Showing posts with label personal style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personal style. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monochrome Short Set and Embellished Heels





Let's face it, I'm utterly obsessed with monochrome lately.  What I appreciate about a monochromatic look is the simplicity and cohesion of the pieces that meld together seamlessly.  Hence, the nude-blush pallette for today's post.   Lightweight trench coats are also a must-have piece in my Spring collection of clothing (indeed, I need one of every color) because they add an effortless completion to an outfit that I absolutely love.  And so, here I am in a parking garage with brightly painted teal walls and just the right amount of light for me to snap some shots with my tripod sidekick.  

What I'm rocking:

Trench Coat by F21
Camisole by Victoria's Secret
Shorts by Macy's
Shoes by Nine West

Get the look:



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two-Toned Blazer and Silk Jogger Pants

"Interestingly, I love power dressing 
and combining edge 
or masculine pieces 
with a feminine flair."




Over the course of two or three days, Miami experienced Winter, meaning unseasonably cold weather.  As a result, the black suit is the solution to any possible occurrence of 49-degree weather.  Fortunately, I am not the type to sway in fluctuating weather conditions so I threw on a black and white blazer with these silky jogger-like pants and called it a day.  Black suits are ultimately timeless, as they will never go out of style and there are variations to play around with.  I'm also quite a fan of the short set, especially in Miami.  Interestingly, I love power dressing and combining edge or masculine pieces with a feminine flair (exhibit A: gold watch and glistening black heels).  

For its simplicity, this look pieces together the puzzle of how to dress fashionable yet logically.

What I'm rocking:

Blazer by Macy's 
Pants by ZARA 
Shoes c/o GUESS
Watch by GUESS

Get the look:



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weekend Looks for 3 Different Style Types

As the weekend is approaching, so are the endless options of what to wear for every occasion.  Everybody has their own style; therefore, I have dedicated today's post to outlining three different looks for these style types.  If your style type is eclectic, you can switch out the following looks as they apply to occasions or events throughout the weekend.  Enjoy!

Feminine and Trendy - This look is perfect for those who love delicate fabrics, spring floral prints, follow trends, and enjoy girlie accents.  The ideal occasion: Brunch with the ladies.  Where the items are from: F21 blouse, shorts and bracelet | ALDO heels and bag.

Effortlessly Chic - Although rocking high heels is great, sometimes a girl just wants to throw on a pair of flats too.  It could also be wearable with a pair of denim shorts, as shoulder bags accentuate the length of shorts as well.  This outfit is applicable to those who enjoy a bit more of a casual look, need something cute yet fashionable for school, or on-the-go moms.  The ideal occasion: Daytime shopping or to the local market.  Where the items are from: ZARA top | F21 distressed jeans | Vintage shoulder bag | Target flats | F21 accessories.

Bold and Edgy - For the daring, this look can make you stand out in any setting.  Pair a high-peaked shoulder top with a statement necklace, sequin shorts and colorful pumps and you are set.  The ideal occasion: Girl's night out or a late dinner date.  Where the items are from: ZARA top | ZARA necklace | Arden B earrings | Guess watch | Express shorts | Boutique pumps.



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY: Facial Scrub

As I mentioned in my Snapshot blog post, I would be posting my recipe for the DIY facial scrub that I used over the weekend.  It's made from everyday ingredients that you most likely have somewhere in your kitchen (and you could even eat it if you desire to do so)!  This will last for multiple facials as well, so you can keep it for future use.

What's in the scrub:
1 cup of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon of half-and-half
1/2 cup of honey
Optional: Thinly sliced cucumbers for your eyes

How to put it all together:
1) Gather all of your ingredients together.

2) Pour honey into a bowl containing brown sugar.

3) Add half-and-half.

4) Stir the mixture to form a consistent mixture. 

5) Lie down in your robe or sit in a nice bubble bath, place some cucumbers over your eyes (to brighten them up), light some candles, and relax!




Monday, March 19, 2012

Snapshot: My Weekend

Miami had gorgeous weather over the weekend, so I spent plenty of time outdoors.  There's so much going on in the city with FUNKSHION Fashion Week, Miami International Fashion Week, and Winter Music Conference coming up.  For today's post, I thought I'd share some snapshots of my weekend.  You can think of it as if you experienced all of it with me, as my road dog.

Since it was so beautiful outside, I threw on this floral romper with a striped belt and some sandals.  I love the mixing of floral and stripes.

On Saturday night, I just wanted to relax so I decided to treat myself and my little man to a spa night.  I put together a DIY facial scrub (which I will release the recipe for in a later post this week) and put some cucumbers on my eyes.  We both threw our robes on and relaxed!  It was so cute seeing him in his little robe with cucumbers on his eyes.  Surprisingly, he sat still long enough for me to snap a photo.

On Sunday, I was browsing through Anthropologie and stumbled upon these inspirational beauties.  This store is filled with feminine items, perfect for fashion or home decor.

As I was flipping through a magazine, I fell upon this quote: "Take your pleasure seriously."  It made me stop and realize that sometimes you just have to relax, even when you are in the midst of chaos and busy with work, etc.
In continuation with my previous photo, I did just that...I took my pleasure of devouring these mini cupcakes with a glass of bubbly, very seriously.  It was heavenly to say the least =]
My recent dinner menu has consisted primarily of brown rice sushi or salmon nigiri.  I am a big fan of sushi!  It's so fresh and deliciously light.

Starbucks.  Ahhh Starbucks, how I love you so.  We have a strong relationship, as Starbucks keeps luring me in from day to day.  I either grab a cup of this Bold Joe or a Grande Iced Coffee with soy and 3 packets of Equal (yes, it's that precise).

I listen to Louise Hay's "101 Power Thoughts" almost every morning to get me in the mind set for the day.  Staying positive and motivated is what drives me to accomplish even more.

I'm not sure if many of you are on Pinterest (if you are, ADD ME >>) Follow Me on Pinterest , but I have had quite the obsession with perusing this site for home decor ideas.  As I said before, I am in the process of revamping my condo...so Pinterest has been quite the bundle of joy for me.

Last but not least, I am also quite fond of Mediterranean food.  More specifically, hummus and pita bread with a traditional pide.  Hummus is basically pureed chickpeas with lemon juice and a little olive oil.  It's a great alternative to your typical high-calorie dip.  The traditional pide is a healthier version of pizza, consisting of a light and crispy flatbread with a little cheese and tomatoes on top.  I love it!  
 What were some of your weekend activities?


Monday, March 12, 2012

I Bleed Purple and Gold

I wanted to start off the week with a bit more casual look, so today's post features this loose-fitting tank, a leather jacket, and some DIY denim shorts that I created.  This weekend was pretty busy for me since my mother came into town to see my baby boy and myself (although I'm sure she only comes to spoil him and I just so happen to reside in the same place), but it was a great time.  I love spending time with my family because they keep me grounded.  Anyway, I have a lot of new home decor items that I can't wait to show you guys in a later post!  Lately, I've been revamping the decor in my place and I'm excited for you to see the finished look.

What I'm wearing:
Express leather jacket
Lakers tank
DIY custom shorts (I cut some old jeans up and added my own touch by piecing studs and leather on them with splashes of bleach)









Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Bow Tie

One of my new favorite accessories is this black bow tie that I scooped up from American Apparel.  As many of you may already know, I am a big fan of menswear for ladies nowadays.  I've been incorporating skinny ties, bow ties, and suspenders into my looks lately.  For today's OOTD, I paired a bow tie with a sheer collared blouse, bright pink lace shorts, a black blazer, and the infamous Steve Madden Mary Jane pumps.  Enjoy, my loves =]

What I'm wearing:
TJ Maxx blazer (great steal!)
F21 blouse
F21 shorts
American Apparel bow tie
Steve Madden pumps




Thursday, February 16, 2012

Color Pop

One of my favorite rollover trends for this season is color-blocking for the simple fact that various bold colors can look beautiful together.  However, this is not to say that you should throw on every bright piece that you have in your closet.  It's almost like attending art class all over again!  Primary colors, complementary colors, analogous colors, and triadic colors look great together.  Primary includes red, yellow and blue while complementary colors are opposite on the color wheel (i.e. red/green, yellow/purple, orange/blue).  To dive into it a little deeper, analogous colors are typically next to each other (i.e. red, orange, yellow) and triadic colors are evenly spaced on the color wheel (i.e. green, purple, yellow). 

For today's OOTD, I included the analogous colors red (pink), orange and yellow.  I'm very pleased with the outcome!  Let me know what you think.

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 blazer
Express dress
Target belt
Gifted clutch purse