One Dress styled three ways plus a dose of lashes!

A great closet is one that consists of items that can be paired in more than one way. These items are known as staple pieces. ( shameless plug: look out for my ebook for more in-depth staple pieces.)

A while back, I bought a polka dot DKNY dress from the thrift store. Although it’s a classic DKNY dress, I had to throw my own touch of edge to it with the help of my style buddy Eb Wilds!

Check it out below:

Accessories will make or break an outfit! I mean most people are not aware that the final look is based on hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry and the list can go on. Even though it sounds complex it’s really not.  I decided that a soft glam look would be perfect for this look so I doused my face (I have yet to master the beating face part, lol) and completed the look with a pair of mink lashes from the Private Label Extensions called Ella and a red lip from Ravishing Beauty.

In my opinion, fashion is all about PERSONALITY! Honey, you wear the clothes so make them fit your personality and that’s how you create style.

For look # 1.

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I decided to pair it with a jean skirt and a pop of color. I am a lover of texture so I played it metallics to go along with the polka dots.

Outfit details:  *shop here*

Shoes, headband: Rainbow

Skirt: Ross

Ring: Kay’s Jewelry

Lashes: Private Label Extensions

Lipstick: Ravishing Beauty

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Look #2

For look # 2, I decided to highlight my strength, rebellion 😦 and tenacity but still make it sexy. Therefore, I went with a tomboy chic look.

Boots: Forever 21

Shorts: Marshall’s

Earrings: Wally World (lead-free)

Rings: everywhere

Bracelet: Pandora

Bandanna: Walmart

Lipstick: Ravishing Beauty

Look # 3

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Something’s is better worn effortless. Look Number #3 is perfect for work, church, business meetings or a night out.

Purse: Rainbow

Shoes: Just Fab

Earrings: Porsche Lux

Bracelet: Tiffany and co

I loved the Ella mink lashes so much that I had to wear them again!  Thank you Private Label Extensions. 🙂

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Canadian Tuxedo OOTD

Life will leave you uncertain, heartbroken, revengeful, and disappointed. However, despite all of the pain that is felt in this image. It’s up to me to push through all over it. My heart is broken but my friend launched her lipstick line by the name of red heaven. She needed me to be a brand ambassador for her company so I threw on some denim to make her shades of red POP!

Here are the details from the shoot:

Images: Maria Davis

Top: Ross

Denim pants: Charlotte Russe

Purse: Christian Siriano

Lipstick: Love Bite by Ravishing beauty

Jacksonville Magazine’s Fashion Project

For years Jacksonville Magazine has hosted a fashion project. I’ve had the honor to participate in two them and I was excited to see all of the teams and help backstage for the 2018 fashion show. Each year has gotten better and better!  Many of the designers showcased their work from all over. My favorite part is there were a lot of African American designers showcasing in this year’s project.

Although, I am a Jacksonville native my heart is in New York during fashion week. Tonight, felt like home for me as a lover of fashion, I truly enjoyed every designer that showcased. The setup was AMAZING! This event was held at WJCT, who would’ve thought that a broadcasting studio could turn into a runway show!

The fashion project is an event that takes place once a year that allows models the opportunity to grace the front page of Jacksonville Magazine as well as get a full spread. Tonight, 25 models competed in hopes of winning the grand prize. The designers were also competing to win the grand prize as the winning designer.

Enough of my ranting here are some highlights from tonight’s show:

Winning Designer: Kathleen Balbona

JMFP18 winner is Danielle!

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Jacksonville’s Magazine Fashion Project Winner: Danielle

More Highlights:

6 Showstopping Mother’s Day Gifts

Are you tired of the boring mother’s day flowers or cards? Your mom is secretly wishing that you give her something that she can actually use. So why not give her a fashion makeover? Give her some of these show-stopping handpicked pieces this holiday.

 

Click Here Kate Spade Purse

 

 

Click here or picture Maxi Dress

Click here Bamboo Handbag

Click Here: Wedge Sandals

Click Here: Outerwear

Click Here: Two Piece Set

Grab one of these items and make your mom’s heart melt this Mother’s Day!

Metgala 2018 Recap

The Met gala is the biggest night in fashion. Many celebrities prepare for this night in advance because this is the time they can really be creative and show off their costume. This years theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

As usual some celebrities stormed those stairs looking basic AF! While others gave us the life we have been waiting on. Here are my top best dressed:

Zendaya went as Joan of Arc and is wearing Versace, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany and Co. I would like to say she was favorite!

Blake Lively looks stunning in this Versace gown!

Dear Rihanna, can you really do any wrong? I thinks NOT!! She stunned us in this hand beaded John Galliano ensemble. “It will be a sin not to wear it.”-Rihanna

Arianna Grande looks angelic in this lovely Vera Wang gown! Who ever said you couldn’t wear art is a lie; she is wearing Michael Angelo’s Last judgement art.

Cardi B is wearing a custom Moschino gown! Cardi B is proving to the world that she is indeed a house hold name!

If you’re going to be a nun, you might as well be a fly one! Lily J Collins has been a fave of mine for a few years. She is the quiet storm that nobody sees she is wearing Givenchy.

Now I will say there were others who looked great. However, I was only a fan of pieces of their looks.

My worst dressed will go to Auntie Mary J Blige and Nicki Minaj. Yes, you read it right, Nicki! Please tell her to come back because I miss her!

Mutha Madonna is giving me witch vibes. Lol but I love her!

She is like Solange, you know they don’t care and is so secure in who they are so they do WTF they want!

This concludes my Met Gala recap!

Johnakeshia,

Summer faves:Kimono + Mules

I have this obsession with kimono’s and mules! Therefore, it was no surprise that when the sun came out, so did my Kimono. Today, I decided to rock my pretty pieces kimono and mules.

The kimono has become my go-to attire because it hides my unlikable areas. I am sure every woman has something on them that they dislike and for me, it’s my breast and somedays my arms.

Therefore, I layer up to disguise it and it works like magic… Check out my summer look for today

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Kimono: Pretty Pieces

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Shades: Rainbow

Watch: Rainbow

Jeans: Marshalls

Earrings: Walmart

Image by: Maria Davis