madonna featuring pharrell - give it to me

gap ad parody

me and my sister were sitting at the dining room table youtube surfing and came across this video...talk to the moose!!!

janelle does GAP

performing winter wonderland


one of the best shows ever

one day i was chilling with my homie and was rummaging thru the house's dvd collection and came across a show called "WEEDS". naturally my curiosity had me wondering what the show was about so after burrowing it, i realized i love this show. i even got my mom and sister watching the show. we all the finished the first season and now i'm up watching the second season. this show is on my must watch list with "sex and the city". if you've never seen it you should take some time out of your schedule and put netflix to use and catch up on the show. i'm not sure if the show is still airing but it comes on showtime...


shoe sex : ulona

i haven't seen a pair of heels that made me blush and check my panties in a very long time and then i stumbled across the Christian Louboutin Ulona. all i can say is that these shoes have to be in my closet by july 17, 2010.

music monday....darling nikki

last night i was sitting at home eating blue bunny ice cream when purple rain came on. i live for prince, he is the sexiest little yellow man walking this earth. ooww, anyway my favorite scene of the movie is when he gets on stage and performs this song. one of the greatest possible foreplay songs ever.


next year i'll take socks ...

yesterday was christmas(que applause). anyway every year my family gathers at my grandparents house to exchange gifts and have christmas dinner. over the years i have gotten some pretty ummm weird gifts from my family but i usually smile and say thank you and keep it moving.

my family is coming around to understanding that its just best to give the grandchildren gift cards, checks, or cash(even my grandparents gave me a gift card...big ups to the og's for that one), but my mom's youngest sister seems to have missed that memo. so when i was like ten, for some random reason i wanted a bed canopy. my parents told me no and i got over it and almost forgot about wanting one until yesterday. my aunt handed me my brightly wrapped gift and waited for me to rip through the paper. as i opened it, i'm sure i had a "what the hell" expression written all over my face....i got a bed canopy. i know its the thought that counts, but seriously this might get regifted and regifted soon. next year i'd much rather socks....

forever young - jay z feat mr hudson


Merry Christmas

from me to you...merry christmas. hopefully you've been good all year and santa won't pass your house. lol, but seriously i love christmas and its never really been about the gifts for me. i love waking up on christmas and cooking in the kitchen with my mom and sister. i probably should have asked santa for something this year but i pass on the opportunity...i just want a decent/good day at home with my lovies


music monday 12-21-09

so this morning i woke up in the need of r&g/hip hop. as i shuffled to the shower, my totally random playlist put some of my favorite songs...

"rell love"

"igotcha" perform downtown chicago

"my drive thru"

...danced the entire time in the shower. just some good morning music to start a weather vacation off right



May 2010...

YES!!!!(in my best carrie bradshaw voice) i am a die hard SEX AND THE CITY fan. o my god i died when the first movie came to theaters. now the new movie is set to come to theaters May 2010. i am uber excited for this. i find myself being the black young carrie and she is the fiercest white girl to grace the screens! now all i have to do is find the perfect person to go see this with...cause i know u.c. isn't trying to have any part in this...lol that's fine cause he knows i'm not watching the finals with him!

Corduroy Skirts...the fashion fail and sin

this is what happens when people harass others for having alternative lifestyles. i have friends and family members who are in the LGBT community and they have told me horror stories about what it feels like to be harassed and made the butt of a social joke.

this picture got me thinking about something: most people that badger them are horrifically dressed, with ugly shoes, and bad hair. ugh these people need to go sit down and stop hating their lives and revamp their closets. i'm quiet sure that this woman really hated the fact that her mission to be a douche was throttled by a quick witted,stylish gay man...


N&*%A PLEASE(insert slap sound)

2:07pm name omitted
wad up, how u been
2:08pm rachel
i'm good
2:08pm name ommitted
what u been up 2
2:09pm rachel
2:09pm name ommitted
hows that goin
2:10pm rachel
2:12pm name ommitted
u got skype?
2:13pm rachel
for what?(blank)i'm not trying to be rude but what do you want?
2:20pm name ommitted
damn ok, i was juss makin convo, but bye

now its things like this that grind my gears. last summer i was extremely single and playing the field when i met this guy who shall remain nameless. now he wasn't some big summer love to be totally honest i wasn't attracted to him in the least bit, we were only friends. he tried everything to convince me to date him. but as luck would have it, just as he started dancing on my last nerve i was informed that he had a girlfriend. now that may shatter some girls, but i was extremely relieved to find out that i wouldn't have to act like i liked him anymore. but the fates were not done with me yet. his girlfriend decided to start trying drag me through the mud. i had to kinda explain to her that her boyfriend pursued me...i guess love must be right blind because he told her that it was i on the chase. so after i cursed him and her out, i stopped talking to him.

every now and then i will get a random chat from him and most of the times i play nice and entertain his conversation for a few minutes. but as you can see from the chat, i was not in the mood today. now i don't think that i was extremely rude (i can get really mean if i want to), but am i the only woman that doesn't cozy up to liars. ugh.

stop trying to get back in homie...i'm not at all into you! N$%*A PLEASE!!!!

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Hi Fashion Snow Toys (Gift List '09)

ever heard of Cadillac, Michigan? if you not a winter games person then probably not, and that's only if you're a midwester(no its not a word but you get what i mean!). well i haven't been skiing in a long while, i spent one winter vacation there with my mom and sister. i had a lot of fun until i twisted my ankle, even then i just enjoyed hot chocolate from the lodge. now i haven't been snowboarding in a while, i would love to go sometime in the near future(this winter would be nice). in my random searching of the world wide web, i stumbled upon the most fashion foward snow board floating around. Chanel just put out the newest boards. i need one of these (preferably the all black board).

maybe there will be nicer girls?

i saw this on my friends facebook page, as his profile picture and i thought it was funny and cool!

Hi Fashion Barbie (Gift List '09)

Rei Kawabuko for Comme des Garcons is dressing for the holidays in her latest "Jingle Flower"print. i know i'm a "big" girl, but i can not tell a lie, this would be a wonderful present.


Robin Thicke "Sex Therapy"

there's not much to say about a song that makes you melt as soon as it comes on...mr thicke has put a majority of panties in bunches after this...ooww!!


dirty money posters

i'm weird, there its out in the open. i got a thing for party posters. i'm sick of pluggers that only become my book marks and i'm sick of internet party invites. sunday morning my homie Merk Murphy gave me a nice little something to add to my collection of posters.its for chicago's listening party for "Dirty Money" hosted by the one and only, Diddy. now 9 times out of 10, i'm not going, but the poster is a piece of history so i'm keeping it. kinda like how our parents used to do with posters from the 70's and 80's. who knows i might be showing this to my kids one day(now that was a good joke), but seriously you never know who this might impress down the line.

shout out to Merk Murphy for the poster....you should follow him on twitter...he's a real cool dude: @MerkMurphy

put on your long johns and bring out the boots

***my morning view***

it's december in chicago. what that means is snow, snow, snow. now if you're a native like me it doesn't really bother you, you know its time to pull out your long johns and lace up your boots.

***even in the bed i match(somehow those came off in my sleep,think i was molested by a ghost)***

so after two cups of coffee, some toast, and a bowl full of applesauce, i finally got dressed and dragged my self to start my school day...had a final...took the final...went back home..and i did it looking rather dapper if i do say so myself.

now i'm back home and hopefully sleep is in my future......later!!!

scarf and coat: the gap
thermal : hanes
jeans: levi
bag: idk?

nothing says romance like chicken tenders....

i am a huge kevin hart fan, seriously so i was super geeked(rach for "excited") to see his eBay commercials. true to form they were extremely easy to relate with and hilarious. this is my favorite though...because, well nothing says romance like chicken tenders.


i may have baggage...but its all designer

i'm a label whore...but only for certain pieces. growing up in my family, nothing fake, phony, or knock-off was allowed. i learned early in life from my grandmothers, aunts, and my mother "real women do not carry fake bags". that has always stuck in my mind.
i went to school with kids that carried fake coach wallets, wore fake louis vuitton belts, and fake gucci bucket hats. not only did i know want to be a part of this trend, i was not allowed to be a part of it. my mother would take my sister and i to the coach store and only allow us to buy the small coin wallets, belts, and gloves. she often reminded us
that the accessories in our closets should be able to be used in everyday life. the girls used to stroll in with their huge knock offs and snicker when i pulled out my small real items.

yesterday i pulled out my tiny Coach shoulder bag...its like circa 1995ish. my mom gave it to me when i first could be responsible for "real" bags. i was about 7 or 8, for a kid that age, that's a huge thing. anyway i didn't feel like carrying around a huge purse(it was just one of those days). it was perfect for my wallet, keys, phone, and lipgloss...

shout out to mom dukes for passing her bags on to me...thanks!

what mimi wore...

most younger sister love raiding their older sister's closets. not mine, she wants nothing more than to stay in an oversized tee and sweat pants. LOL, sometimes she will throw on a pair of jeans. being the loving big sister i got tired of her looking unloved. after much harassment from me she finally allowed me to dress her up(the last time i got to do this was her prom...and i loved every minute of it). with some rambling in my closet, jewelry box, and our mother's shoe rack, the final product was great(but she flatly refused any make up.."this is my face get used to it).

leather/tweed jacket - winlet
sweater dress - rampage
scarf - hand made
necklace - hand made
bracelet - tiffany & co.
earrings- i.n.c.
boots - steve madden

thanks mimi for being a great sport....big sis may not say it but i love you much!