Black style blogger collage outfits

outfit roundup

Black style blogger collage outfits

These are some outfits I wore in the second half of 2014. I’ve decided to share my outfits in roundups rather than individual posts from now on because I feel like it gives a better idea of what my personal style is, rather than just a single photograph at a time. IDK. That’s my logic, and I’m sticking to it. These were some of my favorites from the past few months. Shout out to buns, velvet and things that aren’t pants. You made this all possible.

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renee sophia marino

Renee Interview Header

Renee Sophia Marino is my boyfriend’s best friend’s girlfriend. Haha. We’ve known each other for a couple years now, and I’m always in love with what she is wearing. No shit, I have gushed over what she has worn on the way to the bathroom on an early hungover Sunday morning before. I’ve always been interested in people who can catch my eye with their personal style, because I have a fairly particular taste. I’ve wanted her to be the subject of my first street style interview post for a long time, so I finally sat down with Renee to talk about style, life and inspiration. These are excerpts from that conversation, edited for clarity and flow…

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guide to thrifting

7 tips + tricks for thrifting

guide to thrifting

#1 Dress appropriately.

Today isn’t the day to be cute in a Mary-Kate Olsen kind of way. This is the day to slide in and out of potential additions to your wardrobe quickly, so you don’t hog the dressing room — because you will hog the dressing room. I generally go thrift shopping in tights, dresses and flip-flops. A basic pair of shorts and a tank with ballet flats works, too.

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Metallic bodysuit, pencil skirt

style in review: january—june 2014

OK, so I realize that the last time I made a personal style post it was almost Christmas. Of last year. That’s because right after making that post, I started my position as the news editor at my campus newspaper and that was really crazy for a lot of reasons I won’t go into. I kept expecting my workload to let up at some point, but it never did. I thought I might find a rhythm, but that never happened either.

Um and then I applied to become editor-in-chief (and got it!), and my whole life exploded. Needless to say, blogging was about the last thing on my mind. Here are some of the clothes I wore from January-June of this year. haha.

Crop tops, stripes and flannel

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mash up of thrifted clothes shoes and bags

thrift haul october 2013

mash up of thrifted clothes shoes and bags

Welcome to a thrift haul from when I went shopping a few weeks ago! I love going to this particular store around Halloween because I’ve noticed that they save all of their best pieces for this time of year. I went on a Saturday when there were four different colored tags that were half-off, so nothing I ended up purchasing was even over $4. Can you say score?! I had a cart overflowing with shoes, bags and one-of-a-kind clothing by the time I got to the dressing rooms. I somehow managed to whittle it down to a few special items. This is an inventory of what I purchased, but stay tuned for future posts and follow me on Instagram to see how I style these items. All photographs were taken by my brother, Cassius Vasquez. Isn’t he a great photographer? 🙂

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gold ring and leather handbag thrifted

ootd #19

I like this outfit because it’s not dressy; it’s not shabby, and it will work for pretty much any situation. A blouse buttoned to the collar and a neat skirt might normally give off a severe vibe, but I think the worn, striped material of the shirt and the slit in the skirt really relaxes the outfit. This look could work on a lunch date, or to go shopping in, or for class….the possibilities are endless really. The best part? It’s entirely thrifted!

thrifted collared shirt and velvet mini skirt

All photography credit goes to Cassius Vasquez.

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