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...
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect body - it sticks to your skin and if you sweat, it's gonna show (gross)! PVC transparent bags however, are the easier choice for this trend.
PVC, also referred to as shiny vinyl can be produced in any shade and is not necessarily transparent. Often confused with patent leather, this synthetic material has high fashion potential, but be careful, it can look kinda trashy if not donned properly. Here's a few designer PVC accessories for inspiration..
This black and gold-tone Dolce & Gabbana Gomma + Ricamo PVC Bag (available at Farfetch) is perfect! AND I WANT IT! The black PVC cage design has pom pom embellishments and a gold-tone D&G logo plaque on the front. Stripped down to the bare vinyl cage, this handbag reminds me of vintage plastic shopping totes, but of course the D&G design is high fashion and probably not meant to hold groceries!
I have respect for anyone who dares to wear transparent shoes. They look insanely uncomfortable and don't most feet sweat - I just imagine my feet sliding around (eww). KKW dons transparent shoes often and makes it look effortless (there must be a secret). These Yeezy Season 8 PVC Pointed Pumps (available at Farfetch) are simple and modern.
These graphite-gray semi-transparent pumps have a soft branded insole and three small holes along the side for ventilation (brilliant). These high-heeled shoes are gorgeous and blend nicely with the modern, monochromatic fashion theme.
I'm a huge fan of printed clothing and accessories, especially if the message is meaningful. This MM6 Maison Margiela Charity Capsule Shopper Tote (available at Farfetch) is one of many pieces in the latest charity capsule collection in support of the French charity Aides. Mason Margiela is a long-time supporter of the non-profit organization. 25 years ago these words appeared on t-shirts; THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN WEAR THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT'S A GOOD START". The t-shirt has been reinvented every year and this season, the important message appears on garments, cuffs, bags and the classic t-shirt.
This Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons PVC Tote (available at MyTheresa) has a PVC lining and removable drawstring canvas pouch. This tote is perfect for anyone that prefers to keep their handbag essentials a secret. The vinyl tote has JWCDG printed on the front and the canvas pouch dons Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons. This tote is simple, neutral and perfect for summer.
The Boyy Deon PVC Belt Bag (available at MyTheresa) is fun fashion! The contemporary PVC bag design is cute-chic. This PVC belt bag has leather trim, an adjustable strap and dons the signature ring detail. This bag is perfect for festival season.
The Mason Michel Julianne PVC Bucket Hat (available at Farfetch) features a transparent, croc-embossed pattern and logo plaque. This hat is the perfect high-fashion accessory to keep your hairstyle intact while you go about your day in less than desirable weather. The oversized brim will keep the rain off your hair and face. I have to have this innovative PVC hat!
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect...
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...
I LOVE sweaters and boots. Summer is fun and I don't mind the barely-there outfits, but the heat is exhausting. I'm happy to invite Fall/Winter and the clothing, but will probably be complaining come March..My list this month is one of my favorites - This Dolce & Gabbana "Fashion Devotion" t-shirt (available at FARFETCH) is the perfect accessory to a chunky sweater. Paired with jeans, chic joggers or a skirt, this first layer "says a lot"! Unfortunately, it's way outta the budget, so Imma take inspiration and shop elsewhere.I have been coveting the Chloé Rylee Ankle Boot(available at FARFETCH) since the Fall/Winter 2018 show. The rubber sole and heal are perfect for snow and the military vibe pairs perfectly with cozy sweatpants. YES, I'm obsessed with chic joggers. These boots come in two styles - the ankle boot and medium (up to your calf) boot. LOVE!Another Chloé design - the Velvet Stiletto Ankle Boot(available at FARFETCH) is GORGEOUS! These boots are sophisticated and sheer perfection. The metallic heal, velvet design and crisscross straps the perfect juxtaposition - feminine and masculine.When I saw these Fendi Fur Slides(available at Mytheresa), my heart skipped beat. I know, you may hate me for loving fur, but to each his own. These super-cozy, fur slides are everything I want in a sandal. The pink and brown logo detailed fur is soft and the sole provides ample cushion. I purchased this style fur slide in a different embellishment/color scheme a few seasons ago and still love them. YES, I deserve these and I bought them for myself!I'm a Tibi fan. This brand is chic, simple, but a little different. This Tibi Cashmere V-neck Patch Pocket Oversized Pullover (available at Tibi and FARFETCH) looks so cozy. Trust me, I know Tibi - the clothing is high-quality and the knits are super comfy. I would wear this sweater over and over..I'm not a yellow fan, but am loving this Calvin Klien Roadrunner Intarsia Reversed Seam Virgin Wool Jumper (available at FARFETCH). The Looney Tunes throwback is too fun! Pair this fun fashion sweater with chic bottoms for date night, a party or casual Friday.
I LOVE sweaters and boots. Summer is fun and I don't mind the barely-there outfits, but the heat is exhausting. I'm happy to invite Fall/Winter and the clothing, but will probably be complaining come...
I'm obsessed with Fendi Rockoko boots and impatiently wait each season for the new color schemes and unique embellished styles. There's never a season that I don't fall in in love with another pair of Rockcoco boots (or two). This sock-style boot pairs perfectly with chic joggers (my favorite) and elongates your legs with skirts and dresses. They're surprisingly comfortable and of course, high-quality.
This season, I have two pairs on my wish list, but if I have to choose, imma opt for the logo lace-up style. The signature FF motif detail and contrasting stripe along the collar give these boots a sporty vibe. I'll don these navy blue boots with stylish navy, grey and Burgundy joggers. This color scheme is available in navy blue with a red stripe or black. This color scheme and design is also available in the FF knit sneaker style. Both styles are available at Farfetch.
I recently discovered Fiorucci and love the angels print on the t-shirts and sweaters. I'm not a crop top kinda girl, but this Fiorucci green and white striped cropped t-shirt paired with the somewhat high-waisted Fiorucci black joggers is really flattering and fun (available at Intermix and revolveclothinng.com). Both don the Fiorucci name in pink (I love anything pink). I never wear black, but this styling (seen on revolveclothing.com) is sporty and cute - the perfect loungin' around outfit.
Another one of my favorite brands is Mother. The casual brand is predominantly denim and trust me, Mother jeans are amazing. The fit is perfect and for 'older' women, the high-waist style is really flattering.
These Mother no zip misfit pants are the perfect combination of camo and stripes (kinda my thing this fall/winter). You can barely see that there are stripes in this photo, but there is a blue, red and blue stripe along the sides. The pants are medium-weight and soft. There is a zip fly with button closure and elastic leg opening - love the jogger style. The fit is nice (size-up) and the color scheme is perfection. YES, I have a pair and waited for months to get them (pre-ordered). These pants are available at motherdenim.com and revolveclothing.com.
These Fendi ColibrÌ slingback pumps are gorgeous (available at Farfetch). The houndstooth pattern on the toe cap and checkered pattern on the toe, along with the Fendi hearts embroidered detail on the slingback strap and silver-tone heal are the perfect juxtaposition. There is also a pad on the slingback strap and hiking hardware, giving these high-fashion slingback pumps and sporty vibe. There is so much going on with this design and I LOVE IT!
AND, the other Fendi Rockoko boots on my list (available at mytheresa and Fendi) - these boots don the stitched Fendi name and crystal-embellished hearts. The contrasting cream hue and black and will look great with just about anything you wear this fall/winter and especially elevate your party look. I've been drooling over these boots for weeks.
I'm obsessed with Fendi Rockoko boots and impatiently wait each season for the new color schemes and unique embellished styles. There's never a season that I don't fall in in love with another pair...
I'm a little obsessed with Gucci these days. I can't afford any of it, BUT a girl can dream.. This Gucci oversized cotton t-shirt is perfect (available at Mytheresa). There is an adorable fawn print on the front and a floral print with a lady bug on the back. The green Gucci lettering is a nice contrast from the pink. This oversized t-shirt would look great with blue jeans and strappy, high-heel sandals.
Gucci's leaf-brocade lace bomber jacket (available in major department stores and Farfetch) is feminine and sporty. The striped hem, cuffs, baseball collar and chest patch say "I'm a cool girl" and the delicate lace is pretty and refined. Along side the Gucci lettering, the floral, embroidered appliqué chest patch is consistent with the collection. I like the red piping along the shoulder line and green piping down the zipper. The green, white and red stripes and red and green piping represent the Italian flag . There's a lot of detail in this design - LOVE! There are matching flower-lace jogging pants with red and green piping and striped cuffs - SO Erika Girardi.
I'm coveting these Dolce & Gabbana Amore flared jeans (available at Farfetch). I haven't worn flares in years, but love that the trend may be on the way back in. The three shades of blue denim and denim patches with red stitching give these jeans a fun, loving, 70's vibe.
I was just in Nashville and had an amazing time. I had hoped to get cowboy boots, but didn't get a chance to go shopping - probably for the best! When I saw these Fendi pink crocodile-embossed ankle boots (available at Fendi), I was happy that I missed out on the cowboy boots in Nashville. This cowboy bootie design is gorgeous. I'm obsessed with pale pink shades and this color is perfect. The low boot leg is nice, cause I'm short and the heel is the perfect height. I NEED THESE BOOTS..
I just learned that Gucci has a décor collection and I want everything! The collection is fun, glamorous and way outta my budget. There's candles, dishes, folding tables, gorgeous chairs, panel screens and cushions. I have a Toy Poodle named Teddy Bear, so of course I'm coveting this Gucci embroidered needlepoint teddy bear cushion (available at Gucci) - SO CUTE! The misspelt 'Guccy' lettering references hashtags on social media. AND it's pink (well, on one side). This Gucci décor collection is inspiring me.
Yup, another Gucci design on my 'must-have' list. This Gucci Florentia tote bag (available at Farfetch) is perfect for fall/winter travels. The red and black gingham pattern reminds me of the classic hunters flannel shirt. This is labeled a mens tote, but anyone can don this oversized, wool bag. Like many designs in this collection, there's a floral appliqué. The Florentia L'orta Di Giove slogan references Florence and part of the Boboli Gardens of Palazzo Pitti.
I'm a little obsessed with Gucci these days. I can't afford any of it, BUT a girl can dream.. This Gucci oversized cotton t-shirt is perfect (available at Mytheresa). There is an adorable fawn print...