Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Black Girl Nude: Nubian Skin

Hey all! I wanted to come back to my blog by not only bringing myself, but a segment I started on my Tumblr! Black Girl Nude is something I started dedicated to the struggle of finding "nude" lingerie and clothing basics for women of color, and more specifically black women like myself. I took an extended break from the Black Girl Nude segment but the brand Nubian Skin, currently in the works and set to launch in 4 weeks, has inspired me to bring it back. The About Us section of their site emphasizes "empowering women" and "embracing our colour" in spite of the industry (fashion and otherwise, to be honest) simply not catering to us and our needs; I knew I wanted to share this company as soon as I read that! Check out these gorgeous shots of their recent website photo shoot.

Check out NubianSkin.com for updates, my Tumblr for past Black Girl Nude posts/stay tuned for more here on my blog.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New In | Cheap Monday 'Rory' Dress

Cheap Monday 'Rory' cocoon dress
Cheap Monday is undoubtedly one of my favorite brands. I live and die for brands like Acne, for example, as both brands perfect minimalism+high fashion, but Cheap Monday is so much gentler with my wallet. You can get this dress too, here.
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Monday, July 21, 2014


American Apparel t-shirt romper / Sam Edelman 'Jerome' oxford in gold / rings: Asos, etc / wide brimmed fedora: my shop / leather satchel: thrifted

Lots of things have changed since the early days of my blogging career back in 2011. Fashion blogging itself has changed; one thing I've never been able to move on from is the search for a perfect pair of metallic, gold oxfords. Ever since seeing these in many a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Karen of Where Did U Get That, waaay back in '11, I've been keeping a keen eye out for them whilst online shopping and on the rare occasion that I actually am out to shop. Three years of "SOLD OUT"s and "out of stock"s later, I find them sitting there on a shelf at a local Marshall's. I'm not ashamed to say that I actually bolted toward them, even in spite of the side eye I caught. I mean, different styles always caught my eye, but this wingtip style by Sam Edelman was in fact the specific style I was in search of.
In other news, my hair is different again.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sand In Your Shoes

This caged swimsuit is available right now on my shop!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

June 19th Heat

Clubmaster shades / minimal V necklace: Forever 21 / lace bralette (similar here) / distressed bleached shorts: handmade (ORDER YOURS ON SHOPCOUTURING.STORENVY.COM) / Dr. Marten 1460 combat boots / canvas tote: Baggu

Lately I've been doing nothing but enjoying this perfect weather. Yesterday I went out to spend the day with my best friend and she got some quick shots of my outfit in between froyo and Target shopping.

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