the beach dc


after lots of traveling and jam-packed weekends, i finally visited the beach exhibit at the national building museum. it’s like the ball pit at chuck-e-cheese’s times 100! needless to say, i had a blast. i hope your weekend was full of adventure.


earrings (sold out), peace images jewelry | shirt, dopeciety | jeans, h&m

weekend wear 6.22.15

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it’s soooooo hot on the east coast! i won’t complain — i’m a florida girl, so warm temperatures are my jam. i fell in love with this bright top at nomad yard this weekend. if you haven’t stopped by the recently voted best vintage store of 2015, do yourself a favor and make your way to 411 new york avenue ne stat. aside from the beautiful one-of-a kind pieces, the store is curated like a museum with clothing, accessories, art and interior decor to boot.

for queens only: lost queens jewelry

companies that are truly socially conscious are hard to come by, even harder if you’re looking for those that don’t exclusively support causes abroad.  lost queens jewelry is working to fill this gap by not only serving fly ass accessories, but also donating a portion of the sales from each item to a special cause like funding a sister’s studies abroad or supporting protesters in ferguson, missouri.

shop now to get 20% off during the mlk day sale (use code LQMLK). i can’t wait to get my hands on the taraji p. henson and janelle monae!

fashion is art: prim by michelle elie

a staple at fashion weeks around the world, haitian accessories designer michelle elie is a style behemoth. her image has been captured by street style photographers for years, but michelle’s personal life might be just as interesting as her art.  check out her profiles on style like u and t magazine to get inspired.

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pictures from her world plus and style like u.

weekend wear: lost files via vscocam

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i found these stragglers on my phone from afro punk and thought i’d share. if you can’t tell, i’m obsessed with my ripped bermuda shorts; they’re so beat up, i don’t think they’ll get through another summer.

hope you enjoyed your weekend!

p.s. sorry for the lack of outfit details — everything interesting is vintage or from afrodesiac worldwide.

p.p.s. just so there no misunderstandings, i’m smoking a clove in the last picture.

weekend wear 8.25.14

DSC_0694DSC_0704DSC_0707DSC_0715DSC_0723DSC_0737hey good people, i hope you enjoyed your weekend!  we visited brooklyn for the afropunk festival this weekend and had a blast.  between three stages, vendors and food trucks, it felt like a playground. i have way too many dope shots to share in one post, so i’ll keep this one simple and share more later this week.

kimono, afrodesiac worldwide (available this fall) | crop top, american apparel | pencil skirt, zara | necklaces, topshop for nordstrom | lipstick, kat von d


weekend wear 6.30.14

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it’s been a whole year since michael idiokitas connected tosin and me for a photoshoot.  after much instagram love over the past 12 months, we decided it was time for round two and tosin brought along her good friend nicole.  three bloody marys and lots of laughter created a girl band vibe that was totally unscripted. good times, good food and good company.

hope you enjoyed your weekend!

shirt, nubian hueman | skirt, thrifted | shoes, nordstrom rack (last seen here) | necklace, j.crew

weekend wear 5.4.14

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the weather was superb in dc this weekend, and i couldn’t wait to slip on this black maxi dress that i found at a little shop on south street in philly.  it’s a breath away from the kind of thing you’d wear to a nightclub, but i’m a sucker for a fitted maxi, so i threw on a cropped jacket and my favorite hat to change the vibe. many thanks to photographer ed savwoir who stopped me and asked to snap the head shots above. he took these amazing pictures in less than 5 minutes!  check him out at

i hope you’re enjoying your saturdays this spring by eating lots of ice cream and day drinking at rooftop lounges (i know i am)!

hat, h&m I vintage re-purposed jacket, vendor at little five points in atlanta | dress, south street in philly (similar style here) | shoes, zara | square bangle, nubian human boutique | initial necklaces, vendors at eastern market in dc | lipstick, up the amp by mac