Thoughts On The Chunky Sneaker Trend (+ 3 Spring Tops Under $15)

Look #1: Brunch With The Girls

Outfit #1 Details: Blouse // Sneakers // Denim // Sunglasses // Handbag // Watch Band

 

The chunky sneaker (or "dad sneaker") has hit the fashion industry with a bang. It was after New York Fashion Week 2018 when I started to see this bold trend everywhere. So I jumped on the bandwagon with these Elias Chunky Trainer in White from EGO. While this style is sold out, the brand is offering quite a few other chunky sneaker options, with the Kim being the most similar. At first I was scared of a few things; 1) They would be difficult to style, and 2) They would be difficult to walk in. Luckily, neither of these were true!

I was able to style the sneakers quite easily. They go with just about any casual denim + tee outfit, like with the Pink Cactus Tee in Look #2 and the Lettered Tee in Look #3. But surprisingly, they can also be paired with a nicer blouse, like the Yellow Off-The Shoulder beauty that I'm wearing in Look #1. By the way, all three of these tops I'm wearing in today's blog post are under $15 at SheIn.com! What a steal right? Stay tuned because I'll definitely be styling these sneakers in different ways as the spring season progresses! 

Aside from being versatile and obviously on-trend, they are also surprisingly comfortable. I mean really comfortable! I wore them last week to walk around Philadelphia (a total of approximately 20 blocks) and I had no complaints. Additionally, since I'm on the short side, I don't mind that these chunky trainers give me an extra few inches! The only slightly negative thing about these new favorite kicks of mine is that they are all white, even the sole, so you have to be pro-active about wiping them down. Other than that, they're pretty much perfect. And if you're the kind of person who can't wear white sneakers, EGO offers a ton of chunky sneakers in may colors  (and for unbeatable prices) so that you can give this trend a go!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop them below!

 

Look #2: Festival-Ready

Outfit #2 Details: Tee // Sneakers // Denim // Sunglasses // Fanny // Watch Band

 

Look #3: Laid-Back Weekender

Outfit #3 Details: Tee // Sneakers // Denim // Sunglasses // Watch Band

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

Hands Down The Best Leather Apple Watch Bands Ever!

I wear my Apple Watch practically everyday, so having a comfortable band is very important to me. Until recently, I had just been using the apple rubber strap that came with the watch. But that all changed once I was introduced to Meridio Band! This Italian brand offers handcrafted genuine leather Apple Watch bands that are incredibly comfortable. Featured in today's post is the Chestnut Nappa Leather Apple Watch Band, worn by my dad (thanks dad!), and the Angel Whisper Nappa Leather Apple Watch Band worn by yours truly. Just a few days after gifting this band to my dad, he called me to tell me just how much he loved this product. He's eager to expand his very own Meridio Band collection to include different colors! My dad and I love these leather bands for the same three reason -- 1) the leather is comfortable, soft, and supple 2) the quality of all the materials including leather and metal finishes, are very high, and 3) they transform the apple watch into a fashionable accessory!

The Meridio Band collection is quite vast including bands of various patterns and colors. They offer each band in both watch sizes (38mm and 42mm), as well as with all possible adaptor finishes to ensure that it matches your watch. For example, my dad has the 42mm Space Gray watch, so I ordered his band in a size 42mm with a Space Grey adaptor finish, which fit/matched his watch perfectly. I have the 38mm Space Gray watch, so I ordered my band accordingly. As you can see from the photos above, the adaptor finishes also match my watch perfectly. 

Honestly, I only have good things to say about this product and my dad agrees! If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Also, be on the look out for another blog post in which I'll be featuring the Dark Secret band, also by Meridio!

 

 

 

Photographer #1,

Mommy Dearest

 

Model #1

Daddy Dearest

 

Stylist, Model #2, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

2 Spring Handbags That Will Go With Everything + Last For Decades

1. The Sophia  Handbag

I'm so excited for the warm weather to finally arrive. Unfortunately, it's still quite cold here in Philadelphia but to prepare for spring, I'm featuring two handbags that will go with literally any spring outfit. The Sofia (above) and Camila (below), both by Alisn Lee, are my top handbag picks this season! It's clear that the white color and minimalist design makes these handbags about as versatile as you can get. While simple, these bags feature unique shapes and straps that give them spunk. Take for example the Sofia purse, which has a box design and a light pink/white reversible strap. Meanwhile, the Camila is a soft edged square with the cutest ruffle strap ever. And although they seem small, these purses fit all the essentials (A.K.A. my iPhone 8 Plus, a small wallet, and lip gloss). Lastly, I adore these handbags because of the impeccable quality with which they are made. Both bags are crafted with incredibly soft genuine embossed python leather and are lined with a durable linen material. Honestly, I have not used any other purse since receiving these beauties in the mail and I think that just about sums it all up!

 

2. The Camila Handbag

Outfit Details

Sofia Handbag // Camila Handbag // Button Down (similar) 

Denim (similar) // Sandals // Rings // Sunglasses

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

B L O O P E R S

The Sunglasses I Can't Stop Wearing

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If you've been following along on Instagram, then you already know that I was in Puerto Rico last week for spring break. It was a week full of fun, sand, and sun! A lot of sun! Thankfully I had my Vega sunglasses by Covry to shield my eyes from the bright rays. I wore these gorgeous frames almost every time I stepped outside. The subtle white tortoise pattern, key-hole bridge design, and gold detailing all come together to make an incredibly trendy accessory. What's more is that theses sunglasses came with a cute white leather case (photographed above)! But aside from them looking lovely with just about any outfit, these sunglasses offer 100% UV protection without making the world look color-less and dull. In fact, I was able to fully enjoy all the beautiful hues of Old San Juan (photographed below) while looking through these lenses. All Covry eyewear is made with impeccable quality. Their frames and lenses are high-end, on-trend, and reasonably priced! I definitely suggest taking a peek at the rest of their collection.

Even though spring break is over, I continue to break out these bad boys any and every chance I get (a.k.a when the sun decides to grace Philadelphia with its presence). 

Outfit Details

Sunglasses // Jumpsuit (similar) // Handbag // Sneakers // Rings

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

Spring Break Essentials

This is officially the last year I get a spring break (because my third and fourth year I won't have one)! So I'm celebrating by going to Puerto Rico with bae! For those of you who are also headed somewhere tropical for spring break (or in the near future), I'm including a few of my favorite things that I'll be taking with me!

 

1. The Shoes

I'm excited to finally be breaking out open-toe shoes. My current favorites are the Averie in Navy and the Atlantic in Black, both by Restricted Shoes. The bright color and checkered pattern of the Averie slip on adds pep to any outfit. Meanwhile, the Atlantic is versatile and elegant option. Together, the two could be paired with just about anything! What's more is that they are incredibly affordable, especially when you use code BESTTRENDSFORLIFE25 for an extra 25% off!

 

2. The Cover Up

If you're headed to the pool or beach, you're going to want a cute cover up to throw on top of your bathing suit right? May I just suggest this Summer Lights Dress, from Peridot Boutique, because its actually the perfect beach piece. It's also much more versatile then just a beach cover up. While it's meant to be a dress, by tightening the straps you can convert it into a long tank like I did in today's photos! 

 

3. The Sunglasses 

I'm a sucker for a beautiful pair of sunnies. And once I laid eyes on the Vega in Coconut by Covry, I was love stricken. Not only are these sunglasses made with accessional quality, but they're also comfortable and lightweight. Not to mention, I'm obsessed with the subtle marble and striking white design.  You'll be seeing more of these sunglasses on BTFL!

 

4. The Swimsuits

Probably the most important part of any beach trip is the bathing suits. The two swimsuits that I'll be rocking most often this trip are the Lana set and the Faith set, both by Wet Swimwear. I'm a sucker for a nice white bikini, so when I laid eyes on Lana I was sold. Meanwhile, the Faith satisfies my urge for a striking pattern! My favorite part about both is that the tops are extremely secure! And by that I mean, the twins are not going fall out while swimming. While I'm not wearing either of these swimsuits in today's post, I'll be sharing lots of photos on Instagram once I make it to sunny Puerto Rico. 

 

 

Outfit Details

Bow Slip On // Criss Cross Slip On // Dress // Sunglasses

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla