“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






5 Trends Of 2017

As fashion week quickly approaches, let’s talk trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Various trends were the same and some were different. This fashion season’s woman is a bold and gutsy attention grabber, an unapologetic feminist while staying true to her femininity. Take a scroll down to see the top 5 trends of Spring/Summer 2017 and what you should be wearing come Spring to stay fashion-forward.






Every show, from New York to Paris, amplified the top hemisphere of our body once again and exalted every part of the sleeve region in a few reworked shirts to boot. Some old and new iterations contained bold shoulder pads, flirty flared cuffs, structured or voluminous sleeves followed by narrow and slim cuffs which reveal just enough of skin of the wrists, according to Marc Jacobs.






Stripes continue to rule the collections, eloquently presented, from maximized to minimized, executed in vertical and horizontal lines. It permeates sophistication in rich luxe fabrics and textures. Miu Miu’s use of stripes clarifies a chic narrative illustrating an elongated silhouette and pragmatically wearable even with two distinctive stripes. A definite crowd pleaser no matter what century you live in. Stripes are always a style mainstay.






Spring and Summer 2017 girl is also a temptress with interestingly transparent details and patterns on see through frocks. The allure of lace, chiffon or sheer materials to any girl, designers never fail to keep fresh and seductive. Sexy!






The one critical decision or turning point of an outfit is to accentuate the waist with a belt in my opinion. It also gives shape. The waist is one of the focal points this season, from over-sized (Balenciaga) to bustier belts and some were knotted up. Belts are, without a doubt, a sure thing in today’s woman.





Swim wear is hot this season and better than ever. Some swim wear is sporty and some are feminine, smartly matched and layered with unexpected pieces, regardless which show you were at.

Courtesy to nymag.com/photos