Fall Collaboration

Fall is here , What better way to celebrate my favorite season than to do it with fashion. I’ve teamed up with a few ladies to showcase our similar and different ways of being fashionable for the fall. Fall for me is all about layers, I love layers, you can build up and break it down as  the day goes on.

The thing I love about fashion is that we can interpret it in the way we think, feel and enjoy. I am far from an artist, but  fashion is my way of showing my artistic eye.Sometimes I enjoy the basics and sometimes I can be a bit over the top. I also love that people are at time brought together by the things they they love and enjoy.  

 

Here are the ladies, their handles and their blogs.

First we have the lovely @thedazzlebomb (on IG),I love this sexy fall inspired look. Those Fabulous booties are from goody2shoes.com, blazer from justfab.com and her shorts are thrifted. Follow her blog at Thedazzlebomb.com

Next we have the beautiful @Sarastrendystyle. This jumper has my name all over it!!!She got her jumper (that I love) from fashionnova.com and her booties from Shoedazzle.com Follow her blog at SarasTrendyStyle.com.

Then we have the bombshell @crownsbyceleste. Those boots are to die for. She got her top from amazon.com, jeans from fashionnova.com, and her boots from Shoedazzle.com.

We also have the darling @stylishgal_on_a_budget, she got her Kimono from Walmart (I need to head to Walmart ASAP), her jeans from justfab.com and her booties from shoesdazzle.com. Follow her blog at https://m.facebook.com/Stylishgalcarryn/

Finally ,my fall inspired look. I got my tee from modells.com, jacket from a local boutique back in New York, jeans from justfab.com.

Curl discrimination… let’s just be honest. 

             As silly as this may sound, in the natural community this is a such thing. It’s extremely sad and can be very  discouraging for someone who may be new to their journey and afraid to have the less desirable “curl pattern”.

  Having that super loose curly and wavy natural hair is heavily favored. As big as the natural hair movement is I am seeing more and more loose curls representing what natural hair is. Don’t get me wrong it’s beautiful but it looks nothing like mine. It’s not the only kind of natural hair that exists. It’s a bit disheartening. 

  Natural hair pages that I’ve followed for years also have swayed more to the curlier, looser curl as well. I’ve seen girls claiming to be 4b but are closer to 3c. I’m not sure why this is done but thick is not the same as kinky. It’s false representation. I’ve noticed that you either have to have long hair or a taper cut to get recognition if your hair is a bit kinkier.

I’ve also felt this way and even spoke about it when ppl were dragging poor little Blue Ivy yet praising Knorth’s natural hair. It was sad but a true representation of how ppl felt about natural hair. It was a slap in the face that as beautiful as natural hair is a certain type is often deemed “ugly” and is definitely less desirable.

What are your thoughts on this topic?

Vintage Jacket and Paper Bag Pants

As I was looking through one of my coat closets I came upon a Jacket I purchased from a vintage thrift store but never wore ( this happens more times then I like). I took the jacket out and started thinking about what I could pair it with. I then went into my regular closet and found a pair of pants I haven’t worn un a while and figured I would pair it with the jacket.

On this day My hair was acting crazy, so i threw it in my definition of a side ponytail. My allergies to make a guest apperence but the show must go on. I paired the jacket and pants with a tee I’ve worn many times before and a pair of my new favorite pumps. Image13

 

My Fit:

Jacket: thrifted vintage

Tee: from Curlskinksfashion ( the website is currently down) similar

Pants: similar

shoes: here

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Denim And Boots

The best thing about denim is that it can be worn all year long. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. It is one of those materials that transcends through time. I don’t think I will every get tired of denim. The last time I wore this particular denim piece I wore it as a top. On this day I wanted to show some legs and rock these high lace up boots.

Here is what I wore:

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Top/Dress:  Here

Boots: Here

Necklace: Here

Handbag: This bag was a limited edition but here is a similar ones Similar

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Mom and Fashion

Last week my son came home to visit for spring break. His last break we did not get to spend much time together, but this time around we made sure to pick a day to hang out. Being a mom of a young man picking out what you wear can be stressful. While I enjoy fashion I didn’t want to over do it, but I also wanted to be comfortable. Of course before leaving the house I had to get his stamp of approval. He didn’t like my shirt but gave me the OK. Our day out was enjoyable. We went see the movie Race ( it was amazing I suggest everyone go see it), after the movie we went to catch a bite to each. At this moment we caught up on what was going on in both of our lives.

Here is what I wore:FullSizeRender 2

Black leather moto jacket ( One of my FAVORITE jackets):

Dark shades: Here

Peplum belt:  Similar

Animal print pencil skirt: Here

Red booties: Similar

Over sized handbag: Similiar

And a few of my favorite accessories, Medium sized earring, layered necklaces and Bangles.

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Stairway To Fashion

Sometimes a woman wants to just throw on a dress, put on some makeup, fix up her hair and feel that extra dose of sexy. This dress defiantly helped me feel extra sexy. I feared wearing this dress at first because of the deep V in front of the dress, but once I tried it on I was in love. This little black dress is not for the faint of hearts. you have to be bold and daring to rock this. While this dress is revealing it is comfortable to wear and flattering on many body types.

What I wore:

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Dress: Here

Clutch: ( Alternative) Here

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Stripes and Yellow

Stripes can often be a tricky pattern. Sometimes strips can make you appear bigger than you are, sometimes strips can show the imperfection you may want to hide or sometimes they can just be flat out unflattering. Rocking this two pice set was an obstacle for me.  I wanted to wear this two piece on my BoyFriends birthday and had always planned it in my head. When I tried it on I did not like it at all, I decided to wear it anyway. To take away from how unflattering it made me I paired it with shoes that were louder that the stripes. I decided on yellow because it paired with the stripes nicely.

 

 

Unfortunately because of my necklace there was a harsh glare.

Here is what I wore.

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Stripped skirt set: Here

Necklace: Here

Clutch: This clutch is sold out but here is another yellow clutch  Here

Shoes:Here

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Fringe Is In

Brunch is such the norm. Going to brunch on a Saturday or Sunday has become one of my favorite things to do. This day I had 10 minutes to get dressed. I had no idea what I was going to wear so within those 10 minutes I had to figure that out as well. My way of doing things specifically when I am in a rush is to work around my shoes. Once I picked out the shoes I was going to wear the rest came Easy. On a beautiful day in New York, I decided to throw on a thrifted sweater and a faux leather fringe skirt.

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Boots ( these boots are currently sold out but there are many other cut out boots you can get Here )

Sweater: the sweater is thrifted

Skirt:Here

Clutch: Here

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Metallic Kind of World

A few weeks ago I attended an event called “Avielle Amor NYFW mixer”. It was a week day event so I had to wear something that I could wear to and after work. The weather sucked that day so I decided to wear a hat. The mixer was pretty good.  They had drinks and delicious cup cakes and a room full of beautiful naturals.

Wearing Metallic can be a little “daring” and not something I often do but if paired with the right items it can be stylish. I dislike stockings but as I stated I had to dress for work and play so with a skirt this length and style stockings were a must. Pairing the skirt with plain tights was an option but I felt patterned tights would suit the look I was going for best. Don’t be afraid to take a chance with fashion.

Here is what I wore:IMG_1322

Top: Here

Skirt:Here

Tights: I’ve had these for over a year, they were purchased for forever21, but are no longer available.

Shoes:Here

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