Sunnies - zeroUV/ click
Sheer Cardigan - H&M/ similar here
Denim - American Eagle/ similar here
Shoes - ShoeDazzle/ click
Seriously, I LOVE distressed boyfriend denim! Between skinny, high waist, tapered jeans etc. boyfriend jeans equal MY FAV! Aside from the fact that they are extremely comfortable, they give women the perfect relaxed look without over doing it. I often feel like we as women think that our clothing has to be extremely tight and fitted for us to look and feel sexy, BUT that is so not the case! Sexiness and confidence comes from within, as long as you feel great and know you look good in what you have on that is all that matters!
-Details on this look-
Sunnies - zeroUV/ click
Sheer Cardigan - H&M/ similar here
Denim - American Eagle/ similar here
Shoes - ShoeDazzle/ click
Anything different about me? YES, I chopped all of my hair off the weekend of my birthday lol! I promise to discuss why in my next post! You all enjoy your Friday and have an amazing weekend!
I know it's been a short while, but I have lots of pictures to share with you all! 2 weeks ago I celebrated my 25th Birthday, my actual birth date is March 19th, and I had my "Z-Day" extravaganza on the 21st. Overall, I had an amazing time and I genuinely could not think of any better way to celebrate such a huge milestone in my life than with my closest friends and family. Below is a quick slideshow of some fun pictures taken at my party by an amazing local Atlanta photographer, Dex. He also took the pictures at my Graduation party. For more information on him as well as his photography, check out his Instagram: @photogang__ (two underscores.)
Special thanks to my amazing friends (friend tree) who helped me pull this off! Particularly my cousin, Tayelor! She is a certified event planner and everyday she is working to perfect her craft, she did an amazing job planning, organizing and setting up this party for me. I also want to thank my Super Mom, I swear I have the most amazing mother in the WORLD, be jealous lol! She put together the craziest fruit table I have ever seen in my life, as you can see in the slideshow above to go along with her famous all natural beverage 'Pitcher Punch' to place a punch order for your next event, please visit www.pitcherpunch.com
I didn't get a lot of detailed pictures on my look that night (inserts sad face) so the least I can do is provide you all with the links to where I bought my items from for your purchasing pleasure!
Top: Exact top sold out, but similar click
Skirt: White Oragnza Skirt click
Shoes: Steve Madden (Black) click
Also, I have been waiting forever to share a few of my pictures from a photo shoot I had in the beginning of the year, only because I wanted to have some of the images on display at my party. All of these pictures were taken by my amazing photographer Sylvia Page!
Sylvia, is located in the Metro Atlanta area and when it comes to photography and editing your pictures to your liking, in my opinion she is The Best! This shoot literally took all day due to various outfit changes as well as makeup. Sylvia was so patient and helpful throughout the entire session. She specializes in photographing children and families, but as you can see she is also great at individual shoots, whether it be for fashion, senior pictures you name it! As I stated in my previous post she is now running a Spring Mini Session special for a great price! Please visit her website for booking and more information www.poseforpage.com
Happy Saturday Everyone! As Spring approaches, it's time for us to begin putting away our heavy winter clothing and cleaning out our closets. This Spring I want to try and add more color into my wardrobe, just to step out of my comfort zone a bit. It is very obvious that neutral colors have been trending lately, but as I begin to shop online and in-store for my spring attire, I am noticing a change in that. Spring calls for a more colorful wardrobe anyway!
With this particular look, my statement color is obviously Yellow. The colors I have on actually remind me of Mod Fashion. Mod, short for modernism began in the late 1950s on into the 60s era when fashion for both men and women began to shift into a more modern style. During this time, color blocking was IN! As I was researching (googling) Mod Fashion most of the colors that people wore during this time were bright yellow, oranges, pinks and pastels, a black and white. Just very bold and loud colors and patterns in general.
Heel and Sandals that lace/string up! Sooooooo IN right now, that is literally all I have been seeing, and I love it because these type of shoes are easily adjustable to fit any size foot and leg. Me personally, I have the hardest time shoe shopping and I always have because my foot is extremely narrow and my ankles are super tiny. So these type of heels (pictured above) definitely work for me, and surprisingly I purchased these shoes over five years ago and I can still rock them today! That is the significance in buying statement and timeless items, they hardly ever go out of style!
-Details on this look-
Top: Forever 21
Skirt & Moto Jacket: H&M
Handbag: Forever 21
My amazing photographer is currently running a 'Spring Mini Session' special from now until April. If you live in the Metro Atlanta/ Gwinnett County area and looking to take some fabulous high quality pictures, book your personal session by visiting her website at www.poseforpage.com slots are filling up fast!
This whole entire look is bringing me back to my Private School days, from Kindergarten all the way through 8th grade I wore a full out school uniform. And when I say uniform I am not referring to the khaki pants and white polo collard shirts children wear today! I'm talking over the knee socks, plaid pleated skirts/dresses, and oxfords *inserts ultimate struggle face.* I guess it is safe to say those dreaded days sort of inspired this evolved school uniform look!
In effort to try and add some type of color into my consistent black and gray wardrobe, I decided to go with a blush toned top. I really am not the one for vibrant and super loud colors, but shout out to the Solange's of the world who can pull that off, it's just not me, lol. Blush is very subtle, but adds the perfect hint of color to any wardrobe.
I can not speak for anyone else, but I have to say I am thrilled we are coming out of the Winter season, and into Spring which doesn't require as much layering, come through March!
PSA: (IT'S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH) and i'll be turning the big quarter century!
A staple accessory that I will definitely be incorporating into my spring wardrobe: Statement Necklaces. I seriously can't get enough, a necklace like this can add so much to the simplest look. I still have not found the courage to spend the super big bucks on a statement necklace, but as soon as I find the perfect one that is worth my coins, I will definitely invest!
-Details on this look-
Statement necklace & Rings: Forever 21 & Charming Charlie
Knee High Socks: H&M
Shoes: Forever 21
The moment that I have been waiting for, for what seems like FOREVER! I have successfully received my Bachelors in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing from Georgia Gwinnett College. As I have stated before in previous posts, this last semester has been crazy for me. Trying to balance school as well as work, and STILL trying to make time for myself and things I wanted to do was definitely a task, but well worth it.
When I say this is my biggest accomplishment YET, I sincerely mean it! At times College was definitely a struggle, and I had my moments of wanting to give up and thinking this was not for me. BUT! God had a better plan for my life. With the right amount of prayer, perseverance, endless studying and hard work I made it and I am so thankful to those who supported and encouraged me along this journey.
Life itself is a journey, and I do not want to get overly sentimental and mushy, but I want to encourage everyone to follow their dreams no matter what it may be, NO dream is too big or too small. Also, I want you all to understand the importance of investing in yourself and your future. One of my favorite quotes in regards to Education comes from the ever so inspiring Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Continue to educate yourself, not only in terms of schooling but educate yourself on your culture, your background, your goals, your lineage etc. Only YOU can determine your future, that is why I am placing such a huge emphasis on investing in yourself, because you are the author of your personal life story. 2015 is only five days away, and I am anticipating great things for you all as well as myself.
Happy Holidays! -xoxo
Time seems to be flying by extremely fast these days, its Black Friday already! Anyone going out in the chaos to snatch up some "deals" (Inserts mean side eye.) Personally, I feel like the Black Friday sales are only good for electronics/appliances, clothing and shoes.. not so much. BUT! I am anticipating Cyber Monday, every year I tend to find some really good deals online during this time. One site in particular that i'll be checking out for sales is H&M! Which is where I purchased both the jeans and jacket pictured below.
I wear my moto jacket with anything, I swear! Dresses, jeans, sweatpants whatever! This jacket, or something similar is one of the essential items you need to have in your wardrobe because of the versatility. When people ask me for shopping advice, I always say focus on buying essential pieces that you can mix and match with different items.
Including some subtle accessories is always a plus to any look!
Rings: Forever 21
Bracelet: Charming Charlie
Moto Jacket & Jeans: H&M
Sunglasses: SPY (sunglass hut)
Turtle neck and clutch: I've had TOO long to remember, lol.
Well Hello There! I know its been well over a month since I've posted anything, im slacking BUT as I said in my previous post, between school and work my down time is minimal to none. I have LESS THAN a month until Graduation though, (twerks, lol) and mark my words, once this semester is over with I will be devoting a lot more time to perfecting and promoting my blog.
But in the mean time, lets get into this Post! The "Posh Style Spotlight" segment of my blog is something I wanted to incorporate to feature creative people whose style and creativity I personally admire. Before I began blogging I always looked at different blogs, and I noticed that in terms of style and fashion they would ONLY post themselves..which is cool,don't get me wrong! But I feel like we all admire and/or get inspired by someone else's view on fashion and style from time to time. With that being said, my first Posh Style Spotlight features the talented Justin Reed, the creative mind behind the clothing line Misfits Rebellion.
Misfits Rebellion Exclusive Interview!
Posh: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your clothing line.
Justin: A brief background about myself my name is Justin Reed I'm an art major out of Georgia State University. I'm from Gwinnett County and I've always been into fashion. I've officially been working on Misfits Rebellion since 2013 although it didn't launch until August of this year due to some minor setbacks. The meaning behind the name Misfits Rebellion just stems from wanting to push a movement of non conformity and challenging what's considered to be "normal". But my vision for it is just getting the notion that it's okay to not fit in and to be different and challenge everything you're told out to the masses.
Posh: What inspired you to start a clothing line? Also, do you have any artist/designers that you are currently inspired by?
Justin: I've always been really into fashion and I've always been into drawing. And I used to put pictures from my sketchbook onto my IG (excusemyink) and a lot of people really liked them so I decided to take it to the next level. Sat down plotted out a game plan and executed. I'm inspired by a number of different artists I'm a huge art history fan I draw major influence from Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein, KAWS, Warhol, & Basquiat. But, I also draw heavy influence from a lot of different cartoonists/painters in the modern era.
Posh: Have you worked with any celebrities to promote your clothing line so far? If not who would you want to see wearing and promoting your line in terms of celeb appeal?
Justin: We haven't specifically worked with any celebrities but Jim Jones did get his hands on some Misfits Rebellion gear recently. For me ideally I'd like to see any celebrity who liked the movement but mainly some of my favorite athletes/rappers.
Posh: Is this just an individual business venture or do you have any business partners that you are working with?
Justin: This is not an individual business venture I have two business partners. I originally started the line and I handle all the artwork on the clothes, & the overall artistic direction of the line. I have two partners Malcolm Bassett (CFO & Director of Business) & Deleon Blakey (Marketing) and we collectively make up The Rebellion.
Posh: What are your plans as far as expansion with your clothing line? Getting it into retail outlets? Different cities?
Justin: Being that we are a new company (EST. 8/18/14) we're currently still learning a lot about the fashion industry although we have been progressing rather quickly and garnering a lot of attention but we want to have our line in stores soon. We've been approached by some potential stores so that could definitely be something you see in the near future. But this is a movement that lord willing we will be able to take out of Atlanta, then out of the South, then out of the U.S. one day. I think as long as we continue to stay close to the man upstairs and continue to consistently put out a one of a kind products we will be okay.
I would like to Thank Justin for taking the time out to chat with me! The images above include a few looks from Misfits Rebellion's winter collection. Go online now to check out more gear & make your first purchase!
IG: @excusemyink & @misfitsrebellion
Hey guys! I finally have a Sunday off of work, which means I have time to post something new. Between work and school, my life is currently CRAY!....Uhhh December I am going to need for you to show your face as soon as possible. It's slowly but surely getting cooler here in Atlanta, especially at night. One of my Favorite Fall Items to rock in this cool weather has got to be my Moto Jacket. I purchased this jacket at H&M, this time last year.
The skull head on the back of the jacket is my favorite detail!
Jeans: Articles of Clothing (Nordstrom)
Flannel: Forever 21
Shoes: London Trash
Like I said before, I love Moto Jackets for the fall. In my opinion, it just gives your outfit more of an edgy look. I styled a couple of looks below to show you all various ways you can style your motorcycle jacket this fall, Hope you like!
I am so big on wearing earth tones in the fall, the color combinations just work with the season changes. By earth tones I am referring to browns, nudes, grey and olives. The list is definitely not limited to these colors those are just a few of my favs. I added a couple pictures to show you how I put together my Fall inspired look.
Happy October everyone! I cant believe the year is almost over...this year the countdown to December is real for me, because ill finally be Graduating from College, it's been a long time coming. Anyway! I just wanted to do a quick Fall Style Post for you all.
From Top to Bottom:
Shoes: Steve Madden
Continue reading below for my short list of some Essential Fall clothing items, and I created a few outfit visuals for you all to draw from. Hope you like!
My list of Essential Fall clothing include, but is not limited to:
Sweaters (Various Colors)
Wind breaker Jackets
Destroyed Denim Jeans
Neutral lip glosses+Warm lipsticks
Okay! So can we discuss Paris Fashion Week?! The last in the lineup, PFW definitely speaks for itself. So many designers and creative directors have gone leaps and bounds to reveal their new looks for SS15'. High Fashion can be very risky, because the clothing itself tests the limits of normality, but you will probably see me say this a thousand more times, Fashion is all about taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone. I wont go down the list of all of the SS15 collections we have seen during PFW thus far, just my Top Three, lol.
Balenciaga is a French couture line, but a little known fact is that it was founded by a Spanish designer, name Cristobal Balenciaga he opened his first boutique in Spain in 1918.
As you can see most of the pieces in this collection seem to be very consistent with the "minimalism" effect and since this is the case the color scheme flows very naturally throughout the entire collection. As you can see the "mesh" transparent clothing look is still in style, and I am predicting that it will certainly carry on to next spring/summer. Alexander Wang is the creative director behind Balenciaga and I would certainly say that he out did himself with this chic yet contemporary collection.
In no particular order my second best collection would have to be none other than Balmain, the name speaks for itself. Over the past year the popularity of this line has grown tremendously. I myself love it, God willing ill be able to afford it one day, lol. Balmain's creative director is the ever so gorgeous Olivier Rousteing, that is one Beautiful man and those cheek bones are to die. Anyway! Look below to check out some of the looks for SS15.
Balmain integrated a splash of color into their collection, but above you can see that some of the pieces also have the mesh look, similar to Balenciaga. This is one of the reasons why I am almost certain this look will be a continuous trend for right now.
So! Of course the main reason people come to a Fashion show is to see the new looks that the designers are going to reveal, but they also come to view the set and the runway design. Karl Lagerfeld took the cake this year! The buzz around Chanels runway was so tremendous I honestly feel like people forgot to look at the actual clothing in the collection, I DID!
The runway was meant to resemble a Woman's Rights Protest. The ensembles that come from the House of Chanel have always been meant to appeal to women of elegance. Women that love the look of suites, blouses, and dresses...strong women. I think this runway idea fit the original meaning behind the collection perfectly.