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Sunday Street Style

Sunday Street Style

Sundays. 

My favorite day of the week. I especially love Sundays in the summer time. They remind me of being a kid, and the feeling of joy when I realized I didn't have to go to school on a Monday. Is there a greater feeling? Doubt it. Seriously...it's better than 5 o'clock on Fridays. 

Sundays are for Jesus. Sundays are for being lazy and getting rest. Sundays are for being adventurous and exploring the city. Sundays are for hanging with good people and cool friends. Sundays are indeed fun days.

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to take pics and explore the H with some of my good friends from church, Brittney and Jesus. What a FUN shoot! Prior to, Brittney gave me a few details, but mainly just said "show up in street clothes." 

Street clothes?! I can't even lie, I had to take a couple days to figure out what that looked like for me. I'm a firm believer that you can rock anything with enough confidence, but I still wanted to be true to my own sense of style. Anyway, I came up with a couple of different looks - neutrals with some bright and bold makeup, and my crazy curly natural hair (what a process! It deserves its own post, truly.)  The result? TOTAL BLAST and some killer photos!!! And, I found some cool new, *top secret* spots around Houston. I am friends with INCREDIBLY talented people. 

Be sure to check them out on Instagram to see more of their work and to follow them as exciting doors and opportunities are opened for them:

Jesus's handle: @xbtpfx |  Britt's handle: @stylingbritt

 Can't lie, I'm geeking out over how good my curls look. #TeamNatural

Can't lie, I'm geeking out over how good my curls look. #TeamNatural

 This is one of my two favs! Britt captured this.  Tank: Willa Boutique |  Chambray Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: Express | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

This is one of my two favs! Britt captured this.

Tank: Willa Boutique |  Chambray Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: Express | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

 This is my other fav shot! Jesus took this...it looks like an ad campaign! So DOPE.  Tank: H & M | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Nike.com | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana | Choker: Forever 21   

This is my other fav shot! Jesus took this...it looks like an ad campaign! So DOPE.

Tank: H & M | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Nike.com | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana | Choker: Forever 21

 

 I love ALL of these colors together...so bright and fun!

I love ALL of these colors together...so bright and fun!

 Jesus found this old, abandoned house and adjusted some sheets on the windows to get this shot. WOW. So freaking cool.

Jesus found this old, abandoned house and adjusted some sheets on the windows to get this shot. WOW. So freaking cool.

 #SQUAD These two creative geniuses with the purest hearts of gold! LOVE THEM. 

#SQUAD These two creative geniuses with the purest hearts of gold! LOVE THEM. 

What does your street style look like? I'd love to see! Tag me on social media or leave me a comment!

Always,

Nina xo

#Ridiculous

#Ridiculous

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