PLUSH.

by Jamila Pierre


On the opposite spectrum of the last post, THIS is more than likely what I plan to wear on Valentine’s Day. I’m not one to really celebrate holidays like that, nor am I into a designated day to show someone you care, but in light of how many people choose to spend this day, I thought I’d share a look for those who are super lo-key.

This is a lewk for those whose only plans of leaving the house, are heading to the bodega on the corner, and they don’t want to look too too much like they aren’t cuffed (you know…taken). Or shiiiiiiit, maybe you wanna be casual with a touch of “Cuff-ability”, if and only if that’s something you even care about.

I love how the 90’s is back with a vengeance, it never really left for me tbh, and I totally LIVE for any chance to floss out in a 90’s fashion. And when I think of cliche quotes like, “If the love doesn’t feel like it’s from the 90’s, then I don’t want it”, I absolutely think of this outfit right here. Soft, a bit of badassery, and a splash of 90’s love.

What kind of love do y’all want? Do you even celebrate this holiday? Are y’all over the 90’s?

I think my attachment to the 90’s is due to growing up in it and the fact that there was no other time when literally every aspect of life was full of experimentation and exploration. It was the birth of an era where they sampled from every other era prior and placed it all into one. It was the time of the best movies, the best style, the best music. Don’t fight me on this….as a matter of fact….it’s fine, let’s argue.

I’m actually one of those people who is highly triggered when people who know nothing of what it is to be a 90’s kid (not to be confused with a 90’s baby), try and perpetrate as though they put the 90’s or it’s “trends” on the map….** Super-Saiyan side-eye ** ** Cough cough, Kylie Jenner and medium brown lipstick, COUGH COUGH ** #TRIGGERED!!!!!!

In any event, there’s no denying that it was the best of the best, of times.

When I spend time with my significant other, I typically do the the “low maintenance” thing. I’d rather be in something that’s super comf-life, and tbh, I’m not ashamed of it. My plans, especially as a #spoonie (but even if I wasn’t a #DisabledMami with an #InvisibleIllness), will probably include a hobbled trip to the corner store for snacks, and copious amounts of “Netflix & Chill”.

And what better way to make that trip to the stop than a head to toe blushed & plush’d lewk. Here I’ve decided to pair these amazing plush velvety joggers, that I purchased from Boohoo.com, with this blush bomber jacket that has cute frilly ruffle from sleeve to sleeve. I’ve legit had my eyes on these particular joggers for almost a year before I finally it the bullet and bought them. I saw that they only had a size 16 available and I refused to let them escape my grasp, they were a MUST in my life….so a size 16 it had to be. I had every confidence it would fit and not that that’s all you’d need for something to fit or work for you, but the cosmic line of existence saw to it that I’d get these joggers and that they’d be remarkable no matter what. Thank you mother universe.

Of course I can’t just be full on casual, right? I just had to pair it with a pop of wine with my choice of tank top color choice, and lastly a pair of pink glitter sneakers. It doesn’t matter how sick I am, my personality MUST ALWAYS shine through. Because of who I am at my core, it’s always #ChronicIllnesButMakeItFashion.

Ya girl is #SickButSickening (ummmm….I’m coining those phrases and hashtags, trademark like a muhhhhfucka)

Anyways, how do y’all plan to spend your Valentine’s Day?

What I’m Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Rainbow. $5

  2. Necklace from AFAZE. 3 for $10 (sale, alternative HERE)

  3. Jacket from Charlotterusse.com. $25 (On sale from 2yrs ago. Alternative HERE)

  4. Tank top from Rainbow. $5

  5. Joggers from Boohoo.com. $10 (On sale from 2yrs ago. Alternative HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE)

  6. Sneakers from Urbanog.com. $15 (On sale, can be found HERE)


FLEWED OUT.

by Jamila Pierre


This dress isn’t anything new or innovative, but it sure as hell is still bomb AF. I actually own a few variations of a skeleton printed dress, even a co-ord set or two. I also own this very same dress, in red (not surprisingly they pretty much all came from Boohoo.com).

Every time I wear one of them I’m ready to be flewed out *Cardi B/ City Girls voice*. I always feel like my best self when I’m donning a piece like this, it makes it so that I can effortlessly convey myself the way I truly am….you know….on the inside (pun intended).

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Every Halloween, Boohoo releases a few of these dresses in different variants and colorways, I buy them all up! Unfortunately, this exact dress is no longer available on their site, but they do still have some pretty rad alternatives. You’ll be pleased to know, I took did some digging across the inter-web and ended up finding some replacements.

I’m telling y’all, I gotchu.

As for the shoes? I’ve gone on and on about these for the better part of the last six months of last year, so they are definitely no longer available on Target’s site *cries in Spanish*. However, I did a some more of that digging I was just talking about, and I found some more alternatives for ya. Also, Nine West has a extremely similar pair on their site as well (even an ankle boot version), but they’re running out of sizes pretty quickly so don’t hate me if you couldn’t snag em’ in time. I’m sure a soft search in google will totally help you find something comparable.

I paired this dress with these shoes because I felt it to be a fairly simple way to add some fancy shmancy to the look without forfeiting comfort. I don’t know about you but….ya girl does NOT do high heels like that. I mean think about it, if you intend to gallivant with your boo (again….pun intended, see what I did there? You know….because Halloween, and boo….? Get it…? I’ll stop now), you’re more than likely going to want to have comfort on your side, in every regard. No one wants to end the date with blisters.

I threw on a simple bracelet, rocked a pair of classic cat-eye shades (you know….to block the haters), and one of my most worn necklaces to date (because #90sForeva). Oh and of course I had to have some obnoxiously bright reddish-pink nails AND a matte red lip.

What I’m Wearing

  1. Sunnies from Buffalo Exchange. $9

  2. Necklace from Forever21. $6 (Circa ages ago)

  3. Dress from Boohoo.com. $ (Alternative HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)

  4. Bracelet from Torrid.com. $

  5. Shoes from Target. $14 (On sale. Alternatives HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE)