Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Prints of My People


 I've been a Billabong fan for a while, and it's impossible not to fawn over all the clothes in their lines. A few months ago, I fell in love with the Botswana Jacket from their Neon Safari line inspired by the Ndebele people and I couldn't let it go. At the time I couldn't get it but it was hard to forget something so beautiful that carried such pretty colors and prints. Being from Southern Africa, i've always loved the vibrant fabrics from our region and knew this jacket had to somehow end up in my closet.  I decided to look up the jacket again to see if Billabong still had it in stock, and though it doesn't seem to still be in stock I was inspired to write my first "comeback" post after a few months from blogging.

I gathered some of my favorite tribal and African inspired prints together in one set, I can't get over the Stella Jean bird print dress as one of my favorites. It's gorgeous! I thought the shorts with the giraffe and sunset print were too cute not to put up there either.


{My Polyvore set PRINTS}

I hope i'll be able to blog a lot more now that summer's here, and i've got some fresh ideas to share! I've missed writing and maybe writing's missed me too. Follow me on twitter as well, I have a new one! @tarirolovesny

Saturday, March 1, 2014

{Guest Post} Latest Shoe Trends by Jasmine A.

{Hi everyone! Today's post is a guest post by the amazingly talented Jasmine Anderson of the UK Ladies Fashion Blog! I'm so excited to share her post with you, be sure to visit her blog as well}

Celebrities are considered as the prominent figures of our society it is because of this very reason today designers prefers to give their latest shoes to famous personalities. So, when their fans will see them wearing latest shoes they will also run to a designer shop to buy the same stylish and contemporary footwear. Due to this strong influence of celebrities, whenever a red carpet event takes place thousands of fans gathers around to see a glimpse of their favourite stars, so they can also follow the same trend. Now 2014 have begun and celebrities are once again expected to appear wearing some chic footwear of famous designers at red carpet events that will sweep their followers off their feet. Just the way Garage Shoes varied collection of ladies footwear sweeps its customers off their feet.

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However, this year female celebrities are likely to be seen wearing platform style shoes at red carpet events like Oscars, as it is the hottest trend in ladies shoes that also gives the wearer a decent height for long skirts.
Besides this, shoes with sheer floral lace or in silk satin and metallic leather material are also seen on different occasions along with glittery and crystal embellishment.  Nevertheless, in contrast to this year, Jennifer Lawrence winner of Best Actress award at last year’s Oscars was spotted wearing Brian Atwood Hamper’s pumps at the event. While, Kristen Stewart was wearing Jimmy Choo’s pumps and Jessica Chastain lured her fans by wearing high heel Volpi d’Orsay sandals of Christian Louboutin.

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Aside from the new design of the shoes, each year a new colour in footwear is also announced and 2014’s colour is radiant orchid. This captivating shade is a mix of pink, purple and fuchsia colours and signifies lot of joy, health and love. Therefore, it is anticipated that celebrities will also wear the new radiant orchid coloured shoes not only at red carpets, but at New York Fashion Week’s runaway too. Given that various famous designers have already introduced their latest shoes in this purplish shade such as Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier and Nicholas Kirkwood.

However, currently 12 new shoes styles are quite in, which can easily attract any fashion conscious women. The first design is thick strap sandals, which is introduced by Saint Laurent that boasts a pearl studded t-strap. The second latest style is a pin heel sandal launched by Jerome C. Rousseau and it comes in silver glitter fabric along with a flat side bow. Aquazzura has also revealed two new designs, but it is more of a redesigning, as two popular shoes of the designer, aqua snakeskin and the Sexy Thing sandal bootie are now available with a gold pin heel.

Giuseppe Zanotti has also rolled a new shoe by the name of d’Orsay sandal at the start of this year that is made from leopard-print calf hair and blue suede. Famous celebrity Sandra Bullock has already worn them at an event.  Nevertheless, sandals and platform style shoes are not the only ones that are quite in at the moment, as ladies will also see chic range of knee high boots as well. These new knee high boots look stylish and sexy when a woman wears them under a flirty skirt, but celebrities usually do not wear such footwear to a red carpet event. Therefore, knee high boots will mostly be spotted on different fashion runaways along with other trendy shoes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spirit Football Jerseys

   Spirit Football Jersey company! Spirit Jerseys are unique, comfortable, and fun 100% cotton garments with beautiful puff print across the back. I'd been obsessing over them for ages, and when I got the chance to design and sell some of my own I jumped at it. The jerseys are widely popular among sororities and I was very impressed to see the variety of designs they did for sports and vacation destinations as well.
 A few months ago, I got the chance to combine my love for lacrosse and fashion in a collaboration with the

     My *obsession* with my favorite sport lacrosse led me to create a separate twitter account to share my thoughts about the sport (@officiallaxgirl) and I reached 7,500+ followers in a little under a year! I now also write for Inside Lacrosse magazine online, and I couldn't be happier. I immediately knew that I wanted to take a lacrosse direction with my design for the jersey because i'd yet to see one, and I wanted to do something a little different and see what could come about. The result was something stylish and fun, and I can't stop wearing mine!

And heeeere is my design! All laxed up and ready for warm-ups when spring season rolls around.......

{The back has the "Lax Is Life" moniker as well as the username of my lacrosse twitter personality Official Lax Girl, and the front left breast pocket has crossed sticks}

Thanks so much to the amazing people at Spirit Football Jersey for giving me the chance to work with them, my lacrosse friends and peers absolutely loved them and i'm so glad some of them got a chance to purchase it.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Interview with Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013!


     I had the amazing opportunity to interview Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf a few months ago, and I am so excited to post the audio for the interview! Cassidy is absolutely amazing. She was so sweet and I had a great time learning more about her and her platform. She was also Miss California Teen USA 2013. She loves dance, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, as well as receiving scholarships to Joffrey Ballet in New York for jazz. Cassidy is also raising awareness for cyber safety, and I can tell that she is going to have an amazing year in reign and beyond. Thanks again Cassidy for answering my questions.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pattern Pending

Pattern Pending

I hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving!! I am slowly getting back into the blogging groove, I took a little break just to get a change of perspective and focus some more on school and lacrosse! Can you believe i'll be going to college next year?! How crazy is that.....we've had a fun ride

I've developed an even larger love for vibrant patterns. I feel that having 1 major standout piece in an outfit creates a completely different dynamic with it.....and those yellow shoes were too bright/beautiful to leave out even without a pattern ;)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All Over the Lace {Guest Post by Alexis}

Hi everyone! It’s Alexis from The Quirky Prepster! I’d firstly like to thank Tariro for letting me guest post! It’s an honor writing for all of you guys. Just to give you guys a little information about me, I am a total girly girl, I own about hundreds of dresses, and about two pairs of jeans (shame).  Today I’m writing to explore one of my favorite LBD, the lace black dress. I own one, sadly only one, and I wear it to almost every occasion, from graduations, to work at the courthouse, and to night outings. I absolutely love the versatile  element of this classic dress. By pairing this cute LBD with a few difference accessories, you can go from business professional to the life of the party!
TIP: Buy a lace dress with a lining, if it is completely sheer under, then you might want to add an underslip, to avoid looking underdressed. Classy is the way. :)
TIP #2: Try to buy a lace dress with a thicker fabric, to avoid rips or damage in the wash.

Below is the dress with a few different pairings in accessories.

The first pairing is one of my favorites. I paired the dress with a classic Chanel bag and black pumps. I remember wearing it out to my baby brother’s graduation. The dress was long enough for the church ceremony, phew, but it was also fashionable enough for the after party! The heels really added to my height (I’m not blessed with “tall” genes, I stand at 5’6). This outfit is so classy and chic, my all time favorite combination of adjectives.

The second combination definitely has an edgier tone to it. There is something about the leather jacket. Almost like, you have to earn looking bad. I wouldn’t look cool with the leather jacket, I have Bambi’s personality and one of the seven dwarves’ height. I absolutely lust the “leather jacket look” and totally envy anyone who could pull it off.  Paired with a leather jacket, the black dress definitely looked tougher. The platform heels are so chic, with gold stud detailing. It’s great for concerts, or a date with a bad boy, who doesn’t love a bad boy?

For a more professional look, pair the LBD with a blazer. I love the color blocked blazer, with black elements. The color red and black paired together looks so elegant. The two shoes that I might pair the outfit with, are to die for. The red pumps with the bow? EHH.  Don’t even get me started on the black Mary Janes with the red heels. These shoes were made for this outfit. Done.
This outfit looks work professional, and it is definitely good enough for the runway.

The fourth outfit is absolutely adorable. I tend to wear it alot to school, it’s preppy and so classic. The LBD with a black cardigan never lets me down. My favorite cardigan is from Kate Spade, the Sophia , as it’s called. The flats are adorable too! The little bow is so girly and simply prep. As much as I adore heels, I will not ever dare to go to school in heels. I don’t know how some girls do it. I can’t even.

Klutz + Heels = Bad

Pairing the LBD with a nice chandelier type of necklace is genius. The fifth outfit is completely bold, and the necklace adds attention and detail to the dress. The gold shoes complements the necklace. It’s definitely my favorite choice for a night out.

The LBD can be paired with about any pair of shoes. From bright neon pumps to classic red, the color would compliment the dress. My favorite color scheme for dressing up is the neutral color group, such as navy, olive, burgundy, and creamy ivory. Its classic and so prep. Pairing a dress with nude heels makes your legs look longer, for more read my “Let’s Get Nude” post.

Overall, I love  my Lace Black Dress. Classic, versalle, and prep, it’s my “go-to” choice everytime!  Thanks for reading! What are your favorite dresses? :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Leaves Falling, Breeze Blowing, Boots Walking


 I love fall and I can't wait for it to finally be here. I love wearing boots, I love wearing sweaters, and I love layers. Just thinking about layering brings a smile to my face, these single summer layers just don't do it for me! I really think my favorite part of fall is getting to wear riding boots. They're become almost an obsession, and I promise I'll stop buying them.....but yesterday I bought a pair in black simply because they were gorgeous and the price was too good to leave! So, the only way I can feel some resolve about my boot-tastic addiction is to come up with some outfits to wear them with. I thought i'd share two of them with you, maybe to give you a few ideas on how to wear your boots too :)

Welcome To Fall

1) Neutral Nation: When I think of fall, I think of brown. In a good way of course, nice neutral brown that can go with anything! I thought to pair some riding leggings with a nice simple button-down shirt, then a gray scarf to add another color to the palette, a cute cross-body bag, and the beautiful Tory Burch Amanda riding boots (new addition to my wishlist). You can play up the outfit with anything you'd like, but personally I would stick to browns or blacks, and a pair of black shades seemed perfect.

2) American Beauty: Red, white, blue, and leather. That last addition is perfect for fall. I paired a simple heather grey t-shirt with a cute skirt, planning to tuck in the t-shirt. On top I would add a striped blazer just for a fun pop of print, then pull on a beautiful pair of dark riding boots. Instead of going the normal tote bag route, I thought adding a satchel to the mix would be great too. And can't forget the white shades, that would definitely play up the outfit.

How do you wear your riding boots? Leave a comment and let me know!