Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Yellow Shea Butter Dress









Dress: Zara Earrings: TopShop  Lipstick" Mac Cosmetics

Just a lovely day in my Yellow Shea Butter Dress! As we move into spring I wanted to wear a color that I don't usually wear too often, yellow. I fell for this dress the moment I saw it but my concern was will it be flattering and will it look good on my skin tone? My skin is naturally a honey brown tone so sometimes depending on the tone of yellow it could wash me out. But this dress was fine because it was more of a mustard yellow. This dress is so soft, comfortable, and chic. Easy to put on and you could even put a sweater over the dress and turn it into another outfit. This piece is a basic that you can dress up or down. 

TIP: When you shy away from wearing a certain color keep in mind that it's just like finding the perfect red lipstick you just have to find the right shade for you. But know that you can wear any color. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Is It Spring Yet?










Tank: Zara Skirt: Zara Earring & Necklace: Eddie Borgo Shoes: Forever 21 Hair: @loveTaije 
Photo by: Chuck Str

Chicago has to be the only place I know where the weather hasn't caught up with the calendar. It's May and we are still experiencing 40 degree weather. I sure hope 70 degree weather finds us well in the next couple of days.

I decided to try and bring in spring in by wearing my lavender tank and turquoise skirt. I love how comfy these knitwear pieces feel against my skin. These pieces are easy to throw on and the colors are extraordinary. The skirt has art deco feel mixed with bath rug vibe and I love it!

You can take this outfit and wear some fun sandals, cool white huaraches, or some high heels.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crippling Blue














Men's Shirt: Topman Denim: H&M Heels: Forever 21

Where do I begin? I have been feeling so dynamic lately. My inner tomboy has been taking over but I still have been leaving a little room for my girly side. I recently was asked to do a video shoot and I wanted to get a new shirt for it. In the process of having to reschedule the shoot I decided it was the perfect shirt to blog about. I walked into TopShop because they were having a sale and I ended up getting this mens shirt. It was kind of like love at first sight and to make it better it was on sale. I have to say I did buy the pants as well but in my defense I didn't have any high-waisted jeans. I felt this was a necessary purchase plus they were only $25.00.  I can truly say I'm having a good time getting to know myself and seeing my style change with it. Message of the day is don't be afraid to switch up your style based on your mood and personal growth. It would be a disservice to you to not change and explore yourself further than what your use to. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rolled Up Sleeves














Shirt: Kith Denim: American Eagle Heels: Forever 21 Earrings: Eddie Borgo

   I went to the Tanqueray Trunk Show this past weekend. It was an event focused on networking, hearing panelist, and at the end hearing Common spit a few bars and play a few tunes. There was free Tanqueray cocktails and clothing booths set up. Kith was one of the clothing booths that they set up. From their booth I was able to get this shirt, Score! 
   
   Continuing on with shopping from my closet everything I have on is older items I own and the denim jeans I have on I have had them since junior year of high school and I'm about to graduate college this May, so you do the math. I bought those forever 21 heels and they are perfect! They are a shiny dark black, the heel height is superb and the ankle strap detailing gives me the extra support that I need. 

   I have definitely been enjoying the ability to take my closet apart and being the definition of Tim Gunn quote, "Make it Work!"  I am pushing myself and believe it or not saving money! I have dug out old things that I had forgotten all about. You be surprised what gems you can find in your own closet. 

   Tip: The shirt is a mens shirt so therefore its oversized but rolling the sleeve and doing a skinny jean with oversized makes it intentional and chic! You could also wear it open with a tank or cropped tank underneath (if your body permits) and style the bottom with denim, sweats, or a skirt. 

   P.S: I will be taking style questions soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Show Me!

 











Photos By: ChuckStr 
Jacket: G.E.T (sold out) Crop Top: Tobi Jeans: H&M Shoes: Nike x PRS (nike store) Sunglasses: Brave Heart Collection

   Remember when you wanted to switch your style up? Most people know I am a heels and pencil skirt type of girl majority of the time but as I said before I've been letting my inner tomboy out lately. Starting with my shoes, I had these Nike x PRS sitting in my closet for a month or so and I was just waiting to wear them. Everything is from my closet except for the sunglasses from brave heart collection. The jeans ripped a little bit when I was moving some furniture but instead of crying about it I took it as an opportunity to cut them up and I'm pleased with how the jeans turned out.  Another mission I have been on lately is, "Getting the look for less". I bought the rose bud sunglasses from brave heart collection for $25.00 and they look like the Prada sunglasses like what a steal! As a blogger I am trying to be aware of my audience and realize that everyone does not have $300-400 dollars for Prada sunglasses. I'm trying to always make sure I show how to get the look for less more. Nevertheless I enjoyed this shoot and it definitely is one of my favorites.