how i’m livin: living room edition

politics

raise your hand if white walls make you feel like you’re trapped in an institution *raises hand* paint isn’t always a great option as a renter — who wants to paint the walls back before moving?!? however, stripes can add some color without as much work.
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i separated the wall in equal portions using simple masking tape.  the trick is to make the lines as straight as possible, so get  bae (or a level) to help out.  also be sure to have a ruler or tape measure handy to ensure your sections are the same distance apart.

dsc_0015voila! using a medium size brush and small roller, it only took about an hour to paint the wall.  let it dry COMPLETELY before removing the tape.

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weekend wear 3.30.15

 

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the sun was beautiful this weekend, but the cold temperature had no mercy.  since winter refuses to go away, i had to pull out my fur vest and knee boots on saturday just to brave the cold.  join me in a prayer for warm weather next weekend — it’s my birthday!

 

sunglasses, vintage | faux fur vest, vince camuto (similar here) | coat, forever 21 | boots, dv by dolce vita

 

weekend music: wesley’s theory, kendrick lamar

kendrick lamar’s new album, to pimp a butterfly, was leaked last sunday, and it set the music industry ablaze.  markedly different from good kid, M.A.A.D. city, it’s the kind of art that makes you respect hip hop as a modern griot movement and not just twerk team anthems.  my favorite album review came from the atlantic where it was called “a dense, astonishing, cliché-busting confession about how [kendrick lamar’s] fear of failure intertwines with his race, community, ambition, and psychology.”