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Queen Of Color: Ashley Blaine Featherson

QOC Ashley Blaine Featherson

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been binge watching online web series Hello Cupid and know exactly who this lovely lady is. And if you’re not anything like me, consider yourself officially hipped. Ashley Blaine Featherson plays Whitney, an intelligent but shy girl who gets mixed up in an unintentional love triangle between a guy she met online, his cousin and her roommate. She’s relatable, funny and authentic, and endearing, just as much as she is confusing. I highly suggest you watch the show, which Ashley helped create with Lena Waithe, the mastermind behind Dear White People & Twenties. (more…)

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Orange Is The New Black

Shoes, DSW | Jeans, Forever 21 | Top, Old Navy | Necklace, H&M | Blazer, Forever 21

Shoes, DSW | Jeans, Forever 21 | Top, Old Navy | Necklace, H&M | Blazer, Forever 21

When it comes to job interviews, choosing an outfit can be tricky. It’s hard to know just how dressed up, or dressed down, to get. With this outfit, I tried to straddle the fence. I know the old saying goes, “You can never be overdressed or over-educated,” but I’ve shown up to many a casual interview in business professional attire and felt like a clown. So I tried to plan ahead by pairing some dark jeans with a black button-up. Deep, indigo-hued denim tends to appear more gussied up than light washes. And buttoned blouses transition perfectly from office to everyday wear. To add another touch of professionalism to my look, I added this tangerine-colored blazer. It’s one of my favorite pieces, because of its soft texture, cozy fit and vibrant color. I’m not usually an orange fan, but I went through a phase where I loved it and I still don’t regret this buy. (more…)

Stay Gold

First things first: I, Poppa .. have not been posting enough. I’ve been a tad bit busy, but I want to avoid neglecting this blog too much. So, I put together a look inspired by one of my current favorite songs. Bondax’s “Gold (Snakeships Bootleg)” is on repeat for me right now, as it should be for you. Especially if you’re wearing an awesome pair of holographic ankle strap heels, the coolest sunglasses invented, and a vivid red-orange lip. (more…)

Can You Stand The Rain?

This, my first ever Outfit Of The Day, has quite a funny story behind it. Basically, I got dressed in kind of gloomy, neutral colors (’cause that’s how I roll), even though the weather outside was absolutely beautiful. I mean old-school-Windows-2000-background beautiful. Then, I got this bright idea to take advantage of the lovely weather by asking my friend if she’d snap some pictures of me in a nearby park, which is even more beautiful. But by the time I finished getting dressed, doing my makeup, and driving to my friend’s house to scoop her up, it was not only raining cats and dogs, but also striking lightning like once every five seconds within what seemed like a few miles of our houses and the park! So, we ended up trying to dodge raindrops on her back porch to get the shots.

Apparently taking OOTD pictures is a dirty job! (more…)