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{ VIDEO } New Year’s Eve Dresses Sans Sequins on FOX29

Are you freaking out yet about what you’re gonna wear tonight? I’ve got some style suggestions sans sequins in video form and if you’re local to Philly then you can even stop by one of these local boutiques to snag the look for tonight! A New Year’s Eve tradition, Fox29 asked me to come chat fashion for the third year in a row, but this time to skip sequins. I do enjoy sequins, but we all already know about that trend. I was up for the challenge and knew some local boutiques would have what I was looking for.

Check out the segment and scroll for outfit details. Happy New Year!! Continue Reading

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } NYE Makeup Inspiration: Adele’s Cat Eyeliner

Can you believe another year has flown by? I know, crazy! Time to ring in the new year in style. It’s Trend Hungry Tuesday so I’m looking to celebs for some inspiration.

This week’s trend taking the spotlight is cat eyeliner, aka winged eyeliner. It’s been a hit all year and it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve no matter how fancy or chill your plans are. It can be a little dramatic and even makes eyes look bigger. Plus you can skip eyeshadow altogether. Continue Reading

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{ Dare To Wear } Flannel Gets Fancy

Hello, hello and happy holiday to you!! I hope you’ve been enjoying this festive season and have been taking time to celebrate and enjoy life. I’ve been busy moving (who decides to move during the holiday season?! — not one of my brightest ideas), spending time with family, and connecting with myself.

A new year on the way always gets me in a reflective/soul-searching mood, so I’ve been on the blog and social a little less and looking within more. The result, lots of exciting content ideas and inspired vibes. Yes, giving myself a mental break has me feeling revved up, refreshed, and jazzed about this blog post.

Start scrolling. Style tips + pics await.

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{ Style Tips }

1. Lengthen those legs by tying your button-up top with high-waisted bottoms. This instantly elongates your lower half and cinches the top in to balance out the proportions.

2. Mix casual with dressy. It creates balance. Need I say more? Wait, I will. I love fancy-looking pieces, such as the velvet handbag or chandelier earrings. I don’t want to have to wait for an occasion to wear special styles so use them to dress up casual fashions, like a flannel top. Then I get lots more enjoyment and use out of things I love. Philly fashion blogger style tips

3. Match and mix colors. The flannel has the blue shade that’s in the skirt, but that’s about it. The vest is gray. The bag (vintage, my mom’s from a high school dance) is a red velvet. The tights are a black print and the boots, they are a camel color. It may not sound like it would work to a matching machine, but it totally does. Which leads me to my next tip…

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4. The only way to know is to try so try, and keep trying. That’s how outfit magic and life magic happens. I just finished reading Big Magic, so life is feeling extra magical at the moment and I plan on carrying that mojo into the new year.

5. Go big on the one piece of jewelry and keep the other bling at home. Less can be more, especially when it comes to statement styles. Wearing less jewelry can draw special attention to the piece that you are wearing.

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{ flannel, Nich Boutique | Pajama Salvage vest, JAX Boutique | pencil skirt,Lulu*s (similar) | Hanes tights | Lucky Brand boots, DSW | Marlyn Schiff chandelier earrings | vintage bag, handed down to me by my mom }

Like this look? Scroll the showroom below that I filled with similar styles.

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

winter style tips
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{ Dare To Wear } Winter Accessories

Two things I wear all winter:  beanies + scarves. They are pretty much a must for my daily life and often stay on after my coat comes off.

Beanies truly are the cure to a bad hair day and cold ear, and scarves basically make me feel like I’m wrapped up in my own personal blanket. This Nich Boutique scarf happens to have pockets. It blew my mind and has been perfect for stashing my sunnies. I’ve been stowing my phone in the scarf too and actually panicked a few times thinking I lost my phone, before remembering the pockets. I do love pockets. They’re a weakness of mine.

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{ Style Tips }

1. Make outerwear part of the outfit. Yes these pics are outside, but I often keep my scarf or beanie or both on after my coat comes off.

2. Pair a loose-fitting top with skinny bottoms. Dressing is really all about playing with proportions. Loose clothes all over can drown you and hide your shape, so an over-sized flannel looks great with more fitted pieces. Leggings, skinny jeans, or ponte pants are all great options.

3. Roll and cuff above the boots. As you can see from this previous outfit post, sometimes I like to wear these boots with the pants tucked. This was not one of those times. instead I cuffed these comfy pants to sit on top if the boots. It’s these little styling touches that make an outfit a whole look so play around with your clothes to switch up the vibe.  how to dress for winter

{ beanie, C21 | scarf & plaid button-up top, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer travel jeans | Ugg kesey boots }

Scroll the showroom for similar styles.

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Festive Holiday Fashions

Tis the season for festive fashion. The holidays go by so quick and celebs are getting into the swing of the season.

Beyonce decorated herself like a Christmas tree. Reese Witherspoon recently rocked a candy-cane printed dress. Besties Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale kept it cozy and posted Instagrams of their matching snowflake pajamas that they wore while watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Continue Reading

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{ Fashion + Function } Three Ways To Layer A Sweater

As I write this post it’s over 63 degrees out here in the Philadelphia area. It’s practically mid December and was colder when we actually shot these photos in early November. Obviously the weather is a little wacky lately. That’s why I dress in layers.

True story: my dad is who taught me to dress in layers. He’ll wear long underwear under his jeans as soon as it starts getting cold (can you blame him? I loathe cold denim on my legs), though I doubt he has had to break them out yet. He’s also a skier (used to tour around ski racing before training kids how to race for pretty much my whole life), so for him it’s all about function.

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Function meets fashion. You can always take a layer off (that’s pretty much a direct quote) and it’s true. Not only is it true, it also has been a little factoid I keep with me and has saved me from the finicky temps we encounter everywhere. Everywhere. The grocery store is practically the most freezing place on Earth. I literally add layers before going in or else I know my shopping trip will be in vain. When I’m a comfortable temp I’m much happier and so layering is pretty much a way of life now. Okay, on to three looks styled with the same fabulous sweater. Full posts featuring more pics, style tips, and outfit info linked below.

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{ Style Tip } Dress up ripped jeans with heels. 

philly fall fashion Logo by Lori Goldstein Space Dye Zip Cardigan

fur vest styling

{ Style Tip } Layer a furry vest over a cardigan. I am all about layering (plus I’m always cold) and the sweater/vest combo keeps your core warm and arms free to move around. This is the kind of layered look that’s ideal for shopping, as I like to avoid carrying a coat while perusing potential holiday gifts. Haddonfield NJ style blog How to wear a furry vest

LOGO by Lori Goldstein cardigan

 { Style Tip } Two sweaters are warmer than one. As much as I want to be warm, I kind of hate big bulky jackets so opt to layer up with two sweaters and skipped the winter coat.

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Click for full posts, including outfit details + style tips. —> { Two Sweaters Are Warmer Than One } { Furry Vest + OTN Boots } { Ripped Jeans + Space Dye }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } VS Models Rock Rosy Lips + Cheeks

If you follow any of the Victoria’s Secret babes on Instagram then you too have probably been counting down the days until the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing tonight on CBS at 10pm.  Of course the Angels are decked out in elaborate and sexy styles, including a bra valued at over $2 million dollars, but there’s one trend you can totally steal and wear even to work, the makeup. Continue Reading

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{ Dare To Wear } Furry Vest + Over-the-Knee Boots

Winter is coming! Thankfully the weather wasn’t freezing the day we did these pics.

It’s time to layer up, mix textures, and think about gift giving. I gotta tell you, this cardi-vest combination has been giving me life and is perfect to wear for holiday gatherings and shopping, among other places. In this look I’m warm, not bogged down with too much fabric, and feel photo ready (when I opt to leave the house with makeup on). Continue Reading