When I walk out the door, I know that I look smart and stylish, even on a budget. As a queer woman of color, I like my clothing to represent my confidence and individuality...
DapperPenniless is where fashion and photography meet. This is a creative space to showcase my personal looks and how I get them for the prices that work for me. It's also a space to document my life with love, friends, and great times. Can you dig it?
In recent years I started to dress up for Halloween as a way of reclaiming my childhood, but life is a costume party so why not play? This year I was inspired by the 1992 version of the Candyman based in Chicago. Legend has it, if you summon the Candyman 5 times in the mirror he would appear and kill you! Check out my rendition of Candyman using items from my dapper wardrobe!
Today we are focusing on my HAIR and what I do to make my curls pop. I don't have much of a hair routine but hopefully this is helpful to anyone who wants to define their hair pattern a little more through a wash and go format! Hit me up with any questions, feedback, or haircare tips that you want to share with everyone!
You ask and I deliver— Check out “How to Build a Basic Wardrobe” for some general tips on how to build a quick and cohesive capsule of clothing that you can wear throughout the seasons!
Today, I’m writing all about my favorite fall colors—burgundy & navy blue! I’ve always found this combination to be versatile, soothing to look at, and they bring about a sophisticated energy to any outfit— making these colors, “oh so dapper”. I pulled together a couple outfits to show you how I get down and where I find my pieces. Click to read more!
This week I have put together some tips and outfit examples that I swear by that answer a question that can be particularly tough on one’s wardrobe: How do you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, particularly when the weather can be so hot and cold? These tips can help anyone, but my posts focus specifically on queer, trans, non-binary, and dapper fashion.
Happy Summer Solstice! Just in time for great weather and even better vibes, I've prepared 3 looks for this gorgeous weather that you've gotta have! I can't believe how long, cold, and at times grey this past winter was :(. So I'm taking advantage and ready to go all out with these outfits that reflect just how good I feel! DapperPenniless is back--- did you miss me?! ;)
Spring time is finally here can you believe it?! I'm super excited for all of the adventures that will unfold as the weather finally gets to be nice and warm in NYC! Spring is a beautiful time to transition into a more colorful wardrobe! Thank goodness Jord was kind enough to send me a timepiece that was just perfect for what I was looking for!
Recently, I was contacted by Rockridge SF, a company based in California for a product review of their oxford button down! Hooray!!! Rockridge SF specializes in men's button down shirts for the modern entrepreneur and prides themselves on doing social good! Check it out!
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!
There are an infinite number of ways to style your favorite suit but today I'll show you my three favorite ways I like to style my new TopMan suit!