Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho
I can't even believe it's May and the first half of this year is almost over! 
Where has time gone?

It's been a minute since I wore a poncho so I kind of forgot how cozy and comfy it is to wear a "blanket" out on a cool Spring morning. Ponchos have been having a moment and are known to make even the preppiest outfits look trendy. The resurgence of the poncho, has been very well received by the street style set. 

I love the fact that they are a perfect camouflage for areas we don't want to highlight. Oh and they can be worn during any season depending on the fabric. 
Score! 

I fell in love with this piece the second I saw it and knew right away I had to have it. It was sold out all over the US so you can imagine my excitement when I eventually found one and scooped it up real quick.

Being an ideal transitional piece, I wore this poncho to service the other day as an alternative to a jacket and it totally updated my classic white shirt on leggings look. I wore a belt over to accentuate my waist.
 I kept my boots unzipped for an effortless vibe.

The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho
The Resurgence of the Poncho

Deets
Poncho - Fendi (here)
Sunnies - Fendi (here)
Bag - Chanel (old)
Boots - Prada (old)
Leggings - Forever 21
Shirt - W Concept


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The Resurgence of the Poncho

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress

Spring sprung in case you've just crawled out of hibernation, Ha! The Bay Area weather has 'not so shockingly' been a roller coaster, 70s one day and dipping to 50s the very next even with bright sunny skies. Deception at it's best! With lots of rain too and gosh how I relish every drop that lands noisily atop the awning right outside my bedroom window. Music to my ears. Sheer delight. My bed beckons. Zzzz.... until the 5am alarm rudely interrupts the bliss. Then it's work, home and the cycle repeats. 

It's my favorite time of year!
 It's also that time of year when the 'do I wear a jacket today or not' dilemma peaks. It's also the time of year marked by cherry blossoms appearing are all over, everything you can think of blooming, birds chirping, layers gradually being peeled off. And 'skin' is in once again meaning the legs must be shaved, annoying allergy symptoms are here and so is Easter

I'm not sure how the date is decided but Easter's late this year to every teacher's and students of course (PUSD) chagrin having to work a long stretch through March and well into April before Spring Break. It's finally here and I plan on enjoying my well deserved time off albeit being very short.

Enough of the gushing about me, what have you been up to? And what are you doing on Easter Sunday?

"If I had my way, I'd wear a dress like this on a daily basis. Complete with a fancy fascinator of course".
It's safe to say that skater dresses have become a fashion staple. They are versatile enough to be dressed up as shown in these pictures, or dressed down for Summer with gladiators, a sun hat and killer sunnies for instance. An addition of tights and thigh high boots finished with a chic jacket will make you Winter ready. 

Regardless of your body type, you'd find that skater dresses are very flattering and quite easy to pull off. They create the legs for days effect because of their mini length and capture the image of multifaceted femininity, playfulness and innocence.
I am a fan! You?

Whatever your plans are for Easter, be it going to service, brunch with family or 'linner' over at a friend's, staying stylish is a no brainer and what better than a comfortable Ankara skater dress to keep you looking impeccable. It's a perfect piece for parties and even a date night. I accessorized my look with a fascinator hat, a pair of lace black ankle boots and a black clutch.

If this flirty lil dress speaks to you, hit the folks at Ife Amitie. All you need to pull it off is a hint of a rebellious attitude, :). Thank me later.

Have a fantastic Easter!!!!

How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress
How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress

Deets
Dress - Ife Amitie (here)
Hat - Urez Kulture (here)
Bag - Saint Laurent (here)
Shoes - Gianvito Rossi (similar here)



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How to Dress Up an Ankara Skater Dress

Friday, March 1, 2019

Black Gown


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” - Oprah

If you know me well, you’d know that my birthday means the world to me and even with life being as fast paced as erm, my teaching, (Ha!) I still take time to celebrate me. 

It could be throwing a party with many invited guests or with a few but it’s first and foremost a celebration of myself where I take time to recognize and acknowledge me. 
It’s an act of self love, a tradition. 
And why the heck not!

So when March 1st rolls around each year, you can be sure that I’d commit to who I am and to loving on myself. Look back on my last birthdays here, here and here and here

With Pantone’s color of the year being coral, eye popping 70’s colors like oranges, lime greens, hot pinks, and teals are expected to continue trending this year. Last year I wore pink on my birthday but this year ‘I CHOSE BLACK’. A backless long gown with a killer slit and cut outs. The drama is kicked into higher gear with the flowing skirt that gives a formal ball vibe.

Black, a classy yet sophisticated neutral shade that everyone can pull off is an easy/go to way to look fashion forward for any occasion. This particular attention grabbing gown complete with a bolero is an epitome of fun regardless of it’s subdued color. 

I paired this with a pair of black heels that scarcely showed and a gold clutch for an unbeatable combination. A French manicure was all I needed to look extra polished, ;). 

 If you’re about to pass out from the fabulousness of this gown, click on the link below and my friend Vindictive will do his thing.
Thank me later!

Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown

Deets 
Gown - D'Anthony Designz (here)
Clutch - No Name
Sandals - Saint Laurent (here)


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I Chose Black

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist

Color blocking simply means wearing two or more solid hues resulting in a catchy yet chic look. Simply put, it's adding blocks of solid colors to a look and has been around for a while. This trend is still holding strong and is not going anywhere anytime soon. 

While neutral and subtle colors still look great together, a trend setting modern twist of pairing shades that are opposite on the color wheel make for an eye catching and edgier vibe that's not for the faint hearted. Opposite color pairs like orange and blue are known as complimentary colors meaning they produce greater contrast than either would with any other color. With the right accessories in the mix, this combo can effortlessly take your look from daytime to date night. Remember this look here?

A color blocked look still has the propensity (gosh, I'm becoming my Pastor, she uses this word pretty often. Love you Pastor Joy!) to make one stand out in the street style game.
The best thing about this not so new trend is that there are no set rules. Just experiment and have fun with it. I guess that could pass for the rule? Ha!

 Today I'm showing a look where my colorful separates are doing all the talking paired with toned down accessories. And I mean toned down in terms of color. After all, there's nothing like basic black to anchor bold shades.

Your thoughts?

Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist

 Deets
Skirt - Front Row Shop (sold out)
White Shirt - Front Row Shop (old)
Sweater - Zara (old)
Belt - Original Mangu (here)
Bag - Chanel (old)
Shoes - Jimmy Choo (old)



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Color Block with a Modern Twist

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim



I am a total hat gal but no style is quite like the brimless beanie to me. Not because it looks best on me but because it’s an ultimate Winter staple for me and I’m assuming for you as well? 

Why the heck not, it’s functional by keeping your head warm while hiding messy hair (Ha!) and fashionable by adding a cool yet effortless vibe to a look. A beanie can also give that undeniable edge to a look that a fascinator, a sunhat or any kind of hat for that matter won’t and can’t ever achieve.

From one Winter to the next, beanies continue to enjoy the spotlight and recently upgraded to Veiled, no surprises. The best thing about veiled beanies is that you can take your good ole beanie and jazz it up yourself with a piece of lace of your own choosing. What’s better than being able to choose a color or style of lace that you like to create the perfect illusion of 'mysterious and powerful'. Great DIY!

I’m wearing an effortless distressed denim, another go to of mine, a basic long sleeve tee underneath a vest and black combat boots for the ultimate cool girl look. I had previously styled this pair of jeans with the same boots and top here

Your thoughts on this casual look, SLOPPY or STYLISH?

Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim

Deets
Jeans - Topshop (similar here)
Vest - Topshop (here)
Beanie - Bcbg Maxazria (similar here)
Sunnies - Quay (here)
Boots - Bebe (old)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (old)



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Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim