Friday, June 16, 2017

Let’s get into this jacket ladies and gentleman. Let’s talk about this crazy deal I stumbled upon while riding around Atlanta and my friend randomly wanting to stop at Urban Outifitters. Now I have a rule about shopping at Urban Outiftters, if it isn’t on sale, PUT IT BACK! Literally, the majority of that stuff you can find at a thrift store, or on some hipster’s Etsy account. Where’s the lie? However, I don’t have time to search thrift stores and online shopping is a hassle so I just wait until Urban is having a sale. I could always wait on clothes. But that’s the problem, I always tell myself I could wait on clothes and end up with shoes for days with nothing to wear. So, I’ve been shopping. Reinventing my look (again). Trying to incorporate a little more color to my wardrobe. The sad part is someway, somehow I always result to buying something black or olive green or grey, those are like my go to colors. However, I saw this jacket and I had to have it. The site says $29.99 but I definitely paid $20. (Urban is weird like that) 

I’ve been neglecting my denim. These are my favorite Joe’s jeans that I bought three years ago. I have ripped these jeans more times than I can count but I love them so I just get them patched up. I have a jeans about designer jeans and that’s just buy one pair a year. They’re supposed to last like forever so you don’t need to spend all your money on a pair everytime you go shopping. I have bought some cheap little H&M jeans and some BDG as well but their exactly that, cheap little jeans that if I wash and dry probably won’t fit the same. 

I enjoyed this look. Felt great to wear. Got a lot of compliments and that jacket will be a staple in my wardrobe that will transition well into any season. 

It’s Saturday.

Today I got a chance to breathe. In that breath I decided to wear some color and what color did I decide, grey ! And I couldn’t leave out my yellow hat, it’s been my thing every year when the seasons are transitioning to wear this hat but I’ve added some pins over time.

Update of me, I haven’t cut my hair since October. I’m on some sort of natural hair journey. I’m learning a lot about my hair. I have something called a hair pattern and apparently water and oil do wonders for my wooly hair which makes no sense to me but it works. I’m not to sure what I’m doing to it but it’s another part of my journey. Also, coming soon to the blog is a recipe section. I have gotten a few requests to start posting my vegetarian/vegan meals so I’m going to do just that. Not giving myself a date because I don’t do well with those. When it happens, it will just happen. I tried to cut out cheese and other dairy products  as a whole for February but I failed so I’m just going to take my time with that and just cut back as time goes on. But, before I continue I would like to say thank you to all of you who read Designer Beanz and who pull me to the side to actually have discussions about my post or something that relates to my blog, I appreciate you. Last update, I moved ! I moved out of my first apartment into a small one bedroom on the west side of town. It’s a small accomplishment that I’m very proud of and I can’t wait to see what this new place holds for me. So stay tuned. 

-Beanz Out

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top: sweater& jacket(Old Navy) shirt-Zara 

Pants: Topman 

Shoes: Adidas 

“…You’re like my personal stylist now…”

I have been blessed to meet some really cool and nice people at Nordstrom. A lot of my clients are crazy and that’s exactly why we get along so well. Anila is no different !

I will never forget the first time I met Anila, she was doing some returns and getting ready to go on a trip and didn’t know what to wear exactly. I always find myself in situations where I turn into people’s pop-up stylist. So after discussing what she was trying to accomplish with her look and what not I ended up styling her and then she goes ” Do you have a card you’re like my personal stylist now!” And she meant just that.

I get a message from Anila saying she needs a look for her family photos and the look has to be put together with the baby’s outfit as the focus. I had to style Anila and her husband. After a million options and text messages these are the looks I came up with.

Her-

Dress: See by Chloé

Blazer: Mural

Boots: Sam Edelman

Him-

Cardigan:AG Jeans

Shirt: Comme de Garçons 

Pants: AG Jeans

Shoes: Cole Haan 

Nordstrom and I have a love hate relationship but the connections I have built with my clients is what keeps me there.

My love of jackets & layers

Ever since I was little I was obsessed with jackets. Jackets were an essential part of my childhood wardrobe and as I’ve matured and evolved, they still are. 

In this look I am wearin my Zara Trench and my favorite thrifted denim jacket with a friendly reminder on the back of it. 

No matter the time of year I find a way to layer. Layering to me allows one to add to their simple outfits. I’m all about exaggerating the simple. 

Beanz Out.