Love Is Like A Dog, But To Leash or Unleash it is the Question


Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Whether it’s a dog’s mesmerizing eyes, its sharp, attention-grabbing bark or the way its backstory pulls at your heart like the tragic ending of Titanic, one thing’s sure, we are all faced with the obstacle of wondering if that dog will be the right fit into our lives. Sounds a lot like love, right? It wasn’t until a recent chitchat with one of my close friends, that I realized love has so many mind-bottling similarities to a dog  and one wrong move could mean a earthshaking tear in your heart or worse, a set of destructive bite marks in your favorite pair of shoes!

It’s no secret that society has a disturbing fixture on an objects outer appearance and we all know that in love and WAR dog adoption, the better looking ones have their shelter cages frequented heavily, but what usually happens after the commitment to that dog turns from causal visiting to a permanent responsibility depends on how good of an owner you are, how well-trained they are and if your tasty doggy treats are good enough for them to keep doing the tricks you taught them.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

To Leash or Not to Leash

This next lesson is one of major importance. There are those dogs that can run as wild as a kid’s first year at college, but still know where home is and stay loyal. Then, there are those that must be kept on a leash at all times when outside the safety zone known as the four white walls of your bedroom. Why? Because, a they are only loyal to their bone and could care less whether their treats come from you or any stranger walking past.

The key to maintaining these dogs is to have them trained. It is up to you to take in that animal for what they are initially and mold them into the perfect pet. Remember, that a dog, only continues to do tricks if they are motivated, recognized and rewarded for their actions.  Once your man has lived up to your expectations on how a man should treat you, it is okay to reward him with something he likes.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Every Dog Needs Compromise

When training an animal, you have to allow the dog to do as it pleases, like by taking it to the dog park to chase its tail for five hours and bark at other dogs that it may feel foolishly threatened by. While all of this may not interest you in the least bit and can grown overwhelmingly tiring, as a good owner you must compromise. If a man is emotionally satisfying your needs, it is only fair to satisfy his.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Recognize that training a new puppy takes time and effort. Relationships do not happen overnight. And much like a relationship, it takes time for puppies to learn and mature into the dogs we all know and love.But once you get it right, it’s really right! One day, your dog will learn to listen to you, and eventually, begin to obey commands without even needing a treat. \

Cardigan: $2.00 (Thrift store)

Button-up: $3.00 (thrift store)

Faux leather pants: $20.00 (Ebay)


Don’t Let The Weather Cloud your Sunshine!


Some summer weather we’re having, right?…

I always said that my fashion doesn’t change for the weather, but that the weather changes for it! It seems like every time I turn around it’s either raining or unbearably cloudy outside. Today, I was determined not to let the moody weather affect my wardrobe choices.

I rocked the streets in some Forever 21 yellow skinny jeans ($21), some Rue 21 strawberry red shoes (on sale for $7), a yellow short-sleeved button-up from the thrift store ($4) and lastly a multi-colored plaid blazer also from the thrift store ($2).

I really feel like these bright colors highlighted my bright personality and gave me a overall fresh look! Do you want my advice on wearing bright colors?

  • See which colors bring out your features
  • Think twice. If you don’t want to catch attention, never opt for major color. So if you opt for colors, then you better bring the confidence because all eyes will be on you.
  • Choose accessories that will not overdo the outfit. Go for accessories that help to tone down the brightness of colors.

In a world with endless possibilities, why limit your wardrobe to just bland colors?

Express Yourself, Don’t Repress Yourself!



Express yourself, don’t repress yourself. Why? It’s human nature…,

For awhile I found myself screaming quietly, “Get me, get me out of this box, I feel so claustrophobic in here.” This Poor Boy With Rich Taste just got the chance to do just that! GLAM’s “Pop Art” Fashion show was graced by more than 22 models, dazzling in designs created from garbage bags, tissue, newspaper, caution tape and duct tape.

Usually the shows are highly theatrical with dancing, modeling routines, celebrity hosts and acting, but this one was an intimate affair stripped of those things and putting the attention exactly where it belongs, on the fashion.

Usually I don’t rip the runway, however I  was overcome with a desire to express myself that burned brighter than the fear trying to stop my shine. The spotlights hit the runway, as the line behind the stage formed of eager models ready to strut their stuff. My heart was now beating faster than a southern hummingbird’s wings. The time had come…I hit the runway and left any negative thoughts behind me as my feet hit the pavements in a rapid confident pace. It was like eating bucket loads of your favorite guilty pleasured food, but not gaining any weight…price$$.

The scene was “Out of the Box” fashion and I chose to wear the daring outfit pictured above because it’s official, spring is here. Some people may go for the light, airy colors or  shoot for something more bold? For me, I chose this eclectic outfit that was a vibrant mix of colors placed cleverly underneath a cool African printed blazer I found at the thrift store.

This experience taught me that expressing yourself can come in may forms that include but are not limited to art, fashion, writing and more! The outlet chosen for expression does not matter because it takes great courage to be…out of the box. 


Poor Boy, Rich Taste


Classroom Drab, Fashion Fab!

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She’s wearing that? Oh my, he’s wearing those? We’ve all been there. Fashion trends in college have more OMG moments than Madonna’s controversial career. How many times have you walked on campus and seen students strutting to class in…pajamas? Yes, I said it. I honestly wonder where are the fashion police when you need them.

You are the clothes you wear, which is why the year 2013 holds infinite possibilities for your wardrobe, but first you have to contend with that big fat pile of bad style choices taking up your closet and everyday wardrobe. There is no reason that you shouldn’t dress up everyday because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous and you never know who you’ll run into. David Beckham or Rihanna at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.

But if none of these reasons were enough for you then remember,  nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see and I definitely loved my outfit (above photo). I rocked this turquoise blazer, with a peach over-sized vest, dark purple button-up with a striped purple tie. I paired these with some loose fitted baby blue pants.

All of these items were found in the magical land of the thrift store. Can you say fashion on a dime!

Whether you‘re at work or at play, your clothing choices send a message about you–are you sending the one you want?

Rich Colors & Blocking


Do you ever think about what the color of your tie, pants or blouse is really saying?!! in some crazy, subtle way, colors can speak volumes about a person before they ever open their mouths.

This perhaps may be one of the very reasons why color blocking is one of this spring’s hottest fashion trends, and I’m ready to see color galore when the dreary snow and icy winds melt away.

Like for instance, red can be the color of dominance, power and attention. Blue is the color of beauty, pink is the color of compassion and femininity and gold is the color of prestige. Take a look at my outfit above.

While I was getting dressed to go out for dinner with a few close friends at this nice little secluded restaurant we found exploring the town , I decided to spice it up with a pair of strawberry red pants from Forever 21, a blue and white striped belt, a blue collared shirt, paired with a plaid blue shirt worn around my shoulders, and a pair of classic brown canvas boat shoes, which were all purchased from the clothing store Rue 21. 

The rich vibrant shades of color definitely gave me a bit more confidence when I stepped out on the town and now I challenge you to do the same. Put your best foot forward in a outfit that would be a color blockers dream and post it below!

Do you like my outfit? Rate it!