THROWBACK THURSDAY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

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Photographed by Uzunma Udeh

Today, I decided to take it back once again. These pics were taken right before my birthday party in January of 2015. I remember absolutely falling in love with this dress. I loved the long sleeves and the plunging neckline. It was sexy and revealing without being over the top or distasteful. I kept the jewelry very simple; I wore a long, delicate gold necklace and small earrings. I wanted the shoes to also be understated. I love looking back at these photos because they are a great reminder that little black dresses will never go out of style. When in doubt, wear an LBD.

TREND ALERT: DENIM THIGH HIGH BOOTS

Kim Kardashian Revolve

Sofia Richie Teen Vogue

Kim Kardashian Movies

Sofia Richie The Nice Guy

Both Kim Kardashian West and Sofia Richie have recently been seen rocking these denim thigh high boots while out and about in LA and New York City. Kim has been wearing a light wash of the denim shoes while Sofia opted for the darker version. I have to admit that I am in LOVE with these boots. We all know about my obsession with jeans and these denim beauties are working in the all the right ways for me. Both ladies have worn these boots with tighter dresses and have also utilized the boots to pull off the ever-popular “lampshading” trend.

These particular shoes are called the Frances Cuissard boots from the Gianvito Rossi Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Though the boots have sold out on the Gianvito Rossi site, select sizes can be purchased at Barney’s. ¬†These awesome shoes were definitely hard to track down, but I think it is safe to say that even if you cannot get your hands on these exact ones, denim thigh highs are about to be the hottest trend in fashion.

MY SUMMER UNIFORM

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Photographed by Uzunma Udeh

My go-to summer outfit this season has been very simple: an oversized t-shirt, distressed denim, statement sandals or heels, and gold accessories. Jeans and a tee can be done in so many ways and are super comfortable for when I have a lot of things to do in a day. I always make sure that I elevate my look with accessories whether it’s fun shoes, a bright handbag, oversized sunglasses or bold jewelry. In the warmer months, it is much easier to add flair to your outfit with accessories instead of¬†layers of extra clothing.

GET THE LOOK

Gold Cat Eye Sunnies: Tom Ford

Tupac Oversized T-Shirt: Topshop

Distressed Jeans: Zara

Gold Sandals: Zara

FOR THE FELLAS: BASIC BLACK SHIRTS

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Guys, I’m taking it back to the basics for this post. If by some chance you do not have a basic black shirt in your closet, you must (yes, MUST) remedy this situation immediately. Any man can pull off a plain black shirt. Actually, I’m going to take it one step further – every man looks GOOD in a plain black shirt. It can be a V-neck, long-sleeve, or even button down, but as long as it’s plain and black, I assure you that you will look good. My personal preferences on men are black crew neck t-shirts and black short-sleeve polos, but that is just me.

Some of you may be asking, “Why black? Why not white or navy blue?”. My real honest answer is, “I do not know”. That is to say that I don’t know why black looks good on everyone. It could be because a black shirt can be paired with anything from jeans to suits. It could also be that black does not wash out or contrast with any skin tone. A basic black shirt can be incorporated into any style or wardrobe whether you’re preppy, athletic, punk or an awesome combination of them all. Basic black shirts just work. Period.