Coat: Romwe (old, similar here or here) Jeans: Zara (similar here) Heels: Zara (old but similar here)
I almost dont know where to start because I feel like there’s so much going on here. Lol. Ok, so lets starts with the obvious, this warm and cozy coat. I literally feel like I’m wrapped in a huge teddy bear everytime I wear this coat :-). I swear I’ll find any reason to wear it. To do laundry, to go to the corner store, to hang with friends, just for any reason. Thats the beauty of New York, is that it gets so cold here that no one is worried about what kind of coat you have on because we’re all too busy trying to stay warm. If I did this down south (Atlanta, the Carolinas) I know I’d get a million stares like, what? why?. But in New York, it doesnt matter. Yes we do laundry and go to corner stores in fur coats… because its COLD in the winter, and thats what coats are for. No matter how “dressy” they are.
I got this coat last season from Romwe after hunting for it like a dog. I tend to do that, hunt for items like its my life’s mission and then I feel a high once I”ve found it. This coat was one of those moments. It was all worth it, because now they’re back in season and a tad harder to find. But don’t worry, your “Style Bounty Hunter” Style Nina will be on the case for you ;-). I’ll do an entire post dedicated to some cute finds I come across. Oh and wait till I tell you about (and do a video) on the SOLD OUT everywhere Zara coat I just hunted down and successfuly retreived!
Then, lets talk about the shoes. Sandals? why Sandals, some may ask. Because I’ve always found it fabulous and a little bold when I see a sandal being pulled off with a coat. And when its the dead of winter and frigid outside it definitely cant be done then, so what better time to pull it off than the fall. Werk boos werk. xx
Coat: Forever 21 (old but similar here) Top: H&M (similar here) Jeans: Zara (similar here) Boots: Zara (old)
THIS coat. Ok, so de-cluttering my closet and figuring out what to sell/ giveaway always feels like an episode of Hoarders.
So I got an account on an app called Poshmark (if you havent heard of it, run to the app store and download it for free!). I list items I haven’t worn in over a year (believe it or not there’s a lot, and still tons more to list). So I came across this mustard coat and I couldnt decide if I wanted to sell it or not. I went back-and-forth several times and I finally said let me just take a picture of it and list it on Posh Mark. As soon as I listed it I got a lot of interest. People were commenting and asking questions about the coat but I really didn’t think it would sell because it was really kind of old and it was beaded up.
Later on in the week, my friend Jenny came over to help me take pictures for my blog and I told her that I was selling this coat but I wanted to try to style it one last time just to see if I can revive it or bring it back to life. So we shot with it and it was a complete success the coat came out beautiful in pictures, I thought it was styled to perfection I loved it! I was so happy.
Of course all of this is meanwhile the coat was still listed for sale on Posh Mark. So, one person asked me to post a picture of the coat close up and I totally forgot to do it. A few days later someone purchased the coat who had never asked any questions or left any comments on it. I secretly had a panic attack like I was on hoarders and the therapist took my belongings away, lol. But all jokes aside I honestly wanted the buyer to know exactly what they were getting into since up close it was a little beaded. So I took a picture of the coat up close and sent it to the girl personally just so that she knows exactly what she’s buying just from an integrity standpoint. She got the picture and saw it close up and she still loved it and said “send it to me anyway, thanks!”. Cool! I got one last fling in it and now it’ll make another girl as happy as it did for me, PLUS I’m up 15 bucks! Win win! Enjoy love!!!!
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On THIS day though? I decided I am going SLAY like Shilora. Lol. Every blogger should be different and unique in their own way. Every blogger should bring something different to the table that clearly distinguishes them amongst others. For a very long time I tried to search to find myself and who I was not just as a blogger but as a person. As a blogger, I’d ask myself: “what’s my thing? what makes me special? what separates me from the other bloggers and everyone else at the size take pictures of themselves and just put them on the Internet?”. If you’ve been with me for a while you have seen my style evolve and change through the years.
The one thing I did notice that was a common thread in a lot of my pictures was the movement in my hair. It’s so crazy because I’ve always struggled with my “hair-dentity”(my hair identity). I was always looking for ways to make over my hair, my look, wear my hair a different way and I don’t know I just always express myself through my hair and even though my hair has pretty much been the same the last five or six years of my life, I remember going through an experimental stage coming out of high school. I would color it, add pieces to it, twist it myself, you name it. That’s also when I started wearing extensions and all kind of things that my mother never let me wear when I was younger or at least in high school. And that truly helped me evolve into who I am. So bringing this all back together I should say my movementsor the movement in my hair is what separates me as a blogger this is like hair liiiiife every time I look at the pictures after we take them or had a full day of shooting. It’s exciting and I’m proud to say that this is who I am this is my “hair-dentity” this is what separates me from the rest, slangin’ this hurrrrrrr. What’s your thing?
*Filmed, Edited, and Uploaded all on the new iPhone 6 (pretty nice)* So my high school friend inboxed me on FB and said she was going to the OutkastATLast (Outkast ATL) concert. She described exactly what she wanted to hear how she wanted to dress the weather would be like. She asked for my advice on a few looks that would be appropriate for the concert held in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. She then suggested that maybe I should do a look but just for festivals in general I know summer is almost over but I know this will help her and hopefully would help others to hope you love it! I won’t be able to go because I’m going to the south of Italy on a last summer vacation with friends for another friend’s birthday. So to those who are going have fun and from an ATLien, it’s gonna be craaayyyyy!!!!