by Jamila Pierre

Yes, I'm a self proclaimed Bad Bitch, but don't get it twisted....I'm Queenin' always, the two are not mutually exclusive. There's always talk of one verses the other and honestly I'm way too complex to be put in one solitary box. I am both a Bad Bitch and a Queen, A lover and a fighter, etc...

I've had so many moments of re-evaluation and self-reflection over the recent weeks, let alone the past few years, and I found that I often have to remind myself what I'm capable of and what I'm worth. It's not just one of those things where you can just say it once and never have to dip back into the self affirmation box ever again. 

But once I say it out loud it doesn't really take much convincing. when I think of all the things I've accomplished, pushed passed, pushed through, rose above, maintained my integrity, lived life on my terms (for the most part), I'm just could I deny my Bad Ass Queenery? And yes, I still struggle and have a consistent flow of existential issues....but I'll be damned if I let anyone take away how bomb AF I am, not even myself. 

It sucks, it's as if all we can do in society is compare and have a "me vs. you" mentality. Personally I couldn't give two shits how you're living...unless you're hurting me or someone I love...or being a general douche that needs to be checked, I just don't have time for it. Plus, I'm not into the idea of telling people that their either one way or the other, people are many different things in all of their contradictory glory, a special formula of varying percentages. 

I just hope that I can continue to push through to the next stage of my life in the manner of one of those savage AF montages/ walking through flames in slow motion while putting on shades and having buildings blow up behind me, with Nas' "You can hate me now" playing in the background....because bihhhh I'm lit.

And if this outfit doesn't fit the criterea...I don't know what does. Feel every piece of this flyness *Tony Baker voice*

I got this dress a few moons ago and they only have a size 14 left if I'm not mistaken, but the material is crazy stretchy. The jacket was on sale at Target which was a delightful win because I'd been peeping it for a long while and at $50 I wasn't about to cop it if it wasn't on sale. It was meant to be.

I know it's scortching degrees outside right now...but IDGAF Fashion over function is my motto most times (Inset meme of how my jacket is part of the look so I don't care how hot it is...I'm not taking it off).

The booties were from Mandee during a fall sale and I got two pair (one in a beige taupe, and these black pair) and it was seriously one of the best purchases. 

Together ISSA looks, ISSA Bad Bitch.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Bandanna from the 99 cent store. $1

  2. Necklace from Forever21. $6 (Sold out)

  3. Fuzzy Jacket from Target. $15 (On Sale)

  4. Dress from $10 (On Sale)

  5. Boots from Mandee. $15 (On Sale, similar HERE , & HERE)


by Jamila Pierre

OK, so how proud of me are you that I've finally taken my hair down from "Pineapples R' US"...? I Told you guys that I'd be wearing that hairstyle to the point of ridiculousness...and I meant it. Trust will be back! But for now we shall appreciate something a little more tame. 

Can we take a brief moment to discuss my lip color?! Like....seriously? This LASplash Cosmetics lip couture-lip paint, in "Til' Midnight"... **Jaw Drops**, I DIE! I thought for sure it was going to be a straight orange (which I have been craving these days...aside from the other more funky colors), but the dry down was a bit more red instead. Either way I'm still very much pleased with the end result. 

forever21 plus white jeans

And let's not forget to get into this top! This is the very same top as the one from my last post (with the exception of color and print of course), this ISH is just everything I could ask for in a "basic" top. The only complaint I have is the fact that it didn't come in every color of the rainbow, and in every damn print. This is seriously the cut of top I look for when I'm looking for casual-wear, but it's ridiculously hard to find. 

The length of the sleeve, the rise of the neck, how it rounds out at the bottom and how the splits on the sides cup my booty ever so righteously, it's just pure perfection. The material is substantial so it holds up to my jiggly bits and it's casual but not too casual as to where I look sloppy. Last but not least, it has an exposed zipper which adds an edgy yet classy touch to what would seem to be  a "basic" top (to which I didn't get a picture of because...epic fail). 


Women's Leisure Structured Tunic Top Merona

I decided to pull out my not so basic white jeans that are adorned with watercolor splatters, and my Nine West faux blue suede shoes. It had been a while since the last time I'd brought these kitties out and it wasa perfect finishing touch to the tons I had going on already. What I love most about this fit is that with as many little statements going on, as a whole, this look is pretty tame while still holding interest. 

  • Statement lips...(CHECK!)
  • Statement necklace..(CHECK!)
  • Not so basic "BASIC", or what I'm going to coin, the "Un-Basic"... (CHECK!)
  • Statement White Denim...(CHECK!)
  • Statement, yet comfy, shoes...(CHECK!)
nine west blue suede shoes kitten heels

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklace from Burlington Coat Factory. $14
  2. Top from Target. $22.99 (HERE)
  3. Bracelet from Burlington coat Factory. $7
  4. Jeans From $22.80 (Circa 2yrs ago)
  5. Blue kitten heels from $29.99 (On Sale from $80)