I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seed. Jh 12:24..
Die, to truly live! and by Die, I mean free from self-absorption….until you are free from self pre-occupation you would never really live nor would your life count for much!
Blouse: Thrift Store
Skirt: Ross (The skirt was $2.99…what!)
Shoes: A’GACI(years ago..can’t even remember how much i paid)
Tights: Wally world aka Walmart
Cheap style is the best!
Honestly, y’all… my hat fell into that evil pool behind me…lol
The new quickly becomes the old
The Old loses its luster.
In a frenzy new “new”
Quickly, wants turn to needs….
needs, turn to indulgent cravings….
cravings, into addictions…
Addictions, to destruction
and still satisfaction was never reached…..
If i find in myself desires in which nothing
else in this world would satisfy,
Then i can safely conclude that i was not made for here…..
* Hat: Target
* Tail Blouse: Thrift Store
* Denim Short: DIY
*Combat Boots: Ross
* Bag:Thrift Store
I just discovered Instagram …yes, yes, yes…i just did! So don’t judge me because i already judged myself. When it comes to apps one just can’t keep up. Everyday there is a new app for something, nothing, everything *sigh*….I’m officially old. Anywhoos,This past week has been quite hectic but i am back and armed. Just thought to share my latest addiction which is Instagram….I love how it turns an otherwise blah picture into a retro classic…Just as if 1977 dropped by to say hello…I love it!
Ruffle Blouse: T.J Maxx
Skirt: Rachael and Chloe
1)What is your name, age, and where are you from?
My name is Joyce, 18 years , & I’m originally from Nigeria but have lived in few different states in America.
2) What do you do?
I’m currently a full-time college student at prairie view a&m university and a part-time employee at coach.
3) What is fashion to you?
Fashion to me has a deeper meaning than simply the latest trend, it has to do with how you carry yourself and how you express yourself through what you wear, from your hairstyle to your shoes.
4)What do you think your style is?
I can’t really put a title on my style, but people like to call me Retro Barbie because i like old fashion styles & like to put a twist with it and mix it with the latest trends.
5)What is your ultimate fashion statement? (is it how you interpret clothes? Is it shoes? or is it Jewelry?)
Honestly I’ll say its my hair. I’m part of team natural but i’m constantly changing my hairstyles because i like my hair to compliment whatever I’m wearing.
6) Please share a fashion tip
“steez” means somebody’s unique style. originality is what’s really important, so just be yourself & don’t try imitate another person’s style when picking out an outfit. & don’t worry whats “in”, if you think it looks nice on you, then my friend WEAR IT !
Thanks Joyce, and you are one gorgeous girl!!!!
Fashion is individual and i really believe that! So armed with that info in mind i went off to the mall for some style hunting. It was actually fun and Texans are generally warm and fashionable people, so, it was quite easy to find fashion intepretations that caught my fancy.
This lady was so sweet.What attracted me to what she was wearing was her Riding boots and Teal sweater! and of course… how pretty is she?Just beautiful
This lady is such a fashionista! Her whole look kinda gave me a Preppy vibe because of the amazing sweater she has on
This dude is a Total rock star! His hair cut was really nice. However, what caught my attention was his pant and those awesome boots! Also i love his jacket over his brown shirt which was neatly matched with his boots. So cool
This lady right here is a trend queen! Prints and patterns are totally in! I loved how she combined her pattern dress with the sweater and for a pop of color she threw in a red sling bag! HOT
Last but definitely not the least…I met this ladies on my way out of the mall and i was like “wow” can you say chic? Ok, what drew my attention was first the bag and the Leopard print scarf (Leopard prints are so in). Now look at how the first lady matched her blouse with her bag without being “matchy”? and the second lady matched her sheer blouse with her boots giving us a little fall/ winter color block fashion? Effortlessly Chic!
This is my very first street style features…more coming soon. And to the kind strangers who featured in the pictures, you guys are so fabulously chic
I met up with L and when i saw what she was wearing all i thought was AMAZING!!! and close second was “where my camera at”…Initially, in typical L fashion…she was a little reluctant about taking pictures because it was a little cold. However, after much cajoling and partial threats she decided to take the stick out of her behind and loosen up. And waoh there! L started to give me modelesque poses *cough*
Being the great friend that i am *blank stare*…. I decided to capture the moment and dedicate a post to how fabulous and effortless L put this outfit together (standing ovation)
And this right here, is to L and her Boho Chicness.
Jewelry: Forever 21
Blouse: JC Penney(?)
Maxi Skirt: Marshalls
This is my first thrift recreation post; I will pretty much use a thrift store-bought item to create a look.
I have been noticing a lot of stylish people around me. I went to the mall a couple of days back and i loved how some people put their clothes together unfortunately i did not have my camera with me…I will start featuring random street fashion interpretations on here so look out for that.
Anyhoos, on to the look of the day….I have been wanting to try out a pattern and print look together and i decided to do it with my Missoni leopard print shoe with this lovely sheer blouse i got from a thrift store for $2!!!!..verdict? I love the look…will try it again
Blouse: Thrift Store
Jeans: JC Penney
Bead Bracelet: Gift
Thrift recreation and street Style
I have been gloating over the fact that Texas rarely gets cold in the winter and as a sort of punishment the weather is drearily cold *tear*. However, on our way back from church we saw Sheep’s grazing! How amazing? Excited i jumped out of the car and asked L to capture the sheep’s as a background for my OOTD picture…I tried to get close to them but they ran away …. It took me back to my childhood as a kid in Nigeria…you actually find Chickens,Roosters,Goats, in some areas. And i remember Fulani cattle men chilling while their cows grazed
I took such beautiful scenery for granted being a kid and all, not understanding how rare such an imagery would later be in life. Where is L? She was having none of it because she was freezing and not in the mood for pictures. All though she was kind enough to actually stand behind the camera, while i forced myself to pose in the freezing cold with only a sweater.
G: The dress was a gift from Nigeria, Pearl Necklace and earring from Macy’s. Sorry, could not capture my shoes but they were booties from Madden girl. Lighting was very bad because there was no Sun at all
Here is a picture of L freezing…lol
I love Downtown on Sundays because it is devoid of people *love it*. L and i were meeting up with a friend for lunch after church so we decided to take some pictures. This is what i love about Texas…while the world freezes during winter, we just chill in a spring like weather . My condolences to those freezing
G: Shirt/blouse: Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Nine West, Skirt : From a thrift store
L: Jacket: Thrift-ed, Dress: Chloe, Shoes: Chloe