Brooklyn

Wear What Makes You Glisten

I've worn this dress once before ... but of course part of being sustainable is wearing it again! (See previous feature). I love the quality, simplicity and most of all the women behind this ethical brand. Chan & Krys  make sure great fluid pieces that you can keep forever and still pass down to your next of kin. 

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A Staple

Dress - Chan & Krys (woven with 55% hemp & 45% organic cotton)

Marble Necklace - Jewel Posse 

 

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Strawberry Shortcake

Less is more! A white vintage slip dress with a pair of white beat up chucks is simply perfection! Top it off with some fun socks and it's a look! 

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A Kiss of Pink

Vintage Slip Dress 

Socks - Hot Sox 

Shoes - Chucks 

A minimalistic look with a touch of sass! 

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Saturday Farmer's Market with bagE

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Boho Vibes

Sweater top - Trove

Wide Leg pants - thrifted

Fedora - Thrifted

Reusable Tote - BagE

I'm finally excited about farmer market season now that Spring is in full bloom. Shopping at farmer's markets, local grocers and Trader Joe's are my top places to invest in healthy food options. 

Especially with the weather nice there are two "must do's" on my list when I'm grocery shopping:    1) dress comfortably cute and 2) bring my own reusable shopping bag and/or produce bag. The amount of single serve plastic that's wasted during grocery shopping is astounding. I've particularly been loving the bagE Pack, which consists of a washable reusable shopping tote Bag and Set of 3 premium reusable mesh produce bags.

I know it's Earth Month, but to me every month is Earth Month! It's extremely important that we start to make better environmental decisions that become part of our lifestyle. And I'm going to continue to use and support brands who invest their time and energy in the triple bottom line: people, planet & profit. 

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Vintage & Italian Threads

This was literally just a casual day for me. I love comfortable clothing, especially if I have a busy day ahead of me. The weather in NY is still pretty cold so layering up is a must. All solid and earth tone colors - and again, I love to mix textures! You don't have to be stunting every single day - sometimes keeping it simple is the key! : ) 

40% Hemp 60% Organic Cotton Cardie Sweater -  Cecilia Rinaldi   Vintage Denim Dress -  Awoke Vintage Brooklyn    Velvet Leggings - American Apparel  Long sleeve 100% silk top - Vintage Ann Taylor

40% Hemp 60% Organic Cotton Cardie Sweater - Cecilia Rinaldi

Vintage Denim Dress - Awoke Vintage Brooklyn

Velvet Leggings - American Apparel

Long sleeve 100% silk top - Vintage Ann Taylor

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The Last Saturday In 2017

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Brooklyn Metallic Winter

Metallic skirt- Vintage

Faux fur cropped vest - thrifted French Connection

Long sleeve 100% silk top - Vintage Ann Taylor

Wide brim hat - Alter Brooklyn

Heeled Snow boots - Ann Klein 

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I'm truly obsessed with Earth tones - it just looks so beautiful on melanin! Browns, golds, olive greens and burnt oranges - the mosaic of warm colors against any Brooklyn neighborhood is so majestic. I'm really unapologetic about mixing solid warm colors with textures. Nobody can tell me that faux fur, silk and metallic aren't meant to be together LOL. : ) 

From Nigeria and Ghana To The Markets of Sri Lanka, Street Style Gets A Kiss Of Culture

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Prints & Solids 

Saree Blouse - thrifted in the markets of Sri Lanka 

Marigold Pencil Skirt - Nigerian designer Attollé Clothiers

Handmade Cross-body Clutch- thrifted in the markets of Ghana

Felt Top Hat - Stolen from my boyfriend (Urban Outfitters)

High Heel Sandal- Calvin Klein 

I love rockin' prints on prints but I equally love the juxtaposition of prints mixed with solids. I absolutely adore this Marigold pencil skirt! Nigerian designer Bukola of Attollé Clothiers is known for making pieces that show the sophistication and class of a woman. It was easy for me to pair this with a saree top that I got in Sri Lanka - it's fitted, earth tone and it just a nice simple compliment to the ankara print. And then of course you seal the deal with accessories! : )  

You can shop a plethora of amazing African designers at Inamunai