Look of the Day: Black and White 80s Opulence


Anyone who knows me personally or follows TKS knows I'm a sucker for 1980's vintage sequined fashions! What else says "fabulous" other than a badass sequin dress? Don't worry, I'll wait. Not only does this 80's A.J. Bari for Neiman Marcus have the sequin embellishments downpacked, but the black and white puff sleeves equal the cherry on top! I'm not a huge fan of wearing black because I adore bring colors, but this beauty was too amazing to pass up. 

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Usually when I wear more formal styled dresses, I opt to go for rhinestone studded jewelry. This time I wanted to keep it simple since the dress speaks so loudly. I decided to wear a pair of square shaped, black and white colorblock earrings with this look. It gives such a classic retro vibe! Of course to accessorize I had to rock my black satin gloves, 1980's Brio! clutch, and my Oka-B "Bella" rhinestone flats (because heels aren't always necessary!).







I'm coming to the realization I'm not into this trend of heavy makeup, even when it may be more acceptable for glam looks such as this. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but embracing simplicity has been becoming my thing all the while staying my true self with my unique style. I was considering creating a fascinator hat for this look similar to the one I made for my "Great Gatsby Meets the 1980's" look, but minimalism is the best! I grabbed a bottle of Aphogee Curlific! Curl Definer and created a lowbun with some Jamaican Kinky-Marli Braid hair in KJMB 2 from Vivica A. Fox's Hair Collection. 

The backdrop at the Acme Hotel was so dope with the retro theme! I just had to get in on it and I think it looks perfect with this black and white glam look. 




Makeup Products:

Remy Premium Virgin Hair Natural Lashes in #00120 Black





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15 comments:

  1. GIrl SLAY !!! Love that dress ! It’s a really cool look! The old school vintage suits you and is cute!

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  2. SIS COME THROUGH WITH THE SHOULDERS!!! The dress the gloves, the hair, the lipstick- you did it all!
    Tisha x

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  3. You are definitely rocking the 80's! I had a black and white dress like this for prom.

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    1. Thanks! I would love to see pics of your prom dress!

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  4. Now the 80s is one decade I don't experiment much with in fashion, but I love your dress. It's such a fun look.

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  5. Strike a pose sis!!! Can we just have a moment of silence for how GORGEOUS you look! I love this dress, shoes, earrings, makeup, and hair. Love it!

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  6. So even though I know the movies was based in the 1920's....you are definetely giving me the vibe of Harlem Nights! That dress is stunning girl!

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  7. You look gorgeous! Loving this vintage look on you! Yasss!

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  8. Go girl! You really made this look relevant for today! Sometimes 80’s looks can look ‘costumey’ but this does not! I also like the make up!

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  9. I am getting School Dayz vibes and I love it. You can't go wrong with sequin.

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  10. Oooh! Yes ma'am! I too am a sucker for sequins and I love a bold statement. This dress is a surefire winner.

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  11. Of course, the gloves were so necessary! I think your makeup was just enough. The dress was definitely a statement within it self. So it's wise of you not to overdo it. You look stunning!

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  12. This dress is bomb! You are definitely serving Harlem Nights vibes with this look. So gorgeous.

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  13. it must be so fun to dress up in this stunning dress. Love the black and white, it never goes out of style.

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