Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

xoxo… to the weekend

 

real quick… give it up for the KING! Dr. Martin Luther the KING. his life, his struggles, his sacrifice’s need to be celebrated everyday.  

*slow clap* *slow clap* *slow clap*

 

what a great 3 day weekend thIs was… THANK YOUUUUUU DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. it seems as if I was non stop the entire weekend, but it was amazing. I think I’ll be petitioning for a mandatory 3 day weekend once a month. I’ll let you know how that goes! in the mean time scroll down and check out my weekend shenanigans.

SATURDAY.

I ventured out to harlem for a vision board party. harlem is so beautiful, I definitely have to make more of an effort to visit.

vision board party:: hosted by kelly

 

wine: the pinot project

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my ONLINE holiday gift guide…

oh goodness… Christmas is a little over 2 weeks away and I know I am not the only one who hasn’t started shopping, or am I? I just can’t… NYC is already so overwhelming when it comes to shopping or anything for that matter, and during the holiday season its 100 times worse. so, my goal this year is to to do as much online shopping as possible. check out my online holiday gift guide below, for all of your loved ones!

 

HER (a.k.a ME)

Online holiday gifts for her

 

HIM

online holidgiftd for him
Urban Outfitters men’s shoes / Urban Outfitters men s fashion / Narciso Rodriguez eau de parfum perfume / Beats by Dr Dre tech accessory / Mugs for couples quote coffee mug wedding mugs by SassyGalsWisdom / bel homme beard butter / THE RITUAL OF LIGHT

 

MOM

 

DAD

online holiday gifts for dad

It Luggage men s gift sets kit / Prospector Co men s cologne / Jack Black mens grooming / UGG brown shoes

 

THE BFF

online holiday gifts for the bff...

hopefully my online holiday gift guide help you find a last minute gift or discover a new product.

enjoy & happy shopping!

Do It YASELF… denim creation

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I love a good DIY, that’s why I have over 50 projects saved to my pinterest board with little hopes of actually completing any. the thought of doing something on your own sounds like fun, and looks good to your bank account, but to be honest who has time? I’m tired, and I don’t have time to find the time to complete a project. I’m the girl that’s super hype in the beginning, and half way through the project I’m calling task rabbit. *rolls eyes*

anyway, I’ve been dying for an over-sized denim jacket for so long, but on average they’re $150. so, when I saw so many different styles and creations via pinterest, I was like “girl… DO IT YASELF.”

STEP 1- FIND THE DENIM

you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find an oversized denim jacket in NYC. I think I rummaged through 5 thrift/ vintage stores and came up with nothing. i finally found my $30 denim jacket (which was more than I wanted to spend) at L Train Vintage in the East Village.

 

oversized denim jacket

oversized denim jacket

 

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my MUST HAVEs for fall…

fall is here, and while I can’t believe summer is over, I am super excited for fall fashion. check out my MUST HAVEs for fall, along with cost efficient options (for you and me)

• THE GRAPHIC BAG •

guccinew

gucci dionysus supreme embroidered bag

Jessica Buurman

jessica buurman shoulder bag

 

 

• THE BOMBER JACKET •

rag & bone bomber

rag & bone bomber

Hm

h&m bomber 

 

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h&m x kenzo is coming…

 

you cant go wrong with CHANCE.

november 3rd marks the release of the anticipated h&m x kenzo collaboration. i love the kenzo brand, but ya’ll know how I feel about these h&m x___________ collaborations. i HATE IT. i love the idea, its genius, but to actually snag something as simple as a scarf, is always a hassle. so, needless to say, I’ll be sitting this one out.

what i must admit, is the marketing behind this collab, has been so dope that I almost want to elbow a few chicks for a t-shirt (jk about the elbow). photography by jean- paul goude, featuring celebrities like chance the rapper, and iman… OBSESSED.

 

keep reading below to see some of my favorite pieces from the line… its pretty cool!

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get it for the low…

 

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listennnnn… ya’ll better stop overlooking the discounted retailers. the MUST have Stella McCartney Platform Oxford which retails for $900 can be found (the imitation) for a STEAL at one of my go to spots.

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my “summer 16” sneaker obsession

 

PUma

:: the puma creeper– sold out, but still on my wish list ::

 

for some reason, when I think of summer, I think of new sneakers. it’s definitely reminiscent of my childhood. my parents always bought me new sneakers for summer, and it’s so crazy that 20 years later I can still find happiness in a simple childhood memory!

hopefully, I can put away my winter coat… and break out a fresh pair of sneaks soon. OUT with my winter booties, its time to change it up. as I wait for the weather to clear up, you continue reading, to see all my “summer 16” sneaker obsessions:

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are you excited about balmain x h&m… or nah?

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hell yeah I’m excited for this collab, but for some strange reason, every time I get excited, I immediately think about that episode of love and hip hop LA, when Malaysia joins the the group of ladies for dinner, dressed in head to toe alexander wang x h&m. Draya made a comment about Malaysia’s outfit, “… and you look like h&m.” uhmmm SHADE. like damn Draya, you got us bargain shoppers feeling some kind of way. So yeah, now I’m a little hesitant about the whole situation. I know, silly, but whatever.

the entire balmain x h&m collection is amazing. priced at $99- $649 I haven’t saved as many coins as I need for the best items, but I found a few piece’s that are in my budget, sorta.

see the full collection here

 

blazer, $149

blazer, $149

t-shirt, $34

t-shirt, $34

top, $129

top, $129

coat, $149

MY MUST HAVE PIECE, $149

 

so listen, remember the alexander wang x h&m collab? i was so caught up on the idea that because of the hype, h&m would be a mad house… FALSE. I guess because there is an h&m on every corner in NYC, there was more order and control than I expected. so here are some of my personal tips if you’re trying to score even a scarf from this collection:

EARLY ARRIVAL is key. arriving to an h&m location at 10 am is unacceptable. arrive around 7am.

DO NOT try and shop online, the website will crash.

BE PREPARED to only be allowed to purchase 2-3 items at a time

so what are your thoughts? are you excited about the collection… or nah? 

COUNTDOWN… 4 MORE DAYS!

xoxo… to the weekend at coney island!

 

me: babe, what is this movie you’re watching?

bae: uhmmm, the warriors! you’ve never seen this movie?

me: nope… what is it about?

and that was the conversation that led to a day trip to far ass coney island. honestly, I’ve always wanted to visit CI, but never had the chance, patience, or someone to tag along. I must say, I had a great time.

So, please enjoy my picture set, and some quotes from the movie, the warriors.

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“warriorsssss… come out to playyyy!”

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díner en blanc… philly

thursday, august 20th

navy yard, philadelphia

greek goddess inspired

greek goddess inspired

a 25 minute walk, all white. table on my back, chairs on cort’s arms. pulling a wagon filled with food. to a secret location. ohhh, and let’s not forget the scattered thunderstorms… on this day, this was the norm for over 4000 people.

a pop up dinner, at a secret location, where everyone is dressed in white. le díner en blanc is a 27 year old tradition, started in paris. in the beginning, this magical night used word of mouth only to gain attendees. today there are 30,000+ people on the wait list. today prospects rely on social media to find an “in” to this once a year chic picnic.

3 things that went WRONG on the day of díner en blanc;

scattered thunderstorms in philly

me and the bff forgot our plates at home

we didn’t have enough wine

 

welcome to the NAVY YARD

welcome to the Philadelphia NAVY YARD

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table setting... minus the plates we forgot at home

table setting… minus the plates we forgot at home

 

place card

place card

my experience:

at first glance, seeing pictures on social media of this event where hundreds of people are all dressed in white is beautiful. immediately, I wanted to attend the next event. but, what I didn’t know was the process. I’m still unsure of how to obtain tickets other than your name being drawn in a lottery. after the bff told me we had been chosen, i was so excited. until the next day, when we received an email from Tracy the “table leader” explaining how things work. after reading the email… the game changed. you have to bring everything… literally everything. a table, chairs, place setting, food, table props, champagne, wine. uhmm wtf? the bff estimated that we spent $500 on this night. “bish where?”

 

first, we met up with our group (table mates) and then walked to a surprise destination. so, for us, it was a 25 minute walk, in the rain, in 80 degree weather, plastic ponchos sticking to our skin, and sweating out our hair. but, when we strolled up to the navy yard, it all seemed worth the trouble.

thousands of people lugging tables and chairs, pile into the navy yard, and begin to setup their tables. out comes the tablecloths, fine china, candelabras, wine glasses, champagne flutes, fresh flowers… I mean the works. but remember, it’s still raining. I look around, everyone seems to be content with the rain. ok, then I’ll act like its a beautiful spring day too.

everyone begins to wave their white cloth napkins in the air, a sign that all tables are set up, and dinner can begin. but don’t forget… it’s STILL raining, and the bff realized she lost her phone, so she is O.V.E.R. it. however… the show must go on. pour a glass of wine and worry about it in the morning.

after the 2nd glass of wine is when we gave in to the rain. at that point the only problem I had with the rain was how it diluted my wine. so what, we have on white dresses and it’s pouring, so what, the rain and humidity turned our hair into afros. so whattttt, we ran around barefoot on wet grass and dirt. after we stopped complaining, and LIVED LIFE… we understood how magical díner en blanc is.

and then… the rain stopped!

 

pink kisses and baby's breath

pink kisses and baby’s breath

the bff and I... drunk.

still glowing with the bff

 

photo bombed.

blurred & photo bombed

obsessed with the birdcage

obsessed with the birdcage

and in the end… I would do it all over again.

big shout out to my bff for putting this all together, you da best!

 

 

how was díner en blanc in your city?!

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