Inspired: 2 Many Sibs

Velma Rossa and Oliver Asike are the powerful sister-brother duo from Kenya reviving the African thrifting scene.

Literally walking, breathing inspiration, this dynamic duo pushes the envelope by reinforcing that style is executed within the wardrobe of the trendsetter. Velma and Oliver post their fashion happenings and findings throughout their Tumblr page: 2ManySiblings.

Every post is just as breathtaking as the one before. Its so great to see amazing fashion coming from the continent I hold so dear and even more reassuring to find out that thrifting in Kenya is creating a huge wave. 

so Olsen twin chic with a hint of angst.

so Olsen twin chic with a hint of angst.

We wouldn’t say we are secondhand experts: We simply document that industry and the lifestyle associated with it. Many of our peers make a living out of it and it has contributed immensely to the street style culture in Nairobi. The biggest misconception is that we are too dependent on the secondhand industry and that we can’t produce for ourselves. Most people in Kenya, for instance, are low-income earners and buy secondhand clothing because it’s affordable. However, things are changing and people are supporting more locally produced clothing. The best place to buy vintage has to be Gikomba, which is the biggest flea market in East and Central Africa. It’s always good to go early in the morning to get the best options before everyone else.
— September 2016 Vogue.com Interview

Happy Feet

When Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, makes a public statement that she's kicking off her signature strappy heels for flats and sneakers [gasp], the world must take notice.

We've seen the Kardashian-Jenner clan lead the pack in this new trend and every "it girl" | blogger | influencer also embrace comfort. 

I, personally, love the idea of being comfortable while out and about. Yes, my motto is overdressed > underdressed, however, no one likes the distracting pain of aching feet and struggle-pumping in heels up and down a sidewalk after a fun night.

These streetwear divas did it right. Just the right amount of glam balanced with refreshing comfort.

These streetwear divas did it right. Just the right amount of glam balanced with refreshing comfort.

Here are few celeb tips & inspiration on rocking everything from sneakers, ballerina flats and even integrating comfy men's wear in your cute summer wardrobe---day to night.

Alexa Chung:

Alexa always gets it right. She always look relaxed and comfortable, yet totally put together.

Alexa always gets it right. She always look relaxed and comfortable, yet totally put together.

Giving the Cat Lady a cute rep. Love these Charlotte Olympia flats.

Giving the Cat Lady a cute rep. Love these Charlotte Olympia flats.

 

Kristen Stewart:

You've got to give kiddos to the girl who pairs Chanel couture with old Vans. Kristen shows a cool edge to modern grunge, comfort and being bold on the red carpet. 

You've got to give kiddos to the girl who pairs Chanel couture with old Vans. Kristen shows a cool edge to modern grunge, comfort and being bold on the red carpet. 

This layered look with men's inspired loafers is perfect for a chic on-the-go run in the city. I'm obsessed with the Olsen's and their fearless flats attitude--regardless of their small, petite frame. Be a boss and be comfy!

This layered look with men's inspired loafers is perfect for a chic on-the-go run in the city. I'm obsessed with the Olsen's and their fearless flats attitude--regardless of their small, petite frame. Be a boss and be comfy!

Streetwear:

Get glam and take a huge stride with each step. Here's a cute way to wear a chic dress with sneaks for a summer day of fun.

Get glam and take a huge stride with each step. Here's a cute way to wear a chic dress with sneaks for a summer day of fun.

Long live Converse sneaks! This versatile and flattering gray dress is the perfect summer essential in staying cool and makes a perfect accessory pairing.

Long live Converse sneaks! This versatile and flattering gray dress is the perfect summer essential in staying cool and makes a perfect accessory pairing.

May your feet stay happy and struggle-free this entire summer season!

Belk's Southern Musician Showcase 2016: Wardrobe Fitting

I've worked with Belk, Inc. for close to 2 years now and one of my most rewarding parts of the job is working with our Southern Musician Showcase winners. This is the 3rd year Belk has crowned winners of the competition and its such a blessing to be able to provide something that gives confidence to a series of people as they pursue their passion. Styling these musicians in a variety of different Belk sponsored events allows them to not only represent the brand in a cool, unique way, but most importantly helps solidify their identity and brand as an artist. From pop country stars to Americana rockers and pop singers full of soul, it truly is a blast. Make sure to keep up with all of our styling adventures by clicking on the styling page of this site!

We had our 2016 SMS Finale in Charleston last month. Take a look at a few cool pictures from the wardrobe fitting we had. This was the FIRST time ever styling 5 full bands after meeting them once, months before. Little to say, I prayed a lot for effective fits and rounded up pretty well at the end!

Troy Brooks of Blue Honey getting fitted in a Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren vest and Lucky Brand shirt (that's me in the back...lol)

Troy Brooks of Blue Honey getting fitted in a Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren vest and Lucky Brand shirt (that's me in the back...lol)

Pretty obsessed with ALL Diba True shoes. They are edgy, rustic, built for comfort and FABULOUS. This foot action is by Kassie Brooks of Blue Honey. I styled her in a dreamy Free People top and Miss Me distressed, cropped jeans.

Pretty obsessed with ALL Diba True shoes. They are edgy, rustic, built for comfort and FABULOUS. This foot action is by Kassie Brooks of Blue Honey. I styled her in a dreamy Free People top and Miss Me distressed, cropped jeans.

Its all about the cuff! Brad is also a member of Blue Honey who described his style as "Kurt Cobain." How could I not find this awesome Buffalo by David Bitton plaid shirt and distressed Lucky Brand tee?

Its all about the cuff! Brad is also a member of Blue Honey who described his style as "Kurt Cobain." How could I not find this awesome Buffalo by David Bitton plaid shirt and distressed Lucky Brand tee?

Our emcee for the Finale event, Hannah Moseley, rocked this cobalt blue French Connection dress and detailed leather jacket with her black Jessica Simpson wedges (for comfort and cuteness!)

Our emcee for the Finale event, Hannah Moseley, rocked this cobalt blue French Connection dress and detailed leather jacket with her black Jessica Simpson wedges (for comfort and cuteness!)

Another fierce contender was this flirty French Connection skater dress with edgy print.

Another fierce contender was this flirty French Connection skater dress with edgy print.

Who says acid wash isn't classic? LOVE this Buffalo David Bitton button down paired with these denim Polo Ralph Lauren sneaks for Matt of Blue Honey.

Who says acid wash isn't classic? LOVE this Buffalo David Bitton button down paired with these denim Polo Ralph Lauren sneaks for Matt of Blue Honey.

Indigo never goes out of style with menswear! 

Indigo never goes out of style with menswear!