Because I Knew You… To Daisy, Love Kori

Because I Knew You… To Daisy, Love Kori
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When Daisy and I first met in 2009.

It has taken me a little while to wrap my mind around you not being here. I’m sorry that this is coming so late, but I wanted it to be right. You should know that you’ve changed me. Knowing you made me better and gave me the opportunity to look at myself and what I have to offer the world differently. Although I kicked and screamed, you pulled something out of me that I never knew existed. I appreciate you for making me so uncomfortable both then and now. Because of you I can’t go back, I have to do better. Thank you for allowing me into your space and head. And for allowing me to learn and soak up as much as I could about the industry. For taking me along to meetings and events, trusting me with your brand, teaching me how to pull for television, showing me that you can still love God and fashion, demanding excellence, but most importantly for pushing me to write. To be honest, I thought I knew everything! (lol) Yet you were so gracious and patient. You never compromised your expectations and forced me to rise up and learn the industry’s standards and best practices. I saw you hustle and make it look effortless. You taught me how to be effective and efficient, and that I should always have a purpose behind everything that I did no matter how minute.

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OOTD: 2016 NEW YEAR EDITION

OOTD: 2016 NEW YEAR EDITION

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This year has been one for the BOOKS! Instead of boring you with a full NYE monologue that I’m sure you’ve read a million times by now, I will quickly run down a few random things I’ve learned about myself and life. Oh and look at a few of my pics when you’re done! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What I Know To Be True Thus Far (In my best Oprah voice)…

  • I am a creative person. I MUST create, draw, paint, cut, glue something with my two hands to feel like myself…
  • Being kind is key!
  • Things will come when they are supposed to. Relax Chile!
  • I can’t do it ALL as much as I try. Working hard is wonderful, but so is sleeping. Plus I’m a hot mess when I’m tired. lol
  • My family means more and more to me every day. I NEED for them to be okay, healthy, safe, happy. They’re my entire world.
  • My quiet time is super important! Shutting things down is an absolute MUST!
  • Boundaries are crucial. People will take more than they ask and you have to say NO! (Still working on this one)
  • I am enough as I am. I don’t have to DO to BE! God knew what he was doing and I have to trust him. Period

Ok…enough for now! Enjoy my first post of the year!!!! Make the most of yours!!!

  • Creatively, Kori

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OOTD WEDNESDAY: Holiday Chic With United Front

OOTD WEDNESDAY: Holiday Chic With United Front

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This Saturday I will partner with the online boutique United Front as they host their Network Into The New Year event. There, attendees will come network and enjoy champagne while learning how to dress for your body shape during a style segment and blogger panel. I love being able to work with UnitedFront because “they deduct a donation from each purchase total and give it to a deserving charity. Thus, providing a guilt free shopping experience that allows you to look amazing and help some amazing people.” Great right!?!?! I’m really excited and a little nervous. So come out ask questions and support your girl!

Just to get you revved up, check out my shoot with the brand and their new Winter 15 Collection. Clothing will be available, so don’t miss out!

Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM                   Café Con Leche – 2990 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202 Register for Free Now!

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TIP DU JOUR TUESDAY: Festival Chic

TIP DU JOUR TUESDAY: Festival Chic

ZjJjODljMTJjZiMvUWFDb3hoWlQ3NGFLT1g4ZHlpRU4xVzNWam5nPS83eDc6MzYwMHgyMjczLzg0MHg1MzAvZmlsdGVyczpxdWFsaXR5KDcwKS9odHRwczovL3MzLmFtYXpvbmF3cy5jb20vcG9saWN5bWljLWltYWdlcy80MmQ1NjA2M2JmZTIxZDZmMzk4ZTdiNzllYWQ2MGNmOWQ5OGYyMDAzMTMxYTc0OTI4OGJlOGZlIt’s festival season ladies and gents, and that means pulling out your best Woodstock inspired fashion. Festival chic fashion is right up my alley. In a nutshell the look is all about being comfortable (one of my favorite things) and looking cute! True to its name, festival clothing are statement pieces and looks that can be worn outdoors during (insert your favorite music festival). Carefree loose fabrics are this trends stables and literal 70’s inspired looks reinvent themselves in an updated way. Check out my top Festival Chic pulls below!

Agent Provocateur Mistie Fringed Devore-Velvet and Chiffon Robe

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The Row ROW8 Tortoise Sunglassesthe rowMateo Crochet Cropped TopTibi-Mateo-Crochet-Cropped-Top-TS215MTO83733Giamba Aztec Print Platform Sandals10989267_4717580_1000ChicNova High Waist Ripped Denim Shortschicnova denim shorts Karen Miller Fringed Mini Bucket BagFringe Drawstring

 

OOTD WEDNESDAY: Styling w/ Loeche Boutique

 

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Draped Bodysuit $26.00, Suede Wrap Skirt $22, Bangles $ .50, Steve Madden Pumps, $48, Necklace $14

I love to shop, there are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. So when I come across a retailer that I know can deliver what I’m looking for, I feel it my obligatory duty to share with my fellow fashion lovers! Loeche Boutique is one of my go-to spots. It is a super cute store located in downtown Royal Oak, that specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. And I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll find at least one if not several things that you’ll want to take home when you visit! Unlike a lot of boutiques Loeche is very reasonably priced, and offers a rewards program where you earn points and $ when you shop and refer friends. Shoppers also receive revolving monthly gifts with their purchases which include small tokens or even store gift cards! As you can tell, I can gush about this store all day, but I’ll let you be the judge on the clothing. Take a look at my shoot for Loeche Boutique! Special thanks to the amazing staff in the store for all their help and to my photographer and father!

                                                                  VISIT LOCHE!                                                                   206 W 11 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067

                                                                    Su | 12pm- 6pm                                                                                                                        M | Closed                                                                                                                         Tu/W | 10am – 6pm                                                         Th/F/Sa | 10am – 8pm

Jumpsuit $26.99, Necklace $14, Hoop Earrings $8, Bangles $. 50

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OOTD WEDNESDAY: Concrete Runway

OOTD WEDNESDAY: Concrete Runway

IMG_0718For this weeks OOTD post I was inspired by industrial drive that I pass by everyday. There is this one particular building that I have always thought looked really cool, so today I decided to go for it, and have an impromptu shoot. The results are what you see below, and I hope you enjoy!

Creatively,                                                                                                                         Kori

Outfit Deets: Jacket- ReGeneration $3, Jeans- I got from a store in NY (I’ve had them for forever!) Shoes- Arden B, $60 (R.I.P), Bodysuit- Forever 21, $20

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OOTD WEDNESDAY: Feminine Chic

OOTD WEDNESDAY: Feminine Chic

20150708_180036Today’s OOTD post is entitled “Feminine Chic”! Although I am as girly as they come, I don’t wear a lot of super frilly things. I usually opt for clothing that is super comfy, laid back, and stylish. However I decided to change things up a bit this time around a tried out this lace dress that has been hanging in my closet forever! I was actually gifted the dress during NYFW during a LuLus.com blogging event. Check out my outfit deets and how I styled below!

Look Deets: Nail Polish + Necklace + Rings- Forever 21, Shoes- Plato’s Closet $10, Dress- Lulus.com

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