SFB Fashion: Step into Spring with a splash of florals and pastels

Posted on: April 13, 2018


Spring has finally sprung! The sun is shining and it’s starting to get warmer, YAY! As you all know, my go to look is usually all black everything. I’m also about taking a simple all black outside and adding statement pieces to finalize the look. Accessories and statement pieces and pull the whole look together. I’m all for simple, effortless looks especially if I’m press for time. And  who doesn’t like to add some color to their wardrobe? I also like to add some statement pieces to my looks and add a little color here and there. Here’s a look that would be would perfect for Spring especially if we are in between cold and warmer temps. Enjoy the beautiful weather loves. Stay positive, have faith, never give up and never stop believing!! For more details on my look, shop the look below! Have a beautiful, blessed Friday and weekend loves!

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Duster: Forever 21 |Top: Anthropologie | Pants: J.Crew  

Shoes: Zara |Clutch:Loeffler Randall Old, Similar| Sunglasses: Quay Australia 


Positive Vibes and Affirmations in Style

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Everyday make an effort and look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a pep talk and tell yourself:

I am STRONG

I am CONFIDENT

I am BRAVE

I am BEAUTIFUL (HANDSOME) 

TODAY will be AMAZING

I BELIEVE in myself

YOU are CAPABLE of AMAZING things TODAY and ALWAYS
I LOVE myself and others and I BELIEVE in all good things

I BREATHE in POSITIVITY and EXHALE worry and doubt

I CAN DO THIS 

I GOT THIS 

I choose to be Grateful for all that I have.

I have Powers beyond my wildest dreams.

My Voice is valuable and my Opinion matters.

I am Not afraid to Feel my emotions.

Say it, repeat it, believe it and keep those positive vibes alive always. Even when things may be going wrong in your life. Change your mindset. Change your attitude. Change the way of how you see things. Change your perspective and see how things will unfold. As much as you can try and smile. I know it’s easier said than done at times. When you shift your way of thinking, you become more at ease, calm, collected and you and your soul will find inner and outer peace. This will give you a better outlook on how you view life. Be good to yourself and others always. Be a good soul, create, exude, and give out good energy always. Be and practice kindness always. Be optimistic.

Everyday is a chance to become a better version of yourself. Not to say you aren’t great already but theres always room for growth and improvement. I firmly believe that in life we can never stop learning, we can never stop growing and we can always find ways to better ourselves. In order to do that, it all starts in how we think. Everything is all about perspective and your mindset. Focus on the positive and change your thoughts into positive affirmations. When you do so this can change your overall sense of being and way of life. Create an urgency for positive thoughts always. I know times can be tough and its hard to think positive. But all you can do is try. As the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again….”  I believe in myself and I believe in you. Now it’s time for you to do the same. I challenge you do this the same. Remember to always have faith, stay positive, never give up and never stop believing in yourself.

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Pants: Bar III (old); Similar   Top: Equipment    Jacket: H&M (Old); Shop similar look                        

Hat: Etsy   Sunnies: Quay Australia    Shoes: Marc Fischer (old); Similar

 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me through this 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.

 

Shop my Look

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.
Shop my look
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.

 

Shop my Look

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 SFB Style

Posted on: April 14, 2017

 

Looking to step up your all black everything look?

Here’s a look I styled that takes my go to all black everything look to the next level. Here I mixed some high/low fashion to create this ultra glam and not to mention super chic look. Perfect for just about any outing. I also took the look from being dressy to chic casual just by changing up my shoes. Although, my go to look is all black I’m looking to add more color to my wardrobe especially since the weather is finally starting to get nicer and I think it’s safe to say its Spring in NYC. This entire outfit is absolutely perfect for the springtime too!! See all the details below and shop my look!! As always loves stay fashionably fabulous!! XO

 

 

What is your go to style?

What are you looking forward to wearing this Spring?

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

Shop my Look

Top: Iris and Ink |Bomber Jacket: Cynthia Rowley| Skirt: Needle and Thread|Hat: Janessa Leone|Heels: Jimmy Choo|Flats: Kurt Geiger|Handbag: French Connection|Watch: Rolex| Sunglasses: Quay Australia|Earrings: Chloe and Isabel

 


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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SFB Takes on NYFW F/W ’17: NYFW Essentials

Posted on: February 9, 2017

NYFW is in full swing and I wanted to share my essentials for the week during my fun filled busy days. Some of told me I carry my life in my handbags because when they’ve carried my bags they can at times be quite heavy. I basically carry my life in there and at times it can feel like i’m lifting weights at the gym. What can I say, you can never be too prepared. NYFW can be very busy and fast paced.  This is nothing new for this New Yorkers and many of us love and crave this lifestyle. We’re   immune to the hustle and bustle of NYC. It wouldn’t be NYC or NYFW if it wasn’t fast-paced, grueling and crazy! All in good fun and fashion. Here’s my NYFW essentials list:

  1. Wallet: This one is the newest addition to my collection from none other then Celine. It spacious and holds just about anything. Shop the wallet here.
  2. EOS Lip balm: By far the best lip balm known to man. Keeps my lips moisturized and hydrated especially during this erratic winter weather we’ve been experiencing. Shop EOS Products here.
  3. Like a Boss Note Pad: My go-to note pad where I write down just about everything to keep me on track and organized. Love the pink and gold details and the saying on the front of the notepad, so very true! Shop the note pad here.
  4. iPhone: I wouldn’t be complete without my iPhone. It’s like my life line, and an essential piece during NYFW and in life! Where I do my post for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instastories. Follow along with me as I take on NYFW, #SFBTakesonNYFWFW17 . Shop iPhone here.
  5. Watch: This is one of my favorite watches, my husband bought this for me during our honeymoon in Italy. It’s by Giorgio Fedon and its not only chic, elegant and timeless all at the same time. I absolutely love the details on the orange Italian Leather strap, love the pop of color. It’s great for keeping me on time and on schedule for all my NYFW shows, presentations, events and of course work. Shop this watch here.
  6. Liquid Lipstick : Lipstick is great for when your on the go. The right amount of color just when you need it. And I love this one too, because it’s the perfect pop of color, and it dries matte but still keeps my lips super moisturized and hydrated. So I don’t have to reapply so much throughout the day. Shop Lorac Pro’s Liquid Lipstick here.
  7. Battery Pack: This is absolutely essential during NYFW, because having a dead phone is no fun. This is also great to have even for every day use too. Shop a similar battery pack here.
  8. Perfume: Some days can be longer than most, so for me I like to always smell fresh and with my fave scent. At the moment this has been my go to sent lately. Learn more about Si Intense by Giorgio Armani here. Purchase your own bottle here.
  9. Strobe Palette: Touch ups are key during NYFW especially when your on the go. This palette has been a lifesaver and my go to lately. It gives me the right amount of sheen and shimmer in all the right places. Plus, it keeps me looking fresh face and camera ready for street style photographers . Shop the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette here.
  10. Make up Brush: Great for quick touch ups during the day. I’ve been loving this make up brush my Luxie Beauty. Shop the make up brush here.
  11. Sunglasses:  Sunglasses are an ABSOLUTELY MUST for Fashion week. Some may call me a sunglass addict, I feel you can never have too many pairs. To me they really pull any outfit together. And if they’re big enough, they can hide way those “designer” under eye bags or if you don’t feel like wearing eye make up that particular day. These have been my fave lately by Quay Australia. Shop these sunnies here.
  12. Camera: Taking photos on your phone is great and all but you can’t beat photos taken from a camera. This is my newest camera and it’s done wonders for my photos. Shop the Sony Camera here.
  13. Powder Mirrored Compact: It’s small and compact and keep you looking fresh faced throughout the day.  This one was a limited edition powder compact mirror from Guerlain. Shop similar compact here.
  14. Hand Lotion:  The weather here in NYC has been erratic lately. During the winter months my skin can get so dry. So I like to keep my hands and skin moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. This has been my go to lately and the scent is amazing!! Shop the product here.
  15. Snacks: NYFW is very fast-paced, busy and most times you’ll be moving from event to event with little to no time to eat. At times I’ve failed and missed meals due to my crazy busy schedule. So packing snacks are good and essential for my on the go schedule. Nuts and granola bars are great to have on hand not just for NYFW but for any long busy work day.
  16. Show Passes: Often times when attending NYFW shows you are issued a press pass which can give you access to backstage, front row or even VIP access to the events. This was one of my badges given to me for Style Fashion Week which was issued to me because I was Press/Media. It gave me access to the stage and backstage.

So there you have it, my NYFW essentials. Hope you found this helpful for you.

What do you carry in your handbag? 

Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBTakeonNYFWFW17 #SFBHandbagChronicles

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

 

 


SFB StreetStyle Chic: Denim Style

Posted on: November 18, 2016

 

So here’s a fun fact about me– during my college days I worked at Jasmine Sola in Boston, MA. While working there, I met some great friends, learned about fashion merchandising and got first hand experience working with the various brands we carried. In addition, I found myself becoming a denim specialist. I learned about various denim designers, the different styles and what style worked for each body type. When shopping for denim, I always say, “It’s always best to try on denim, see how the fit looks and if your derriere looks great their a winner!” Aside from that if they make you feel like a million bucks then it’s a win win. During my retail days, I enjoyed seeing my customers walk out of the store happy and feeling good about themselves, and I was part of that. I’ve always had a love for fashion, but working at Jasmine Sola made me realize my passion for fashion even more.  Since working at Jasmine Sola, my love for fashion and labels have evolved over the years. I will admit, I’m always on the hunt for a fresh new pair of denim to add to my closet. My favorite jeans back then were: Seven Jeans, Joe’s, Paige and Citizens For Humanity to name a few. Nowadays, some of my fave denim brands are: Frame Denim, DL 1961, BlankNYC Jeans, and Rag and Bone.

These ones right here have become a personal favorite lately. The distressed, ripped styled make these great for a chic street style look. As you can see here, I’ve paired these jeans with a simple button down top, loafers and a scarf. Although the look was so simple it was still comfy and stylish all at the same time.  This made for the perfect outfit to walk around the streets of Edinburgh during our visit to the UK back in late August, early September. You can wear this look just about anywhere and you’ll be looking fabulous! If you want to take this look from day to night, add some killer heels, a moto jacket and your favorite lipstick for a pop of color. And just like that you’ll be looking like a badass fashionista ready to hit the town! (Shop my favorites for a night time glam look) Shop my Look below.

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Jacket: BlankNYC  Saint Laurent / Shirt:  TheoryDenim: Joe’s Jeans/ Sunglasses: Smokes X Mirrors/ Shoes: Kelsi Dagger Scarf: Alexander McQueen (I purchased mine a few years ago, limited edition)/ Purse: Henri Bendel / Earrings: Chloe and Isabel/ Ring: Cartier/ Heels: Loeffler Randall Kurt Geiger / Lipstick: Lorac Cosmetics (Shade: Dusty Rose) 

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What’s your favorite kind of denim? 

Who’s your favorite designer?

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


It’s all about the Ruffles and the Off the Shoulder Dress

Posted on: October 15, 2016

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This was without a doubt my favorite outfit I wore during NYFW. The ruffles were a great added detail to the sleeves. The ruffles made the dress fun, playful and chic.  I know these photos may look familiar, you may have seen them in my “Shopstyle Social House Post.” I couldn’t help but share the look again in it’s own post. Because it was that good, at least in my opinion. 🙂

The off the shoulder look was one style that I rocked all summer long. It’s such a flattering style that suits everyone. What’s great about this dress, I can wear this look again this Fall. The dark denim color is perfect for the season. Great for the day time seen here or even for a night on the town. No matter what time of day you wear this number, you’ll be turning heads all over. Everyone will want to know where to buy this dress. One dress you’ll want to own. Shop my look by clicking the links below.

Shop my Look:

Dress: Tularosa (You can find the dress on this website as well)

Bag: Chanel 

Oxford Lace up Brogues: Kurt Geiger

Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Velvet Choker Necklace: Chloe and Isabel

A special thanks to Shopstyle and @altamiranyc for the mini photoshoot. It was such a pleasure shooting with him. Thankful to have been photographed by someone so talented and amazing. Check him out on Instagram: @altamiranyc

How would you style this dress? I love hearing from you, comment below or write to me.

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