Missing home just a tad bit today. I promise you any transplant New Yorker would tell you the same thing. It’s like you love this city and hate it all at the same time. Some days you just need to take a quick break and press restart, if not the city will consume every bit of energy left in you. This is my new home and I don’t regret moving here for one minute I mean after all my life has been nothing short of amazing since moving, but home is where the heart is and some days you just miss it. I guess it all just takes some getting used to and in the year and almost a half I have been here I’m sure you could say I have a lot more things to learn. Here’s to New York!!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Isn’t it lovely when you can find the perfect pair of relaxed jeans? To be 100% honest I don’t wear jeans too often, just because I find it so difficult to find a pair that fit exactly how I would like. Now, don’t get me wrong having a great pair of jeans in your wardrobe is a fashion must so I will say I love my high waisted jeans and skinny jeans. But when it comes to relaxed and casual yeaaaaa I have not hit that mark. So when I snagged these bad boys I literally wanted to shout (insert church music). They have the perfect amount of give and are so relaxed and casual. They can be dressed up with a pair of heels and down with a great pair of booties like I did with today’s look. #Score
On another note, I have literally been living in olive colors this season (see previous posts). The color compliments so many different skin tones. So just FYI you may see a lot more of it.
Monday, January 4, 2016
It’s officially 2016 can you believe it? A new year always brings a fresh start. This year I am looking forward to embarking on more projects than I have done in previous years. It’s all about being fearless and going for it even if it feels scary. I’m excited for a year of continued positivity, confidence, growth, and determination. 2016 will be great I decree and declare.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It’s kind of amazing it’s the end of December and I am still able to throw on a pair of sandals. Winter has definitely been good to us in NYC, with temperatures hitting the mid 6o’s as of late. I sure hope it stays this way going into the New Year.
Friday, December 18, 2015
They say everyone has an alter ego. A side they don’t always portray but you see it peak out every now and again. When it comes to style I think it’s important to have that. I mean come on who wants to dress the same every day of their lives. BORINGGGGGGGGG!!!! I think mine would be somewhere between punk rock skate board chic and all black all the time. My love for color just won’t allow me to make that happen every day. So, I am absolutely okay with channeling that side of me from time to time, which I did in today’s look. There’s something about wearing all black that leaves a hint of mystery and curiosity. Depending on how it’s styled you can go from sleek, edgy, and glammed up to Gothic inspired and relaxed. I chose the latter. I snagged these chunky suede OTK boots on sale 2 weeks ago and knew they were a little out of the norm for a girl who loves heels. But I figured they would be a great piece to add to my wardrobe for days when that all black skater girl chic decides to show up.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Checkered blues and gray hues what a perfect combination. I’m absolutely in love with this coat I recently scored from Forever 21. How classy and cute. I love its versatility. Can be dressed up with a dress and heels and dressed down with blue jeans and boots. Versatility is always an important factor when shopping. How many wears will I get out of this piece? Will it last? Is it a staple item or trendy? All important things to consider for longevity of your clothing items.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
All black chunky knits and leather, what a way to say goodbye to fall and hello to winter. These peep toe knee high laced boots caught my eye almost immediately and their comfy too which makes them a number one fave in my closet right now. I love that they can be added to almost any look to add a touch of spizzazz!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hey….hey…..heyyyyy it’s me again J I recently ran across the workings of Walter Wayne Dyer, an amazing author and motivational speaker. Let me first start by saying I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet this man and/or attend one of his conferences before his passing in August. If you’ve never heard of him you’re definitely missing out. So let me be the first to introduce you. Enjoy!
There are certain people who come into this world…and there are certain things about them. Certain qualities they possess. There’s a certain way they go about their life. They are very seldom understood. They listen to an inner voice that only they can hear… “I came here with a purpose. I came here with something that I HAVE to do.” That’s your soul speaking… The question is… How willing are you to pay attention? How willing are you to listen to that inner voice that no one else can hear?
Dormant forces, faculties, and talents come alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
There is something inherent in each and every one of us, that allows us to know that life is worth living. Whatever it is that creates that excitement within us is really our connection to God.
-Wayne Walter Dyer
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Its officially Fall, the temperatures here in New York have starting getting cooler and it’s the perfect timing to swap out the short shorts and usher in your leather pieces. I went for sleek with this look; you can never go wrong in all black.
I have always loved the denim on denim trend. So casual but chic. Something you can throw on to run errands or for a relaxed date night with the beau. I picked up these high waisted jeans about a year ago from H&M and have worn them well over 2o times. You can probably say they’re one of my favorites. I paired it with my denim button up shirt and tied the front to give it a little sass and Whaaa Lahhhh simple date night look made easy J
Shun Melson, celebrity stylist to names like Atlanta Housewives Kim Zolciak, Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss and many more. Last week I had the opportunity to sit and chat all things “Fashun”.
1. What motivates you in an industry that can be so competitive and critical?
“Oh my gosh… I just love what I do, I love making people feel good, and look good. I got fired from Jeffries 10 years ago where I was making a ton of money. I was just so overwhelmed and I was like “what am I going to do” so I decided to just go out on faith and style people on my own. Now 10 years later I have never looked back.”
2. What tips would you give to those that are looking to follow in your footsteps?
“Well, I have a fashion 101 class teaching stylists how to be a good stylist, and how to survive in this industry. The very first thing I tell them is to “Go The Extra Mile” because some of them just want to go half way and give up. But you have to go the extra mile, you have to network, you have to get out of your comfort zone, and those are just some of the things I teach in my class.”
3. What trends are you predicting for Spring/Summer 2016?
“Of course floral! Neon prints, pink, burgundy will be big believe it or not, and fringe which is one of my faves right now.”
4. What are some misconceptions about being a celebrity stylist?
“Everyone thinks it’s super easy. Everyone thinks it’s fabulous and that I’m around a lot of fabulous clothes, and I get to hang around fabulous people. But majority of the time I’m working like 18 hours a day. I sleep on the airplanes; it’s a lot of hard work. All they see on my Instagram is “Aww she has fabulous clothes and around fabulous people, and I can get there too” Then I hire them or bring them on as an intern, and their like “whattttt???” And they last for maybe a week.”
5. Name one person you wish you had the opportunity to style.
“I would love to style Rihanna. I love everything about her. She just looks like the type that really listens to whatever you say. If you ask her to dye her hair blue she’ll say “OK I’ll try it”. That’s like the ideal client. You never want to get a client that thinks they’re the stylist because it’s kind of like well why am I here?”
6. If you weren’t a stylist what would you be doing?
“Something that has to do with clothing. Like I can play in clothes all day. So I would be in merchandising, that was my favorite things to do when I was at Jeffries I could stay in the store all night and just do the window displays.”
7. What does style and beauty mean to you?
“It’s everything, it’s like my child. I get chills when I talk about it. It’s my world.”
8. What’s next for Shun?
“After my classes, I definitely want to do a styling book. That’s on my to-do list and my tee shirts are doing amazing now. I started out with a tee shirt line because there was no place I could find tee shirts with African American women on them. The only thing I found was Kate Moss and Marilyn Monroe, so I decided to design shirts with African American women on them and people love them. Several celebrities have been seen in them. That’s just kind of like my passion project. I would love to see them in stores.”
9. Describe yourself in one word.
“Fashun” F.A.S.H.U.N “Fashun”!
To check out more on Shun Melson, and purchase one of her tee shirts visit her website HERE
Friday, September 25, 2015
Whew…it has definitely been awhile. Hi…Hello… my name is Starema and I’m a fashion blogger lol just kidding. It’s been so long I feel like I have to reintroduce myself J. I hope all has been well with you all. As for me busy, busy, busy hence the reason why you guys haven’t seen much of me. I guess you could say I took a short hiatus from blogging since I’ve moved. I haven’t blogged nearly as much this year as I did previously. But….scouts honor I’m back at it for you guys J
Speaking of New York and moving can you believe this week marks my one year anniversary as an official “New Yorker” and boy let me tell you, I have learned so many new things, not only about myself but others as well. While the constant hustle and bustle of New York City can be overbearing at times, even for some of my friends who were born and raised here. I can truly say I never regret the decision I made to move. One of the best decisions I have ever made for so many different reasons.
Now…. Enough of my rambling let’s get to the good stuff. “Fashion”. Well, as you know NYFW was last week, and what a great time to be living in this city. I attended several events and had an awesome time meeting new faces. Below check out my looks for each day.
I decided to keep things simple but with a tiny touch of sass. So I threw on this sheer skirt from Express which you can also see me rocking HERE, with my favorite black crop top. My top hat added that extra bit of spunk, while I opted for these black buckled booties for my feet. I knew I would be doing a lot of walking Day 1 so they definitely kept me comfortable.
Talk about “Easy Chic”! When I laid my eyes on this Orangina suede number with satin shoulder appliqués I just knew I had to have it. The dress/shirt was so comfortable but did not compromise style which is always a great thing. I paired it with a navy blue top hat to compliment the orange color scheme and my favorite butter cream booties .I loved how the look was so effortless and gives the “My Boyfriends Shirt” type of vibe. Easy and Effortless!
Think “Sporty Spice” I enjoyed how the two piece jacket/skort was so versatile and could be dressed up with heels or dressed down with sneakers which I opted for. Because it was pouring raining in NYC this day I wanted to go for a head wrap that made a subtle statement. Taking this look from standard to stunning.
Call me “Florina” I love these floral pants I snagged at Zara a few seasons back. I was trying to go for a little sexy sass with the no shirt vibes, but to be honest with you guys this wasn’t my favorite look of the week. I would say “Meh”.
I could live in this checkered onsie if I really wanted to. Such an easy piece to throw on with sneakers and dress up with a simple pair of heels and clutch. I will definitely be wearing this again for Fall & Winter.
Big Bird couldn’t win a color block battle with me even if he wanted to. This day I decided to celebrate summer with a color blocked co-ord set look that I loved. I scored this yellow duster at a local vintage store about a year ago. The shorts were a summer Zara find that matched perfectly and, believe it or not my shirt was created by me.
“Black-Out”….I decided to revisit Day 1 with black and sheer, for the last day of fashion week.