Just One.

by Jamila Pierre

As I looked through the photos from my shoot I realized that either there were far too many redundancies, or just plain ole un-usable images due to me bouncing around too much because I was literally freezing my ass off. And if you're a blogger then you know that sometimes there's only one good photo out of the whole bunch, sometimes there isn't one at all and you have to question the meaning of life, but if there is that one good one then that's really all you need.

Sometimes one tells the story, one shows it all, one is enough (at least that's what I choose to tell myself, and I'll be damned if I'll let anyone convince me otherwise).

So in my just "one" picture; I hope you can see how amazing this coat from IMAN Global INC is, I hope you can appreciate the way my statement necklace and my tights contrast with my teal/ forest green dress from Target, I hope you can nod your head in approval of how well my boots go with not only the coat...but my surroundings, and last but not least I truly hope we can all appreciate this NYX Matte Lip Cream in Morocco. That is all.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. City Glam Coat from HSN.com. $110 (on sale from $239.95)
  2. Dress from Target.com. $12 (on sale)
  3. Necklace from Charlotterusse. $10
  4. Tights from Onestopplus.com. $10
  5. Boots from Dots.com. $32.60
  6. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7



by Jamila Pierre

As you begin to understand who I am and what my taste is you will realize my Achilles heel are all things: studded, spiked, snaked, grenaded (i'm aware that isn't a word), brass-knucked (also not a word) , skulled (also aware that this isn't a word), skeletal, anatomical, & just strange and unusual. I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It excites me, my pupils dilate and in a flash I can see the next 60 years of my life with any one of those things. I've always been this way, and I've always been drawn to people who are strange or at least feed into my strange behaviors, odd humor, or that appreciate my style. And when I say my style I'm not just talking about how I dress, but my whole presence on a physical and metaphysical level. 

I do most things on my own terms, and I say most things because I understand that not all things are black and white, and that I couldn't possibly walk around thinking that everything has to be done MY way (though that would be a glorious existence and it doesn't stop me from trying to achieve that), I am not above compromise....but I will NEVER exclude who I am from anything I do EVER. And neither should you. 

There's so much to who I am, so many layers to me as an artist, as a friend, as a wife, as a daughter, as writer, as a FREE thinker; I haven't even begun to scratch the surface with this blog or with any of my other social platforms yet....but I will...just you wait and see. 

But enough about that, on a lighter note, can we talk about this outfit? Ok so I've wanted the bottom portion as leggings for some time now, but it was hard to find in plus and if you found it it was usually bookoo bucks. then ASOS.com decided that they would carry them, and fro inexpensive dollars to boot, but I snoozed and lost on those, and my life commenced to end after that. And then a ray of sunshine parted the grey clouds when I saw a girl on some random instagram feed with this skeleton onesie from target........

When I tell you I DIED!!!!!

I was like...OK, I need this yesterday. So I stalked it after Halloween, because after Halloween sales are the best, I threw on a coupon code....and VOILA!!! This baby was on my body in no time. I knew immediately that I wanted to take something that was quintessentially comical or just not thought of as glam and glam it up a bit. So I threw on some jewels, a vampy lip, and my glitter kitten heels from ZARA for some extra flare. Who said you can't go OUT OUT in your PJ's?


Prior to getting all fancy pants, I had on my two-in-one jacket from Forever21 and my "current obsession boots", because it was 29 degrees of too cold for this shit. But upon looking at the photos I realized I liked the pre-"glam" outfit just as much as the "glam" outfit. And of course I had to act silly for the camera, because who really takes themselves that seriously? 


What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklaces from scavenger hunts and from AFAZE. 
  2. Jacket from Forever21.com. $19.80
  3. Skeleton Onesie from Target.com. $24
  4. Money Clutch from Forever21.com. $19.90
  5. Glitter Heels from Zara.com. $50 (Gifted)
  6. Boots from Charlotterusse.com. $15 (from $45)
  7. Bracelets from Fashion To Figure $12 & Burlington Coat Factory $7