Something Old, Something New

Seasonal Layering

Do you guys remember that one warm day we had a few weeks ago - well that was this particular day.  The weather was nice and divine, the trees were blooming and everything just seemed right in the world.  Since then Spring has gone on what seems like permanent Spring Break, but let's not dwell on that fact.  For now, we can either reminiscence on warmer days, or pray for more to come.

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One of our photographers wanted to go shoot in a nearby park, and I was happy to oblige.  He's a fantastic photographer that shoots with a Canon (my preferred camera brand).  Canons agree with my melanin, so I knew that despite the bright sunlight and the random, deserted backdrop these pictures would be bomb.  

 outfit details - shirt: ( here )( here ); joggers: ( here )( here ); booties: ( here )( here ); earrings: ( here )( here )

outfit details - shirt: (here)(here); joggers: (here)(here); booties: (here)(here); earrings: (here)(here)

My outfit is pretty relaxed.  I'm wearing some old black silk BCBG joggers, and a thrifted striped silk blouse layered over another striped shirt.  I figured I would flex my styling muscles a bit.  Spring is my favorite transitional season because it's perfect for layering. 

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Safe Places in Leather

Guys, I had the most insane thought a few moments ago...I actually considered starting a new blog anonymously .  For some strange reason I felt reservations about being completely transparent on this platform.  Honestly, I felt an inkling of fear about being myself and sharing here on my very own blog, but why?? Especially since I've been blogging for 5 years.


If you know me personally then you know that I am incredibly accommodating, so in my mind, I thought that maybe since this is a fashion and style blog that you guys wouldn't be interested in hearing a rant or talk about my personal development.  Over time, as I've gotten older, I have done quite a bit of psychological work to become this strong mind individual.  And although, I may seem detached and rather reserved when interacting with others, I am very in tuned with myself.  Please let me know if you would be interested in more personal content, along with outfit posts.  I want this blog to be a safe place for all of us to share our amazing style, as well as personal testaments.  Overtime, I learned that on the surface we may seem different, but we are all really similar and share many of the same struggles.  Here's to knowing a little bit more about the sharply dressed young lady in all of these photos. 


Outfit time:::  I'm sporting one of my favorite vintage blouses.  I just love the elegance that the pussy-tie bow gives.  This blouse is also 100% silk, and feels absolutely amazing on my skin.  I know I thrifted it years ago, but I can't recall from where.  I do, however, know exactly where this awesome pink leather skirt is from.  I bought this beauty in the Zara sale many years ago.  I would like to add that you may never know the many outfit options a pink leather skirt can provide until you own one.  The possibilities are endless guys.  I vote pink as a new neutral.

 details - blouse: ( here )( here ); skirt: ( here )( here ); tights: ( here )( here ); shoes: ( here )( here ); earrings: ( here )( here )

details - blouse: (here)(here); skirt: (here)(here); tights: (here)(here); shoes: (here)(here); earrings: (here)(here)


Sporting my Best Asset...SMILE

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I'm back you guys sporting a huge smile, and a new little outfit featuring a few new pieces.  This post was actually suppose to go up ages ago, but you guys know me and my fight with consistency.  Anywho, here we are at the end of March in a sweater, alpaca skirt and pair of ankle boots.  The weather has been rather distressing this year, being as though, we are well into Spring but most days we are still wearing heavy coats and layers. 

 outfit details - sweater: H&M ( here )( here ), shirt: American Apparel ( here )( here ); skirt: The Limited ( here )( here ); boots: Charles David ( here )( here )

outfit details - sweater: H&M (here)(here), shirt: American Apparel (here)(here); skirt: The Limited (here)(here); boots: Charles David (here)(here)