Archives for January 2014

OOTD: Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Happy Friday lovelies!

Good morning ladies… We finally made it to Friday! After what seems like one of the longest weeks ever, we have finally made it to Friday! Tuesday night I got really sick and have been struggling to get back to normal ever since… I think I am close to myself at this point, I am just hoping I am able to eat again soon! But… enough about that boring stuff! This week’s Wallet Friendly Friday is the perfect little ensemble to rock for a night on the town with the girls or even a date night with a handsome fella that you may have picked up this week (or whenever!). Whatever your weekend plans may be, this outfit is sure to have a spot somewhere in your schedule!

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Top: White True Lace Peplum Top – selectfashion.co.uk, $17

Pants: H&M Imitation Leather Trousers – hm.com, $41

Bag: John Lewis Shapes Patent Grab Bag – johnlewis.com, $48

Shoes: Nubuck Platform Pumps – amazon.com, $29

Watch: ASOS Rose Gold Sleek Boyfriend Watch – asos.com, $41

Bracelet: Flora Handmade Bangle – oliverbonas.com, $43

Necklace: Forever 21 Glam Bib Necklace – forever21.com, $13

Earrings: Hive & Honey Two-Toned Square Stud Earrings – piperlime.gap.com, $20

How chic is that outfit?! If only I could pull off the leather leggings look… I wish I could so badly, but when I have tried them on (which has been far more than once, I can assure you…) they just do not look good on me at all! So, as upsetting as this is to me, there is no reason that everyone else should suffer… So, go for it ladies! Grab those chic and sexy leather pants and a super cute top with your favorite pair of heels and hit the town tonight girls! You’ll be glad you did… It’s going to be warmer tonight (and this weekend), so take advantage of it! I hope you guys all have a fantastic weekend! I want to know all about your plans!

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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday pretty lady! I hope you’ve gotten your Tuesday off to a good start and you’re having a great week so far! Today, I figured with the frigid temperatures back, I would give us a little something to look forward to… This week’s Trendy Tuesday is a little taste of Spring. Spring is my favorite season, and with a good amount of time until we get there, but as I was walking from my car to my class this morning, all I could think about was how I could not wait until the temperatures were at least above zero and out of the negatives! So, with that being said, here is this week’s Trendy Tuesday

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday, Spring Fever

 

Top: Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Rhinestone Flutter Blouse – rebeccataylor.com, $325

Pants: J. Brand Stacked Skinny Jeans – net-a-porter.com, $180

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cosmic Nude Platform Pumps – jimmychoo.com, $695

Bag: Fossil Heather Three Hand Leather Watch (Sand) – fossil.com, $95

Watch: Michael Kors Double Wrap Bracelet – couture.zappos.com, $95

Bracelets: C. Wonder Pave Pyramid Stud Enamel Bangle – cwonder.com, $58

Earrings: Pink Quartz Teardrop Earrings – jennifermillerjewelry.com, $160

Does that make you excited for a night on the town with your girlfriends when it is actually warm enough to exit your home without bundling up in a parka and 15 layers?! I know personally, I cannot wait for that day! I know it feels like it is years away and it is almost out of reach, but just hang in there ladies… It will be here before we know it!  What is your favorite season? Let us know in the comments below!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Hello there gorgeous…

Happy Monday! What better way to start the week than with these warmer temperatures we have today (it was 42 degrees on my way to campus this morning!)?! After a nice and relaxing weekend (well as relaxing as it could be… I started looking and applying for jobs this weekend. AHHH!), it’s time to get up and get this week rolling.  It is going to be a great day and an even better week, but if you aren’t feeling the good vibes yet, here is a little fashion therapy to get you feeling inspired…

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday Dress:  Victoria Beckham Sleeveless Wool Shiftdress – boutique1.com$835 $418 (ON SALE NOW!)

Blazer: Vila Smootha Blazer – vila.com, $75

Shoes: Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105 Escarpin Pump (Black Patent) – ysl.com, $795

Bag: Michael Kors Large Miranda Pebbled Tote – neimanmarcus.com, $1,195

Necklace: Lia Sophia Inked Necklace – liasophia.com, $98

Bracelets: Cole Haan Same Sky Prosperity Bracelet – colehaan.com$65 $35 (ON SALE NOW!)

Stella & Dot Nikita Stretch Bracelet – stelladot.com, $49

Earrings:  Michael Kors Brilliance Earrings – michaelkors.com, $85 (similar)

I hope that helps you get more motivated for the week to come! Have a wonderful Monday, ladies… The week always goes so much better when you start it out on a good note!

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OOTD: Addicted To Accessories Featuring Stella & Dot

Happy Thursday ladies! I hope you are all having a great day and hopefully you’re staying warm and away from the outdoors! It was zero degrees on my way to class this morning… zero degrees!! That’s insane! But, today I am focusing all of our accessories on Stella & Dot.  I personally love Stella & Dot jewelry, but there is more to it than just my personal love… But, just you wait, because there is more about that coming later, so stay tuned! So, today I went through the Stella & Dot Spring catalog and picked a few of my favorite pieces (which was no simple task, because I love them all!) to share with you, so here they are…

Outfit Of The Day - Addicted To Accessories With Stella And Dot

Elodie Necklace, $89. Lily Chandelier Earrings, $39. Juniper Statement Necklace, $118. Sardinia Bracelet, $98. Peacock Bracelet, $79. Odeon Stretch Bracelets, $49. Cleopatra Studs, $24.

While that is not even close to all of the things that I absolutely adore from their current line, those were just a few of my many favorites because I could not even begin to fit all of the things I have on my wish list! But, if you have never heard of Stella & Dot, or just don’t have any (it can sometimes be pricy… I know!), you have got to get you little booty on their website and check out all of the amazing things they have going on!

I hope you have a fantastic day and stay warm beauties!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

 

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

I hope you are all keeping warm during this crazy wintery tundra we are experiencing! Having snow days is so nice, but I am so ready for all this snow to be out of the way so we can get on with our everyday life! But, anyway… How are you all doing with your New Years Resolutions?! Getting into the fourth week in January now, I am sure some of you may have fallen off the wagon or are getting ready to do so, but I am here to tell ya to get back on and stick it! My roommate, Kasey, and I have been doing so well with out new workout and diet regimen and I promise, you will just feel so much better if you stick with it! While I am not doing it to necessarily lose weight, I would just like to get a little healthier, I know whatever your reasons for diet and exercise may be, you will feel so much better both physically and emotionally if you make yourself stick it out! And to make it a little easier, here is an awesome workout outfit to motivate you to get your skinny booty to the gym!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: The North Face Velocitee Long Sleeve Shirt – dickssportinggoods.com, $25

Bra: Victoria’s Secret The Player Cami Sports Bra – victoriassecret.com$30 $15 (ON SALE NOW!)

Pants: Forever 21 Side-Pocket Skinny Workout Leggings – forever21.com, $20

Shoes: Nike Flex Experience Run 2 – zappos.com, $65

Watch: PUMA Fit Watch – puma.com, $95

Water Bottle: Contigo Addison Water Bottle (Pink) – target.com, $13

How can an awesome outfit like that not motivate you to workout?! I know… You’re probably getting off the couch right now! So get up and get moving ladies, what is 30 minutes on the tredmill or elliptical?! The TV will be waiting when ya get back, I promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful snow day! Stay safe and don’t leave the home if you don’t have to! Let me know what you think of this awesome outfit and how your New Year’s Resolutions are coming!

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Guest Post: Jenna Of Jenna Lee Ann

Good morning and happy Wednesday ladies! Today we have a super awesome and extremely gorgeous guest blogger… Jenna of Jenna Lee Ann.  Her blog is absolutely amazing, and like me, she is in her last year of college! With a super busy schedule and dreams of making it in the New York City fashion scene, I think she and I have a lot more in common that I ever thought! Her blog is hands down one of my new favorites, and I have recently added it to the list of blogs I read daily! Make sure you check it out… I know you’re going to love it as much as I do! But… anyway, without further ado, here she is ladies and gentlemen!

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Before we get into our Q&A, here is a little about Jenna and her blog…

Guest Blogger Series - Jenna Lee Ann

The absolutely stunning Jenna of Jenna Lee Ann.

My full name is Jenna LeeAnn D’Amico. That’s where I got the name for my blog, Jenna LeeAnn. I’m a small town girl waiting to move back to the city. I’m 21 years young with enough motivation for everyone. I’m going to school (last year, yay!) to get my bachelor’s degree in business management. I owned my own clothing line for a year and decided to wait and reopen it after I graduate. I like to have a busy schedule; people may think I’m crazy. I’m obsessed with my puppy, Oscar. I am a huge family girl. Anything fashion related is a passion of mine. I spend most of my time shopping, my Dad had to turn a separate room into my walk in closet when I was in high school and was able to start affording my own shopping trips (this is where I got in trouble). I am super personable and social, and love to answer peoples’ questions about entrepreneurship or fashion. I am very active on my Twitter @JennaLeeAnnLLC. Tweet me anytime!

Guest Blogger Series - Jenna Of Jenna Lee Ann

 

Okay, so now for the translation of what that actually means…

1.     If you were on a tight budget and could only afford one of your favorite magazines (I know, I love them all too!), what would it be? What is your favorite section/part of that magazine?

  • I’m a Cosmopolitan girl. Something about this magazine just draws me straight to it when I’m in the aisle at the grocery store! I could read Cosmo forever. Vogue is a close second (I know this answer is cheating a little bit, sorry!). This may sound silly, but I love the pictures. And not because I hate reading, but because the pictures give me so much inspiration! I cut them out, and make an inspiration board to help me create new outfit ideas!

2.     If I were a shoe, I would be…

  • A Christian Louboutin Black Patent Pump for sure. It’s so timeless and goes with almost any style! I always say when I buy my first pair (no I do not own a pair…YET), I will put them on display and only wear them for special occasions such as an interview or fashion event! These shoes are like me, can work with any outfit. I feel like my style changes on how I feel when I wake up. Sometimes I just walk out of the house in a V-neck and jeans, other times I walk out of the house in a Moto jacket and my Seven for All Mankind skinnies with leather boots.

3.     My fashion crush (idol, inspiration, admirer, the list could go on forever…) is…

  • I have to stick with Lauren Conrad for this one. Because of her, I have gained so much motivation for pursuing my dream in the fashion industry. She has such a classy style, and a natural talent for everything fashion-related. Not to mention, she’s gorgeous. Her clothing line, her blog, and her jobs on The Hills, taught me a lot about style and how to work towards my dream career. Thanks, Lauren!

4.     If I were stranded on an island and could only have two make-up products, they would be…

  • Eyeliner and Bronzer.

My favorite eyeliner is the Maybelline Unstoppable waterproof black eyeliner. I have tried more than half of the eyeliners out there, and they ALWAYS run down my eyes and make me look like a raccoon! This eye liner has worked the best for me. So if you have a similar problem, give this product a try! Plus it’s only about $7 or 8$…bonus!

I don’t really have a favorite bronzer, I feel like I switch them up a lot. But I would definitely take bronzer with me because I have dark features, and who wants to be pale with black hair and brown eyes (Though some people can pull it off, just not this girl, trust me). Also, my skin is naturally pretty tan, but my face for some reason, my face does not want to get color. So without bronzer, my body is like a color block look…weird, I know.

5.     I keep my skin looking fabulous and flawless by… (what are your go-to products?!)

  • Olay Moisturizer (once a day)
  • Olay fresh effects makeup remover(at night, I only use it on my face, not my eyes)
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover oil-free (I only use this at night)

I don’t do much to my skin, I naturally have flawless skin(that’s probably my only flawless feature), so I don’t ever get acne or pimples. The reason I mentioned a couple makeup removers is because I feel that removing your makeup at night is key to a great look the next day. Of course everyone’s routine is different, that’s just mine! And moisturize daily! That’s how you will stay looking young, just ask Pharrell Williams! 😉

6.     I blog because… (Tell me when and why you started blogging, and then why you continued after you initially started!)

  • I started my blog when I started my first online clothing boutique. I had my boutique for a year, and once it started getting busier, I realized I didn’t have the amount of time to put all of my effort into it like I wish I could. I’m in school full time, as well as working two jobs full time. I realized that blogging has a flexible schedule, and gives me the chance to stay in the loop with fashion. I’ve had a lot of experience in the fashion industry already, so I love to share my stories and tips! Check out my post on how I made it into the industry and what I have accomplished! http://www.jennaleeann.com/2013/11/the-fashion-industry-my-story.html

7.     If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose…

  • New York City or Los Angeles! I lived in mid-town Manhattan for a few months, and I LOVED it. The only reason I would choose LA first is because of the weather. Growing up in New England, I’m used to the cold. However, I always get sick in the winter and I absolutely hate it! Also, since I have experienced NYC, I would love to experience California next. This way I can try something new. If you lived in or near LA, e-mail me on your opinion of it! I plan on moving there after graduation (I graduate the end of this year!).

8.     When I grow up I want to be… (If you could be absolutely anything, what is your dream/ideal career!?)

  • I hope to either move my way up in the business side of Michael Kors (I did my internship there), or own my own chain clothing store! I loved being a retail buyer for my own line! I mean let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love to shop for a living!? Haha.

9.     My favorite designer is…

  • Michael Kors 100%. The reason I choose him is not only because of his lovely talent for fashion, but when I interned there, he was there every step of the way, working hard to maintain number 1 in the fashion industry. I know a few other designers that are barely in the office, and are out and about vacationing (hey, nothing wrong with that, they have the money!), but seeing Michael Kors there almost every day working, made me gain a lot of respect for him and his passion for his clothing/accessory lines.

10.  My favorite quote is… Because… (What are your go-to words of wisdom from a fellow fashionista and why?)

“People will stare, make it worth their while.”-Harry Winston.

  • I love this quote because it bounces off the idea that every day is your runway. Always dress to impress, because you never know when you might run into someone important. You always want to make an impression if you’re trying to get your name out there, or especially if you’re trying to brand yourself as a person like I am doing. My favorite quote of all time (isn’t totally fashion related) but it’s “dreams don’t work unless you do”. I don’t really know who quoted that, but I live by that daily. When I wake up, and I have the day off, I think of that quote, and I get up and start researching on how to better myself as a fashionista, or how to better my blog. I can tell you, hard work DOES pay off.

11.  My rock is… (Who in your life inspires you and has helped you get where you are today?)

  • My Dad. Though he’s not with me anymore, he was the only person I can honestly say fully supported me. Though the rest of my family was always there to help me, my Dad was the only person who stood behind every decision I have made. No matter if he knew it wasn’t a good one, he knows that I need to learn on my own how to succeed. I couldn’t be more proud to have such a loving and supportive father, who was always there to help me follow my dreams. Every time I told an adult who knew my dad about my business and blog, they all had the same answer. “Looks like hard work runs in the family” or “I see you get the hard working genes from your father”. I couldn’t agree more. Having two parents who were/and still are some of the most hardworking people I know, and that has definitely helped me get where I am right now.

12.  With the abundance of free time I have (don’t we all wish this was the case!), I like to…

  • Research everything about entrepreneurship
  • Play with my puppy, Oscar
  • Shop, shop, and shop
  • Did I mention shop?

 

 

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What did I tell ya, guys?! Is she awesome or what?! And how strange is it how much we have in common… I feel like she would be my best friend (we even have the same blog theme… how crazy?!)! But, make sure you check out her blog guys, it really is absolutely amazing! What do y’all think of her blog?! Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful snow day and you’re staying warm!

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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Good morning and happy Tuesday beauties! I hope y’all had an awesome weekend and a great Monday! I have recently been hearing all about the burgundy pants trend, and how much everyone is loving it (even one of the boys who lives next door to me!). So, I figured what better way to spend Trendy Tuesday than with some awesome burgundy pants in a super chic outfit!? I am also loving this trend and cannot get enough of this look.  So, here’s this week’s Trendy Tuesday

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday

 

Top:  H&M Chiffon Blouse – hm.com, $25

Pants: FRAME Denim Le Color Skinny Jeans – farfetch.com, $179

Shoes: Burberry London Yorkley Leather Calf Boots – mytheresa.com, $980

Scarf: Burberry Britt Check Scarf – farfetch.com, $474

Bracelet:  Jessica Simpson Winter Solstice Bracelet – zappos.com$35 $31 (ON SALE NOW!)

Ring: Warehouse Square Mixed Color Studs – warehouse.co.uk, $10

Earrings: Stella & Dot Cleopatra Studs – stelladot.com, $24

Do you love this or what?! Let me know what you think of the burgundy pants trend and what your favorite trend of the season is in the comments below! I hope you all have a wonderful day! The worst of the week is over, so it can only go up from here!

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My Favorite Things… Kasey Style!

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m feelin’ 22…

Happy Friday ladies! It’s finally here… Not only is today Friday (so the start of the weekend, duh Kristen!), but today is also my very best friend (and roommate…) Kasey’s 22nd birthday!! So, needless to say it is a HUGE day and even bigger weekend in our home! So, in celebration of her birthday, I have put together a little something that shows all of her favorite things!

Kasey's Birthday Surprise!

 

So there are all of her favorite things… And here is what they are/what they mean to her!

So, Channing Tatum is obviously her man… they’re totally in love! She is super glamorous and has a pair of gold sparkly pumps that she absolutely adores (and look soo cute on her!), but her dream pair of sparkly kicks are the Louboutins (I mean who doesn’t want some Louboutin in their life…).  She (obviously) goes to JMU and (like me) is obsessed with Tervis Tumblers! They’re just so perfect for our morning coffee… She is an accessory lover like me, and she absolutely loves Alex and Ani bracelets (of which she has a ton!), especially when paired with her awesome Coach watch! With that, she can rock some statement necklaces, and her dream bag is that super chic Michael Kors purse. Her favorite mascara is the MAC False Lashes mascara.  She can rock some cowboy boots like no one’s business! She just got a new trench coat and, let me tell you, its fabulous! She also has an obsession with infinity scarves and she has the perfect cream one! And last but not least, she has always wanted a pearl ring and has just never been able to find one that she likes!

So there ya go… Most of her favorite things are things that I also LOVE! We are super similar and have a lot of the same things (she’s just super skinny (and absolutely gorgeous!) so I usually have to get my own so that it will fit… depressing!).  But, we have a big weekend planned ahead, with her actual birthday today (birthday dinner/dessert and then our next door neighbors are having a party!), and then tomorrow night we’re having a birthday party at our house for her and some friends are coming to visit! So, as you can see, we will be super busy this weekend, but I’ll be sure to get lots of pictures for ya and share next week! (I have some surprises planned but I can’t tell ya because she is super supportive and reads my posts!).

I hope you all have as wonderful of a weekend as I am going to and I hope your Friday is absolutely amazing!

599397_10151992784919994_1187000495_n My Gorgeous Best Friend Kasey

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OOTD: Addicted To Accessories

 

Black + Gold Jewels…

Good Morning and Happy Thursday beauties! I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far, and you’re pushing through! (We’re almost there!) This week’s Addicted to Accessories Thursday is focused on something I have been loving lately… black and gold jewelry! As I’m sure you already know, black is definitely my “go to” color when getting dressed/buying clothes (it’s just so slimming and flattering… Everyone looks good in black!), but usually I try and accessorize with a pop of color, but lately I have been all about either wearing a different colored top, or sticking with black and accessorizing with black and gold jewelry! There are so many ways you can do it, and I just feel like it looks so classy and subtle. Here are some of my fav black and gold pieces…

Outfit Of The Day - Addicted To Accessories Black + Gold

 

Flora Handmade Bracelet (Oliver Bonas), $42; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings, $38; Chanel Vintage Logo Earrings (Farfetch), $930; ALDO Amphillis Ring, $20; Forever 21 Bib Necklace, $13; Beaded Flower Bib Necklace (Neiman Marcus), $102; Tory Burch Walter Thin Bracelet, $125.

Do you love those or what?! Maybe I am just crazy, but I am totally crazy about this look lately… What do you think about this new look I am loving? Do you have any different ideas/suggestions or what you do when accessorizing black clothes?! Let me know in the comments below! I hope y’all have a fantastic day and you’re almost ready for the weekend… It’s so close!

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Guest Post: Taylor Of Taylored Designs704

Good morning and Happy Wednesday beauties! Today we have a special blogger for our guest post… The beautiful Taylor of Taylored Designs704! She is a stunning southern belle, born and raised in North Carolina, with a darling blog and website where she posts super great content regularly along with selling her original jewelry that she makes by herself! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs and I am looking forward to ordering some of the many things currently in my cart on her site! But, without further ado… here she is ladies and gentlemen!

Before we get into the Q&A, here is a little more about Taylor and her blog!

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The absolutely gorgeous Taylor of Taylored Designs704

My name is Taylor Davis.  I am a North Carolina girl, born and raised.  A true southern belle, avid sports fan, love the Lord & passionate about beading.  I love to get creative with beautiful clothes, jewelry & accessories.  I am self-taught, having learned many different jewelry-making techniques over the years. I’ve created a style that’s all my own: classic, yet effortless, natural, yet edgy, bold with color and dabbled with sparkle.  I began creating jewelry in 2005, then a sophomore in high school for juniors and seniors going to prom. I started blogging in 2013 to express my interest in fashion and to showcase my jewelry designs. I was skeptical at first but truly have a passion for combining my love of sports with fashion and my jewelry line through this medium.

Guest Blogger Series - Taylor Of Taylored Designs704

Okay, so now for the translation of what that actually means…

1.     If you were on a tight budget and could only afford one of your favorite magazines (I know, I love them all too!), what would it be? What is your favorites section/part of that magazine?

Lucky all day long! I love Lucky because I LOVE shopping. When I flip through the pages of a fresh Lucky Mag it’s a guilt free shopping spree. I just get lost in the pages and the endless style possibilities. I also love the feature they do on a super stylish celeb. My favorite issue was the Blake Lively, (explained more in question 3).

2.     If I were a shoe, I would be…

  • A Valentino Rockstud Strapped Heel. A nude heel is a classic and a wardrobe staple that I take everywhere. This shoe takes that to the next level and gives it a fashion forward edge. I love Valentino and would kill to have this shoe in every color (in both the heel and the flat), but the nude heel is all me.

3.     My fashion crush (idol, inspiration, admirer, the list could go on forever…) is…

  • Blake Lively.  She is my fashion crush because she has a true sense of style that is all her own. She is comfortable and confident in who she is and is always impeccably put together. When I feel stumped or am having one of those days when the fashion creativity just isn’t flowing, I browse some of my favorite fashion pins on pinterest and they are flooded with Blake’s red carpet and day-to-day style. The creativity immediately starts flowing.

4.     If I were stranded on an island and could only have two make-up products, they would be…

  • Mascara and Lip Balm:
    • MAC Mascara – I have to say I am pretty much a MAC snob when it comes to my beauty bag. Those little black containers fill my daily bag, my back up bag, and my empty bag that needs to be recycled for my free lipstick. I would honestly take any of their mascaras. I rotate 4-5 different ones and truly love them all.
    • Eos Lip Balm in Sweet Mint –My friends have been using it for years but I finally took the plunge when my fiance’s mom put that sweet little ball in my stocking this past Christmas. The flavor is subtle but sweet, and the balm stays on for hours at a time. It isn’t like other lip balms where I feel like I am constantly applying and applying.

 

I do not leave the house without the mascara on my eyes (I always say I look dead without it) and the eos in my bag.

5.     I keep my skin looking fabulous and flawless by… (what are your go-to products?!)

  • Clarisonic Mia 2 & Clarifying Gel
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser
  • Olay shimmer moisturizing lotion (the shimmer gives my skin an extra glow)

6.     I blog because… (Tell me when and why you started blogging, and then why you continued after you initially started!)

I started blogging to promote my jewelry line. I wanted a creative way to style my jewelry and share it with the world. Now that I am into it, I find myself more interested in the fashion side than the promoting side. I still create and style my pieces into my outfits but it is an equal, 2 sided passion now. I am constantly inspired by other bloggers and aspire for my blog to be on higher levels.

7.     If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose…

Wilmington, NC- I love the beach and everything to do with it. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and just bought a house of my own. I cannot ever imagine living in another state but would gladly move to the beach. Wilmington is historic, yet full of life. It is my happy place and one day (hopefully) my home.

8.     When I grow up I want to be… (If you could be absolutely anything, what is your dream/ideal career!?)

  • A well-known accessories designer. I love designing and creating fabulous jewelry. It is the one thing I do that doesn’t seem like work. I am 100% self-taught and love finding new and inspiring things. If I was nothing other than a bead store/ boutique owner in Wilmington and a local celebrity there, my work would be known and I would be happy to wake up every day at the beach doing what I love.

9.     My favorite designer is…

  • Oscar de La Renta & Chanel- They constantly catch my attention. I love the details on every garment. Chanel for the ladylike femininity and ODLR for the bold way they set the pace for the industry. The day my wardrobe holds a piece from either of these two designers will be the best day!

10.  My favorite quote is… Because… (What are your go-to words of wisdom from a fellow fashionista and why?)

  • “The best color in the world is the one that looks best on you.” –Coco Chanel

I love this quote because it inspires a sense of independence and confidence in me. Being so into fashion, I am surrounded by beautiful clothes, accessories, and women. It is easy to get carried away with following certain trends and styles and sometimes it is easy to forget to be you. This quote reminds me that just because it looks good on someone else doesn’t mean it is for me. I have to stay true to me and my favorite colors.

11.  My rock is… (Who in your life inspires you and has helped you get where you are today?)

  • My fiancé Wes. He is my biggest fan and every day encourager. I work a full time job, own my own jewelry business, blog, and work in pro sports. I have my hand in several pots and it is an understatement to say that takes up a lot of my time. No matter what I have going on, he always encourages me to follow my dreams and to work hard for whatever I want. He is my strength when I run out and my congratulations when I have a big day. I can honestly say he makes me a better person. I am more patient, loving, and understanding because I have him in my life.

12.  With the abundance of free time I have (don’t we all wish this was the case!), I like to…

  • Make Jewelry: Necklaces are my favorite and my ultimate creative expression. My bangles and tassel key chains are my most popular items.
  • Workout/Go Running
  • Get my nails done (I love nail polish and often try to do it myself, but let’s face it, they are just better)
  • Watch my shows. I have several and am completely addicted to all. (Scandal, Castle, The Mentalist, Pretty Little Liars, Downton Abbey, The Carrie Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, and others I’m sure I left out)

XOXO, Taylor

Okay ladies, what did I tell you… Is she amazing or what?! Well, don’t forget to check out her blog and keep an eye out for my post that is being featured today all about my favorite beauty products and my daily make-up regimen! I hope y’all have a fabulous Wednesday… Keep pushing through, we’re halfway there!

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