Spring Rompers

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Spruce up your style with an easy  Spring romper like this one from ASOS (Traffic People, $54). The season calls for bright colors and onesies /rompers are on my list of closet essentials (watch video here). It’s an easy one step solution to get you stylish and out the door. Give your feet a rest and try must-have gladiator sandals by (Michael Kors Codie Sandals, $54) .  Top it off with a hat from Janessa Leone and don’t forget accent your waist and add some curves with a black belt!

Will you be rocking a romper this season? Have style questions on how to wear one? Ask me in the comments below!
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Top 15 Closet Essentials

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Never stress about what to wear again! I’m sharing my Top 15 Closet Essentials every woman should have no matter your age, location or size. These are the new foundations to build a super stylized closet. Let me know what you think in the comments section below! Have a great Friday!

1. Grey Tee Shirt

2. Cropped Jeans (Boyfriend Jean)

3. White Button down

4. Kimono

5. White Blazer

6. Oversized Clutch

7. Menswear Inspire Watch

8. Animal Print Pumps

9. LBDs – Little Black Dress and Little White Dress

10. Classic Pencil Skirt

11. Ankle Boots

12. Onesize

13. Denim Shorts

14. Trench Coat

15. Chunky Knit Sweater

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SoulCycle Charity Ride for Haiti

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I know you guys love a good workout and support great causes so I wanted to share this event with you!

I am hosting a charity ride at SoulCycle in Santa Monica on Saturday 4/25 with all proceeds benefiting the Dr. Henri Gerard Desgranges Foundation and UCLA providing healthcare and education to people of Petit Goave, Haiti.

Dr. David Cutler and his team from UCLA travel to Haiti yearly to offer medical support and clinical research at the HGD clinic. I was so inspired by his work that I decided to join his fundraising efforts. HGD is close to my heart as my father was born in Peitit Goave.

Get your tickets here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/soulcycle-charity-ride-for-haiti-tickets-16361707307?aff=Cstylestudio

Class starts promptly at 2:30pm, please arrive by 2:00pm to allow for check-in

  • Free Water and shoes will be provided
  • Free parking for first 1.5 hours in Structure 2 (1235 2nd Street)

Following class, stick around to enjoy refreshments and gift bags and more!

I hope you will join me to fill up all 60 bikes to raise as much money as we can for Haiti!

 

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Desire and Discovery in Ojai

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Ojai. There is something about it that brings me clarity and peace. I returned again for an incredible weekend of desire and discovery in Ojai. Big cities are fast-paced and demands are stressful, so sometimes you need to hit the reset button on life. That is exactly what I did with the help of conscious coach (and incredible human), Laura Dekkers, at her Desire Map Workshop.

IMG_3535From the moment we entered Ojai, I began to relax. We headed to Meditation Mount to capture the sunset of the day. The air smelled of orange blossoms and jasmine. As you can see it is truly magical!

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I took a moment to thank God and the universe for the ability to take the trip. It’s the small wins that bring me joy.

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When we want a good job, we work harder. If we want a good body, we hit the gym. None of those things are possible without a strong and healthy mind. I’m big on setting goals and my vision board (watch here), but the true work lies in what you desire. You must identify how you want to feel everyday. The Desire Map Retreat is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life, and using that powerful awareness to guide your choices from now on. The room above was our office for the day and provided a positive circle of trust and support to figure it out.

What are my current core desired feelings?

BOLD – CREATIVE- EMPOWERED- SECURE- FEARLESS- LOVED

Here are some pictures of the rest of the weekend which included an incredible tea tasting from Teamotions, amazing local organic food and coursed meal with paired wines from farmer and chef, John Fonteyn, and lots of wander-lusting around Ojai.

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Pool view is great for writing and inspiration.IMG_3607

Perfect table was set for the most incredible company.

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Farmer John doing his thing in the kitchenIMG_3613Nothing compares to that Ojai sky.

For more info in the Desire Map check out the book here.

 

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Spring Cleaning Drawer Organization Tips

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IMG_3630Spring is here and it’s time to pack away your winter attire in exchange for shorts and  fabulous Spring dresses. Folded items get some love in my new YouTube video as I’m sharing my Spring cleaning drawer organization tips to make your life a lot easier.

Happy Spring!

 

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Spring Salad

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As the temperatures rise so does my impatiences in the kitchen. The last thing I want to do after a long day is slave over a hot oven. Try this delicious Spring Salad recipe tonight. It combines all things good for the belly and has a bit of protein too! Let me know what you think!

Spring Salad

4 Persian Cucumbers sliced

1 cup Cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup ribbon cut basil

Drizzle of Olive Oil and Balsamic for taste

Fresh burrata cheese on top

 

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Blush Handbags for Spring

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Fall in love with with these gorgeous blush handbags for Spring. Style these bags with on season neutrals like white, camel, black. In the meantime shop these bags for all budgets.

1- Chloe Marcie Crossbody, $1350

2- Prada Saffiano Gardener’s Tote, $1930

3- Nordstrom Reversible Vegan Leather Tote, $48

4- Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Shoulder Bag, $1490

5- Forever 21 Oversized Faux Leather Tote, $28

6-  Elizabeth and James Cynnie backpack, $595

7- H&M Fringe Bag, $30

 

 

 

 

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Workplace Style for Less Vol. 3: Shift Dress

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Introducing your new favorite shift dress. I love this workplace style for less Vol. 3 from RMB Trends. It’s comfortable and wrinkle free so it’s great for storing in your gym back during those early morning sweat sessions. Just pair with your favorite heels and signature bag and you’re ready to take on the board room.

Dress: RMB Trends

Shoes: Just Fab

Bag: Philip Lim
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Dressing with Confidence

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As stressful as day-to-day life can be, people often find themselves in a panic in the morning trying to figure out what to wear. I think everyone has an insecurity about presenting the wrong outfit or one that is out-of-style. People want to feel confident yet comfortable; in style, but not trendy. Here are four confidence boosting styling tips to implement in order to remain stress-free and best-dressed.

1. Know not all trends work for all body types.

It doesn’t matter how much an item costs or if it is “in season” the same way crop tops and skinny jeans aren’t meant for all. Forcing yourself into something that is semi-workable is not the best way to optimize your closet. It’s more about the right fit for your body type.  I know a chic A-line dress nipped at the waist will accent my curves and will never go out of style. Find what works for you. Above trends, fit is key.

2. Know you body type and tailor your clothes

As mentioned above, fit is essential and is achieved when wearing the correct sizing and tailoring. When shopping, it is best to know you body type to identify what will work for you. It makes for quicker shopping on all platforms.

Pear: Narrow above the waist and wider at the bottom. Try a fitted bodice and bold shoulders draw attention to your top half while a flared skirt skims the hips.

– Apple:  Fuller shoulders and chest with slim hips and thighs. Try A-line and wrap dress pieces accent your waist to balance heavier top half.

Rectangle/Boyish: Little definition in waist and hips. You can pull of flow dress and skinny jeans, but don’t forget to add curves with belts.

- Hourglass: You’re a Marilyn Monroe with equal upper and lower halves with well-defined waists. Showing off your curves is your god given gift.

3. Flaunt your Assets 

Wear something that makes you feel amazing regardless of trends. Looking your best will make you feel your best. Own your curves, petite body, or length! Petite woman show opt for pieces that come in naturally shorter lengths, like cigarette pants, higher skirts, and three-quarter and shorter sleeved tops and jackets. Showing more skin will make your limbs look longer.

Plus-Sized: Shapely legs and well-toned arms are meant to be flaunted.

Tall women: Don’t be afraid to wear high heels. Show off your legs for days and choose form-fitting clothes to accent your waist.

 4. It’s all about the details

Accessories complete every look. I love to mix and match pieces and colors. Try silver with gold and statement necklaces. Every outfit should have a least 1 conversation piece like a cocktail ring or necklace. Play it up and have fun. Remember it only fashion!

 

 

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Black and Gold Nails Art

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I love this quick and easy nail art inspiration straight from Wes Gordon’s New York Fashion Week Fall runway show. Although, Spring is just around the corner I’m feeling my black and gold nails art to add some edge to my day-to-day look.

Black & Gold Nails

1- Clean and buff your nails

2- Apply a base coat. I use Formula X from Sephora

3- Apply two coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear in Black Out

4- Apply a line of Essie’s Good as Gold in the Center of your nail.

5. Apply your choice of top coat.

Enjoy!

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