The Model and Me: Rubyyaya spring-summer 2018 at Kabana Shop

The Model and Me: Rubyyaya spring-summer 2018 at Kabana Shop

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 4 Comments

It’s the last (official) week of winter. Hip. Hip. Hooray. I’m not one for loving super hot and humid temperatures but I do love the in-betweenie time when you can still wear jeans and a nice top without melting.

Or in the case of this week’s Model and Me post, jeans, a cami and a VERY nice jacket. With sparkles.

The jacket is from the Rubyyaya spring-summer 2018 collection available at Kabana Shop. Rubyyaya is an Australian-based bohemian luxe label that’s loved around the world, from the US to Europe, Dubai and Brazil.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

The model

Rubyyaya Conchita jacket at Kabana Shop

Rubyyaya Conchita jacket @ Kabana Shop (available in size XS-3XL)

and me

Rubyyaya jacket @ Kabana Shop | Motto jeans | Jan Logan necklace

Rubyyaya jacket @ Kabana Shop (I’m in L – true to size) | Motto jeans (I’m in size 14 – true to size) | Jan Logan necklace

If you love a sequin or 600, you will love this jacket. The sequinned embroidery detail is, as the young kids say – EXTRA – giving a beautiful trans-seasonal weight to the viscose fabric. It’s the type of shape and design that is timeless, making it a piece that you can bring out time after time to take a jeans and tee/cami outfit to the next level or to elevate a little black dress.

There is just one button at the front, which you could leave open. I’ve done it up to create more of a shirt-like look but still offering a peep at the lace top of the cami and letting the cami show through at the hemline for extra length.

I’ll pop up a full-length photo of the jeans very soon but these are my new faves from Motto. They are comfort-plus and the fringe hem makes for a fun, spring-like detailing.

The Model and Me: Rubyyaya spring-summer 2018 at Kabana Shop

* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. This post contains affiliate commission links. Full disclosure policy here


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