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
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!
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.
“warriorsssss… come out to playyyy!”
•• see more pics after the break ••
practice self love and respect… cleanliness is next to holiness
shoes: burlington coat factory
pocketbook: urban outfitters vintage
denim shirt: borrowed from my boyfriend
i love my neighborhood
romper: thrifted (from Ltrain vintage)
necklace: urban outfitters
what are your thoughts on my summertime romper? yay or nay? what is your favorite summertime outfit?
men in espadrilles
I am totally obsessed with men wearing espadrilles. I think it’s easy, relaxed, and different. I mean, I don’t know many men who wear espadrilles. I could probably bet my life, if I asked men I know, about wearing espadrilles, 98% probably wouldn’t know what I was talking about.
But as summer moves in at the pace of a tortoise, I love the idea of the relaxed & easy look of a man in an espadrille.
relaxed & easy
too cool in espadrilles
remember this picture of pharell for GQ? obsessing.
ladies & gentleman… let me in on your thoughts. yay or nay to the mens espadrille?
oh yeah… bae is moving to NYC, and one thing I can’t wait to do is change his wardrobe from “ATL shawty” to “I’m stylish, and I owe 75% of that to my girl.”
*he’s going to kill me when he reads that. hehe.
brand: all black (MUST HAVE)
every summer I find something to fall in love with. in 2014, it was mara hoffman swimsuits, 2013 it was wedge sneakers, 2012 henna, and 2011 fringe, leopard print, and bucket bags… pysch, that last part, I’ve been in love with those things since 1984.
but… 2015 it’s all about the ESPADRILLE!
an espadrille works as a comfy summer shoe, for walking these NYC streets, and rippin’ n runnin’ through summer festivals all the while giving you fashionable footwear.
here are my favorite picks for summer espadrilles:
brand: mara hoffman
brand: house of harlow
check out my other summer MUST HAVES, and share yours!!
btw… ladies, check out my post tomorrow:: Men in Espadrilles :: I need your opinion on the matter!
perspex strap mule
windsor smith chunk white leather tassel heel
sorta white fringed high heel
find them here:
Planning on killing the summer with all of these white numbers. 2 of 3 are already in the mail, and heading my way. You know I love white nail polish, so the thought of that white on white action makes me do a little dance in my head. I’m so excited.
Honestly, I’ll probably only wear the heels a few times, because the A train and 4″ heels ain’t hardly cute. But, I just have to have them.
birthday cards from my loving friends & family
birthday’s have always been special to me. I remember growing up, and having parties. the entire family would come to my house, everyone would sing the “happy birthday” song and I would make a wish and blow out the candles. my parents would give me great gifts, and my siblings and cousins would hug me all day. It was always a great time. I’ve always looked forward to april 3rd, and 31 years later… ain’t shit changed!!
i seriously have the greatest friends… they came from all over the country to celebrate with me. One even surprised me!
spring is coming slowly, but surely. today, I brought the legs out because I’m tired of being dazed and confused by this weather.
still a little hungover from my birthday weekend, so please excuse the ponytail. deets and pictures from my birthday celebration are coming up! stay tuned.
fact: I wear fringe in some way or fashion minimum, twice a week.
obsessed with this ear cuff. thank you PATRICIA!
but wait… let me fix my hair.
sweatshirt and fringe dress: h&m
purse: c. wonder
one of the most comfortable pair of heels I own.
I don’t care what the temperature is, I’m dressing for spring… starting today. have a great week everyone!