Whatever Forever

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[wearing: Nasty Gal crop tee, Madewell high-riser skinny jeans, ASOS loafers, Elizabeth and James Cynnie backpack] I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Clueless came out. I remember being 10 years old and about to enter the sixth grade and just wanting to live in knee high socks and loafers forever. Fast forward to the present day and not much has changed –…

Button-Front Denim Mini

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[wearing: Knot Sisters tank, ASOS skirt, Seychelles booties (on sale now)] When I saw the Fall 2015 Alexa Chung for AG collection, I immediately wanted this but I knew I didn’t want to spend almost $200 on a skirt. I found this lookalike at ASOS for much less and have already worn it several times, including the evening my friend Cassie and…

What I Wear to Work

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Four days a week, I work in a corporate office as a healthcare quality analyst. The dress code is traditional conservative, which means I can’t have unnatural hair colors, wear sandals or lots of jewelry, or show my tattoos. Basically, your standard “business casual” dress code applies. When I finished graduate school, I really wasn’t sure how to dress for work…

Midori Tajiri-Byrd: You Have To Want To Be Happy

Photo: Karen Dantin Gros for Je t'Aime Nola

  I was lucky enough to meet Midori Tajiri-Byrd when we were both members of a dance troupe in 2012. Seeing that she was a goal-oriented Asian woman, I sort of felt an instant kinship with her and we stayed in touch as she left the troupe and moved on, becoming involved in many krewes, freelance endeavors, and the world…

Back to Black: iHeartnola.com

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When Scott Simon of iHeartnola expressed interest in shooting some photos of me, I was beyond excited – and nervous about what I should wear. Tons of potential outfit ideas started swirling in my head and I put together a few different possibilities. I should have known that I would end up hating the way everything looked and reverting to…