Friday, April 28, 2017

Outfit Inspiration for Date Night Motivation

Hi there, ladies!

I was recently contacted by Adore Me, to show off some date night outfits that are inspired by their collection of intimates! After becoming more familiar with their collections, this task gave me SO many ideas, because they have something for everything (and everyone!). Adore Me's bra sizes range from 30A-46G, they have underwear, shape wear, swimsuits, loungewear/activewear, and of course, lingerie!

While, I could have chosen an outfit for every undergarment on their site, I controlled myself, told my stylist brain to calm down, and narrowed it down to two outfits - a daytime and a nighttime outfit. But, because I have been looking at lingerie nonstop (because it's just so pretty!), I made sure that both outfits would be great for a date!

Perfect summer date outfit, Adore Me

I love a good trapeze/swing dress, especially in warm weather. It's flattering on almost all body types, and it's just an easy piece (and this one has pockets!!). Unfortunately, sometimes the armholes are a little loose, so you can get that unattractive visible bra that you become self conscious of for the entire time you're wearing it (because you totally forgot about that, since the last time you wore it). But, when you're wearing the super cute Sophy bra, instead of being worried about your boring bra peaking out, you can rock the pink lace sides as a bandeau alternative! Plus, the Sophy has a racerback style, which works perfectly with this dress too! Fun fact about the shoes - they're Aerosoles! I know! I was surprised too! Aren't they cute? I think I need that clutch. It's kind of adorable.

Perfect date night outfit,  Adore Me

If you saw me at the Blog Connect Conference in Philly kick off party, then you already know that I own this dress. It is by Fifteen Twenty, and I bought mine from Six Clothing in Haddonfield. For as form fitting as this dress is, it's basically works like Spanx. (Can I get an amen?) I LOVE this dress. I feel sexy, powerful, stylish, and trendy when I wear it.

The only way that I could make it better is by wearing something sexier underneath! That's where the Deeandra bra comes in! This bra can be worn strapless too, which is a must for all of those off the shoulder dresses and tops that you have been adding to your closet this season (I know I am not the only one, who can't control themselves around an off the shoulder ...anything).

Because this dress is perfect for nighttime, I went with a metallic bag that can be used as a clutch, but has a shoulder strap, and some beautiful dark floral pumps. No jewelry necessary here, since the dress has statement sleeves, and you're creating additional accents with the bag and shoes. If you feel like you need to wear something, go with stud earrings or a simple choker necklace.

I don't know why, but there's just something about sunshine and gorgeous weather that makes me want to get all dressed up and go somewhere fun!

Check out Adore Me's site, and let me know what your favorites are, and if you would like me to help you create an outfit around a specific piece!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Exclusive Event Hosted by Me!

Hello, all! I can't wait to tell you about my next event that I am hosting!

I will be having a style party at LOFT King of Prussia for my clients and friends of clients! This party is going to be amazing -

Here's why:

  •  It's free to attend 
  • You will be shopping with me (also for free)
  • We'll be at LOFT 
  • You will receive an additional discount to any purchases you make at the style party!
  • There will be a light breakfast provided, along with coffee AND mimosas!! 
  • The party will be held before the store is open to the public #celebritystatus 
The specifics: Sunday, May 7th from 9am - 11am

This is the PERFECT way to add to your spring wardrobe and get started on summer! 

There are only 20 tickets available, so make sure that you RSVP soon! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Lost in a Daydream" Shoot for Stellar Design

This past weekend, in addition to working with some new clients, I also had the pleasure of working as a stylist for the photoshoot, "Lost in a Daydream" for Stellar Design. I met the designer, Keyonna Butler through PHLbloggers! She was seeking out a stylist for an upcoming photoshoot in Philly, and I jumped at the opportunity! I couldn't be more glad that I did!

I had so much fun working with a wonderful group of talented, creative individuals! We were brought  together by the amazing, Keyonna! Her clothing is up-cycled clothing that incorporates bright colors and so much joy! I think it's Keyonna's energy and love for her designs that created such a synergistic photoshoot!

I love all of the aspects of my job, and as much as I love modeling for my blog, it was nice to not have to worry about what kind of weird and awkward faces I'm making (and then being photographed).  It was fun making sure that all of the clothes and accessories were being showcased perfectly, and the models, Marissa Kowalski and Sam Thomas  were just the sweetest! They are stunning, and were total troopers, especially considering how cold it was, while we were shooting!

Susan Padron, photo shoot stylist

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Eyelash Extensions by Dani at Wink Lash Studio

Oh my goodness, I am so excited! I got eyelash extensions!! I feel so glamorous now, it's kind of amazing.

 Since we are living in the age of social media and selfies, I recently became much more aware of the fact that my eyelashes do not like to behave! I've always been told that I had long eyelashes. I love to try different kinds of makeup, especially mascara, and I've probably tried them all! Since I have been taking a lot more pictures of myself over the past year, I noticed that my eyelashes do not like to hold a curl, and they are naturally straight! What good are long eyelashes if they don't curl?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#WednesdayWonder - Can you wear plaid without looking like a cowboy or a lumberjack?

Plaid is still going very strong as a trend, especially since winter doesn't seem like it's quite ready to leave just yet! (I'm going to blame the snow for the delay in this post). So, how do you wear plaid without looking like you're about to go line dancing or chop some wood?

Friday, March 10, 2017

#girlboss(es) 25 - Jennyfer Parra

Happy Friday! For those of us in the northeast, it's a snowy Friday! It seemed like we were done with this snow and cold weather, but apparently not! Anyway, our #girlboss this week is Jennyfer Parra, who is also a blogger (among other things!)! I enjoyed reading Jennyfer's responses, because you really get a sense of how she balances her drive with her appreciation for the joys of life! Enjoy! 

#WednesdayWonders - What is the best color of jeans for men and women?

Denim comes in many different shades and colors, and for some, it can be tough to choose the right shade for their outfit! For this post, I'll just talk about the three main shades of regular blue jeans - light, medium, and dark. These are commonly referred to as "washes" (light wash, medium wash, dark wash jeans). (All of the tips provided in this post can be used for men and women!)

Just like when I'm enjoying a flight of beer, I'll start light and then go dark.

Friday, March 3, 2017

#girlboss(es) 24 - Gosia Campbell

Happy Friday! Gosia Campbell is our #FabulousFemaleFriday this week! She and I met through one of the awesome Facebook groups where we are both members. If you have been keeping up with my #girlboss(es) series, then you know how much I love showing off female entrepreneurs, so I was excited to read and write about Gosia! Enjoy, and check out her site when you get a chance:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#WednesdayWonders - What is the latest trend for shoes?

So many of us look for different options for shoes than the traditional choices - for women, we can usually choose between heels or flats, and for guys, there are oxfords or loafers. Of course, boots are always available too, but they are season specific. That being said, the question that I received is regarding sneakers! Sneakers - they're not just for working out anymore! However, you have to choose the right pair. You can't wear your Brooks with a cute dress and call yourself chic.

Since last week's Wednesday Wonder was for the guys, let's start with the ladies first, and then I'll show off some options for the gentlemen.

adidas sneakers

I have been seen these EVERYWHERE. The Neo Advantage is definitely a more casual option, so think of these more for the weekend. They're sporty without looking too athletic, and they tie right in to the athleisure trend that's so big right now. If you're a fan of these, but you don't want the same pair that everyone has, check them out in white and rose gold! 
Friday, February 24, 2017

#girlboss(es) redefined 10 - Carla Evans

Happy Friday!! This week's #FabulousFemaleFriday features my cousin, Carla! Carla has always been involved with my life,  as well as my sister's, and I feel so lucky because of that. She has been such inspiration with all of her accomplishments, her complete dedication to her children, and her never ending strength (I seriously mean it - I don't know how she does it!). Her three (not so) little ones are all equally impressive in their own ways, and I adore all three of them to pieces. I will allow Carla to explain more about herself, because she is definitely a better writer than I will ever be! Enjoy!!