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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.

Succeed At Last-Minute Style This Winter With Dryel At-Home Cleaner

February 14th, 2015 by Christen

 

 

Dryel

 

During a recent trip to California, I was invited to attend the NAACP Awards and after glow and had no idea what to wear.  I had only packed for two other events and didn’t have time to go shopping (let alone find a dry cleaners in the area.)  With no time left, I needed to find a laundry mat with a dryer and find one fast! As a Dryel Ambassador, I always pack cleansing cloths and a dryer bag with me at all times.  Not only does it come in handy when you need it, the bag also doubles as a soiled laundry bag that you can use when you’re on the go.

 

 

Dryel

 

With one spin of the dryer, Dryel’s quick steam cleaning made my dress look and feel fresher than ever.  Without any fading or fraying the gentile cleaning technique was comparable to a dry cleaning PLUS it was quicker and cheaper than a typical dry cleaning bill!  Thanks to Dryel, this all day look took me from a mid-day LA brunch to the NAACP Awards Show and after-party all night long.

 

Dryel

 

Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer. The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle! From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes. Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.
Dryel
Not only is Dryel is easy to use, it’s also cost effective and is necessary for the last-minute style moments.  Repeating styles on clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching. It’s an absolute must-have for any traveling girl on the go and you can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target today!  Want to learn more about how others use Dryel to save the day? Get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

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.

Sharing #StyleOn10 Moments With Iman Cosmetics and HelloBeautiful.com

September 18th, 2014 by Christen

Christen Rochon

 

Recently, I was asked by my good friend Ty of HelloBeautiful.com to spill the beans on my style and beauty secrets. Upon arrival we talked about the importance of beauty from head to toe as well as how to transform office chic looks into after work flyness. We laughed, danced to ratchet music and had a blast during the photo shoot for Iman Cosmetics.

Since I don’t have a typical office-wear wardrobe, (My real-life office wear consisted of a rainbow of Calvin Klein shift dresses and suits from The Limited.) I really enjoyed showing off my double-duty style and how I can take two very different office looks from daytime to night.

 

Office Wear – Day

 

office wear Christen Rochon

Dress:  JoyTheStore.com

Cardigan:  Express

Necklace:  H&M

Watch: Michael Kors

 

One of my favorite pieces found over the pond was this lace and pleated chiffon dress I found in London a few summers ago. I love how the feminine elements of lace and chiffon paired with the baby-doll cut exudes “girly-girl” to the tenth power. I added a jeweled cardigan and my favorite jeweled accessories to the mix to complete this office favorite.

 

Office Wear – Night

 

Christen Rochon

 

Necklace: J. Crew

Leather Moto Jacket: H&M

Leggings:  20 Legz

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

 

Christen Rochon

 

In true “diva” form, the quickest way to turn a “sweet” look into a “fierce” look is to add leather baby! I paired my favorite leather leggings, Moto jacket from H&M and studded Louboutins to transform into a rocker-chic look perfect for Happy Hour or late night/date night fun.

Another way I love creating day-to-night looks is by adding (then removing) layers to compose an entire day of style using key pieces. I used my latest (and greatest) find from the Altuzarra for Target designer collection as the base for my second daytime to night look.

 

Office Wear – Day

 

office wear

 

Shirt:  Forever 21

Peplum Top:  Forever 21

 

Christen Rochon

 

HelloBeautiful.com

 

I layered a double POP of neon green with a sheer collared shirt and peplum top. (You can never wear too much neon! #NeonMakesMeHappy) I really wanted to liven up this monochromatic moment in living color and bring it to life. (I could’ve easily substituted this librarian-inspired look with a classic white blouse and black sweater – but if I’m going to be a librarian then I’m gonna be the jazziest librarian you ever did see!)

 

Office Wear – Night

 

Altuzarra For Target

Dress:  Target

Shoes:  Forever 21

Night time, is the right time to shed the layers and take it all off! Once I removed the extras and added a red hot rouge lip, I’m left with this va-va-voom glam look, compliments of the Altuzarra for Target silky maxi dress.

 

Christen Rochon

 

These are just a few ways that I have fun with beauty and style from day to night. What about you? What are your must have pieces/accessories to create a polished look from day-to-night?

For more looks check out HelloBeautiful.com.

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?

 

Step Into Easy Style With Leggings From 20Legz

August 18th, 2014 by Christen

Anyone who knows me, knows that leggings aren’t just an essential part of my wardrobe… they’re an essential part of my life!  From traveling cross-country to dashing in style without the fuss, my favorite leggings from 20Legz have been there every step of the way this summer and I just had to share a few easy-breezy Do’s and Don’ts style tips to help you step into easy flawless style with designer legs from 20Legz below.

 

 

Packing a punch with perforated florals

(Flora:  $20)

Sometimes you just want to celebrate with flowers.  These Flora leggings from 20Legz celebrates any look with a  splash of color, pattern and texture all in one.  Adding this burst of color to any bold colored top instantly upgrades any look and takes the basic comfort of leggings up a notch with feminine flair.  One thing that I love about all my leggings from 20Legz is that no matter the style, they’re super comfortable and have just the right stretch to stay in place for all day wear.

 

20legz

 

DO pair leggings with high heels or wedges, or even tall or ankle boots to boost the illusion of height. If you’re tall, you can rock your leggings with heels, boots, sneakers or ballet flats.

 

20legz

 

DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.

 

20legz

 

Get artsy with Art Deco limbs

(Van Gough:  $20)

If standing out is important to you, the Van Gough leggings are the bees-knees! I always get compliments from men and women anytime I step out in my favorite art-inspired legwear.  These art deco geometric print ankle leggings are 95% polyester, 5% spandex and 100% fun!  During a racing adventure in Portland, Oregon I took my Van Gough leggings for a spin while test driving the new 2015 Dodge Challenger.  Paired with my favorite sheer cobalt blue blouse, statement necklace from J. Crew and heels – I was ready to ride in style!

 

20legz

 

DO wear tops that cover your bumb! Leggings should always be worn with long tops, jumpers, dresses, skirts or shorts.  Anything that covers your but is fine, otherwise you will give too much exposure to your intimate parts and that is never good nor stylish.

 

20legz

 

DON’T  overuse color-on-color. Try simple black or neutral tones (or nude colors) leggings to go with a bright-colored outfit.

20legz

 

 

 

Feeling Needy With Knee Patched Leggings

(Knee Patch:  $20)

Running low on stylish options, the Knee Patch leggings offers the perfect alternative with a mix of texture and monochromatic feel that goes with anything.  Pair theses comfortable black leggings with a something vibrant and bright or just plain black and white (and leave the color to the accessories).  I wore these on a recent NYC shopping adventure in SoHo and paired it with a floral tunic from White House | Black Market and geometric sneakers from Peter Pilotto for Target.

 

20legz

 

DO team patterned leggings with a simple statement/slogan T-shirt, a belted tunic or minidress for visual interest.  I love matching patterned tops with similar patterned kicks, balance it off with neutral, yet stylish leggings like these and you’re set to go.

 

20legz

 

DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.  You don’t want to show off too many lovely lady lumps. 

20legz

 

 

Thinking about taking the plunge with these vibrant leggings?  You can find all sorts of creative and stylish leggings all for $20 today.  Check out the wide assortment of leggings available from 20Legz by visiting them online at 20Legz.com and get social by connecting with 20Legz for new releases and giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter today.

Style Guru Lloyd Boston Launches “Perfectly Styled” Greeting Card Collection At NIQUEA.D

May 2nd, 2014 by Christen

Lloyd Boston

 

Just in time for Mother’s Day and stylish seasonal greetings – style guru, Lloyd Boston has launched his new greeting card collection, “Perfectly Styled” at New York City NIQUEA.D boutiques this week.  Lloyd was on hand to mix and mingle with guests, as well as offer his styling advice to attendees.

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

 

If your mom, grandmother, sisters or friends truly cherish stylish greeting cards that reflect them – “Perfectly Styled” card collection is perfect for them!  Many of the cards reflect a variety of fashionistas and stylish accessories or settings.  No matter what the occasion, a great greeting card is always a nice surprise.  Averaging around $8, these beautifully crafted cards not only feature amazing artwork and imagery but you can find “Perfectly Styled” cards for birthdays, friendly greetings and more!

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

“Perfectly Styled” by Lloyd Boston is a greeting card collection straight from the style guru himself.  These cards reflect the timeless style and grace he advocates.  Renowned for his style expertise and fashion tips and tricks, his card collection is a group of exquisite works of art.

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

 

Lloyd Boston Perfectly Styled NIQUEAD

 

Each card not only expresses wonderful sentiments, but they also come with extraordinary correspondence.  Each card comes with its own postage and specialty NIQUEA.D seal.  For more on the “Perfectly Styled” collection visit NIQUEAD.COM today.

Photo Gallery: The Bright Side Of Art And Style

April 25th, 2014 by Christen
The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Scrap Junk Yard or Art Installation? You Decide.

 

This is Detroit.  Not bad huh?  No, the city isn’t burning down in despair – as a matter of fact, it is alive, well and bursting at the seams  with rich art and re-defining style everyday.  While in Detroit, I decided to visit one of my favorite open art installations in the city – The Heidelburg Project.  Known for its colorful backdrops of bright hues, political messaging and plenty of mixed media – this area has been around and re-defining how we look at art since 1986.  Armed with a camera (a little extra time on my hands) and a crisp, sunny Spring day – take a look at my interpretation of the bright side of art and style below (…and let me know what you think!)

 

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Divas And Dorks – The Album Cover

 

Dress:  Von Vonni Transformer Dress – VonVonni.com

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Ring Around The Rosies or Lady Of The Rings?

 

Jacket:  White Moto Jacket – Forever 21

 

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

“Oh what tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive…”

 

[Accessories]

Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Mirror Lenses

Earrings:  Cushion Set Neiman Marcus

Necklace:  Private Designer

Watch:  Michael Kors

 

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

A girl can never have enough shoes… even if they’re mixed-matched and hanging on a fence.

 

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Patience is a virtue…

 

Shoes:  Peter Pilotto x Target

 

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

If a rose can grow from concrete, why shouldn’t a car grow from a grassy field?

 

[For more on the Heidelburg Project visit DivasOnDestinations.com

Style Ahead Of The Curve With Sears Fall Preview #ThisIsStyle

April 3rd, 2014 by Christen

This week, Sears hosted a Fall Preview of the latest trends, styles and collaborations of the Seventeen, Kardashian Kollection, Bongo and more.   I love getting a sneak peek and Fall styles early, but I love it even more when I can spot seasonal styles and trends that I can find now and wear all year long!

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

This mixed material moto jacket from the Seventeen collection is chic for any look all year long.

If you’re a girl who’s always on the go Sears Style fashions from the Kardashian Kollection or Metaphor are the perfect option for who want to dress in trendy and popular styles. When you’re sporting the latest threads from brands who understand your style, you’re sure to look and feel amazing. At Sears, you can find the hottest trends in the colors you love, so you’ll be ready for anything.

 

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

Wool mixed textured coat by Metaphor available at Sears this Fall.

Take this conservative Kardashian Kollection moment for a spin now.  Why wait for fall?  The midriff exposing trend with a pencil skirt only works with modest skin exposure but this look is so hot that you can grab similar separates and take them for a spin this Spring.

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

This is one Kim Kardashian look that I whole-heartedly approve!

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

Femininity at it’s finest. Pastels and lace aren’t just for Spring and Fall, it’s a look you can wear all year long.

The beauty about many of the Sears Style trends and fashions spotted at the Fall preview is that you don’t have to wait until later this year to find them online and in stores.  Many of the items will be available and can ship as early as later this month.  That’s a stylish solution that’ll keep your closet chic and trendy for seasons to come.

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

In case you want to find what’s hot and what’s now, Sears has you covered with a curated selection of the latest styles and trends all in one place.  Now + Here. A contemporary shop found in stores and online, it’s currently stocked with every must on our list: graphic tees, jumpsuits, boyfriend jeans, maxis, bombers, skinnies and that’s just the start of it. You can begin shopping them all in preparation for warm weather—and before they expire. But hurry, cause once it’s gone – it’s GONE!

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

Sears Fall Preview #SearStyle

Even the Fall Preview gift bags are perfect for carrying Spring loads or upcoming beach visits.

 

Check out more of the looks from the Sears Fall preview below and discover some of your favorite and new seasonal trends that you can style ahead of the curve (and season) today.

 

 

 

Find Your Style With The Kleenex Brand Style Studio

February 12th, 2014 by Christen

Disclosure:  Thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s post on style on the go with the Kleenex Brand Style Studio.

To celebrate Kleenex’s 90th anniversary, they’re bringing you another innovative first: The Kleenex® Style Studio. It’s a fun, inspiring way to discover more of the Kleenex® Brand designs and products you love. And maybe even a few that’ll take you by surprise.

Kleenex style

More stylish shades of golden yellows can be found at the Kleenex style studio online.

 

Whether you’re decorating at home or adding a pop of color to your clutch, Kleenex® has you covered with the hottest colors and patterns to complement your ever changing style.   During New York Fashion Week I was asked to pair a few of the new Kleenex brand to go facial tissue packs with my own stylish accessories to see just how well these designs fit in with my own style.  Lucky for me, I was more than excited to grab a few stylish necessities during fashion week, especially since using Kleenex tissue is a great way to ward off and keep cold and flu germs contained. (In case you didn’t know, New York is in the midst of one of the worst winters in a long time – and catching a cold or the flu is easier than ever.)

Check out a few of my favorite Kleenex style moments below…

Kleenex style

Mixing and Matching: Wearing prints and adding a pop of color takes any look up a notch!

Where do you find your style inspiration?  Can you believe that after spotting this green honeycomb Kleenex style design, I was inspired to shift my style in every shade of green imaginable.  I paired a mix of neons, emeralds, kelly green shades and more to bring a surge of color to brighten my day in this drab wintery weather.

Kleenex style

Be seen in GREEN: Mix and Match shades of green for an envious look for day or night.

 

What is your favorite patterns to mix and match?  Discover the entire collection of fierce patterns to choose from for your home, office and on the go inside the Kleenex style studio today.

 

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See anything you like? Discover more stylish patterns for your home and office at the Kleenex style studio online.

 

Watch our video to see if everyday people could spot the Kleenex® Brand style, then take the challenge yourself for a chance to win;

  • An all expenses paid trip to NYC
  • A personal meet-and-greet with a design superstar
  • $5,000 for shopping!

 

Want to save some money?  When you take the quiz today, you’ll get a coupon to save on your favorite Kleenex® Brand designs and products.  Connect with other fashionistas sharing their stylish finds by using #KleenexStyle on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest today.

 

 Take the #KleenexStyle challenge quiz HERE.

 

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