She Can’t be Caged – Danielle Alexis Watler

First Design Frenchmen Eclipse Costume.pngRecently, I realized how little I recognize my friends who truly make me proud. That being said, the more I think about it and ponder that definition of the word, while it is an absolute honor to be friends with so many wonderful people, there are some who literally leave me in awe at how much they fight for what they want. Take my “forever Carnival Queen” for instance, I have watched Danielle cry, laugh, drip sweat and stay up ridiculous hours. She did this all because she had a dream – and she knew it HAD to become her reality!

Danielle’s Journey –

 My journey is one that combines the power of “YES”, the power of God and the gift of great friendships. The start of me “coming to life” involves a woman approaching me on a bright Saturday morning on Seven Mile Beach and telling me that God has been calling Photo credit Corey Hamilton.jpgme for some time. I may have thought at another point in my life that she is either crazy or I certainly am for entertaining her. However, all I felt was love and little fear. As she finished praying over me, she clapped her hands, looked me straight in the face and said “today is a beautiful day for you child”. The rest that follows not all are ready to receive and I too am not ready to tell just yet as I am still discovering HIS plan for me. My life since that day however has never been the same and the opportunities that have come my way are endless- figuring out which path to pursue is part of the journey and the wonderful confusion.  

Taking a page out of author Shonda Rhime’s life story, I am currently living my year of YES- YES to discover greater passion or purpose in my life, YES to greater spirituality and YES to new opportunities. In the space of 6 months I recently completed a feat that was always on my bucket list. My bucket list only called for 1 costume but being the slightly obsessive over-achiever I am – 7 Carnival costume designs -3 bands (2 which are now my own) – 2 countries. Continue reading “She Can’t be Caged – Danielle Alexis Watler”

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This is Me!

She’s not interested in their opinion. She doesn’t always want their advice. She’s not doing this for them. This is for her. This is her life. Her story. And she holds the pen. She’s focussed. And she’s determined. You can watch it unfold or look in the other direction. But the one thing you can’t do, is get in her way!!

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Toni FiFi’s Stylish Move!

Toni’s style  has me in awe everyday all day! She rocks her threads so effortlessly and chic. Lets just talk about this easy, breezy lightweight rustic red linen dress -Nothing says summer quite like linen! It’s perfect fabric that’s timeless and so IMG_3761easy and cool to wear!  I’ve always been a sucker for linen – especially white linen eek. It reminds me of the beach and has some kind of magical power — as soon as I put it on, I immediately feel like I’m on vacation, haha! Now to the straw circular bag – It’s EVERYTHING!!!!!  There are multiple ways to say it – wicker, straw, rattan – but they’re all THE bag of the moment. It’s hard to find a look on Instagram or on your favorite bloggers’ site without seeing one and with good reason id say.

Toni Tells us on her blog – Just me, this season’s number 1 accessory (circular straw bags) and a bit of a motivational minute…Roundie_basket_clipped_rev_2_400x

When I announced my decision to make the move to Toronto I got a lot of ‘you’re lucky
you are able to do that’ from a few people in similar circumstances. i.e. having a need that couldn’t be met without some sort of change. .

But it isn’t luck that’s allowing me to meet these needs. And it isn’t a lack of
luck that’s holding them back. I’ve got a lot to lose, but an equal amount, no…MORE to gain. The fear of the unknown can cause paralysis, but only if you focus on the fear and not the potential gains. ✨✨

So walk fearlessly and Let’s do this 🙌🏽

Make sure to go follow Toni (@tonififi) for lot’s more style inspiration !!!  Continue reading “Toni FiFi’s Stylish Move!”

Morning’s at Villa Maria – In the little white dress!

IMG_3605Let me remind you that a girl can never own too many white dresses, especially when they are all unique and have different detailing. That’s all you will want to wear when living  in a tropical island like Jamaica – or anywhere for that matter.  In the dead heat of summer you might as well have options, right? I LOVE this loose fitting, high neck sheer dress Connie has graced us with this morning! She looks like a little boho farm girl – No Wait correction – she look’s like a Chic little boho farm girl.

With a white dress in your wardrobe you can never make a mistake. If the style of the IMG_3604dress is not too special or exciting, you will keep it and wear it very often anyways! It’s so so easy to turn it into whatever you feel like – dress it up, dress it down, do as you please. For me – a white dress comes in most handy for Sunday brunching, a baby christening, or on a weekend i want to feel soft and pretty! My only must-have before attempting the white dress – is a sun-kissed tan.

Look out for more of these fun looks which will be available for purchase  – POP-UP shops coming soon – shop our style!

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Meet Romper – Jumpsuit’s little sister!

IMG_3577I LOVE me a Romper! you know why? Besides the bathroom issue, they’re cute, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of styles. They are one of the easiest go- to pieces in my closet and promises to be both a daytime and nighttime staple. They are a one-stop-shop because you can effortlessly create a polished outfit with just one piece. Jumpsuits and rompers allow for the addition of bold accessories and are comfortable in a way that a cocktail dress or even a sundress is not.  I am always down for a fun piece, especially one with a killer print. To give this romper a more dressed up vibes, Connie paired it with a pair of gold killer wedges! A dressy gold  cross body and some fun red tassel earrings.IMG_3578

I’ve heard from a lot of people that they don’t think they can pull off a romper. To that, I say you can’t pull it off if you never try it on! 😉 Really, though, once you find a romper that flatters your figure, I promise you’ll be sad you didn’t try it sooner.

For me, the hardest thing to shop for when it comes to rompers is the waist line. I’m a little self conscious of my mid section, i also have a short torso, so it can be a struggle at times to find ones flattering to my (trouble area) – but when i do – I’m in love!

Look out for more of these fun looks which will be available for purchase  – POP-UP shops coming soon – shop our style!

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Kimono Love!

IMG_3519Check out our hottie Connie rocking her tropical printed kimono today, red high waist shorts, Platforms, white tank top, oversized sunnies from Gucci and this adorbs red leather bag from staud.

It’s there in the window of practically every chic boho store – the trendy kimono, often flaunting an incredibly appealing tropical print. Patterned with palm trees, flamingos and botanical florals in bloom, you may be tempted by the fabulous print, but weary about actually wearing it outside the house. Though the pyjama trend may certainly be stylish, the last thing you want to do is look like you have mistakenly left home in your loungewear robe.

Often, we can overthink the stying of an outfit. Our brains work on overtime, envisioning the various other items in our IMG_3516wardrobe that the design will match, as we attempt to create mental images of potential outfits. But with kimonos, this is absolutely the wrong strategy to take. It’s quite simple really, requiring the most basic attire: a plain T-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans or shorts – hey even a snug fitting dress.

Add more layers than that, and you risk looking like your outfit is overly layered, over-thought and overall, the opposite of effortless. Kimonos, in my opinion, should look like they were thrown on haphazardly; an afterthought!

Look out for more of these fun looks which will be available for purchase  – POP-UP shops coming soon – to shop our style!

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Double Dose of Cuteness – Double Dose of Stripes!

From crop tops to fun leather slides , there are some summery trends that really just make summer feel like summer when you’re wearing them. This season, stripes have joined that list.

IMG_3440Face it, there’s really no better feeling like tossing on a good striped top and a pair of denim cut-off’s and strolling out the door on an awesome, sunny Saturday.  The best part about stripes is the feeling of ease they convey: You can pair ’em with just about any other item in your closet, from grungy, ripped jeans to a flowy, pair of pants or skirt.

On top of the trend being incredibly easy to style, there are also a slew of different variations you can take on the theme: bold or narrow stripes, knits, semi-sheer fabrics, you get the gist. Here Britt and Kerry are stripe twining!!!! How cute are these two?

Britt’s crop top first made it’s well deserved return to the fashion world a few seasons ago, it seemed like they were just another ‘quickie’ trend. After all, they’re pretty divisive among women, and not always the easiest to wear. However not to my surprise —midriff-bearing tops have defied the odds by sticking around, and it seems most women like Britt have figured out how to wear crop tops and look seriously cute.

Get the look #getitatkerry #kerrymwh #stripes #summer #fashiongirls #hairbybrittanyrae