Hey My loves! Decided to visit my fave city lol NYC and ofc we had to give you a NYC vlog. I had the best time with the hubbz. We did some Soho Shopping and ate a ton of food. We ended up stopping by the best Jamaican food spot in the Bronx; when I tell you it was so good! Ohh and I also did my makeup with you guys and chatted about setting boundaries and much more…..Hope you enjoy it!
So I’m back and I’m color blocking today, honestly my favorite thing to do. Y’all already know how I feel about putting colors together orange and pink are my favorite. But when I got this shirt I knew right away I wanted to wear it with these Mustard/ Yellow pants that I had; and I felt like it looked perfect. I actually had the greatest Idea with this look ….I wanted to wear it for Jamaica independence August 6th against a black wall but we had so much going on that we didn’t quite get to do so. But can you imagine that tribute to my country- lol totally looking like my flag.
Did you guys notice that I’m wearing another puff sleeve top…clearly I’m obsessed. It’s not as dramatic as the one I’m wearing here but I still love it nonetheless as it makes a statement; and I’m always here for statement pieces. Oh and can you believe it’s from Amazon? I got it in a size large just so I could have a bit more room although; I could have gone with a medium.
Okay can we talk about my headwrap for a sec, because yesssss!! It’s so pretty the colors are everything. We dropped some new items on Wrapqueen.com and it sold out immediately, this one I’m wearing included. We recently restocked and it’s going again so if you love it you already know what to do my loves!
So If you’re following me on IG @islandchic77 then you already saw when I debuted this orange shirt on my IG stories. I love it so much. The color is so vibrant and beautiful in person; I plan on wearing it in different ways going into the Fall so stay tuned for that; I’m excited hehe. Oh and I have a one piece orange swimsuit so I plan on wearing it as a cover up before the Summer comes to an end. Anyway let’s get into the look and this day, so I knew I wanted to wear this shirt with cut off shorts as it’s easy and effortless to create especially in these hot summer temperatures outfits should be easy.
We went to drop off packages from our business and then we ran some errands, stopped and got some lunch which was super delish! I definitely switched out of my heels so I could walk around because chile where was I going in these 5 inch heels…Oh and we stopped by 5 and below and picked up old school candy. We got laffy taffy, sour patch kids, blow pop and so much more I got to be a lil kid again and it felt great.
Y’all Summer is coming to an end ahhhhh I still feel like I have lots to do before. We still need to go to a water park and have at least two more barbecues. We had our first one recently in our new home and it was terrific. We played music, danced and ate plenty of jerk chicken. We are already dreaming of our next one, hubbz said he wants to get pimento wood so the chicken can be even better. I’ll have to tell you guys how it went. and share my jerk chicken recipe hehe and my curry chickpea recipe mi seh it nioceeee; lol anyway I gotta go see you in the next post my loves.
If you are new to my blog or just me in general well I’m here to say my name is Kelly and I’m addicted to denims. My favorite is still skinny jeans with the highest heel hehe but wide leg denims …whewwww let’s just say I’m addicted at the moment and probably will be forever they are so flattering on the body and gives off an effortless vibe which I love. Below I will link a few faves.
Sooo I’m all about the puff sleeve top lately, This trend has been around since 2018 but clearly has definite lasting power as we still see it around today in 2022 and honestly those are the trends I love- although I usually wear what I want, trend or not:) I currently own 4 puff sleeve tops. I have the one I’m wearing above in floral, another in denim, another in Green and my most recent one in Blue and White here; which I need to wear before Summer comes to an end. First off- I love a good jeans and a nice top combo. It’s seriously the best…. and easy to pull off in a rush. Just be sure that it’s your fave pair of denims; you know the one that has the boot-ayyy looking extra good, waist snatched and legs looking long and lean, yes that one. With a beautiful bold print top. Bold print tops add an extra statement to your look.
I decided to wear one of my fave jeans with a Puff sleeve top. I love these tops because the puff adds width which then creates the illusion of an hourglass figure. And who doesn’t want that?! When wearing a puff sleeve top it’s important to create balance as you wouldn’t want to wear anything on the bottom that was puffy as well or has too much fabric. Try going with straight leg high waist denims or wide leg high waist pants like the one I’m wearing. A cinched waist tones down the volume of the top and adds shape. My waist looks super tiny here.
When wearing a puff sleeve top you might not want to wear too much jewelry as you want your top to be the main focus, the star of the show, A statement Earring could work but no necklace, or you can do a statement necklace and smaller earrings depending on the cut of the top, I live for my head wraps so in my case there’s two stars of the show.
when wearing a puff sleeve top try showing some skin, look for square neck, v-neck, scoop neck, and sweetheart necklines. In my case my back was out and my top was cropped so it was just the right amount.
So let me know in the comments would you try this style? Thanks for reading you guys!
I promised myself that this Summer would be different, I would be going out a lil bit more although if I could have it my way, I’d totally stay inside and watch movies and eat lol; in the comfort of my own home. Don’t get me wrong I love getting dressed up and looking cute- but the introvert side of me; much rather stay home with my husband, kid and my dog but anyway I digress.
I decided to shoot a Quick Get Ready With Me Video as I was getting dressed. There’s nothing I love more than button down shirts, especially my hubby’s hehe hopefully he’s not reading lol. It’s such an easy to look put together effortlessly. I love them slightly oversized too. I own quite a few over the years, This one I picked up last year with these tangerine shorts to go with. What I love about this look is that it could work with a cute pair of flats or heels like I did here. I love a gold heel it just makes any look that much classier and it tends to look a bit more expensive. I linked a few amazing ones down below. We were headed to a cute brunch spot so I opted for this look -paired it with my favorite accessory; ahem my headwrap from Wrapqueen Love you guys!