Hop on The Trainer Trend

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Hop on The Trainer Trend

Hi friends! Do you ever wish that you could own a pair of shoes that are cute, comfy, AND practical? This dreamy combination may seem impossible, but let us assure you that it is easier than it seems! We are currently loving the new and ever so comfy trainer trend that’s all the rage. Trainers can be dressed in so many ways and never fail to add a cool girl vibe to any outfit. There are a ton of trends and styles out there (think platforms and fun colors and patterns) that you will definitely find a sneaker that suits your personal style. This new trend may be throwing you for a loop, and we're here to help you incorporate it into your wardrobe. Say so long to your uncomfortable heels, because we found a new love for trendy sneaks - who knew the day would ever come?

For the Simple Girl

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As you all know from our last blog post, we love our basics. There’s so much room for creativity through accessories and colors that it makes it so simple to mix and match these pieces with what you currently have in your wardrobe. Talk about ballin' on a budget! Find a basic white or black trainer to match with your everyday essentials. This will make the shoe super versatile, opening the window to endless outfit possibilities. Toss on a cute pair of white denim shorts (can you tell we’re ready for spring?), a basic v-neck tee, dainty layered necklaces, a denim jacket, and your trainers and you’ll be ready to take on the day in style! We are currently loving the Superga 2750 Cotu Classic in every color!

For the Girly Rebel

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If you like to add a little bit of edge to a girly outfit, then this one is for you! We love mixing feminine finds with edgy pieces for a laid back yet trendy look. The stylish combinations add so much character and personality to an outfit. Between pattern mixing and incorporating fun colors into your outfit, we love to see it all! Take a fun floral skirt, cute graphic tee, leather jacket, and some checkered trainers and you are all set to go. This outfit will not only be super comfortable, but will also make a huge statement!

For the Laid Back Professional

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Tired of wearing a suit all day with your unbearable heals? We got you covered! First off, it can be such a bore wearing the same suit each and every day. You can only do so much to add a bit of character to such a bland concept of an outfit. Switch things up by pairing your suit with a fun graphic tee and basic trainers. Incorporate simple earrings and a bold statement necklace to really wow your fellow boss babes. This outfit takes your suit to the next level and transitions your otherwise boring suit, to a fun and trendy ensemble. Who knew suits could be so fun to wear?

For the Athleisure Lover

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Athleisure is all the rage. The fact that it is now socially acceptable to wear sneakers and leggings on a daily basis is pretty amazing. But just because you are rocking a comfy outfit doesn’t mean it can’t be just as cute as any other typical attire! Give your cotton leggings a rest and opt for a leather pair to add a touch of unexpected edge to your athleisure look. Then simply throw a bomber jacket over your tee, pop on some funky trainers and you are ready for anything! We love rocking this look on the lazy days when there aren't enough lattes to power our outfit planning.

Nothing says comfort more than a pair of trainers. As you can see, this new life changing shoe can be incorporated into so many different outfits to achieve a unique array of looks. Heads will definitely be turning once you hop onto the trainer trend - enjoy!

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How to Take your Simple Outfit to the Next Level

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How to Take your Simple Outfit to the Next Level

Do you love a good basic look, but are are stuck on how to style them? Well, you’re in the right place! Basics are the best possible pieces to invest in; they will never go out of style and can be worn in a million different ways. Although this is true, it’s difficult to get inspired to create unique outfits when you have a closet full of basics. So, here are our tips and tricks on how to take your simple outfit to the next level!

Add a Scarf

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First off is a scarf! A scarf is a great way to either achieve that cozy winter look or that laid back beachy vibe. Deciding on the right scarf for the appropriate season all depends on the fabrics and prints you choose. For winter, choose a heavier, more chunky scarf with a plaid design. For spring and summer, choose a lightweight scarf with fun floral patterns! Throwing a cute scarf on top of a simple white tee is the perfect way to give your outfit that little extra “umph” that it needs! We are absolutely LOVING Lulla Collection scarves!

Jewels Jewels Jewels

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Next is Jewelry! Jewelry if one of our personal favorite ways to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a basic outfit. Whether it’s a delicate layered necklace or bold statement earrings, a piece of jewelry will be sure to amp up your overall look. There are so many different trends going on, between unique styles, and funky colors, that you will definitely find something that suits your personal style! We’ve been eyeing these beauties for quite some time now!

Leather Jacket

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Pop on a leather jacket! Leather jackets are the simplest thing to throw on over your tee and distressed denim. They will transform your basic, not so exciting outfit, into a trendy, city-girl look in a matter of seconds. This one is to die for!

Add a Print

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Printed shoes are so fun to play around with. Whether you experiment with pattern mixing or pair them with your favorite basics, they will add an extra bit of sass to any outfit. Leopard print flats, a leather jacket, and a scarf are some of our go-to pieces when in a hurry, yet still want to achieve that trendy look. These ones are so cute and super affordable!

As you can see, taking your outfit to the next level is incredibly simple! Just add an accessory, or two, pop on a sleek leather jacket, and you're ready to go! Comment below some of your favorite tips and tricks on how to amp up your basics!

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Top Four Accessories Seen at the Oscars

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Top Four Accessories Seen at the Oscars

As we all know, The Oscars were this past Sunday, and we were loving all of the unique and elegant styles seen on the red carpet! From fabulous statement jewelry, to bold dress colors, we were getting all the feels for these looks. With award season in full swing, there is a type of person who would rather spend time obsessing over the red carpet looks than watching the actual award show…and we are totally those people. Throughout this particular red-carpet coverage, we were especially taken away by some of the jewelry featured on our favorite actresses. Here are some of our fave accessories seen at The Oscars!

Allison Williams

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We were SO impressed with everything about Allison Williams. The nude embellished dress with the extra pop of sparkle in her earrings were a job well done. The earrings add the perfect statement to the dress without over doing it. Plus, the geometric shapes add a unique touch to the entire outfit.

Nicole Kidman

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First off…WOW! Nicole Kidman looked absolutely fabulous at this event! Not only does this dress fit her like a glove, but the color of this dress compliments her lighter skin tone to a tee. She kept her jewelry simple with a pair of statement earrings that were the perfect size; not too small, yet not too overwhelming. In addition, they added the perfect amount of glitz without taking too much attention away from the rest of her outfit. Nicole Kidman was a winner in our eyes!

Danai Gurira

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Danai Gurira’s jewelry was the perfect touch to compliment her simple but chic look. We are suckers for a fun choker, and this one was absolutely stunning! We love the layered look that this multi strand diamond necklace gives off. The added spunk with her off-set earring and embellished hair was a great way to let her personality shine through!

Allison Janney

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Allison Janney is a stunning human being all around! This red dress was perfect for her and showed off her figure in all the right places. Her diamond necklace, complimented by her layered diamond bracelet, was the perfect length for this plunging neckline. We love how she decided to keep her earrings a little more understated with a simple pair of diamond studs, which helped to draw more attention toward her bold necklace and fab red dress.

Award ceremonies are always fun to watch! Not only is it the perfect excuse to have a wine night with your girlfriends, but it is also fun to admire all of the looks of the evening – whether they be a complete fail or an absolute hit. We hope you enjoyed reading up on some of our favorite accessories seen on the red carpet for this year’s Oscars!

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Top 3 Trends Seen at New York Fashion Week

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Top 3 Trends Seen at New York Fashion Week

February is upon us and we all know what that means: fashion month! New York Fashion Week has just ended and left us in awe (and itching to shop for the newest trends)! We loved looking at the emerging trends that will roll out this year and seeing how each designer made it their own. NYFW opened our eyes to what we have to have in our closets this season as well as the inside scoop for what will be all the rage this fall. Here are our favorite styles seen on the runway this fashion week!

Loving Lavender 

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The unexpected pop of color is to die for! This chic pastel color has gotten us into the spring mindset and will be sure to brighten up any fall outfit. Wear it featured on a dress to make a bold statement or in a clutch for a subtle touch of color. Whatever you decide, you will surely look fabulous!

Shocking Shearling

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We are loving this shearling texture for fall! It’s everything we need- so cozy yet effortlessly chic. Shearling jackets make for a great layering piece. Pop on a simple tee with an oversized scarf and jeans and you have that effortless cool girl look that we all know and love.

Playful Plaid

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Let’s be real here, what’s fall without a trendy plaid piece? Plaid is a classic fall staple that will never fade away. Adding a simple print is a great way to add character to your outfit. Keep it simple with a pair of distressed denim and booties, or go for more of a bold look by mixing plaid with florals!

We hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite trends for 2018! Get ready for a season full of bold colors, prints, and fun textures!

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Top Four Spring Break Essentials

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Top Four Spring Break Essentials

We can’t believe we’re approaching the end of February! This month has been crazy hectic, but sometimes that is a good thing that brings new opportunities, lots of love, and fun adventures! We’re looking forward to the month of March, especially because that means spring break is right around the corner. Today we are going share with you some of our favorite spring break essentials that will help you get ready for a week of fun and relaxation!

Grab a Hat

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First things first, a hat is a must! Hats are a fun way to accessorize any outfit, whether it’s with a simple tee and jeans or a bathing suit. Hats will keep you looking chic while also protecting you from the harmful rays of the sun! Galpon.Co is our current go-to place for cute and trendy hats. 

Beach Cover Up

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One of our fav things to bring with us on vacation is a beach cover up. Nowadays, there are so many different styles and colors to choose from! Cover ups are easy to throw on over your bathing suit without having to put much thought into it, and what can be better than that? Plus, if you decide to go out for margaritas right after the beach you will still look cute and put together!

Music is a Must

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One thing we definitely can’t live without while soaking up the sun are portable speakers! There is nothing more relaxing than laying on the beach with your besties while jamming out to some of your favorite music. 

Sunscreen

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Going somewhere tropical? Sunscreen should be added to your spring break beauty routine, no question! We know this isn’t the most exciting item to mention, but it’s definitely the most important. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from wrinkles and early aging, but it also protects you from getting various skin cancers. Take the extra two minutes to quickly apply some sunscreen- you will be happy you did in the long run!

We hope these spring break essentials help prepare you for a fun adventure ahead! Get excited for your trip and always remember to have fun and be safe.

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The Best Ways to Pamper Yourself

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The Best Ways to Pamper Yourself

Hi all and happy Thursday! It’s just one day after the holiday of love and we have been obsessing over all of the Valentine’s Day posts. From fashion posts, to galentine’s posts, to post about your significant others, we have been getting heart eyes for it all! This holiday is not only about showing your love for others but is also about showing love for ourselves. Often times, we get in the habit of putting others first and forget about the things that truly make us happy. Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to give ourselves a little love for once! With this, we are here to talk to you about self-love and the best ways to pamper yourself!

Relax!

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We know, this is easier said than done, but taking time to relax is SO important. Our day to day lives get hectic and with this, comes stress. Set aside a certain day out of the week to just chill. Start up a new series on Netflix, take a bubble bath, or meditate! Once you’ve taken this time to focus on yourself and to really rejuvenate from the unwanted stress in your lives, we guarantee that you will feel more at ease!

Surround yourself with Positive People

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Nothing is worse than being around someone who is constantly negative. Whether they complain about another person, their job, or something going on in their life, it is absolutely draining to listen to. These people are toxic and their negative energy will only bring you and your mood down. Try to wean out these types of people in your life and really surround yourself with those that you know will make you feel good no matter what!

Exercise!

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The thought of exercising may sound absolutely dreadful to some, but feeling good about yourself always stems from within. In fact, working out releases a chemical called dopamine, which is a major contributor toward making you a happier individual! Working out will not only make your confidence fly through the roof, but it’s also a great de-stressing mechanism. Speaking from girls who use to never work out, we seriously see a difference in our mood and energy levels! Exercising doesn’t have to be as dreadful as it sounds. Cater your workouts to your interests. Try out Zumba, go for a hike, or try a spin class – just have fun with it!

Do a Phone Detox!

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Our phones are a major distraction in our lives. There is always something to look at and new stories to read up on… so why wouldn’t we constantly be on our phones!? The truth is that constantly being connected throughout the day can have a negative effect on our lives. Our phones take away from being fully immersed in whatever may be going on around us. We may submerge ourselves into the depths of Instagram rather than socializing at a party, or we may not give our full attention our friends while out for a girl’s night. Try putting the phone down. We aren’t saying for the whole day, but at least for a portion of the day. When you’re with your friends try making it a habit to keep your phone in your purse. Disconnect for a while. This will not only help you to focus on yourself, but it will also prevent you from procrastinating. Detaching from the virtual world will make you realize that life is better lived in person rather than through a tiny screen.

We hope this blog post reminds you that you too are important. So, take time for yourself, pamper yourself, do things for YOU, because you deserve it! 

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How to Land your Dream Internship

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How to Land your Dream Internship

Hello all! Are you considering doing an internship over the summer or during the fall semester? If so, then you’re in the right place! Internships are a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. They provide crucial information that you may not receive from your average classes at school alone. Internships are a fun way to not only build your resume and experience, but are also to begin networking with other people. With this, here are four ways to prepare you for an internship!

Do your Research!

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When looking for an internship, you want to make sure that not only do you have the credentials to apply, but that it also suits your interests! There is nothing worse than getting that giddy feeling about starting an internship only to find that it’s not what you expected. Research the company and all that they are about. Look into the work they do and identify what their main focus is. While you’re at it, check out their social media platforms and YouTube page to get a feel for the company on a more personal level. This research will not only enable you to have a better understanding of the company, but will also help during the interview process! Throughout this research, stay organized by creating an excel sheet as you find companies that spark your interest. Use this excel sheet as a reference to keep track of the status of your applications and whether the companies have responded, when to follow up, and other important information. 

Resume and Cover Letter

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When applying for a job or internship, an updated resume and cover letter are a must! These two components should be tailored to the particular job that you are applying to. Your resume and cover letter go hand in hand. The cover letter should amplify the skills mentioned in your resume, and the resume should touch upon the skills mentioned in the cover letter. Resumes should be concise, no longer than one page. They should have strong wording that really expresses your previous experience and skill sets. Your cover letter should also be about one page in length. The cover letter is where you really get to sell yourself, while also expressing your individual personality. You can have fun with the design of your resume and cover letter, just remember to keep it professional. Try playing around with design features such as a colored banner and different fonts to make it unique. There are plenty templates to search online that are fun, yet polished, but always remember that your resume and cover letter should look the same. Etsy has some great ones that you can purchase!

Follow Up!

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Have you applied for your dream internship, but haven’t heard back yet? This is totally normal! People are busy and finding an intern may not be their first priority. While this may be true, this does NOT mean that you should simply sit back and play the waiting game. If you haven’t heard back after about a week, shoot them a quick e-mail. Explain to the company that you are following up on the status of your application and how excited you are to hear back from them. Maybe even throw a bit of information in the e-mail about the company that you learned or really began to admire throughout your research. This shows that you are eager and are a go-getter – two qualities that are incredibly important when entering the real world.

Time for an Interview!

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Interviewing can be incredibly intimidating, but the only way to settle your anxieties is to prepare. Make sure you really know the company you are interviewing with. This will show the interviewer that you know your field and you are truly passionate about the position being offered. Don't be afraid to show off your strengths and hard! While preparing, think of possible questions that may be asked throughout the interview. Prepare for the tough ones, such as your biggest weakness and ALWAYS have questions to ask at the end of the interview. Nothing is worse than having absolutely zero questions prepared. This shows disinterest, that you are unprepared, and you aren’t enthusiastic about the position. The next thing to prepare is the fun part, your outfit! Dress to impress! Even if you know the company you are interviewing with is set in a more laid-back environment, you should still dress polished and professional. If you are applying to a job in more of a creative industry, such as fashion or art, don't be afraid to add a little spunk to your outfit! Show your creative side through your clothes, but always remain professional. Try wearing a blazer with a colorful pair of slacks, or a black suit with some funky accessories. After your interview, send a handwritten note. This is a much more personal way to thank the interviewer for their time than just simply sending them an e-mail.

We cannot stress enough how important internships are. They enable you to get a glimpse into the future. Internships are a trial and error process and they may not all be the same. You may learn more at one internship than another, some may be terrible and some may be absolutely fantastic. No matter how much you love or hate your internship you will always learn something new. They are a way to get a feel for whether a career is a good fit for you or not. Just remember to always be prepared – show up early, bring extra copies of your resume, have questions to ask and really get to know the company ahead of time! Most importantly, have fun, learn lots, and be open minded!

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At Home Hobbies to get you Through the Winter

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At Home Hobbies to get you Through the Winter

Hey everyone! We know, we know, winter is one of the hardest seasons to get through. It’s cold, it’s gloomy...the list could go on forever! With this weather, we would prefer to stay snuggled up on the couch and binge watch Stranger Things, rather than having a late night out in the city. After a while, we began to accept the fact that we are SO over going out in the winter. So, we have come up with a few ideas on how to keep ourselves entertained in the comfort of our own home throughout this cold season!

#TreatYoself!

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Slap on a pair of cute joggers, tie your hair up in a topknot, and go shopping, because there’s nothing like retail therapy! Now is a great time to shop because seasons are beginning to change, which means major sales! Head over to the clearance section at your favorite online stores and check out the great winter pieces that are still on trend (and on sale). Shopping online doesn’t mean you have to make a grand purchase, but it could also be a way to get inspired. Take a look at some of the upcoming trends for the next season and get ideas flowing for what’s to come. Once you’ve done this, create an inspiration board and get excited for the spring!

Have a Girls Night!

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Some of the best nights are those spent with your closest friends, and it does not mean that you have to splurge your savings. In fact, you don’t have to spend any money at all. Invite your closest girlfriends over, grab some wine, and put on your favorite comedy for a lowkey girls' night in. Feel like you'll snooze halfway through the movie? Instead, have everyone bring over tasty treats and have a cookie swap or play fun games like Cards Against Humanity. Everyone will be laughing until they cry and it will make for an unforgettable night. This is a great way to stay cozy while making some of the best memories with the best people.

Do a Little DIY!

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While you’re online shopping, get some inspiration for budget friendly home decor! Do it yourself projects are a fun and easy way to revamp your living space. It can be something as simple as painting a mason jar to keep your makeup brushes organized or as big as making a new chic headboard for your bed! We love checking out Pinterest or even watching HGTV for some inspiration. The key is to be creative, have fun, and don't be afraid of making a little mess!

Learn How to Bake!

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Never been gifted in the kitchen, but always wanted to try a hand at baking? Use these long, cold months to pick up baking treats that will keep you warm and smiling until the spring! Practice unique recipes that will teach you new techniques and will expose you to a whole new world of flavors that you may not have known even existed. Once warmer weather finally arrives, you'll be all set to be the hostess with the mostest and throw a dinner party with your closest friends and family! Show off your new hobby, and trust us, everyone will LOVE it!    

Use these dreary months to take time for yourself. Pamper yourself by painting your nails, trying out a new bath bomb (we LOVE Lush Bath Bombs), and spending time with those that you love. Don’t let the cold bog you down, but let it inspire you to get organized, pick up a new hobby, and release your inner creativity. Plus, these suggestions are all easy on the wallet and won't interfere with your new shoe addiction, making it a win-win all around! We would love to hear your techniques on how you beat the winter blues, so leave us a comment below. We hope these suggestions keep you entertained throughout these dreary months as there are less than 50 days left until Spring - we can do it!

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How to Step Up your Instagram Game this Winter

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How to Step Up your Instagram Game this Winter

Hello everyone! Being already three weeks into the new year, we have been reflecting on some of our goals for 2018, with one of them being to work on our #Instagame. We always want to keep our Instagram feed on point, and sometimes that can be difficult. At times, we get stuck on what to post in order to achieve our desired theme, and that’s okay…it's inevitable! With the winter comes a change of scenery, a change of fashion, and a change of mood, so why not document it all! Here are some tips and tricks on how to improve your Instagram game and some ideas on what to post throughout the winter months!

Cool Colors!

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Keep your Instagram feed cohesive by posting pictures with cool tones in order to achieve that wintery look. Try taking pictures with lots of blue, white, and even purple hues. A way to keep your Instagram looking synchronous is to use the same, or similar filters on your pictures! Try taking a cute pic of a snowy street in the city or a flat lay of your favorite winter essentials!

#Hashtag!

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When trying to up your Insta game, hashtags are a must! Hashtags make it easier for potential followers to find accounts that are catered to their interests and filters out any content that they may not be interested in. When someone is looking for a specific account on Instagram they can simply search a hashtag and get exactly what they are looking for. Instagram has recently released a new feature in which social media users can now follow certain hashtags! So, when you follow the #fashion, everyone who uses that hashtag will pop up on to your feed! This is a great way to gain more of a following and to have a wider range of exposure for your account!

Food Pics!

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Some of our favorite images to come across on Instagram are food pictures. Food pictures are a great way to break up your Instagram feed if it's heavily fashion or scenery based. Plus it's a great way to draw in those food lovers who may also take interest in fashion or travel. So, head to your local coffee shop or favorite restaurant and take a picture of your mouth watering meal! Add a cute pair of sunglasses or your purse for some extra detail!

Outfit Pics!

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When we put in the effort to bundle up and look cute for the day it MUST be documented. Grab your girlfriends and take some pictures in your rockin' outfits! Strut down the street and get an action shot, or focus in on some of your favorite details in your outfit. Play with different angles and have fun with it!

Variation is key when it comes to your Instagram feed. After all, who wants to see the same posts every day? Make your content INTERESTING and FUN to look at! This will keep your followers loyal and will grab the attention of potential new followers when you pop up on their explore page!

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Tips To Keep You Warm While Still Looking Cute

With the winter fashion season in full swing, the thought of getting out of your comfy bed is absolutely dreadful. We don’t know about you, but the winter months often put us in a rut. We feel less motivated, especially when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Today we are here to inspire you with some of our favorite winter trends to keep you looking cute while staying warm on those cold winter days!

 

Layer, Layer, Layer!

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Layering is a great way to add dimension to an outfit. Throw on a few layers and in a matter of seconds you have a chic, yet incredibly warm outfit!

 

Kick It In A Cute Pair Of boots!

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Having a cute pair of winter boots is a MUST for the winter. These sherpa lined boots will add a chic look to any winter outfit!

 

Accessorize!

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There is no better way to add warmth to an outfit than with winter accessories! Adding a cute hat and an oversized scarf amplifies your outfit while keeping you nice and warm - especially in a breezy city. 

 

We hope these fashion tips and tricks find you warmth throughout the cold winter months!

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Ultra violet Must Haves for 2018

As the “new year, new me” mantra goes, 2018’s fresh start is the perfect opportunity to revamp your wardrobe. The Pantone Color Institute recently declared that ultra violet will be the “it” color of 2018, and we can’t wait to hop on the trend. Check out the following to help you stay on track, and in style, all year long.

Planner

For staying organized and on-point with cocktail hours, New Year’s resolutions, and everything in between.

 

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2018 Contemporary Appointment Book, Target, $27.

Face Mask

Refresh your skin for a new year with a deep cleanse!

 

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Violet-C Radiance Mask, SEPHORA, $68.

Eye Mask

This lavender-infused eye mask will help you accomplish two resolutions at once- getting more sleep and taking time to relax!

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Lilac Dot Sleep Mask, NORDSTROM, $21

 

New Jewels

Make a statement this year by adding a new sparkle to your stash. Unique violet jewelry pieces will easily glam up a cozy winter sweater.  

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Favo Gemstone Earring, Cerimani, $355

New Gym Swag

Looking and feeling stylish in your gym swag is one of the best parts about the resolution to new to exercise more and can keep you motivated along the way.

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See You In Savasana Tank, Lululemon, $39. 

 

Makeup Brushes

Toss last year’s beauty tools and treat yourself to a fresh start. Your skin will thank you!

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Purple MAANGE 15cs Makeup Brush Set, Bonanza, $46

Try incorporating the trendiest color of 2018 to stay on track with your 2018 resolutions in style. Cheers to an ultra amazing, ultra violet year!

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Who doesn’t want to be their best self? The new year is the perfect time to think about what direction you want to move in and how you can improve yourself. Thanks to 2018 beginning on a Monday, you will have the freshest beginning you can imagine: a new week, a new month, and a new year. If you’re still thinking about what kind of resolution is right for you, take a look at our suggestions.

Drink More Water

This one seems totally obvious, but it does take a real effort to get the recommended amount (eight 8-ounce glasses) of water in a day. Try setting reminders in your phone throughout the day to keep on track so you don’t end up chugging all 8 in the evening.

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Wear Sunblock Everyday

Eighty percent of wrinkles are caused by sun damage, so even if you aren’t headed for the beach, make an effort to work sunscreen into your daily skincare routine. Your future self and your skin will thank you in the years to come!

 

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Wash Your Makeup Brushes

It’s Saturday night and you’re rushing to get ready before you head out for the evening. You quickly touch-up your smoky eye and rush out the door. While most are guilty of taking the fast and easy route to a makeup routine, all skin care efforts go to waste when we neglect to properly clean our products. Leaving makeup on brushes for extended time periods can lead to skin irritation, bacteria buildup (yuck!), and damaged brushes. Make sure your beauty routine starts and ends with a clean brush by washing them with warm water and a mild soap or brush cleaner.

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Meditation App Stressing Less

It’s easy to get caught up in a busy day and let stress take over. With meditation apps that you can download to your smartphone, a midday relax session is as easy as online shopping. By dedicating even just five minutes to mindful meditation during a busy day, you can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing productivity. And unlike clicking “add to cart,” it is quick, easy, and won’t cost you!

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Get More Sleep

Sleeping more will not only help you to feel refreshed and diminish those stubborn under-eye circles, but can also lessen the chances of overall health problems and increase happiness. Doctors recommend that we get at least seven hours of sleep each night, which isn't always easy to add to a busy calendar. Try putting your phone down and unplugging for the evening fifteen minutes earlier than normal to get into the habit.

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Whatever resolutions you choose to focus on this year, staying consistent and on track are key. Cheers to a new year and becoming the best versions of ourselves!

 

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspo

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspo

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to wear on the biggest night of the year: New Year’s Eve! Keep reading for some major NYE party outfit inspo.

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This winter, more is more. So go big and glam up your look with a sequin dress or skirt. Shine bright like a diamond (or a disco ball!) and dance the night away.

 

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Another big trend this year is fur. Stay warm and cozy under a fur coat, while you’re running from party to party, or lining up in Times Square to watch the ball drop.

 

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You can never deny the power of a little black dress. Dress it up with red accessories and a cute NYE tiara.

 

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Got a new handbag for Christmas? Make it totally pop by wearing something monochromatic. Black is always slimming and in fashion.


 

Wishing all our readers a happy and safe New Years, and an even better 2018!

 

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Skin Care Products to Beat The Winter Blues

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Skin Care Products to Beat The Winter Blues

Wash Away Winter Blues

Are the shorter days and cold weather bringing you down? Or even worse, is it drying out your skin?? Here are some tips and products to add to your routine to keep you soft and fresh till spring rolls around.

Moisturizing Face Wash
One big mistake people make is that they strip all the oil off their face when cleansing! Using a moisturizing cleansing bar instead of a harsh scrub or face wash could make a big difference. These days African black soap has been a big trend, not only for moisture retention, but also fighting acne. And the best part? They’re totally affordable! This one at Target is under $5.

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Cream
In the winter NYC ladies’ most loved cream is none other than Kiehl’s ultra facial cream! It reduces moisture loss and keeps you feeling soft for 24 hours.

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Mist
Keep your skin moist and hydrated throughout the day, even if you have makeup on. It also doubles as a setting spray to lengthen your makeup wear. Perfect for that dewy skin look!

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Sheet Masks
They might make you look scary, but if you can get over that for 15 to 20 minutes, your skin will thank you! After cleansing, tear open the pouch and place the essence-soaked cotton sheet on your face and kick back and relax. Innisfree has 16 options so you can choose the one that’s right for your skin type, and best of all, they’re only $1.80 per mask, so you can try them all! 

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Take care and don't let the weather stop you from getting you glow on! 

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Camiposa 2017 Holiday Brunch

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Camiposa 2017 Holiday Brunch

Last Thursday, we continued our annual tradition of throwing a holiday party to thank the editors and PR industry fashionistas who have worked with us throughout the year. In collaboration with our friends at Cameo PR, we hosted a holiday brunch at Laduree, right here in SoHo. 

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The event took place in a private back room of the Parisian patisserie, overlooking the terrace garden. The natural light coming in from the from the large windows, and the pastel tones of the tablescape made for a beautiful scene. 

Guests chatted while sipping on freshly-squeezed juices, tea, and plenty of Insta-worthy lattes. The main event however was the set menu with two courses. Pictured above is the lox avocado toast, and a egg white scramble with spinach. 

But the best part of the meal was the macarons. So soft, sweet, and cute!

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And a PR event is never complete without a few goodies to take home! Each guest got to keep a Rosena Sammi scrunchie and some sweet swag from Tarte Cosmetics! 
Click here to get your own scrunchie! 

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From all of us at Mariposa, thanks for another great year! 

 

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10 Gifts You’ll Want to Keep For Yourself

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10 Gifts You’ll Want to Keep For Yourself

When it comes to holiday parties, it’s better to show up late than empty-handed. This season, at least you won’t have to worry about the gifts! We’ve made a list of holiday finds that are so fabulous, you may be tempted to buy and extra one for yourself.

UGG Dakota Moccasin Pom Pom Slippers
omfy, cute, and classic. The perfect slipper to keep your toes toasty all winter long.

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Ban.do Compliment Pencil Set
The perfect workday inspo that will cheer up even the gloomiest of Mondays.

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Signature Custom Message Engraved Necklace
Anything cute and customizable makes it onto our nice list.  

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Impressions Vanity Co. Touch 2.0 LED Vanity Mirror
Travel-friendly makeup mirror that makes getting dolled up breeze.

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Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler
Seventeen different scents for every holiday party this season. And it includes a coupon that you can bring back to Sephora to redeem for a full size bottle of one of the fragrances!

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The 9th Muse Holiday 2017 Collection
With gorgeous combos of pink and black pearls, there’s something for everyone!

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LuMee Duo iPhone Case
With LED lights on the front and back of this cute phone case, you and your friends will be photo ready no matter what.

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Decorative Globe
Available in pink or navy for the wanderlust friend in your life.

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SWELL White Marble Bottle
Stay hydrated and chic all day long.

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Pineapple Shot Glasses
The perfect stocking stuffers that double as trendy decor.

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Happy gifting and happy holidays everyone!

 

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Don't Miss the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Tonight!

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Don't Miss the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Tonight!

Just like any other girl with a knack for sparkly accessories and over dramaticized looks, we at Mariposa simply cannot wait for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This year’s annual event took place in Shanghai, China on November 17, and will air tonight!

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Veteran angels such as Lily Aldridge and Adriana Lima returned to the runway and Alessandra Ambrosio- Brazilian model and mother of two, kicked rumors of retirement to the curb and participated in her 17th show!

Other familiar faces who made a return include Karlie Kloss, who hung up her wings a few years ago to study at NYU, as well as Angel Candice Swanepoel, back after maternity leave.

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In addition to 55 models, Victoria’s Secret brought along 70 staff members; 32 makeup artists, 27 hair stylists and 11 nail artists to make sure the girls were runway-ready.

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By far the most impressive item on the runway was definitely the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, worn by Lais Ribero. The two-million dollar bra is composed of diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz. This year was Ribero’s 6th show with Victoria’s Secret, but it’s her first time to wear the Fantasy Bra. “It was so emotional. I couldn’t believe it when they told me. It was so beautiful.”  Said Ribero.

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However the highlight of the night might not have been the angels at all, but Harry Styles’ performance… and his jazzy dance moves!

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Be sure to catch the show tonight at 10/9C on CBS!  


 

 

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10 Black Friday Deals That You Need To Check Out

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10 Black Friday Deals That You Need To Check Out

It’s officially the 4th week of November, which means the holidays are finally here. And after feasting to your heart’s content this Thursday, prepare your body and mind for the most exciting retail event of the year: Black Friday. Tons of stores are offering doorbusters, but not all sales are created equal. We have saved you the trouble of hunting down the best deals, and chosen our top 10 deals to take advantage of this holiday season. 

 

Macy’s
Starting on Thanksgiving Day, designer collections will be 50% off. Also they are gifting freebies to anyone who spends over $50. Translation: Don’t line up for the Macy’s parade, get in the store! 

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Banana Republic & Old Navy
From November 22nd to 26th, all regular priced items will be 50% online and in stores. 

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Click here for Banana Republic & here for Old Navy

 

ASOS
One of the hottest online retailers never fails to impress. Offering up to 60% your whole look. Plus, free shipping and returns. 

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Rosena Sammi Jewelry
If you haven’t already heard of Rosena Sammi, you’re missing out. A hand crafted, sustainable jewelry company based in New York, has some super cute bohemian bangles on sale for Black Friday. Use the code Thanksgiving2017 to get 30% off.

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Sak’s OFF Fifth
Saks OFF 5th is already known for having great deals, but this week they take it to the next level. Starting on Black Friday the will have 50% off women’s apparel and accessories, and an addition 50 percent off existing markdowns. Plus they are offering free shipping for all online orders, with no minimum spending limit. 

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Bloomingdales
Take an additional 50% all sale items with with the code BLACKFRIDAY from November 22nd through Black Friday. 

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Good American
Khloe Kardashian’s size inclusive denim (Sizes 00 to 24!!) line will be offering 40% off select styles from November 21st to 27th. Use the code: SALE40 

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H&M
When it comes to savings, H&M isn’t messing around. Until the 27th, select items online will be up to 70%, an din store they have some serious steals for just $3.

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Nordstrom
Select sale items will be an additional 20% off in store and online starting November 23rd. 

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Colourpop
Already one of the most affordable makeup brands on the planet, Colourpop is offering a BOGO deal on November 23d and 24th. Buy any liquid lipstick and get one free! 

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Happy Thanksgiving, and more importantly happy deal hunting! May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Hot Openings in New York City This Month

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Hot Openings in New York City This Month

One of the best things about living in New York City is that there’s always new things popping up to eat, see, and experience. In the eternal words of Taylor Swift: “Like any real love, it’s ever changing.” And as a trendy young woman, it is our duty to check these places out out! However with new stuff popping up everyday, it’s hard to decide which ones are worth our precious time. So here are our two top recommendations of must-see new openings in the city.

Blue Box Cafe
If you’ve ever imagined having breakfast at Tiffany’s, your dream is about to be realized. Tiffany & Co.’s flagship Fifth Avenue store has finally opened up a café. Put on your best Holly Golightly impression and enjoy the american cuisine and tea service. With a gorgeous interior that is trademark Tiffany Blue from top to bottom, you (and your followers) are sure to be wowed by the decor, and table setting. And to top it all off, the windows offer a view of Central Park. 

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton Exhibition
Louis Vuitton’s most recent exhibition is now making a stop in NYC, after starting in Paris and making stops in Tokyo and Seoul. The in-depth and fascinating exhibition tells the story of the fashion house’s humble beginnings in 1854 up to present day, and even the “Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.” The exhibition will be in the city until January 7th 2018.
Tickets are free, and can be reserved here.

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Be sure to check these places out when you have a chance!

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The (Pumpkin) Spice of Life

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The (Pumpkin) Spice of Life

With the weather getting colder by the day, and the leaves taking color, we are officially amidst PSL season! In case a latte just isn’t enough to quench your pumpkin spice thirst, we have a few fun other items for you to try. 

When you’re feeling more peckish than thirsty, or maybe looking for the perfect snack to accompany your latte:

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A twist on the classic Milano, Pepperidge Farm has rolled out this sweet fall treat, with chocolate and pumpkin flavors together. 
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When you want to drink your latte and look great too:

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After sipping your latte, make sure your lips are in check with a trendy burnt orange matte lipstick! Try the ever-popular Kylie Lip Kit, or opt for something more accessible like Color Pop.
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When you just want to curl up and be surrounded by pumpkin-y goodness:

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After a long day, you can now come home to and soak in the welcoming smell of fall, thanks to Lush’s festive bath bomb. 
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When you want to convert your friends and family to the PSL life

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The perfect holiday gift idea to get your friends and family aboard the pumpkin spice train. With a great price and delicious smell it’s a great gift or treat-yo-self item. 
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Pumpkin Spice season only comes once a year, so be sure to enjoy it to the fullest! 

 

 

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