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My Favorite H&M Dress That You Can Wear All Year Long (No Matter Your Body Type)

April 4th, 2016 by Christen


It’s always a treat to find a closet staple that you can wear all year long.  And when you find a piece that’s stylish as it is easy on the wallet, it then becomes a total win-win worth celebrating!


HM Dress 3


Recently, during a quick trip to Los Angeles on assignment with Ford, I had a little free-time for shopping and styling and of course I brought my favorite dress along for the ride!


HM Dress


This chic cotton-blend dress is the perfect piece to layer during the cooler Fall/Winter months and easy a quick and easy dress for flawless Spring/Summer fun.  The H&M sleeveless dress is available in four colors – black, dark grey, grey and powder.  The cotton-blend jersey comes with a mock turtleneck, a breezy slit at back, and deep armholes to show off some shoulder action.


HM Dress 1


So why is this my favorite dress?  It’s easy!  The curve-hugging jersey material makes any flawless look come together with ease.  Paired with a favorite leather jacket, chunky accessories, strappy heels or boots makes this dress an absolute staple for any closet no matter what size you wear.


HM dress


Find this H&M look online here and some similar looks here too.  What’s your favorite closet staple that you wear all year long?  Tell me about it in the comments!

Oprah’s Cleaning Out Her Closet And You Can Get First Dibs On Her Designer Duds On eBay!

February 19th, 2016 by Christen

Oprah is cleaning out her closet and giving fashionable fans, first dibs on her designer duds – via eBay!  In this next chapter, Oprah will be cleaning out her soon-to-be demolished Harpo Studios in Chicago and donating hundreds of pieces from the last 25 years of her tv closet on eBay.

Oprah eBay Auction


Standing in her 19-by-26-foot closet, she had tons of help from her bestie Gayle King and her creative director, Adam Glassman came to supervise. Fashion editor Jenny Capitain and stylist Kelly Hurliman were on hand to organize the pieces Oprah wants to keep and the pieces she’s letting go of.


Oprah eBay Auction


“You know, Adam [Glassman was] the one who made me realize I was holding on to clothes that were all about a dream I had for myself, said Oprah. “I chose them for this idea I’d gotten into my head of how someone like me was supposed to live, but they had nothing to do with my actual life. And that changed me!”


Oprah eBay Auction


The Oprah eBay auction is slated to be filled with designer shoes, handbags, coats, jackets, dresses and more.


Oprah eBay Auction


Lady O pulled out this bright coral blazer and said, “I just don’t need all this intense color, the embellishment, the heels anymore. When you’re in front of TV cameras every day, you have to stand out, but I’m in a different place now, and those things no longer serve me.”


Oprah eBay Auction


If you were a fan of Oprah’s daytime TV threads, you can place your bets in the eBay auction with proceeds benefitting The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Mark your calendars. The auction launches March 4th at 12AM EST.  Get a preview of what you can bid on via eBay today.




This Stylish Chic Piece Will Change The Way You Wear Bangle Bracelets Forever!

February 15th, 2016 by Christen

Keeping technology close is now easier than ever before. If you’re like me, you were an early adopter of the tech-infused wrist wear. Remember the calculator wrist watches from back in the day? Digital advances has changed the way we infuse and incorporate technology in our everyday lives, from fitness counters to smart watches we’re keeping our gadgets closer than ever before. Recently, I’ve had the chance to get my hands on one of the hottest wearable accessories that reminds me of my favorite jewelry accessory – a bangle bracelet. The elemoon bracelet.




elemoon is wearable tech powered by imagination, emotion and you! It is an elegant bracelet that doesn’t just track your steps or display time. It also enables you to change its light design to match any outfit or occasion, to alert you with important calls and texts, and to help you find your phone!


elemoon bracelet


Setting up the bracelet is pretty easy (you can register via Facebook or input your contact information manually.) Once set up is complete, you can easily pair your elemoon bracelet with your smartphone using the free elemoon app availabile in iTunes or Google Play store. Using my bracelet, I create unique tones/designs to match my favorite #OOTD! It’s so chic that even while powered off, its compliments other accessories like my Apple Watch perfectly!


elemoon bracelet 2


The elemoon bracelet is a connected jewelry piece that you can wear to a cocktail party or out doing everyday activities that you love.




Retailing for $399 – this is a piece of jewelry that you’ll want to get as much wear as you can, and with beautiful craftsmanship you’ll definitely want to show off as much as you can. Want to get your hands on an elemoon bracelet of your own, preorders are available at



#StyleHack – The Modern Girl’s Guide To Thrifted Style With Dryel

January 15th, 2016 by Christen

As a busy woman on the go,  managing clients, deadlines all while looking cute doing so the pressure (and struggle) can get real, real quick.  There are times, we could all use a few life hacks or reset buttons for an edge up on everyday life.  Lucky for me, I got the chance to upgrade the way I keep clean with the ultimate style hack for anyone with a busier than normal lifestyle.  Discover how to find affordable style with Dryel and how it’s changed the way I keep my style so fresh and so clean below.


Style With Dryel – A Thrifter’s Asset

If you’ve ever rummaged through racks and racks of coats, dresses or shirts at a vintage shop, then you know there’s a certain aroma that most thrifted items can’t help but have.  I can’t begin to share the countless times that I’ve gone into thrifting boutiques and found one-of-a-kind pieces that I wanted to wear the same day.  While there are some dry cleaners that offer same day service, you’d be hard pressed to find one with nearly convenient hours as your in-home dryer machine. With Dryel, your next thrifted find is as good as new and ready to wear after a few minutes in your dryer.
style with Dryel
Throughout the years, I’ve learned the best way to keep evolving your style is to know the trends, but also know what works for you.  My style fluctuates from diva glam to sporty chic on any given day, from my favorite vintage Roberto Cavalli mink coat and leather Yankee ball cap, to my vintage inspired H&M jacket and thrifted fur collar — I love mixing it up every chance I get.  (The funny thing about my style is that I typically get the most compliments on a look that I barely invested much effort into!  #EasyChic). No matter what, the one thing that never changes is just how good Dryel’s at home cleaning system comes through in the clutch!
style with Dryel

A meeting that turns into a late night gala invitation?  Dryel handled it.  A thrifted Buffalo plaid smock perfect for a last minute girls day out? One quick cleaning later, instant style with Dryel handled it.  With Dryel’s easy to use cleaning system, I’m able to spend less time and money making trips to the dry cleaners and more time enjoying the things and people I love.  Dryel is more than a modern girl’s style hack, it’s a money-saving and time-saving hack that has changed my life!
Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for? Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching.  You’ve seen how I keep my winter, spring and summer style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you?  You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

A Chic Holiday Gift For Him That Jimmy Fallon And J. Crew Approves!

November 20th, 2015 by Tech Staff

If you’re looking for a quirky stocking stuffer gift to take your man’s style to the next level, J. Crew has the perfect gift for you.

Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” had a vision for something that would take his style to the next level, so he whipped up a prototype and approached J. Crew with an idea: an iPhone case and a pocket square in one.

Pocket Dial


And thus the limited-edition Pocket Dial was born —because carrying your phone in your pants is so 2014. And since one pocket square is never enough, J. Crew even created interchangeable extras (the Pocket Redial) in classic patterns that are at home in any suit pocket. But you won’t just look good, you’ll feel good too: All of the net proceeds benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenya-based charity that protects Africa’s elephants from ivory poaching and extinction.



How does the man in your life balance his tech and style?  Would this be a new gift you’d like to give this season?  Share your thoughts below!

I Found The Perfect Winter Boots For Me And Him At Simon Premium Outlets

November 16th, 2015 by Christen

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Simon Premium Outlets through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Simon Premium Outlets, all opinions are my own.


simon premium outlets


It’s no secret the Simon Premium Outlets have an amazing selection of stores like Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Coach, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Nike, Burberry, Vera Bradley, The North Face and more – but did you know that there are over 65 locations housing hundreds of premium stores throughout the US?


This past week, I traveled to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in search of the perfect gift for my brother. He’s one of my closest siblings and with his birthday coming up, he really deserves a nice gift.  I know that he’s had his eyes on a pair of exclusive Timbaland boots that were released and sold out almost immediately – so the challenge was to find these limited-edition winter boots just for him.  After searching high and low throughout a few different stores, I finally located the Timberland boots perfect for him.



The exclusive Timberland boots are crafted with premium Quartz leather and organic dyes. They’re the most creatively designed and chic Timberland boots to date. Over the last couple of weeks the Internet has gone nuts over the new wing boots by Timberland officially called the Icon 6” Waterproof Brogue Boot. I actually discovered the Brogue boot for the first time on Facebook and immediately fell in love with the color, intricate design and silhouette of the boot.




There’s just something about the wingtip on a chestnut-colored Timberland boot that looks and feels just right.  I fell so in love with his gift that now I wanted a pair of my own! But first, I had to enlist the shopping help of my Facebook friends.  Who says chic Timberland men’s boots aren’t for girls?  After an overwhelming response to my tom-boy Timberlands – I definitely had to grab a pair for myself!  They say it’s better to give than to receive – but I think giving a gift and buying a gift for yourself is a win-win for everyone!



Find the perfect gift this season for a loved one (or for yourself) at the closest Simon Premium Outlets location near you.  Want to score a sneak peek of VIP exclusive coupons and sales? Get social by following Simon Premium Outlets on Facebook and Twitter or visit online today.



Is It A Necklace Or The Next Best Tech Accessory Ever?

October 22nd, 2015 by Christen

Dipper Audio Necklace


Discovering tech accessories that compliments your chic style is always a nice treat, but when it’s a chic accessory that not only compliments your style but fills a tech need in your everyday life it’s a super stylish bonus!  What if you could disguise your everyday gadgets into a seamless accessory that’s appealing to the everyday eye?  Say hello to the Dipper Audio Necklace!



Dipper Audio Necklace


This gorgeous piece of jewelry/tech is a bold statement necklace and audio headphones rolled into one. The Dipper Audio Necklace has already reached $39,673 of their $50,000 goal on Indiegogo – which means that they’re days away from being seen around the necks of fashionably chic geeks everywhere!  The necklace looks like a chic, on-trend chevron statement piece but has a hidden high-tech surprise. You just lift and separate the chevrons to reveal the earbuds + audio jack. When you want to keep your earbuds untangled and out of the way, just stow them back inside the pendant. The headphones themselves deliver “high-quality sound that rivals other audio brands.”


Dipper Audio Necklace

The headphones come in gold or gunmetal and feature a built-in mic and a volume control remote so you could use them as a much more stylish sub for your current iPhone buds.

The Dipper Audio Necklace is definitely the perfect marriage of form and function. Their mission, after all, is to make “tech essentials into fashion accessories that women love to wear and never want to take off.”  Check out more from the brand via the video below!




Dipper Audio Necklace
What do you think about this chic tech accessory?  Will you be rocking this new way to wear your headphones soon?  Share your thoughts below! 



Five Fall Staples For Every Girl’s Style Conscious Closet

October 20th, 2015 by Christen

Autumn is a great time to extend the wear of your summer closet with versatile leg wear. You can really enhance your style conscious closet with leggings that utilize textures, colors and more. And for the girl on the go, a good pair of leggings paired with some key accessories can take your look from 0 – 100 real quick!  Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces to transition your style to take on cooler Autumn and winter months below.


Fall Leggings - Tamar Collection



Black Vegan Leather Moto Pants 

Moto leggings are definitely a must have for any stylish girl on the go and these soft vegan leather skinnies are it! Featuring moto details that you know and love, including exposed zippers & plenty of hardware to grab the eye.


Fall Leggings - Mother Trucker


Mother Tucker Leggings

My absolute favorite uniform this season consists of luxe leggings and tops that make you look and feel slim and svelte! A favorite of Christina Aguilera, these Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Leggings are packed with slimming technology that smoothens tummies, thighs and gives booties a little lift! ($79




Fall Leggings - 20 Legz



Laser Cut Vegan Leather joggers

Did you know that you can get your life while getting her fashions? And by HER – I mean the fabulous, outspoken songstress Tamar Braxton! I absolutely love leather joggers for Fall/Winter wear and the laser cut vegan joggers from the Tamar Collection are as unique as they come!



Fall Leggings - 20 Legz



Cora Fleece Lined Leggings

These fleece-lined leggings are lined with velvet soft material that’ll keep you warm while staying stylish all season long. Accented with gold zipper pockets and high waist design, you can pair these leggings with a cute tee or fashionable jacket


Fall Leggings - 20 Legz


Autumn = Red Plaid Kilt Leggings

There’s just something about Fall fashion that isn’t complete unless you add a little plaid. That’s why I’ve been so excited about rocking these cozy and comfortable red plaid print leggings! Pair them with your favorite sweater, moto jacket and go!



How are you rocking your leg wear this season?  Share how you style your favorite legging looks below!

3 Cheaper Alternatives To The Hermès Edition Apple Watch (They’re Just As Cute And Cost A Whole Lot Less)

October 6th, 2015 by Christen

If you’re a chic geek and style connoisseur, then you’re probably giddy about that Apple Watch Hermès models are now available for purchase.  But have you seen that price tag???


Hermes Apple Watch bands

Starting at $1,100 for the 42mm single strap option, which is available in black and brown (noir or gauvre), and a red strap (capucine) is available in the 38mm size. The iconic Hermès double strap band costs $1,250 and is available in gray, brown, red or teal. (If you’re really balling – for $1,500 buyers can opt for The Cuff, an extra large leather strap available for the 42mm watch.)

hermes apple watch

But what if there’s a more stylish and cheaper alternative to rock your techcessary and look fly (not frugal) while doing so?  Check out my picks 3 favorite picks to rock the leather strap on your Apple Watch below.


rebecca minkoff double wrap

Rebecca Minkoff Double Leather Strap band

Street chic style wraps its way around your wrist in this genuine leather band for your Apple Watch. Gunmetal dome studs and Rebecca’s signature clasp complete the look. ($100)

red apple leather band

JetTECH Apple Watch Band

Personalize your Apple Watch with this refined strap compared to Apple ones, but at much affordable price. Available in black and red leather, it’s stylish enough to catch the eye of the chicest of geeks but affordable to make any frugalista’s wallet happy. ($14.99)


pink leather apple band

 eLander Top-grain Leather Band

If you’re looking for soft to the touch leather, this top-grain calfskin band is perfect for anyone with excellent taste. It’s more than a watch strap. It’s a true expression of your personal taste. Available in black, navy blue, pink and light brown suede. ($24.99)


These are just a few alternative options to the expensive Hermès Apple Watch available in stores today.  Do you have an Apple Watch? How are you accessorizing your latest tech accessory? Share your favorite Apple Watch accessories below!

NYFW Uncovered: Backstage With Tracy Reese and SheaMoisture Spring 2016 RTW Collection

September 16th, 2015 by Christen
Tracy Reese Spring 2016


Tracy Reese has been associated with bright, retro-tinged floral prints; nipped-waist skirts; and sparkle for nearly 20 years. For Spring, her clothes were as glam and girly as ever, but there was a new, deconstructed ease. “I always love shape, but I wanted to find a way to do that without so much structure,” Reese explained backstage. Shine was a big message this season, and the light-catching, dance floor–ready pieces were easily the most exciting.


This season, Tracy Reese has partnered with SheaMoisture to illustrate her Spring collection theme from head to toe. Discover more from the Tracy Reese and SheaMoisture looks below!


Tracy Reese Spring 2016 SheaMoisture


According to Bok-Hee, Lead Hair Stylist for SheaMoisture, this year’s theme was simple.   “Sheer transparency enhanced by ‘moments of shine’ set the tone for the Tracy Reese collection this season. While distinctive details such as color and embellishment came into play, the vision was to keep the woman looking natural and truly authentic.”


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  A model prepares backstage with SheaMoisture at Tracy Reese S/S 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Art Beam on September 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for SheaMoisture)


The Tracy Reese and SheaMoisture beauty look completely reflects this – the skin is glowing and dewy while the nails are kept simple in design. With this in mind, I went about creating a no-fuss hair look signified by natural textures and an effortless chignon that perfectly complemented the overall finished look.” – Bok-Hee, Lead Hair Stylist


SheaMoisture at Tracy Reese S/S 2016 NYFW - Backstage


Get the Tracy Reese and SheaMoisture Hair Look:
  • Fight frizz and nourish hair by working in SheaMoisture Professional Curl Leave-In Conditioner.
  • Parcel out small portions of hair around the crown of the head to be set aside and gather the rest to be pulled into a low chignon. 
  • Apply SheaMoisture Professional Finish Blow Dry Cream throughout hair as you pull it into a low ponytail at the nape. Layer SheaMoisture Professional Vibrant Color Shine Glaze onto strands to provide the ultimate clear shine boost.
  • To create the chignon, gently twist the hair from the nape of the neck to the ends, and then begin to coil it in a counter-clockwise circle. Continue to twist the hair into a bun shape using the index finger to hold it in place.Secure sides of the bun with bobby pins. Gently pull and loosen the edges of the bun to get the desired shape, then secure with more bobby pins.
  • With the remaining wispy pieces of hair, apply SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Texture Spray and use a teasing brush to create structure.
  • Finish by spraying SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist for hold and hydration.






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