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14 Jun

Comfy & Feminine

Hey Guys! Yes it been a while since I've done a post but don't worry, I've been posting my butt off on social media. Be sure to follow me for all the latest. Starting this week I'll be putting out a polka dot series and this is how it's starting. The concept wasn't exactly planned until I realized I had some pretty cool polka pieces that could really shine. Also, I thought doing this series I'd play with some style range. I guess I'd consider this look comfy and feminine. This look is all about comfort, which I am really about despite all the heels and skirts. To date this is my favorite Kurt Geiger Bag This look was all about bringing it back...
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1 Feb

Vintage Gucci In Faux

Whaaaaattttt, GIRL, THIS LEWK! There are certain looks which I find myself very proud of, this is one. I had fun watching each piece come together so fluidly! I was talking to insta-bestie, Summar about how we need to layout a dope faux fur look. I knew I wanted it to be vintage and glass shattering. As I’m styling myself, I discover this is definitely giving Gucci vibes, hence the title. The rest was history. @sincerelysummar The details came together like Jesus himself were curating this for me. I swear, some of it wasn’t intentional on my part. Never-the-less, a marriage was emerging with this wardrobing. Let’s start with the jewelry. Girl, I am wearing an episode of animal planet. The snake...
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25 Jan

Caramel Latte-Double Shot

Do you see this look RIGHT HERE?! When my insta-bestie, Summar suggested we do a cream and chocolate ensemble, I honestly didn’t expect the wardrobing to present so distinct and polished. The styling is blazing with boss vibes and richness. If no other fit I’ve worn suggests lifestyle, this look undoubtedly does! How did I execute such an elevated outfit? For starters, I really wanted the outfit to deliver more cream-latte than coffee or mocha, because cream, winter white, and beige are just so gorgeous during the winter season. I think the last time I actually embarked on a look like this was two or three years ago. That said, with my second attempt to go winter white, I did not...
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24 Jan

Nothing To Be Played With

Some garments remind you of how bad you are in the world. This look did that for me. For starters, this color blocking is the diagram for a color theory class, honey. I can hear the teacher saying; “Turn to chapter 5 in your text. The lesson is on, how to color block like, SoShenell!" As far as color, it is all about showcasing the primaries. Yes, red and blue are primary colors that can be perfectly married in an outfit. Although, visually, they graciously fight for attention. I mean, do you blame them, one is cold and the other is hot, but don’t forget opposites attract. I have this awkward obsession with the gravitational pull of two contrasting entities;...
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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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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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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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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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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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