#SoBasic

Fall is my favorite time of year… but seriously. Before #SoBasic, #I’mBasic, and #BasicBitch existed, it felt good to have pumpkin everything. Now it seems like it is a sarcastic gesture from all those pumpkin haters towards every girl. And not for nothing, out of all the girls I am friends with, only two, including…

And Every Girl in Here Gotta Look Me Up and Down

Let’s be serious, girls dress for girls. Beyonce said it the best. It’s no secret that she is taking over the world. They don’t call her “Queen Bey” for no reason. Here are some ways you can Beyoncify your wardrobe with Icons’ styles. Visit Icons Boutique Now! 1. The “Rachael” Sometime it’s good to take…

Jerkin’ Pasta

I know it’s been a while, but I have been rather busy. Icons Boutique is moving in full throttle. I am moving this week so I have been packing. I started to teach art classes on my “spare time”, and I am trying to keep up with my social events.  So it’s been a while…

Yolky Salmon Delight

There are a few movies that I love and enjoy thoroughly, but received horrible reviews. First is Country Strong. I really cannot stand Gwyneth Paltrow for a number of reasons, but one important factor is because she claims she is really good friends with Beyonce. Let’s be serious. Beyonce and Gwyneth? Definitely not on the…

Seafood Extravaganza

I really like to experiment with different textures and ingredients. I wanted to eat seafood so I came up with this delicious, and yes, spicy, seafood tier. This is a great dish to cook for a small dinner party. It includes your protein, starch and green vegetable. I used mustard oil to enrich the taste….

DIY to #HoboChic

I have no shame in saying that I actually hate carrying a purse. I know as a person who loves fashion, purses should be something I should enjoy accessorizing with, but on the contrary. Carrying a bag is such a nuisance that I rather just grab my wallet and stuff it in my jacket pocket….

Spicy Breakfast Farina

There are so many different grains out there that I can’t even keep up.  However, my mom always made this delicious breakfast to hide that fact we were eating something healthy. Farina is a cereal food, and usually it is served as a sweet breakfast. But because I don’t like oatmeal, I knew I wouldn’t…

Green Mexican Gumbo

It’s no secret that I love to come up with my own recipes, but I always forget what I did or what I used.  It’s very rare that I can make the same recipe twice.  Thus, I am attempting to jot them down. On Friday, I went to the local art fair where they had…

A Diva is Female Version of a Hustler

Hayyyyyyyy Ms Cartaaaaa! Hell yeah, I would claim you as a martyr. It’s far from an obsession with you, Queen Bee. I’m more in awe with your tenacity. I still remember when you were the guest VJ for the MTV awards. Or when Destiny’s Child started out as four. Somehow you went from the lead…

What Goes Up Must Come Down

It is crazy that it is December. It feels like it was January not too long ago when I made my New Year’s resolutions. I kept with some, and I didn’t attempt the others. Unfortunately for me, my lack of memory will not help my defeat because I have written it down for the world…

You Had Me From The Beginning

Ryan, I truly believe you are my one true love. Your acting skills are what I am the most proud of. I really think we can be something great. I know you are doing big things, so all I can do is wait. I’m not going to lie and say you won me over in…

Baby Prostitute Party

Recently, I experienced my first house/techno concert, and I was all about it. I have always been indifferent about going to an EDM festival for the sole fact it is not a place to dance and enjoy music, but rather a place to take drugs at a rave-like concert. I don’t get it. First, when…