This past Saturday, a group of my colleagues and I headed to Mexico City from our little town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Mexico City is an amazing city with so much personality! I did take some pictures but I wanted to share two pictures of me in my gown during the Ball.
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I am in love with Mexico City and I am already planning another trip ASAP!
My boyfriend and I attended Africa Underground and I decided to wear my favorite Boxing Kitten x Urban Outfitters dress.
What I Wore:
Dress: Boxing Kitten
Shoes: No Name
Dress: Urban Outfitters (It has pockets!) If you buy it, it is cheaper in-store.
Necklace: Bought in Quito, Ecuador
What I Wore:
When is the last time you’ve seen a grown women wear jellies?
When it comes to clothes I usually need one of these descriptions involved: short, black, and backless. It is rare when I find a piece that fits all three pre-requisites!
The Playsuit with Mex Tex Embroidery is now $37.28. It is the perfect piece for a chill night out! I wore it during a night out to Lost Society DC. My favorite aspect of the playsuit are the sleeves! They are light enough for a hot night out but can still protect you from bug bites when you venture out to rooftop parties.
I paired the outfit with my favorite strappy Michael Kors Sandals and Forever 21 Feather earrings.
This weekend was jam packed and full of great things to do! I hosted my little sister and friend, Joanna. They took the bus down from New York and I wanted to make sure that their trip was one to remember. On Saturday I wanted to dress comfortably but I didn’t want to look like the typical DC tourist. I also didn’t have time to go home for the whole day so I wanted to be able to transition from sightseeing to a chic lunch with friends.
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What a perfect weekend.
As black women we are often put into a box of either vixen, Mamie, diva or soul sister. However, in our global world, what it means to be a black girl is becoming less and less concrete. From fashion to music, black women are stepping outside the box and breaking down genres and stereotypes with their beautiful, unique flair.
Enter the quirky black girl. She’s the girl listening to Little Dragon, reading Proust and wearing sunflowers in her hair. She’s less concerned with the latest trends as she is with expressing herself whether it be through an interpretive dance, a raging metal band or a vintage frock.
The originator of quirky black girl style is none other then the legendary dancer, Josephine Baker. An outcast in her own community, Josephine danced her way through Europe, breaking down barriers and stepping outside of the norm with her infamous “banana skirt dance”. She spawned a legion of African American style icons who aren’t afraid to be the “atypical” black girl.
Every decade has had its eccentric icon; from the 80s over-the-top antics of supermodel/singer Grace Jones to the 90s earth child Lisa Bonet, whom begets today’s own poster child for quirky black girl style Zoe Kravitz. Whether these women are wearing an avant garde designer or a pair of 5 dollar jeans they are comfortable in their own skin. They stand apart from the crowd, showing that black women are more than one-dimensional.
This really spoke to me! Thanks Cocoa and Creme blog!
My favorite famous quirky black girl is Shingai Shoniwa!
She did it! She beat me to the punch! That’s is okay because I was just having this debate over “nude” pumps for women with darker skin. Thank the lord we have options. While I don’t think any of these colors are exactly my skin tone, I’m still pretty happy with these options!
Steve Madden “Russhh” patent pump $89.99, Dillards; G by Guess “Belanova” dress pump $34.99, Famous Footwear; Madden Girl “Oyzter” pump $39.95, DSW; patent slingback platform pump $30, Charlotte Russe; City Streets “Sara” slingback pump $29.99 (on sale, reg. $50), JC Penney
See her full post here.