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Flirty and Fun White Dress

Lace is a huge trend this season and it adds a delicate feminine touch. Teacher of the Year, Kiwonda never wears white, unbeknownst to me, but looks fabulous.  Just in time for spring and appropriate for several occasions and event, from weddings to work! The bell sleeves add a fun vibe to look and minimal accessories to complete the look.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of color with heels…nude or black cold work, but these red Valentino inspired heels from her closet pair well.

Kiwonda Riley, Teacher of the Year

The 2019 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kiwonda Riley.  When I walked into her classroom to meet her she was teaching a dance class (she also teaches English). She knows how to speak to teenagers, the cool teacher. I think she’s always been that way.

I remember in high school, I was probably a freshman or sophomore and seeing her in the halls. I think as a teen, you can easily identify people that you would like or admire, she was one of the persons for me. I was a dork, so she didn’t know it. I can recall her being a cheerleader and being very joyful and rambunctious, minus the bad rap as a mean girls that some cheerleaders carry. Safe to say, she’s still that same person. One to admire, but with a “started from the bottom, now i’m here” story, with such much humility.

I knew immediately, I had to capture to youthfulness and dance spirit in a chic look, completely gifted from Fabric and Dillards. Her look is perfect for school, brunch with the girls or the Food and Wine Festival with her fiancé. 

Happy New Year!  I haven’t posted since before Christmas…lots of family time, rest and thankfulness.  Of course, i’ve been busy thrifting :).

I’ve been trying to get into Mad Men…and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks character) is probably my favorite…I love her style. This look reminds me of portraying…being a high powered woman. Especially in this Giorgio Armani pencil skirt.

It’s chilly outside, so there are a few layers with the leather coat and scarf, all thrifted. This look is perfect for the office, conference, doctors, lawyers…anyone. It’s tailored, chic and gives off expensive vibes.

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Skirt, Giorgia Armani $10 (Similar styles retail for $475) | Top, J. Crew $3.75 | Leather Coat, $20

All items, except heels are thrifted/consigned.

Florals, Velvet & Fringe

This year, I took a lot of fashion inspiration from Tracee Ellis Ross. Actually, she is one of my Style idols. Actually, she’s my big sister in my head. We have very similar styles; bold choices, color and mixing and matching,

Tis the season! Holiday looks are officially here and i’m so excited because red is my favorite color.  I actually start holiday decorating a week before Thanksgiving and that includes blasting all the holiday tunes.  This holiday, I really want to focus on the traditional colors, red, green, white, but adding textures, prints and sparkles.