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Category: Summer

22 Aug

Fabulous Gracia

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That moment you know fabulous when you see it. I'd have to say this was one of my moments! The drama Akira is giving with this Gracia top is freaking amazing. Crop top and bat sleeves =genius. I simply love how the crop in the front drives the eye straight to the elongation of the blouse. The distinction is remarkable. Any blouse that catches a daze from on lookers who are inwardly wondering where did she get her top, is a must have. What can I say, its a statement piece that evolves with trend. Honestly, I wasn't exactly sure how I needed to style this girlie- jeans-no, shorts-not quite, then there was Rachel Roy. Rachel Roy's Aztec pencil skirt...
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19 Aug

Blossoming Floral

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This Christian Omeshun floral maxi is blossoming all over the place! This dress is different from my fashion norm, but I couldn't resist how freaking adorable and flirty is it. I can not express how refreshed, feminine, and happy this dress made me feel. Let's talk about the style of this maxi. I love the exposure of a woman's décolletage, it's simply beautiful and with the fit bands in the shoulders of this dress, my décolletage and shoulders were peaking all day. These flirty shoulders are just an additive to this doll. Compliments to Christian Omeshun, she had me channeling my inner life size Barbie persona. This floral maxi is long, fun, breezy, and full of color, I felt like Summer in...
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17 Aug

The Jumpy

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Didn't I tell you that I'm trying to be more casual and simple, here's another look (refer to Bohemian in the City). What makes this casual? I didn't over accessorize I stuck with these hooped Curve Culture earrings and I let the jumpsuit be the jumpsuit. Aren't your eyes drawn to what I'm wearing? Let's bring more focus to this cute little number. This ASOS jumpsuit was super fun! I have to admit it has a Bozo bagginess to it, but trust there's nothing goofy or circusy about it. Believe it or not it has so much versatility, you can actually wear this with a cute pair of Keds, flats, or heels. Now, you know me because I have the hardest...
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12 Aug

Fashioned Perfection

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Don't you just love when you don't have to work as hard to make something GREAT! Let me tell you hunny this freaking sexy as ever little number was already a styled masterpiece. This outfit spoke just as clear as day "Shenell, add a nude shoe and walk" I did just that. This Rachel Roy two piece garment was designed to fashion perfection. The lines are super chic and it demands all the attention. Please don't act like you don't see the splits on the sides of this top, driving the eyes straight to the curves in my hips. What I love about Rachel Roy is, she's gonna add a pinch of feminine drama. The craftsmanship is ridiculous with this chopped-asymmetrical side tail. If...
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6 Aug

FIA Bat Dress

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OMG is exactly what I said when I saw this dress! I pride myself on finding things for you guys that are different and unique, FIA was just that. The bat pattern was one of the most genius attractions to this dress, the pattern is so themed- Halloweenish yet it managed to maintain its softness, girly appeal, and it was far from scary. I think it has EVERYthing to do with the style of the dress. The long exaggerated bell sleeve and short, wide, prissy fit of the pattern remained a beauty with the beast. Now can we talk about these African printed pockets… The pockets represent the culture and destination of FIA. Yes the dress is from the motherland...
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1 Aug

Figure 8 in Fringe… Skinny Ain’t My Thang

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  What happens when Claire Sulmers, Founder of Fashionbombdaily.com, lists you as Chicago’s Top 10 Fashion “Bomb Bloggers”? Then to add an even bigger reward she invites you to sip and shop with her during her Cocktails with Claire event. OMG the first thought is WHAT TO WEAR! Now let’s put something into perspective, Claire is a fashionista anointed by the fashion gods honey. So me being Shenell, I was definitely on make an impression- kill em mode. This twig fringe dress did that! The few details played a big part in my attraction to this very easy piece. The dress alone was the statement. A dress like this needed no help, you see what I’m saying…. EASY. In addition the...
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29 Jul

Bohemian In The City

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  To style this look was crazy for me. What many of you don’t know is, I struggle with putting together casual pieces and still feel trendy. In my personal life, dresses and stilettos make me feel like the best me as a blogger. I typically don’t allow myself too much casual freedom (a natural challenge). There was a particular day Chicago’s weather had me feeling real free and out of my comfort zone. These feelings came at the perfect time, because it summoned me to tap into my Bohemian style sense. Considering I have shackled myself fashionably to dresses, slacks, and stilettos, I wanted this look to convey freedom and anti-conventionalism. I said Shenell, “Dare to break your fashion...
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14 Jul

May not be CoCo, but its definitely Shenell

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The title speaks for itself, this look is so me! I just marvel over a poised, classic, with a hint of edge outfit. What I like most about this look is, it hits in all the right places. Can you say EVERYTHING!!! This H&M jacket is giving it to the people. It sets the theme for vintage style. The texture, colors and print just jumps at you and takes your attention. To tell the truth (whispers), I kinda feared styling this the “RIGHT WAY.” Because it’s so busy I didn't want to do too much and I surely wasn’t interested in being safe. So what did I do? I had to continue telling the story the jacket was telling. Then...
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