I’ve been holding on to this beauty for about a year now…waiting for the right place to wear it. But I realized I should never wait for an occasion, I should wear whatever I want, where ever I want to. Tomorrow is not promised guys. Do not hold onto those things that you love, saving them for the perfect occasion, because that time may never come. Rock what ever you like, where ever you like, when ever you like!!!
PS: The top is from LF Stores but it is already sold out. I saw some kool ones that I would love to use to create one similar on Pretty Little Things. If I do a recreation, I’ll make sure to post some pics.
Btw, left links to similar skirts that I wanna rock below: Lets Rock’em together!! XOXOXO
After my recent post on IG featuring the yellow top on my previous blog post, I have been asked to show more of my creations. This is another top I made recently. I just returned from carnival in Barbados 2 days ago and plan to invest more time creating some more pieces. Please let me know if you would be interested in seeing any particular style and I will try to recreate. Leave me a comment with the style whether it is on Pinterest or another website or even IG. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you on my next post!!! XOXOXO
PS…the first photos were taken in Brooklyn while the others were while I was on vaca in Barbados.
The whole silk/satin trend is so in right now and I can’t seem to get enough. I scored this beauty during the winter from Choosy but they no longer seem to have it in stock. Who knows, maybe they will bring it back. I searched for a few other dresses that are similar. See links below.
Not boasting or anything, but I’ve traveled to quite a few places and Cuba is by far my fave vaca spot!!! Actually scratch that-second to Barbados (my hometown) Cuba is by far my fave vaca spot! Before the new embargo, I was able to spend a few days there to celebrate my birthday. Cuba has an old world charm appeal, with its beautifully crafted architectural buildings, with long winding staircases and gigantic ornate doors. It is also a place where men, especially, are in all their glory with every model of vintage car they can dream of. Best of all, for a few CUCs (Cuban money), one can take a spin around Old Havana with the rooftop down and enjoy the scenic views while basking in the beautiful sunlight; with a cool breeze coming off of the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean to cool you down. Below is a list of reasons why you should visit if you ever have the opportunity:
The people are kind, thoughtful, and very helpful;
The country is safe and have a very low crime rate;
The food served is organic (grown locally) and filled with flavor and also very inexpensive;
The country is safe and have a very low crime rate;
Vibrant night life;
Very reasonable accommodations; and The people are kind, thoughtful, and very helpful;
Who else loves Ankara prints??? Let’s not all answer at once…lol. I have been holding on to a few pieces of Ankara fabric for a few years now and only used them as head wraps but recently I decided to change that. Your girl has been sitting on her talent for way too long. You see, I studied fashion while living in Barbados. I also grew up in a household where everyone created designs for themselves as well as others so becoming a designer was only natural for me. For a few years prior to moving to the U.S., I was a fashion designer and had tons of clients who hated seeing me leave for the U.S. This was one of the most fulfilling times in my life. As life has it, starting over and building a new clientele here seemed a bit daunting so I opted to work for others and soon became a paralegal (I know this is the polar opposite from where I came from). However, lately I have been feeling the urge to get this going again so despite my busy schedule, I will be setting aside some time to focus on my passion. Hopefully, I can eventually take my dream and creativity to the next level.
IKR!!! Not sure how many of you are aware but TopShop closed their stores in the US a few weeks ago and they were literally giving away their merchandise, with up to 75% and on some special items like this, an even bigger discount was applied (Read more about the closing here). When I tried this number on, I prayed to Fashion Gods that the dress would fit and they did not let me down. However, there were two issues; first, the dress did not have a price tag , and second, it was torn at the hem. The latter problem was a non-issue because I knew right away that I could easily fix this with no adverse effects to the dress so I headed over to the register with fingers crossed that I would not have to pay more than $40 for the dress. You can imagine my surprise when the cashier said $10. My mouth fell open and I asked him to repeat to which he confirmed that it was really $10. I left the store making my best attempt at whistling and my new “love” in a black unnamed plastic-grocery-bag (after the announcement, Topshop no longer gave refunds and they ceased using their usual shopping bags). During the weeks that followed, I caught more great deals but none were as sweet as this!
I love a floral dress for the summer and depending on the print, they can even be worn during the colder months. I scoured the internet looking for other similar dresses but none quite matched this one. However, below are a few other florals I would love to get my hands on. Which one is your fave? PS: Shoes are House of CB and Bag is thrifted (added links to some that are similar).