“Never Stop” Welly Merck & Me


Style fans anonymous, TIME for our next meeting? You know the drill.
What better way to introduce the first collaboration here on Always Chasing Rainbows than to share my latest discovery.
This month, I showed my jewelry box a little TLC (thanks to Welly Merck) and the team was kind enough to ask me to feature the brand’s iconic watches on this side of the rainbow along with my many upon many social media outlets. Needless to say, I nearly had a stroke reading the email and may have possibly fallen off the bed. Hey, no laughing please. I digress. Me and Welly Merck, a digital (watch, oops) match made in heaven. I was thrilled. So I opted for this immaculate beauty called the Classic Roma, it’s black, sleek and dangerously chic; though impeccably modest-not really one to don ostentatious bling like Diddy. This exquisitely crafted piece is held together by dark leather interchangeable straps and a polished yet refined watch face centralized in between. A perennial homage to minimalism with a touch of femininity, it’s a one-of-a-kind gem signifying elegance and sophistication, contemporary yet timeless; perfectly made for the modern woman. Office-wear wrist game done right! Try saying that three times fast. And did I mention affordable too? Luxury in all its glory.
Speaking of Welly Merck, it was founded by a couple (Welly and Merck) who soon established the Welly Merck line of watches after finishing college. Every watch is expertly designed and carefully curated for functionality joined with an approachable tone of simplicity. The Swiss brand that I’ve come to know and love developed these remarkable creations which were profoundly symbolic of their struggles, tenacity and determination it took to get here. The core values of the brand are very much steeped in where they come from, and what they’ve overcome which is something I personally identified with. The inspiring message spoke volumes to those in pursuit of their dreams, for those who persist, who never stop striving, who never stop believing, who never quit, who are determined, who never stop chasing their goals and those who never stop chasing rainbows. Point being: “NEVER STOP”. Believe in yourself. A powerful message indeed, effectively rekindling my love affair with watches.
The best part? Welly Merck wants to hook you up too for all you dreamers and watch lovers out there just in TIME (hehehe) for the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries; hell maybe even an early Valentine’s day gift. Follow me on Instagram: alwayschasingrainbows1, follow Welly Merck and you will find a discount code in my Welly Merck post to receive 15% off the style of your choosing. Aren’t the Swiss the best? Plus, their customizable too, you’ll never run late again. You will treasure your watch always. I know I will. WATCH-me. Hehehe. Oh come on, last watch pun, I promise.


Now, this meeting is adjourn, or whatever…







Blazer:Mango  Pants:Zara  Blouse:Mango  Skirt:Stella McCartney (similar here)  Shoes:Valentino (similar here) Bag:Marc Jacobs  Sunglasses:Rayban






Summer Linen


When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
Speaking of Instagram, follow me because I will be answering your questions tomorrow on Insta-stories and feel free to check out my latest outfit posts on my page.

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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban