Hi loves! 🙋🏾♀️
I hope you’re still soaking up all the magic⛄️✨ Christmas brought us and gearing up for a festive finale to a pretty weird 2018. Although Santa may have come and gone (and dropped me off some cute lil prezzies), there’s still good reason to dress your most decadent. Indulge in some self-care with a splurge on something fabulous this season: the faux fur sweater. You’re gonna want to keep that scroll finger primed and ready for this scoop, sis!👇🏾
Before I introduce this beauty of a sweater, let me wax poetic one time. In the song “Faithful” by the iconic rapper and crooner known as Drake🦉, the track opens with an audio clip of Muva Amber Rose saying, “I’m not high maintenance or anything. I just like extremely expensive things.” The moment I first heard Muva utter those words on the track, I knew she was definitely speaking a life motto of mine into existence. 🙌🏾
This sweater (and basically my entire outfit) is justified by that perfect synopsis of ya girl. While I may have picked up this fluffy find at Asos for an affordably fashionable price, it’s wearing the designer behind the sweater that makes me feel the most fancy.
For many of us, designer items are out of budget and oftentimes out of reach. That’s why when some of fashion’s biggest names collab with more affordable brands for capsule collections or special edition items, I always try to jump on the drop. LaQuan Smith (the designer behind some of the sauciest, and most slinky looks on Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West, Justine Skye and countless social media It Girls) is a true fashion force to be reckoned with.💯 After making waves at New York Fashion Week some 6-ish years ago, the artist has garnered a huge following and churned out coveted collections.
In addition to being a visionary, Smith is a gay black man ✊🏾🌈 who has continued to influence the world of both men’s and women’s fashion without ever apologizing for being himself. So naturally, when Smith tapped ASOS Design for a capsule collection featuring hot pieces at v affordable price points, my coins were spent immediately. This sweater was only $87!
If you’re trying to cash in on the designer drip, lemme help you out with some of the capsule’s best-selling pieces that belong in your closet quick, quick. 🤑
LACED IN LAQUAN
Shop these affordable designer pieces from the special ASOS Design x LaQuan Smith colleciton before they’re gone forever!
• Legging Shorts in Glitter Stripe - $34 - ASOS
• Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve Mesh T-shirt - $56 - ASOS
• Wrap Front Bodysuit in Leopard - $72 - ASOS
• Padded Over The Knee Boot - $151 - ASOS
Well?! What’re you waiting for? Go forth and splurge on yourself, sis!💸 As your fellow fashion killa, I give you full permission and remove any buyer’s remorse from your future. 🔮 In the meantime, I’ll be prepping a blog post dishing on the perfect ‘fit for NYE. Check back here on Monday for the tea!
love you mean it,
©️ Photos by Kierra Dotson