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?
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.