Monday, June 29, 2015

Unbothered



Body Suit: H&M 
Photo by; Ivan of LongTower Photo Make-up:@glamourousmoments

Don't you get tired of trying to please others. No matter what you do there will always be those people who don't want to see you shine. I did these photos to show how much I am unbothered with the, "chatter". I am blessed beyond measure and I should act like it and so should you.  My inspiration is Zoe Saldana. She is so fearless, strong, beautiful, and most importantly unbothered. The older I get the more I am an advocate of self exploration and empowering your self esteem. The world is crazy and if you allow it to get you down it will. We are all beautiful and we all have something to share. Just make sure you know that your "something" may not be for everyone.

Side note: can we give a give a hand clap for the way my natural hair is giving life? 

Orlando Blue




Jersey: Thrifted Overalls: American Apparel Shoes: PRS x Nike 
Photo by Ivan of LongTower Photo Makeup by: @glamourousmoments 
Being in New York has changed me and Brooklyn plays a vital role in that. Brooklyn has this energy I can't quite explain. It's energy is like subway stations, with good seafood joints, interesting smells, and music blasting fro cars. I guess Brooklyn has it's own rhythm. Everywhere I look I can see beauty, creativity, and an opportunity to do a photoshoot.  Everything has been organic since I've moved to New York City. I don't feel like I have to be anyone or do anything in particular but more so just be me!

As for my outfit I figured why not do a blue and white combo. I'm happy to say everything I have on was shopped from my closet! I'm getting so good at this I might, SHOUT! (laughs) I am not fearful to wear white even if I spill something on it I'm like, "it will come out and if it don't I'll just paint splatter them." I try to not get attached to my clothes. I like to wear my overalls down most the time because I want to be constrained by the straps.  I know it sounds silly but when it's time for me to use the ladies room I'm able to get everything undone faster (laughs). 

Tip: You can wear whatever you want and make it comfortable for you. There's always more than one way to wear something. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

White Strawberry






   If I had to describe the blog post title White Strawberry for today I would say it represents a pure and natural exoticness but still remaining an effortless essence to the eye. When you live in New York you have to always be ready to be on the go traveling. I find myself trying to be simple but stylish. I try to be chic and comfortable but still bring an inordinate flavor.  

I feel like you can be fierce any day no matter how simple or extravagant the outfit is. Your energy is what ultimately makes the outfit not the clothes itself. I didn't put on a lot of makeup nor was my hair perfect but I still felt and looked amazing. I think as individuals we have to find beauty in our natural state. I'm don't see anything wrong with a little eyeliner and a red lip but just make sure you can feel beautiful  even if that small enhancement isn't there.

I want to start off by saying that everything I had on was extremely comfortable. The Burberry Prorsum t-shirt I had on I've only worn twice since I purchased the shirt in January. What I love about the shirt is that it's oversized and not tight fitting. I am able to wear it feeling light and spacious, which is good for when I want to eat and pig out. The leggings I have on from Zara are stretchy and feel great against my skin. They allow me to breathe and the stretch from the spandex in them allow them to move with my body and not against it. My Huaraches are the definition of walking on clouds, with the support for walking. I say if you don't have a pair please invest!! They are stylish, comfortable, and ultimately a good purchase to make. You never have to worry about shoe laces and that is beautiful. You can slip them on and go. I will say make sure you try them on because depending on how your feet are you may have to go up a size from your regular standard size. 

Tip: Take a picture of yourself on a day you don't think your glamorous and see how fierce you can be. Sometimes we have to travel back to the basics in order to feel the impact of our natural beauty.

Share pictures of yourself in your natural state with me via email @ mirrorfanatic@gmail.com. I love being inspired by others and who knows we may be able to chat about how FINE you are. lol 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sun Kissed Glow















All Clothing except shoes are from NGKI 

    Last Saturday I was flown out to Chicago for a photo shoot. As you all I use to live in Chicago and now I have moved to New York. I never miss an opportunity to go back to Chicago. Even though I have moved to the Big Apple, I do miss the windy city at times. I miss the feeling of it being home, the food, how clean it is, and shockingly the people of Chicago.

I collaborated with NGKI and I served as their muse for their online boutique. They have skirts and dresses, and clothing sets for when you want to go out to the club, a tea party, or even just a lunch in. No matter the place they have something to make you look like the capital "F" in Fabulous. I was amazed at how well the pieces fit and the quality of the fabrics. Some of you know that I went to school for fashion design so I am a big stickler for the way clothes fit on my body. For the bottoms I was pleased to know these items fit my waist which is 24 inches and my hip which is 36 inches. I know a lot of ladies deal with this problem when trying to find bottoms but trust me when I say they figured out the formula. I chose to post a few of my favorite outfits from the shoot that we did but I highly encourage you to check out their site (click here). 

Tip:  Our body is a canvas and you should try ordering online from new boutiques that you never thought to buy from. You never know, it may be the Perfect fit for you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New York Finest






Jersey: Jugrnaut Bodysuit: American Apparel Shorts: H&M Heel: Forever 21
Photos By: Quistyle

Out in about in New York City! I think the best part New York is that you can wake up everyday and just explore the city without having a plan or schedule. Finding my way through the city can be challenging at times but I always know that I'm never truly lost. I am exploring and finding new places to leave my mark. Now for my outfit attire I chose to do sporty chic. I put on my shorts and bodysuit and put my jersey on. I personally choose to wear bodysuits because I hate tucking in tank tops because all they do is roll up. My heels are just a staple back and they're my go-to black open toe heels. 

Easy Tip: Bodysuits are the key to life! 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Casual Ice Cream Sunday



Bodysuit: American Apparel Shorts: Zara Shoes: Forever 21 Bag: Hand painted by Brock Seals
Photos By: Quistyle

So for the past week I've been trying to get settled into the new city. I must say my first week here was full of joy, stress, laugh, borderline crying, and a whole lot of mixed emotions. I had a very interesting week and I really just wanted some ice cream. Sometimes when you're going through your mixed feelings season you just want something that has nothing to do with nothing but it turns out to be that something you need. Ice Cream is that something for me. It reminds of home, child like days, and for 10 minutes that ice cream is all that matters. 

I dressed pretty casual for my ice cream run. It's been hot and humid in New York. I chose to mix a little paisley shorts with my paisley painted bucket bag, added a spice of jewelry and put on my booties. I had to put my hair in a ponytail just so I could make sure nothing got in the way of my ice cream (laughs). When you're on the go, make it easy for yourself be simple, chic, and comfortable; especially if you're walking. 



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.