Look of the Day: Purple Opulence

As you all know, this weekend I checked out Bolat African Cuisine and had a great time. I told y'all I'm not playing any games with the outfits this fall! I went thrifting a few weeks ago and snagged this jazzy deep purple dress from Village Discount Outlet here in Chicago for a spanking $4!

This number is so simple, yet so sexy. It reminds me of something the character Gina Waters-Payne would have worn on the iconic 1990's television show "Martin". Yes, this piece is so 1990's. The dress was created by a brand called "All That Jazz: A Chorus Line Company". I think it's made out of polyester fabric, but the outerior has a great velvet-like texture and look to it, not to mention this deep purple.

Just looking at the dress, I knew gold plated accessories would look the best. When I was working at a shoe boutique a few years ago, I purchased this spicy statement piece necklace and wore it with this dress. The great thing about wearing simple pieces like this "All That Jazz" dress is that wearing a bold statement piece adds so much character to the look. I also added an earring cuff on one side, stud earring on another, my gold plated watch, and a chunky, vintage inspired gold plated bracelet that I actually got from a beauty supply store a few years ago.

I don't usually wear heels when I'm off the runway, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and rocked my black, leather chunky, platform heels, with my vintage, black, leather Dooney & Bourke backpack.

I was debating on wearing one of my wigs since it's wig season aka "protective style" season if you're a naturalista, but I decided to put my hair in a cute up-do with a few combs to keep the afro-do in tact. For my make-up, I wanted to go for something a bit dramatic and festive for the autumn season. I headed on down to YouTube and applied the "Fall Inspired Make-up" tutorial by YouTuber, Uche Natori. I'll list the products I used below.

I know the season just started, but I think this is going to be one of my favorite looks. Can't wait to show you all the next look!

Make-up Products:

ELF Mineral Face Primer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
L.A. Girl concealer in "Fawn"
Shea Moisture Mineral Foundation in Hazel and Mocha
Shea Moisture Illuminating Powder in Tortola Tan
Wet 'N Wild Art In the Streets palette (orange)
Stila Ultimate Color Palette
NYX Dream Catcher Palette
NYX single shadow in Cherry
Milan Total Lash Coverage Mascara
Black Radiance Blush in Raspberry 

Photography: Warren Alexander Photography

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