Trend Alert: Puff Sleeve Dresses for Fall

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

Patrick Cupid: Brand Spotlight in Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica: All White Outfit Aesthetic

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

OOTD: Formal Black Jumpsuit Outfit

– 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

OOTD: Black & White Dress with Colorful Sandals

You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Try dressing down your favorite summer dress with Dad sandals or sneakers. For this look, I added a cap for a more sporty vibe. Still serving looks, just more comfortable doing it!  Get the Look: Dress: Christopher John Rogers x Target (buy here) Cap: Alo Yoga (buy … Continue Reading

How-to-Style: Casual Gray Blazer Outfit

There are no deadlines for your lifeYou don’t have to pull the magic out of youBy some particular point in timeIt is never too late for a miracleThe right time for anything to happen is now How to Style a Casual Gray Blazer Outfit for Women I am a big fan of the women’s suiting … Continue Reading

Trend Alert: ’90s Inspired Hoop Earrings

How to Wear ’90s Inspired Large Hoop Earrings 90’s fashion is having a comeback moment. Neon make-up is back in. And so is animal print. Grunge and emo are starting to have an influence on music. Everyone seems to be yearning for simpler pre-pandemic times. Millenials are nostalgic for our childhood and Gen Zs are … Continue Reading

Classy White Dress @ The MET

*Checks the calendar* it’s almost summer and that means it’s time to strip away those winter layers! It’s time for  brighter hues, flowy dresses, and open-toe sandals. Bold, fun, prints are going to be all the rage coming out o the lockdown this summer. And that’s all fine and great, I am a big fan … Continue Reading

OOTD: Supporting Women-Owned Businesses with Naissant

It’s women’s history month, have you supported a female-owned business? Earlier this month I was invited to speak on a panel with Naissant founder Luciana and other incredible female entrepreneurs. One topic of conversation that came up was whether or not “women supporting women” was just a buzz phrase or reality. We had mixed feelings … Continue Reading

Home Improvement: Organic DIY Improvement on a Budget and an update on My Apartment

https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/New-Bench-Blue-Outfit-30secs.mp4 DIY home improvement on a budget and update on my apartment When it comes to decorating your home, are you the type who likes to furnish your place immediately, or do you like to build it out organically and bring items into your home over time? I think I am an organic apartment growth … Continue Reading