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25 Jun

Sumissura

If you’ve shopped at Chanel, Gucci, or Christian Louboutin, you understand what it means to be treated with the upmost detail and respect. As a person who has been afforded the luxuries of life and who can occasionally splurge on a $2,000 or more item, I have high expectations in brands I shop with. When Sumissura reached out to me I was elated to work with them. They are a size inclusive brand that aim to please you with a tailored fit. A brand that prides themselves on fit accuracy gets an A in my book. I was overwhelmed with the many fabric options and cut that it took me a week to decide on how I was going to...
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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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11 May

Abstract Perspective

Come on in, come on in! I know you're here for all the detail goodies, but first, can we chat about it?! As mentioned in my IG caption, I love giving you so much to see at once. Fashion is nothing shy of art. Think about it, you are mixing paints, texture, and patterns, all on a 4D canvas. It sets the mood and tone when people see you. Their compliments and stares are a testament to that. How did you feel when you saw me in this look? Girl, let me tell you, I call this look the Abstract Perspective because the outfit renders fluid complexity. Although it flows, there are so many contrasting components that has your eyes jumping around...
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7 May

Editorial Flash

It is impossible to go unnoticed when you're dressed like this. Do you believe, how you dress determines who and what you attract? Well it’s so true. What you wear projects your character. The feeling you get when you are fashionably expressing yourself can not be described. Every woman has the right to be distinct, look unique, and own it. This outfit does just that for me. Girl, LET-ME-TELL-YOU! What you see here is a masterpiece. It took God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to sculpt this dunamis creation of a human. I take my existence personal, and I clothe it in the best. Macy’s I.N.C brand did a superb job with this faux leather drama sleeve blazer-BRAVO! But...
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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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22 Jan

Iconic In Tweed

I know you’ve seen several of my post on Instagram lately. Yes, I am a few blog posts behind; no worries, I am making up for it right now! About this look; if someone were to ask me what my style is, I would put this very look on display. Girl, it helps me not have to use words to describe myself. In this look, I played with texture, patterns, and color. This look is luxuriously distinct-exactly how I prefer to be! I’m looking really iconic in tweed if I can say so myself! Now, is it me or does this outfit take you to Harlem, anywhere between 1940s-2021? It definitely takes me there! If you were to break this ensemble...
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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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