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

Outside is the move this summer and the THIRST is REAL! I plan on being the walking epitome of “beach bum” ’cause I’ve been Thirsty af for long summer days laying out on the beach – indulging in a good book, cooling off in the water and catching the sunset all while staying hydrated with … Continue Reading

|| Step by Step Skincare Routine  || https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OpalbyOpal-x-Camille-Rose-60-second-Blog-Use-V2.mp4 Sharing my current skincare routine with Camille Rose Beauty – a Black-Owned brand that started in 2011 by Janell Stephens, that’s been an absolute favorite of mine! This new skincare lineup is hands down one of my favorites. It actually gives visible results and leaves my skin feeling nourished from … Continue Reading

– Get the Look: – Jumpsuit: Rachel Zoe (buy here) Sandals: AGL (buy here) Bag: Furla (similar here) DANGER ⚠️ High Voltage ⚡️ Today is a new day. Yesterday’s mistakes cannot affect today’s possibilities unless you dwell on them. Carpe Diem, Gems! What opportunities will you seize this week? https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OpalbyOpal-Black-Look-on-Orange-Wall-Blog-Use.mp4 More Black Jumpsuit Inspiration + … Continue Reading

I am taking Walmart Fashion to new heights with these affordable summer essentials. An easy-breezy skirt set, a statement mini bag and of course, some comfy dad sandals. Even more, this full look is just under $125. Top: $15 Skirt: $19 Bag: $24 Shoes: $65 Style: PRICELESS Get the Look: Top: Scoop (Walmart) Skirt: Scoop (Walmart) … Continue Reading