{Link Love} Holiday Style, Music, Cocktails, And Positive Attitude


Happy Holidays! Tis the season to dress festive, listen to Christmas music, and celebrate! This season tends to go by quick and be a little crazy. Here’s some holiday link love to get ya in the spirit.

{Style} Walmart World, a publication for Walmart employees, asked for my holiday sweater styling tips. Read it and rock that festive fashion.


{Toast} Cheers! Libations on lock, try these easy holiday cocktails any non-mixologist can pull of.


{Listen} Idina Menzel kills it on her new Christmas album and this video is pretty freakin’ cute — great to listen to and LOVE the visuals.

{Watch} Kendall & Kris Jenner wear very little rocking around and destroying a Christmas tree for Love Magazine’s advent calendar.

{Chill} Stay positive and don’t stress this holiday season. Positive Psychologist (and my friend!) Pax Tandon shares her tips with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Happy holidays to you and yours!




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Dare to Wear, Fashion, My Style, Style Tips

{Dare To Wear} Match Your Bag To Your Beanie


Deck the halls, darling! For this photo session it was simply too freakin’ cold to shoot outside. Heck, it was too cold for tights. So we moved it indoors and I made myself comfortable at my lovely photographer’s place. She made me dark coffee with extra sugar and then snapping began, not a bad way to start the day.

Okay now, let’s get down to the outfit. If you haven’t guessed, the Dare To Wear item on repeat this month is the sweater. It’s TOMS for Target and so this gift I treated myself to also gives back. For items sold TOMs and Target are donating meals, blankets, and shoes to those in need. This blog has no affiliation with TOMs for Target, I just dig their vibes and philanthropic business model.

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{Style Tips}

1. Sweaters and leather play nice together. Knits give the cozy feel, while leather (faux in this case) adds a sleekness. United they create a balance look — not too dressed up or edgy, or too relaxed. It’s the right amount of casual comfort with holiday sparkle.

2. Match your bag to your beanie. The beanie is on the casual side, while the clutch feels more polished. By both items being in the same color, it he3. Accessories with your hosiery. This is one are you can really have fun with and turn a drag dress to fab. I have tons of tights – colors, polka dots, stars, and more. Sometimes I go nuts looking for the right pair when getting dressed (I need to give them a proper storage space) but a certain tight can really tie a look together or add an unexpected element.

3. A little monochrome goes a long way. When people meet me that know me from the blog and on TV and social media, they are often surprised that I’m only 5’3.  This even happens at coffee dates with new clients. I’m actually flattered, as it’s a compliment to my styling skills. A black skirt + black tights + black boots = long lines. Elongate with this tip in any color. It even works with jeweled pantyhose.

4. Accessorize with your hosiery.  Add some fun hosiery to your style arsenal. The right tight can make the whole outfit. Don’t be afraid to try a print, color, or even bejeweled tights.


{Details} TOMS for Target – Women’s Crewneck Sweater | Vegan Leather Skirt, ℅ Lulu*s (similar)| Hat, Old | Rings, Vintage | Giles & Brother Cuff, ℅ | Shashi Bracelet, ℅ | Mid-Calf Boots, JCPenney | Urban Expressions Crocodile Clutch, ℅ South Moon Under | Pretty Polly Black Embellished Tights, ℅

{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 over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Beauty, Behind The Blog, DIY, Fashion

Let’s Pretend Christmas Isn’t Over, Cool?

Merry Christmas! This post is a little late due to some technical difficulties, but it’s better late than never. Aside from crying for an hour (I don’t deal well with technical difficulties) I had a fabulous holiday! I got to visit my parents. We had a white Christmas. My mom made my favorite meal  – chicken parm, hers is seriously the best ever! And my family had a dance party in the kitchen with my boyfriend bringing the best moves, some Justin Timberlake-esque spins and fancy footwork. Continue reading…

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Fashion, Sale Rack Skinny

The Sale-Rack Skinny With Meg Biram

Sale Rack Skinny with Meg Biram | Trend Hungry
Today one of my favorite bloggers is taking over Trend Hungry and she’s sharing her sale-shopping favorites. Meg‘s a creative that also knows a lot about the blog biz  - I took her class Blog, Biz, Buzz… highly recommend! She’s also an artist and a consultant. I’m basically obsessed with her blog and her business sense. Read on to snag her stylish deals. – Jessie
Right now (and after the holidays) is the perfect time to find what you’ve been eyeing all season on sale. I’ve already scored a few pieces myself when sites do a blanket discount (like 30% off everything including what’s already on sale). Oh man those are good. Continue reading…
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Accessories, Beauty, Fashion, MerryTrendy

#MerryTrendy: Gifts For Your Social Circle

By Kelsey

It’s the most stressful time of the year! We all love the holidays but let’s face it, shopping for others is not the easiest thing to do. Will they like it? Will they use it? Will they tell others that you’re a terrible gift giver? Have no fear fashionistas, we are here for your holiday gift-giving needs. Here is a list of presents that will no way disappoint the lucky people in your life.

1. Secret Santa: Anyone would be ecstatic to receive this Butter London Lippy Set! In three colors you can easily mix and match for your mood! Put a different one in every bag you own and never worry about leaving the house without fabulous shine! They’re currently a prize for a giveaway so  enter to win the Butter London Lippy Set. Continue reading…

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Celebrity, Fashion

Celebs Are Ugly Sweater Celebrating!

It’s December! Can you even believe it? 2012 has seriously been the fastest year of my life. Anyway, it’s time to deck the halls and get in the holiday spirit. Decorate the tree and chug some eggnog while looking as outrageously festive as possible. Don’t act like you don’t want to express your holiday cheer via an over-the-top sweater filled with holiday happiness. The celebs have rocked the trend and so can you. Steal their style at ASOS Marketplace, an online destination that anyone can buy or sell on. That means you can buy vintage from an individual or a cool item from a small boutique from across the world. How cool is that? They’ve got a Christmas Jumper Club, aka the place to snag your unique holiday sweater.

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Get fancy with fair isle. This print has been out forever, yes forever! And, it’s going to be back in style next year too, seeing as it’ll be around forever. That’s just how classics work. Continue reading…


Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas That Won’t Make You Look Fat

Woo-hoo! Tomorrow is the big day! Feast on your favorite Thanksgiving foods and don’t worry about a bit of a belly bump. It’s one of the few days a year where you’re encouraged to gorge yourself, and we’ve got your outfit covered. The goal is to be comfortable (without the urge to unbutton your pants) yet stylish, seeing as you’ll be seeing family that you may not see all that often. Plus family loves to take photos, so your looks has to be camera ready.


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1. Leggings. Stretch is key. But remember, leggings are not pants. Your belly may be comfy in leggings, but your ass Continue reading…

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Beauty Buys: Holiday Travel Essentials


With the holiday season coming up, we know a lot of you are preparing to travel. No matter your destination, no trip is complete without some beauty essentials. We have compiled a list of our top picks for staying beautiful on the go.

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First things first, as tempted as you will be, you are not allowed to bring your entire makeup and hair product collection with you! Pick a few of your daily go-to items and stick with them. Then add a bold lipstick or colored eye liner to pump up your holiday look without adding bulk to your suitcase.

Here are our top 5 picks to add to your carry-on beauty bag. Continue reading…

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Celebrity, Fashion

Celebrity Obsession: Red Lace Dresses, a Favorite of Rita Ora & Taylor Swift

Red has been trending for quite a while. This classic hue has been getting a whole-lot-a love on fashionable fingertips, lips, and denim, Now red lace seems to be a celebrity favorite.


1. Rita Ora took red for a few racy turns for her various looks at the MTV Europe Music Awards this past Sunday night. Her blonde locks go well with the all-red ensembles paired with a matching, red-lace manicure. Continue reading…