Wardrobe Essentials


Yes we’re all guilty, so don’t try to hide it. It’s very true that we buy nice clothes, but after a couple of wears, they feel old and you can’t match them with anything (neon prints??? laced bustiers? WTH?)

The key, as I have found, is to have your basics down. If you have durable, timeless pieces that go with absolutely everything, you always look put together and chic. Who cares if you wore that Proenza leather jacket to death? It looks even more amazing as it ages. “Didn’t she wear that pair of jeans last week?” Uh yeah, because it gives her a “Cul d’enfer”. Listen up people, you want to always look like you know what your doing when it comes to fashion? Well, get down with your basics and build around those key pieces.

– A white shirt that compliments your body shape.


Trouve Shirt BCBG Shirt Club Monaco Shirt

– Statement T-Shirts


Rag and Bone Top Club Monaco Top Denham Top

-A little black dress


Ellery Dress River Island Dress Jones and Jones Dress

A statement skirt


Alice and Olivia Skirt Nasty Gal Skirt Sabo Skirt

– Fitted Jeans


J Brand Jeans Warehouse Jeans Moto Jeans

– Ballerina flats


Tory Burch Flats Salvatore Ferragamo Flats Alice and Olivia Flats Yosi Samra Flats

– A great pair of heels (you can walk in…)


Valentino Pumps Giusepe Zanotti Pumps Prada Pumps

– Sunglasses


The Row Sunglasses Tom Ford Sunglasses Top Shop Sunglasses

Nice to have:

– A leather jacket (always gives an outfit some edge)


Theory Jacket Current/Elliott Jacket Top Shop Jacket

– A pair of boots or booties


Alexander McQueen DVF ASOS

– A statement scarf


Parker Blue ASOS BCBG

Now that you guys have your basics down, let your imagination take your style away!


Spotted at the Miami Heat game this past Wednesday:

imageFashionista was wearing:

Feel the Piece white loose topTricot holes white JBrand pants
MiuMiu snake sin peep toe shoes
Espiritutara dream catcher necklace
Societymisfit cross body bag.

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TREND: Lucite Accessories

Top Left: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci clear strap sandals.
Top Right: Jil Sander Clear sunglasses
Bottom Left: Vince Lucite accessories
Bottom Right: Alice + Olivia clear clutch.

We’ve seen them on the runway, and now Lucite accessories are spotted everywhere this Spring/Summer season.

photo imageValentino clear sandals and tote.

From clear plexiglass clutches, to high Lucite platforms and transparent totes, clear accessories were once a go go dancer signature, and now this hot new trend is spotted amongst many celebrities, and are even seen in many houses.

Chanel clear clutchChanel clear plexiglass clutch

image_1image_2Solange Knowles and Beyonce both wearing Lucite heels.

Clear Home Accessories

image_3image_5Clear home accessories available at Zara Home.

image_4Baby Blue Ivy’s Lucite Crib.

Picture sources: bergdorfgoodman.com, main.stylist.com, blueroomswhitehouses.com

TOMS Haiti Artist Collective

“Before, I was cutting metal but I had to focus on painting after the death of my father to help my family. I’ve been painting for five years and I want to paint more and more.” Haitian artist, Norelus MacKenly, 18.

Haitian artist, Norelus MacKenly and his blue ocean design. Source: Toms.com

Philanthropic shoe brand TOMS, known for its One for One principle that matches every purchased pair with a new pair of shoes donated to a kid in need, took this time a different approach by commissioning 30 Haitian artists to design a limited edition of TOMS shoes.

Photo Source: Toms.com
Photo Source: Toms.com

The project behind this initiative is to support the recovering country by creating jobs for these 30 artisans with the collaboration of Haiti-based Caribbean Craft , an organization dedicated to work with Haitian artisans.

In addition, it gives the artists the opportunity to show and express to the rest of the world  their cultural visions while portraying the Haitian scenery, community and life-style on the footwear.

Haitian Artist Carlène Ruben painting her pink flower design. Source: Toms.com

The shoes, which are individually hand painted by local artists between the ages of 18 to 45 in a Haiti based TOMS atelier (workshop) will be available for both women and men for a price of $68.00 at the TOMS website or US flagship store.

Source: Toms.com
Haitian artist working on his design. Photo source: Toms.com

For years, I have been inspired by the perseverance and passion of Haitians and the work done in Haiti by people such as Donna Karan and others. The Haiti Artist Collective is the first small step toward us going beyond One for One in Haiti. Our ultimate goal is to provide sustainable jobs that drive artistic expression and generate a desire with customers throughout the TOMS community to participate in this exciting new program,” Words by the company’s founder Mycoskie.

Below is a short video about Haiti Artist Collective and its artists:

All pictures and information are take directly from Toms.com