Essence Streetstyle

Well hello lovers!! Fashion Week is in full effect, and one of my favorite events to attend is Essence Streetstyle in Dumbo, BK. The day long event has vendors, food, and fabulous black people enjoying the day. It's not just fashionista's neither, men & the kiddie's show up and show out. 

Shea Moisture was there selling their amazing products (I bought my favorite soap- their Coconut & Hibiscus is my go to), doing hair makeovers, and giving out massages. My massage was everything. Getting the chair massage just reminded me on how I need a spa day, but I digress. I also got a chance to talk to the ladies of Madam CJ Walker products. Earlier this year, the line was launched, but I was not sure what products would work for me. Despite my love of blowouts, there are a lot of styling products that make my hair go flat and limp on a hot day. Chatting it up with the ladies, they recommended the Silkening Blow Out Creme. It helps extend the life of your blowout without being heavy. Can't wait to give it a try!! Rue 107 and Nakimuli were there with some amazing prints as usual. Food vendors were there serving up wings, and the drink of the day was a frozen drink in a pineapple. That drink had everyone right. 

Had to put my hair up cause it was, why is it soo hot

When I'm out all day, I stay away from anything too form fitting. Pulling on items and re-adjusting is not the move, so I stick to easy staples with a twist- a tee and some pants with some great accessories. Jeans are my weakness, so when I saw these highwaisted wide legged jeans, I had to give them a try. These are my first pair of highwaisted jeans and they are amazing. I received so many compliments. These are long, but with my flatforms, they are the perfect length. These have ample stretch, so I went with my regular size 16. Since the length is great for heels (on me, since I'm 5'5"), part of me wants to get another pair and get them tailored to wear with my flats. Have you tried a pair of wide leg jeans? Love them? Let me know!