Creativity still in full force, I am trudging forward on this Wednesday (looks for Friday with a flashlight *in my Future autotune voice).If you frequent the blog, then you know how much I over use the word inspire (you can never over use this word is what I say).I have big eyes , so they see a lot and it stimulates my creativity immediately. It could be the smallest detail , but trust me when I say I miss nothing. God clearly wanted me to be a blogger, why else would my eyes be so damn big?
'Hey sister , go sister, soul sister, go sister...'
If you are thinking "oh yea I loved when Kim,Pink, Mya , and Christina sang this sang then you may want to log off this post.No shade to the girls, but the original was always it for me.
I love fashion! You know what I love even more? A good fashion scam...honestly, truly.If you don't get the reference(google Joanne the Scammer) I am not sure I can be your friend lol.Why pay full price when I don't have to? Continue reading to get the deets on my latest fashion scam.Note: this post only works if you read this in the voice of Joanne the Scammer
H&M is always snatching coins every November with their amazing designer collabs. From Balmain, Alexander Wang, and most recently Kenzo.These innovative partnerships give the financially challenged and 'balling on a budget' types like myself a chance to be street style fabulous within our means. I am also thankful that Kim Kardashian doesn't wear Kenzo because I would have never had a chance to snatch a piece from the collection *insert dry laughter here.
Coco Chanel is known as one of the best to ever do it in the fashion world. By 'it' I mean exude confidence, set the trends, all during the turn of the century when women were preferred to be seen rather than heard. I initially planned on just starting this post with one of her famous quotes, however I was swept up in her back story and decided to share with my readers. Born into poverty, Gabrielle Bonhuer ('Coco') Chanel, was given up by her father once her mother passed to be raised in a orphanage.From shop girl, cafe' singer, and mingler with the well-to-do, she received financial backing to open her first shop.Initially selling sportswear 1913, she made luxury her niche. Deviating from the petticoats and corsets of the time, she revolutionized women's wear with such items as the woman's 'suit' and the LBD(little black dress) .Her story really resonated with me for some reason. I think...wait I know it is her humble beginnings that make her that more relatable to a poor woman like me lol. She didn't just take the hand she was dealt by life, she shuffled the deck and made it work to her advantage. "My life didn't please me, so I created my life"--one of her most famous quotes and testament to her life.Her rags to expensive rags and riches life serves as an inspiration to many. Coco Chanel, I salute you!
Bonjour mon peeps!! lol Excuse my Franglish , but I am just trying to lively up your day with a bit of French inspiration! I have always loved many aspects of French culture. I studied French in both high school and college and my middle name is Renee (which I casually go by when I refer to myself in French (not First) person..lol) So being enamored with the romance and street style of the fashion capital, Paris, I am here to serve up le Fashion du jour.
Let me just tell you how in love I am with this boater hat (H&M, $7)!! I just love it! I feel like a new age Madeline (all my 80's babies should get the reference).It can take a look to a feminine ,chic, and somewhat dapper. Wide leg pants that are somewhat cropped really can give a look a much more masculine yet structural look. I chose to pair my black wide leggers (Shein.com $9) with a with button down dress (Brook Brothers factory outlet $19.99).The length really gave me twist on the typical black and white ensemble. In French fashion, I added a feminine bow (thrift , $3) to my button down. Accessory layering is also becoming one of my newest hobbies. By stacking my pearl choker with my bowtie I am maximizing tow minimalist pieces without looking gaudy. However it wasn't enough. As you all may know by now , I live for a standout look. So I grabbed a silk color block Bill Blass scarf (thrift, $3) and folded in diagonally and tied it in the back and boom!! The bright primary colors of my scarf seemed to take my look from 'oh' to 'ooh la la!!' I needed a shoe to accentuate my skinny ankles, but not take away from my look .My Just Fab (14.99) zip-up pumps appeared to do the trick. My mini bag is a oldie but goodie from Zara.com ($10), and of course I added a little pom pom just for the sake of fashion. I hope you all really enjoy this look as much as I did putting it together and shooting it.
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.