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Mod. Party. Style. Because what’s better than spicing things up this holiday season?! Think: making a statement without spending a fortune. Thanks to Target, today’s outfit idea is affordable and strays away from the obvious red/green/sparkly holiday dress that we see every season. Mix things up with a fun pattern! This mod style dress makes for the perfect party dress that you can re-work into your wardrobe after the holidays. It’s a win-win.
If you’re into this look and are wondering what makeup style to rock, I recommend a bold cat-eye and nude/pink lipstick. You can’t go wrong!
Go take over that holiday party, girl!
Woot woot it’s Friday! I’m back home in Dallas for Thanksgiving and let me tell you- I am loving this cold/gloomy weather! Am I totally weird for saying that?
On a brighter note, I shot this spaztastic outfit in LA a few weeks ago. I feel like I have to say that now since I dyed my hair lighter. I guess my secret is revealed!!! Actually, it’s no secret that 9 out of 10 bloggers shoot their outfits of the day way in advance. Alright so lately on the blog I’ve been layering button-downs underneath my sweaters and shirts A LOT. Now my dresses! I guess you can say I’m obsazzed with this trend. It’s such a fun and chic way to play up your wardrobe with unique patterns and styles. Try it!
P to the S: If you’re wondering, “Dang is this girl as hyper as she writes?” Well you need to check out my latest Youtube vlog I recorded in NYC this week and judge for yourself. Hey now- I was running on 2 hours of sleep! hahahah
Photography: Steaksauce Production
-My Outfit Details-
Bottoms: Virgos Lounge (also comes in turquoise)
Shirt: H&M (shop similar)
Bag: Society of Chic (shop identical $15)
Heels: Zooshoo (also comes in BLK, Red, Green)
Gold Bracelet: CC Skye | Necklaces: N/A
Holy sequins. Today I’m thrilled to share what I wore to the Simply Stylist: Dallas event last Sunday! How major fab are these leggings slash pants?! I got so many compliments on them, (thank you Virgos Lounge!). Trust me, pictures will not do them justice.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out! You guys were so cute!
Part 2: Simply Stylist Blogging 101 RECAP
This is going to be a longer-than-usual blog post. I am including a “Part 2″ to this post which features some of my talking points during the breakout session I hosted called, “Blogging 101.” It was all about getting started and how to slowly transition your blog into a full-time job. I am a very honest and open blogger, so I hope you can take these tips and put ‘em to good use! Always remember what works for one person might not work for another. These are things I tried and they worked well for me! It’s always good, however, to soak up as much information as you can in this field because there is a lot to learn. I wish someone shared these tips with me in the beginning! Enjoy.
Step 1: Getting Started- Expect to invest more than you’re going to get out of your blog in the beginning. The goal of a professional blog should be to use it as a platform to build your brand.
- Discover your passion: What is your passion? What can you seriously write about everyday & never get tired of? For me that was fashion and beauty. More specifically, affordable style & DIY beauty. I also think my middle-eastern roots worked in my favor. Not many known fashion experts with this background! Find your niche.
- Research: Have a good idea of what you’re into before jumping into it. Look to sites like IFB.com as a go-to guide. It helped me so much in the beginning! Also get lost in Google! Research some of the top bloggers in your desired field and simply see what they’re up to. Read their stories. Don’t copy.. simply observe & get inspired!
- Name your blog: Seems like the easiest part, right? Nope. Choose wisely! It’s all about branding a title that represents you. Don’t rush this step.
- Create your blog: Great sites like blogspot, wordpress, etc offer free blog accounts. If you’re willing to put in the extra cash, hire a programmer or an online marketing company that can bring your vision to life. Start saving now.. (aint cheap!)
Step 2: Your blog is set up. Now what?
-Invest in a good camera or work with local photographers who can give you a good rate OR work with you for free to build their portfolio. I own a Canon T3i Rebel with 50 mm lens (purchased on bhphotovideo.com)
-Bookmark go-to online editors/photoshop (I love using Pixlr.com to edit my pics & create collages. I never use photo shop! Too complicated. ha!)
- POST. Discipline yourself in the beginning. It’s going to be tough getting used to this new lifestyle. Your blog will become your baby. Take care of it by posting rich content. AKA Think creatively! Get a planner and set goals at the beginning of each of week so that you start treating it like a job. Start 1-2 times a week and then work your way to posting 5 days a week (full-time).
- Keep your writing simple. This ain’t CNN! Spell check but don’t be afraid to be you.
-Keep an inspiration folder on your desktop, or use Pinterest if you need to get inspired!
-Be social: Your blog is just ONE platform. Build your social media presence to help drive traffic to your blog. 80% should be posts about your blog/brand. The other 20% can be personal tweets etc.
Step 3: Don’t hate, collaborate! Things I did starting out..
-Reach out to other new bloggers and do a fun collab! Link eachothers’ blogs (the more link outs the better!)
-Find new designers/brands on sites like Etsy.com and reach out to them to feature for trade. (This will help you come time to create a press page/kit!)
-Intern for fashion jobs as often as you can. It’s okay to have a blog and intern for other companies at the same time. This will help your blog + you will grow so much!
Step 4: Keep it classy. Always.
- Email etiquette: Go into your settings and custom create a signature, Never start an email or subject with “hey!”, Spell check, Never send mass emails- brands will hate you for this.. spam spam!!
- Network: It’s definitely part of the blogging world! Go out there and don’t be afraid to network and promote your blog. If you’re living in a city where not a lot of events take place, partner up with other bloggers and create your own! P.S Always carry business cards (get them as soon as you’ve created your blog. I love moo.com).
- STAY HUMBLE. The most important tip I can give. Never act like you’re entitled to treat people a certain way because you have a blog. As bloggers it is our job to inspire the public. All money aside, that is the goal at the end of the day! The more you humble yourself, the more respected you will be. Being snobby will only tear down your empire. Always remind yourself (constantly) that your blog is standing because of your audience. Engage your readers and more importantly, appreciate every single one of them.(LOVE MY SPAZZERS!)
Sweater: Topshop (similar styles here, here + here) | Button Down: H&M (similar here) Skinnies: Dittos | Necklace: Vintage (purchased in Middle-East)// Identical style here, here | Bag: ASOS (shop similar) | Shoes: Pink and Pepper
Greetings from NYC! I flew in today for a quick little trip in collaboration with Target! Details coming soon. Don’t worry Dallas, I will be back tomorrow night. Wooo! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving.
Anywho! I’m excited that this is my second look in a shoe series I’m doing with Pink and Pepper. Last week, I showed off my sneaker style and this week I’m mixing feminine with edgy. Mixing leather + denim will never go out of style (mark my words!) ESP this time of year.
P.S In case you’re wondering, I shot this pics in Venice Beach last week before my hair color change! hehe
K. I’m running on 2 hours of sleep. Time to crash. Going to call it a day and enjoy a nice dinner in the city! Cheers!
As many of you saw on my Insta this past Tuesday, I did something a little crazy. I dyed my hair! The plan was to visit the hair salon to get rid of all my greys, but it turned into completely changing up my look. Smart choice, I would say. I got a balayage hair treatment at the fabulous Sally Hershberger Salon in LA with a gal who knows a thing or two about hair coloring.
Bianca seriously changed my hair life. Yay I finally have a hair colorist that I can recommend to people who ask! ha! #BiancaColour
Step 1: Correcting the base color to get a nice even canvas for the high lights.
Painted the virgin roots to take care of any unwanted gray and/or to create the color I think fits best for your skin tone. Using ammonia free color by Loreal Professional, Inoa, for a less damaging full permanent coverage.
Step 2: Low lighted while the base color sits on the roots to give some extra dimension.
Step 3: Wash and gloss. Gloss the hair to take out any unwanted tones from previous colors prior to my color.
Step 4: Dry hair, prepping with shu Uemora oil (to hydrate, de frizz and UV protect the hair)
Step 5: Balayage high light the hair for a more natural ribboning effect opposed to stripey foils.
Step 6: Gloss the hair to make sure everything is the proper tone and that the high lights are fluent with the base color.
Step 7: Treatment. Seal in the color and hydrate and repair the hair.
Sazan: Best tip for color treated hair?
Bianca: Use proper shampoo and conditioner. It does make a difference. It is silly to spend so much money on color to not properly maintain it at home on your own. A great shampoo helps as an anti fading agent for your hair and an excellent shampoo will help nourish your hair to keep the color looking shiny and feeling hydrated. I personally love the Loreal professional line- Vitamino Color.
Sazan: The hottest hair color trends right now are?
Bianca: Fantasy colors (blue purple pink, not natural colors etc…) It is fun to bring fantasy culture to reality. Fantasy colors are bigger now than ever making it to high fashion editorials and runway.
Sazan: Should you always go darker for the winter and lighter in the summer?
Bianca: This is not necessarily a proper trending. I believe this is all depending on the person and their skin tone, eye color and personality. I do not think that anyone has to go lighter or darker at any given time of year.