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How To Turn Heads this Valentine’s Day in Mocha Tonez | Fashion

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red, dress, flowers, feminine, beauty, classic, beauty, glam, old fashion hollywoodYou know the saying, “red turns heads!” Well, it’s certainly true. I teamed up with a local Houston designer, Mocha Tonez to test this theory out. With Valentine’s Day weeks away, I thought it would be fitting for date night or Galentine’s.

About the Brand

Mocha Tonez focuses on pear-shaped women. Now before you say, “Stacy, you’re not pear-shaped!” Don’t let my petite frame fool you, I’ve got curves! It just takes certain silhouettes to flatter my shape. Mocha Tonez garments accentuate a woman’s voluptuous hips all while flattering her slim upper body. Ladies, imagine not having to alter every dress you purchase because it already fits your frame?! Now, that would be perfect. Get a tailor-made look, just for you by contacting Mocha Tonez.

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I love red! It’s so beautiful and makes me feel fierce. This particular shade was a perfect match for my signature Ruby Woo lipstick from MAC. Since the decollete was off the shoulder I pulled my hair back to help frame my face and avoid any distractions. These feminine flowers are the ideal accessory so I went with minimal jewelry and added nude pumps from Shoe Republic LA extra sass.

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red, dress, flowers, feminine, beauty, classic, beauty, glam, old fashion hollywoodWhat are your plans this Valentine’s Day and what will you be wearing? I’ll be adding spice to my life this season and serving nothing but curves!

Little Black Dress Approved | Fashion

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party, dress. Valentine's Day, fashion, winter style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerA few weeks ago I shared details 0n a new online boutique, My Petals Kouture. I feel like I could conquer the world and calm a storm in this collection. The older I get the more I believe quality over quantity is the best way to go in life, especially when it comes to shopping. I featured a wine colored dress last time and decided to shift gears in this black bodycon.

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Every woman needs a little black dress in her closet. After all, Beyonce made a whole song about the importance of a dress that can turn heads and hearts. I too believe in the power of an LBD and recommend every woman have one in her wardrobe. I snagged this ruffle piece because of the trendy style. I love the way the ruffle drapes nicely on my shoulder and adore the straps. I find it classic yet spicy with the fitted silhouette.

party, dress. Valentine's Day, fashion, winter style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerThis particular dress is perfect for cocktails, a night out with the girls or a dinner date. I recommend styling with a pair of strappy black heels, an essential piece. Ladies, if you don’t have a pair of strappy heels, invest now. My shoes are from Agaci’s Outlet store in San Marcos and were on major sale. Find a similar pair by Steve Madden here.

party, dress. Valentine's Day, fashion, winter style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerI accessorized the outfit with this edgy spiked out clutch courtesy of Davis Dynasty Designs. The bold orange color and matching lipstick by MAC displays a polished look. Get bodied in this chic and sophisticated piece. Where’s your favorite little black dress from and how does it make you feel?!

Among the Flowers Photoshoot Published in Solstice Magazine | Fashion

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fashion, styling, editorial shoot, behind the scenes, wardrobe stylist, fashion stylist, model, makeup, photographyOne of my goals for 2017 was to become a published stylist. My dream became a reality earlier last winter when I styled the Among the Flowers photo shoot for Solstice Magazine. I worked with two phenomenal photographers, Liana Hout and Nick Glover. Both Lia and Nick had a vision of shooting spring pieces with clean aesthetics.

Models, Alissa Sugawara and Katelyn Royster were amazing and such beautiful souls inside, out. I styled all items with basic pieces from affordable retailers like H&M, Agaci, and my very own line, SXMD. For a chic vibe, I finished all looks with family jewels courtesy of, Davis Dynasty Designs.

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Wardrobe Styling is my favorite thing to do in life. I absolutely love the hustle and bustle behind the scenes. It can be challenging yet rewarding at the same time. What are your goals for the new year? Do they push you beyond your comfort zones? I hope so, in my opinion, that’s the best kind of work. Wishing you all the best with your goals in 2018!

7 Holiday Gifts under $25 | Fashion

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gifts, holiday, Christmas 2017, gift guideIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re less than 2 weeks from the gift-giving day of the year, so I rounded up a few ideas to make your holiday shopping super easy.

Gift cards from retailers

Can’t decide on what to get your favorite folks?! Grab a gift card to their favorite store and let them shop for exactly what they want. Dare to be different with a henna gift card from Dom Sol Henna in Houston. When in doubt, Starbucks never disappoints.gifts, holiday, Christmas 2017, gift guidegifts, holiday, Christmas 2017, gift guide

Headphones

One can never have too many sets of headphones, so snag these for your loved ones.

Socks

Tis the season for cozy socks. Grab a pair of his and hers from DSW.

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Currently obsessing over Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and itching to try this beautiful red.

Perfumes & Colognes

The perfect scent can make anyone’s day. Catch the best deals on perfumes and colognes in-store or online at Burlington.

gifts, holiday, Christmas 2017, gift guideCatchy Coffee Mug

I adore this mug from Etsy. It’s perfect for your desk at work or brunch at home. What’s on your holiday shopping list? Leave comments below.

 

 

The Perfect Holiday Dress from My Petals Kouture | Fashion

party, dress. Christmas, fashion, fall style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerIt’s that time of the year, where there’s a holiday event going on every day leading up to Christmas and New Years. Turn heads in this wine colored dress from My Petals Kouture. I feel so fabulous while wearing this dress and love how it compliments my body! It’s so chic and can be styled with a collarless moto jacket for an edgy vibe or a fur coat for a more traditional holiday look.

party, dress. Christmas, fashion, fall style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerI decided to style my outfit with a pair of strappy sandals from Agaci and a leopard clutch from DSW to really make the bold color pop. I’m obsessed with burgundy for the holidays and think it’s a nice alternative to red.

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A holiday look would not be complete without a pair of sparkly drop earrings! I snagged these beauties from DSW for a steal, they have phenomenal accessories. I made sure to pull my hair up to show off this amazing neckline. Another great feature is the silhouette. It’s straight and not too fitted on my hips and thighs, which makes it perfect for a work event. It gives me Victoria Beckham vibes, conservative and classy yet sexy!

party, dress. Christmas, fashion, fall style, online deals, holiday glams, fashion tips, stylist, fashion, style, houston bloggerGet my look, along with other fantastic options for the holidays here. By the way, I will be rocking this LBD next week while in Vegas, can’t wait! Be sure to use code: petal15 for 15% off sitewide.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner | Fashion

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! I can’t wait to gather around with friends and family to celebrate life. The holidays are normally busy for me and the last thing I want to do is worry about what to wear.  So, I rounded up a few pieces to help you look fabulous for Friendsgiving or family time!

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Nothing says fall like an oversized sweater. Style this classic H&M sweater with a pair of leggings or boyfriend jeans for a day of indulging at the table. Finish the look with your favorite pair of ankle booties and a cozy scarf.

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I wore a floral print maxi last year from H&M and loved it! It was definitely a hit for brunch at Quattro. I’d recommend styling with a fedora hat and boots for a chic vogue vibe! I like this Modcloth dress. Grab it while on sale right now!

fashion, style, thanksgiving, fall fashion, stylist, chic, bossbabeKimono

Kimonos and dusters are essential items, not just for fall but any season. For a night out with friends, pop on this fun kimono from Zara with a gray tee, jeans, and peep-toe booties. Finish the look with a long pendant necklace for an extra touch of style.

This year, I will be wearing a vintage dress that belonged to my aunt. She had impeccable style and I’m so glad my Mom saw fit to pass down a few pieces from her collection. What are you wearing for Thanksgiving dinner?! Leave your comments below.

The Perfect Little Black Dress for Under $20 | Fashion

black dress, holiday, fall fashion, nasty gal, trendy, classic. fashion, style, new year's eveThe holiday season is officially here and there’s no better time to snag a little black dress than now. I found this sassy number online a few weeks ago from Nasty Gal and love it. It was on major sale and I managed to pick it up for a steal, $9. This wasn’t my only purchase from the site, you might recall this floral jumpsuit from a few weeks ago that I adore.

I stepped out in this classic yet trendy piece over the weekend for Couture 4 Change’s annual fashion show. My sister joined me and we had a blast checking out collections by Houston’s top Designers, all while giving back to Houston’s homeless and those in need.

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What I like the most about this dress is the one shoulder detail. It does run a bit small so I’d recommend going up a size to be safe. Also, grab a pair of Spanx to hold everything in, lol. I’d definitely recommend this piece for a New Year’s Eve party, Graduation celebration, or a special night out with friends.

black dress, holiday, fall fashion, nasty gal, trendy, classic. fashion, style, new year's eveblack dress, holiday, fall fashion, nasty gal, trendy, classic. fashion, style, new year's eveStyle with a sparkly clutch and over the top rings. I layered up on Davis Dynasty Designs accessories to give the look an extra pop and finished with my infamous Plomo mules from Plato’s Closet. They’ve become my go-to for fall. What are you wearing this holiday season?! Leave comments below.

Fall Floral Jumpsuit Under $25 | Fashion

fall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerGreetings! It’s been a while since I shared a fashion post. I took a few weeks to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey and adjust to my new job. Now, I’m back and ready to fly this fall! Catch up on what I’ve been doing here.

fall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerIt finally feels like autumn in Houston and I’m so excited! I snagged this amazing jumpsuit from Nasty Gal for under $25. Currently loving the fall floral trend so I had to pick up a piece to add to my wardrobe. When this piece came in the mail I was eager to try it on. The model pictured looked super tall and thin so I wasn’t sure how it might fit and sometimes sizing charts are off. Thankfully, it was true to size.

fall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerThis was my first time ordering from the site and  I was initially skeptical about the quality. I’m old school, I like to touch and feel the quality of my clothes before purchasing. I thought this was a low-risk purchase so I selected this piece along with a few other items for fall. Definitely pleased with my selections!

fall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerfall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerUpon receiving this garment I thought it might be too long and possibly a hair too small.  Not so, the length was just right with my infamous black mules. If you’re taller than 5’6 I’d avoid this piece it might be too short. I adore the print and love the slit leg detail, spicy. When I opened up the package, I instantly put this suit on and started salsa dancing all around the house! Typical me.

fall, fashion, fall style, online deals, florals, fashion tips, styling, houston bloggerIt’s such a fun jumpsuit and will be perfect for a romantic date night or brunch with friends. I plan to wear with a suede moto jacket and strappy heels for dinner. It’s also a great option for Friendsgiving or a holiday get-together. What’s in your shopping cart this fall?! Can’t wait to hear what you’re loving this season.

Why I’ll Miss Summer Days – Family Vacation

farewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelWe’re less than 24 hours away from autumn! I can’t wait to jump into a new season but before I can fall deep into fall, I need to take a few moments to reminisce on the sweet joys of summer. I’ll admit summer is certainly not my favorite season and I’d ideally prefer it be sunny and 74 degrees year round. I guess I’ll have to move to California to experience this type of weather, sike! My heart is in Texas.

Summer days in Houston are filled with humid days and lots of frizzy hair lol. The best place to be in the middle of July is relaxing in a pool or cool body of water. This summer, I made sure to hang out poolside at least once a month and it was so refreshing. If you missed my tips on planning the perfect getaway or staycation check it out here.

farewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelMy family and I took a vacation last month to Florida and soaked up the sun, slurped up some amazing oysters and seafood, and spent time with family. I got to see my great-grandmother, who’s in her 90’s and gets around better than folks half her age. No shade, I was just amazed at her strength and surprised she had no complaints about life.

farewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelfarewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelfarewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelI ate way too much food and indulged in a little R&R for a week. We hit Destin for a day to enjoy the beach since we’ve only been once. It was perfect! My nephews got a chance to enjoy the water just before a rain shower interrupted our family time.

farewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelfarewell, summer, beach, getaway, travelSpending time with family in Florida was the perfect way to say farewell, summer! It’s been a great season but it’s time for a new adventure. Where did you go this summer? Share details below.