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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COMFY + CHIC // RIHANNA

Comfy + chic… the middleman for the laid back and stylish. Here’s some of my fave  comfy + chic looks from Robyn Fenty herself..

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Rihanna spotted arriving at a nightclub, wearing Alexander McQueen.

The Puma brand ambassador wore a pair of McQ shoes by Alexander McQueen. These are the Run Lo in Moonlight (a mash up of pink, beige, blue, black and speckled detail). Although I’m not sure where she got her dress or flannel from, the popstar paired this plain fit with some chic accessories:

  • Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses ($119)
  • MCM train case ($495)
  • Custom ‘Fenty’ necklace designed by Jennifer Fisher.

DUPE THIS LOOK

Not bad huh? I’m very plain and simple with my color choices, but of course you can go with whichever colors of your liking! The Metallic purse makes the look stand in the middle of fun and plain jane. I chose Mac’s ‘Ruby Woo‘ ($17) as my red go-to shade but don’t hesitate to try something different! Now let’s move on to fit number two.

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Rihanna was spotted in a Burberry python trench coat.

Fenty made green and pink look like the most perfect color combination ever with pieces from Burberry and Vetements. The trench coat with the sweatsuit – this is what I call comfy + chic! Now unfortunately finding a sweat suit like this on Polyvore was hard to find, so here’s my take on this look.

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Who doesn’t love an all black fit? And there’s nothing more comfortable than wearing sweats.  The super cropped hoodie gives you an edge, likewise with the fishnet panties & simple bralette. I chose Metallic heels to spice up the black and hint of red with a dark red Metallic lip from Lime Crime as well – Similar to Riri’s look in a fun and sporty way!

Rihanna wore a tee by Isaac Sellam Experience as a dress.

Believe it or not, the dress Rihanna is wearing in this pic above is a men’s tee by Isaac Sellam Experience. It’s the Trouillard tee, which features straps dangling from the hem. Of course, it’s sold out but click here to view the current women’s collection or click here for menswear. Rihanna graced this look with Tom Ford’s padlock sandals. Leave it up to Rihanna to keep this look very simple, but here’s my take on this fit with a hint of EXTRA.

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Unfortunately the Aldo White Strappy Sandals and Denim Jacket were sold out, but those are common items you can find just about anywhere. I see a lot of celebrities and every day people rock this fit and it’s definitely in my book for comfy + chic. You can even make it as simple as Rihanna’s look without the accessories and jacket. Now onto our last and my favorite look 😊

Rihanna rocked a Balenciaga jacket in New York

Rihanna rocked a Balenciaga jacket in new York

Rih rocked a blue and black jacket from Balenciaga‘s Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Made of canvas, the off-the-shoulder parka features a detachable hood and logo-embroidered stand collar.Underneath she sported a Roc Nation t-shirt. This is the Clearport tee ($45) and on the front is a graphic of a private jet and the label’s paper plane logo. Rih wore her own Fenty x Puma high heel sneaker boot in white, costing no less than $600. The shoes have Puma branding on the side, a Gothic number thirteen and a side zip closure. I love this look for the edgy feel that overrides its simplicity, yet the overall look is still pretty plain. This look definitely gives off comfy vibes with the t-shirt and jeans.

Comfy black skinny jeans can be found almost at any retailer and goes perfect with any graphic tee. Ankle boots are also very popular! I love to go all black (or any other neutral color) with a pop of color. The light mauve pink compliments the neon burnt orange very well. This is something I’d definitely wear to a date, the mall, or kick back with friends.

As we come to an end, I’d like to thank hausrihanna for the amazing pictures! Check out their site for Rihanna’s latest looks. In the meantime, take a look at a few other fits that go well with my Comfy + Chic theme! Thanks for reading ❤️

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Beauty Spotlight: Cari Naturals

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Today’s beauty spotlight goes to this black business! Cari Naturals is a line hair and body products that are all natural and cruelty free with a Caribbean twist. I got the chance to collab with the wonderful creator, Kathyana Philippe. She aims to use her products to aid to people of all skin tones and hair textures. She wants to encourage others to love their skin and embrace their beauty. She also strives to use Cari Naturals to promote peace, love, and unity – not just here in the United States but all throughout the world!

PRODUCTS:

 

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Made with 100% all natural and organic Argon Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and a mixture of essential oils, this product is amazing! It is sale now for $9.50 (originally $10.50). This serum is very lightweight and has a tropical scent to it. I’m not a big fan of body serums but this one is definitely a bang for your buck! This product can be compared to various glow serums from high end brands like Bare Minerals & NARS, although it’s biggest competitor (in my opinion) is Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer.

I’ve been using Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer for 2 years now and I can honestly say that all this product has provided me with is moisture, no glow. With Cari Naturals Caribbean Goddess Glow Serum, you get both! Take a look at this..

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Here’s my arm without the glow serum on it and after, both with flash. *inserts heart eyes emoji*!!!!!!! Im telling you, definitely a bang for your buck. This product works best when applied directly after showering. Although I have not tried this yet, Kathyana says that this product can be mixed in with liquid foundation for added shimmer! PLEASE NOTE: SHAKE WELL BEFORE APPLYING! Contents may settle if not used occasionally, which is normal. Also, applying can result in the staining of lightly colored clothes. Due to the richness in pigment of this glow serum, be mindful that a little will go a long way!

If you’re not into glow serums, Cari Naturals also has a lot of other products like these body butters!

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Stranilla Souffle, Glow Butter, Sage n Tings, & Original by Cari Naturals.

Unlike the serum, these body butters come in a thicker form (kind of like coconut oil).

Stranilla Souflee

This product is made with 100% unrefined shea butter and a blend of coconut, jojoba, vitamin E oil, and other essential oils. With this product, you can start your day smelling like a fresh basket of freshly picked, juicy strawberries topped off with sweet and fluffy whipped cream! This product is best for people with sensitive and dry skin like me, and eczema, scars, and/or sores.

Glow Butter

This product is not just for the summertime but all year round. With it’s rich bronze pigment, this body butter not only gives you the most genuine Caribbean sun-kissed glow, but keeps you moisturized ALL DAY! This product gave my skin an instant and very noticeable glow, so I give this product a 10 out of 10! (MY FAVORITE because it is very similar to the serum.)

Sage n Tings

What do you get when you mix a little bit of all natural, pure sage oil with the sweet smell of ginger? You get Sage n’ Tings! With the same awesome benefits as the Cari Whipped Body Butter in Original, not only will you be moisturized all throughout the day but you’ll smell irresistibly amazing as well!

Original “Holy Grail”

The absolute HOLY GRAIL of ALL body butters ever created. With the scent of rich shea and calming lavender, this butter is perfect for men, women, and children. It’s rich and fluffy texture is guaranteed to keep you moisturized! If you’re into products without fruity scents, this is definitely a go to.

 

I hope you all enjoyed this review and thanks for reading. If there are any other beauty/skin care products that you would like me to review please shoot me an email at charleymone@yahoo.com! Stay beautiful and make sure to check out her site! Thank you ❤️

xoxo,

Charley Mone🌴