Style Me Friday: Inspired by Beyonce

Was this week super long for anyone else? TGIF is an understatement right now. LOL! I’m in need of a mid-day nap…and some good Mexican food…and a margarita.  (maybe I’m just missing Cali?)

Anyway, this week’s Style Me Friday is long overdue.  My girl Koco over at Cheap, Chic, and Curvy submitted this Beyonce look way back in November.  I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to recreate it.  It’s a no-brainer right?! I didn’t really have to make a lot of changes this time around.  I just swapped out Bey’s booties for my flat OTK boots.  I could have worn my lace-up Sam Edelman’s, but these are just so dang comfy, and believe it or not I just wasn’t in the mood for heels. (it happens sometime!)  I added some gold accessories and a vintage Dooney (passed down from my Grandma!), and this look is complete.

Thrifted Red Blazer | Old Burnout Tee (similar) | Foreign Exchange Leopard Scarf (Old, Similar) | Old Navy Front Seam Skinny Jeans ($25) | Bakers “Tate” Boots | Jewelmint “Victorian Charmer” Necklace + Necklaces via eBay and AmericasMart | Bracelets via HauteLook, eBay, and AmericasMart | Earrings c/o Bakers | Vintage Dooney Bag c/o my Grandma

On my Nails: Revlon Siren and Revlon Electric on the Ring Finger (Both available at Ulta)

A quick note about my hair — I tried a Wash ‘n Go this weekend with a diffuser, which was my go-to back in my gel-worshipdays. FAIL. I tried it again on Tuesday, but allowed it to air dry. It was a little better, but still not ideal.  I flat-twisted my completely dried wash ‘n go on Wednesday, and slept on it.  Improvement. I dry twisted it again, and added flexi-rods to the ends, rolling them all the way to the nape of my neck.  What you see here is the result. Not bad.  It’s not quite as flat as my usual flat twist-out.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I love my bantu knots, but they are a lot of work, and sometimes I just need something quick, so I am experimenting again.  The dry flat twist-out seems to give me a little more volume than the wet flat-twistout…which is to be expected, but it is also more frizzy.  I’ll keep messing with it.  My hair is still not ready for wash ‘n go styling…not until I am willing to chop of these ends.  I’ve been cutting them little by little, but they are still too straight for my liking, and I’ve got a lot more cutting to do.  I don’t see a big 3 – 6 inch chop in my future, so I’ll continue finding new ways to set my hair in the meantime. *sigh*

Have a great weekend! XOXO.

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19 Responses to “Style Me Friday: Inspired by Beyonce”

  1. Nancie says:

    I love this Ife! Honestly my week just flashed by and worse my weekend will to! oh well!
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  2. Rocquelle says:

    So cute Eboni!! Even though it’s 80 degrees here, I still want those boots, lol. I love the detail pictures!!
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  3. Tiffany says:

    Love this look! I have the red blazer and boots…just need the scarf and jeans to rock this. Great post!

  4. relatablestyle says:

    I did this inspiration look three weeks ago, but not nearly as good as you did! You nailed it!
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  5. I love that blazer! It looks fabulous with the leopard scarf.
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  6. Sing says:

    Very nice Eboni, I like the OTK boots. Have a restful weekend!
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    • Satendra says:

      Prissy! Lol you are too funny! Even though I didn’t find atnihyng thrifting with you all that day I had a blast laughing and enjoying the company! You crack me up. I love, love, love the color of those pants and of course I would never think to pair those color/prints together. I LOVE that cuff! Can I come raid your closet? I can probably wear the shirts, lol. And definitely the SHOES! Yes! Believe it or not I brought the thrifting beast back out of my bff and she has taught me so much! Though our looks differ a lot, I am getting the eye! She is definitely the button up/blazer chic! Me, not so much. I did score three cute one though. One is definitely for the spring. The other two will debut soon! But pencil skirts, pants and blouses are so me:) Now if I can only find some cute jewelry to add to the collection I am half way there:)

  7. Nikell says:

    You nailed it! I like your shoes better. The seem more practical. I want a red blazer now. I think that'll be my next sewing project. I've got some good red fabric I can put to use. (^_^)
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  8. What a funky and chic look Ife! I love red and leopard–so sassy! I am glad that you picked this one! BTW I linked you in a recent post–Why I Blog. Thanks for all your continued support!
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  9. jeimy says:

    you did great it's such a fun and easy look Im inspired Im gonna try it !!!
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  10. EbonyCPrincess says:

    hair looks really cute! i copied this look today but didn't take outfit pics…or I would've posted on my blog. Love it!!!
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  11. isabella057 says:

    Nice outfit! You really got the Beyonce look! I love the way you carry any dress! Lovely!
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  12. Tiffany says:

    Ha what if I said I didn’t read and came straight to the comments because anything Beyonce gets my vote. I love her. I scrolled back up you look really savvy. ;)
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  13. I love it Eboni! You did me proud girly lol! I absolutely love this look on you. Actually, I like it better with the knee-high boots.

  14. So cute Ms. Eboni. Beyonce better watch you with you on the scene!! Love how u styled this look with the accessories #winning

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  15. jeimy says:

    hey honey you and Beyonce inspired me so much that I just had to create it myself. I featured you on my blog
    go check it out some time thanks for the inspiration!!!
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  16. Taliah says:

    Wow! This style me Friday selection is one of my favs! You nailed it with your own little twist! Love the red blazer, leopard scarf, and brown boots…always a great trio!
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  17. Theriz26 says:

    Hi Eboni, you look so gorgeous. I love your outfit specially the leopard scarf and red blazer. Thanks for the post.
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