I will never be able to understand why people love wearing black so much. While I can definitely appreciate an all black outfit and opt for this option myself at times, I find it way more interesting to wear white (if you hadn't noticed yet!) or bright fun colors! So of course when I spotted this chiffon off the shoulders baby doll dress at Raul Penaranda's Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Show I knew I had to have it! Pair it with sparkly Givenchy heels and find an amazing colorful mural and you've got yourself a happy blogger!
A foggy fall morning in the city and a perfectly empty Brooklyn bridge: nothing better to shoot this beautiful Raul Penaranda outfit. The skirt is actually a gorgeous column beaded gown with a sexy slit on the side and very plunging neckline, but layer it with this floral crop top and it becomes perfectly day-appropriate.
A stunning little white dress, sparkly heels and New York City at the end of a busy day.
It doesn't get any more magical than this.
Hope you'll all enjoy the second look I shot in collaboration with Raul Penaranda and the amazing Gabriel! We chose the Lincoln Center because of its gorgeous architecture and stunning white marble buildings. Little did we know that "professional photoshoots" are not allowed so after the security guard warned us the once we had to be super sneaky and shoot all of these pictures as fast as possible! Oh jeez, the things bloggers do for a good picture.. Haha Hope you'll appreciate these even more now that you know the little anecdote that goes with them. ;)
Dress: Raul Penaranda - Shoes: Givenchy - Earrings: Zara
These heels are sparkly perfection!
Today is #NationalHandbagDay and what better to to celebrate this fun day than to bring all of my babies out for a family picture?? :D I have loved and cherished every single one of them from the moment I bought them and have used all of them so much! I am ashamed to admit that there are still a ton of bags on my wishlist but I am so very grateful for everything I have! Not that I haven't worked my ass off to be able to afford every single one, because I really have.
So to us, handbags lovers out there, may our collections keep on growing! :D
(Of course I realized only after taking these that my Drew and a Chanel bag were missing but all of the others are here i promise!)
If you're anything like me you have a closet full of bags that you love and cherish dearly. Every piece you own is unique and has a special place in your heart. But there are undoubtedly some bags that you wear more often than others. Either be their color, leather or shape, you find that they complete your outfits perfectly and never let you down. That's how I feel about these 5 bags, which are definitely my must-haves. Forget about diamonds, I think purses are a girl's best friends!
5. The everyday tote: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
So incredibly spacious yet lightweight this bag is perfect for everyday errands and traveling. It can comfortably fit a laptop, a planner, your wallet, your makeup bag, a water bottle, your dog, your mom and everything that's in your room! Haha, jokes aside I have purchased this bag over 6 years ago and used it extremely often and it still looks superb!
4. The structured bag: Givenchy Antigona
So sleek and sophisticated the Antigona is a total class act. You can transition it from day to night and goes with literally everything! It carries a lot even though it gets pretty heavy if I fill it up too much: in that case the shoulder strap comes in very handy and saves you a pretty annoying eventual backache. I have this bag in black and I am seriously debating getting a beige one as well, that's how much I love it.
Bracelet: Hermès - Sunglasses: Céline
3. The party clutch: Alexander McQueen skull clutch
" 'Cause the party don't start til I walk in!". LOL. Well this bag is definitely an attention grabber slash conversation starter. I've had it for the longest time and it still looks new and has survived many crazy nights out. It's the kind of piece that elevates any outfit: pair it with a monochrome ensemble for a more sober look or with wild prints to make an over the top style statement.
Ring: YSL - Clutch: Alexander McQueen - Skull bracelet: Alexander McQueen - Roman numbers bracelet: The Peach Box - Link bracelet: J. Crew - Nailpolish: YSL number 26 Blanc Symboliste
2. The nano bag: Chloé Drew
The mini bag craze is far from over and everyone is always on the hunt for smaller and cuter bags. Personally I think it doesn't get any cuter than this Drew: I love the soft neutral color, the intricate chain details, the yellow gold hardware and its perfect shape.
Skirt: Kora Rae - Rings: Forever 21
1. The classic: Chanel flap
The little black dress of bags, the fairest of them all: a Chanel classic black flap is my holy grail. The elegance and sophistication that a Chanel bag can give to your outfit is almost surreal. It's been a must have and celebrity favorite for many years and will probably never lose its status.
February flew by so fast with all of the fashion week chaos and here we are at the end of the month with another favorites post. I love to recap my most used items in each category every month because it makes me realize which products I really love and which buys were not so necessary after all. How about you? Let me know in the comments below some of your favorite products!
I've been in Guadeloupe for the most part of the month so my fashion faves are going to be beach essentials! Bikinis to be exact! These three are my current favorites and it's no surprise: I'm such a sucker for anything pink and sparkly, white and lacey and super colorful.
Having a candle as a beauty favorite may appear bizarre but just hear me out: these Lemon West candles are made of 100% pure soy wax and essential oils and they have become my guilty pleasure when it comes to moisturizing. Every time I hop in a bath I light one and not only they make the whole bathroom smell divine but when I get out I use the melted wax as lotion on my legs and arms. They are also vegan, toxin free and against animal testing! It really doesn't get much better than these!
Candles: Lemon West - Monogram mug: Anthropologie - Lipsticks: YSL Rouge Volupté - Lipstick organizer: Marshalls - Macaron trinkets: Urban Outfitters
It wouldn't be a favorites post without my most used lipsticks of the month. Living in the Caribbean I don't end up using that much makeup and only go for a bold lip and a little eyeliner most of the time. So I really have my fun when it come to switching up the colors and textures of my lip products. This month was literally all over the place with matte nudes and creamy corals and satin purples.
Pale pink lipstick: Giambattista Valli x MAC - Purple lipstick: Milani cosmetics 34 Violet Volt - Burgundy lipstick: YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats - NYX SMLC16 in Cairo - NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella - YSL Rouge Volupté 27
Life in the Caribbean is all about color! These were some of my most used accessories this month: every time I go out for a drink or to the restaurant with some friends I love to keep my outfit simple and monochromatic and simply add statement shoes and a killer bag!
Bicolor clutch: Céline - Flamingo heels: Sophia Webster - Pink Tumbler: Starbucks - Orange pumps: Dolce & Gabbana - Color block wedges: Giuseppe Zanotti - Orange mini crossbody bag: Céline trio small - Pink tote: Céline mini luggage - Pink and yellow pumps: B by Brian Atwood - Blue tote: Prada.
My fave purchase of the month were these white Nike Roshe. I am not a sneakers kind of girl but I've been wanting these for almost a year now so I decided to finally buy them and thank god I did! They're super comfy of course and make me feel super stylish while working out, which makes me want to work out even more! Apparently these are all the motivation I needed to work out regularly! :D
I just can't hide my excitement when it come to room decor. This month I switched up some of the prints on my gallery wall and rearranged the shelves in my room. I am thinking about adding some floating shelves on the wall next to my bed to create some additional organizing space. Maybe room tour coming up? :D
New York City is so full of surprises! I left my house thinking I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot this cute fall outift: it turned out this mural was way harder to find than anticipated! We ended up walking up and down Manhattan for the whole morning before arriving in this area of the city where the term urban jungle really came to life. It's located in a park where among bushes and trees you'll find tons of different panels with super cute and unique art.
Also, the weather here has been unreal! Really warm for this time of the year, which is the perfect for wearing all these outifts without tights!
Ring: YSL - Watch: Aibi Watches - Pearl bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Love these beautiful handmade Reign Pearl Earrings by Veronika!
New York City is starting to get a little chillier day by day which means that layering season is finally here! Don't get me wrong I absolutely love summer and all its cute and colorful summer dresses but the crisp weather brings on so many possibilities with layering, mixing and matching.
Different colors, varying textures and disparate details bring instant sophistication to any outfit.
Here I embraced the lace-up-everything trend on my top, the fringe-rage on my shoes and added a soft touch of suede on my pants while pairing everything with smooth leather and cozy faux fur. The result was a toasty, snuggly outfit that I'll probably be wearing a lot this season!
Can't get over the cuteness of these shoes! But also, they tickle me when I walk! Hahaha