- Author: Sydney Nichelle -

Dressing for Sex Appeal

"Styling"

Sex appeal is defined as the quality of being attractive in a sexual way. Now, my intention is not to ready you readers to be deemed "sexable." That is not a worthwhile goal. I merely want to encourage feeling sexy and exuding confidence. Have you ever seen someone completely comfortable in their skin? They shine and glow. They're genuine and easily attract all people. They're positive and do not self deprecate. Ever wonder how they got there? Trial and error. I am continually working on my confidence. Some days I am successful and other days I struggle. I've come to learn that I can most actively work on my confidence by identifying what I like. My likes translate into how I present myself and knowing when I feel my best. Celebrating what you like…

August 30, 2017

The New Look

"Homage"

This post is in collaboration with Shoetopia *All opinions are my own* I was a highly impressionable and absorbent child. I quickly became immersed in the "world" with which I chose to surround myself. At eight years old my world included Barbies, Bratz, MyScene, America's Next Top Model, and drawing my dreams of a 3 in 1 boutique, salon, and restaurant. I grew an intense love for fashion, beauty, and glamor. These activities were the extent of my playtime and the source of my daydreams for years. I continued to play with Barbies, in secrecy, until I was thirteen! When I was enlightened by the fact that no one my age still played with Barbies, I decided to reinvent myself. I had to mature my taste and let go of my juvenile pastime. (At least if…

August 23, 2017

Statement Sleeves

"Fashion"

As mentioned in my previous post, I love drama! Not petty arguments and fights, but extravagance. Give me avant-garde, theatrics, Divas, a show, Jennifer Lewis, Nene Leakes, Tiffany "New York" Pollard...in that order! I just thoroughly enjoy grandiose self-expression. I strive to come into a similar confidence with age. In fact, my imagination is the "bad influence" on my grandiose taste.... I'll imagine an outfit or article of clothing. Reason will say, "That's probably a little much. You just want it for the moment. You'll wear it once!" My imagination will smoothly respond, "But imagine the moment. Everyone will be thinking small and literal and then you walk in with a look™. It'll be worth that impulsive buy!" Convincing, huh? Well, that's what happened when I purchased this top. My imagination ran wild. I was…

August 19, 2017

Style Tips for Busty Women

"Styling"

Frills and ruffles are IN for the Summer! I love dramatic clothing, so I"ve fallen in love with the puffy sleeves, exaggerated shoulders, and ruffled tops. My bust, however, feels differently. I'm not the hugest fan of my boobs, so I often like to keep them covered. Additionally, ruffles and embellishment don't look the best on them. It only maximizes their size. Post-baby, it's been difficult adjusting my clothing choices to my small waist and disproportionately large bust. After spending some time adjusting, I have some tips that will flatter and minimize the appearance of your bust. FIRST THINGS FIRST I should start here: invest in a good bra! Sometimes it's hard admitting that you need a specialty bra or you've gained weight and your bra size has gone up but your clothing will…

August 12, 2017

Alter Ego Looks

"Fashion"

I have an alter ego! Actually, I don't. She has just been birthed as I type, so we're going to call her....Simone. Simone is unafraid of fashion. Sydney, on the other hand, has her qualms. I'm an adventurous person. I will always push myself to try something new but sometimes I just like what I like. For example, I continually try seafood even though I DETEST the taste. I continue to try it just in case there's a special sea creature out there that will win over my heart. My motto is: you never know. This mindset carries into my style. I see many things that I'm attracted to but wouldn't necessarily wear. I like to stick to a clean, no fuss look. Yet, I haven't truly defined my style. I just like what I…

August 8, 2017

Red Lips & Tulle

"Fashion"

It all started with lipstick....I admired make-up but was unsure on how to apply it. My first venture into the make-up world was through lipstick. There isn't an art to it and you can't really apply it wrong. Lipstick is approachable. I love how it provides a subtle flair to my look and works as an accessory of sorts. For example, a bold red lip looks best with classic silhouettes and a black and white palette. The combination offers an elegant and sophisticated aura. I began experimenting with make-up about three years ago. Now, make-up has become vital to my look. Oftentimes, I like to create an outfit centered around my make-up. For this particular look, the sheer tulle top was the focal point of this outfit and the red lip would help to emphasize…

July 29, 2017

Coco Taught Me

"Fashion"

History reminds us how far we've come (and how far we've yet to go) concerning societal norms and regulations. A visionary known by the name of Coco Chanel decided to disregard the norm in her time. Her decision dramatically changed the face of fashion....Pants. She had decided to wear pants. The Chanel brand consistently produces tailored, timeless, classic pieces with elegance. Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel arguably birthed menswear fashion for women and it seems the style is always on trend. Fashion icons Alexa Chung and Janelle Monae inspire me to embrace menswear style whether it be overtly masculine or with feminine flair. I especially appreciate how Janelle Monae finds empowerment in her uncommon self-expression: "Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had…

July 24, 2017