City Sparkle

I got a chance to collaborate with my favorite activewear brand, One Love One Tribe again and of course, the pictures came out amazing! I’m so thankful I was able to work with One Love again!

All items are sustainable, reversible, UV Protective and made out of recycled water bottles! How cool is that?

For a limited time use the code: Happy New Year to save some money on your purchase. Check out the pictures from the shoot below and see what my favorite items are from the collection!

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Photo by Jeff of PhotoshelterHawaii
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Photo by Jeff of PhotoshelterHawaii
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Photo by Jeff of PhotoshelterHawaii
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Photo by Jeff of PhotoshelterHawaii

Arella’s Picks:

Microfiber leggings

These leggings are comfy, easy to wash and they are high waisted! 

Hamptons Print Pieces 

This new print is featured in the pictures above and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw them! 

Off The Shoulder Top

This top is super cute for going to the gym or out to run errands, adds a sexy element to your daily look! 

Graffiti Sports Bra 

XOXO, Arella 

 

Rest, Recharge

I visited Riveria Maya, Mexico from November 30th-December 4th, and it was amazing!  The service we received from the Resort, Travel agent, Excursion agents were all top notch as well! Completely pleased!

 

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Birthday set-up by Hotel!

 

My friends and I stayed at the Royalton Resort which is an all-inclusive resort which made things so relaxing because you didn’t have to worry about spending any money unless you wanted too. My roommate and I (My cousin Aleshia) had a double bedroom with a full-sized Tub in the room with a double head shower and balcony. The room was beautiful.

What I Wore:

 

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I was so happy how this looked came out! 

 

Dress/Duster: Akira (Sold Out)

Shoes: Old Zara 

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My casual look.

Bodysuit/Swimsuit:AMI

Shorts:Fashion Nova

Slides:Sugar BrandSugar Brand

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Skirt: Asos (Old)

Shoes: Fashion Nova

Top: Discovery Clothing Company (like 5 years old)

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Custom Coverup: Sana Fatema (contact me for orders)

Everything at the Royalton was great, we had a few issues with our room but they handled it very well and ended upgrading my friend’s room to a rooftop room! Which was so beautiful at night! Our travel agent was amazing in all the surprises she pulled out with my cake and the whole restaurant sang Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend my 30th year of life. Thank you to my amazing friends, Mom and Travel agent for making all my dreams a reality!

Resort: Royalton

Travel agent: Jovan BrooksJovan Brooks

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The beautiful view of our hotel pool area.
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Enjoying the Ruins of Riveria, Maya.
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I just want to travel forever.

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Looking through all these pictures makes me want to TRAVEL, like now! What places did you go this year and where are you going next?

XOXO, Arella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Recap: ORS Dinner Party celebrating Afrobella!

I had the honor of being invited to the 11th year anniversary dinner party for Beauty Blogger Afrobella!  The dinner party was sponsored by ORS  and put together by D.Williams PR! 

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The event was beyond Amazing, and I was just in awe that I was in the room. One of the highlights was Afrobella saying to me:

“You’re here because you belong in this room.” 

That meant so much because Afrobella has been beauty blogging for 11 years has done so much for the natural hair community and the beauty community.

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 The party took place at the beautiful  Blanc Gallery which made the perfect backdrop for this event. Throughout the night we shared our stories about who we are, prayed together and broke bread together.

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Artwork from Blanc Gallery!

 

I love networking with like-minded people who are all about uplifting and collaborating with one another.

 

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Look at all these goodies from the goodie bag!

 

While Dinner was being served we had the pleasure of hearing artist Gifted Keys beautiful voice. We also got a first look at the new relaunch of the Olive Oil line and a goodie bag full of items to try out! I can’t wait to use them!

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Table setup!

All around excellent dinner, honoring a beautiful person, Afrobella! SO glad I was able to attend!

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What I Wore:

I took a summer dress and made it winter friendly by adding tights.(Life Hack)

Dress: My old online boutique ( I have a couple available for those interested)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson (LOOVEE HER BRAND)

Clutch: Vintage Zara

Earrings: Africain Festival vendor

 

 

Fun in Faux

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This was one of my favorite photos and it’s totally out of my comfort zone! I’m usually classic in my style but I felt being a little sexier and I loved how this look came out!

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The skirt was tulle and girlie and the faux leather jacket made it have an “edgy” feel and the faux fur gave a glam look! You can also add this skirt to a screen Tee or a plain T-Shirt!

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Skirt: Discovery Clothing

Similar: Forever 21

Jacket:  AEO

Similar: AEO

Fur: Zara

Similar: Zara 

Shoes: Fashion Nova 

How would you rock this skirt and what look is out of your comfort zone?

XOXO, Arella