by Jamila Pierre

"That moment when you realize that certain items in your wardrobe are such staples in your daily looks...that they might as well become apart of your body; a second skin." -Jamila Pierre

Sooooooo, how tired are you of this studded belt tho....? Too bad! I love this thing so much it's kind of a problem, mostly for those who are tired of it...but for me it will never be. I own quite a few shapeless and fabulous garments that need a little oomph in order to come out to play with me for the day, a belt is a must to add that little bit of cinch. 

I have a few "normal" belts in my stash, but there's a time and place for those...and I haven't been met with the right time or place lately for those in particular. As I've mentioned time and time again, I'm a huge tomboy with brass knucks growing out of my fists, trails of sequins and glitter being left in my wake as I sashay/STOMP my way through crowds while my Kimono (or cape...whichever best suits the mood I'm in at the time) flows in the wind and smacks everyone in the face making my presence known; I can literally add this belt to just about anything and this belt allows me to convey that.

You'll be happy to know that I have different variations of studded belts and I'm coming into a new addition to the studded family soon that is less BABAM IN YO FACE for the more low-key days (LMFAO!!!!), I will probably do a post about that soon.


Every time I head to Herald Sq. I go to the Strawberry in the Manhattan Mall, this is the only Strawberry that I know of (or that's near me) that has a + section. When I first discovered them a few years back (like back before they took out the Manhattan Mall food court), the selection was poppin' AF! Flash forward a few years and now we have a lot more hits and misses...I am not at all surprised by that **INSERT SIDE-EYE EMOJI** . I haven't been to 34th street in Manhattan in a minute so I just had to drop in to make sure and check up on them in hopes that this time there were more hits than misses....................................I was NOT impressed. 

I just about gave up untill I came across this piece here and at first it looked like nothing on the hanger, but what drew me to it was the type of camo print that it was (just like floral, skull, and animal...not all camo print is created equal). I held it up, saw the side splits, the slightly curved hem, the collar, I slipped it on over my head (liked it even though it was kinda shapeless), ran around the store to find a belt to get an idea of how it would look when I got it home with my own belt, saw the price tag,  and a BISH was SOLD! 

This bad mamajama is so easy and comfortable it's ridiculous, and I'm in love with how it transitions through all the seasons so I can get the maximum use out of it. 

BEST $20 spent in a while.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Buffalo Exchange. $9 (Another Option)
  2. 3/4 Undershirt from Target. $10
  3. Camo long-lined tunic from Strawberry. $19.99 (Similar)
  4. Necklace from AFAZE. ( On sale 3 for $10)
  5. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  6. Belt from V.I.M. $7 (Similar)
  7. Jeans from $17.90 (Similar)
  8. Boots from $15 (On Sale from $45)