High Summer ASOS Swimsuit Try-On

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

5 Easy Ways To Style Chain Belts

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

5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game

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

5 (More!) Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

Itโ€™s been an enlightening yet encouraging past few weeks. Enlightening to see the responses of Brands and Personalities alike revealing their stance on the matter of injustice or lack thereof by staying silent AND encouraging to see the vast amount of people from every race under the sun showing up and standing tall against injustice … Continue Reading

How to Mix and Match Prints

Hey, Gems! Today I’m showing you how to style prints. Mixing and matching prints is one of those things where we either completely embrace them or stay away from them altogether. But with just a few styling techniques, you will see how easy it is to put together a printed outfit without it looking too … Continue Reading

My Favorite Fashionable Characters in Movies and TV

To celebrate the release of a new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” (That was unfortunately postponed from April to November 2020 due to Coronavirus scare), Maxim and I channeled our inner secret agents and went on a mission to save the word (See our 007 photoshoot here). In today’s blog post I wanted … Continue Reading

5 Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

There’s nothing more inspiring to me than seeing women who look like me making major strides in the world of fashion. Black women pushing boundaries, overcoming adversities and showing women everywhere that our abilities are truly limitless. Black women who rebel against societal norms and pave the way for the rest of us to celebrate … Continue Reading

Knee-Hight Boots are the Hottest “It Girl” Accessory Right Now

On Him: Thursday, $190 On Her: Thursday, $235 It’s crazy how time flies when you’re adulting. I remember when I first met Maxim some 8 years ago he was more of a college frat boy who didn’t put much thought into how he dressed. A t-shirt, jeans and sneakers was all that he needed to … Continue Reading

10 Chunky Sneakers You Will Want to Rock This Spring at Every Price Point

On Him: Geox – Navy & Red, $160 On Her: Geox – White & Yellow, $160 Do you, Gems, remember when chunky “dad” sneakers became a big trend after Balenciagas came out in 2017? I never saw myself jumping on the bandwagon but the trend is still going strong in 2020 and now I am … Continue Reading

My Favorite Places to Thrift Designer Clothes in New York City

Vintage dress by Ungaro | Bag by Rebecca Minkoff | Zara boots Today I’m wearing a vintage Givenchy blazer dress from Designer Revival and I figured it’s the perfect time to share a list of my favorite thrift shops in NYC where you can score your own designer piece at affordable prices. There’s nothing like finding … Continue Reading