Dress It Up or Down

Most of the time, I am the person at the holiday parties that is way overdressed. I can’t help that I love clothes and dressing up! Life of an aspiring fashionista… For this year’s holiday party, I decided to mix it up a bit – dress it up on top, but dress it down on the bottom, or what my Grandma likes to call it “a fancy top with raggedy jeans!” haha. I obviously had to “shoulder” my jacket (tip: if all else fails, shoulder it), rock the shades, strap on the studded heels, and flash off my favorite Tannery LA bag to add a little bit more steeze to the outfit :)

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◊ Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters ◊
◊ Necklace/Bracelet – Boutique ◊
◊ Bag – Tannery LA
◊ Floral Blouse – Phillip Lim for Target ◊
◊ Jacket – Michael Kors ◊
◊ Jeans – Forever 21 ◊
◊ Studded Heels – Sam Edelman

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1920’s Inspired Holiday Looks!

Boardwalk Empire Inspired Looks!

I’m seeing 1920’s / Boardwalk Empire inspired looks all over the runways and in stores, and I’m personally oogling the sequined 1920’s era dress above for upcoming holiday parties and NYE!

If you’re not sure what to wear for a big upcoming event, but you want to look non-basic and super stylish, try opting for garb from this era! It’s fun and classic and screams fashionista.

For the ladies:

These looks are about being classy and timeless. We love the art-deco jewelry pieces that complement any outfit and clash different metals and gems into single, artistic pieces.

Feathers add a flair of femininity and playfulness. With their soft edges and colorful options, feathers are fun features on clutches, head pieces, and even earrings! If you’re going for a feathery look, wear simple makeup that puts focus on long lashes and flushed cheekbones.

A flapper inspired dress can be both sexy and sophisticated, and simplifies getting ready by calling all attention to itself! Keep shoes tall, strappy, and try to incorporate black/silver/gold hues.

For the men:

Try sporting a hat if you normally don’t – we suggest simple fedoras or boat hats to add instant sophistication to your look.

Wingtip shoes are a must, especially when paired with a fun bow tie or suspenders.

Don’t hesitate to mix and match different colors and patterns – why not try a striped sport coat with light pants and a dark fedora? If you’re really trying to play the part, throw in a Gatsby-inspired cane.

Want what we want? Shop these looks below:

Healthy App Idea: Stuffed Peppers

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Fall festivities and holiday parties are just around the corner! In an effort to stay slim, healthy, and happy this holiday season, I’ll be posting a series of “Healthy App Ideas” throughout November / December! Serve these bad boys as options for your guests, and they’ll stay satisfied and healthy, without filling up before getting to the main course! Plus, these options are super easy to make and delicious to the most picky palates.

This recipe follows a simple 2-step approach:

1. Half peppers and line on a baking sheet

2. Mix crumbled cheese with diced tomatoes! Use whatever cheese you prefer – I like a mix of feta and creamy goat cheese!

That’s it! Use your fingers or a small spoon to stuff the peppers with your cheesy-tomato mix, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes on 350°

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