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{ Philly Event + You’re Invited! } Fashion Book Launch Party


One of my dear friends wrote a fabulous fashion book and we celebrating in style this Wednesday in Old City, Philadelphia. In the area? Come hang + dress to impress! Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is the name of my super-cool gal pal that wrote “The SPF LookBook: FROM ATELIER TO RUNWAY” and this book is chalked full of gorgeous looks and fashion insight.

There will be lots to do. Now all we need is you! Continue reading…

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Dare to Wear, Fashion

{Dare to Wear} Geek-Chic Glasses Like Jenna Lyons


Geek can be chic. Yes, I am using glasses as an accessory. No, I don’t have a prescription. Yes, I do feel a little Jenna-Lyons-esque. This blog post will be low on words and heavy on pictures in comparison to other posts. Instead, enjoy my awkward poses ( Nelly’s Ride Wit Me was playing) and cheap-chic outfit using the H&M dress I featured in last week’s Dare to Wear. Look for my third look in this dress next week. fashion-expert-jessie-holeva on-air-style-expert-jessie-holeva philadelphia-fashion-blogger
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 Glasses // Lookmatic, (℅)

Scarf // My friend Kristen’s. Got when we did a clothing swap.

Blazer // Dynamite

Dress // H&M

Tights // Hanes

Boots // Schutz  (℅)

Earring // Stella &Dot

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.


Have something to say? Let’s chat it up in the comments section below or tweet me at @jessieholeva.


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Fashion, TV

{TV} New Year’s Eve Fashion Advice on FOX29


Looking for the right outfit to fit your New Year’s Eve plans? Myself and four lovely ladies visited Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia to show you affordable fashions to fit your New Year’s Eve plans.

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Here’s the outfit breakdown. (I’ll be adding the links to as many of the items that I can find online, so check back soon)

1. Casual Celebration

Romper by Ya Los Angeles, $48 at Nich Boutique.

Statement Necklace by Jack E Oh Accessories, $28 at Nich Boutique.

I ‘Heart Ronson’ Jacket, Was $72, Now $35.99 at JCPenney.

9 & Co. Heels, Was $40, Now 27.99 at JCPenney.

2. Bar Hopping

Wow Couture sweater dress, $65 at Smak Parlour.

Worthington boots, Was $49, now $33.99 at JCPenney.

Earrings, $26 at Smak Parlour.

3. Cocktail Party

Ark & Co dress, $61 at Jax Boutique.

Call It Spring purse, $30 at JCPenney.

Christian Siriano for Payless, Was $36.99, Now $24.99 at Payless.

Earrings, Was $8.99, Now $3.99 at Payless.

4. Swanky Soiree

Chaps gown, Was $120, Now $69.99 at Kohl’s.

Shawl, Was $28.00, Now $14.00 at Kohl’s.

Dana Buchman Pump, Was $69.99, Now $39.99 at Kohl’s.

Apt 9 Bangles, $15.60 at Kohl’s.

Earrings, $15.40 at Kohl’s.

Want to get styled by me for FREE? You can now by booking a personal shopping session at King of Prussia Mall.


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Dare to Wear, Fashion, Featured, My Style, Style Tips, Uncategorized

{Dare to Wear} Haute Hue for a Hike

how to wear pink jeans

It’s the end of the first installment of Dare to Wear, the new blog series where we dare to wear the same piece three weeks in a row!  Over the last three weeks I’ve taken my hot-pink pants in three different style directions – preppy, business chic, and now a look perhaps too haute for a hike?

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This shade certainly will not blend in outdoors and this outfit isn’t really for hiking. It’s for looking fabulous this fall – isn’t that enough?

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Make a bright shade more fall friendly by styling with more subdued shades – think oatmeal, light gray, camel, and olive. Swap out the heeled booties for something more comfortable and rocky-path friendly if you’re looking to take a stroll in the woods. IMG_8731

For this look we paired the hot-pink jeans with an army-green jacket over an oatmeal-colored sweater. The hair braid tied with a ribbon hair tie acts as added accessory.
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Tag: Sweater: SONOMA lifestyle, $40.00 $19.99 // Jeans: Rock & Republic, $88.00 $17.80  (sold out online) // Boots: Candies, $64.99 $47.99

Special thanks to Kohl’s for providing the clothes and to Audrey Gallagher for the beautiful photos. Check back next week for look three.


How would you style pink jeans? Comment below!



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Friday Find: Kate Spade Clutches for 35 Bucks!

designer deal: kate spade

I am loving writing the Friday Find. It’s making me excited to shop and this designer deal is one you won’t want to pass up. These fun Kate Spade clutches are more than half off, coming is at $35.

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The bags are technically considered canvas cosmetic pouches, but are clearly meant to wear as the main attraction – they’re far to cute to keep inside your purse. Bags have a zip-top closure and are trimmed with leather.

Style Tip: Store your key essentials in the bag for quick trips and fun outings and toss in your bigger bag for work and days that require carrying more.

So which bag do you prefer?

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designer deal: kate spade sale



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Behind the Scenes of My Fall 2013 Photo Shoot

Philly Fashion Photoshoot

Strike.A.Pose. Oh hey, It’s model Jessie here. Just kidding, but seriously I’m modeling fall fashion in a magazine!!!

Local magazine Philly Current asked me to share my budget-fashion tips for their fall fashion issue, coming out in September, and I’m modeling four of the top trends for fall 2013 and each look is budget friendly! I’ll be posting more details when the issue comes out.

Philly Fashion Photoshoot

How amazing is my $25 vintage fur over this dreamy dress from Nich!?! Posing my toes for a shoes shot.

Philly Fashion Blogger Photoshoots Resting my eyes between shots. Obsessed with this Sears top paired with scalloped leather shorts from South Moon Under.

budget fashion blogger photoshoot Twerk textures. I love layering it up, but this outfit didn’t quite fit yesterday’s hot temps.

philly fashion blogger photoshoot Checking the shots. My blogger friend Chaucee of Streets & Stripes was the photographer for the shoot and her boyfriend Jonifin was assisting.

philly fashion blogger photoshoot Posing with Linda after the shoot. She did my hair and makeup. I need to learn to curl my hair the way she did it!

I can’t wait to show you all the amazing photos and more outfit details. More details to come!

What trends are you feeling for fall? Tweet me @jessieholeva or comment below!

Celebrity, Fashion, Steal The Style, Uncategorized

Steal the Style: Beyonce & Jay Z.’s Affordable Outfits at Kanye’s Birthday


Whoa! Everyone in the blogosphere has been buzzing about Beyonce wearing Topshop. Even I mentioned it in my round-sunglass post, but what about Jay Z? Um, he too was wearing something we normal people can afford, and in fact it’s a brand his wifey has been spotted in before.


So let’s break it down. And of course, ladies first.

FashionBombDaily.com reports Beyonce wore a $22 Topshop tube top with a matching skirt for $44. And of course, it’s pretty much sold out. The skirt is still availabe in a size 10 so if that’s you snag it before it’s too late.


As for her hubs, he donned a $68 sweatshirt from Sportiqe. This brand makes sportswear cool and effortless. Shop Jay Z.’s shirt at Urban Outfitters.

Here’s Beyonce rockin’ the brand last year in Philly at Made In America.

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Shop for her shirt at Bloomingdales, $38.

Do you like their style? Comment below!

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