Hat: Actrite | Heels: Betsey Johnson | Leggings: T.J. Maxx (not sold online) similar; Swell | Necklace: Claire’s (old) simiar; LuLus | Oversized Shirt: HM | Purse: Pitaya (not sold online) similar; Simply Soles, Last Call Neiman Marcus
Beside my first post ever, I am probably most excited about this one. Mainly because I get to help promote and talk about my best friend Victor’s urban clothing line – Actrite. Back in college, literally EVERYONE wore his stuff. He started Actrite back in July of 2013 and the brand has totally taken off – I am such a proud friend! One thing I want to make very clear is that I only promote and wear items that I believe in and support 100%. For those of you who personally know me, you already know that. However, I won’t write or feature items on Vivie’s Retail Diary that I feel go against who I am as an individual in addition to my personal style. I pride myself on keeping it very, very, REAL Unfortunately, I can’t wear hats to work. But when I was at school, I wore this Actrite beanie ALL THE TIME. They even come in a number of colors to fit your liking. Not only does he sell beanies, but he also has crew necks, baseball jerseys, t-shirts, sweats, and more! You can view and purchase these items here. If you’re too lazy to keep checking on the site for new items, you can follow Actrite on Instagram.
In addition to this, you can never go wrong with all black. I am obsessed with this over sized t-shirt from, you guessed it – H&M. And talk about these shoes, oh my goodness. If you don’t love these (even if you can’t see yourself wearing them), you are crazy. Betsey really outdid herself with these and I just can’t get enough!
This red lip is in spirit of Valentines day this week, so I couldn’t think of a better outfit to kick it off with. I have never really ‘followed the rules’ to be honest. While everyone else is wearing pretty pink and red heels and dresses, I am in an all black outfit with spiked heels. Sometimes, I see what people do and take note of new ‘trends’ and purposely try to do the exact opposite, because that’s who I am.
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver