Before I got ahold of it To When I got ahold of it
This was someone else's sweatshirt before it became mines. I have NO idea how I got a hold of this vintage top. Sweatshirts had a habit of randomly appearing at my house growing up. But just like many families, wearing hand-me-downs was pretty common in my family, which is where my love of buying nice things from the thrift store comes from.
sO mUCH to Unpack hERE
Besides the super dope henna inspired red finger accents I use with this look, we also have some earrings I made, and a $80 belt-waisted jacket that I found thrifting for about 7 bucks. So many great things that I want to cover in this post.
My sister and I stepped out in 17 degree weather to take these pictures after my red fever hit one Friday evening. Flipping through Pinterest pics of badass sporty girls on my couch, I was inspired to create a look that was just as gangsta, in a slick black outfit with splatters of red scattered throughout the photos.
Reds are hard for darker skin women to wear, because sometimes it doesn't match our undertones or it's just WAY TOO bright. Super bright shades can drown out your natural glow. I was leery of wearing anything hotter than a vampy, wine-colored lip. But after seeing Janelle Monae slay the look all 2017, I wanted to try and find a good red lip to see what fashion journeys it would lead me on.