Embrace The Wonder

Dear 2016, you have been a year of greatness, challenge, hope, hopelessness, learning, failure, excitement, and creation! In the legendary words of Drake, ” I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave”.  #ByeFelicia Overall, 2016 has been a great year for me and I’m so thankful for the countless lessons she has taught me. I’m part of a selective group of people who loves this part of the year, the final week in December. For many people it causes great anxiety, for me it brings deep reflection and hope. I call the last week in December the “Week of Wonder”. During this time we often feel a sense of curiosity, doubt, hope, and anxiety, and it’s OK. Embrace the wonder and wear wonderful clothes!
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5 TIPS TO STAY STYLISH AND STRESS-FREE DURING LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING

January, February, March, BLINK, December! Ahhhh, how did Christmas sneak up on us again?! If last minute shopping was an Olympic sport, I would be a 4-time gold medalist! Last minute shopping is actually part of my family’s tradition; we love to be out and about in the hustle and bustle of stores. Find out how I stay stylish and stress-free this shopping season… I mean holiday season!

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BLISS -N- BLACK

This holiday season I am soaking up all the bliss, joy, and happiness the season has to offer. I am spending time with my family and friends, stopping by a few posh holiday parties, and enjoying the life of a true foodie (bring the eggnog, small bites, and cheese). My favorite element of the season is the opportunity to dress up and add a little glitz and glamour to your style! ‘Tis the season to embrace the dramatics of holiday fashion and fashion; sexy silhouettes, plush textures and fabrics, and gaudy jewelry. Instead of the classic #LBD, I’m stepping out in a  #LBJ (Little Black Jumpsuit)!
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Mix-It-Up: Textures & Prints


‘Tis the season to Mx-It-Up!  Style is all about adding depth to your look. What I love most about winter fashion is the introduction/incorporation of textures and layers. From velvet to faux leather to sequins and fur, it’s so important to add textured statement pieces to classic looks. My favorite fall/winter trend is velvet. Yes… velvet! For my look, it was all about maximizing my style by mixing textures and patterns.  I’m loving this bold plaid print velvet skirt from Society+. I paired my textured skirt with a vibrant brushed-twill plaid top. I wanted to elevate the blue and green hues. This top is now one of my favorites and I found it in the men’s section at Old Navy [Pro-Style Tip]. The Christmas holiday is right around the corner, so I completed my look with a rid lip and red tie-up heels, for an added festive touch!


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Navy/Green Plaid Skirt (Men’s Size:  Large): OLD NAVY***

Navy/Green Plaid Skirt (Size 14/16): SOCIETY+

Red Tie-Up Heels: SHOE LAND***

*** = Sold Out/Similar Option

Nude Is The New Black

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Own It! Work It! Embrace It! Love the skin you are in! It’s beyond magical when you can truly embrace the skin you are in! I love the notion, “There’s No Wrong Way To Be A Woman”. Embrace your curves and edges. The beauty of confidence is not about false bravado, but simply about radiating self-love. 

For this look, I wanted to highlight the beauty of brown hues. Nude is the hottest trend out right now; from nude lips, nude under garments, to nude apparel. Nude looks are instantly chic. I love minimalist style; clean lines, crisp colors, and simple silhouettes. The anchor of my look is an essential hip hugging laceup midi bodycon dress in mocha brown. To add drama to my look, I paired my dress with a dreamy nude duster, which was actually sold as a swimsuit cover up!!! I completed the look with dark chocolate lace-up shoes to mock the lace-up detail in my dress.  To finish off the look, for my makeup I went for very bronzy and dewy face. 

Are you on the nude trend train?!  What are your favorite nude items?

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Mocha Brown Tie Up Midi BodyCon Dress: REBDOLLS**

Nude Cover Up: ICON BOUTIQUE**

Brown Strap Up Heels:  MACY’S**

*** Similar/Sold Out:

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SOHoliday Style Guide: Top Holiday Looks That Are Not Red Or Green!

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The holiday season is all about SPARKLE. SHINE. and MAGIC! Own the room; Be Daring, Be Bold, Be Radiant! It’s time to rethink holiday fashion and style. Who said you have to wear red and green to be festive?! Think outside of the gift [BOX]! I’m teaming up with the innovators of plus-size dazzle, glow, and sparkle, SOCIETY+!  You know when Society+ and Society of Harlow collaborates it’s going to be pure MAGIC! CLICK TO SHOP 40% OFF!!  

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NFL & CHILL: The Perfect Game Day/Date Night Look

Are you ready for some F O O T B A L L! I love everything about football season; from the cool crisp nights of fall, to the hard hitting plays on the field, to the loud cheers and smack talking fan in sports bars! I love to eat greasy food and totally veg-out all Sunday long!  ! I am sooo the girlfriend that can spit out game stats and monumental plays from the past. I LOVE IT I’m from western Pennsylvania, therefore I was born and breed to be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan -aka- Steel Curtain -aka- 6 Team Super Bowl Champions (the most of any NFL team)!

Although, I’m a huge sports fan; when it comes to fashion I’m not the jersey type of girl. I love to showcase my style by creating looks in coordination of my favorite team’s colors. You already know it’s all about that BLACK & YELLOW, BLACK & YELLOW, BLACK & YELLOW! For this look, I wanted to give you sporty street style . How bold  and cute is my black & yellow plaid maxi top? I love it because it is chic, but more importantly I can eat as much wings and pizza without even worrying about my stomach bulging lol! Distressed denim will continue to be the go-to trend for jeans. I want to make it known that I’m with the Steelers, so I opted for this acid washed denim Steelers snap back ball cap to play off my dressed jeans.  I completed the look with my killer lace up combat booties. This look makes the perfect game day date night!

Who’s your team?! What do you like to wear on game day?

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Yellow & Black Plaid Maxi Top: RAINBOW

Medium Wash Distressed Jeans: RAINBOW**

Denim Pittsburgh Steelers Snap Back Hat: WAL MART

Suede Geo Cutout Chunky Heeled Lace Up Bootie (Size 11): URBAN OG

**: Sold Out/Similar

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