Speak Volumes

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While some think fashion is a silly waste of time and money, what you wear and how you choose to present yourself to the world speaks volumes.  I’m a confident, adventurous, colorful woman. What I like, how I feel about myself, what inspires and influences me are all reflected in my wardrobe.

Spiritual teacher, Gabby Bernstein, said it best in an interview with Elle Magazine. “I see fashion as a way to share your authentic truth. It is not frivolous, it’s not mere decoration, fashion in the right hands, has a soul.  It’s a way to express ourselves and tell our stories.  And it’s not dependent on a label or price – it’s about how what you’re wearing makes you feel.  When you feel good in your clothes, the world picks up on your energy and what you feel is reflected back to you.  Fashion is a form of self love.”

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{Leggings/Blouse/2B bebe, Jacket/Necklace/Macy’s, Booties/AMI Club Wear, Handbag/Hat/Thrifted, Earrings/Forever 21, Glasses/Claire’s}

 

Off To Market

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You’ll usually find me draped in accessories that I’ve picked up along my travels abroad, but yesterday, a beautiful Fall day full of errands called for a layered, comfortable ensemble.  This is what I am more likely to wear, while I’m traveling the world.  A flowy pant, layered with a light jacket, a versatile lightweight scarf (my favorite go to travel accessory by the way), sandals, a medium-sized bag, a few bangles and a hat (preferably a fedora).  The colors of this look and the pieces made me feel like I should be strolling the cobblestone streets of a tiny village in a far off land, on market day.  I love when fashion transports me to another place.

Do you have a special piece of clothing or accessories that instantly takes you somewhere else?

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{Pant/Shirt/Macy’s, Sandals/Kenneth Cole, Jacket/Marshall’s, Scarf/Fedora/Necklace/Santee Alley, Bag/Alloy, Bangles/Bought in India}

 

 

Tribal Take on Fall

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There are endless ways to incorporate the hues of Autumn into your wardrobe.  I’m particularly fond of orange. Ok, I admit, its my go to color year round but paired with warm tans and rich browns it quickly slips into a Fall vibe.  Though the seasons change, what are non-negotiable for me are my tribal accents and global accessories.  My heart beats to a tribal drum and I am endlessly inspired by the bold and graphic qualities of tribal elements.  This is one of my tribal takes on the colors of Fall.

What’s one element that you love so much that you find a way to incorporate it into your wardrobe year round?

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{Pants/Top/Macy’s, Shoes/Ross, Handbag/Wet Seal, Necklace/Bought in India, Ring/Bought in Kenya, Beaded Bracelets/JCP, Silver Bracelet/Gifted from a friend}

 

Woven

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There are so many amazing textiles and patterns in the world.  I am especially drawn to ethnic prints and handcrafted designs from around the world. Through my travels, these prints become woven into the fabric of my soul.

I express my genuine love for them through my fashion.  This look is inspired by the intricate designs found on hand-woven African baskets. Striking black and white geometric designs, paired with vivid orange, green and blue.

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{Pants/Love Culture, Top/Macy’s, Shoes/Target, Scarf worn as a headwrap/Marshall’s, Mixed bangles, Ring, Earrings/From Kenya & Mali, Spiked Necklace/Bought in India, Orange Shell Necklace/Handmade by me, Sunnies/Claire’s}

On The Plains

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Rugged and wild, there is something exotic and wildly glamorous about a safari.  Cocooned in earth tones and natural textures, I will always feel at home on the plains of Africa.

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{Jumpsuit/Forever 21, Jacket/Belt/Target, Shoes/AMI Club Wear, Bangles/Bought in India, Necklace/Earrings/Handmade by me, Ring/From the Philippines, Clutch/IAMSHEGLOBAL}

 

 

 

 

 

Oui, Oui, Paris!

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A quintessentially French striped shirt with a cabaret inspired full skirt, set in the iconic pairing of black and white with just a hint of Moulin “Rouge”! Though we haven’t met in person, you alluring city of lights, today you are my muse.

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{Top/Love Culture, Skirt/Ross, Belt/Target, Shoes/Prabal Garung for Target, Bag/Thrifted, Earrings/Macy’s, Hat/99 Cents Store}

Lady-Like Leopard

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Green is not a color one would initially associate with Fall, but the richness of this hue paired with warm animal print accessories makes for an unexpected, yet perfect Autumn pairing. A little lace, a lady-like dress and always fierce accessories.

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{Dress/JCP, Shoes/Alfani @Macy’s, Belt/Bag/Target, Earrings and Bracelets/IAMSHEGLOBAL}