Street Style | Bold Stripes

There is something about stripes that conveys power and strength. A perfectly striped blazer or bold striped dress is a great go-to killer work outfit that is anything but boring. This week’s Street Style features two totally different ways to wear stripes, along with bold accessories from no-one other than Halcyon Artistry!

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{Get Jen’s look (left): Earrings, Necklace, and Cocktail ring: Halcyon Artistry| Striped Blazer: Charming Charlie| Skinny jeans in pink: J. Crew| Black pumps: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s}

 {Get Jamie’s look (right): Striped dress: Macy’s  | Earrings & bracelet: Halcyon Artistry| Metallic pumps: Steve Madden}

Black Chic & Bold Accessories

Unlike most women, I have very little black in my closet. Of course I have the simple LBD and a plethora of black dress pants, but most of my favorite tops, dresses, and statement pieces are full of vibrant colors. Every now and then, however, I choose a classic black outfit and have fun with color with accessories & makeup. This casual LBD is so simple and comfy and was a perfect neutral to go with some pink lips and bold Halcyon artistry accessories! These photos are from the modeling shoot I did with the lovely designers from Halcyon.
Are you a color or a neutral lover?

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{LBD: H&M| Necklace & Earrings: Halcyon Artistry| Wedges: Jessica Simpson| Paint Splatter pillows: Halcyon Artistry}

Gifts for the one who has Everything

We all know those type, the type that is impossible to shop for because they have everything they could ever want.  They never wait for holidays to get the things they like, they just buy them and you are stuck with absolutely no ideas besides getting them the same gift card you got them last year!  I have a hard time shopping for my husband and my mom. Over the years, I have found some great ideas that are pretty fool-proof for these impossible gift-receivers.  Do you have any gift ideas?

1. Personalized Pet gifts.  Yes we have all seen the photo gifts such as snow globes, calendars, canvases, you name it!  However, what is one being that can do no wrong?  A person’s pet.  One of the best gifts I received was a picture of my cat and dog (below!) on an adorable Easel from Treat.  For around $20, you can customize an adorable gift for just about anyone!

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2. Tickets to an event!  What better gift than one you can benefit from?  Tickets to your honey’s favorite baseball game, weekend get-away, or the perfect theatre show for your mother-in-law?  You cannot beat spending time together and these gifts are the gifts that keep on giving.  There is something to look forward to and you can get creative with the packaging. For example, if you want to plan a girl’s weekend for your BFF’s birthday, you can pack her an adorable personalized canvas and fill it up with goodies and the itinerary of what you plan on doing.  Canvas from  Personalization Mall.  On  budget?  There are so many event-inspired gifts on Groupon and Living Social such as Paint Nights, Weekend Get-Aways, and even extreme things such as Sky-diving! tote

3. Blast from the Past gifts. This is perfect for people you have grown up with. Maybe they loved a certain type of retro-candy or have a thing for 90′s music. They will love the thought you put into a customized retro-gift basket! Personally, I would be thrilled if I opened a Super Nintendo on Christmas Day! Check out Ebay for some really awesome gifts that will be totally unexpected and awesome!

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Boho {Mint} Chic

Mint is not just a summer color. Mint can be a subtle pop of color for fall. I am in love with layering pastels with more neutral colors. What are your favorite fall colors?

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{Skirt: Forever 21| Denim jacket: Macy’s| Accessories: Halcyon}

Plaid Accents

I am a huge fan of the show, Pretty Little Liars and love the fashion in the show. Each character has her own style and I was excited to find these adorable plaid leggings on sales from the Pretty Little Liars line at Aeropostale. Since it has been very warm lately (until today!) I wore it with wedge sandals and an over-sized thin cardigan.

Do you watch Pretty Little Liars? Who is your favorite fashion icon from the show?

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