Saturday, January 28, 2017

Urban Classics

Something in the air is telling me that 2017 is about to bring back some of our favorite early 2000's urban brands. What do you think? I was a big fan of Baby Phat myself so uhh.....yea. I threw in a few playful prints just to synchronize with the spirit of it all. Rocawear: definitely a classic.

Shout out to the OG Ryan Kelly for never getting this jacket back from me! I grew attached to it as you can see, and I at least promised him I'd come through with a blog post for it. Promise kept. Oversized jacket look is most definitely a keeper for me.

Early 2000's, here we come!
Jacket - by Rocawear
Shirt - by H&M
Shorts - by H&M
Boots - by Cape Robin
Chokers - by Forever 21, Nordstrom's
Photography by Eric Barbosa

Friday, January 20, 2017


Love & hate. Hate & love: HatevoL.

I love brands that have an original look and carries a message. This one does both. how it's interpreted is up to you, the viewer, to decide. I like when brands have laid back, plain shirts with just the logo on it because then I feel like I create more that one look around it. 

When I initially bought this bomber jacket, it was quick buy. I just needed something to wear over my new year's eve dress and this was the very first thing that caught my eye. Something about the white satin on this bomber jacket was just very clean and fun to me. I didn't expect for myself to fall in love with it the way that have but I'm really glad this impulsive buy ended up being a long term love affair.

We have a lot of changes coming into 2017. How will you choose to embrace them? With Hate? With Love? The choice is yours.
Satin bomber - by Forever21
Shirt - by Hatevol clothing
Jeans - by Forever21
Boots - by Cape Robin
Photography by Eric Barbosa

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The First Saturday

Let me take the time to officially welcome everyone into the new year! Happy 2017! The first blog post for year has finally been published on The Stares and I'm so excited I was able to capture it in my hometown. With another year behind us, what better way to start with a clean slate than with green hair, right?

So much can happen in a year, as I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed. Mine in particular was year of growth and growing up. In adulting, friendships, relationships, professionally, and spiritually. And most importantly, fashionably. Whoo! And while it brought me to points of exhaustion at times, I'm so glad it brought me to the place I'm at now. All the projects I'm hoping to share with you guys before the end of 2017 are officially in motion. Another year, another step conquered in our journey up The Stares.

I could sit here and give you a more detailed reflection of my triumphs and grievances of the past year, but we'll be here all day. And you came here for fashion! Who knew one could find bamboo forest in the middle of Decatur, GA? It was definitely unexpected for me. But the bamboo just looked like it was made to be worn with these pants (which were thrifted). Greens, golds, and champagne colors bonded very well together for this post.

Goal #5 for 2017: Remain untamed.
Photography by Dexter Davis