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Author: So Shenell

22 Jan

Street and Styled

Hey Girl!!! Happy Friday to you! How many of you find yourselves up late at night because your creativity is roaming? I do it all the time! When there’s a vision, I can’t rest until it manifests. I gotta admit, this is with fashion, and when God is downloading in me a treasured word. So, any random day, I may find myself up at 2-3-4 in the am, writing or pulling things out of my closet. This thing you see is my heart. This is yet another look that defines me. I love giving you guys so much to see at once. If you’re not mixing and juxtaposing your fashion, you need to. Fashion is all about range. I was aiming...
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10 Dec

Posh, Lavish, & Rich

Are you here for it or are you here for it?! So, girl, when people ask, what’s your style? Honey, THIS! I love tapping into my creativity. I typically like when my style says a lot in one frame. Here, I am intertwining patterns, color blocking, and lux. Let’s break down posh, lavish and rich! Posh is this two-piece set, all day! I don’t usually wear slingy material like this, but I knew this piece had enough sexy and classy to be the dream it was. I believe it was the black and white scribbled patched pattern that rendered a clean abstract chicness. Lavish, it’s all about the accessories. Keeping it incognito with the black-on-black energy. Cole Haan shades, faux...
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4 Dec

In Ah- Line Ment

Hey Girl, yes, can you believe we are literally in December. It seems the year started in slow motion  & within a snap is was enigmatic. Gosh, this year was a journey. I can not say I’m ready to step out of this year, but I am hoping I’m equipped for next. This year definitely aligned people we were all forced to step out of our comfort zones. For some, it was the biggest breakthrough of their lives and for others, it was mere heartbreak. Either way, you must trust the Father. I do. Speaking of alignment, this blouse, these pants, this look! Yeah, it’s a bit more on the simple casual work side for me. At the same time, I...
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20 Nov

The Layered Trench

Hey Girl, Its been a few weeks since I’ve returned to blogging. I hope I haven’t disappointed you. I’m pretty proud of what I’ve been bringing. So, as you can see, I decided to go the casual route. This is not my typical style sense. I usually feel under-dressed every time I attempt to curate a casual look. This time, not so much. If you haven't already seen it, I posted a sneak peak of my fit the other day. The feedback was filled with great energy, although, there was a comment that caught me off guard. It was something along the lines of, “Shenell, you look like a spy or even detective.”Ahaha, I am not exactly sure where that idea...
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6 Nov

Classic Grandeur

Look girl, did you know polka dots pranced itself into the fashion world during the late Victorian era? Then in the 1920s it strutted itself into the fashion scene, making a loud fuss. Not to toot my own horn (uh-oh did you hear that lol), but I'd swear I was the creator of the pattern. These polka dots are hitting me like a second skin, sweetie. I love my co-ord set from Halogen. Classic attire promises to satisfy a cinched but curved silhouette. In essence, empire waist dresses, waist length tops, and pencil or swing skirts, in particular, were a style structure that was meant to do what girdles did in the 16 to late 1800s- and even in today’s...
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30 Oct

Crown of Thorns

Amongst the list of things that warms my heart, I get to share two with you, wrapped in a combo. The Son of God is one and a black artisan is the other. Let’s cut to the chase. The star of my whole outfit is this dynamic hat! When I first placed eyes on it, I knew there was no way all this glory was going to pass me up. All I can remember is, purse, wallet, debit card, and order complete! In that order. As an artist myself, I indulge in the craft of others. “The key to a great artisan is his or her ability to create a masterpiece that tells a story without a narrator”- Shenell. In...
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23 Oct

Slippin Back In

Yes, I am totally blowing the dust off this blog, lol! Girl, I’ve missed you. I thank you for sticking around in my absence. Your loyalty is real and most appreciated. With all that has happened in the world you are still connecting. That’s not easy to do. So many people isolate in times like these. As a believer, I know God is gracious despite the horrific challenges 2020 has offered us. I think this year has shown our resilience and ability to press through as individuals and collectively. We are stronger than we think. So many of you dm’d me just to check on my well-being. Having a tribe like you reminds me that we are in this together,...
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6 Jan

Laudi Vidni x SoShenell

Hey Girl! Yes, it has been a minute, no doubt. In my absence, you have been on my mind. I am making a few shifts that I can’t explain right now. Sometimes when waiting on things to manifest, you have to move in silence as it is still fragile. In essence, my neglect is temporary, I will be back. So now, I have had a few chances to actually put on clothes aside from the weekly black uniform needed for work. This outfit is one I had to share. I did a collab with a contemporary luxury line here in Chicago, Laudi Vidni, it means individual spelled backward. That is crazy dope, right? They gifted me this amazing organic leather bag...
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13 Sep

Seed Planting

So, am I the only one who was trying to remember whether or not Joshua had a tree? No, he didn’t but he planted many seeds. Speaking of which, that’s what I’ve been doing. All summer I’ve been shifting and restructuring to stop clocking into other people’s empires and making them great. The shift has taken some lifestyle changes and some consecrated focusing. Oh, how I’ve missed you dearly; it feels good to peek in and say- hello. Thank you to all who came through the DM checking on me. Just know I got two years to make some things shake. One of the hardest things is to plant seeds you’ve never planted before. Once you’ve planted that which you’ve never...
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20 May

The Dialogue

The Dialogue   Him: You’re so pretty but I’ve never talked to a big girl before. Me: I’m sorry did you think this was your opportunity?   “What in the heck is he doing?” “Girl, this his third time circling this counter.”  My coworker Justine spotted dude last week checking me out. Working for MAC, we often got creepers who shopped through pretty girls like meat. I swear men were worse than our customers. Customers would literally scan our faces as they approached the counter. Now, when you’re well into your 8th year as an artist, you become a master at predicting their thoughts because their body language tells every time- it’s hilarious but weird as hell. It’s like they used some type of laser alert radar...
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