New Year, All New Everything….

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Happy New Year! Whew! I had to take a mini break I also got sick and threw a major party as well. So blogging had to take a back seat. However, I am off my slack and ready to post. Let’s start with talking about me(lol). I love entertaining people and cooking, so naturally I wanted to have a dinner party with friends and family. Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to me! Who knew I could have two birthdays?! (my legit one is in January) Today a year ago I decided to get back into doing what I love and start blogging. I must say it is one of the best choices I’ve made this year. I love fashion and love people even more. To be able to write about my friends, people I admire, things I love (and not so much) has enabled me to flex creatively and learn about my strengths and bring them out in others. Having this blog has encouraged me to take risks and put myself out there is a way that I was not used to or comfortable with. To me this is not just another fashion blog, to me it’s something that I want you to love and appreciate and become something that you feel is yours as much as it is mine. Discipline is something that is a challenge for me sometimes, so being able to commit and stay consistent just means more for everyone ( and proof to myself that I am not a world class procrastinator.)  Thank you to all my friends, Family, and STRANGERS. Who retweet, like, re post , comment and come up to me in the streets to show love. It really means a lot to me. I will continue to commit to you and create. Thank you. And have some Hennessy for me today!

Gratefully,

Maryam (but my real name is Unicorn Shawty)

 

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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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.