TURNED IT UP FOR GIRLS NIGHT! 

Happy weekend! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. 

Summer time is fast approaching and that means weddings, boozie brunches early dinners with friends or family that carry on into the night with rosé or mojitos in hand. So, with these occasions in mind, I love having those summer staple dresses that can be worn to any or most of these events and for everyday activities. It’s just a huge plus if it can transition you from day to night of course! 

Here was yesterday girls night out look featuring one of my new favorite dresses of the season, from one of my most favorite brands…

What I’m wearing…

Dress: Faithful The Brand, Shoes: ASOS, Belt: Zara, Bag: Clare V & Earrings: Shashi 

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

New year new me (kind of thing)

As much as I want to share my styling of this super cute DVF wrap bodysuit, distressed denim and my current love for bralettes in today’s post, I’m instead spilling the scoop on what my hopes are for 2017!As always, I feel guilty for not being as active on the blog and on social media recently, but to shortly recap the last few months of 2016- I got the best job ever at local boutique, Atelerie, as store manager, I celebrated my 24th birthday in true grandma style with my pjs and online shopping, cup of tea by my side and then, Marcus, the gem that he is, treated me to a much needed spa day at Willowstream at the Southampton Princess, for a birthday treat! (Amazing!) Then wow, Christmas season in retail, I’m sure you can imagine- way to busy to even get a second for a blog post thought; but not getting a blog post out in a while made me want to get into a more active routine and was exactly what made me choose my first New Years resolution (every bloggers New Years resolution really): BLOG MORE! The first of my goals going into 2017 is to be more present. I’ve said it before, but prepare to get sick of me because I mean it this time! 

Well I guess the next goal goes along side the first- start of a new year, comes the wishes for the perfect new wardrobe to be able to share my love for and blog about! A girl can dream right! But seriously who doesn’t wish to build the “perfect” wardrobe!The year of long weekends- it’s the best time to travel this year! I would love to take better advantage of these long weekends and plan much further in advance so I can take a trip or two and just get traveling more often! As much as my goals should probably involve saving more I’m totally going with, I much rather travel more because the more you travel the more you see and that’s so important to me! Life is all about the experiences! 

DRINK MORE WATER! I know this doesn’t sound very exciting but there are so many health related benefits to drinking more water and recently I’ve realized I’ve not been drinking enough- which made me realize how important this one is! Drinking water keeps your skin feeling young and hydrated so it isn’t dry. Drinking lots of water can help to reduce wrinkles and cause a plumping effect for the skin- in the best way possible. This one sounds so easy to do but it’s amazing the how many people, including myself, who just don’t drink nearly enough water in a day! This next one I’m pretty good at anyway- washing my makeup filled face off every night! I would say at least 6 nights of the week I stick to my routine but if I could make it a perfect 7 would be ideal. I love waking up in the morning with a fresh face! Plus that’s one less thing you need to do in the morning and that time can be used more wisely on getting ready in the am and taking your time more. Healthier breakfasts- I can already think of two of my favorite people that are going to be so disappointed at my guilty confession of having a coffee roll almost every morning for breakfast but that’s okay I promise I’m already on a good start for 2017! So far it’s been all about the granola bowls and other much healthier options and my mornings are already starting to feel better! It’s crazy how something as small as making smarter choices about what you have for breakfast that can really change your mood and energy in the morning everyday and even throughout the day!

I’ve hit the gym! – New Year new me kind of thing (standard)! Nothing like realizing the belly you’ve acquired over the xmas period is really not cute and nothing like you wishing you had that 2016 body back (not that that was amazing either but you get the idea) to get you on that new year new me fitness hype! Yup that’s me right now! No denying it!

Enough of my rambling, but I just wanted to share some thoughts with you. I cannot thank you all enough for reading my blog for allowing me to share parts of my life with you- and with hopes to share even more this year. You guys are the best and I hope to be more present for those of you making me so present in your everyday lives! Thank you!

SMONDAY BLUES

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with rompers- finding the perfect one can seem impossible sometimes, but once you do, you seem to never want to take it off! This Urban Outfitters one caught my eye and I knew I had to have it! I love love love this outfit! I could wear it all the time- I love the print, how comfortable it is and not to mention the fit of this romper and how it’s the perfect outfit just to throw on especially for a fun day of adventures! Although now is officially fall, according to the calendar, but according to the weatherman, well, it still feels like summer I think rompers like this are perfect for transitioning to fall because of its material and, color, style and print! Thankfully, Urban Outfitters is on the same page as me and has the ideal transitional pieces to help me feel like it’s fall but but still be lightweight enough for these end of summer days here in Bermuda. Although we are anxiously waiting sweater weather over here (at least I know I am), we are going to miss fun adventure days that come along with Summer time in Bermuda. We spent our Sunday just driving round the island and stopping off at some of our favorite spots, like the light house and dockyard for some lunch at Frog and Onion, just to enjoy what a beautiful day it was yesterday- storm Karl, what storm? I personally love Bermuda’s bipolar weather!

One of my most favorite local jewelry designers, Rebecca Little, has teamed up with another local designer, Tabs Bermuda, to create these most beautiful, Bermuda inspired jewelry. I’ve featured Rebecca Little before on my blog and just had to share this new design of hers that I recently have fallen in love with! With Bermuda roof tops as her inspiration, she really captured beautiful Bermudian architecture in these dainty pieces- I love them! I’m wearing her triangle lariat, her lariats are my favorite of all her pieces, and her newest pearl stretch bracelets with little triangle details. These pieces are perfect dainty pieces but are still sure to stand out- I also have a pair of her new thread through gold earrings which I love and am always getting complements for! I’ll be sure to post about them soon as well because they are some of my favorite earrings now! 

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and using Monday as a fresh start for a great week ahead and stepping into fall! As you can tell I had a little fresh chop to my hair, thanks to Chelsea and Salon Pink, ready for a fresh new fall look! I can’t express enough how much I love fall and can’t wait for cozy, comfy layers to start! 

Another thing I’m beyond excited about is the beautiful street art that is emerging around the island lately and that I have featured in this blog post featured image! I was too excited when I saw the beautiful wings being painted outside of Cross Fit and Smiles inc that I couldn’t even wait for them to be done! I’m excited to see the finished product and can’t wait for more fun photos to be taken there as well as see others enjoying the beautiful art as well! Street are was one of my favorite parts about my recent visit to NCY and to come back home and see Bermuda inspired by the street art trend was amazing and I can’t wait to see more! Bermuda is filled with creative people and it’s so nice to see them showing off their talent- whether it’s through Bermudain inspired brands like TABS, owning a local boutique and stocking original Bermuda inspired items like Atelerie’s Bermuda hats, Bermuda inspired jewelry so you can take a little part of BDA where ever you go like Rebecca Little has created or Bemudian street are that truly captures Bermudian culture and colors like the new art at the bus station! It’s truly amazing and inspiring to see such creative people embracing Bermuda’s beauty in these kinds of ways! Be sure to check them all out! 

What we wore:

Me: Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Office Shoes / Necklace and Bracelets: Rebecca Little Jewelry (TABs collection)

Him: Top: American Apparel / Jeans: Quicksilver / BDA hat: Atelerie, Bermuda / Shoes: Adidas / Sunglasses: Oakley (Sunglass and Watch Shop Bermuda 

KHAKI GREEN FOR FALL

TGIF! Here’s a look at yesterday’s outfit of the day! It’s one of my favorite looks because I am wearing all the colors I love- black and khaki green! I can’t believe yesterday was the first day of fall- my most favorite season of all! Marking the first day of fall, I’m extremely happy to start welcoming my fall wardrobe. Fall in Bermuda doesn’t have to be ignored even though it’s still pretty toasty outside in that sunshine- just make sure you embrace fall in a different way, like changing your color palette or switching to a closed in shoe. All in all, this is a look I would recreate and tweak over and over again just by switching to a different top and/or pair of shoes. I love outfits that are so versatile and have this much milage, I’m sure you guys feel me out there on having items that really do allow you to switch things up in an easy way and having a pair of the perfect overalls really helps! This khaki green is my current obsession for autumnal wear – it pairs so well with white, neutrals and denim- basically my entire wardrobe. Get ready to see this color obsession over and over again all season long. Have a great weekend!


Top: Don’t Ask Why / Overalls: TopShop (actually cut them myself) / Shoes: Office Shoes / Sunglasses: Illesteva (Atelerie) / Bracelets: Chan Luu and Shashi (Atelerie)

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)