Romance In Bloom

It’s the third Wednesday of the month which could only mean one thing… #MonthlyMani baby!

August is the national romance awareness month (still have no clue what that means) so we thought it appropriate to do a theme around that and so romance in bloom was born. I took this theme a bit literally as inspiration both for the nail polish colors and the design of the manicure, a sort of nod to mod.

I choose to use a vibrant green and white nail polishes to create this manicure.

nail polish - PinsPlace

First, I used the green nail polish as the base by coloring half of each nail with it.

Green half manicure - PinsPlace DIY Mod Nail Art - PinsPlace

I then used my dotting tool to create two to three flowers on each nail. The whole look reminds me of Twiggy with her color block shift dress, white platform boots and gorgeous eye lashes, very 60’s and grooving.

nod to mod green half manicre with white flowers - PinsPlace

Click here to see what these lovely bloggers created:

Kristi from Alligator Toe
Justine from The Two Cent Chick
Jacki and Leslie from Sistas from Cali
Megan from Eclecticity
Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty
Angie from hashtagRANDOM
Brooklyn from thesparklinprep

If you would like to participate in the next #monthlymani please leave a comment and email me (

Piniel S


August Days

I had a chance to grab breakfast with a dear friend who unexpectedly came home for a visit. It was a beautiful August Friday morning, one of those sunny and peaceful end of summer mornings. I wanted to wear something that felt easy, fuss free, and oh so me. I used to be one of those girls who never got the whole “leggings as pants” thing. It started having a major moment my freshman year of college and I vowed that I would never be one of those girls who lived in my leggings. I’ve stuck to that vow to some extent, you will never catch me wearing a short top with them with all my bits hanging out. However, there is nothing like pairing an oversized top with leggings, it takes me back to my childhood (wear, funny enough, that was my go to look).

floral print kimono from H&M - PinsPlace kimono white tank leggings - PinsPlace silver rings details - PinsPlace august last days of summer outfit - PinsPlace

Kimono, Top– H&M | Leggings, Shoes– Forever 21

Piniel S

It Was All Yellow

Other than being one of my favorite songs by Coldplay, yellow is also one of my favorite colors. Like the song, the color is hopeful, pretty, happy and unintentionally mellow.

The moment I parked next to this tall, yellow brick wall I thought of the bright red sweater (which was one of the items I had packed for my weekend away) and how cool those two colors would look together. I wore the sweater along with light, printed skinny jeans and nude wedge heels. The sweater, although pretty breathable, was not appropriate for the 90º weather we ended up having that day. I was uncomfortable in it but am excited to get it in the mix this coming fall.

bright yellow brick wall backdrop photograph bright red sweater skinny light wash floral printed jeans nude wedge heels h&m sweater H&M jeans jessica simpson heels h&m rings gold triangle rings delicate stackable rings knuckle rings patent leather nude wedge jessica simpson heels oversized red sweater over light washed skinny jeans and patent wedge heels

Sweater, Jeans — H&M | Shoes– Jessica Simpson | Jewelry– H&M, Forever 21

Happy Friday!

Piniel S

Black Is A Color

The house I was staying at had these amazing black and white tiled floors which was the perfect backdrop for the all black outfit which I rocked on Saturday. As I stated in Monday’s post, I was living out of a weekender bag all weekend and this outfit is one of the combinations I styled using the basics that I had packed. All black outfits are so easy to rock and are beyond flattering, probably why I have wanted to live in them all summer (though I have pushed myself not to).

all black outfit of the day oversized black button up blouse over black leggings and simple black sandals silver rings finger party stackable delicate rings from H&M black button up blouse black leggings sandals

Top, Rings– H&M | Leggings, Shoes– Forever 21

Piniel S