Take My Picture.

by Jamila Pierre

The last time I wore this skirt, in this color scheme, I donned it with a similar black jacketta (you'll notice that I have a tendency to make up words...hopefully you would have gotten use to this by now or are on the way to), it was black and somewhat cropped, form fitting, and had leatherette details throughout. 

Flashing back to that moment, I'm remembering my love for my long lost black & white tee that had a cassette tape print all over it (another favorito of mine outside of the grenade print).

Sad times.

That whole outfit was a win for that event, I rocked this very same belt (because this belt is literal LIFE), and sparkly pointed toe flat. You know what else was a win for that event? Those amazing little cupcakes they were serving....

OK, I'm getting off topic.

This time, I went with this lace moto-styled number that I got circa ages ago. The skirt is tre thick and I wanted something to balance out any lack of ventilation I may have gotten otherwise (which is why I went lace and open toed). 

The top was a no brainer. I have a very healthy/unhealthy obsession with black and white printed tops (which I'm always on the hunt for the perfect one and so far none has beat out my grenade tee...just saying). I mostly love to pair them with leopard print, camouflage, or pink...I've paired them with other things but the pairings I've mentioned are my absolute faves. 


This top in particular came from a straight sized store on the strip, and when I tell you I died for this camera print.....Biiiiihhhh. The material was soft and stretchy and though it only came in a size L, you know I was still getting it right....? Right. 

When I got home and tried this bad boy on...it was pure excellence, I was like "take MY picture", and then I proceeded to runway walk through my apartment in this top and my underwear.

Does that happen to you, when you just love what you bought so much that it takes you a while before you take it off, you either roll around or start dancing around your place in it?

One of my most favorite color combos outside of fuchsia and olive green, is pink with black and white; even though black and white aren't technically colors. This is just one of those outfits that I find myself gravitating towards as the weather begins to get warmer...but not too incredibly warm.

This skirt was made for me a good while ago and it was something I'd wanted for a very long time. I wanted a midi-length pleated skirt, made with a thick waist band, a fabric that you could redo your sofa cushions with, and  that had such deep pockets that you'd loose your hand if it weren't attached.  The pockets were placed in such a way, and the material so substantial, that I could house just about put anything in those pockets and no one would know...no one would even know it had pockets to begin with had I not told you or included a photo with my hand resting in them. 

The jig is kind of up, trade secrets and magick tricks revealed, but lets try and keep this between us.

The designer, Erica Walcott (of Erica Walcott NY), and I had some crossover (or overlapping if you will) when it came to aesthetic and functionality. We both agreed that a girl doesn't always want to lug around a bag...no matter the size, and having a strap from a crossbody isn't always ideal (especially with Le Bazooms), hence the never ending pockets. And though I had a few piece made by the ever talented Mrs. Walcott, this is one of my absolute favorite and most worn pieces from her.


What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklace is from AFAZE. (3 for $10)
  2. Top is from Baby Blue. $5 (Similarly cute B&W printed tees HERE, HERE, & HERE)
  3. Lace jacket from Forever21.com. $19.80 (Similar HERE & HERE, if you're going for my other look you can try these HERE & HERE)
  4. Belt from V.I.M. $7 (if these type of studs are too much HERE's an awesome alternative)
  5. Skirt is custom from Erica Walcott NY. (Valued at $100, similar in cut but not in color HERE)
  6. Shoes from OldNavy.com. $11 (On Sale, similar HERE, HERE, & HERE)