Authenticity + The Importance of It

"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity." - Coco Chanel

Authenticity is so important because fake fades

AUTHENTIC — I saw this dress hanging solo in a corner at one of my favorite H&M locations and I knew I had to have it. Not because it looked like it fit nice, not because it was a pretty color, but because the one word, AUTHENTIC stood out to me.

I often get asked advice on starting a blog or any brand and the first thing I always tell people is to be authentic, be true to yourself. Even when you're looking for a job and you're in an interview, be 100% you because that's who they want.

I recently saw a post on Instagram and it read, "People don't buy products, they buy people." What it's saying is, consumers buy off of the person who is selling to them. When you're genuine and true to you, if you start a business half of your struggles are out the way because your authenticity make you likable. That doesn't mean you won't have to push sales like any other brand or market your product well, but it simply means be real and keep it 100. 

Authenticity is so important because fake fades. It's as simple as that. When you try to be someone/something you're not it shows, it may seem real at first but it's a matter of time before the real you comes out. If the real you is someone that has a roller coaster of a journey in any aspect of life, don't be afraid to show that. Transparency is key. How long can you honestly keep up a facade? 

So, when I wear this dress I wear it for my real authentic women, body included (don't get me started on that). Be you, dance through your troubles, and smile through your journey — it is okay! Show people your authentic self, for you because at the end of the day that's who matters. 

I styled this dress with my new favorite Zara slides, that you will probably be seeing all summer. I threw an old Zara blazer on, it's a few seasons old. And, I found this small yellow bag in Marshall's when I was in Las Vegas.

 

The Proper Slay on Vacay

I always say that I will highlight my vacation looks, and I never get the chance to. However, this time here it is! I spent a few days in Nassau, Bahamas celebrating my mom's birthday/ graduation and I had to celebrate the occasions on the island with a proper slay. I'm huge on bathing suits, I buy new ones almost every vacation and I always get asked where I buy them. I'm extremely busty so I have to be careful with how I choose swimsuits. Luckily, for this vacation I had some perfect ones that fit just fine. 

Another thing about vacation wear is that I never splurge too much. I splurge on everyday attire, but I stay on a budget for my island slay. That is until I'm living the lavish life and I can stroll the beach in Gucci cover ups and designer bathing suits, but for now vacation style on a budget it is. None of my pieces were over $40.

Vacation is a great time to be relaxed and stress-free. There isn't a need for too much when it comes to clothing, a few colorful pieces and you're good to go. There are a lot of different vacation styles. My vacay style is either tight and clinching my waist or graceful and flowing in the wind. There's no in between and my outfits clearly show that. All of my Bahamas looks are as follows: 

The Casual Slay

My first day on the resort I didn't want to get in the water, so I went to lunch with my mom and sat on the side as she swam in the pool. I wore a top to an old bathing suit which you ladies seemed to love, and I paired it with some denim shorts and my new floral headband. 

 

Beach Day 

The second day I brought out of my favorite cover ups that I found on ASOS. It clinches at the waist and went perfect over my black bikini. It can also be worn during the summer with some shorts and a crop top. I'll definitely be wearing this as apart of an outfit. It's sold out on ASOS, but I tagged a similar one. 

The Sarong

This outfit was a favorite of mine and a lot of others. It got so many compliments on the resort, and believe it or not this top was the most comfortable because I wasn't popping out of it every 2 seconds. I wore the bottoms to the red bathing suit tagged above and paired it with an ASOS striped top and ASOS sarong. The sarong comes in a lot of colors, I definitely recommend that for an easy and cute beach look. 

 

Red Sarong Cover-up

Striped Bikini Top 

The Dress

This dress is without a doubt my new favorite item in my closet. It's colorful, stylish, and comfortable. The colors complemented my tanned skin so well and I absolutely love the bow detailing on it. This dress is perfect for not only vacation, but a summer cookout, a date, or even a day party. Don't be surprised if you see this dress come out once a month this summer. I wore it with some Aldo sandals I got almost 4 years ago.

Cut-Out Swimsuit

I brought this swimsuit back in March for my Spring Break and I am still obsessed with it. At first, I was nervous because with my hips I didn't think the cut-outs would look good on me, but to my surprise these bottoms are actually one of my best fitting. The top was sold completely separate, but they still manage to complement each other very well. I was wearing my Nike hat because by this day I was over it all! The printed bottoms I wore are sold out, but I tagged the style. They are sold in a lot of colors. 

 

I wore my Tory Burch flip flops with all my bathing suits. They're my go-to vacation shoes. These are a few seasons old, but here are the current season flip flops. 

 

 

I hope these looks can inspire some of your upcoming vacation slays or just beachwear in general, especially for my girls with curves. 

 

 

 

 

So Long, Winter 2016-17

I know it's been a while since I've posted a style look for you all, but this winter I spent two weeks working New York Fashion Week. As exciting as it was it pushed me way back in my school work, which unfortunately cut into my blog time. As my semester settles down and graduation grows nearer, I look forward to bringing a lot more style content to the Asia Milia brand when I'm back in New York for good!

But, enough about my life! I wore this outfit to brunch this past weekend in New York. It was the perfect look for the cold city streets. But, as soon as I got back to Virginia the weather switched up from cold to warm. So, this look marks the end of my favorite fashion season, winter. I wish that I would've shared more of my winter looks, but l tried to post as many as possible to my Instagram. 

I've been excited to wear this sheer camo shirt since I found it at Zara in Aruba. I'm obsessed with bright colors mixed with camouflage prints, so I paired the top with my BCBG puffer orange coat, which happened to be my winter go-to coat. It was a chilly day, so I wore some denim jeans and my olive booties. This was one of my favorite winter looks this year because it was so different. Most of my winter looks were a mixture of faux fur, my favorite shades and some clothes in between. 

In honor of this being my "So Long, Winter" post, I'm celebrating springtime and my time to blossom! The colder months were fun, full of my fur and fabulous dark shades, but now it's time to bring out my colorful looks and show a little more skin. So, #HappySpring ladies, let's blossom! 

 

 Shop My Look!  Orange Puffer Coat: BCBG ( Similar )  Camo Shirt:  Zara   Jeans:  H&M   Booties: Public Desire (Sold Out)  Bag:  Zara   Shades: Target ( Similar )     Xoxo,   Your Favorite Girl Boss  Asia Milia 

Shop My Look!

Orange Puffer Coat: BCBG (Similar)

Camo Shirt: Zara

Jeans: H&M

Booties: Public Desire (Sold Out)

Bag: Zara

Shades: Target (Similar)

 

Xoxo,

 Your Favorite Girl Boss

Asia Milia 

It's My 21st Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me! I am finally 21. I know a lot of you are probably saying, "What?! She's been 20 all this time?!" Yes, I have been — I'm a baby, but this baby is a boss. 20 was a good age for me, a GREAT age for me. I had my first articles published on ESSENCE.com, I had the most amazing internship at Hot 97, I started my blog, I learned how to love correctly, and I found the inner boss in me. I only expect greater things from 21, besides being able to go to happy hour with my friends and finally use my own ID. My mindset about everything changed at 20, but I learned so much. So, in honor of my 21st birthday, here are 21 things I learned at 20. 

1. Being considerate of people and their feelings.

2. Not allowing others to influence my actions, especially ones that will harm me in the long run. 

3. The world does not revolve around Asia.

4. Everyone close to you isn't always in your corner, sometimes they're praying for your downfall.

5. It's possible to work hard without overworking yourself. 

6. Health comes first over everything. 

7. My mother really sacrifices a lot for me, a lot

8. Working for free pays off. 

9. It's okay to be different from the rest. 

10. Think long-term, not always "in the moment."

11. Strong friendship foundations are important.

12. Everything doesn't need a reaction. (Although the Southside Jamaica, Queens in me often tries to tell me otherwise).

13. Speak up. 

14. Sometimes you have to lose to win. 

5. I can do it all, and I will. 

16. Don't take people for granted, especially people that mean a lot to you. 

17. Taking trips is therapeutic. 

18. When you feel like giving up, that's the moment you need to go harder. 

19. Social media takes up too much of my life, and I need to take a few steps back. 

20. Don't modify your actions to make someone else happy.

21. Balance truly is key. 

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes in advance. And, to everyone that truly had an impact on me in the past 365 days, Thank you.

Mommy, Malique, Shay, Lani, Marshea, Mya, Sharisse, and all of my family and supporters. I love you guys so much. I'm so excited to see what 21 brings me!

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Dress: ASOS

Fall Look Book

I've been a little MIA lately for a few reasons that I may or may not share later in an article. I just had to take a step back from social media for my own health, I said I would take a hiatus for the remainder of 2016, but that was a lie. I'll probably be consistently back next week when my semester is over, I just really needed a reset.

However, even though I haven't been active much on social media that doesn't mean I haven't been working — that doesn't even sound like me, does it? This semester I was in a Rhetoric and Social Media class and for my final exam with the help of Poised Productions, I curated a Fall Look Book, my first of many look books. But, I need your help, I need to know which outfit is your favorite because there is research that is going into this assignment, so comment under my Instagram page and tell me OR you can vote in the poll right under the video! 

I'll be back soon. Hope you like the video! And, thank you for your votes. 

Xoxo,

Asia Milia

 

Video by Poised Productions

Happy thanksgiving 2016 ❣️🦃

This year for the first time in my life I'm not spending Thanksgiving in New York. I'm spending it in Virginia since it's my last one here with my mom, cousin, best friend, her mom, and little sister. I'm used to being around all of my family, staying up, playing Taboo, being the only one dressed in full faux fur, and joking around having family time. Thanksgiving is a time to really give thanks to everything we have in our lives and to give back, but I am thankful everyday and my brand is all about giving back to women. I'm thankful for my family, my true supporters, my close friends, and all of my opportunities and experiences, which have molded me into the Asia Milia I am today.

 With this outfit I wanted to represent one group that can cover everyone I am truly thankful for– black women. When I found this shirt that said, "Black Girls Are Lit," I knew I had to have it, because I am all for praising my fellow #BlackGirlMagic bosses. This is a t-shirt, but we all know I couldn’t wear this without adding my own Fall style. It’s almost a tradition for me to incorporate faux fur into my look every Thanksgiving, so this year I put one of my vests on top of my faux leather jacket. One of my favorite pieces for the Fall that I added to this look is my thigh-high boots, thick thighs and all! I was going to wear the t-shirt as a dress because I ordered it a few sizes too big, but I wore my denim skirt for a little more edginess. I’m used to it being much colder on Thanksgiving, but I’m not complaining because I still got to wear some key Fall pieces.

 But, to all of my black queens winning, you are lit, here are 5 reasons I am thankful for you....

1.     We uplift each other

The key to being empowered and winning is truly by uplifting the next woman. I posted something the other week that said, “I never had to dim another women’s light for mine to shine,” and that is so true. Why talk down on another woman or dim another woman’s light? Uplifting each other is truly what helps us keep winning. I love supporting one another, and I love seeing one woman win and reach down to help the next.

2.     We are the fastest growing entrepreneurs in America

According to Fortune, the number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% since 1997. To be an entrepreneur, it takes so much responsibility and you have to truly fight the odds against you. It is truly a great time to be a black woman in America and it is so inspiring to be your own boss thanks to the women who are paving the way.

3.     We are a double minority and still break barriers

African American and a woman. They don’t want us to win, but we still break barriers. We still are CEO’s, COO’s, hold degrees, and more. We are the epitome of black excellence, and I love us for that.

4.     We don’t need men to validate us

We wear special crowns and we don’t ever need a man or anyone else to validate that. I love seeing queens know that they are in fact a queen and they don’t need anyone to crown them to make them feel any better than they are.

5.     We are naturally beautiful

The hips, the curves, the facial features, everything—we are naturally beautiful and deserve to be recognized for it. We love and embrace our curves and everything else that comes with being a beautiful black woman.

 I love women of all races, but today I wanted to recognize my black women because we deserve it, and we are in fact lit! I love y’all, and Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

   Shirt , All Dem Shades    Skirt, New York & Company ( Similar )     Boots , Urbanog     Jacket , H&M    Fur Vest, H&M ( Similar )

Shirt, All Dem Shades

Skirt, New York & Company (Similar)

Boots, Urbanog

Jacket, H&M

Fur Vest, H&M (Similar)

LBD X Faux Fur

The weather clearly has been playing with our lives, because it's going to be December in the blink of an eye and I still see 70° temperatures on the forecast. I'm not asking for it to jump to 10°, but sheesh, can we actually have Fall? I just hope that I can actually layer up with some fur and winter pieces during my winter break in New York. 

Despite the weather playing games, I still managed to incorporate faux fur, one of my favorite fall statements, in this look. This time, it's not a fur stole, or vest, but it's on my shoes! These little furry booties are the most fun and comfortable fall shoe and definitely don't require much from the outfit, because they are the outfit! A basic Little Black Dress (LBD) with the perfect detailing is perfect for these statement shoes. I love this dress because it has classy sex appeal, I don't know if that's a thing, but if not, then now it is. The off-the-shoulder look is one that I've been obsessing over since the summer time  something about the collar bone just gets me. In addition to the off-the-shoulder look, this dress has side slits. When I brought the dress, I was buying it for the off-the-shoulder look, but when I saw it also has side slits there was no way I could leave it in the store!

Usually, when I wear all black I feel basic and not like the Asia Milia that we all know, but this look was different. 

The details of the dress truly made me fall in love with the look, and the black necklace that I paired with it put the icing on the cake! So, I guess I'm benefiting a little from this nice Fall weather, because I get to wear things like my furry shoes and sexy off-the-shoulder dresses, but now I'm over it — I'm ready for my Winter Wonderland. 

Outfit Details

-Dress, H&M

-Necklace, H&M (Similar)

-Shoes, DSW (Similar)

Pantsuit Aficionado

I saw a joke on Twitter the night before the election that if Hillary was elected that pantsuits would be mandatory, and I realized I had no problem with that at all. Here I am, back at it again with a pant suit, but this time I changed it up a little. For the Brown Women In Media Brunch I was honored at 2 weekends ago I wanted to stand out and I knew this burgundy suit and faux fur stole would do the trick. 

This year I think I found a major love for pant suits and I think they are going to eventually become my staple look. I feel classy and chic, and I love that I can truly make them my own. This burgundy pantsuit is my favorite one right now, and I added the fur stole to give it the true Asia Milia look. Faux fur is consistent throughout my fall fashion, I accessorize with it and automatically feel confident walking in the room. I usually don't like bootcut pants, but the fit of these are perfect. 

I originally planned to wear this with my black pumps, but I just so happened to leave them in Virginia when I was packing to go to New York so my beige pumps had to work. I snagged my best friend's beige Pour La Victoria bag and put the look together. I actually think I like how the beige looks better, especially with the necklace. 

Also, I dedicate this post to Hillary Clinton, everyone has their own opinions about her, but my girl slayed pantsuits all during the race for the White House. To any women or minorities feeling discouraged by our newly elected president, just use that as motivation to go harder. In the words of Kendrick Lamar, "We gon' be alright!" 

Stay tuned to more pantsuits with my Asia Milia twist, who says a suit has to be boring?!

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  Outfit Details    - Pants , JCP   - Blazer , JCP   -Faux Fur Stole, BooHoo ( Similar )   -Blouse, Banana Republic ( Similar )  - Pumps , Steve Madden   -Bag, Pour La Victoire ( Similar )  - Necklace  ,  H&M    

Outfit Details

-Pants, JCP

-Blazer, JCP 

-Faux Fur Stole, BooHoo (Similar

-Blouse, Banana Republic (Similar)

-Pumps, Steve Madden

-Bag, Pour La Victoire (Similar)

-NecklaceH&M

 

Yeezy Taught Me?

I don't share my music preferences too much, but did you know Kanye was one of my favorite rappers? Not because of his music, but I love his personality. Kanye loves himself and I'm all for it, he's lit and he knows it. I live by the quote, "Humble, with a hint of Kanye," because I think everyone should have that balance. 

Anyways, besides his sometimes arrogant personality and his music Kanye is a trend setter, and he turned his wife, Kim Kardashian into one too. I'm obsessed with Kim, too -- that's another story. I always seem to like the people that everyone doesn't like, but I like to think I see the good in people and not what's put out about them. Kanye's clothing line has influenced fashion in numerous ways, from over-the-knee boots, to nudes, to distressed clothing. I don't know what it was, but when I put these boots on I automatically felt Yeezy-inspired. The color hues of this outfit made me feel Kim, not to mention the tight fit of this ribbed dress on my curves.

I put a "?" in my title because I don't think I would say Yeezy taught me, he just inspired me. I teach myself, but inspiration is necessary sometimes in fashion. Inspiration is different than copying although there may seem like a thin line between the two. Whether it is fashion, your personal brand, or anything else always remember that it is okay to be inspired and seek inspiration, but be original. So, no Yeezy didn't teach me, but it was cool to change it up for once and put on a Yeezy inspired outfit. I may have to do a few more inspired looks before Fall ends.  

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  Outfit Details    -   Duster , BooHoo  -Ribbed Turtleneck Dress, H&M ( Similar )  - Boots , Ego Official

Outfit Details

Duster, BooHoo

-Ribbed Turtleneck Dress, H&M (Similar)

-Boots, Ego Official

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Welcoming Fall with a Bomber and Booties

I think it's safe to say fall has finally hit in Virginia, and I was eager to break some fashion "rules." Don't wear white after labor day? Well, I was proud to bring out my cropped white bomber for the first time this season. I was never really into the wearing white thing, I do what I want. My white Fashion Nova bomber and fringe booties were the key pieces to this look. My fall style entails a lot of blazers, furs, trench coats, and leatherbut, before I brought those out I wanted to have a little fun with a non-typical #AsiaMilia look. 

Midi skirts are another addiction of mine, even though it's not so "midi" anymore. I enjoy taking them and doing something different. With all of the colors in the skirt I decided to tone it down with my solid green shirt. The shirt and the booties brought together the midi skirt and bomber. These boots are about to be my fall obsession, but only when I have one class because they're the most uncomfortable shoe I've ever put on my feet. I've had enough fun being different, but November's a few days away, the weather has finally dropped, and I'll be in New York in a few days so the fall fashion is about to be ON!

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  Outfit Details   -Bomber, Fashion Nova, ( Similar)   -Booties, Public Desire ( Similar )  -Metallic Tee, Banana Republic ( Similar )  -Midi Skirt, BooHoo (Sold Out)                                                                                                       Photos Courtesy of Nigil C. Photography

Outfit Details

-Bomber, Fashion Nova, (Similar)

-Booties, Public Desire (Similar)

-Metallic Tee, Banana Republic (Similar)

-Midi Skirt, BooHoo (Sold Out)

                                                                                                    Photos Courtesy of Nigil C. Photography

Cape x Leather // Homecoming

Last week was my final homecoming as an undergrad, and for those of you who don't know, an HBCU homecoming is a fashion show from the first to the last day. Everyday of my life is a fashion show, so it was nothing new for me. But, I did have to bring a little statement piece out. This cape bodysuit had to be the most comfortable top I've wore all season — not only was it comfortable, but it was also breezy for the summer weather that has been trying to sneak into fall. I'm all about making statements and this cape got the job done. 

I paired it with my high-waist faux leather skirt from Target (Yes, Target!). I saw this skirt and had to have it in every color. In the midst of seeing the same outfits over and over during homecoming I wanted to stand out, and I knew this skirt would complement the bodysuit perfectly. The split in the front of the skirt adds just enough sexiness to the look while still allowing me to achieve a classy look. Accessorizing this look was the most exciting part because I knew accessories would make the look. I call these shades my Lil' Kim shades because I feel like her when I put them on. She's my alter ego, by the way. Between these shades and my cape blowing in the wind while I walked I felt complete. 

Safe to say this has been one of my favorite looks yet. Now I'm patiently waiting for the summer to completely go away so I can continue to prosper in my fall looks. 

Outfit Details

-Cape Bodysuit, BooHoo

-Faux Leather Skirt, Target

-Sunglasses, Forever 21

-Pumps, Steve Madden

-Choker, Forever 21 (Similar)

-Bag, ASOS (Sold Out)

 

Slaying For A Cause: Breast Cancer Edition

Today I wanted to do something a little different; I wanted to slay for a cause. After seeing the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk at home in New York City this weekend all over social media I was inspired to bring awareness to breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer. This type of cancer is the leading type for women with the exclusion of lung cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in addition to attending walks, donating, I wanted to wear pink in honor of the courageous women (and men) who fight this battle daily, who've overcome it, and those who have died from breast cancer.

 We may wear pink and wear ribbons, but do you know ways to avoid breast cancer and how to self-exam your breast? Today, I'm sharing some of those tips with you!

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Staying active and eating healthy foods is the key to avoiding a lot of sicknesses. For those who may be at high-risk to develop breast cancer it is essential to maintain a healthy weight and stay active. Small lifestyle changes to your body can positively impact you when trying to avoid developing breast cancer.

Limit Alcohol

I know. Who wants to limit alcohol, right? Truth is, although alcohol is nice during a girls night or a cool day party it isn't good for the body at all. According to MayoClinic.org, the most alcohol you drink the greater your risks are for developing breast cancer. It sounds scary, but sometimes the truth hurts!

Avoid exposure to radiation

Do you ever go for a run and stick your phone in your bra? I know I do! Well, that's actually one of the worst things you could do. While there is more research to be conducted, studies have suggested a direct link between radiation exposure and breast cancer. 

Self-Exam your Breasts

So, what now? Ladies and gents, self-exam your breast daily in the shower. Feel for any lumps or unfamiliar distortions and be sure to consult a doctor. Also, encourage the women in your life who are 40 and older to get their annual mammograms, especially if breast cancer runs in the family. 

Not just this month, but every month let's bring awareness to breast cancer and other deadly diseases. I wear pink for all the courageous and strong women who have been directly affected by breast cancer.

This look is a basic look because I wanted to focus on the awareness of breast cancer and not so much my outfit. My pastel pink leather jacket was my statement piece to bring out my tank top and ripped jeans. 

If you want to donate to Susan G. Komen for the cure you can do so here

  Outfit Details   - Faux Leather Jacket , Zara   - Tank Top , H&M  -Ripped Jeans, New York & Company ( Similar )  - Pumps , Steve Madden   - Choker , Forever 21                                                                                              Photos Courtesy of Nigil C. Photography

Outfit Details

-Faux Leather Jacket, Zara 

-Tank Top, H&M

-Ripped Jeans, New York & Company (Similar)

-Pumps, Steve Madden 

-Choker, Forever 21

                                                                                           Photos Courtesy of Nigil C. Photography

Stepping Out of Your Fashion Comfort Zone - Asia Milia in Metallic

It's homecoming season at my school and everywhere I turn, I see the same unoriginal outfits  it's a bit annoying. I wanted to go with a look that wasn't my typical style for early in the homecoming week. I needed something that would turn heads multiple times and I knew this metallic cropped jacket was the piece to do just that. With this look, I wanted to prove that you can shop where everyone else shops, but that doesn't mean you have to purchase the same products. If you do purchase the same products, don't wear them the same as everyone else. 

I found this jacket this in June and held on to it for the right day. What I love most about it is that I didn't have to do much with this outfit because it did the talking. A basic midi skirt and peep-toe booties was all I needed. Again, not a typical outfit for me to wear, but why not change it up every now and then? I had to still tie in this statement piece with my signature pencil skirt — I love a good curve-hugging skirt. 

This look can be pulled off, when worn right, for a sporty chic look with minimal accessories. I paired the rose gold statement piece with my everyday rose gold accessories and these fun sunglasses. And, I can't forget my new blunt cut. 

I had to switch it up for the season. I can't wait to have fun with using my hair as an accessory with my looks. 

This fall, I challenge you to step out of your fashion comfort zone and switch it up whether that's wearing an outgoing piece like this or wearing something you thought you could never wear. Always switch it up, keep 'em thinking & looking! 

  Outfit Details    -Metallic Cropped Jacket, H&M ( Similar )   -Blue Pencil Skirt, H&M ( Similar )  -Peep Toe Booties, H&M ( Similar )  - Sunglasses , Sunglass Spot

Outfit Details

-Metallic Cropped Jacket, H&M (Similar

-Blue Pencil Skirt, H&M (Similar)

-Peep Toe Booties, H&M (Similar)

-Sunglasses, Sunglass Spot

Photos Courtesy of Nigil C. Photography

Snakeskin Savvy x Zippers

We're now in those awkward few weeks where it's not chilly like the fall yet. However, I'm eager to dress for Fall. So, why not bring out the dark lip colors and matching dresses early? And, I can't forget about my blazer. I probably wear one almost everyday of Fall. They have a special place in my heart.

This look is simple, yet just enough. This snakeskin blazer is from the Altuzarra X Target collaboration from Fall 2014, and it is still my favorite staple piece in my closet. Whenever I wear it, I channel my inner Claire Sulmers because she has the same exact blazer. I love to pair it with my snakeskin platform sandals. Snakeskin is my absolute favorite print; something about it screams BAD. 

I found this Calvin Klein dress this summer at a boutique and almost returned it because my friends said it was ugly... That was until I unzipped the top a little and zipped the bottom up. Everything is about making it your own; this could easily be a church dress for mom on Sunday, but I make everything Asia Milia. I'll turn church into chic. 

I didn't need too many accessories in this look because the zipper detailing on the dress and the snakeskin print makes the look. And, not to mention, the zipper really puts an emphasis on my curves.

Yes, I wore this to class. And, yes, so can you. You can wear it just about anywhere. This look can be recreated in so many ways with different prints, colors, etc.  it's all about making your own. 

  Outfit Details   -Blazer, Altuzarra x Target ( Similar )  -Dress, Calvin Klein ( Similar )  -Bag, H&M ( Similar )  -Shoes, Steve Madden ( Similar )  - Sunglasses,  Sunglass Spot

Outfit Details

-Blazer, Altuzarra x Target (Similar)

-Dress, Calvin Klein (Similar)

-Bag, H&M (Similar)

-Shoes, Steve Madden (Similar)

-Sunglasses, Sunglass Spot

Bold, Blue, and Boss

Pantsuits have become the new Asia Milia staple. I'm obsessed with them; they scream boss b*tch to me. I like to describe my style as office chic. Yes, I go to class with a pants suit on. I'm always on the go, but unlike the girl that throws on sweats and a t-shirt to do her running around, I'm the girl that will throw on a suit. I've always lived for the quote, "Dress for where you want to be, not where you are." 

Fall is finally upon us and nothing makes me feel good like putting on a nice fitting pants suit. Adding my sequins crop top added a less business look to the suit, but it was just enough. The blue just does something to me. I wore my absolute favorite Steve Madden pumps with this suit. They are comfortable and go with just about any outfit. 

If you ever need a fast outfit that can take you from the office, to a night out, or even class, get you a pantsuit, or 2. You won't regret it! 

 Outfit Details  - Suit, JCP (Sold Out)  -  Shoes , Steve Madden  -Top, H&M ( Similar )  - Sunglasses , Sunglass Spot  - Choker , Aldo

Outfit Details

- Suit, JCP (Sold Out)

- Shoes, Steve Madden

-Top, H&M (Similar)

-Sunglasses, Sunglass Spot

-Choker, Aldo