Meet our style muse of the week Nakeia Drummond. This lovely lady has a natural talent of inspiring others through her style. Be Inspired!!!

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Describe your personal style.

Versatile. I’m most comfortable in casual chic looks but I love to get glamorous for occasions. Yet most days I’m happily in sweats.

Where do you find inspiration?

InStyle mag and these days the stylish ladies of IG keep me on my toes.

What articles of your style, do you over indulge in?

I don’t think I over indulge in anything. If anything, I under indulge because I don’t like to spend my money. I often feel like I don’t have anything to wear and I really don’t have a lot of pieces. Friends roll their eyes at me when I say that but then they see that I’m actually sharing a closet with my husband and say, wow these are all of your clothes?” I guess I’m good at creating several looks with the same pieces.

What’s one of your favorite places to shop?

Zara. Reasonably priced, on trend in a classic way, and great quality for the price. Plus, there is something there for everyone!

Which would you chose a wine cellar, home library, or swimming pool?

Swimming pool….I love to swim. If I could own an indoor pool, that would be the life.

What intrigues you most about a man’s style?

I really enjoy a man who’s style reflects that he understands the importance of fit. I love a well-tailored man…specifically mine.

 If you had to overwhelm one of the 5 senses of everyone you came in contact with for a day, which sense would you chose?

Sight….I guess that makes me a bit shallow. But doesn’t everyone want to be eye-catching?

 If you had a magical power what would it be?

I’d be able to clone myself. I never feel like I get through my goals for a day or season.

 If you came with a caution label what would it say?

Not easily broken or Unforgettable.

If you were described as an experience, what would be the description?

A cross country journey: there will be sun, there will be rain. Beauty in all of it. Likely, once in a lifetime, but in a  sensible and practical way.  Exhausting at times, yet still a thrill. Calculated yet whimsical.

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Sports Illustrated and style experts give us the their take on the 50 most fashionable athletes. Baltimore’s own Carmelo Anthony made the list as well as Serena Williams, Misty Copeland, Victor Cruz, Cam Newton and Ciara’s boo, Russell Wilson to name a few. Check out Sports Illustrated on stands now.

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Transition to SpringIt’s April 5th, according to the calendar Spring arrived a little over two weeks ago on March 20th however, according to the weather, winter and spring are playing double dutch. Winter (rope 1) is swinging it’s efforts in an outward motion, Summer (rope 2) is swinging it’s efforts in an inward motion and we the people are jumping in and of the cycle daily.  

One of the biggest issues this vicious cycle causes is what to wear daily.  So in preparing to transition my clothing from Winter to Spring, I’ve found that 5 items are a necessity until mother nature let’s Spring have it’s way.

1.     Lightweight Scarf-  these lovely pieces of fabric can either help keep your neck and ears warm, add a simple pop of color to your outfit or turn into a nice headpiece if need be. No matter which option you chose, it’s a great item that can casually lend itself to the winter spring double dutch.

2.     Denim/cropped twill jacket/leather or suede jacket great for layering. Perfect to wear over sweater with a scarf on cooler days. Great to wear with a lighter fabric or tee shirt on warmer days (scarf can still be worn as an accessory). An easy way to remove a layer or add the layer back and be totally ready for however the winds blows that day

3.     Trench Coat- a nice all weather trench coat is fabulous during this time of transition. Typically with a inner lining that can be removed, it can provide warmth on the more brisk days and give you the option as a more breathable airy fabric during the warmer temperatures. Bonus, because they are typically water resistant you are prepared for spring showers or the random snow shower that may creep in.

4.     Ankle Boots- these babies have become a go to during this time where temperatures are fluctuating. Offers great flexibility with jeans or dresses with or without tights

5.     Sunglasses- yes this is an accessory but much needed on sunny days of winter or spring besides it adds a little extra something to finish your look for the day.

Be sure to add pops of color…nothing says Spring like vibrant colors.