September rolled in swiftly and smoothly, and so did My favorite day of the year, September 16th. I’m especially grateful when I see this day because it means I’ve successfully took another trip around the sun. And that was fine with Me, since I couldn’t take a trip anywhere this year, due to the COVID-19 2020 pandemic.
Nonetheless, the week of 9.16 was eventful. The night before, I went LIVE on Instagram for My new virtual talk show called “What’s Tea?”. The day of I had a photo shoot on the beach. And, the night of, My sweetest loves surprised Me at dinner. In true Virgo fashion, I had outfits on standby for each occasion. Coincidentally, they were all bought locally, in the Bahamas, from Bahamian clothing boutiques or Bahamian brands.
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.
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!
Summer is the perfect season to get a little wild with your style!
Its the time when hair is being cut and/or colored, nail polishes are brighter and makeup is bolder.
This summer I’m being drawn to this neon greenish yellow color. So I was super excited when one of my favorite clothing stores, JaDazzles Clothing & Accessories, had the most sexy but stylish dress in my favorite color for the summer.
The dress is a body con dress so it hugs all the right curves. It’s above the knee but not exactly a mini, which I like because it’s sexy without being too revealing. The oversize ruffles on the sleeves are trending this year as well.
Although I wanted to wear this dress to another function a few weeks back, nothing is before it’s time. Its a good thing I didn’t wear it because I later got invited to the L’Oreal Awakening Relaunch Event held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort and the dress was perfect for the cocktail attire event.
Summer is officially here and it’s the perfect reason to let loose and have fun!
My idea of Summer fun is being surrounded by the water. Although I’m already surrounded by the water, just by living on an island, when I say surrounded by water I want ever spare moment I have to be spent on a beach.
The water calms me on one hand and ignites my wanderlust spirit on the other. I’ve even been considering working on a boat for a year, travelling the world, making some money and blogging about! If the opportunity comes I’ll take it, hands down!
So, I spent my first Sunday of Summer by the water, soaking up the sun and eating a daiquiri to cool down.
Here’s what I wore:
Beige Crochet Crop Top
Distressed Oversized Boyfriend Jeans
Floral Beach Cover Up
Floral Strap Ups
P.S.. Doesn’t something look different about me? Comment below and tell me what it is.
Its been a while since I blogged about fashion and my outfit of the day.
The truth is I haven’t been putting on no outfits, and going anywhere in the day. I’ve been so consumed with my work schedule that my social life (not that I ever had much of one) declined and I wasn’t shopping for new clothes, because I haven’t worn my old ones yet.
I’ve been in this state for months, but Spring has a way of renewing things like flowers, houses, and mindsets. One such mindset was my own, and one day I decided I’m going to get dressed up, go out and Spring my life forward!
With a mix of old clothes and new accessories, here’s what I wore: