January 25, 2017

Shades of Blue

|Coat & Skirt: Forever21| Cardigan: H&M| Shoes: Coach| Bandana: Dollar Store|

One of the things that I love about fashion is that there aren't any rules. Of course force fed media may lead you to believe otherwise, but fashion is in fact a form of art and expression. So to hell with the seasonal conventions I say and hello to mini skirts in the middle of winter. I've always enjoyed playing with conventional seasonal pieces, changing their textures and making them appropriate for any season. I obviously fell in love with this skirt from Forever21, made in a heavy royal blue tweed, making it great for cold weather despite the short length. Matched it up with this great navy wool pea coat for extra warmth and layered it with a grey wool cardigan as a shirt. I broke the almost monochromatic look with a pop of color from the bandana around my neck and the iridescent Coach block heels.

My little puff-puff and fresh face makeup, make for a really stylish and put-together look.
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T U M I ♡

January 21, 2017

Edit: Solid Studio Wear

It was the first time I was hearing about this brand and I must say that I am very excited. The minimalist brand was so reminiscent of Céline and it's ideals, but with a twist. Effortless fashion that's almost lazy in its mood without being unkempt. Their woman is someone who isn't afraid of being fashion forward in the most understated and distinct way, while also embracing a sense of masculinity and independence. 

However, even among the distinctly male silhouettes the light and weightless fabrics give a purely feminine feel that is almost exposed and honest. How can clothes be honest? I don't know but these pieces simple are. You can't hide in these clothes, they were made to be worn with the intention of letting your honesty shine through. They are unapologetically strong and sensual in the most modern way. I wait in suspense to see what they come out with next .

To see their full lookbook head on over to solidstudiowear.com


Beauty Review: Makeup Revolution

A good quality makeup palette usually retails for around $40 and that's if you want beautiful pigment, minimal fall out and seamless application. But sis, when I tell you that this Makeup Revolution London "Iconic 3" palette was $7 and I got all of that, you'd think I was lying. The palette features 3 matte shades and 9 shimmer/glitter shades that are very versatile with a super duper great color pay-off. The color story is very warm with rose golds, coppers and pink shades, add a little fix plus to your brush and the shadows instantly turn a beautiful foil that lays on the lid effortlessly. They blend seamlessly and the palette itself is quite comparable to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which retails at $54. On someone who is a little more chocolaty in complexion such as myself, they aren't chalky or ashy and compliment the yellow undertones in my skin. I've used this palette on myself and some of my friends a couple of time already and I think I've gotten all of them hooked.

I give this palette ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I seriously recommend this palette to anyone who doesn't want to break the bank but who also doesn't want to sacrifice the quality and integrity of the product they are using.


January 8, 2017

Playlist No2// January '17

January is about getting in touch with that soulful side. Starting of the year with the legends and the greats of Jazz and Soul music I thought it best to let their music soothe us. There is nothing like listening to Nina Simone with a cup of tea in your hand on a cold winter morning, while all that pain and triumph washes over you. It can put life in perspective while also lending it's strength. Starting the future with listening to the past seams a bit counter intuitive, but their music has a way of healing. And I think we can all use a little healing as we prepare to move on.

T U M I ♡

January 3, 2017

The CRÈME Shop// Artis Dupe

 Brushes: The Crème Shop|

Have you ever seen the instagram post that says , "Artis is like the Rolls-Royce of makeup brushes," now that's nice and all but I don't know about you but I sure as hell can't afford a Rolls Royce. If we're being honest a lot of these beauty gurus on the inter-webs have the money to indulge in the beautiful and incredibly luxe Artis Brushes that sell for $110 a pop. Does that mean only they can enjoy the benefits of easy application and an insanely satisfying aesthetic? No of course not!

I of course know that not everybody is in love with these brushes and some even thought them to be gimmicky. But I think we can all damn well agree that they are beautiful brushes and me being the type of girl that I am, wanted them for the simple pleasure that their appearance gave me.  I see no fault in liking beautiful things, ignore what main stream media tells you about guilt and shame. There is nothing wrong in the material, as long as you're a balanced person who gives a flying flip.

That's why when I was gifted these beautiful brushes from The Crème Shop for Christmas I was more than overjoyed. I didn't think twice at the brand because I was immediately taken in by the design and how similar the brushes were to the ones I had seen on YouTube. I have no idea what the actual Artis brushes are like but I can tell that these brushes are really high quality. The brush fibers are incredibly soft and there is no sign of shedding. I have yet to use them all, except for the blending face brush that I must say blends foundation and concealer like a dream.

 All I'm saying, is that there is no need to be bombarded into thinking that your looks can't look like the beauty gurus just because you can't afford the makeup that they can, and you don't have to sell an arm and a leg. Buying within your means isn't a thing of shame especially when your working towards something in the future. As long as that Rolls-Royce is in the works, who cares if your driving Prius?

T U M I ♡

January 1, 2017



Dress: Asos| Shoes: Jeffree Campbell| Watch: Ted Baker|

Hello to 2017, the year of blessings!

A quick little post about what I wore for NYE was in order, don't you think? I went really simple in this cranberry colored cocktail dress from Asos. The really rich red just gave me positive vibes and made me feel good and it also suites my chocolatey skin tone, which I thought was the attitude I wanted to bring in the new year with. And even though the whole concept of time is a social construct as a means to maintain order in our society, it still feels damn  good to tick another year off. I hope your 2017 kicks ass, and here's to another one!

T U M I ♡