Prints Are Us

While I was in Atlanta enjoying all that the TCF Style Expo had to offer, I had a bit of time to do a quick shoot with my booski ShaKera of The Real Sample Size. One of the main takeaways from the weekend besides the great energy of all the attendees, but the messages spread especially in the panel discussions. One of the major discussions of the weekend was about personal style. 

ShaKera and I love a good print, and Eloquii, so our looks totally reflect us. I have been all about showing off a little arm, so when I saw this one sleeved dress, I was totally intrigued. Yes, I will show off my arms, but trying a one sleeved dress was new to me and I loved it. I was scared that it would not work for my  It's made of a lightweight scuba so no wrinkles, but also it has a bit of stretch. I am wearing the dress in a 18 because I wanted it to hug the curves, and not be too binding. The split gives a little leg, which is always hella sexy. I wanted to make the colors pop, so I wore my cobalt sandals. I ended out my look with these super cool shades. I have been seriously digging the shades from Eloquii and these clear ones gives off a cool girl vibe with its reflective lenses. 

ShaKera opted to step out of her zone, and wear a pencil skirt. Since she loves to mix things up, she paired the skirt with an asymmetrical one shoulder striped ruffle top. I love how the stripes play well with the skirt and it brings out the color to make the skirt pop. She also added more color with a bright yellow pump and earrings. 

As a whole, we all have to find your way to your individual style. I know for myself, I always wanted to wear as much color as possible, but most options in my size came in black. When you live in NYC, wearing black becomes your uniform and it is quite chic, but my soul and closet craved something different. I wanted prints and color, and to live my life out loud. So anytime I saw color, I went for it. I took any opportunity to wear as much prints and color because it just put me in a better mood. When I wear fun prints, my mood changes. There is an extra pep in my step enjoying all eyes on me. I know for some the willingness to wear a bold print is scary or showing your arms is just not there and that is ok. I just went for it, but hey you can start off small with a printed scarf or a shoe, and work you way up. If you are hesistent about showing off your arms, start with a cold shoulder top, or off the shoulder. At the end of the day, wear what makes you walk around town with an extra pep in your step.