Fashion // Tuxedo-style dress + mod shoes for work

Hi all and happy Friday! I’m back today with a cool look I wore to work, featuring a collared swing dress that looks a little like a tuxedo, with black tights and these amazing, pointed toe black heels with a t-strap. I love how this look is a little mod and definitely a little edgy. I usually don’t wear a lot of black, but I love how cool this looks. Hope you like!

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New beginnings & my new year’s resolutions

Oh my! It’s been a crazy year already for me and it’s hardly been two weeks. I’ve been posting a little less than I have in the past because there have been some exciting new events in my life that have kept me busy in a very good way. I thought I’d reflect on them here, and think about my goals for the upcoming year.

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Save your feet from pain with Sole Patches — a review

I’m a huge heel enthusiast, and I also happen to work in a big pedestrian city, New York itself. That means that either I change shoes twice daily, or I figure out a way to make my beloved heels not kill my feet by midday. There’s a new product called Sole Patches that aims to relieve foot pain from wearing uncomfortable shoes, and I was given the chance to review them! Here’s what I thought.

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New look // Vintage style dress + shoes for daytime

Hello all and happy new year! Hope your Eves and Days were wonderful, and you’re settling into a brand new year full of resolutions, determination, and hope. I had a great holiday season and now I’m looking forward to new beginnings! I put together this outfit with a party in mind, but this is also a look I would wear for work. I like the vintage style touches of this outfit, and thought I would show how to wear vintage style pieces for daytime, for any occasion. Hope you like this look!

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NYE look // Purple dress + knit tights

Hey all! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the new year! It seems like everyone is, considering what a stressful year it’s been worldwide. The new year is all about new beginnings and starting fresh, making me feel very optimistic for the future.

Today’s post is a New Year’s Eve look that can work for all kinds of parties. I put together this fun outfit pairing a purple dress with old-fashioned detailing with knit tights and a wrap choker. Hope you like it!

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Book Rec // ‘Miss Jane’ by Brad Watson

Today’s book review is of the unusual, poignant, unforgettable novel Miss Jane by Brad Watson. I picked up this book on my birthday of this year, when I was just browsing around Barnes & Noble looking for a gift to myself! Miss Jane jumped out at me because of its beautiful peacock cover. Yes—I judge books by their covers and I am proud of it. Miss Jane immediately appealed to me because of its subject matter: a young woman with a genital defect finds freedom in her condition, and it’s set primarily in 1920s-30s Mississippi.

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Holiday Reading List: Top 5 Books of 2016

If you’re looking for a good book to read this winter/holiday break, I’ve rounded up my favorite books that I read this year. I always like doing these year in review posts for myself as well, to look back at some of my favorite books of the year and what I would read again, gift to other people, and recommend to my lovely readers! So here it is, my top 5 books (of about 35) that I read in 2016:

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Holiday Style // Red dress + patterned tights

Happy Friday! This weekend is finally Christmas/Hanukkah, and whatever holiday you’re celebrating, I hope it’s full of fun, family, and food. 🙂 Here’s some outfit inspiration for your holiday weekend, featuring a classic-shape dress in a perfect shade of red, some fun patterned tights, and funky, chunky black heels. I am planning to wear this outfit for Christmas Eve! Hope you like it.

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How to Style Your Hair This Holiday Season

We are smack dab in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year, which means the stockings are hung and the lights are strung, eggnog and hot chocolate are our go-to drinks, and—last but certainly not least—our social calendars are overflowing with festive get-togethers and swanky celebrations. While you might already have your outfits all planned out, coming up with a party-ready hairstyle that’s equal parts elegant and effortless can often be a bit trickier. Whether you’re headed to an ugly sweater soiree or a black tie bash, we’ve got you covered with chic (and easy) holiday hair inspiration.

Retro Half Updo

half-up_gettyTake a page from the ’60s with a hairstyle that emulates the decade’s chic and sultry vibes. With loose curls and plenty of volume, this particular ‘do is ideal for a laidback celebration, elegant evening out, or anything in between. Even better, this half updo is a cinch to create—as Allure writes, the hardest part about this style will be crafting that bump of volume along the crown. A few rugged pushes with a teasing comb (don’t be overly delicate) right at the crown should do the trick. Then, smooth the rest of your hair up and over before gathering the top layer into a small cluster and securing. Add in soft curls with a large barrel curling iron where needed.
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HA7X Serum Review // A godsend for people with dry skin

If you have dry or combination skin and are looking for a better solution than slathering your face in heavy moisturizer all the time, then check out this product, the HA7X Serum, something that I’ve tried recently and can honestly say I love. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin that is very difficult to manage. I get flaky spots and oily patches, have trouble managing oil production, yet I break out instantly if my face is anything other than bathed in hydration. Needless to say, balancing my skin’s needs is a challenge. But the HA7X has truly helped.

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