Style Inspiration: Janet Jackson

by Jamila Pierre

This outfit was inspired by the an outfit that Janet Jackson wore in the movie "Why did I get married too?" It's was the scenes where she'd just arrived at the beach house in this vibrant yellow A-lined shirt-dress, it was amazing and when I saw it I knew right then and there that I needed this type of dress in my life STAT! Of course my dress is not exactly like hers in that scene, but damn it it's close, and that's fine with me. I love this dress as well, even though at first I was unsure of the hue of yellow, it turned out to be just what I needed in my wardrobe and I'm happy with my purchase. It's effortless, which is what I love about it amongst other things, and I can see myself wearing this dress frequently throughout the spring and summer.

Janet Jackson Inspiration
Plus Size Yellow Dress

What I'm Wearing: 

  1. A yellow shirt-dress from Target. $29.99
  2. Cognac heels from Daffys. $34
  3. Gold skull bracelet from a boutique in Soho. $2.50
  4. A burgundy reversible bag from Moschino (Gifted) $0

What She Wore...

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Fierce Giraffe.

by Jamila Pierre

As much as I love leopard print, (and if you don't believe me when I say that I love leopard print just you wait and see), my all time favorite print is that of a giraffe. It's sad that this print isn't given as much time to shine as does its fellow print, which is  leopard, because it is just so damn elegant and sophisticated.

Message to retailers and the designers who market what's in a stores Lookbook: Please, please, please let this print take center stage more often...the world needs it. 

Giraffe Print Cardigan
Plus size Prints

Here I'm wearing: 

  1. An orange necklace from the wholesale district. $2
  2. A black tank from Old Navy. $12
  3. A black skirt from Forever21. $10.80
  4. Black tights from $12
  5. Black Rocket Dog shoes from Marshalls. $19.99
  6. And the piece de resistance, a giraffe print cardigan from Forever21 circa four years ago. $22.80
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