Sunday, July 28, 2013

MY STYLE: Double Sided Pisces

No I'm not a Pisces, I'm a Tauran (April 24), neither do I follow astrology but today I wanted to give my new BCBGeneration Pisces Slingbacks some loving. Aren't they the cutest, most unusual pumps you've ever seen? Ok, maybe not the most unusual but when I saw these babies, I just had to get them and please, let's not get started on the sexy toe cleavage they give.

      I don’t know who invented high heels,
                                                        but all women owe him a lot
                                                                               - Marilyn Munroe

I've been craving the perfect pair of black, patent, pointy toe pumps for a while now and still haven't found the right pair that won't cause me to break the bank. So in the meantime, I will be working with my newbies. I'm not a big fan of slingbacks but these are definitely an exception.

Dress- JCPenny | Pashmina- H&M | Shoes- BCBGeneration Pisces (on sale!!) | Handbag- Local boutique

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

25 Random Facts About Me......

Hi beauties:

This is definitely a post like non-other but one that has been forthcoming for quite some time now. Funnily enough, I said that I wanted to do this a long time ago but only just getting around to it now.....surely you understand how that goes right?!

As of late, I have been 'clicker' happy on the 'Add' button to my blog. I've been adding lots of fashionistas from around the globe. Some who I draw inspiration from, and others......well, I just like their blog ;), but whatever the reason, I still do not know these ladies.

Many of you have been on this journey with me from day one and so I wanted to share a little more of me, with you.

Surely this list will change over time but for now, here are

1. I do not own a pair of sneakers, trainers, running shoes or whatever you call them
2. I pair Riesling (white wine) with ALL meals (fish, veggie, meat, anything)
3. I cannot swim but I LOVE the water....strange for an island child I know
4. I have a phobia for airports. Can you believe that for someone who is an avid traveler?
5. I have never eaten pork and have no interest in doing so
6. I dislike water and drink very little
7. I love day old pizza......don't judge me
8. I like 'odd' smells like freshly applied cement, rain, gasoline, permanent markers, liquid paper
9. I never wanted to be an accountant.....although it has been my career for the past 15 years
10. I struggle to 'let go'......mild separation issues
11. I flew in the cockpit of Air France from Paris to London in May 2013
12. I have had about 15 different jobs over the years
13. I can't bring myself to wear red nail polish
14. The first time I wore red lipstick was about a year ago
15. I drove 210 km/h on the German Autobahn
16. As a fashionista, I can't bring myself to purchase fashion magazines
17. I've traveled overseas to meet someone that I met online
18. My father looks like Snoop Dog/Lion or whatever he calls himself nowadays
19. I HATE squash, zucchini, anchovies, olives, pickles, celery, eggplant, beets, yam and any food with texture such as jello, yogurt etc
20. I have an 'unhealthy' collection of heels 
21. I have shared the stage and/or performed with/for artists such as Lucky Dube- RIP, Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Kenny Rogers, Freddie McGreggor, Tanya Stephens, Maxi Priest, Michael Bolton, Half Pint, Alicia Keys etc
22. I am late for EVERYTHING except my makeup appointments/ clients
23. I have stayed awake for an entire weekend..........absolutely zero sleep
24. I bought a house for my 30th birthday as a gift for myself
25. If I could live anywhere in the world at this present moment, it would be in a remote, mountainous part of Canada

Do you have 25 Random Facts about yourself that you would like to share?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

MY STYLE: Colour burst

By now, you should know that I absolutely love dressing up to go to church. I strongly believe that if we put so much effort into dressing up to go out, we should do the same for church but modestly of course. 

I LOVE big, puffy, flared skirts. They are the epitome of a girlie girl which I btw am not, but sometimes, I don't mind looking and feeling like one. When I popped into my local fabric store and saw this print, instantly I thought, Spring/ Summer flared skirt so that is exactly what happened. The colours are so bold and Summery. I love it!

Colours, like features,
                              follow the changes of emotions
                      - Pablo Picasso

H&M Blazer | VS Tank | Tailor-made Skirt | Anne Michelle Heels

Friday, July 19, 2013

MY STYLE: Animal Instinct

Today's ensemble is by no means a stranger to the fashion world. Pairing leopard and denim has somewhat become standard procedure when considering either piece separately. This trend has been seen in many variations whether in pencil skirts, leggings, skinny pants, flare skirts, blazers, coats......I think you get the idea.

I have hopped on the bandwagon of Leopard Love to give my two cents worth. My look was born from corporate rebellion. By no means do we have a Casual Friday at work but I wanted to unleash my wild side so I put on my denim shirt and styled  it with a pencil skirt for my excuse of an office appropriate Friday look.

                 Change in fashion is the tax
                     which the industry of the poor 
                                                                          levies on the vanity of the rich-- Chamfort

Here are a few ways in which some of my favourite fashionista bloggers styled their denim and leopard print.

1-Fashionista-Next-Door | 2- Alexa of IAMALEXA | 3- Dora of Fashion Painted Dreams | 4- KTR of KTRStyle | 5- Style Pantry

Have you ever paired leopard and denim? What are your thoughts on combining these statement pieces together?

Friday, July 12, 2013

MY STYLE: Some kinda blue....

Hey beauties:

Was this the longest week ever or what? Hope it was a great week for you though. I've been down and out with the flu and a swollen knee but I'm getting better.

These pants, oh these would have seen them before here and I did tell you that you would see them again but I didn't think that you'd see them in the exact same location.....oh well. 

I honestly wish that I had a few more pairs of these pants in different colours of course, because I absolutely love the print, the blend of colours and the texture of the material. It's somewhat stretchy yet soft and cotton-like. 

Sunnies- Dior | Poplin Shirt- VS | Pants- Primark UK | Sandals- GoJane | Handbag- Local boutique

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wedding Makeup.....All Things Purple

Hi beauties:

Today was a hell of a LONG day for me. Started at 10am and finished at 5pm doing wedding makeup for 3 bride's maids, 1 bride (naturally) and the bride's mother. Just in case you're wondering why everything took so long, there were a few lapses in between.

The bride (not pictured) is obsessed with purple so of course, her wedding colours were purple and grey. Hopefully when and if I receive a few professional pics, I can share them with you.

Enjoy a few pics....

Friday, July 5, 2013

MY STYLE: Spotted in Blue

Happy Friday beauties!

For my American friends and followers, I hope you had a fashionably fabulous 4th of July while we here on the island worked!

This outfit combination was inspired by another fashionista that I saw on the way, are you following me on Instagram @shadesnstylz? 

Anything awesome planned for the weekend?!?

Blouse- Options here
Skinnies- here or here
Bag- local boutique 
Heels- Here

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