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Holiday Gift Guide w/ Stylewatch

December 8, 2016

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With really only 3 weeks left until Christmas, the gift getting frenzy has officially ensued. I don’t know about you but I sometimes find it difficult to find the perfect gift for each of my loved ones and it can leave me stressed to the max! Going store to store at the last minute only to come out with nothing can be incredibly exhausting. Luckily for you and for me, People Stylewatch Magazine has selected some of their top picks for holiday gifts that your friends and family are sure to love. The best part is that you can purchase these online so no need to fight for parking and wait in long check out lines. See the list below!

Kipling Paolo Velvet Backpack

This super smooth velvet backpack is great for someone who is often on the go but still loves to be stylish going from point A to B. A great mixture of fashion and functionality!

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Outfit details: Sweater | Skirt

Marc Fisher Factor2 Two Piece Velvet Sandal

Continuing on with the velvet trend, these glitter heel sandals are a great gift for someone who knows how to get the party started. With New Year’s Eve right around the corner from Christmas, this will be an item that your recipient can start to enjoy immediately! Also, they come in 2 additional colors.

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Quay Australia Sunglasses

These ultra stylish yet surprisingly affordable sunglasses will serve as an impressive gift. With quality on par with high end designer brands, no one will be the wiser that you spent less than $60!

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy

Color Therapy Sally Hansen is a system that includes a color coat and top coat. But this just isn’t any nail polish. This system promises to “care while you wear”. With argan oil infused in the products, it provides nourishment for healthy looking nails.

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Ban.do “Back Me Up” Mobile Charger

We all have that one friend of family member whose phone is always dying. If you knew me personally, that person would be me. That is one of the reasons why I love this phone accessory so much. It is a compact phone mobile charger so that you don’t ever have to worry about your phone dying when you are out. Also the cute details of the pink and gold are a great feminine touch.

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Modern Street

December 4, 2016

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I’m stepping over into the dark, grungy side of Fall. Before we fully get into the glitz and glam of the holiday season, I just had to wear a look that was a mix of chic and street. I’ve always been a fan of mixing together two different styles to create a dynamic look. The heavily distressed denim is a garment that I do not normally go for however the classic black tames the distressing down a bit and really gives it a street vibe. To balance that out, I paired it with a classic wide brim fedora in a deep wine hue with matching pumps. Both of these items are on the opposite end of the spectrum as the denim but still work together. To soften the color palette a bit, I decided to go with a neutral grey color to help bring everything together. The grey tee is really a necessary garment to prevent the look from becoming too dark and monochromatic. Street chic done my way!

Outfit details:

Hat: Express (similar here) | Top: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Moto Jacket: Forever 21 | Jeans: Rachel Roy (similar here and here) | Shoes: Similar here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fit For Me: Comfort + Style

December 2, 2016

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Towards the end of the year when temperatures start to drop and the busy holiday season commences, comfort is of optimal importance. I need something that is suitable for the weather and that I can be in all day long. However, I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to compromise style for comfort. In fact, you can have both! For me, my go-to items for this time of the year are a good pair of stretchy skinny jeans, an easy t-shirt or sweater and booties. That takes care of what is on the outside for the world to see. But what is equally important (and sometimes more) is what is underneath.

That’s when Fit For Me by Fruit of the Loom comes in. Your undergarments are the closest things to your body so naturally they can make or break the comfort factor to your entire look. The Fit for Me Flexible Briefs are perfect for those days where you want to be extra-cozy but still cute (like the holidays!) and offer super soft cotton fabric for a great fit. In addition, they are tag free and have ribbed side panels that stretch to fit your shape. With all this good comfort food being served, stretch is your/my best friend!

Give the Fit for Me Flexible Briefs a try for yourself. They come in a variety of colors so you can color coordinate your looks (if you are in to that sort of thing) :-).

This post is in partnership with Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom. All opinions are my own

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Outfit details:

Top: Old Navy (similar here) | Jeans: Melissa McCarthy (in different wash) | Booties: Forever 21

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

The Great EsCAPE

November 27, 2016

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Hi guys! I hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! I always love this time of the year because I get to spend some quality time with my family making memories that will last a lifetime. And let’s not forget about the food! I definitely indulged in all of my favorite dishes that I only really get around the holidays. After taking some time to relax (and shop lol), now its back to business.

So can we talk about this cape jacket for a minute?! I am obsessed with it and when I saw it on Eloquii’s website I literally gasped. It is so chic and such a showstopper. I already love the cape detail on jackets and sweaters but this just takes it to the next level. The cherry on top was that it came in one of my favorite colors of the season, olive. I wanted to keep with a darker color palette so I went with all black. To help break up the blacks though, I intermixed faux leather so that it would not all look like one garment. Topping it off with some strappy sandals from Payless (which are under $20 by the way!) gave it the perfect finishing touch.

Outfit details:

Cape Jacket: Eloquii | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Tis The Season

November 20, 2016

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It’s practically Thanksgiving which means that it’s practically Christmas which means that the year is practically over. Where did the time go?! Although the end of the year always seems to creep up on me, I truly do love the holiday season. The parties, the cheer and spending time with friends and family is what the holidays are all about. And while you are spreading that holiday cheer, you might as well do it in style! I’ve teamed up with Simply Be to showcase their amazing selection of holiday dresses. They have something for every occasion! Be sure to check out their full collection here.

The Classic Red

During the holiday season, LBD turns into LRD because we all need a little red dress for our upcoming gatherings. It is such a classic style that you can never go wrong with and it will always be a showstopper.

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Outfit details: Kimono Dress

The Midnight Blue Shimmer

For those that want to be festive in a subtle way, this midnight blue dress is for you. Although a simple silhouette, the shimmer details add some pizzazz to the dress and really helps bring it to life. With added gold accessories to contrast the dark blue, you will be party ready!

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Outfit details: Glitter Jersey Midi Dress

The Statement Sequins

This is for my wild card ladies. The ones that really want to make a statement. This mermaid-esque sequin skirt is everything and more! Changing colors while you walk, it shimmers from the light and has sort of a peacock effect. While not traditional in the least bit, it can still be worn to any holiday party and be a great conversation piece.

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Outfit details: Sequin Tube Skirt

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Cargo Chic

November 13, 2016

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What can I say? I just love this shade of green. This military inspired color just keeps finding itself in my closet. From skirts, to dresses to even blazers, khaki/olive is THEE neutral of Fall. As you all know, I am all about versatility in your wardrobe. Although I do my fair share of shopping, I think that it is always important to be able wear your garments in multiple ways to get the biggest bang for your buck. Khaki garments allow you to do just that because it can go with a myriad of colors. You can pair with whites and neutrals, dark tans, blush pink and even wine. No matter where you go on the color wheel, you are sure to find a complementary tone to match this shade. I wanted to keep my look in the neutral family mixing dark and light tans for a cargo-esque look!

Outfit details:

Top: Old Navy | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Forever 21 | Hat: Forever 21 (similar here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

TrendyCurvy Travels: Lake Tahoe

November 11, 2016

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Outfit details: Scarf | Jeans | Boots

A couple of weekends ago, I went on a little getaway to the beautiful Lake Tahoe. For those of you that unfamiliar with Lake Tahoe, it is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada and the largest alpine lake in North America. In other words, it’s huge! It straddles the border of California and Nevada so much so that even in one day I went from state to state several times. I was in search of a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles city life and to be in the presence of serene nature. Many of you have asked about the details of my trip so here’s the low down.

Where I stayed

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I stayed at the picturesque Northstar Lodge by Welk Resort in Truckee which is the neighboring city to Lake Tahoe. I did a room tour on Instagram and Snapchat so that you can all see the massive layout of the rooms at this lodge. I went with friends so we opted for the 3 bedroom lodge that was fit with 2 fireplaces and 3 bathrooms. It was immaculate!

What I did

Our resort was located at the north end of the lake. Since I was really in search of relaxation and nature, we decided to drive about 75% of the way to the south end, stopping at landmarks along the way. The lake is so big that driving from where we were at in the north to the southernmost point that we stopped at before turning around (which isn’t even the most southern point) takes about an hour. So there was plenty to see along the way as you drive along the lake’s coast.

Our first stop was called Crystal Bay Lookout. It had the most breathtaking views that I think I have probably ever seen. It is a bit of a hike to get to the top (about a mile or so) and trust me I thought about stopping along the way but it was so worth it!

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After coming back down the hill, we stopped at King’s Beach where you can see just how crystal clear the water actually is. Then after stopping in town and grabbing a bite to eat, we found this waterfall of the side of the road on our way to Emerald Bay Lookout. It was so beautiful! It’s something about being in the presence of nature that just bring me peace.

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So that was my trip! Pretty uneventful and quick but a great weekend escape.