Stay Warm and Go Buy A Long, Oversized Cardigan

You need an oversized cardi in your life. You really do. What’s a cardi? Well, that’s short for cardigan. The thing you need in you’re closet right now. And, I’m not talking about those short, cutesy cashmere sweaters that your grandmother bought you. I’m talking the extra long, swaying around your legs, maybe fitted or oversized sweaters you’ve seen you’re favorite editors or style bloggers wearing around. This staple piece is perfect for any occasion!

I really don’t know what I’d do without my long cardigan sweaters. They’re great layering pieces for any season. From spring to fall, you can use them whenever the weather or outfit calls for one. You get both form and function out of these sweaters. You’re not suffering trying to look cute in a cardigan, you’re warm and comfortable in a fabulous outfit. And, when the wind blows and catches the ends of it just right you better get your camera ready for a photo shoot right then and there. It’s best to have a friend around who understands you’re level of Instagram crazy, so they know how important it is to get that perfect shot to your followers.

Here’s a few different examples to help you with your styling or Pinterest board needs. Go out and buy the perfect long, oversized cadigan for 2017. You’ll thank me later.

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From UrbanBushBabes.com

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Photo By Victoria Adamson

 

 

Just Me and My Camera

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Out of all the photos Tatianna took from this shoot I like these the best. We went to at least 4 or 5 different murals around Chicago between Harrison and Roosevelt. Just snapping pictures of each other on our phones and chatting about this and that. Lovely way to start the summer.

Dress: Kohl’s
Shoes: Gap Outlet
Sunglasses: Zara
Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Back In Detroit

Went to Detroit again for a quick visit. I was short on time, so I took a few photos outside my parents house. You can see the vacant lot across the street in a few shots. The original owner of the house died and it was rented out to some sketchy individuals. My family thinks it was burned down by the owner for the insurance money. I wouldn’t be surprised.

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A Day in Detroit

Last week I had to run home to Detroit for a day to take care of a few things, while there I met up with my best friend, Sumer, and we did some exploring. Downtown Detroit is a pretty amazing place. We grabbed coffee at The Roasting Plant over by Campus Martius. The area was buzzing with people grabbing lunch from the food trucks parked across the street. There were students and suits alike, bustling up and down the street as I observed from the cafe window. It’s in moments like these when I contemplate moving back home, maybe for 6 months or so. Just to be among it all, before I fix myself in New York. But, I like Chicago too much.

Anyway, most of the photos were actually taken down by the riverfront. If you’re ever in Detroit, definitely stop by in the summer when the weather’s perfect. Look across the Detroit River and you’ll see Windsor, Canada. I wish I could have stayed out longer, but I had a 6:30 bus to catch later that day. Until next time then.

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Easter Sunday With Jaren

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I had a marvelous Easter Sunday yesterday, and I owe most of that to The Walking Dead and hanging out with Jaren. I swear good friends are hard to find and great friends are few and far between, but I’m glad I found a great friend in Chicago. I’m happy we got to spend some time together, since our schedules have been ridiculously hectic this year. But you make time for the people you care about, which is why we were downtown on a cloudy afternoon on State Street.

We decided to meet up at Latinicity, a new restaurant in the Block 37 mall, for brunch to celebrate Jaren’s 29th birthday.   If you haven’t been, I highly recommend that you go. It was $25 for two alcoholic beverages and all you can eat Latin inspired food. And everything is made to order, so there’s no food sitting out that’s been breathed over by a bunch of nasty individuals.

After the food and mimosas, we took a bunch of photos. Jaren is a photographer, so it was fun getting her behind the lens for once. She kept saying, “I’m never the model.” And I was like, “Just act natural, girl.” I wish it hadn’t have started raining, or we’d been out longer. But, the photos we took were pretty interesting and captured the mood just right. Two friends enjoying each others company, while taking advantage of the perfect lighting.

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Cipriani Quann: Urban Bush Babe

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Every generation has it’s style innovators and trendsetters. That group of artists and everyday citizens that are always with it, ahead of the curve, and follow no rules. Each week I will feature someone that fits this mold. Today I’m going to start with the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Urban Bush Babes, Cipriana Quann.

I think the first thing you notice about Ms. Cipriana is her striking face and all of that hair, piled on top of her head in a stylish bun. Then the viewer will probably zero in on her clothes and go “Wow.” Or at least, that’s what happened to me.

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Photos By Joey Rosado

Trying to describe Ms. Cipriana’s style is like trying to put something in a box that just won’t fit. There’s a bunch of adjectives and time periods I can see where different ensembles may reference too, but it switches slightly in each photo. Let’s just go with the word “cool”, and leave it at that.

Check out her interview with StyleLikeU down below for the What’s Underneath Series.

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