Month: March 2014

Doing It Yonce’ Style

Hey people, it’s Nikki Simone here. At this very moment I’m listening to BEYONCE’  for the 100,000th time, getting my life. I don’t think I will ever tire of this album…ever. If you didn’t already know I’m a huge fan of Beyonce’/Sasha Fierce/King Bey/Yonce’ and all of the divalicious realness she is constantly serving. Over the past few years I have become an even bigger fan of her everyday street style. Its always unexpected and can change from one extreme to the next. These are a few of my favorite looks and *GASP* I even attempted to recreate a few with items I had in my closet. Enjoy.

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Top and pants Charlotte Russe Shoes Shoedazzle Sunglasses Akira

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Jacket Forever 21 Leggings Charlotte Russe Shoes Shoedazzle Hat AliExpress Clutch made by me (shopnikkisimone.etsy.com)

Jacket Forever 21
Leggings Charlotte Russe
Shoes Shoedazzle
Hat AliExpress
Clutch made by me (shopnikkisimone.etsy.com)

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2 piece set made by me Shoes Shoedazzle

2 piece set made by me
Shoes Shoedazzle

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2 piece set Charlotte Russe (It was a dress but I cut and sewed it into separate pieces) Clutch made by me (shopnikkisimone.etsy.com)

2 piece set Charlotte Russe (It was a dress but I cut and sewed it into separate pieces)
Clutch made by me (shopnikkisimone.etsy.com)

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Blazer Zara Jeans Wet Seal Scarf A'gaci Shoes Justfab

Blazer Zara
Jeans Wet Seal
Scarf A’gaci
Shoes Justfab

*DISCLAIMER* I did not wake up like this, nor did I claim to do so. Carry on.

Thanks for reading and looking. Until next time, Nikki Simone.

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Fashion Trends I Pray Never Go Away

Hey people. It’s Nikki Simone here and these are a few fashion trends that I’m happy exist and probably couldn’t live without. I mean, seriously, what did I wear before these things were in?

LEGGINGS

Some may consider leggings a ghetto or “hoodratish” article of clothing these days but I disagree, to some degree. There are some questionable prints out there, but I don’t plan to wear any with marijuana leaves, or naked chicks. I will, however, rock some leather ones, or a tribal print. I’m not much into sweatpants and sneakers so leggings is my go to piece of clothing for comfort. There are so many different styles that you can dress up or down and make work in any situation.

Oh the possibilities.

Oh the possibilities.

HIGH-LOW TOPShl3 - CopyAs I said above I love leggings, but I don’t need my behind showing for everyone to see. At least not all the time. ..Hehe. High-low tops are perfect for situations like this. They show just enough and cover up just enough. They add a touch of style to any outfit. Loooove them.

Dressy or casual. Love them either way.

Dressy or casual. Love them either way.

MIDI SKIRTSmid - CopyThese are a fairly new trend. I think of it as a sexier version of the pencil skirt. Once I hit thirty, I decided mini skirts did not always equate to sexiness. I feel like I’m trying too hard when I wear them. Then, I discovered the MIDI skirt! Sophisticated yet sexy as hell. It still shows what you’re working with without showing everything you working with if you know what I mean.

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Yesss lawd!

WEDGES

Aldo-Shoes-Calacagni-Wedge - Copy Heels add a touch of sexiness and sophistication to any outfit. Unfortunately, my feet and most heels don’t get along after an hour or so. Wedges are another story. I can wear them for hours, hop over puddles, skip down the street, dance the night away, stand in line for the bathroom, and make it back home avoiding that nasty barefoot walk of shame.

I need all of these in my closet now.

I need all of these in my closet now.

SKINNY JEANSSkinny-Jeans I remember when skinny jeans made a come back and I vowed to never wear a pair. Scoffing “Those would just make my feet look big.” Now, I don’t own anything but skinny jeans. I mean, seriously, how did we make it stuffing those boot-cuts and flares into knee high boots? How many pair of jeans did we ruin walking on the back of the hems in our sneakers and flats? These problems are all avoided with a pair of skinnies.

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Almost as many possibilities as leggings.

CROSS-BODY HANDBAGScb2 I take public transportation and it’s mighty hard to snatch a purse hanging ACROSS the body of an unsuspecting young woman.  That alone is reason enough for me to love them but I do have one more. They keep your hands free to juggle five shopping bags and a cup of Starbucks. Have you ever been Black Friday shopping? If so, you know a cross body is a must.

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Isn’t she lovely?

Which of these items are an important staple in your wardrobe? What are some items you can’t live without? Leave a comment, start up a discussion, say something.

Thanks for reading my thoughts. I hope you enjoyed. Until next time……Nikki Simone