Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bonita Applebum


Crop Top- Giti Online
Skirt- ASOS
Mesh Skirt- Wet Seal
Heels- Forever 21
Earrings- Charlotte Russe
Hey Bonita, glad to meet ya
For the kind of stunning newness, I must beseech ya
Hey, being with you is a top priority
Ain't no need to question the authority
Chairman of the board, the chief of affections
You got mine's to swing in your direction

Hey, you're like a hip hop song, you know?
Bonita Applebum, you gotta put me on

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest

xoxo Kiersten

P.S Today we lost a legend. A writer. A poet. An American. An activist. A historic giant. A woman. A Black woman. An icon. Dr. Maya Angelou. You will be greatly missed, especially from this little Black girl...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tropical Thunder (Splurge vs. Save, SoJFW and more!)

Dress- Fashion To Figure
Neon Top- American Apparel
Choker- Fashion To Figure
Heels- Target Mossimo 'Shari' 

               Neiman Marcus: Gucci 'Ursula' Heels $660                 Target: Mossimo 'Shari' Heels $30

Today's look is definitely a walk on the wild side for me. I don't usually do short and tight, but with this lovely weather we've been having and school ending, I had to bring out the big guns (pun intended). You know I love print, color and a little skin. So I threw on my mirrored, tropical dress from FTF, my new strappy, black heels and went on my way!

Speaking of these heels, shoes are really becoming a pivotal part of my wardrobe. Thigh-high boots, platforms even creepers can be found in my growing shoe collection. But during this accumulation, I do try to watch what I spend on each pair of boots or heels. True fashionistas know when to invest and splurge or save and pass. So when Erin from Credit Card Insider asked if I'd share my Splurge vs. Save piece with her, I knew it would be a pair of cute heels!

Now I love designer pieces like the next woman, but before I shell out almost a grand for barely there, Gucci sandal heels I noticed on the blog scene and red carpets, I hunt. The hunt didn't last too long, thankfully. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how pleased I was to find these babies! I walked into my local Target, which I rarely do, and found these almost identical heels on the counter [insert heart eye emoji]. Girl, I nearly did a back flip. So thirty dollars and an Instagram post later, I was walking off in the sun with my new shoes that I didn't have to sell my soul for and in fact, I actually saved about 95% of what I would have spent at Neiman Marcus.

So there ya go! But before I get going, I have to thank Kat Quarterman and everyone that sponsored the South Jersey Fashion Weekend I attended a few weeks back. The collections were phenomenal and the venue was beautiful. It felt like I was front row at a wedding, not a fashion show, underneath that huge white, tent at the Flying W Airport. Can't wait until the next show! Check out pictures on my Instagram @BITEMYHEATHBAR or on SoJFW Facebook page here. Okay guys, until next time! Bye!

xoxo Kiersten

P.S I graduate from Rutgers University tomorrow (yay me!) and so I wanted to give a quick shoutout to all the graduates of 2014- college, high school...heck even you middle schoolers! We made it ya'll! Time to keep going!