I must confess I was crushing on Toni Jackson's outfit today during my interview with her for the (soon to come) relaunching of her fashion blog! For the last several months she's been a busy gal- from graduating with her Fashion Marketing degree to being a recent wardrobe intern with BET in NYC, Toni has had a lot going on and has loved every minute of it. Today she was looking city chic in a pair of strappy sandals and boyfriend jeans- 2 of my top 5 picks for summer trends under $100. Find out the details of this fashionista's outfit and look forward to her upcoming posts!
Today is all about being simply chic. While I often love to amp up my outfits with pops of color and accessories, I decided to keep this look more minimal. I love how this top brings out my green eyes and the white skinnies adds a crisp freshness to the look. Keeping it soft with lots of curls, I'm ready for whatever the day brings.
Button up top, Nordstrom
White skinnies, Yumi
Metallic sandals, Nine West
Haute & Nautghty mascara by Mac
'Crazy for Coffee' lipstick by Maybelline
'Sumptuous Olive' shadow by Mac + 'Busted' shadow by Urban Decay (Naked 2 palette)
As a freelance stylist in
Charlotte, I have had many opportunities to collaborate with very talented individuals
and use fashion as my tool to translate my visions. It seems I’m always
thinking, creating, and exploring new ways to self-express, whether it is
through my own personal style or when I get to play dress up with models. That’s
what I think is so great about the fashion industry, no matter your age, you
never have to stop playing dress up. Anyways, I had been planning this
particular shoot that I was involved with this past week for a few months- very
excited to put on the hats of both creative director and wardrobe stylist in studio
in NC and on location just over the border in the Palmetto State. There were several
different elements that went into the inspiration for this shoot which then developed
into the concept of a character our model would portray: the ethereal glam
goddess who has traveled through time and space to find herself discovering her
human form here on earth, but not without bringing some supernatural abilities and
an undeniable anarchic attitude along with her. It was all about bright hues,
and 1960s classic, but edgy flair with a consistent extraterrestrial theme. Also
in the mix were body con dresses, Lana del Rey inspired hair, smoke bombs, and
celestial projections- just a taste of what brought together the ethereal feel I
was going for. While I can’t divulge the final shots and video just yet (as
they are in the works of being published) I wanted to share some of my behind
the scenes instagrams. More to come soon!
A girl's handbag is her secret weapon, and if packed appropriately it can hold everything she needs to overcome any of the day's challenges. In the city, you always have to be prepared for the unexpected so you can be ready to embrace all it has to offer with your mind already at ease. Let your bag be your new BFF by packing it with the items I've come up with on the list below.