Dressed in All Black Like the Omen

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Long Line Tee, Cut off Shorts - Asos/Boots - Bedstu via Urban Outfitters (old), Hat - Forever 21 (old), Glasses - Warby Parker Nash in Crystal, Wood Watch - c/o Jord Sully in Black Maple. 

Photos by - Carmine is Velvet

After the Bad Boy Reunion a few weeks ago at the BET Awards there's no way like minded people don't get the title of this post but anyway....

Today for your viewing pleasure I recreated the look I wore to a 4th of July Barbecue. I know what you're thinking, "summer is light, airy and all about color and print." You're wrong! Summer is hot and muggy! Also, allow me to remind you that goths have to get dressed in the summer too. Clearly I'm not goth but now that my new wardrobe is gender neutral and paired down to more simple classic pieces I like to dabble. 

To fellowship with my goth sisters and brothers in Christ but not spontaneously combust under thick black fabrics I went with this Asos long line side split tee and paired it with their cut off shorts. I love this cut of shorts by the way. They're not short shorts but not Bermuda either so they don't ride up and save me from one of my biggest annoyances: constantly adjusting. I approve! I kept it grungy, goth, and not hot with these Bedstu boots that are perfect for summer because they are thinner and lighter than Doc Martens. And finally for an unexpected touch I went with the Jord watch in Sully

Most of the outfits I've seen styled with the Jord watch are more contemporary so I used this as an opportunity to showcase its ability to work with more alternative styles as well. Jord means earth, soil, land in Swedish which is fitting because all of the watches are created using wood. I chose the two tone black and maple color for my Sully watch which arrived beautifully packaged. The watch was sized to fit me so I had no issues there and the quality was great. Overall I highly recommend you check them out! 

The post was not sponsored but the watch was provided for review. 

Yo Daddy's Clothes.

Friday, June 26, 2015

T-Shirt, Jeans- Asos/ Button Up - Maine New England via Debenhams/Sandals - Doc Marten/Necklace 1, Necklace 2, Necklace 3 - Mr. Kate. 

I'm back in Chicago! Now, that I'm back my best friend Jay and I will be taking pictures every week (well most weeks). I am also working on getting the blog re-designed, changing the name, and restarting my youtube channel. I have so much to say and showcase and I can't wait to get started. I have also gotten rid of most my clothes and revamped my wardrobe to better fit my style. My other best friend, Britney and I have sorted through all my junk and we will be having an online 5, 10, and 15 dollar sale in the coming weeks so stay tuned. 

Church announcements are done so now on to the outfit. Summer may have showed up and showed out in your city but on my side of the world she has taken an extended vacation. I can't wear shorts yet so I decided on the these extremely ripped jeans. They give me summer vibes without leaving me completely exposed. I went for the US 24 but if you want a tighter fit I would size down. I kept it casual with a super drapey jersey t-shirt and a mens button down. When I'm shopping I worry less about the gender assigned to the clothes and shop in all sections. I encourage you all to do the same, especially plus size men because the struggle is real. Between the button down and the glasses I feel like I got dressed in your dad's closet but I love it. 

Asos Mannequin

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jacket, Top (sold out), Jeans, Shoes - Asos 

I'm back from Paris! For pictures from my trip you can head to my Instagram. It rained the whole weekend so I didn't get the outfit shots I was hoping for. Sorry! Back to this post though. 

Just incase you hadn't noticed so much of what I've been wearing has been from Asos. Boyfriend cut, girlfriend, and just oversized things in general have been everywhere for quite some time. Those cuts work so well for my current style and since Asos is usually on trend they have tons of those pieces. Also, on a completely different note I finally found a denim jacket after finally laying my $5 thrift store one to rest. Asos is truly has everything. The fit of this one is perfect. It's oversized with out being too big and has 

I wore this casual outfit leaving Birmingham after the Pusha T, Jhene, and J Cole concert. The show was great but after standing all night I just wanted to wear something casual the next day. I love that this outfit has casual feel I was looking for but is jazzed up with small details.  

Lost Files

Leather Jacket, (sold out but similar here) Sweat Pants, Grey T-shirt (sold out but similar here) - Asos, Shoes - Nike, Scarf - Local Shop  

I took these photos a few months ago when it was colder (obviously) but at the time decided I didn't like them but looking at them now I'm not sure why. Even though summer is on the horizon for the western hemisphere, in England it's still in the 50 degree range, so I've still been wearing this outfit minus the scarf and gloves. Also, in Chicago it's 50 degrees one day and 80 the next so don't put them leather jackers away just yet. 

Thanks for your continued support. 

Doug Funny Closet

Friday, April 24, 2015

Faux Leather Jacket(out of stock), Ridley Busted Skinny Jeans - Asos/Shirt - RjR John Rocha via Debenhams/Necklace 1, Necklace 2 - Mr.Kate/ Glasses- Warby Parker Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise/ Shoes - Doc Marten  2976/Hat - American Apparel 

I bought some Doc Marten's that aren't 1460's! If you've been following this blog for any length of time you know that I am the 1460 queen or king (you pick) but I decided to branch out and try some of their Chelsea Boots. 

Anyway! I feel like I'm not portraying my closet accurately on the blog lately; its like I have a Doug Funny closet. Like if you opened my wardrobe all you've see is 10 pairs of these jeans and 10 of the leather jacket I'm wearing. I can't help it! I'm obsessed with these two pieces at the moment and I'm wearing them to death before summer comes. I've been searching for my perfect leather jacket and skinny jeans for years and finally found them as well so sue me! I've got a better variety of looks to come (from Paris!) though I promise. 

For All the Black Girls

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Girl Bye" Sweatshirt -  c/o Rebdolls, Boyfriend Jeans -Asos (sold out but similar here), Metallic Sneakers - Asos, Glasses - Warby Parker Nash in Crystal

photo by mele

Contrary to what NeNe Leakes would lead you to believe no one knows where the phrase "girl bye" came from but what we know for sure is that black girls have been rolling their eyes in annoyance and calling out "girl bye" for longer than anyone can remember. I like to think of it as one of our many colorful ways of responding to our many black woman specific issues. The colorful phrases and jokes keep you from crying, so this post is for my fellow black girls! 

When I wore this sweatshirt I was over the whole day before it even started so Prince with the slight smirk that says it all was perfect. However, I didn't know what to pair this top with to make it more interesting. I thought about skinny jeans or trousers but went with these boyfriend jeans instead (which for some reason don't look as baggy as they really are in this photo). I told my friend, Mele, who was taking the photo that this outfit wasn't really an outfit because it was so blah (y'all know I like everything busy). She replied in her Australian accent, "Sometimes you just want to wear jeans, sneakers, and a top and call it day." She was right; we all have those days where we'd rather keep it simple. Plus now that I think about it keeping it simply kept the focus on the purple one so it all worked our.

A note on sizing: If you decide to order this sweatshirt size down. I ordered the 3x and it has the drape I want, any baggier and I'd be swimming it. 

Living Out of Suitcases

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Faux Leather Jacket(out of stock), Floral Sweatshirt, Scarf, Ridley Busted Skinny Jeans - Asos/Necklace - Mr.Kate/ Glasses- Warby Parker Nash in Crystal/ Shoes - Doc Marten  1461/Hat - Plus Size Clothing sale/Lipstick - Mac in Gunner(limited edition & sold out but similar here and here)

Photos by Emma

I won't lie to you. I'm not living out of a suitcase in the traditional sense, hints the 's' on the end of suitcase in the title. I know all of the packing advice tells study abroad students to pack two weeks worth of clothing, one big coat, and one pair of boots but if you've been following this blog for any length of time you know that, for me, that is impossible. Shorty needs options! I'm actually living out of 3 or 4 suitcases honesty. With that said, 3 or 4 suitcases is still not a lot of clothes (I feel you rolling your eyes! I do not care! Judge me!) so it still requires the ability to add new pieces to pervious outfits to create something new. 

I wore the sweatshirt above with its matching bottoms here. The two pieces together are such a statement that it's hard to work around them both to create something new so I broke them up. This hat that I found at a plus size clothing sell in Brick Lane and the Dr. Marten shoes give the sweatshirt a completely different feel. Also, these jeans have busted knees but you can only see them when I'm walking. Boooooooo. On the upside the hat I'm wearing is the only one I've found that can fit my big ass dome and the naps, and it was only 10 pounds!