Thick Thighs & Knee Highs

"Stand for something - be the voice for the people that can’t stand-up to the mic. Center yourself, your industry, your business around some type of truth, some type of revolution, some type of love and you will stay relevant." - Jay-Z

I got to shoot these pictures yesterday, which was actually pretty warm considering how cold it has been in NY. I know you guys are wondering where I bought these gladiator knee highs from and they sell out so fast that no links usually work but there are still some available! See link below! The colors of this Channa Karasi top that I wore as a shirt dress remind me of Fall.

Wearing: Channa Karasi shirt dress, high waist disco shorts c/o boohoo, knee high gladiator heels

Sheer Gold

"Success whether you know it or not is very intentional and deliberate. There has never ever been a person who blew up and was successful and it happen by chance."

I always find a way to make a piece of clothing into my own. There's nothing more I love at this moment than sheer. I cut and shortened the underlining of this Addition Elle skirt myself to make it sort of a high-low piece. The lining wasn't sewn together so it was pretty easy. What is everyone's plans for Halloween? I usually join in on the festivities but don't think I will be this year!

Wearing: sequin skirt c/o Addition Elle, shoulder pad blazer, black ankle strap heels

Plaid Skater Skirt

“Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it.” ― Mitch Albom

Wearing: plaid skater skirt c/o boohoo, 90s ASOS crop top, platform ankle strap heels, black faux leather jacket

Leopard for Fall

"Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others." 
–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have a few colors and/or prints I'm into this Fall with leopard being one of them. I refused to wear leopard all Summer but instantly had an urge to when the weather became cooler. I'm never thrilled for cold weather, unlike everyone I know. I'm going to try and experiment this season with layering. We'll see how that goes.

Wearing: Va Va Violet Revlon Lipstick, Leopard crop top, High waisted pleated shorts, Mesh Booties, CK Wrap coat

Shop Leopard for Fall

Snake Print

"If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten." –Tony Robbins

These are the last pictures I took in Florida. I had the pleasure of shooting with Rod (FL_Nokin on IG) the last few days I was there. I enjoy shooting and experimenting with different photographers. Now that I'm back in NY, I think I'm going to try out different photographers.

Wearing: Babes & Felines blush top, F21 ribbed wine mini skirt, F21 Nude Heels, Snake Print bomber jacket (similar)

Vote for Addition Elle Model Search

Just wanted you guys to remember there is 2 days left to vote for Addition Elle's model search! Help choose the top 20 finalists on Addition Elle's Facebook page! You can vote once every 24 hours. I really appreciate AE for giving the opportunity to all these women who set out to fulfill their dreams as a model. I'm so excited to see who wins and I wish all of you in the top the best of luck. Vote! Vote! Vote!

Time is Money

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

 I shot these pictures while in Florida a few weeks back. I made this Forever 21 muscle tank into a crop top (of course). Is it crazy to say I think I'm losing my tan already after being in NY 2 weeks? Someone take me back to the beach.

Boyfriend Jeans and a Bodysuit

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer It's starting to get a little cold out here in NYC. A long sleeve bodysuit and a comfy pair of boyfriend jeans were necessary. I snapped some pictures before I went to the launch party for my Mynt 1792 jacket that I designed. Everyone keeps asking me where I got these jeans from and of course, they're from Addition Elle. I always get my boyfriend jeans there! I usually get them 1 or 2 sizes bigger than I actually am so they're a bit loose.

 Wearing: Hips and Curves bodysuit, Addition Elle boyfriend jeans, boohoo t-strap heels, pearl necklace

Sponsored by Addition Elle. All views & opinions are my own.

Street Style - Streetwear

"The media does everything they can to break creatives, to break people's spirits, but I do everything I can to break media. I refuse to follow those rules that society has set up in the way that they control people with low self esteem." -Kanye West

Last month I shot with Refinery 29 for their Street Style Stars feature. My number 1 trend for this Fall is layering streetwear clothing, especially hoodies. I cropped this hoodie myself and then took a mens shirt and cropped it into a muscle tank. This Post Game NYC top was meant for me. The beheading on the front, the underdog on the back, and then the 13 in roman numerals which is the day my birthday falls on. I clearly needed this shirt in my life. Thank you to Refinery!

Wearing: Hoodie/Shirt Post Game NYC, ASOS high waisted black skinnies, ASOS Metallic point heels

Elvira Hancock

I finally touched back down in NY yesterday. The only relief about coming back to my apartment here is that all of my belongings are in one specific area. It's always difficult for me to blog when I'm elsewhere because I don't have all my shoes, jewelry, and clothing with me. Sometimes when I have an idea in my mind, if I can't fully execute it, I won't shoot it. So basically if I don't have the outfit the exact way I envision it in my mind, it feels incomplete and not good enough to put up on the internet. The Spiegel coat has such a great structure and the steep v-neck reminds me something out of Scarface the movie. I know this is suppose to be a coat but it officially became a structured dress for me instead. Also, my hair...Pat Riley.
Wearing: black coat c/o Spiegel, black ankle strap heel, Triangle drop earrings

Sponsored bySpiegel. All views & opinions are my own.

Nadia Aboulhosn x Mynt 1792

I've been waiting sometime now for this, to finally be able to have my first piece of clothing available for everyone to wear. Mynt 1792 asked myself, Kellie, Fran, Nicolette, and Allison to design our own namesake outerwear. I'm happy to bring you the "Nadia" jacket. When Mynt contacted me, I knew immediately I wanted a clear jacket. It needed to obviously be a statement piece, something that will make people turn their heads. You guys know I'm all about showing your body off so the clear jacket was only right. It's an easy transition from Fall to Spring because the sleeves zip off half way and there is a detachable hood as well. You can see it both ways in the pictures below. I had such a great time working with Mynt 1792 and these talented bloggers who all designed their own gorgeous pieces! They will all be available November 2nd for $188 in sizes 12-26! I'm excited to see how all of you style it!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Nifty Thrifty x Nadia Aboulhosn

I am so excited for this post. Before I left for Florida, I had a photo shoot with a Brooklyn-based vintage e-commerce site called Nifty Thrifty. The photo shoot was for a Nadia Aboulhosn curated collection of statement pieces that reflect my style. They are in the middle of a huge Fall push over so they have tons of denim, leather, camo, and vintage coats. I'm giving you a heads up that since it's a vintage/thrift store, once you see something, you should probably snatch it up right away because there is only one of them and I can't guarantee they'll be around long! When I was shooting with them, I had to refrain myself from taking almost everything home. The Nike windbreakers though...uhhhhh...I wanted both of them. I'm such a sucker for thrift pieces. When I walked into their warehouse, they had racks of clothes waiting for me. As soon as I touched those racks, I was styling outfit after outfit for the shoot I was about to have. I was cropping shorts, making pants into shorts, I mean really making it a Nadia Aboulhosn collection. You guys will definitely love them like I do! Have fun shopping!