Thursday, February 11, 2016

Minimal.


Yay to the weekend coming up so quickly && to the three day weekend, thanks to National Holiday haha. I will be heading to the East side over this holiday, for the change we are going to go to Chicago, and my oh my I have been checking weather every day there hoping that maybe it will be warmer than 20 degrees haha. However, I am sort of excited to see some snow and roam around a big city ! Make sure to follow me on Instagram @skynaite and see random snaps taken during the trip. Of course I will also be doing a post on a quick getaway soon after we come back ! 

As i have been trying to go through my closet and picking out items for Chicago I wanted to share this look which is great for cold weather ! This cardigan is not only fashionable but extremely warm as well. It sure it a great replacement for a coat. Those of you that have been following me know that I am a big fan of simplicity and light colors, however for a change I am loving this print ! It's perfect for the cold days. 


OUTFIT DETAILS:

Cardigan: Ella Moss. Buy on here.
Dress: Splendid. Buy on here.
Heels: Steve Madden. Similar styles on here and here.
Handbag: Sole Society. Buy on here
Pom pom: Windsor. Buy on here.



Photography by Ben Lioe

-xo, Sky Naite

Minimal.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Patched up.


Hello everyone ! I hope every single one of you had a great weekend and enjoyed Super Bowl aka sunday fun day. My favorite part of it of course is all the creative commercials ! We decided to drive down to San Diego and spend a weekend with our friends and go bar hopping for Super Bowl and just so it happens the Mardi Gras block party was on a Saturday which turned out to be lots of fun. 
Anyhow, before I fade away into deep conversations about sports I wanted to share this cute outfit I wore during the weekend in San Diego. Patched up jackets, jeans and t-shirts have been extremely popular, many different brands are now starting to add patches to their clothing items. The day I came across this cute jacket I knew right then I cannot pass on it. I mean how cute are these emojis patched up on it ? I decided to pair it up with an all white outfit to make the jacket stand out more. Also, when wearing a piece that has lots of going on, you must keep the rest of the outfit simple. Since I wore a lose t-shirt, I made a little knot in the front which adds that fun extra detail to the outfit.



OUTFIT DETAILS:
Jacket: Oh My Collection. Buy on here.
Jeans: Asos. Buy on here.
Shoes: Chinese Laundry. Buy on here.



Every Jacket by Oh My Collection is also customized, I have chosen "S" for Sky ! You can have any initial you would like that has a meaning for you.


Photography by Ben Lioe

-xo, Sky Naite

Patched up.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wedding Diary. The White Dress.

Unfortunately I did not say yes to the dress at this salon either.. Wedding Diary for the search of a perfect dress will continue ! 

The White Dress is a bridal salon located just a little over an hour away from Los Angeles, in Corona Del Mar area. After searching for bridal salons that carry very detailed dresses and lots of lace detail that are budget friendly I have come across by this hidden gem via Yelp. Reviews by all the brides to be were just great and I just had to check it out and I am sooo glad I did ! The staff and selection of the wedding dresses was everything I have been looking for and more. If you are looking for an affordable, beautiful dress you will not be disappointed !
Quite some time has gone by and I could honestly say I might have found MY dress.. I had quite a few tears come out when I tried on one out of many dresses. However, knowing that my wedding is not until summer of 2017 I have decided to let a few more months go by and have decided to come back then to see if  I am still in love with it just as I was the first time I tried it on ! Everyone always said when you know-you know, and believe it or not ladies that is the truth..When you try on the dresses, eventually you will come across one that will just feel right and will make your heart skip a beat.. and in that moment you will know that this is the one.

TIPS:
  • Be true to yourself and everyone at the bridal salon. If your budget is $5,000 - stick with it and make it clear to the assistant that is helping you. Sometimes it might not seem much when the dress is just a thousand or two over your budget, but do not forget how many more accessories you will need to get to go with the dress such as shoes, jewels etc.
  • Simplicity. Sometimes classic, simple dresses are more beautiful than the ones that have lace and jewel details added onto it. Adding a lace vail can change the entire look ! 
  • What a dress budget should include: wedding dress, veil and shoes. Having a number in mind that includes everything is better than realizing down the road how expensive everything is turning out to be ! 
  • Do your make up every time you go to the salon as close as you can to the way you would want it to look the day of. It will give you a better idea of your wedding day look.
  • Tan. If you are having a destination wedding like me, being tan is a very important part of the wedding dress search process. 
I wanted to share a few beautiful designs I came across at The White Dress. Since my previous post was on backless, scrappy dresses I wanted to try a completely opposite this time - long sleeve, lace, classic look.




-xo, Sky Naite

Wedding Diary. The White Dress.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Insta Sky. January

I could honestly say that January has flown by ! With all the wedding planning, blog and many great things in the works has been keeping me extremely busy. But with that being said I am extremely excited for this year, I really feel like everything is falling into it's place and dreams are turning into a reality. February will be a fun month as well, we have planned quite a few local trips planned, which for a change are nowhere tropical :p but quite the opposite - Chicago and Big Bear. Make sure to follow me on Instagram where I will be posting snaps from our travels. 

Now here goes the month of January via camera roll.

Sky Naite x American Eagle. It's such an amazing feeling when you find your photo in American Eagle polaroids. 
This is exactly what every weekend has been consisting of...only thing missing in this photo is a full mug of coffee. Jeans from Windsor, buy on here.
Brunch at Toca Madera with my gfs. This churro toast is relish !! Will have to try making it myself. Handbag by Steve Madden, buy on here.
Loving this color pallete this winter. Boots from Sole Society, buy on here.
Pretty florals at Trader Joe's ! My second favorite place to get flowers from, of course first place will always be the flower's market in Downtown LA.
Outfit by Windsor. Booties on here & pom pom on here. Handbag is currently sold out.
Daily style. Top from Camixa, buy on here. Handbag  by Steven Madden, buy on here.
Avocado Toast && Moscow Mule yumminess on a date night.

Took Madera Restaurant, where my photo above of a churro toast is from.
Villa Blanca, Beverly Hills will always be one of my favorites of LA. There is something about an all white design and extravagant floral designs. 

-xo, Sky Naite

Insta Sky. January

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Wedding Salon x The Knot.

Might have to steal this cute idea for an engagement party ! 
It has been quite some time now that I have been engaged, and I could honestly say the best part of planning the wedding is attending all the fun and amazing events ! I have recently went to The Wedding Salon & The Knot event at Montage in Beverly Hills, which consisted of bottomless drinks, endless options of cupcakes and many vendors that came together to present their wedding dresses, salons, catering and many other fun additions of the wedding. I was told they do these events in New York, Chicago and many other big cities as well so keep an eye out if you are planning a wedding yourself ! You can also win many great prizes, such as cupcakes for your wedding or even a honeymoon getaway. Getting sucked into the process of wedding planning and losing all the fun of it is easy as you can stress yourself out very quickly. For that reason we are taking our time and planning one thing at a time ! 

When going to Bridal Events...
  • Wear comfortable shoes ! It is a lot of standing and walking around to cover all the booths to speak to all the vendors and try all the yummy things
  • If you know one of the vendors you would like to use will be there, try to talk about discounts etc. They are there to sell and look for new couples, you can't lose anything by simply asking what they offer.
  • Do not get a gift bag when you get to the event ! You will be dragging it around the entire time and will not be able to enjoy the event. Leave the best for last, get it right before you leave.
  • You do not have to bring a friend who is also engaged, I brought along my good friend who is not engaged just yet and she had a great time, she was excited to experience such a thing.
  • Ask away... If you see a bridal salon booth and have a question about designers they might carry, ask any questions you may have ! I asked about one of my all time favorite wedding dress designer and I was certainly not happy about the feedback they gave me but ... at least i know now what not to waste time on!
Sorry ahead of time for the quality of the photos which is not as good since I did not take my professional camera along that day ! 
I mean.... calories were definitely not being counted that day!

YUmmyyyyyy. I am drooling over this picture just by remembering how delicious everything was.
Wedding Salon x The Knot.
That moment when for some odd reason I thought this was watermelon juice and I drank the entire glass with one sip out of thirst....and realized it was the strongest margarita ever ! So delicious though && the presentation of mini glasses was super cute with a touch of watermelon.
Photo booth fun with my friend.
-xo, Sky Naite

Wedding Salon x The Knot.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Layered.

It is finally a mid week ! Yay , we are that much closer to the weekend hehe. It is the little things that make me happy these days. Another weekend means another weekend to finalize more details on the wedding and visit more bridal salons hehe. I will also be doing a post later this week on the Wedding Salon x The Knot event i got to attend last week ! Make sure to check back on Friday. 
Anyhow, this look is all about layers - the more, the barrier. As long as you are using a good color palette, layers will look great no matter how many you add. I am personally a very indecisive person and it is hard to leave in the morning and not come back home all day to change ! For that reason, layering has been my best friend ! I always add a denim jacket or a light sweater by wrapping it around my waist in case I want to take a few layers off. Also, with weather being unpredictable layering is definitely going to be a must !

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Coat: Lioness Fashion. Buy on here.
Booties: Sole Society. Buy on here.
Handbag: Madison West. Similar on here and here.
Jeans: Asos. Buy on here.
Denim Jacket: Camixa. Buy on here.




Photography by Ben Lioe

-xo, Sky Naite

Layered.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Miami. Art Basel

Soho House.
I almost feel like I have been living out of my carry on luggage these past two months. Cannot complain about that at all, however keeping up with all the posts has made it quite complicated ! Sorry if i have been lacking and delaying some of these posts, but when it comes to travel posts it always take a bit of time to finish them up !

A R T . B A S E L

One week out of a year when those who make && those who love ART come out to Miami for a week of festivities. This week is all about art shows, street art, pop up events and many great take overs by brands worldwide. 

TO SEE.

Wynwood Art District is an area in Downtown Miami that turns into a painted city during the Art Basel week ! Every corner…and i literally mean every corner, every spot on each building is painted by amazing artists. If you are having a hard time understanding art pieces, such as paintings, sculptures etc. but love street art i highly suggest visiting Wynwood !

Convention Center is a must, plan ahead of time as it will take about 2-3 hours to get the entire area covered and see every single piece of great art displayed ! 

Soho House. 
Soho House.
Wynwood.
Art Basel style.
Art Piece at Convention Center.
Convention Center.
Always.
Wynwood.
My fiancĂ©. My love. My best friend && best travel partner. 
Refreshments. 

-xo, Sky Naite

Miami. Art Basel

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Bundled up.


Happy Fridayyyyy!!! Another week has gone by and I am so ready for another fun weekend which will be a continued search of the wedding dress. I will be doing posts on the search for the perfect wedding dress almost every week.. of course until i find THE ONE. So make sure to check back, especially if you are planning your own wedding at the moment as well and want to get some tips and ideas of it. 
I snapped a few photos this week of this cute look that is just perfect for a cold winter day, which surprisingly we had quite a few of these pasts months here in Los Angeles, CA. Greys && whites are just so easy to mix and if you are scared of colors like me hehe this is a great look. I also love adding a belt for that extra detail on the outfit. So do not be scared to play around with some belts you have hanging in the closet, because this might be a good time to make a use out of it ! 


OUTFIT DETAILS:

Trench coat: Lioness Fashion. Buy on here.
Jeans: Asos. Buy on here.
Shoes: Chinese Laundry. Similar styles on here and here.


Lioness Fashion also offers many different styles of coats, which sometimes is hard to find so make sure to check out their website. I personally own about four of them and they are all from there! :) 

-xo, Sky Naite

Photography by Ben Lioe


Bundled up.

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