It's been a while. I haven't posted since I was 28.Man I getting on up there. So how have you guys been?
How was my birthday weekend? Oh ,I'm glad you asked!
I was sick,like unto death sick.I may be 29 now , but I'm still dramatic.
But really, I was like sooooo sick.
Interviewed by Elaine Welteroth (Editor of Teen Vogue)
"This young lady has taken the blog world by storm and no less she has done it remotely from the rural lands of North Carolina."
I did a style tribute to my mom Monday, so it is only fitting I do a style tribute to my sweet papi-pop, aka my Jamaican daddy.
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams......the story of my life *stares out window. I don't really mind wishing though, it keeps me optimistic. Pink , Blush, Rose and all shades in between the pink spectrum are slowly making their way back into my wardrobe , as I am sure you can tell.For Fall, I find pairing with Burgundy is one the feminine combos you can have. Add a splash of gold and you have a winner.
Here it is another New York Fashion Week and I am stuck in the Carolinas! I'm over it! I promise I am gonna start living right so next year I can be in the hustle and bustle of the street style stars. Fashion week always brings out my favorite type of fashion-- street fashion. Bold colors, ornate footwear, and statement pieces galore are what you can expect to see.The individuality is really what gets me. When I drool at pics from fashion week online I think to myself" Geez, I wonder how long they tried on clothes to pull this fab look together?" *sulks and drinks Moscato. Instead of drowning my fashion woes in wine this year I am going to inspire! Every week will be my fashion week and I can be a street style star on a country dirt road if I want, and I am so here goes.
Since street style is all about mixing the unexpected, I decided to play down this A-line skirt (get an extra 10% off this skirt by using code COWGIRL at checkout) from Coastal Couture Boutique by adding a bright colored bomber. My bomber is currently sold out, but you can find a bomber to suit your fancy here. Keeping with my bold 'eye'-catching theme I slid into my yellow Rupert Sanderson Minion pumps (sold out).Not only are they yellow with eyeballs on them , but there are big lashes at the heel of the shoe, too cute! My green satin bomber has appliques on it with splashes of pink and blue. Being the 'extra' person that I am I coordinated my make up by using electric blue eyeliner (elf, $2) and Wet 'n Wild pink matte lipstick ($3).I kept accessories light but fun.I matched my pearl ear headband with my pearl choker for a touch of feminine flair. My mini wannabe-Birkin (thirfted) is loaded with fun furry accessories for extra appeal. So do you think this look is street style worthy or nah?
oKAYYYYY ladies now let's get in formation! The newest black girl anthem heard 'round the world thanks to the one and only Beyoncé. Not only does she sing about how proud she is of her heritage , but her visuals were like BOOM, IN YA FACE SOUTHERN GRACE!! Since the drop of Formation, the internet has had its share of Yonce inspired everything.I can say she definitely inspired today's post, but the real credit I owe to the two original style inflencers in my life---my mom and my sister.
My mom has always been the epitome of snazzy classic dressing for me. Growing up in North Carolina, I lived in a small town called Lumberton. There is no claim to fame , well except for the Native Americans known as the Lumbee Indians. If you go to Wal-Mart, which you don't have much of a choice, be prepared to see hair in big brightly colored rollers and two-toned painted cars with rims and street names on the back windshield. lol. It's a pretty causal town, but my mom always dressed to impressed. She believed in shape ware, slips, hosiery, gloves, shoe repair, 'dry clean only', straw hats, scarves pinned to a blazer with a brooch; a true believer in fashion.She always had a love of A-line skirts, layers, and her true love--Burgundy. No one,I mean no one wears it like her--except me .lol.Sometimes on Friday nights, after the TGIF lineup (#throwback) , she would just try on clothes for hours.This has now become my weekly ritual.Cranking up the music and letting my creativity flow organically through a montage of pulling on and off clothes until I find my happy place is my true happy place.My mom and dad raised 5 kids on a budget, but we ALWAYS looked good.I had no problem as a kid, waking up early Saturday morning and discovering great deals and even some vintage pieces on someone's lawn. In addition to turning secondhand looks into vintage visions, she was also a queen of DIY before it was even a thing. She would get that glue gun or needle and thread and add extra 'zazz to piece. So when they say 'girl where you get dat 'zazz from?'* in my Juvenille Cash Money voice , I proudly say I get it from my mama!!
My sister--my 1st best enemy/best friend/Golden Girl/partner-in-crime my everything!! Anyone that know me knows much I loooooooove my sister. She is ten years older than me , so growing up I was like Rudy Huxtable and she was Denise. Everything she did and wore oozed cool. From the long black glue on nails on the 90's to them red bad ass Durango boots you let me wear in the 7th grade, and that famous vintage Ralph Lauren blazer with suede elbow patches. You got me my first cell phone, 2-way pager, and 1st designer bag (a super cool DKNY backpack)--she made sure I was cool. Toot, (my sis' nickname) you will never know how much you mean to me!! *insert tears
Straw boater hat (H&M-$7 on sale)
Earrings (Romwe.com $4)
Wool overcoat-thrift ($6)
Turtleneck-Forever 21 -old
Pleated A-line skirt (shein.com, $9)
Tights-Steve Madden-(Roses $3)
Perspex heel boots (PublicDesire.com, $52)
Leather gloves (thrift, $1)
Lipstick (Colourpop-LAX, $6)
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.