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: 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: Nude On My Feet

About a month ago, I saw these really cute nude Converse and ever since then I’ve really wanted some nude sneakers.  So while perusing on my ALDO app I found them.  These shoes are so nice! Being nude allows for a lot of versatility almost as much as if they were plain black or white.  The shoes are extremely lightweight and comfortable.  The style of the shoes remind of Addidas without the stripes which is kind of good if you’re trying to save on some Superstars or you’re the type of person that hates trends and wants to be different yet fashionable.  Me personally, I own both but that was probably a given due to the fact that if it’s cute and I see it I’m buying it nine times out of ten.   The color is my favorite thing about them I just think it’s sooooo pretty and I can’t stop looking down at my feet.  So far I’ve paired them with an all black outfit but keep viewing #ArmoireAddict for further details.  I’m sure these kicks will make an appearance on an outfit for the day.

 

 

#ArmoireAddict

Just because we’re in a new year and 2017 brings change and growth, I’m starting a new series titled Armoire Addict.  Everything about my closet and my never ending shopaholic purchases will be out here for the world to see.  If I’m shopping my life away somebody might as well benefit from it!

For starters here are three of the top stores that continually take my money.

Ok.  Let me just say that all the hype surrounding Fashion Nova is totally and completely worth it.  I love their jeans almost as much as I love chocolate.  I swear the pants are like magical or something.  My figure always look the best in those  jeans.  I just can’t get that type of satisfaction from other places.

So I’ve loved bebe ever since I saw my sissy in her olive green, bebe track suit, back when Kim K made track suits everything and it was either bebe or Juicy.  Now that I think about it I’m pretty sure I stole it from my sister and wore it to school one day.  I mean it didn’t quite fit but it was worth it.  I’d still do it again.  Anyway, bebe is like my go to for leggings, blazers and jackets.  Every female and their grandma has like 110 pairs of black leggings but I prefer bebe leggings because their so versatile.  I know  that sounds weird cause aren’t all leggings meant to be versatile.  My meaning  though is that I wear these leggings to work, campus, events and parties basically everywhere.  Because their typically thick and stretchy they’re great for work because they give more of a work, regular black pants appearance than a lounge               appearance.  Secondly, I love the detail on bebe leggings.  I have this one pair that have a lace pattern on the sides of them and they are like my favorite, they’re just  adorable.  I dress them up and down.  One day I worse those particular leggings with a navy windbreaker and Timbs and it was quite a jiggy ensemble if I do say so myself.

My love for Express has truly grown.  Honestly, I think the love grew when my pockets did but that’s a whole other story.  Express I feel is really good for tops. Basic bodysuits and cute button downs for work even sweaters.  Shopping at Express makes me feel like I’m adulting and I get really proud of myself and decide to buy some more so I can really be grown.  That’s probably not the best philosophy and the complete opposite of what an adult financial strategy should be but hey I’m trying and I have an addiction.

 

 

Get The Look! 

Blazer: Forever21   Blouse: Express   Jeans: Zara   Heels: ALDO

Complete Look: $207.70 

  Blouse: H&M   Pants: H&M   Shoes: Francescas   Bag: H&M

Complete Look: $182.92

Dress: Go Jane    Shoes: Express   Bag: ASOS

 Complete Look: $199.50