Monday, May 2, 2016

Heritage Ball 2016

The question of the night: who needs the Met Gala when you have the Heritage Ball?

The Organization of Black Students hosted its annual Heritage Ball this past Friday at the Stoney Island Arts Bank. UChicago Professor Theaster Gates is behind the transformation of the 1920s bank into a community center, library, art gallery, and media archive. This was the first time the Heritage Ball was off campus and it couldn't have been held at a better location. About 100 students came out to the event and everyone looked really nice. Considering how stressful this past week has been for lots of students, I think Friday was a much needed relief. Also, we managed to avoid destroying any of the art, so I'd say it was a success.

As my girl Ariel pointed out, there were some very serious Solange vibes going, so we of course had to attempt to channel them in our pics. 

I borrowed a dress from my roommate/bestie/ride-or-die Natalie. She came through for ya girl. Like, I said in my last post, your friends' closets are prolly lit. That's Maya killing it in the jumpsuit gifted to her for her 21st birthday by the stunner in the red, Christy. 


Ariel came through with the fit from Uniqlo with the tattoo as the perfect accessory. And her twistout was on some next level stuff. 

Are you crying tears of black girl magic yet???


S/O to the greatest roommates of all time. That's Natalia in the black and Natalie in the silver. We all got cool while studying abroad in Spain and relive those memories whenever we need a good laugh. 

Some of my favorite ladies from the rugby team! I'd say we clean up real niiiice. 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mom's Plaid

Coming out of the dark into the light with the warm weather in the Chi. The sun always serves as a solid pick-me-up, so I decided to show my face on the interwebs. Also, Lemonade. I can't even say much right now...but know that Beyoncé and James Blake working together is one of the most overwhelming facts in the world right now.

Over winter break back in December, my mom gave me one of her skirts from when she was my age. Or I think I found it and took it upon myself bring it back with me to Chicago. I wasn't too sure if I liked it, but as a true fashion girl, I'm drawn to things that are maybe kinda ugly. So, I took it upon myself to make it into an item I really liked.

Shoutout to my awkward leg. I paired the skirt with a black tank gifted to me by my cousin over winter break as well. I threw on my favorite tights and double monk straps from J. Crew. 

I kept the texture and print mixing grounded by picking up on the secondary colors in the skirt -- the black and red.

This is just a friendly reminder that some of the coolest pieces might not be something new. Picking through your mom's closet or your friend's closet is a cheap and earth friendly way to refresh your own wardrobe. 

Check out my instagram @all_worn_out to see why I've been gone for so long. Ya girl is officially DevaSTating...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Completely Covetable: Fall 2016 RTW

Hellooooo out there. It's been a while since I've been on here, but, alas, New York Fashion Week came calling. While NYFW is not totally over yet, I figured I'd share some of my favorite looks so far. Ready to wear shows are my favorite: its wearable fashion. Yes, you'll get some off the wall looks, but for the most part, what's on the runway is something that you could wear as is. The shows are primed for inspiring everyday women like myself in our daily clothing choices.

First thing: runways and presentations are looking more diverse than ever. Zac Posen's had so many models of color -- truly a beautiful sight.

Now, on to the looks.


3.1 Phillip Lim. There is nothing necessarily remarkable about this look, but its simplicity is what drew me in. The silhouette and details on the coat are killer.

Prabal Gurung.  All in for this coat. 

Yeezy Season Three. Not sure what makes Season Three distinctly different from Season Two or Season One, but, then again, I wonder who Kanye even is anymore. I like the idea of this look -- the monochrome, the oversized sweater with fitted skirt and thigh highs -- more than the actual look. It would be so easy to recreate a similar fit, minus the tit peeking through the sweater. But, some people are into that, so maybe with the tit peeking through.

Altuzarra.  This scarf. This bib. This skirt. Here for it. 

Maiyet. This is the dress for all the she-devils out there who are secret romantics. So, I obviously need this dress. 

Banana Republic. RT if you went to my high school. 

Christian Siriano. Always a fan of the suit with a bare chest. This has an incredibly feminine shape to it, but coupled with a scowl, I'm sure you could scare a couple men into line. 

Christian Siriano. Another joint from Siriano. This a heavy, but also kind of light look; a chunky knit scarf top paired with wide leg pants and sunglasses. Makes you wonder what season it actually is. It's an intimate look with a bit of stomach showing, but the heaviness of the top keeps the sexiness subdued.  I've been thinking about scarves, and scarf like items, as shirts for a minute. One of my favorite bloggers, Karla Deras, often pulls off looks like this with much ease. 


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