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’ve ever visited my Instagram page – @242blqrze, you’ve possibly wondered if I’m the same person in all of my pics.
I mean I look the same, but my style of dress changes so much. Whenever someone ask me to describe my style, I’m unable to give them a straightforward answer. But my honest answer would be similar to Rihanna’s at the 2017 Met Gala.
Andre’ Leon Talley asked her to “describe Avant Garde” in her world, “in music and fashion.” Rihanna then said, “I love Art, and I think its such a free range of expression and you can do whatever you want in that space… to be whatever you want, however you want.”
I feel the same way.
I don’t play instruments, I can’t draw. Style is My Art.
So last week, I wore “My Art”, to go admire some street art on my island. It’s a wall mural by Bahamian Artist June Collie entitled “The Beat Drum Club”. My outfit is perfect for saying “Hello” to Summer and “See You Later” to Spring!
Here’s what I wore:
A White Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve A-Line Dress
Colourful Print Strapped Up Wedges
Gold Disc Bib Necklace
Assortment of Bracelets
Vintage Blue Stone Ring
A Native Bahamian Straw Handbag
To watch Rihanna’s full interview with Andre’ Leon Talley at this year’s Met Gala click here.