OOTD: Green Suit in Fresh Snow

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!  Sharing these photos I took with Maxim when we had our first snowfall in New York over a week ago. We took to the roof and did a photoshoot in freshly fallen snow to capture the magic of the season. Of course, by the time Christmas rolled around the … Continue Reading

OOTD: Matching From Head To Coat

Last week when I looked at the forecast for Christmas day it looked like we’d be getting a white Christmas. But now it’s looking like it’s gonna be a warm and wet one. The projected forecast is 60 degrees and rain in NYC. Not sure how I feel about that .  Anywho, do we love … Continue Reading

OOTD: Getting Ready in Green Combat Boots

What’s the last concert you attended before the pandemic? Happy New Week Gems! I can’t believe it’s already 4 days till Christmas, can you? Which got me thinking about the unexpected year we’ve had in 2020 and some of the things I’ve missed the most. For me, it has to be live music and concerts. … Continue Reading

OOTD: How to Style a Chic Red Holiday Outfit

How to get festive in 1 easy step. Step 1: Rock an all-red outfit. Step 2: You are all done! For this fun and instantly festive look, I paired this cute asymmetric pleated midi skirt from Cos with not one but 2 red sweaters from H&M. I wore a frill neck sweater underneath and threw … Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Shopping & Best Pajama Sets for Holiday Photos

We wanted a tree but got a TREE. Help me decorate it! This 9 feet Balsam Fir beauty came from a local Home Depot and even though getting it home was a struggle, it’s here. In all of it’s majestic needle-y, piny, green glory. It smells amazing and takes up the better part of my … Continue Reading

OOTD: Girl About Town

What gets you in the holiday spirit? For me, it’s the energy of being in the city during this time of year. The hustle and bustle of the crowds, the beautifully decorated streets & storefronts, and of course the holiday shops. This time last year the Oculus (where these photos were shot) was booming with … Continue Reading

OOTD: Urban Cowgirl

On Mondays, we R E S E T! Allow yourself to reset today Realign your goals Renew your strategy Refocus your thoughts Yesterday’s “failure” is not today’s shortfall Find that pep in your step and keep on moving! Happy Monday, Gems https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Pink-Hat-30-sec-video.mov

OOTD: Red Puma Tracksuit and “Doing the Right Thing”

“DO THE RIGHT THING”. In a world full of competing ideologies, what is the right thing? I’ve always been guided by the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think that’s a principle we can all get behind no matter your gender, color or creed. What’s your one mantra (or mantras) … Continue Reading

Trend Alert: Muscle Tees with Shoulder Pads

“Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown, without telling the world that it was crooked and align yourself with women who will do the same for you.” – Anonymous Styled up the very on-trend muscle tee with shoulder pads with my girl Gail @simplygailg. Are you into this trend because I’m absolutely loving it. … Continue Reading

OOTD: Fuchsia in Soho

This shoot in Soho was my first one since quarantine started and can I tell you, it felt good to be back in my old stomping ground. I remember biking around there in April/May with Maxim and it looked like an apocalypse hit. Stores were boarded up and the familiar scene of tourists and locals … Continue Reading