Honestly, I don’t know much about this week’s Double Take feature except that sis is Stylish, and she’s a Stylist! She’s also in My Top 3 of Style Inspirations. Sabine (@thebstinger) is a Miami Blogger who serves on the looks from corporate chic, to country brunch, to city girl sophisticated sexy!
I relate to her because of the versatility of her style. My style is very similar to her style as it goes with my mood, the occasion, the location, the time of year. Also, I relate to her because she’s a dark “brown skin girl” who’s showing that our style doesn’t have to be limited. We can give you preppy and sexy… and you will deal!
So I’ve been holding in this little secret because I always knew that I wanted to start this Double Take series on my blog, where I show how I recreated looks from some of my favorite Instagram influencers. The secret is that theBstinger, was the inspiration behind one of my most liked Washington D.C. vacation looks. This was also the look that got me following her!
“Sabine (@thebstinger) is a Miami Blogger who serves on the looks from corporate chic, to country brunch, to city girl sophisticated sexy!”
@theBstinger in Urban Outfitters, New York & Co. and Stan Smith | December 2018
So, here’s how it all began… I was scrolling Instagram one day while lying in bed and I came across a post from @celrelaxedhair featuring this very look from @thebstinger! It was the glasses for Me! I had just bought me a pair of big framed square glasses from Zeelol.com and I felt like… this sister sees Me! “We see each other!” I immediately clicked on her IG handle, followed her and liked a bunch of her outfit post, but this one in particular I secretly saved to recreate! I had just about everything she had on in the picture… the big frames, the long coat, some jeans, a red crossbody bag. All I needed was some sneakers, and they came as a surprise gift just a few months later! I decided I was going to recreate this look and My trip to Washington D.C. presented the perfect opportunity.
Have You ever bought a Piece (of Fashion) and based Your entire outfit around it? Maybe a particular earring, a certain shoe or a unique hat?
Well in this outfit of the day, it was the headband for Me! A few days before the Bahamas’s 47th Independence Day, I cam across a sponsored ad for a local Bahamian designer who was making Androsia Print headbands. Androsia Print is a fabric that’s native to the Bahamas.
No celebration necessary. I didn’t purchase the headband to celebrate Independence. It was simply “that piece”! The one that you lock eyes with at a boutique and have to have it for your wardrobe collection. That one single piece that You center an entire outfit around. That is what the Androsian Print Braided Headband was for Me. Paired with a straw handled clutch (straw bags and straw work are also native to the Bahamas) I curated an outfit fit for a modern day Bahama Mama!
If you’re not following Kahlana Barfield Brown (@kahlanabarfield) on da ‘Gram, what are You doing with Your life?
Fashion and Beauty Editor, Television Correspondent, Creative and Brand Consultant, Wife, Mom, and all around Black Girl Magic, Kahlana is one of my instagram favorites and top 3 on my list of fashion inspirations!
So, I had to make her My first feature on My new blog series titled Double Take, where I recreate the looks of some of my favorite fashion influencers. Scrolling through the ‘gram over a year ago, I came across one of Kahlana’s effortless jeans and heels looks. I saved the photo in My IG album called “Looks” and instantly got the idea to recreate her look! I had already own the Fashion Nova dupe to her YSL Tour Crystal Embellished Sandals, so why not? Her look was Ballin’ and My Own was on a Budget, but hey! I think I could make it work!
“Fashion and Beauty Editor, Television Correspondent, Creative and Brand Consultant, Wife, Mom, and all around Black Girl Magic…”
Kahlana in Y/Project and YSL | April 2019
Besides having similar heels, I also had a grey Mickey Mouse Sweater Dress that I had never worn and I figured it would be cool to substitute it as a sweater top to recreate Kahlana’s look. My boyfriend-jeans didn’t fit Me as baggy as Her jeans fitted her, but then again… this is a recreation, not an exact imitation!