This Bliss

13 Dec

To conclude my social media & PR class we had the chance to create a creative social media project. Our group chose to compose a wedding planning magazine, which assists future brides throughout their wedding planning process. This Bliss is designed to help you plan your wedding using social media tools.

Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but we will help relieve some of your stress through our social media tools we recommend in our magazine!

http://bit.ly/tk5HCJ

I hope you enjoy!! Let me know your feedback.

I really enjoyed working with Mary & Julie, they are amazing! I will miss you both!

Click here to check out Julie & Mary’s blogs!

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Staying Healthy Over the Holidays!

5 Dec

Take some time and think about what types of foods are you consuming on a daily basis… We often get so caught up with the holidays and our busy lives that we do not think about what were eating, or if it’s healthy. This is something we need to start thinking about more often! Eating fast food, fried food, and sugar is only going to result in weight gain, fatigue, and many other symptoms. If we can be more mindful of what foods we are putting into our mouths this holiday season and take 10 minutes out of every day to workout, improvements will be seen. Exercising not only helps relive my stress around the holidays, as things tend to get very hectic with Christmas shopping and family coming in town, it also makes me feel better the rest of the day. I will be honest I do not work out on a daily basis like I should, but I do try to make time to workout 3 to 4 days a week for at least 30 minutes if not more. Exercising is the key to staying to healthy! I try to cook 3 to 4 nights during the week then on the other nights I try to find a healthy alternative such as soup, salad, or Whole Foods hot bar. I do splurge; my weakness is pasta and sweets! I love ice cream and desserts! As long as you eat in moderation it is ok to treat yourself to something you love!

We should be consuming lots of fruits, vegetables and proteins each day! If you’re like myself and do not eat meat there are plenty of alternatives to replace your meat such as: eggs, beans, fish, tofu, and nuts. You are what you eat, so just be mindful from now on what you put into your mouth. Try to eat healthier this holiday season. You will notice you not only will feel better, but will look amazing as well! 🙂

I will be posting a few of my favorite holiday dishes so stayed tuned!!

Inspiration from Dr. Oz –http://bit.ly/uZD8Wc

*Holiday Style Guide*

5 Dec

Fashion tips on what to wear to your next holiday party?

  • Anything with glitter & sequins is very popular this year! Glittery shoes make a great statement piece to your outfit! They would love great with a red cocktail dress!
  • Metallic colors such as bronze, and gold help make your holiday outfits stand out, while looking festive.
  • Bright colorful cocktail dresses such as: red, blue, purple, and green are very trendy this winter, and will leave everyone talking.
  • Dress up skinny denim jeans with a festive sparkly, or metallic top and your ready to celebrate the holidays!
  • Sweaters will go with just about anything adding a warm, yet fashionable look to your outfit.
  • Adding color to your outfit not only shows off your personality and style, but also makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

For your next holiday party take a look over this list and you will be the trendiest person at the party! I’m so excited about all the bright colors this winter, and the glittery metallic tops! I can’t wait till my first Christmas party it’s just weeks away, I’ll post pictures after the party!

Heres two sites to check out as well:

http://bit.ly/v06JNs

http://bit.ly/uLQsFl

Tory Burch; A Fashion Icon

4 Dec

Tory Burch is a luxury high-end women’s clothing and accessory brand that was established in February 2004. Burch is not just a fashion icon; she is a successful, hardworking businesswoman who started her own business from simply drafting sketches on her kitchen table. She also aspires to help lower to middle income women through an organization she started called “The Tory Burch Foundation.”

Today Tory Burch is widely recognized as a luxury brand for women, as well as, a statement of hope for all women. Tory is always reaching out to help others; one of her favorite traditions is putting together Thanksgiving baskets   with her two boys. They delivered food baskets to God’s Love We Deliver; a local organization in New York that helps serve under privileged and sick individuals who can not cook a Thanksgiving meal for themselves. Thanks to Tory’s efforts the charity was gifted over 2,000 food baskets on Thanksgiving morning. Tory is constantly updating her Twitter, Facebook and blog for all her fans to follow and stay up to date on the latest fashion trends, and philanthropies she is supporting.

In today’s society it is vital for organizations to monitor their social media forums by sharing or re-tweeting messages to their public audience. It is important for companies to find their “voice” among their social media realms, and to interact with their customers by engaging in conversations, providing incentives and promotions to help establish their brand’s online reputation. Tory Burch has accomplished this task of finding her “voice” through social media, and is very successful with her efforts of establishing a brand that every woman loves. All the social media outlets are filled with positive feedback, which says a lot about the quality and brand name Tory Burch has established amongst her customers. Tory is constantly growing her brand and recognition through social media and engaging with her customers for feedback. I feel Tory Burch is one of the leading fashion designers who accomplished how to properly use social media through her brand in an effective manor.

A Little Taste Of Christmas…..

30 Nov

Introducing specialty hot chocolates and Christmas drinks has become a growing trend over the past few weeks with numerous coffee shops around the vast areas of the U.S. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and others have all been advertising their Christmas specialty drinks for the season.

Seeing the Christmas cups at Starbucks brings joy to so many people, including myself! I love seeing the Christmas cups at Starbucks it puts me in the Christmas spirit. Constantly I have noticed people Tweeting and Facebooking pictures of their Christmas beverages from Starbucks, and how happy they are that their Christmas drinks are back. I feel that we all anxiously  wait for the Christmas drinks to appear every year at Starbucks. Not only do Starbuck Christmas cups excite people, but going inside a local Starbucks and hearing the Christmas music playing in the background, while sipping on a gingerbread latte or peppermint mocha is like Christmas in a cup. It’s amazing! If I’m having a bad day or simply stressed over the Christmas holidays I will make a visit to Starbucks and get one of my favorite holiday drinks and it magically distresses me! As it is getting progressively colder in Nashville, I feel that I tend to crave a festive holiday drink to keep me warm!

The Inside Scoop on Cyber Monday!!

27 Nov

 If you missed Black Friday don’t fret, because cyber Monday is here! Cyber Monday is where most retailers will have discounts and deals posted online for shoppers who do not like fighting the crowds on Black Friday to still feel included. Amazon, EBay, Kate Spade, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom’s have already started marking down items, as will other retailers first thing Monday morning. I have never participated in cyber Monday, but felt after my success from shopping online on Black Friday I will give it a try! There are numerous websites out there to follow that will constantly be updating you with the latest deals. I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out, they have websites devoted to telling buyers the strategies of online shopping. One concept I learned about cyber Monday is to plan out which websites I want to visit, then read from the bottom up instead of the top down, because most items displayed at the tops of pages tend to sell first.    Good luck!!

The Chaos of Black Friday

25 Nov

Shoppers around the U.S. look forward to this day every year! It is a very highly anticipated shopping day among for those individuals who are out to find the best deals of the year. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year for retailers!

When I was younger it was always a family tradition to go shopping on Black Friday, but since I have gotten older we have stopped the tradition. I decided to do all my Black Friday shopping online this year, which I loved! I followed several companies on Twitter as they posted deals frequently to keep everyone up to date with the latest deals out there. It was so much nicer doing all my shopping from the comfort of my couch rather than having to fight the crowds and lines this year.

How much do you really save on Black Friday? Not as much as you may think. People flock when they hear the words “discounts and deals,” but in reality after all the hustle and bustle you go through to get your few items your looking for it really does not save you that much. If you are purchasing big-ticket items like a TV, computer, etc.. then it is defiantly worth it to go fight the crowds.

My experience with Black Friday this year was great! I went to one store the Cosmetic Market to get some Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, because they were having 20% off all items in the store until 11am. It was not packed I walked in got my two items I was looking for and came back home to continue the rest of my shopping online. Black Friday is when most people get all their Christmas shopping finished, which is amazing because you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the holidays stress free.

Happy Thanksgiving!

24 Nov

I have so much to be thankful for in my life. I’m so blessed to have such an amazing family who always encourage and believes in me, and wonderful friends who I would not trade for anything in this world, they are my rock. I don’t know what I would do without my family and friends. I am truly blessed! So grateful we are all healthy and can come together year after year and celebrate special memories together that I will cherish forever!

Every Thanksgiving my family always comes to my mom’s house for a late lunch. It is so wonderful spending time with my grandparents and family on such a special day! I always look forward to helping my mom cook for Thanksgiving every year. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dressing, yams and desserts 🙂 I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, being with family and friends giving thanks, and enjoying a wonderful meal together! I couldn’t ask for anything more!

Fierce Fall Footwear!

22 Nov

I feel shoes are every girl’s weakness! When picking out an outfit I always think about which shoes I will wear to make my outfit complete. Shoes are an essential, and every girl needs numerous pairs for different outfits J I have a shoe fetish and want every style of boot, but my wallet will not always for that to happen….

Below are some popular boot styles for the fall!

  • The first trendy boot style are fur boots tall or short. Fur adds a great accent to your outfit and makes everyone direct their attention to your shoes. Fur portrays an elegant, yet sexy chic appearance!
                              
  • Second, are tall platform leather boots, which are statement pieces to fashionable fall outfit. They make your legs look long, while adding height to your appearance while looking sexy! I really like tall platform boots, because I am short so it makes it feel taller and more in charge!
  • Third, are the equestrian style boots, which have become signature standouts amongst numerous brands such as Tory Burch and Frye. These are my favorite! They go with any casual every day outfit, and are very comfortable! I am already eying a new pair for myself I love these boots so much!
                                   
  • Fourth, are short boots in every style; some are lacy, while others are strappy, suede, colorful or leather. This gives a wide variety for every woman to find her match.
                                       

I can’t wait to hear which boot style fits your personality best!

Fall Beauty Tips

16 Nov

This fall the “look” is smokey eyes, a sexy pale lip with an accent of blush along the check bones to help define your face. I think this is such a sexy chic look. I love NARS orgasm stick blush, any kind of CHANEL or NARS eye shadow, and NARS Turkish Delight lip-gloss.

The two things I will not leave home without are my NARS lip-gloss and foundation primer from Laura Mercier. It is absolutely amazing and makes your make up go on so smooth and looks flawless! It is very important to take care of your skin so make sure to drink lots of water and green tea to keep hydrated. I always keep a moisturizer handy because in the fall/winter my face gets so dry.

The smoky eye and pale lip looks great for the cool weather approaching! Let me know your thought on your favorite brands out there!