy,

-The Girl Next Door

Noir Jewelry :: FRESH Case

I’m all for dope phone cases. Check out this “Fresh” iphone 5 case from Noir Jewelry.

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A soft silicone iPhone case with a flash of polished hardware in metal ‘FRESH’ letters. Removable interior backing and cleaning cloth included. Button, cord, and camera cutouts.

More pics and purchase information when you read more.

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