“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

Hey Gems! Many of you have asked me how I shoot my photos so today I am showing you a little behind the scenes of a typical photoshoot. Maxim shoots all of my photos and our creative journey together started when we first began dating and I pretty much forced him to take my photos … Continue Reading

Hey Gems!! We’re halfway through the week and I hope you’re having a lovely one so far!! I’ve been doing a bit of online shopping and today I’m sharing some looks I purchased from Asos with a Style Haul. They had some beautiful pieces that I wanted to try out like the asymmetrical linen midi … Continue Reading

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

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 ? 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

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCwkRpWJDiR/ 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 they’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 fit any waist. Today, … 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