Pnina Tornai Presents: LOVE

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Last May, Pnina Tornai launched her 2018 LOVE bridal collection. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peak at the collection before it was release to the public. I have photos of the entire press preview here. The collection features 30 new dresses that are similar to the Tornai’s couture collection in both style and design. The LOVE collection offers a variation of different silhouettes and fabrics that include: tulles, chiffons, laces and satins as well as her signature illusion corset.

Although, most of her gowns start at $9,000 and up, she created this collection so it can be LOVED by all. The collection starts at an affordable price point of $2500 and up. As I previewed this collection, I couldn’t help but fall in love with every single piece. It made me want to get married all over again. I found myself texting my husband to tell him, “We need to get married again with me wearing one of these gowns!!” I also said this to Pnina herself.  Two words, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Each gown sparkled and shined on the models, different styles to suit just about any bride to be or those renewing their vows.

 

Pnina Tornai is a well-renowned top couture fashion designer. Her designs have been adored, worn and loved by so many over the years.  Not only can I say I’ve been a fan of hers for many years, but I’m happy to call her a friend as well. Beautiful and kind hearted with impeccable design skills and vision. If you haven’t seen this collection you should definitely check it out. Below are photos of some of my favorites from the LOVE Collection 2018. View the entire collection here.

 

To all my brides and those renewing their vows, Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Love is such a beautiful thing!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and you love the collection, it’s simply stunning! Let me know your favorite below!!!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 



SFB Summer Ready Style

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Happy Fri-Yay!

It’s another beautiful, hot sunny day here in NYC. Is this a sign that Summer has arrived?!? As the weather starts to get nicer and warmer, I’m switching out my sweaters for dresses, skirts and jumpsuits. I absolutely LOVE this time of the year. I love wearing dresses and skirts, especially jumpsuits and rompers. They’re lightweight, stylish and so easy to wear. You can’t go wrong with these items!

This Anisha Olive Crepe jumpsuit here will definitely be worn on repeat this Summer. It’s the perfect jumpsuit to own that can be worn in the Spring/Summer and even into the early Fall months. The Olive green hues on this jumpsuit will look absolutely gorgeous on anyone. {Although, it’s very sunning today in NYC,  the jumpsuit color is picking up brown tones when in actuality it’s olive green}.  I love the criss-cross details on the back of the jumpsuit, very flirty and sexy. It’s comfortable and lightweight– great for a nice, hot day like today. This can be worn during the day or even for a night out on the town. For a more comfortable and relaxed looked I’ve paired this outfit with my Black Arizona Shiny Snake Birko-Flor Birkenstocks. The shiny snake skin detail goes nicely with the look and gives off that edgy yet sexy vibe with a more relaxed appeal. To step things up a notch, for a more night time appropriate look, I’ve paired the jumpsuit with my Celine Black leather Espadrille Wedges and my Equipment Abbot Bomber Black mixed python print silk jacket. No matter how you style this jumpsuit, you’ll be looking, fierce, sexy and stylish.

This is one jumpsuit you’ll want to own and add to your wardrobe –trust and believe me. You’re in luck, Shop Tobi is currently having a SALE on their entire website. Shop now, and receive 50% OFF your entire order.  To sweeten the deal, this jumpsuit is also on SALE right, purchase yours today! You’ll want to add this item to your wardrobe. Why wait, shop this look and their other stylish and fashionable items now. Get Summer ready with Shop Tobi today!

Have a beautiful day and weekend!! Happy Shopping!!

For more details on my look shop my look below.

Thanks to Tobi.com for partnering up with me with this look. All thoughts and style ideas are my own. If you’d like to shop my look, see details below.

 

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Jumpsuit: Shop Tobi | Sandals: Birkenstocks | Wedges: Celine | Jacket: Equipment (old) Similiar Zadig and Voltaire| Sunnies: Quay Australia | Clutch: Givenchy | Necklaces: Noellery | Rings: Lorraine Schwartz | Ring: Cartier | Ring : Suzanne Kalan | Bracelets: Chloe and Isabel; Chloe and Isabel  

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Fun Spring Shift Dress

Posted on: May 13, 2017

Happy TGIF!!
Hello Friday, we meet again, so HAPPY to see you!! Getting ready for my weekend in style.

I’ve been looking for some fun, flirty, romantic dresses to add to my wardrobe and I’m loving this one right here. I’m *blushing* over this dress. I love the criss cross details and flare sleeves it’s definitely a keeper. This is the perfect Spring dress that can transition nicely into the summer months. Another reason why I love this dress — it’s so versatile it can be wore as a dress, long tunic top the possibilities are endless!

I’ve styled this look for a perfect day outing– but this dress is also great for night time fun as well. Throw on some sexy heels to spice up the look– here’s my fave pair of heels from none other than Jimmy Choo . Freshen up your make up and hair for a night time glam look and you’re ready to go. You’re in luck ladies, shop Tobi is currently having a SALE on their entire website, shop now and receive 50% OFF your entire orders. So don’t wait, shop this dress and the entire website for some fashionable, chic and stylish clothing at an affordable price. Good quality clothing that’s affordable and wearable.  To complete my outfit, I’ve also paired it with some peep toe gold flats, my gold Anya Hindmarch clutch, my Desi “High Key” Quay Australia sunnies and of course some gold and rose gold mixed dainty jewels. I’ve always said that accessories ALWAYS pull just about any look together.

Looking for some stylish, fashionable and chic jewelry that will complete any outfit for any occasion? Shop my boutique now and discover our latest collection Journey to Jaipur here: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.
This Vanessa Cold Shoulder Shift Dress  from shop tobi is perfect for a Spring/Summer outdoor wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, day date, brunch, the list goes on….  Trust me, when you buy this dress you’ll thank me. It’ll be you’re favorite dress that’ll get a lot of wears and compliments. So, don’t wait, shop this dress now at www.tobi.com. Happy Shopping and have a fabulous weekend! I also wanted to wish all the Mother’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing my two AMAZING Mother’s nothing but the absolute best and lots of love, hugs and kisses to them always!
Thanks to Tobi.com for partnering up with me with this look. All thoughts and style ideas are my own. If you’d like to shop my look, see details below.
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Dress: Tobi | Shoes: Loeffler Randall (old) Kurt Geiger (Similar)| Clutch: Anya Hindmarch | Sunnies: Quay Australia | Ring: Noellery | Ring: Cartier | Ring: Lorraine Schwartz | Bracelets: Cartier, Cartier | Necklaces: Noellery | Earrings: Suzanne Kalan 
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


SFB Fashion: Flirty Chic Casual Fridays

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Happy Fri-Yay and Happy Cinco De Mayo Love!!

I love Fridays, I mean who doesn’t love FRIDAYS!

Well, for starters it’s the end of the work week and at my office we can dress down or casual. Not to mention, Fridays are the days when the hubs and I go out for Date night. So, even though it may be casual Fridays at the office, with it being date night, it makes Fridays even sweeter! Plus, it’s an excuse to get a little dressed up while still being a little office casual. For this look here, I mixed some high and low fashion to create this office casual/date night ready outfit. I’m getting a little flirty on this Cinco de Mayo TGIF not to mention this outfit screams flirty yet tasteful chic vibes. Another reason why I’m looking forward to this Friday, it’s my Husband’s birthday weekend. So, let the celebrations and festivities begin! Date nights are my fave time too, no matter what we do it’s always nice to enjoy that time with one another.  It’s the perfect way to unwind after the work week, reconnect, reflect and enjoy the evening. What’s not to love!!

For my outfit, although it’s a simple look, it works for both the office and for after work outings. No matter where you wear this look, you’ll be looking fierce and fly while turning heads wherever you go. One things for sure when it comes to shopping for me, I always look for pieces that make for great staples for my wardrobe. Pieces that are versatile and work well with styling for any particular season. For this look, I took a current favorite– this white lace-up top and created this fun, flirty office ready and after work outfit.

Here, I styled this super cute white lace-up top from Tobi.com with a blush leather jacket and denim jeans.  All of these pieces paired together make the perfect Spring outfit. I love this look so much I felt like Beyonce, and I was definitely feelin’ myself — very edgy, fashionable and flirty. Lucky for you shop Tobi is currently having a SALE site-wide, so shop Tobi now and receive 50% OFF your order. This Enjoy The Ride White Lace-Up top is lightweight and super comfortable. Not only is this top fun and cute, it’s super affordable too. The perfect transitional piece to style in various ways that will work for the Spring, Summer even early Fall months. I especially love the lace up detail at the neckline, different from your average white top. Very stylish and flirty. What are you waiting for, shop this top now at Tobi.com today! To complete my look I’m wearing some of my dainty jewels, Chanel purse, sunnies and a fun fedora.

 

Looking for more ways to style this top? Here are some style ideas for you to try: 

Pair it with a fun fringe denim skirt, knee-high boots or sandals. Take the look up a notch and dress it up with some black high waisted trousers and some chic heels. Since this top is so versatile, whether you decide to go casual or dressed up the possibilities are endless. Final step: Accessories always complete and bring the look together, in my opinion. So, no matter how you wear this top you’ll be looking chic, stylish and so fierce. Hurry, and purchase this FAB top today at Tobi.com . Shop their website for some great deals that can’t be missed!

Always remember to just have fun with your wardrobe and remember to work it ladies!! Always, be creative, be stylish, be glam, be You!

Enjoy your Friday and Cinco De Mayo! Cheers!

Thanks to Tobi.com for partnering up with me for this look. All thoughts and style ideas are my own. If you’d like to shop my look, see details below.

 

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Jacket: Paige |Top: Tobi| Jeans: Rag & Bone|Shoes: Hogan| Handbag: Chanel |Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Sunglasses: Fendi|Baguette Rings: Noellery | Necklaces: Noellery | Bracelet: Cartier Cartier| Wedding and Anniversary Band: Lorraine Schwartz | Watch: Rolex| Hat: Banana Republic | Earrings: Chloe and Isabel

What are you upto for Cinco De Mayo?

What are some of your staple pieces in your closet? Please do share by commenting below, writing to me ( I LOVE hearing from you) or by using the hashtag: #SFBFashion.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


High/Low Fashion: Sporty Biker Chic Vibes

Posted on: April 7, 2017


Enjoying a lovely Saturday with these two beauties Loren from @EnlightenedbyBravery (Gigi New York Clutch)  and Amanda from @Everythinghurts.me (Gigi New York Satchel)

I must say this was one of my FAVE outfits I styled for a fun outing with my girlfriends. It’s the perfect casual chic outfit that’s still comfortable, simple yet so fashionable all at the same time. I love to mix high and low fashions to create such a comfortable look that’s great for a day out with the ladies. This look is great for any outing really, especially if you still want to look stylish but still comfy. What’s great about this outfit, everything seen on me are great transitional pieces for the Fall or even Spring. I say Fall because the olive leather jacket is a great piece to wear in the Fall for it’s deep autumn color tones plus you can style this with just about any outfit. The pops of colors and light weight garments I wore would be perfect for a Spring day. No matter how or when you you wear an outfit like I did here, you’ll be so comfy and looking so fly everywhere you go! I always strive for comfort first, but of course I keep it classy, stylish and always chic!

This leather jacket has to be one of my fave jackets at the moment. I absolutely love the Olive green color with it’s biker style details, it’s the perfect balance between edgy and chic. Another plus, not only does it look amazing it’s super affordable. My wedge Nike sneakers I wore were are not only   super cute but comfortable as well. They give me a little height but yet I don’t feel any discomfort at all unlike other wedge sneakers. I’ve experienced discomfort with other wedge sneakers before.  Where the sneakers were purely for style and very rarely do I where them now. But these babies I could walk in them for hours and my feet don’t hurt at all. As for my handbags, and if you don’t know by now, I’m a HUGE handbag LOVER which goes hand in hand with my love for shoes. But those two topics will be saved for another post coming VERY SOON! For more details on this look, shop my look below. As always stay fashionably FABULOUS loves!!

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Leather Jacket: Zara/ Top: Theory/ Jeans: Rag & Bone/ Sneakers: Nike/ Sunnies: Quay Australia/ Clutch: Gigi New York

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 What’s your go to look that’s comfortable yet fashionable?

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Beauty with E.L.F. Cosmetics

Posted on: December 20, 2016

Looking for flawless, radiant and smooth skin?

You can achieve that and so much more with E.L.F. Cosmetics. To find out more continue reading.

Loving these products from Elf Cosmetics. I’ve loved the brand ever since it came into existence back in 2004. It’s a luxurious and affordable line for all makeup lovers and beauty enthusiast.

Are your lips feeling dry and chapped due to the cold weather? Use this great lip exfoliator from E.L.F. cosmetics. This gentle exfoliator helps and soothes dry and chapped lips. It leaves your lips conditions, smooth and revitalized. It’s infused with vitamin E, shea butter, avocado, grape and jojoba oils that helps nourish and protect your lips. So fight dry and chapped lips with this lip saver. Definitely a product to try out and owe! Follow up with E.L.F. Cosmetics matte red lip color, while you lips are feeling smooth and revitalized add a little color to spice things up this season. You won’t be disappointed!!

This matte red lip color is absolutely gorgeous. It’s rich formula glides on effortlessly, the color is the perfect red for the holiday season not to mention it long-lasting. I also love that it’s moisturizing and hydrating, two things I look for when I’m looking for a lip shade.  This is a must product to purchase, you’ll LOVE IT!

This gorgeous duo bronzer gives you enough glow in all the right places. I mean who doesn’t want to glow all year round. Even in the Winter time, its nice to have a little color to my face and this is the perfect product that gives the right amount of shimmer and glow. The color pay off is absolutely gorgeous and it looks natural as well.

I’m always searching for the right primer to use prior to putting all my make up on. This primer right here is light weight, hydrating, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it leaves my skin looking radiant, smooth and flawless. If your looking for a primer, look no further this is one to try!

I always love making time to give my skin a little TLC. Especially during the winter months, my skin can get super dry due to the cold weather. But this mask right here does wonders. It starts off as a gel then transforms into a bubble foam and you can really see it work it’s magic on your face. It removes excess dirt, hydrates, leaving me with healthy, glowing skin. My face feels so smooth and soft. I’m very particular with the products I used on my face because I have sensitive skin. But I’m happy I tried this product out. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to keep their skin hydrated, radiant, soft and smooth during the winter months.

Although I received these products complimentary, all thoughts and ideas are my own. Thanks so much @ElfCosmetics and @Influenster.

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey!


Comfort First

Posted on: November 11, 2016

 

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First rule of thumb, comfort first! But if they’re Jimmy Choo’s then all bets are off! 🙂 Well, it may also depend on the shoe and situation. But I do love a good Jimmy Choo heel, I mean am I right!?!!! Who doesn’t love JIMMY CHOO!! <3

My go-to shoe of choice lately have been flats. Whether it be a loafer, slip-on sneaker, brogues you name it I’m wearing it. I couldn’t be happier that flats– particularly loafers and brogues are on trend and back in style. As much as I appreciate and LOVE heels, I always think: “Comfort first,” no matter what the occasion may be. And let me tell you, when I’m wearing any form of flats it’s like walking on clouds, and not to mention my feet are beyond thankful. This menswear inspired footwear comes in varying styles and price points. Very versatile, stylish and suitable for any outfit and occasion. A trend I believe will be around for awhile.  Here are a few of my favorites. Shop these styles by clicking the links below.

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Kurt Geiger Brogues: Knox Silver Low Heel Brogue

Celine: Skate Slip-on in Pony Calfskin

Gucci: Princetown Leather Slippers 

Vince: Vince Embossed Leather Slip-on sneaker 

Vince: Blair Velvet Sneaker

Gentle Souls By Kenneth Cole: Gentle Soul Penny Loafters in Gold 

KDB Flats: Aada Flats 

Zara: Flatform Bluchers

Zara: Flatform Loafers

Sole Society: Cheetah Dot Smoking Slipper Flat

Sole Society: Daria Light Gold Athletic Loafer 

Marc Fisher: Traycee Round Toe Smoking Slipper 

Zara: Velvet Loafers

 

What style would you wear?

I hope you try this style out, you’ll feet will be happy. Share your footwear style with me using the hashtag: #SFBFashion

As always, I hope you enjoyed reading along and thank you for all the love and support!