Nobody Jones Boutique! On today's installment of black-owned boutiques ,and the first day of Black History Month, I am hitting the west coast. In the city of Angels (Los Angeles) I bring to you Nobody Jones Boutique. This boutique is has a list of star-studded clientele and home to some of the dopest not-seen-anywhere styles! From the most laid back fits, denim galore and hand made designs by owner, Odessa Bowden.Take a look at some of their pieces and their many celeb patrons in the slideshow below.Shop their site www.nobodyjones.cartel.com or style stalk them on IG @nobodyjonesboutique
This fun yet casual top is also one of their pieces. It is really a fun floral and I love the idea of brown and blue together and the pussy bow detail as well.For my chill yet bold casual L.A. inspired look, I paired my NJB top with a fun denim skirt pant (how neat, right?) from Zara .I decided to go with a bold lip, because if I was in the city where you can become a star you want to be seen. Throwing on a yellow moto jacket and grabbing my ASOS floral boots (sold out) I am officially chill with a side of extra. Do you think I can get discovered? lol My top is not available on their online site.
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Ego Official has a range of floral boots.Shop other styles here and use code TREAT20 to get 20% off!! I found a yellow jacket in plus as well!
So how did I come to collaborate with the amazing Nobody Jones Boutique? To tell you the truth it almost never happened. You see, I have this fear well had this fear.A crippling fear of rejection and the word 'no'. When I started blogging I would reach out to small boutiques I found and enjoyed and asked if they would like to collaborate. They pretty much asked me a whole back story of my life, credit check, followers, who I had worked with, last person I kissed ,etc (I am being dramatic but you get it) all for them to not respond. I am not gonna lie, it was a blow to me. Like did you even go to my page and look at my style or do you care about superficial numbers? The worst was when I reached out to a NC owned boutique. I really wanted to show love to my home state and bring about a new audience (I also wanted a free piece) but I really wanted to work on making connections locally.This happened I would say about 3 times and told myself once I am poppin', they bett' not ask to work with me;I don't forget a thing.Ego and hurt feelings aside, I look back and I am thankful for those no's. They inspired me to go harder and aim higher.
Since these rejections (by the basics who missed out on the best thing they never had) I have had multiple requests to collaborate, but these offers were brought to me.I was still not ready to hear the word 'no' again.On one of my daily stalkings of Fashionbombdaily, I came across Nobody Jones Boutique.Claire ,editor -in-chic, was always speaking so highly of this black-owned L.A. Boutique and was always wearing fabulous items from there. So I began to follow them on IG and fell in love even more with their pieces and fun Cali vibes. I really loved how they got so much love from my fave black celebs. There is not one thing I can not say I don't love about Nobody Jones Boutique.
So after doing a few push ups and pep-talking to myself in the mirror I got the courage to email the owner (I'm lying, I had a glass of wine).I What if she told me 'no'? Does she know how that will hurt me? I didn't care about that anymore, because 'no' does not mean 'never' .Sometimes we need a 'no' to keep us humble out here in these streets.Sometimes we aren't as good as we think we are. Luckily for me, she responded almost immediately and I screamed and did a lil shoulder bounce. Not only was she down to collab but she had been following my style *screams in fashion. I was so honored.It made me reflect back to those no's once again and how they led to this yes. So here I am collaborating with a brand who dresses celebs, God is too good up in here (where is my tambourine?)!I know I have blabbed a lot today but I hope everyone got the gist of what was said. Don't let a 'no' stop you. Don't let 5 no's stop you. Of course it may delay you, but DO NOT stop. That YES waiting for you is better than all the no's, trust me!
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