Smell the Roses.

by Jamila Pierre

Jeez Louise this top!

I went to the shopping strip in my old Bushwick neighborhood, with no intention of buying a damn thing, and came upon a mecca of leatherette detailed garb. 

As you could imagine, Christmas came early.

I paired this luscious  t-shirt with a black pencil skirt, I wanted the rose leatherette pannel to take center stage.

I also love how this top has it's own "Statement Necklace" built in on the neckline.


I threw on some  black pumps, my over-sized sunnies, and my huge stacked bracelets.

Simple, clean, sassy, everything you could ask for.

Witness the floral detail on the back, I love all the different ways you can do floral. 

And guess what.....? You'll flip when you hear how much this top costs, especially if you knew how well made and thick this top actually is.

You never know where you'll find your gems, keep looking, have an open mind, and remember that most things last, as long as you treat them well.

I've had expensive things fall apart within a matter of months and I've had inexpensive things last for years, don't get sucked into the hype.


What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Soho. $5
  2. Top from V.I.M. $9
  3. Skirt from $10.80
  4. Heels from $24.80
  5. Bracelet from the wholesale dristrict. $5