11 Jan

Starting off the New Year in logos! A lot of people don’t like to wear the brand/designer pieces that showcase their logos. Logos are most popularly displayed on handbags/purses but now they are being put on everything! A lot of designers are most recognizable by their logos such as the ‘F’ in Fendi, the ‘GGs’ of Gucci or the ‘MK’ for Michael Kors. Not only are those popular letters being seen, but also the designer/brand name itself as seen in the knit that I’m wearing. Some people may not like it but I’m ok with it as long as it’s a piece that I genuinely like! I’m not going wear it just because it shows the world that you’re wearing a designer brand but for those who do, it doesn’t bother me! Another way people, especially celebrities are wearing designer logos is by piling them on altogether! Not just going for one piece at a time but by wearing a bit excessive but I’ll admit, sometimes I like the look if it’s pulled off the right way! But that’s just me and my style preferences. Anyway, I picked this Zara knit up a few months ago full price but now it’s on sale here. I really like the color combination. On top of that, I love a turtleneck/poloneck and anything from Zara’s knit collection or almost anything knit for that matter! Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Blazer: Vintage

Knit: Zara

Jeans: BDG? (Urban Outfitters)

Ankle Boots: ? (Gabes)

Wrapping Up 2018

24 Dec

Hey there! Yeah, I know it’s been a very long time since my last post! My only reasoning is that I am so busy with working fulltime, family stuff and mostly, my online shops that I run through Poshmark and Depop that require a lot of my time, I just don’t feel like editing and writing blog posts, tbh! My whole purpose of this blog was for me to express my fashion creativity and share it with others. I still do that but on IG! I’m still trying to decide on how I’m going to move forward in 2019 with the blog. Maybe post 1-2 times per month. I’m also thinking about doing a YouTube channel based on fashion and shopping. Mostly thrift hauls and try ons. For those of you who are not familiar, I am going to show and talk about what I buy from thrift and other stores and style the pieces for you to see. This idea came about because I love watching other people do this and also because I shop and purchase so much but rarely get to wear and post things because I only get dressed on the weekends and refuse to just do photo shoots if I’m not wearing the pieces in real life. I’m not that type of blogger but to each her own! Anyway, stay tuned and follow my IG@ 1ststatestyle.

Outfit #1: Jacket/Trousers (Target); NASA Tee (Five Below); Boots (DSW)

Outfit #2/3: Tee (Five Below); Skirt/Cardi/Boots (Thrifted)

Outfit #4/5: Jacket (Gap-old); Sweater (JCP Men’s); Pants (Urban Outfitters-old); Boots (Zara-Current)

Outfit #6: Sweatshirt (H&M Mens); Skirt (Versace-Thrifted from CCCS); Boots (Rainbow)

Outfit #7/12: Top (H&M); Jeans (Urban Outfitters); Boots (Thrifted)

Outfit #8/9: Trousers and Long Line Vest (Target); Sweater (Boscov’s); Boots (Old Steve Madden?)

Outfit #10/11: Vintage Sweater and Trousers; Boots (? I can’t remember the brand right now but they came from either Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off 5th; 2 years ago I got brown ones too so one pair came from one store and the other pair from the other store!)

It’s Been A Long Time

7 Apr

I apologize for my absence but uploading pics from my Canon DSLR to my laptop is very daunting and I just fell off. Not completely because I still post on Instagram. Hence the reason forthese mirror pics. I am actually testing out uploading pics from my phone. So if you don’t already, follow me on the Gram for outfit posts and other things. I’m still gonna go back and post some looks that are on my Canon though so stay tuned. Thanks for your patience and following! God Bless!

Sweater: Thrifted

Jeans: Levi’s ‘Wedgie’ Fit

Booties: Zara

Hat: H&M (old)

Animal Instincts

31 Oct


Love the richness of a burgundy/wine color! It pops well against this animal print skirt. Wanted to dress the skirt down by styling it with this tee and platform sneakers. These sneakers are the same the ones I posted here with the stars. I initially purchased tan ones like these but with the stars. I never wore them so I returned them when I got back from Chicago after purchasing these and the white ones with the stars for both pair for less than the one other pair. Steve Madden was having a great sale! Well, thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Tee: Arizona (JCP)

Skirt: Buffalo by David Bitton (JCP) (I probably got that name wrong but you can find that brand at JCP)

Platform Sneakers: Steve Madden (Chicago)


30 Oct


Just another dress and sneakers combo! I love a granny dress and styling them with sneakers just feels right to me! As I said in my previous post, this hair is the after to that post’s before. Until the next time, God Bless!

Dress: H&M

Sneakers: Adidas (JCP)

Hair: @tiermariestyles on IG


29 Oct


Minus the VPL, this outfit comes off rockstar-ish! From the Hendrix tee to the biker-style ankle booties. The slipdress I picked up at last year’s charity shopping event (CCCS). It’s that time of the year again so I’m super excited to see what I can pick up this year! I actually go this dress in black too. Thinking about styling it for the colder weather with a sweater, tights and boots. But we’ll see. Rocking my afro after taking my braids out, on my way to go get my hair cut. The after to this before pic you will see in the next blog post. God Bless!

P.S.: Just noticed that me and Jimmy have the same hairstyle!

Tee: very old

Dress: Free People

Booties: very old (Steve Madden)

Ear Tassels

28 Oct


Getting some last minute wear out of my Summer pieces before the weather changes. Love a boot with a dress so mixing seasons is appropriate to me and a way to transition into the next season. The sock boot is a current trend. For those of you who don’t know. It’s when the shaft of the boot is made of a material that gives the boot a more fitted look as if you’re wearing a pair of socks. You will see more of me rocking this style in upcoming posts. Go get yourself a pair! I think they’re a trendy piece that you can/will still wear even after the ‘trend’ is no longer around. God Bless!

Dress: Nordstrom Rack

Booties: Cape Robin

Earrings: Gabe’s

Back Lash

27 Oct


Ok, so I bought this dress in another color/pattern that I wore here. This time I styled it with these very outdoorsy and not-so-stylish sandals. I say “not-so-stylish”  because they aren’t the typical sandal that one might wear with a dress. I would expect to see some outdoorsy person sporting these with a pair of cargo shorts and a bucket hat. I know that sounds stereotypical but that’s what I imagine. So why did I purchase them if I wasn’t planning any outside activities while wearing them? Because I like the idea of styling them unexpectedly and they are super comfy! Do you style your outfits according to what the masses would say is the “right” way? Or do you go outside of the box? God Bless!

Dress: Top Shop

Sandals: Teva

Haircut: @tiermariestyles on IG

Stars and Stripes

26 Oct


This is one of the vintage pieces that I picked up in Chicago. I like to hit up the thrift stores and go vintage shopping whenever I visit a different city. I do my research online before I get there so that I have a well executed plan as to where to go, store hours and the best way to get there. Wicker Park was the neighborhood. They had several stores up and down the street. I spent my time going in and out of stores (while the hubby patiently waited). He knows that’s my thing when we travel! It’s also where I picked up this awesome Stella McCartney look-a-likes from Steve Madden. I think they are too trendy and not worth the hundreds of dollars asked for by the designer ones. But that’s just my opinion. Do what you like with your own money ;). Thanks for reading! God Bless!

Dress: Vintage (Ragstock in Chicago)

Shoes: Steve Madden (Chicago)


25 Oct


There’s something about a dragonfly that is intriguing to me. So when I came across this longline vest with dragonfly appliques on the back, I had to have it! Styled it with loose fitting pair of culottes to give it a sophisticated but relaxed look. Later may style it with a pair of jeans for a different look. God Bless!

Longline Vest: Nordstrom Rack

Culottes: Nordstrom Rack

Sandals: Nasty Gal