Summer Lovin’ Photo Shoot

Although it is the start of my favorite fashion season, Fall, I still am missing summer time! I decided to share a fun photo shoot I did this summer in Brooklyn, NY. The set was in DUMBO, which is an area of Brooklyn overlooking Manhattan. The beautiful bridge is right behind me and I had an amazing time soaking up the sun, the views, and most importantly the summer time! You will be missed, summer ❤

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I kept my outfit flirty and fun to go with my mood of the day. H&M neon green tank tucked into my favorite mid-waisted shorts from Forever21! (such a great find) I accessorized with  colorful bangles I got from the boutique store, Steps, in NYC and bright cobalt blue nails. (Love this color, easily adds a pop of color to any outfit) Also, a gifted handmade necklace from Ghana and my mirrored blue sunnies. 

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Religion Clothing Pop Up Shop Event

A few days ago I attended a pop up shop event in the Lower East Side with my stylist friend, Elisha. I love finding out about new brands and this specific one started in London. We both met the designer behind Religion and got to chat with him for a little. Open bar was sponsored by Ty Ku Liqueur. The event also did a collab. with an amazing artist, The Black Soft. The combination of the dark paintings went along very well with the ambiance and the clothing. Religion is based on black, white, pops of maroon, and grey. The color scheme is simple but the details are impeccable.

Some pictures of my favorite items from the pop-up shop, the amazing artwork, and a taxi poster I found outside (that I thought was so fun!) :

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Parish Nation Fall 2013 Preview

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Parish Nation Fall 2013 Preview Party located in the Parish Showroom. This was a really fun event, mostly for bloggers, stylists, and PR to give us a sneak peak of the line and meet the designers behind it. Everyone was super friendly and I got a little background behind the line and their inspiration. Parish Nation really focuses on the small details, which I really admire. It’s the little details that show how committed a brand really is to their product. They are putting something out there not only with great quality but also with a lot of thought behind it. I was really impressed by this line. The textile and prints were amazing and the denim had some really cool washes and details as well. 

You can check out more of the brand by going to their website below:

http://www.parish-nation.com/

Also, see below for some quick pics. I took while at the event. 🙂 I kept my outfit pretty simple b/c if you are in NYC you know how HOT it is… Thrifted vintage dress w/ a high waisted belt, my Bob Marley hand woven earrings, Jessica Simpson sandals, and a high bun was all I needed for this event! 😉

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National Bikini Day

In honor of National Bikini Day I thought it would be fun to look back in time at the time-less, vintage bikini’s. On July 5, 1946 the first two piece bathing suit was named and born into the world! How cool! I love learning about interesting facts like those. The story behind the bikini is super cool too. Louis Réard, a former automotive engineer and designer of the bikini, was working one day in his mother’s lingerie shop and got inspired to create this bathing suit. This took place, of course, in Paris, France. The name “bikini” came from the atomic bomb that US dropped in the Pacific Ocean at a place called Bikini Atoll. Kind of a strange way to come up with a name, but hey it fits! Since July 5, 1946 this bikini has made an appearance in all sorts of trends/ways.

 

I love mixing and matching my suits, there are some many options on how to rock your bombshell bod. Take a look at some of my favorite iconic bikini’s from the past and a few of myself in some vintage inspired looks! 🙂 

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Vintage girlies
Photo Credit – http://www.etsy.com

 

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Marilyn Monroe
Photo Credit – http://www.glamour.com

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South Beach, Miami– Forever21 Top and high waisted shorts

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St Thomas– Forever 21 Top and Bottom (set)