“Inspired by a combination of my love for music and connection with artistic expression. Brings a collection of various artist and songs that will leave space for the listener to interpret and reflect. I enjoy songs that aren’t overpowering; allowing me to form personal opinions of what the artist means with their lyrics. With the knowledge and passion to play and create music myself, I can appreciate when an artist takes the time to think outside the box with their lyrics or song composition. I hope you enjoy listening to my playlist, and interpret the lyrics in your own way.” – Christopher Ludaway
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“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
I have been completely lost for words after the recent events this week leading to more unnecessary deaths by the hands of policeman right here in our communities.
All due to their abuse, negligence and infringement. But most importantly their complete disregard for the lives of the Afrikan, Negro, Black and African American man that they so quickly took and still continue to take.
I struggle to understand why we can not thrive as a united nation. Why we do not have equity for all persons or why there even has to be a why.
However, I do understand that we Afrikan, Negro, Black and African American all are special, important and valuable.
Will there ever be a change in the injustice the marginalized people continue to experience, and suffer from everyday of our lives?
I really don’t know. All I can continue to do is keep my head up. Pray for those lost and their families and continue having faith in my God.
But enough is enough.
“Finding myself surrounded by globetrotters, including you Jonathan is very inspiring. I wanted to curate a mix with you all in mind this summer. Whether you’re traveling to meet new friends, create memories, handle business or just for the sake of it this playlist is for you.” –SativaSlcts xo
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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Sensible fashion is my favorite, and of course this has been a poor secret of mine that I have spoken frequently. I enjoy feeling comfortable throughout the day all while simultaneously feeling proud about what I decided to wear on that said day.
However, with all of that said some people find it hard to believe you can avoid compromising your fashion sense while dressing practical.
What I enjoy most about sensible fashion is that although the idea of it is to be practical, it does not restrict you from expressing who you are in the form of what you wear. An example of how you can still honor your fashion sense while staying committed to being comfortable would be similar to the pants I’m wearing. This fun diamond print allows me to bring character to my entire outfit, all while sporting an every day wear and comfortable pant. To complement these pants I paired them with a white essential long sleeve shirt and a black leather jacket, and let’s not forget the famous white Converse All Stars.
My fashion advice for today is to simply take a risk, you may enjoy what comes from it.
Let me know below how you tackle dressing sensible all while honoring your personal and unique style.
I’ve been on a small hiatus and I figured I would post my #OOTD as a supplement for the lack of post. The top coat I am wearing has really become a staple piece in my wardrobe, as I promised. And of course I’m wearing my favorite cognac Chelsea boots. Grey’s and browns are my go-to shades/colors this winter because they’re so easy to mix & match with the rest of my wardrobe.
I plan on posting more in the upcoming weeks. So please, keep a look out for more material from me in the near future!
Let me know your thought about my outfit in the comments.
A compilation of my favorite Christmas music, I believe will help you get into the holiday spirit. Merry Christmas! -Jonathan McDougle xoxo
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“He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.”
~ Charlotte Carpenter
Top coats undoubtedly have become a staple piece, and trend for many fashionista/o’s this year. I believe it’s because the jacket can help give your complete look pizzazz. There are a plethora of different style top coats on the market, with a wide range of shades and colors to choose from including but not limited to: Camel, grey, black and blue. With all of that in mind I believe it is important to assure the jacket you purchase favors majority of your wardrobe.
I paired my top coat with an olive sweater and my favorite Chelsea boots. As you can see I favor earth tones, and this could be reflected by the rest of my wardrobe as well. Which is why I choose a neutral, achromatic colored coat.
I hoped this post helped make your decision in choosing the perfect top coat for you and your wardrobe.