Life is all about balance and finding yours. Specifically, work-life balance. We live in the anti-9-to-5 age, but let's just say what that really means. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the minute we close our eyes, we're working. And while setting yourself up to have the best future possible is great, it's also important to live in the moment and not take life so seriously.
Coco Note: Still working on that last part.
I don't know about you, but after an 8-14 hour work day, the last think I want to do is go home just to change my clothes and head out again. Segue into my point, mastering day-to-night styling is a major key.
It's Friday, and you know what that means. It's Jumpsuit Friday! This particular jumpsuit is NOT office-appropriate, which made styling this look an especially challenging task. It is, however, perfect for a Friday night out on the town. The deep v-neck halter top is super sexy, and the wide, flowy legs of the trousers really elongate the leg.
Coco Note: I could use a little help in the leg department, anyway.
The pinstripe pattern of this ultra-sexy jumpsuit is really what makes it an appropriate day-to-night piece. It has a professional, bawsy feel....just with a not-so-professional cut. Enter, button up. This jumpsuit was practically begging for a white collared shirt. Pinstripe is a classic, especially in black and white, so why not pair it with another classic?
To go with the unconventional cut of the jumpsuit, I wore a slightly large button up, rolled up the sleeves and gave it a more relaxed feel. It's Friday, after all! Since we're still transitioning into Fall, white mules seemed very appropriate.
Have you checked out my girl Edwina's jumpsuit look, yet? Check out how she style her office jumpsuit look!
I announced a few days ago that I would be doing a No-Buy, No-Repeat challenge for the month of January, meaning I am not allowed to buy a single fashion item or wear any item more than ONCE. And yes, it is as rough as it sounds. In 2019, it’s cheers to masochism, I guess.
For Day 1 of the #CocosClosetCache challenge, I decided to pull out an oldie, but goodie. Plaid has been so in lately, it reminded me why you should never get rid of pieces with classic prints and silhouettes.
Do you know what today isssssssss?
It’s kind of an anniversary, no? It’s the 1st day of Scorpio Season!
I’m gonna be honest with you guys… I love Scorpio Season. I feel the best, which usually means I look the best. And with my 27th birthday in a little less than 2 weeks, I can honestly say this has been an amazing year.
I’ve been focusing a lot on video content lately (see Video page for all the sauce"), but considering it’s officially Fall and MY season, I think it’s time we get back to our roots and do more style posts!
I drew up this design in my mind. I wanted a velvet biker short with an exposed zip at the back (you can’t see it, but it’s gold) and a matching long, flare-sleeved crop top. I specifically chose green velvet because it’s one of my favorite colors for Fall, so strong and yet, can also be very ethereal. I love playing around with textures in the Fall, so the mix of velvet and snakeskin was too hard of a bargain to pass up.
Easter might just be my favorite religious holiday, because it feels a lot like New Years. There's a lot of prep, resolution-making and even a countdown. And at the end of it all, you feel brand new.... washed clean.
Holy Week, to me, is a reminder that sometimes things have to die in order for them to be reborn. And that includes us. Sometimes we have to die to ourselves, our desires, our jobs, our friendships, our relationships... before we can be reborn or see real change in our life. Easter has always been like another New Year, a reset button of sorts.
Hence, the floral print, pinks and whites!
Now you know I couldn't drop some dresses and not name them after my favorite, ever.
Selena 'sta 'qui!
Would you believe me if I told you I've never owned any African print clothing items?
I've always admired the roles African prints play in different cultures, traditions and occasions. In many countries across the continent, textiles and prints play a large role in identifying subcultures, marking an important event and bringing energies and spirits into the lives of the people that don them. While admiring from afar, I've been searching for a way to incorporate African prints into my wardrobe in a way that is effortless and affordable.
Thankfully, SK&CO Trends hooked your girl UP and is hooking y'all up too!
I know you were expecting a countdown, but we're not going out like that this time. This time, we're counting up.
As I turn 26 and reflect on what that number actually means, I realize we've all been doing it wrong.
I've always been a fan of both Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir, so I'm definitely in favor of this union. While I would die before I let a guest wear a drop of white on my wedding day, I admire Keyshia for taking the Knowles-route (both Beyonce and Solange had attendees dress in all-white). I live to see people of chocolate in all-white.
Can you imagine being in that room? I can, and here's what I would be wearing if I was.
Welcome to the 4th Quarter. Apply pressure.
There's something about the 4th Quarter, the last 3 months of the year, that applies, and forces me to apply, an undeniable pressure. It might be the changing seasons, the fact that I was born right in the middle of it or the impending end of the year. Regardless of your motivation, the 4th Quarter is where the game is won. Get in, and apply pressure.
That's exactly what we're doing right hurr.