Sunday, April 19, 2015

The vacationers

Hey guys! 
It's been a while so we just wanted to give you guys a little update:

I've been doing a lot of poetry events and competitions lately. I just really like the positive energy that I get from being around other poetry lovers. I found this really cool shirt and shorts combo at goodwill, but pretty sure that they're  supposed to be pj's. I'm not wearing the shirt in this picture but I've been wearing it a lot recently.
Shirt: garage sale
Shorts: goodwill
Shoes:Dd's discounts
Lipstick:occ lip tar in pool boy

I recently competed in the English Speaking Union's Shakespeare monologue competition. It was super cool to work hard on my monologue and get to perform in front of people. On to the outfit! Isn't my shirt incredibly rad? I feel like I'm channeling my inner corny dad on vacation.
Shirt: goodwill
Jacket: forever 21 girls
Jeans: forever 21
Shoes: pacsun

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Black Lipped Beauties

As most of you know last weekend was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To celebrate we went to the Museum of African Diaspora and checked out some of the exhibits. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures inside the museum, but one of the artists that we really enjoyed was Elizabeth Catlett. Her art was not only strikingly beautiful but also critiqued the world around her. It was pretty hard for us to find the museum from Union Square, but thanks to some helpful strangers we finally found our way. Here are some of the pictures we took before we left for the city.

Lately I've been really into buttons and pins. The big ones my theatre teacher gave me because she had extra merch from a production of Spamelot our school had done. The smaller ones I found at a cool thrift shop in Berkley and the rest of the pins are just earrings.

   I've noticed that when I wear black lipstick half of the people I see think I look like a fierce queen and the other half think I'm possessed or secretly a witch, I prefer to see myself in the former. Plus my mini buns are definetly on fleek. I used a mixture of occ lip tar in Rx and a Halloween lipstick I got from CVS. 
     I've been wanting a mohair sweater since summer and I finally got one for Christmas ( is it too late to brag about Christmas gifts?).
See you guys soon!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads

     Happy 2015 guys!! One of our resolutions is to blog more so hopefully you guys will be getting some new interesting posts soon. 2015 looks like it's going to be a good year and there are so many exciting things happening. We're going to drive soon, we're turning 16, and most importantly Marty McFly will be arriving any day now. We're putting our New Years resolutions on this post so we can't chicken out:
1. Be more adventurous. I feel like in 2014 I passed up a lot of great opportunities because I was too scared or I didn't think it was worth the risk. This year I just want to try everything and see where it takes me.
2. Be healthier. I'm probably not going to follow through with this one because I say it every year but  what's a resolution list if you don't talk about your health?
3. Write every day. I love writing and I feel like I should make more time for it in my everyday life.

1. Drink more water. According to Mick Jenkins water's more important than gold. So I should probably be trying to get more of that. Plus it clears up my skin better than any pimple treatment could.
2. I'm a huge bibliophile, but ever since I've started my sophomore year of high school I've had less time to read. I'm going to try to make time because there's nothing better than the feeling of a book in
my hands.
3. Work harder in school. My sophomore grades are a lot better then my freshman grades but hopefully I can do even better this semester.
Here are a couple pictures of the outfits that we wore to ring in the new year:

Ugochi:                                     Ogechi:
Jacket-Charlotte Russe      Jacket-Charlotte Russe
Dress-Thrifted.                    Dress-Hand me down from my mom
Shoes-Charlotte Russe       Shoes-Forever 21
                                           Ear Jacket-Forever 21

Friday, November 21, 2014

Childish Gambino Concert

              "I want to see you move to this." Childish Gambino commanded as he started to sing a verse from Palisades, a song from his new mixtape. And the whole crowd obeyed. The thousands of people that were packed into the amphitheater swayed their hips and bobbed there heads along to the music, in that moment we were all connected. This was one of the many amazing moments from the Childish Gambino and Erykah Badu concert that we attended last month.
       When we heard that Childish Gambino was coming to Bay we were really excited and bought tickets immediately. He is one of our favorite artists because of how honest his music is and the fact that he seems to be a jack of all trades. Not only is he a successful rapper, he is a writer, producer, actor and comedian. So obviously we jumped at the chance to see him live, and the fact that Erykah Badu would be there was just an added bonus. 
      We made preparing for this concert a process. We both planned our outfits weeks ahead of time and stayed with a freind who lived close by so we could get there quickly. Three hours before the show started we got to the theatre and waited in line with our friends. We were so excited we forgot to take pictures of our outfits but you can kind of see them in this picture of us in line with our friends.

     When we got in the amphitheater we were really close to the stage in the mosh pit. It got a little intense in there so we moved a little farther back, but we still had a pretty good view. In all honesty the opening act Overdoz was pretty bad. One of the performers repeatedly lit blunts and after one puff through them into the audience. After that we were starting to wonder what exactly we got ourselves into. 

     And then we heard his voice. There was a simultaneous scream from the crowd verifying that he was walking on stage. From that point on we were mesmerized by the performance. Not only was Gambino amazing, but his band and full strings section made the whole thing a grand spectacle. After a breathtaking set by Gambino, Erykah Badu came out and her performance can really be summed up in one word: FIERCE. Badu played some of her old hits as well as her more recent ones and ended every song in a majestic pose. 
Gambino sent chills through our spines when he was onstage and Badu made us feel beautiful and free. These two made this a night to remember and this was by far the best concert that we had been to. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Messy Bun Syndrome

       Gather round kids it's story time! A couple years ago I took a summer math class so that I could get ahead for the school year. Anyone who knows me knows that I get dressed up no matter where I go, so while everyone else in that class pretty much only wore sweats, I showed up every day in outfits I had carefully planned out that morning. One day I totally overslept and had no time to get ready, so I had to rush out of the house. Let's get this straight, as I walked out the front door, I knew I looked like a mess, no not the effortlessly cool kind of mess, like a straight up mess. I was wearing the same flannel pajama top I wore to sleep and a pair of dirty jeans I found on the floor. And oh the hair! Calling it a bun is a serious overstatement, it was more like an I'm-gonna-try-and-contain-this-gross-blob-with-a-hair-tie kind of bun.
       When I got to class I took my seat and waited for the teacher to begin. Halfway through the lesson the girl sitting next to me turned and whispered, "I like your hair," without a hint of sarcasm. I was genuinely shocked because, unless my hair had magically transformed, I knew it looked terrible. Later I realized that she probably thought I looked like that on purpose. This was my first experience with messy bun syndrome. Messy bun syndrome actually has nothing to do with messy buns, it's just a name we made up for when someone likes something because the person who is wearing it, not because of what they are wearing. After that day I started to notice MBS everywhere, like that scene in mean girls when Cadie and Janice cut two holes in Regina's shirt as a prank but it ends up becoming a trend at their school.
       Who knows maybe that girl really did just like my hideous bun, but that experience made me realize how often we like the name or the idea of what we're seeing more than what we are actually  experiencing. MBS doesn't only happen in fashion, I've noticed it with art, music, and just about everything else. When it comes down to it,our interests should be about what is being produced rather than who is producing it. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First day of school

First of all,  we're so sorry for our brief absence from the blogging world. We just came back to school and are trying to find ways to keep up with school work and blogging so please bear with us. In the mean time, we've got some great posts lined up for you guys starting with these first day of school outfits.



I got this super cute jumpsuit from Forever 21 and I wore a white sweater over it to make it a bit more school appropriate.


    You guys, I have a confession to make. I wore this outfit to school and before 1st period even started I got in trouble for violating the dress code. I had to go all the way back to my dorm and change. Moral of the story, follow your school's dress code. 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

You're Standing on my Neck

       Recently we've been watching a lot of the show Daria. For those of you who don't know, it's a cartoon about an expressionless, sarcastic teenager named Daria. We love the witty jokes and clever one liners in the show. Our favorite thing about this is the impeccably dressed characters. So of course we chose them as our style inspiration for this month. Here are some outfits inspired by our 3 favorite characters.

 "I like having low self esteem. It makes me feel special."
     Jane is Daria's artistic best friend who shares her sardonic sense of humor. Her asymmetrical bob is just about the fiercest thing ever.

"You eat what you are."
       Quinn is Daria's super popular sister. She's a member of the exclusive fashion club and has her own personal fan club filled with boys willing to do her every bidding. To get her look, simply iron on an appliqué to a pink crop top, and voilà! Instant Quinn coolness.

"I've been busy procrastinating all day."
       Last but not least is the queen, the star of the show, Daria! Her outfit is our favorite and there's so many ways to style this.

So go into this Sick Sad World and binge watch Daria.