You'll miss me most when the autumn leaves start to fall...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The exciting fall temperatures brings layers and creative styles. Can't forget the beautiful multi-colored leaves falling off the trees and traveling the wind. This is the time I am happiest; simultaneously sad knowing winter follows. Had a pleasure sharing a few hours with an amazing photographer, Rowmel. Denim on denim looks always look A1. Its simply daring and catches the eye. I rocked Levi mom jeans with a Paisley button down I found in the men's section of a Williamsburg thrift store. Stole a guy friend's oversized jean jacket to complete the look. I'm still trying to convince him to let me have it permanently! I switch it up later in the shoot; substituting the denim jacket for a biker jacket. 

Don't touch my crown

Sunday, October 9, 2016

"I consider myself a crayon.. I might not be you're favorite color, but one day you're going to need me to complete your picture." -Lauryn Hill

I remember when I was young child.. I was not comfortable in my own skin and I always felt that I did not belong no matter where I was. Things have changed a lot since then. However, do not assume I am without insecurities. I am human. Do not assume my life is always as it seems. I am a young adult with a dollar and a dream. Do not assume I am without hurt. I am a black woman. 

Oh boy.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
I switch it up from time to time... more like all the time. The looser the fit, the more I love it these days. But first.. can I speak on my Dr. Martens? I found these pointed-toe beautes in the Crossroads thrift store for only...

I'll Stop Wearing Black When They Invent a Darker Color

Thursday, September 8, 2016

When in doubt.. Black! Can't pick a favorite color? Black! Relationship problems? Black! An all black fit will always be my favorite go-to. Fall is coming an I'm extremely excited for the cooler weather, the layers, and dark hues to come. My favorite thing about wearing a black fit is: no matter the simplicity of the fit, it will always make you look good.

Mary Jane

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Thanking the heavens above for leading me to Jersey City one morning. On my way to slurp a super potent vodka and cranberry cocktail to join in on the drunk madness to occur on my friend's born day, I passed by the cutest boutique ever! A black romper with white thin stripes with a halter silhouette (which has the ability to be tied in many different ways) shined bright like a diamond through the boutique window. You can't go wrong with black and red, so I paired the new addition to my closet with a cute red sandal. I need to go back to that boutique so bad! I suggest you do to; they had some amazing pieces.

Pretty for a Dark Skin Girl?

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Firstly, "You're so pretty for a dark skin girl" is not a compliment. Please refrain from using this statement to express your admiration of a black woman's beauty. It is difficult to smile at a comment such as this; since I'm being uplifted and shot down simultaneously. Are dark skin individuals usually ugly? It is worse that I've received these "compliments" from other African Americans, too. Do not judge a black woman's beauty on the hue of her black skin. Plus, we're all beautiful.

Now, that's Ive got that off my chest. Let's move along to the latest #OOTD.

JORD X OHBLKGRL GIVEAWAY ((CLOSED))

Saturday, July 2, 2016
I'm partnering with Jord Wood Watches to give you the opportunity to get your hands on your very own wooden treasure! I'm so in love with my Frankie Koa & Ash watch! Made with bronzed Koa wood and a smoky face, this minimal time piece looks gorgeous in any fit. Thanks to its straight line strap, its completely comfortable for all day wear. Here is how to win yours!

#Summer16 Glam Makeup Tutorial

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Looking for a flawless makeup look to try out this summer? I've got one just for you. Check out how to achieve this glamorous look in my latest tutorial on my Youtube channel. Enjoy the tutorial! Post and tag me via Instagram (@Jaynelle Nicole) if you try it out yourself!

SUBSCRIBE

Jaynelle Nicole

Work the Broadway

Friday, June 10, 2016

In the words of Rihanna, WORK, WORK, WORK! After a long day in the city, I headed to my date with what others like to call "bae" these days. I roamed the city and completed errands meanwhile overwhelmed with bliss in my Rag & Bone double layer top. I matched it with a light high-waisted pair of skinny pants from Forever21. While accessories were kept at a minimum, these beautiful embellished sandals stole the show. 

Don't Look Back...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"...you'll miss what's in front of you."

The very beginning of a beautiful vacation. The road trip to Florida from New York was an amazing experience. I have to do it again! We visited West Palm Beach, Tampa, and stayed two nights at the Ramada Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale as we waited to catch our cruise. My denim playsuit felt like a breathe of fresh air in the burning sun of South Florida. I love the life lesson it freely handed anyone who crossed my path.

In the Grey Jersey

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The utter bliss and comfort of this jersey dress! "fhgfdhghdigi!" is also a great way to express my satisfaction. Glad I found this basic gem hiding in the sales section of Topshop. Accessorizing lightly,  this look was kept modest. I paired it with fresh white Keds and I'm on the go...

I'm Jumping In

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wondering through the Boogie Down Bronx before I hit the city... walking! Feeling flirty and relaxed in a distressed jumper and a cropped button down to pair. Young, wild, and free in the borough of New York is what its about. I seem to forget this at times, but putting a pause on the career-grinding every so once in a while to enjoy life is beneficial to any ambitious soul. Slipping my feet into these lovely tussled slippers, off I go!

Gel Of My Dreams

Growing exhausted of the oily or wet look, white residue, and the opposite of what most gels and edge controls should do (untamed edges), I began to lose hope. Hope... that I would find the perfect gel to keep these edges in check and my hair laid the way I'd like it throughout the day.

Cool You Off

Monday, May 16, 2016
Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?

As we long for summer to officially begin, I take advantage of the warm days we occasionally get in New York. I spotted this lovely striped romper in American Apparel whilst skimming through their hanging racks. A basic romper for casual strolls, this one can be styled with any skinny belt of your choice. Though I chose to a casual look by pairing this garment with Adidas' Superstar, you can definitely upgrade this romper to a less causal look with a longline sleeveless blazer and heeled sandals.

Wake up and smell the flowers

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"I am obsessed with becoming a woman comfortable in her skin" - Sandra Cisneros

A walk in Central Park on a beautiful day is known to take to any burden off your shoulder, at least for the while. Legs made their debut at last due to 71 degree weather! Yes, yes. Strolling along the path in my American Apparel crop top and shorts by Andrea Jovine, I watched stunning floral scenery, kids playing, and people enjoying their bike rides. How could you have a worry on your mind?

Early Spring x Nostalgia

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

I can't help but reminisce on sandy beaches and glistening sunny days summer lends us to enjoy. At least, spring has finally sprung into action and I could not be happier except for it's fluctuating weather pattern. Light-weight garments are taken over retail stores once again, which I have taken serious advantage of.

Prepster

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Hello again, beauties! Do you notice something different? Yes, I have installed faux locs. I think it looks great on me and it definitely shows more of my Carribbean roots. I've actually considered getting real dreads, however, I like to change the style of my hair often so I don't think I can commit to dreads right now. Friday's outfit was for a quick outing to the shopping mall, school, and hopefully a laid back day in Central Park.

Plaid me, baby.

"Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain." 

I brought the plaid jean back out, yesterday. I love how bold plaid pants are and I would really like to get some more! If you have any suggestions where I can find more gorgeous plaid pants, I'd love to hear it. I paired mine with a cream peplum top...