Why I can’t stop wearing white this Summer and why you should try it too.

Hello, Ladies and some gents! Happy Tuesday.
There is something about wearing all white that makes me feel like a million bucks. Wearing white from head to toe may not suit everyone, but I always feel effortless and fresh when I wear it. White on dark skin is just fabulous. I grew up with both my parents wearing white all the time. It’s no secret, I have a slight obsession with that color. Alas, even my home is all white. Plus, minimalism is a hot trend for summer and what’s more minimalistic than white? Personally, I think white evokes more of a visceral feeling; fresh, clean, pure, empty but mostly a feeling of luxury. With that said, here are 5 ways you can add white to your wardrobe.

 

1. Confidence
Confidence is definitely key when it comes to wearing white, or all white. If you aren’t a confident person, you can’t wear white or you’ll be self-conscious the whole time. Put all those silly rules to bed on all white is tacky or even white heels are tacky. Don’t be afraid to experiment with white. I truly believe you can wear white to any occasion. Well, except maybe a wedding. Wear white with your head held high.

 

2. Match your whites
Believe it or not, there is more than one shade of white: Winter white, ivory, and many more tones, but they don’t always compliment each other. Whenever you’re rocking a monochromatic ensemble, keep the tones in mind. You can mix shades but let your eye be the deciding factor. Before walking out, stare at your outfit in various lighting (bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, outdoors, whatever). Do the shades work together or do one white look so bright that it makes the other almost look dirty? Be mindful of how your whites work together. Use your judgment as to whether your shades work correctly. Trust me, you can mismatch white.

3. Accessorize
Balance your fresh look with an accent color that will give it a twist. And remember, you want to bring another shade into the picture only as an accent technique, so make sure it doesn’t steal the show. I went the no jewelry route and just finished off with my So Kate pumps.

4. Know What Proportions Work For You.
When it comes to wearing a color like white, knowing your proportions are a key factor to a perfect look. I prefer a clean tailored look. Some people, like Rihanna, can rock the whole loose fitting all white outfit but I’m more of a Solange girl. I prefer tailored all white look.

5. Go All Out.
If in doubt, just wear white from head to toe as no color is fresher so if you do struggle on how to style things white on white is such a high impact look. Wear it well, wear it proud.

Oh, Make sure you apply perfume before getting dressed. I’ve made this mistake one time too many.

Share your all white outfits with me on Instagram @specsandblazers

Niké

Have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: Elliatt 
Shoes :: Loutboutin

 

The Ultimate Summer Date Night Guide – What To Wear.

Hi, Ladies! Summer dates are the best dates if you still believe in dating or what not. I don’t remember the last time I dated but when I used to date, I loved getting dress up for a fun night especially during summer season. The fabulous thing about summer dating is that it doesn’t have to last. (I’m kidding). You can sit outside to enjoy your date and stop for ice cream on your stroll home, stay out a little later than you would normally because it’s still light out. But dressing for summer dates in Los Angeles can be another story. It gets somewhat chilly at night. So, the trick is to pick something sweat proof and perhaps add a layer at night. Here are 5 ways to have your date staring at your outfit all night.

1. A lingerie-inspired slip dress is perfect for hot summer nights. Thank God we can wear our lingerie out now. When you were growing up, your mom probably told you to make sure that your slip doesn’t show. Find a beautiful midi slip dress and throw a leather jacket on top.


2. Slip on some bold sandals. You know what they say, the higher the heels……


3. For Fickle weather, start with a crop top and midi-skirt as your base layer, then throw on a moto jacket in case the temperatures start to dip.
4. For dipping on the dance floor, style a slightly sheer shirt with a fitting skinny jeans and pumps for a well-balanced ensemble.


5. To give your date night outfit romantic finishes, style a lace dress like mine. With this particular outfit, I’ll bring a vintage-wash denim jacket to add just the right touch of laid-back style to this ultra-feminine, pink lace dress. Worn with nude So-Kate pumps to elongate the look of my legs. You could also wear this outfit easily for brunch, coffee or a casual dinner just switch out the shoes with nude wedges.

Have a great rest week and thank you so much for reading!
:: Outfit ::
Dress :: Elliatt
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin
Accessories :: Strathberry Bag.

Niké

What I Wore | Brunch at Prank Bar DTLA

Hi, Guys! Happy Thursday. Meg and I decided to go to DTLA for happy hour and we went to a new family owned bar/restaurant called Prank. It’s the first walk-up bar in Los Angeles (google it).

I really like Prank for its atmosphere. Nothing beats space/layout. You can choose to sit outside or inside and get two completely different atmosphere.

The perks of this bar are endless. However having happy hour until 7 pm is simply unheard of.
I wore this white summer dress with tribal neck embellishment from Salor-NY. I love that this dress is backless allowing some breeze in this heat.

I will DEFINITELY recommend Prank to others and I’ll be celebrating my 100K celebration there. See you there.

Niké

SPECSANDBLAZERS X DOVE

Thank you, Dove, for sponsoring this post. Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors of clothing.

Hi, Ladies! It’s such an honor to partner with Dove on this campaign. I have been using Dove since I was a child. I remember my Mother use to buy the dove soap in packages. Their newest product “Clear Finish Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant” is literally a dream come true. There are so many fabulous things about this deodorant and I can’t wait to share with you all.

This antiperspirant deodorant is invisible, proven to leave no white marks on 100 colors of clothing. When faced with white marks, 57 percent of women report trying to wash them out, while ultimately 1 in 3 women say they’ve had to change their outfit completely. I’m certainly part of that 1 in 3. So, you can step out in style wearing any color you like. This dry spray antiperspirant is invisible in 100 different colors. It goes on instantly dry, and with up to 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, you can do your thing, knowing that you will smell great all day. Hello? Magic.

I have suffered from the dark underarm problems for so long that I’ve decided to stop putting my arms up. However, in just a week of using the Dry Spray Antiperspirant, my underarm has lightened up significantly. UNBEATABLE. It’s 100% alcohol (ethanol) free formula is kind on the skin. It also contains ¼ moisturizers, which can help your delicate underarm skin recover from the irritation regular shaving can cause, leaving you with beautifully soft and smooth underarm skin.

The Sheer Fragrance smell is amazing for its delicate fruity, floral scent. The Dove Invisible Antiperspirant Deodorant range includes a wide array of gentle fragrances.

You can get dressed immediately and start your day right with this convenient dry spray antiperspirant deodorant. So get out your brightest outfit and stand out from the crowd! No need to sweat the small stuff. Go out, shake your booty and raise those arms up ladies.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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A Hand Sanitizer that makes you smile

Hello everyone! I’ve just discovered the world’s most beautiful hand sanitizer, made by OLIKA. To know me is to know that I’m obsessed with sanitizing my hands. I’m a true germaphobe and have come to rely on my new feathered friend, Birdie!

 

Birdie is a two-in-one game changer in personal hand care as you twist the top and push down for a spritz of antibacterial, essential-oil infused spray. When you turn it upside down, there’s another compartment underneath that houses little wipes. Um hello? Magic? I am officially obsessed.

OLIKA is a start-up company based out of New York that is beautifying the act of sanitizing your hands. Birdie’s function is to help you stay clean and be fashionable at the same time. At 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide, the new steal-worthy hand sani is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand. I was one of the people that carried the big sanitizer in my purse everywhere. So, this is an amazing change.

Birdie has soothing essential oils and nourishing aloe vera, this natural sanitizer quickly cleanses your hands and leaves them feeling soft and refreshed. Unlike the usual sanitizer that dries your hand. This is like a moisturizing hand sanitizer in one. Hope you guys would try it and let me know what you think.

OLIKA

Culotte Jumpsuits with Asos

Happy Thursday everyone!

This is just a quick hello and sharing my OOTD with you. Update your closet this summer with a range of culotte jumpsuits like this one from Asos. The lovely thing about jumpsuits is that you can wear them in many different ways Continue Reading

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Hello Ladies! What’s more classically day-to-night than a shift dress? Whether it’s an afternoon evening cocktails or night out with girlfriends, you’ll be sitting pretty in laid-back silhouettes like Posh Spice. The classic shape is playful yet refined, making it a sophisticated choice for office wear and night out.

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HOW TO WEAR A FORMAL MAXI SKIRT FT. WINDSOR STORE

Hi guys, I’ve finally decided to join the Youtube family. I know, I’ve been saying it for so long but now I’m taking it more seriously. I’ve partnered with DJ Black rabbit and we’ll be publishing a new video every two weeks. Simply click on the YouTube icon up top.

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5 WAYS TO WEAR A FLORAL MIDI DRESS FT ASOS

Hello! Happy Tuesday. Let’s get right into it. At first glance, the midi-dress might seem like a challenging length. After all, it’s the same length as my favorite Catholic uniform. However, there is definitely a way to wear it without looking dowdy. If done right midi dress is perfect because of a very simple reason: they hit your leg at the skinniest part of your ankle, thus, giving you an extra visual boost in height. So, I came up with 5 good reasons you should own a midi dress.

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