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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Style: Black & Blue


Today's Look: has numerous amazing features.  The first is a handcrafted scarf by the ethically minded Elizabeth Koh company.  Elizabeth Koh scarves are made in Thailand with 10% of all profits donated to SOS Children's Village in Thailand, providing shelter, education, and a caring home environment to orphaned children.  In addition to partnering with Elizabeth Koh, I was honored to be asked to collaborate again with Others Follow with this beautiful lace dress. Both the scarf and the dress are quality and beauty combined--my kind of combo.  Highlighting the grey in the scarf, I accessorized with a grey tote from one of my favorite handbag companies T-Shirt & Jeans. To complete the styling, I chose a long, sweater cardigan, black sheer tights, chunky black boots, tarnished gold rings, and a cool buck bracelet. I know Halloween is coming up and some of you have emailed to ask me about Halloween costumes.  I'd love to hear what you'll be wearing.  I'm actually so busy with my college classes right now that I haven't even planned for Friday night! Hoping to hear about your outrageous costumes and fun parties in the comments, so I can live vicariously through you.  Xoxo, Shelly :)

Use promo code "30OFF" to get 30% off your purchase on elizabethkoh.com

Also, don't forget to enter the two giveaways that end the 30th and 31st! 


Outfit Details: Scarf courtesy of Elizabeth Koh | Dress courtesy of Others Follow | Purse courtesy of T-Shirt & Jeans (sold at Gordmans & Burlington) | Cardigan courtesy of SirenLondon | Bracelet courtesy of Six Shooter Gifts | Boots from H&M | Tights from Dillard's | Leaf & Stacked Rings from Charming Charlie | Sparkly Ring from P.J. Chilcottage | Band from Aeropostale | Cross Ring from Maurices | Wrapped Ring from World Market



Fashion Tip: To stay warm on a brisk, fall day, I recommend a long cardigan, a scarf, and tights.  I'm able to wear a pretty, lace dress and still stay warm.  I'd love to hear how you keep away the chill factor during this cooler fall weather.








http://tshirtandjeans.com/         http://othersfollowclothing.com/

https://elizabethkoh.com/

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Style: Designer Jeans


Today's Look:  shows how a creative artist can take boyfriend jeans and make them amazingly unique.  The designer, Amanda Litzinger, has a clothing and accessories line called Stickybaby.  Amanda's creations vary from soft, furry jackets to punk, silk skirts.  I was so excited when she contacted me to collaborate and I chose these "Designer Jeans" with silver appliques of famous designers' logos, like Chanel and Gucci.  I love Amanda's bold, funky creations--she rocks!  You can shop her creation on Etsy or her website.  Another awesome part of this styling is the softest, burgundy tank top from Blush Boutique.  I've collaborated with Blush Boutique before and must say their quality and selection are primo.  The boutiques are located in Florida but all of us can enjoy the latest in current fashion trends from their online store. To the focal pieces, I added a black, over-sized sweater, a black wide-brimmed hat, black ankle booties, layered necklace, and, of course, lots of gorgeous rings.  As you know, I adore burgundy with black and just had to wear the color combo on my birthday.  Yep, I turned 21 today and can't wait to celebrate with family tonight.  Hope you are having a wonderful day! Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Blush Boutique ♡ | Jeans courtesy of Stickybaby ♡ | Necklace courtesy of Garage ♡ | Choker courtesy Chictopia ♡ | Orchid Berry Lip Crayon courtesy of Carmindy ♡ | Sweater from Express | Hat from OASAP | Boots from Target | Rings & Earrings from Earthbound Trading Co. | Turquoise Ring from World Market


 Fashion Tip:  When wearing a tank top with over-sized armholes, it's a good idea to wear either a pretty cami or lacy bralette in a complementary color.  I wore a burgundy bralette that matched almost perfectly and added a feminine touch to an outfit with boyfriend jeans and sweater.










http://shopblush.com/         

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Style: "O" My Gosh


Today's Look:  highlights The Home T's new tee design, which has the silhouette of the state of your choice inside the "o" of  the graphic printed "home".   The Home T was designed for two purposes—to show home-state pride and to donate to multiple sclerosis research.  I'm proud to wear a t-shirt showing my Arizona state pride but I'm even happier to know that a portion of all profits goes to finding a cure for MS.  To see my other Home T collaboration post click here.  To add edginess to this particular styling, I found this amazing ombré leather jacket.  As you probably already know, burgundy and black are my favorite duo; with the jacket, it was love at first sight.  Adding a warm beanie, black skinny jeans, and my fav chunky ankle boots, I felt just a few rings and my black cutout lace sunglasses made the outfit ready to kick it downtown.  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of The Home T. ♡ | Beanie courtesy of Garage ♡ | Jeans by Bullhead Denim from PacSun | Jacket from Buckle | Boots by Steve Madden | Necklace from P.J. Chilcottage | Sunglasses by Style Vault from Amazon.com 








               

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Beauty: Neutrogena Review


Because I test and write reviews about different beauty products from skin care to makeup, many of you have emailed me to ask what I use on a daily basis to keep my skin clear.  I have been a Neutrogena fan for years.  In high school, Neutrogena was a life saver or rather a face saver.  To this day, I use Neutrogena products on a regular basis before bed to keep my face clear and radiant.  I alternate between the Oil-Free Acne Wash, Rapid Clear, and the Oil-Free Acne Stress Control products.  I was very excited when the company contacted me to try their Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit products!

Results:  A+
Packaging:  A+
Smell:  A+ (Strong but good)

Like the other Neutrogena products I use, the Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit line works!  I have read other reviews in which people say due to the scent, their skin got irritated, but I have very sensitive skin and my skin didn't react negatively at all.  In fact, my skin is clean, clear, and smelling lovely.  I felt a blemish starting, but after washing my face with Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit products that night, it was stopped in its tracks and vanished.  I definitely recommend this Neutrogena line to anyone looking for a gentle yet effective face cleansing regime.

 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

My Style: #CharlotteLook Contest


Today's Look:  announces a special contest sponsored by Charlotte Russe, one of my all-time favorite clothing companies.  For a chance to win a $100 Charlotte Russe gift card, simply style Charlotte Russe clothing, accessories, and/or shoes by posting a photo of yourself or a lay down to your Instagram.  You should hashtag #CharlotteLook and tag @CharlotteRusse.  Besides the $100 gift card, you will be featured on their site!  To read more about the contest, refer to this link:  http:bit.ly/CharlotteLookContest.  In this look, I'm wearing a burgundy velvet crop top and fluted, paneled neoprene skater skirt--both from Charlotte Russe.  Designed by T-Shirt & Jeans, the sleek bag I'm carrying can be a backpack or carried by a handle.  For additional styling, I added sheer, black criss cross tights and black platform booties.  Here's to seeing you on the Charlotte Russe site!  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top & Skirt courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | Backpack courtesy of T-Shirt & Jeans (soon sold at Burlington) ♡ | Platforms called "Campus Queen" by Dirty Laundry | Tights from Dillard's | Sunglasses & Bracelet from Basement Marketplace | Necklace from Forever 21