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Category: Seasons

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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29 Apr

5th Blogiversary

Wow 5 years and a sweet one it's been. I've learned so much in this blogosphere, some sweet and some bitter. I just smile at how I've grown in my way of thinking as blogger. Let's go down memory lane. I remember when I became a blogger I took hours gathering boggers who I respected greatly and enjoyed either their sense of fashion or how they appeared to be so boss via social media. I gathered emails to introduce myself. The intro went something like this. "Hello, my name is Shenell, I am the founder of plus fashion blog Shenell Dujour (my blog name at the time). I believe plus women should claim plus authority and one of the ways I...
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24 Apr

Regal

Regal, a whole mood. Yeah, I’m definitely feeling my richest. If I’m not mistaken this is the first two-piece suit I’ve ever worn on my blog. I must say, I love it. ASOS did a great job with this bowtie print burnt orange suit. One thing I found necessary was to continue to up the feminine tone the suit displays. Let me tell you what's crazy. When I paired the bow tie suit with the bow tie blouse, it wasn’t until after this shoot, I realized I was “coordinating” in my John Witherspoon voice. I guess I can say  I'm really tying the knot on bows in this look. Together the look announced its luxurious colonial appearance. It honestly just kinda...
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1 Jan

Feline & Fringe

I bought this skirt in spring and knew it would be the center of attention no matter what I paired it with. I toggled and tarried so long to find the perfect tee, before I knew it, it was the middle of fall. At that point I was at ground zero again. Going through my closet looking for something to wear, I came across my skirt and thought, ya know, I still see myself wearing this skirt uber casual- effortlessly casual.  I jumped on the computer and started looking for sweaters or even sweatshirts. Lets just say, me and the leopard saw eye to eye in that jungle. Who said felines can't get along? Anywho, this outfit took the liberty...
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28 Dec

New Year & Dripping

You saw this dress and swore I was a fly on the wall who heard you talking about how you were looking for the perfect holiday outfit, right? How I hate to admit, I was not that fly, but I feel you. This dress is definitely what the new year needs. Simplicity with a little extra. I spotted this dress on ASOS and thought, this is it after 3 months of debating! I purchased it in November and realized that I almost missed out on some awesomeness. The fit is a dream, it glides along the silhouette with ease and sophistication. Just an uh-mazing tuxedo/ blazer dress. The stream of glistening fringe gives it some added interest, if you will....
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