by Jamila Pierre

Where do I even start.

I grew up on the Lower East Side, what’s sad…..? I haven’t been there in ages, it’s changed so much from what I saw last. It makes me kind of sad. I remember walking the streets of St. Marks, I’ve eaten all of the Ray’s pizza after heavily partying the night away at some rave or concert, the loitering at all of the local franchises; shout out to Micky D’s, Eat fresh, and Taco Hell (at least that’s what we called them….kinda still do).

My style has evolved greatly since then, but I’d like to think the essence still remains. I’m still the rebellious little BADASS I’ve always been, and I wouldn’t change a got dang thing.


With that said, is it no wonder most of my looks let that edge out to play so often? I’ve only traded my wide-legs in for some faux leather pants (especially that of the moto variety), my band hoodies for moto jackets, and my ratty bookbags for variants of unique handbags. The shoes…? The shoes have always been apart of the arsenal, creepers are my/THE slowest of jamz. I actually think I could just own all of that were ever made, by every brand who makes/carries them, but the ones from T.U.K…? Now THEY know how make a creeper bomb AF.


Let’s discuss; the jacket was a mere twenty five buckaroos (get into that ish right there), my moto pantalones were also a steal at $15, the top is a basic and a must from Target, and a pair of pristine creepers were only $40 second-hand from Buffalo Exchange (which is crazy AF because a pair like these go for well over $100 regularly).

The shades were from Rainbow for under $5 and the necklace was from Telco for $3. Now, can we please acknowledge how it doesn’t take much more than a vision and most times a bit of creativity, and thou sauce over flowith.


For maximum drip, I always, and I do mean always, end up either cuffing or pushing up the sleeves of all my shirts and jackets (whether neatly or haphazardly). It’s hard for me to feel intentionally styled by myself, I need the tszuj.

How do you spruce up or complete your looks? Who knows, maybe I’ll adopt some of them. Comment bellow, maybe I’ll even incorporate the tips you (my luvs) give, and I’ll just have no choice but to shout you out for your awesome tips. I spend a lot of time dispensing tips on how to find awesome inexpensive pieces, who says I know everything….I don’t (**clutches pearls**), so I’m open to hear from YOU, because my raging babes out there are drippin’ with as much sauce as I am and I’m dead curious what you have to say. Speak ya mind luvs, speak your mind.

What I’m Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Rainbow. $5

  2. Necklace from Telco Stores. $4

  3. Jacket from $25 (On sale, similar HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE)

  4. Top from Target. $10 (No longer avail., alternative HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)

  5. Pants from $10 (On super sale, no longer avail. alternative HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)

  6. Shoes from Buffalo Exchange. $30 (originally over $100. Choose at your hearts desire, HERE)