I styled this Litkovskaya bandana as a top – wrapped it around myself to give that edge. I paired it with my oversized Adidas utility pants that look and function almost like ski pants without the added warmth so you can still wear them in the summer. Throw on oversized tortoise shades and a sprinkle of … Continue Reading

https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Automatic.mp4 I’ve gone to the beach more times this Summer than I have any other summers in the past. The beach has been my little escape from the bustle of New York since I can’t travel to the tropics like I’d love to ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I’m showing you 4 swimsuit purchases I made on Asos since … Continue Reading

There are experiences in our lives that stick with us for a long time after they pass. This was the case with me on a cloudy spring day in Washington, D.C. some 2 years ago. Me and Maxim were visiting the beautiful cherry blossoms and decided to visit the new Museum of African American History … Continue Reading

View this post on Instagram Chain Belts – love them or don't, they are here to stay. And if you've been following your girl here on IG, you know that theyโ€™re my absolute favorite accessories. They are versatile, pretty much go with any outfit, and unlike traditional belts, they are really easy to adjust to … Continue Reading

Masks save lives. From my own experience, February – April in New York City was tough. Everything that makes New York great was shut down – bars, museums, nightlife, restaurants, comedy clubs and Broadway shows. From a mental perspective, the first 3 months in a full lock-down were tasking, especially as I still saw some … Continue Reading

It’s a beautiful day to have a beautiful day! Do you ever feel stuck with the feeling of not knowing where your life is heading? Questioning whether or not you’re making the best decisions to set yourself up for a life of fulfillment and happiness? This feeling can be overwhelming, especially in these unsettling times … Continue Reading

Hunter, NY Hiking paradise. When here, make sure to visit Hunter Mountain, Artists Rock and Sunset Rock, and Kaaterskill waterfalls. Woodstock, NY Another beautiful town in the Catskills. Make sure to hike up Overlook mountain trail for a gorgeous view of the Hudson Valley below. Lake George, NY In addition to hiking in theย Adirondack wilderness, … Continue Reading

Welcome to my continued coverage of amazing Black designers, founders, influencers, brands and creators who are reinventing the rules of the fashion and beauty industries. Today I wanted to highlight 5 Black Maleย Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game! The fashion world is one of the few industries that has traditionally been dominated by women … Continue Reading

We finally got that summer feeling after going to the beachย ย this weekend ๐Ÿ–โฃโฃโฃโฃWe didnโ€™t want to take public transit to get there so we packed light and jumped on our bikes for a 1.5-hour ride to this hidden beach in New York – Fort Tilden Beach which is an extension of Rockaway beach. It wasnโ€™t … Continue Reading

Welcome to my continued coverage of amazing Black designers, founders, influencers, brands and creators who are reinventing the rules of the fashion and beauty industries. Today I wanted to highlight 6 Amazing Black-Owned Beauty Brands and the women behind them who perfectly fit that bill. All of the women on this list dared to challenge … Continue Reading