Happy Tuesday!
So photographer Karl Pierre, our Editor-in-Chic Claire Sulmers and of course I were on the scene this weekend at ESSENCE Festival! Hundreds of bombers and bombshells came flocking to the great city of New Orleans for a weekend of fun and fashion.
Take a look at some of the fashionistas we captured: Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-4This beauty, @aspiringtobe_me, wore an Authoriteez top (I need!) and an ankara shirt and matching blue headwrap. YASSSSSS to all of this.

Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-6Wykeesha (@wykeesha.sims) uplifted a Forever21 yellow blouse and floral romper. Cool look!Essence-Festival-Christien-KollectionWe can’t forget the bombers! We spotted @christienkollection rocking these amazing floral pants and cobalt blue loafers. What do you think?

Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-5These sweethearts both rocked off the shoulder rompers while touring the convention center. Cuties!

Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-2The fabulous ladies over at @Rue107 showed us some festive colors and prints while working the stand! Yassss to these colors ladies!


This bombshell gave us psychedelic vibes in this multi-colored romper and gladiator sandals.Essence-Festival-2016-Heygorjess@heygorjess looked absolutely, well, gorgeous in her printed dress and black strappy flats.

Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-10The lovely Megan wore a Revolve dress and Louboutin pink heels while off to dinner during EssenceFest!

Essence-Real-Style-2016-Bombshell-1This fabulous Bombshell (@woahyanna) served us face and outfit in a head-to-toe Boohoo look.

Tuwana-Clark-Essencefest-real-style-1This bombshell sported color on color on color as she made her way downtown at Essencefest! Look, some style is only for the bold, and you got it Queen!


Arieal rocked out in this amazing Kente cloth romper. I need that in my life!


This Bombshell said, “With an hour to get ready, I cut my Asos jumpsuit into a edgy two piece and adding flare with my classic addidas and vintage bag.”

essence-festival-2016-ownbyfemmeThe lovely @ownbyfemme strutted in a fitting day dress and cute nude open-toed sandals. Love her!

Jayla-essence-festival-2016Jayla and her auntie posed in matching pink Dashiki’s while out in Nola. How cute are they?!


Jade, aka jadealexarenee said, “I just flew in from Miami for the Essence Fest today (I’m an incoming UCLA medical student and wanted a break!). I had a great time, especially seeing all my favorite natural hair brands! Here is what I wore. Love your page!!”


Spotted was @kizzyy_ at the convention center. I’m diggin this 70s vibe.Essence-Festival-2016-TheNotoriousKIA@TheNotoriousKIA gave us a little daytime sexy in a boudoir-inspired lace and silk dress, paired with comfy sneakers. Cute!


The lovely @ann.wynn rocked a trendy bodycon paired with a vintage kimono. Cute!!!!


There you have it everyone! What did you think of Essence Fest this year? If you were there and snapped an awesomely cool outfit, send it to submissions@fashionbombdaily.com with “ESSENCEFEST” in the subject line.

Until next time!

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