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Tag: Black-and-white

Taking a break in Bellbrae and Bells Beach


Bellbrae is a quite town on the Great Ocean Road. It is known for their farm lands, wineries and a chocolatier.


img_1618Our first full day in Australia, we got a chance to eat at Bowside Cafe and check out Bellbrae Art and Garden to check out their art and amazing local artists creations.



img_1627-1img_1636img_1646-1Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery had a great selection of all things chocolate.


Bellbrae Estates has beautiful fields of grapes.





We also took in the cold beach air of Bells Beach in the South Ocean in the afternoon.

Thanks again for reading.




SHIRT forever 21
CARDIGAN gap outlet
SHOES tieks
BAG barney’s of new york

A Day in Torquay


Just west of Melbourne is the small town of Torquay.  It is known for being the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and its known for surf spots that are famous in the region.






While in town, we checked out the beaches and cafes and got a chance to visit the Australian Surf Museum.



Thanks again for reading.






SHIRT forever 21
SWEATER  old navy
PANTS  gap
SHOES tieks
BAG barney’s of new york

All Lined Up


Hello Everyone,

I’ve been unearthing pieces from my old closet lately. I adore this dress mainly because it plays with stripes in unexpected ways.  I love the contrast of thin and thick stripes throughout the dress breaking the monotony.


I’m completely adoring this quilted Love bag from Rebecca Minkoff. It’s been the bag of choice lately. It’s a perfect bag for causal outfits and it nicely pairs with dressier outfits. It’s a great all around bag.


Thanks again for reading. Take care, have an amazing day and let me know what you think.




DRESS eden in love (another cute one here and here)
SHOES kate spade saturday (old) (similar here and here)
BAG rebecca minkoff love ( chevron version here)

Lighthouses, Fashion, and Pinstripes

pinstripes5pinstripesI saw this lighthouse on one of the photos a friend of mine shot and instantly fell in love. There is something so serene and peaceful about lighthouses.  On our last trip to New Hampshire, one of the things that I wanted to cross off my Bucket List was to see a lighthouse in Maine. The really cool thing about lighthouses is that in daylight, at night  and in hazy fog, it beckons people home and leads their way.

Fashion has been a beacon for me throughout the years. It is the one constant that inspires me to keep dreaming but at the same time it keeps me grounded on the idea that change is inevitable and that to succeed in the business of Fashion you have to be willing to stand your ground when it comes to style and go with the flow when it comes to trends.


pinstripes3Pinstripes have been a staple for fashion since 1890s with it’s start in boating clothing. It then made its way into Baseball uniforms in 1907 and then into suiting material in the 1920’s with the iconic Zoot suits. Pinstripes are a style that has been tested by time and trends. This fall, the runways celebrate this iconic print in wide legged suiting silhouettes. I translated this style with a shirt dress that I recently picked up.


Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think with a like or a comment.



DRESS ava sky dolce
SHOES tory burch reva
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings

Window Pane Gingham and Saturday Shoes


I have a slight love affair with gingham and plaid. I love the criss crossing patterns of colors and the unexpected color combinations that result from the interwoven threads.

A few months ago, I found this window pane white gingham blouse. It does not have color but I like the unexpected and subtle sheer details of the blouse. It lends itself to other outfit pairings. It’s such a great blouse to dress up or down.


I personally want to play with a pop of color for a layer underneath or to dress down the look with a pair of boyfriend jeans but that will be for another day. Today, I paired it with my midi box pleated skirt and a pair of my favorite Kate Spade Saturday Sandals.



For this particular outfit, I wanted to play with the ever so classic black and white combination. I added a muted black jeweled rope necklace and carried over the criss cross lines of the blouse to my favorite quilted bag.



Have a great Saturday and Thank you again for reading.



SHIRT forever21
SKIRT found at tjmaxx
BRACELETS j creww,
SHOES kate spade saturday
BAG found at tjmaxx

Photo Credit: Adam Levine Photo

Of Polka dots and Cardigans


Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having an amazing weekend spent with your family and friends. Recently, the weather in Hawaii is a bit cooler than usual.  It is times like this that I bring out the light sweaters and cardigans. They are my absolute favorite laying piece. I have several colors of lights sweaters and cardigans that are good to pair with pieces in my closet that are more neutral.


For this outfit, I started with a black and white base and added a pop of orange-red. I love to add brighter colors to black and white outfits.


Thanks again for reading. Let me know what you think.



SHIRT j crew outlet
CARDIGAN papaya clothing
SKIRT forever 21
SHOES christian louboutin

Black and White Polka Dots with a Touch of Red

Hi All!
Hope you are having an amazing Wednesday. I love polka dots. It is such a classic print. I love the way black and white polka dots go so well with red or other bold colors. Here, I styled the print with an oversized white shirt.

The photos for this particular blog post got me thinking about finding the perfect white button down shirt, a closet staple. In the recent past, I was okay with just purchasing any white button down shirt but as of late, I am particularly in search for one that fits well. I have gone to several places and tried on several. Now, I need to decide on the perfect white button down shirt for me.

Thank you so much for reading. I do ask you that if you do read this blog, please leave me a comment or like my page. I would love to hear from you.


:: Outfit ::

Top: Forever21
Sweater: Old Navy
Bottom: Old Navy Rock Star Jeans
Shoes: Kate Spade “Licorice”
Bag: Coach

Photo Credit: Taryn Reid Photography

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