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I have a confession yall.  For like the past month or so, I’ve been feeling no so fierce…

I know right!  Not the doll!  But tis true, with this feeling coming to a head over the past week or so, I seem to have found myself in a rut.  You know, it’s the same rut that we all find ourselves in from time to time.  Somehow, I always perceive my ruts to be like way worse than other people’s.  So, I will admit I kinda receded into the shadows a little bit for some introspection.  I was really prayerful and I asked gawd for more direction, and I got it 🙂  Now, the manner in which I got it wasn’t expected, but nevertheless, I still got it and I’m grateful.

So…last week was when I really started to share how I was feeling with my friends, and they did what they could.  I started to come around. I still wasn’t quite 100% tho.  Fast forward to Friday night and once again I’m rummaging through my closet to find something to wear to meet up with some friends at a lounge on U St.  I decided to go with the red jeans I had just bought earlier that day (I know, I know, red is still for whores tho).  And yes I started to feel more like myself as I was getting dressed, but she still hadn’t quite arrived.  Then hair and make up- she started to emerge.  The last but most important step tho…when I had to decide what to put on my feet.

Leppry Heels Bish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This instantly transformed my mood.  Yall know how I loves my heels, so I think I made a correlation: since I had been wearing a lot of flat gladiator sandals I had been feeling mighty down, I had been feeling mighty low, literally lol.  Even when I would wear heels at work, they just weren’t doing it for me.  But when I put on them leppry heels… baye-bee… instant mood boost!  Same thing on Sunday: got ready to head out to an event.  Had on a whore red dress that I purchased on Friday (I know, don’t judge me).  I thought about wearing some nude patent platform slingbacks.  But instead, I opted for another pair of leppry heels and it was a wrap!

 

We all have our uniform- meaning out basic outfit that we wear to carry us throughout our day.  Mine is simple: a dress of some sort, usually a shift dress or a if I’m feeling smaller a sheath dress (usually with a bateau neckline to cover up my magic button ;)), I have a few wrap dresses as well though, and heels at least 3 inches high but usually four.  Now I’ll pair these with a cardigan or blazer but the bones are basically the same.  This is the get-up that I feel most comfortable in when facing the world, this making it my uniform.  But we all also know, there’s a particular piece of clothing that we feel exceptional in- that gives us this sense of inner strength and confidence to face the cruel world we live in.  For some it may be earrings, or a scarf, or even a power suit.  But for me, it’s definitely leppry heels!

I’ve noticed that when I put a pair of leppry heels I strut with a little more intent.  My nose tends to be a little higher in the air, and my mood instantly improves.  Yaaaaaaaas gawd! When I put on a pair of my leppry heels, she arrives…and yall know who I’m talmbout 😉

So, here’s to my new motto:  ‘Leppry Heels Biiish!!!’ lmao!

Strawberry (Rhubarb) Pie 

Ingredients 

  • Pie Crust
  • 2 pieces of rhubarb, washed, peeled and chopped small
  • 3 cups strawberries, washed and sliced in half
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, cubed

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Prepare the pie crust and line a glass pie dish with it.  Set aside.

Mix the rhubarb, strawberries, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, flour, butter and sugar thoroughly in a large bowl.  Pour the contents of the filling into a chilled pie crust and top with another pie crust.

Bake for 15 mins at 425°F then reduce the oven to 375°F and bake for an additional 45 mins or until the filling starts to bubble.  Brush the top of the pie with melted butter and sugar and allow to cool completely before serving.

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