Spring Break Miami Look Book 2018

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Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded any content (from myself) on my blog. I missed you guys! Recently I went on a mini vacation with my friends to Miami, Florida — the top 5 spot for college spring breakers.

With our many adventures during our three-day trip, I got to get some fits off while in Miami and that’s why I’m here today! I’m actually very upset because I had sooo many other outfits I wanted to put into my lookbook, but I either forgot my camera or was too intoxicated to take photos! 🙃 Here are my top 3 looks:

South Beach Brunch

Destination: The Sugar Factory

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Top & bottom: Fashion Nova | Shoes: Boohoo | Sunglasses: Forever 21

I wish I got pics in this outfit at brunch, but I love the way the bright yellow skort compliments my dark skin. The top gave it an edgier and not so dainty and subtle look, which is what I was going for. I paired this with scrappy, block heels because 1) I knew I was going to be walking for a good minute this day and 2) the black heels compliment the black in my tube top!

Striped Shorts on The Strip

Destination: South Beach, Miami Boardwalk

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Bag: Coach | Shorts: Fashion Nova | Top: Boohoo | Necklace: Francesca’s | Sandals: Forever 21

This was my favorite look on my vacation. The long elephant necklace was such a soft touch to the outfit, yet made it feel so complete. I loved how I wore all black in the 80 degree weather, but made it work for the weather! The bralette plus the shorts were the right combo for the hot weather. The metallic pink sandals also added a chic feel to the outfit. I put my hair in an updo (which was so accidental) to show off the fit.

A Floral Night out at the Nightclub

Destination: Cameo Nightclub

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Romper: Fashion Nova | Heels: Urban OG

Upset I didn’t get any photos on my camera in this fit, but my iPhone works just fine. I looovveee this romper. I shopped most of Fashion Nova because I know I can trust their sizes to fit me just right. I got this romper in a XS and It fit perfectly. I paired it with some scrappy white heels to compliment the white and pink flowers on the navy blue romper. I love the peek-a-boo opening on the stomach. It gives the romper a more raunchy feel for a night out. I grabbed my big silver hoops and went with a half up half down hairstyle to match this look, which made it perfect for spring!

I hope you guys enjoyed my looks for Miami. Comment if you’d like me to do more cookbooks on my blog. Thank you! xx

My Spring Break Miami Vlog 2018 [click here]

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Fashion Trend: Off The Shoulder

What’s In: Off the shoulder. Off-the-shoulder tops are pretty much everywhere you turn. The summer trend has evolved into a huge phenomenon, as women of all shapes and sizes are sporting this style and have been now for months! Many retailers are stocking up on this popular trend — from crop tops, dresses, fashion tops, rompers, jumpsuits, etc. It’s feminine and you can wear it in any season!

BE INSPIRED

***disclaimer: The Style Island does not own any photos used for inspiration.



A few shopping trips back, I got my hands on this cute embroidered, off the shoulder top. I had to add it to my blog! My talented cousin, Taylor, took the photos below. I’m glad I could be her muse for a good hour! I paired this look with a pop of yellow, a slick back ponytail, and some pale pink pants and lucite heels!

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Other ways to pair an off-the-shoulder top could be with a dainty choker and mini skirt combo, or even ripped jeans and a clutch bag! Cute right?

THE DON’TS: Never wear a jacket with your off-the-shoulder top unless the weather calls for it. It takes the beauty out of you wearing an off-the-shoulder top! No one will be able to see the shoulder action with the jacket on. You feel me?



GET THIS LOOK

Bag | Top | Heels (similar) | Pants (similar)



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Summer 2017 Wishlist // Must Have’s

Hey babes! I’ve spent some time doing some cleaning out of my closet and now I’m ready for some new and fun pieces to put into my wardrobe. I’m big on neutral tops and bottoms and pairing them with bold/statement jacket, shoes, and/or accessories. Here’s a list of items I feel like my closet is lacking. Feel free to roam these sites for yourself!


img_0422Phillipa Low Side Scoop Bodysuit | Every girl needs a white bodysuit. This one adds a fashion twist with some side boob action. I love it! You can find it here for $12 in a variety of colors. Like I said before, I love plain tops. I’d pair this with some denim shorts or jeans with the knees cut out, preferably in the color grey or black. You can even go the sporty route and wear this with leggings, a full zip hoodie, and some of your fave Nikes or Adidas.

 

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Shelley Shirred Bandeau Maxi Dress|Who doesn’t love a good maxi dress? And I love the fact that this one is bandeau style!! You can pair this with cute metallic sandals or even tan strap-up sandals. And if you don’t like denim jackets, you can pair it with a floral (or any pattern of your choice) kimono! You can find this here for $24 in khaki, navy, berry, and black! The model in the photo is sporting this with a long necklace which I would definitely do so myself!
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Niki Mustard Faux Suede Biker Jacket | THAT YELLOW! How could you resist?! Not only does this color pop on WOC, it is a fashion statement in itself! Try an all black fit underneath, or if you’re feeling frisky, go with all white. Any neutral tones would look under this jacket honestly. Even denim bottoms and a plain t-shirt would be cute. You can find this here for $62, which I find isn’t bad at all.

img_0426Crush Shorts – Light Denim| Here’s some high-waisted shorts with a little detail. I love the small amount of fringes at the bottom as well, but the lace up on the side is to die for! I’d go for a bodysuit, crop top, graphic tee, or shift top to pair nice with these babies! You can find these here for $35! Pair with some over the knee boots would look good too. These are definitely a must have for an edgy look for the summer!

img_0427Put Him On Read Shorts – Medium Wash | Ha. The name of these shorts is killer. It’s always good to have at least one medium wash and one light wash of denim shorts. I had an off the shoulder, all white bodysuit in mind with these. 😍 Maybe even a button down with some stiletto heels, pair it with a duster coat? A lot of looks you can do with these. And you can dress it up or down! You can find these here for $28.

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Ankle-length Slacks | If you don’t own a pair of slacks, now is your chance. You can find these babies right here for $15. Not bad! I’d love to have a bold pair of slacks, only because I wear a plain tops most of the time. H&M offers a lot of different colors and patterns, like black, beige, black & white patterned, etc. I even went to the mall and saw these, and they had them in a burnt orange color. Pair this up with a peplum top, button down, a blazer, flats, heels, or even sandals. The style options are endless!

 

🌴FAVE OF THE MONTH🌴

Crochet Caged Cheeky Bodysuit 

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I see looks on Instagram get pulled with this all the time. I think this is definitely a piece every girl should have in their closet! Find it here. This crochet and lace bodysuit is just beautiful. I see girls also pair it with a lace bralette underneath for an extra intricate look. Of course denim would pair well, but what else? How about a leather skirt and simple black heels? Go for a millennial look and try pairing it with joggers and heels. That’s also a look I’ve seen on Instagram by Kylie Jenner, Karrueche, and other celebs.



 SHOE FAVES

Pointed Toe Suede Flats| I. NEED. THESE. I’m not big on flats but these right here… I seriously need. And only for 20 bucks! You can find these sleek taupe flats with metallic detail right here!

Open Toe Stiletto Heels | What a beauty, and in rose gold! You can find these here in silver, nude, gold, and black. Take these babies on a night out on the town with a bodycon dress and a statement necklace!

Florence Frill Detailed Heels | The frill detail is to die for!! I’m pairing this with a jumpsuit and duster coat! Find it here in nude, deep red, black, grey, and yellow!

NMD by Adidas | These have been out for a while but I haven’t gotten my hands on these yet! Definitely can dress these up or down with jeans, jogging suit, athletic wear, etc. You can find these here.



CUTE BAGS

Arcadia | Handmade in Italy, for just $150 this bag can be mine (and yours)! You can find it here. It’s all leather with dual chain handles, embossed details, gold tone hardware, and a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Who doesn’t love Marc Jacobs? This leather canteen crossbody bag is only $130, which isn’t bad for a brand like Marc Jacobs. Like Arcadia, it has a detachable and adjustable strap and also top carry handle. Find it here.


 Got any suggested websites I should shop on? Got any of the items listed above? Make sure to comment in the comment section! Hopefully this’ll give you some fashion inspo for the summer! Also, check out my Instagram page @thestyleisland for more fashion inspiration. Take care!

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Concert Series: Tory Lanez 

Would you rather: leave to go to a concert early to get first spot in line even though you know the wait will be long to get inside, or leave late to avoid the long line and the wait even though you know you’ll have bad seats?
As my best friend and I planned, we were going to get ready for the concert early so that we could leave for the concert on time. But as you know with us girls it never works out that way! The concert started at 7:30 PM and we left my house around say….. 8:30 PM. Reasons being:

  1. I had to SLAY her make up and then mine. Which if you didn’t know, takes up a lot of time.
  2. Of course we took a thousand and one pictures.
  3. We’re black. So of course we were running on CPT (Colored People Time), haha.


(Outfit details ➡️ Knit dress: Express | Perspex heels: Fashion Nova | Satin coat: Fashion Nova | Choker: Sunny Mae Boutique)

Walking down the streets of Downtown Cleveland made me miss home so much. It sucks being 3 hours away. I couldn’t help but think about the exploring I plan to do once I come home for winter break. Along the same strip as our destination, The House of Blues, there’s a bakery named Colossal Cupcakes which I’m dying to try. Sucks to say I’ve been living in Cleveland all of my life and I’ve never had a cupcake from there. I’ve heard so many good reviews about the place that it’s now on my to-do list of places I need to visit.

For those who don’t know, The House of Blues has no seating. Close to an hour already into the concert, my best friend and I stood with a huge crowd of people as we listened to the opening act: Taylor Bennett (Chance The Rapper’s brother). He was amaaazzziiinnnggg!!! I can’t even explain how great of an artist he is. It’s  almost like having two versions of Chance; they sound exactly the same! Next up was Kranium, a Jamaican singer. I didnt know much about him ’till my best friend explained to me who he was. Then it poppped up in my head that I’ve heard one of his songs before. He had the crowd singing all old reggae tunes like “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley and “Hold Yuh” by Gyptian.

And here you have it folks, the moment we were all waiting for! 😩  😍

Tory Lanez came out and performed all of his top hits! Luv, Say It, Flex, N.A.M.E…. the list goes on. My best friend and I were surprisingly  very close to him, which I definitely wasn’t complaining about considering it was packed and very hot. In the middle of his performance, Tory stopped his music to give us a review of his past life along with some inspirational words. He told us that no matter who they are (your boss, teacher, sister, mother, etc.), do not let anyone keep you from living the life you want to live.

As the concert came to a close, Tory began crowd surfing while singing his feature to “Litty” by Meek Mill. I was so close to touching him but not close enough! About an inch away but my hand couldn’t reach far enough. I was so bummed out when it all was over. Maybe if I just had reached a little further I would’ve been able to touch him. I bet the guy holding his hand to keep him up was very ecstatic. All in all, I had a great time and now want to expand my concert series! Next up: ????

Xoxo,

Charley Moné 🌴