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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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4 May

Rhythm In The Mix

It’s that moment you’re strolling on Instagram and see an item YOU GOTTA HAVE! You have no earthly idea exactly what you’re gonna do with it but whatever it is, it needs to be epic. Do you feel me right now? Girl, these slacks are it! When I got home, I laid them out on my bed for 4 or 5 days. I typically do this to allow myself to see what the garment-any garment, is asking me to do with it. "What you want to do with a particular garment never trumps what the garment calls for". Although, I had not yet known what other garments would accompany such an in-your-face type of pattern, by day 3, at minimum,...
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20 Feb

My Outerwear Is My Outfit

Hey Ladies! I know some of you have been waiting all day for this post. Trust, I am so ready to share why it's important to put your outerwear to a multi-use fashion kill. Let's be real, unless you live in Chicago, you buy these coats for a two to three month wear. Considering we are living in a pandemic, some of us have hardly worn a coat at all. Nevertheless, we spend a fair amount of money on a seasonal piece that seems one-dimensional. In my style book, it is far from one-dimensional. A coat is an open dress. A dress. Depending on the length it could be a mini, and classic knee-length, and most definitely and mysterious ankle toucher....
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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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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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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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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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