ARGH! Once again, I have allowed myself to get behind in my blog posts and I am not happy with that. I blame it all on school taking up most of my time of being able to post up here, but low and behold, I am now on Winter Break for a whole month!
It seems like I've been waiting forever to purchase the Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas and I was able to get my hands on them for only $173 from Karmaloop! They can indeed be used as a weapon and they are a bit dangerous if you're not careful while putting them on, but boy are they fierce! I think they might be my favorite pair of heels!
So here at North Carolina Central University, I have met a lot of great people with artistic views like myself (as in fashion, photography, etc.) I was super excited when I met a young man who goes by the name of Chinedu Okwara (Chin for short) and it's like we instantly clicked. Come to find out, he owns a Nikon and is an aspiring photographer. He asked me if I wanted to take any pictures and of course I said yes. Here are a few of them:
Transitioning from high school to university life was such a big challenge for me. I remember crying as soon as my parents left on move in night and the fact that I didn't have a roommate to vent to or talk to about my feelings just tore me all up. I laid in my twin size bed and stared up at the ceiling, having the urge to call my parents to come pick me back up. The first couple of days were hard, but luckily I had some high school mates with me that I could hang with and eventually, the campus felt like home. I still reminded myself that I needed to stay faithful to taking outfit of the day photos.
I really liked this outfit because of the shirt that I did on my own using a 'Dip Dye Do It Yourself' tutorial. I just took an old uniform shirt, cut off the sleeves, and dipped it in a bucket of green dye, creating this effect:
Gosh, it's been almost three months since I last updated this blog...three months?! That's crazy. The college life has really been taking over me -- I barely have time for anything. But I have been faithfully taking pictures of my outfits and I'm here now to update (seeing that I'm on a well needed Fall Break). I apologize to you guys for not updating like I should. That stops now.
(This picture is old and random but I thought I'd post it anyway.)
When I put together this outfit, I was trying to channel my inner Lady Gaga. Though it is a milder version of her, I think the shoes always add a little spunk -- though they are terrible to walk in.
(Black and White Blouse; Thrift Store; Shimmer Skirt, Nasty Gal; Anti Gravity Platforms, Nasty Gal)
I have reached 400 + fans on Lookbook! Not too major compared to the other front pagers on there, but it is an accomplishment for me. I remember when I used to get no hype at all, now I average about 90+ hype on every outfit. Thanks to everyone that supports me and my art!
I'm always trying to get my hands on any type of tribal print that I can and I was thrilled when I got this top. It came to me when I was having my usual yard sale at my grandfather's house and my grandmother brought this top to be sold. Of course, when she wasn't looking, I checked it out and slipped it away for myself. Clever?
(Tribal Print Shirt, Cato's; Liquid Leggings; Anti Gravity Wedges)
My haircut has made it's return, yikes! It's so hard to manage and right now it's a bit fluffy. I'm trying to see how long I can go without a relaxer. I'm hanging in there! Anyway, enough rambling. I have ALWAYS wanted to get my hands on a 'high-low' skirt and I was lucky enough to find one online. I'm still struggling to find the right top to go with it, but this red blouse will have to do for now!
(Red Blouse, Thrift; Pin Stripe High Low Skirt, Go Jane; Spiked High Heels)
Whenever I become a professional stylist, I've always thought about styling models for men's magazine. Men's wear is something I love [especially when there's a stud in the clothing] and the styles are just so smooth to me. I wish more guys in my area actually dressed like this. Some of my favorites: