It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ May 27, 2016

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Cheers to the freakin’ Weekend! *sings in my Rihanna voice* A three day weekend is upon some of us and it makes me ridiculously happy. Not sure what you lovelies have planned for your days ahead but you know there will be some great Memorial Day sales (may do a post on that Monday) and fun events. Whether you’re going to a barbecue or traveling out of town, let’s not forget the importance of this Holiday. (more…)

Easy Memorial Day Weekend Watermelon & Mint Cocktail Recipe

/ May 26, 2016

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The weather is finally beautiful where I am. It rained 90% of the time for the month of May but the sun seems to be here to stay for a while, and I finally get to share a simple and easy drink recipe with you guys. Yay! A few days ago I bought watermelon juice from Trader Joes (see below) and wanted to think of a delicious concoction for it, so here is this watermelon and mint cocktail you can make for Memorial Day weekend or just for them random days.  I’m no mixologist and try not to overdue things (I lie), but no seriously, I prefer to spend more time on food than drinks when it comes to hosting, so this  was effortless. I used a sparkling wine but I’ve read that prosecco is also a good mix for watermelon juice. I made these drinks in my backyard yesterday and enjoyed them with some friends. You can use champagne flutes or regular short glasses, whatever you prefer. See the recipe below.  (more…)

Chambray Tunic, 3 Ways

/ May 23, 2016

chambraytunic Normally when I shop, I try to make investments in my wardrobe. When we think of investments, we usually associate it with a high ticket item. In this case, it wasn’t a splurge – it was more of an approach like how many times and how many ways can I wear this top? Can I put it into good use with what I already own? Is it a classic shape with a twist? The answer was ‘yes’ to all of these questions, so I deemed my H&M chambray tunic as an investment piece with an expectancy of a worthwhile result. See definition of investment here – an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result. Bingo! I’m pretty sure you have pieces like this, right?

Cost: $29.99

Comfort: 9/10

Versatility? : Hell yes!

So, with that said, watch how you can wear this stylish denim-like tunic 3 ways. (more…)

It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ May 20, 2016

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Happy Friday! It’s Preakness weekend here in Baltimore and I’m considering going. If I don’t make that, I’ll be enjoying some cocktails and catching up on reading. Here are some cool links to check out for your weekend and just for entertainment. xoxo (more…)

Trend Alert: Ruffle your Wardrobe with these 7 Pieces

/ May 19, 2016

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Ruffles are currently going strong right now. A trend that was prominently huge in the 80’s with artists like Madonna has been softened by modern designs. I actually just bought this black ruffle dip hem blouse and I can not wait to rock it with a pair of my favorite jeans. Here are 7 pieces I thought were post worthy for this trend post. (more…)

Alice McCall Resort 17 Collections at Porteno

/ May 18, 2016

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Australian designer Alice McCall pulled out all the stops for her latest collection on Tuesday. Instead of taking her talents to the runway like most designers did for MBFWA, McCall brought her lavish models to one of her favorite restaurants Porteno in Surrey Hills. Various installations of 60/70’s decor set the scene for the editorial shoots. As McCall stated “I wanted an editorial setting with sharp imagery that would stand the test of time,” so models posed in different rooms or as McCall described them “sets” throughout the restaurant. (more…)

Acai Bowl x Teen Vogue

/ May 17, 2016

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Last week, I made my very first acai bowl using this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking. It was a good way to eat soft foods that provided protein, fiber, and antioxidants, since I was still recovering from my surgery. Acai berries are a superfood and are claimed to be one of the healthiest berries you will ever find. (more…)

4 Spring Trends: From Day to Night

/ May 12, 2016

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Billowy Blouse - Rebecca Taylor Long Sleeve Lurex Clip Top (Cheaper style here)

Day: Go for dark denim structured shorts to keep it cute and comfy. (image via)

Night: A pair of killer trousers with either a wide leg or semi-loose fit with some strappy heels will be darling for a night to with some girlfriends. (image via)

Here are four trends I’m currently coveting that surely works for day and night. If you don’t believe me, just watch these collages with real life women wear them. I love to take a staple piece from day to night to avoid any completely changed outfits that would probably add more unnecessary used time and energy to my day. A quick change of the shoe, a swipe of red lipstick or a statement jacket usually does the trick. So here are some tips to keep your day and outfits moving in the right direction. Click to see more.  (more…)

But First…Coffee

/ May 11, 2016

coffeandmodels Here’s a little visual board inspiration of what most of us choose to do before we tackle our day.

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Real Girl in a Beauty World with Reema

/ May 10, 2016

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There’s something about the girl-next-door, grab-the-world-by-the-lapels type of woman I adore. In this segment, Reema Sood is indeed, actually the girl next door, meaning she literally lives on the same floor as me – right next door. (more…)