Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Flamingo Pink

How to wear a vest in the summer

Tis the season for bright colors. I can’t believe we’re already about halfway through summer (bummer!). So I’m making sure to wear my warm-weather finds from this season as well as favorites from year’s past, all while making time to enjoy the nice weather. Even if it’s just for a coffee run, (or in my case, Iced Chai Tea Latte — so addicting!) it’s nice to just get outside and feel the sun on your skin. A bright hue can also brighten your mood, I know it does for me.

Philadelpia Style blogger Jessie Holeva Summer style tips How to wear a vest in the summer Fashion Expert Jessie Holeva Marlyn Schiff Jewelry

{ Style Tips }

1. Balance your body in a flowing outfit by adding a vest.  It will bring things in and keep your billowy pieces from overwhelming your frame.

2. A little color goes a long way.  This outfit may feel bright, and that’s thanks to the top, turquoise bangle, and blue nails. Don’t be afraid to wear more than one bright hue.

3. Skip the heavy blush and wear a pink top to brighten you up. It has a way of  complementing the complection.

Jessie Holeva style blog

On Repeat { Topshop Vest | Nanette Lepore Cateye Sunnies, (similar) | DV by Dolce Vita Sandals }

{ Lilly Pulitzer Top (got at the warehouse sale) | Topshop Moto Shorts | Marlyn Schiff Bracelets | Marlyn Schiff Necklace | My Saint My Hero Bracelet | QVC Diamonique Ear Climber }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways throughout the month. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Celebrity, Fashion, steal of the week, Try the Trend

{Steal of the Week} Graphic Tees

Graphic Tees on Celebs_Dakota Fanning_Rihanna

You’ve seen this trend on almost every celeb in Hollywood. I’m talking graphic tees here people. Everyone from Rihanna to Dakota Fanning is rocking this hip trend and there’s a reason why.

Graphic Tees on Celebs_Dakota Fanning_Rihanna { image via 1, 2}

Super versatile, graphic tees work for a night out or just chilling. Always in season, graphic tees can be worn virtually any time of year, as long as styled appropriately, of course. Want to look casual, cool, and a little polished? Take a style cue from the ladies pictured above and add a boyfriend blazer.

Luckily, this trend isn’t crazy expensive to begin with. Karmaloop has a slew of chic tees at seriously discounted prices. Scroll and see my top picks. You will LOVE the savings!


Dimepiece LA Cuffed Tee // $70 $17.95 – 74% off!


Kill Brand Wolves Are Out Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Kill Brand Killer High Life Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Untitled & Co The Kate Boss Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off

Pair any of these with some distressed jeans and some pointed-toe pumps for a casual, yet sexy look. Or opt for one of my go-to looks and pair with a faux leather skirt and strappy pumps for a night out. Add some killer jewels and you’ve got a totally pulled-together look for way less than what the celebs are spending. Graphic tees are one of the easiest ways to look super chic for under $20, and who doesn’t love the sound of that?

Click over to Karmaloop.com to find these tees. You get FREE shipping if you spend $50 or 15% off your order of $100 with code: BEFRESH14. Ladies, it’s time to shop!

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Philly Tech Week Event: Blog, Brand, Biz, Buzz


It’s all about the blog, brand, biz and buzz! In fact, that’s what the event is called! Philly Blog Love (that’s the blog network I founded) presents the Philly Tech Week event, Blog, Brand, Biz, Buzz, where local entrepreneurs will discuss  how they use the digital space to grow their brands, create buzz, bring in business, and their relationship with blogging / bloggers.


I’m so excited to be sharing this event with you! So many of you email me asking about how to break into blogging, or how to grow your career as a blogger, stylist, on-air expert, or just gain press for your business. It ain’t easy people, but it is very possible. You have the potential to do it, own it, achieve it, so go for it!

 That’s why I’m thrilled about this event! The panel will be talking about the very things you’re curious about and will pull from real-life experiences. Plus this event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization dear to my heart. The organization has given me the honor of making me a nominee for Woman of the Year, so for the next few months I’ll be working hard to fundraise and create awareness for LLS. By attending this event you’ll be making a difference and also learning how to make a difference in your approach to your online presence.

Are you a blogger looking to gain readers or monetize? Are you a small business owner that knows it’s time to get online and start gaining a presence but not sure where to start? Or are you simply trying to be awesome at life and want to build your following? Whatever your situation, if you see people getting ahead and are wishing it was you, then this is the event for you. Stop wishing and start planning to make it all happen. Start now, mark April 9th on your calendar, and buy a ticket or two, or more. They’re $20 and all of that money goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and a free glass of wine for each guest thanks to Brick American Eatery, time for networking before and after the panel, raffles, and tons of valuable information from some top tastemakers.

Will I see you there? Have a question that you’d like answered at the event? Comment below and let me know!


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Friday Find: Beyonce’s Level 99 Jeans

beyonce level 99 jeans

Have you ever wanted to treat yourself to a really good pair of jeans? I’m talking the kind of jeans that fit your body just right, look good all year round, and make getting dressed effortless? Dare to dream! Every girl needs a pair of jeans that makes her feel like she can take on the world, and if you’re looking for a splurge that’s still within reach, then you’ve come to the right place.

Beyonce level 99 jeans

Yes, fore we too, have longed for a pair of jeans that we love, want to wear daily, and make us feel luxe minus the lofty price. And that’s why we’re thrilled to tell you that Level 99 denim is this Friday’s Find. They’re quality denim. Also, Beyonce wears the brand, as seen on her Tumblr.

The Queen B.’s pair are a little more trendy and also a little spendy, at $150. But, the whole reason this blog post even exists is because Level 99 is up there in terms of denim, but can still be bought for under $100. In fact, Amazon.com has Beyonce’s jeans for $74. Amazon is starting to become a Trend Hungry hot spot – seriously good deals!

Beyonce level 99 jeans

Here’s the breakdown of the denim:

42% Lyocell/33% Cotton/15% Rayon/9% Polyester/1% Spandex
Dry Clean Only
Clear Coating on surface of fabric
Fabric has a lace print
Made in US

Okay, these jeans may not be the most versatile for that price. Dry clean only, plus a print means these are a once every so often item to wear. Like we said, Level 99 makes fabulous denim in the US and you can score a versatile pair for under $100. Okay, on to our finds!



What pair suits your style?

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Pucker Up: Top Picks for Your Lips

top picks for you lips

Who doesn’t love spring? It gives us all a reason to show a little more skin and inspires us to experiment with colors in our makeup and wardrobe.  An essential part of any Trend Hungry girl’s arsenal is the right lip shade or gloss. We want your lips to be flawless for your “pouty lip,” Instagram, Facebook and Twitter selfies. One thing’s for sure, dry or colorless lips are always out of season. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites that will give your lips a youthful and alluring look but won’t break your pocketbook.

top picks for you lips

1. Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch

This lip gloss smells fantastic! It literally smells like your favorite fruit punch and moisturizes like nobody’s business. The sheerness of the color is ideal for everyday wear, plus it gives lips a natural sheen and healthy pink tint.


2. Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm

This is definitely one of my favorite lip balms that provide a hint of pink color. I love the old school tin design and the yummy strawberry scent.  It’s actually time to restock my tin because I have like 5 swipes left, tops! It glides on like a dream and provides lasting, fruity moisture. This trend has been spotted on Selena Gomez, Nicole Richie, and Thandie Newton to name a few.

3. Citrusy Orange

This creamy lip shade is excellent for making a statement. Reviewers dished about how this lipstick “feels like silk” and is highly pigmented. A beautiful color with long lasting wear throughout a busy day gets manicured thumbs up from us!

4. Rouge Dior in Andalouse

This hue is truly an orange lipstick, straight, with no chaser! I love the bright orange hue and how it can be paired with a variety of ensembles. I’m seeing florals in my crystal ball, it’s getting clearer now. Yes, yes, floral skirts, leggings or tops (choose one only) and even black and white mod or geometrical prints will make this rouge sing. Heidi KlumSolange Knowles and Kourtney Kardashian seem to love it!

5. Ruby Red’s

Nars Lipstick in Joyous Red is equal parts red and dangerous! Smooth application and long wear make it a crowd favorite. Celebs like Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to celebs spotted with red pouts. We just love red, do you?

Red is super-hot! You can’t turn on the TV or peruse the interwebs without seeing celebs and bloggers alike sporting this trend! There’s definitely a red out there for everyone. Mac Ruby Woo is one red lipstick that has garnered lots of attention and for good reason. It’s seems to match every skin tone across nationalities!

Like this post? Check out more from Emerald at pinkballoons4lunch.com.

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Trending: Spiked Belts at the Met Gala

met gala cameron diaz  spike belt

Fashion has no end. There’s fashion week, red carpet season, movie premieres, market week (when stores do their buying), and a million other times fashion pics are being taken. But the Met Gala, this is BIG. This is like Christmas for fashion, and one accessory stood out, or should I say “spiked” out!

cameron diaz spike belt met gala

Beyonce, Madonna, and Cameron Diaz all wore spiked belts in honor of the theme of the night, Punk.

Snag the look for under $25. Scroll below.

How would you wear this trend? I vote with a floral dress to add some edge!

Image via eonline.com

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7 Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need for Spring

7 drugstore steals
beauty buys

By Simone of Fashion Runs The World

In need of some new product to spruce up your beauty routine? We’ve scouted out the latest and greatest from the drugstore sure to kickstart your beauty routine into the warm temps. And like we said, all these goodies are from the drugstore so  you don’t have to break the bank to snag the latest and greatest. You can get all of these products for under $15. What a wonderful way to begin to add beauty on a budget!


I love lipsticks. I think lipsticks and lip gloss can up the amp of an outfit or pull a makeup look together. It’s a must have for any fashionista or makeup connoisseur’s collection. Yet, buying a lot of lip products adds up. Even though I’m a fan of MAC, Urban Decay, Nars, and many others; too many of those names hurt my wallet over time. Thank goodness, drugstore lip products have been stepping their game up!

1. An essential before applying any type of lipstick or lip stain is a good lip moisturizer. While there are many good ones on the market, I personally think the best one is the Baby Lips by Maybelline. This lip balm that comes in six hydrating shades. After using the product for a few days, my lips became softer and moisturized. Add protection with SPF 20 infused into each balm, which makes this product a great investment in your makeup arsenal.

Tag: Maybelline Baby Lips, $2.99 @ Target. 


2. Recently, Maybelline released a new addition to their color sensational family called Color Whispers. This collection offers 20 new shades that are perfect for the springtime, like Oh La Lilac, which is a beautiful light purple. These lipsticks have a glossy finish and offer lots of color selections ranging from pink to coral and everything in between.

Tag: Maybelline Color Whispers, $5.94 @ Target.


3. Okay, one more thing from the Maybelline family are the Color Sensational Vivids lip color. Unlike their counterpart (the color whispers), these lipsticks are more pigmented and brighter. The color selections for this collection are a little smaller (choosing between ten shades as oppose to 20), but the finish is still same. Their colors range from hot pink to purple and even orange. My personal favorite is the Vibrant Mandarin lip color, which is a beautiful orange-red shade that is very in this season.

Tag:  Color Sensational Vivids lip color, $5.54 @ Target.

4. Lastly for the lips, this one is for all my ladies who don’t like to wear lipstick. L’Oreal has released their Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer lip gloss which is more like a lip stain than a lip gloss. There are 12 shades in this collection and we like all of them (that never happens!!).

Tag: L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip gloss $7.99 @ Target.



Now that the weather is getting a little warmer outside, wearing foundation can look and feel heavy. Nobody wants to go outside when it’s sunny and hot and fear that their makeup will melt off. Good thing lots of makeup brands have come up with a solution for a light-weight foundation or cream.


5. Covergirl came out with their new 3-in-1 foundation, which acts as a primer, foundation and concealer all in one. This new foundation is having all of the beauty vloggers going crazy. This new formula eliminates piling on facial creams.

Tag:  CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, $8.54 @ Target.

6. Another facial product that is good for the spring is the beauty balm or BB cream as they are referred too. One of the best ones on the market is the Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB cream. This product is an 8-in-1 skin perfector that blurs imperfections, brightens and evens skin tone, smoothes, and hydrates, enhances, protects with SPF 30, and has 0% oils and heavy ingredients in it.

Tag:  Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $6.44 at Target. 


7. The ombre hair trend took over last year and is staying strong. Everyone from Jessica Alba to Lea Michele is rocking the trend. Fortunately, women everywhere don’t have to run to the salon and  spend $50 or more to get this look. L’Oreal Paris have added a Wild Ombre kit to their Feria collection. This kit retails for only $12 at Target and offers only three shades that work with natural or color treated hair: 080 for light to medium blonde hair, 070 for dark blonde to light brown or strawberry red hair, and 060 for medium to dark brown or auburn hair.

Tag: L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre Hair Color, $11.99 @ Target.

You can find all of these products online or at your local drugstore. The prices may vary but almost all the brands I mentioned have coupons you can use, so you can stock up on all these wonderful products.

Quick Tip: Head to Target! Every product featured is cheaper there (hence why we listed them as each retailer!!). 


Happy Shopping!



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Trend Bites Move to Wednesday! How to Declump Your Lashes

How To Take Care of Eyelash Extensions

We interrupt this blog post to make a new programming announcement. Trend Bite, the weekly quick-tip video blog will no longer be premiering on Friday. Say Happy Hump Day to Trend Bite moving to Wednesday!

Look for a new weekly column called Friday Find, where each week we’ll be sharing our top fashionable find from our week of scoping the shopping scene. This delicious deal won’t only fabulous, but will fit a skinny budget. So stay tuned! This Friday’s find is an item you may see reoccurring on my Instagram!

Okay, now watch the video already!!



Learn all about my eyelash extensions here.

Tag: Headband borrowed from Ban.do, $20 // Sleeveless Trench I Heart Ronson, 3 years ago

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Miley’s Twerking Onesie = Awful! She Shoulda Wore a Jumpsuit!

Miley Cyrus Twerk Onesie

Wow! We already knew Miley Cyrus had sick style, but who would have known this girl’s got the moves to go along with it! (did you have a chance to catch her latest #twerk video?) We have to say viral Miley is a lot more fun especially when the limelight is showcasing her fashion sense.

Miley Cyrus Twerk Onesie


The Pajama Party theme has definitely been put back on the map with celebs like Ciara, Miley Cyrus and even Perez Hilton, who hosted a huge PJ bash for his 35th birthday! I can’t think of a more comfortable and fun way to celebrate! Sears is now carrying  exclusive Joe Boxer PJs so you can rock out like a superstar! These celebs showcased their best bedroom attire for the whole world to see and we are loving it, but only at a themed party or a stay cation. But other than that, sleepwear should never been converted into streetwear. It’s just a huge no-no. Instead, rock a jumpsuit, duh!

rita ora


Onesies aren’t only made for the bedroom! If you’re looking for a style that can be worn in public, then jumpsuits are your thing!  With the help of  Rita Ora, Vanessa Hudgens, J.Lo and Jennifer Hudson, jumpsuits are back in style rotation! Ora matches her jumpsuit with sneakers, fun shades and a slouchy hat giving her a more relaxed, chill look. Her outfit screams Coachella Fashion, don’t you think? Or dress it up like the Queen B, Beyonce!

Beyonce Jumpsuit


A more tailored and structured jumpsuits work best with heels and a sick  statement necklace. If you’re looking for your next business meeting outfit, a jumpsuit, blazer and heels combo is 100% Trend Hungry approved. :) Don’t worry – we found this jumpsuit at Kohls for only $25 so your shopping worries are over!



Petite Fashionista Tip: Jumpsuits work best with heels and when belted. A belt will break up the your body giving the illusion of longer legs and heels will add height for a much sexier feel and look!

Dress it up jewelry or rock it with sandals or flip flops-  the possibilities are endless!

Are you a fan of jumpsuits? Comment below!!

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