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I can not explain how good of a time I had in Puerto Rico, but I’m going to attempt it. Now I know your first thought, is it okay in Puerto Rico? My answer, definitely. The island is very much intact. The only thing you’ll see is some houses near the shoreline that are a bit scrappy. The major cities are completely okay and spending your tourist dollars can definitely help in boosting the economy. We stayed in an Airbnb right in the middle of Old San Juan and boy was it perfect. It was a penthouse right by all the best bars and restaurants with an amazing patio. You can check it out here. (Use my link for $40 off if you’re new to Airbnb)

We spent most of our time going to beaches and eating amazing food. The first beach was like our own private beach called Playa Pena Beach. Granted it was a Monday and one of the rockier beaches, but who wouldn’t want their own beach? The second beach we went to was Condado, which was perfect for a late afternoon session. So many fun kitesurfers on that beach, there must have been 30 of them just flipping around in the air.

//SHOP:  Missguided Swim Top and Bottom / Similar Top and Bottom // {So many of you have been loving on IG :)!}

On to the food, we had so many great restaurants and bars to choose from, but here is a quick list for you:

  •     La Madre – Amazing spot for brunch with outdoor seating
  •    Marmalade – Amazing dinner spot , definitely on the $$$-side, but you must try their Foie Gras when you go
  •    Princesa Gastrobar – Such good seafood, their tuna was absolutely stellar
  •    La Taberna Lupulo – Amazing spot for some good bar food and beers (surprisingly had a lot of MI beers there ;))
  •    Punto de Vista Rooftop Restaurant  – Have an amazing rooftop to dine at
  •    La Factoria – The best speakeasy that you need to go to. The salsa is fire and there are so many rooms to explore.

Old San Juan is so beautiful and the buildings are so so pretty. So many gorgeous colors and way more laid back than New York, it was an extremely fun getaway. It definitely was relatively cheap too, the flight was $250 and the Airbnb was $685 for 5 days (Here is the $40 off  link again). I’d say definitely a great steal for a relaxation trip out of the city. Stay tuned for some more outfit posts from the trip.

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I can not get enough of dots and stripes. Any piece of clothing in stripes or dots is on my list. Here are two of my most recent looks that I incorporated these prints in.

The first look here I wore my polka dotted tie blouse. I got this blouse using the My Fashom app and have been loving all the pieces I got from their stylists. I mixed the top with a houndstooth blazer and was loving it. The mix of prints was just the touch I needed to make this look interesting. I then paired it with my new loafers. I have been loving these shoes from Vionic, super supportive and very comfortable.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Polka Dot Blouse / Primp Boutique Blazer / Black High-Waisted Jeans / Black Mules

I have to admit, I love this look a little bit more. These pants are amazing! I got them from Century 21 Stores and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of them. Since the pants were so voluminous at the bottom, I paired them with a tight off the shoulder bodysuit to give me some shape.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Hot & Delicious Bodysuit / Lucy Paris Pants / Brahmin Bag / River Island Boots

March has been a fantastic month so far. A little increase in temperature has been jolting my outfit game. I wanted to round up some of my looks so far over on the ‘gram for you all to shop.

On this day my boyfriend and I headed to The Armory Show. I had never been before and my impression of it was “massive”. If you’ve never been to The Armory Show it’s basically a huge showcase of artists which are available for purchase as well. You get to sip champagne while admiring all the amazing work. I wore this pretty wrap top that I got from Zaful. I love this top to throw on, it’s totally comfortable and has a super flattering shape. I then slung my Furla purse over my shoulder and rested it on the front of my hip. I’m loving this crossbody style lately.

This was a fun little shoot I did before work one day. I am in love with this look. The plaid tie pants with the ruffle top and metallic sneakers?! Loving it. It was such a fun casual look to rock.

Lastly was my outfit at the Clear Eyes x Bridges Aderhold event. This was a very cool event where I had my eye portrait taken. This dress is an all time favorite of mine. You can’t really tell from the picture, but it’s all velvet! It’s no longer in stock, but here is an equally cool floral dress. I then paired it with my OTK boots and my pretty pink bag from Fossil. OTK boots make for the perfect winter tool when you need to wear a dress without freezing your ass off.

Hope you guys enjoyed and can’t wait for those upcoming warm weather outfits!

Oh my god guys, posts without jackets on. Been blogging a little less with the chaos of Fashion Week, or maybe I ran out of jackets. Lol. Obsessed with this new blouse I got from Zaful it is so flattering. I absolutely love the sleeves on it too, it gives your average wrap top a little something extra.

I decided to liven this look up by adding striped pants to it. May I also just point out that these are revealing some ankle. Yay warm weather! I finished the look with some black slides and my new favorite purse from Fossil. The pink color is so perfect and the bag is so well made. It’s my favorite piece from Fossil.

Shop The Look:

Zaful Blouse / Banana Republic Pants / Slides / Fossil Purse

Also check out the Zaful Women’s Day Sale

The past two weeks have been insanely busy for me, I was basically just trying to stay afloat. Even through the countless hours put in at work, I still found time to make it to some NYFW events on my day off. I headed to Simply NYC, brunch, a Barry’s Boot Camp Class (#deathofme) and the Jonathan Simkhai show. What was so funny about my outfit choice that day, was that my horoscope said I’d be looking more lavish than usual and it definitely wasn’t wrong.

I planned this look out with Polyvore. I don’t know if you’ve ever used Polyvore before, but it makes outfit planning that much easier. You can search from thousands of different items by description or brand. It could be shoes, coats, pants, makeup, purses or whatever that you’re lusting over. You then can put together a collage of your inspiration to share with others in the Polyvore community. It makes you feel like a fashion editor being able to layout a page of your top pieces in a unique shoppable way. Each collage that is published has shoppable links for the items inserted in the collage automatically. You can inspire and see where to purchase your new favorites.

I put together this post on Polyvore of pieces that inspired my look. It made it that much more fun being able to lay everything out. I’ve been really loving the paper boy hats. I was so excited to wear this to fashion week, it is definitely going to be my weekend go-to hat. I then wanted an amazing statement coat, since it is fashion week and it is freezing cold out. This coat is so similar to the Milly coat in the collage I made, it was amazing to find a jacket inspired by my collage. I then added a more uniform black look underneath to let the statement jacket own the look. Check out Polyvore here.

SHOP THE LOOK

Fur Jacket / News Boy Hat / Blouse / Leather Pant / Boots

Fashion Week

 

Fashion Week by amanda-sutherland-1 featuring a faux fur jacket

 

Siobhan Molloy ruffle top
$315 – wolfandbadger.com

Milly faux fur jacket
$275 – revolve.com

Yves Saint Laurent brown ankle boots
$900 – mytheresa.com

Furla mini handbag
$265 – bagheeraboutique.com

Topshop newsboy hat
$21 – topshop.com

Tom ford makeup
bluemercury.com

 

*This post was sponsored by Polyvore, all thoughts and opinions are my own

I absolutely love this look. My favorite light winter coat with my favorite (only) beret and my new little “it” bag. I started this look with this gorgeous dark green ruffle blouse, I then added my frayed high waisted jeans and topped it off with my classic skinny scarf.

I’d now like to introduce you to my “it” bag. It’s so unique and I am obsessed. I love the handle on it, the circular shape, the metal tassel and the velvet texture. It’s from Charles & Keith which has such unique and amazing accessories. You guys should really check the website out here.

I felt a little extra in this ensemble, but I loved each piece individually so much, that together it was magic.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sans Souci Blouse / Metisu Coat / Charles & Keith Bag / ASOS Beret / ASOS Skinny Scarf

Hi Everyone! My new Winter Lookbook is on YouTube. It’s something new I’m going to be trying out. Hope you like it! Watch the video and shop the links below!

Look 1

Blazer | https://www.na-kd.com/en/na-kd-trend/velvet-fitted-blazer–burgundy

Use code “sassofstyle20” for 20% off any item on NA-Kd.com

Pants | http://www.sanssoucistores.com/clothing/tartan-plaid-ankle-pants.html

Boots (only $28) | http://www.nastygal.com/well-come-to-your-brocade-heel-bootie/AGG92267.html

Purse | https://rstyle.me/~cz-afS92

Look 2
Jacket | https://www.metisu.com/black-houndstooth-button-placket-coat-14590.html

Sweater | https://www.metisu.com/black-puff-sleeve-jumper-with-knitted-rib-14335.html

Pants | https://rstyle.me/~cz-afSc3

Boots | https://rstyle.me/~cz-9DtND

Look 3
Blouse | https://www.metisu.com/black-one-shoulder-blouse-with-bow-decoration-13947.html

Pants | https://rstyle.me/~cz-afScR

***I do not own any right to the music. Song “Don’t Move” by Phantogram

 

This little look has been one of my absolute favorites! I loved wearing it all day. This blazer is so perfect. It is a beautiful houndstooth pattern, a nice change up from the grey plaid look. I got this jacket from Primp Boutique and just adore it. The leather pants make a perfect match. I have actually had them for a couple years now. As you know,  I have to have my jeans/pants high-waisted and these hit the mark. I bought these for about $20 from an H&M sale and it has been one of my best purchases.

GET THE LOOK:

Primp Boutique Blazer Similar / Leather Pants / White V-Neck / Boots

What’s the most important attribute in a beauty product to me? It would definitely have to be packaging. Now it still has to be a fantastic product, but what catches my eye is definitely what starts me on a new product path. It’s like love at first sight.  Being by Sanctuary definitely caught my eye when I was looking around Ulta for it. The branding is so fun and very rock star!

I received four products from the Being by Sanctuary collection. First of all, I received the Shower Burst in Hibiscus & Coconut Water. By far Hibiscus & Coconut Water was my favorite scent. I have a new found love for hibiscus and have always been a huge coconut fan. I absolutely loved how it came out like a mouse. It was so fun to use in the shower. I definitely recommend applying with a loofah to help disperse the Shower Burst. Secondly, I received the Body Scrub Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom. I especially love this product because I think that exfoliating your entire body is essential. Deeply cleaning your skin is very important, especially in the winter when your skin is so much more dry. A good scrub followed by immediate lotion after a shower is all your skin needs in the winter time. Thirdly, I received the Body Lotion in Salted Caramel Macadamia. Talk about a kid in a candy store! This scent is so scrumdiddlyumptious, I find myself putting it on just for fun. Lastly, I received a Hand Cream in Chilli Mango & Tonka Bean. I actually really loved the scent, it’s surprisingly refreshing. The small  hand cream is perfect to carry with me on-the-go. I additionally received this gorgeous makeup bag. I can not get over the branding, it is way too cute.

Overall I’d say hands down, the Shower Burst is my absolute favorite. It’s super fun and smells like perfection. You can check out the collection at select Ulta stores and online.

*This post was sponsored by Being x Sanctuary, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

By the end of this year like many of you, I feel like I am just going through the motions. I’ve come to a point with my blog where I feel comfortable, but I think with the start of the New Year I want to kick it up a notch!  I’m going to expect a little more from myself  not only in my blog, but also with my health.

First things first, content.

I want to make my blog content more meaningful. I love sharing where to shop the look with you all, but I want to give you more. I am going to do a monthly trend report with shoppable links so each and everyone of you can stay up to date with me. Secondly, I am going to have a post every month of items that I’m shopping. Lastly I want to add in some of my experiences in New York, Fashion Funny posts where I can show you hilarious trends I’m loving, beauty products I’m obsessing over and of course the usual outfit posts.

Secondly, I want to commit to certain frequencies.

I want to engage with you all on Instagram more. I intend on spending an hour on Sundays dedicated to commenting on all of your lovely pictures. Yay IG fam! I also want to get more into posting Instagram stories. I am going to try to post at least one story a day. On top of all that I want to post 1 YouTube video a month.

Thirdly, kicking up my health.

To keep up the momentum from my blog, I want to kick up my health. This last year since moving to New York and starting my first big girl job I have not been hiting the gym as much. I miss my muscular bootay and am looking foward to getting back to it at least twice a week, even if that means toning exercises in my apartment. Additionally, I want to make sure that I am taking my daily vitamins for a healthy body. I might even watch some of those scary documenteries on Netflix (i.e. Hungry For Change) to scare me into at least taking my vitamins.

Thanks for reading along and hopefully we will see you around more often!

Let me know some of your New Years resolutions in the comments, whether that be fashion, health, blogging, whatever!

And as always,

SHOP THE LOOK:

Asos Dress / Striped Blazer Similar / Black Over The Knee Boots / Pink Haley Fringe Bag

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