Today is a sad day in the fashion and Dominican community. The first time I found out Renta was Dominican I thought to myself what better representation than a Dominican man dressing women all over the world, in that same world where men could barely dress themselves. Stereotypical views were pushed to the side when Oscar walked into the fashion industry, you know the one where Dominican men only play baseball and let’s be real, where most love to undress women. He believed elegance, sophistication, and beauty was every woman’s desire.
Although he was known for his evening wear and pantsuits, my personal favorite were his wedding gowns. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle in one of his creations. An honor of wedding season I’ve gathered my favorite of his designs from the Bridal 2014, Fall 2014 and Bridal 2015 Collections.
Babies are just super cute and I can’t wait to have one of my own. For now I have the joy of attending (and sometimes planning) other friends and family baby showers. This past Saturday I went to one of my cousin’s baby shower. It’s always nice to come together when you’re celebrating an exciting new addition to the family. In some cultures, baby showers take place in the evening with women and men in attendance. Dressing for an evening baby shower is fairly easy when deciding what to wear. I think a cocktail dress below or at the knee, or jeans and a blouse, but always heels are a perfect way to celebrate. My cousin’s baby shower had a superhero theme; now what better way to show strength and femininity than by wearing your fave sky highs? Even the preggers was in heels all night while dancing, greeting relatives, and making a toast. I have a feeling she’ll wear heels right up until giving birth, I know I will. Now that’s what I call a Superwoman!
What do you wear to baby showers? Ever feel like walking in heels is the ultimate superpower?
Last week I went for a different look, and this is what I came up with, a touch of boho chic. I stepped out of my comfort zone when I chose to wear these worn out (nothing wrong with that) suede boho type over the knee boots with my office uniform. Normally I would have gone with a nude pump, buttoned up the blazer and added a thin belt around the waist for a sleeker appearance (try it), instead I decided to loosen things up and let the blazer blow with the wind! To not look completely washed out, I pouted my lips with Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Cruella. I’m not a fan of wrinkles (who is really?) and normally I would have passed on posting this look, but in the real life office world, sitting in front of the computer is part of my job and you’re bound to get wrinkled the minute you sit down! A girl can’t stand all day in heels! Try to stay wrinkle free ladies and gentlemen!
I should really start taking these outfit photos before I get to work!
What do you think of this look? How was everyone’s weekend?
How is everyone doing today? As the end of the year continues to be very, very busy for me I have to pass by quickly with today’s post. I’ve been dying to wear this knit top like everything else I buy and don’t get to wear until months later, but here I finally did. I did with a black pencil skirt and black ankle strap heels for a clean, simple, but classic chic look. A blinged out top doesn’t need much styling, what it does need is to stand out and pairing it with black does just that. Pencil skirts are great with crop tops, I’m sure I’ve said it before, but the scuba fit of this one works wonders -you can pull up the skirt high enough for the right amount of coverage as it smooths out those tiny little flaws or pull the skirt down for those who love to show a little more skin because it truly is a flexible fabric. This material is everywhere right now; skirts, shirts, bags, hats and much more are made with this extra stretchy material.
Last Tuesday I went to the Everlane showroom, met their down to earth team and got to hear a little bit about their journey into the online only shopping site. I found out about the brand through another blogger and was fascinated by the simplicity, but good quality of their clothes. My sister and I have been a fan ever since. I was able to try on a few of their newer pieces I’ve been interested in and I hope to get my hands on them soon. In this day and age every girl should have a few inexpensive wardrobe staples (like the tees and tanks that start at just $15!) in their closet to pair with jeans, denim cut offs (in the summer), flats, heels and or sneakers. I kept my look simple for the event in an Everlane tee, blazer and skinny jeans, but added a little bit of sexy to the beautiful basic by pairing it with snakeskin pumps and rosy cheeks.
What do you look for in a t-shirt? With so many to choose from nowadays, it’s hard not to be picky!
Hope everyone had a relaxed long weekend! :)
H&M Lightweight Jacket in Dusty Navy (Old), similar here and here
On a day like today I like to throw on my favorite pair of Chuck’s and walk up and down the street picking the delicious fruits and vegetables, the beautiful hand picked flowers, the plumpy pumpkins (this time of year), the grass fed meat and the oh so fresh dairy. Eating healthy never looked so good.
It was time to bring out another one of my Altuzarra for Target pieces. The week is almost over, but let’s throw it back to Monday. Yes, it’s the worst day of the work week for many (especially for me), so I chose to start off on a good fashion note. You know, happy. There’s something about being dressed up in all black that makes me feel confident, sexy and yes, happy. Although it being a dark color, I don’t see it that way. And you shouldn’t either. Don’t worry, be happy. It sure won’t be the last time you see me in this sweater, just look at those cranes! Even if you don’t have the broadest shoulders in the pact, wearing a top with shoulder detail can make anyone want to do the ‘shoulder lean, shoulder lean.” Here I paired the beautiful gold birds with a black faux leather skirt and black strappy sandals, the perfect debut. I kept my hair sleek with a middle part, for an overall ‘put together’ look.
Speaking of happy, tomorrow’s Friday! :)
How are you rockin’ your Altuzarra for Target pieces lately?