Culottes 3 Ways!

Ahhhh, Hello my lovelies. Did you miss me? Sorry I have been on a major hiatus lately, and yes I know its been a while since I’ve last posted. No worries, I’m back in action now. Culottes are huge right now, and to be quite honest, they’re not particularly flattering on every body. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you could wear them tucked in or with a cropped top. I’m all about comfort and finding new ways to wear basic pieces. Culottes have been my current faves, their so chic yet so versatile. How many pairs of pants do you own that are casual, trendy yet appropriate for the office and a night out? FYI, these pants are great for transitioning into summer to fall. Below, I have demonstrated 3 ways to style culottes.

Culottes (Office Attire)


Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-56-50_1Blazer: Zara/ Pants: Forever 21 Purse: Shoe Dazzle / Shoes: Zara

Casual Culottes




Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-58-02_1Jacket & Shoes: H&M/ Shirt & Pants: Forever 21/ Purse: Shoe Dazzle/ Accessories: Top Shop/ Hat: Urban Outfitters

Culottes ( Night Out)


Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-56-23_1Top & Bottoms: Forever 21/ Shoes: Just Fab/ Clutch: Zara

Photos by: Visio Creatix

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“King of the Fall” Tour Recap!


Barclay's King of the Fall #3

The Weeknd (Abelxo)

 I attended the “King of the Fall,” concert on Friday at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. I must say, it  was an amazing experience.  Jhene Aiko was the opening act followed by School Boy Q, and last but not least, my idol “The Weeknd.”  I am in LOVE with The Weeknd and when I heard he was coming to Barclay’s for the “King of the Fall Tour,” I patiently waited for the release to purchase my concert ticket. The Weeknd performance was beyond what I expected; I felt as if he was singing to me and it still gives me chills.  My experience at this concert was totally different than any other show that I have attended. The crowd was very energetic and so interactive with one another.  One of my favorite parts of the evening was when the crowd was singing in unison with their cellphone and lighters up, while The Weeknd performed “Wicked Games.”   

Barclay's King of the Fall

 Barclay’s Center Brooklyn, New York

Barclay's King of the Fall #2

A Magical Moment… “Wicked Games” Performance (for live footage check out jlure_mua on Instagram) 

YES (ootd)

Dumbo Brooklyn “YES” Mural

My outfit for the evening was simple yet chic. I wore a high low top with burgundy faux leather pants. For accessories I decided to throw a black floppy hat for a feminine touch, along with black and gold sunglasses. My hand bag was black with ribbed detailing for an edge and on my feet I chose hard wood platformed chunky heels for comfort. This outfit was quite comfortable and fluid, it was perfect for the weather, a great transition outfit into fall.

OOTD King of the Fall

OOTD King of the Fall #2

OOTD King of the Fall #1

YES #5

Top: Twenty8Twelve London/ Bottoms: H&M/ Hand Bag: JustFab/ Shoes: Charlotte Russe (Qupid)

Hat: H&M/ Sun Glasses: Aldos

Photo Cred: Ashley Kiyana

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Essence Street Style Block Party Recap!



This weekend, I attended the 2014 Essence Street Style Block Party in Dumbo Brooklyn; it was quite an experience.  To kick off New York Fashion Week, Essence invited everyone to show off their street style. R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, made a live musical performance and blew the crowd away. The event also consisted of  street shopping, food vendors, and also the street style fashion show. Essence selected their favorite candidates to strut the runway to showcase their street chic styles. Celebrity such as Vanessa Simmons, and Fashion Editor of Essence Celia Smith, both hosted the street style fashion show. Tracy Ellis Ross made a surprise visit for the fashion show. She graced the runway with one of contestants rocking their super chic polka dot ensembles. There were numerous fashion trends hitting the runway from eclectic, bohemian chic, and edgy looks you name it it was there. Overall in my opinion the essence street style event was a success. Below are pictures of  my personal street style for the event and of the event itself. Hope you enjoy!!

PicMonkey Collage Essence Style

                     Here is a few photos of the Hair,  Beauty, and Massage  stations at the Essence Street Style Block Party.

ESSENCE JLURESTYLEMy Essence Street Style outfit was all black super comfortable, and might I add “Affordable”.  I opted for a darker look that day I was one of many who wore all black. I decided to pair a H&M top with leather sleeves and a bandeau beneath it. As for my bottoms I wore these leather shorts from Forever 21. Accessories were very minimal. My Pineapple was an added touch to my street style look, which I must say was AMAZING!


essence street style ootd         Top: H&M    Bottoms: Forever 21 Bag & Shoes: Steve Madden

         Accessories:  Guess and H&M Rings , Sunglasses & Hat H&M

Photographed by: Sabine Clermont