“Two things in the world are not meant to be hidden – love and a woman in red.” 5 Reasons to Add Red Lingerie to Your Wardrobe 1. Spice up Your Lingerie Drawer. Red is the color of love, passion, seduction & adventure. If you get tired of wearing black and neutral lingerie sets, head … Continue Reading

PURPLE combines the calm stability of a blue and the fierce energy of red. Both complementary and interconnected forces necessary for sustaining balance. The color is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Whenever I put on a purple number, the energy just radiates.  This purple dress outfit came from Mango and the … Continue Reading

https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OpalbyOpal-Black-Dresses-for-Fall.mp4 Black has been in full rotation in my wardrobe lately. Maybe it’s the Fall weather in the air but it feels refreshing – a nice palate cleanser from all of the color I’ve been rocking this summer. Here are 6 black dresses I pulled out of my closet this week. Which one speaks to … Continue Reading

SUMMER FRIDAYS LIP BUTTER BALM VANILLA BEIGE shop now https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Summer-Fridays-Lipgloss-Blog.mp4 My lipgloss is poppin’….you know the rest  The cold weather can be harsh on our lips leaving them dry and cracked. I’m sharing a few of my favorite lip glosses that will have your pout feeling hydrated with a glassy finish that pops! In the … Continue Reading

RHODE Pia Puff-Sleeve Minidress shop now As we enter the fall, we tend to ditch our colorful summer dresses for darker and richer monochrome options. But this season, I challenge you to try something different! Something a little bold with a lot of volume and a stroke of color. And what better way to make … Continue Reading

Table of Contents 1. Property 2. Pool   3. Rooms 4. The Beach One thing about Maxim and I when we travel, we like to immerse ourselves into a place and get down to the nitty gritty of what truly makes it special. We’ll check out the more touristy areas of course but what really gets … Continue Reading

Table of Contents 1. Getting to Arenal Volcano 2. Staying at Casa Luna 3. Explore the Area 4. Hot Springs 5. Where to Eat After our lovely stay at Finca Rosa Blanca in the suburb of San Jose, we headed North into the Mountains of Costa Rica. The area we were headed to was Arenal … Continue Reading

I learned of Patrick Cupid, a talented designer from NYC, while writing up an article “5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game” as part of my “Going Against the Grain: Black-Owned Brands Spotlight” series last summer. Here is what I wrote about Patrick and his eponymous brand back then: “Patrick Cupid makes playful … Continue Reading

Here is a Costa Rica outfit idea for you, Gems. Nothing says summer better than a crisp all-white outfit. Here, I paired a white tank top with white high-waisted jeans and a fun sun visor. Threw on a pair of white sandals and added some golden hoops, rings and cuffs with my trusty vintage chain … Continue Reading

Table of Contents 1. Rooms 2. Pool & a Jacuzzi with a View   3. Lush Property 4. Coffee Farm Our first stop in Costa Rica was at Finca Rosa Blanca, a rustic-chic hotel on a coffee farm in Santa Bárbara, in Heredia Province. It was the perfect place to begin our exploration of this beautiful country. … Continue Reading