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{ Interview } Tips On Fashion, Blogging & Dream Chasing

It’s getting to that point where people stop saying Happy New Year, but we’re not quite there so let me say it once more, Happy New Year! You may notice things look a little different around here. Sometimes I get the itch for change and nothing can stop me. When I was a kid I’d rearrange the furniture in my bedroom and pretty much every other room in the house. My parents would come home or wake up and be like, ” when did you do this?” I do this at my place now, remix my wardrobe and how I do my makeup, and so the blog sometimes also needs an impromptu upgrade. It wasn’t really impromptu. It was planned but happened sooner than scheduled.

Speaking of sooner than planned, the creation of this blog happened in a similar fashion. SkinnyAffair.com recently asked me about how the blog came about, my tips to aspiring bloggers, what’s in my bag and more. It was a lot of fun answering the interviewer’s questions as SA is the blog of Melissa Funtanilla, who recently celebrated her first year blogging at Trend Hungry!

I did the interview a little while ago so it was cool to go back and read it. It’s reminded me of two things that have been important in my journey and I’d like to be mindful of this year.

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{Press} Jessie’s Tips In ‘People StyleWatch’ Magazine

Looking to save big this holiday season?  Pick up a copy of the December/January issue of People StyleWatch Magazine and you may recognize someone. I’m so excited to finally share this news & these tips! I’m such a fan of the magazine so it’s such an honor to be in it and dishing tips in the 5 Savvy Ways To Save Big $$$ column!! Happy shopping and saving this holiday season!

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Thanks for reading and for your continued support!! Look for more holiday shopping tips and gift guides coming to the blog soon!

XOXO,

Jessie

 

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Dare to Wear, Fashion

{Dare To Wear} Black & Flannel

Ever find yourself in an all-black ensemble?

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{Style Tips}


1. Break up boring black by adding an outer layer of flannel. It’s far more casual than a blazer, making your all-black ensemble feel more casual and day time. 

2. Keep a beanie in your bag for when the wind or a bad-hair day hits. Plus they look cool on.  and also make you look cool.

3. Boot up. Cover those legs in cool temps with a high boot over opaque tights in the same color. This will keep legs looking long while protecting from the elements.

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{Shop It} Mossimo Flannel Top, Target //Selena Gomez Addidas Neo Dress (℅), similar // The Loft Boots, 1822 Boutique (old) // Beanie, borrowed from boyfriend // Jennifer Lopez Crossbody, Kohls (℅)

{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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{Steal Of The Week} Francesca’s Dresses + BOGO Sale

Francesca’s is becoming more and more of a go-to shopping spot for me — probably due to the skinny-budget pricing and trendy styles. A few days ago I stopped by their King of Prussia location while styling client for her alma mater homecoming event and noticed they were running a BOGO special, buy one get one half off.

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So what to buy? I love this place for girlfriend gifts (make a mental note for holiday shopping) and affordable dresses. Dresses that can go from work to happy hour at a price that keeps you happy can be tough to find, but this store hasn’t disappointed me yet.

As for my client, she left with two dresses and accessories to match!

On to the dresses.

{Sweater Style}

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{Quinn Solid Sweater Dress, $48.00} So comfy looking, I can’t ever take it! I need the emoticon with heart eyes right now. Top with a wide-brmmed hat for a street-chic look.

{Purple Paisley}

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{Alamea Printed Shift Dress, $48.00} Free-spirited, yet work appropriate. Try with hair pulled back, dramatic eye makeup, black tights and booties for date night.

{Fine Print}

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{Olivia Midi Sweater Dress, $58.00}  Top with a blazer for a business meeting and toss on some sparkly earrings for after hours.

{Pretty In Pink}

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{Anella Lace Dress, $58.00} If you’re looking for a girly party dress, here it is. Save for a birthday or other occasion where you want the spotlight. Werk it, girl!

{Money-Saving Tip}

Buying a lot? Break it up in to multiple transactions. When you checkout with many items at once the discount will be on the cheapest items. Keep more money in your wallet by pairing items closest in price together for checkout. It may take a few more minutes at the register but is worth the serious savings.

Have you shopped Francesca’s before? Do any of these dresses call your name? Do tell in the comments below! 

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Dare to Wear, Fashion

{Dare To Wear} Mixed Metals

It’s already week three of maxi-skirt styling and I’m even more in love with this skirt. In fact, maxis in general are becoming more near and dear to my heart. They’re far more comfortable than jeans and look more polished too. I’m sensing a maxi-skirt roundup post coming up.

I wore this outfit yesterday and  it got me through answering emails, blogging, a mini photoshoot, and a styling session — comfy enough for a busy day and stylish enough that I look the part.

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{Style Tips}

1. Motorcycle jackets add edge to any outfit. It’s the off-duty blazer.

2. Not sure how to wear vintage jewelry? Layer with your everyday pieces, such as a watch and your other go-to layering bracelets. Mixing it in with your existing style only makes it more you-nique.

3. Mix warm and cool tones. The skirt, top, and bag are on the warm side, as is the gold bracelet. The jacket, boots, and vintage statement necklace would be considered cool. They work together because they are intermixed and create balance. This tip works for jewelry, clothing, even home decor.

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{Shop It}

MNG by Mango Jacket (last year, similar) // Skirt, $38 at Nich Boutique (can’t find it online, sorta similar)// LC Lauren Conrad Top (gifted) // SONOMA life + style Women’s Ankle Boots, $74.99 $39.99 Kohl’s // Vintage Clutch, Necklace & Bracelet, Bling Babe // My Saint My Hero Blessing Bracelets, $10.00 each.
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{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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{Dare to Wear} Harem Pants While Chillin

We should all play dress up more often. Push yourself to experiment with what’s already in your closet and you may be surprised with all the awesome ideas you come up with. You’ll also then have a better idea of what key pieces are missing so that your next shopping trip won’t be in vain.

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Coming up with outfits for TV segments, clients, and these Dare to Wear posts really break me out of my fashion box.

I have been having so much fun doing blog shoots lately. It’s helping me expand what my wardrobe can do and if you take a look at past posts, you’ll see that the style of the shoots has been evolving too. This month we shot on a deck and last month the outside of a pretty apartment complex on the Main Line acted as the backdrop. Hmm. I wonder what the next shoot will bring.

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You may remember  that this month’s Dare to Wear item is the charity tank top. And you may remember that proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Well, my fundraising timeline has come to an end and the money raised goes to a good cause, but there are still a few shirts floating around in case you REALLY, REALLY want one. Here’s a list of where to look.

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Style Tips

Tuck. For these pants you either need a crop top or to tuck your shirt in.

Messy hair, embrace it. Perfection is overrated. I don’t like to look like a hot mess, but I’m cool with elegantly disheveled.

Metallic liner, love it. It’s so fresh for summer and easy to apply. The one I used is Physician’s Formula.

Don’t over think it. There’s no pink on my pants and the shoes can be a little club, but somehow it works. Guess and test. I say this all the time, but it really does help with creating unique and special outfits.

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Shop the Style

Piccolo Amore X Jessie Holeva Charity Tank Top // a few places

Mudd Printed Pants // Kohls (℅) (similar)

Gladiator Shoes // Steve Madden, LuLus (c/o)

Jewelry // Bling Babe

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Thanks to everyone who supported my Woman of the Year nomination with LLS. I didn’t win the title, but every dollar raised makes a difference. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your support!

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.

#DAREtoWEAR

 

 

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{Press} KYW, FOX29, WPLJ + More

It’s been a little bit since I last updated my press page (eek!), so here’s an update on where I’ve been. True story, everything listed below this blog has led me to.

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I visited my friends at Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia to talk white-hot style. It’s always a good time on Good Day!

Watch the clip: FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

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Interviewed on KYW

KYW’s Social Media Reporter Melony Roy asked me to come in to chat with her about my blog and business. To have KYW do a story on me and my work is such an honor and am so humbled by this. Hope this encourages people to build their dreams.

Click to read the full article: Blogger Creates Online Community To Help Other Writers Grow Their Brands

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Answering Audience Tweets

Season two of Celebrity Corner came to an end. I got to style all the looks for the season as the wardrobe stylist and answered fan tweets on summer style for the season finale.

My work with LLS got some press too. Thanks Times Herald & This Is It Philly.

And as always, I’m on Ralphie Tonight every Tuesday for Trend Hungry Tuesday, except this past week because Ralphie was sick. Feel better/ happy belated birthday, Ralphie!

Thanks universe (that includes you reading this!) for your love and support. Without it, I don’t know what I’d do.

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Come Hang Out with Me Tonight at Main Line Fashion Week!

I just thought you should know, in case you’re looking for a fabulous fashion event to attend, we are in the middle of Main Line Fashion Week!

The Western suburbs of Philadelphia are pretty stylish. I went to college in the area and loved it so much that I haven’t left (just yet). If you’re a fashionista that can make it to the Philly burbs then here’s the perfect excuse. Main Line Fashion Week is brand new, covers the top styles of the Main Line and beyond, and I’m hosting tonight’s event.

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Here’s the details for tonight:

Time: 6-9pm.

Cocktail hour goes till 7pm, then the models hit the runway.

Location: Sweetwater Farm, 59

Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills PA 19342

Price: $20

Goods: Swag bags, of course! Each guest will get a bag of goodies including new tights from Silkies.

For more details on Main Line Fashion Week, including events and tickets, visit MLfashionweek.com.

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{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.

#DAREtoWEAR

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

 

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{Dare to Wear} Princess Attire

Hello darling! I’m embracing my inner princess (not a stretch) and am remixing my Forever 21 maxi dress for a holiday look that’s girly, glam, and reminiscent of playing dress up. This outfit makes me feel like I just pulled out some play clothes from a toy chest. I mean, what little girl wouldn’t want a tulle skirt, pearls, and a beanie in the mix with some plastic Barbie heels? Okay, maybe the beanie is a stretch, but it’s clear I embrace my playful side when dressing. philadelphia stylist

Haven’t you heard? Style should be fun. People always ask me how I decide what to wear, and the truth is that I go with my gut. Yes, there are some rules to fashion (like don’t wear skin-tight everything, and cover your butt in leggings) but when it come to accessorizing I wear what feels right. And that’s how this outfit was born. Now let’s skip to the details.  budget fashion blogger

hat: my boyfriend’s //pearls: vintage (belonged to boyfriend’s yaya) // skirt: Lauren Conrad LC tulle maxi skirt $64 $44.80 (c/o) Kohls // fur collar: taken off my Jennifer lopez lurex cable-knit sweatercoat $125 $87.50 (c/o) Kohls

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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.

#DAREtoWEAR