• Australia,  WorldWide

    Summer Lovin’ Beach Essentials

    summer essentials

    Now that summer has finally arrived, and when the school bags are switched for beach bags (a fair trade I must notice), it is about time to start thinking about the answers to the eternal existential question: “What to wear”. Beside having your fabulous summer essentials, you can’t just put on any ol’ swimsuit and flip-flops and that’s it. A true fashionista knows how important is to reflect her “passion for fashion” on her beachwear too. To spare you the digging through the endless web posts, blogs and magazines, I’ve done some digging on my own, and luckily for you, I’ll share my findings with you. So, read on, to find out the hottest beach lovin’ trends for this season. Be careful not to burn yourself though, they sure are hot.

    Cut the story shorts

    summer shorts

    Let me cut this long story short, and say shorts are always IN, especially denim ones. But there is a new trend in town, compared to last year’s as-short-as-it-can-be and let-the-pockets-show trend. So give your mom a break from nagging about super-short shorts this year and chose an ultimate hit- cuffed denim shorts. It can still give away the distressed look, but a little more polished. Besides, the loose boyfriend style is much more comfortable for the beach.

    Swimsuit as a statement

    summer swimsuits

    Who can imagine summer break without a swimsuit? This year’s quest for the right swimwear may be a little more difficult than the last one, not because there is nothing to be found, but exactly because of variety of choices, for every style and every figure (fringes, crop tops, high waist, crocheted, etc.).If you don’t know where to look, let your favorite celebs show you the way; form Shay Mitchell’s mesh one-piece and Kylie Jenner’s cutout bikini to Ellie Goulding’s color-block bikini, they sure know how to rock a swimwear.

    Cover-up with a hint

    summer dress

    Everyone loves beach cover-ups, they’re sexy and stylish, revealing and concealing, simply perfect. For this season you can opt for kimonos with tropical inspired prints and fringe or bohemian kaftans. Multifunctional sarongs are always a hit, especially in season’s hottest yellow and green colors. If you are headed on some awesome poolside or seaside party, just put on a vivid beach dress on top of your bikini or one piece suit, and you’re good to go.

    Go skating!

    skater dress summer

    Just kidding, I’m referring to seasonal hottest hit: skater dresses and skirts. You probably remember your mom’s stories about the 90’s, well this trend is the perfect reminiscent of the golden years of fashion experimenting. The trademark cut of a skater dress and the in-between-mini-midi length will give you a stunning waist and a chance to show off your gorgeous legs. So, why not go back to the past, when this blast is that amazing?

    Come out and play

    summer playsuit

    It’s summer break so it’s the right time to get playful with playsuits and start jumping of joy with jumpsuits. Sometimes a dress just won’t do and in those times, you should grab a playsuit or jumpsuit. So for a trendy and fun look, play around with patterns, textures, materials and colors, such as boho print, chiffon, fringe, lace, leopard print, zig-zag print, crossover cut, open back, crochet, strappy back, Aztec print, etc. If you’re headed to some family celebration or some similar more formal event, repeat everything, but this time with a jumpsuit.

    No reason to wait any longer, get this party started! Have fun girls, that’s what summer is about and enjoy this fantastical summer trends all the way to September.


  • New York

    Most Comfortable Sandals @ChacoUSA

    Every summer, the thing I love the most is wearing sandals and the thing I hate the most is the blisters that come along with it! All winter, with feet in socks and boots, it is crazy to start walking around town in sandals. Or is it ?  I wore my Reversi Chacos Sandals last weekend and walked around with not problems at all!  No sore balls of the feet, not blisters and no discomfort at all.

    The ReversiFlip™, featuring interchangeable and reversible webbing straps, so you can pick the pattern to match your style.

    • Removable webbing straps let you swap for different colors and patterns (strap sets sold separately)
    • Synthetic leather straps with comfortable webbing toe post

    • Cushioned LUVSEAT™ PU footbed

    • Non-marking EcoTread™ outsole with 25%-recycled rubber
    • 2.5mm lug depth

    Start your summer right and pick up a pair of versatile and comfy Chacos sandals!  They are made for city walking and all day comfort in fun switchable colors! I love the colors and the black ones are great for everyday.

    From the Feet Up! #Girlboss



  • New York

    Sunny Days Ahead with @Glassesshop

    I have a great love for sunglasses and often buy numerous pairs throughout the summer from fashion retailers like Forever 21, H&M or even at flea markets and street vendors. I once splurged on a designer Prada pair but as soon as it got hot enough for me to sweat, they slid down my small Asian nose and I was annoyed. My favorite pair of sunglasses ever?  I don’t know if I have found them yet. I have worn several pairs to ‘death’ til the plastic is peeling and the lens are scratched like crazy. It is no secret that I love glasses and sunglasses!


     Last week I got my first pair of sunglasses from Glasses Shop online and I love them.  There are numerous styles on the site for different face shapes and nose heights. They provide free shipping for orders over $59 and they recently had a $3 sale too!

    Since I got LASIK last summer, I have been on the hunt for a pair of great sunglasses. Without the barrier of contact lens, my eyes have become more sensitive to light, sun and even wind. There were so many to choose from and it is always hard to tell what looks great on you depending on your mood but I ended up picking a purple floral pair called Westlake.  Very reminiscent of my time in LA where I lived in Westlake downtown LA!!

    I picked these using their virtual TRY ON feature which was fun and very helpful. You can upload your own pic, take it from your webcam or use the model faces that they provide for you. First you pick your pupils then you can zoom in and out to ‘try’ on the glasses.

     The Retail Price: $199.75 but the price offered on GlassesShop.com was: $49.95


    I was really happy with the speedy delivery and when the glasses arrived they came with a small microfiber cleaning cloth and purple glasses case.  The lens are perfectly crisp and clear. They are retro inspired and so cool!  Can’t wait to wear them all summer long.

    Anyone need new glasses/sunglasses!! –>>> Use my promo code GSYVONNE (20% off site wide at www.glassesshop.com

  • WorldWide

    Roll with @EOS

    EOS stands for the Evolution of Smooth. This round smooth lip balm is shaped especially for your mouth. Why are they spheres?  Why not?  They are fun to put on, ridiculously fruity and totally natural.

    I have seen them in the drug store and some of my friends have them in different flavors. Their new summer flavors are so cute! The come in Summer Fruit, Pom Raspberry, Strawberry Sorbet and Watermelon.


    eos lip balm in Pomegranate Raspberry is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

    Long-lasting moisture
    Shea butter & vitamin E
    Smoothes on clear
    Precisely glides on lips
    Twist-off top

    0.25 oz

  • WorldWide

    Green Tea Everything

    It is summer and green tea iced tea is amazing. There are also a ton of other green tea products you may not know about!

    St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub ($5.69). Formulated with salicylic acid and 100% Natural Green Tea, which is known to help reduce redness, this scrub can help prevent breakouts and help your skin look as radiant as you feel, just in time for BBQs, beach trips and everything in between!

    Green Tea Frappucino… Yum!

    Green Tea shaved ice dessert

    Green Tea Listerine!

  • New York

    Classics from St Ives bring Sexy BACK @stivesskin

    St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion is a new addition to my bathroom shelves. I have tons of products and am always on the look out for new and more! St Ives is a well known brand you can find at any drug store or Target. 

    They have classic beauty products like the Apricot Scrub and now this Oatmeal body butter!

    Natural Ingredients:

    • Oatmeal –A natural occurring ingredient known to soothe dry skin and contains saponins, which are known to gently remove dirt
    •  Shea Butter—Contains Vitamins A, E and F, as well as fatty acids, which are known to help moisturize and replenish thirsty skin

    The best thing is this lotion is Hypoallergenic, Paraben-free, Dermatologist-tested and gentle for sensitive skin.


    This is the secret weapon for a beautiful summer back! With so many cut out sweaters, dresses and tops, you need to take care of your back the way you take care of your face!