Fashion Fridays: A Few Fashionable Finds

A graphic tee is a great way to make a statement without actually having to utter a single word. It speaks for itself. It expresses your mood, sense of humor, cultural pride, and political views. A graphic tee can also be a bit of an esteem booster like the one I recently purchased.

This criss cross cutout features the word Slayoncé (Slay+Beyoncé) across the front. I purchased it from Forman Mills for only $5! It would be wrong not to get it! What do you think? 

If you know me, then you know I love Forman Mills, so of course I didn’t walk out with just one item. While I was at it, I also purchased a pair of black, chunky heels because every girl should have a sturdy heel in their collection. I ultimately decided not to keep them and they are available to purchase on my Poshmark closet if you are interested!

What are your latest fashion finds? Do share!


– A Black Girl About Town

Miami|Summer ’17 Lookbook!!!

One of my favorite things about traveling, other than exploring new places, is deciding what outfits I’m going to wear while exploring those places! When I think about Miami, there are a few things that come to mind like, bright colors and fun patterns, which I definitely tried to incorporate into my wardrobe. In addition, the heat and doing a lot of walking inspired me to opt for more comfortable pieces, while still managing to be trendy at the same time!

1. Off-the-Shoulder Top w/ Crochet Knit Shorts

Top:: Forman Mills|Bottoms:: Forman Mills| Bag:: Forman Mills |Sunnies:: Forever 21

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2. Printed Kimono

Top:: Forman Mills| Bag::Forman Mills

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3. Pink Bodysuit w/ High-wasted Jeans

Top:: Forman Mills |Bottoms:: H&M | Shoes:: AMI Clubwear

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4. Deep Plunge Romper

Romper:: Boohoo |Bag:: Macy’s |Shoes:: Poshmark

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Which outfit is your favorite? Also, if you haven’t done so, please check out all of the fun things I did while in Miami!


– A Black Girl About Town

OOTN|Army Fatigue X Fringes 

It’s not officially summer yet, but it sure did feel like it this past weekend! I stepped out wearing a simple black graphic tee, fringe heels and an army fatigue skirt with a mesh bottom that I purchased for just $1 by the way. Yes, you read that right! ONE  DOLLAR!!! I love when I come across little deals like this, don’t you? The less money I spend on clothes, the more money I can spend elsewhere!

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A neon bag for a pop of color!

How did you spend this very hot weekend?

Top:: Mandee

Skirt:: Forman Mills

Bag:: Forman Mills

Shoes:: AMI Clubwear

– A Black Girl About Town


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Sole Searching: Spring Footwear 

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not much of a sneaker girl. I currently own 2 pairs of sneakers (sad, I know), one pair of pink pumas and a floral pair of canvas sneakers. Though I admire those who can rock a pair of sneakers and still look fly, I’m much more of a flats kind of gal!

In terms of spring essentials, flat shoes are at the top of the list for me. They are super cute, easy to pair and come in a variety of styles. I recently a floral and a solid pair of pointed toe flats to wear this spring. I love pointed toe shoes because they are office appropriate but can easily transition for an after work affair as well. And if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I get a great deal on just about anything! Take a look!

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Eternity Fashions, $5.00 (Super Comfy, btw!)

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Eternity Fashions, $14.99

What items are you stocking up on this Spring?

– A Black Girl About Town


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How to SLAY a 1920’s look…on a Budget!

If I had the chance to experience any time period firsthand, I would most likely choose the 1920s, for out of that Era came some of the greatest Black American musicians, poets and writers, (i.e.The Harlem Renaissance) not to mention, the fashion was on point. No matter what means people had, they took pride in dressing well and looking their best at all times!

This past weekend, I got a chance to experience a taste of the 20s at a 30th birthday bash. I could’ve easily purchased a pre-packaged costume–it sure as heck would’ve been a lot easier! But being the fashionista that I am, I opted to piece an outfit together from head to toe–all while on a budget! My inspiration for this look was Josephine Baker (of course, duh!) and our favorite bad gal, Ri Ri and her breathtaking ensemble at the 2014 CFDA Awards. I wanted to write this post in hopes that it may garner some inspiration for any of you ladies who may have a similar themed party to attend in the future, or simply for anyone that loves fashion, as do I!

Headpiece

One of the essentials for nailing a 1920s look has to be the headpiece. And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either! I purchased this black turban from the beauty supply store for just under three dollars. To give it that 1920s look I added some feathers from an old mask and attached them to the front using needle and thread.

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Dress 

This dress. Honey!  This dress fit Like. A. Dream! I was seriously considering not wearing it at all. It was just wayyy too shiny and the material is not the best feeling against your skin but I’m happy that I did. I purchased it online from Forever 21 for $18 (plus shipping and handling.) Not only was it delivered on time, it just so happened to be on sale. A win-win in my book.

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Accessories

Ladies, it is very easy to overdo it when it comes to accesories, isn’t it? Our minds tell us that we need to have it all when we really don’t. Less is actually more! I especially wanted to keep the accessories to a minimum on account of my dress being already very loud. I accessorized this look with only two pieces of jewelry; a pearl necklace I purchased ages ago from Burlington Coat Factory and an art-deco type necklace which was gifted to me a few years back. For added flair, I chose to incorporate a faux fur shawl purchased from Forever 21 on sale at $9.99.

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I second guessed myself the entire time leading up to the day but it all worked out in the end! Ever been in that situation? Also, have you ever been to an era-specific themed party? Do share!

-A Black Girl About Town


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OOTN: Mock Necks X High Waists 

Winter is not ready to leave us just yet…

Willow Grove Mall

Willow Grove, PA

 

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About the Outfit…

Top:: Poshmark Jeans:: H&M Boots: Forman Mills

-A Black Girl About Town


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How to Style a Pleated Skirt!

In case you haven’t noticed, pleated skirts are definitely #wardrobegoals. They’re worn on everyone from your favorite blogger (moi!) to your favorite reality TV star. Pleated skirts vary in length from mini, midi, maxi (try saying that 5x fast!) and come in a variety of colors and prints, ex: floral, metallic, solid). Since it is officially Spring, I figured what better way to bring in a new season than with a guide to styling this most coveted piece? So, let’s get it poppin!

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Skirt, Charlotte Russe, $12 (Sale)

Top Priority

There’s really no “wrong choice” when it comes to selecting a blouse. The options are seemingly endless. It all depends on what style you’re trying to achieve. For example, a collared button up or a blazer can add a professional look, especially great for work. A scoop neck blouse or bodysuit adds the perfect feminine touch for a date night.

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 Blouse/Blazer, Forman Mills 

Fancy Footwork 

It can be argued that one of the essentials for styling the perfect outfit it the shoe! It can literally make or break an outfit. For this look, I chose a pointed-toe lace-up bootie. Lace-up booties not your thing? No problem! A regular pointed-toe shoe will do just fine!

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Shoes, Forman Mills, $10

Make a Statement 

Believe it or  not, statement necklaces are not the only way you can add a little drama to an outfit. A clutch embroidered with an image or phrase will do the job just fine. They are perfect for storing small items like cell phones or lip glosses and they are cute af. 

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Clutch, Macy’s $25

Hope you enjoyed this post! Would you wear a pleated skirt? How would you rock this look?

-A Black Girl About Town


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