Roses are Red..

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Roses are red, violets are blue. I like pretty flowers and red lipstick too! Now I know Valentine’s Day is either an I love it or I hate it holiday because you’re either A.in a relationship posting lovey dovey insta pics (yahhh I love it) or B. a single lady drowning your single gal sorrows in a bottle of champagne and a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream while watching “The Notebook.” (Ew, I hate it). I, however, have a soft spot for Valentine’s Day. Two years ago on February 14th, I had my first date with my now and forever boyfriend. It started with a bouquet of red roses at my desk and ended with dinner in the Lower East Side at a cute little restaurant called Sweet Chick. Last year, our second Valentine’s Day together, he bought me two dozen roses (not only because it was Valentine’s Day, but because it was my last day being 24) and took me to dinner in Williamsburg at the Meatball Shop-yum! So yes, I’m an I love it girl because I have a great guy who is a romantic and spoils me not only on this special day but every day. He doesn’t know this yet, but I’m dragging him to see 50 Shades Darker with me this Valentine’s Day..sorry babe!

So with the special date night right around the corner (t-minus 14 days), it’s time to start shopping for that special date night outfit. Instead of the typical red dress or heart patterned shirt, try something different this year like a red lipstick skater dress with a peter pan collar, black chunky booties, and tights to try to keep your legs semi-warm on the cold February nights. Don’t forget to complete the look with some red matte lipstick for smoochable lips.

 

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Note to Self

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So here we are, three weeks into the new year and to be honest- I’ve spent a lot of 2017 in bathroom stalls crying my eyes out. Maybe I’m finally having that quarter-life crisis people talk about. I mean, I am gonna be turning 26 next month where I’ll be considered in my “late twenties.” *Eye roll.* In times of crisis, like Superman, your best friend arrives in your inbox with a little reassurance and a motivational article to remind you life is too short to put up with things that aren’t contributing to your happiness (and to be sitting in a gross bathroom stall crying off expensive eyeliner), sacrificing your health (and hair) for wealth isn’t worth it, failure is opportunity, and happiness is a journey-not a destination.

Sometimes you just need that-a simple text message from your BFF who lives 865 miles away from you, or a boyfriend who brings you 3 bouquets of flowers because he couldn’t decide which color to pick so he bought them all, or your little brother who hops on a plane for a weekend to sleep in your kitchen on a deflated air mattress just to put a smile on your face. A reminder that no matter where life takes you everything is going to be okay. A reminder that you don’t have to be in a certain place at a certain point of your life. A reminder that this life is yours and you can do whatever you want with it. A reminder that someone is in your corner.

Ugh, sorry we got so emotional here, but I needed that- a good vent session with my fashionistas to let you know it’s okay to not be okay, but to learn to keep moving forward. So put on your most stylish outfit and accessorize it with your best accessories and conquer your world. Make it the happiest, most adventurous, and stylish year yet!

Xoxo.

 

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

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This weekend was the first real snow fall I’ve seen in NYC all winter, and it already has me counting down the days until my first 2017 vacation. I was torn between visiting LA (the Grammy Museum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the infamous In-and-Out Burger–maybe I could even spot a Kardashian), Las Vegas (casinos, pool parties, and J.Lo live), or Orlando (because Disney, duh). The final destination? Drum roll please…

DISNEY because I need a little “if you can dream it, you can do it” in my life right now. And a pair of Minnie Mouse ears.

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Until then, I’ll be here, in New York, freezing my butt off in this very chic Francesca’s cardigan and these extremely soft and comfy LuLaRoe leggings. I completed my look with Guess combat boots, grey mittens, and a white beanie (and yes, there is another pom pom on my head–I told you, I’m obsessed)! Happy Snow Day, Fashionistas!

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2017: The Rest is Still Unwritten

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There’s something so promising about a new year. A fresh start filled with new resolutions and goals. A new book and you’re the author with 12 chapters and 365 pages. This year I choose to focus on happiness- indulging in the things I love and letting go of things that are not meant for me. This year I choose to travel- to visit my friends in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville; to go on vacation in Vegas, LA, Orlando; to go home as often as possible. This year I choose to pick up some new hobbies- aerial silks, kickboxing, yoga. This year I choose to celebrate often, live life to the fullest, and to do so in style.

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My first look of the new year was casual and cool. I rocked my sporty, but still girly suede platform sneakers with faux fur pom poms, a pair of destroyed boyfriend jeans, and a plain black sweater. To beat the cold, I accessorized with a burgundy beanie with a multi-color faux fur pom pom and a black parka with the faux fur hood. If you haven’t noticed already, faux fur and pom poms are clearly my newest obsession!

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Happy New Year Fashionistas! The best is yet to come..

A Cozy Christmas

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The perfect Decemburrr recipe calls for cozy PJ’s, a cup of hot coco topped with little marshmallows, and being snuggled up in a fleece blanky watching 25 Days of Christmas! My favorite Christmas movies are the classic Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (playing December 9th) and of course, the romantic comedy, The Holiday with Cameron Diaz  (showing on December 20th). My favorite PJ’s- onesies of course! This time of year there are so many cute and festive onesies to cuddle around in like this reindeer onesie which doesn’t only have antlers, but a puffy little reindeer tail on the back too! 

So make sure to sneak in some cookies and milk for a movie time snack, grab your jammies, and don’t forget to check out Freeform’s Christmas schedule  and let me know your fave holiday movie!

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Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

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Sparkle on, darling. Christmas is my favorite time of the year-there is something so magical about the snowflakes falling, the smell of pine, and the sounds of Christmas music. I love frosting cookies with my family, decorating the Christmas tree with my boyfriend, and wrapping presents complete with ribbons and bows for the people I love.

I also love this time of year for holiday parties. The holidays are the best time of year to break out the sequins and glitter! My favorite go-to festive outfits this season include anything with red, green, gold, or silver sparkles, a skirt full of tulle, and suede t-strap heels! My favorite accessory- a beautifully wrapped gift. Happy Holidays, Babes!

 

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The Monday Blues

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It’s time to put the sandals away and let the booties come out to play! These new blue velvet lace up booties have found themselves a very special spot in my fall shoe collection. These gems came from DSW and come in both blue and burgundy. These booties are so on trend right now with velvet making such a big presence in the fall/winter fashion scene. I paired them with my destroyed boyfriend cuffed jeans, a natural colored lightweight V-neck sweater, and oversized multi-colored fringe cardigan which is now on sale at American Eagle. This cozy sweater and velvet booties are the perfect way to conquer your Monday blues.

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