Archive of ‘Personal Style’ category

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Tassel bag and short shorts

I’m a sucker for fun accessories. I love bags, shoes, bracelets, hats, headwraps (clearly), rings, random feathers, and shiny things that I probably shouldn’t wear as accessories but still do because, hey! Life is short. I love them all! I want them all. I finally realized why I’m so big on accessorizing. When I first […] Read more…

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Striped trousers and Ankara bandanna

As I grow with my business, I’m taking notice of how my personal style is evolving. I’ve always been one to choose comfort over “sexiness”. I love high waisted pants that are not too tight or rigid. And for a while, I didn’t like wearing jeans because just like my life, I don’t think to feel […] Read more…

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Pink Suit Pink Shoes

I love suits! I have a thing for menswear and menswear inspired outfits made for women. You already know I love to mix pretty much everything. A little mashup of my favorite things can never hurt, you know?  I fell in love with these pink culotte suit, and as soon as I saw it, and […] Read more…

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Pinstripe and African print

I sat at a bagel shop sipping on my coffee, catching up with Joey, and waiting for the rain to stop. An older woman walked past me and complimented my shoes.  “Thank you! I had to make sure to wear nice shoes today. I just finished speaking at a high school in Newark. Kids pay […] Read more…

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White Chucks + Brown Fringe

I found this brown fringe leather dress at a thrift shop in Soho, and of course I squealed with delight when I picked it up! It was a bit pricey for my typical thrift finds, but it was all worth it. I didn’t only see it as a clean statement dress, but a nice vest […] Read more…

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Aztec Vintage Jacket and Denim headwrap

Continuing with my desire to show off my love for thrifted goodies, I strolled Dumbo with one of my favorite jackets found in the East Village a few years ago after a meeting. The great thing about being an entrepreneur in fashion/arts is that I can wear whatever I damn well please when I’m meeting […] Read more…

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Thrifted in Winter White

Thrifting used to be one of my favorite hobbies.  I love finding gems on a budget, and I love clothes with a story. I’d walk the streets of the East Village hunting for great items I could afford and add to my crazy wardrobe. The idea of digging through various things to find something unexpected […] Read more…

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Puerto Rico Lookbook

A stroll through Old San Juan in a sheer white dress and leopard print headwrap reminded me of how beautiful it is to be a woman. I was no longer “Paola, the dreamer”. I was “Lola, the conquerer”. Yes, I have a few alter egos. They set the mood. They take me places. That day, […] Read more…

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Le petit chapeau violet

Hats, I love hats. Big hats, round hats, floppy hats, sequined hats, vintage hats… Hell! I love hats that don’t even make sense. When I wear them, I feel like I’m playing a certain role. And each role comes to me based on how I’m feeling that day. I’ve always wondered why I like so […] Read more…

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My first 2016 haircut

I have a new barber. I decided he was my new barber yesterday. He’s the second barber I’ve had in New York who has cut my hair more than once. It was also my second time in his chair. He smiled at me the same way he smiled at me the first time I came […] Read more…

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