Banana leaf print is so hot right now. It started with Dolce & Gabbana and how trickled down into high street stores. So now everyone can have a piece of the hottest trend of 2017. You don’t have to wear a banana leaf dress, you can purchase a banana leaf print bag, top or even a pillow for your home.
How do you wear banana leaf print? I would wear it with jeans, white pants or skirt or in a full head to toe look. Either way you can’t go wrong. You will stand out in any crowd and look Irie! I love banana leaf print. It reminds me of back home inTrinidad & Tobago. I just got a bunch of banana leaf pieces for my upcoming trips. Some of the pieces above start at $15 and go right up to $1000. Click the images to shop.
Are you joining on the banana leaf print trend?
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'Tis the season for some of the best online and in-store sales. Shopping all of these sales can get tricky and somewhat overwhelming. To help you out, I put together a list of all of the top 10 sales you should shop now. Click the images below to go directly to the retailers site.
Here are my top 10 sales you should be shopping right now:
Barney's- Up to 40% off Sitewide
Express- 50% off Sitewide
Black Opal Beauty
Lord + Taylor
Nordstrom- Save up to 40% on Coveted Brands
California has been great to me thus far. Moving here has been a challenge but I am starting to feel like myself. My energy is almost at 100% and my willingness to adapt to a new way of life is driving me to try new things.
“Welcome to California”. I keep hearing this replayed in my head when things don’t go my way or even when they go my way. I have to remind myself that I left my home of 30 years to venture to somewhere new. So I should take it slow and not put too much pressure on myself to know where the nearest gas station is or where I can find the closest grocery.
All of these things take time and are a part of the journey.
In the meantime, I can do what I know for sure… FASHION. This look is simple, graphic tee, ombre jeans, fringe belt, leopard print heels and you can get them all from the links I have below. Find out which pieces were a steal and which ones were slam… a slam to my wallet that is. Ha!.
Here we go...Part 2 of my Vanity series.
As I mentioned before my new home has space for a vanity and I am currently designing it with hopes of finishing it by the end of the year. I hope it will be finished in time for Christmas.
I will keep my fingers crossed.
My vanity space will be small but I really want it to be unique and a true reflection of the things I love. Trinkets and inspirational quotes are important to me. When I travel I usually bring a lot of pieces back home from my holidays. I love displaying them and adding them to my living space.
To help me with the process, I drew out a simple sketch of how I want my vanity space to look and what should be featured in it. Here is the sketch of what I have in mind.
I already purchased a furry stool and I love it. I picked it up from a furniture store here in San Francisco and it has become the inspiration for my vanity space and the focal piece.
The trinket boxes on top of the stool will be Hermes and I have been building my stack of Hermes boxes for the past four years.
Next to the stool is a storage cabinet. I initially wanted a table which includes storage but I haven’t been able to find one. But still I need storage for my blowdryers and flat irons.
I would prefer 3-4 drawers to hold all of my hair essentials.
Finding the perfect table has been a hassle. I initially wanted a MALM dressing table from Ikea which comes with a drawer, in brown-black but I can’t find it in the US. It is only sold in Canada. Whomp whomp. I really can't have a white table because my chocolate tone makeup will stain it.
So I am on the hunt but my husband has an idea and I am waiting to hear what his brilliant idea is. Ha!
In the meantime I am still on the hunt for a table with a large drawer.
I prefer to have a mirror that stands on the table rather than a big vanity mirror. It is more intimate and is closer to my face. The mirror should have LED lights. I have found one that I like and ordered it. Let’s see what is looks like when it arrives.
On the table there will be some glass vases for makeup brush storage and hair tool storage. I am unsure if I should get those makeup cubes to store my makeup or should I put them in the drawers? Hmmmmm. I know #firstworldproblems.
To complete my vanity there must be a large inspirational quote picture. I was searching but it is hard to find one and there are always so many to choose from.
If you see one that you think would work for me let me know and I will check it out.
At this point, I need a table with or without storage, inspirational quote, makeup and hair tool storage and a mirror. Help Me!
What do you think? Should I add more items to my wishlist?
Let me know if you find anything I might like.
Who doesn’t want a beauty space? I think with the invention of Pinterest and Instagram, women and men alike want beauty spaces or man caves. A beauty space was at the back of my mind but I knew it wasn't a priority in my first home. However, my husband pretty much let me take over the bathroom and do my hair and makeup thing. Thank you love! But I still wanted one eventually.
I waited for a while for my own beauty space and it is finally here! It is not going to be massive but it will be mine! I am taking you all along for the journey of the design, development and the final process. You will get to see the sketch become reality as well as DIY design details and partnerships with various beauty brands that I love.
Why do I need a beauty space? Well to do my hair and makeup of course but also to have a great background for my new Youtube channel. I am joking. I am not too sure about YouTube, as yet but the former reasons still remain. I really want to wake up to a space that is my own and reflects my personality and creative energy.
Do you feel me ladies?
So let's talk about the details of what I need in my beauty space.
Here are the main requirements:
Vanity Table with Drawers
Hair Supply Storage
Colour scheme: Turquoise, Navy Blue, Orange and Gold. This might change but I want a darker, travelling empress vibe!
Look out for my five ( or more) part vanity series and send your suggestions or any pictures for inspiration on Instagram or to my email.