A FLORAL KIMONO + STRAW BASKET = A CUTE COMBO

For today a very simple outfit featuring a crinkled woven kimono with an allover floral print.  It has an open front, long subtle bell sleeves, slits at the sides, and a flowy silhouette. It is made of rayon so it is breathable fabric for a hot summer day.  I paired it with black jeggings and…

A STATEMENT BAG

As I promised yesterday, today´s post is about how to style one of my friend Elena´s bag. I liked the colors so to make it the star of the outfit just added a magenta sleveeless dress with ruflle accents in the deep V neck and ruched detail in the skirt. I got this Lane Bryant…

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A BAG MAKES!

I think this month´s posts will be about how to use statement handbags to create an outfit. This time I have used two different bags with the same dress and shoes and adding different earrings and ring and how does the outfit change. First let me talk about both straw bags. Both are made of…

TOMBOLO BAG

Tombolos are my favourite landforms and Mount Saint Michel is an example of it. So when I was given this bag I was enchanted as it shows Mount Saint Michel as an island instead of with the low – tide when it is a strip of sand connected with mainland. So as the bag is…

STATEMENT ACCESSORIES

Summer days are long and hot, so we have to dress to combat heat. Effortless style is a need so we do not overthink what we wear but we also want to look cute and beautiful. For those hot summer days we can take advantage of the accessories power, that is to say, use creative…

CLUTCHES AND PURSES

Clutches are fun and carrying a clutch is not only fun but also convenient. Fun for the numerous possibilities you have in shapes, textures and colors. Convenient for evening parties, weddings and other events because you can put there just your essentials like credit card, money and cellular phone. I love embroidered and beaded clutches….

LOW COST WICKER BAGS FOR A SUMMER VACATION

Those who follow me for sure know that I am fond of straw and wicker bags and now that summer is here it is the right time to showcase our collection of wonderful bags, ideal for the beach but also appropriate for the city. Nowadays they are trendy although, in my opinion, they area classic…

WEDDING ATTIRE

Sometimes you do not know how to dress up for social events especially for weddings in summertime.  This wedding was not too formal and ladies had to wear pink and men blue. Quite original for a wedding but difficult to fulfil the requirements. So I decided to improvise in order not to spend a lot…

HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE (II)

How to Look Expensive ON A BUDGET is one of my customers´ requests. I wrote a post on staying chic on a dime, so this one is the second one of the story. Things to consider when looking expensive without breaking the bank are: Neutral colors For a put together look use a neutral colors….

RAINY DAYS

The title of an old song inspired me when looking for a heading for the post. The song performed by Ja Rule and Mary J. Blige was my students´favorite when I worked as a Visiting Teacher in USA. So this is a happy homage to those I had the pleasure to have in my classes…