LUX MONROE *Chic Boutique*

Entertainment, Fashion, NEWS

 

 

Bye no means am I a shopper but when I find a good thing I love to share it! I follow a boutique called Lux Monroe on instagram and noticed this wasn’t just an online shop but an actual store. I love to support local businesses so I decided to drop in and started talking to a young lady there only to find out she was the owner. She was pleasant and you can tell she really has a passion for her work.

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Laci Jackson opened up LUX MONROE on W. Alabama in the Galleria area after doing trunk shows and different events for about three years “it was a God thing I was driving, and I made the decision that I wanted to go out and find a location. I had a budget of what I could afford and I don’t even know why I was in the Galleria area, but I got out of my car and just started walking and found something great” said Jackson.

 

As we continued our conversation I noticed that the clothes and pieces were bold (which I like) Jackson stated “clothing has been the latest edition to my business but it has been the best part, my clothing is very different nothing you can find in the mall. I have statement pieces; bold fashion that I would say is for divas!!!” Lux Monroe’s clothing is sexy, bold, and fun perfect for a night out on the town and perfect for all the divas out there!

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I love supporting local businesses but more importantly I like to support other women, more important than supporting women, I like to support YOUNG women! Laci is 23 years old and she is already making moves to build an empire. Ladies and gents reading this (men by for your wives, girlfriends ect) take time follow @luxlaci on Instagram and support!

Meet Laci Jackson founder of Lux Monroe

 

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10 Guys You Should Run From

Entertainment, Relationship

10. Mr. No Linens

This guy has no shame and that should worry you. He has no shame because as a grown man he actually invited you to his home in his room (if you guys are going there) and he has no sheets on his bed. Just a mattress with a comforter on it. Ladies don’t gasp its true these type of men exist in the world. If you go to a man’s house and you notice he has no sheets on his bed RUN because he gives no f***s. A man that gives no F***s has nothing to lose!

9. Mr. Glory Days

This guy can’t seem to get over things that happened to him that he feels were great in his younger days. He is now 35 and still reminiscing about when he was 25 at the club with 15 of his CLOSEST friends and they popped 25 bottles between the 15 of them. You know because that night was soooo epic! What about the guy who was the high school basketball star and pretty much that was the end of his career but yet he really hasn’t done much since and is still talking about his former balling days 20 years later. Let it go bro, its over!

8. Mr. Daddy Said

Daddy said I should, or my pops told me to, I don’t want to go there because my dad said…. This has to be the most annoying thing in a man. A man that can’t think for himself is such a turn off. There is nothing wrong with consulting one’s parents because clearly your parents have lived much longer than you, but as a woman I want to know that my man has a mind of his own. A woman wants to know he can take wise counsel and still come to his own conclusion at the end of the day based on what people he trust have advised him. Not someone who just follows. A man that does that follows every single little word his daddy says will have his family running your marriage.

7. Mr. Standing on the Wall

This particular guy has no confidence. He doesn’t like it when you talk about other people or guys that are doing well finically because typically they aren’t doing well in that regard. Sometimes they will even try to hold you back so that you are not “above” them. Basically this guy is insecure about his status in life but really isn’t doing much to change it. RUN RUN RUN unless you want to be looking and longing for the finer things in life.

6. Mr. Boaster

There is nothing like a guy who can talk about all the things he and his family has but yet when you two go to eat he is looking for you to pay the bill (Tufiakwa). This guy will go broke trying to buy the latest pair of Vesace shades to keep up with his friends (who probably actually have money). He will be the fun guy, charismatic, maybe even good in bed but other than that not good for much else. I mean come on ladies you don’t want to be like Erika from Love and Hiphop Atl. Her dude couldn’t even make a dramatic exit because he ran out of gas! LOL He was cute though (If that means anything). The Boaster will constantly be broke and when he does get some money in his pocket he will be running to the Gucci store so he can front and stunt in front of his friends. Don’t run, sprint from this guy, simple running may not be enough!

5. Mr. Has it Together but Still 40 and Single

What is wrong with this one? On the outside he has a good job, nice house, drives a nice car travels, handsome, but what is it?! Mr. Has it together does actually have it together, but here is the catch he can’t commit! This guy may have lost his one true love and has never bounced back, so he dates woman after woman because that’s what he feels he should do, but never really loving them or caring for them. Eventually he will find some young chick marry her and just be existing in the same house with her simply because he doesn’t want to be the old man in the club still chasing 25 year olds. Ladies if you are between the age of 22 and 26 this 40+ man may be for you. Don’t expect any real emotion from him, cook, clean, do your wifely duties and this guy will make you the envy of your friends. Run from this guy if you are 28 and over lol you are too OLD.

4. Mr. I am a Business Man

This Business man can never really tell you what his business is. No matter how you ask he finds some way around telling you what he actually does. He typically is involved with fraud, or fraud, and oh fraud. Ladies he may actually have some money for a little while but you have to run from this guy because he may actually scam YOU. He may ask you to deposit a check or accept a wire transfer into your account from his super rich friend that happens to be in the islands on vacation but can’t seem to find any of his close friends to accept it so he will ask a girl he doesn’t know like me….. uh I mean you to accept it (yes this story is all too familiar). Just run you don’t even want to be associated with this kind of “Business man” as a matter of fact if you see that kind of “business man” just act as if you don’t even know him, because if you do people may come for you looking for him and he will be gone!

3. Mr. Better Than Sliced Bread

Sliced bread is good. Its convenient. I can make a sandwich out of sliced bread, I can even toast sliced bread. However I don’t need my man thinking he is better than it. This guy feels like he is God’s gift to women, hell now-a-days to man too! He thinks everyone wants him, he thinks he is the heaven, moon, and stars. A man that worships himself cannot even treat his woman properly because he feels if she is not worshiping the ground he walks on she is actually doing an injustice to herself. This man does not need a woman all he needs is a gym and a mirror; that is the perfect relationship for him!

2. Mr. Party Party Party

We ALLLLL know this guy, we have dated, slept with, wanted to date, wanted to sleep with this guy (not me ooo other people lol). This guy is standing on the couch poppin bottles, knows everyone, hanging tough, drives a nice car, has all the beautiful women around, always posting what party city he is in on IG or FB. The thing about this guy is unless you have crack between your legs and you do juju this guy is not trying to settle down, not for a long while anyway. If you like playing the waiting game, watching him with other chicks until its your turn again then hey this may be the man for you. Until that long awaited time when he comes to his senses you will see him spend 2k in the club in one night and nothing or minimal on you the whole time you were in a “relationship” if that’s what you want to call it. Ladies stay away from this guy he is not serious and probably has slept with your friend, or tried to sleep with your friend and then when that didn’t pan out try to come talk to you lol (trust me this kind of stuff happens).

1. Mr. I Want a Nurse

The highly coveted NURSE!!!! The women that should read this number one probably have no idea who I am or about this blog. She is the village girl roughly 20 or so that will soon be swept off her feet by a 45 year old Uncle that has been driving cab for the past 25 years. This guy will live in the slums to ensure that he saves up the proper amount of money to go back to his country and pick the hottest girl from his village (I said girl bc usually she will be very young about half his age). After he has brought her to America she will be instructed that she must go to school and become a nurse and now she will be the one to take care of the “land pilot” (anyone that has seen the movie “My American Nurse” knows what that is lol) It happens all the time. After the girl has been here for some time she starts to know her rights and these men cannot handle it. Many have resulted to killing their wives who they feel have stepped out of line. Ladies abroad we know about these guys but inform your sisters back home!

 

I want to send a special shout out to @adamilan (Follow her on Instagram)for helping me come up with this topic. Oh yea she make super awesome luxury custom made wigs… you will see mine very soon! Make sure to follow her on IG so you can order your own wig. Stop messing with glue that takes out your edges, do you want to look like Naomi Campbell, get one of her custom made wigs just for you!

 

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LOVE or Marriage

Entertainment, Gossip, Relationship

Love or marriage, that is the question, ideally every girl would like to have both but as I am seeing more and more weddings happening I am starting to think many women are just choosing to be married, just to say they are married. I get it, their status changes, maybe others will look at them with more respect, and some feel like it’s just the next step in life. Would you choose marriage if you knew your guy was cheating on you, or if you felt that wasn’t the right person? It seems many women are choosing money or status. In the Nigerian community marriage is celebrated with extravagance, who has the biggest wedding and who can do the most! I love attending flashy weddings but what I have noticed is the flashiest couples and weddings are hiding the most secrets. I am not here to put anyone on blast, no, no, no, no, after  all you married him or her so you knew what you were getting into before you entered the union and others  found out!

I have a friend of mine who does not live in the same city as me; as a matter of fact she doesn’t even live in the same country. She was talking to one of her friends who lives in my city and asked me if I knew a particular person that the girl was mentioning. I said “I did not but have seen her around” she said “well I think she is getting a divorce because my friend (her friend) said she has pulled down all her wedding pictures from Facebook and has been spotted out taking pictures with no ring on”. “Oh really, that doesn’t surprise me in this city” I said “really” my friend replied, I said “yea men cheat left and right bc it’s so easy for them to do so here”. Now I am not saying it’s a Nigerian man thing to cheat (although many that make money feel entitled to do so) it’s a MAN thing to cheat and I am not saying all men cheat. Just so you all do not think I am a man hater because I am soooo not!

The person in question is one part of a popular couple, so when they got married it was a big deal eeevvvery body was at their wedding. I think I may have even crashed this wedding (don’t judge me lol). So even though the wedding was flashy clearly the break up is not (if it’s true). That whole conversation made me think of another situation that a friend was telling me about. Basically someone that she knew very well and knows the wife (then fiancé) saw the guy out with some other chick and knew the chick that the guy was out with. The girl called and asked the girl (side chick) what was up between her and the guy. The girl (side chick) let her know that they had been dating for a while now and had a sexual relationship. I know this is getting confusing lol keep in mind this was not the friend of the girl getting married; this is the friend of the friend to the girl who is getting married (whew). So recap there is the girl who actually knows the bride, that chicks friend saw the bride to be’s fiancé out with a chick she actually knows, called the girl up later to ask her whats up, then went back and told the friend who actually knows the bride to be, which at that point the friend to the bride wanted to say something to the actual bride. GOT IT LOL! Well the actual friend of the bride to be felt compelled to tell her what was going on bc the “side chick” didn’t know she was a side chick. Since the friend of the bride was not the person who actually saw the guy, the two women actually sat the girl down and told her what her man was doing. Obviously the girl was not open to hearing what was being said and cut the two girls off and proceeded to get married to a man who still keeps in touch with the “side chick” periodically. At that point, what is the reason for proceeding with the wedding? If a man is cheating on you that close to the wedding why would he stop ALL OF A SUDDEN once the wedding is over? For me I don’t know if I would walk away, stay, call the pastor, I just don’t know! I hope that story line wasn’t too confusing didn’t want to use names.

I am a firm believer that many of these women know what their men are doing but chose to over look those things because maybe the guy is well off and is providing the luxury and status they are looking for. Some women don’t really care about anything else but that, status, titles, and MONEY so they will put up with cheating and him gallivanting around town with his stripper chicks, side chicks, girlfriends, and the chick they smash on occasion.

I know another woman who is not Nigerian; she is actually Indian married to a black man. Her husband cheats on her left and right and she knows it. Her motto is that her husband makes over 250k a year and if she divorces him all that’s going to happen is some other chick is going to come in and take her place and snatch all the things she has worked for. Keep in mind its not like she is a bottom of the food chain chick she makes about 90k herself. I get what she is saying but I don’t know if I can respect it. I am not married and I am not in her shoes. But it sure makes me wonder what happened to the love aspect of marriage?

I know it still exist, right? I just feel that sometimes the Nigerian community  try’s to keep up with the Joneses or keep up with the “Okoye’s” it becoming too much. Should you sacrifice true love for some red bottoms and a trip to Dubai? I think not! As long as no one knows about their man’s infidelity they will keep up appearances like its all good. As soon as his secrets come to light now they want to make a stink about it, but the thing is nothing has changed, he has been cheating on you since day one and you knew that.

Every relationship works differently, some couples have that understanding and that’s what works for them. I guess the thing that puzzles me is, this isn’t the old days. The era of being at a man’s mercy like our grandmothers is over. Women these days are educated and paid very well, the only thing a woman NEEDS a man for is companionship. So why put up with the cheating? Not only are some of these men cheating but they aren’t even trying to hide it.

At the end of the day I can’t sit and judge anyone for what they choose to do. Many things about these on the scene flashy couples puzzle me but its their relationship. I guess I just wonder the mindset of the women that these guys are with, because these women can hold their own. Perhaps these ladies did indeed get what most women desire which is LOVE and Marriage but their husbands are just male ASHAWOS (Prostitutes) !!!!! Like the old saying goes “You can’t help who you fall in love with”.

 

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How Well Do You Know Banky W?

Entertainment, Gossip

I had the pleasure of interviewing the handsome and talented Banky W. This was one of the most fun and candid interviews I have had with any artist. S/o to Banky for being a down to earth cool guy. Check out this throw back interview and tell me what you think!

 

 

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