Saturday, June 29, 2013

Just Meshing Around

My style is about harmonious colors rather than prints. Colors are the first thing that attract the customers to fashion in the retail world. Compatible colors are just simply more visually seductive. I pair together colorful basics and make them look complex.





Beauty Shot!


When I style an outfit I start from one piece and build around it. 

I started this outfit with the mesh skirt.

I looked for colors that went well with it...and so it began.

The white and gold flower Earrings are from Forever21
This infinity (circle) scarf came from H&M last year for around 20$. It was a little pricey to me but well worth it. The color is rich, the texture is beautiful, and the warmth is comfy!


This bracelet was a custom made graduation present from a jewelry designer who lives down the street from my mother. 
I love the brown and green combination. The leaves and the colors give it a nature vibe. 




These ankle boot wedges came from Rainbow for 30$! They hurt my feet the least out of all my heels. I can wear them for hours. 


I'm obsessed with the turban.
I chose to do the cat eye do add drama and red lipstick to match my shirt.
The analogous colors of red yellow and orange look great on anyone! Try it yourself

I love the way this braided belt goes with the mesh skirt. The beige color in the belt matches the skirt and the brown is a wonderful accent and extension of the tan. 



The turban look is becoming increasingly popular with variations such as the knotted headbands or the "turban" style headbands with a twist in the front.
I choose the cheetah print scarf to go with this because I had no pattern anywhere else in my outfit. In the midst of all that color blocking there was a demand for print. 
I love this pic despite the blurriness so I had to include it. lol


This look was influenced by my Inspiration of Indonesian Fashionistas. I love how they Layer items. They have a very Luxurious but simplistic look. It is based on their combination of colors and quality of garments and materials.


This mesh skirt was under 20$. I bought it so long ago I can't even remember the name of the store. But it was inexpensive and has lasted thus far. It was a great buy.



I got this purse in a wholesale store in the fashion district as I was walking down the streets of NY a few years ago for 25$. I've loved it ever since.


Be Fierce!!!!! XOXO

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Harmonious Colors

I was headed to class on my beautiful school, Spelman College's, campus as I paused to capture Art in the form of fashion. The luscious greens in the background makes for a beautiful backdrop on the World's Runway of the Sidewalk.

Everything I have on is within the college student budget range. I got this purse from target years ago. I still love it and the floral print will never go out of style. You can never go wrong with floral:)
I got the heels from a store called Shasa that I worked at last summer. The whole store was buy one get a pair for 10$ and none of the shoes where over 30$. Talk about a jackpot! lol. I wear these shoes all the time. The Jeffrey Campbell look-a-likes are still a hit for this year. If you don't have a pair by now... I suggest you get some. 
I got these jeans many years ago at a place called Trader's Village in Grand Prairie, Texas. It's a GIANT flea market an hour outside of my hometown. We always used to go there for bargain shopping. I remember I got these pants for about 11$ and I still love them. I got great quality for a little bit of quantity. They have Fleur-de-Lis stitching on the back pockets in black and trimmed in white.
I was inspired by a hijabi's Fashion and Beauty blogger's sensational headpieces on Instagram and decided to create one myself since I don't own one. I got lots of compliments (and some ridicule) for styling my necklace this way. But I loved it and I'd do it again. You have to dare to be different to be a Fashion Innovator. You can't let others doubts change your mind because you are the leader, you have no one to follow but you have innumerable people to inspire. Get started!

The blogger/Inspiration: Aisha Liina 
This lovely chiffon shirt is A+ Ellen. I got it out of a cute inexpensive store called Image in Houston Texas. It is high low silhouette with gold accents. I love the rich color and unique style of this shirt so I 
wear it often.
I am wearing pearls my mother gave me, and multicolor beaded bracelets from Buckle that were a present, my green Forever21 ring, and some blue rubber pool party wristbands I was selling for my School's Swim Team fundraiser. My team is called the Tigersharks. I was their first female captain and now I serve as the Secretary of the Executive Board.

I encourage you to learn more about us at www.auctigersharks.com
I apologize for the lighting. My camera was broken so I had to use my iPhone. 
Enjoy the Summer Time before School starts again!

XOXO