New Name, New Layout, New Attitude

The title says it all…its time to make all things, new.

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This blog needed a makeover. It was just about that time.  Plus I finally encountered a layout that embodied my vision for this blog. Had to jump on that STAT of course. As for the name AND url change of the site, I know that is a MAJOR change and my precious followers are probably all agast. But I want you guys to know I would never make such a major decision in rash hastiness.

My birth name is Jasmine but in becoming a new and more developed person (spiritually, physically, and emotionally) I chose a new name. Rather, it chose me.

Amiri from the Hebrew, Tafari from Ethiopian origin.

Three i’s for the pineal gland.

Through an extensive and beautiful process I was donned this name by my best friend Phili (who is now also known as Triiinity Tafari). Both of these names have deeper meaning and embody what we have become.

I wanted this blog to continue to be about fashion, Yes. But I also wanted to expand it to be able to share myself with you guys as a whole.

Personal journeys aside, all my other social media has the name AmiiiriTafari and that is the name I use for PR & Advertising in relation to my business, Free Spiiirit, as well. So for marketability purposes and the like…it just all made sense.

So I apologize and I hope no one is scorned but TheFashionerrd is no more. AmiiiriTafari has been born.

Please continue to support this blog as it will only be taking off to new and better heights from here!

Namaste, good people.

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

Menswear Mondays: Give it to me A$AP

It’s Menswear Monday BIIITTTCCCHHHESSSSS 

*snaps and applause*

lets do it up one time for the men, ya’ll only get one day a week so i’ll do my best to make it SPICY

So a few weeks ago I heard the song Wild for the Night by A$AP Rocky ft Skrillex from his debut album (not mixtape, album) Long.Live.A$AP. Like I’d heard it before in passing but never the whole thing ( you know how that goes)…and that song is PLAYA-5000. I love it! And it has been decided by myself and the bestie to make that one of the cardinal songs of our summer.

Great F’in Song.

But there’s another reason to take note of Wild for the Night and that is the video. A$AP Rocky wore some killer garb for his wild night in the Dominican Republic. 

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The matching patterned shirt-jacket combo was a smart & cool fashion choice, couple with white shorts to keep the pattern toned down jussssst enough. The fit of the shorts with a little cuff, was a nice style move as well. The gold rimmed circle glasses add another interesting element to the look and the backwards cap and gold chain make it just gangsta enough to be fit for the purple swag king.

A$AP’s music is great, but his style may be something to keep an eye on as well.

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stay tuned men, & every Monday I’ll make ya remember why ya’ll never unfollow this girlie blog!

XOXO Jaz’

“Would You Rather?” Beauty Tag

Hello guys, I’m here with a tag for you all!

I found this tag on ArtsyArchitette ‘s blog and it just seemed like it’d be fun to do. Her answers were entertaining and showcased a bit of her personality, in my opinion. Hopefully mine are equally as fun to read.

So, without any further ado….

Would you rather only ever wear eye makeup or skin makeup? 

– Eye Make-Up. I don’t really wear skin make-up very much anyways!

Would you rather cut off all your hair, or never cut your hair again?

– I love my hair! I’d choose never cut it again, never EVER! 🙂

Would you rather always wear your clothes too big, or too small?

– I’d definitely go with too big, here. I buy things too big all the time, whether its because I’m thrifting or to give me a different look than was orignally intended for the piece. Belts can easily rectify the “too big” problem. Plus, wearing clothes too small is hardly ever flattering. Can you say muffin-top?

If you were given $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

– Clothes,clothes, clothes! I usually keep a fairly small rotation of makeup in use at a time, so I wouldn’t even know what to do with $1000 of makeup at a time. It’d probably expire LONG before I use it all!

Would you rather wear lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

– Eyeliner as lipstick. I’ve been into darker lipsticks lately anyways, why not go black!

Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or Biker Shorts in public?

– MC Hammer pants. Due to the resemblance they bare to harem pants, I’m sure I could dress them at least somewhat stylishly.

Would you rather never be able to fill in your eyebrows or only fill them in using a sharpie?

– Okay, this question…is quite serious. I fill in my eyebrows almost daily, even if I don’t put on any other makeup. I just love how much  it enhances your face! However, I try to fill my eyebrows as naturally as possible; even when drawn they don’t look much different than my natural brows. The sharpie look is the total OPPOSITE of what I go for, so I would just have to do without and keep my eyebrows threaded to perfection all the time 😉

Would you rather never pluck your eyebrows, or never shave your legs?

– Eyebrows are too important to me, plus my face is something people see all the time unlike legs that can be covered. Plus my leg hair grows unnaturally thin (even after months, lol). Its hard to notice when I need to shave them anyway so I’d go with never shaving the leggies!

Would you rather never be able to shop at MAC again, or only be able to use MAC?

– Easy. I’ve never used a MAC product in my life (I know, all my fashionerrds are gasping in horror right now lol) but  I’m more of a cheapie makeup connoisseur. I’m sure MAC products are marvelous, but they are a bit costly for my taste & budget right now. Can’t miss what ya never had, right?

Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

One lip color. My reasoning? You can mix lipstick with different color shadows and liners for a lighter or darker color. I do it quite often already 🙂

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

– Dark nails! Easily chic in any season and complimentary to any outfit or occasion.

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

– Hmmm, if my eyebrow pencil counts as a favorite eye product…I’d have to give up the lippies.

Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no makeup?

– Messy hair and nice make-up for the win! Messy hair can look intentionally done and effortlessly chic with a nicely made-up face. Plus, with my natural hair I usually go for a more laisse faire situation anyways.

Would you rather dye your hair neon green or wear neon green lipstick – for the rest of your life?

– Too cruel. I could easily look like a troll doll or clown with neon green coloring on my big. tightly coiled hair. And neon green lipstick? So dastardly, especially for everyday!….I’d have to go with neon green lipstick, though. it could be my pop of color with every outfit! lol

Would you rather never take your make-up off or never wear any for the rest of your life?

-I’d go with never wear any. While I love makeup, I also love the face God gave me and how it looks in its most natural form. I don’t know if I could deal with never seeing it again!

Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

– Overdone blush for sure. I never wear foundation and I have seen those lines….GROSS. It negates the reason for foundation in the first place (dead giveaway that you don’t have perfect skin…HELLOO)

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Well that was fun to do! I love these tags, man. and I tag…. ALL OF YOU !

If you do decide to do the tag, definitely comment and leave the link below, I’d love to read you guys “would you rather” responses!

Also, if you guys have any recommendations for more tags, just let me know!! I’d love to do ’em.

Until Next Time. XOXO JAZ’

Wishlist IOTD: Nose Chain

Hola blog dolls and gents!

I’m here with a Wishlist Item Of The Day for you guys…

The Nose Chain

As many of you may know from past pictures of me on this blog, I have a nose piercing in which I usually -matter of fact, constantly- wear a hoop. Lately I have been growing interest in nose chains, but I am more partial to those that are a little more dainty and a little less bulky. This Chain Reaction Ear Cuff to Nose Ring from Afriquelachic is the perfect amount of dainty eclectic style. Now while I wouldn’t wear any nose chain every day, I just know I could put together some outfits that would really slay this piece! It would be a great piece to pull out when I wanted to take my funky style to the next level. The good: Its only $30…The bad: It’s sold out! :/. Hopefully they get more in soon, because I’ll be first in line for a purchase!

What do you guys think? Would any of you ever wear a  nose chain?

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

Wishlist IOTD: Cheetah Harem Pants

Hola dollies!

I’m here today with a wishlist item of the day for you guys.

Cheetah Harem Pants

These pants really called out to me. I love cheetah print and harem style pants are just so comfortable and chic at the same time! Combining the two is definitely a fashion WIN. Definitely an item I’d like to add to my wardrobe. I could rock ’em so fiercely, too I just know it! The bottoms are Anna-Kaci Sepia Brown Cheetah Safari Urban Hip Hop Roar Leggings Pants and they come in S/M fit. They are pretty inexpensive, too and can be purchased here for just $21.90.

Check out Khloe Kardashian rocking a similar pair

Hers are not quite as harem-y, but you get the picture.

Chic, chic, chic. Love, love, love. ❤

 

Let me know if you love these as much as I do.

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’

Raving Saturday

Hello my dears!

On Saturday I had my very 1st rave experience thanks to my best friend Philly :). We went to a rave club called Kryptonite and had tons of fun. Everyone was extremely nice and social, I even got painted! The whole evening was tons of fun and something I would definitely do again.

Philly gave me a little guidance on the look I should go for to be ‘rave appropriate’  and I’d like to share the outcome with you guys. Its a little hard to see our outfits in most of these shots ( we were a little too focused on having fun to take better pictures, sorry :/) but hopefully you see enough of our makeup and clothing to get a general idea of the look….ENJOY!

Check out the glow paint, GAHHH i love it!

My Outfit

Black Corset – Philly’s

Black Tights

Black Over-The-Knee Boots – Payless

Spiked Collar – borrowed

My Hair

Stretched Out Fro

(from old shrunken twist out that had been previously ponytailed)

My Makeup

Eyebrows – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Concealer – NYC in 786 light (used to define brows and as a primer)

Eyeshadow – Coastal Scents 88 Palette (3 different purples and 1 gray, 1 white, 1 black)

Eyeliner- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara – NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lipliner – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Lipstick – NK Black Orchid 302

Philly’s green eyeshadow also comes from the Coastal Scents 88 palette, but her makeup is a combination of that and her own eyeshadows, lipstick, lip pencils, etc, etc…you get the picture. (I wish I could tell you everything she used, but I cannot, I apologize). But i can tell you, she got that wonderful deep berry lipshade by using a black eyeliner pencil and her burgundy lipshade on top. Creativity for the WIN!

What do you guys think of our rave looks? Tell me the kind of stuff you’d wear to a rave!

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’.

Costume Ideas for Halloween

Hello my dear blog dolls!

Halloween is drawing near and I know there are at least a couple of you who still don’t have a costume or even an idea of what you should be! I want to help you guys out by giving you a couple ideas of costumes that should be quite easy to put together. Many of these halloween looks can be done either with cheap purchases, a little DIY, or things you already have in your closet! So without any further ado, let the ideas ensue….

THE BLACK CAT

Halloween Costume Idea 1
ROSY THE RIVETER
Rosy the Riveter Costume
THE BARBIE DOLL
Barbie costume
MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn Monroe Costime
THE ZOMBIE
zombie costume
I hope these looks gave you guys some good ideas for Halloween costumes on a time crunch and a budget!
Until Next Time
XOXO Jaz

Twenty One : The Birthday Post

As many of you may know, I just made 21 this past weekend. I am still reeling with excitement from all the festivities! ^_^ . On Friday I got my nails and toes done and went to dinner with my family. On Saturday (my actual b-day), I had an early dinner with my family and got to see a couple friends who came from out of town to visit me for the occasion. When I got home my lovely roommate had hung streamers from my door and had a bottle waiting for me. Later that night, my lovely and very awesome friends surprised me with a surprise party for my birthday!!! It was a glow-in-the-dark/blacklight party and it was sooooo much fun!! I also received many gifts with include but are not limited to, bottles of wine and liquor, the Hunger Games DVD, and my very own blacklight!!!!!! The next day my friends and I hung out and went on an excursion to a little place called Dago’s and shared quite the bonding experience. I just want to share my bday experience with you all as only photos can so….here goes!

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Outfit 1

Sheer Top: Marshalls – $14.99

Belt: (came with top)

Tights: Walmart – $9

Tan Fringe Sandals(not pictured): American Eagle – $11.99

Purse(not pictured): Thrifted $1.25

Bronze Earrings: Sasha – $4.99

Outfit 2

Dress: Forever 21 – $11.80

Levi Strauss Denim Vest: Don’t remember

Silver triangle studs: Forever 21 $3.80

Black Studded Flip Flops (not pictured): Dont remember – $9

Black Sunnies: Gift ^_^

Spike Ring: Zooshoo $9

Silver Ring: Forever 21 – $4.80

Purse: Charlotte Russe – $9

(at night I took off the denim vest and traded the flip flops for my camel suede bootie wedges)

Hair

Sew In

SOL hair 2 1/2 bags, 1b (with dyed highlights)

16in & 18in

I only left out a little hair on the top and flat-ironed it (since I am natural)

on my birthday night I pulled the top of it back while letting the rest hang.

&thats all folks!!!…..

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’

On TheUp and up: Review of TheUp

My longtime friend Jalisa-Jasmin has recently launched an online clothing store called TheUp, that features remastered vintage items that showcase her unique personal flair for fashion. Many of the pieces she features are stylish and affordable on any budget. Whether you are looking for pieces to rock in a business setting or for a lunch date with your girls, she has something represented here for you. There are even some repurposed designer pieces in her repertoire. Since this site was recently launched, you can expect that the selection and item versatility will increase from here.

The Owner/Designer

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A couple pieces…

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My Native America Short

$7.50

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Arabian Nights: Red, White, & Elephant Crop Top

$5.99

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Polka Hot Top

$4.99

These are one of a kind repurposed vintage finds, meaning there is only one of each. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! So go, go, go check out TheUp and if you like any of the items you see, don’t hesitate to push “add to cart.” They may be gone tomorrow!

**Sidenote**: Inspired by the research I did for my upcycling post, I will be launching a similar site in January 2013, so be on the lookout for that!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTD: Flower Power

Hey guys! This weekend I paid a visit to my family to celebrate my little sister’s and one of my little brother’s birthdays (they were born two days apart, in different years of course!). We went to the Aquarium and the movies to celebrate. I was feelin’ floral, so here’s the outfit I chose…

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Earrings: Shasa $4.99

Top: Walmart $7

Shorts: Thrifted/DIY .25cents

Belt: Marshalls (came w/ a shirt)

Purse: Thrifted .25cents

Sandals: American Eagle $11.99

Thats my ‘fit! Like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time Fash’ Nerds!

XOXO Jaz’