BANDANA BABE 

Hey guys! Happy Sunday and happy weekend! Hope everyone’s weekend has been amazing! It was gorgeous weather here today in Bermuda! Today’s post is actually yesterday afternoon’s look. 

So, I’m not sure what to call this look but we can just go with “off duty” chic! All I know is, these are currently some of my favorite new items in my Spring wardrobe- especially my bandana (from HERE / HERE). Accessorizing with a colourful, printed bandana or neckerchief is one easiest ways to take a comfy casual or basic look to the next level. I also really like how it looks with any type of denim: jeans, skirts, and overalls but I absolutely love pairing it back to stripes! Bandanas are a nice way to add colour, interest and dimension to your outfit in an easy and affordable way. Tie one on your bag, under a collared shirt, around your wrist! Mix it up and have fun with it! 

How are you having fun with fashion this spring? I thought I’d share my favorite ways to tie a neckerchief or bandana at the moment…

What I wore: Top: Rag & Bone, Pants: Bailey 44, Bag: French Connection, Bandana: Chan Luu, Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere, Shoes: Vince

Hope you have a great Sunday evening and thanks for checking out my post! See ya! Xx

MATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

Hi guys! Here’s yesterday’s comfy Sunday look-I just wanted to be comfy but I still wanted to rock my new TopShop pinafore dress. We went for an amazing Sunday walk with the pup and BF, after I spent the morning brunching with two of my favorite girls, Riley (@lifeofrileyrose) and Dacotah (@dacotahbaksh)- it was such a beautiful Sunday here- Bermuda truly never seizes to amaze me! 

I love pinafore dresses but make it pink and velvet I most definitely have to have it. I’m sure you would all agree when we first heard velvet was coming back, we thought it wouldn’t stick around- am I wrong? It would just be a trend that passes quickly and isn’t seen for years later again, did anyone else have that feeling? (Think we might have been wrong- looks like velvet is here to stay even through upcoming seasons as we are already starting to see.) It’s one of my favorite things to see when an old trend comes back and really sticks around! When I wear velvet I tend to like to keep the rest of my outfit minimal- i love how velvet is somehow always a good statement all on its own! That’s why I kept it simple when pairing this super cute pink pinafore dress from TopShop (find them here) with a plain black T and some super simple black glove booties. When it comes to wearing colour, I struggle. I know where I stand with black, white and grey and that’s why I love soft pastel colors like this pink- it makes wearing colors a lot easier and really quirks up a boring all neutral outfit. 

Having a mostly all black wardrobe, I tend to buy more things that go with what I currently wear- which basically means I’m still in that all black circle. While darker shades will probably always be my most loved, I am trying to add some more colour to my life like soft pinks like this super cute pinafore dress. Recently, I’ve been loving pastel tones alongside my usual favourites – tans, blacks, whites and greys.

For when I really can’t step away from my beloved neutrals I’ve got a couple of pairs of shoes and accessories in nudey-pastel shades. I know they are not necessarily bright statement pieces but when paired with similar colors you don’t look like your forever dressed like I’m in mourning or some sort of ninja. For Spring, I’m going to try and venture into more pastels.

What spring trends are you currently eyeing up? You know what I really can’t wait for is those velvet pink Joie slides that will be coming to atelerie this early spring that I featured in my last post. Here

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and I hope this was a pick me up from the Monday blue- thanks for checking in!

OUT AT SEA

Yay for a new month! I love August! So today I’m sharing my look from Saturday evening, in possibly my new favorite maxi from The Jetset Diaries. One of my favorite things about fashion is allowing yourself to step out of your style comfort zone and dress a little differently than you normally would- like me in this maxi and not something more mini or midi. (Letting those more petite girls know it is still possible for you to wear a maxi!) This enchanting maxi dress was made for summery adventures. It moves like a dream with every step and is sure to make a statement wherever you choose to wear it. I love the mauve pink color and I love that this maxi can be both dressed down with barefeet and salty ocean hair or dressed up with a pair of wrap up wedges and adding your cutest clutch for a summer night out. 

So many of us only wear maxis or pretty dresses, like this one, solely for special occasions. It’s not every day you get to wear your most luxurious dress or most favorite dress, your highest heels and actually do your make up so why not do it when ever you you get the chance really?! Whether it’s an important networking event, a wedding or a summer party with important people or just some cocktails with some friends, you’re going to need the perfect evening dress. So I’ve helped pick out these 5 evening maxi dresses for your special night out this summer from some of my favorite stores. There are lots of opportunities to dress up for evening occasions and summer parties! Even alongside flat sandals, this outfit or some of these dresses I’ve picked, would look fab…1. TopShop Tulle Lace Maxi Dress

2. The Jetset Diaries Las Estrellas Maxi Dress

3. Miss Guided Strappy Coin Maxi

4. Urban Outfitters Ecote Anya Embroidered Gauze Dress

5. Mara Hoffman Crochet Tie Front Dress

What I wore: The Jetset Diaries Maxi (Atelerie), Chan Luu Choker and Wrap Bracelet, Gigi Necklaces (Atelerie), TopShop Wrap up Block Heels, Gaia Clutch

JUST A LITTLE RED, WHITE AND BLUE

I can’t believe it’s like mid summer already- June has flown by so quickly! So, who else loves going strapless for summer? One of my favorite summer styles is strapless tops and dresses, especially when they have feminine details like embroidery or eyelet. This trend is everywhere now and I love it! This embroided off the shoulder dress looks so sweet with some casual lace up sandals. What’s great about off the shoulder dresses is they keep you cool during the summer heat, and I love that you don’t have to deal with those silly bra straps- you don’t have to wear a bra at all realistically either which makes then 10 times better! 

Don’t forget, 4th of July is here this weekend as well, so that means get ready for lots of red, white and blue! Luckily these colors in this Love Sam Dress work perfectly for all summer long, not just for Independence Day. 

This is the is honestly the cutest embroided dress with subtle red white and navy print, making it one of the loveliest white off the shoulder dresses I’ve had yet and perfect for this Summer! I especially love this dress because it just feels so comfortable!- nothing beats that feeling when you need comfort the most on a hot summer day. You could wear it with a matte red lip to make it even more patriotic for upcoming 4th of July too, and this fun red matchy matchy Clare V clutch couldn’t go more perfectly. Accent or bold clutches are for sure the way to go- they’re perfect for  summer time!

Hope everyone is having an amazing summer so far! I must say that life is so much better when its warm outside here in Bermuda! Especially when you have someone to share all the beauty of Bermuda with and when your boyfriend isn’t grumpy for taking photos of you because for once its not raining- winning! Bermuda summers are all about being outdoors with friends and family and enjoying traditions. Life is also so much better when you wear a cute outfit of course, like this one- life is too short to waste it on bad outfits, right? Make sure you’re set for summer and embrace the off the shoulder trend!

So, I’m excited to spend my 4th of July weekend soaking up the sun- I hope you all have a great rest of your week! Check back for more summer post coming soon! Have a great evening, pretties!

WHAT I WORE…

Love Sam dress – Atelerie (Bermuda)

Steve Madden Lace Up Sandals– Trends (Bermuda)

Clare V Clutch – Atelerie (Bermuda)

Ray Ban Sunglasses – Sunglass and Watch Shop (Bermuda)

GOODBYE DECEMBER

The year is almost over but we still got some parties to go, YAY! 2015 was a pretty good year for me and I am wrapping it up with a OOTD on a beautiful December day in Bermuda!
    
   

Here I am wearing a plaid 80s inspired A-line New Look skirt, which had their highlighted moment this year, and I hope the 80s trends will still be a trend in 2016. I am surprisingly not over the 80s inspired fashion yet! Right now I am considerably obsessed with turtlenecks, so I chose to wear this cute grey one from Zara and some super comfy ankle boots both, as well as my favorite faux leather jacket, both from H & M.

    
  

This is what I looked like yesterday! I love my 50 shades of grey!

   

  

  


It is now time to wave goodbye to 2015. Can you imagine it? This year has flown by, I honestly feel like it was just yesterday that we started 2015 and all of a sudden its all over!

Wishing only the best for your 2016 year to come!

– Ci Ci xo

Christmas 2015: His and Hers Gift Guide 

It’s Gift Guide time! Rainy Sunday afternoons defiantly call for some gift guide inspo for both him and her this Christmas. Believe it or not (despite my obvious love for shopping) I actually find shopping for Christmas extremely difficult and stressful and I bet I’m not the only one. There are some people in my life that are a piece of cake to buy for and others who literally draw my mind blank when trying to find them a gift sometimes, so I actually find gift guides super helpful. It’s so often I find items on a gift guide that I probably wouldn’t have ever thought of before, so I’m hoping my gift guide will do the same for you guys. 

Today’s gift guide selection are both from online options, for those who hate the crazy Christmas rush in stores and local shop options that might be preferred, more convenient and often much easier for those last minute shoppers, not pointing fingers or any thing (Boyfriends, Hubbies and Dads!)! I have some personal favorite online stores just for gifts because of their super unique gifty items, like Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom, and have also scoped out some of my favorites for both his and hers gifts locally from stores like Urban Cottage and Atelerie, a must visit this Christmas of course! 

ONLINE GIFT GUIDE

For her:  

1. ‘Booze’ Glass Decanter & Stopper 

2. Fujifilm Instax Instant Smartphone printer

3. ‘The snuggle is real’ sequin pillow

4. Mathews Drive Suede Anderson Kate Spade Bag

5. Stigma Beauty Travel Set

6. Eva NYC Mini Flat Iron

7. Letter Marquee Light

8. Metallic Porcelain Zebra Dish

For him:

   
1. Baxter of California Safety Razor Set

2. Parrot Jumping Sumo Drone

3. BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero 

4. Lomography Lomo’Instant’ Sanremo Addition Camera

5. Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Watch

6. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook by Alison Arevalo and Erin Wade

7. New Balance 620 Modern Running Sneaker

8. iGlyde LED Scooter

LOCAL GIFT GUIDE

For her:  

1. Alex and Ani bracelets (AS Coopers, Bermuda)

2. Emma Bridgewater pieces (AS Coopers, Bermuda)

3. Lat & Lo Bangles (Luxury Gifts, Bermuda)

4. Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch (Atelerie, Bermuda)

5. MAC Enchanted Holiday Gift Sets (MAC, Bermuda)

6. A Tale of Two Palettes by Bare Minerals (AS Coopers, Bermuda)

7. Helen Ficalora Jewelry (Atelerie, Bermuda)

8.  Rewined Candles (Urban Cottage, Bermuda)

9. Pum Pum Socks (Urban Cottage, Bermuda)

10. S’well Bottles (Atelerie, Bermuda)

11. Asics Sneakers (Sportsseller, Bermuda)

12. Fitbit Watch (AF Smiths, Bermuda)


For Him:

 1. Apple Watch (G and G, Bermuda)

2. S’well Bottles (Atelerie, Bermuda)

3. Lacoste Hat (AS Coopers Men, Bermuda)

4. Moon and Lola Bermuda Cufflinks (Exclusivly at Atelerie, Bermuda)

5. Go Pro and Selfie Stick (PTech, Bermuda)

6. Beats Pill and Headphones (AF Smiths, Bermuda)

7. Willow Steam Spa Gift Card (Fairmont Southampton Princess, Bermuda)

8. Adidas Original Superstars (Sports Locker, Bermuda)

9. 3Doodler Pen (AF Smiths, Bermuda)

10. Woodford Reserve (Goslings, Bermuda)

11. Rococo Chocolate (Atelerie, Bermuda)

12. Duke and Cannon Soaps (Urban Cottage, Bermuda) 
December and Christmas overall is a busy time of year. So don’t forget if the Christmas shopping madness has you stress remember it’s always the thought that counts and how you spend your holidays with the ones you love, not the amount of gifts you give! (Not that anyone would complain about being spoiled too though!)

19 Days till Chrismas! Who’s excited!?

– Ci Ci xo