Turks & Caicos Photo Diary: Part I





Shorts: F21 floral high waist shorts | Bag: F21 green crossbody bag






Swimsuit: c/o Triangl “California Coral” bathing suit | Cover up: Aqua crochet tank (I bought this 2 sizes larger so it can fit more like a dress) (similar here, here, here and here)


Beautiful view on Grace Bay right behind the Regent Grand hotel



Met these two cutie pies on the beach and of course I had to dog-napped them real quick. :)



Hat: c/o Rafia sun hat | Top: Victoria’s Secret polka dots swim (similar here) | Bottom: ASOS high waist leopard print bottoms (also in pink)





Meet Mocha, our foster baby from the PotCake Place in Turks and Caicos. A non-profit org run by volunteers to help animals (lots of puppies too) who doesn’t have a home and help them get adopted. You can pick up a puppy and spend a few hours with them per day for totally free. You are free to walk them, take them to the beach or bring them home with you from 10AM -1PM. This helps familiarize them around adults & children. Mocha was so cute!! She loves hugs and had a strange phobia to Nate’s camera. She seriously went crazy when he started taking photos of her so I just picked her up and held her and she was super calm and sweet. I’m not allow to have another pet but we really hope someone falls in love with her and take her home! She’s the sweetest!!

Kudos to The Pot Cake Place for all that they do!! It’s a must visit if your in town!


Cover-up: H&M | Bikini bottoms: Victoria’s Secret


– Photos by NR, me & the tripod –

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They say a photo is worth a thousand words…but I believe they are worth so much more. Photos captured can tell a story better than any words can express; and I’m so grateful to have beautiful memories captured forever with our photos… Even though Nate thinks I’m a photo-fiend, he just doesn’t realize how much I admire his work and all those little moments that he’s frozen with the clicks of his camera…all 2,459 of them on this trip to be exact. Lol.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope I didn’t suffocate you too much with all the photos. :)

Stay tuned for Part II later this week!

xo, K





redleopard4{Photos by NR}

Top: Aqua jeweled sweatshirt | Bottom: TopShop leopard skirt | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Valentino | Glasses: Tom Ford

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Whenever I feel like my outfit has too much of one or the other, I’ll swap it out for a substitute until I find my balance. I think it’s important to experiment, mix and match your favorite pieces to find the look that works for you.

Thigh High







My new favorite Aries ring thanks to the Glitter Vault! Check them out for more fab accessories!

otk6{Photos by NR}

Top: F21 Ombre sweater (similar here and here) | Bottoms: Theory pleated leather skirt | Shoes: Sam Edelman OTK suede boots | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  | Necklace: Aqua | Ring: * The Glitter Vault Aries zodiac ring | Hat: H&M | Glasses *zeroUV via StyleSays

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When it comes to thigh high boots, I’ve always had trouble finding a pair with the perfect fit. So every year when fall rolls around, I’d find myself searching for that perfect over-the-knees boots….but search no more because I think I found my sole mate! Perfect heel height, perfect comfort level with hidden platform, perfect soft suede, perfect little laced up in the back so I can loosen or tighten for the perfect thigh high fit!

Funny short story: When I was trying these boots on, I casually mentioned to the sales associate that I’ve always had problems finding the right OTK boots because I have thick legs and thighs. She immediately disagreed (eyes-wided, lips-frowned and all) and told me I do not have big legs and I shouldn’t worry…as though it was a bad thing…I wasn’t fishing for a compliment and I think she was nice, but it makes me sad to see that even nice people can get influenced to believe that being healthy and having meat on their bones is considered a bad thing…It gets worst. She then told me that having skinny legs will look better in high heels, skirts and boots. I can’t help but laugh and I tried not to be offended because she was really, really older and I guess she just had an ancient way of thinking.

Luckily I’m kind of stuck in my own ways of thinking and told her actually thick legs are pretty damn sexy in heels, skirts and boots. :) How many young women who may already be suffering from body issues are put in situations like these each day to not like their bodies just because someone thinks their body parts are not the perfect fit for a certain style or trend? This brought me back to my post about Body Image and the Mean Girls...I have more to say, but I’ll leave it here for now since it’s 4AM and I’m feeling sorta loopy. xo

Have you ever had a shopping experience where someone either intentionally or unintentionally made awkward comments about weights and sizes? I love to hear your stories!

Falling for Fuchsia







fallingforfuchsia5{Photos by NR}

Top: H&M (old, similar here) | Bottoms: KTRcollection High Low Bow Skirt | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Bag: Valentino mini Rockstud | Glasses: Dior cateye | Earrings: similar here and here | Necklace: vintage (similar here)

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I’m all about midi skirts lately. They are so sweet, elegant and can be styled in so many different ways. I made this in three of my favorite colors (blue, green and fuchsia) but this color and styling is probably my favorite of the bunch, a close tie to the blue and the green I think…I just can’t decide!! Which color is your favorite?


Maximum Effort: So, What Makes a Blog Successful?









{Photos by NR}

Top: Piper Project | Bottoms: Laundry pleated maxi skirt (old: similar here and here) | Shoes: Rachel Zoe | Bag: Valentino ‘mini’ rockstud bag | Necklace: Aqua initial pendent | Earrings: c/o 2 Hello Beautiful | Bracelet: Marc Jacobs ID bracelet

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So what makes a blog successful and what makes it not anyway? I’m sure it’s a question that many people would like to have the answer to…and surely myself including.

From what meets the eye, the obvious way to tell that a blog is “successful,” is the amount of audience it carries, maybe even the number of comments per post. Some may even “think” that free swag automatically gives a blog a notch up on the popularity scale.  Here’s the thing I noticed: there are many (fashion) blogs out there that has the same content over and over and over with the same looks on replay. Sometimes the content is an exact replica of another. Other times you can tell images were thrown together and the writing rushed; some doesn’t even write a word; and on many occasions they never engage with their followers or answer any questions. Isn’t successful blogging all about original content and engaging with the audience? So (in my best Bradshaw’s voice) I can’t help but wonder, how are these blogs getting bigger and bigger everyday while the blogs who put so much effort, energy and love into writing a good post are barely getting acknowledged?

I started my first blog in 2006 but quit because I totally suck and I’m a quitter I didn’t have the passion at the time to keep up with it. I started blogging again in 2012 and over the last year and a half (and still kicking and alive), I was lucky enough to meet some pretty amazing people who I know spend a great deal of time on quality content. Then it dawn on me why I enjoy being friends with these people and always look forward to coming back to visit their sites. I realized what makes them interesting and therefore why they are successful in my book.

Successful blogging is not about having 500,000 followers who only wants to be your friend because you are ranked high on the blogosphere. It’s also not about having 500 commenting “cute outfit” followed by a link to their blog in hopes of getting return traffic. It’s about having a good amount of people who actually read what you have to say and engaged with what you’re putting out there. It’s not about wearing freebies from head to toe. It’s about being selective with what brands you work with and share honest reviews with the people who trust your opinion. It’s about writing good content so that a reader can go away with something to think about. It’s about being original and unique…being you. It’s about quality over quantity. At least that’s what I thought it was supposed to be.

Lately I feel like blogging has lost it’s natural juices and sometimes it feels like everyone is doing the same thing another person is doing. I don’t know, maybe I’m rambling and I’m not making any sense (well it is 4:00AM). To be honest, even though blogging is not my career, but it’s something I enjoy doing that has grew into loving. I’m just curious to hear your thoughts on what has happened to blogging and what does it mean to be a successful blogger! Btw – you’re welcome to tell me my outfit is cute…j/k :). Good night or good morning! xo