Fabu Fashion #5: Casual Friyay Redux (And a Silent Video)

We’ve come to the end of our Fabu Fashion Week. After these few days of showing you what I’m wearing, I trust that you’ve come to realize that:

  1. I’m basically a simple gal when it comes to fashion. (Perhaps if I lived in my Parisian apartment and was married to you-know-who during the week, you would see endless caftans and golden sandals. Sigh. To sleep, perchance to dream.)
  2. I’m a believer in hoop earrings. Seriously, look at my earrings in this week’s photos. There’s a theme.
  3. I obviously need a job where I have my own office so I can selfie it up behind closed doors and not in ladies loos. (It occurred to me that I could have snapped these photos at home before coming to work, but I’m barely making it in the morning. I literally wake up when I step into the office, and I venture that you do, too.)
  4. I need to buy stock in Ross.
  5. I love dresses. I really do. There’s nothing like a cute dress.
  6. We’ll definitely do this again.

So…drum roll, please…because I love you and because it’s FriYAY, I made my very first video for This Square Peg! I wanted to show you what I was wearing in real time. So because it’s very brief and I say nothing in the vid, it’s This Square Peg’s first silent film. Enjoy. 

Do you love?! I obviously do. Of course, because we live in a world of color, below are some pics of my casual Friyay fashion.


As you can see, light blouse (Ross), Skinnies (you’ve seen them before), and a pair of snazzy sandals I picked up last summer. And no hoop earrings. Imagine that. Also wanted to show off the back of the blouse, which I just adore.

Happy Friyay, ya’ll. Thanks for tuning in this week.


I took the long way home.

We met at Infatuation Highway and
I should have left you there when you held my heart merely on the surface of your hand and not in your shirt pocket, where it deserved to be, right next to your beating heart.

RoadsI took the long way home.

I waited in the rain on Mutuality Avenue, shivering and cold, while you took your sweet,
sweet time to get to me, while you traversed alleys and underneath tunnels that belonged to owners that looked nothing like me.

I took the long way home.

Love Lane seemed warm and yet not–for your eyes seemed to drift over to Possibility Drive,
where the unknown of what could have been called out to you like a mirage, like those lonely hotels on the highway that appear just when you need them.

I took the long way home.

I struck at your cold, cold heart and I broke it open and I found, not gold, but roads.

Yet I traversed them, haunted by the cacophony of naysayers as I trudged up endless hills and deep valleys.

And then, here, now, finally,
you greet me at the intersection of Home and Understanding, just when I’ve decided that I’m done with walking.

We Need to Talk About This.


So it’s no surprise that I’m quietly freaking out about this. You know I love her. Here’s why I’m happy with People’s choice this year:

1. Does my Lupita (because she’s mine, really) need a magazine to declare her beautiful? No, she doesn’t. But this is icing on the cake. Such sweet icing.

2. We’ve seen Halle, Beyoncé, etc., on People’s cover. This time I’m looking at a gorgeous African woman who’s wildly different from the “status quo” of beauty in our society at large. I feel like making her fufu and soup to celebrate. I.love.it.

3. Another highlight in her terrific year. It Girls come and go, but I genuinely can’t wait to see what happens for her next. Yes, I’m a fangirl and I don’t care.

4. Ah, look at that smile!

Excuse me while I pump a few fists in the air, won’t you?