Updates

Apr 20, 2019

Updates

Apr 20, 2019



Please forgive me, I know it has been a long time since I last posted. A lot has been going on, making it quite difficult for me to create new content and post frequently. I decided to go back to school, and with that and a tricky work schedule AND being a single mom, it was quite challenging. Luckily things have become less hectic and I can devote some time for the blog.

I did have a brief depression spell that was quickly eradicated. I was surrounded by a lot of negative energy that wasn't helping me at all. Luckily, I was able to remove myself from situations that were doing nothing but harm to my mental health. I am happy to say that things are looking a lot better. Despite all the madness, I was able to make the President's List at school (yay!).

top- Boohoo
skirt-F21
shoes- Public Desire

I am excited to post more frequently. I have already started planning content and I am really excited to share with you all. Thank you for those who continue to visit Havtastic.

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Photos by Milli Stephania




OOTD: Bicycle Shorts

Oct 16, 2018

OOTD: Bicycle Shorts

Oct 16, 2018






I am late to the bicycle party because I'll admit, I though they looked stupid. It just looked too much like shape wear to me. Then, I saw some photos of the late Princess Diana rocking them and I was inspired. Princess Di rocked athleisure like nobody's business!





blazer & belt bag: Boohoo, shorts: Forever21, shoes & tee: Zara
I decided to wear mine with a loose fitting blazer because I just feel weird about having my crotch exposed and plus I didn't want the look to be so form-fitting.I added another trend as an accessory, le fanny pack (or belt bag for you Gen Zers). With some kitten heels, the look was polished, yet comfy. 

I would probably wear them more often as a layering piece. I was feeling the retro vibe it gave.

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Vivrant Thing

Aug 29, 2018

Vivrant Thing

Aug 29, 2018



This outfit is one of those instances where you pair random items and end up loving the results. I originally wanted to a monochromatic look using a lighter-colored top but then I saw the yellow t-shirt and I liked how the colors looked next to each other. Luckily, the outfit looked as good as I visualized it in my head. Don't you just love when that happens?





top: Zara
pants: Pretty Little Thing (get it HERE)
shoes: Topshop

A tip for color-blocking is to pair colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel. These color have the strongest contrast and go well together. In this case, purple and yellow. Technically, I have lilac on, but still works nonetheless.

Photos by: Milli Stephania



90s Nostalgia (Cute & Cheap As Outfits)

Aug 1, 2018

90s Nostalgia (Cute & Cheap As Outfits)

Aug 1, 2018



This is a fairly simple OOTD. There was some 90s nostalgia with the tube top and mules. I remember both being fairly popular when I was a kid. I paired my tube top with some linen pants instead of high-waisted jeans though.



Crystal Lens (@crysxlens on instagram) took the photos for this post. She was amazing to work with and captured some great shots. I am definitely looking forwards to working with her again. 

The pants in this post are sold out, but there are alternatives that you can shop below. I would like to mention how Amazon is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shop for accessories! I make sure to always read reviews though, because some of their items can look a little off. The purse featured in this post was under $30!





top: Shein (get it HERE)
pants: Forever21
bag: Amazon (get it HERE)
shoes: Ego Shoes (get it HERE)
Shop pants similar to the style in this post: HERE and HERE.


Rainbow Bright (Cute & Cheap Ass Outfits)

Jul 18, 2018

Rainbow Bright (Cute & Cheap Ass Outfits)

Jul 18, 2018


I saw this dress in this buzzfeed article and I immediately fell in love. Since it is pretty loose fitting, I cinched it with a belt to give it some shape. Otherwise, I would've looked like I was wearing a sack. I accessorized with some block heels and this super-cute bag. I was on the fence about getting a bamboo bag and then I saw an affordable option on Amazon, so I definitely took advantage. The bag comes in two sizes. The one in this post is the small size.



Lately, I've been wanting to express myself with bright colors. Perhaps it's because I've been feeling so happy lately. I've been putting up a good fight against the Big D (Depression). Coming clean and writing the post about Depression helped a lot. I used to be ashamed and hide it but it just made me feel worse. I'm glad that I can be honest with myself now. Removing toxic people and relationships from my life has also helped immensely on my self-love journey. While I know depression will always come and go, at least I know that I can now manage the symptoms. 

While this outfit was not under $100, it was still super cheap. Below are the links for the items featured in the post. Everything totals up to about $105.00 USD. That's not too shabby.



dress- Amazon (buy it HERE)
bag-Amazon (buy it HERE)
shoes-Public Desire (similar style HERE)


Photos by: Milli Stephania


Hav & The City

Jul 13, 2018

Hav & The City

Jul 13, 2018


The flower brooch made another appearance. I wore it again with the asymmetrical bodysuit I had on in this post. This time, I paired it with a ruffled skirt that I received from Chicwish. I've been into mixing patterns lately so I accessorized with my leopard clutch. The stripes in the skirt were sublte enough for the outfit not too look too busy.

I'm loving this skirt. I love the ruffles and the romantic feel it has to it. The skirt is not made with a stretchy material so it cinches the waist making you look extra snatched. So far, I've only worn it with heels to elongate the leg. I will try wearing it with flat shoes to see how it looks.





top: Forever21; brooch: Zara; skirt: Chicwish; clutch: eBay; shoes: Topshop

Once again, I collaborated with the lovely Milli Stephania. It is always a blast working with her. Her keen eye and attention to detail is like no other. If you ever need a photographer, you should definitely check her out!

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