Gift Exchange!

by Jamila Pierre


So two posts ago my compadres and I had a tree trimming party at my main Bish's abode, this time around we decided to have a gift exchange party a solid week before Christmas...much fun was had. But before I get into the display of said fun, lets take a moment to appreciate this boss ass sweatshirt with sequin masterpieces for sleeves....I'll wait......

Have you not had your fill....? Here's another!

What I'm Wearing: 

  1. Glorious top from $31 (On sale from almost $50)
  2. Various jewels from various street vendors. $3-$7
  3. Leather Accented leggings from $19.80
  4. Boots from $15 (from $45)

And of course there was the hostess with the mostess, Amy... she's  obviously the cutest little teapot! Side Note: She has a blog coming to a theater near you soon enough *wink, wink*.

What She's Wearing:

  1. Bandanna from Wholefoods (work
  2. Top from Aeropostale. $11(On sale)
  3. Skirt from (Gifted by ME!)
  4. Sparkle Leggings from Telco. $3
  5. Converse sneakers $80

And below is her standing with one of her gifts. #PillowPet #KidAtHeart #YesIUsedAHashtag

And then there's my other homie, Angelica Vanessa...aka Evangelist...aka Vangiculor...aka Vangic; she's flossin' in her snake print top and sassy-hued pantalones in one of my fave color combo's, teal and taupe/tan.

Here she is inviting you to take a peek at her in the kaleidoscope skull hi-lo tank I got her for the Day-O-Christ, isn't it epic sauce? I wish I could have an entire collection of clothing made with this print on it!

What She's Wearing:

  1. Snake print top from random shop in SoHo. $15
  2. Kaleidoscope top from (Gifted by ME!)
  3. Teal Skinnies from V.I.M. $15
  4. Boots are UGGS from Zeeee Luvaaaaaa. $55 (Gifted)
  5. Jewels from various places. $3-$10


Let us have a moment of silence to take in the art piece that Angelica painted for me. I have many obsessions...if you haven't learned that about me and if you haven't learned that my tastes are eclectic and bounce're gonna learn today. Unfortunately the list is far too long for me to get into, but among the list of all time faves are elephants and art. If you combine those two (though all combos are not created equal) you're sure to win me over!

So you can imagine how happy and touched I was to receive an Angelica Vanessa original of such a favorite combination. This is officially the third piece I own of hers, one of which is a forest nymph entangled in vines, the other is a portrait of us together during our younger more mischievous years, and now this! I'm thrilled!

I decided to edit the images below in way to make us both look somewhat like paintings ourselves, it was my way of tipping my hat to the artist.

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We're back on the scene with a hair-flip from Jessica, she kept her outfit low-key but snuck in an edgy touch with her skull scarf and bossed it up with her pose. Just because you're not glitz and glamming it doesn't mean you can't serve! And this was on the fly...? Shiiiiiiiiit, don't get a fan in front of this Bish!

What She's Wearing:

  1. Scarf from Torrid. $7
  2. Top from Torrid. $10
  3. Cami from Torrid. $12
  4. Jeans from Walmart. $9
  5. Boots (Gifted by ME!

And then there were a couple of moments captured by Angelic and I throughout the night {CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE SLIDESHOW}

OK, OK, so I needed to designate a separate mini "slideshow/grid" for these two images, I needed to explain them.

So basically Angelica wanted to see if we could capture Krysia (hottie in the striped shirt) throwing Frito lays into one of our mouths and hopefully one of us would be catching it. We tried a few times, needless to say there were a few fails and wasted chips (my hair caught a few) and then at epic moment was born. Not only was it captured but another chip was captured about to land in succession.....I'll wait for that to sink it.....


And then there's the image next to it, unfortunately it was taken before the chip throwing extravaganza...but I'm telling the story here, so lets pretend that it was our celebratory reaction to our epic WIN!

Last but not least, our quintessential group shot. And with that I bid you a farewell. 

Happy Holidays Y'all!