Here ye, Here ye! Let us all show some skin and wear flowing dresses.
It’s spring, I’m on vacation, and I’m feeling good. This semester was very…well, please refer to Taylor Swift’s Billboard face:
But that’s over now, and I am happy to be back in Miami. So happy, that I have teamed up with Oasap.com to give you lovely readers a giveaway filled with spring and summer style essentials.
This giveaway runs until May 31st at 11:50pm. The winner will be able to pick any piece from the set you see here:
-You must create an account at Oasap.com (it’s cake-you only need to enter an email and make a password)
-Follow Oasap on at least one of their social media outlets: either their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram
-Comment the item you’d pick and your Oasap.com account emal below
What’cha waiting on? Click here to enter now.
Can I please vent?
Lately, so many random people have been coming up to me, running their fingers through my hair.
1. Why do people assume that it is culturally accepted to feel all in a black girl’s head?
2. I honestly don’t even know these people. I can understand some people are friendly, but WHERE DID THE ‘PERSONAL SPACE’ go?
I think my fat cheeks make me look too approachable, they must scream “hey, stranger! Come over here and try to feel my scalp! I bet you can’t!“
I’ve got to seem more hard-core, you know, like a person who demands respect. and space. and whatever else comes with it. Here’s my attempt, tell me what you think:
River Island Crop Top/ Old Jumper/(what I call a)’Wonder Woman Cuff from Urban Outfitters, MissKL Sheer Short Tights, White Classic Dr Martens Boot
Lipstick: Mac Cyber
So, How did I do?
Unif has restocked on their signature tees, and I’m happy that I could fool people that this shirt is brand new. Sharon and I decided to do a little badass shoot
outside of my dorm to celebrate the trickery.
DimepieceLA Beanie and Unif ’Hail No‘ tee (remixed from this outfit post) from MissKL.com/ High Waist Jeans (remixed from this outfit post) and Jeffrey Campbell Teramo Sneaker
My outfit is basically a re-style of pieces you’ve already seen. Which styled look do you like better?
Is it spring yet?
As a Miami native, it’s pretty hard for me to not be able to wear bright colors and lipstick year-round. I’m so excited that I could finally unpack all of my Spring/ Summery essentials from the lonely bin that has been collecting dust under my bed. Sorry, my precious little pieces. One of the tops I unpacked
that I completely forgot about was a mixed pattern top I had originally gotten for about two bucks at the thrift store, but have been saving for any random throwback-themed party opportunity.
Well, the party never happened. I decided it was time I gave the top a chance.
Top-Goodwill/ High Waist Denim Pants- Gojane.com/ Booties- old
Q: What can you do with two dollars on a spring day?
A: get a shirt from the thrift shop, tie it out, and work it like you dropped big bucks for it.
Oh yeah, and I also found these booties in that bin from sophomore year of high school. That was bin like a time capsule of old goodies, I tell you.
Phots by Sharon Hwang Photography
xoxo Niani Tolbert
Here’s another Makeover Monday ‘Style Squad’ segment I did with Springfield’s Channel 22. I must say, I’m not as awkward anymore, haha *flips hair. We gave Channel 22′s own receptionist, Erin, a sexy night look. Check it out:
First off, I would like to give one of my favorite Miami Designers Lisu Vega a big thanks for the blouse I was wearing. The print and fringe is to die for.
Like I said in the video, it is all about layering. I got this Moto Jacket at Forever 21 for about $40 a couple months back, and it’s so easy to throw on over a basic shirt, and BAM, I’ve got an outfit. Just like that.
I also layered her bangles (Nefrati’s Treasure Chest) and necklaces for a dramatic look. I’m always a fan of big, gold pieces, and for a night look, it can really grab attention. You can find pieces that give a similar affect at my favorite jewelry store Charming Charlie.
I’m really enjoying this little gig, and I will have a couple more segments before the semester ends. Although between that and catching up with school work that I had to miss because of it is eating my time, I’m going to go back to style post starting this week, I promise! Good thing Spring break is coming up, so I could so a little blog- work.
Are you Feeling Erin’s Makeover?
I know, I know. I haven’t posted in a while, but it’s all because I have a few tricks up my sleeve. I have some projects that I’m on the hush-hush about for now and I’m trying to improve my blogger skills in graphic design, video editing and speaking. I think it’s just the time to do that sort of thing.
It’ll all turn out for the best. I want to give you some great-quality posts, and not some half-ass stuff. You deserve better than that. *Charming wink*
One new project is the Style Squad segment with my usual show Mass Appeal. We are trying out a new segment where a team of Makeover experts (hair stylist, makeup artist, and fashion expert) works together to give a viewer and on air makeover. You know, like those shows you see on the Style Network ( and I’m Jeannie Mai in my head).
Our viewer was 66-year old Dorothy, who wanted a little more ‘umph’ to her daily look
She was work-ing-it after the show, posing for pics to put on her dating profile. Oh shoot, watch out now- Dorothy’s got her groove back.
She was too cute! I enjoyed doing this more than any other appearance because of how happy she was at the end of the day. I feel honored to contribute to that experience for her. I think I’ve found my calling.
On Instagram Straight Flexin’:
Shout out to Mount Holyoke College’s Theater Department for being the best people ever; They offered me a ride to the studio and allowed me to steal pieces from their closets *Kool-aid Smile*
What do you think? Does Dorothy have her groove back?
These are long-lost photos from attending The District Factory this summer. They were saved to my camera in some secret location that wasn’t my SD card, and I’ve been looking for these pictures for forever to share them with you all.
While I was at The District factory, I spotted a little room with some graffiti on the wall, so with my street-loving ass, I found myself focused on getting into that little room.
I took a peek, saw this, and fell in love. It was a mini-gallery of Enzymez Art. Every piece was just so fun, underground, and perfect for the Wynwood area. That whole night, I kept returning to the room… so many times that I think the artist though I was infatuated with with him or something, so I brought my boyfriend by to show that I’m not some psycho stalker chick, haha.
Here’s the artist, Jared aka ‘Zyme’. (He was rocking that camo jacket back in the summer- before it became a huge trend. Just sayin’.) Can you believe that these were all digitally finger-painted on an Ipad? Who even has that kind of patience?
I can’t show anything else because I’m not trying to get sued off of copyright infringement. Go check out the rest of his items on his website if you like what you see. These prints can be sold on canvases, as iphone cases, and even as tees.
Chillllllld, I support the hustle.
What do you think about Enzymez Art?