To Smile Was My Only Inflection

 

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Struggling to Self love in summer

Self portrait. #summer2015 During a time of major transition. When the events in my life had me feeling grimy and less than powerful, unattractive and sore in heart. The sun was brighter and warmer that day, managed to hug me out of bed and into these clothes, onto this chair and under the trees where I could breathe. Suddenly, shit didn’t feel so bad. Reminded me of that unstoppable time on the train from Savannah when I knew then that my existence was never meaningless. And just like that my soul was warmed to the bone. To smile was my only inflection. #tag #theeamazinggrace #girlrillavintage #selflove #sunnydays #soullight #winning

Throw Back Thursday :)

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#‎tbt‬ i remember exactly where i stood-in the living-room, next to the french doors in my apartment on e. clay st. it was hot in the early summer of #2010. i had just turned 30 in march of that year and was having defeating thoughts about aging and he always made me feel ageless and beautiful. he was brilliant. he captured the parts of me that i valued less at that time and made me love them. thank you for that.
‪#‎theartist‬ was ‪#‎oncemylover‬ and is ‪#‎myfriend‬

-Thee Amazing Gracie

Eff Playing Hard to Get By Thee Amazing Grace

I think the major problem I have with dating is the whole, “play hard to get” vibe. If we digging each other why are we “playing” aside from pleasuring each other? I don’t overstand. Like my homegirl Kim Katrin Milan said, “if you love them at 4am text them and tell them.” I don’t want to hold back how I feel just because of what society tells me is “normal” timing in relationships. I want to reach out when I feel it without fear that I’m being annoying or pushing one away. We know what it is and most know what we want, so yea…I don’t need 9 inch nails in my glitter. I need more glitter. Attractive & honest vibes come to me. -Thee Amazing Grace #gracieberryIMG_7614

Something About Green :)

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Girlrillavintage, Life Before the Boat is all about looking good for less! Lucky green glasses! My health insurance expires at the end of the month, so of course had to get me an exam and new pair. These babies were on the $500 rock. I thought there was no way in HELL they would be any cheaper, so being me I tried them on, fell in love, then asked the price-cringing lol! To my surprise they were $160 w/ 50% off plus an additional 40%. 48 BONES! Something about green!

Hat-Tiger Pride, Lite Felt  100% Wool: 20 bones plus 1/2 off, FINAL 10 bones Hair-Locs: Priceless Glasses-7 For All Mankind, Marble Green: 48 bones Lips-Milani Rouge: 4 bones Face Paint-NYX, Gold Cream Shadow: 4 bones Ring-Faux Pearl and Diamond: 1.99 bones Accessories and Makeup Grand Total: 68 BONES! :)

Hat-Tiger Pride, Lite Felt 100% Wool: 20 bones plus 1/2 off, FINAL 10 bones Hair-Locs: Priceless Glasses-7 For All Mankind, Marble Green: 48 bones Lips-Milani Rouge: 4 bones Face Paint-NYX, Gold Cream Shadow: 4 bones Ring-Faux Pearl and Diamond: 1.99 bones Accessories and Makeup Grand Total: 68 BONES! 🙂

Photo on 9-17-14 at 2.39 PM