Summer 2017 is almost here and I can FEEL it! The heat & humidity is back (not that they went anywhere), and everyone is doing anything for a little cool down!
In the Bahamas, I feel like we have Summer all year round. Despite a little cold in February and a little rain in April, the Sun still shines like a bright Summer day.
Summer is the “Fun” season! And I like to dress accordingly. My favorite fashion trend to wear in the summer is Color Block.
I know they say, “It’s Better in the Bahamas” and that is definitely true in the Summer.
To kick off my summer, I went to a Fete (French for Party). It was on the beach, crowded with people and nothing but good vibes all night long.
Here’s what I wore:
Electric Blue Monokini
Yellow Linen Shorts
Neon Pink Pineapple Clasp Belt
Gold Strap-Up Sandals
Black & White “Bahamas Chain of Islands Clutch” from Pursenal Paradiyse
In March of this year I visited Nashville, and for the first time, I had a hard time finding clothes for Me.
You may not know, but most businesses (especially clothing stores) tailor their inventory to the likes of their consumers and the Forever 21 at the Opry Mills Mall in Tennessee was no different.
Nashville has a boho-chic meets country style, and I’m a city/island girl, so I was having trouble finding clothes that fit my personal style. The selection just wasn’t Me.
That was until I went looking on the clearance rack!
There, I found me the cutest velvet, baroque print, red and black mini skirt for $4.00! Yes, you read right… $4.00.
I was so excited to wear it as I loved the way it looked on Me. So when I decided to attend the Island of the World Fashion Week show this month, I figured it was the perfect occasion.
Here’s what I wore:
A Black Back Out Body Suit
A Black & Red Velvet Baroque Mini Skirt
Black Strap Up Tassel Heels
A Black Suede Clutch
Minimalist Michael Kors Jewelry
Look out for more pics and my experience at the Islands of the World Fashion Show this Thursday!
One day I was scrolling through Instagram (ya’ll know I love the ‘gram; follow Me here), and I came across this quote meme that read, ” Make Choices that Liberate You”.
I kept scrolling, but that quote stayed. It stayed in My mind and I would hear it echoing every day, “Make Choices that Liberate You. Make Choices that Liberate You. Make Choices that Liberate You.”
So, I did just that. Made Choices to Liberate Me.
I braided My hair, because My relaxed hair would take too much time to fix in the mornings before work. Braids are much easier.
I walked away from relationships that made Me feel more anxious than at ease.
I applied for a new position that will give me more structure in my schedule, than shifts that felt like they stole all my time.
With each choice I made, I started to feel lighter, and free. Now, when someone asks how I’m doing I can honestly reply, “Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean.” like Rizzo in the movie Grease.
Speaking of peachy, and feeling light, I had lunch last week and those two words describe My outfit of the day perfectly.
Here’s what I wore:
- A Peach Crop Top & Trouser Pants Set
- Nude Three Strap Sandal Heels
- Gold Hoops
- Gold Michael Kors Watch
- Multiple Beaded Bracelets
- Midi Ring
- Nude Clutch
Its been a while since I blogged about fashion and my outfit of the day.
The truth is I haven’t been putting on no outfits, and going anywhere in the day. I’ve been so consumed with my work schedule that my social life (not that I ever had much of one) declined and I wasn’t shopping for new clothes, because I haven’t worn my old ones yet.
I’ve been in this state for months, but Spring has a way of renewing things like flowers, houses, and mindsets. One such mindset was my own, and one day I decided I’m going to get dressed up, go out and Spring my life forward!
With a mix of old clothes and new accessories, here’s what I wore:
- Side Cut-Out Jeans Body Suit
- Green Tea Length Skirt
- Neon Pink Pineapple Clasp Belt
- Clear Strap Lucite Heels
- Custom-made “Bahama Mama” Pursenal Paradyse Wristlet
- Minimal Jewelry
This outfit works because my jeans body suit & lucite heels are neutral, while my belt and skirt adds colour to the look.