With party season in full swing, what better time to splurge on a new going out dress than now. The shops are full of great styles to go full-out glam or maybe if preferred a little more subdued. I recently scooped mine when I was shopping in New York, but had these options to choose from as a backup in my ASOS cart just in case. Two cute LBDs, one with a flirty asymmetrical hemline and the other in a sequined skater style. I always steer towards black as I think of other occasions that a simple but stylish black dress would suit. Then I thought red, which isn’t normally a color I would go for in a dress, and chose a bell sleeved style I adored with lace pattern. The tricoloured sequin mini dress captured the party element well, but I have to say that the gold sequin dress with cutout back was my absolute favourite. A slinky number that would not require much styling. With a little pre-party pampering, minimal accessories and a great pair of heels, I will be good to go. Do you have a favourite dress ready for this season?
Hello Monday! Last week escaped me again… Guests were here for the week from home and days were spent focusing on catching up, beach hopping and introducing them to island life on their first visit here. This post was meant to go up on Friday as it is my favorite Pins from last week, but as I missed scheduling it, I thought I would share it with you today. More great street style from Pinterest. Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham definitely top my list of favorites always. One being more of an inspiration while the other being a designer of fashion I am always crushing on. Whether it is a great hairstyle, cool sunnies, stylish boots or how to put together some great looks, Pinterest never fails. Hard to believe we are just five weeks away from Christmas, where does time fly? Have a wonderful week!
It has been three weeks since I last posted on my blog which breaks all of the cardinal rules when it comes to blogging. I have been blogging for almost three years now and think back to my initial reasons for starting my blog. It was to be something my sister and I could do together, more or less a medium for us to share posts about the things we enjoy chatting about. I live in the Caribbean and my sister lives in Canada. Other than my visits home or her visits here, we share our excitement for fashion, beauty and travel and our day to day lives over Skype on the weekend, or via BBM throughout the week. After a short while B and B became my own as my sister became overwhelmed by personal commitments. Although my posts are sporadic (I currently work full-time and study part-time) I still love to blog as it is a diversion of sorts for me. I enjoy writing content and I have so many ideas racing through my head but it is just finding the time to fill in the blanks, capture the photos and put out good content. My blog means a lot to me. It is an escape, a way for me to express myself and something I thoroughly enjoy doing. Although life sometimes throws a curveball or situations occurring around me make me feel as though what I want to post about is totally inconsequential, I still believe it is important to keep doing what I love to do. My blog is an expression of things I enjoy in life, places I love to visit and things that inspire me. I am in the midst of rebranding and have a brilliant design company working on my new site and cannot wait to share all of this with you. Thank you for following along and for taking the time to read my post today. I truly appreciate the support and all of your lovely comments.
Planning a trip to a cooler climate means thinking about what to pack to suit the change in weather. This week I was totally focused on coats, scarves, sweaters, pants and boots on Pinterest. My favourite pins all encompass one element, a great coat, each one styled perfectly. While others fly south to seek the sun and sand, I relish the thought of digging out my fall/winter fashion. Short and sweet, I hope you find some inspiration in my choices this week. Have a great weekend!
I purchased these Aldo boots on a recent trip home to Canada and cannot wait to wear them when I travel to New York next month with jeans and tights. I loved the Chelsea style with block heel, smooth leather and stretch insert which makes them super easy to pull on and off. On this day I paired them with a simple dress and my Zara faux leather jacket, but I plan to couple them with a variety of pieces in my closet to utilize their versatility. It was a particularly warm day when these photos were shot and although a jacket isn’t always necessary where I live, I am sure to put it to good use when I travel to cooler climates. This biker style jacket from Zara is in my view a very close match to real leather but at a fraction of the cost. My dress from H&M is a cute jumper style with a great fit and full zip in back. Have you added any new boots to your autumn wardrobe yet?
September’s trip home found me picking up a few of the items I have been dying to try but have waiting to buy, until I could make my way to Sephora and a decent duty free for Chanel.
First up Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. The hype surrounding this particular product has been incredible and as soon as I was notified it was back in stock, I scooped it right away. I simply use it on targeted areas such as my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose and love the effect. For other sources of inspiration check out Youtube as there are several tutorials on there for this product.
A great red nail color is always essential and I am loving this red by Chanel. No 71 Laque Rouge is the perfect red, no orangey tinge to it just full-on bold red. This is a limited edition color so scoop one soon if you love your reds.
Another Chanel item I wanted to try is their hydrating lip shine in No 93 Intime. I am a total sucker for nude lip colors and this one, although a bit rosier, was a nice find. This will be my first time using a lip product by Chanel so let me know if you have ever tried this product and what your thoughts are too.
Finally, although the name is a bit over the top…. Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. Again, I heard rave reviews about this particular product so decided to give it a whirl as I am out of my current favorite (Benefit They’re Real). My first impression of this mascara is that I will have to adjust my normal method of applying mascara. The brush is full-on thick and the first time I wore it, I found my upper and lower lashes were sticking together at times. Could be that a little is a lot when applying so one coat may be plenty.
Let me know if you have added any of these products to your beauty regime and what your thoughts are. Thank you so much for your comments, have a great week!
Friday again! I have recently been travelling so apologies in advance for jumping from one Friday post to the next. My plan is to share something via my blog thrice weekly, but this week that proved to be impossible. I did, however, manage to score a bit of downtime so I decided to choose my favorites and accomplish one blogging task this week! As I am sure you can tell, NYFW took centre stage in my selection process. These picks were not about what was on the runway, but more about what was off of it. Street style has become my favourite thing to watch during all of the fashion weeks and although it would be very cool to attend the shows, to me, this is where it is at. Stylish, a little fun (twinning in leather jackets) and a few surprises (bandanas are all over the place, who would have thunk it). Hope you enjoy my choices this week, and have a wonderful weekend!
Friday’s favourites this week all appear to have a street fashion element to them even though that was not the first thought I had when pinning them. I always gain so much inspiration from Pinterest and often look to my Pins as a sort of guidebook when it comes to fashion. It is not so much about pulling off the entire look, but more about piecing a look together from some of the things I already have in my wardrobe. I am reminded that my Birks and Gazelles definitely need to make more of an appearance and two of the images provide some shoe inspiration for styling them. Fashionable ways to tie scarves is a reminder to dig them out of the drawer, and two of my choices this week provide a bit of a how-to when it comes to accessorizing with them. Denim jeans with an oversized sweater, flats and a clutch, and a cute denim jumper are both comfy looks for the weekend. Finally, I am totally crushing on the fringed poncho, bell bottoms and platform shoes featured in the total retro look, and although I don’t have anything even remotely the same in my wardrobe a girl can dream right? Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to find all of my favourites featured there. Have a great weekend!
Adding key pieces to my wardrobe has become a priority. In an attempt to streamline I have been diligently monitoring the pieces I follow that stand the test of time when it comes to fashion. Although it is great that everything old is new again, trendy items can become quite costly if you only wear them a season or two and then have to store them away until they “come back in style”. After a recent clear out, I started to work towards my goal of selecting fashion based upon its longevity potential and with a view to using accessories to keep them current. I love Zara and find that online shopping with them is a breeze, and the fashion is always curated in a way that you can truly get a feel for what you are purchasing. First I chose a black biker style jacket which we have all seen season after season paired with denim, skirts and dresses, and this will feature in my wardrobe frequently when I travel. I also ordered a plain black top which will work for both work and casual with just a few tweaks accessory wise. Finally the LBD is always a staple and this particular one is sweet and simple. I can wear it to work and to any events I attend that require a little more flare, with just a switch of shoes and accessories. What do you feel is your most prominent key piece in your closet?
The weekend has arrived and I am really looking forward to it. I have missed putting this post up for a couple of weeks as I took a break (view this post for details), so I spent a very chilled Friday night catching up on emails, perusing Pinterest, working on this post and organizing my home for the arrival of guests. I noticed when selecting my favourites this week that I was attracted to a lot of fashion incorporating black and white with minimal colour. Even though it is like summer year round where I live, I am still hugely attracted to gorgeous fall fashion with pieces that I can incorporate into my wardrobe for here or when I travel home. Great jackets, stylish skirts, the perfect handbag and the pretty accessories all captured my eye. I hope you find some inspiration in my choices this week for pieces to add to your wardrobe, or maybe pieces you already have and need to move to the front of your closet again. Have an amazing weekend!
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