Last Minute Holiday Shopping!

DO NOT PANIC!

It is officially one week until Christmas and if you are like me you haven’t even started your shopping yet! (Forgive me father for I have sinned.) Don’t panic I have put together a shopping help guide for all the important people you need to buy gifts for.

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Shop My Mavatar collections for some great gift ideas by clicking the picture of me and Christmas trees above!

How to wear your favorite statement boots without looking like a “HO HO HO”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Suede Santa would surely be jealous of….

Furs to keep you festive…

Designers that will help you deck the halls…

In order to be able to wear my six inch heeled boots without looking too risqué I combine the right lengths.

  • Do look for skirts that flow and are mid-thigh or knee length. Any shorter and Santa might put you on the naughty list.
  • Do wear stockings to provide a sleeker more sophisticated look.
  • Keep away from short and tight with a high statement boot if you are trying to remain looking classy.
  • Try a hairstyle that doesn’t take too much attention off the outfit. Fur and suede boots are attention grabbers. Take your hair off your pretty face to really make your outfit pop! I am using a low bun for this purpose.


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I am pictured wearing:

Christian Louboutin Botalili Platform Knee Boots 

Alice + Olivia Harriet Shirred-Fur Vest

Chanel 3 Bag

ARITZIA cotton shirt & Brandy Melville Suede mid-thigh skirt

Bonkers Over Bags

Reading Rue La La’s post on the style guide to handbags just puts a smile on my face! http://www.ruelala.com/blog/handbags-and-purses/

Every style bag holds a purpose for a different function or event. So without further adieu I present to you my must have bags and what I can’t live without that gets stored inside.

The daily:

Managing HR calls for a bag that can fit the necessities plus some of my business friendly items. The bag that functions as a workbag I try to fit as much in as I used to fit in my childhood rolling backpack (yes I am guilty of being one of those kids that took up the extra space in the halls to roll her books.) Anyway, I look for something stylish that also gives me enough room to store what I need. I love the Celine bags but I feel as though storing too much in these beautiful bags can make them loose shape faster. Chanel’s shopping bag allows me to fit my work essentials while giving me a separate place to put items I want to grab quickly without trying to rummage through my note pads. Any tote, would also serve the work purpose well.

Night Owl:

When it’s time to hit the town I look for a bag that is much smaller but also allows me to fit just what I need for the time being. A clutch would be a perfect going out bag. This Miu Miu bag turns into a clutch by removing the jeweled strap, which you can also wear as a necklace.

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ALL BARK NO BITE

So I have been a little MIA bloggers I am sorry but don’t worry the b*tch is back. Just in time for my favorite season. Don’t start to get all CATTY on me that I have not posted once a week (I will make it up to you all.) The Givenchy Rottweiler is quite symbolic in the fashion world It helps give off an edgy look that might as well scream we all didn’t all want to be princess’ when we grew up. Let’s face it if there was a darker color than black I would wear it but placing a growling vicious dog on a black backdrop now that is JUST so FETCH (and fierce don’t get it twisted.)

Some Fall Favorites:

Hermes cuff bracelet

Givenchy skater shoes

Givenchy wallet

All Saints leather jacket

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Orange ya glad I didn’t say banana?

Keeping shore chic is easy with this long maxi dress from The House of Lucky in Lavalette, NJ. Choosing a maxi dress that ties helps accentuate the waist helping to show off your shape while still wearing a comfortable look!

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Spice Up Your Swimsuit Style

Spice Up your swimsuit style with some of this summer’s hottest swimsuit brands! You don’t need to be a celebrity or a Sports Illustrated model to wear suits like the stars! My top 5 swimsuit brands of the summer are listed below! Shop some of them from my Mavatar account. 1. Luli Fama Miami- Born in Cuba and bred in Miami, Luli Fama suits have graced the covers of Sports Illustrated, including the famous 50th anniversary cover with models wearing the Cosita Buena suit. Kate Upton, Beyonce, Leann Rimes, Shakira, and Khortney Kardashian are just a few of the celebrities that have been photographed recently in this suit. Luli Fama suits typically range around $80 for a top and $80 for a bottom. Granted it may seem like a splurge for one suit, but it makes for a stand out statement. 2. Beach Bunny Swimwear- Made in California, Beach Bunny is no stranger to Sports Illustrated favorites. Kate Upton has been photographed for the magazine wearing the “Pop That” triangle top and skimpy bottom. This set goes for $248.00. 3. ViX- Is named after the beach city of Victoria in Brazil. This beautiful brand of swimsuits has graced Vogue, Sports Illustrated, and are a celebrity favorite. Kris Jenner, Rita Ora, Jillian Michaels, Selena Gomez, and Alesandra Ambrosio have all been recently photographed wearing this brand. 4. Vitamin A- Made in California this brand is known for its quality. Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Halle Berry are some of the celebrities that are collectors of these pieces. 5. TRIANGL- (Trend Alert) Chances are you have seen many of your favorite celebs and models posting pictures in this brand. This brand brand made in Australia, just started shipping in the United States. These bathing suits range from $79-$89 dollars and have been recently posted by Kylie and Kendall Jenner along with many top models and bloggers!

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I am pictured wearing Luli Fama’s Agua Dulce Bikini

 

https://mavatar.com/catalog/category?category_id=2221&publisher_id=17821

 

 

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You either love them or hate them but they are popping up everywhere. So it sucks for you if your not a fan of the warrior sandal considering people will still keep wearing them at least until next season. Fashion icon Betsey Johnson once said, “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.” Betsey hit the nail on the head with this one considering most males see this look and think of a girl lacing up for the movie 300. I on the other hand would love to be labeled a badass Spartan but that’s another story.
The love/hate reaction of the shoe came to my attention yesterday while sitting in a nail salon. The notorious nail artists that talk about you and SWEAR that you cannot comprehend what they are saying. Your right I can’t understand what you are saying, but I can however read body language. One woman says to the other something about my boots and actually goes to touch them. If this does not give me the hint that you are speaking about what I am wearing or me then you must think I am absolutely oblivious. I don’t know how many handbags or shoes I have brought to nail salons over years and watched as they actually tried on or touched and made comments to each other about it. So I guess Betsey was once again right am I dressing for other women? Apparently I have to be dressing for the nail artists. They are going to critique the hell out of me so I should always be looking my best. However, back to my story I watched as one explained to the other that she liked my boots and the lady responded back to her “NO NO TOO HIGH.” Thank god a pedicure is relaxing because playing the role of my Spartan self yesterday I almost wanted to kick her in the face for that comment. And scream, “Tonight we dine in hell.” Yes, 300 is available on demand so I obviously saw it and needed to quote that. That being a little aggressive, but I mean she did have my feet in her hand. So basically the rest of the appointment was just plain awkward.

Love them or hate them but don’t forget to pack your Spartan attitude if wearing them out in public. You may need to protect yourself from the gladiator hater.

I of course LOVE my gladiator sandals from LF Soho that are Sam Edleman’s circus collection.
My shorts were perfect for yesterday’s extremely humid weather found at Oasis Boutique in Montclair, NJ
Tank from Aritzia (extremely comfortable I could literally sleep in that.)
Bag is Prada thanks to my grandma for letting me rock it 900 times.

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First of all I hope any father’s reading this blog (I’m sure not too many) had a great Dad’s Day! Special shout out to Pop my grandfather AND main man, and my uncle Chuck without you both my male reader population would be zero.

Blogger babble: My grandfather is actually my legally adopted father as well. Not only has the man survived a shark attack posted in Sports Illustrated, ran numerous companies, held my family together, he also adopted my sometimes difficult to deal with but stylish self. The role model of my life who makes all and every one of my dreams come true is a simple and humble man. However, it’s pretty difficult shopping for his gifts considering Hallmark doesn’t have a happy pop/grandfather/legal father card. It’s ok though I make it work. The purpose of this post is not to come off sappy or ramble on. I just wanted to point out how amazing of a man my father figure is. I couldn’t have asked for a better dad if I tried. Although, you refuse to get rid of those awful orange corduroy pants that you swear are brown I love you still. I could never fully explain all you mean to me. As CHEESEY as it sounds (yes I will use the word cheesy considering my grandfather has a cheese company is 75 and still killing the game) you taught me the best accessory is my smile. Thanks for supplying that smile for the last 25 years.
Closing thought: smile=best accessory however, handbags and shoes=pretty good too

Special thanks to the help of my models: Pop (the man, the myth, and the legend) and my three beautiful cousins: Marissa, Emily, and Noelle.

The Father’s Day Getup
Skirt from Oasis boutique in Montclair, NJ
Top from LF in Soho, New York
Bag: YSL
Shoes: YSL

Why my quarter life crisis, AKA hitting the big 2-5 is not making me swoon in the month of June. (Please save all grunts and moans about my over emphasis on 25.)

1. I no longer have my birthday planned out months prior. I remember a time when I put more preparation in my birthday dress then some brides do in a wedding gown. Sad? I think not, I would rather label myself as being very prepared for any possible outcome. The outcome of course is not having a “fugly” dress at my once a year celebration.
2. My only child syndrome now just looks like I’m being antisocial. There was a point in my life where hanging out with my dog and a box of skinny cow ice cream was just me unwinding and being an only child. I mean since every girl has been quoting Marilyn Monroe since age 12, let’s be real remember when she said, “when I’m alone I restore myself.” Or how about Hepburn saying, “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” Pretty sure that describes me to a T.
3. Netflix seems more fun then nightclubs. Is it just me or does the sound of going out make anyone else actually tired sometimes? I would rather binge on Orange is the New Black season two. Sorry not sorry…
4. Getting your nails done is now a chore. Recently brought to my attention by one of my best babes, was the impeccable hearing of those nail artists-they are ALWAYS listening.

So fellow fashionistas and babes in a quarter life crisis hang on tight, but if something happens just blame it on your quarter life chaos. FYI some people who hit a midlife crisis are known to buy cars and go on shopping sprees. I may or may not be considering adding this to my to do list but until then check out this sundress from Aritzia that comes in multiple colors it is AMAZING!

Pictured in an Aritzia Talula Sundress in “precious”

http://us.aritzia.com/lipinskidress/46329.html?dwvar_46329_color=1274#start=50

 

TRIO

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