She’s powerful using her words, secure with all her beauty, and grounded in her beliefs. There’s a lot to learn from Tracee Ellis Ross when it comes to living your best life, but for now I’ve compiled seven style lessons from 2017. Though she’s spent most of her career in the entertainment industry, she’s no stranger to fashion. Whether she’s styling herself in an empowering message t-shirt or rocking a Chanel gown with cornrows and bantu knots, she’s nothing short of an effortless force.

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Lesson #1: It’s fashionable to stand out in color.

Tracee is not afraid of bold hues. When in couture, go bright or stay home.

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Lesson #2: Don’t be afraid to mix prints and patterns.

Whether you use one base color or two, go all the way with confidence. Trust in yourself.

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Lesson #3: You can wear anything at any age.

It’s no secret that Tracee is 45 years young and wears lipstick to the gym. Keyword: gym.

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Lesson #4: Cherish vintage pieces, forever.

Whether it’s a YSL dress or a Agnes B. button down from high school. Tracee loves to re-wear in a new way.

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Lesson #5: Don’t hide your accessories nor leave your red lipstick at home.

She’s a Golden Globe winner and #TimesUp advocate, dress for what you believe in + manifest in your truth.

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Lesson #6: Be your own stylist – and kill it.

Be feminine, be aware, above all, be your definition of alluring. Don’t let society define your style.

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Lesson #7: Pose often + have fun doing it.

Can we have Tracee on the cover of US Vogue for 2018? Please & thank you Anna Wintour.

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New year, same blog. I don’t know what it is about 2018 that has me thrilled about life. I want to say it’s because eight is one of my favorite numbers or truthfully, because I have proven to myself that I can literally accomplish anything. This year is for self-love and perseverance. I can’t go on without acknowledging that I’m happy to be blogging again. Though it’s been over a year since my last post, I’m back and I’m better. I’m not perfect nor do I have the perfect blog, however I know what my blog goals are. I look forward to projects + collaborations and all the changes She Casually Allure will undergo. I’m back to dig deeper and dive harder into the world that I’m so passionate about. Welcome back to where story-telling and high fashion meet.  x

From the iconic Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Rihanna presented her second FentyxPuma collection. With socialites and models in attendance, the ambiance was captivating. Violins played trap music, while models strutted a “super-regal and a perfect mix of street- and sportswear.” Since our bad gal became the face of Dior, one can see how the Château de Versailles was a huge influence. The setting alone was inspired by how Christian Dior once showed his latest designs: within the walls of a small room in Paris. Rihanna paid homage to France’s most fashionable royals, her inspiration was “what if Marie Antoinette went to the gym.” The idea is feminine and fun yet wearable. It was interesting to see male models in lacy camisoles and pearl necklaces. Many brands have been including gender neutral styles in their collections, so it’s nice to see Rihanna’s personal interpretation. I’d love to get my hands on a “Puma”-labeled lace fan, that’s a dope touch in my eyes. x

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Images via Vogue Runway & The New York Times

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. She joins the elegant forces of Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman as the first woman of colour for Dior’s latest campaign. THIS IS MAJOR! The doors are opening for women of many races and this is just a preview. Rihanna werked it in the ‘Secret Garden IV’ short film as well as the photoshoot with the legendary fashion photographer Steven Klein. Taken place at the royal château, the beautiful Palace of Versailles in France is a breathtaking moment for the high fashion brand. The short film is so DIOR and Rihanna radiated flawlessly. My favorite scene has to be the seductive strut, it’s luxuriously magical yet dark.  This will forever be noted as one of my favorite fashion films + campaigns. Thank you Raf. x