Life is a Board Game

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It might rain…

Today is a slightly cooler day than the last few have been. Hot & muggy yet and still but the wind has picked up a little & the sun is much too low in the sky for a normal summer afternoon in the state of Texas. I told Triiinity my assessment on nature and she nodded in agreement, satisfied with my logic. This got me thinking…

Life is like a Board Game.

Or a game of any type, really. It could actually be compared to one quite literally, in fact. Just think for a minute how things happen and they mean other things. for instance, the sky is gray and its windy outside. We determine that some sort of inclimate weather will probably ensue. Or even something as simple as inferring that if someone gets hurt really badly they might die. Cause & Effect. In this world, just as in a board game, everything is up to chance. Just like rolling a dice. However, there are natural rules to how things should go and what thing’s cause brings about which effect. Much like the rules of a board game.

As I sat on the floor near a window, I watched the wind blow through the trees. The visual started to look a little unreal to me. Much like the snap-in stagings of the once-popular game Life, or something. This not the first time I’ve felt like this. I have, many times, just been thinking to myself while walking and it is as though my vision changes and even so much as the feeling of the concrete beneath my shoes begins to feel like a farce. I’m a game piece and all the world is my playground.

This can be a surreal, but quite reaffirming feeling for me. I once read a tweet by @nowomennnocry that said “what if when you die, you wake up as an alien & your alien friend comes up to you and says ‘dude you’ve been trippin’ balls for like 5 minutes.”

Just think about that idea for a second. That this whole life you’re living could be a drug-induced hallucination, or a round in a very advanced virtual reality machine…in theory.

Another of my favorite tweets comes from @Illumination who said ” Life is a beautiful dream…I hope to awaken someday.”

These profound statements, as well as the ability to compare to life to a board game, are proof to the idea that this life is not all there is. This realm is not all there is. It is not the most important thing there is. This life is just one small stop in our eternal journey as spirits.

Learn all you can & embrace it to the fullest..but don’t take it too seriously.

Namaste.

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

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OOTD: Wild About Nature

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Yesterday…

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ankh necklace – Beauty Supply, pyramid earrings -SB, cheetah top – SB, seahorse ring – Glitter, bicycle ring – SB, distressed bleached jeans – Free Spiiirit (customization), pinstriped “converse” style shoes – Target *SB – something borrowed*

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Ahhh yesterday…a busy day, filled with summer school, interviews (for upcoming news stories), and errands. But within all of that was a little spot of bliss. I stopped by a park, well me & my bestie…I’m rarely ever alone without her <3…and we were able to get a couple shots out in nature. The sun was high in the sky so we, hopefully, got a nice little chakra charge as well. Hard not to if you stay outside in this Texas weather long enough 🙂 …

p.s. : the jeans I’m wearing were customized by me. Triiinity & I offer customization services via Free Spiiirit, however our customization services are not limited to denim. We sew, create, and transform any piece you can give us! If you are interested in our customization services contact us at freespiiirit3@gmail.com for a consultation.

Photo Cred: Triiinity Tafari

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♥XOXO A.T.♥

New Name, New Layout, New Attitude

The title says it all…its time to make all things, new.

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This blog needed a makeover. It was just about that time.  Plus I finally encountered a layout that embodied my vision for this blog. Had to jump on that STAT of course. As for the name AND url change of the site, I know that is a MAJOR change and my precious followers are probably all agast. But I want you guys to know I would never make such a major decision in rash hastiness.

My birth name is Jasmine but in becoming a new and more developed person (spiritually, physically, and emotionally) I chose a new name. Rather, it chose me.

Amiri from the Hebrew, Tafari from Ethiopian origin.

Three i’s for the pineal gland.

Through an extensive and beautiful process I was donned this name by my best friend Phili (who is now also known as Triiinity Tafari). Both of these names have deeper meaning and embody what we have become.

I wanted this blog to continue to be about fashion, Yes. But I also wanted to expand it to be able to share myself with you guys as a whole.

Personal journeys aside, all my other social media has the name AmiiiriTafari and that is the name I use for PR & Advertising in relation to my business, Free Spiiirit, as well. So for marketability purposes and the like…it just all made sense.

So I apologize and I hope no one is scorned but TheFashionerrd is no more. AmiiiriTafari has been born.

Please continue to support this blog as it will only be taking off to new and better heights from here!

Namaste, good people.

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

Menswear Mondays: Give it to me A$AP

It’s Menswear Monday BIIITTTCCCHHHESSSSS 

*snaps and applause*

lets do it up one time for the men, ya’ll only get one day a week so i’ll do my best to make it SPICY

So a few weeks ago I heard the song Wild for the Night by A$AP Rocky ft Skrillex from his debut album (not mixtape, album) Long.Live.A$AP. Like I’d heard it before in passing but never the whole thing ( you know how that goes)…and that song is PLAYA-5000. I love it! And it has been decided by myself and the bestie to make that one of the cardinal songs of our summer.

Great F’in Song.

But there’s another reason to take note of Wild for the Night and that is the video. A$AP Rocky wore some killer garb for his wild night in the Dominican Republic. 

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The matching patterned shirt-jacket combo was a smart & cool fashion choice, couple with white shorts to keep the pattern toned down jussssst enough. The fit of the shorts with a little cuff, was a nice style move as well. The gold rimmed circle glasses add another interesting element to the look and the backwards cap and gold chain make it just gangsta enough to be fit for the purple swag king.

A$AP’s music is great, but his style may be something to keep an eye on as well.

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stay tuned men, & every Monday I’ll make ya remember why ya’ll never unfollow this girlie blog!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTD + New Inventory!

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fashion cheetah glasses – SB, gold studs – F21, gold charm necklace – SB, black tank -SB, braided belt – gift, floral maxi – Free Spiiirit vintage, gold flats – Payless, bracelet- Glitter, square ring – SB, seahorse ring- Glitter, heart ring – SB  *–SB stands for something borrowed–*

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We have lots of new inventory for Free Spiiirit and I decided to dress one of our items and show you guys how I’d wear it on a normal day out.  Phili also styled the skirt her own way.

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This skirt and other awesome new items are soon to be posted and available for purchase. This skirt is $15.30.

Our site and the twitter page are both having technical difficulties right now (oddly enough). This has made us unable to post the new items at the moment, but we have an instagram page (IG name: FreeSpiiirit) and we will post the items there in the meantime along with pricing and our contact information. So if you guys still want to buy something in the meantime in-between time, you can!

Like our FB page too!

As soon as the site is back up and fully functional, I’ll let you guys know.

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XOXO Jaz’

I’m Back! + June Wishlist

Hello fellow fashionerrds, oh how I’ve missed ya!! I’ve been dealing with a lot, with graduation coming in August (along with a move to California immediately after), constant preparation for that, then there is summer school, and job transitions, and trying to run FS and everything in between. I’ve just been swamped! But I didn’t forget about you guys and I’m glad to be back to y’all and back to blogging. *sigh* There’s no place like home.

Here’s a couple items I’ve been lusting over this month….

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Wrist Candy

Watches, bracelets and wrist candy of all sorts has really been calling out to me lately. I’ve always liked bracelets but haven’t really worn any in awhile. Recently they’ve just been calling out to me! I’m really loving chain bracelets and interesting stackable ones. Slave bracelets are also to die for, I’m looking to add some really interesting ones to my arsenal, REAL soon.

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Maxi Skirts

I’ve been loving these for a long time for sure. So sassy and easily chic, and usually quite comfortable. They have been a go-to in my arsenal thus far this summer and I need more, more, more! Oh & if someone wants to purchase the crotcheted Alice & Olivia number pictured above for me as an early graduation present, I wouldn’t be at all opposed.

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Finger Tatts

I have been infatuated with these lately. I have two finger tatts that I want. Not nearly as extensive as the ones pictured above, though they are beautiful. I just want two little symbols, but I can’t wait to get ’em. Finger tatts are cool as shit! Add tattoos to the list of things I have to save for this summer. Oh well, what can I say, I love ink!

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Loose Pants

Sheer, printed, pleated, lightly more fitted, or totally wide and baggy, I love them all! These pants are all the rage and not to mention just as super comfortable and easily chic as maxi skirts..if not, dare I say it, even more so. I’ve been finding a lot of nice ones at thrift stores, but you can never have too many! I want a hefty collection of these before I move to Cali.

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Playsuits

Rompers, pantsuits, jumpsuits, and the like.I have a couple nice rompers, but not any jumpsuits yet (a fact that needs to change, SOON).  These things are to die for! Like so chic, need I say more?

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XOXO Jaz’