David Guetta, Martin Solveig, Don Diablo – Thing For You (Don Diablo Remix)
I recently have been debating writing a tougher piece. Digging up that grave in the last week hasn’t been easy and I underestimated my own strength in dealing with that. Something I’ve found is that no matter how much time has passed, some things don’t get easier. It is a very real thing to have those feelings come up again the same way as when you experienced it the first time. Going back to that place this week brought me to a darker place. It consumed an evening without sleep and somewhat uncontrollable tears to the point that I couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed and into work that day.
Ten years ago, my life was impacted by a personal trauma and only then did I start to understand what it meant to feel mentally unstable. When this phrase comes up, people naturally tend to have a negative reaction to it, but I want to remind all of you that it’s a spectrum. A younger me, before this moment, thought I could breeze through life without ever experiencing anxiety or a panic attack. Wouldn’t that be nice! For years, I wanted to fight how embarrassed or shameful this made me felt. It hasn’t been an easy ride adapting and learning how to take care myself in this way, but it has taught me a lot.
We haven’t discussed mental health and wellness much on Yow Yow! but maybe we should. To this day, there’s so much stigma around the topic, but it doesn’t have to be as lonely as it sometimes feels. I know words are just words, but Veronica left me with a reminder on Friday to “be kind to myself.” Though small, setting that intention has got me through the weekend.
Wearing: Imane Ayissi
Where: AFI Opening Night Gala premiere of “Queen and Slim” in Los Angeles
Keys N Krates, Tory Lanez, Falcons – Music To My Ears
It has been awhile since I’ve done some regular partnerships, but [Winc] came into my life at just the right time. Over the summer, I had just written a [post] about how a bottle of wine is the easiest gift to give any host. Sure enough, shortly after that I was reached out to by Winc to partner with them and receive my first shipment of four bottles. I don’t often go through bottles of wine quickly, but it’s so useful to have on hand when I’m bringing the small party back to my house or if I’m headed out to another’s home.
We’ll save ourselves the post about partnerships in the next coming months, but since I’m currently working with Winc for their fall campaign, I wanted to extend the opportunity to all of you.
Using this [link] you easily get your own set of 4 wines for a $22 discount and complimentary shipping. Altogether, that brings your total to $39, which is a steal! Get ready for all of your holiday needs and make sure you’ve got your bottles on hand for entertaining this season!
I did a first pass at the mall last week for holiday party dresses and while I wasn’t looking too hard, nothing called out to me. That’s never a good sign. I also realized that for the first time this year, I’m not looking forward to holiday party dress shopping. Mainly, that might be because I realized that whenever you’re hunting for something specific or under a timeline, you’ll never find it. Hence the reason why I found a dress a couple years ago over the summer months.
That only works maybe 50% of the time. Retailers prepare for holiday party season and create collections that come out right about now. The positive is that you’ll have a lot to choose from, but run the risk of having wearing the same outfit as another attendee. This year, I decided to try something I’ve never done before. Before writing this post every year, I always look at last year’s. There happened to be a dress from my guide in 2018 that is still available that I decided to purchase. Sure, it’s last season or last year whatever. It is, however, on sale and still something I’m interested in. Here’s to hoping it fits and that it has a generous return policy if needed. If all else fails, at least we have this guide.
Wilfred Ophelia Dress – $178Read more “Holiday Party Wear 2019”
It has been a full week and I’m still not at all over this song. I actually watched two performances of her doing this in the same week and considered posting both, but didn’t want to get too crazy with it. May the rest of her album be full of bops like this one.