Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Nothing says I love you like a few timeless gifts that you'll never forget. Valentines day is a day to show appreciation but gifts can add a bit of , "ooooh la la". In my experience Valentines Day can be a hard day to shop for their lady and maybe you don't even know what you want to ask for, well I have you covered. I listed five items that I think would capture a lot of hearts this Valentines day. 

1. Surreal Rabbit Ear Muffs: Lord and Taylor

2. Prada Chain on a Wallet: Prada

3. 3/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Framed Stud Earrings in 10K White Gold: Zales

4. Two toned Women Rolex: Overstock

5. Guerlain KissKiss Gift Set: Bloomingdales

Friday, February 6, 2015

Scuba Dress & Art

Sometimes we feel like were drowning when were merely floating

It takes someone special to identify themselves with a total stranger

The art of space
H&M: Scuba Dress, Forever 21: Strap Heel & Socks, TopShop: Necklace and Earring (Sale Pieces)
Photo Credit: Marshall Porter

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." -Johnathan Swift

Since the New Year has been in I have been trying to focus on what life will bring me after college. I have been finding myself in one if not all of these three emotions, frustrated, optimistic, or confused. I'm in Chicago right now and I'm torn between moving to Los Angeles or New York after college. As of recently I have done some soul searching and prayed to God and I'm going to make the best decision I can when the time comes.

I think we are all scared of making the wrong mistake, well at least I am. But, I have realized that there is strength in not always getting it right. Being wrong make us appreciates the rights and stops us from being bored with ourselves. I have realized that sometimes we put a right or wrong value on decisions to quickly. 

All I'm saying is sometimes the beauty of something is merely in TRYING.

Now... for this shoot I tried something a little different I went to an Art Gallery and took my 70's scuba vibe dress in there with me. I felt like reflecting and thinking critically so what better place to do that but in art gallery. An art gallery is a place where not everything is handed to you but more so abstract, perceptual, and engaging to the mind. 

Of course I couldn't take all my pictures inside so I did a few outdoors but I wanted to capture the essence of images that spoke to me as well as showing a different side of myself. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Below Zero

Jacket: True Religion (similar) Shirt: Zara (sold out) similar Skirt: Zara Shoes: Go Jane Clutch: She The Collection 
Photo Credit: Julian (Instagram: Don_Baptiste)

First, let me say Happy New Year! I hope everyone is still sticking to his or her new years resolutions. I plan this year to bring more new content and hopefully next month I will have something special to share with you all; crosses fingers. ;)

Have you ever shot in 7-degree weather? Even though it the temperature was said to be 7 degrees it felt like it was below zero. But, what fun is winter if you can't be as fierce as the weather?

I had wanted some lace up thigh high boots for the longest but finding the right one was the hard part. The hardship of finding the right fit was price, availability, materials, and/or heel height.  When I stumbled upon these boots from Go Jane they were on sale and matched exactly what I wanted. The material is soft and smooth. The lace up thigh high boots is open toe and adds a bit of sex appeal. Thigh high boots are not your everyday boots but rather a statement piece. You can wear them with a mini skirt, a dress, or if you’re feeling spicy you could wear it with a long tunic shirt with a pair of shorts underneath. Just a few ideas for you if you’re thinking about getting a pair of thigh high boots I also say don't pay a lot for them because it’s not an everyday shoe. 

The mini skirt had me feeling oh so 60's. As we all know the 60's was the time of revolution, taking risks, and the era of expression. This white a line skirt caught my eye and the fit was really nice. I felt it was flattering and what makes the skirt perfect is it has two functional pockets. Score! This skirt is nothing shorter than amazing. You can wear an A-Line skirt with an over-sized sweater, silk blouse, or even a plain shirt and jacket.

My accessories choice came in the nick of time. I wanted to add a pop of color and this clutch captured what I wanted. I won this clutch in a giveaway contest with Pale violet x She The Collection. They sent me this bag and it even has a blue lined zipper. For those of you who don't know blue is my favorite color. I see this clutch being a staple piece in my closet. I'll use it to heighten an outfit or to add contrast/color. 

In pursuit to make my blog feel more tangible I shot a mini "vibe", as I would like to call it or in other words commercial and you can go check it out on YouTube. Below Zero x Mirror Fanatic


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mini Fall Look Book: Featuring Zara

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Disclaimer: First things First! I apologize for my absence I had finals and grades to be in tuned with. School is my number priority until May. In the mean time though I made plans to do a lot of exciting things for the blog. 

So, without further wait.....
This is my first Lookbook and I must say I had a lot of fun shooting it.  I wanted to make it short sweet and simple. I wanted to capture every outfit and show different sides to my wardrobe. It's a minute long so don't panic. I know you all are busy people and have other things to do. Please link, subscribe, like the video. I hope you enjoy....this is just the beginning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Shirt: Zara Skirt: Forever21 Boots: Givenchy (Saks Fifth Avenue) Hat: H&M

If your thinking if it was very cold it was but in the name of fashion it's always worth it. Four years in Chicago and I had never done a shoot at the Bean until now. I had the pleasure of shooting with Setor (the_setoralist (instagram) and he was very awesome. I love this shoot because its different and it reminds of the first time I moved out here for college that is why I did my whole school girl vibe. My message today is go out make something new in a place that's familiar to you.

P.s I never take off my ponytail holders...they're essential!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Age, New Page

Shirt: Zara  Jeans: Forever 21 Shoes: Zara Bag: Chanel (Portero.com) Sunglasses: Versace (Bought in New York) 
Photo Credit: Chuck Str

First Shoot since I turned 21! I'm so blessed and thankful to see another day. For this outfit I just wanted to be simple and classic. Not to mention my 1st Chanel bag is making its debut, which is extremely exciting. I love this bag and I wanted to focus on things that are timeless like a button down white shirt and a Chanel bag! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oversized Mindset: Forever 21

Forever 21: Everything  (Two- Tone Boucle Top Coat $39.00, Mock Neck Crop Top $12.80, High Waisted Skinny Jeans $15.00, Snakeskin Elevated Loafers $34.95 (still in store not online) (same effect shoes
Photo Credits: ChuckStr

Morning loves! I wanted to challenge myself to do an outfit under or at $100 before tax. I have realized there is an association with forever 21 that majority of their looks cheap and aren't quality. So I took the challenge on of getting this entire outfit from there and making it looks like quality. I wanted to mix textures, as most of you all know. The coat is tweed and the shirt is ribbed and the shoes have embossed snakeskin on it. Moral of the story, “Its never about where it's from its all about what you choose to buy and how you wear it."-Sky