Flower Girl

flower dress on bridge

It was a humid day. So finding water for breeze was very relaxing.  At the edge of this bride are trees that provide much needed shade on such a day. I must say this is the perfect dress for a hot day.  The breeze travels through it and the light colors reflect the sun.

jumping in flower dress

Here I’m on the steps of a museum.  I didn’t enter that day.  The art that my soul craved was provided in the nature around me.

back of flower dress

Dress: H&M

Shoes: JCPenney

arms in air flower dress

I’m glad I decided to venture out that day in my flower dress on a search for

something that spoke balance and peace. This is called Mary’s Garden if you get

a chance to visit the museum on a nice day stop for a moment and take it all in.

H&M

Chrysler Museum of Art

Happy Styling,

Carvella

Festival: Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest

First let’s talk about festival fashion.  Below is the dress I wore to the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest.  I chose this dress for several reasons. It complements the culture associated with the festival, I can dance in this dress, and I don’t have to be too self conscious after I eat this delicious food.

I chose these sandals because the sole is durable and will support my walking and dancing. Make sure your pedicure is on point; you don’t want unsightly feet to take away from the cuteness of your sandals.

Last but not least have a tote big enough to add a towel or blanket for sitting, an umbrella, bottled water, a sweater or jacket, and plenty of room for the souvenirs you’ll acquire at the festival.

festivaldress

Dress: Roots

Sandals: Avon

RasAttitude

Before the I tell you about the artist, take notice of the bridge in the background.  This is where the comfortable sandals with thick soles came into play.  I walked over the bridge to get to the festival.

The artist is Ras Attitude.  He’s an artist originally from the Virgin Islands.  Coming to perform at this festival was like a homecoming to him.  Although he has not been to Hampton Roads in years he spent a great deal of time performing and crafting his sound in this area before leaving to perform abroad.  I really enjoyed his performance. Hopefully he will return to the festival next year.

festivalbracelet

This custom bracelet was purchased from one of the vendors at the festival.  I immediately fell in love with the message.  I advised the vendor I would wear it daily as a reminder to do what I love and love what I do.

So yes make sure you bring funds to support the vendors.  You’re guaranteed to see something that you must take home as reminder of the great time you had.

Bracelet: A.U.M.I.I.T.U. COMBS CREATIONS IG: Aumiitu22

festivalhoodie

Here is a shot of the entrance to the festival.  As you can see I have my hoodie on at this point.  It was very breezy by the water.  But dancing to the beautiful music will help you warm up.

Hoodie: H&M

Festival: Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest

Spearmint Dress & Gladiators

Mint dresgladiators

This dress is awesome on a 90 degree day. It’s cotton so it’s breathable and the air just flows all through it. In addition to it being super comfortable, this muted shade of green (I’ll call it Spearmint is all the rage right now). I also love the fact that it has no sleeves, free the armpits! 🙂 You can stay cute on your commute with no sight of perspiration 😉

I paired it with my favorite gladiator sandals.  I have been wearing these almost everyday since the weather has warmed up. The dress was purchased at a resale store and the shoes were scored at Ross.

Hopefully you enjoyed my interpretation of one of the season’s trending colors.

Dress: Ryu

Shoes: meToo

Happy Styling,

-Carvella

 

Step Up & Step Out

It’s called “Labor Day,” so why not make it a labor of love, mine just so happens to be FASHION!

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Part of my responsibilities include putting together looks from brands that compliment the models, and speaks to the brand’s target market.

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The 2 featured models are wearing http://www.herjunction.com dresses and accessories. Behind the ladies are some gift bags from the brand. Providing tangible marketing items heightens brand awareness amongst consumers.

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The venue of choice to promote the brand was @montego_caribbean (IG). I appreciate the kindness of the owner for letting me do a marketing event.

COLOR THERAPY

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I had to attend a graduation, however it was 100 degrees. I desired to wear light colors to reflect the sun. Also, since it was a joyous occasion I’d also like to say these are my happy colors.
The young lady beside me was nice enough to pose with me after I complimented her groovy, vintage style. I loved everything about it!

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I was on my way inside the venue where the graduation was to be held, she said “I like your dress!”
I replied “I like your shades!” Then we posed.

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I will close with a solo shot of this fun dress. It’s the only Nanette Lepore piece I own. I would definitely purchase another one of her dresses, this one served me well!