Friday, November 15, 2013

Memo 102: Feeling a Little Blue

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: One Dress, Three Ways: Look 3

For the last look, I am featuring a little monochromatic mixed print with a boost of color. You all know how I feel about cobalt blue.

So, if you were to ask my friends about my arrival time to events, they may or may not say that I can sometimes, not all the time, be a little bit tardy. It's just that I try to do too much before I leave the house. 

For instance, I'll have one hour before I need to arrive somewhere which includes a 30-minute drive to the location. In my mind, I can completely do my hair, paint my nails, fold the laundry, wash the dishes, Facebook surf and get dressed in the remaining 30 minutes. Yes, I'm ambitious and totally wrong!

Check out the video for "Fashionably Late":

Coat: H&M, Dress (worn as shirt): ASOS, Pants: H&M
Clutch: Nasty Gal, Shoes: Vince Camuto

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Memo 101: Truck Stop

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 13, 2013
Subject: One Dress, Three Ways: Look 2

For look 2, I'm wearing the ASOS shirt dress as a (drum roll, please) dress! I bet you didn't see that one coming.

I like to keep it fresh here at The Werk! Place. You know, keep you on your toes…

Blazer: Zara, Dress: ASOS, Belt: Massimo Dutti, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M
Blazer: Zara, Dress: ASOS, Belt: Massimo Dutti, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M
Booties: Versace, Clutch: H&M, Bracelet: BCBG, Ring: ASOS
Blazer: Zara, Dress: ASOS, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M

Monday, November 11, 2013

Memo 100: Cafe, Oh Hey!

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 11, 2013
Subject: One Dress, Three Ways: Look 1


Seriously, I cannot believe it. What a journey this blog has been. I think about the first memo often and finally forcing myself to click "publish". I had to leave the house. No one even knew I existed at the time but I was "out there". 

My heart, my spirit, my art was on display for all to see (which was no one at the time but you get it). If you've ever had something personal to you put on display you know the feeling. 

Within two weeks, I've celebrated my one year blogaversary and reached my 100th Memo and I'm just so thankful. Thank you for continuing to follow a sista!

On to the look, when I saw this ASOS Shirt Dress, I knew that there were many possibilities for it which makes it the perfect purchase. Here's the first look.

Coat: ASOS, Dress (worn as a shirt): ASOS,  Skirt: Zara
Photography: Brent Gates
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Photography: Brent Gates
Coat: ASOS, Dress (worn as a shirt): ASOS,  Skirt: Zara, Bag: Marc Jacobs, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
Photography: Brent Gates

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Memo 099: It Don't Matter If You're...

For some reason, I have really been into black and white lately.  The colors together make such an amazing statement. I am drawn to the unlimited possibilities. Throw on a taupe cross body mini satchel or slip on some bright yellow pumps and it's all to the good. Spice it up or lay it down, it doesn't matter. Black and white is here to stay and I am here for every little piece of it!

Look 1- Memo 065: All Summer Long
Look 2 - Memo 088: First Look
Look 3 - Memo 077: Dream Chaser
Look 4 - Memo 083: Oh Crêpe!

Are you feeling inspired? Check out the pieces below and get into it!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Memo 098: Quality Find

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 5, 2013
Subject: Quality and Quantity

Sweet Jesus, H&M, you just speak to my soul sometimes.

Two words: This. SKIRT.

Sometimes, when you get into the habit of shopping fast fashion retailers you may need a little reminder of what a quality piece looks like. I usually hop over to the luxury retailers pretty often just to make sure I keep my eye for it.

Ya'll, this skirt was handcrafted with unicorn wings and fairy dust. No, seriously.

Blazer: Tibi, Blouse: Sandro, Skirt: H&M
Photography: Elton Anderson
Blouse: Sandro, Skirt: H&M
Photography: Elton Anderson
Blouse: Sandro, Skirt: H&M, Cuff: Scott Lyall Boutique
Photography: Elton Anderson

Friday, November 1, 2013

Memo 097: I Pity the Fool!

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 1, 2013
Subject: HUHC Outfit Recap: The Tailgate

Oh hey, November! Seriously? I can't even handle it.

So, to say that I may have overpacked for Howard University's homecoming last weekend is an understatement. I had more luggage for three days in DC than I did for 10 days in Europe! But I'm serious.

I wore this look on Saturday to the official HU Homecoming tailgate. I know what you're thinking. There were no less than 3,000 people at this tailgate. Just take my word for it. It was a complete spectacle. 

There's a lot of standing and walking at the tailgate, so flat shoes were a must and I brought my favorite (read: only) pair of comfy Hunter boots!

This look has an air of Mr. T. swag to it and I like it!

Coat: Zara, Dress: River Island, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Hunter
Necklaces: Melody Ehsani and ASOS, Rings: H&M and ASOS, Bracelets: BCBG, ASOS and H&M, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M
Coat: Zara, Dress: River Island, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Hunter