Papi Drinks Wine… And So Do I.

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Ralph (my camera) and I have been swagging life out these last couple weeks and I’m having a good time. I feel like I am learning so much and each time I use my camera my shots just keep getting better. So when Randi over at PapiDrinksWine.com asked me to collaborate on a shoot for her blog of course I said yes! Randi’s blog can be categorized as a Pop-Comic site if a definition is needed. Using pop culture as the anchor but commentary that only could come from her head. In a simpler term… Continue reading

Required Reading: Tomboy BKLYN

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Boy do I love cool sh*t. Like really love it, especially when I can identify with the vibe and the message. Thanks to my good friend @iso14below over at iso14below.com I have found a mag that I know is going to super pop.  10 year design veterans in the fashion industry Elizabeth and Ashta are on a mission to empower the progressive and stylish “tomboy”. By offering a magazine that honors that spirit and style for women.

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Top 5: Heels This Season…As Told By Siggi B.

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All photos via Net-A-Porter

 

I have A LOT of sisters. Enough to have our own starting lineup in a soccer match. With that being said we all have very distinct styles. Which is great because I always pull inspiration for my own outfits and style from people I know and my surroundings. So it’s only right that I tap one of them to talk about their perspective on style and trends. This go ’round we have Sigourney Bennett aka Siggi B (for short).
What I enjoy about Siggi’s style is that she likes to make dressing look easy, classic, and funky at the same time. Along with that she knows her shoes! Homegirl can tell you anything that you want to know about a dope heel and she rocks them well. However being a California girl she knows how to dress down with chucks and still stay fresh. She provided me with her top five shoes for the season and some style advice on how she would rock them. Check it out!

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You Can’t Wear Sneakers ALL The Time…

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I was trying my new shoes on and decided to have a photo shoot with them! If you follow this blog you know I live in Oakland, CA. Which is the laid back capitol of my world at least. So naturally I have a lot of sneakers. Most of the events and activities I go to they are allowed and my job doesn’t require me to dress up so I opt for sneakers over heels often. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a heel. I enjoy a sexy, interesting, feminine shoe just as I do a crisp pair of Jordans. However you have to have balance in your closet and mine was not. Every time it was time to dress up, it was a struggle and I was limited on what I could wear because I only had a few pairs of heels and NO essentials or classics. So I saw Zara was having a really good sale, so I copped me a pair. I think I spent a total of $150 on four pairs of shoes (one not pictured because I’m still on the fence about them) Anyway check Zara out during sale time, it’s for sure the come up.

Loyalty is Vintage and I’m a Slacker…

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Image via @brookandthecity

This is a story about how I was a flaky late bird and missed out on a purchase I wanted to make. Now this doesn’t happen to me too often so when it does I spiral into the biggest crybaby for a few hours. Case in point the shirt above. This creation was curated by one of my absolute favorite people on twitter @BrookAndTheCity. This girl does it all, radio, clothing, writer, lashes (which I’ve gotten and are fab!) and slangs a mean drank! ( tip appropriately) Anyway I set my browser so that I could snag one of her shirts on her site when they were posted but by the time I got there this is what I saw… Continue reading

Pharrell Rocks A Headdress And Everyone Cries…

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Elle magazine is by far one of my go to’s for inspiration on all front’s. I actually prefer Elle over Vogue (no shots at Vogue) I just feel like Elle suits my style better and I get a more accessible feel as a reader. Anyway, Elle decided to put Pharrell on the cover with this throwback N.E.R.D. album cover look that is underwhelming. With Pharrell being one of my style inspirations I expected more. So instead of people being mad at this late look. They are mad at the Peter Pan Indian war headdress because it is deemed “offensive”. Now I get it, truly I do, but come ON! It’s not that serious. In fashion there are very few rules, really in fact there are none. Continue reading

A Series of (Un) Fortunate Events…

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This week has been trying it and rewarding in so many ways and it’s not over. However we have to start on Monday. I went to the side hustle (my day job) came home, went to the gym, then started organizing my closet. In the middle of me doing that (which I didn’t even want to do in the first place, I love clothes….dislike folding them) the water heater decides it’s done and bursts. Leaks water everyyyyyyyyyyywhere! Which meant, I had to stop what I was doing to prevent swimming in my living room. Continue reading

Super Saturday: Adventures in San Francisco!

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I live in Oakland, which is a hop, skip, and a jump away from San Francisco. So on Saturday I decided to hit up some boutiques that I have on a running lonnnnnng list of places I wanted to check out. You can also check out a real deal account of what the day was like at www.PapiDrinksWine.Tumblr.com.

My first stop was a mens boutique called Nomads located on 556 Hayes St in whats considered the Hayes Valley area. The store is a good size for a boutique intimate but enough room for you to move around and explore comfortably. Nomad carries a diverse selections of brands like Fred Perry, Oliver Spencer, and SLVDR. The price point was between $30-$150 (NOT BAD!)  Great joggers, denim, t-shirt and button down selection as well. I was for sure eyeballing some items for myself. The number one thing that caught my eye was this Sade t-shirt by the brand White Label Cartel. It was only $30 which is not bad for a unique tee that no one will have.

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Next stop was totally not fashion related but just as fun. I stumbled upon this bar owned by two sisters dubbes just that “2 Sisters Bar & Books”. Stopped and had a glass of wine (or two) and chatted with the owners. Found out they had mixology classes on Monday you can find our more HERE. Check out their story and mission below!

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Next up a couple stores down I stumbled across one of my absolute favorite furniture and interior design stores called Roomservice. Hollywood Regency style is luxe and funky at the same time. I want my ENTIRE house to be designed in this way. I definitely had a  fantasy sequence going on in my head as I browsed the store. One day my house will be totally decked out in stuff from here. (le sigh)

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Also located on Hayes St. is a shoe store called Undefeated. This was perhaps the highlight of my day yesterday (besides the drinking). They carry New Balance, Adidas, Nike, Jordans etc. The staff was super cool and engaging, which I like when coming into a store (don’t stare me down and make me uncomfortable I’ll take my money and leave). Anyway my come up for the day was a pair of Jordan slate 10’s IN MY SIZE FOR REGULAR price. WIN-NING!!! Now I may be eating pesto tuna and crackers for lunch all week…..But I got them Jay’s THO! lol. That purchase was meant to be and I smooth walked up out of the store with them.

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Over all it was a great day and it ended with me being tipsy with a new pair of shoes. Wiiiiiiiiiiin! I’m excited to hang out in San Francisco more. Holla!