Distressed Boyfriend Jean in Autumn

Denim is quite the trend this season, from jumpsuits, baggy boyfriend jeans to the high-waisted mom jeans - there's always a way to style a pair for almost any occasion. The baggy distressed jean is a pair of denim that we all want to try. When a pair of distressed jeans look so comfy, why wouldn't we want to try them?

Or the question is, how can we wear these jeans without looking too boyish? Well, I would say the styling has everything to do with it. With this look, I thought it would be fun to add a pair of wedges while styling my Chan Luu Pearl Choker differently than expected. Adding this simple element in accesssories makes it a casual yet chic look. 

Tell me, how would you style your distressed boyfriend jean? Comment in the box below. 

Photos by: David Foley of Foleys Fotos

Outfit Details:
Hat: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
 Choker Necklace: Atelerie Bermuda
Sunnies & Bangles: Charming Charlie
Wedges: DSW Mootsies Tootsies 

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Transitioning into Autumn

After the cool mornings and severe heat in the afternoon, I think Autumn is well on its way. I am over dressing for Summer and can't wait to pair my blazers and ankle high boots with my looks.

Besides Spring, Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because I can enjoy plenty of comfort foods and comfort wear. You should see my wardrobe wishlist right now! Although I'm living in a tropical climate, I tend to fall right into pulling out the boots, maxi skirts, and fedoras.

For transitioning into Autumn, here in Bermuda, I select pieces in my wardrobe from both seasons. In this look, I have one of my favorite fedora hats, a knit green crop top, and a button down maxi skirt with, of course, ankle length booties. I'm sure you know by now how much I love my hats and booties; paired with many of my Autumn looks.

Photos by: David Foley of Foleys Fotos

What are you wearing as you transition into the new season? 

Outfit Details:
Fedora: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Maxi Skirt: Forever 21
Gold Choker: Forever 21
Sunnies: Polette Eyewear
Booties: Traffic Shoe

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Madame Tussauds #NewYork Visit

By the many travel posts I've shared in the past few weeks, I'm sure you are aware that I recently visited New York. One of the many places visited was Madame Tussauds. It's home to the new Ghostbusters Experience featuring Ghostbusters Dimensions (Reality Experience). Madame Tussauds not only offers the attraction of Ghostbusters, it's also known for the Wax Museum.

There was so much to see, touch, and enjoy. My husband and I couldn't wait to explore!

As you enter the attraction, the first person who's there to greet you is Leslie Jones (known as Patty in Ghostbusters), the wax figure that is.  From the outside of Madame Tussauds, it appears to be pretty small, with 5 levels of fun and entertainment you get to see over 200 life-like wax figures. It's definitely a museum quite unique from the others. After you have checked-in to receive your ticket, enter the elevators and get ready to take photos with the A-List celebrities.

It's amazing how identical they appear to the human eye, so we had to stop to take photos, however, I don't want to spoil the fun for those planning to visit. Here are a few of the nearly 100 photos I took.

How amazing would it be to sit in the White House with President Obama and First Lady?
Now the Ghostbusters Experience is a little haunting but isn't anything with ghosts expected to be haunting? It was also entertaining watching the Marvel 4D Film upon entering. I'm sure if you have children 8 and up, they would enjoy this attraction.

This visit was one of my favorites and has to be on your agenda for your next trip to the Big Apple.

What are the costs and hours of operation? 

For access to Madame Tussauds New York, this particular ticket includes the all-new Ghostbusters Experience and more. The online costs are $49.75.

If you are looking for the Ultimate Experience which includes a custom souvenir wax hand to take home, a fountain beverage and snack with full access to Madame Tussauds and the Marvel 4D Film, the online cost is $44.95.

Remember, prices vary and are subject to change.

Have you ever visited Madame Tussauds? Tell me about your experience.

Note: This post was sponsored by Merlin Entertainments PLC. All opinions are my own. 

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Part 2: American Museum of Natural History with CityPASS

This is a review sponsored by CityPASS in partnership with NYCGO. All opinions are my own. 

If you weren't able to catch last week's blog post, you can do so here; and read Part 1 of my CityPASS adventure.

I've always enjoyed experiments, being able to observe and learn about the environment. During my trip to New York, I was able to relive my adolescent years and visit The American Museum of Natural History.  There's so much to see here from their space shows to the dinosaur exhibits, it's a must-see museum.  
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's most significant museums. They not only offer scientific collections, they are also known to offer educational support to help fund activities and programs within its establishment.

It's the perfect place to be when learning natural history with family, friends and fellow classmates.
Hey there, Bermuda! :)

Plan Your Visit

The American Museum of Natural History is open daily (10am - 5:45pm) except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. With CityPASS, your admission to the museum is included with the total fee as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space; plus the Space Show or a giant screen film in 3D.

I would recommend going to one of the 3D or 2D screen films. They are absolutely amazing visually and you will learn so much in just 30 mins.

If you are interested in CityPASSes, they are available in the following cities:

San Francisco
Southern California
Tampa Bay

Note: NYC CityPASS was given to me to review, however, the opinions in this post are my own. 

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#NewYorkCity TV & Movie Tour with On Location Tours

When visiting New York, one of the many thoughts that pop into your mind are what movie or tv show will I see filming today, right?  Well, New York is known for its iconic landmarks of places filmed in popular movies like Spiderman,  Rush Hour 3 and even Ghostbusters. It's exciting being able to see reality vs fiction. 

After moving to an island where most celebrity music videos and photo shoots are taken, I thought it would be fitting to scout movie locations with On Location Tours. While they have a couple of tour options in New York, I decided on the New York City TV & Movie Tour. This tour takes you through neighborhoods and locations seen on film, making it a good way to see most of the city. 
When checking - in with the tour guide, we are given options to pick up a quick drink or snack before entering the bus as the tour is 2 1/2 hours long. We had three stops along the way and in between routes we drove past a number of known areas where movies and tv shows were filmed. 

A few of my favorite stops were the iconic headquarters of the first Ghostbusters, the Firehouse in Tribeca and the Greenwich Village, home of television show Friends. Although the presence of the Firehouse was being renovated that day, it was still a site to see. Both locations are huge influences on movies and tv shows made in New York, especially with the success of Friends which takes place in an old apartment building on Bedford Street. 
While the tour is primarily about movies and where locations were filmed, our tour guide gave us historical tidbits about the buildings and the restaurant; seen in the photo below. We even had movie trivia along the way.

The tour guide was also generous enough to give us a treat during the bus ride. It was the well-known 'Beigels Black and White Cookie' not the same size as the one seen in Seinfeld, but just as tasty.

Can you identify at least one film from the images above? 

The photos shown above and below are located at Washington Square Park where I Am Legend was filmed. This was such a huge part of the movie that filmmakers convinced authorities to close off busy areas of the city like Grand Central Terminal and Washington Square Park. If this film caught your eye, I would recommend going on the New York City TV & Movie Tour. 

What You Should Know? 

If you are expecting to walk and take pictures for the majority of the tour then maybe you should choose a walking new york tour. This tour is mostly a bus tour and provides a few stops where photo ops are possible. 

For tickets, purchase them at onlocationtours.com, with adults costing $43 and children $27. Prices may vary. If you are booking tickets, they recommend you to get there early, and I highly encourage you to do just that. The tour leaves as scheduled and there is no possibility of catching up.

Love movies? This is the tour for you! While learning so much about previous movies, we were able to see film and tv show spots for current and new recordings being made.

Note: On Location Tours provided me with two complimentary tickets. However, all opinions are my own. 

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BloggerKitCo Giveaway | WIN a Media Kit Template

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Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Lately, I've gotten a few readers emails about how I receive company sponsorship. So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk a little about one of the many essential tools you should have as a blogger; which is a media kit.  

Like any service provided by a company or person, consumers who are 'buying' into a product or person; ask for many things and one of them are, 'How can you benefit me (my company)?" Bloggers are held to a standard for audience appeal and a media kit tells exactly how beneficial you are in the present and future. 

I believe the reason why I have been able to work with many companies from small businesses to corporate is because of the media kit. If you have subscribers and a pretty decent following on social media, this is the perfect time to start researching on how and why you should have a media kit. 

The image above is an example of what your media kit could look like. I thought it would be fitting to team up with BloggerKitCo to provide you guys with a one-page media kit template. I know it can be tasking to design and complete a media kit, so here's a chance, thanks to Chakowa (BloggerKitCo Owner), to win this resourceful tool. 

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Please note: This media kit requires Microsoft word 2007 or later, PC or Mac, and a basic knowledge of MS Word. 

All entries must be made through Rafflecopter. Follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below (if you are reading this via email or a feed, you will have to click over to shavae.blogspot.com to enter). The winner will receive a one-page media kit template only. Make sure to read the fine print on the template theme. Entries must be posted by the end of the day (12:00am EST) Sunday, August 28th, and one winner will be chosen and announced on this post the following day. Open to all, worldwide. 

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Part 1: Circle Line Siteseeing Cruise 'Best of NYC' with CityPASS

This is a review sponsored by CityPASS in partnership with NYCGO. All opinions are my own. 

I've been to New York many times and always enjoy visiting. There are plenty of things to do especially when you are visiting for more than a few days. Since my husband and I wanted to explore New York like true tourist we knew that CityPASS would be a great fit for us from visiting the site nycgo.com. We were able to receive a full guide of where to stay, places to eat and what attractions we should visit.

So, we decided to collect our CityPASSes on a weekend to enjoy the full time we had in New York and to discover the city more through exploring. CityPASS is one of the ways to do just that. 

With New York CityPASS, you have the ability to explore New York for less. Most attractions could range from $30 and up, per visit. If you have CityPASS you can easily enjoy multiple locations for a flat rate fee saving you at least 40%.  

For our first trip with CityPASS, we decided to take a sightseeing cruise to view the Statue of Liberty and other famous landmarks across NYC. Did you know the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States from France in 1866? With the tour guide, we were given amazing historical facts and enjoyed our voyage through Ellis Island, the nation's busiest immigration station between the years 1892 and 1954. This is a great cruise for family and friends who like history and a beautiful view. 

I didn't want to spoil this site seeing cruise with the photos below, so I provided only a few from our trip with a little food action, right after the cruise docked. 
I encourage you to get your CityPASS the next time you take a trip to New York because, with CityPASS, the ticket booklet allows you to skip the long lines and save BIG! They are valid for nine days beginning the first day of use and booklets cost $116 for adults; $92 for youth - prices may vary. 

Go to CityPASS.com and NYCGO.com to learn more and see Part 2 of my CityPASS adventures next week on the blog!

Note: NYC & Company provided Shavae Blog with two complimentary CityPASSes. However, as stated above all opinions are my own. 

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Floral Wrap Dress

Hi everyone! I'm back from my trip and wanted to share a new outfit of the day with you. As promised in a previous post, I wore this look at the live recording of The View at ABC Studios in New York City and absolutely love the feel of this dress. It's light weight, cool and so comfortable. It's easily one of my new favorite pieces to wear. 

The length and fit of this print dress make it easy to move in. I adore the self-tie sash on the waist to form a V-neckline. 

See which accessories were added below and let me know what you think of this look.

Outfit Details: 
Sunnies: Mystiques Bermuda 
Black Choker: Forever 21
Dress: Forever 21
Heels: Mossimo

Photos by: My Husband
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