I have some happy news to share.
Style with Buki is growing which means that you’ll get to meet some talented and creative contributors. I have been a one woman show for a while and I have desired to grow Style with Buki into a community with more contributors and more conversation.
You’ll be seeing more Style posts of me along with features of women and men (they are back from my James1542 roots!) , Locals Luv Posts, and Lifestyle Posts.
Photos by Jennifer Sosa
I will have links to the contributors that are featured so you can get to know them better. My goal is to cultivate community with other talented individuals so you see curated content that is relevant and inspiring to you.
As Style with Buki grows, I will need your support and input on a future reader survey and a few site changes that will be in the works. Please continue to comment and send feedback to email@example.com as you see fit, I love hearing from you.
And if you’d like to contribute or collaborate with us, that would be awesome too!
While visiting California, I spent a lot of time exploring Downtown LA (DTLA). Staying in the heart of the city, I expected to see very little greenery during my daily walks but instead I was pleasantly surprised.There was Greenery in DTLA, sprinkled around high-rises, curated in thoughtfully designed parks and beautifying residents’ balconies. It gave the bustling city center large pockets of calm and relaxation and made me feel at home. Wearing: Kit and Ace Shirt and Vintage Skirt | All photography by Jennifer Sosa
Style Tip: When wearing a multicolored Print bottom, pick one color from the print and wear it as a solid top. I picked white and wore it as my t-shirt.
xx, Buki Peters
On my visit to Montreal, Diana of Four Brown Girls was kind enough to spend a day with me. She showed me around her city and highlighted Griffin Town and Saint Henri, two culturally rich neighborhoods on the rise.
Below are some of Diana’s
FOOD: Eat at L’ Gros Luxe
, it has a good menu, excellent Service and is reasonably priced.
PRODUCE: Shop the Atwater Market
for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and a variety of Cheeses.
HAIR: Make an appointment at InHAIRitance
, a curl spa specializing in the care of Curly, Kinky, Locked and Wavy Hair textures.
NEW ON THE SCENE:
TRY: Nini Meatball House
, a seasonal meat ball restaurant with an extensive menu that includes soups and salads too.
TRY: Buck 15 espresso bar
a Jamaican fusion cafe that also serves up coffee and baked goods. If you visit on summer evenings you can also enjoy Jerk Chicken and listen to rhe drum circle perform in the alley way.
Thank you Diana
for your Montreal recommendations!
I’m thankful for new perspectives when shooting with Jen Sosa.I’m thankful for talented street Artists in Downtown LA’s Art District. I’m thankful for the public piano at Arts District Co-Op. I’m thankful for the opportunity to explore amazing places with amazing people.
What are you thankful for?
I have gone on a few trips this summer and I usually pack light with classic pieces that are easy to mix and match. But there is always an exception to the rule and for me it is this dress.
Among my summer whites, stripes and other classics is this neon orange dress or an equally vibrant one. Over the years I have accumulated a few great reasons to pack a vibrant dress when traveling somewhere new and will share 3 with you today.
3 reasons I travel bright:
1.) It is easy to find me or describe me to a stranger if I get lost or loose my group.
2.) It makes otherwise boring backgrounds more fun to photograph.
3.) It is a conversation starter and alerts new friends that I am an extrovert.
Photography by Jennifer Sosa | Styling by Buki Peters | Shot in Downtown Los Angles, CA
I usually wear this dress on my first day in a new city because that is when I tend to wander off the most and find everything unfamiliar very interesting.
Would you pack a stand out dress like this when you travel? Why or Why not?
Around this time every year, I begin my preparations for the fall season by taking inventory of my summer shoes and bags to see if they need fixing before storing them away. I wasn’t always this diligent with the care of my accessories that is until I began going to my local Cobbler.
Alfa Shoe and Luggage Repair shop has been in business for over 30 years. Greg, the owner is a Cobbler with plenty of experience and wisdom about the care of shoes and accessories . After many years of visiting Alfa Shoe and Luggage Repair, I have learned several useful tips from Greg for caring for my leather goods and below are 5 simple ones to remember. Practice preventative care.
Similar to your health, preventative care is always best. Store leather bags in a dry and cool environment. Re-enforce the soles of shoes that are precious to you so they do not wear quickly.
Repair at first of wear.
Bring leather bags and shoes in as soon as you see visible wear and tear. The sooner you address the source of the problem, the simpler it will be correct and repair.
Protect and Preserve.
Easily prevent liquid stains by capping pens and keeping a tight lid on all liquids in and around your leather bag. During the Fall and Winter months, put leather protector spray or lotion on leather boots to repeal moisture.
Lighten your Load.
Only carry essentials in your handbag or brief case, do not over load it or the straps will be strained and begin to rip.
Stay above ground.
Whenever possible, place your handbag on a clean smooth surface. Keep it off the floor because if it gets a stain it may be difficult to decipher the origin of this stain.
Many thanks to Greg and Alpha Shoe and Luggage Repair for these tips that have helped me over the years to maintain my vintage leather bags, I hope they help you also!
Do you have any other tips you use when caring for your leather accessories? Please share below in the comments section.
A White T-Shirt and Jeans when worn well is a classic look that can almost be as fail proof as wearing a little black dress (LBD) out to dinner. Most of us wear this combination (white T-shirt and Jeans) because it is a comfortable and familiar look and both are true. They a classic casual look but how do you elevate this look so it doesn’t turn out sloppy? It all has to do with the fit and the fashion.
1.)The fit of the shirt should be comfortable (not so tight that it looks like your second skin and not so loose that it can fit another person. And the fit of the jeans should also be comfortable enough to walk in but not so relaxed that it bunches over your shoes. After you have considered your fit, then the fashion part comes into play which is the fun part. 2.)The fashion part is how I make the look unique to me. I accessorized with a colorful scarf, a metallic belt and shoes which helped me personalize this common clothing combination. Lastly, I put on a blazer that I can wear to an evening outing or dinner.
Wearing: Kit and Ace T-Shirt , Mango Denim, H&M Blazer, Vintage Scarf, J.Crew Belt and Nordstrom Sandals.
Style Tip: When wearing classic combos stand out with the fit and fashion of your look.
What are some classic combinations you wear often?
I just returned from California and I’m so thankful to have friends and family there who take me to beautiful new places every time I visit.
What are you thankful for?
Over the years, I have learned to travel light because I do not like to check my bags and I like being able to lift my luggage on my own on the outbound trip. The return trip may have accumulated a few extra pounds so I am more open to help.
Another reason I pack light is because it allows me to challenge my styling skills to see how many different outfits I can come up with using a limited number of clothes. So I stick to classic clothing pieces ( a white button down, denim, white sneakers, a Chambray shirt etc.).
On my recent trip to Montreal, Canada I packed as I usually do and ended up wearing an all denim outfit. It was comfortable classic denim on denim look that was easy to style because I concentrated more on my accessories for a relaxed look.
What does your travel wardrobe consist of ?