By now we should be knee-deep in knee-highs and wrapping ourselves in the thickest knit sweaters mankind has ever known. Instead, it's 80 degrees and I for one, am confused. For lack of a better (less-offensive) term, this Indian summer is not for me. Mother Nature, you're playing games.
You're probably beyond tired of seeing me wear this pair of pants, but I can't help it. They're perfect. The ankle-length and fabric are perfect for keeping warm in the early mornings and evenings, but not melting mid-day. The print is all-season friendly, and the fit in bomb. What more can you ask for?
I wanted to keep within the color palette of the pant (shocker, as if that was difficult) but with a hint of color. One could almost say this is a spring look, but we won't go there. This linen-like tunic top is so great for making a statement without making noise. It's white with sheer panels on the sleeves, but also features pink, purple and black birds (i think!) on the shoulders. Classy touch.
I can't believe I'm wearing sandals. Like with my toes out. COME. ON. Nonetheless, these scrappy numbers have never done wrong by me. Not only are they comfortable, they're perfect for almost every look. Also known as a justified buy.
In the meantime, where the heck is fall?
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.
"I don't Playboy, I ain't Hugh Hefner..."
Hugh Hefner is dead and I feel a way.
So, what better way to remember the real-life Casanova than with a sexy, fall date night look? I'm talking robes, sheer, fur, sparkle... come on!
Y'all, I've been really obsessed with green lately. And I do mean that in every sense of the word.
"You was in La Marina all summer"
That's not quite the case, but I did finally make it to Loso's favorite NYC hotspot this summer! I've been meaning to hit up Dyckman's infamous beach lounge for a few years, and this summer presented me with the perfect excuse.
Which became the perfect reason to wear this outfit. Duh.
I'm seriously all about ultra-feminine and flirty looks this season. Summer '17 is giving me serious modern-day A Midsummer Night's Dream vibes.
Before I get all Shakespearian on you, let me put it in layman's terms: give me all the whites, ruffles and florals.
I was never a huge fan of floral print (put the torches and pitchforks down), until I figured out the trick to choosing a print that works for me.
Everyone's always showing love to the ever-popular LBD, but when it comes to key wardrobe pieces for the summer, our go-to just doesn't cut it.
With all the boat parties and All-White events (thanks a lot, Puff Daddy) I get invited to in the summer, I'm always on the hunt for the perfect LWD; that's Little White Dress to you.
I have a saying that I pretty much live by. It's my go-to response when people tell me that I seem to be "living the life," but also a reminder to myself.
*cue Kendrick Lamar, Humble*
It isn't a new concept, but in today's era of Social Media and doing what I do, putting it this way really makes the overall message relatable.