Cold shoulders, warm hearts

I fell in love with this Zara blouse at first sight. From the cold shoulders to the ruffles, to the light pastel color, so perfect for summer. I admit I have been wearing it a little too often but I tend to obsess over my favorite pieces of clothing! I snapped these pictures the other day before a lunch date by the water with my brother :) I feel so lucky to be able to live on this beautiful island!

Shirt: Zara (it's sold out online but this one is almost identical and way cheaper!) - Shorts: Forever21 - Espadrilles: Chanel - Bag: Luana Italy (you can use the code SHOPWEARREPEAT for 15% off anything on the Luana Italy website)

Bracelet: Dior - Bangle: Hermès - Ring: YSL - Phone case: Richmond & Finch

Salt on my hair, sand on my skin

Happy Friday loves! Here are the pics from a beach party that took place at a gorgeous hotel here in Guadeloupe the other day. I got back from NYC with so many new pretty clothes that I won't have to face the "I don't have anything to wear" struggle for at least a couple of months!! Haha (Shopaholic? Me? I think you're mistaken Sir..) Anyways this gorgeous lace dress is a perfect dupe to the expensive Mister Self Portrait one and is so inexpensive! I can vouch for the quality and you can see for yourself that the details are absolutely perfect!

Dress: Shein (this one is sold out but you can get the longer version here) - Sunglasses: Céline - Ring: YSL

How pretty is this lace? And how cool is that criss-crossed back?

Quality time

In honor of Mother's Day, my brother and I took my mom out for a walk, a little window shopping and an ice cream date yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect, the sun was shining yet it wasn't too hot nor humid. When we walked by this cute little bench in front of this pink flower explosion we couldn't help ourselves and decided to stop and take some mother daughter pictures :D I am so glad I got to spend some quality time with her and show her how thankful I am to have her!
So of course I also wanted to dedicate this post to her, the woman who taught me everything I know and that has been there for me through thin and thick. She is my biggest inspiration and my best friend and she deserves all the happiness in the world! I hope one day I'll be as awesome a mom as she is to me!

On my mom: Bag: Céline - Dress: Ted Baker - Shoes: Nina Ricci - Sunglasses: Bulgari
On me: Bag: Céline - Dress: Shein - Shoes: Stuart Weitzman - Sunglasses: Céline

Just look at how happy she is with her ice cream! haha while I'm just trying to take a decent picture of the ice cream before it melt completely!

Strawberry, passion fruit and yogurt ice cream, my absolute favorite flavors!

Wishing all the beautiful mothers out there a happy Mother's Day! You are our real heroes!

Off the shoulders

A short stop during the little road trip we took this weekend is all I needed to snap these pictures. We were headed to a restaurant/lounge on the beach with music and awesome decor and I was feeling all the coachella vibes because that place always makes me feel like I'm at a music festival. Hence this look. Except that we're not in the desert here.

Choker, top and shorts: Forever 21 (in stores now!) - Bag: Céline - Shoes: Chanel

My workout routine

A few years back I cringed every time anyone mentioned to me going to the gym or out for a run. "It's gonna be fun!" they said, and all I could think of is how much I hated running! But through the years I started learning how to love a good workout. It's all about loving yourself and your body really. I like to take care of myself with beauty products, dressing up in beautiful clothes and wearing make up that makes me feel like my best self, but true beauty and confidence comes from within. And that's what working out is all about. It's incredible how beneficial even half an hour a day of exercise is to your body and mind.

So today I wanna share with you my "lazy girl" workout routine as well as a few things that motivated me to get my butt moving!

First of all to get me in the mood to exercise and start my run with a smile I always opt for really cute work out gear! It's an instant mood lifter: if I like what I'm wearing I'll automatically be happier to do anything!
Recently I've been obsessing over these two outfits by Peony. Peony's garments are cute and comfy and can dressed up or down very easily, just by switching out your top!
Peony is a contemporary athleisure brand that unites femininity and athleticism: luxurious fabrics and original prints create premium quality pieces that aim to take women from work to work out.

And of course during my run I also like to think of ways to reward myself after all this effort. There are two ways I like to spoil myself after a really long workout: either by taking a hot bath complete with bath bombs and candles or simply by making a fresh fruit smoothie (my favorite combo is cashew milk, avocado, banana and honey).

So this was my sporty look for work on Friday. I always go for a run on Fridays (as well as Mondays and Wednesdays) so I opted for my Peony rose print leggings and paired them with a flowy lace top and my Nike Roshes.

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Rose print sportsbra and leggings.
I especially love how these leggings even have a small pocket to put your phone in!

After I'm done with my run (typically I run for 5 to 6 miles) I cool down by walking a little. I'm so lucky to be living on this wonderful island and having stunning views during my workouts!

At the end of my run I end up stretching and meditating by the water on my favorite secret spot of the island. The scenery is breathtaking here and there is rarely anybody else besides me.

And I always come back here on Sunday mornings to do some yoga. The sound of the waves crushing into the rocks is so calming and soothing. I really love it here.

All sportswear by Peony. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.

Days like these

As soon as I got back to Guadeloupe, Stephany (from @stephanyayinda), a super talented freelance photographer and dear friend of mine, came to visit me! I hadn't seen her in 6 months and I was so happy to finally be reunited with her! We decided to head to one of the nicest hotels and spas of the island for a yummy lunch on her first day here. Of course I jumped on the occasion to dress up a little and wear this gorgeous baroque dress and my trusted Emilio Pucci golden pumps. These are so extremely comfortable, it's unbelievable! I have worn them for many nights out and danced for 6 straight hours in them and my feet barely hurt at the end of the night! Seriously God sent!

Dress: Shein - Sunglasses: Céline - Shoes: Emilio Pucci - Bag: Chloé

Brooch: Chanel - Bracelets: The Peach Box - Link bracelet: J. Crew - Ring: YSL

And on to the delicious food! I decided to get a cheeseburger (hello cheat day!) with fries and salad and Stephany went for a beef carpaccio with a side of fries! Can you tell we're obsessed with this place's french fries? The are SO GOOD!

Blue

Like the bright above skies, like the crystal-clear waters that surround this beautiful island and like this flowy Zara skirt I wore the other day. Just add to the equation some white lace, a pair of oversized black sunnies, a panama hat and some palm trees and you got yourself a perfect day.

Hat: H&M - Sunglasses: Céline (similar here) - Bikini: Target - Skirt: Zara

Bracelet: The Peach Box

More summer, less Mondays

There not much to add to the title of this post really, it says it all. I can't believe I live in this paradise on Earth and I am grateful for every sunny day, every pretty palm tree, all the sandy toes and salty hair moments, the blue skies and even bluer water. So I just wanted to share a little piece of it with you and in an attempt to brighten your day a little bit, because there is just no way you could ever have a bad day here!

Top: Topshop - Skirt: Marshalls - Espadrilles: Chanel - Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster - Bracelets: American Eagle Outfitters.