So I never imagined the year moving by so quickly. I mean, I remember New Year’s like it was yesterday. We’re already in the eighth month of the year, and it’s forced me to deal with a lot of things I’ve been avoiding for the last few months. Everywhere I look, I see another post, whether on Instagram or Facebook or just the general worldwide web – I see #hotgirlsummer and I’m not sure if I’m having one. If anything, it’s introspective summer to me, darling. I plan to spend the rest of this year pretty focused and low-key for the most part. That includes some out of country travelling, maintaining a pretty flexible schedule, budgeting for new developments that I have planned and just keeping up with my overall happiness.
I decided to switch up my hair game this summer as well and step out of my faux locs box and try passion twists. I saw that the girl who normally does my locs was now offering the style and I couldn’t resist. I managed to wear them for eight weeks and I feel like I really got my money’s worth (not to mention the countless compliments I received, even when they got “stale”) . They were a lot more manageable than the previous hairstyles that I’ve worn in the past, and I found myself more open to styling the twists due to how soft they were. I decided to get them shoulder length due to the summer months (I didn’t want to feel annoyed by long tresses).
Now that I’m no longer protective-styling my hair, I’m rocking my natural hair. Yep, it feels hella strange and it’s something I’m really not used to as my edgy boy cut days when the barbershop was my hairdresser are ancient history. I’m trying really hard not to cut my hair but I haven’t ruled it out entirely because I really wanna maintain a somewhat “together appearance”, if you know what I mean.
Just as with my hair, my fashion is ever changing as well. I’ve gone from very fitted outfit options to more loose fitted ones, and then it all depends on the occasion and my mood. My white Ralph Lauren oversized shirt dress has been quite the find..my sister travelled to New York two months ago, and my only request while being away was oversized shirts/ dresses (I have a little obsession with them). This one in particular has been very comfy and it’s definitely my style. I can say sissy did a great job snatching this piece up. I paired it with some pinstriped Forever 21 sailor shorts I’ve had for a long time, that I’ve pretty sure I’ve only worn once or twice. Overall, my outfit was comfy and summer friendly for my Sunday adventure.
Lemme know below what has been your summer go-to hairstyles and the fashion trends you all are feeling right now. Until next time. Xoxo.
Outfit Deets: Shorts: Forever 21 // Oversized Tee: Ralph Lauren // Sandals: Ebay // Bag: Steve Madden // Bracelets & Chains : Ebay // Hair: @Fauxlocs94 – Instagram // Watch: Michael Kors
So I’m sure I’m not the only person who is suffering badly from the current weather situation. For the last month or so, I’ve been dreading the next few months with an absolute passion. I’m usually a lover of the summer months because it’s a time where I get to debut two or even three of the new swimsuits that I purchased with the intention of strolling along the beaches of my island home Jamaica in. However, I’m not sure how things will turn out this year. The heat wave currently being experienced is like no other. Last Saturday’s temperature actually recorded as one of Jamaica’s highest historically at a mean 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m still trying to plan at least one trip this summer so let’s see how it goes.
Until then, I’ve been living vicariously through a few pictures that were taken three months ago on a trip that I took to the North Coast. The photos were resident on my camera until now. The trip was a combination of rest and relaxation, beautiful beaches, an intimate resort stay, delicious food and world class hospitality. I had every intention of making a post but somewhere between working and life changes, the post never happened. There were also my laptop issues… That being said, I hope you enjoy these summer inspired pictures from my weekend getaway.
P.S. Both swimsuits I bought on Ebay more than a year ago for no more than ten or twelve dollars each.
Until next time. Xoxo.
Hey loves! It’s been a moment and there are a few things that have been on my mind. More specifically, body image and self-esteem. We live in a self-conscious society, where image matters A LOT. If anyone ever tells you any differently, don’t believe them. Being a fashion lover, it can be quite tricky for me when I’m purchasing clothing items and even shoes. Growing up, I used to watch fashion shows on the Style Network, which was a sister station of the E! Network back in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, and I was always so fascinated by the different outfits by well-known designers and even the models themselves. I’ve always been above average everything. By the time I started high school, I was 5’3”(this which is Kim Kardashian’s height on a good day). Needless to say, I was my father’s child and I was gonna be a tall girl. Not only that, I was a thicker girl too. That combination made it super hard to shop, and I’d always been conscious about wearing certain things. (Insert awkward teenage phase here). Over time, I balanced out and I came into my own. It wasn’t easy but I made it my duty to become the person I am today.
Being a woman in today’s society, and seeing size 0 models can mess with your brain. Going into stores and knowing it may be a hit or miss trip isn’t encouraging. My advice is to work with the elements and cultivate a style that is your own, whatever that may be.
I teamed up with Gole, a retailer on Instagram, and I shot a few photos featuring the beautiful outfit you see down below. Since red is my favourite color next to black, the decision to choose this outfit wasn’t a hard one once I saw it. The fiery set was super comfortable and I definitely can see myself wearing this outfit again and again. To get the link to my outfit, click here
Until next time loves. Xoxo.
Hey loves! I’m so behind with my posting schedule. I’ve had my birthday pictures stored on my phone and camera for two months now and, because of work, I hadn’t been able to upload and edit anything but here goes! I spent my weekend in Negril (one of my favorite places hands down) at a hotel on the West End called The Sov Resort. The hideaway is relatively new to the resort town but lived up my expectations. Not only was the property sizable and well-kept, it had lush greenery everywhere in the form of gardens and trees. I only spent one night there but I ensured that I checked in extra early so I could capitalize on all the niceness of my go-to vacation town.
After checking in, I took a well needed nap after the three hour from the capital. After resting my eyes, I had authentic hand-made pizza for dinner (pepperoni and shrimp, to be specific) from a pizzeria nearby the hotel, made by a very nice Italian man that left Italy eighteen years ago to live a more relaxed life here in little old Jamaica with his wife and children. I topped that off with a slice of double chocolate cake from the local mini mart, single candle and all, to make the whole experience seem more celebratory. I have no picture evidence of either meal or dessert due to the deliciousness of both *covers face*.
The next morning started with a trip to the nine mile stretch of beach Negril is notorious for, and a dip in the ocean. Thereafter, it was back to the resort for a dip in the infinity pool to wash off all the beach salitness. After all that swimming, I worked up quite the appetite and I was delighted to know my favorite Jamaican dish, ackee and saltfish, was on the breakfast menu. Without any hesitation, that was my order and I wasn’t disappointed.
All in all, I can say I had a decent birthday weekend. There were a few hiccups (if there wasn’t I would have been surprised), but it made for an interesting trip nonetheless. I’ve added my pictures below for your viewing pleasure. P.S.: Both swimsuits worn were from FashionNova but are currently sold out online. Until next time. Xoxo.
Happy Monday loves! It’s a rainy long weekend and I’m reporting live from the place that I rest my head at night i.e my bed, and I must say I am fully rested. I’ve had a relaxing and exciting weekend and needlesstosay, I have little to complain about. It’s currently a long weekend here in Jamaica as we are celebrating the independence of our country. Initially I didn’t have much of a plan to make any kind of trip anywhere, but at the last minute, I managed to venture West of the island to the parish of St. Elizabeth. This parish, which is becoming one of my favorites, is a place I’ve visited maybe three times in my lifetime.
A few months back, somehow I ended up on the AirBnB website looking at places I could stay in New York when my original place of stay fell through (still a work in progress). I decided curiously to put “Jamaica” in the search bar and noticed while browsing that there were alot of people here in my own country who had been utilizing this avenue as a means of income and a way of tourism. I scanned all fourteen parishes and St. Elizabeth actually stood out to me the most. At the time, I was trying to plan a weekend stay and that too was proving to be rather difficult due to timing and funding. That research never left my mind and best believe it was on my “to-go” list. A weekend would have been heavenly, but a one day trip did suffice.
It was all I remembered and then some. As we drove from the main road that took us to the capital of St. E, I noticed how much more developed and populated it had become compared to the eight years prior when I visited. We made a quick bathroom and snack stop in the town and then continued on our journey to our destination. I was able to win over a nice older gentleman as he was picking mangoes on our journey and he gave me one of the biggest juiciest mangoes I’d seen in a long time ( that will be my dinner later today).
After hours of driving, three to be exact, we finally got to the popular six mile long Treasure Beach. Being a public holiday, there were quite a few people there as well from locals to foreigners alike and people of all ages. The weather was a bit overcast but honestly I didn’t mind because I didn’t want to any harsh tan lines on me would last for months. As I snuggled my toes in the black sand, I felt like I’d never leave. It was perfect weather and the water was nice and warm. After an hour of swimming, we grabbed a bite to eat at Frenchman’s Reef Restaurant and watched the sunset on a relaxing Sunday evening.
I’m already researching and planning my next mini vacay so stay subscribed to me so you don’t miss out. Below I’ve added some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Until next time. Xoxo.
Watch: Michael Kors
Sandals: Sak Sandals
So about a week ago, it dawned on me that we were three plus months into the new year. If you ask anyone close to me, I’m always talking about how the time is flying by and all that jazz. Based on my realization, I decided that enough was enough and that I wanted to make an impromptu trip to the North Coast of my island home. And I did. I relished in my getaway like you would never believe. My trip however, was just what I needed and I had a wonderful time. What can really beat much needed change of scenery and rest and relaxation? Below I’ve added my pictures from my trip and also outfit information where I shopped my pieces. Until next time.
What I’m wearing:
Sunnies: Sunglass Spot (Out of stock)
Shorts: Vibrant Miu
Dress: Dress Head
Bralette: Forever 21
Earrings: Unbranded (Old)
Hey loves! I’ve been under the weather these last few days, but I couldn’t have the week end without putting out some well needed content. I had the pleasure of feasting with friends to indulge in one of my favorite foods: Sushi! The rooftop location was very private ( just the way I like it) and had an awesome view of the hills and surrounding city buildings. If you aren’t an outdoor kinda person, they also have the option of indoor dining. I can honestly say I’ve been a fan of sushi since trying it a few years ago. The food at this restaurant was divine. I know alot of people aren’t fans of the raw foods movement but that why I say it’s always a good idea to try it before you knock it and always educate yourself on things. You just never know. Knowledge is power. Sushi is primarily lots of raw options but there’s also delicious cooked options too. I’ve included some highlights from my night below and you can share your favorites in the comments below. You can also click the following link to see the different types of sushi options there are out there if you are considering visiting your local spot: https://delishably.com/meat-dishes/The-Different-Kinds-of-Sushi
Until next time.
Japanese Sky Cuisine – Sora
Indoor dining at the restaurant
View of the restaurant’s bar
Beef Shigureni Roll & Tempura Philly Roll
White Moscato to compliment the meal
More bathroom decor
Name of restaurant and contact information
So two nights ago, a friend of mine invited me out for a light dinner and drinks at a local, fairly popular spot here in Kingston. He picked me up around 10 ish. When we got there to my surprise, it wasn’t what I was expecting. It was actually quiet and had a great ambience. I liked it. Note to self, weekday outings are heavenly.
So while munching and drinking away, the conversation steered into my younger years. Us both actually because we do everything together. The last two years have changed me a whole damn lot. I’m now in my early thirties ( no children nor am I married), and needless to say, my priorities and the way I think has changed alot.
In my twenties, I could take on the world I had a full-on stressful corporate job ( that felt like a 12 hour shift everyday instead of the standard 9-5), and I still managed to socialize and turn up couple nights out of any week. Looking back now, I’m still at a lost of words. I don’t know how the hell I did all that. If I even remotely try and pull that ish off now, I’d definitely be achy and under the weather the next day. Staying up past a certain time these days are the real struggle. I know I’m not alone. Can I get a hallelujah?
Now, I’ve been so comfortable with my own company. I’m content with the occasional dinner out with close friends or even binge watching one of the many shows I’m completely in love with ( we can discuss this in another post) . I say this to say, I’m handing over the never home, everyone knows your name, party girl torch to the younger girls of this generation. Let me know if you can relate to this post and comment below. Until next time.