Its hard for me to believe that I haven’t posted in such an incredibly long time. At some point I felt lost. I went through a rough patch and in the mist of it all I lost sight of who I was and all the things that made my heart smile. All the things that essentially made me. Last week was such a beautiful reminder of how much I really missed blogging. The whole process of creating an outfit, shooting, uploading, writing. I felt that spark in me ignite again. I promised myself to never starve the things that I love ever again. We had an impromptu shoot, testing out this look for 39vii.com. I felt like I was in Paris, out for a walk on a cold afternoon.
Thanks to my amazing friend, Marquel, for being that reminder.
I normally don’t wear color or patterns. Not because I intentionally try to stay away from them, I just always seem to find things in a monochromatic palette. But lately my mood board and new purchases have consisted of mainly that. I had an impromptu test shoot this weekend and ironically enough there was a lot of color and pattern. Marquel (designer of the lace chocker and black bodysuit I often wear) styled and shot all of these looks. Some items are a part of his upcoming collection and others are pieces from his friends vintage boutique. The boots are from Zara, and they go with literally everything. I wanted to share the unedited version with y’all. These were shot in my room against the wall where my vanity normally is. Change is good. I don’t ever want anyone to box me in and categorize me under one specific style. Fashion is whatever you want it to be. No rules.
I recently turned 21. And as I’m learning not to overthink things, I did just that with my fit. I went with black because thats my favorite. Not too long ago, a friend of mine asked me to describe myself in 3 words. I could only come up with one. Passionate. At 21, I’m glad I found something I’m passionate for. I never thought I would be here, doing this. Ive also had my fair share of lessons, in all aspects of life. One of the many lessons I’ve learned is that not everyone has the same heart that I do, and thats okay. Some people will never understand why you love what or who you do. And theres no reason to try and justify it either. Theres so much more I want to share, but my fingers can’t keep up. So I’ll keep it short. Bodysuit is Thirty Nine7 by Marquel and pants are by Zara. They have a good selection of high waisted, flared trousers right now, check em’ out.
I used to stress so much about..well, pretty much everything. Stressin’ about what to wear, locations, not having enough time, not training enough, traffic (I got road rage like you’ve never seen before… but I’m working on it), not doing enough, and so the list goes on and on. There’s not point in sweating the small things, the things you can’t control. And at the end of the day that shit is like poison. Somewhere I read that a relaxed mind is a creative mind. Which brings me to the choker part. My choker is actually a bra strap. I knew I wanted a thin, simple black choker but I didn’t have one, so I just grabbed a removable bra strap and made it into a choker. So if y’all wanted to buy one, now theres no need to. You’re welcome. The rest are staple pieces I’ve had in my closet for a while. Just cause ya wearing a fancy skirt doesn’t mean your top has to be fancy. Do as you please. The skirt isn’t available anymore but here is a similar one.
Lately, Ive been living in a ton of my pops shirts. I’ve been obsessed with wearing a delicate, lace bra and letting it peek through the shirt or just letting the shirt hang off my shoulder since it is oversized. On some days, LA is warm during the day so I took advantage of the weather and wore something light. I tied his linen shirt in a knot and paired it with pencil skirt.
I started my blog in early 2015. I had no idea what I was doing but somehow I managed to put up my website. I had no idea who was going to shoot me, how to work anything behind the scenes, or where I was going. I just knew I felt a passion for this and I wanted to pursue it, run with this feeling I had. I definitely would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the support my amazing family has given me, and for that I am forever grateful. I appreciate every single soul that believes in me and continues to support me, y’all know who y’all are. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I’m still growing, still learning, still evolving, and I looking forward to continue sharing my work. So chase your dream, do what you love so you don’t work a day in your life, believe in yourself. The possibilities are endless.
I was going through some of my older blog posts and I remember styling this wife-beater with jeans. But on some days I feel a little more luxurious and jeans don’t cut it. So I opted for my Zara high waisted black pants and cropped the shirt. I wore an ivory lace bra that peeped through the shirt just enough. Its important for a woman to feel sexy. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a sexy item in order to feel sexy. It can be anything. Baggy jeans, sneakers, heels, your boyfriends t-shirt, a tight dress, underwear, no underwear, whatever.
Lately Ive been wearing lots of essentials. Pairing simple tops/bodysuits with high waisted, figure hugging jeans, and a pair of heels. At night I’ll just throw on my favorite Zara coat. Unfortunately I don’t get a lot of use out of my coats in LA, so I take advantage anytime its even slightly chilly outside. My bodysuit is from American Apparel and my jeans are vintage Levis 501’s. On those days I’m feeling a little special, I’ll draw a black wing on my eyes.
I was inspired by the Gucci 2015 Fall campaign. It was shot in Downtown LA. I had this dress from Missguided sitting on a wooden hanger, waiting to be worn (which is actually on sale now) The rest happened organically. Lace choker by Thirty Nine7 by Marquel and shoes are by Steve Madden.
Its been a minute since I’ve uploaded and I am sorry for that. It wasn’t intentionally, thats for sure. I had some issues with my computer and my SD card so ya girl nearly went crazy. On the bright side I FINALLY HAVE LINKS. Baby steps y’all, baby steps. Remember I said when in doubt wear black? Well thats exactly what I did. The top is from H&M and its actually a long tube top. All I did was tuck half of it and then sort of gave it that ruche-ing effect. You gotta work with what you got. I paired it with flared, high waisted trousers from Zara. The exact style I’m wearing isn’t available anymore but you can check out similar ones here.