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Dream Cadence

18 Jun

A keep a quiet tongue about this because it seems like everyone in Atlanta is a “stylist” but I styled my first photo shoot here a few months ago. Two friends of mine have a company called DREAM CADENCE  so I was asked to pull some looks together for the shoot. I decided to go for a retro vibe using gingham in both looks for consistency. I used clothes and accessories from my own closet along with a friends. I also used new and vintage pieces. I love how the pictures turned out.These are a few of the proofs but they still look amazing thanks to the photographer Chris Marley


Shoe Shine

25 May

If there is only one thing you invest in, in terms of your wardrobe let it be a great pair of heels. A great shoe is always necessary. You can be caught in a disaster of an outfit but from the ankle down you should always do your best to make a lasting impression. When investing in a gorgeous pair of heels label and price should make no never mind, but quality and style should be the most important factors. Whether buying vintage or new you should invest in shoes that are classic and timeless. Spending a lot of money on a pair of shoes that only follows a short-term trend is never worth the money. It is much more cost effective to buy shoes that can be worn with many outfits, making the shoe you select more like an investment than a burden. Although style is almost always the main factor for women when picking out a pair of heels never forget that you have to walk in them so comfort should always be considered. There is nothing worse than a poor walk in a stunning pair of heels. Shoes must carry you through out your day, so you must be able to walk effortlessly in the pair you choose.

“I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.”  ~Marilyn Monroe

Vintage Punctuation

13 May

Vintage Punctuation is a term describing how a vintage garment or accessory can be added to an outfit. Vintage Punctuation can be very helpful if you are weary of buying vintage or have some vintage items in your closet but are not sure how to use them. Let a vintage item punctuate your wardrobe the same way a comma punctuates a sentence, always needed but only in the right place. Many people are simply afraid to purchase something someone has worn before them, so you can eliminate that feeling by looking for an item that was not actually “worn”. Starting with vintage accessories like belts, brooches and handbags is a great way to get your feet wet in the world of vintage buying. Whether you are a veteran or new to wearing vintage items, accessories is the best way to make your outfit one of a kind.

Minnie at her best….

4 May

I adore Minnie Ripperton! Her voice was unmatched, not even Mariah can hit notes like this. Everyone has sampled her music from Busta Rhymes to A Tribe Called Quest. Although she died young her daughter Maya Rudolph (who she sings to at the end of this video) famous  from Saturday Night Live looks so much like and has said that much of her inspiration has come from having such a talented mother. I listen to Minnie at least once a day, how can you not love her voice?

Stylish vs. Trendy

4 May

Classic and timeless are both words that come to mind when thinking about true style. Those gifted few who dress every morning in current fashionable apparel without looking dated in trendy clothes understand that style should be effortless. Spending excessive amounts on trends that change as quickly as the hands on your watch is not only wasteful but guarantees a “why did I ever wear that” moment.  The best way to keep your wardrobe stylish is buying classic pieces and build from a good foundation. The little black dress, a great pair of jeans, a classic blazer, a statement necklace and a pair of pearl earrings are all great pieces that every woman should have in her closet. After starting with a strong foundation adding one of a kind vintages pieces or a lost and found object such as a broach or a an old silk scarf is a great way to finalize your look. No matter what your aesthetic, a solid foundation is the best way to begin.