I was stumped about what I would talk about on my next post after my horrific experience posting on Monday. However I was on Facebook and saw a post stating a fashion blogger just got arrested for being a real life "Joanne the Scammer".I saw it on a gossip site, so I quickly did my research.I don't want to be talking about some lies and being messy.Get ready for the mess,yesssss let's...
"I'm every woman.
It's all in me.
Anything you want done baby,
I'll do it naturalllllyy!" -Whitney Houston
If you didn't know this song was originally sung by Chaka Khan. However you may have noticed, Whit (God rest her soul), shouts her out and during the "im every woman" run at the end. This is what sisterhood and support in the music industry looks like! Queens recognize queens and uplift them regardless of the arena. Should I proceed to discuss the Remy Ma and Nicki situation? Not really, no. That is what you call a battle of the words by two lyricists. What I should bring up is the fact that Nicki Minaj came on the scene drenched in Lil Kim in almost everyway *sips tea and looks into the Hip Hop Hooray distance.I won't bring that up either, but my point is that we as women should always keep each other lifted up and revere each other.
I love to experiment and try new things.I have been wanting to try a new lip color for a while now and finally got the courage to do so.
Yellow, it's me *insert roaring laughter. Fall is the most wonderful time of the year for one reason :jackets. I love them! Don't ask me how many I have (about 50 give or take ) . I am a woman obsessed; a trait I got honest from my mom. Thanks Mable lol
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!
It's not Labor Day yet so I'm still feel 'Godly' .I am really loving white this year! You can really never go wrong with it no matter the silhouette. Incantare Boutique is your one stop shop for all thing white, sexy, and sultry. Snag this one-shpulder piece Goddess dress for under $50 here at www.incantareboutique.com and search 'Goddess'.The dress boasts a gold zipper on the shoulder and the sleeve has a nice long split you keep those arms cool in this white hot look.
The dress made such a statement, I did not have to do too much to accessorize.Gold was my go-to accessory color.My strappy open toe sandals were a bargain at $14 (old, Shoedazzle).I also grabbed my gold cuff (Stolen from mom), my Mirina Collections statement necklace , and my earrings from Romwe ($4).I wanted my makeup to look extra snazzy so I contoured for my life and covered almost my whole face in my Kaepop Highlighter from Colourpop ($6).My lipstick is Coloured Raine , Cherry Blossom, of course.As soon as I get my video editing right I will do a make up tutorial, I promise! Hope you enjoy the post!
Today is Jamaican Independence day !!!Big ups to the homeland of mi fadda! (to those who don't understand Patois , that's my dad!) In honor of my paternal heritage , I'm going full on Island gyal today!! My dad is more on the religious side so I didn't grow up listening to Reggae , Dancehall, and drinking Rum (its a joke btw...these are just stereotypes).I grew up in church living a very sheltered life. I never knew much of my Jamaican heritage or family until we visited Jamaica the summer before I went to 11th grade.
I didn't know what to expect, but I was excited. The resorts and coconut sipping images drenched in your mind can be thrown out right now. I experienced the real Jamaica , the rural , the local Jamaica. It was enchanting! Me and my brothers walked country dirt roads , the perfume of ripened Mangoes filled the air from local Mango trees hanging over the streets. The first day we got there and were just chilling in my dad's old country neighborhood, a guy stopped me and my brother and said "Are you Brackett's?!" (that's my dad's last name-my maiden name) we had just stumbled upon on of my dad's brothers. He knew we were related because of our big eyes , he said. For two weeks we travelled all over from Negril, Sav-la Mar, Montego Bay, Kingston and a few other places visiting family I had never seen as well as my full of church (we never got a vacation from that.lol).To sum up that trip, I learned firsthand about my Jamaican culture and learn to embrace the simplicities of life. That trip really changed me.
I came home culturally awakened and filled with so much pride. Seeing my island brethren take nothing and make it into something in so many facets of life really got me inspired.So today, I pay homage to the colorful , creative, strong willed dutty whining culture of my Jamaican people.Side note: I will be going to crop over and I will be fully decked out with my glorious cheeks clapping on somebody's float one day!
Earrings -Romwe ($3.80, old)
Bracelets -Jewelry Designs by Tim Ellis
Off the Shoulder Top - Shein ($4, old)
Skirt -Incantare Boutique
Shoes- ($25, Shoedazzle)
I have been a repeat offender lately. So in the spirit of the repeat I am slaying the shoulder game once again! My black and white bandage off the shoulder top (Shein, $10..old) perfectly complimented my khaki culottes (Romwe, old).I wanted to go with a Safari type theme so I laced up my snakeskin Zara pumps (old) and grabbed my backpack purse from Shein ($20) to add a pop of color. I kept my accessories simple by pairing my statement necklace from Chanel styles ($10) with some old wooden bangles. We all know I love I good ol' statement piece. This is really where my straw pom pom hat (BCBG, $38..old) came into play. Not only does it coordinate color-wise with my top and pants, but it is also such a fun eye-catching piece that really seals this look.
Today you are all in for a special treat. I have collaborated with some other fantastic bloggers from around the world and they are also baring shoulders. Take a look below on how they all rock the off the shoulder trend: Ig names from top left to right: @stylebykaka , @kaiye_marie , @thebeningirl
second row: @styles_by_tsc, @styled_into_fashion , @dafsstyles
last row: @cam_withlove
TWell look at that, Monday is upon us once again! I hope you all liked my last post about my #DIYD Aquazurra inspired pom pom sandals.I tried to make it as easy as possible. Black is such a wonderful color which is why I did these in black. Black is just everything; elegance ,neutrality, formal, casual...like I said Everything!! I was so excited to put together a look for my latest creations. I opted for a fun yet sultry date night ensemble with somewhat regal influence.
My #DIYD convertible wrap top was giving me all kinds of goddess inspiration , and the black well you know black is just everything. I styled it one shoulder style to bring some sexy back a al Justin Timberlake.The chiffon pleated culottes (Shein.com $8) incorporate both trend and a flowy silhouette, perfect for a night out. To play up on my golden brown skin, I went with gold accessories. I love flash tattoos (too chicken for a real one, don't judge me...or do...I'm notorious punk) so a stuck a few on my shoulder, arm and collarbone. My gold plated belt (Gojane, $7) was a nice touch to compliment my tribal inspired earrings (Romwe.com $3.80) and my gold cuff that I so savagely took from my mom's stash #iaintsorry. My weave patterned clutch (H&M, $5) which resembles a raffia palm in texture provided extra hints and chic yet summer vibes. This bag can easily transition from a day to night clutch as well.
Below is the link for my post on my #diyd top
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