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I love to shop, obviously. But I also love shopping for people, so here are a few new Spring/ Summer styles I found online that I think you may enjoy!

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Zara Perforated Mini Shopper // Forever 21 Favorite Gladiator Sandals = $29.80

Forever 21 Bicycle Sling-Back Sandals = $19.80 (LOVE) // Forever 21 Perforated Faux Leather Heels = $32.90 (STEAL! IN TREND!)

Zara Leather Pouch (Yellow) = $29.90 //  Zara Leather Pouch (White) = $29.90 (I NEED THIS! The back says “But Well Dressed”

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Lace Ruffle Cropped Blouse = $29.90 (I NEEED!) //Urban Outfitters BDG Stripe Boxy Tee = $9.99

I went shopping and snagged some bits and bobs. I attempted to do a haul video but my camera stopped midway through the video and unfortunately, I am quite busy with school and cannot  film another video on time. Pics will do for now!

CLICK ON EACH PICTURE TO DIRECT YOU TO THE LINK! Enjoy:

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Aldo Edilania Pastel Blue Pumps = $100 // Aldo Blue Sunglasses = 2 for $20

 Zara Cropped Sweater = $16.99 // Denim Chuck Taylor via Urban Outfitters= $40 + add’l 25% (No longer available but found on Nordstrom)

Urban Outfitters Boyfriend Jeans = $29.99 (I bought them in blue, too, with add’l 25% ) // Urban Outfitters Peter Pan Collar Tank Top  = $19.99

There is this African print inspired two piece I bought from Zara that is not on their website! If I ever find it online, I will def add it to this post! Hope you enjoyed this! Do like and comment if you would like more of these Shopping Deal posts! I’m the queen of bargain shopping!

-Be blessed and enjoy the rest of this Holy Week!

Unapologetically African

On Sunday, I had the honor of being invited to cover a fashion show (Currently editing so stay tuned for that post!). Usually photographers wear all black or dark colored clothing but I did the exact opposite. I wore bold and attention worthy colors. I am not a photographer but I do enjoy taking pictures. I’ll always prefer to be in front of the lens rather than behind it.

As I get older, I accept more and more of who I am. I’m black. I’m Ghanaian. I’m a woman. I’m young. I’m short. The list goes on… It seems like in the past I’ve unconsciously apologized for being myself. “Wear conservative clothes to bring less attention to yourself.” “Keep your hair relaxed,  short, and kempt so to avoid people judging you.” “Act more mature to appease your mature audience.” I’m over it all. I just want to be me.

In school, I am currently discussing age discrimination in the workplace. I find it interesting that many associate age discrimination to affect older employees. Well, what about the younger ones? You know, ones like myself, that get told E V E R Y D A Y at work, “When you become an adult, you’ll understand…” Um, so what defines adulthood anyway?? …. Enough of that topic….

Solange has been inspiring me to play with colors and patterns post her big-chop and fashion metamorphosis. I think I did just that in the city on Sunday….
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So this is the dress I showed you guys in my fashion haul video. This Joe Fresh dress was around $12! The leopard heeled sandals were my favorite Summer ’13 heels. I bought them from Forever 21 for about $30. Not only are they the most comfortable Forever 21 shoes ever,  I always get compliments from men about them.

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But heels will be heels. Comfortable or not, you can’t paint the town red for hours in heels without suffering. These leopard Isapera sandals worked perfectly as a substitue. I paired it with my Forever 21 envelope clutch that I bought on sale for about $7. Note to self: if it’s leopard/cheetah or any animal print, really, I’m drawn to it. Maybe it’s the African in me LOL (sorry, that was an ignorant joke).

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Attempt a kente turban at your own risk. Not only does it feel like a ton of bricks on your head, but it’ll probably collapse midway through a shoot as shown above. (Try imitation kente cloth for a lighter feel. )
The things people endure to look good…

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Try not to gaze too long.

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Kente Cloth Head Scarf/ Joe Fresh Dress/ Forever 21 heeled sandal & clutch & necklace/ Isapera leopard Sandals (Similar)

-Be blessed!!

 

Pastels on the Playground

 

Happy Palm Sunday! Yesterday was such a glorious and beautiful day to celebrate my Lord & Personal Savior all while shouting “Hosanna!” We were blessed with 72 degree weather in NYC but I was really uncomfortable and hottttt! I’m thinking I should probably reserve my summer weather excitement…

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I’m actually loving the pastel color trend. It’s fun. It’s chic. It’s sexy. It’s bold. It’s everything a girly girl needs! My favorite part about the trend is finding pastel items in my closet I either, didn’t know I had, or just didn’t think I liked very much. An example is this Banana Republic blouse. It’s been in my closet for many years (don’t know how, actually, as I never purchased it) and never worn! Not only is the pastel blue so flattering but the scalloped edges are so in trend right now! Double win for Auntie Christie!
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I will be traveling this summer so I decided to start stacking on floppy hats. I actually bought this Forever 21 floppy hat to pair with my new pink Zara heels but it actually worked well with this pastel look!
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Meet my girlfriend Isabella! Isabella and I share much more than laughs in common. Not only is she super selfless, but it helps that she’s a fashionista like me! 85% of the time we’re discussing shoes, the other 15% of the time we’re discussing new trends. She is soooo lucky I can’t fit a size 35 shoe! Her shoe collection would’ve been raided by last year. She’s the woman behind the lens many  times. Thank you girl! Love you to pieces!IMG_1865

You’ve seen this Coach bag on Auntie’s blog before. I mentioned how much I used to hate white bags. Clearly not anymore! How cute is the green bow on the handle?
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It’s all about DETAILS! Can you believe my earrings were $1??? I bought them from a jewelry store that was going out of business.

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Isabella is wearing a jacket from Zara’s new collection, a burberry button down, a kente skirt, and Valentino Rockstuds.

My Outfit:

Hat: Forever 21

Blouse: Banana Republic (Old)

Skirt: Thrifted via Salvation Army

Shoes: Zara (Old)

Necklace: Forever 21

Bag: Coach (Old)

Nail Polish: Essie’s ‘Hide and Go Chic’

Isabella’s Outfit:

Jacket: Zara

Blouse: Burberry

Skirt: Custom Made

Shoes: Valentino

-Be Blessed & Enjoy your week ahead!

BREAKING NEWS: Alexander Wang announces H&M Collaboration

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Happy Palm Sunday! It’s 6:30 AM. I missed it. Just like the runway, I missed the breaking news! After what seemed to be such a difficult night, from a pipe bursting in my COOP, to finding out we won’t have water for the next 2 days, I just couldn’t be bothered. I called it a night around 10pm. But thank the Good Lord I am an early riser! How then would I be able to find out about the above!

I nearly fell off my desk chair hearing about this surprising and unexpected news! Alexander Waannnnnngggg, God Bless your heart! Wang, also the creator director for Balenciaga, will be including a collection of men and women clothing, as well as accessories.“Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today,” H&M’s creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch said. “He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year.” I agree van den Bosch. I agree!

Here are some of the previous H&M collabs:

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Isabel Marant x H&M

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Lanvin x H&M

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 (I do not own rights to any of these images. Taken from Google.)

 The collaboration will launch November 6, 2014. Mr. Wang, if this post ever get’s to you, pleaseeee include the Tall Aline T-Stap Sandal that I crushed on forever. Be sure to check out Alexander Wang’s Official Instagram for more news! 

-Be blessed and remember why we praise the King today! He is so worthy of our praise!