How To Make It In America… 18/07/2011
Great question, amazing show!
I fell in absolute love with this show last summer and have been awaiting its return since. Though I almost gave up hope on its return because of how much HBO has pushed back the release date, it is finally coming back this Fall. It’s about two friends trying to ‘Make It In America’, while living the hustler’s life in New York, no matter the odds. Neither of them come from privileged backgrounds, and must do a series of hustles just for ends meet, they continue in pursuit of eventually doing that one hustle that makes them big. Or at least successful and not just living dolla to dolla. :-p
So I thought it was only appropriate that I include this in my blog, seeing as how it has to do with the focus of my blog. Just trying to ‘Make It In America’ on my own terms, doing what I love. After all is that not what we all wish for. This show is exactly what I need to keep me on track with my missions.
While we’re on the subject of trying to make it, I have just started applying for writing jobs/internships. This is a huge step for me because I have always thought that I would be working in the Medical industry because that’s what I’ve been pushed to do, all the while ignoring my true passion for writing and creativity. So long story short, I have no actual professional experience in writing, but 6 years in the medical field, a license in nursing, and way more volunteering hours than the average 21yr old. Kind of like the main character, who is an amazing artist and designer, no matter what hustle he tries to do, the artist in him just keeps resurfacing.
It’s just crazy because no matter how impossible it seems to them, they always believe that they are gonna make it somehow. Like there is no way in hell, they were made for a life of normalcy. Quite frankly, I see where they are coming from. Have you ever had that feeling in you that there is something more for you out there. That this life that you are leading now, is only temporary. Yeah, well I have that feeling. And even if I don’t become a millionaire traveling the world, being paid to write my heart’s delight, I know that this is not the end for me.
So while I continue my hustle of trying to move to New York to become a writer, I hope you continue with your dreams as well.
Stay Making It,
Savvy Dressing… 10/07/2011
Its been one of those weeks that felt like it was never gonna end, but it’s finally the week-end and that means a little more me time!! With that said I finally narrowed down my choice of patterns for the Fashion Mission to three. I am ao excited about this because I have put myself on a major budget for the next 6 weeks and this is a great way to still expand my wardrobe without doing so to my purse. 🙂
So while looking for the just the right dress that would suit my personality, I began thinking, what is my personal style? And how can I create a dress that reflects my it. I found out that my style is a mixture of Eclectic, bohemian, street style, and the classics of course. A majority of that mosh pit of style being Bohemian. So I need to make a dress that can suit all of these styles and still be Boho enough for me to throw on some gladiator sandals, and my messenger bag for a festival.
This where the three patterns fall into play. Now I just need to pick one. I am trying to pick something that is versatile and can easily be layered, inter-seasonal, and flattering of course. I think I will go with simpler cuts for they would be easier for a beginner like me to make.
Finally decided to make some form of a shift dress. I am a huge fan of that cut and style and it is flattering for almost every type fo shape and frame. As well as they are one of the most versatile of dresses when it comes to styling, layer, and just wanting to look put together effortlessly. Now I just need to pick a pattern to put up for sacrifice. I do not want to waste any of the good fabric from my Mummy so I will be taking a trip to Joanne’s and see what I can scrung up
I have always been cost conscious of clothes and spending money in general because my mother was always looking for the cheapest solution. I don’t blame her, feeding my 4 athletic brothers, 24 hr working/soccer player dad, and I was no joke. Thanks to her I have learned a lot about money management. And thanks to my “you get what you pay for,” Dad, I know good quality when I see it. That being said, I have always been pretty blessed with find great bargains on purchases. Even though that is true, I still feel like if I am going to properly reinvent myself, I must also add a bit of that change to my closet. That too, and thanks to the new fitness regimen, a lot of my clothes can no longer fit me. Yaaay!! 😀
So I will be altering some of the oldies that I can’t let go, while slowly adding new pieces to it little by little. Of course whatever I am unable to find in the stores, I will be looking for a way to make myself. I’m heading to Joanne’s tomorrow and will show you what fabrics I get later. As well as, maybe show you a bit of my wardrobe in some later post. And the Inspiration Collage will be up and posted Monday.
As you know I am currently in London and just like forgetful me, I have forgotten my adapter. There was supposed to be one waiting for me at my Aunts flat, but one of the guests seems to have misplaced it. Anyhow, I am currently at a public library just checking in to give you an update. As soon as I get an adapter, I will post pics of my daily missions thus far.
Hopefully I will be seeing you again soon,