I have become quite a sharer over the past few months.
Fun Fact #1 I hate opening up (haaaattttee it!).Well now not as much , but I hate to appear vulnerable especially to people I do not know. I have a very soft and timid side that I only show with my close loved ones. One of my worst fears is opening up to the wrong person and it turning around a biting me on the ass.I hate being made to feel like a fool. So please don't cross or try to play me or the fiery Aries within would surely burn you, ok?
#2 My name is LaNatria(pronounce La-nee-tree-uh).My older sister's name is Anetria(pronounce Uh-nee-truh) .Really mom? Switch around a few letters and make my name? How original *crosses arms. I'm so over her and the people asking me why my name isn't pronounced like it's spelled. I kindly direct them to her because I clearly did not name myself *rolls eyes.
#3.I went to NC State and major in Chemistry, yes chemistry. I always loved chemistry. It started from watching the Magic School Bus on PBS kids. This is why public education and imagery is so important. I was raised on Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow *sings 'sunny days, sweepin' the clouds away...' .Needless to say I did not get a degree in Chemistry.I didn't realize how much math was involved.I hate math like I hate paying full price.
My look is a fun lil preppy street style look! I have been wearing a lot more black lately but when I do I try to incorporate more texture and/or patterns.My skirt is from Zara and my coat is thrifted.I grabbed and old pair of Betsy Johnson dotted tights to jazz up my calves lol.I felt to need to uplift my seemingly blah sweater so I grabbed my fur stole (sold out, Forever 21) and accentuated with an emerald color eyeliner. To 'top' it off I grabbed my fuzzy pom cap.I actually made mine with supplies from www.aliexpress.com over 2 years ago before these hats were a 'thing'.
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#4 I am extremely compulsive, like really! As soon as I had a job and had cash I needed multiples of the same piece ,lol. I remember in high school I had like 7 jean jackets (why so many? I just needed it lol) and 8 pairs of Melissa Jelly shoes(remember when they made those jelly sneakers?), all different colors. I need options and I know what I like. Don't ask me about my current situation, it's pretty embarrassing.It's almost like I just collect clothes and accessories to look at.
#5 I literally pray for rainy days. I really enjoy rainy days more than sunny ones. It's one of the most relaxing things to me. I am also a true R&B junkie. I can listen to slow jams and rain everyday of my life and never get tired of it, maybe.
#6 I have really bad anxiety which started when I got pregnant and just never left.I can be enjoying my day and the most horrific thought will cross my mind and leave me shattered.I haaatttteeee extremely large crowds.It overwhelms me and I start to imagine the worst things that could happen and then I am looking to see how I can escape the building after making up vivid scenes in my mind.It's kind of funny, when I type it, but it has slowly gotten better.
#7 I have 0 patience .I shop online and I used to not mind standard shipping , but now it's either 2 day or nothing.Not only that, I am a perfectionist when it comes to the blog and if it is not right I will trash the whole thing. This why I do my own hair, makeup, nails, styling, locations and why I have only let my husband shoot my pics so far.I am very critical of myself and I know how I want things done. I am a control freak, but I believe it is necessary. I want my blog to reflect 100% authentic me not some gimmick used to get people to come to my blog or 'like' me. I also feel its important to know all the aspects of your field or craft so as not to be taken advantage of (which is where my #DIYD do it ya damn self comes from).
#8 I hate being told what to do.I hate feeling controlled in any aspect of my life.This is really my trigger.I remember eating dinner with hubs and his family while we were dating and I said "I DON'T LIKE ANYBODY TELLING ME WHAT TO DO!" I don't remember the conversation, but I wanted to be upfront and let them know I am no one's puppy, ok?! My husband is really special and is clearly the ONE because like a month before I met him I was just telling my mom I wasn't getting married ;and that I don't like being bossed around. It all started when she asked me to cook rice and I said 'no' and she said 'what if your husband wants rice?' and I said 'then he better cook it! I don't eat rice! or I just wont get married at all!' .I really meant it too lol. I planned a life of being single on the basis of rice(I hate white rice).I am very strong headed and am not sorry for it. My husband knows what he got himself into lol. Nah all jokes aside, he is a wonderful man and he is blessed to have me .
#9 I have an obsession with cheese and sweets. I know its weird but cheese kinda completes me , and any meal. Sweets well I just love them. I am a snack who loves to snack, what can I say?lol
#10 Every embarrassing thing you can imagine has happened to me, really. One time I had to wait at the bus stop in the pouring rain (my parents were wrong for this one) and I was drenched by the time I got to school. One of the classes had a dryer so I got them dry but the dryer almost blew up. I had to walk around ALL DAY smelling like a tire fire. Speaking of tires, on the way to visit babe my car starting shaking really bad so I decided to pull over. I pulled over near a ditch and got out to check my car. I said to myself 'wow this spot must be really bad, someone's tire is in this ditch!' .I looked over at my car and realized it was mine. My whole damn tire fell off. I could not make this up.
So I did a Fashion show this weekend.
This is the second time I have walked on a runway.I described my seemingly awkward first time last year in my Blushin post.This year I was still rather nervous. I only walked once as a guest model last year, but this time I was walking in 3 times on behalf of Incantare Boutique.I hate meeting and mingling but I am trying to get over that. Honestly, I felt great walking and I could hear people saying I looked like Diana Ross(ultimate compliment).I could feel my wig strap getting tighter as my head swelled from the cheers. I also met and incredible woman and hat maker. Her name was Angella and we have chatted on Facebook and we were both surprised to see each other there. You guys, she had me in tears moments before I stepped on the runway. She just encouraged me so much told me how necessary my blog was and all I could do was hug her and trying not to smear my makeup. I am just truly honored and eternally grateful for all the paths that have crossed mine and the opportunities I was almost to chicken to accept. This is where I will stop before the waterworks start lol.
Check out pics from the show below
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.