ZARA TRACK PANTS OOTD

Hey, Y’all!!!! Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was full of laughs, joy & excitement. Unfortunately, I worked all weekend but I did get to enjoy some shimmers of sunshine. It’s still very chilly in New York but I’ll take a cool breeze over snowflakes any day. I can not wait to experience some real Spring weather.

I wanted to highlight these beloved track pants that I purchased from Zara, which I grabbed on sale for $30 bucks. I do love a good sale, especially from Zara. This streetwear trend has definitely taken over & now we are seeing more trousers with the stripe on the side seam.

I love a good pant, I get so tired of stuffing my body into jeans lol, so a looser pant is a great switch up. Track pants are even acceptable in some workplaces, and I’m all for this evolution.

Check out my mini photoshoot at Bryant Park.

Top: Urban Outfitters

Bottoms: Zara

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Mango

Sunglasses: H&M

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WHITE BOOTIES OR WHITE MULES?

Can we say spring has semi begun in New York City? Aside from the very random snow storm on Monday. I’ve been a bit indecisive or whether to purchase white booties or white mules. Even though spring is here it’s totally acceptable to wear a fashionable bootie on a 65-degree day. At least I think so. Here are a few affordable to semi-affordable white booties & mules. Which would you buy?

KEEP SCROLLING TO CHECK OUT SOME AFFORDABLE PLACES TO PURCHASE THESE POPULAR TRENDS.

WHITE BOOTIES

Missguided White Cone Heel Ankle $60.00

DSW Indigo Rd. Veraly Chelsea Boot $59.99

Veraly Chelsea Boot

Top Shop Blossom Ankle Boots $60.00

MULES

H&M White Mule shoes $49.99

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Steven by Steven Madden Women’s Waze Sandal $87.00

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Chinese Laundry Women’s Jump to it Mule $47.00

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“UGLY” SNEAKER TREND

Are we here for this so-called “ugly” sneaker trend? I’m a little intrigued with the design of a few of these sneakers. What’s really the gag with these shoes anyway? Why are we obsessed with this retro/futuristic silhouette? From Kanye West to Versace every designer is on board with this “ugly” trend.

I have to be honest, when I first saw how big this trend was, I didn’t like any of the sneakers. The Balenciaga sneakers started to grow on me the more they overflooded my news feeds. The Balenciaga Triple S and the Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers are my favorite “Ugly” sneaker currently. It could be the chunky silhouette or the 90s nostalgia of these sneakers that cultivated my attention. The fact of the manner is you won’t see me running to the stores to cop these bad boys though. My pockets can’t take the damage yet.

The real question is would we rock these if they were Scekhers or FUBU ? Maybe we would be if a mega-celebrity was photoed rocking a pair. Are we invested in these because of the brand or the actual design?

Below are a few celebs pictured with some of these popular sneakers. You can also find links to retailers with knock-off Balenciagas for sell.

What are y’all thoughts?

Kim Kardashian in her hubby’s Yeezy Wave Runners, Tracee Ellis Ross & Bella Hadid in Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers.

Rihanna making her way around JFK in her Balenciaga neon colored sneakers. Kendall Jenner making an appearance in her brother laws kicks & A$AP ROCKY styling in these white Flia sneakers.

Hailey Baldwin making rounds in her Louis Vuitton sneakers. Gotta love a camel colored coat.

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Nigerian music artist Tiwa Savage posted on the gram in her Louis Vuitton sneakers looking very “on trend”.

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Abrific Teyana Taylor & media maven Karen Civil posted up in 2 Chainz Chain Reaction versace sneakers.

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Below are a few knock off versions I found online: 

Public Desire $49.99

Revival Chunky Sneakers in Green

Zara  $89.90

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Missguided $60.00

Aldo $90.00 

 

EASTER SUNDAY WAS IRONICALLY ON APRIL FOOLS DAY

Happy April Loves! Sunday, April 1st was Resurrection Sunday! He has risen!! I celebrated my Easter Sunday with a 10am church service at Renaissance Church in Harlem. After church, I went to brunch at Chocolat with one of my best friends Asia.

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday, the sun was out & there was a lite breeze in the air. April will mark a big time in my life. Preparation for a BIG JUMP. I am jumping into my passionate, jumping into my goals, jumping into faith. COMPLETELY. I leave all doubt in March & I will not be turning back. I will be devoting more of my time on my blog, and curating much more content!

I didn’t have an Easter Sunday outfit planned out like I normally do. I was able to go into my wardrobe & pull out my cherished Polo Ralph Lauren pants & lilac button up. With my (adds a bit of sophistication to any fit), Boohoo wrap coat & BCBG generation nude heels.

Top & Pants: Polo Ralph Lauren

Coat: Boohoo

Bag: Zara

Shoe: BCBG Generation

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BUY BLACK PT 1

Happy Black History Month!!!! During this month we celebrate all things Black; Black culture, Black innovators, Black entrepreneurs, Black entertainers etc. For this month I am devoting my blog to everything & anything BLACK OWNED. Today I am listing PT 1 of my “Buy Black” series.  We all should be buying from Black businesses more frequently not just because it’s Black history month but why not start it up now.

Below are 6 Black owned clothing brands that you should know & support. Products range from $25.00 – $100.00.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

1.  God is Dope

2. HGC Apparel

 

3.  POWER IN BLACK

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MISTRESS ROCKS: “WORTH IT” CAMEL OVERSIZED TEDDY COAT

Lala Anthony hit the streets of NYC yesterday rocking a Camel teddy coat by Mistress Rocks. Retailing at $110. I’ve been searching for an oversized teddy for a while now and I think I just found the perfect one. I swear I love nothing more than when celebs rock items that I can afford. It gives me a hope that one day I too can have my Dior bag next to my basic Zara back.

Click the link to purchase.

WORTH IT CAMEL OVERSIZED TEDDY COAT

ORIJIN CULTURE: ALKBULAN BAG

“We are not African because we were born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us”~Kwame Nkrumah

Stumbled across this brand last year and fell like love with their bags. Orijin Culture bags are 100% cow hind leather. Originally retailing at $250 but is currently on sale for $199. Recently seen the beautiful Dawn Richard and Nicole Ari Parker rocking their bag. Would you splurge? Click the link below to check it out.

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