Workplace Style for Less Vol.2

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Here is the second look for my series: Workplace Style for Less Vol. 2. I love this look for a casual work day (give your feet a break) and it’s also great for a weekend brunch. I always feel a bit patriotic in this outfit, but love adding the red shoes and lip to bring out the blue. The A-line cut of the dress is very flattering and adding a belt accents my waist. The small jacket covers my shoulders to make it more workplace appropriate. The best party is this dress is only $35! Mixing it with high priced items makes it the perfect workplace look.workplaceblue

 

Dress: RMB Trends

Jacket: Vintage

Belt: New York & Company

Shoes: Sole Society (Similar)

Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 40

Watch: Michael Kors Watch (Similar)

Photography: Kara Coleen Photography

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A Day in Topanga

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Sometimes the most magical things are right in your backyard.

I have always been a lover of yoga, but never have full embraced the outdoors for a full day of yoga, hiking, and hippie freedom with a rustic picnic. Well, I was in for a lovely surprise when I signed up for  A Day In Topanga. I fully embraced my wanderlust and shared an incredible day with my adventure seeking girlfriends. Check our Topanga adventure below.

Another reason to love Los Angeles!

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A view from our hiking spot on the Red Rock trail in Topanga.

 

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Love these beautiful and talented women! It was a special day to spend with them. Thank you Suzanne, Laura, and Michelle

We found discovered a beautiful cave.

We found discovered a beautiful cave. 

 

 

View from the Top

View from the Top

Walk to our Topanga hideaway

Walk to our Topanga hideaway

POPCORN || with #philosophiesuperfoods delicious blends as toppings!  Spicy Mayan #CacaoMagic  #greenDream Parmesan {vegan!} White Chocolate + #BerryBliss

POPCORN || with #philosophiesuperfoods delicious blends as toppings!
Spicy Mayan #CacaoMagic
#greenDream Parmesan {vegan!}
White Chocolate + #BerryBliss

 

Enjoying beauty from all perspectives inside outside and on rooftop

Enjoying beauty from all perspectives inside outside and on rooftop

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Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi

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This week I’m bringing you into my kitchen! I’m teaching you and Gerrad Hall from The Seven Sees how to make one of my favorite recipes, Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi! It is quick, easy, and a has a delicious Tequila sauce. Watch the video on YouTube and let me know what you think and what recipes you would like to see next!

 

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Oscar Red Carpet Beauty Secrets

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The best in the business tirelessly work to make Hollywood’s biggest stars shine bright for the Oscars. I’ve uncovered some of their Oscar red carpet beauty secrets for use to use at home to make everyday a red carpet appearance.

The Face

 Lush Cosmetics Fresh Faced Ayesha Mask- Forget botox. This mask tightens skin naturally with fresh kiwi and asparagus.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream- Charlotte’s “secret to red carpet skin” is one of my daily staples. It was also applied to Sienna Miller and Rachel Roy’s skin to hydrate skin and create a soft-focus which is “amazing for HDTV.”

The Body

Lush Cosmetics Rose Bubble Bar- Take your bath to the next level with this rose oil and coconut icing bath. Not only does it smell amazing it is fantastic for dry and sensitive skin making this a luxurious soak fit for a star.

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body- For an all over glow, Charlotte applied Supermodel Body all over Sienna’s limbs. I love this product to give my leg a contouring skimmer and glow.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronzer- To enhance and glow, Bobbi Brown used this on her clients, following nose and T-zone bronzer and applying the highlighter shade to the top of the cheekbones.

The Lips

Kaplan MD Lip Mask & Balm- Give your lips a plump and keep them super moisturized like Chrissy Tiegen.   The first ever lip mask that offers the look of professional lip injections at home instantly plumps the lip contour while exfoliating away flaky, chapped skin. Then apply this balm with Patented Peptides, Marine Collagen, and 22 Certified Organic Extracts instantly hydrate and nourish the lips for a softer, fuller, and more youthful appearance.

Charlotte Tilbury’s So Marilyn- This is ideal vermilion-velvet red to perfect any red carpet look. Lips like these are synonymous with one woman: Marilyn Monroe…

 

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Workplace Style for Less Vol. 1

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Dressing for work can’t be daunting and pricey. If you don’t have a wear a suit everyday then try your hand at a few affordable looks from my site. I’ll be posting a workplace style for less look weekly so you can spruce up your wardrobe this Spring without breaking the bank.

Now go blow them away in that meeting!

Dress: Target, $29.00  (Similar here)

Sunglasses: Michael Kors

Necklace: Sole Society

Bag: Philip Lim 3.0

Shoes: DSW, $50 (Similar: here)

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Photography by Kara Coleen Photography

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Oscars Runway to Red Carpet

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Last night’s Oscars red carpet had it’s fair share of custom gowns, but some of your favorite looks were pulled straight from the couture runway. Check my analysis of the Oscars runway to red carpet gowns of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Let me know your favorite below in the comments section.

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Jennifer Lopez was the belle of the ball in this luscious Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014.  This is what an Oscars dress is all about with hand-made tulle, sequins, and that plunging neckline on a few could pull off. The only minus is her makeup as I was not a fan of the pink eye shadow.

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Sienna Miller wore a fresh off the runway Oscar de la Renta dress by Peter Copping. It may not have been a crowd favorite, but her hair and makeup were on point.

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diorbackMarion Cotillard of course wore Dior from Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 and I was so disappointed! The gown was pleasant from the front, but looked like a diaper in the back flowing into a train. Not my favorite look from one of my favorite actresses. I still can’t forget that stunning Jean Paul Gautier fish tail dress from 2009.

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Chrissy Teigen wowed in a high slit Zuhair Murad. I loved this look and how she switched it up with a bold plum lip.

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Emma Stone surprised me in a mossy/Chartreuse green sequined Custom Elie Saab Couture gown based off a dress from his recent Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture Collection. I thought she was going to come off in a more flow gown embracing her “it-girl” status and have a “Lupita” moment, but instead opted for this slinky number. The high boatneck, front slit, and long sleeves took layers of sequins and tulle and hundreds of hours to make, but she pulled it off and the color was a welcome surprise on the carpet.

 

 

 

 

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Share Your Oscar Red Carpet Favorites

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Oscar Sunday if finally here!!!

Don’t forget to join the red carpet conversation with me! Share your Oscar red carpet favorites on twitter and instagram to @chataignestyle with a simple hashtag- #OscarSaints for best-dressed and #OscarSinners for those who missed the mark.

 

The red carpet starts in less than a hour and I’m off to the Neutrogena/ MyHabit party at the W Hollywood. Be Safe and stay stylish!

 
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Inside Forevermark’s Oscars Studio

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Diamonds are girls best friend, but really diamonds are Oscars best friend.

I got an exclusive tour inside Forevermark’s Oscars Studio where celebrity stylist create and borrow bling for Hollywood’s biggest stars!

 

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I absolutely fell in love with this 52 karat chocker worn by actress, Margot Robbie, at the Oscars last year. I combined it with these stunning 20 karat earrings for a flawless look!

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I can’t get enough of this ear cuff worn by Taylor Schilling at this year’s Golden Globes.

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I felt like Wonder Woman in this intricate piece brought in from India.

Watch the full segment below and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

 

 

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

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sevenseesoscarsWhile everyone is focused on which leading actor or actress will walk away with a gold statue, I’m excited to see the real character makers: the winner of Best Costume Design! I had a chance to breakdown the 2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design nominees for Oscar Sunday with Gerrad Hall of The SevenSees. See our prediction on which film will take home the win.

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DIY Vision and Goals

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Spring is just around the corner and some of you may have fallen off the wagon with your New Year resolutions. Don’t stress. Goals are tough to achieve without vision and accountability.  In my new YouTube video,  I share my expert tips for making and implementing goals to visualize and live the life you’ve dreamed.

Four years ago, my life was very different. I was struggling with overcoming my sister’s death, I was tired of being single, and struggling to find my career path. I made a plan and stayed focus to get to a good place to make it happen. Hopefully, this video will inspire you to do the same. Let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to my channel.

 

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