Friday, November 30, 2012

Memo 014: Standing at the Bus Stop Sucking on a Lollipop...

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 30, 2012
Subject: You Need Gloves

Nope, no lollipop. I know, I know. It's pretty disappointing. I just had to make the LL reference since I was in fact at a bus stop.

Moving on...

Let's talk about gloves. Wanna know why gloves are so awesome? Why they can be everything to an ensemble? Why YOU should own a pair?

Chipped nail polish.

Yes ma'am! I said it. It needed to be said. These winter months make it hard on a manicure. "I mean she's fly but did you see her nails?!" Who wants to be this girl?! Not me.

Glove that shameful nail and head straight to your favorite nail salon. 

Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor, Sweater: Hanii Y, Turtleneck: Zara, Skirt: ASOS, Belt: BCBG

Boots: Sam Edelman, Gloves: H&M, Bracelets: Dillard's, Lip: MAC Cyber lipstick w/MAC Date Night Dazzleglass

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Memo 013: Riding in Coach

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 28, 2012
Subject: Back to the Beloved Coach Bag

"Pink gators, my Detroit Players..." - Notorious B.I.G.

Just so that we are clear, I'm not from Detroit. I'm from Michigan. But I do know a thing or two about Detroit fashion.

Detroiters like to coordinate. Coach bag, matched the Coach belt, matched the Cartier glasses, matched the Guess jeans, matched the Coogi dress, matched the gators. I can't make this up.

I was a player in this fashion game.

All I wanted for my birthday was a big new Coach bag! That was no less than 15 years ago (Jesus, help me, I just said 15 years ago). Since then, I have retired the Coach bag for a few other bags...rhymes with Schucci and Pouie Baton.

However, a couple of years ago, on one of many shopping trips, I spotted this little beauty in the window. It called my name and I answered.

Hello, new Coach bag!

Coat: Zara, Blouse: Meadow Rue (Anthropologie), Pants: Mango

Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Necklace: H&M, Cuffs: Oregon Boutique, Bag: Coach, Rings: Banana Republic, Lip: Dior Blazing Red

Monday, November 26, 2012

Memo 012: I Fedora Michael

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 26, 2012
Subject: Remembering Michael Jackson

You cannot tell me that I am not Michael Jackson in this fedora hat. 

I'm talking about 1979 - 1989, Michael. "Rock with You", "Bad", "P.Y.T", Michael. My first boyfriend, Michael. Moonwalking, anti-gravity leaning, finger snapping, hee-heing, white glove wearing, Michael. 

All it takes is one thing, one thought, or one song to take you back to a memory of yesterday.

Excuse me while I moonwalk across my living room. 

"Yooouu knooow I'm bad..."

Fedora: H&M, Cardigan: Zara, Top: Gryphon, Shorts: tba
"You've been hit by....a smooth criminal!"
Clutch: Nneka Saran, Cuff: Oregon Boutique, Ring: Mango, Shoes: Elizabeth & James, Necklace: ASOS, Nail: OPI Ski Teal We Drop

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Memo 011: Full of Thanks

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 22, 2012
Subject: Grateful

First and foremost, number one and most importantly (yes all of them), I want to thank YOU. 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express myself through my clothes. This is my art and soul. One of my favorite fashion quotes says "Your body is like a work of art, dress to be on display." I live for this!

Thank you for not only supporting this blog but coming back and spreading the word. It feels amazing when someone not only appreciates what you do but shares it with their friends and family. Thank you for sharing.

Be blessed and always stay grateful.

Blazer: Tibi, Blouse: Zara, Skirt: Zara
Shoes: YSL
Lip: Dior Mysterious Mauve, Nail: OPI Berlin There Done That

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Memo 010: K.I.S.C

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 2012
Subject: Simple Comforts

K.I.S.C. = Keeping It Simple and Comfortable. Sometimes (read: all of the time), a chick just wants to be comfortable. 

Sweater... comfortable

Let's be clear, a chick does NOT want to be comfortable and a mess, comfortable and raggedy, or comfortable and look comfortable. Comfortable and cute is the key. Add some jewelry, a pair of heels, a fly clutch and elevate your comfortable game.

You mean to tell me I can be comfortable AND cute?! Sign me up...

Blazer: Zara, Sweater: Gap, Sweat Pants: H&M 
Shoes: Charles Jourdan, Watch: Kenneth Cole, Bracelets: CC Skye and ASOS, Ring: Forever 21, Clutch: H&M Maison Martin Margiela

Friday, November 16, 2012

Memo 009: It's Da Bomb!

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 16, 2012
Subject: The Bomber Jacket

Yep yep to the yep yep! Bomber jackets are back.

I've got mine. You better get yours...

I wanna like do the kid n' play, the butterfly (unh un that's old...), and the humpty dance all at the same damn time!

Ahhh, 90s, welcome back. I've missed you. 

Bomber Jacket: H&M, Top: J. Crew, Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Burak Uyan, Earrings: Melody Ehsani, Cuff: Mango, Ring: Mango 
"You got me shook up, shook down, shook out on your loving..."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Memo 008: It Gives You Wings

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 14, 2012
Subject: Fly Away With Me

So, I love a deal, sale, and bargain. I live for all of them. In fact, I rarely pay full price for anything unless it's H&M, ZARA, and few of my shoes due to the popularity (read: largeness) of my shoe size.

I love deals and I love good shit on a good deal. So, this jacket that I'm wearing, the embellishment on it is UH-mazing! It's by French Connection and I believe that I paid an entire $50 US American Dollars for the entire jacket. No sleeves were missing and all the sequins were present. 

Seriously, I don't play around. I quit school because of recess...

Jacket: French Connection, Skirt: BCBG, Top: H&M, Earrings: Banana Republic
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter
Cuffs: Oregon Boutique, Necklace: Cara
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter
"Look up, Ma. Say cheese!"
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter

Monday, November 12, 2012

Memo 007: Top to the Knot

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 12, 2012
Subject: The Top Knot

Let me explain something to you, I wear top knots. No, you don't understand, I WEAR top knots.

The top knot is good for any occasion and it's ready at a moment's notice. 

Just went swimming, your girl calls and she just landed two tickets for a sold out charity dinner. Top knot.
Haven't had your hair styled since your birthday and your number one boo wants to go on a date. Top knot.
You partied way too hard at the club last night and it's time to go to church. TOP. KNOT.

Whoever thought to bring the top knot into fashion, kudos to you!

Dress: See by Chloe, Blazer: Zara, Earrings: Marni for H&M

Shoes: YSL, Necklace: H&M, Clutch: Zara

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Memo 006: A Vicious Circle

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 8, 2012
Subject: The Circle of Life

Did I ever mention that I LOVE mixed prints? Well, I do...

I didn't recognize the theme initially but the majority of the pieces that I am wearing guessed it...circles. 

AND my pinky ring makes me feel like a old school playa from the Himalayahs! Loves it!

Top: Max Studio, Skirt: Boxing Kitten
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter

Clutch: Nneka Saran, Bracelets: Dillard's, Ring: Forever 21, Necklace: ASOS
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter
Shoes: Burak Uyan
Fauxtography Credit: Venroy Porter

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Memo 005: I Approve This Message

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 6, 2012
Subject: Forward!

There's really not a whole lot to say. Today is election day...Go Vote!

So, I met this little skirt in Vegas during my BFFs bachelorette party weekend. I'm not sure why upon meeting her did I have such great hesitation to take her home with me. The point is I decided to go back, get her and all was right with the world.

Top: BCBG, Skirt: Herve Leger
Bracelets: ASOS and CC Skye, Ring: Mango, Necklace: Atlanta Boutique, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Kenneth Cole
Artwork: History III by Rachel D Crouch 
"I told her look back at it!" - 2 Chainz

I know, I know....President Obama and 2 Chainz in the same post. It's wrong but it feels so good...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Memo 004: To Stalk or Not to Stalk?

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 2, 2012
Subject: The Stalk is Real

Yeah, so, I had to literally stalk these Zara Jacquard Capri pants. As soon as they went up online (yes, I have to shop online because there is not one Zara where I live. FAIL), they were sold out in my size. So, I head over to eBay where they are tragically marked up. 

The horror of not being able to own these pants consumes me but I stand firm that I am not going to pay the higher price. I am convinced and sure that Zara will release some additional sizes. This is where the early morning, midday, and evening online stalking begins...

As you can see, victory was mine. Look at my 'em! 

Coat: Zara, Top: Bershka, Pants: Zara, Earrings: Banana Republic
Brooch: Consignment Boutique, Clutch: Nneka Saran, Shoes: Miu Miu

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Memo 003: Freedom of Peace

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 1, 2012
Subject: Early Morning Flow

So, I like to take ALOT of pictures with the peace sign. I don't know. Sometimes, I just don't know what to do with my hands.

I love to mix prints, colors and textures.  Start with a little paisley here, some green and blue stripes there, and throw in a little burnt orange. Somehow, it just werks! 

Fingers: Peace Sign
Cardigan: Marni for H&M, Top: J. Crew, Skirt: J. Crew, Necklace: H&M
Clutch: Kenneth Cole, Ring: Banana Republic, Bracelets: Thrift Store finds, Shoes: Stella McCartney, Belt: BCBG Max Azria