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Have you seen this woman? Damn. Put together every second of the day. Gorgeous.
And her thoughts on it? Even better.

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During her acceptance speech at BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 Monáe spoke candidly about her family and said she wears her uniform in honor of them.

“When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses. My parents–my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them,” Monáe said, fighting back tears. “This is a reminder that I have work to do, I have people to uplift, I have people to inspire,” she said after explaining that she grew up in Wyandotte County, “the poorest county” in Kansas City.

“And today I wear my uniform proudly as a Covergirl,” she told the audience reffering to her deal with the cosmetics giant… I want to be clear young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Covergirl, I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned through my journey that perfection is the often the enemy of greatness. Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes other uncomfortable.” ‘

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Just fabulous!

This season, I’m all about the sneakers. Just bought a new pair of classic leather Vans, but I’ve been eyeing these adorable printed sneakers for a few weeks now. Aren’t they the cutest? And they come in a million different patterns! How could I just pick one?!

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Rocksbox has seriously revamped their assortment since last time I signed up.  I am loving the gorgeous pieces they sent this month, particularly the House of Harlow necklace. Those clean lines just call to me.

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House of Harlow 1960 Aura Collar Necklace

Sophie Harper Knot Stud

Perry Street Kayla Necklace

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of a monthly box junkie. I love getting pieces other people pick, it really helps me push my limits a little bit with my style. Do you have any favorites? Anything new I should try?

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