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27 Oct

Autumn’s Bestie Summer

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Hey guys,I'm so glad the blog is up and running again. As you know, although we were fresh into Autumn, I wasn't exactly ready to let go of all my summer brightness. I just had to binge on bright colors once more. Yeah, this was suppose to be a three part series but it ended up being two because the weather totally flipped on me. I swear it went from 0 to 100 real quick, hence causing this series to be shortened. This series is all about bright loud vibrant colors. Clearly I decided to go with denim as it is season transitional. The blue denim was my fave, all the shades of blue and my tweed jacket was what I...
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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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16 Nov

Black Bandit, Levels to this Crime

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Breaking News!!! Suspect Eloquii is reported to have committed a shearling convertible crime. Stay tuned for your news brief. Witness: When I saw the coat I thought, “Okay this is cute”, I continued with caution to check out the details and there it was, the weapon, unzippable panels. This coat was definitely to die for. A jacket of this magnitude slaughtered the statement piece law. There’s no room for any other criminals to compete. All black was the way to go, the perfect criminal attire. Premeditated, the work had to be chic. High-waisted bell bottoms and a fitted turtle neck, real slayish. This mid thigh length coat robbed eloquence with its accomplice high waisted bell bottoms. Elongation further emphasized the hard core details...
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28 Apr

Her 40’s Thang

Ladies and gentlemen we present to you Hollywood’s Golden Age Stars- Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Claudette Colbert, and last but not least Shenell Crear!!!!! The 1940’s is time lined as the start of WWII. The war brought great disparity to the nation but WWII wasn’t the only event blowing things up. The 1940’s decade glam world had some explosions of its own from motion pictures to FASHION! During this era fashion designers were influenced by visions of newness and war. The 1940’s introduced style that showcased decadent jewels, shoulder pads, cinched waists, cropped tops, chic sweaters, large hats, peep-toe-heels, slim midi-length skirts, fur coats, satin dresses, wedge heels, head turbans,...
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