The Power Suit

Once upon a time, I went to university for business and as I neared graduation, I pictured myself finding a job in a big city, probably in the financial district at some entry level job, until I worked my way up to a position with an impressive title. Years later, I felt like a little bit of a fraud while shooting this look downtown in the financial district. I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up, and the only reason I wear suits like this is because I love wearing things that make me feel badass, and there’s something about a well fitted pant suit on a woman that is particularly badass.

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I’ve been wanting a pant suit for quite awhile but without getting one specifically tailored to my size, I had been yet to come across anything that would fit my height, length, and shape. Without even having to ask, Adelle, a designer from Trinidad, seemed to read my mind and answer my suit prayers! This suit by Dellez Fashion is absolutely stunning. The gentle detailing of the satin lapel is just enough to elevate the jacket from just a simple navy suit, and both pieces fit me like a dream!

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I love this suit so much, the next on my list is going to be a floral pant suit. I fell in love with them at fashion week two seasons ago, and now I’m as determined as ever to find one in my size!

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Suit: Dellez Fashion
Blouse: Urban Outfitters
Coat: CURATD x Long Tall Sally
Tiemy boyfriend’s closet
Watch: Fossil
Glasses: Forever21
Shoes: Qupid, from Marshall’s

 

 

Photos by Austin Marshall

 

Back 2 (s)COOL!

It’s been a ‘couple’ of years since I’ve had to do any sort of back to school shopping but there’s something about the last week before September that always makes me feel like shopping for new things.

While I might not be going back to school, I put together this outfit as something that I would totally wear if I were. Actually let’s be real, I’m a kid at heart, and I wear this look even though I’m way past the student chapter of my life… at least for now.

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Sometimes an outfit calls for a plain white tee, and though it’s not entirely plain, this incredibly rad Leather Box Tee does the trick. It’s a plain white tee with an edge, exactly my style. I paired it with my Joni’s from Top Shop, and my [not so] clean white leather converse to keep with the black and white theme.

And what’s back to school without a fresh new backpack? When I was younger, I’d be so excited because every other year I’d get a new backpack, so getting this new bag from Sprayground a little while ago gave me that fresh new bag feel all over again, but with some badass street vibes. I might not be a student, but a backpack when you’re running around the city all the time is crucial. And wearing it makes everyone THINK I’m a student (thank youuuuu student discounts lol). #idressmyage

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Tee: Leather Box Tee, Hip and Bone
Pants: Joni skinnies, Top Shop
(more about my love of Top Shop’s Tall department, HERE)
Backpack: Sprayground (I warn you, they have the coolest backpacks)
Hat: Lords of Gastown
Sneakers: Converse

Photos by Justin Robinson