A woman has a red lip as a signature point on her stunning face and as a male, I had to ask, what could be mines. I decided to use the red bow-tie. I received compliments on it all day! Take a look at a few of the pics that I took.
Who says going to work just has to be a simple shirt and some slacks. Have fun with it. I guarantee you it will not only make you feel good about yourself, but other’s day will instantly be brightened.
Who says winter time has to be full of fashion blues. I stepped out in an all leather ensemble to face the bitter cold chills of 38 degrees. Check out a couple of photos below:
Did I nail it or not so much??
New Year’s Eve, the day of new hope, new dreams and hopefully a new start! I brought in the new year with friends, strangers, strobe lights and a nice tall glass of wine…or two! 2014 was one of the most challenging years of my life, from the loss of a 4.5 year relationship, friends, transitioning into the real world from college and the start of Grad School, all done while turning 24, can be stressful. Thank God for Clearsil, a pay check, a little champaign and some good retail therapy or I would have been more whacked than Amanda Bynes.
This ensemble was truly last minute. Somehow, I believe that’s when my best outfits come together! I usually don’t like white, but seeing it paired with a dreamy gray made for an exception to the rule of “No White After Labor Day”. This fur piece would definitely be considered the accent wall of this entire outfit. It came from Express and was ap pretty penny at $80.00. All-in-all, the look was a complete success, well, if you ask me!
I was invited to a fashion show at Columbia College by a member from the modeling troupe, Picture Perfect Modeling. I decided to go last minute, so I dashed home from work and had only a hour and a half to get ready. My thought when getting dressed was to look like a rich AFRICAN prince. So I chose the tribal long-lengthed shirt and added a piece of fur to bring in the animalistic experience of being from a jungle. If any of that made sense to you then pat yourself on the back because it didn’t for me! LOL
jUST A LITTLE SOMETHING THAT i THREW ON. I was feeling myself, just a little bit.
Vest: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Fur Neck Piece: Gifted
Leather Pants: H&M
Independence day is one for family time, finger licking BBQ and a night full of memories with unforgettable friends. This day was a eye-wakening experience for me because it was INDEPENDENCE day and I recognized how DEPENDENT I had been. DEPENDENT on people’s opinions, dependent on life to come and work a miracle that I needed to create for myself.
As a recent graduate from college, I’ve been faced with the obstacles of what should I do, work a boring 9 to 5 and complain about how much I hate to anyone with a ear? or should I fight and push for a career that’s just as rewarding financially as it is in the sanity department. I decided the second option.
I may not know much, but I know wherever I go, my passion for fashion follows me. When I’m event planning fashion shows or styling models, I feel that I have piece of heaven right here on this place called earth, but too reminiscent of hell.
I want to be happy and to truly be happy I have to let go of those that have hurt me, those that smile in your face but wish the worst for you.
Whether it’s a dog’s mesmerizing eyes, its sharp, attention-grabbing bark or the way its backstory pulls at your heart like the tragic ending of Titanic, one thing’s sure, we are all faced with the obstacle of wondering if that dog will be the right fit into our lives. Sounds a lot like love, right? It wasn’t until a recent chitchat with one of my close friends, that I realized love has so many mind-bottling similarities to a dog and one wrong move could mean a earthshaking tear in your heart or worse, a set of destructive bite marks in your favorite pair of shoes!
It’s no secret that society has a disturbing fixture on an objects outer appearance and we all know that in love and
WAR dog adoption, the better looking ones have their shelter cages frequented heavily, but what usually happens after the commitment to that dog turns from causal visiting to a permanent responsibility depends on how good of an owner you are, how well-trained they are and if your tasty doggy treats are good enough for them to keep doing the tricks you taught them.
To Leash or Not to Leash
This next lesson is one of major importance. There are those dogs that can run as wild as a kid’s first year at college, but still know where home is and stay loyal. Then, there are those that must be kept on a leash at all times when outside the safety zone known as the four white walls of your bedroom. Why? Because, a they are only loyal to their bone and could care less whether their treats come from you or any stranger walking past.
The key to maintaining these dogs is to have them trained. It is up to you to take in that animal for what they are initially and mold them into the perfect pet. Remember, that a dog, only continues to do tricks if they are motivated, recognized and rewarded for their actions. Once your man has lived up to your expectations on how a man should treat you, it is okay to reward him with something he likes.
Every Dog Needs Compromise
When training an animal, you have to allow the dog to do as it pleases, like by taking it to the dog park to chase its tail for five hours and bark at other dogs that it may feel foolishly threatened by. While all of this may not interest you in the least bit and can grown overwhelmingly tiring, as a good owner you must compromise. If a man is emotionally satisfying your needs, it is only fair to satisfy his.
Recognize that training a new puppy takes time and effort. Relationships do not happen overnight. And much like a relationship, it takes time for puppies to learn and mature into the dogs we all know and love.But once you get it right, it’s really right! One day, your dog will learn to listen to you, and eventually, begin to obey commands without even needing a treat. \
Cardigan: $2.00 (Thrift store)
Button-up: $3.00 (thrift store)
Faux leather pants: $20.00 (Ebay)
She’s wearing that? Oh my, he’s wearing those? We’ve all been there. Fashion trends in college have more OMG moments than Madonna’s controversial career. How many times have you walked on campus and seen students strutting to class in…pajamas? Yes, I said it. I honestly wonder where are the fashion police when you need them.
You are the clothes you wear, which is why the year 2013 holds infinite possibilities for your wardrobe, but first you have to contend with that big fat pile of bad style choices taking up your closet and everyday wardrobe. There is no reason that you shouldn’t dress up everyday because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous and you never know who you’ll run into. David Beckham or Rihanna at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.
But if none of these reasons were enough for you then remember, nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see and I definitely loved my outfit (above photo). I rocked this turquoise blazer, with a peach over-sized vest, dark purple button-up with a striped purple tie. I paired these with some loose fitted baby blue pants.
All of these items were found in the magical land of the thrift store. Can you say fashion on a dime!
Whether you‘re at work or at play, your clothing choices send a message about you–are you sending the one you want?
A Fashion fanatic entranced by the styles of yesterday’s looks. I’m a window shopping extraordinaire, making thrifted items into a fashionable ensemble more fit for a runway. There is an unspoken rule that people have problems defining, accepting and realizing who they are, however, I am the exception.
Fashion is a way to express myself and escape from the suffocating pint-sized box that everyone seems to be trapped in. It wasn’t until college that I started to really understand the power of fashion. The ability to turn heads the moment you walk into a room. It is empowering once you understand style, the process is infinitely enjoyable. I truly believe that finding and embracing your unique style is priceless.
Sometimes my life can seem as chaotic as keeping up with Lindsay Lohan’s criminal record, but all my problems seem to go away when I’m Pushing through the crisp white door of my favorite clothing store, as the cool chill of air hits me; my desires for instant gratification is met as I delve further into the store whisking through aisles containing countless designers hard work.
My wallet begins to suffocate as I throw another item into a cart that is now as full as a pregnant woman’s belly. This feeling can only be described as invigorating, my eyes follow the colors, shapes and styles the displays offer. This is fashion. This is me. In a lot of ways I consider myself the male equivalent of Sarah Jessica Parker. Fashionable, charming, poor with rich taste and figuring out this thing called love in a city of normalcy.
I’m 22-years-young majoring in journalism and trying to break into the fashion industry the best I know how. Follow me on this journey as I go through everyday life, problems, and successes all while looking good doing it.