Friday, August 28, 2015

Easy Summer Street Style

Here are some snapshots from a beautiful day in Brooklyn.

I spotted this pop color while walking my pup and had to show it some love with an impromptu outfit photo.

I'm wearing my favorite Express pencil skirt-- it's nice and stretchy and fits like a glove-- with a fun neon pink and white cropped top from H&M; my African bracelets of course and my white chucks. 

This blue (faux) leather backpack is a new favorite from Mashalls. 

Oh, and I finally checked out Chilo's, a newish spot in the neighborhood. The tacos from the truck in the back are delicious! And those margaritas as perfect-- potent and not too sweet! A review on Yelp is forthcoming. 

Until next time. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A White Skirt and a Crop Top

Peace all,

Here's what I wore to an afterwork event earlier this summer.  I absolutely loved this outfit!  I felt very Manhattan-meets-Brooklyn in this look.  

The cropped floral top is from Express, the white high waist skirt is from ASOS and the red-orange pumps are Ninewest.

I love pattern-mixing and am determined to pair these assorted African bracelets with all most of my looks, including my floral print top.  

Until next time,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Orange, Blue and Sunkissed

Peace all,

As promised I am updating my blog with looks from this epic summer, and doing so from Korea at the moment.  (Check out my instagram @sofullye for my #mariagoestoasia daily updates.)

Here's what I wore to brunch with a good friend:

I actually was having a lazy day and threw this look together in just a few minutes.  Sometimes my best looks come together that way.

Crop top from American Apparel, drawstring pants from J.Crew Factory, white canvas sneakers by Converse, fanny pack from Forever 21 and my assorted African bangles.

I loved the colors against my sunkissed skin!  Bright colors are definitely my go-to after many days in the sun.

Peep the street art on the sidewalk by Aine.  Very cool!

As for the actual brunch, we decided on our spot, Alice's Arbor.  It was delicious as usual!

Seriously, that burger and those fries were so tasty!

Until next time,

Summer Night in a Bra Top

Peace all,

Here's an outfit I wore to a very fun after work party in the city, called Afropolitan. 

I got this bra top from Express last year but wasn't able to wear it properly until this summer. It was way to small before!

I paired it with my current favorite high waist skirt, always from Express, and orangey red pumps from my sister's closet years ago. 

I usually shy away from wearing common color combinations, but I'm also about working with what what I have in my closet. These shoes were danceable for the duration of the party, and I added some interest with a pink lip against the reddish orange earrings and pumps. 

A view from the party. Ibiza's rooftop lounge. 

More to come. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Little Black Summer Dress

 Good morning everyone!

For the first part of the summer, I lived in this little black, summer dress!  It's so easy, flattering and perfect for brunches with friends and casual dates.  Yup, this dress has gotten around.  Now that I'm a lot darker thanks to all my glorious sunbathing-- seriously, my IG can attest to my love for beach bumming around-- I prefer to wear lighter colors.  However, since this dress is so easy and versatile, I may pack it for my upcoming trip to Asia.  I digress...

Here's what I wore to brunch earlier this summer:

black babydoll (A.K.A. skater dress) from ASOS, white chucks by Converse, Louis Vuitton purse

I <3 layering necklaces with my nameplate.

The choker is part of a set I initially purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for my much younger sisters.

I got these earrings for $1 from a street vendor in Brooklyn.

A mix of African bracelet bought from various vendors in Soho, Bedstuy, Kenya and Calabar Imports (on Franklin in Prospect Heights). 

 These blue nails were vibrant!  That is until the sun faded them to a dull, but still workable, blue.

Oh, and no makeup except for a tinge of Ruby Woo by MAC.  That's pretty much my summer look. A bare, sunkissed face with a pop of color on the lips.

Until next time.

Photo Credits: Doris!
Location: Cafe Rue Dix on Bedford Avenue.