Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Style Post: Mismatchy.

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
Does this match? No. Do I care? No. :)

I think it's the artist in me that makes me want to throw all of the conventional style rules out of the window and express myself however I feel. I'm a firm believer in you wearing the clothes, not letting them wear you. And even if your outfit doesn't work for someone else, wear what works for you.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Outfit Post: Fall Pastels.

Sweatshirt: Thrift,DIY / Skirt:  Mr. P / Sneakers: Walmart
"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." -Oprah Winfrey

 Fall is in full swing right now, and I love it. With the leaves changing colors and that crisp air, it's perfect sweatshirt weather. If you love sweatshirts like me, why not take your sweatshirt game up a notch and opt for a cropped version? You can find them in some trendier stores now, or you can take an old sweatshirt and cut it yourself. I found this one at a second hand store. They always seem to have some retro/goofy sweatshirts that I find myself attracted to.

Leslie Anne

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Style Post: Blue Cut-Out Dress.

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." -Audre Lorde
I've found myself in a bit of an Afrocentric vibe lately, and my style has definitely reflected that. In this look, I took this short dress with cutouts (which I found at the thrift store) and added bold accessories to make the look better fit my style. The big elephant necklace and turban headband each add elements to this look that are more Afrocentric in nature.

Why I Went MIA.

You may have noticed my last post was a good 2 months ago. There are a couple of reasons for that. First of all, I was in the final stretch of tedious ass, out of my mind ass wedding planning, which all ended on October 5, when I became Mrs. Ikpe. It was a beautiful day in St. Louis, and we were surrounded by amazing friends and family. Weddings are mad stressful, but it's all worth it in the end. Oh, and I'll be sure to make a wedding post as soon as I get the photographer's pictures.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Style Post: Sunflowers & Acid.

Bodysuit, Shorts: Wet Seal /  Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Art: Me :)

"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it." -Keith Haring
You may be wondering why I'm holding a painting, and if so, it's because I'm shipping this bad boy off to my very first buyer today. Yes, I am officially a paid artist. Still broke, lol, but paid nonetheless. If you want to see more of my art, check out my Etsy shop, ArtistLeslieAnne.

Keep it peaceful,
Leslie Anne