Happy Sunday! Though, I'm most likely in pajamas while I upload this post and pictures, I had fun going through my closet to see how many Ankara and Aso ebi outfits I've acquired over the years. Just know it's a lot and that there will be more look-books of my collection! For those of you who may not know, Ankara, Ankara fabric, or Dutch wax fabric are 100% cotton wax prints that are widely used clothing material in West African countries. They are vibrantly colored and ornately patterned.
"Wow, so like where have you been?"
I know, it's been a while. Long story short, I am a college graduate, I have real work experience, and I've been doing some traveling. Look at her being an adult. We love a well rounded queen!
Back to the point of this blog post. Upon the great amounts of fashion inspiration that I have received from February 2020's New York Fashion Week, I've decided I want to write about my trip to New York last September. Note that this post will contain affiliate links and widgets to items that I wore or used during the trip. You can directly click on my pictures to find out where I got some of my clothes from that I styled. Listen, I know the September 2019 New York Fashion Week was at the beginning of the month, but I ended up taking the trip later that month. I would have loved to see more Fashion Week street style while I was there but it genuinely was the best time for my first visit.
Hello, beautiful people! I was going through my site and I realized that I have never posted a haul. For someone who manages to shop more frequently than her bank account would like, (not just for clothes, I shop for random stuff all the time) I thought that having a post about my newest pieces for this month was necessary. I've done quite a few trips to the grocery store this past month, along with too many random Target and Walmart runs to even actually admit, but I'll just show the clothes because those are always the most fun to see.
This mini haul is a compilation of clothes, shoes, and jewelry that I've gotten from Depop (one of my favorite thrift/resold items selling app), GS Love, Nike, and Cymonne's boutique. As always I have links for things that I have purchased, however the items from Depop were previously owned and lightly used clothes and shoes, so I wasn't able to find the exact stores in which they came from. I did of course find affordable alternatives to these items from online stores like Poshmark, again another place to buy lightly used clothes. Go ahead and take a look at the things I bought this month and click on the images to checkout where to find them.
So I'm a 90s kid and I often find myself wearing 90s and even 80s inspired looks without even really trying. (Well, it kind of makes it easy when you have too many high wasted jeans, yes many of them are acid wash, and you wear denim jackets with everything) I wore this look about two weekends ago and I'm just looking at the pictures now thinking, wow this is pretty 90s effortless grunge but still modern day "appropriate." The only item I was really missing was a chocker, but everybody and their grandmother is wearing a chocker now so I can do without one for this post. As always , I try to include links to everything I feature or atleast to something similar, so check out the pictures below.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
If you're into fashion and great clothes then you've already been informed about the huge Nordstrom 2016 Anniversary Sale, which is their biggest sale of the year. (*Psst, the sale ends in 3 days*) Even if you're just moderately into clothes but you find yourself watching a lot of back-to-school Youtube clothing hauls, you should have heard a little something about it by now.
There are some days that I get so lucky that I just get up and the first two pairing I think of come together to make a great look. I recently paired a cropped hot pink halter top and a black stretchy pencil skirt and created a sophisticated dress-type ensemble.
I love Wendy's Lookbook and her sense of style. I saw Wendy's look a week ago on Instagram and fell in love so much that I decided to recreate it as a dress for less look. Designer clothes are great and all but the prices are high.
You've heard of "Power Suits," most commonly worn by women working in corporate positions or other levels of authority in the business world. I'd like to introduce you to the "Power Dress." This LRD, little red dress, basically defines simple and elegant. It's so versatile that it can be worn for a business type work, as a brunch date look, and for a wedding guest.
I'm throwing it back to when I wore this 1980s and 1990s inspired look. What can I say, I'm a 90s kids in love with the 80s charm. I think my love stems from the music and movies of the 80s. The uniqueness it brought to the world, mostly in the American culture, is still a source of inspiration in these modern times. I love the look of the 80s and 90s and I quite often recreate my outfits in dedication to these two decades.
Being Nigerian and being absolutely in love with Ankara prints and clothing, I thought it was very necessary for me to include a feature on one of my favorite dresses that I own. This green, glittery gold, and white dress was inspired by a black and white patterned dress I spotted on Instagram. I got really lucky with the fabric because when I had gone to the Downtown LA Fashion District, I found it in a store and it was down to the last few yards left.
Hello, my name is Nicole. This is a collection of some of my favorite things, DIYs, food, and mostly Fashion. You should see how messy my closet is. I truly have a clothing obsession and collections of random craft supplies in the corner. Don't forget to leave your unproductive biases and criticisms at the door. Come embrace the Black Girl Magic. Welcome to my closet!
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