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.

Gift guide: favorite color edition

The holiday season is almost here and of course I am already thinking about all the gifts I will be giving to my friends and family this year! For my first Christmas on Shop Wear Repeat I wanted to make a different kind of gift guide and thought about what items I really loved and I realized all of them were so appealing to me because they were my favorite colors. So I went ahead and created these flatlays of things I already own and personally love to give you some awesome ideas on what to gift to all the people on your list! Best thing is all you need to know is their favorite color and you're good to go!

GOLD

This is one of my favorite colors especially when combined with white. I think it's very elegant and sophisticated and it's the perfect accent color in an all white room. Here are some of the things I have and love and think would be great gifts!

- Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish: it looks amazing in flatlays and is great to store small jewelry items.
- Gold skull candles: I got these in a set of 4 from Michaels last year for Halloween decor but still use them all year round! I couldn't find the exact same ones but I absolutely love this one as well and I'm thinking of getting it too!
- The Peach Box bracelet: an inexpensive alternative to the Tiffany and Co. atlas collection, love this bracelet to pieces, I wear it almost daily and it still looks new!
- J. Crew chain bracelet: such a classic statement.
- Michael Kors watch: I got mine a couple of years back and use it all the time!
- Buxom glittery eyeliner: perfect for festive make up looks!
- YSL lipstick: great lip product and so pretty it doubles as a room decor item!
- YSL nailpolish: The gold packaging of all the YSL makeup line is TDF and the quality of their nailpolishes is by far one of the best out there!
- Urban Outfitters macaron tinket box: perfect room decor item and it holds all the small little things the create clutter around the room. I am not hashamed of saying that I own these in almost every color!
- White and gold canister: so clean and sophisticated, it's the perfect gift for that messy friend of yours that needs a little extra storage space and motivation to declutter her space!
- White iPhone 6 case with gold glitter polka dots: because everyone needs one in their life.
- Gold foil wall art: mine is from marshalls but you can easily DIY some!
- Designs by Maria gold foil mug: the saying on this adorable mug ("Good things come to those who hustle") is inspirational and kick-ass, perfect for all the #bossladies out there!
- Victoria's Secret mist: what girl isn't in love with anything by VS?
 

PASTEL PINK

Baby pink is so girly and dreamy and is a color you can never go wrong with!
- Romper Room Essie nailpolish: this might be THE most perfect pale pink nailpolish: full coverage with just one coat and very long lasting!
- Ladurée macarons: because who doesn't love them?
- Pink heart-shaped sunglasses: too cute to handle
- Lemon West Peony soy candle: ok this one isn't pink technically but it basically smells like pink.
- Polaroid camera: the perfect way to immortalize all the fun you'll have together!
- Gina Made It bun bow: because everything's better with a bow.
- Bath and Body Works shimmer swirl lotion in A thousand wishes: make you smells and look like a million dollars!
- Notebook: because staying organized in style is important (this one is from Marshalls!).
- Monogrammed beauty pouch: so pretty and versatile!

TEAL

Another pastel color girls love and dreams of, probably because we always associate it with Tiffany and Co.
- Essie nailpolish in "Strut your stuff": I usually buy my Essies at TJ Maxx where they are only $4 (compared to $8.50)!
- Mini owl lip balm: this cutie pie from forever 21 is adorable and will keep your lips hydrated and beautifully scented!
- Urban Outfitters macaron trinket: once again, just buy it in every color!
- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer: with this miracle worker you'll always be one second away from smooth, poreless skin. Best part? You can find it at your local drugstore!
- Tiffany and Co. bracelet: nothing says I love you like this heart pendant bracelet!
- Smith's Rose and Mandarin lip balm: This ultra-hydrating lip balm bursting with an intoxicating natural rose and mandarin scent helps keep lips soft, and also makes a lovely vanity piece.
- Hello hair mask: another haircare product perfect as a stocking stuffer! This all natural oil treatment is engineered to repair and revitalize dry hair. And smells like coconut!
- Nip+Fab kale range: this is basically what my skin care routine looks like. This gentle and nourishing kit is packed with a load of super-food ingredients to invigorate the skin and protect it against free radicals whilst softening and hydrating dry skin. I love it and totally recommend it for your girlfriends (and youself!).
- Tiffany and Co. bow mug: snagging a Tiffany and Co. piece for only $40 is basically winning at life.

BRIGHT PINK

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If pale pink wasn't pink enough.. Because the pinker the better!

- Essie Bottle Service nailpolish: once again, a gorgeous nailpolish shade by essie! Great quality and so inexpensive!
- Milani lipstick in 64 Matte Orchid: another drugstore brand with a luxury feel! Espacially love their lipsticks.
- NYX Intense butter gloss: or basically anything else by NYX would make a great gift for the makeup addict on your list!
- Victoria's Secret PINK pouch: I love this to store daily essentials, especially since it's transparent and I can see all that's inside.
- Hello kitty wipes: always handful and hello kitty makes everything cuter.
- SL Miss Glam Brushes: these fluffy dreamy pink brushes are so soft and luxurious they will make you want to stare at them the whole time!
- 100% Boys tears iPhone case: because #girlpower!
- Pecksniff's Rose and Peony hand and nail treatment cream: luxuriously soft and enriched with keratin, this rich cream will leave hands and nails smooth and deliciously fragranced.
- Votives: perfect little gifts because who doesn't love pretty candles?

RED

The color of passion, the color of love and the color of Christmas of course!
- Mophie portable charger: this @RED Mophie juice pack saves you more than just my iPhone battery. It also saves lives! Every time you buy Mophie @RED, you can provide life-saving HIV medicine to those who need it most. Because Christmas is about giving.
- Kate Spade candle: with so many fragrances and designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect candle for everyone!
- Scottish Fine Soaps Rasperry soap: I am such a sucker for pretty little knick knacks and my stocking's gifts are always my favorites and this raspberry scented soap makes me want to shower every hour!
- Strawberry jam: before you laugh at me think about how delicious home made jam is! My mom makes a killer one and all my friends always beg me to give them a jar (or ten!).
- Funny flask: for that friend of yours that parties a little too much!
- Essie Happy Wife Happy Life nailpolish: the perfect red shade for the holiday!
- Marc Jacobs lipgloss: not sticky, pigmented and very long lasting, basically everything you might want from a lipgloss!
- Notebook: everyone needs to write down stuff, right? :)
- Skittles: because who doesn't love candy?!
- YSL lipstick: one of the best formula for lipsticks out there! It goes on so smoothly and is super moisturizing!
- Twinings Chai Tea French Vanilla: this is my absolute favorite tea for the fall time and holiday season! I always add a little bit of cashew milk (I'm lactose intolerant, I'm sure normal milk will work just as well!) and it's so delly!
- Gina Made It bun bow: just put a bow on it!

BLACK

A classic with which you can never go wrong.
- Chanel: from lipsticks to brooches and earrings or even bags if you have the budget, you can never go wrong with Chanel!
- Sequins coin pouch: this is something I use daily to keep all my coins so they don't ruin my Louis Vuitton wallet!
- Makeup bag: because you can never have too many!
- Céline Thin Preppy sunglasses: these are my newest obsession! The Thin Preppys are the perfect size (not too big like the Audreys) and the always look so chic!
- The world according to Karl book: a funny compilation of Karl's life maxims and the perfect gift for your fashion addict friend!
- Julia Engel Miami Black Aibi watch: this watch is so elegant and classic! I love wearing it and goes well with so many of my things! An absolute must have in my opinion! (You can even SAVE $20 with the code "SARAHG" on your purchase!)
- Valentino rockstud bracelet: perfect to add an edgy feel to your arm party!
- Dior mascara: I love the formula of Dior mascaras as well as the stylish and sleek black and silver packaging!
- MAC lipstick: because there's like a billion shades to choose from and every single one is just PERFECT.

I hope you found this post interesting and helpful and now you have the perfect excuse to go shopping! Let me know what you will give to your loved ones in the comments down below!

Downtown Funk

Even though I am in the Caribbean already I still have a couple of looks from NYC to share with you guys. This was last week, when my friend Yana from Bergdorf Princess and I went to the city for a girls' date complete with shopping and eating out. The weather was perfect, a bit chilly when windy but just warm enough to still be able to wear skirts with no tights. I am feeling the 70s vibes lately, listening to Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars over and over again and it also shows in my outfit and hairstyle choices!

Bag: Louis Vuitton - Top: Shein - Skirt: Marshalls - Shoes: Steve Madden - Faux fur: Lulus

Ring: YSL - Watch: Michael Kors - Bracelet: The Peach Box

September favorites

Another month, another favorites post!! But, ok, woah. HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY OVER GUYS??? I am really sad that summer is already over but NYFW got me excited about fall with all the street style pictures floating around the internet! On top of that Starbucks released a new fall drink (after 4 years of PSL supremacy) and it's already my favorite new drink! Plus how not to mention fall shopping? With all the great trends of the moment everyone will find something fabulous to rock this season!
Here are some of my personal favorite items of this past month!

BEAUTY

With the colder weather approaching, I like to step up my skin care routine and Nip+Fab newest Kale range is filled with vitamins to protect against free radical damage and soften and hydrate dry skin. Just what my skin needs going into the colder seasons! I love how every products smells like freshly-cut grass and the moisturizing lotion doesn't leave my face feeling oily at all (unlike many other face creams..). I am also absolutely in love with the clay mask and how flawless my skin feels after it!

MAKEUP

Of course with the crispier weather the bright colors leave our lips and we find ourselves reaching for brick red, berry and plum toned lipsticks. These are some of my absolute favorite colors to wear during the fall/winter! In my hand are (from left to right): MAC x Giambattista Valli Charlotte (limited edition), Milani Cosmetics Cabaret Blend 40, MAC x Giambattista Valli Eugénie (limited edition), Milani Cosmetics Violet Volt 34.

FASHION

This month I've gone back to black and I have been using my Givenchy Antigona bag almost every day! Most of the days I paired it with these gorgeous lace up flats from Zara and my cool-girl Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses! I think this combo looks so effortlessly chic!

ACCESSORIES

I didn't think I was going to love this book-clutch this much when I decided to pick it up at Marshalls for only $20! But as it turns out it has been mu go-to accessory to take up a noch my fashion week outfits! I love the color combination of course and how it is designed after the popular Not That Kind of girl book by Lena Dunham. Best part? It even has a removable gold chain to wear it on the shoulder!

Lipstick: Milani Cosmetics Matte Orchid 64 - Bracelets: Valentino Rockstud - Sunglasses: Karen Walker via ShopDitto - Phonecase: Ebay.

NEW IN

By now my obsession with bright colors and macarons should be clear to you so can you imagine how excited I was when my eyes first landed on this beautiful case?? The talented Rong Rong is a fashion illustrator from Texas and sells iphone cases with unique designs and different illustrations through her Etsy shop! Go check it out I promise you'll absolutely love it!

RANDOM

I was looking for new candles for the fall to make the new house smell like a home and began reading about how much of a difference it makes to buy soy candles instead to the wax candles we are all used to. There are so many benefits with pure soy wax candles, I really had no idea! For example, cleaner burning (no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's less likely to trigger allergies), no petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles. Also, they last longer: soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.
This is when I stumbled upon Lemon West, a Las Vegas based all natural, vegan and cruelty-free company run by Ashley and Andy, who were kind enough to send me a couple of their candles. Each one is made with 100% pure soy wax and essential oils. They even are skin safe! Once the wax has melted you can use it as lotion! Isn't your mind blown away by this?! I knew mine was! I chose the Orange Vanilla scent very rich and warm and perfect for fall and the Peony one of course! Once a favorite, always a favorite!

June favorites

Favorites posts are the perfect way to get to know great new products that may change your life (ok, if not your life at least your beauty routine, home decor or closet!). That is exactly why I wanted to share with all of you my monthly favorites so that we can exchange tips and recommendations.

BEAUTY

These Julie Hewett products I got online from Forever21 are possibly one of my most surprising finds ever! They were $24 each and (unfortunately) they're only available online. I like it though,  how Forever21 is trying to feature some higher quality brands on its online shop and

The 100% organic camelia oil (Coco Chanel's favorite flower!) is a natural antioxidant that contains vitamins and minerals that helps moisturize, soften wrinkles, heal scars, and protect skin from harmful UV rays. It also helps prevent freckles, age spots, and wrinkles.

The Rosewater Toner Spray helps freshen up your makeup and your complexion throughout the day, perfect for those hot and humid summer days! The scent is very light and absolutely delicious!

MAKEUP

These Milani lipsticks are super pigmented and last a very long time on the lips! I am seriously impressed by their quality since they're sold in drugstores!

FASHION

You've probably seen these a thousand times already on my social medias but I guess that's why I included them in my favorites! I am so glad I could get my hands on a pair of Chanel espadrilles and the fact that they're white and lace is just the cherry on the to since white lace is my absolute favorite thing to wear during summer! I just think it looks amazing with a beautifully tan skin!

ACCESSORIES

I have been wearing these Bitz of Glitz ear jackets Every. Single. Day.

NEW IN

Saying that these is one of my monthly favorites would be a lie. This is more of a lifetime favorite!! I am so obsessed with my Izaac Mizrahi Rose scented candle that I found at Marshalls. Everything from the bright pink packaging to the heavenly smell makes me just so happy!

RANDOM

It probably doesn't get more random than file folders but look at how bright and colorful these are! The gold foil details give them a very luxurious and very Kate Spade inspired touch and they just make me want to get and stay organized!
Got these at TJ Maax for only $5.99 for a pack of 9.