Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Striped Dress + Red Neck Scarf

{Forever 21 Dress | H&M Heels, similar | Forever 21 Neck Scarf , similar, similar, similar | J.Crew Earrings, similar | H&M Purse, similar | Madewell Sunglasses, similar}

Neck Scarves. 

They're having a moment this summer, and I'm loving it. There are many different types of patterns you can go for when it comes to neck scarves (find the other options I researched above). I opted for a classic bandana print – I'm sure you have one of these lying around somewhere! 

Feeling Parisian, I paired the neck scarf with a striped black + white dress. The side slit of the dress plus the platform heels add a bit of edginess to the overall look. 

Don't know how to tie a neck scarf? Don't worry I didn't either. I used Refinery29's "how-to" video for help. 

What's your opinion on this trend? Let me know in the comments section below!

As always, thanks for reading and God bless :)

Photos taken by Jeffrey Reale

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pineapple High-Low Dress

{TopShop Dress; similar cut, similar print | J.Crew Heels, similar | Ray-Ban Aviators
Nadri Earrings, similar | Tiffany & Co Silver Infinity Ring | X Ring, similar

Summer has finally hit the city and I couldn't be happier! Growing up in Miami the only season I knew was summer, and I took it for granted. Now that I've experienced a real winter I want to cherish this summer. And what better way to kick-off summer than with a pineapple dress? 

The print and cut of this dress is perfect for above-75-degrees weather (breezy dress = no sweat stains). The open back makes this dress even more unique and can turn it to a beach cover-up. 

Silver accents go best with this print, so I opted for high-heeled silver sandals and silver jewelry. Since this dress is busy, I chose to put my hair up and added statement earrings. 

I searched high and low (get it?) to find a similar dress to this. TopShop doesn't make it anymore, but I found a seller on Poshmark who is selling one in a size large, as well as dresses similar to it.

I hope you lovelies had a great start to you summer & stay tuned for some more summer looks here! 

As always, thanks for reading and God bless :) 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Leanne Marshall FW16 Collection | NYFW16

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I know. It's been a looooong time since I've last posted. I've been trying to figure out what direction I want to take my blog, and I don't want to be posting less-than-perfect outfit posts for you guys. 

In the meantime, I had the opportunity to attend Leanne Marshall's FW16 Collection during New York Fashion Week. 

Disclaimer: This was my first fashion show and first time attending NYFW, so you can imagine the giddy smile I had on my face the entire show.   

Marshall's collection was practically everything I love when it comes to style. The colors in her collection ranged from black (my fave), maroon, brown and autumn gold (also know as marigold). 

In case you missed it, marigold is the color of the moment. Jennifer Lopez, America Ferrera and many others have graced the red carpets in this color. Needless to say, I'm about it.

Marshall is well known for her bridal collection, and as you can see in some of my photos she was showcasing a few of those pieces. What I love most about this collection is Marshall's juxtaposition of delicate detail to the overall minimalist aesthetic the dresses carry. If you've seen any past post of mine you know I live by the motto "less is more." Marshall truly understands that with her collection. 

If I had to pick a favorite it would be the autumn gold silk charmeuse deep v gown with the graduated tier skirt (the first picture in my post). Marshall balanced boldness and sophistication by mixing a daring cut (that deep v) with restrained detailing. The graduated tier skirt adds movement to the dress, while the bow ties the whole piece together.  

Marshall's collection was truly gorgeous and totally wearable. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to experience a taste of NYFW and thank you Leanne Marshall for the beautiful show!

As always, thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Trend: 70s-Inspired Clothing

It looks like the 70s are here to stay, and I can't say I'm upset about that. Colorful isn't exactly my favorite word, but I love the fun prints and colors from the 70s. This skirt from Zara has such a cool pattern and complimenting colors. While it is a colorful skirt, the colors aren't "in your face". They're warm and perfect for this time of year. Zara has a great fall collection that includes lots of 70s-inspired pieces.

I paired the skirt with a fitted, maroon turtleneck. Two things I love about this turtleneck: 1. Maroon is a great color to wear during fall and winter; 2. Owning basic tops, like this turtleneck, in several different colors is a must for cold weather. Having moved from sunny Miami to New York a short time ago, I've learned the importance of layering. 

Now for these fabulous shoes. I recently bought these clogs from TopShop, and needless to say I haven't taken them off. They're surprisingly very comfy and great for work. Another great shoe option for this outfit would be velvet knee-high boots (another fab fall trend). 

As always, thanks for reading & God bless :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Long Hair, Don't Care | IrresistibleMe Hair Extensions

Hey readers! It's been awhile, I know. Life in New York is quite hectic, as well as having a real job. But, I manage by telling myself "I'm living in the coolest city ever!" 

I was recently approached by IrresistibleMe Hair Extensions to try their 100% Human Remy Hair clip in extensions. Now, I've never worn hair extensions before because I've always had really long hair. However, I chopped all that hair off last year and since then been rocking short do's. So, I was pretty excited to try these extensions because I've been missing my mermaid hair. 

The first thing I did when I received this lovely box was touch the hair (as weird as that may sound). The extensions felt so real. I was afraid the hair would feel coarse and the color would be off, but IrresistibleMe's hair extensions were spot on! 
The extensions blend in with my hair perfectly. I loved having long hair again...I'm inspired to grow it out. But for the time being, these extensions will be my go-to! 

Since it was my first time using clip-in extensions I had to watch a few tutorials on YouTube (thank God for those videos!). But I got the hang of it quickly, and using clip-in extensions is a stress-free way of adding a bit of 'omf' to your hair. 

In case you were wondering the color of my extensions, they're Silky Natural Black (#1b). They retail for $79 and are well worth it. If you have any questions about these hair extensions, feel free to leave a comment below! 

As always, thanks for reading :) 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Overalls & Striped Tee

{Overalls | Striped Tee; similar | Heels | Bag; similar | Sunglasses; similar | Necklace; similar | Rings: midi ring; similar, stacked ring; similar, black stone ring; similar | Bracelets: 1, 2; similar, 3; similar}

Summer is slowly, but surely hitting the city. I was expecting heat waves when I moved here, but so far so good. On the days that reach the 80s, my overalls usually make an appearance. Yup. I'm still digging the overall trend. They make an outfit instantly cooler (unless you pair them with plaid and cowboy boots). 

Stripes are popular right now, especially striped t-shirt dresses...still on the hunt for one. For once, I decided to swap out my sneakers for a pair of heels. I usually don't wear heels but they can add some 'omf' to your outfit. I opted for a 90s influence pair from H&M. I've been wanting a pair like this, and they're quite comfy! 

I was super excited to take my pictures in Central Park. I'm surprised we got some pictures without people in them (there's traffic everywhere in this city!). My next task is deciding a new location for my next post. Any ideas?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello, from New York City

View from the rooftop at The Met 

I tried rewriting the intro a few times, but couldn't come up with a clever way to start this post explaining why I haven't blogged in few months. I'm going to be blunt; I got busy and lost interest. Between balancing school, an internship and job applications, I found myself stressing about my future and forgetting to do what I loved--writing. 

A lot has happened in these past few months (good things, thankfully!) I graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude, with a B.S. in public relations. After months of job applications, self doubt and hair loss (just kidding about the last one), I finally made it to New York City. 

Let me just say what a relief it was to hear that someone wanted me to work in their company. The job market is so unpredictable, hence I'm beyond grateful that I was able to find something. I'm also beyond grateful for having the support of my family (especially my parents). Seeing them so proud and happy for me reassured me that I made the right decision. 

So, I've been living in the city for about a month and I absolutely love it! The buildings, city lights, delicious food, endless amount of things to do...I love everything about this city. Ok, maybe not the traffic, that actually kind of sucks. But, besides that I feel really, really happy being here. So much, that this city has inspired me to continue with my blog. 

Dreams are supposed to come true in New York, right? Well I'm going to try to make mine happen. So keep an eye out for next week because you can expect some blog posts coming your way. I can't promise to post everyday (I'm a working gal now), but I'm going to try my best! 

In the meantime, enjoy some pics I've taken of the city :) 

Spent my first Sunday brunch, appropriately, at Sarabeth's

Went to Coney Island for the first time & went go-karting with my boyfriend

The 'China: Through the Looking Glass' exhibit at The Met is absolutely gorgeous...I want one of everything, thanks

Shared a drink with my Uncle at The Plaza Hotel when he was in town

Went to Governor's Ball in Randall's Island & had a blast! 

Saw the Freedom Tower & 1 World Trade Center with my uncle

Shared the most delicious shaved ice with my friend at Snowdays Shavery 

Drove to Connecticut when my parents and sisters came to visit & saw my future house 

One of my favorite pictures thus far; my sisters & I at Beauty Bar 

Another favorite picture; my family & I in New Jersey