Thursday, November 23, 2017

Style Crush

Yara Shahidi. 17.Actress.California

You probably recognize this beauty from the hit TV show "Black-ish". Yara actually started her career at the young age of 6, starring in commercials for companies such as McDonald's, Target, GapKids and more. She would go on to star in films such as"Imagine That", alongside Eddie Murphy. Next, you will see her headlining the Black-ish spinoff, Grown-ish.

I still can't believe that she's only 17 years old and that her style is this amazing. I still wore questionable things at 17. Yes, I'm sure she has a stylist, but still. She's like a modern day Rudy Huxtable in my opinion. She's on a leading black sitcom, based around a pretty wholesome family. Her TV mom is a doctor and TV dad is a Marketing Exec. And, in real life she is heading to Harvard soon. Can we say #teengoals?

On to the style:

Yara wore this pleated monochromatic look to prom this year.

I love the masculinity in this look.

This is my absolute favorite, I love the texture and pattern mixing in this look. The shoes are everything!

What do you think of Yara's style?

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!


Monday, October 23, 2017

TV Style Tuesday

TV Style Tuesday

Last week I wrote about my current Style Crush which happened to be the TV show, Younger. The whole cast has awesome style, but I chose 3 of the leading characters to spotlight. This week I created a look for each character that I would choose for them as their stylist, based upon their current style.

Kelsey Peters

Kelsey is a publisher and co-worker/good friend to Liza. She has a very sophisticated and sexy style. Her looks are pretty simple, but she always has on one piece that catches your attention. For her, I chose a bold blazer that incorporates pattern mixing with stripes and flowers, the skirt is simple, but fitted and will show off her curves.

Kelsey Peters

Stylish booties and a designer bag complete her look. This look can be worn during the day to work and in the evening for happy hour.

Liza Miller

Liza plays the 40 year old pretending to be a 20-something in order to break into the editorial industry. Her style is extremely eclectic, at times she dresses like a 25 year old, while other times she dresses like a 40 year old. She mixes various styles together, she may have on a bomber jacket with a dressy skirt or dress. She is very big into patterns, so for her look I chose a skirt that mixes textures and patterns, paired with a bomber jacket with embroidered flowers. I didn't pair a specific t-shirt with it, but she could wear any type of graphic tee and it would go well.

Liza Miller

I pulled in the army green from the skirt with the suede booties, and a small floral embroidered  Gucci crossbody. Because she works in publishing, this outfit could easily be worn to work and then to an after work event.

Diana Trout

Diana Trout is a publishing exec and boss to Liza Miller. She's very stern, a perfectionist and has amazing style. I think her style may be my favorite. I love that she is not afraid of statement pieces, especially statement necklaces.She typically has bold geometric prints on her blouses or dresses. Her style is also very glamorous, but still sharp and put together. You can tell she is in charge just by looking at her wardrobe.

Diana Trout

For Diana I chose a look heavy with geometric influence. The metallic striped shirt is paired with a flowy pleated skirt. I love those pieces together, the skirt is bold because of the structured pleats, but then also soft because of the flowiness. To keep the structured/bold feel, I chose a studded belt, spiked statement earrings and a bold shoe with gold metallic stripes. This look can be work from the office to the night club.

What are your thoughts? I would love to hear which style you resonate with most.

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Style Crush

Style Crush

A few months ago I started watching a show on Hulu called "Younger". The show is about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be a 20-something in order to get a job in publishing. She ends up getting a job as an assistant at a fashion magazine. I love all shows fashion related, especially if the show involves a fashion magazine. 

The story line of the show kept me intrigued as well as the fashion. Then I found out that the costume designer was the iconic Patricia Fields, whose work you've also seen on Sex and the City. When I realized she was the designer it was no surprise why the character's individual styles captivated me. Season 5 doesn't air until June 2018, and I can't wait to see what everyone is wearing. Until then I will be inspired by the past seasons wardrobe.

I put together 3 looks from each of the leading characters to give you an idea of their style.

Hillary Duff as Kelsey Peters

Sutton Foster as Liza Miller

Miriam Shor at Diana Trout

Let me know whose style you resonate with most. Next week I will post storyboards of each character's style to give you inspiration and help you shop for pieces to recreate looks.

In the meantime, if you have Hulu you should watch the show!

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Is Why You Should Be Shopping In Thrift Stores

When I was younger, I dreaded walking into thrift stores with my mom. It felt like my social life would go down the drain if my peers saw me in there.

Fast forward to today, you can't keep me out of the thrift store. Thank you mom, for giving me the thrifting bug. I must say I am a thrift store connoisseur, and you should be one too. Ok, maybe connoisseur is a strong word, but you know what I mean. Here is why I say you should be shopping at the thrift store.

1. Experiment with styles
     Shopping at the thrift store gives you a chance to try new pieces without spending a lot of money. I fell in love with pleated skirts by thrift shopping.

2. Supporting a good cause

    Most thrift stores serve some other purpose other than just selling clothes. Local thrift stores in my area support developmentally disabled adults, and another one recycles clothing that goes to waste. You can even donate to the stores and receive a tax credit!!

3. Find authentic ethnic clothing

    Shop at a thrift store in a culturally diverse area of town and you are sure to find some authentic pieces that people have donated.

4. Your friends won't have your clothes

     You never have to worry about going somewhere and having on the same dress as your girl. Generally there is 1 of everything at the thrift store.

5. Saving money

     You can lower your budget amount on clothing, because you'll get so many things at a lower cost.

6. Bargain prices

   Along with saving money, prices are low at the thrift store. Find the sale dates in your area, and you can leave with some dirt cheap items.

7. It's fun

    You never know what you will find at the thrift store. It kind of like a treasure hunt.

8. You can outfit the entire family

    The thrift store  is for everybody, it does not discriminate. Young, old, boy, girl, woman, man, and possibly pet too.

I would like to know if you thrift shop. If you do, tell me why. I hope these 8 things persuaded you to try out a thrift store near you soon.

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 30, 2017

Kris's Closet

In this blog post you will get a glimpse of pieces in my closet, learn where I found them and where I wore them. My name is Kristin. Welcome to my closet!

Yesterday I went to Scioto Audubon park to enjoy a group of drummers and dancers who have come together for five years annually for drumming,dancing and fellowship. I took my hola hoop and got a little exercise in before I was due to attend a baby shower at one of my favorite bars. One of my favorite bartenders is expecting a little princess in the fall.I got to decorate a bib, ate really good brisket and fawned all over the mom to be. This was yesterday's look.
Vest:Vintage Thrift Find
Body chain:Candid Art Accessories 
Shoes:Alfani (old)
Sunglasses: Quay Australia 

Until next time,
Be blessed! Be free! 
Be fashionable! 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 22, 2017

Kris's Closet

In this blog post you will get a glimpse of pieces in my closet, learn where I found them and where I wore them. My name is Kristin. Welcome to my closet!
Yesterday was a crazy busy day. It was also sooo hot and raining on and off. I started my day at the 2x2 Hip-Hop Festival. I watched free style rap, set performances, brake dancing and beat boxing battles. I also stopped by the Jazz & Rib Fest to watch my new favorite band Mistar Anderson perform with Adria Shahid. It was the last day of Columbus Restaurant Week, so I had dinner at Nada in the Arena District. I retuned to the 2x2 Hip Hop Festival for an hour and ended my night at the 2x2 after party. This was Saturday's look.

Dress: Falls Creek from Meijer
Belt:80s retro Etsy
Pearly whites with gold tooth necklace: Etsy
Gold choker: 90s retro, I was my grandma's
Shoes: Adidas
Sunglasses: D&G

Until next time,
Be blessed! Be free! 
Be fashionable! 


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Christina)

Chris's Closet

Last Sunday, Kristin and I had a Sunday Funday at Zauber Brewing Co., and I had an excuse to get dressed up. We enjoyed beer and Poke bowls. I am in love with this skirt, I got it in Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Mini Mall, I don't remember the price, but I'm pretty sure it was under $20. I'm stuck in this crop top and skirt look right now, I don't know what I'll do when Fall gets here.

Sunglasses: Free People

Top: Express (purchased at Discount Fashion Warehouse)

Skirt: Williamsburg Mini Mall

Belt: Village Valuables, German Village

Shoes: Target

Necklace: ChristinaKristin

Bangles: Indian Vendor

Beaded bracelet: Vendor in NYC

Clutch: west elm

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!