Thursday, November 20, 2014

Memo 162: Seeing Red

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 20, 2014
 Subject: Red November

Red, red and more red! 

One of this season's hottest trends is all about monochromatic reds. I'm talking red on red on red on red. Perfect for the holidays!

I've taken this H&M tassel skirt through all of the seasons. This time I paired it with a fall/winter appropriate hand knit sweater from The Limited and my shiny new YANA belt bag courtesy of Olive Ewe Boutique.

So, how do you feel about this trend? Seeing red or nah…

Get the look:

The Limited Sweater - Similar here in Electric Red
H&M Tassel Skirt - Similar here
YANA Belt Bag c/o Olive Ewe Boutique - Sold here and here
Valentino Rockstud Platform Heels - Similar here in Nude

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Memo 161: Sky High, Thigh Highs

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 18, 2014
Subject: Over-The-Knee Boots

Looks like it's about that time for me to pull out my trusty Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots. 

I am a huge fan of the over-the-knee situation. If done right, they give just the right amount of sexiness. Often times, showing a little peak of something is even sexier than showing a whole lot of everything.

However, it all depends on where you're going and what you're going to do when you get there. This look is good for cooler weather and just about any situation; shopping, dinner, drinks….dessert ;)

And the backpack is good for conveniently carrying everything that you think you'll ever need to be successful in life; shoes, books, water bottles, make-up, and even overnight clothes. Everything. 

Get the look:

Zara Coat - Similar here
Zara Turtleneck - Similar here
Chelsea Flower Dress - Similar here
Sam Edelman Boots - Similar here
Sak Fifth Avenue Backpack - Sold here
Leather Gloves - Similar here

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Memo 160: Fringe Benefits!

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 13, 2014
Subject: Tassel Fringed Sexiness

Ever since I spotted (and then successfully purchased) the Cara Fringe Statement Necklace from Nordstrom a couple of days ago, fringe and tassels have been all that's on my mind.

It's just something about the movement and texture that they provide that just tickles my fancy. Whether you're dressing it up or going for casual sexiness, you are sure to make a statement. 

Get into a few of my favorite fringe and tassel pieces of the moment!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Memo 159: The Stalk is Real!

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 11, 2014
Subject: Zara Faux Fur Vest 

I don't normally consider myself a stalker but when I do I stalk, I stalk clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories!

A few seasons ago, Zara presented this faux fur vest online and the stalking commenced. See, I know Zara and I know Zara has seasonal sales. Much like BCBG, the items that you love have an 85% chance of going on sale. Fact! Well, kind of fact based on a fictitious statistic…

That's neither here nor there, the point is to get what you want and to get it on sale! When I'm in stalk mode, I like to periodically check the availability of the item (read: stalk by the minute).

If it looks like it's about to sell out, I may have to fork over the money to pay full price but I, also, know about the possibility of the restock. That's where a little risk taking comes into play. I've often lost out on an item that I couldn't live without that wasn't restocked and nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy!

So, cheers to a little fashion risk taking!

Photography by: Amir Lowery
Instagram: @princelowery

Get the look:

Zara Faux Fur Vest - Similar here and here
Sachin + Babi Fringed Blouse - Similar here
H&M Pants - Similar here
BCBG Harness - Similar here and here
Charlotte Olympia Dolly Slingbacks - Similar here
Kenneth Cole Clutch - Similar here

Friday, November 7, 2014

Memo 158: Backpacking Through U Street

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 7, 2014
Subject: DC Street Art 

So, about this backpack trend. Yeah, I'm definitely a fan. 

When I saw this Jefferson Faux Leather backpack at Saks Off Fifth, I was instantly drawn to her. She didn't look immature like some of the others. She was very grown up; sexy, even.

Although, I mostly carried this backpack like it was a hand bag, the OPTION to strap it on was there! In life, you've got to appreciate having options.

Photography by: Amir Lowery
Instagram: @princelowery

Get the look:

3.1 Phillip Lim Blazer - Sold on eBay here or similar here
Fraiche by J Crop Top - Similar here
Zara Trousers - Similar here
 ASOS Turban - Similar here 
Pour La Victoire Oxfords - Similar here
Saks Fifth Avenue Backpack - Sold here
Marc Jacobs Sunglasses - Similar here

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Memo 157: Look, Ma! No Hands

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 5, 2014
Subject: Hands Free

OB. Sessed! 

Ok, I know this is taking it back like side pony tails and slouch socks but this hands free movement is giving my spirit life. I'm talking belt bags and backpacks. No seriously. Just imagine being able to literally throw BOTH hands in the air like you don't care at Coachella next year when Pharrell decides to invite his twelve closest entertainer friends to come out and perform again.

A few weeks ago, I was sporting my Michael Kors belt bag at Howard University Homecoming's tailgate and I just felt so free. I wasn't fumbling around when I went to make myself a plate of the finest of southern cooking or when pouring myself a very adult beverage.

Listen, Linda. Get into this hands free movement. It may change your life…

I'm more of a sleek and sexy belt bag/backpack kind of girl. These are just a few options that I have found and loved. 
2. Zara 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Memo 156: Nip Tuck

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 3, 2014
Subject: A Visit to the Dress Surgeon

Let's talk about this dress.

It's an H&M Snake Print Wrap Dress that I purchased for approximately $14.99 plus tax about two years ago. Click "More Werk" to see the original dress.

So, I sent it to the dress surgeon (read: tailor) to make a few adjustments. First, I had them take in the bottom so that it fit like a pencil skirt. I added shoulder pads and cinched the waste with the obi belt from ASOS.

And Voila! You have this remixed snake print dress.

Photography by: Amir Lowery
Instagram: @princelowery

Get the look:

H&M Dress - Similar here and here
ASOS Belt - Similar here and here
French Connection Necklace - Similar here
Double Cuffs - Similar here
BCBG Sandals - Similar here 
ASOS Minaudière - Similar here and here