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PLAID & LEATHER!


Sooo sad to see summer go, it was a wonderful one nonetheless. Fall has officially made its debut. In NYC, the weather has been quite drastic, not much of a transition between the two seasons. I literally went from tanks & shorts to sweaters & leather jackets. Ughhh the struggle (sighs). On the plus side, this season is perfect for layering. One combo you can’t go wrong with for this fall season is “Plaid & Leather” paired together. I love combining these two together as the casualness of the plaid balances out the polished look of leather.

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IMG_20151006_093110I decided to pair a men’s thrifted plaid top, layering it with my faux leather jacket, along with a DIY black pair of skinny jeans. Too complete the look I wore high heeled booties and a wide brimmed fedora hat.IMG_20151007_041605

IMG_20151007_042032             Leather Jacket: H&M /Top: Thrifted /Jeans:   DIY Forever21/Hat: Urban Outfitters/ Booties: Zara                                                  Photos by: Agent_K

I hope you enjoyed my “Plaid & Leather” post until, next time my lovelies!

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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)

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Casual Culottes

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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)

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

Photos by: Visio Creatix

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Hello December!

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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday week/weekend. We are officially in December. We went through a week where the weather was frigid. Seems as if the weather may have had a change of heart being that its hit high 50’s here in New York City. No complaints here on my end, I am far from a winter baby. So my outfit choice I decided to play with a bit of color ahhh yes a shocker I know, being that I’m always in black. Here I kept my outfit quite comfortable yet chic.

MOD OOTDIm all about comfort, so here I’m wearing a cream long sleeve button down topped with a mustard yellow crop. For my bottoms I wore a pair of faded skinny jeans, with a chunky platformed boot. Since the weather was a bit warmer I topped off the look with a short belted faux fur jacket, and for a bit of flair I added a cheetah print faux fur head band. This was the perfect outfit to kick off December. 😉

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Coat: HM / Cream button down & Crop Top: HM / Jeans: Express / Boots: Nine West / Faux Headband: NYC Local Boutique

Hope you enjoyed my “Hello December” outfit post, until next time lovelies!

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Black Friday with a Pop of Print!


Hello Beauties Happy Friday. Although it’s a short week for me coming back from my mini getaway from Miami, I’m glad the week is over. Winter is right around the corner. So its time to bring out those heavy coats. Well at least I can say at least for now, who know with this inconsistent NYC weather. Today I wanted to share a quick post on what I wore. I’m sure by now you know all know I tend to gravitate towards black and cheetah print. I’m sure in my past life, I was a feline hehe. I wanted to keep my outfit quite simple, playful yet office friendly. My dress I wore a satin Zara cheetah printed dress, I paired that with black thick hues tights. On my feet I wore my black lace up Altuzarra booties which, I personally adore. Its the perfect booties for dressing up and down. My coat is a by Bebe, which I love. Its a super warm and trendy robed jacket perfect for this frigid weather. Check out my simple feminine, yet chic “Black Friday with a Pop of Print” ensemble.


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This is my everyday basic makeup look. A thin layer of liner a touch of blush and a natural soft pink lip topped with gloss.

Coat: Bebe/ Dress: Zara/ Boots: Altuzarra / Tights: Hues

I hope you enjoyed my quick outfit of the day, “Black Friday with a Pop of Print.

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Miami Getaway/ Cotton 24 hour Runway Show Recap!

 


Over the weekend, I decided to have a quick getaway with my girlfriends and also attended the Cotton 24 hour Runway Show in South Beach Miami, Florida. This trip couldn’t have come at a better time, being that the weather is cooler here now in NYC brrr.  My Miami getaway trip was perfect. I got to lay on the beach, ate at fabulous restaurants, partied and got to be apart of Cottons 24 hour runway show. Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show took place Friday, November 7 on the corner of 8th street and Ocean Drive, and with it comes an entire fleet of celebrities and fashion bloggers all celebrating America’s favorite material. Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jason Kennedy, and Michael Yo were hosts and Olivia Palermo dished out some much sought after style tips. Some of the brands styling included Wildfox, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection, Lilly Pulitzer, and Banana RepublicPeace Love World, Style Saves, Perry Ellis, and Santika Design just to name a few. Here is a recap of the events taken place over the weekend.

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Beach Day with my Girlfriends Ashley and Empress, Fun in the Sun!

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img1415672294889First thing the ladies and I decided to do was head to the beach. The weather was perfect, I got a beautiful golden tan listened to music and relaxed what other way to start amazing weekend getaway. I was a bit sick coming on this trip, but that did not stop me from enjoying the beautiful weather. As for my swimwear I wore a one piece bathing suit from American Apparel and HM accessories.

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Here are a few looks from the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Fashion Show hosted by Michael Yo.

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Before attending the Cotton 24 hour fashion show, I had to brunch which was delicious. Pancakes with fruits and a Mai Tai with a tasty pineapple to top it off.

img1415673325880My outfit for the first day of the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show. Yes I know I wear a lot of black but at least this time, I decided to wear a sheer black floral romper from Forever 21 with my HM black floppy hat and espadrilles another simple outfit paired with my irreversible tote bag from Urban Outfitters.

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A few wedding looks from the Cottons 24 Hour runway, which caught my eye. I was very impressed with the detailing on the gowns. Ladies if your looking for comfort on your wedding day cotton wedding gowns might just be the way to go.

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Jason Derulo also graced the Cotton 24 Hour Runway stage.

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The Cotton 24 Hour Finale!

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Behind the Scenes Host Giuliana Rancic and Olivia Palermo. Of course the wonderful beauty team on hair and makeup. I also got to meet the coordinator DeShawn Hatcher, and her team who stayed awake the full length of 24 hours to make sure the models looked their best.

img1415717683117Whats South Beach, Miami without a little night life? Yes anyone who knows me, knows I love to dress up go out and have a good time. Although I was super sick in this photo I still managed to head out to Cameo Night Club and danced the night away.  Here I’m wearing an HM snake skin printed dress, paired with my BCBG zippered pumps with a mini black Zara clutch.

OOTD Photo Credit: Ashley Kiyana

Hope you enjoyed my Miami Getaway/ Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show Recap, until next time smooches.

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Keeping it Casual!


After a long week of work, being that I’m a woman who is constantly in heels, it can be pretty tiring; I’m sure most of you ladies can agree. So, when I get a chance to dress casually, I take full advantage of being in comfortable clothing and shoes. Especially when I run most of my errands. On Sunday, I opted for a super comfortable and chic ensemble. The weather was perfect. I chose a black and white striped high low sweater and paired it with shiny black skinny jeans. To top off the look, I wore a black leather jacket, blue infinity scarf, white converses, a black short brimmed hat along with minimal jewelry.

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Top & Leather Jacket: HM/ Bottoms: Zara/ Infinity Scarf: American Apparel/ Shoes: Converse/ Hat: BCBG /Accessories: HM Photo Credit: Ashley Kiyana

Hope you enjoyed my sunday funday style “Keeping it Casual” ;-)

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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!!


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                     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!


 

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

Photographed by: Sabine Clermont

 

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