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. 

The black boot

Little kids have this fascination with boots. I bought my niece a pair of pink Dr. Martens sometime ago and my sister told me she wanted to wear those boots everywhere. Clearly I’m still a kid because I love boots as well and I try to where them everywhere just like my niece.

I don’t buy boots every year. Actually I just bought a pair of boots on Black Friday( original price $348 got them for $119, steal) . I’m real particular about my boots. I need a boot that I could dress up and dress down and if needed to kick someone’s ass in, you just never know what life may throw your way.

I tend to wear a lot of black and shades of grey. This year I was stuck on getting a black boot. Since I wear majority dark colors I usually would get something other than black for my shoes but the black boot was a need this year because all my black boots are reaching their near end.

A black boot is a staple that would always be in my closet and should be one everyone’s. I tell my clients all the time, get you a good boot that you literally can wear with anything because I personally feel like boots aren’t subject for just the cold weather. I wear my Docs in the middle of summer with shorts and a oversized t. That’s my look 75% of the summer actually. Boots are easy to pair with any look and again, you just never know when you might need to kick someone’s ass. 

The trick to buying boots is wait until they’re on sale. I haven’t paid full price for any of my boots and I’m talking even before my Nordstrom days. Great tip, start a wishlist on any website and just wait until there is a sale and see if the boots or anything goes on sale. Also, don’t be cheap with your boots. They should last for multiple seasons. They should be able to take a good beating and also get cleaned and shined up after the ass kicking. 

All in all, love your boots. Take boot season by the laces and have fun. 

Beanz Out.

“…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.