Rainbow Days by Ehmonie Hainey - if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What's Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
I’m such a lover of pretty, colorful things. But to love these things means I must also respect the process it takes to arrive at ‘pretty’. For instance, I’m obsessed with butterflies. I adore their beauty, and their free-spiritedness as they flutter around in the air. They fly gracefully, and seemingly with purpose. But on the flipside, I’m no fan of caterpillars, which of course is how butterflies get started off in life. But to love the butterfly, you have to appreciate the progression from creepy crawly critter, then off to the cocoon for transformation to the beautiful butterflies we see flying by us. Just like rainstorms produce the most beautiful rainbows. We see the beauty in the outcomes, but have to appreciate and value the storms, the renovations we have to experience on our way to the beautiful blessings. I listen to Joyce Meyer every day, and she often talks about “rainbow days.” Everyone wants and looks forward to rainbow days, but the truth is you can find a rainbow in every day – no matter the storm! I make a point to find something special, a blessing, or something that makes me happy, every single day. Do you look for ‘rainbows’ in your days?
Speaking of rainbows, what’s on my radar this Spring are rainbow stripes. They’re cute, colorful and ubiquitous. You can find multicolored striped tops, pants, dresses and skirts at every price point, and every size. Bright stripes are an easy way to add a dose of color to your look, while avoiding getting too trendy. I picked up this shirt from ASOS awhile back. It’s since sold out, but there are TONS of other rainbow shirt options I’ve rounded up for ya’ below.
Shop my look:
–ASOS Sweater with Multi Stripe and Fluted Sleeves
–Mossimo Light Wash Curvy Skinny Jeans with Knee Slits & Uneven Raw Hem
–Gucci GG Marmont leather belt; also here; Gucci Leather Running G Buckle Belt
–Banana Republic Womens Madison 12-Hour Pump in Blue Suede
–Celine Leather Luggage Nano bag // Also here, here, and here
Shop rainbow stripes:
Nasty Gal Pot of Gold Striped Top • Nasty Gal • $30
Cashmere and merino stripe knitted top • Gucci • $1,200
Gucci – Appliquéd Striped Wool And Cashmere-blend Sweater – Pink • Gucci • $1,650
Mary Katrantzou Magpie sequinned sweatshirt • Mary Katrantzou • $1,285
Madeleine Thompson Amber cashmere jumper • Madeleine Thompson • $330
Gucci – Appliquéd Sequined Striped Wool Sweater – Blue • Gucci • $1,600
Lovers + Friends Attitude Sweater • Lovers + Friends • $158
Rainbow Dress • Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini • $620
Nasty Gal Just Like Strange Rain Rainbow Dress • Nasty Gal • $48
Nasty Gal Good Vibrations Rainbow Skirt • Nasty Gal • $24
Asymmetric Rainbow Wool Top • Loewe • $466.99
The Mighty Company Stripe Rainbow Leather Jacket • $1,095
Diane von Furstenberg Rainbow Chevron-Stripe Crewneck Sweater • Diane von Furstenberg • $298
Loft Petite Rainbow Stitch Sweater • LOFT • $44.88
Daisy Street Skinny Sweater In Rainbow Knit • Daisy Street • $32
Honey Punch Rainbow-Sleeve Sweater • Honey Punch • $75
Gucci Multicolor Rainbow Cardigan • Gucci • $1,650
boohoo Carla Rainbow Stripe Rib Knit T-Shirt • boohoo • $11
MDS Stripes Everything Scarf Rainbow Top • $145
boohoo Shay Rainbow Stripe Crop Jumper • boohoo • $15
boohoo Sophie Soft Knit Rainbow Stripe Jumper • boohoo • $23
New York & Company 7th Avenue – Rainbow-Stripe Dolman Sweater • New York & Co. • $27.47
JW Anderson Rainbow stripe intarsia wool unisex sweater • J.W.Anderson • $730
Forever 21 Brushed Knit Rainbow Stripe Sweater • Forever 21 • $22.90
525 America Rainbow Stripe Crewneck • 525 America • $128
Better Be Rainbow Stripe Rib Dress • $37.99
Nasty Gal Somewhere Over the Rainbow Striped Sweater • Nasty Gal • $19
ASOS Maternity Sweater with Rainbow Stripe and Fluted Sleeve • Asos • $20
E.L.K Roll Neck Knit In Rainbow Stripe • $51
ASOS Curve ASOS CURVE Sweat with Rainbow Stripe Detail • Asos • $32
Rokoko Festival Oversized Open Knit Sweater In Rainbow Stripe • $45
Diane Von Furstenberg Rainbow striped merino wool jumper • Diane von Furstenberg • $270
Urban Outfitters UO Izzie Rainbow Striped Mock-Neck Sweater • Urban Outfitters • $24.99
Daisy Street Sweater With Rainbow Stripe Panel • Daisy Street • $32
Urban Outfitters UO Kari Rainbow Striped Oversized Sweater • Urban Outfitters • $69
Alberta Ferretti Yesterday rainbow stripe cropped sweater • Alberta Ferretti • $475
Frame Denim rainbow stripe sweater • Frame • $230
AQUA Rainbow Striped Sweater – 100% Exclusive • Aqua • $78
Milly Rainbow Stripe Pullover Sweater • Milly • $295
Être Cécile rainbow stripe T-shirt dress • $139
Dolce & Gabbana Long-Sleeve Rainbow-Striped Chiffon Gown • Dolce & Gabbana • $5,295
Sundry Rainbow Stripe Wool & Cashmere Sweater • Sundry • $198
J.W.Anderson Women’s Logo Rainbow-Striped Wool Sweater • J.W.Anderson • $730
ATTICO Rainbow-striped sequin dress • ATTICO • $2,781
Pam & Gela Rainbow Stripe Tee • Pam & Gela • $95
Autumn Cashmere Rainbow Stripe Sweater • Autumn Cashmere • $264
SUNDRY Rainbow Stripes Crew Neck • Sundry • $198
AQUA Rainbow Striped Maxi Wrap Dress – 100% Exclusive • Aqua • $158
MARA HOFFMAN Vela rainbow-stripe print triangle bikini top • Mara Hoffman • $37
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Powerful Women Playlists to Rock on Repeat by Ehmonie Hainey - if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What's Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Beyoncé slayed our collective weekends with her Beychella performance. It’s amazing we can all get up and function properly this Monday morning!
I love music that solely entertains, but more so I love music with a message. Beyoncé is so great because she’s super talented, of course, but also because she continues to use her music as a powerful platform to give a voice to women, particularly Black women, and people of color.
When I find an album or two that I truly love, I have it on repeat pretty much 24/7. In 2016, I was rockin’ Lemonade and A Seat at the Table nonstop (yeah, I love the Knowles family). But both albums were such powerful pieces of art – one about growth as a Black woman in society, and one about growth as a Black woman exploring her relationships. Despite the Knowles sisters’ continued reign in the music world, there’s a ton of other women artists that kick ass and take names with their tunes.
Here’s a power playlist of strong, beautiful, talented women artists whose music you should have in your iPod/Spotify/Apple Music rotation and on repeat!
(Shop all the albums below, via this link)
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Rihanna – Anti, Loud, Unapologetic and Good Girl Gone Bad
Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
Sza – Ctrl
Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
Gwen Stefani – Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Janet Jackson – Janet
Jennifer Lopez – On the 6
St. Vincent – Masseduction
Eve – Let There Be
Yuna – Chapters
Missy Elliott – Under Construction
Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott? – Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
Sade – The Best of Sade
Erykah Badu- Baduizm
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
Lil Kim – Hardcore
Madonna – Bedtime Stories
Katy Perry – Prism
TLC – Crazysexycool
Alessia Cara – Know It All
Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor
Mary J. Blige – My Life
What are some of your favorite female musicians and music?
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Try These Three Fresh Fragrances for Spring by Ehmonie Hainey - if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What's Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Spring may still be hiding out from all of us (seriously, what kind of April weather is this?!) but I’m pushing forward with Spring things anyway. I may not be able to rock all my Spring fashions yet, because we’re still getting threats of snow, but at least I can push through with Spring beauty products. I’ve already stocked up on a few new lipsticks (including a white lipstick that turned out to be a major fail but more on that on the blog soon). Next to add to my beauty stash is a new Spring fragrance. I sniffed my way through Sephora to check out what’s new and hot, so you don’t have to! I landed on three top picks that are my absolute faves. So if you’re looking for a sweet new perfume for the season, here are three fresh fragrances for ya’:
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Twinkle Eau de Toilette
Ok, disclaimer: I’m a huge fan of Marc Jacobs fragrances – I already own Lola, Daisy Eau So Fresh, Dot, and Daisy Pop Art Edition. So I was immediately drawn to Daisy Dream Twinkle. And it didn’t disappoint. If you want a scent that’s both sweet and fresh, this is the one. The scent type is described as “Fruity Florals” and there are notes of black cherry and berry, along with white florals, infused together, giving it a fresh, Spring scent.
Get the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Twinkle 1.7 oz/50mL bottle for $84
Dolce – DOLCE & GABBANA Eau de Parfum
The Dolce packaging is what initially drew me in. The elegant bottle filled with a light green-colored fragrance, plus the white flower stopper and delicate black ribbon screamed Spring. But it was the strong musk, yet light, white floral mix that kept my interest. The full-bodied fragrance features notes of Neroli leaves, papaya flower, white amaryllis, white daffodil, white water lily, cashmeran, musky notes, and sandalwood. There’s a lot packed into this one bottle, but the result is a beautiful, standalone scent.
Get the Dolce – DOLCE & GABBANA Eau de Parfum 1.6 oz/50mL bottle for $94
Prada Candy Kiss
I was gifted Prada Candy Florale a few years ago when it first launched, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. It’s my everyday fragrance, so of course I had to check out the newest iteration: Prada Candy Kiss. It’s soft and musky, but with sweet touches of orange blossom and suave vanilla. It’s a flirty, feminine fresh kiss in scented form!
Get the Prada Candy Kiss 1.7 oz/50mL bottle for $92 (And get a free Prada makeup bag with code PINKPRADA, free with the purchase of select Prada fragrances. Online only.)
Still not sold on one particular Spring fragrance? Try one of these Perfume Sampler sets!
Here’s what’s in my current fragrance rotation, plenty of old favorites; some newer ones:
Prada Candy Florale
Marc Jacobs Lola
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet
Borghese Il Bacio
Kenzo Flower in the Air
Viva La Juicy
Marc Jacobs Dot
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop Art Edition
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Trish McEvoy Sexy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk
Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling (it was a gift – don’t judge me!)
Which scent(s) are in your fragrance rotation? Which ones are you thinking about trying this Spring?
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Mermaids, Unicorn Days and Other Mythical Creatures by Ehmonie Hainey - if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What's Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Happy National Unicorn Day! Did you know that this was even a thing?! No? Me either. There truly is a holiday for EVERYTHING nowawdays. But mythical creatures ARE having a moment. From fairy-inspired gowns on the runway, to angel wing murals in every metropolitan city, and highly-Instagrammable treats, mythical creatures are more popular now than ever. S/N: It’s not exactly a bad time to look for ways to escape reality. My preferred way of escaping and embracing these mythical creatures is through fashion, of course.
Take these mermaid jeans.
Do you ever buy something that seems totally impractical, but you just have to have it anyway? Like you have no idea how and where you’ll wear it, but it’s coming home with you regardless? That’s what happened when I spotted these sequin ‘mermaid’ jeans (though I find them a little more unicorn; a little less mermaid). Most people don’t rock sequin jeans on an average day, but who could pass these up? Sparkly things get me every time. Plus they were on super sale, so…
These jeans are perfect for Spring (if it ever decides to show up this year). Shop the look below:
Baublebar Crispin Drop Earrings / Similar here
Off-the-shoulder top / Similar here
Topshop Sequin Jeans / Similar here and here
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent Leather Pumps / Also here
Rebecca Minkoff Astor Saddle Shoulder Bag / Also here
Ring by Jae Jae’s Jewelry
I recently saw this fun chart circling online. Which mythical creature are you?
Women height chart:
4’11-5’3 – Fairy
5’4-5’6 – Mermaid
5’7-6’0 – Angel
6’0-6’3 – Unicorn
6’3+ – Phoenix
I fall squarely within mermaid/angel territory. But I’d prefer to be a unicorn any day.
Shop mermaid and unicorn fashion, beauty and accessories:
Direct links to products:
Bettie Page Mermaid Full Piece • Bettie Page • $42
Christian Louboutin Loubiclutch Suede Unicorn Crossbody Clutch • Christian Louboutin • $1,150
Private Party Mermaid One Piece Swimsuit • Private Party • $57
boohoo Louise Mermaid Sequin Boyfriend Jeans • boohoo • $31
NAILS INC. Dirty Unicorn Collection • Nails Inc • $11
Motel Strappy Back Bodycon Mini Dress In Sequin • Motel • $87
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 100 unicorn suede pumps • Christian Louboutin • $695
PINK Unicorn Glow Shimmering Body Scrub • $18.50
Neiman Marcus Unicorn Holographic Round Crossbody Bag • Neiman Marcus • $65
Too Faced Unicorn Horn Mystical Effects Highlighting Stick • Too Faced • $28
Shiraleah Unicorn Jewelry Dish • Shiraleah • $6
Urban Outfitters Unicorn Charm Necklace • Urban Outfitters • $9.99
La-Tweez Unicorn Pro Illuminating Tweezer • $28
Urban Outfitters Unicorn Magic Keyboard Cover • Urban Outfitters • $9
Lime Crime Mini Diamond Crusher Set – Unicorn • Lime Crime • $11.97
Christian Louboutin Pyraclou 60 suede unicorn multi wedges • Christian Louboutin • $695
Forte Dei Marmi Couture unicorn patch hoodie • $365
Bari Lynn Elizabeth Sutton Unicorn Believe Acrylic Box Clutch Bag • $68
THOM BROWNE Unicorn pebbled-leather bag • Thom Browne • $1,490
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair • Lime Crime • $18
Eloise Beauty Get Glowed Illuminating Drops. • $35
Christian Louboutin Loubi Leather Unicorn Spikes Clutch Bag • Christian Louboutin • $1,150
Vetements Unicorn Oversized Hoodie • Vetements • $1,090
Ginette NY Fairy Unicorn Bracelet – Rose Gold • ginette_ny • $470
Retrouvaí Unicorn Signet Ring • $1,100
Retrouvaí Fantasy Unicorn Signet Pendant Necklace • $1,320
Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick. • Lime Crime • $18
Hyped Unicorn Striped Ruffle-Sleeve Off-Shoulder • $42
Unicorn Sands – Flamingo Wedge Espadrilles • $222
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Leather Weather by Ehmonie Hainey - if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What's Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just sitting here waiting on Spring to arrive…
I see it all over my social media feeds: we are ALL over this Spring, sometimes; Winter most of the time climate. It’s gotten old, really fast. The ONLY redeeming quality I find in chilly weather is the chance to wear leather. Leather biker jackets, in particular. I’m obsessed with a leather (or leather-look) jacket. I mean, who isn’t? They add an instant dash of cool to whatever you’re wearing. Really, it’s all you need to achieve a simple, easygoing cool girl look, paired with a statement lip (red is my preference), and a pair of large sunglasses. The rest of your outfit doesn’t much matter with the right leather moto jacket.
I got this one as a gift years ago. The silver raised studs down each sleeve give it a good punk/rock feel, and it’s perfect to pair with jeans, dresses or trousers, as pictured. I’ve linked to a bunch of fun biker jackets, below, in case you need some leather weather inspiration:
Shop Leather Biker Jackets:
Details on my look:
–ASOS Studded Sleeve Leather Jacket / Similar here, here and here
-TOPSHOP Romance Corset T-Shirt // Similar here, here and here
–Black Trousers with White Stripe // Similar here and here
–Red suede boots c/o Lonia // Similar here, here and here
Joe’s Jeans Taylor Embellished Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket • Joe’s Jeans • $133.50
Blank NYC Studded Floral Embroidered Moto Jacket in Budding Romance • Blank NYC • $94.99
Allover Spike Stud Jacket • Bebe • $759
GUESS Women’s Studded Faux-Leather Moto Jacket • GUESS • $128
Barbie x Missguided Black Studded Faux Leather Jacket • Missguided • $51
True Religion Studded Leather Jacket • True Religion • $599
Bagatelle New York Women’s Studded Leather Biker Jacket • $289
En Créme Studded Faux-Leather Jacket • En Creme • $74
BLANKNYC Denim Studded Faux Leather Moto Jacket • $69.97
BLANKNYC Denim Studded Embroiderd Faux Leather Moto Jacket • $79.97
Bagatelle Floral Patched Studded Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Bagatelle • $79.97
Moschino Studded Leather Jacket • Moschino • $2,895
Vigoss Embroidery Studded Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Vigoss • $49.97
Nour Hammour Vosges Studded Perfecto Leather Jacket • $1,320
Closed star studded biker jacket • Closed • $798
BLANKNYC Denim Studded Leather Jacket • $159.97
Understated Leather Easy Rider Studded Jacket • $504
Philipp Plein studded biker jacket • Philipp Plein • $3,306
Blue Studded Sleeve Faux Leather Jacket • Missguided • $38
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