After being sick this weekend, I made a last minute decision to attend Brooklyn's legendary Afropunk festival.I felt like wearing something that screamed "summer," so I opted for this vintage D&G dress that I found at Buffalo Exchange in Austin. Florals always seem to set the right mood. I'm still lusting over Dolce & Gabbana's spring 2013 RTW collection. The idea of infusing raffia sacks and dresses printed with street-theater puppets was beyond cool!
I stumbled upon this jumpsuit at Beacons Closet a few weeks back… I'm convinced they have the coolest assortment of second hand clothing in NYC.. I wore this outfit to go grab dinner with my boyfriend.
I recently made a trip to Dover Street market, located in the midtown section of Manhattan. Amazing, game-changing retail experience in New York City. Lots of exclusive and hard to find brands. This has to be one of the coolest stores ever! The store setup, and product placement is insane! Imagine if Barney's New York and Comme Des Garçons got together and created a child--- resulting in Dover Street market.
Concept and Direction by Rei KAWAKUBO
“I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision.”
I picked up these cool ass men's surf shorts by Гоша Рубчинский (Gosha Rubchinskiy), a young, Russian, street designer that I'm now obsessing over…. How could I pass on these shorts at almost 60% off?
Lately I've been craving rich-pink hues for outfit options. There's something about pink that brings out your inner"girl". I scored this amazing skirt a few years ago from this super cool indoor flea market in Dallas. It was one of those hidden gems that you just magically stumble upon.
Just a few shots of what I wore on Saturday to attend an art gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn (my new favorite part of NYC)...
I don't feel like its summer until I bust out my favorite (non vintage) Prada dress. Its one of my favorite pieces from the Spring 10' collection that I was able to scoop up at the Prada outlet a few years back. The homage to Josephine Baker couldn't make it any better. I haven't worn it since last summer so I thought it would be cool to see how I would style something old with something new.
After what seemed like the longest winter ever I'm happy to announce that spring has finally arrived. I can finally pack away all my dark articles of clothing and become saturated in vibrant prints and color… I'm sad to admit that over the course of winter I became a victim to the New York standard of dress. I buried away all of my colorful printed clothing and adopted the look of wearing uninterrupted black.
Besides season changes, I also decided to cut my hair into a bowl cut. I'm loving the easy styling options and low maintenance that my hair requires. I think the biggest perk is the fact that I can wear hats again.
Its been awhile since I've worn this Nigerian lace top that was passed down to me from my mother. It holds a special place in my heart because it was what my mom wore when she migrated here from Nigeria 30 years ago.
My fascination with headwear continues… Lately I've found myself wearing more hats and head wraps as the added accessory over jewelry. My boyfriend found this hat for me at Goodwill and it has not left my head since.I'm majorly crushing over straw hats for summer;Something similar to the one Rihanna had on in the Vogue Brasil editorial.
I'm wearing an old vintage leather dress that I got about a year ago in Dallas. Its one of the only things in my closet that has such a rich-vibrant emerald hue.