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23.5.18

Starting my mornings off with Nespresso


Prior to living in NYC I was more of a tea drinker, but with the daily hustle & grind I can't start my day without it. When I had the opportunity to partner with Nespresso, I was super stoked. I've heard about Nespresso from friends and family, have visited their NY boutique and always admired their sleek and unique designs.

For the past month my mornings have gotten twice as nice with my VertuoPlus machine and the new double espresso blends. When you're running around for hours a double espresso really comes in handy, plus this machine actually brews 5 different sizes .35oz espresso, 2.7oz double espresso, 5oz gran lungo, 8oz coffee and the 14oz alto. I definitely find the size options to be convenient and the versatility is an added bonus.  I can start my morning with a double espresso and if I need an extra pick me up in the afternoon I can brew a cup of coffee, it's like having a private barista with the touch of a button.

I think what separates Nespresso from other brands, is the quality of the coffee and ultra rich flavors. Their experts source coffee from some of the world's renowned coffee producing regions. The new Double Espresso blends Scuro & Chiaro consist of unique flavors from South & Central America. My fav is the Double Espresso Scuro which is a strong rich blend made of Central American Robusta, Arabica beans and enhanced with cocoa notes, I personally love adding a bit of caramel for added flavor. I also enjoyed making coffee with this machine using their flavored blends Hazelino(hazelnut flavor) & Vanizio (Vanilla Flavor).

What stands out the most to me about the Nespresso brand is how committed they are to preserving the environment. The coffee is packaged in aluminum capsules that are recyclable and their Recycling program allows you to return the used capsules via UPS or you drop them off at your nearest Nespresso boutique.

Overall i'm happy with my VertuoPlus double espresso machine and plan on using it for years to come. Are you guys fans of Nespresso? Sound off below!






                   *This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nespresso. The opinions and text are all mine.

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27.4.18

Spring Suit Trends with Express


Spring is literally one of my favorite seasons(I know it's been tough for us on the east coast but warmer weather in on the horizon). Light jackets, layering, and a bit more color, I've always felt like i've styled some of my best looks during the spring.

One look this season that has stood out to me is the Suit trend from florals to bright colors and plaid, suits have been huge for spring. Long gone are the days where you would just wear a suit to work, now suits are bold, fun and trendy. I knew I wanted to try this look, so I hit up express cause they had so many great options. I was torn but opt'd for a pinstripe suit cause it's something I've wanted to pull off for quite some time.  Now to make this look more for leisure rather than work I like to pair either a comfy white tee or a fun graphic with it, and Express's  one eleven collection has the softest comfy tee's and tanks.

To make this look more edgy I added red slides and a red bag. When trying to make your suit more fun & trendy versus cold & serious try adding a  slide, mule, or sneaker. Are you guys digging the suit trend? Comment and let me know! I've shared some of my picks for spring below and right now until May 15th, Express is offering $25 off every $100 spent in stores by using code 3416.








*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Express. The opinions and text are all mine.


11.4.18

Spring Fling



Heeey guys!! I know it has been a while since I've posted on the blog, life got so hectic over these last few months. First and foremost...I'm blogging full-time now(i'll touch more on that in a separate blog post),  right after making that decision my building went up for sale, talk about time bad timing!!! So while easing into entrepreneurship, I had to add apartment hunting into the mix. My New York folks i'm sure can relate to how stressful that process is out here. So I needed some time to adjust to all the changes in my life and now i'm settled into my new place and finally enjoying this new chapter.
Let's get to the fashion! Spring is somewhat here although it feels like a fling that you can't take seriously. Warmer weather is on the horizon, so I thought I would share this fun spring look with you guys, this is one of my first looks i've done for the season and probably my fav! Now get into these red hot boots!! I know it's almost time to put the boots away but I was able to find some dope stretch fabric thigh high boots from public desire. This material will allow me to continue to wear these boots throughout the spring/early summer.

It was important for me to keep the focal point on the boots, I didn't want make the outfit too busy cause I mean red thigh high's are already doing the MOST lol. I figured a plaid blazer and denim skirt would be perfect. Plaid blazers held me down for fall/winter but I found a nice lightweight one for spring, so I paired that with a cute denim skirt and a graphic tee to complete the look. What I love the most about this blazer is that it also can also be worn as a dress.

This look is easy, fun and a little sexy! Perfect for date night or a night out of your fav gal pals, since i'm in NY where you can be extra all the time, I would wear this in the daytime too. Are you guys digging the red boot trend? Comment below!

OUTFIT DETAILS
Boots Public Desire 
Blazer Windor Store 
Skirt Zara
Eyewear Zara 







26.12.17

Fashionable eBay Shopping



This holiday season, I was able to find most of the gifts for my friends and love ones via eBay. I remember when I first started using eBay it was a great place to find little nick nacks, electronics and items that were discontinued. Now eBay has turned into a versatile online shopping mall where you can also get your fashion fix. With online shopping becoming the new wave it's great to have a new edition to the online fashion community. My favorite thing about shopping on eBay is the ability to find some unique styles as well as popular items that sold out at your go to stores. The best thing is 81% of merchandise sold on eBay is new & 88% are buy it now (Yes NO bidding wars lol). As someone who has been shopping on eBay regularly for over a decade, I've always appreciated their reliability, money back guarantee & price match guarantee, so after I got my gifts out the way I decided to treat myself with a leopard jacket, cause sometimes you need to treat yourself too lol.

For this look I  paired the leopard jacket with my fav boyfriend jeans and a classic button down shirt, to tone down the loudness of the jacket. I threw on my favorite patent leather booties, my go to hat of the season & I was on my way. Below I've added some great leopard jacket finds on eBay along with outfit details. Are you guys digging the leopard coat craze? comment below!

Outfit Details
Coat
Shirt
Jeans
Boots (similar Style)
Hat (Similar Style)












19.12.17

Shower Time Fresh : Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus




So as you guys may have noticed, I've been focusing on skincare a lot lately. Living on the east coast (New York City) is severly harsh on your skin during the winter months. I've discussed moisturizers, scrubs but one of the key elements in protecting your skin is what you're using during shower time. Using the wrong soap/bodywash can actually dry out your skin instead of locking in the moisture.  What I've been using during shower time, which I've found extremely helpful is Olay's Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash. This body wash consists of shea butter which is a key ingredient when looking for something moisturizing. My two fav scents are the Lavender Oil which mixes Shea butter with essential lavender oil, it smells heavenly yet fresh and the Manuka Honey which is Shea butter & Manuka honey. I found both to have a rich lather which wraps your skin in moisture, smelled amazing but not that harsh fragrance kind of scent. My skin felt very smooth & moisturized before I even put my lotion on, which is an absolute plus in my book. The best thing about these body washes is the value you get  18fl oz size bottle for $5.99, I've typically paid more for my products so this was definitely a major score for me. If you're looking for a new bath product for winter I suggest you take the winter skin challenge & give these products a try & If you have tried these products I would love to hear what your thoughts are, comment below!






MANUKA HONEY

LAVENDER OIL



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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