Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is such a contentious holiday. From those who love it to those who resent it there are many mixed opinions. I like to see V-day as a day to celebrate love not only for your special significant other but for family and friends. More than anything, I love a good excuse to dress up. Check out my favorite pics for Valentine’s Day! (more…)

Blog Spotter: Caroline Mason of A Fashion Neverland

The witty musings of Caroline Mason along with her stylish ensembles are a highlight of her blog, A Fashion Neverland. Her blog is comprised of the fabulous lifestyle of a FIT student and assistant to Derek Blasberg as well as commentary and critiques about the industry sprinkled with cultural influences happening around New York City. A New Yorker through and through, I caught up with the jet-setting blogger – she’s currently exploring London – to talk fashion, travel and the best places to grab a coffee in the city. (more…)

Detox Myths and Realities: How to refresh your body the right way for the new year


To detox or not to detox, that is the question. It is common to look for a quick fix to get into shape and detoxing has become overwhelmingly popular with many people citing detoxes as necessary practices for better health. Yet detoxes may not be the miracle cure that people claim them to be. In fact many physicians and dietitians warn against the adverse effects of a detox diet. Instead of getting caught up in the marketing hype of a detox diet I spoke with Dr. Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, to clear up a few things about detoxes.

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London Collections: Men

London Collections: Men started off Fashion Season with a bang. The four day event began Friday and runs until Monday. When I lived in London I fell in love with fashion and art being an integral part of the city’s culture. Everyone is decked out in their own personal style. Whether it was a style that reflected your own or something completely different from what you would wear, there was an appreciation of fashion and embracing individual style.

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15 New Year Resolutions for 2015

The beginning of a new year signals a rebirth for many people. While not much changes from the minute that separates a past year from the new one, the symbolism is something that resonates with all of us. It is the chance to start over, try again and refocus on the goals we have set for ourselves. The difficulty with resolutions is making them stick past January. As a writer I enjoy little notes, lists and keeping a journal, and one thing that has helped me stay accountable is to write things down. Here are my 15 New Year Resolutions for 2015. (more…)

Sweater Weather

Baby it’s cold outside! Or at least it should be. I have to admit living in Florida has its perks: beautiful beaches, sunny days, and an endless stream of perfectly bronzed men parading around. Ok that last part may not be entirely true, but a girl can dream. The weather is ideal for light layering and a cozy sweater is the best answer for chilly temperatures. As a fanatic for fall clothing, I will make the most of “Florida’s winter” by donning my favorite sweaters every chance I get. Need a little inspiration? Check out my picks for my favorite sweaters.

Joie Cardigan Michael Kors sweater Mesa Sweater

 

Joie ‘Mathisa’ Open Front Wool & Cashmere Cardigan • $448.00
Michael Kors Turtleneck Poncho Sweater • $78.75
Mesa Sweater • AllSaints • $250.00

Acne Sweater H&M sweater H&M knit sweater

 

Acne Studios ‘Demi’ sweater • Acne Studios • $454.68
H&M – Knit Sweater – Black – Ladies • H&M • $19.95
H&M – Knit Sweater – Light beige – Ladies • H&M • $29.95

 

 

Stella McCartney sweater paintH&M chunky sweaterTory Burch cardigan

Stella McCartney chunky knit sweater • $675.50
H&M textured-knit Sweater  • $9.95
Tory Burch ‘Simone’ cardigan • $165.24

 

 

 

Blog Spotter: Michelle Almonor of Fashilluminous

Nothing makes me more giddy (yes, I said giddy) than meeting new people and making new friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Almonor, a student at the University of South Florida, at the recent ‘Metamorphosis’ fashion show hosted by The Fashion Executives. Almonor is the president of TFE, an organization at USF, that focuses on assisting emerging designers and boutiques in the Tampa Bay area with events and branding. When she’s not planning TFE events, serving on the executive board of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed professional business fraternity, and nailing down covetable internship opportunities, Almonor is investing her heart and soul in her fashion blog, Fashilluminous.

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