“A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.” – Ecclesiasticus 26:15 (KJVA 1611)
“You can pay for school… but you can’t buy class.”
S H A L A W A M
Going beyond your Comfort Zone is the key to unlocking your Power.
So if you follow me on The IG then you know that yesterday I vowed to share my latest INVESTMENT… with you. Well, HERE IT IS! This is a $500 ELEVENTY (WARNING: Their site is SO RUDDY!) vest which I caught slippin’ at UAL (Shout Out) for $50!!!
Sometimes thinking can be a bad thing! LoL I didn’t hesitate. Remember fellas, “Versatility is KEY!” It’s actually made of Polyamide which is surprisingly warm but also light weight and everyone knows it repels water like a duck’s back! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Why are you so excited Joe!?” You see, men knew the importance of a good vest back in the days. They didn’t just roll out, they put in some thought & dear lord, EFFORT.
You see the PINSTRIPES!!! LOL And NO, that is NOT a random picture of the late, great Josephine Baker… okay maybe it is… but who better to illustrate how the ladies will be lookin’ atcha’ fellas? Yea… Jo’ approves so I’m good! LoL *Sigh* I crack myself up. Get used to this Breastplate of Righteousness, because you’re going to be seeing ALOT of it!
You may remember my prior Style Tip featuring this Ruddy Dashiktee? Well I told you I was going to make some upgrades… well, additions is a better choice of words. I don’t want to disrespect these guys excellent craftsmanship! With that said, take it… whatever it is… and make it your own. Plus always pull from your past: The leather forearm guard was actually a gift from Jeff Garner who was our first featured designer back in the good ol’ Nashville Fashion Group days! Those that know won’t tell and those that will tell don’t know. LoL
You can dress up and still be comfortable.
My sister recently asked me if I’d ever given any thought to putting some artwork on shoes. Well I hadn’t, and MOST HIGH willing I will do a project for her, but until then, this is my first endeavor into the field. I converted these Tom’s into a personal work of art! Seeing how Tom’s are literally made from CANVAS, they definitely made great first candidates. I simply used my usual beloved acrylic paints. I think they turned out good. How about you?