Closet Envy: Blake Von D

Closet Envy: Blake Von D
ESSENCE.COM May, 23, 2011

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“This trench is something I would wear when its cool outside – not cold. For that in between weather which New York seems to have a lot of, it’s perfect!”

H&M Trench Coat
FOREVER 21 Floral Print Dress (From Forever 21’s 12×12 Collection)

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“The belt and trench are both from H&M. Their look is very classic and kind of lends itself to Gap or Banana Republic and that’s not really my thing, but there is one close to my house so when I’m missing a piece and I need something really quickly, I’ll run in there and grab something.”

H&M Trench Coat and Belt

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“These shoes are definitely just to be seen in! They re not comfortable at all. But I love them, they are totally worth it!”

MICHAEL ANTONIO Wedges from Endless.com

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“This is something I would wear out with friends for drinks or a movie or just generally hanging out.“

EKINEYO Crop Top
FOREVER 21 Harem Pants

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“I try to look for a statement in almost everything I wear. Weather its a shoe or a pant, I try to find at least one piece that’s something that could strike up conversation.“

EKINEYO Crop Top

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“I loved that this set of bangles looked a little Afrocentric. I’ve always been an ‘always wear black kind of girl,’ and am trying to wear different colors and patterns. This was my ‘Okay, let’s go for it!’ purchase!”

FOREVER 21 Bangles

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“Since moving to New York, I’ve become a wedge girl. They are easier than regular heels when you have to walk a lot, so I try to stick with that.”
BETSEY JOHNSON Platform Wedges

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“This body suit is such a statement piece that doesn’t require a lot of accessorizing and speaks for itself. I usually wear this with a pair of shorts or black pants.”

HANDMADE Earrings

EKINEYO Body Suit

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“This body suit is such a statement piece that doesn’t require a lot of accessorizing and speaks for itself. I usually wear this with a pair of shorts or black pants.”

EKINEYO Body Suit

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“Since I cut my hair, I’ve been wanting to try different hair accessories. I bought this one because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little bit.”

FASCINATOR HAT by Aldo

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“Since moving to New York, Iv’e become a wedge girl. They are easier than regular heels when you are walking a lot, so I try to stick with that.”

FERGIES Shoes from Macy’s

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“I came across this designers work on Model Mayem and I reached out to her on Facebook to let her know I like her work. She responded to say ‘I love your look, I’d love for you to just wear some of my stuff.’ And I said, that works for me!”

EKINEYO Fringed Dress

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“This is like one of those longer necklaces, but I usually double it up and wear it. I’ve had this a while and I sometimes wear it as a bracelet.”

THRIFT STORE Necklace

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“I’m not a big accessories, or bag kind of girl. So I look for statement pieces that speak for themselves and don’t need a lot of accessorizing.”

EKINEYO Fringed Dress

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“One of the things I talk a lot about on my blog is reusing things for stuff its not intended to be for. So I use a scarf as a bracelet and if something breaks, I wear it as something else.”

REPURPOSED Vintage Scarf

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“These are really flat and so I feel like I need an arch to support that. But they are fun if I’m not going to be walking around the city a whole lot. Especially when you are pounding the pavement.“

ALDO Sandals

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“I’ve been the same size since I was twelve or thirteen. I feel like I may have filled out a little – if that makes sense as I’m a size 0. I def play up my legs the most because even though I’m short, my legs are really long so I try to play it up a lot.”

TOPSHOP Bandeau Top
TOPSHOP Black Leggings
CARDIGANS Gap

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“I got this to wear to a party with a friend. When I first bought this I got so many negative comments and six seven months later, I wear the same thing and everyone loved it.”

CHERRY BOMB Necklace (Sold in Atlanta, GA)

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“I’ve had these for years. I got them my junior year of college. I have stuff in my closet that I still wear from junior high school. I’m a pretty anal person! My closet is color coordinated. so maybe that’s why stuff like this lasts so long with me."

FOREVER 21 Earrings

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“Stylist June Ambrose definitely inspired me wearing turbans, but I definitely started doing it once I cut my hair and started feeling more ethnic.”

VINTAGE Scarf worn as turban

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“When I saw these, they were last pair and my size. I gasped and just said, ‘OMG I just have to have them!’ I love the color and the suede.”

CHERRY BOMB BOUTIQUE Yellow Leopard Wedges (Sold in Atlanta, GA)

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