Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Ever since I was young I've always been that odd, misunderstood child, always finding a creative outlet whether it may have been writing, drawing, or cutting up clothes to make new looks for myself. Starting off as the very shy and reserved type I've always spent a lot of my time with clothes and found it as a way of expressing myself. Being heavily absorbed in different aspects of fashion itself I ventured out to find a school that could help direct me. I love taking advantage of every opportunity and finding ways to apply my skills. Working and volunteering in fashion shows, styling projects, and retail positions I have gained a better understanding which I am appreciative of. Right now I am working on my own blog (www.otdaesthetics.tumblr.com) along with a friend of mine which is based on the appreciation of humanity from all over the world. We want to embrace difference, expose individuality, and connect all as one. We travel to any and every location we can get to and embrace that environment to showcase to the world. Alongside my with my blog I am currently employed at Banana Republic which is a great experience for me as I work very closely to the merchandiser supervisor which deals with the visual of the store; I am constantly eager to learn.
Who are your biggest inspirations in fashion?
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
This is a special post that both me and my dope other half, SheRea of My Thrifted Closet, have been collaborating on since the end of the spring semester. She has been one of the most influential people in my life both inside and outside of the fashion blog world. Besides being an amazing friend to me, people think she is literally my blood sister (we definitely favor). This blogger-look-a-like post was adapted from Tiffany of Fat Shopaholic and Francesca of Frantic Dreams. After checking this post out me and SheRea decided to simulate this for our own followers! We hope you all love what you see!
The Queen of Thrift (SheRea) and the Queen of Glam (Chakayla)
Vintage Earrings: GoodWill
Bangles: Jewelry Store In New Orleans
Vintage Floral Blazer: MegaThrift
Lace Top: WetSeal
Slacks: Blogger Thrifted (SheRea)
Taupe Sandals: Shoe Show (Winston-Salem)
Floppy Wool Hat: GoodWill
This outfit represents SheRea’s tropical flair that she loves to show throughout each outfit she puts together. She loves bold, bright colors, her specialty dope floral prints. Coincidentally, SheRea picked out this blazer while on one of thrifting adventures. This was a major push for me since I am not as bold and daring with colors like the amazing SheRea is. The thrifted vintage earrings represent SheRea’s love for unique jelwery that she has found while taking up the art of thrift. She has a HUGE, collection of jewelry and earrings that she has scored on great thrifting trips.
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: Flea Market in the Bahamas
Lace Tank: WetSeal
Khaki Slacks: Blogger Thrifted (SheRea: My Thrifted Closet)
Strappy Wedges: Doll House
Ms. SheRea is big on thrifted slacks! She loves searching through the male slacks section of GoodWill. She is a true queen at the art of thrifting! There is nothing that she can’t turn into a fabulous thrifted outfit. Since stepping into thick crowds of weekend GoodWill or MegaThrift customers, she always finds the most unique finds!
Since you all really enjoyed the scarf tutorials, I wanted to give you all more options with your clothing and accessories. There are dozens of ways to wear one item, I love playing with my clothes, and I want to show you lovelies that its okay to step outside the box and show your creativity.
I hope you all love what you see here. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Saturday, May 14, 2011
In order to achieve this look, tie the scarf around your forehead and tie in the back. Take the ends of the scarf and cross over the middle section of your head.
Love you Guys,