East African Gal

So it's supposedly Spring in the L.A. area, however, it does not feel like it at all. It has been more cooler and cloudy days than sunny and warm days. Hey, I am NOT complaining! As a Midwest gal (St. Louis to be exact), I am use to experiencing all 4 seasons and what TRUE Spring feels like (of course with more rain). But I did not expect L.A. to be this cool.

Not sure if many of you know, but I moved to the L.A. area from Atlanta last August to start my Doctorate program in Clinical and Neuropsychology (YAY!!) and I have just finished my first year. I could not be more proud of myself, for being able to accomplish my dream of getting into a doctoral program. The journey was long, but it was well worth it. This was the FIRST and ONLY school that I applied to and voila, ya girl got in! With that being said, I literally uprooted my life across the country and went that came a yard sale and everything went from furniture to most of my clothes. Needless to say, this year has been heavily focused on school, my clinical internship and work, so there has been NO TIME to go shopping.

.... and that's where this lovely outfit comes in. 

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This lovely creation happens to be 2 different dresses that I conveniently turned into a top and a pencil skirt ensemble. Desperate times call for desperate measure right? However, this is what makes fashion so beautiful, when you can create unique looks that look amazing.

African print anything is ALWAYS in season because it is so versatile and comes in an assortment of color patterns and it always makes me feel good when I can give an ode to the other half of my heritage. As always, black never goes out of style and I love how this dress converted very easily into a top and the cut outs add for a sexy and playful look. 

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:: OUTFIT DETAILS::

TOP: Guess | SKIRT: Vintage find | CLUTCH: TJ Maxx | SHOES: Traffic Shoe


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Mellow | Yellow + Subculture


:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Blazer: Subculture | Belt: Subculture | Crop Top: Forever21 | Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 | 

Earrings: Belk | Bracelets: H&M


BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH.... SUBCULTURE!!

Don't you just LOVE this blazer?? The color, the details... there is so much that I can pair this with. I loved how they styled this look with the combination of dark and bright colors. No bumble bee name calling here.

You can find out more about the style duo and their events HERE

 


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808's n Heartbreaks ft. Jah Revamped

Happy Valentine's Day.........

Yea, those (.......) are for the ones that are absolutely in LOVE with the fact of being in Love with this day.  V-day has never been something that I have been over the top about. Maybe it's my Aquarian and unpredictable ways, but I just never was the roses and candy type of chick. 

But I digress.... I want all my lovelies that are really excited to be spending time with their boo's today to truly enjoy it.... and this style post is for you <3


:: OUTFIT DEETS ::

Jacket: Jah.Revamped | Crop Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Jah.Revamped

Heels: Charlotte Russe | Purse: Jah.Revamped


My boo Jah is dope as hell if I must say so! She is a stylist and thrifter who has really unique and stylish pieces and we decided to team up and have her style me in some of her pieces.

I love this look right here! It's such a juxtaposition because you have so many different contrasting colors, textures and shapes (that you wouldn't normally put together) pieced together to create such a dynamic look. This outfit is definitely for the risk-taker, bold and confident fashionista.

I love how the cream in the chunky heels and the crossbody soften this look up and brings everything together. I told you guys in my previous post that I am getting back to my old self again and my fashion definitely shows my unique and creative side.

You will definitely see me wearing more of her pieces in the near future. If you want to find out more about the items she has for sale, visit her on Instagram: @jah.revamped

 

She is a paradox, nothing you’ve ever seen before. She’s unique with a mysterious charm. She breaks the rules so gracefully and unnoticeable, you’ll believe that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
— Cheryl K

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NYE Style Guide: Looks for under $250!!

NYE Style Guide

As you all may know, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, which makes NOW the perfect time to start thinking of how you’re going to ring in 2015 (if you haven't done so already.)

First thing though, what to wear? No worries chicas, I've got ya covered with some fabulous pieces that are under $250! Below I have put together my favorite dresses and shoe combos that are perfect for whatever New Year’s "turn-up" you will be enjoying this year…

NYE Style Guide 2k14

Ted Baker cotton sweater
$100 - repertoirefashion.co.uk

Leather crop top
$240 - wolfandbadger.com

Alice Olivia long sleeve top
$125 - farfetch.com

Kenzo skirt
$165 - nathalieschuterman.com

Michael Kors black metallic skirt
$225 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Long skirt
$100 - missguided.co.uk

What is your favorite look? How will you be ringing in the new year?