Rust Maxi Dress

Happy Friday you all! It is the last day of July, OMG. That went by so quickly. Well, let's celebrate that with this beautiful oldie but goodie rust maxi dress shall we? Firstly, I want to let you all know that I've had this dress for over 8 years. Yes, I said eight years. The great thing about maxi's is that, if you purchase a good one, it can last you quite a long time. I've worn it so many times. I have worn it every summer for the last 8 summers. It has also jetted on vacations with me.
 I love how versatile it is in its fit. Eight years ago I was at least 15-20 pounds skinnier, yet today, it still fits. Here's the best part, I bought it at either Ross Stores or T.J.Maxx. Back in college, these stores were my utmost go to...affordable and quality (if you are ok with sifting through the racks)! ha! I still shop at these same places today. I have developed a knack of which ones to go to and how to maneuver my way in these intimidating stores.
I have listed a few similar options to this dress below.
Hope you like. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading my blog.
Dress: similar Here & Here 
Sandals (Aldo): Similar Here
Cross Body Bag (Primark): Similar Here- Love this
Sunnies: Melrose Flea Market



Backless Romper


In the name of summer and casual vibes, I present to you this white open back romper. It has literally been up to 90 Degrees. I head out for work in the mornings and it is 75 already at 7:30am. Past weekend on our way back from San Diego I threw on this romper, and it did an awesome job of both keeping me warm and stylish.
I decided to grab these gladiator sandals and add a nude clutch to keep it all simple. Threw my Ray-Bans on and I was ready to conquer the heat. Hope your week is going great so far.
Romper( Sheinside): Similar Here & Here
Sandals (Steve Madden): Similar Here & Here
Bag (via Ross Stores): Similar Here & Here
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Accessories: Kate Spade, Topshop & Alex & Ani



Guide: How to dress your body type


Apple Shaped Body Type: This type has a smaller/narrow top and a wide bottom. There are many options to dress here. Try to accentuate your top by showing off. Wear narrow tops and semi-fitted bottoms. If you like to show your assets in the lower area, knock yourself out and wear fitted bottoms too:) In picture number 3, just adding a narrow belt around the waist of this dress would create a gorgeous figure for the Apple Shaped body type.

Column Shaped Body Type: This type has more of a square or boxy shape. Have no fear it is easy to accentuate your shape with clothing, even in a swim wear. The focus should be your waistline. Always try to define your waistline by clinching it and wearing the right type of clothing, or throwing the perfect highlighting accessory (metallic belt, embroidered belt, tie a thin scarf etc.) on that area. Peplum tops are perfect for this body type (picture 2). Peplum tops gives you a fit, then a flare. The fit is accentuated in the waistline and the flare joins right below. Fit and flare dresses (picture 1) are perfect too, it adds shape and dimension to your body.  

Hour Glass Shaped Body Type: This body type is what would be called evenly proportioned. Clothing choices can be skin fit, loose, large etc. Body cons and hugging garments are good options for this group. Note in picture number 2, the red dress almost mirrors the shape of an hour glass.

Pear Shaped Body Type: This body type is very similar to the Hour Glass. The only difference is that the upper body of a Pear Shape is usually a bit smaller that the hour glass.  Nonetheless, they can both share the same wardrobe and mix styles between each other. Bare in mind that the lower body of the Pear Shaped is usually rounder than the Hour Glass. Tastefully accentuating the lower region is key to a great style.

Strawberry Shaped Body Type: This type has an inverted form. The top is bigger, sometimes with large shoulders and the bottom I smaller, many times narrow hips and thin/smaller legs. The idea here is to make the upper body appear smaller by wearing narrow fitted tops that flow into a wider bottom or a dress with the same proportion (e.g. picture 3). This will allow the wide bottom to appear fuller. The bottoms to wear on your lower body are more loose fitting and ones that will give a wider appearance (e.g. picture 1) In this picture, you would tuck the denim shirt in the skirt and the tuck would narrow the bottom of the shirt and blend right into the flared skirt.. By this you try to clinch the top and widen the bottom to afford for a more proportional look overall. Try it, you'd be surprise how much different you look.
Here is a cool animated picture of the body shape fruit reference I used in this post. I want to state that I am in no way trying to offend or be offensive to anyone by using the fruit reference. There are many references out there and name categories for body shapes. I chose the fruit idea because it sounds fun. This post is not rigid, it is intended for those who would like a little guidance as to how to dress their shape. I plan to do a follow-up regarding weight and height and how to dress accordingly. Please feel free to comment or send me an email on this topic.
Photo Credit Here



Gingham & Shortall

Hello darlings! May I tell you? I have been living in this shortalls since summer began. I must have worn it like 20 times. Well, not literally but you know! Ha! It has been so hot past few days. A mean, it's looking cloudy but actually super hot, then it rains but again, hot. I am not complaining though. The island gal in me will take heat over cold any day.

 I wore this gingham shirt, cuffed the sleeve to keep it casual and partnered everything with these mesh espadrilles (they look like the Valentino ones-Whoop!) However, I picked these up in Forever21. By the way, my blogged turned 1 year old this week (the 22nd of July to be exact) OMG! I cannot believe it. So thankful for you all who read and stop by. Anyway, here are the deets and other options on the outfit.

Shortall/Jumper: Via Ross Stores-similar Here & Here
Shirt: Brooks Brothers , similar Here
Espadrille: Forever 21- similar Here Here
Bag: Kate Spade- similar Here Here



Navy Romper & Tan Boots

Hello loves! Today I am sharing this navy romper that have been sitting in my closet for a while now. I have worn it a few times but haven't blogged it. I love the versatility of navy. You can wear it every season. It is also such a classic color. As you can tell, my style is quite the minimalist so I only added a few accessories. These gorgeous Kendra Scott earrings that came in my recent ROCKSBOX set. (to get a free set, use this code: styleweekenderxoxo. Can we talk about these boots? They are from Forever21 and I must admit, they look like many of the high-end brands and they are extremely comfortable. I shall live in them in the Fall. How are you styling your rompers this summer?
Romper: Via TJmaxx similar HERE & HERE
Shoes: Forever21
Bag: Louis Vuitton similar HERE & HERE
Bracelets: Alex&Ani & Kate Spade
Thank you for reading, have a great week



Pallazo Pants

Happy Friday guys. Today I wanted to share with you an easy summer look. Well, most of my past few looks have been pretty much summer looks. After all, it is summer in the USA and any other places around the world. (sorry to my readers who are currently experiencing winter). I've had these pants for a very long time. I rarely wear them and an evening stroll and to run errands and grab a sunset dinner on the beach was perfect for me to pull them out. I paired them with this lovely off-shoulder blouse to add a fun and feminine touch. Accent with gold jewelry and am off! Enjoy your weekend and thank you all for reading my blog.
Top: similar Here & Here
Pallazo Pants: similar Here & Here
Sandals: similar Here & Here
Cross body bag: similar Here & Here
Sunnies: similar Here & Here
Bracelets: Alex & Ani

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