Posted in TRAVEL

Bon Voyage! Travel Season : A Note From One Traveler To Another

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”. That pretty much sums up  our views on traveling and life. The change in season has the traveling juices flowing so what better way to get motivated and inspired than to do a recap on some of the most beautiful places we have been to as well as share some useful and maybe obvious traveling tips we have learnt along the way.

Explore, explore, explore this is probably the most obvious tips. It is easy to pick a location and identify all the landmarks and exciting places you are going to visit.  But is there going to be enough time and are the places open the times you are there. So checking open times and sometimes even booking ahead for some of these places will make the touring experience seamless and not spending 2 hours waiting in a queue waiting to go into e.g. the Anne Frank museum, which is what happened to us because we just turned up without planning.

Yes touring, exploring and becoming cultured is important but don’t forget sometimes all you need to do is just seat back, relax and actually take time to enjoy the scenery. So go to the beach, order some cocktails even carbs forget the diet and relax and enjoy the view. Or go to a cool cocktail bar, club or street festival. Just have fun and enjoy it.

Don’t forget to create memories, not only be in the moment and enjoy it but do captures some of these memories so you can always look back on them. An idea would be to even create a Polaroid album and keep a picture or two or several if you can’t pick one. Then look back when you are seating at home and its rainy and cloudy outside haha.

What kind of holidays do you like sunny or winter destinations x

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Posted in FASHION

Holiday Summer Lookbook Recap

I can’t believe just over a week ago I was in Portugal, busking in some sun, sipping on a sangria and thinking about absolutely nothing whilst enjoying the clear blue skies and gorgeous weather. Now fast forward to a week where am I back in wonderfully grey England ahhh. Let me just reminisce of how it was a truly relaxing mini break….

Boho dress

print dressShift dressCut off outfit

One of the highlights of this mini break was finally getting to wear some of my favorite summer clothes, relaxing in good company and sipping on sangria’s and cocktails. What’s your favorite thing about holidays? x

Posted in FASHION

Summer style ideas to steal from Coachella Festival

We all know Coachella marks the beginning of summer style. Not only is Coachella a music festival but over the years it has become a place where celebrities and super fashionable concert-goers like to debut their stylish summer looks.

This year’s Coachella has been no different, it has become the perfect place to search for the perfect spring and summer outfit inspiration.

Below are my top inspirations for this summer!

Looks like white is going to be trendy again this summer. Pairing up with denim will give it that edgy stylish look.

 

You can never go wrong with denim, whether it’s a pair of denim shorts, a denim skirt of denim dress, you can easily pair this up with a nice tee a cool pair of ankle boots.

Print detail is also in this season.

 

Let me know your favorite spring/summer style with a comment below.

 

 

Posted in FASHION

Wedding Season: The Hottest Bridesmaid Dress Styles for 2017

Spring is upon us, and that can only mean one thing…..Wedding Season is here!!

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress for all of your girls is an almost impossible task, but I have recently discovered the alessmode.com , the answer to every bride prayer. Your bridesmaids don’t have to look like clones from every other wedding. Dresses with open backs, glamorous fit-and-flare skirts and quirky transparent overlays are just a few ways to give your bridal party a fresh take.

I am going to highlight my top picks for 2017 bridesmaid dresses dress styles, as well as popular bridal-party color schemes—from beautiful pastels to neutrals.

Tiered Skirt

Sleeveless bateau neckline A-line tiered dress

Capture

You can still maintain the long, soft fabrics tradition on bridesmaid dresses, but why not add just the amount of drama and try with a tiered skirt?

Sleeves

Bridesmaids dresses with sleeves have the latest have the latest design catering for popular wedding fashion.  A sleeve can has several style options that include illusion or cape sometimes decorated with beading details or embroidered with lace. Here are some of my favorites, looking at the sleeves

One-Shoulder Dresses

In 2016 one-shoulder dresses burst onto the fashion scene and there’s been no sign of slowing for this trend. This has become one of my favorite looks & will definitely make my list on the bridesmaid stylish looks. Whether they are long bridesmaid dresses or short bridesmaid dresses off the shoulder bridesmaid dress is a fashion trend that is still here.

 

Let me know your Favorite bridesmaid look. XOXO

 

Posted in FASHION

Beach Holiday Season: Trendy Spring/Summer Holiday Outfit Ideas

Finally, my favorite time of the year has arrived, no-no not spring/ summer season that’s a bonus but the fact that I can start traveling again and it’s coming up to bank/public holidays soon. I have put together a few outfit ideas for holiday trips. See next week me and my sister are going to Portugal so I thought to myself what better way to get inspiration than doing a mood board. Below are a few ideas that I think will appeal to every girl will drool over if not there is at least one item that appeals to your sense of style.

As I love these outfit ideas I have attached where you can find similar clothing items as shown in each of mood boards below:

Boho Chic Jumpsuit summer outfit

For the “BOHO CHIC” chick below are the items:

Polished and Prim Casual Denim outfit

For the “POLISHED AND PRIM” outfit below are items:

Rebel Without a cause Rocker chick outfit

For the “REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE” chick these are the items:

Do you have any exciting travel plans lined up for the spring/summer season? x

Posted in BEAUTY

Our Top Picks: 2017 Spring & Summer Everyday Hairstyles for Black and African Women

Top hair trends for the spring and summer season for black women. After your hair strands have endured the harsh winter, it’s time to revive your look with chic new hairstyles. The spring and the summer season is the ideal time to step outside of your comfort zone with a style that’s completely out of the box, or revive your hair by trying something new. Look below for a few of my favorite hair ideas you can play around with this spring and summer season!

 

Crochet Braid Spring/Summer Styles

Short/Shoulder Length 

 

Braids Spring/Summer Hairstyle

Long Spring/Summer Hairstyles

Leave a comment below & let me know you favorite spring/summer hairstyle!

Posted in FASHION

The Spring Shoes That You Can Pair Up With Jeans – From My Closet

Sometimes you just want to put on your favorite denim, a cotton top, and some gorgeous shoes and call it a day. You certainly own a pair of made-for-you jeans at this point and a few nice new tees’ already. For spring shoes that’ll make you feel like a new woman, we’re into stylish sandals, both bright colors & the neutral colors, (Red, Black).

These attention-grabbing shoes have a way of instantly lifting your mood and turning your beloved basics into an outfit.

Here are my top picks for the Spring shoes to go with your jeans. One of my favorite website for comfortable and affordable sandals is SheIn

Spring has just started, and i am certainly adding a few more bright colored pairs in my closet.