I haven't posted a Must-Haves list in months. Why bother purchasing clothes and accessories if you're stuck at home?! Seems like other countries are getting back to normal, travel has resumed and my favorite bloggers are posting new fashion. I'm a little jealous and eager to purchase something extravagant.
I am obsessed with these Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers (available at LV). I've seen them on Instagram and they photograph nicely. The curvy shape and oversized, bouncy sole give these unique sneakers a modern, feminine vibe. I'd prefer all white, but would be happy with the patent monogram canvas style pictured here.
I've been lusting over Dior bags for months. I'm trying to decide which style I would purchase for Fall - It's a late 40th birthday gift from the husbano. I had my heart set on the white, camouflage saddle bag, but as new styles drop, I'm leaning towards a small book tote.
This blue, multicolor Dior Around the World book tote (available at Dior) is perfect for Fall. I don't have a blue handbag, so this would be a nice addition to my mostly pink collection.
I'm not a fan of Tory Burch - It just doesn't occur to me to shop the label. BUT, I just have-to-have this Tory Burch printed shirt dress (available at MyTheresa). The green batik-inspired print is perfect for Fall. A must-have!
I would pair the Tory Burch shirt dress with these Stella McCartney Elyse Derby platforms (available at MyTheresa). This signature shoe is made of faux leather, has a multi-layer platform and dons the brand name along the midsole. I love these shades of beige - This seasons hue and my go-to colors.
I know it seems a bit early to be shopping for cold weather, but when I saw this Jacquemus puffer jacket on the runway - I had-to-have it. I'm just waiting for it to become available for purchase. I LOVE the hue and the puffer style is perfect for casual wear.
Jacquemus is one of my favorite designer brands. I want everything Jacquemus. This La Maille Cavou wool-blend sweater (available at MyTheresa) would pair nicely with high-waisted pants. The chunky sweater has an in-side out construction and cropped silhouette. LOVE!
I haven't posted a Must-Haves list in months. Why bother purchasing clothes and accessories if you're stuck at home?! Seems like other countries are getting back to normal, travel has resumed and my...
I was curating the perfect collection of clothes and accessories for a trip to Paris and Amsterdam in June. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE! I guess I'll have to model the 20+ looks in the house. Here's a few of the stand-out pieces in my "cancelled trip to Europe" suitcase.
I had to move mountains to get these Dior D-Trap ankle boots (available at Dior). These fishnet cutout boots were a key piece on the runway. The reinvented combat boot has a leather flap with double buckles and a few signature Dior features - the bee, gold Christian Dior logo and black star on the sole. These boots would have turned heads in Paris - maybe next year..
I'm a HUGE fan of Moschino t-shirts. They're high quality and make a statement. I was planning to pair this Moschino BULLCHIC! t-shirt (available at Farfetch) with a Tibi turquoise jacquard midi skirt and the Dior D-Trap boots. It would have been my Carrie Bradshaw in Paris moment. No worries - this t-shirt will not go to waste.
My sunglasses collection is overflowing, BUT I managed to fit one more pair in there. These DiorCamp aviator sunglasses (available at Farfetch) were made for me. The straight pink arms don the CD logo and the slightly tinted pink lens adds sofiticaticon. LOVE!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to snag this Christian Dior Book Tote (available at Dior). It is gorgeous. The Toile de Jouy embroidered pattern was inspired by Mr. Dior's muse. I love the complexity of the pattern, along with the grey shades and Christian Dior signature on the front.
The Dior book tote is timeless and while it is reinvented each season, the old ones never go out of style. Interesting fact - you can collapse these totes and pack them nicely in your suitcase.
The iconic Moschino teddy bear has a three dimensional effect and a playful vibe. The teddy bear makes an appearance each season and is super cute. I like that this one is bursting through a piece of art. From a fashion obsessed state of mind - this Moschino teddy bear t-shirt (available at Farfetch) is a piece of art.
I have a very basic hairstyle - a slightly slanted bob, colored black. It's chic, but you can't do much with it. Albeit, hair clips do add a little flare. I purchased this Off-White two-toned hair clip (available at Revolve) to hold my tiny strands together and add a little contrast. The white and black clip holds my thin hair nicely and looks great against my black hair.
I was curating the perfect collection of clothes and accessories for a trip to Paris and Amsterdam in June. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE! I guess I'll have to model the 20+ looks in the house. Here's...
My usual Must-Haves list is comprised of designer clothing and accessories that I have-to-have or am lusting over and can't afford. These days, the must-have items on my list are necessary beauty products during a pandemic. Never thought I'd say that!
I'm sensitive to scents and hate the smell of hand sanitizer, but it's a necessary product to have on hand! I was so happy when NCLA Beauty launched a small lineup of Hands Clean sanitizer available in lavender, eucalyptus, watermelon and unscented. You can pre-order these little bottles of hand sanitizer at Revolve.
I got lip fillers (and botox) a few days before the stay-at-home order came into effect AND my lips are perfect - BUT, now I have to wear a face mask. Enough said! I'm happy to see many of my favorite clothing brands producing face masks - I know the quality is there. I pre-ordered three cute GRLFRND masks at Revolve.
The best place to order cheeky, cloth face masks is Etsy. You can also order personalized masks. If you want a hefty mask with replaceable filters, there are many online stores to choose from. I believe face masks will be around for a while and everyone should have at least one.
It seems like many people are struggling with DIY beauty these days. Most rely on hair, nail and tanning salons to keep their beauty in check. Fortunately, I prefer to do my own gel nails and apply self tanner at home. I do however get my hair colored every three weeks and had to learn a new skill during these unusual times.
dpHUE is my go-to hair coloring brand. The dpHUE root touch-up kit is easy to use, the color is perfect and the solution completely covers roots (even greys). Paired with the dpHUE gloss, this color touch-up duo is perfect for someone who requires single process coloring. I posted a lengthy DIY root touch-up video a few weeks ago - Scroll down a little..
Another necessary step in most beauty routines is waxing or threading the upper lip and eyebrows. The Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover is an excellent DIY threading tool. You simply twist the handles, while gliding the coil spring along your upper-lip. It's painful, but does a great job removing unwanted hair. You can purchase this Tweezerman beauty tool at Sephora.
Being able to do your own nails is a necessary skill to have. You never know when your go-to salons (and the entire world) may close for months!
I was introduced to gel nails a few years ago and went to the salon four times before deciding to do it myself. I purchased gel polish in a variety of nude shades, base and top coat polish, remover, foils and an LED nail lamp. My go-to brand is CND.
I recently discovered Static Nails. The lineup includes reusable press-on nails (I gotta try these) and long-wear polish that promises to last up to 10 days. The shades are gorgeous and it seems like either one would be easier than applying/removing gel polish. Of course, I have a few items in my cart!
Admittedly, I like tanning beds. BUT, the last place I wanna be is baking inside a horizontal UV radiation bed that someone else just laid in. SO, I'm going back to DIY self-tanning. My go-to brand is St. Tropez. I've been using it for years. BUT, as of late, I'm experimenting with new brands. I'm going to apply Luna Bronze Self Tanning Lotion later today..
This process takes a little practice. I suggest purchasing a light color, a tanning mitt and body exfoliator. Read the instructions carefully and stay away from water and excessive activities that will make you sweat for at least 6 hours.
Applying self-tanner is a quick way to enhance your stay-at-home skin. On the bright side, if you screw it up, nobody will see it - Unless you post pics.
My usual Must-Haves list is comprised of designer clothing and accessories that I have-to-have or am lusting over and can't afford. These days, the must-have items on my list are necessary beauty...
On the runway these urban modern Diorcamp boots are paired with an all-white look; donning white, framed glasses and a short feather-embellished anorak. Of course, I had to have these boots. I'm a big fan of the cargo-style and off-white is my go-to shade.
When I opened the box to unveil these must-have Dior boots, I was surprised that they were rubber and had print along the sides. The print says CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS and MAINTENIR LE DOUBLE LACAGE SERRE. There ya have it fashionable friends - double laces are on trend..
There is also a bee printed at the back to arouse curiosity and a black star on the sole. These rubber boots have a reinforced neoprene sock for comfort and of course, can be worn in the rain.
I initially thought the Diorcamp boots were your average, cargo-stye - NOPE! I'm thrilled to don these unexpected, statement rubber boots.
One of my new favorites - Baum Und Pferdgarten, one of the leading Danish fashion houses. The collections are colorful and fun. I saw this Baum Und Pferdgarten Cassiopeia knitted sweater on the runway and patiently waited for it to become available online. This slightly cropped chunky knit has a round neckline, dropped shoulders and contrasting print that says LET ME DANCE.
Every few seasons, I latch on to a new designer and Dior has been my favorite for a while now. I LOVE this Dior off-white, embroidered camouflage saddle bag. This bag design is synonymous with the brand and while the saddle bag shape remains the same, each season this style is reinvented. I'm obsessed with camouflage, off-white and well.. this is a match made in b.a.gorgie heaven.
Oh Dior - I'm so obsessed with Dior! The latest J'adior cotton oblique bracelet set in my collection is black and white. These bracelet sets are perfect for layering. I like to wear one cotton set, along with a delicate palladium finished bracelet and beaded bracelet.
I was recently shopping in SOHO, NY. After Dior I decided to give the AMEX a break. Until this Balenciaga Ville xxs top handle handbag begged me to take it home. I wouldn't consider myself a Balenciaga fan, but this mini bag was just too perfect. I love the pale pink shade and contrasting white Balenciaga print.
As I'm writing this My Must Haves post, I'm realizing that I'm into clothes and accessories with words printed on it - The boots, sweater and bag. Hmm.. didn't even notice that was a trend in my Spring collection till now.
While I often stray from my Fendi obsession, I always come back. These Fendi sunglasses have a gold-toned frame, pink lenses and the iconic mirror-effect Pequin motif. This sporty style is modern and unique to my sunglasses collection.
On the runway these urban modern Diorcamp boots are paired with an all-white look; donning white, framed glasses and a short feather-embellished anorak. Of course, I had to have these boots. I'm a...
I'm ending 2019 with the ultimate must-have list. I purchased a home this year and have been cheating on fashion for decor. Now that I'm settled in my palace, I need a little fashion fix.
The ASAI Panel Contrast Tie-Dye Top (available at Farfetch) is half jumper and half mesh. There's a lot going on here - scalloped trims along the cropped tie-dye mesh and a multi-colored wool panel with a rolled neck. Perfection. I'm gonna pair this smorgasbord of a top with khaki high waisted joggers and embellished booties. Oh, and maybe I'll also don the Dior camo book tote - We'll get to that..
I love Christian Dior bracelets and had to have the Dior Dark Blue J'Adior Bracelet Set (available at Dior). I like to mix and match bracelets to create new combinations. I have the pink and Burgundy Dior J'Adior set and the dark blue set will match perfectly. These cotton woven bracelets have been on trend for a while and are still going..
Christian Dior has a lovely and trendy collection of bracelets, including the Dior White Crystal Clair D Lune Palladium Finish Bracelet (available at Dior). I love the juxtaposition of woven bracelets and pearls or crystals. This one is on my wish list. Hint hint..
From the moment I saw this Acne Studios Oversized Shearling Coat (available at MyTheresa) walk the runway, I had to have it. The retail version is even better than the cropped runway style. This insanely warm coat is decadent. I had to size down twice, but the hassle of return shipping was worth it. The shearling-trimmed suede panels give this coat a modern Marlboro look. This coat is heavy and super warm. LOVE!
I have been lusting over a Dior Tote for a few months. This one wasn't on my list, but rather an "allow me to mend your heart" gift - Best Husbano ever! I'm bummed that I won't spend Christmas with my entire family, BUT getting a Dior tote kinda numbs the pain!
This Christian Dior Book Tote Camouflage Embroidered Canvas Bag (available at Dior) was made for me. I love camo print and camo green is my favorite. This unexpected gift lifted my spirits and earned him some snuggles!
If only I had the body to don an Alexander Wang cropped sweatshirt.. One can dream. This Alexander Wang Embroidered Cropped Cotton Mock-Neck Sweatshirt (available at Modaoperandi) would pair perfectly with high-rise joggers, for a chic, street-wear look. This is my style, but Imma have to loose a few pounds to don this cropped silhouette.
I'm ending 2019 with the ultimate must-have list. I purchased a home this year and have been cheating on fashion for decor. Now that I'm settled in my palace, I need a little fashion fix. The ASAI...
I consider myself a trendy person, but when the "dad sneaker" hit the runways, I had no intention of jumping on that bandwagon. OK, it's been a while and the oversized, sporty sneaker is still going strong. The sneaker trend has been modified and the color schemes have gone wild, but the chunky sneaker is here to stay (at least for another season).
I did it! I purchased myself a pair of dad sneakers AND I love them. I went with the beloved Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers (available at mytheresa.com) in white. The name refers to the three soles supporting the body and giving it a chunky look. This is why they're HEAVY! If you're tryna loose weight or tone your body, wear a dad sneaker.
I love the look of these sneakers - they're comfortable and the neutral color scheme goes with everything. Triple S sneakers run large, so I recommend sizing down. I'm usually a size 5.5 or 6 sneaker and I purchased these in size 5. I'm obsessed with my Balenciaga sneakers.
I HAVE TO HAVE this Burberry London Football Scarf (available at Farfetch). The super-cropped sweater is the perfect layer. You can don this football scarf over a t-shirt, button down or sweater. The stripes will elongate and flatter your figure and the colors are neutral and perfect for Fall/Winter.
I love Karl Ikonik t-shirts. They're excellent quality and fit perfectly. I've gone through a few Ikonik styles (I keep shrinking them by accident) and love the Karl Ikonik Rhinestone T-shirt. You can pair this t-shirt with joggers or wear a fitted size with a skirt and heels for a night out.
Be careful washing this t-shirt, cause the rhinestones fall off easily. I'd recommend a gentle hand wash and lay flat to dry. I'm already on my second rhinestone t-shirt.
I'm a huge Chloé fan - it is my most anticipated fashion show each season. I usually blow the fashion budget on Chloé AND these modern rubber boots are a must have. The Chloé PVC Betty Rain Boot in santal green was made for me. The khaki Wellington boot has an oversized eggplant heel - it's the perfect color combination. These are going on my Christmas wish list.
One of my latest brand obsessions is Spell & The Gypsy Collective. The hippie-like brand is inspired by vintage treasures and I LOVE IT! Spell & The Gypsy apparel and accessories are suitable for Spring/Summer, but there were a few pieces that are perfect for my Fall line-up.
The Eagleback Matinee Jacket (not pictured here) is one of my favorites. I also had to have the Spell & The Gypsy Collective Gypsy Traveller Tote Bag. This sturdy tote dons the brand name and an eagle in flight print. It also has a detachable scarf. This tote could use a base for structure (I like structured bags), but I love it anyway.
The Axel Tweed Bucket Hat by Maison Michel is the perfect accessory to brighten up a Fall wardrobe. The gold embellishment goes nicely with the Fall jewel-tone trend. AND the bucket silhouette looks cute on everyone.
I consider myself a trendy person, but when the "dad sneaker" hit the runways, I had no intention of jumping on that bandwagon. OK, it's been a while and the oversized, sporty sneaker is still going...
Fall and Winter accessories and apparel are my favorite AND I should be perusing the new arrivals, but I'm stuck on Summer styles. Maybe I'm holding on to summer in hopes that it will last a little longer than usual. I'm still obsessed with pale colors, floral prints and pretty details.
This Chloé bandana-printed silk twill minidress (available at MyTheresa) is the perfect chic-bohemian look. The short, trapeze silhouette is flattering and the high collar elevates this style. I would pair this dress with booties and Chloe Nile handbag. Perfection!
I LOVE the "don as many hair clips as you can" trend. Dorit Kemsley is the hair clip queen and one of my favorite celebrities for fashion inspiration. Google her hair clip madness - it's brilliant!
I have to have these Saint Laurent crystal-embellished hair clips (available at MyTheresa). These antique silver-tone metal hair clips are encrusted with the Saint Laurent brand in crystals. LOVE! Saint Laurent also has "Call Me" hair clips - I'll take those too.
I have an abundance of everything, but t-shirts are my clothing-crack! The Palm Angels "Kill the Bear" t-shirt (available at Ssense) dons a bouclé graphic appliqué of a bear with it's head removed. It's a little morbid, but I like it. This brand is new to me and the various teddy bear inspired styles have my attention.
I'm considering to sell an LV handbag so I can add this pretty, pink arm candy to my collection. I've been coveting this Dolce & Gabbana pink PVC mini Sicily tote for too long. The Sicily silhouette is structured and chic. Pink is my favorite color and this shade of pink is perfection. The sporty strap gives this otherwise classic silhouette a modern vibe. HAVE TO HAVE!
Fall and Winter accessories and apparel are my favorite AND I should be perusing the new arrivals, but I'm stuck on Summer styles. Maybe I'm holding on to summer in hopes that it will last a...
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy pink and beige. These neutral DiorSoLight sunglasses are a statement. LOVE!
The Balenciaga logo-printed cotton shirt (available at MyTheresa) is available in many colors this season and perfect for layering or worn alone and oversized for a chic-comfy look. This one is my favorite colors for summer - the turquoise shade is gorgeous and looks great against sun-kissed skin. I would don this cotton shirt over a neutral summer dress.
These Off-White black zip tie jelly sandals (available at Farfetch) bring me back to the eighties. I used to wear jelly shoes when I was little and love seeing old trends reinvented. These sandals are reminiscent of the typical Canadian-style sandal and I highly suggest donning chic socks under these rubbers. This modern design is easy-going and fashion-forward.
I'm a HUGE Chloé fan, but as of late, have been exploring other designers (tryna mix it up). My attempt to change has failed, cause the Chloé Spring/Summer collection is perfection AND I'm obsessed all over again.
This Chloé Tess shoulder bag (available at MyTheresa) embodies the brand. This bag evokes a Western vibe and pairs with the bohemian Chloé look perfectly. The flap has embossed brown leather and dons the signature circular hardware. The Tess style is a cult-classic and this season it combines neutral shades with a pop of turquoise. It's a MUST HAVE!
This brass and blue lacquer femininities earring reinterprets a historical Chloé symbol. The earring is sold separately and features a hand holding a gold-tone chain and blue lacquered horse. This single earring is bold, feminine and unique.
I was almost too late to indulge in the newest coveted style from Louis Vuitton. I was perusing Instagram and saw two of my favorite fashion bloggers donning this bag - Of course, I had to have it! As many of you know, snagging a "limited availability" item at LV can be challenging and although my LV-angel was unable to procure the bag, I was able to purchase one of two left in the United States (with the help of 1-866-VUITTON and my husbano). I'm a happy girl!
The giant/mini monogram canvas features the signature motif in neutral shades. I love the beige, white and green combination. The colorblocking is brilliant and gives this belt bag a unique, fun vibe. This Louis Vuitton Bumbag is also available in red, pink and white.
This Louis Vuitton Bumbag (available at LouisVuitton) just landed a spot on my go-to handbag shelf. If snagging this bag is any indication of my fashion luck this summer - it's gonna be a good one!
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy...
It's still freezing AF outside, but I'm looking forward to layer-free, sunlit days AND am already curating the perfect wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2019. My fashion vibe remains similar to previous years, but my upcoming Nashville trip has inspired me to don free-flowing silhouttes, feminine prints and more color. AND, I've lost a lot of weight, so I'm inclined to show off this summer.. Neutral shades, a pop of amber, printed tops and casual handbags are on my must have list.
I'm obsessed with Chloé sunglasses - it's an addiction! These Chloé Willis aviator sunglasses (available at MyTheresa) are amazing! The gold-tone frame, amber lense and pink marbling across the bridge and on the ear pieces are the perefct color combination. These glasses are slightly oversized - love that! I'm a huge fan of aviator sunglasses - the silhouette makes everyone look better.
This Dolce & Gabbana Belezza black logo-print PVC tote (available at Farfetch) is super fun and perfect for summer. Transparent handbags are tricky - you gotta be mindul of what you put in there, but a cute cosmetic bag will personalize and elevate the "everything is on-display" look. This tote is also available in transparent-black, yellow, pink and blue. LOVE! AND WANT!
The Haider Ackermann handwritten tank top (available at Farfetch) is perfect for layering and will create a cool juxtaposition against feminine silk pants (next on my list). The Haider Ackermann brand has a few handwritten t-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts all doning different print, either in white with black print or black with white print. This unque style adds a little badass vibe, laid-back vibe to any look..
The Chloé Spring/Summer 2019 collection is everyting I love about fashion AND Chloé. The cool-girl vibe is feminine, chic and free-spirited. These bohemian-style Chloé wide-leg trousers (available at Farfetch) are gorgeous. The multi-colored, silk trousers are high-waisted and have an elastic waistband. These pants are perfect for summer AND will look great with the Chloé Willis aviators, D&G tote and Haider Ackermann printed tank top! It's the perfect wekeend look!
It's still freezing AF outside, but I'm looking forward to layer-free, sunlit days AND am already curating the perfect wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2019. My fashion vibe remains similar to previous...
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is brilliant. The juxtaposition of the soft and luxurious suede and smooth, structured leather gives this bag a feminine, military vibe. The green leather against the sand suede with gold-finish metalware is the perfect color combination.
This small handbag has two compartments inside, separated by a stiff partition. The Peekoboo style comes with a detachable crossbody strap - I like to accessorize my handbags with straps from the Fendi Strap You collection. Of course, I gifted this Peekaboo handbag to myself!
The word "Clothing" in many languages listed down the front of this Vetements t-shirt (available at MyTheresa) and up the back is intriguing. The super oversized cotton t-shirt makes a simple statement - clothing! Tucked in high-waisted trousers or worn loose over fitted pants with chic high-heeled booties, this t-shirt says "cool girl".
I'm obsessed with these MIU MIU pink fur slip-on sandals (available at Farfetch). The printed cotton vamp dons white mohair giving these sandals a flirty, feminine vibe. I love the contemporary, feminine spirit of this brand AND have to have these sandals..
Another one of my favorites is Moschino. The brand is playful and synonymous with the bear print. The 3D-like "This Is Not A Moschino Toy" print against the pink t-shirt dress (available at Farfetch) is feminine, but with a little edge - a safety pin infected bear is kinda morbid! I love this shade of pink and am a huge fan of the ever-changing bear print. Moschino t-shirts and t-shirt dresses are high-quality. The cotton is medium weight and soft. I may or may not have a few!
I'm a sneaker kinda girl and usually opt for basic white kicks, but I'll make an exception for these Moschino logo print sneakers (available at Farfetch) . These basic white leather sneakers showcase the Moschino logo along with the leather and white rubber sole. Moschino is one of the few brands that print the logo on the clothing and accessories that I will wear. I would pair these sneakers with chic sweatpants or a t-shirt dress. Maybe even with a super-feminine Zimmerman dress.
One of my first brand obsessions - Jil Sander. I've since moved on, but this Jil Sander transparent shopper tote (available at Farfetch) has sparked my interest again. This grocery bag-like tote has a front zip pocket, with the Jil Sander logo. Transparent bags are tricky - you gotta be mindful of what you display in there. I suggest a neutral cosmetic bag to hold all of your handbag essentials. I gotta have this one..
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is...