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Month In Review: My February Fashion

written by Toia B. March 12, 2014

February was a crazy busy month with event after exciting event! Between New York Fashion Week, launch parties and soirées, I was definitely a girl on the move and wanted to look good doing it!

Take a look at my eclectic style as I made my way around the city…

This whirlwind of a month started with the Optimum Amla Legend Media Launch event with special guest Tracee Ellis Ross. I opted for a retro look complete with an almost completely shrunken ‘fro and vintage secretary blouse.

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sweater vest: Express (similar) | vintage secretary blouse: NorthStarrVintage, Etsy | H&M Jeans

To kick off NYFW, I stopped by the Required Flare Trunk Show for which I donned a rather preppy ensemble and a stretched-out fro. Get outfit deets and see how you can get the look here!

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That Saturday was the Know Your Roots event at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem. Here’s an example of perking up your basics! I kept it vanilla with the outfit but brought the drama with a statement necklace, bold Ankara headwrap and coral purse. With plenty of snow still on the ground, I struck a balance between fashion and function with my H&M boots- they’ve got good traction on the bottom, are knee-high for added warmth and cute at the same time.

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tee: Target | H&M skinnies & boots | purse: ALDO (similar) | ring: That Madonna Girl | necklace: Accessory Addix

The following Monday was the Edwing D’Angelo runway show where I was invited to cover the beauty prep backstage. Not expecting to stick around for the show itself, I went for simple comfort but still wanted to put a little effort into my look. I’ve been on a mission, recently, to explore my closet and pull out pieces I don’t wear often to create some variety. This has surely spawned some fun and unlikely combos… like this one! I chose bright colors, muting them with neutrals- it totally worked. With my hair still undone, I grabbed one of my trusty scarves and it was a wrap (see what I did there? LOL!).

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scarf: Dr. Jay’s Ladies (similar) | Old Navy floral blouse & sweater (similar, long sleeved) | H&M Jeans | boots: Target

Inspired by a photo of actress Teyonah Parris, I dug up my faux fur vest- that I’d been searching for like crazy for months- and recreated the look for an after-work fashion and beauty showcase the next day. My hair? I (finally) washed and blew it out to create a quick, protective updo.

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faux fur vest: SoHo boutique (similar) | Gap turtleneck (similar) | H&M Jeans | boots: Me Too (similar) | bag: JustFab

I’d have about two weeks to chill before the Beauty Press Spotlight Day Press Event which gave me plenty of time to revamp my hair juuussst a bit. Check it out here!

Dresses make life easy, slip one on and you’re dressed in seconds! This vintage rainbow plaid number is clearly more of a Spring or Summer deal but I chose to “winterize” it with a matching blazer, a wide belt and boots… BOOM!

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dress: KWeb Kollects Vintage | blazer: H&M (similar) | belt: Banana Republic, wardrobe sale | boots: same as above

The very next night, I’d join a slew of NYC Naturalistas and some from out of town for a Dark & Lovely Au Naturale launch party. There was a particular style inspiration I’ve had in mind for a while and decided this was the night to execute it! More on that to come…

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chambray shirt: Dr. Jay’s Ladies (similar) | H&M skirt (similar style) | Target boots | necklace: ALDO (similar)

Well, there you have it! I guess you could say I’m sort of a fashion chameleon. Once the warmer weather hits, I’ll have even more options to play around with and I can’t WAIT!

xoxo

Toia B.

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