Yup, I think I went a little overboard this summer and ended up with two very different looks on the Fila disruptor athletic shoes! It all started when I went into the store to pickup athletic shoes for my son (you know how kids feet grows every few months)! Anyway, I decided to try a shoe or two while in the shopping process and ended up leaving with a little more shopping than I had originally planned for.
Y’all these sneakers are just so comfortable. I was initially skeptical because they looked rather bulky but after trying them on, I was sold. Usually if I like something, I end up getting them in multiple colors and this was no different. I also got one my daughter too …talk about loving a brand!!! If you see me walking around Dallas and running errands wearing these, please say hello!
I’ve linked the shoes and my Fila crop shirt below. Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoes?
As a kid, I always loved sneakers and style. The beauty of modern luxury is the absence of rules.
“An expensive watch doesn’t just tell you time, it speaks of your time as well” – Shubham Kumar
The Classic Jord Watch
One of my favorites aspects of blogging is getting to be creative – I love when brands give a concept and we get to create a story together! This brings me to the Cora Polaris collection by JORD. JORD (pronounced Yode) is based in St. Louis. Their watches are a sophisticated mix of natural, and largely re-claimed materials, combined with quality movements and components.
My unique Cora Polaris koa and rose gold watch is a timeless piece of jewelry that is versatile, remarkably well-finished to the point that it is a welcome addition to dressy chronographs. The feminine design has a subtle design that is transformative for any outfit, whether you’re polishing up for work or elevating basics.
This was such a sweet shoot and I absolutely loved wearing a lace skirt and blouse to further highlight the femininity of the Cora Polaris Koa and Rose Gold watch. There are just so many details in the finishing. Every feature, from the dial to the bracelet, are an evolution in the way natural timepieces ought to be. Swarovski crystals adorn the exquisite rose gold dial to depict the Little Dipper (yup, a delicate reminder of how much the universe has to offer). Koa is encased in hand-polished metal with rose gold tones.
Koa is a species native to Hawaii and is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. Though softer than several of our used wood species, Koa machines exceptionally well and finishes smooth with a beautiful natural sheen. Depending on the harvest season, Koa wood will produce tones that range from medium gold to reddish brown, similar to Mahogany. This watch is certainly going to be an all-year-rounder in my wardrobe.
The Cora Polaris watch is such a beautiful example of sleek and modern design. I love having standout accessories I can wear daily that are both eye-catching and unique! This watch is a timeless piece for any multi-seasonal wardrobe, and also perfect for gift-giving! JORD ships worldwide and their watches have additional options for customization and engraving.
For a limited time, I have collaborated with JORD to giveaway a $100 gift code to one lucky winner toward the purchase of JORD watch from one of their collections! To participate, please see the following rules:
There is something about the Summer months and how good the sun feels on your skin that makes you think of spending most of the day at the pool or beach, and also throwing caution to the wind when it comes to how your hair or makeup looks, or what it’s like attending events. It’s some sort of freedom I would say, because all you can think about is how good it is to just enjoy time away from busy schedules.
For me, I’ve always been someone who find ways of working the key trends for the season into my existing wardrobe. While I try to stay ahead of the trends, I also keep in mind the appropriate dress for the weather too. Now you may probably be thinking if this outfit is practical, but aside from it being simply a favorite of mine, it is the perfect Summer outfit for a night out or to an outfit to wear to a summer wedding. The skirt is light and free flowing and the sheer mesh floral blouse allows your skin to breathe in warmer temperatures.
A sheer blouse has the power to totally transform an outfit. For casual outings, I pair with jeans, or to dress it up with a pair of trousers or skirt, as I have done here. It works exceptionally well with this maxi tulle skirt.
There’s often talk about how you “should” dress for certain occasions; nights out, events and functions, work meetings, the list goes on. I find that curating my Summer wardrobe this season has been much easier and I’ve felt like I’ve found a good rhythm. I usually tend to dance to the beat of my own drum but balance is everything.
About The Look
There are many other ways to inject some key pieces into your wardrobe. This pink tulle skirt caught my eye because of the playfulness of it, reminds me of something a Disney Princess would wear. I thought the mesh floral blouse is the perfect summer outfit, one that is wearable and will be great for various different occasions. The bell sleeves are simply gorgeous and not too obvious.
For my feet, I opted for nude sandals to keep the look elegant. My earrings are from the baublebar and I totally love the design because it matches perfectly with my floral blouse. It is also transparent and enhances the blouse even further. My makeup was kept to a minimum. I usually think less is more and in the summer heat, the last thing you want is too much makeup on your face. You can still look beautiful with the bare minimum.
As you can see, the skirt was the central piece that tied the entire look together. I wore this to a dinner function paired with the velvet clutch. Sometimes a low maintenance look can be eye catching. What are your favourite ways to wear long flowing skirts this summer?
My love for warmer temperatures and the beauty of Spring is not really a secret. Maybe it is because I grew up in Ghana, a tropical country filled with rich culture and history, or it could be that I am just the happiest when the weather is warm but not too hot.
Recently the weather was so gorgeous in Dallas that I decided to step out and enjoy the city. Downtown Frisco was the place to be with restaurants and the Frisco Heritage Museum that consists of early and mid-20th-century buildings with various period exhibits.
For those who do not know much about this city in Texas, it has become one of the fastest-growing city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. It is also home to “The Star”, a 91-acre campus that hosts the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.
For this blog, I wanted to show you a few Spring essential pieces and accessories that are simple enough for this season into the early Summer months. Where else would I shoot it than by these antique buildings that have so much character right next to the Frisco Heritage Museum.
As always I am curious to hear your thoughts about the location as well as about what you like to wear in the Spring months. Who else is excited about this season? Now let us talk about my fashion choices.
Recently I went to Frisco and caught up on some beautiful scenic areas in this gorgeous city. I wanted to be comfortable and stylish at the same time, so here is the outfit I picked out.
Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater – Yes, with our Dallas weather fluctuating in temperature, I opted for a light turtleneck sweater on this cool cloudy day. I usually pick neutral colors but this mustard colored sweater is just so fun and fresh. It feels good to wear something that is soft and light. The color reminds me of Spring; think sunflowers, marigold, and chrysanthemum.
Trendy Sneakers – I simply love these Adidas sneakers! I remember getting them with my daughter early in the year. We had such a great time shopping for similar outfits and matching shoes. I went with the rose gold design and she went for gold which is one of her favorite colors. I plan on wearing these during Spring, Summer, and most likely during the Autumn season.
Denim Culottes – Style is great but comfort is a necessity especially when you are out and about. I went with this calf-length jeans in washed denim. The high waist and style reminds me of the 70’s! It is currently one of my favorite outfits so I decided to purchase a similar one, also in white, with frayed raw-edge hems.
Spring Accessories – For a huge bag lover getting this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody mini bag was a last minute decision. When choosing the perfect bag to wear with your outfit, it is important to take into account the occasion. For this casual outing, I wore an almond brown bag because it matched my DKNY leather cuff bracelet and complemented my watch and sunglasses.