- Category: Fashion -

The Jord Watch Influence

"Fashion"

This post is in partnership with Jord Watches I'm a procrastinator and unorganized. Managing my time has never been my strong suit. Now that I have a son, I've realized that my time is not my own. My world was flipped upside down when I had to spend all of my energy on caring for him. It was a rough adjustment. There's a belief that parents never have time for themselves; that's not entirely true. While I am often running around the house, thinking of three things at once, and planning ahead but I have taken control of my time. Recently, I've reflected on how much time is wasted throughout my day. It seems that once I get a breather I end up milking it for all its worth...which isn't very productive for a…

November 16, 2017

Fall Outerwear

"Fashion"

It was just a month ago that I was begging the weather to coincide with the season. Now, the weather has turned chillingly cold and I'm shivering between takes. I'm the least resilient in the face of cold weather, so I was unsure on how to feign warmth without a jacket. Then a lightbulb shone that lead me to styling Fall outerwear! This post includes two statement outerwear pieces on the opposite ends of the spectrum. The oversized teddy coat offers a classic look while the black cape offers a sleek and edgy look. I find that teddy coats are perfect for a petite frame! The oversized silhouette will offer coziness and really emphasize the statement this item provides. I paired this coat with a tulle hemmed dolman sweater and strappy neutral-tone sandals to…

November 1, 2017

Class Meets Edge

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Menswear is such a bold expression of a classic look! My go-to chic look incorporates the menswear trend by way of oxfords, trousers, or a blazer. Trousers will 9 times out of 10 elevate any ensemble whether paired with a dressy or casual top. A well-fitting pair of trousers is essential for a tailored wardrobe. I have been on the hunt for various styles and I was extremely happy to come across this versatile pair! Wide leg silhouettes are on trend for the Fall. The asymmetrical, overlapping front adds edgy flair. My favorite styles have merged to create a subtly dynamic look! Finding a top to pair with these pants was difficult to locate amongst my various shades of black tops. As a last resort, I half-heartedly threw on a kimono. So not to…

October 19, 2017

Simply Chic

"Fashion"

Today marks the last day of Fashion Month! Designers have journeyed through the cities of New York, London, Milan, and Paris to unveil their latest collections. We, as enthusiasts and consumers, get the privilege of observing the trajectory of trends for the Spring and Summer 2018. I noticed reoccurring themes of layers, knitted fabrics, large shoulder pads, plastic overlays, and unsuspecting lines. Many like Comme des Garçon, Maison Margiela, and Gareth Pugh pushed the envelope while Chanel, Tom Ford, and Burberry stuck closely to the classic styles they know well. Avant-garde clothing is a true expression of art. It's a glimpse into a creatively genius mind. Dissecting such clothing and placing significance on each piece can be laborious. To cleanse the palate, I enjoy viewing classic designs. Clean lines, minimalism, and staple pieces have a great place…

October 5, 2017

Throwback Trends

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What goes around comes back around. This is the case not only with Karma but fashion. Trends that were pushed aside have now reemerged to the forefront. Vintage clothing is always a good idea, but its specific styles shift in how they are reimagined. This season, faux suede got to ride the vintage train and emerge onto the scene. For this year, statement sleeves have made a great impact. Following suit of the throwback trend, this particular top contained elements I used to love. I wore OUT the lace and cut out trend that circulated when I was in high school. So, I was happy to find this top, featuring the same trends, in an updated manner. After trying this top on, I was so pleased to discover that it wouldn't be cast away as an…

October 3, 2017

Turban Fashion

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The right clothing items can truly change your mood. For me, a turban instantly elevates my mood. I feel so regal and imagine myself as a black queen or socialite. But, let's be real...I only wear a turban or head wrap when my hair isn't done. It's a quick and chic way to hide my dry, in-need-of-a-wash curls. For this look, I worked out of my usual order and dressed before I situated my hairstyle. I paused and brainstormed until I realized that a turban would complement the glamour of the jeweled belt perfectly! I've been in love with statement sleeves this season. I wanted to experiment with volume versus tiers and layers. The balloon sleeves of this sweater dress add to the mood this look offers as well as balance out my bust.…

September 27, 2017

Sweater Weather

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It's the first day of Fall! Despite the date indicating a shift in seasons, the weather chose not to comply. I decided to style a turtle sweater anyway...in black nonetheless! I absolutely love black! In fact, It's been featured in every single one of my looks thus far (Oops!). From a day to day basis, I'm usually seen in an all black ensemble. I'm trying to challenge myself and break out of my comfort zone for the blog, but there's nothing like an all black outfit. All black is sleek, mysterious, sexy, and chic. Some may argue that wearing black isn't stylish but pulling off all black comes with intention. If it is not styled correctly the ensemble can come across as flat. I often like to add statement accessories and/or shoes to add…

September 23, 2017

Pre-Fall Fashion

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We as a people constantly change and so should "the rules." I believe there should be no rules to fashion. Trends and styles are quite subjective though taste and an editing eye is essential. The great success of fashion is the ability to self express. There are no limits to who we can become and/or celebrate through our clothing. Why limit and bound ourselves to rules? I stopped living and breathing by the words of fashion critics, directors, and editors years ago. I grew confidence in my likes and dislikes as well as my ability to filter expert advice. One of my favorite fashion rules to break is matching complimentary colors. Unconventional pairings are so foreign to the eye that it just works! Black and brown is unique to me because each color is…

September 11, 2017

Shoutout to My Sis

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NOSTALGIA Contrary to how the above photo appears, dresses, or matching with her younger sister, were not the choice of style for my sister. She was the cool older sister that pulled off tomboy looks and had a dope sneaker collection. She knew what she liked, in more ways than one, and stuck by it. To further expound upon my previous point of being an impressionable little girl, my sister became one of my phases. I wanted to look, act, and sound just like her. There are hilarious photos of me trying to be tough and cool. And I always begged her to allow me to be Buttercup when I was clearly Bubbles. My sister, naturally, was annoyed by my parrot charades but copying her was a practice in developing my own identity and…

August 31, 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