The first date comes with a slew of nerves and excitement. I get school-girl-giddy for first dates, it’s actually pretty cute and rather hysterical. Often the question that is on everyone’s mind is, what do I wear on a first date? Since first dates are typically a nice dinner or a casual meetup, it’s actually easier to plan than you may assume. The options I mention in this article are perfect wardrobe stable to have on hand when a first date arises. Enjoy!
Victoria Hayes is a young designer who debuted in 2016, and whom I have been following since. Each collection she presents becomes more eye grabbing, inspiring, and insanely gorgeous. The fabric and details that Hayes pairs is entirely unique which makes each piece come to life. Her design style showcases a feminine yet strong motif throughout. It is no surprise that her work has been worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Cardi B, and Alicia Keys.
Hayes presented her newest collection at New York Fashion Week, and is the 2019 recipient of the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for Womenswear. Let’s take a look!
Valentine’s day is nearly here, and I have all the pieces to create a magical day. From date night, a girls dinner, to a night in, here are ideas on what to wear and how to treat yourself! I personally love this holiday because I think it is important to celebrate LOVE in general. This world really can use it right now, so why not get into the holiday spirit.
New York, New York. On February 6th, Tom Ford marked the start of New York Fashion Week. His collection was a series of subdued and understated pieces, which is a stark difference from his typical elaborate creations. Vogue reported that post show Ford stated the collection is a reflection of society’s search for security. He went on to say “I feel frustrated and agitated and exhausted. And I don’t want to wear anything particularly challenging or anything particularly aggressive.”- Vogue.
I truly believe there are so many fashion blogs because styling and dressing is a common issue we all face. What looks flattering, how to match certain pieces, what do we desperately need tailored or tossed out? These are the questions we all have had at some point. Today, I am diving in on common fashion issues and how to dress your body with love and respect. I love the quotes, “When we look our bests, we feel our bests. When we feel our bests, we are paid our best.” It’s incredibly interesting how others treat us when we take care of our outer appearance and shower ourselves love and respect.
This is my second installment of how to prepare for New York Fashion Week. Yesterday, I did a run down on what to wear to New York Fashion Week. Today I am sharing my top apps to use during New York Fashion Week! Even if you aren’t attending the shows, these will help you prep for a big event especially around the holiday season. Check it out!
We are a few short days until February 7th, which means we are that much closer to the fall/winter New York Fashion Week. Designers will presenting their collection that will debut next winter, and some will be showcasing their spring collection that you can buy now. Rebecca Minkoff, being one of the first designers to incorporate the see now buy now phenomenon. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to see what will be presented. I have a feeling the #metoo and Time’s Up movement will play an important role in what we will see.
What a beautiful year it has been. If you are new to this blog, today is my birthday as well as the magical day of Christmas. I use to not like sharing my day with one of the largest holidays of the year, but each year as I get older, I truly am so grateful. I get to share this day with many people I love and celebrate on a large scale. I love that everyone gets to receive gifts, eat delicious food, and feel delighted for a day.
If you celebrate this holiday, I want to wish you the merriest Christmas. If you don’t, I hope you have a wonderful day enjoying each and every moment of being alive. Hug loved ones a little bit tighter, do something kind for yourself, and indulge in a little something extra sweet. With all that said, I want to share a bit of news…
Can you believe the new year is merely days away!! If you are celebrating big, then I have a few dresses that will be perfect for you. I scouted looks from Rent The Runway that will be perfect for a night out. If you have the unlimited membership, then these dresses are of no additional cost! If you aren’t a member there are two deals happening. The first is joining the unlimited membership for only $99, the second is having a special 5 day rental with no code needed! Make sure you rent soon in order to get them in time!
It’s no secret at this point that I am love with the brand Rent The Runway (please sponsor me!). I have written about their services twice before. My initial review of the unlimited option and then my thoughts a year later after using the subscription. Those reviews stay true to how I feel, but since then Rent The Runway has added a few extra perks that have completely changed the game. Here’s what they are:
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is wearing pajamas all day long while sitting next to the fireplace drinking hot chocolate. There is something so relaxing and nostalgic about having a matching flannel pajama set to open Christmas gifts. To round up the best pajama sets for Christmas 2018, I headed straight to Victoria Secret. FYI, I have had their robes since I was a freshmen in college and live in them. Their sleepwear and lounge wear are extremely comfortable and cute. For a limited time, some sets are priced at $39.50 and comes with free slippers (originally $29.50).
Do you like to wear festive PJs for Christmas? Let me know in the comments what’s your style.
The third installment of this holiday gift guide series is for the fashionista in your life. This is one area I excel in and have a bountiful of gift options for your best friend, sister, aunt, mom, wife, or daughter. The prices range from stocking stuffer ideas to that all star gifts that will wow her. To make it less overwhelming I’ve divided each gift option into categories making it easier. Simply scroll and click on the one you think is the perfect match to find all the shopping information. I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to check out the Beauty Gift Guide and Travel Gift Guide as well. For men’s gift ideas, check out a full list here.
Ann Taylor LOFT is probably that secret gem that no one likes to admit they shop, but truly shop for all their closet staples. I am a proud shopper of LOFT. They carry the best jewelry, sunglasses, and blouses at a reasonable price. I have found some of the most adorable sweaters there as well that I have been wearing for YEARS from LOFT. The clothing line is feminine, cute, and very comfortable. The fabric they use is high quality, and easy to clean. These are all the components I look for when shopping for closet staples.
Today’s roundup I am sharing my favorite closet staples from LOFT for fall and winter. These pieces will last you years to come and will be used as often as Monday rolls around. Meaning, these will be the essential items in your closet that will save the day when you feel there is nothing to wear. Let me know in the comments which pieces you are stocking up on and if you want me to do a full roundup of what you should always have in your wardrobe.
Something you may not know about me is that, many many years ago I would never had dared to write this article. I wasn’t the biggest fan of A&F like all my friends were back in high school. In fact, I boycotted the company for nearly a decade. You can read all about it here.
Anyway, as always, many things evolved and changed since high school. Even brands change, and have had a massive overhaul of their marketing. Which is what prompted me to start shopping Abercrombie & Fitch for the first time in my late 20’s. One thing that I discovered was that their outerwear was legit! I have worn my A&F puffer coat for 3 years now and it is the warmest coat I own. I get complements on it all the time, people are surprise it is from Abercrombie. Also, love that the price is very reasonable.
In this round up, I wanted to share my favorite cozy and trendy coats from Abercrombie that will keep you warm all fall and winter long. I’ve included some extra cute accessories to spruce up your winter wardrobe while keeping you toasty. This wouldn’t be a proper A&F post if I didn’t mention some of my favorite scents and fragrances from the brand. I have to admit, I secretly have loved how the store smells even when complaining about it. I hope you enjoy! Let me know which items you’re eyeing in the comments below.