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#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.

Dryel

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.

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. TamarCollection.com

 

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 BellyBandit.com)

 

 

 

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! TamarCollection.com

 

 

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 20Legz.com

 

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! 20Legz.com

 

 

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

New Look From Balmain + HM Collaboration REVEALED! #HMBalmaination

August 20th, 2015 by Christen

If there’s any hi-lo collection worth saving coins for, it’s undoubtedly the Balmain H&M collaboration arriving this Fall!

Who’s ready for a swoon-worthy fashion collection unlike anything we’ve seen before?  News first broke of the collaboration back in May when Kendall Jenner and Jordan Dunn both rocked pieces from the upcoming collection on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards. (Since we’re kinda over the Kardashian hype, we failed to acknowledge the hype…. until today!)  We haven’t heard much about the line (set to launch November 5), since then but it looks like today is our lucky day. This morning, Elle released a new photo from the collection and it was worth the wait.

 

Balmain H&M

 

We’re huge fans of the hi/lo designer partnership trends… I mean hello? Our closets are still filled with pieces from Versace/H&M, Jason Wu/Target collections and more.  Unlike some designer collaborations we’ve seen in the past, none of the brand’s super glamorous aesthetic seems to be lost this diffusion line. The long-sleeved, embellished dress looks just like what you might find on the runway at a Balmain fashion show. We’re betting the pieces from this Balmain H&M collection aren’t going to quite as budget-friendly as the rest of H&M’s merchandise, but if everything looks as good as this we’re definitely up for a splurge.

H&M does a great job with their collaboration collections and by the looks of things, we’re in for a great collection reveal soon!

What are you hoping to find in the Balmain H&M collection? Share with us in the comments below. 

These Smart Jeans Aren’t Just Stylish, They’ll Charge Your Smartphone Too!

August 5th, 2015 by Christen

“Hey! Are those iPhone charging jeans you’re wearing?” Sure it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like those Bugle Boy jeans commercials from back in the day, but these new smart jeans may just be the newest addition that you’ll want to add to your closet asap.

smart jeans

A new denim line from Joe’s Jeans, called the #Hello jean, tries to solve both the problem of charging your iPhone and stylish jeans that’ll fit your iPhone at once. The jeans, which don’t come cheap for $189, have a special opening above the traditional back pocket for a battery pack, which charges your iPhone 5, 5S or 6 in another special pocket alongside the charger opening.

smart jeans

The charging pocket works with the help of a USB cord hidden along the seams and connects to a small portable battery pack, which is an additional $49. Meanwhile, the iPhone fits into the back pocket and can fuel up on battery power (hopefully, without someone noticing — or snatching it away). Just remember to remove both components before throwing the jeans in the wash.

smart jeans

Although the premise is a nice idea, don’t think you’ll get to leave your chunky portable chargers at home ladies.  The charger with the new #Hello jean will barely charge the iPhone 5 and 5S up to 85%, and charges the iPhone 6 up to 70%.

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What do you think?  Is rocking a new pair of phone charging smart jeans for $189 in your immediate future? Share in the comments section below!

Fashion, Foodie And Flawless NOLA Moments With Ford #FordUP

July 15th, 2015 by Christen

Christen Rochon style

 

During my recent 10-day stay in New Orleans for the 21st Annual Essence Festival – I got the chance to explore the city, culture, celebrities, home-grown entertainment and so much more! From new restaurants to hidden gem boutiques, New Orleans offered so much more than I’ve ever expected it to, even after visiting NOLA for the last five years, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the street style, gourmet delicacies and amazing architecture found around every corner.

 

Fashion Moment

Christen Rochon style

 

If I had to narrow my summer style obsession down to one piece, it would definitely have to be the jumpsuit.  It’s  super-easy to wear, stylish and can practically be worn everywhere.  Since I’m a tall girl, it’s sometimes challenging to find stylish jumpsuits that look good, feel good and fit good too!  After searching all over, you can’t imagine where I’ve found my favorite jumpsuits, including this blue cutout number below…

 

Christen Rochon style

 

After searching online and in stores, I finally found this beautifully fitting jumper from H&M. Offering just the right amount of style and sass, this jumpsuit is lined with small waist length cutouts and a sleek back zipper that can be office appropriate with a cardigan or street-chic appropriate worn as shown.

 

Christen Rochon style

Blue Jumpsuit | HM.com | $59.99

Foodie Moment

Ford hosted a wonderful media dinner during ESSENCE Fest at Little Gem Saloon. The Little Gem Saloon is a historic restaurant and live music venue that dates back to 1904. The Little Gem Saloon offers a new century twist on a historic space that first introduced New Orleans’ jazz to the world. Located in the historic 400 block of South Rampart Street, the Little Gem Saloon is just steps the French Quarter and all the authentic and historic sights that New Orleans has to offer.

 

Christen Rochon style

 

Perfect for foodies of all ages, The Little Gem Saloon offers a dining experience unlike any other in New Orleans. The Little Gem Saloon offers lunch, dinner and a true-to-its-roots Sunday jazz brunch, upstairs and downstairs bars with outside balcony seating, and live entertainment five days a week. During the Ford media dinner, guests indulged in southern soul food while mingling and enjoying the cool sounds of songstress Audra Day.

 

Ford Essence Festival Diner

Ford Essence Festival Diner

Smoked St. Louis cut ribs with a creole twist was #DivasAndForksAPPROVED

 

Ford Essence Festival Diner

No NOLA meal is complete without Louisiana Gulf shrimp & southern style biscuits

 

New Orleans Moments

ford dinner

 

The media dinner, hosted by Ford’s Manager of Multicultural Marketing, Shawn Thompson introduced guests to singing sensation Audra Day – pairing awesome music food and entertainment all in one exciting night.

 

ford dinner

Photo credit: Chris Mitchell/Ty Alexander

 

I truly enjoyed celebrating Ford’s commitment to educating and empowering NOLA communities via breast cancer awareness and more at ESSENCE Festival.  Check out how Ford continues to celebrate Essence Festival fans this year as the official automotive sponsor of the 21st Annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans here.

 

Ford Celebrates Essence Fest Fans With A Fresh New Ride, Music And Fun!

 

 

The Versatile Vacation Dress That Every Girl Must Own

March 10th, 2015 by Christen

In preparation for a Caribbean getaway with Strength of Nature,  I found myself in search of a versatile dress that could take me from day to night.  Surprisingly, I discovered the dress of my dreams inside the windows of a store that I rarely (if ever) shopped in before… Discover where I found my new favorite vacation dress below…

 

Vacation dress

 

Clearly, I am still too ticked that I found this fabulous Bedrock maxi dress from Loft.  The spaghetti straps and bold prints drew me in, but the flowing silhouette and super sexy split made me a believer!

 

 

 

Available in stores and Loft and Loft.com – don’t be fooled, this Bedrock dress may appear to be black and white, but it’s actually a deep navy blue hue.  (Don’t worry, it can easily pass for black and white while worn with practically anything!)

 

The Bedrock maxi dress accompanies bold prints with a sexy/strappy silhouette.  The elastic waist will cinch you in, while the elongated 42″ (from waist to ankle) dress flows and moves with your every step.  I loved wearing this dress during a catamaran ride in Montego Bay – it’s the perfect dress for any vacation!

 

When you’re on vacation, you need a versatile dress that makes you feel confident, feel sexy and make you want to let loose dance!  This Bedrock Maxi dress from Loft is definitely it!

If you hurry, you can catch a sale at Loft.com on the dress plus a great assortment of transitional seasonal pieces today.

For more details on pricing, sizing and more, click here.

The New Apple Watch Lands On The Cover Of Vogue

October 16th, 2014 by Fashion Staff

If you wondered if Apple’s newest venture in fashionable technology would be accepted by the fashion industry, your answer is here!

There are actually two mega stars on the cover of Vogue China’s November issue. There’s supermodel Liu Wen, one of the world’s highest-paid models and Victoria’s Secret star, and then on her left wrist, the Apple Watch.

Check out the cover shoot below, after all, it might be the frontrunner for the most wearable of the high-end techcessories we’ve seen so far.

 

apple watch

 

 

On the November Vogue China cover, the gold Apple Watch is styled with minimal accessories, and with its colorful interface, it definitely stands out and holds its own. Wen appears to be wearing the 18-karat yellow gold Edition Apple Watch, which features a red Modern Buckle Band. She’s also featured wearing other Apple Watch models on a spread inside the magazine.

The smaller 38-millimeter timepiece+ is outfitted with a thin red band to coordinate with the bold Ikat-style stripes on Wen’s Céline shirt dress, which earns it points for personalization — remember, this wearable broke from the one-style-suits-all camp with its collection of customizable, interchangeable bands. But what really wows us is its overall ability to fit right in with a cover-worthy ensemble.

 

 

According to Vogue, it’s definitely a step above many wearables on the market today, but could you see yourself wearing the stylish smart watch daily?  Share your thoughts on the Apple Watch and the cover below.

Naturalizer Goes Wild Style For Fall With David Bromstad #Bromstad4Naturalizer

October 3rd, 2014 by Christen

If you love a mashup of classic comfort and wild prints like I am, then you’ll love to latest collection from David Bromstad and Naturalizer.  Earlier this year, the brand announced that it has partnered again with artist, interior designer and HGTV personality David Bromstad to bring his unique and bold vision to life in a collection of shoes and accessories this fall.  

 

Bromstand For Naturalizer

 

The Bromstad for Naturalizer Fall ’14 Collection: “The fall collection is chic, sophisticated, bold, expressive… and let me just say it’s a whole lot of SEXY. The collection speaks to women of all ages – it’s very universal. In my spring collection, I created a floral painting that was very happy and summery but for fall, I wanted to do something wildly different.” – David Bromstad

 

Bromstand For Naturalizer

 

Naturalizer hosted select media for a fun day of fashion and shoe selfies with David Bromstad in New York City.  Guests enjoyed their favorite Bromstad for Naturalizer designs over great food, conversation and more!  Fashionistas in attendance include Kela Walker of KelasKloset.com and Ty Alexander of GeorgeousinGrey.com.  Check out more from the event below.

 

Bromstand For Naturalizer

 

But first, let me take a shoe selfie!  Stylish bloggers stepped into the place where their shoe style was front and center.  Why aren’t shoe selfie stations everywhere in the world?  I’m here for it!

 

Bromstand For Naturalizer

 

Naturalizer

 

I am loving my new pair of Bromstad Libra comfort flats, I can’t wait to get out and enjoy them this Fall.

 

 

 

The Bromstad for Naturalizer collection is available at Naturalizer and select retail partners beginning now and includes pumps, flats and boots, and will retail between $99 and $179. An exclusive collection of handbags and printed scarves will also be available in stores and Naturalizer.com.

 

  What are your favorite picks from the Bromstad collection?  They’re all so amazing that it’s hard to choose just one, since they’re so affordable, why not choose them all?  Share your favorite picks in the comment section below.

Elevated – Dom Streater’s S/S 2015 Collection Unveiled in NYC

September 10th, 2014 by Christen

Dom Streater

ELEVATED

On Monday, September 8th editors, media guests and fashion lovers alike  attended the runway show and fashion presentation unveiling ELEVATED, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Dom Streater, winner of Project Runway Season 12.

ELEVATED

Inspired by the landscape views of the Midwest terrain during a flight to Los Angeles, ELEVATED is a collection that includes cool and warm tones on bold, psychedelic textiles. Check out more from the unveiled line in NYC below.

ELEVATED

Dom Streater

The aviation theme was present throughout the entire collection from head to toe.

 

Dom Streater

 

The mixed patterns, colors and matching accessories were colorful and complementary

Dom Streater

 

The volcano inspired maxi dress moved and swayed beautifully down the runway

Dom Streater

 

A 3-price of design rolled into one.

The overcoat, dress and matching headphones is a stylish trio that any women would enjoy.

 

Dom Streater

 

The eye-catching designs and beautiful models owned the runway from start to finish.

 

Dom Streater

 

It’s a party!  The DJ is rocking the runway and the guests had a wonderful time!

 

Dom Streater

 

Dominique Streater was born and raised in the heart of West Philadelphia. An avid artist since childhood, she has earned a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design. Just a few years after the completion of her degree, Dom was cast on the Emmy award winning television series, Project Runway Season 12, where she made a mark on the fashion industry by winning the competition with her use of bold and daring color and prints in her fashion forward designs.  For more information visit dominiquestreater.com.

 

What do you think of the “Elevated” Spring/Summer collection? Did you like the colors, patterns and accessories of the runway looks?  Share your thoughts below.

 

Photo credit is to D. Burton Photos

NYFW Kicks Off Stylishly With First Ever BET on Fashion Event [VIDEO]

September 9th, 2014 by Christen

BET On Fashion

 

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and it kicked off with a stylish bang with BET Networks first ever BET on Fashion event in New York City.

 

Last week, BET Networks kicked off New York Fashion Week in style with their “BET On Fashion” show at Espace in midtown. The exclusive event featured seven rising designers, Viktor Luna, Helen Castillo, Natt Taylor, St. Frimpong, Jacinta Ligon, Andrew Nowell and Tashia Senn, giving them an opportunity to showcase their eclectic designs, work and passion.

 

BET on Fashion

BET on Fashion Designers strike a post before the show.

 

 

Guests arrived in style as the pre-fashion week event ushered a preview of what fashion enthusiasts would see throughout the 7-day experience known as fashion week.  Since the event kicked off all the fashion fun first, there was no shortage of bloggers, editors and who’s who in fashion in attendance during the BET on Fashion event.  Check out the all the event fun below.

 

BET on Fashion Wrap Up


Fashion enthusiasts, celebrities and style experts got their first looks at the phenomenal designs and trends sure to take next Spring season by storm.  In attendance included Elle Varner, Tai Beauchamp, Carla Hall, Debra Lee, Amanda Seales, Devyn Abdullah, Emil Wilbekin, Mikki Taylor, Lola Ogunnaike, Africa Miranda and more who enjoyed the show as well as the post event reception.  Overall, this evening of fashion was a great send off for fashionistas into New York Fashion Week fun and many of us are looking forward to the next BET of Fashion event soon.

 

What do you think about BET on Fashion?  Did you spot your favorite celebrities or designer looks at the BET on Fashion event?  What were your favorite NYFW designer moments this year? Share your thoughts below?

 

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