It’s that time of year again, let the festivals begin!
Although I’ve yet to attend Coachella, I love living vicariously through the fashion splashed across social media and jamming my inbox from all the online shops I frequent. When I think of this particular festival I totally think (like every other chic on the planet) boho. All the fringe, denim shorts, maxi dresses, booties, sandals, bare feet, bracelets and cool sunnies one girl can take! For those fortunate to have VIP tickets (very cool) or any tickets at all, I have to say I am mildly envious. This year (like the past few) I shall lounge on my sofa with thoughts of Coachella drifting through my mind whilst surfing Free People, Urban Outfitters and Nasty Gal for things I would pack if I were to attend. Here are some of those picks, let me know what you think! Thanks so much for commenting!
After almost two weeks away, I am so pleased to be feeling better (always weird having a bad cold when you live in the heat year round) and to be getting my groove back! Other than lazing around it has been a very quiet time. Now I have visitors and it is all about going to the beach and enjoying their company over the next week or so. My favorite Pins from Pinterest this week all capture elements of fashion I love. OTK boots, cute beach wear, fringe skirts, everyone’s favorite #GirlBoss, a pretty maxi dress, cute summer top and the ever covetable Louboutins. Lots of inspiration here for sure! Have you incorporated any of these items into your wardrobe lately? Have a fabulous Easter weekend, thank you so much for continuing to follow along and for all of your comments!
Now that Spring is officially here, our minds turn to our closets. All the girls I chat with talk about a clear out. Whether it’s their clothing or shoes, it’s that time of year when we all follow steps to invoke some life back into our wardrobes.
The top 4 questions I ask myself are still:
Does it fit me?
Have I worn it in the past 6 months? (I find the one year rule is too long)
Is it worn or damaged?
How does it make me feel when I wear it, is it comfortable?
From there I grab a few shopping bags and flag them:
Pieces to donate to charity. I always ensure they are slightly used, not in disrepair and actually going to be worth something to the charity I am donating to.
Pieces to be repaired. Anything worth repairing is worth taking to a professional. A local seamstress or a great shoe cobbler.
Pieces to sell. This category is reserved for things I have rarely or never worn, or shoes and handbags that are in mint condition but I no longer wear.
Another fun thing to do is a clothing swap. Sushi takeaway, a bottle of wine and a few of your friends. Not only a great way to spend an evening with the girls (we had a few laughs at ours), but a great way to scoop a few new things for your closet. Once over, everything left is boxed up and taken to a local charity. There is something definitely cathartic about the process. Have you started your Spring closet edit yet? Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, have a great week!
Friday rolls around again and I definitely notice the weeks flying past far more quicker now that I have my blog. Mondays turn into Wednesdays which turn into Fridays and before you know it the weekend is here again. I do love my weekends and look to them as a way to regroup and prepare myself for another week ahead. I know where I will be Sunday as one of my favorite pins is telling me where! The white skinny jeans with fab leopard slip-ons, the cutest skirt with black heels, a gorgeous suede outfit and a great black shirt and patterned pant look stood out amongst the fashion pins. Then, by far the best shot of Birkenstocks reminds me to break out mine again soon and finally, I long to be back in Paris seated in a street side cafe (not on my phone necessarily ha) but definitely in some flirty feminine fashion. Have you caught the Pinterest bug yet? Be sure to leave your link below. Thank you so much for your comments and have an amazing weekend!
Even though I live in the Caribbean and experience warm weather year round, there is something wickedly exciting about emails announcing the arrival of Spring fashion! Yes, living on an island certainly has its pluses but I do envy you girls wearing all of the terrific fall and winter fashion including the great OTK boots we have all seen this past season time and again, I truly miss that element of the seasons. So, when Spring fashion arrives in my favourite online shops, I too climb out of hibernation as my wardrobe definitely needs a boost after wearing the same warm weather fashion for the past six months. Here are a few things I am eyeing, so tell me what is on your wish list for Spring? Thank you for stopping by!
I discovered this line in a touristy shop here on island and I am totally loving their designs. Amuse Society has a very cool vibe to their brand. Beach wear that can be street wear with lots of great styles and wicked swimwear. In this particular dress, the crochet detail, long ties in back and asymmetrical hemline make it perfect. Here I paired it with my favourite Topshop booties (I am all about getting good mileage out of my wardrobe), more recently it found its way to brunch with a pair of my favorite heels and next stop the beach tossed over my favourite bikini. I styled it minimally here, but a great statement necklace would work too. Thank you for your comments and have a great week!
This week I have been pinning like a fiend. So many great pins have hit my boards and I am again inspired by them all. A great black and white look captured my eye (not hard to tell my wardrobe is full of these two colors!). Bold red lips look perfect with a minimal look to makeup and hair (check out my favourite new red lipstick here). SJP in jeans and a basic grey sweatshirt, stunning as always and Alexa Chung in the cutest dress and flats made the cut this week too! I kind of went off the fashion track with one of my favourites this week and am looking forward to picking up a copy of what looks to be a good read. Finally beautiful dresses from Valentino’s S&S15 collection and a lovely photo of Miuccia Prada with the perfect quote……..
“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder. Thinking about age all the time is the biggest prison women can make for themselves” – Miuccia Prada
As always thank you so much for your comments. I love reading your thoughts on my posts, and appreciate the time you take to write them. Have an amazing weekend!
This month my favourite beauty picks were all welcome additions.
I found a great new product to control frizz and give my hair a smooth sheen without the tackiness of hairspray or the stiffness of gel. KMS California Hair Stay is brilliant and it has a pretty scent too! I was pleased to finally find a product that works well and makes my hair silky smooth.
MAC Ruby Woo is a new red in my lipstick lineup with a bit more of a blue tinge to it than the Russian Red I currently use. As you can tell from my previous favorites (here) MAC products are a staple for me, and the price points of the products are easy on the wallet too!
Finally, Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent. This works beautifully to remove mascara as well as powder and creme shadows. My eyes can be sensitive and I was hesitant to switch from the cream remover but this one was fine.
What have you added to your beauty regime lately? Hopefully you will find a new favorite from one of mine this month! Thank you so much for your comments.
Hello Friday! My weekly favourite pins post (try to say that 10 times fast) seems crazy quick to arrive each week! I cannot believe it is the weekend already. Don’t get me wrong, I love having Saturday and Sunday to chill and do whatever I want with no work, no alarm clock and no deadlines but I wouldn’t mind the pace to slow down just a teeny bit. This week my favourite pins off Pinterest are all fashion inspired. My choices vary between street fashion, designer shoes and casual off duty model looks. Alexa Chung again tops out with 2 pins, a sweet striped top and an even sweeter way to wear pink. Gisele Bündchen and Karlie Kloss stood out in two of my favourite street style looks this week. Definitely getting my white shirt (here) and black denim (here) out of my closet this weekend. Finally Milan and Paris Fashion Week street style plus some very cool Prada shoes round out my favourite pins. Hope there’s a little inspiration for you in my choices this week. Thank you so much for your comments, and have a wonderful weekend!
Would it be presumptuous of me to assume that we have all been there? That moment when you are online shopping for one perfect item in particular and then bam, sold out! Wait, where is that button that lets you be notified when it is back in stock? Lately I have been finding myself in this situation more often than not. Currently I am searching for one splurge item in particular. My dream denim dress, perfect for weekends or an evening out (maybe even wearable in the office on the right day). Every link to this piece I click taunts me with those two words Sold Out! Should my search stop here, maybe there’s a similar dress out there by another brand (but this one is soooooo perfect!). Not one to give up easily my search continues, or at least continues until my next favourite item hits the sites. Is it procrastination, am I too slow on the shopping bag click, do I hesitate choosing my size? Not next time! Have you ever been frustrated by limited quantities in your favourite items or do you see it as a sign that maybe that particular piece will be saturating the fashion scene? Thank you so much for your comments!
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