#ArmoireAddict: Stay Basic

It’s still winter so sweaters and boots are STILL essential. Dress up your sweater and boots with a jean shirt or any other collared shirt. Pair the collared shirt and sweater with a cute pair of leggings or skinny dress pants, add your boots and maybe a nice big necklace for a show piece and you’re out the door! 

Jean Shirt – Rainbow                                                 Sweater – ROMWE                                                       Leggings – bebe                                                           Boots – ? 

#ArmoireAddict: Night Out 


For a night out with the crew, you don’t to freeze to death in a club dress and knee high boots. A cute pair of jeans, top and fly boots will do the occasion justice. 

This particular look features bebe with a side of Charlotte Russe and a bit of Aldo to top it off. The dark green, lace bodysuit and the ripped, heartbreaker jeans start the ensemble. The combo goes great together and gives a dressed up casual vibe. The shoes from Charlotte Russe are what I feel make the outfit pop. Low boots, heeled boots or cute pumps take the bodysuit and jeans to another level. Accessories, provided by Aldo include large, gold hoops and gold bangles to complete the night out look. 

Dinner, date night, bar hopping or whatever Friday night activity you have going on this outfit can get you through 

 

#ArmoireAddict: Basketball Junkie 

Normally I’m a Lakers fan, (as instructed by my mother since I was born) but the shirt was hot so I had to wear it. Featuring Urban Outfitters and FashionNova we get a fun, simple, Friday, lounge around look. 


A classic, red and black, Chicago Bulls tee from Urban Outfitters and gray leggings with red stripes down the side from FashionNova. This look was so comfortable and perfect for the fluncfuating weather. I added a black bomber jacket whenever I went out to endure the cold with black Nike’s and I had a complete carefree fit. 

And just for the giggles…. 

If It’s Not Louis V I Don’t Want It 

What is it about designer products that makes them so enticing? Hearing the names of Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton excites our best senses. Does our love for these brands stem from an actual fascination with the products or is it simply the success that owning one of them guarantees? 

Let’s talk about! Comment your opinions. Feel free to continue the convo on social media. I’ll talk back. 

#ArmoireAddict: Looney Baby 

We all know how karma works. What goes around comes around. Same rules apply to fashion … and cartoons. How long have the Looney Tunes been around? Bugs and his lovely gang date back to pre-World World II times. They were even used as propaganda tools against the Nazis during the war. One may asks what keeps a show like that coming back. The Flinstones and the Jetsons didn’t have that type of run time. Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo are the only other shows that have maintained as much appeal throughout multiple generations. 

Relevance is the key to success. The Looney Tunes have been able to keep our attention by keeping up with the Kardashians so to speak. We’ve seen Bugs & Crew team up with star athletes like Micheal Jordan in Space Jam, Brendan Frazier in Looney Tunes: Back in Action and more recently they appear in a self-titled show on Cartoon Network. 


With all this screen time, the Looney Tunes have their fair share of merchandise and apparel.  Who didn’t want a Space Jam jersey, especially with the surge of 90’s fashion? If you didn’t I know I did and that’s why I own one. Like many other 90’s kids I’m a sucker for cartoons and cartoons on my tshirts. So I own a few things with Bug’s face on it. And one stolen sweater from my big sister. 


As far as fashion is concerned, Tweety, Lola, Taz and the rest are making some rather big appearances in our wardrobes. 


Sidenote: Yesterday was my twin nieces birthday. They turned 15. Being the great auntie that I am I was thinking of them while writing this post and I remembered their baby shower theme was Looney Tunes. It was so adorable. I wish I had the pictures. I loved it so much that year for Christmas I asked Santa for Looney Tunes baby accessories for my dolls (I was eight F.Y.I.). My little dolls had a Tweety baby carrier and Bugs Bunny swing. Aww the memories! 

#ArmoireAddict: Burnt & Orange 

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear burnt and orange? No, not Donald Trump. That pretty color that works so well for fall and winter. We’re in the middle of sweater weather and pullovers are the perfect choice for this time of year. Plus, some are great for work and then play.  


Usually I pair this sweater, from Express with some light wash jeans like I have pictured above. The jeans are from FashionNova of course! But over the weekend I paired this sweater with some faux leather leggings, also from FashionNova and some white converse. 

#ArmoireAddict: Bum Day 

We’ve all had those bum days where you just don’t feel like putting your best foot forward. In honor of those days I’ve dedicated an #ArmoireAddict post especially to them. 

Nike, Converse, Fashion Nova and … WalMart? These four pieces together create a perfect balance between “I just threw something on” and “the perfect outfit”.  Here’s a rundown of the pieces from head to toe. Moto Jacket from Fashion Nova, hoodie from Nike, of course, leggings from WalMart (Don’t sleep on WalMart. They carry necessities and in this day and age leggings are as necessary in a females wardrobe as deodorant.) and shoes from Converse by way of Journey’s. 

A successful bum day is pulled off when your selected pieces are cohesive and flow together. You can’t overdo and you can’t underdo even though the point is to look like you’re not putting in any effort, if that makes sense. Bum days are all about basics. Basic colors, basic clothes, etc. The only thing I don’t have that adds that final touch to a perfect bum day is the messy top knot bun. But you better believe when my hair grows back out the messy bun will be in full effect. 

So I’ll end with a question to my followers. How do you complete your bum day? 

Pressed ATL: Blazer Envy 

Anyone that follows or followed the tumultuous relationships of the praised persons of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta knows about the Boss Chick, Mrs. Rasheeda Frost. If you followed previous or recent seasons you know that Rasheeda opened a physical location for her clothing products. Pressed, located in Phipps Plaza, in Atlanta Georgia is a high end, urban (for lack of a better word) clothing boutique. 

Now as many times as I’ve been to Atlanta I have yet to visit the actual store, though I have browsed online. I am a complete Rasheeda fan. I love her hair, I love how she dresses, I just think she is the prettiest person on the show beside former cast member Tammy Rivera. So with that being said I try and support her endeavors. You know buy black and what not. 

While I was perusing on the website last week I came across this blazer. It might just be me but I love a  good blazer. It has to be one my favorite accessories. And yes I mean accessory. I consider blazers and accessory because it can make or break an outfit. A blazer can be the difference between night out and casual, work and date night, etc. Anyway, I came across this blazer and it was just absolutely beautiful. I imagined so many “to die for” ensembles that I could assemble together.  

The blazer is this pretty combination of gray and black, it almost looks like a cloudy blue tone. Details on the blazer are black and seem to be in a rose pattern surrounding the blazer. It’s a classy fit that could jazz up any pair of jeans or even the boring black pants you wear to work because work is like the death of anything with color. Just kidding! But I do know people who only wear black and gray to work. How drab! But you know this blazer could even be perfect for them. Black and gray a perfect color combo. 

Check Jr out for yourself.  

Here’s the link to the adorable blazer! 

#ArmoireAddict: Butter&Gold 

Are Timbs a regional thing or a racial thing? I ask the question because Timbs have become a staple in the African American and Hispanic  culture. Everyone knows that any man, woman and baby has at least one pair of Timbs in New York.  That analysis makes the answer regional. However, the same can be assumed of those in D.C.  Whatever the real answer is one can’t deny the effect that the boots have on culture. You can even widen the scope. It’s no secret African American culture paves the way thus making Timbs culturally relevant to the fashionable and trendy.

90’s culture saw the rise of Timbs as a fashion statement and the 90’s rewind of the recent 2010’s has recovered its visibility.  Timbs relevancy in our daily life has even gone so far as to project the status of the wearer.  Like who doesn’t want a family picture with hubby and the baby and everybody’s wearing Timbs? Pictures like that exude prosperity and happiness. Ok, that might be a stretch but you get the point.