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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

-Tupac Shakur

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A Collected Perspective #3

I Am

I was scrolling though tumblr yesterday and stumbled upon an image that read I AM and that picture really spoke to me. I took inspiration from it to create the image above and the third installment of A Collected Perspective. 

Being on this earth for 24 years the best thing I’ve learned is that you HAVE to own who you are and love who you are, regardless of how others think or feel. Your sexuality, gender, ethnicity etc shouldn’t label you as a statistic, but define you as an unique individual who wants to be that change. We’ve all shed tears, shared laughs, been in love and felt used,but through the ups and downs we survived and that’s all that matters. Every word in the image above symbolizes who we are, what we’ve been through and where we’re headed. Take the time to appreciate yourself, even when the times are tough. I know it’s hard to keep your head held high when everywhere you turn there’s tragedy and loss, but we have to smile and enjoy this life we have. Call a relative you haven’t spoke to in awhile, forgive a friend who betrayed you, and let go of your past. Focus on making your dreams a reality and leaving a trail for others to follow. Everything is going to be alright, just keep pushing. 

I’m not going to lie this past few months have been a challenge for me, I’ve been dealing with growing up and finally taking on adult roles(401k, buying a house, Grad School etc) I’ll be 25 next month and a lot has been going through my mind, and I just want to be successful and be able to give back and take care of my family. But I know that time will come, I feel like I’m on the right path. I’m taking life one day at a time, learning from my mistakes, and appreciating my accomplishments. Even though I have obstacles in my path, I’m happy and excited about what the future holds. 

I hope this post encourages you this weekend, I hope it helps you make it through the day. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and story. I love you all .


Good Morning

Beautiful People

Never underestimate the knowledge , power and abilities you have. Don’t let   nothing get in the way of your dreams, not even yourself . If it makes you feel alive , do it . Regardless of what others have to say. It’s your life , your dreams, your passions, not theirs . This life we’re given is the most precious gift we will ever have. Don’t be afraid to fail. Face your obstacles, overcome them and tell your story. 

A Collected Perspective #2:

Dream. Explore. Discover 

Tomorrow, I’ll be heading to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and I’m pretty excited, not just for the events and shows, but for the chance to explore and discover. I’m also eager to meet you guys, so If you see me walking around, please stop and say hi.I tried to hold a meet and greet, but the plans fell through. 

I truly love blogging and photography. I have had more ups than down and I feel like I need to take everything to the next level and use my full potential. I’m using this trip as a break to refocus and rebuild, so you won’t see any new posts until I return. I will still be posting pictures on Instagram and Twitterso be sure to follow my journey during NYFW. I want to give you guys a heads up of what to expect when I get back. 

1. I’m building a new website for A Collected Gentleman, so it won’t be through tumblr anymore. I will still be posting on here and answering questions as well as providing updates when new posts are live on the new site. But this blog will become more of a diary for my thoughts and inspirations. 

2. I wil be incorporating videos, so each outfit post will have a 30-45 sec detailed video of the look. I will also be doing video reviews of products I receive followed by giveaways and Q and A’s. So if you guys send me some questions, I will answer them through a video post. 

3. I want to add more of a lifestyle touch to my site, expect recipes for healthy meals, tips for skincare, and a lot more :)

I have so many goals and ideas that keep me up at night. but if there is  anything you would like to see from me, be sure to message me and let me know. This three-year journey has been amazing and you all have made it worthwhile.  I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me. 

Good Morning

Beautiful People

You can become anything you want to be in this world. Don’t limit yourself and don’t let obstacles turn you around 

Tagged: #Inspire

Enjoy the journey while finding yourself 

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Let’s Talk

If you ever need to talk about anything, never hesitate to message me on here or through my email. I may only be 24, but I’ve been through a lot. It doesn’t matter the situation or circumstance,  just know I’m always here to talk . You guys have given me so much and I appreciate every single one of you. Anonymous messaging is on for those who don’t want to be known.  If my words or advice can help get you through the day then my job is done. 

Tagged: #inspire #talk

Good Morning

Beautiful People 

Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself - Mark A. Cooper

Tagged: #inspire

Good Morning

Beautiful People

It’s time to LIVE and LET GO. Be happy and live your life to the fullest. Let go of any and everything that’s stopping you from doing so.

Tagged: #inspire
Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
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Good Morning

Beautiful People

Let your job fund your passion, until your passion becomes your job - Joshua Kissi

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you gotta dream like you never seen obstacles 

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I can’t believe I will be 25 this november, I guess time truly flies. Here’s a list of goals I strive to accomplish before I turn 25 this year. I’ll keep this post updated with every goal I accomplish. 

I’ve updated the list and crossed out the goals I’ve accomplished so far

1. Travel and enjoy a new state( Keeping my fingers crossed for Miami in September)

2. Finally get my License ( 8/5/14 )

3. Get a Passport so I can finally travel outside of the U.S. 

4. Visit my Father who I haven’t seen in a year. 

5. Go to my first concert  (Went to see Bone Thugs-N- Harmony last Friday)

6. Continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle

7. Read and finish 25 books 

8. Get 25 of my best photos printed, framed and hung-up .

9. Stay committed to not eating meat or dairy

10. Break all my bad habits (Nail Bitting, Overthinking)

11. Add new elements to my blog (Travel, Food and Videos)

12. Conquer my shyness (Missed so many opportunities being shy)

13.Become a Thrift Master :)

14. Use lessons I’ve learned to help and inspire others

15. Volunteer at a homeless Shelter

16. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter 

17. Find a tailor, develop a great relationship and learn as much as I can from him or her.

18. Create some amazing art/projects with some great people.(9/5/14)

19. Have a meet and greet with my readers.(9/12/14)

20. No longer let my past haunt my present and future.

21. Do something crazy like Skydiving or Surfing.

22. Stop thinking everyone is out to get me.

23. Buy my first car.

24. Become more independent.

25. Love myself even more.

Note To Self

Don’t sell yourself short by changing who you are for the acceptance of others. Stay true to yourself and what you believe in. The way you think, dress, speak and eat symbolizes your uniqueness. The worst thing you can do is give that away because of the opinions of others. Love and Accept who you are. 

PATIENCE is KEY. Gotta believe in yourself and your craft. Your hard work will pay off in due time. Just don’t lose or change who you are for anyone or anything

Tagged: #Inspire
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