With A Twist

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Classic with a twist is the perfect description for this look. Denim on denim is easily a classic, and the camel coat is quickly becoming one. I wanted to switch things up a bit, and decided to add my mother’s silk printed scarf to the neck of my denim shirt.

I like to think of myself as the style icon in the family but, I definitely get it from my mama. She is so chic and we fight a lot about me borrowing her clothes. She’s had this scarf for a really long time. I remember it being a part of her spectacular wardrobe when we joined her in the states in 99′. It’s just adds such character to a look. Tamara from Baydian Girl is an expert at incorporating scarves into your wardrobe. Check her out for more tips.

Throwing in a little twist is always an easy way to get many outfits from the pieces in your current wardrobe. I love incorporating scarves, blazers, pops of color, and unique jewelry. What twists do you incorporate into your looks?

Jean: ASOS (similar)
Denim Shirt: ASOS (similar)
Camel Coat: Forever21 (similar)
Boots: JustFab (similar)

Suited for Spring

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Spring is in the air but, not quite here. Tempts are still just above freezing and the wind just won’t let my big hair be great. Yet still, I ventured suited for spring. I adore this suit and y’all already know that when I put this coat on, “Feelin Myself” automatically started playing in my head.

I’m not a big fan of pants but pant suits are definitely quickly becoming a fav. I purchased this one last year from Forever21. The print and colors are just perfect for spring. Not to mention the fact that it compliments my spectacular yellow vintage coat so well.

This suit is no longer available at Forever21 but you can find some great here, here, and here.

A few of you have mentioned that you were looking for a great yellow coat. The one I’m wearing here is vintage, but you can find one here, here and here.

Are you planning to try the suit trend this spring?

xoxo,
Nia

Fun with Texture

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It’s been a minute. I wish I could say “Happy Spring” but, it’s snowing here in NYC today. Lift us up in prayer. Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and show you guys how much fun I had recently with my textured skirt and coat. Texture is another element of fashion that I’m currently exploring. It just adds a level of uniqueness and sass. When you wear textured pieces, there is always a fine line between chic and overdone. The pastel colors really helped me strike the appropriate balance.

This was a nice break from my usual days of grabbing whatever is clean. I’m so focused on doing well at school and work, fashion is usually the last thing on my mind. For the sake of my sanity I recently decided to enter a model casting for Full Figured Fashion Week that will take place in June.

This is such a huge step outside of my comfort zone. I questioned my decision so many times but, at the end of the day this is what life is all about. Growth requires us to step outside of makes us comfortable. The journey to self-acceptance is not an easy one, filled with so many bumps and bruises. I’m determined to love myself and build my confidence, this is only the beginning. The tour stops in NYC this weekend, wish me luck.

Skirt (vintage): Similar
Crochet Gray Tunic: Lane Bryant
Blazer: Forever21 (similar)
Coat: Old Navy (SOLD OUT)

xoxo,
Linda

Unusually Casual

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Minimalism is in. I love the minimalist aesthetic, it’s so very chic. The colors, the shapes, and the straight lines are just stunning. I’m not a minimalist, I’m usually a bit overdressed. I try to tone it down a bit, but we’re talking about a girl that’s known as GLAMsavvy. The glam factor matters to me. I think it’s one of the fun parts of being a woman. Get completely overdressed and take the world by storm.

Although sometimes treated that way, minimalism and glamour are not mutually exclusive. You can pull off a glammed up minimalist look effortlessly. In this look I tried to keep it unusually minimalist/casual with a bit of glam of course. I incorporated my faux fur stool, which always gives a bit of glam.

Looking through the pics for this post, I’m so thoroughly through with the snow and the wind. The weather finally broke this week in NYC and I hope it will only be uphill from here. I can no longer be responsible for my actions if the weather continuous to torture us.

Anyway, how do you add some glam to your minimalist/casual looks?

Dress (old) similar
Shirt (old) similar
Jacket (similar): H&M
Boots (similar): JustFab
Faux Fur Snood (similar): ASOS

All About Color

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When you think of all the elements of a great look, color is the first thing that comes to mind. This particular look is all about the colors. I love a great pastel color story. The warm colors just make me smile. The yellow coat is the other awesome find from my vintage haul in Hudson Valley. It makes such a chic statement. I wanted to pair it with minimalist pieces and the light teal turtleneck and camel skirt did the trick. It came together so effortlessly, I couldn’t have imagined it any better.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a signature style. I don’t want to box myself in, but I want a distinct style that can be easily identifiable as my own. This look is definitely heading in the right direction as a signature look. The big hair, the colors, and the effortless combination of vintage and modern pieces definitely ring true as part of my style identity. I’m looking forward to solidifying this and using this as the base of many future looks. This should be fun.
Do you have a signature style? I want to hear about it.

Coat- Vintage
Skirt-ASOS
Sweater-Gifted
Shoes- Modcloth
Gloves-ASOS

xoxo,
Nia