Thursday, February 21, 2013

By Any Means All Black


Hey loves, so I’m kind of excited to do this post for two reasons! 1. because it’s my 1st collab and with the beautiful and fashionable Kim of Naturally Fashionable! EEEEEEEK!!!  2nd, because I think this something that I will do every year. Today (February 21st) marked the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. So to honor the day, I wore all black. You may remember I did the same thing last year. If not, then check it out here.
So I know some of you are like “why in the world did she do this” well historically Malcolm X may have been a little rough around the edges, and maybe could have chosen his words better most of the time, and yes he did play by his own rules, but this man still found a way to move a nation of people, both Islamic and non Islamic. And did it with every negativity in his face. And think that is something worth honoring

And I reached out to Kim because I love her style, I love her energy and I have been following her blog long enough to know that she lives for doing an all black outfit. She was super nice, because I came to her last minute and she didn't hesitate! #totalwin

Soooo now that we got the sentimental and history part out the way, on too my outfit!
Outfit Details
Top: Target
Skirt: Strawberry
Belt: Dots
Stockings: Donatellas.com
Booties: Torrid
Headwrap: Forever 21
Bag: Kmart
Coat: Catherines (Christmas gift)

I must say that I am rather proud of myself, for doing my 1st headwrap. I’ve always wanted to do one, but I have so much hair that I thought it would look funny. But nope I love it. Pretty much all these pieces you’ve seen before, but this the 1st time I’m putting it all together.







I’m super excited to finally be wearing my bow suspender tights. I got them in the mail about 3 weeks ago and haven’t been able to wear them.  And I thought what a perfect time to. They are super comfortable. However, my one issue is that the “control top” part can easily be seen. Now that could just be my thighs. But other than that, I love them.


My photos taken by Julia 

I hope you liked the outfit, and this one goes out to Malcolm X and the entire Shabazz family. And a huge thank you to Kim, check out her outfit below, and be sure to follow her blog and subscribe to her awesome videos on Youtube (if you're not...but you TOTALLY should be)


Until next time loves!
xoxo
Shay

5 comments:

  1. Love this look! And the headwrap!?!?! Yes ma'am!! Kim looks fab as well. What a great cause as well. I might have to get in on this next year!

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  2. That first pic is fire! Love the look, great post!

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  3. that is an amazing outfit, love the black-in-black look! and the glasses are amazing, i actually own a pair myself ;)
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  4. You look fan-fuckin'-tastic! This whole look is a winner. Seriously. I think my favorite look from you since I've been following your blog.

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  5. Loved this look from both you ladies!!!! You were werkin the HELL out of this black ensemble!!!

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