*Taken aboard Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of The Sea
It is time to store most of your dresses and start layering up for fall.
Due to the season, I am currently loving to style statement blouses into my wardrobe. Although they are not as convenient when it comes to styling dresses or sets, they can elevate any look. Another great thing about a statement blouse is the ability to dress is down or up. You can wear the same blouse with jeans, trousers, or a silk skirt. They are one of the most versatile pieces you can own in your wardrobe.
Here are some of my favorite statement blouses at the moment:
Make sure to elevate your wardrobe this season with blouses that have untraditional shapes and sleeves.
I cannot get over my love for mustard yellow and the runways cannot either!
I took this coat out from last fall and immediately thought of throwing it on as a dress. The color is so rich, you honestly do not need to over style it. It stands out all on its own. Throw away millennial pink this season and keep an eye out for rich yellows, blues, and reds. These colors will have you looking like a royal.
Also, stick to velvets and suede for fall to keep your fall looks interesting and unique. Texture is just another way to turn up the edge to any look.
This season, I dare you to store away your black garments and bring out vibrant hues!
Valentine’s may not be around the corner, but I am swooning over this pink and red combination!
We have seen all the greats (Valentino, Gucci, and Céline) send this look down their runways last season. It is safe to say that this style is here to stay. Whether you want to go bold or use undertones for this combination, you will most definitely turn heads.
My favorite way to wear it is in a suit. I recently wore this ensemble to a panel and let’s just say I go a lot of questions on this ootd! Here are three tips I followed to master the trend:
Wear neutral accessories: I decided to go for a clear and sexy pump to elongate my legs and my blush toned Deux Lux handbag to keep the focus on the blazer and pants.
Play with shapes: Since I was already going bold, I decided to add some texture with these River Island Ruffled pants. The mid calf hem was perfect to keep me looking tall instead of stocky. If you are going to use a long pant, make sure to stick to a straight cut.
Own it: The key to mastering any over the top look is to own it! Do not be shy and walk that walk.
Have you ever received more than what you expected out of a vacation? I have, thanks to Royal Caribbean. I was lucky enough to be invited aboard Mariner of the Seas to experience the ships $90 million amplification plan and I wanted to share my trip with you.
I honestly did not know what to expect. I always had the notion that cruises where “cheesy”, but as soon as I walked onto the deck, I knew I was ready to create the richest memory-making moments. From enjoying craft cocktails in The Bamboo Room, dinning at the most elegant restaurants like Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver (best pasta I have had in years), shopping at some premier stores, to stepping into virtual reality on the deck’s Sky Pad, Mariner of the Seas tailored to all my luxe needs.
The excitement continued outside of the ship on some private island tours. First stop, CocoCay where we had the opportunity to experience the beginning of the ultimate thrill seeking island. I cannot even begin to finish all the wonderful amenities they will offer, but I am most looking forward to Coco Beach Club (overwater cabanas for a laidback luxury experience), Up, Up and Away (a 450 feet ride on a helium balloon which oversees the island), and Oasis Lagoon (the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool).
In the mean time, we relaxed in cabanas, sipped on Coco Loco’s, and relaxed under the sun and in the clearest waters.
Our second stop was on the most Instgrammable paradise I have ever seen! Pearl Island is a true gem, full of beautiful coral reefs and adventures. We started off by signing up for snorkeling where we discovered their vibrant reefs. After, we explored the beautiful light house that overlooked the entire island. We finished off the day with the best lobster tail I have ever had! I truly cannot wait to go again.
Our last evening was bitter sweet! We decided to say, “until next time” to the Royal Caribbean family at Chops Grill where we toasted over memories of the cruise, and celebrated a surprise engagement. Here, I realized how amazing it was that total strangers bonded closely in only 48 hours. I will forever be grateful for the memories I was able to experience aboard Mariner of The Seas, thanks to Royal Caribbean.
[This post is sponsored by Olay, all opinions are my own)
Having a routine is not always a bad thing. Especially, with Olay’s new Foaming Whip Body Wash (find out why below). You can get a lot out of your shower when you establish steps that not only leave you with glowing skin, but can make the process enjoyable. Here are my favorite steps to the perfect shower:
Set the mood! Putting on some relaxing music before bed, or fierce music before going out on the town can set the tone for your activity.
Get The Right Temperature
Who else is guilty of loving scorching hot showers? Unfortunately, hot showers are not the best for you because, they strip your skin of its natural oils which can lead to dryness and irritation. Setting the water in between cold and warm will open up your pores and remain pleasant to the touch.
Nothing says millennial like maximizing your time. Take the time to add a facial or deep hair mask before you lather and/or exfoliate. The steam from the shower will open up your pores and allow the nutrients from your deep conditioner and/or face mask to penetrate way past beneath the surface.
Lather in Luxury
It is extremely important to not only choose a body wash that feels great, but also that takes care of your skin. That is why I have been loving Olay’s new Foaming Whip Body Wash. It’s lush lather and weightless feel leaves my skin fresh and soft to the touch. Typical body washes become too watery once you dispense into your hand, which ultimately ends up going down the drain. The Foaming Whip Body Wash is such a rich formula that you can literally dispense it into your hand and flip the product over and it won’t fall. You may be asking, #WillItFlip? Believe me, it will! It automatically takes my routine from dull to dreamy! The body wash comes in three delectable scents: Birch Water & Lavender, White Strawberry & Mint, and Shea Butter. The Birch Water & Lavender is my favorite for a nighttime shower right before I hit the hay because the lavender scent is so soothing and relaxing.
Luxies, if you are looking to elevate your shower experience make sure to follow these steps and try Olay’s Foaming Whips Body Wash. It completely flipped my shower routine, and it’s only $4.99. You can find it at your local retailer (here) or on Olay’s website (here)