Entries from March 31st, 2014

If I Was Your Stylist| What to Wear to a Wedding

posted on: March 31, 2014

What to wear to a wedding

It seems as if, these days, all of my “What to Wear” posts are inspired by events that I was unable to attend.

I wasn’t able to attend a friend’s birthday dinner week before last, so I wrote a “What to Wear to a Dinner Party” post. Last weekend, my cousin got married and I wasn’t able to go, so I’m writing a “What to Wear to a Wedding” post. 

I go to class every other weekend and I swear I only get invited to events on the weekends I have class. Sigh.

But I digress. It’s spring but it feels like summer in The Bahamas and with it comes bright colors.

To start off this outfit, I chose a blue flare dress from topshop.com. Then, I added the Bejeweled Minaudière clutch by Santi from shopbop.com. It’s one of the more unique pieces I’ve seen in a while.  It features colorful sequins, gems, and polished stones, as well as a kiss-lock frame, satin-lined interior, and an optional chain strap.

To accentuate the gold in the clutch, I added a pair of gold strappy sandals, Marnee, by Steve Madden. These shoes are everything and a half! They feature an open-toe, faux-leather in a caged silhouette, and 4 ½” heel.

For jewelry, I kept the look simple and a little extravagant at the same time. The “Whistles Bolt Cuff “ from asos.com is very simple, but the “Primary Aztec Drops” from baublebar.com demands attention.

At the wedding reception, when you raise your glass in a toast to the newly married couple,  you want your nails to be done to perfection. I chose a royal blue nail polish by Essie called “Mesmerize”, but if this is too much blue for you, try “Beyond Cozy.”

I’m still a little bit salty about not attending the wedding, especially because I had to listen to my mom run-on about how everyone was there. You know how weddings and funerals are family reunions.

Anyway, in my next life, I’ll be able to attend all the events I want to.

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Trend Alert | Matching Crop Tops and Pencil Skirts

posted on: March 30, 2014

matching crop tops and pencil skirts

Crop tops have come a long way since the 80s when big hair ruled the world and Stephanie Tanner was cool. (READ: How I Style Crop Tops) A plethora of celebrities including the likes of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and Silena Gomez have all been spotted in crop top and pencil/tube ensembles.

I wouldn’t call crop tops timeless, but tube/pencil skirts definitely are and I love pairing classic items with trendy pieces because it’s a sure way to stay en vogue while maintaining your own personal style. (READ: DIY Pencil Skirt Tutorial)

When I’m on the hunt for celebrity inspired fashion, I always check out topshop.com, nastygal.com, asos.com, riverisland.comlulus.com, forever21.com, and gojane.com.

The pairings in the photo above are from gojane.com: (L-R)

The crop top and pencil skirt in the photo below are from newlook.com

Matching Crop Tops and Pencil Skirts -

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New In | Stylish Shoes for Work

posted on: March 24, 2014

The last two weeks have been super busy and stressful for me.

I recently got a job as a full time substitute English teacher and I also attend graduate school full-time. Therefore, my time outside of work is usually spent marking papers or doing homework. I can’t tell you the last time I saw the inside of a club or restaurant.

The winter semester is over and I have a little more time on my hands. With that being said, it’s nice to finally be blogging again after a short hiatus. It feels good to be back on here.

About a month ago, I bought the nude shoes you see above at a local store in The Bahamas. I think every woman should have a pair of nude/tan shoes simply because they go with everything. They’re a closet staple.

The Brittany last year would have never picked these shoes up in a store. However, now I need shoes that are more suited for being on your feet and while walking around a classroom to make sure everybody is paying attention.

Hence, I picked up these babies, and yesterday while I was on charlotterusse.com looking for some shoes for a “If I Was Your Stylist Post,” when I came across the same shoes.

I wore them for the first time on Friday and I must admit they were a little painful. However, what pair of heels doesn’t hurt the first time you wear them? I have a similar pair in black and they were painful at first too.

They’re called the Double Ankle Strap Patent Pointed Toe Heels and they’re available in nude, black, and red for $28.50.

The heel is 4″. For women like me, who are used to wearing 4.5 and above, it’s a low heel and about as low as I’ll go for a while.

Double Ankle Strap Patent Pointed Toe Heels

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If I Was Your Stylist | What to Wear to a Dinner Party

posted on: March 3, 2014

what to wear to a dinner party 2

A friend of mine is celebrating her birthday next week by having a dinner party. I love going to dinner parties, or intimate gatherings with my friends.

It’s the perfect excuse to dress up. (Not that I really need an excuse.)

I can’t go because I will be in class listening to my professors drone on about business ethics and marketing, but I thought I’d show an outfit I would like to wear if I could go.

I have an infatuation with pencil skirts that I don’t think will go away so it is no surprise that this post features one.

What better way is there to say, “I’ve arrived,” like a green sequin pencil skirt? Because this skirt is so bold, and attention-grabbing, it’s definitely the focal point of the outfit. If sequins aren’t your thing, no worries. Any printed skirt or bright coloured skirt will do. Instead of rocking the sequins, you can wear a plain green skirt, or a floral green skirt. Either way, you’ll win.

When I wear loud statement pieces, such as this skirt, I like the tone the outfit down by pairing the piece with a soft colour such as white. I chose to pair the skirt with a white long sleeve surplice top (a top that features a diagonally crossed neckline or bodice). Of course, any white top will go, but surplice tops are pretty popular right now, and they flatter many body types. Not to mention, because it’s not form-fitting, it’ll leave a little room for the dinner you skipped lunch for. 😉

While, the possibilities of types of shoe you could pair this outfit with are endless, I went for a shoe that’s closed in, or encloses the majority of your foot. Of course, strappy heels ain’t never hurt anybody, but a closed in shoe looks a little more sophisticated in my opinion. It all depends on what type of dinner party you’re going to.

I chose the Jimmy Choo Anouk Pump in grapefruit. Click here to see a very affordable dupe for this designer shoe.

I fell in love with this Metal Trimmed Faux Leather Box Clutch I found on gojane.com and chose it for this outfit because its small enough to carry with you to the club after you’re done with the party, but big enough to hold all the essentials: lipstick, makeup compact, tissue, money, and keys.

Lastly, whats an party outfit without a little bling. To complement the green of the skirt and the peach of the shoe, I chose the Kauai Bracelet. It features two shades of green, orange, and pale pink.

Though I won’t be able to attend my friend’s dinner party, I’m sure you’ll have fun at yours with style so good they’ll want to kyss it.

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what to wear to a dinner party