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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’: Week 8, Fall Diary

11 Jan

Thanksgiving Day week! Boy was I looking forward to a much needed break from work and school, and my trip down to DC to visit my best friend for the holiday’s festivities. I remember this week pretty clearly, because i tried a fashion experiment with myself. Basically I always visualize outfits, usually they end up being items that I don’t actually own, so that’s usually how I decide what will be my next purchase for my closet. This week though, well really Monday and Tuesday I visualized what I would want to wear ideally based on my mood, and figured out what I had in my closet that would most closely emulate that. I liked the results a lot, but by Wednesday I had a midterm to study for and packing to do, so I couldn’t put that much thought into recreating my wardrobe. I’m going to practice this method more in the Winter and see what I come up with.

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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’: Fall Style Diary (week 6)

26 Nov

After a week working from home and a week off from school because of Sandy, I was ready to put some clothes on and start the week, well that’s what I thought.  I’m not sure in what ways the storm affected you, but for me it created a reflective, even somewhat somber tone on things that made me put some things into perspective.

It made not want to post anything to the blog because it just seemed trivial and silly, and I really didn’t care about dressing and style.  For this week I was predominately focused on my photography and video work, and finalizing the details of going to Art Basel in Miami.

Monday I got into take care of business mode, with my new Continue reading

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’: Fall Style Diary (week 4)

26 Nov

Hey Guys! So I’ve been shooting but not posting, but the pics are coming.  As most of you know, NYC was hit by Hurricane Sandy.  This post is pre-Sandy, and by the weekend I was locked in my apartment bracing for the storm.  Thankfully nothing major happened where I lived, but none the less we were all affected by the disaster, so much so, that I didn’t leave the house for all of Week 5!

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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’: Fall Style Diary

24 Oct

By the end of last week, I decided I need to add more color in my wardrobe.  I can’t say a completely succeeded in that, but hey it was an attempt.  Right now black is just on my mind, although I am in search of a nice brown leather jacket…but that’s not exactly color in my wardrobe is it? lol

This was another week of playing catch up and no sleep, I figure if I go 2 more weeks hard, I should catch up on work things…so bare with me as I look exhausted in these and upcoming pics.  Really this week was about details,  just to add a little something to an outfit, and anything that is quick an easy.

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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: style

19 Nov



Oh Halloween week…I don’t celebrate Halloween, can you tell?   Except for Monday, black was the dominant color to start off November.  I dress by mood, so I wonder what that means.

Tuesday I call my rock secretary look, although there was little desk work that day, instead i had to shoot VladTV’s interview with Tyrese. On Wednesday night I was a little bored, so I finally caved and bought a pair of stacked, wedged boots.  I’ve been toying with idea of getting the stacked wedge or Chelsea boots, actually, I desperately want Chelsea boots, but I haven’t found the right pair that I can afford, so stacked it was.

Even though I love my faux leather panel leggings from Friday, Tuesday was my favorite outfit. I rarely wear black on black, on black…..but here it works, something with the mixture of the angora cardigan against the sheer button down, works for me.

Style Tip of the Week: If you want to wear high heals wear them, and wear them with pride and confidence! On Tuesday Tyrese said some ish to me about “..its because you’re too damn tall.”  Most secure men think tall is sexy. They are just heels, I’m not actually over 6’0 without them, and really does all that matter when you’re laying down? lol. Also a good man, would never put you down or make you feel bad about something you have no control over.  So if you’re short or tall, rock your height and heels with pride, the day after Tyrese’s comment, I bought those 5 1/2 inch high stacked boots, and wore them 2 days straight, they’re the most comfortable shoes i now own!

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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: style

19 Nov


I’m just going to knock all these backed-up Style Diaries out on this nice Saturday!

The last full week of October was a pretty good but a busy week.  On Tuesday I got a chance to see my artist and homie, DJ Dummy, kill it at Best Buy theater along side the amazing J.Cole, here in NYC.  On Thursday I went downtown to shoot the beautiful and quirky Amel Larrieux perform at City Winery; great show!  Other than that it was midterms week, and I was working like a maniac, so I kind of forgot to shoot a few outfits.  But hey, Tuesday‘s (this week’s fav outfit) blouse from my favorite vintage store Loveday 31, in Astoria,makes up for that.

Wearing such an adorned top, which i might add is so loose and comfortable, can dress anything up with very little effort.

Also the key for me this week, and most weeks, is wear a good lipstick color, when you’re half dead like I was Wednesday and Thursday, (i was actually dead on Friday) a little color goes a long away, it makes you appear more awake and put together than you actually are.


Happy Dressing!

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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: style

30 Oct



Back in 2010 when this blog was According to Jay, I introduced Style Diary to start the new year, a glimpse, a diary if you will, that looked at what i wore for the week.  It was supposed to be sort of this photo documentary, that i was toying with, but sadly my schedule did not permit me to keep up with it.  To read about the background of my idea, check out Style Diary: Week 1. (or click on the What Gets You Movin, Style Diary, categories tab, to see the whole series)

If you read Style Diary: Week 1, you know I’m no fashonista; I don’t even like to shop.  I just like clothing, and what the ability of dressing does to you mood, mindset, and body.  I think rocking a key piece always makes you looked dressed, whether casually or formally dressed. And there is a science to wearing clothes, to make your body look the way you want it to…proportions are everything! 

Over the 1 1/2 years that I stopped posting to the Style Diary, I’ve had quite a few people ask me about it; I didn’t even realize people were checking it out! So here we are again, nearing 2012, and I’m jumping back into the shoes of Style Diary.

I’m simplifying this time around so that i can fit it into my schedule, so no background scenery changes, but hang out with me as I work it out the kinks.


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What a week to start shooting the Style Diary!  I’ve been in a bit of a sad stupor, overwhelmed with all that I have going on, and sleeping maybe 4 days out the week.  This means outfits that are quick, comfortable and apparently black?  I wasn’t aware until i looked at pics how much black I was wearing, so I’ll have to say Tuesday was my favorite outfit.  I don’t wear prints that often, but I was drawn to this Native American-esque print as soon as I saw it; throw that on with a skinny jean and heel, and my mood goes up 200%!

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