Can Faux Leather Really Be Trusted?

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5 Element Photography

River Island Hat (Sold Out) // H&M Sweater and Skirt (This one can be trusted)// Altuzarra for Target Booties (Love these)// Daddy’s Tube Socks

Never put your full trust in FAUX leather.

This leather H&M skirt is a shameful purchase. I thought I might be able to get away with it but NO! The material makes me want to throw up. Seriously. Don’t let my photographer’s photgraphy skills  fool you. This skirt should be banned from one’s closet.

In any event, varsity sweaters are in major trend this season. If you say my Autumn Craving’s Wish List, then you probably noticed the Rag&Bone one I was coveting. Well, that one is sold out and way too expensive. Just super happy H&M made an affordable alternative.

-Be blessed!

Stripes & Pastels

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Recognizing I no longer have the priviledge to eat whatever I want, which includes Cold Stone milkshakes about 4x a week. Even the thickest of layers cannot cover the amount of weight I’ve gained in my face… I suppose I should actually take advantage of my very expensive NYSC gym membership now.

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5 Element Photography

H&M Oversized Blazer (Try this) and Skirt // Joe Fresh Shirt and Scarf// Chinese Laundry Booties // MAC Ruby Woo Lip

Stripes are still one of my favorite layering pieces. I wanted to have fun with this look so I through on this scuba skirt and peep-toe booties. During the colder seasons, I try to bundle up as much as possible, excluding my legs. Not sure if they create they’re own body heat but I don’t really feel cold on my legs. I try to avoid leggings/stockings as much as possible because they make me itchy so bare legs it is….

-Be blessed!

#JustMissedtheRunway- Tia Nicole

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This weekend’s #JustMissedtheRunway feature is the beautiful Tia Nicole of FourOne-Oh Blog. I can appreciate Tia’s style for so many reasons. The main reason why she’s so awesome is because she reminds us that less is more. She has perfected the minimalistic style and knows just what to wear for her body type.

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I got the chance to ask Tia a few questions:

Aunty: How would you describe your style?

Tia: I really don’t have an answer for this.  I just wear what I like.  Some people classify themselves as minimal, bohemian… I just go with the flow.  I do love all-black outfits, but every time I say that I am never wearing black. :/  Since Fall is here, my favorite way to dress is in layers.  I absolutely love layering.  I can’t wait to share some of my favorite layering pieces this season on my blog.

Aunty: Where are your favorite places to shop?

Tia: Three stores… Urban Outfitters, Free People & Zara.  I just stumbled across Miss Guided and I love their price point for dresses!  You will probably be seeing more of their product on my blog soon.

 

Aunty: One fashion tip to the readers? 

Tia: Don’t dress for everyone else, dress for yourself!  How great a garment looks on your body is all about confidence and wearing clothing that YOU feel comfortable in.  Just be HAPPY in your fashion!
If you, like myself, can’t get enough of Tia, follow her blog, Instagram, or Twitter!
-Be blessed!

Buckle Down

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Ray-ban Sunnies // Juicy Couture Trench // Thirty and West Tunic c/o // Sergio Rossi Strappy Sandals (Sold Out) // Banana Republic Clutch (Sold Out)

Shopping for the Fall/ Winter seasons, for me, means neutrals, stripes, leather, and more leather. I love Autumn colors, and this tunic from Thirty and West is no exception. Although its lightweight, it is perfect for those days we are blessed with 75+ degree weather! And so what if its colder? Throw on a trench  and some boots and your suddenly Fall season ready!

-Be blessed!