Summer Rituals…

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Via Marshall Nash Clothing

 

Summer is on and poppin and I am loving it. Besides the Fall; Summer is runner up for my favorite season. It’s all about dressing for the temperature, having fun, and drinking in public!(kidding but not) Anyway, one of my favorite local designers Marshal Nash just dropped their summer collection which makes looking sexy and staying cool extra easy. Continue reading

Follow Rules….For What?

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I was doing my daily peruse through My Tumblr and came across this photo. I liked it. Reblogged it. And kept it moving. Then a lightbulb went off in my head. I started thinking about all the rules that people try to put on others when it comes to personal style. It’s called PERSONAL style for a reason. It’s yours, and what you do with it is your business. Anyway, one so called rule that annoys me is this not repeating outfits rule. The hell!? Most people must be ballin in these streets but for this full time student/employee/entrepreneur that’s not an option. I’ll repeat and remix something several times and don’t be surprised if you see it on Instagram several times as well. Continue reading

Must Have Item: Mylo x Frontrow Jewlery

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Photo via frontrowinc.com

 

First things first Shateria Moragne-EL is one of my girl crushes. She is so awesome to me style, hair, swag (yes swag). Shes basically everything, so my love for this line is so legit. I also have an even deeper love for gold toned jewelry so this whole situation is right up my alley. Anyway Shateria’s cool girl clothing line teamed up with LA based jeweler Mylo to create this fun Longitude x Latitude collection. The line includes bracelects, rings, and earrings that all have something to do with locale. Continue reading

Dear Yeezus: Please Style Me.

Because this GQ spread is the flyest thing in the month of August and it ain’t yeen August yet!

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Via GQ.com

Mr. West is the latest baddie to grace the cover of one of my favorite publications. Shot by Patrick Demachelier, styled by Kanye. This spread feeds so deeply into my menswear loving side. All the looks are simple but super clean, fitted in the right places and PERFECT layering. I would wear every single look in this shoot and may try to copy some of these for the fall. Check out my favorites below and Shmoney dance over to  GQ.com for the full spread. Continue reading

Happy Belated Birthday (A) Merica….

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Happy belated girl. I was too busy sipping on my favorite cognac and hanging out with my friends to wish you a happy birthday on Friday. So here is my belated. Thank you for being the independent bad bitch land of opportunity. Where we can be whatever we want to be. I hope one day to contribute to your fabulousness in a positive way for years to come. At your old age you still look the tender age of 21. You go girl!

Trippin In Los Angeles…

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This weekend I went to LA to handle some business and have some fun with my friend Roxanne. For starters I’m not the biggest fan of LA for a place to live, but I do like to visit. I am a highly visual person so seeing things that inspire and stimulate me visually are my bag. The streets and adorable little neighborhoods with very interesting architecture always make me feel like I could live there (until I get on the freeway and that TRAFFIC!). There’s also the beach and it’s very diverse which is another plus. Anyway I arrived Saturday morning and went to Pan’s diner for breakfast. We were going to Roscoes but I didn’t feel like being cliché and so that’s where we ended up. Later we headed to Melrose so I could get “winged” at the Melody Ehsani store and also visit Supreme, Crooks, and a couple of others as well as snap some pics with MY NEW CAMERA!!!!!! (my photos on here are about to be SO POPPIN!

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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.

Book Report: Why Being a Girlboss is Cool…

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Last week I bought the book “#Girlboss” written by the creator, CEO, and general all around bad ass boss lady of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso. Now let me preface this by saying that my attention span is very short sometimes, especially when reading books. I really…I mean REALLY, have to be interested in the subject matter to finish reading one and if I am, I breeze through it in a few days. Which is what I did with this book. I felt like she was talking straight to ME. Like a homegirl that wrote a special manual to help me succeed.  The experiences that Amoruso describes on her journey resonated with mine so much. From the terrible jobs, to the changing your style several times in a journey to finds oneself. However not only is she telling her story she is also giving advice that she has actually used herself. From how to write a proper resume, to saving money and self help tips. This book is the necessary tool for anyone who needs a boost and confirmation that they are on the right path.

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The “Other Side” of the Camera…

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Shot By Eric Williams for http://www.misslaurenhailey.com

I’ve never been one to seek out the spotlight or want to be front and center. Which is why I initially wanted to be a stylist. I enjoyed being behind the scenes and letting my work speak for me. I have always been that way; no matter how I may have looked or felt about myself my work was going to be thing that made me confident and made the trash talkers shut up. However in the age of the internet and social media, and being a blogger part of your brand is YOU. So naturally as you grow people want to interview you. A while back I had Lauren Hailey of MissLaurenHailey.com contact me to do an interview for her blog which included a photo shoot. I was so excited to do it but scared as hell. I have never ever been on that side of the camera before. I immediately thought A. WTF am I going to wear and B. I don’t know shit about “modeling” (I use the term model verrry loosely) Continue reading

Dear Eastbay And Hypebeasts…..Updated

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Don’t mess this up for me! As most know by now there is going to be a gargantuan restock of Jordan’s Saturday on Eastbay.com. Now I am not one to buy every single Jordan that comes out. I strive to maintain a balance in my closet between heels and sneakers. However there are three pairs of Jays that I missed out on that are going to be on sale Saturday that I MUST get. My soul will not rest until I have them. Like I said There’s ONLY three and most have Nostalgic value because I couldn’t afford (and my mom wasn’t having it) to buy them when they first came out when I was a kid.

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