Blue and White Summertime Patterns


THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHICWISH BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

Starting off the week in a fresh maxi dress that can brighten up any Monday blues! Quite the versatile piece, I could have styled the dress in many different ways, as this piece would be great to wear as a wedding guest, attending some sort of shower, or even just a casual day out in the park with friends. But after stumbling upon a street mural that complemented with the blue floral print perfectly, I knew I had to do the shoot at this location. I chose to style this look simple, boho chic. Continue reading to see full photoshoot along with where to get this look directly.

Floral print with eyelet trimming, the dress has self-tied tassels string on neck, a V-neck with button down closure, an elastic neck, waist and cuffs. Not lined and made with 100% cotton, this maxi dress is extremely comfortable and easy to move in. The dress can pulled off with several different types of footwear, such as sneakers, mules, slide-ons, and more. I chose a black western cut out lace up ankle boot to resonate with a more bohemian vibe. And now with my hair back to being darker, I think the boots go well with the color too. I also styled the hair a bit more curled and wore a vibrant pink lip for a pop of boldness to the outfit.

Now… where is this cute street mural located in New York City? It’s at the Yumi Kim store on Stanton and Ludlow! It’s a great photo spot, and the city is full of them, so I’m always grateful that I live in a place where there’s an endless amount of backdrops within my fingertips that I can use for photoshoots. This blog kind of began back when I created my dog’s Instagram, even before my main one now, where I trained MaQ to pose in front of many, many different street murals within the city. People are always amazing at his obedience and enthusiasm on top. Except when we were shooting this, he was cheering me on with the photographer. ;) Wishing you guys a wonderful week, stay tuned for more this upcoming week. xo

LOVE & XX’S,

 
 

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Festival Season Essentials with Babbleboxx


THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY BABBLEBOXX BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

Music festival season is here! With the annual jumpstart at Coachella, there’s so many other festivals one can attend throughout the year such as Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest (dying to go to this one) and more. I’ve cut back on the festival scene mainly because of age (hard to walk 8-10 miles a day on messed-up figure skating knees lol) plus I don’t even know half of the artists/musicians out there anymore but I still try to go to at least one festival a year, if not at least a concert or two. Which is why I’m thrilled to have partnered with Babbleboxx to introduce to you my music festival checklist, including a few things that I’ll always pack with me! Continue reading to learn more about my must-have festival essentials.

GO CLEAR BACKPACK

Keep your personal belongings in the clear with the durable, BPA-free backpack. Thoughtfully designed, this event friendly backpack from Samsonite offers a large main compartment, and an easy access front zipper pocket for smaller personal items. These types of backpacks are great when it comes to passing through security for certain events and game days, making it easier for everyone. Plus, these types of clear bags of any kind are totally trending right now, so you’ll also look super cool on top of quicker clearance.

GO-TO ELECTRONICS

I’m always in need of a good portable charger. Especially when at a special event and not wanting to run out of battery before the main act! And while being out at nighttime, I also love to use a selfie ring light. Thanks to SIMPLE Mobile, the selfie ring light is so easy to use. Simply attach to your phone and snap the perfect festival selfies to share on social media. SIMPLE Mobile also carry phones and great plans such as their 30-Day Plans offer unlimited talk & text, plus generous amounts of high- speed data on a lightning-fast 4G LTE† network starting at $25, all with no contract and no mystery fees or overage charges. SIMPLE Mobile keeps music fans connected all festival season long with affordable, no-contract plans that offer unlimited talk, text and truly unlimited high-speed data, and amazing deals on the latest, must-have smartphones. Check them out at www.SIMPLEmobile.com

SPORTS WATCH

A new addition to the Metallic Face Collection, this Baby-G S Series timepiece brings function and fun together with metallic details and G-Shock technology. A stylish, matte finish, this watch is designed with a 45.9mm navy resin case with a rose gold-toned dial. Other features of this timepieces include analog and digital dial displays, shock resistance, magnetic resistance, auto LED light with afterglow, world time, 5 daily alarms with 1 snooze, stopwatch, countdown timer and is water resistant to 200 meters. It’s definitely efficient and very fashionable at the same time. G Shock x Casio also comes in a variety of other colors.

COOL PAIR OF SUNNIES

Hide those beautiful eyes behind the scorching sun. These large square sunglasses are made with high-quality acetate that is hand-polished to a glossy finish. This frame is available in brown (shown with polarized gray tint) and green (shown with polarized gray tint). Not only are they very retro, they’re big enough to cover those dark circles from the morning after and to keep up with all that’s going down in the heat, all the while protecting my eyes. Zenni Optical has a bunch of different stylish sunnies to go with so many festival looks. Check out the collection here: https://www.zennioptical.com/festival-sunglasses

HAIR CARE GALORE

When it comes to my hair during the warmer months, and especially being outdoors all day at events like festivals, I’m always looking for anti-frizz and repair/strengthening products to tame the mane. I have naturally wavy hair thanks to my Polish roots, so when I discovered these hair masks from the Indie beauty brand, Mane Club, here in NYC, I had to share their products!

MANE CLUB – Expert Procrastinator 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner Mask Combat frizz today, do everything else tomorrow. Hey babe, we all deserve a lazy day. Just relax and we’ll do the work for you Scent: Sugared Dreams Junk Free Formula

MANE CLUB – Cha Ching 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner Mask Get moisture rich strands and feel like a million bucks. Hey babe, you’ve got expensive taste but don’t worry – this conditioning mask does it all and won’t break the bank. You’re welcome Scent: Berry Rich Junk Free Formula

MANE CLUB – Babe Alert 5-in-1 Conditioner Mask You look good. Wanna glow out? Hey babe, you deserve the best of the best. So, we made this conditioning mask that does it all just for you. Scent: Flirty Florals Junk Free Formula

MANE CLUB – Cry Baby 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner Mask When your deep conditioner says repairing but you’re still broken on the inside. Hey babe, turn that frown upside down. Wash your worries away and treat yourself to this conditioning mask that does it all. Scent: Crushed Fruits Junk Free Formula

MANE CLUB – Bad Attitude 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner Mask Sorry, I can’t hear you over the volume of my hair. Hey babe, we’ll help keep your attitude and your hair in check with this conditioning mask that does it all. Scent: Sweet & Spicy Junk Free Formula

MANE CLUB – Wild Thang 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner Mask Break hearts, not strands. Hey babe, no regrets. Do your thang and keep your hair looking 100 with this conditioning mask that does it all. Scent: Coco-nuts Junk Free Formula

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Periwinkle Floral Dress

WEARING: ZEFINKA BOHO FLORAL DRESS | EGO BOOTS | ALLES BAGS 

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ZEFINKA

Got a case of the Monday Blues? Fear no more! This dress will kick any start of the week's ass! It's really great for summer as the material is thin and super breathable for even those hot summer nights! As usual, I love to do mix-plays on styles, combining them together and making them work! So in today's post, I'm combining this very bohemian blue floral dress with some of my more edgier staple pieces in my accessories. Think biker chic mixed with the boho! Continue reading to see the complete shoot (let's just say we had fun shooting in the wind!) and to directly shop the items to kickstart this Monday! Woo Hoo!

My blogger babes will relate to this. Ever go out to shoot and you get to your location, everything is set up, you get to your first frame and suddenly the weather becomes uncooperative.  Gusts of wind, God forbid downpouring rain, hail, sleet, snow, or all of the above, there's nothing more frustrating than not having any control over Mother Nature. This happened while shooting this dress, but instead of whining about the strong winds I embraced it while laughing and dancing! So when creating content, there are no excuses, and you should be able to get something out of it if you're a true creator. Obviously, you don't want to shoot a bright-colored sunny outfit in crappy rainy weather, as the aesthetics may not complement well with each other, but then again, how do you know until you try? Like Tim Gunn says, "Make it work!" and just adapt. Any blogger using an excuse of a rainy day for not being able to shoot is just lazy and not as ambitious as they 'claim'. #SorryNotSorry

Of course, I adore floral prints and the color periwinkle. It's probably one of my most favorite colors, ever! And I just love this dress from Zefinka. At only $34, the price is right with the quality of the dress. It's tailored to fit you well along with very cute black tassels at the sleeve to keep with the boho feels of the floral print. I paired the dress with my black Ego boots and black fringe bucket bag from Alles Bags. I think the dress would work well with black open toe heels for the summer or even a pair of light blue espadrilles, but I went with something a little different to show you how much you can style with just one dress! You can even tuck it into jeans or a skirt and make the dress into a floral top! I know that would look very chic as well. 

It's going to be hot as hell in the city today so if you're in town, be sure to stay cool and stay hydrated! So so important, especially when the humidity is legit unbearable. Ugh. Good thing I have a ton of editing to do indoors. If you need me, you can find me behind my computer for the next couple of days. I have a few exciting events later in the week that I can't wait to share with you guys so be sure to follow me on Instagram to follow along on my stories! Have a great week everyone, catch y'all back on here very soon

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Boho Rambo Suz

WEARING: L23 TEE | JOHNNY WAS ARMY GREEN JOGGER PANTS | GUCCI SLIDES | 
AMSCAN GREEN BANDANA | PAUL'S BOUTIQUE LONDON BAG | 

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY JOHNNY WAS AND PAUL'S BOUTIQUE LONDON.

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Thank God it's Friday! Not that I live for the weekends, but the past couple of weeks have been jammed pack with work and though we work every day, we do make time to unwind and recuperate and not work as much as we do during the week. One of the highlights from my week was having lunch with RoC® Skincare and Good Housekeeping Magazine - a magazine featuring articles about women's interests, product testing by The Good Housekeeping Institute, recipes, diet, and health, as well as literary articles. We took a tour of their offices in the Hearst Building (fashion goals!) where we got to know more about the skincare line, see their tester stations at first glance and also had lunch in their private dining room where all the First Lady's have dined! I felt so honored to have been invited and learned so much about the testing process from beauty products, electronics, house appliances and more. You can see it all on my Highlights on Instagram! 

Today's post is a mixed play on boho chic and the famous movie character, Rambo. Random fun fact: Sylvester Stallone was the first male actor I saw nude on screen! Ha ha! I'm really into styling different pieces from different eras and 'genres' if you will because rules are meant to be broken and challenged. So I took some military-inspired styles such as the bandana along with the dark army green color. The standard black tee is probably the most comfortable black tee I own and is from L23 - a fashion label based in Kazakhstan. And these jogger pants are from Johnny Was. I had shopped these pants at a new store opening here in NYC and when I had stumbled upon them, they were the last pair and in my size! I took it as a sign and brought them home with me. They are currently sold out (what are the odds!) but I found them in navy blue here

Logan is a structured mini bag from Paul's Boutique London with twin handles and a detachable cross-body strap. It comes in this edgy dark teal and dusty pink star design, and features a top zip closure with further compartments inside. The front of the bag has the Paul's Boutique logo embossed on the front and a luggage tag attached to the handle. I've been carrying with me everywhere and have been getting loads of compliments on it! It's only $109.00 +tax but the quality and style make for a really great deal! They also have it in light pink, silver and a variety of other colors.

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the mixing of military and boho chic? What would you like to see more of in terms of content on MaQ + Suz? Fashion? Beauty? More lifestyle like recipes? I miss cooking, but honestly, don't have the time! Travel? Leave your thoughts down in the comment box. Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend and a Happy Father's Day for all those celebrating this Sunday, x!

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Gingham and Tassels

WEARING: SHEIN TASSEL TIED OPEN BACK TIERED GINGHAM DRESS | 
LOUISE & ELEANOR SQUIGGLE BAG | ZARA CORK & LEATHER WEDGES 

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHEIN.

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Happy Monday! I don't know about you fellow East Coasters, but I'm so over winter! How is it still snowing on April 2nd?! The last time I saw abnormal snowing was nearly 14 years ago when I was in Ukraine and it was snowing in the middle of April! We were baffled, but today's forecast is only leaving me exasperated. I just want warmer and sunnier weather, which won't be happening this week. But April showers bring May flowers! And before you know it, we'll be complaining about how hot it is outside. So without further ado, I'm bringing summer into spring to potentially jumpstart warmer temps! Continue reading to see the perfect dress for spring and summer. It is quite adorable for a vacation outfit as well. 

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How adorable is this dress?! A multicolor vacation round neck half sleeve shift dress has a backless short ruffle fringe, orange tassels and a gingham print with no stretch. I love the high waist and flounce sleeves, as it brings shape to this type of dress. It's similar to a babydoll dress. I think this would be perfect on the beach or anywhere with a lovely resort. I also believe this dress would look amazing at Coachella! The highlight of this dress? It's on SALE! 25% OFF and ONLY $16! 

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I kept my makeup clean and fresh with only a little added sparkle to my lipgloss. If you haven't checked out my latest beauty faves, I've featured the new lipgloss line from Urban Decay and it's so legit! The shade I'm wearing is called 'Nooner'. My go-to eyeliner as of late is the gel ones by Bobbi Brown. They don't smudge and are easy to apply. Highlighter is also Bobbi Brown, using Bronze Glow SS16. Nail polish by Essie, called, 'At the Helm', which matches perfectly with the orange tassels and wedges. 

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