INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with a feature on All Things Hair

Happy International Women’s Day.


All over the world women are celebrating what #ADAYWITHOUTWOMEN would look like. Many have decided to strike by not going to work, marching or wearing red. If you aren’t able to participate in these ways….. let your voice be heard not just on this day, but for the rest of your life! How am I letting my voice be heard? I was recently asked by  All Things Hair to be apart of their tribute on “How Women are Expressing themselves Through Their Hair.”

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Here is a snippet of my thoughts……

“I’ve had natural hair for seven years. At first I was afraid of how I would look with short kinky hair. Being on this journey I have learned so much about who I am, and what my culture is all about. As an African American we are shamed into thinking our hair has to be one way and not embrace how versatile it actually can be. I am no longer afraid of who I am because as women, we are strong creatures who are a force to be reckoned with… we just have to believe and never lose our HOPE.”

Another way I’ve decided to be in solidarity with my sisters is to wear red. Red is such a powerful color! Its not too late. If you don’t have red clothing you can simple wear red lipstick.

Gingham Shirt (Zara) / Pants (vintage) / Bomber Jacket (H&M) / Sneakers (Vans)












Stripes and Gingham

Welcome to the unofficial start of Summer 2016!!!

What better way to start June off right by taking a trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t know about this place…have you ever heard of the World Famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest? If so this contest takes place at the world famous Coney Island. As a kid and even as an adult this is the go to place in the summer. Cotton Candy, burgers, amusement park rides its a place like no other.

I decided to take a trip to this colorful place to show you how to wear stripes and gingham at the sametime. Yes, AT THE SAMETIME. Have a little fun with your wardrobe this summer. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

You heard this here first. I am predicting this JCrew cotton midi skirt in oversized gingham to be the skirt everyone will be wearing this summer. It is great for all body types. This skirt is long enough for the office on casual Fridays, a stroll in Central Park or to dinner on vacation.

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From the moment I saw this midi skirt I knew I had to have it. Who can resist a skirt with pockets? I decided to go the unconventional way and pair it with stripes of a totally different color as the skirt.



I paired the skirt with a lemon and aqua  Saint James for JCrew short sleeve slouchy t-shirt. This t-shirt matched perfectly with my lemon stacked heel sandals.




To pull this look together I wore a beach ball bag. YES, a beach ball bag. “Why didn’t I think of this.” This bag goes perfect with this outfit because its multi colored.


Try stripes and gingham together and tag haute_hope on Instagram .


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