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How to Tie A Tie Fast! | Collab w/ Knot Just For Boys + Giveaway

Happy National Tie Month! Many queer folks may not have had the opportunity to learn how to tie a tie from people who look just like them! The Dapper Maverick and I took the opportunity to collaborate on a video for you guys! We talk trivia, have the ultimate tie off, and have 2 giveaways with all the details you need to get your dapper journey started off right!

How to Tie A Tie Fast! | Collab w/ Knot Just For Boys + Giveaway

This Look is Inspired by Nature Herself

My friends and I needed a quick reset, so we grabbed some cases of wine and beer and headed for the mountains in Warrensburg, NY! With no cell service and my friends surrounding me, I began to realize how at peace I felt! I put together a look that encompasses the the bold and the beautiful of this weekend, which makes this look inspired by nature herself! 

This Look is Inspired by Nature Herself

DP featured on BuzzfeedLGBT's Non-Binary Fashion Video

"How do you dress beyond the binary?"- Check me out as I speak about dressing beyond the binary! Style should be about the look you want and how you can attain it, regardless of sex or gender!

DP featured on BuzzfeedLGBT's Non-Binary Fashion Video

"Fall Into Fashion" With DapperPenniless

In the most recent installment of DapperPenniless Presents... I created my very first fall lookbook! Fall is one of my favorite seasons! It's a great time to start adding on some layers as it gets colder and experiment with some beautiful colors like burnt orange or olive green! This lookbook features three of my favorite looks for the fall! Check it out!

"Fall Into Fashion" With DapperPenniless

Weekend Wear in this Endless Summer Heat Wave!

Boy, was it hot this weekend as NYC was hit with the heatwave of the summer! I had planned on keeping it cool by sipping on mimosas, watching movies, and stationing myself in front of my AC, but I decided not to let this summer heat keep me down! Check out what I wore this weekend to create some waves of my own!

Weekend Wear in this Endless Summer Heat Wave!

When in Miami...

Last Week, I was in Miami visiting some family I needed a little retail therapy! I tried out the Aventura Mall which was a bit more upscale than I thought... but I didn't fret! Sometimes you can find a lot of stylish and great quality pieces, at affordable prices, in the sale sections of high end stores. Last season's items can still be timeless, just like this CPO Lobster Print Shirt I Found at Urban Outfitters! 

When in Miami...

Photography in Style: Review of FjallRaven's Kanken + Camera Insert

Anyone who knows me, knows that fashion and photography are my loves! In this post I get to talk about both!!! Last month, I found myself in Chicago visiting a friend and came across the FjallRaven store and saw the Kanken bag + Camera Insert. I just had to have it!

Photography in Style: Review of FjallRaven's Kanken + Camera Insert

DP Makes the List! "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following On Instagram"

I am so grateful to have made the BuzzFeedLGBT list for "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following on Instagram"! You can check me out here at #4!

DP Makes the List! "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following On Instagram"

DP Shoots: NYC PRIDE X KARGO X NBC

I told you guys to stay tuned for my blog post about #nycpride sunday! This year I had the privilege of photographing some prime moments while walking in the parade with Kargo, NBC, and Jill Kargman of Odd Mom Out! Check it out!

DP Shoots: NYC PRIDE X KARGO X NBC

DP Shoots: Bklyn BoiHood #BBHPRIDE #MELANINMAGIC

NYC Pride weekend took place from Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 26th.. and let me tell you... it was such a BLAST!!! My Nikon D750 and I were ready for ALL OF IT, starting with the Bklyn BoiHood Party on Friday Night!

DP Shoots: Bklyn BoiHood #BBHPRIDE #MELANINMAGIC

What I wore: Summer Wear (Puerto Rico Edition)

Happy Friday! Since I’m still reminiscing about my recent trip to Puerto Rico, I’ve decided to share what I wore on this vacation and some tips for where to find some great casual button downs for the dapper penniless. I look good and still save those extra pennies for the beautiful destinations I’m dreaming of. 

What I wore: Summer Wear (Puerto Rico Edition)

DapperPenniless Shoots: Lianne La Havas at NYC's McKittrick Hotel

Any one who knows me KNOWS that I'm a HUGE Lianne la Havas fan! So I was excited when I got the opportunity to photograph her solo performance at NYC's McKittrick Hotel this week. Check out my shots below if you missed out!

DapperPenniless Shoots: Lianne La Havas at NYC's McKittrick Hotel

Autumn Leaves- A Dapper Fall Fashion Shoot

Autumn is all about transitions, with the leaves falling in beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds. Being able to incorporate these rich colors into my wardrobe makes the Fall one of my favorite seasons. Check me out in the midst of the beautiful foliage!

Autumn Leaves- A Dapper Fall Fashion Shoot

Searching for Staples Pt.2 - Shoes for the Dapper Penniless

As a dapper woman, I know that the shoes I wear are a major part of how I put myself together. I want a pair of shoes to enhance my outfit, not take away from it.

Searching for Staples Pt.2 - Shoes for the Dapper Penniless

NY Fashion Week is HERE!: The Tailory New York Kicks Off Their Fall Collection

Last week, I had the pleasure of going to The Tailory New York's- NY Fashion Week Party. This event was put on to kick off their custom designed fall collection!  I ran over straight after work, and I have to say... going to this event made me love NYC even more! EHEM... I still love you, Jersey...

NY Fashion Week is HERE!: The Tailory New York Kicks Off Their Fall Collection

Searching for Staples Pt.1 - The Blazer

When it comes to shopping on a budget I've learned to invest in a few staple items. So, this week I set out to find an essential part of my dapper wardrobe: The Blazer.

Searching for Staples Pt.1 - The Blazer