Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Arty Tee

The shirt I am rocking today literally has a piece of art on it. Good family friend Jamaal Barber gifted me with his "Gele 1" art piece printed on a tee shirt. The piece of art makes me think of a natural haired confident woman like myself and I knew I would love it.  With jeans and tees being a huge staple in my closet, this arty tee is right at home in my collection. What also makes this tee awesome is the hair wrap can be customized to the color of your liking.  You should definitely check out Jamaal's website to order your own tee and even take a look around at his works of art! 

The Gele 1 art printed tee 

Tee- J Barber Studio
Jeans- Express
Heels- Aldoshoes
anklet- Express
Sunglasses- AldoShoes
Bracelet- Ann Taylor

My customized pink head wrap

Monday, March 24, 2014

Two bloggers, One Pant

After shooting a fashion segment with fellow blogger Yolande for WNCN, Yolande gave me the pants to keep! Fist pump! With Florals making a big statement for spring again this year, anything floral I want in my closet!! We decided to do a collaboration of how we would wear this cutesy floral pants from target. We are both in North Carolina and the weather here has been so wack, we both incorporated how to wear the floral pants on cooler days.

Button Up- gifted
Pants-  gifted c/o Target
Heels- Shoe Dazzle
Bracelet-  Ann Taylor
Necklace- Ann Taylor

Trench- HM
Sweater- HM
Heels- Zara
Purse- Shoedazzle
Necklace- Prima Donna

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Excited and Humble

So here's the story...... I worked as a Genetics Lab Technician at Duke University.  Through work I met a young man by the name of Quintin.  Quintin and I become pretty good associates.  After several conversations (over the course of a couple years) he learns that I am a fashion blogger.  Quintin is also very into fashion, specifically local boutique owners and other bloggers.  Quintin invites me to the fashion show of a local boutique owner as well as introducing me to his friend, fellow blogger, Lawrence Spivey. I begin to follow Lawrence on Instagram (oh the 'Gram), which led to a follow back, which led to a mutual respect, which then led to him thinking of me for a local television spotlight.  Of course I couldn't say no, I was excited!!!

Originally the segment was supposed to air February 13, but it snowed the day before and if you are from the south, you already know with the possibility of snow EVERYTHING gets shut down.  So the segment was rescheduled for the 20th, but it snowed yet AGAIN.  I was starting to think this thing was never going to happen.  But patience is key.  This past thursday we were able to do the segment on our local news station TransitioningYour Wardrobe from Winter to Spring.  With Lawrence styling the male model and fellow blogger (and my soror) Yolande Macon styling me.  It was honestly one of the most exciting things to happen thus far in 2014, I would love to do it again!! I got to meet my local news anchor, who was super sweet, she took a selfie with me and I was able to work with other bloggers.  The world of blogging and using various social sites as a creative outlet has led to exciting possibilities, I can't wait to see what's next.

You can catch the 4 minute segment here, in the meantime here are some photo's from thursday's happenings.

Selfie with WNCN's Valonda Calloway

Yolande Macon and Lawrence Spivey

Friday, February 28, 2014

Casual Friday

It's simply lovely to me how as with age comes wisdom, maturity, confidence and growth.  As a teen and young adult you couldn't make me wear dresses and/or skirts, now I can't live without them.  Wearing anything but a dress or skirt is casual to me.  Happy Friday loves!

Blouse- Express
Pants- Express
Heels- Lauren Conrad (old)
Clutch- Express
Sunnies- Aldoshoes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tartan top

I love this tartan button up I got from J. Crew a couple months ago.  Of course I love it because of its versatility.  I can wear it with a pair of jeans with boots and or heels, tied around my waist or dress it up with a pencil skirt like I did today.  I had a lunch date with my baby boo and decided to get dressed up.

Button up- J. Crew
Skirt- Forever 21 (similar)
Heels- Zara
Clutch- Express (old)
Necklace- J. Crew (old) (similar extra 30% off here)