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Wednesday, June 15

Mood Jaded | Vibe




Jaded:

adjective jad·ed \ˈjā-dəd\

made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience


We all go through it. Love makes fools of us all. Some of us bounce back, some of us become jaded. And as of late, I've felt hella jaded, hella discouraged, hella lost. Don't worry, some boy hasn't broken my heart. I just felt like all the things I love and feel passionate about weren't gonna be apart of my life for long & I wasn't gonna live the life I'd always envisioned.But I had to let that train of thought go, I had to speak positivity into my life and stop begging my dreams to come to me and actually go out and chase them. 

This mix embodies that whole headspace for me. 
Upbeat yet chill, scared, nervous, anxious, hopeful, headstrong and poised for action.
Just sit back & let the music take you where ever you need to go.




For every crush that crushed your spirirt, 
for every one-night stand that lasted more than night, 
for every relationship that went sour,
 for every time when you felt 
JADED because LOVE.






Please make sure you download the mix and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite song is from the mix.



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Thursday, May 26

Summer Steeze: This or That | Style

I often find myself wanting to reinvent my style or even just revamp what I have going on when I hit a style rut. It's in these moments that I step out of comfort zone and live a little. All month long, I've been searching for something new to add to my wardrobe and I've been torn between switching my style up or adding some much needed sparkle to my current look.

So what I usually do when faced with dilemmas like this, I search the internet for inspiration and then sit on POLYVORE for hours drafting up outfit ideas. These are the two looks I've come up with, "this" screams sexy sophisticated sporty (tongue twister, I know) while "that" screams colorful quirky sporty. Both looks have sporty elements and take me away from the All Black Everything looks I've been gravitating to lately.


This or ThatThis or That: Vol I

This or That: Vol I by fashionablydope featuring Urban Outfitters

Let me know in the comments below which look you prefer & I'll recreate it in a future post.


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Monday, May 23

Music Mondaze | Vibes




Music is my life, I swear it is. As far back as I can remember, I was a curator of music. I always stole blank CDs from my brothers to create new playlist that I childishly called "baby girl's mix" or the cult classic "Atta's mix vol. I - XIII". It became a routine to me to create a new playlist for me to jam to throughout the month. When iPods came into the mix, I started creating not only monthly playlist but mood mixes as well like "shower power" or "emotional rollercoaster". These mixes not only helped me through my rough patches in life but also became the soundtrack to my life. To this day, a song will play and I'll be transported to a moment in time and its associated playlist.


I've decided to bring back this tradition in miniature form here on my blog. Each Monday, I'll release 5-10 songs that just do it for me. Not sure exactly what format they'll come in just yet, so I'll need your help with choosing what works best. Leave comments below on what works best for you whether that be a downloadable track, a sound cloud playlist, Tidal playlist, spotify playlist or an emailed link to one of those or maybe even an option I didn't think of.

Now we get to this weeks mix which I have entitled: Mood: No Love Lost.  Life has been stressful not only in the professional sense but in the emotional sense as well. Let's just say I'm feeling very Drake writing Marvin's Room as of late so these songs match my mood. Sensitive, hypnotic lyrics played over soothing beats with just the right amount of I'm a boss to not make you call your ex to say I miss you. Just good music to listen to at TwoAM when you're feeling lonely.















Please make sure you download the mix and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite song is from the mix.


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Friday, May 6

I Inspire Me | Style





























 I've been watching a lot of Sailor Moon this past month, 
and discovering more street style IG pages
 plus trying to tap into my inner girly girl 
so here are images that perfectly sum up my current vibe. 

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Sunday, March 6

Bomb Threat | S T Y L E



















How About a quick little #TBT on a Sunday! Here's a blog post that I never posted from last year.
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Monday, February 1

2am Love Story | Live

Only in the silence, I find myself.
Life in the city is so hectic
that you lose the right perspective,
It's important to know that our biggest 
resources are in our heart.
- Rabindranath Tagore



This year I vowed to find more inspiration in the world around me than social media. I vowed to read more beautiful words printed on pages than posted online. I vowed to unplug from the world every once in awhile in order to hear my own voice. These days, we're overstimulated by all this technology at our fingertips and constantly watching the lives of our peers and celebs. Sometimes a break is needed in order to keep our sanity so I decided to fulfill that vow by revisiting one of my first loves, books. I purchased 3 books of poetry by African-American women not only because I wanted to support my sisters but because I felt that our pain would be similar & I needed something that could make sense of the rush of emotions I've been feeling lately. I found all 3 poets via Social Media and I hope to find more artists via social media with printed works I can purchase. But enough rambling, let's get to the book.

The first book I read was For The Love OF 2AM: Poetry for Insomniacs x Zena White.


I discovered Zena on Instagram and fell in love with her feed. It was full of so much self-love and positive imagery and I literally scrolled down well over 15 weeks. All throughout her feed I kept seeing the cover of this book, which I later realized was hers. I immediately searched for it on Amazon & found it. The title of the book definitely sold me because I am a night owl & lover of the night. I often get my best ideas or do my best work after midnight.

The preface page reads: Dedicated to the right sided mind left to wander the night.

And just like that I was hooked. Zena's poems are full of heartbreak, self-discovery, growing pains, joy and love. I loved that her poems weren't overly dark but still expressed sorrow & regret.  There were so many lines that I connected with immediately and then so many lines that crept up on me and captured me without me even realizing it. All in all it is a beautiful book of poems and insight.

The last poem on the book gave me a new mentality about dealing with moments in life "Write that shit down, document it, date it & post it on your wall." I often fall into the trap of stressing over what is yet to be done while forgetting all the amazing things I've already accomplished and just how far I've grown. So I just want to remind you like Zena reminded me that

You are a warrior.

Are you following through with your new year resolutions?

XOXO Siatta Konah


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Tuesday, January 26

So I Creep | Tube





Rihanna is the end all be all in my books. If I have Rihanna, I know I need nothing else. Okay that was a tad bit extreme but I seriously love her. Her music gives my a feeling of freedom and her style makes me pea green with envy. She seriously can slay anything she wears which is why Puma decided to make her a creative director. I literally died when I saw her creepers and knew I would do whatever it took to get my hands on them.



When Rihanna posted this picture on her IG I knew that this was the colorway I wanted and was very disappointed that they weren't released. Her first release featured three colorways: black/white, black/oatmeal, and oatmeal. I decided to wait to see if she would release other colorways and luckily she did her second release in November of 2015. This release featured three new colorways: pink/green/oatmeal, navy/cool blue and (MY LOVES) off-white/oatmeal.


Since I love these shoes so much, I've decided to do a mini lookbook with them on.
& with this lookbook finally start up my YouTube channel.

On my channel, I want to inspire girls just like me to live fearlessly in their outfit choices as well as living a carefree lifestyle. I'll be doing personal style look books, as well as how I style, mood videos, trends, ootd ans so much more. With this being my first video in over a year, it is shaky but I couldn't be more proud of the direction I am going. So here's to providing more quality content for yall!!

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Thursday, December 31

2015 Reflections | Live

2015 is over...

2015 is OVER.

2015 IS REALLY O V E R!



I read a question posed online a few days ago that said "Describe 2015 in one word" If you would have asked me this a few weeks ago I would have said, frustrations or disappointments but today I think I'll go with Growth! I can happily say that with everything that went wrong this year, I have grown more into the woman I've always envisioned. I am selfish with my time, my energy, my love and more tolerate, peaceful, and happy in my own skin. As I reflect on the past year I realize that I set some huge expectations for my life in 2015. I was a new graduate with this idea that I'd live the American dream, a great job, a fly new place, a dope ride, a man I am helplessly in love with & adventures all over the globe. But I soon came to realize that I wasn't as sure of myself as I thought and way too cocky in areas I shouldn't be. All this year, I've felt stagnant and stuck in a position in life that I wasn't ecstatic about with no real idea on how to escape it.  I now know that I must embrace where I am and give it my all. I now know that I must move out of my comfort zone  sometimes and that every seemingly great opportunity isn't meant for me. I realize that achieving my dreams is gonna take busting my ass and doing things even when I'd rather do nothing. I have learned to go with flow and to say yes to changes (even if I hate it). I've grown a new appreciation for my family and friends and how they always believe in me even when I'm not too sure of myself. They know I am capable of greatness which sort of made me realize that I can do anything I set my mind to. I had lost my faith in myself for awhile there and with some meditation and soul searching, I've centered myself. I am more sure of my path. I am so pumped up about creating a life worthy of being called dope


I am currently thankful for 2015 and all it's lessons and I am looking forward to my 2016 blessings.




xoxo Siatta Konah
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Wednesday, September 2

The September Issue - (The Vibe Vol. I) | Vibe


Music has always been a love of mine. I've always wanted to be a part of that industry but I can't play an instrument seductively, sing without screeching or write dope lyrics over trap beats, 
so I just settled for listening. 

For as far back as I can remember though, I've always tried to create the best playlist possible whether it be to burn on a blank CD (do y'all remember those?!) or nowadays in my iTunes library. I remember when I got my first iPod (those old dinosaurs) that every month I would make my playlist and jam out to those tunes whether they were oldies or current radio hits for the entire month. I was feeling quite nostalgic and listened to a few of my old mixes and was instantly transported into my past. I'd like to think of these mixes as the soundtrack of my life.

 Because of this, I have decided to curate my own little mix for my blog monthly. This way I can share with you some of the vibes I've been digging and y'all can contribute by sending me links to songs you're feeling as well.

*I've never attempted to do something like this before where I mix songs into one long track so there are a few bumps in the road but I know they'll run smoother in the future months but here it is 

The September Issue
The Vibe Vol.I

Tracklist:


Please feel free to share this mix with others and download it for you own personal collection 




What's your favorite song from
 The September Issue?
Leave me some feedback.

As Always 
Be YOU
Be DOPE
Be PROUD
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Friday, April 10

The Simple Life | Inspiration

I have been really into simplistic stimuli as of late 
from neutral color tones
to soothing atmospheres.
Something about spring sweeping in encourages
me to start anew and cleanse my palette.








*black sand beaches are exquisite and freshly added to my bucket list*







































Your vibe is contagious. 
Make sure that’s a good thing.

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