So I was thrifting and came across these cool printed pants and snagged them for 2 dollars! I wasn't going to post because I have been busy, but I cranked up the 90's R&B and lounged around in these pants. This photo shoot is what ensued .lol. This look is inspired by the oh-so-cool black chick. Women like Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Janet Jackson, Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravtiz, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Solange, Ciprianna Quan, TK Wonder, Coco & Breezy, Cree Summer among many others just exude effortless cool with a dash of black girl magic. Thank you ladies for going against the grain in such a beautiful ,inspirational, and funky way!
I hope my tribute does them justice. My goal is to inspire all women through style inspiration in any and all forms, shapes and sizes. Stay fashionable ladies! Enjoy :)
Criss-cross crop top (Shein)
Printed Pants (thrift)
Wide Brim Fedora ...aka my big ass hat.lol(Forever 21, $24)
Sleeveless Vest (Romwe, $19.99)
Snakeskin lace-up pumps (Zara, $25)
Bracelets (Jewelry designs by Tim Ellis)
Gold cuff (stolen from my Mommy. lol)
Yo yo yo!!! Its Friday again and I'm back on the beat. You like my dress? It took 4 mins to make with no sewing involved! You remember my wrap top? Well, I bought 2 yards of the jersey mocha fabric and used the 1/2 yard for the two strips needed the make the top and the 1 and 1/2 yard I had left. I just pinned it at the waist with a few safety pins to secure it, and let the bottom hang. You can pretty much wrap and pin it how you like, and boom just like that you have a sexy formal dress. You can also pin the skirt how you like and thin pin the 2 strips of fabric to the top of the skirt (as noted in previous post), instead of having a top and skirt as separates.
I was inspired by the wonderful bridesmaid dress I wore in my bestie Shalanda's wedding. The dresses were a dusty rose , which was the perfect choice for a summer wedding.(Kudos friend! You did that gir!!).Summer weddings are coming to a close and fall/winter weddings are in the near future. For the bride on a budget, my wrap dress version is a simple, inexpensive option for a bridesmaid dress. Mocha is also trending as a fall fave hue, so not only will your wedding party be dress to the nines on a dime, but also on trend .If you want to snazz it up, throw on a leather jacket and pumps and ride through the six with your woes or bae, I hope the pictures do its justice because it came out great and I only spent $4 in fabric. I also include some fly shots of the bridal brigade stunting in our convertible top dresses .I hope my instructions were clear. If not , please let me know and I hope you enjoy :)
P.S. for my ladies with a little more up top, you can either purchase extra fabric to make a tube top to go underneath or buy one of the same color. It will help hold up the girls, keep in the tummy, and smooth out unwanted back rolls.
So I was minding my business and browsing online like I always do and I saw this Multi-way body suit. I was totally gonna buy it , but my account was like, 'Nah kid'. I begin to vent my frustrations to one of my fashionista friends who reassured and comforted me by telling me I had too many clothes already (she is right..I guess *eye roll) Then it hit me, why pay for it when you can DO IT YA DAMN SELF?!!! and boom there you have it! I made this top in a bout 3 mins flat! Perfect for date night, out with the girls, a formal occasions, or pare it down with some jeans. BTW it only took $3 to make. Here is what you need:
6-10 medium size safety pins
1/2 to 1 yd Jersey fabric (make sure the width is 2 yards) (from local craft store-Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Joanns, Michaels)..I got black and mocha
Pair of thin or seamless panties or briefs the same color of fabric (optional)
I got the jersey (stretchy ) fabric from Walmart. It was very wide; 2 yards wide (72 in) so I 1/2 yard (18 in) is all I needed to purchase. The fabric was only $1.94 a yard. Make sure its wide because the width of fabric on the bolt will be the length for when you cut it for the 2 long pieces for the top. If you want to ensure precise cutting(to avoid raggedy edges like mine), you can ask the associate to cut that 1/2 yard the long way into 2 , 9inch wide 72in long pieces of fabric. You can either pin the fabric to the front of a pair of mid-rise briefs or even to the front of a pair of pant or skirt. Make sure the under garments aren't too high or they could show. Just start pinning each piece using the side seam of briefs as one end and the middle of the front of the briefs as the other. Repeat and you are done. If you want to make it official, just sew the fabric to the briefs using the same guidelines. The pic below shows how it will look from the inside.Pins should not show once worn. Also if your edges are a lil rough its ok, just fold it under, the jersey fabric holds well.I hope you all really like this post! I really loved making this and just wanted to share the idea to save you all a few coins. Please comment and I would love to see how you do it ya damn self!Enjoy;)
You remember that dance Gangam style? Yea well I barely do too,but I figured a play on words would jog your memory of past summer anthems.Speaking of summer, Gingham plaid was one of the hottest trends of the warm seasons.I hope you get your 'picnic table' fix with today's post.Enjoy ;)
Gingham ruffle sleeve blouse (Sheinside.com,$15) I cut it to make it off the shoulders
Distressed Levi 'hot' mom jeans (Thrift DIY,$3)
Black pointed toe lace up flats (Romwe,$15)
Kate Spade nylon tote (Thrift win,$6)
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