My Shopping Wishlist For 2021!

Hey Dolls! I cannot believe we are already in March! Time is flying, but I’m not complaining. I’m so excited for Spring, and wanted to share my shopping wishlist for 2021. After the last challenging year, I’m hoping I can purchase and enjoy some of these items before the year is over. My shopping wish list consist of fashion, beauty and electronic equipment.

1. Balenciaga Blue Hourglass Blazer

Blazer- My shopping Wishlist for 2021

The Balenciaga hourglass blazer is so stunning and timeless! I’m obsessed with blazers, and I know this will be a staple in any fashionistas wardrobe. The royal blue color makes it a perfect statement piece, so it can easily elevate your outfit. The cinch waist is perfect because it gives a feminine touch to the typical tailored/masculine look. I can pair it nicely over a simple dress, or with a T-Shirt and jeans. There are dupes that are more reasonable in price in other colors, but I’m yet to find one in the royal blue color.

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2. Balenciaga Knife Mules

Mules- My shopping Wishlist for 2021

I have wanted this beauty for a long time! That’s why I’m so glad I was finally able to purchase it on The RealReal. I have always loved the dramatic pointy toe of the Balenciaga knife mules. They come in a few colors and patterns, however I got it in my current favorite color, Fuchsia. I plan on rocking these this spring and summer with my slip dresses or wide leg tailored pants or jeans.

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3. Dermaflash Luxe Facial Exfoliating Device

Dermaflash- My shopping Wishlist for 2021

I learnt about dermaplaning last year and it’s many benefits. It is a procedure that is usually done at a dermatologist to remove dead skin cells, build-up debris, and pesky peach fuzz. However, with this at home tool I can get smooth and glowing skin now that we’re at home more. I usually have my Sunday self care day, and this will be a great skincare tool to use every week to gently exfoliate my skin.

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4. Drone With Camera
Drone- My shopping Wishlist for 2021

I’m thinking of all the gorgeous content I can get when we’re able to travel again. That’s why I need to get a Tello drone to take pictures and videos from the sky. As a beginner, the Tello drone will be easy to operate. I’ll just pull out my phone with the app, and the drone will begin flying by tossing it in the air. The smart intel processor enable it to perform exciting aerial tricks on a whim.

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What’s on your wishlist this year? Let me know below 🙂

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Last Minute Gifting Solutions For Christmas!

Last Minute Gifting Solutions for Christmas!-

Happy Holidays!

If you happen to run out of time to order your gifts, I have got you covered for the top retailers offering last-minute gifting solutions for Christmas. For these brands, they offer same day pickup or pickup after the item is shipped to the store. However, don’t forget to select the “pick up in-store” option at checkout!

Checkout below all of my favorite gift options from each brand!

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Nordstrom

Last Minute Gifting Solutions for Christmas!- Nordstrom

Even though Nordstrom has the option for expediting, there will be no guarantee it will arrive by Christmas. Therefore, doing a curbside pick up and getting a free gift wrapping would be best! You can get more details on Nordstrom site about curbside pickup here

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Target

Last Minute Gifting Solutions for Christmas!- Target

You can order with Drive Up in the Target app, and they will bring it to your car for free. This is great if you prefer no personal contact. However, there is also in store pickup that will usually be ready within 4 hours. You can get more information on order pickups at Target here

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Walmart

Last Minute Gifting Solutions for Christmas!- Walmart

You can enjoy free same-day pickup when you place your order before 3pm on the Walmart app. They also offer to deliver your items to your car for free or schedule to swing by when convenient for you. For those who have a busy schedule around the holidays, this will be pretty convenient. Get more information on Walmarts curbside pickup and delivery here.

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Urban Outfitters
Last Minute Gifting Solutions for Christmas!- Urban Outfitters

Though many of Urban Outfitters stores are temporarily closed due to the pandemic, select locations are offering curbside pickup options. To see if an item is eligible for store pickup, check the availability on the product detail page. Items that are in stock will be ready for pickup within 24 hours. Get more information on Walmarts curbside pickup and delivery here.

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What are you looking forward to shopping for during the holidays?

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Cyber Week Deals: Where To Shop And What To Buy!

Hi Fashionistas!

I’m sure you are looking forward to the biggest shopping week of the year! If you’re like me, you look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get specific items that will not usually be discounted. Whether you need skincare tools to add to your skincare regimen, or electronics, Black Friday is the unofficial launch for the holiday season.

Do you have a long shopping list for gifts? No worries, shopping during this week will give you the opportunity to save.

Whether you choose to shop in stores or online, having a guide will be beneficial to not miss out on the best deals. My guide below will cover my favorite high-end and low price fashion and beauty retailers.

SHOPBOP

Cyber Week Deals- Shopbop

If you love contemporary styles and designers, you should not miss out on ShopBop’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday early sales! Starting on 11/20, they will have up to 50% off of 1000s of just-added styles.

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ULTABEAUTY

Cyber Week Deals- Ultabeauty

Skincare is something we have had a lot more time to do while in quarantine. I’m looking forward to getting skincare tools, and beauty products that are a bit pricey. For instance, PMD Personal Microderm PRO is a great skincare tool that I’m currently enjoying. You can get one for yourself or it can be a great gift. Ulta’s cyber week deals have already started, and you can get up to 50% off at the Hello Holiday Sale

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NORDSTROM

Cyber Week Deals- NORDSTROM

Nordstrom is well known to have great deals during this time of year, and this year is no different. They’re cyber week deals begins on Nov. 20th- Dec. 1st. Look out for new deals dropping throughout the sale. Below I have some of my favorites from the preview list.

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SHEIN
Cyber Week Deals- SHEIN

If you want to try all the latest trends but don’t want to break the bank, definitely check out Shein’s cyber week deals. You can get up to 70% off everything on their site. Get 10% off purchases $19+ ; 15% off purchases $59+ ; 20% off purchases $129+. Use code: BLACKFRI20

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H&M
Cyber Week Deals- H&M

H&M’s cyber week deals have begun with up to 50% off online and in-store. If you’re not already a member, sign up to get extra off!

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MISSGUIDED
Cyber Week Deals- Missguided

It’s fall going into winter, and I’ve been wearing sweats all the time! I love Missguided sweats because not only are they reasonably priced, the quality is great. Black Friday Deals have already begun, with 60% off EVERYTHING for a limited time.

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What are you looking forward to shopping for during cyber week?

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My Crossbody Bag Collection Perfect for Fall!

When life was “normal”,  I loved using large tote bags regularly for work and leisure. It was really hard for me to use small bags because I always carried so much stuff in them.

Yup, my bag had everything in it and it weighed a ton lol.

However, seeing that I don’t need to carry much around now, I have started to use crossbody bags a lot more. I prefer being hands free while out doors during the pandemic, so a crossbody bag will be more practical. This is perfect seeing that this handbag will never really go out of style.

I look forward to wearing a crossbody bag over my coats, instead of a big tote bag that  needs to stay on your shoulder.

Whether it is a chic or classic style, my crossbody bag collection below is perfect for fall.

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Coach

The “Parker” bag by Coach is a classic and iconic style that will easily elevate your outfits. I love that it’s not trendy, but more timeless. I have the nude/pearl color which is on trend for fall season.

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Marc Jacob

Marc Jacobs- My Crossbody Bag Collection for Fall

I absolutely love this bag!…I always grab it to run errands or to give a nice edge to my outfit. It holds all my essentials and phone nicely. The burgundy is perfect for fall season. Also, the straps will rest perfectly over your coats. There is no need to worry about constantly adjusting it.

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Ba$sh

Ba$sh- My Crossbody Bag Collection for Fall

The Teddy tassel crossbody bag by Ba$sh is perfect for a fall bohemian chic look. I love wearing it with dresses that has puffy sleeves.

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Mersi

The Ruby crossbody bag by Mersi, is vegan and cruelty free. My favorite thing about this bag is the changeable straps. One is vegan leather to match the bag, while the other is a thick colorful wide band strap. The straps gives you the opportunity to switch up your style when you want to.

You can shop the style on The Vegan Warehouse A percentage of the profits go towards animal sanctuaries.

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Parisa Wang

If you’re looking for a more modern take on the traditional bucket bag, this will be perfect! It’s so elegant, and the croc leather is definitely on trend this fall! It’s a fun statement bag that can be worn as a wristlet, top handle and a crossbody.

Which one from my crossbody bags collection for fall are you liking? Do you have a favorite crossbody bag for fall?

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Fall Fashion 2020: What’s On My Shopping List!

I’m so excited for one of my favorite seasons for fashion. Fall is not officially here yet, but I have to share what’s on my shopping list!

It’s still very hot during the day, but cool at night in New York. So soon we will be pulling out our favorite cardigans and sweaters, and putting away our shorts and sundresses.

Hopefully, most of our plans are in person and not virtually for fall. Not that it will deter me from getting into all of the Fall Fashion trends. Anything that will be a “pick me up” I’m here for, so let’s get into what I’ll be looking forward to wearing.

 

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Vegan Leather

Many designers are making alternatives to leather by creating vegan leather. The “Vegan lifestyle” is very trendy right now, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the same in fashion. I’m glad that some designers in the fashion industry are trying their best to use more non-animal alternatives. 

Whether you wear head to toe vegan leather, or a glossy jacket, you definitely should add a few pieces to your wardrobe. I would make sure I have the neutral colors (black, brown, nude) first. I’ve definitely looking forward to creating monochromatic looks with my non-animal leather pieces.

Crop Blazers

If you want to look incredibly chic this fall, definitely get a cropped blazer. Its no secret that I loveee blazers, but a cropped blazer gives an edgy outfit more of an elegant feel. 

I look forward to wearing it with my wide leg jeans or high-waisted jeans, or even Bermuda shorts. 

Faux Croc Shoes

I love any fashion piece that can easily make any look elevate. Thats why I have to get a pair of Faux Croc Shoes for fall season. The texture and shine makes any outfit look more expensive. 

Doll Dresses

We’ve all probably seen doll dresses since the beginning of the year. I haven’t gotten tired of this trend, so I’m looking forward to getting more doll dresses with long voluminous sleeves and knee high boots. 

What Do You Have On Your Shopping List for Fall?

                     

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3 Reasons To Wear Monochromatic Outfits

When it comes to Monochromatic Outfits, many may think it’s boring because they associate it with grey, black and white. However, we shouldn’t underestimate how put together and transformative monochromatic outfits are. That’s why I want to share 3 reasons to start wearing monochromatic outfits.

3 Reasons To Create A Monochromatic Outfit:

1. Wearing different shades of 1 color to create an overall tonal look, make putting your outfit together simpler and cleaner. You will be surprised it is as striking as wearing a bold pattern or color. The colors can also be patterns instead of solid pieces. This makes your look even more interesting.

Purple Monochromatic Look

2. Experimenting with texture within the same palette, adds depth and dimension to your outfit. This allows you too highlight or downplay certain areas of your body. For example, wear a dark color pants or skirt to not emphasize your hips or a belt to accentuate your tiny waist.

3. It’s cost effective! You can easily put together an outfit with classic and older pieces in your wardrobe. You can achieve the posh and polished style without buying anything at all. Im pretty sure we all have black, white and grey pieces we can put together easily. When you feel comfortable creating monochromatic outfits, you can start using other colors.

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How To Successfully Reinvent Your Style In Three Steps!

Over time, everyone ‘s style should evolve. Especially if you’re changing your lifestyle or making a career change, it’s not easy to reinvent your style. If you’re not knowledgeable, you can make a few mistakes. That’s why I want to let you know how to successfully reinvent your style in three steps! 

1. Defining Your Style

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As a Stylist, before I try to reinvent my client’s style, it’s imperative that I get to know them well. This will give me great insight on what you personally like or dislike for your image, and what you can begin experimenting with.

In 2020, we no longer need to rip pages out of magazines. We can easily gather inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. Usually when you look at your pictures you see a trend and similarities in colors and clothing trends. 

Are you going from over the top trendy to completely elegant and refined? 

Or are you rebellious and revealing, and would like to eventually have a more sophisticated and timeless look? 

Remember: Getting to know one’s style is an ongoing process because our personal style can always change! 

The most important thing is that you get more and more knowledgable about your body shape. Know what trends work with your body type. And to be honest,  reinventing your style will be much easier. 

2.Closet Detox

Before going out to purchase new clothing, I always recommend doing a closet detox. Now that you know your personal style, you can edit your closet. These are some of the few questions I ask to decide on what will be removed or kept:

  • Have you worn it in one (1) year ?
  • Is the quality worth keeping or donating?
  • Is it outdated?

I will then give you expert advice on pieces to keep; which ones no longer suit you after seeing you in a few items, and what’s missing from your wardrobe. 

At the end of our session, you’ll have a streamlined wardrobe consisting only of items that work for you. And, also a list of suggested pieces to add to your wardrobe.

 

3. Plan for the Future

Yay you have a clutter free closet!

You can now start adding new pieces to your wardrobe. It could be daunting shopping at times, but try to not overthink it!

To figure out if an item is worth getting, I ask myself these questions:

  • Do I really love it, and will I love it for a while?
  • Can I pair it with a few things in my current wardrobe?
  • Would I purchase it if I had an unlimited budget?

If you find it hard to answer these questions, you should probably not make that purchase.

When you want to successfully reinvent your style, don’t make a drastic change. Experiment with a few items, but it should make sense for your personal style and lifestyle. 

Eventually, your closet will reflect your reinvented style. It will reflect who you are, and getting ready in the morning will be much easier! 

 

Happy Styling 🙂 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide for 2020!

Hey Guys! Welcome to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide for 2020!

The sale will have new arrivals from brands like Madewell, Topshop, Vince and much more! 

When does it begin?

Nordstrom Sale Dates- 2020
  • To get early access to shop, you will have to be a card holder. You can shop Early Access starting August 13—shop even earlier depending on your status.
  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially open to everyone August 19–30. Prices go up August 31.

How to Shop?

I’m always down for a sale and saving when I can. However, I know for my clients sometimes shopping during a sale can be overwhelming. Seeing that the sale is in August, shopping for Fall season will be ideal.

Therefore, shopping for sundresses or flip flops is not necessary (unless you’re going on vacation or a quick getaway soon after)

Here is a list of items I think you should have in your wishlist:

Cardigans Under $100

Cardigans are basic wardrobe pieces you can use year round. I love shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to stock up on quality cardigans because I use them so much.

You can get a light material for spring/summer, and layer with a jacket for fall/winter. 

For colors, having neutrals like grey and black is perfect to start with. Colors are fine, but you want to ensure you get colors that you use most of the time.

Jeans Under $100

Another basic in your capsule wardrobe are jeans. For Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you should either get a classic wide leg and high waist jeans are great additions. 

Boots

I love classic boots or booties for Fall season. Also a must have in your Fall wardrobe capsule. These styles you can pair nicely with jeans, tights, skirts and dresses. 

Leggings Under $100

Leggings are a must have to create a comfortable, chic and flattering look for any event. 

I think for this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Spanx faux leggings will be a popular grab.

Blazers

Plaid, solid and fitted blazers will be perfect to get for fall. Blazers have become a staple in my wardrobe. They can easily make any outfit look chic and stylish.

Handbags

I love getting designer bags on sale, especially in colors I can wear with most of my wardrobe. A must have for me is a Tote bag. 

Let me know what you are looking forward to getting for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. 

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Packing List Guide For A Weekend Getaway!

After being in the house for the past few months, my husband and I are planning quick weekend getaways for the summer. Indoor activities are still limited, so we look forward to lounging at the beach and site seeing. Our trips are short, so my goal is to not overpack. I make sure to bring only essentials and things I’ll wear. If you are planning a quick trip, your weekend getaway packing list should be as follows.

Packing Guide List- Summer Getaway

Clothing and Accessories

  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dress
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing Suits
  • Bamboo Tote Bag
  • Shades
  • Fanny Pack

These will be the main pieces that you can start with. I suggest having 2 basic and 1 graphic T-Shirt. You can easily throw it on with a blue or black shorts. Also, having a light cotton material t-shirt will be best for the heat. I love having at least one night to dress up a bit. So I’ll pack a dress for date night or family dinner.

For my accessories, I’ll pack jewelry that will easily go with all my looks. If you’re site seeing, you can wear a fanny pack. For the beach or pool, a bamboo tote bag is perfect to hold your towel and change of clothes.

Makeup

  • Tinted Moisturizer
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Powder
  • Concealer
  • Liquid Liner
  • Blush

To avoid spending so much time getting ready, I keep my makeup looks simple. Nothing beats a natural look during the day or night.

Toiletries
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Moisturizer
  • Face wash
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Detangler Brush

A great tip for toiletries is to get travel sizes to avoid them taking up too much space. If you happen to leave one behind, you don’t need to worry!

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Medicine and Protective Equipment
  • Tylenol
  • Hand Santizer
  • Mask
  • Gloves
  • Wipes

We want to have fun, but its important we are safe as well. Having your mask and hand sanitizer easily accessible to you is necessary.

Let me know in the comments what you think of my “Packing List Guide for a Weekend Getaway”. Also, feel free to share! 

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5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

                  I think as women we underestimate how much accessories can elevate or change our outfit. You might buy a few accessories that you can not pair with most of your wardrobe, and be left frustrated while dressing. Just like clothing, you should ensure you have the basics and then add to your collection. When styling my clients, I always love recommending these 5 essential accessories every woman should have.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

I always grab for my hoops because it can go with nearly every outfit. Even though they come in different sizes and colors, hoops pair nicely with sporty, edgy or chic looks. For those that have a more minimalistic style, hoops can ensure your outfit does not look too plain. It’s safe to say that hoops will never go out of style!

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Waist Belt

Waist Belts- 5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

Want to transform the look of an oversize shirt, blazer or dress? Add a waist belt to create a more sophisticated look. When I want to transform older dresses or shirts in my wardrobe, belts were able to make an outdated look become more modern.

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Statement Colored Bag

 Statement bags-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

Besides having basic colors like black or brown, you should also have bold color bags in your wardrobe. Statement colors are great because they can instantly make your everyday outfit look stylish. You can easily use colors like red, blue and purple as accent pieces all year.

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Statement Earrings

Statement earrings-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

A lot of us are still working from home, and waist up dressing can not be complete without statement earrings. It is a great way to accessorize your comfy at home work attire for video calls, without putting much effort.

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Crossbody Bag

Crossbody-

Though it maybe trendy now for summer, crossbody bags are super convenient to carry around. After being home for the past 3months, I have mainly used my crossbody bags. From shopping to doing outdoor activities, the crossbody bag will make moving around easy.

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Let me know in the comments what you think of my “5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Have”. Also, feel free to share!

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