Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WHAT I WORE: Tuxedo Chic

WHAT I WORE: Altuzarra x Target Tuxedo dress/ Vintage gold clutch/ Black "So Kate" Christian Louboutin heels/

Last Friday I decided to hang out with one of my closest girlfriends, we both needed a night out after a pretty long week. I was super excited to finally wear my Altuzarra x Target tuxedo dress before it got too cold. I got it almost a month ago and once I tried it on I knew it would be the perfect addition to my closet. The dress is perfection in every sense of the word, I'm super obsessed with the split especially since it made me want to pose in every picture like J.Lo lol! The gold design along the shoulders was just the added color I needed and my "So Kate" heels were right on time. Did you guys snag anything from the Altuzarra x Target collection? I'm now looking forward to getting a sweatshirt and sports bra from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection next week. Happy Tuesday Guys!! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Remembering Oscar De La Renta

This week the fashion industry lost an legend by the name of Oscar De La Renta, his beautiful gowns and riveting fashion collections will forever remain a footprint in my memory. He was not only a driving force in the fashion industry but he was an inspiration to many. Filled with passion and an intense desire to creatively express himself through fashion makes him a "Man of heart" as the Huffington Post would say. I've been smitten with Oscar De La Renta for years, he never disappointed me and he always made women feel so beautiful (what's not to love?). When I think of Oscar De La Renta, I think of episode of Sex And The City when Carrie (Sara Jessica Parker) wore the Spring 2004 pink dress gifted to her by her "Russian" and how fabulous she felt. Now that is when I first fell head over heels for him...This week we lost a man that was an icon in the fashion industry, his presence will be missed and at 82 years old he has truly left his mark in this world.

Check out an old video of Oscar De La Renta being interviewed by the New York Times.  

*bows out gracefully*

Friday, October 17, 2014


WHAT I WORE: White tank top by BEBE/ Grey wrap blazer by Zara (old)/ Eagle necklace by TopShop/ Cropped denim jeans by Seven for All Mankind/ Gold & Black cap-toe heels by Saint Laurent/  
Hello beautiful people! Did everyone have a great week? I've been quite busy this week with getting caught up with work from vacation, getting my team together for the 2014 Trot for Hunger (shameless plug...if you want to join my "SCHMONEY" team as we run a 5K for the homeless on Thanksgiving morning, email me SchuntelA@gmail.com or sign up HERE!) as well as reconnecting with my friends. It's officially Fall in the city so I'm getting ready to transition my closet and do a little bit of shopping, in which I've already copped me a bomber jacket, leather pants, fur vest and some new Loubies to kick off the season. I still need my Timbs and a few other staples to complete my Fall/Winter wardrobe but I'm totally ready for this cold...at least I think I'm ready lol. Anyway, I hope everyone has an amazing weekend...I hear the weather will be beautiful (no rain) in the DMV so I'm happy about that, I plan to be out and about a little.  
*bows out gracefully*

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RECAP: Panama + Guyana 2014 Vacay!

I'm bacccck and ready to tackle Fall/Winter 2014! My vacation is officially over and it's back to business per usual, I love to travel but I've realized that there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME. I had a blast on vacation with my family, we traveled to Panama for less than 24 hours then stayed in Guyana for about 8 days (Wi-Fi was kind of shaky so my dearest apologies for the lack of posts while I was away). The weather, food and people were all but of amazing and welcoming, I couldn't have asked for a better end to a beautiful summer than to be surrounded by my family. Ideally, I traveled to Guyana about 2 times before this trip but I really got the chance to really embrace my roots and explore the many towns that my parents rant and rave about. My experience was beyond what I could've imagined and it really changed my perspective on a lot of things (that's what traveling does to you). I was humbled by the abundance of love and care by my family once we got there, they are one of a kind. For this trip I decided to keep it very casual and comfortable, since I knew it would be pretty warm and I would be doing a lot of walking. All of my outfits are very much "repeats with a remix" from the Summer! Anyway, check out a few pictures from my vacation below:

First stop was Panama City and it was beautiful! We stayed at this very chic hotel, although the customer service was a bit off the hotel in itself was really a looker. I can't wait to go back and explore the city! I got the chance to kick it at the pool for a few before our flight and I decided to wear my turquoise cover-up over my bathing suit gifted by my mom, I'm in love with it. I wish you could see the beaded detail on it, truly a beautiful addition to my closet.
I'm not really a beer drinker but this Banks beer had me swooning, OMG sooo good!

WHAT I WORE: Nude tank by H&M/ Cream lace shorts by BEBE (old)/ Flat sandals by UO/ Shades gifted/
Annnnd just like that....I'm in Georgetown, Guyana at the swanky Gravity Lounge with my family. This is by far the best nightclub/restaurant in the country of Guyana, what a treat it was to be here! The rooftop was amazing and the food was delightful, I'll be back for sure.  
Salmon & Shrimp Cajun pasta with red wine had me in heaven! Amazing food and service!!

I stayed a night at the Pegasus hotel in Georgetown (the oldest hotel in the country) and it was truly an experience. The wooden key had me eager to learn more about the hotel, although it's centuries old the renovations being made and customer service was one to remember. The rooms were impeccable and it was a nice welcome to Guyana for sure!
Animals was everywhere once we got into the country side of Guyana...I loved it!

WHAT I WORE: "Kiss Me In French" crop top by UO/ Black knotted skirt/Sandals by Michael Kors/Phillip Lim for Target bag/Sunglasses gifted/  
 It's super hot in Guyana so it's necessary to bring an umbrella when venturing out during the day, Thank God I packed mine! Me, my sister, my nephews and two cousins of ours walked down to Churches chicken for lunch and got the chance to do a little bit of exploring before heading to my Aunt's house in Corriverton, Guyana.
How funny is this sign? It's outside of a Nursery school in front of my Grandmother's home. I had a little chuckle when I read this.

WHAT I WORE: Betsey Johnson dress (old) from UO/
 Fast forward to my Aunt's 50 birthday party where I had a blast, I love my family they know how to party although I tapped out around 3am...they went until the sun came up lol. By this point my hair was doing spirals so I opted for my signature bun for the remainder of the trip (natural hair don't care).

Saltfish, Potatoes, Plantain and boiled egg for breakfast = Caribbean!  

I couldn't help but to have a little photo-shoot. My 9 year old and 5 year old nephew were my photog's for the trip....not too bad if I do say so myself! lol

WHAT I WORE: White romper/Vintage roped belt/Flat sandals by UO/
I channeled my inner Beyoncé, I always swoon at her vacay pictures so I took a page in her tumblr and voila this pic! My Aunt and Uncle's home is so beautiful (I wish I could show you), this photo was taken inside their gates. Guyana is a really rural place and the random animals you see on the road/street gives you a whole appreciation for nature.  

Yes, I'm holding a Iguana...conquering fears I tell you #bucketlist  

My absolute favorite drink when I go to Guyana! Champs in a little bottle while travelling city to city was all I needed.

Usually on the weekends there is a huge market that is set up not too far away from my dad's home in Rosignol, Guyana. The fresh fruit and vegetables are sold by the locals of the town and for bargaining prices, although we missed out on the market because of my Aunt's party a few vendors had their products on sale during the week.

I introduced my little nephews to the most amazing shaved ice treat of their lives, it beyond scrumptious!
WHAT I WORE: Straw hat by Aldo (old)/Navy blue romper by H&M (old)/Bag by ZARA/
 All my fun was coming to an end, although I was sad to leave Guyana I was definitely happy to get back to Wi-Fi lol.

Annnd we passed a massive hurdle of cows crossing the road on our way to the airport. I'm definitely going to miss all the animals crossing the road, deep down I love the country (don't tell my friends that live in the city lol).
I hope you guys enjoyed my recap from my trip, I can't put into words how amazing this trip was...I love traveling with my family!! Now let's get back into fashion....

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy Sunday via Guyana, South America!

Heyyy Everyone!! I'm blogging live from Guyana, South America on the front porch of my Aunt & Uncle's fabulous estate. Wifi has been a bit shaky here so I'm finally getting a chance to connect with you all. I hope everyone is enjoying October so far!! From Panama and now to Guyana, I can honestly say October has been treating me well.

Before I headed here I had the most amazing weekend with my friends (they know how to make me smile). Last Saturday was filled with running around and trying get my life together before my trip, which I succeeded at (Thank you God). Then, my friend surprised me with a cute date in the city riding bikes through the monuments....it was perfect and definitely a check off my bucketlist (Thank you ☺️). The weather was almost too perfect and watching the sunset while biking through the city made me fall in love with DC all over again, it was just what I needed before my flight! The only issue was that I was in heels (Yes, I biked in heels) and was peddling like Lance Armstrong according to my friend 🙈...it's not for everyone but definitely something to do if you've never done it before lol. 

I'm so glad I decided to wear comfortable heels (Thank you Zara) because it wasn't the easiest ride but at least I got a good work out. By Sunday I brunched with my bestfriends and got to just relax before my flight (Ahhhmazinnn weekend). Fast-forwarding to today, I'm really enjoying my time in the sunny and beautiful South America. I've never slept so much in my life, the breeze alone is enough have you sleeping for a few hours easily. Anyway, I only have a few more days here so I'll try to blog again this evening!!! 

*bows out gracefully*