White Hot.

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There is something about wearing white during the hot summer months; and you definitely can't go wrong with a cute white dress!  This off the shoulder number is simple yet classy and can be worn anywhere from a lunch date,  to a tropical vacation, or for a totally different look paired with sexy heels for a nice dinner. The fabric is delicate and I love the flare sleeves.  A versatile piece like this one is timeless and super chic. Because I'm ready for a vacation; I choose to style it with a straw hat and nude wedges for a beachy resort vibe! 

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Try adding a scarf or belt for a fun pop of color! Hats are my signature for fun flare.:)

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captured by talented- @ucfnate

captured by talented- @ucfnate

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what other types of posts you guys want to see! xoxo

dress- similar here

straw hat- Janessa Leone

tote- zara

wedges- similar on sale here

On self love.

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Self love is the magic key to finding happiness. When we love and take care of ourselves it unlocks our hearts and allows our inner lights to shine. With self love comes confidence, which results in us "feeling good" and when we feel good we look great.  All of the other area's of our life fall into place when we are mindful of what we need to be happy. After all how can we love anyone else without first loving ourselves?  Ultimately, we all want to have dream careers, healthy relationships, and lives! I have learned that #selflove is the root in which it all begins. Sharing a few reminders as its easy to loose site of whats important with our busy schedules.

 Confidence- Its easy to compare ourselves to others, how they look, what they have etc... When we wear confidence as our outfit we can literally put on anything and rock it!!! Having security in the unique way God made you gives us the strength to literally conquer the world. No matter what our shape or size may be. We are all beautiful with special gifts and talents!!!

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Spend time alone- Love being in your own company! The more time you spend with yourself the more you will learn about what you don't like. 

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Personal growth- Is imperative... we are meant to be challenged, continue growing, and learning to be better versions of ourselves no matter how old we are. When we aren't pursuing things that inspire us we become bored and stagnate. Use past experiences both good and bad to learn from.  Change what you don't like and use it as fuel to create the life you dream of.:) Get excited about your future anything is possible!

 Dream. Believe. Achieve.

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Set boundaries- We all have different guidelines on how we want to be treated. Having a good understanding of your own boundaries will help protect and keep you happy in difficult situations.

Photography by- Harana Zhang

Photography by- Harana Zhang

Balance- when we give to much of ourselves to a career, relationship, etc, it's easy to loose sight of whats important to us. Having a healthy balance helps us to stay focused on what makes us happy!  Also, surrounding yourself with people who are positive, inspiring, and uplifting will help you be the best you can be!

Gotta take care of yourself first! If we are empty we have nothing left to give to anyone else. Hope some of these ideas are helpful. Please subscribe, comment below on how you care for yourself, and other topics you guys would like to read about.:)

xo

Wearing:

For Love and Lemons

Beauty and Blossoms.

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Inspired by some of this summer's beauty trends: top knots, short dresses, wedges, and these beautiful flowers. When my best friend and creative soul sister ( Harana Zhang) and I decided to shoot...I knew exactly how I would do our makeup and hair!

On a daily basis I tend to wear a lot of neutrals. However; this aqua eyeshadow happens to be one of my absolute favorite choices for a pop of color! I used a claypot in the shade (unicorn kisses) by tarte as a base on the lids of our eyes with aqua eyeshadow by mac on top to make the color stand out! The liner is by inglot and lashes are lily lashes. On the lips is a fuchsia pink pencil anime blended with a soft baby pink lip tar called femme from occ.

A top knot is a easy way to give your hair a nice summer look!

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Um! Can we talk about how beautiful these bouganvillias are?! We planted these tiny plants three years ago when we moved into our home; and they have blossomed into the most gorgeous specimens. They do have thorns and require quite a bit of maintenance because they grow quickly. However; they add a terrific curb appeal; and not to mention they make me very happy!

This home was built in the 70's and we have been renovating since moving in.  Paint, pavers, pergola, and the landscape have been the focus thus far for the outside. It's a lot of work but very rewarding to see the transformation. I'll do another post about our home later.:)

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Short dresses, off the shoulder everything, all white, big prints, and platform wedges have been a hit this summer. You really can't go wrong with any of them in my opinion!

Step out and try one of these beauty trends this season. Or plant some flowers to make you smile!!!

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photography by- Izzy Guerra

photography by- Izzy Guerra

Dresses- SheIn

Fun in Florals.

It's almost the end of spring here in Florida and the weather has been perfect for hanging outside. My bestie was over for tea and it was beautiful out; so we of course had to shoot a look to enjoy the weather. 

Fun florals and prints are very popular right now! I recently styled an entire editorial for a magazine in all florals. In love with the navy, white, and tonal yellow combo on this dress; and that it has a 70's vibe. Even though I'm petite I love long jackets, skirts, dresses and anything mustard! Pairing a fun dress like this with a cool long duster jacket and some funky gladiator sandals is the perfect option for chilly spring mornings and evenings. Look for a floral piece to add to your wardrobe this season!

xo

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Photography by- my talented friend Harana Zhang. 

Photography by- my talented friend Harana Zhang. 

Dress- (similar here)

Heeled gladiator sandals- (similar here)

Maxi duster jacket- (similar here)

Sunnies- (similar here)

 

 

Basics.

As a stylist it's important to me that I dress people in clothes they feel absolutely amazing in! There are a few basic items I feel everyone should have in their closet. Ultimately, the goal is to have these items that make you look great and feel confident as your "go too" items to wear. When we look good we feel good period.

I'm very petite so finding some of these basic items is actually difficult for me... but trust me I do ok!

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 A pair of jeans that hug your body in all the right places is definitely an essential; and preferably in a style that is current. Although I do recommend keeping all jeans and any items that you love wearing in any style because all fashion cycles back around!

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 A basic white t-shirt  is another great item because it can be worn with many things, and dressed up or down for any occasion. 

 Having a chic jacket you can layer with any outfit wether it be leather, denim, fur, or just something that "fits to a tee" is definitely a must have!

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 I'm also a fan of having good pair of sunglasses; and a few minimal accessories that you can throw on for some flare wether it be a scarf, watch, earrings, rings, or hat. These things really show off our individual personalities!

 

photography by- Dhruv Patel  

photography by- Dhruv Patel  

For women a "little black dress", business outfit, a good purse, and pair of heels, are also must haves. For men a nice fitting suit, dress shirt, tie, and nice pair of dress shoes are all good basics. You never know when you may need to pull them out even if its not part of your daily attire. I always keep a jacket and a cute pair of heels in my car, along with my yoga clothes:) 

-Subscribe to my blog and tell me what fashion basics are important to you! xo.

That 70's Vibe.

 I've always loved 70's fashion, and my personal style is heavily influenced by this era. That 70's Vibe has been everywhere this season. The color mustard and flare legged pants have always been favorites of mine... so seeing this fashion in so many stores, and getting to wear so much of it has been exciting. This is what I was wearing when my good friend Nate stopped by for a meeting and took some shots.

If you don't have any 70's inspired items in your closet its a good time to add a piece or two to your wardrobe. I recommend a pair jeans that flare at the bottom, a rust or mustard colored top, or maybe a cool pair of platform shoes!

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photography by- my super talented friend Nathan Robinson.

WEARING:

Sweater- ZARA

Jeans- ZARA

Boots- JEFFREY CAMPBELL

Sunnies- Vintage from NYC

Urban Chic.

Greetings from a chilly evening exploring the downtown area on a recent trip to LA. I was there to do styling and makeup for a few photo shoots and decided to capture my outfit each night before dinner!

Dusty pink has been a favorite color of mine this season... so I have purchased a few items in it! This shaggy jacket has been my go to this winter its super warm, soft, and is in the perfect hue. 

 I'm really into lacy pieces and especially anything that has a babydoll fit. My favorite thing about dresses like this is that they can be dressed up or dressed down depending solely on your shoe choice.  It is a perfect day to night piece; and can be paired with sandals during the day or your favorite boots/ heels for night! Try adding a pair of high or low socks depending on your shoe choice for some fun flair!

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Photography by- my beautiful and talented friend Brook Pifer.

WEARING:

Glasses- TED BAKER

Jacket- ZARA

Babydoll dress- URBAN OUTFITTERS

Boots- HALSTON

Socks- FREE PEOPLE

Hat- ZARA

 

Tips and Tricks

Hi loves!!! Ever wonder what makeup and hair products you should try, or how to use them? Below is a pic of me completely fresh faced (except a little brow) and before my hair is done. Wanted to share the products I used to create a natural yet defined beauty makeup and hair look on myself for a recent shoot. Feel free to ask questions. Also, would love to know what other topics you all want to learn or hear more about?  

Please subscribe to my blog. ❤️

xo

Jennifer

Photo by- @brianfoxphotography

Photo by- @brianfoxphotography

Brows: Eyebrows frame the entire face...so filling them in with a pencil, eyeshadow, or brow product can make a big difference! Its especially important when taking pictures or being on film. I also, recommend doing it daily. If you happen to apply the product to heavy or thick simply run a clean mascara wand or brow comb through them. If the hair is colored then the brows should match the hair. I used the anastasia beverly hills brow wiz in dark brown.

Eyes: It's best to pick either accentuating the eyes or the lips for most occasions. Accentuating both features is a dramatic look; and there are definitely certain times for that.  In general for daily wear its best to pick one or the other. I love to make the eyes pop, even if it's with neutral colors! 😍  Starting with an eyeshadow base makes the shadow stand out and keeps it from creasing throughout the day. Really liking the primer potion by Urban Decay Cosmetics. I love that it's the color of skin (if you are lighter), and it makes the shadow last all day. Next, I softly swept foxy eyeshadow on my lid (from the naked 2 pallet). Then blended Mac shadows malt into the inner crease of my eye (to create definition); and embark on the outer crease (this helps open up the eyes). Also, softly blended the embark eyeshadow around the eyes, to create a liner effect without the use of liner. Mascara is my favorite beauty product! Don't be afraid to apply 2 coats to make the eyes look open and awake! For this shoot I used "Thick Thelma" mascara by hot makeup usa. If you get marks on your skin a dry q-tip is your best friend. :)

Skin: I have super sensitive skin and have tried about every brand on the market at all price points. After literally years of trial and error found a brand called gloMinerals ... I absolutley love their foundation products, they do not irritate my skin, and I can use them on a daily basis!!! If you like a heavier coverage then try the satin foundation or matte if you are super oily. The tint in the color honey light is my favorite...it's super light, sheer, and dewy. For this shoot I opted to have a little more coverage and blended a little bit of Mac face and body in the color C4 into it. Used makeup forever HD powder to set the foundation...Nars bronzer to contour, and gerard cosmetics star powder to lightly highlight the high points of the face. 

Lips: Boldly Bare Lip pencil by Mac is one of my daily go to's. :) It's the perfect neutral that can be worn with pink, peach, or beige lip products. Instead of drawing a line with the pencil try turning it on the side and lightly shape the lip with it, so you define the lip without drawing a harsh line. Occ lip tar in hush to fill in the lips softly rubbing them together to blend, and gerard cosmetics lipgloss in nude applied to the center of the pout giving a naturally larger effect. 

Hair: My hair is naturally curly, but needs a lot of product!!! Used all obliphica products... Had the pleasure working with them as a makeup artist for a few hair shows over the past few years; it's a great company and I absolutely love the entire line. Washed with the shampoo and conditioner...as my hair was drying I mixed the curl cream, molding cream together and ran the products through starting at the ends of the hair and working my way up. When my hair was dry I applied the seaberry extract serum; also concentrating at the ends and running evenly throughout  the hair. Avoid putting serums right on the top of your head, so you don't end up with that greasy look! 

Street Chic Style

Life can be busy and we sometimes need a few key pieces that can take our normal everyday look to street chic!

This is how I typically look running around, and working on set. I love high low tops, and anything lacy! Paired this one from Urban Outfitters, with my vintage reserve Joes jean shorts, a basic tank, and a hat from Forever 21!

This is how I typically look running around, and working on set. I love high low tops, and anything lacy! Paired this one from Urban Outfitters, with my vintage reserve Joes jean shorts, a basic tank, and a hat from Forever 21!

Having a nice handbag, heels, and jacket in your closet or (in the back of your car) if your life is like mine, is a must! These key items can even make your cutoff jean shorts look dressed up:) I love that this studded Tori Burch purse can also be worn as a wristlet.

Having a nice handbag, heels, and jacket in your closet or (in the back of your car) if your life is like mine, is a must! These key items can even make your cutoff jean shorts look dressed up:) I love that this studded Tori Burch purse can also be worn as a wristlet.

This longer vest is from www.zara.com and is great substitute for a blazer. You will continue to see them trending for fall in different colors and textures. Tank from American Eagle, high waisted shorts are on sale now at www.guess.com, and snakeskin pumps are by Jessica Simpson.

This longer vest is from www.zara.com and is great substitute for a blazer. You will continue to see them trending for fall in different colors and textures. Tank from American Eagle, high waisted shorts are on sale now at www.guess.com, and snakeskin pumps are by Jessica Simpson.

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Being Beautiful

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness: and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone".

- Audrey Hepburn

The essence of true beauty comes from inside and choosing to see the beauty all around us. As much as I love dressing up and enhancing with makeup, finding Gods light inside you and allowing it shine is being beautiful to me.   Photo by @haranazhang

The essence of true beauty comes from inside and choosing to see the beauty all around us. As much as I love dressing up and enhancing with makeup, finding Gods light inside you and allowing it shine is being beautiful to me.  

Photo by @haranazhang