Summer Monochromatic Style

“We on da River wit it”…. LOL just a little Detroit humor.  Recently I was on the Detroit Riverfront  soaking up the sun. Omg the weather was amazing this day I was so happy that I was able to shot. This moment was so full circle for tMalaika (photographer) and myself. A few months back we were taking  pictures on the riverfront, however it was kinda cold, the lake was frozen over, and it was a muddy mess. We finally made it back around to riverfront to capture these amazing photos. This time around we were shooting for my new website launch. I came up with this cute monochromatic look that went so well with the riverfront. On today’s post I will be sharing with you all, how I put together this monochromatic outfit for the summer. August is near and it time to make the last of summer weather count. I am giving y’all timeless classic pieces hear.  Okay ! So proud of this look that I put together. Most of yall know I really don’t have a plan when in mind when I come up with my looks. I just do it.  Well this time I had a …

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OOTD | How To Wear Neon Colors?

Over the weekend I decided to make a statement by exploring my fun side using neon colors. According to the NYFW and varies magazines, neon colors are on trend for spring 2019.  I was so excited to hear that neons were making a comeback. As a fashion blogger is was super important to me to play around with this trend. So I took to the street of Downtown Detroit and strut my stuff.  Bright bold orange was certainly my muse this weekend. Can you tell a sis was feeling herself ? Orange is the happiest color!  -Frank Sinatra Now before you go “the brighter the better” there is a few questions you need to ask yourself before tackling neon.  Ask yourself how big you want to go? Are you a more subtle or bold? Are you a risk taker when it comes to fashion? Let me tell you I am more of a “subtle sis” when it comes to neons. Less is more.  When I wear clothes I like to make a statement however I don’t want to over do it.  I like for my outfit to be versatile. I want to be able to wear this wherever. So I …

Weekend Street Style Fashion featuring Not Sorry Apparel

Now, I know I should be talking about spring fashion wear, however it is still cold in the city. I have to keep it real for y’all. I had so many things to do…. 4 photoshoots, lunch meetings, and finding a gift for my dad. As I was walking up and down the city streets  I was keeping warm with my over sized double-breasted coat from Not Sorry Apparel.  The over sized coats has been in style for winter months, and finally I got my hands on one.  You can’t miss what the coat says on the bottom right hand side. “Detroit Not Sorry”. This coats stands out.  Y’all know how I feel about Detroit. This coat came in handy and I received a lot of compliments on the coat as I was walking. So I will be wearing my heavy coat until the degrees on my phone in the morning says 45 degrees or more. Not sorry at all about it. Speaking of not being sorry I am so happy to announce that I am a brand ambassador for Not Sorry Apparel. Not Sorry Apparel is a lifestyle brand for people who are not sorry for being themselves. This brand is …

Single Life Series: Love Letter to Self

(Simply take my name and put yours!!) I’m going to keep this post very simple and straight to the point. Love yourself. I really use to dread Valentine’s Day. Nobody special to share it with. Look at all the gifts on the timeline. I have learn over time that I don’t have to be bitter. I can celebrate too. What I take from Valentine’s Day is love. Not love for a lover or a significant other. Simply love for myself. I love me and everything that makes me … me! I have stated countless time before you can’t expect to love someone else when you don’t love yourself. It’s the truth sis ! It not easy. I have bad days, but I don’t let my bad days define Alayna ! So don’t speak down on you.  Love you and everything that makes you…you! Had to say it a second time. So slay the day hun ! Love on yourself . Hug yourself . Tell yourself your beautiful! Know who you are! Change the narrative on yourself ! Speak kind words to yourself! Shower yourself with Valentines today and everyday because you are a gem that can’t be replace. be enough for self …

The Monochromatic Option for Valentines Day

What are you wearing for Valentines Day?  Valentines is 2 days away, lol you have some time to get on board ladies.  If you know me I am keeping this look budget friendly for the girls that are conscious about their coins. So I have this cute inexpensive monochromatic look.   When it comes to creating a “one color” look, simply keep to one color and add different textures, and gradients. I decided on blush pink, one of my favorite colors for the season. To be honest, I have been quite obsessed with monochromatic fashion. So I decided to experiment with it this time around. My look is clean, casual, chic, but still bringing a little wow-factor to the table. Guaranteed it will have your love interest trying to shoot their shot.. So if you want the tea on how I put together this  look… keep reading. FashionLayn’s Outfit Deets… I decided to branch outside of my quirky street theme and come with a monochromatic, feminine look. Creating a outfit based on one color can be a bit boring, to some. If you incorporate the right elements, and understand a bit of depth and dimension, I guarantee you will pull …

Turning 29: Lessons I Learned in My Twenties

So today is my 29th birthday… I am so thankful to see another birthday.  I have one more year to the BIG 3-0. To be really honest, I am kinda scared of getting older.  Simply I am afraid of the unknown and becoming irrelevant.  I recently was saying this in a previous post, simply discussing my plans as a 29 years old and so forth. To change my thoughts on the fear, I decided it would be best to focus and admire my growth. Growth in life is key. I am not the same girl I use to be, and I am so thankful. Instead of getting hyped up for about premature thoughts on getting older…. I am going to embrace my life, my age, and admire my growth! To admire my growth here are 29 things I have learned in my 20s. You can’t pour from an empty glass: I learned in order to be my best self, I have to make sure I take time to take care of myself. While working and blogging I learn that I had to invest more time for self and mental care. So every day now I take 10 minutes or more …

Event Recap: Femology Robes & Rosé Event for the Ultimate Social Gathering

Last Sunday I attend an event called “Robes & Rosé”.  I must say it was  ultimate social event for like mind women to come together network and make some connections.  Its funny I say connections because Femology Detroit, a modern-day business work space for women and Supernatural, a lingerie store for modern and “magical women. These two different business platforms came together to collaborate for  founders, CEOs, bloggers, vloggers, business owners, influencers, and more to come together to socialize and make some connections.  I am all for making connections with women. We need more events like this to bring women together. Female Camaraderie ! Check out post on the importance of  female camaraderie. At the social event we got a chance to meet the female founder, Carlie the Women Owned Business called Supernatural Lingerie.  She is based out of her hometown Birmingham, MI . She shared her journey with us on how she got started and why she felt is was important to have actual lingerie store. She stated, that she was actual store for women to come in to try on and feel the pieces on.   I also got a chance to introduce myself to Carlie, I asked her …

Striped Denim Jacket

Tomorrow is when my vacation…  and I need to get away from all the stressful things that going on in my life. I am so happy and thankful for this time! So it is only right that I post before my trip. Of course I can not leave y’all hanging. I have been so overwhelmed and I know why… I am super unbalanced lol.  Unbalanced what you talking about sis ?  I am doing to much of one thing and not doing enough of the other.  How am I am going to get it together? Well first I am going to start by taking a well needed vacation. So yes tomorrow I am going to focus on having fun with my girls and be a bit more care free. Simply enjoy my life in my opinion is a good start to living my stress free life. Just like this outfit. Carefree and fun ! This look I am going for is all about the multi-striped denim jacket.  I got a hold of this jacket at Forever21. I was walking around in the store and stumble on this jacket randomly. Now this jacket is on the smaller side of the spectrum. Anyway …

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