Summer Job Interview #creative

Summer Job Interview #creative

Dress
$26 – bluebanana.com

Givenchy handbag tote
$2,045 – forwardbyelysewalker.com

Diamond jewelry
therealreal.com

Round sunglasses
$25 – brylove.pl

Nyx lipstick
$14 – nelly.com

Brooklyn Camper

Brooklyn Camper

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry on Top #photography 📷

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So three years ago I finally got a decent apartment in a decent building in a neighborhood I like with 4 Mcdonald’s, two Popeye’s, multiple laundromats, and a thousand grocery stores. But after three years I don’t have any friends in my building. Why? Because some of my neighbors are straight up nuts. And drug addicts. And shoplifters… you get the picture.

Good people live here, too? But how can I tell who’s decent from who’s not? Some of the biggest freaks seem friendly, until you find out they’re on crack. The first NYE that I spent here, a crackhead (everyone knew who it was) threw a crack party and set the building on fire. I spent midnight running down the stairs barely ahead of the water that had flooded the staircases, and the first floor lobby, and the computer room in the basement.

Let’s not talk about the time they destroyed the laundry room. I do my laundry elsewhere now, So much easier.

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The police are here regularly. One tenant set fire to her apartment and flooded the hallway 3 times. How do you flood an apartment to the point where the floor underneath you  has water flowing down the walls? Last week I found a crack vial on the stairs, and today came the cherry on top of this pile of neighborly doodoo- someone punched a hole in the safety glass in the lobby door.  Why? Who cares.

Welcome to the jungle, right?

 

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

 

My Medium op/ed about photography and blogging is on Links a la Mode! #photography

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check out my updated portfolio at  behance.net/faithbowman

Links à la Mode, July 21

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Quite a bit of travel this week. Strolling a lesser known seaside of France. What to wear in Austin, Texas. How the Berliners show off their fashions. Where to enjoy a bite to eat in Barcelona. And a special message from Mount Fuji… Bring money for the bathroom!

IFB Bloggers are looking to trends like culottes, off the shoulder styles, and layering lace with floral patterns, but they haven’t forgotten their roots. Classics like denim, nude shoes, and midi dresses are essential.

Looking to brainstorm some ideas for your blogging business? Be sure to read up about 45 blog themes to choose from when you hit a block, tips to gleam from a first year blogging anniversary, and how to prepare for and attend an event. Also, a review on how to rent the runway, and a fun DIY!

Links à la Mode, July 21

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Tropical Print Oasis

Tropical Print Oasis

Tropical palm plant
$28 – etsy.com

Palm tree jewelry
scullyandscully.com

Rattan love seat
wickerparadise.com

In which we aimlessly wander through Prospect Park during a heatwave

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So I get all excited because I’m going o an outdoor movie and getting out of the house where I hide from the heat and keep the shades down because my windows face east and the glare is stunning. Everything was fine, I had my lunch and snacks packed and the I noticed that it was getting dark and I drew up the shades and it was this. I nearly died.

There is nothing worse than an introvert who gears up to go out and is thwarted. Nothing.

The rain stopped and the sun came back out. I ended up going anyway, because I wanted to see The Triplets of Belleville and I wanted to see these particular people, because they’re fun and I was so bored. So I got my snacks together again and took off. When I got outside, it felt like it was even hotter than I’d expected, especially after a rainstorm. I walked to the park, thinking I knew exactly where I was going and ended up getting lost. I was texting and people were giving advice and I was still lost. Walking past people playing Pokemon Go and whatnot.

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I found these curly, ribbon like sculptures by Carol Eisner scattered along my path. Stuff like this reminds me that I never get my stuff together enough to show artwork, and I really should be more disciplined and try harder, but then I think why since it feels like nobody cares, and then I remind myself that someone got this artwork into Prospect Park, and that I should maybe just think about it later.

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After all that I ended up at the other end of the park, far away from the bandshell and on Eastern Parkway where I didn’t belong. This is Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn’s Arc de Triomphe. That’s Brooklyn for you.

 

Since I was at Grand Army Plaza, I walked over to Flatbush and went to buy a bottle of wine. I was going for a rose, but they were doing a tasting and I ended up with this Chardonnay. They also had absinthe, which I now know I don’t like. Live and learn. This food is fresh roast chicken breast over cracked bulgur wheat with roasted veggies and tomato scallion salad. I also had chips which I had bought to share, because these people are nice and actually share snacks and I wanted to reciprocate.  I put my food, wine and snacks in front of the Chromebook, cranked up netflix and settled in. It wasn’t as much fun as going out but sometimes you just have to make do with what you have.

 

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Mara Hoffman trapeze dress
$290 – harrods.com

WithChic strappy cami
$36 – withchic.com

Kiss The Sky golden dress
$53 – nelly.com

Alexander Wang distressed jean shorts
$225 – net-a-porter.com

Ted Baker bathing suit swimwear
$105 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Beach Riot swimming bikini
$58 – modekungen.se

MANGO embellished skirt
$34 – mango.com

Urban decay cosmetic
$29 – selfridges.com

Guerlain fragrance
$48 – selfridges.com

Nivea sun care
$12 – boots.com