• How to Wear & Select the Best Hats for Your Face Shape

    10. 25. 14.

     

    Hey Girlies, 

    In this week's video, we'll be discussing how to wear and select different hats that will flatter your face shape best. Have you ever tried on countless hats in the store and found that none of them looked good on you?! I guarantee it was because you were trying on the wrong shapes and hopefully after watching this video, it'll make you feel more confident in selecting the best styles for you. I also explain which style and vibe each hat tends to exude, which should help when creating an entire outfit :)

     
     
     
     
     
    Music in Inro:
     
    BY: Lino Rise
     
    TITLE: Fremantle
     
    SOURCE: free-intro-music.com
     
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
     
    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored! 
     
     
     
    Thanks so much for watching!
     
     
    XO,

    Jalisa
     

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  • Draw & Color it Safe for Your Body Shape

    10. 22. 14.

    Hello Ladies!

    Working with color and/or print can either seem exciting or intimidating, depending on how you view it. Often times, women are intimidated because they don't feel they can pull it off. The reason many feel this way is because they've most likely worn colors or patterns in the wrong places, which further highlighted areas that they were insecure about. That's where I come in! The fact is that color and pattern works for everyone, the key of course is selecting shades that are the most flattering for your skin and hair tone, as well as placing those pieces in areas that will help visually balance you out and divert the eye from focusing on areas you may not want. 

    I created shoppable looks for all four body shapes. This should make shopping and styling that much more easier, as well as boosting your confidence in knowing that color and pattern can and does work for you! 

    This pairing would look wonderful on a pear shape because all of the eye-catching attention is placed on top, where we want it, in this case! Since I selected black flared pants (which balance out the width of the hips), I didn't want the entire look to be boring, so I decided to add a zebra printed blazer to help further enhance the color of the orange cami. It looks classy in this case because of the the silhouette. I don't generally suggest zebra print for the office, since it can appear a bit funky and party like, but in this case, it works! 

     

     

     

     

    In the case of the apple, it's best to place color and print on the lower portion, to divert the eye from focusing primarily on your voluptuous top! The wrap style blouse is figure flattering and is an apple shape girl's best friend, either in tops or dresses; they help visually slim the upper body overall! I selected a wide pant leg because it visually balances out a wider upper body, thus making the top portion appear slimmer and proportional. 

     

     

     

    For all you rectangular shapes, texture can really help enhance your shape and create the enhancement of curves. I selected this fuzzy sweater, which will add some volume and dimension to the upper body, making it appear fuller. I selected printed pants to help maintain your proportions, essentially maintaining interest on both sections of your body. Since you have equal proportions on both your top and bottom, you hold the ultimate choice in whether you would like to enhance a specific area of your body or do so overall.

     

     

     

     

    For all you hourglass shapes, I'd suggest the same tips as mentioned above for the rectangulars. Since you both have equally proportioned frames, you hold the choice of selecting where you'd like the main focus to be or if you'd like to maintain an equal balance, which I often suggest, especially in your case. In this look, we have patterns on both the top and bottom, but they don't clash and don't appear overbearing. The reason is because the print in the pant is subtle and smaller, while the top features more vibrant and larger patterns and colors. To further tone down the look, if you choose (depending on your work setting), I'd suggest wearing a basic solid colored blazer, it'll help tie the entire look together and appear more professional.  

     

     

     

    I hope you enjoyed this post and style! Be sure to let me know if you do and I will certainly create more shoppable looks, according to each body shape!

     

    XO,

    Jalisa

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  • Sugar Plum

    10. 20. 14.

    CARDIGAN: c/o DEX// SHIRT: Cynthia Rowley (Marshalls)// LEGGINGS: c/o Lyssé (HERE)// EARRINGS: Annie Sez// NECKLACE: c/o Athra Luxe// RING: c/o Kendra Scott// SHOES: Nine West// LIP COLOR: Milani

     

    Hello Ladies, 

    How was everyone's weekend?! I hope you all had fun! Eddie and I headed to Brooklyn for our date night, to this Uruguayan restaurant that we really enjoy, Tabaré. It's located in Williamsburg, a section of Brooklyn that's well known for their fabulous and unique bites and gourmet coffee. A definite must stop when you're visiting Brooklyn! I wanted to wear something that would keep me warm and cozy, since I knew we'd of course be walking around and it was rather chilly. I decided to go for a complete black and plum look, with some hints of metallic silver jewelry. I loved the way the it turned out, especially since both the sweater and leggings were a perfect match! I've been into matching pieces or creating them at least, since in this case, these two pieces are from different labels. This has been a popular fall trend, spotted on the NYFW runways for 2014. I feel it's obviously effortless, yet has a very put-together feel, which I like. 

    So what do you think of the look? Post your comment and thanks so much for stopping by and reading!

     

    LIKE THE LOOK?

     
     
     

    XO,

    Jalisa

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  • REQUESTED: How to Select Belts for Your Body Shape & Torso

    10. 18. 14.

    Hello Beauties,

    I've been asked quite frequently how to wear and select a belt for the different body shapes and torsos (short or long waisted). Since it has been a topic that has been requested and asked a lot, I decided it would be great to record a video explaining my suggestions, which I hope that you all find helpful and insightful :)


    TIPS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:

     

    SHORT WAISTED:

    1. Wear a belt that is the similar or same color as the top that you're wearing, it'll visually elongate your top half.

    2. Avoid wearing belts that are the same color as your bottoms or the blend in, such as navy or black belts with denim jeans. This will make your legs appear longer, while cutting off visual inches from your waist.

     

    LONG WAISTED:

    1. Wear belts that are the same or similar color to your bottoms or that blend in, they will help visually elongate your legs and cut off visual inches from your torso.

    2. Wear a pop of color that creates contrast with your entire outfit, in other words, that does NOT blend in with your outfit. This will neutralize everything and not make any one area appear longer than the other, if you have equally long legs as your torso. 

     

    BODY SHAPES

     

    RECTANGULAR:

    1. Wear belts that provide contrast to your entire look, such as in color, print, or texture, to help visually set apart your upper and lower portions.

     

    APPLE:

    1. Wear wider belts, they can help visually slim the midsection and help prevent agains "spillage" over your bottoms. 

    2. Select darker colored belts. They don't bring attention to the midsection and accomplish concealing the area. 

     

    PEAR & HOURGLASS:

    1. Avoid wearing wide belts that blend in with your bottoms, as they can add visual width to your hips.

      

    Music in Inro:

    BY: Lino Rise

    TITLE: Fremantle

    SOURCE: free-intro-music.com

    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0

    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored! 

     

    Thanks so much for watching and please, subscribe if you haven't already!

     

    XO,


    Jalisa

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  • Autumn Rhythms

    10. 16. 14.

     

    Hey Loves, 

    I was contacted by a stylist from Mod Cloth and was asked to participate in an autumn layering contest, featuring some layerable pieces from their collections. I thought this would be fun, since I've never entered a contest before; I'm pretty excited to participate! Their social team will feature their favorite sets on an a weekly basis, so hopefully they'll love the look :)

    I decided to create this seasonably perfect pairing, which exudes fall in color and as a collective outfit pairing. Layering is synonymous with fall, mainly because the temperatures change throughout the day, especially here in the North East, throughout the season. What's important to me is that when I remove an item, I don't want it to negatively effect the entire rhythm of the outfit. In other words, I don't want it to appear as if something's missing. 

    Let's say that we start our day experiencing a rather cool morning, we then choose to add the jacket for some additional warmth. It adds a nice touch of sultry color to the outfit and compliments one of my favorite colors this season, which I recorded a video on how to style (watch here), in a burnt orange tone, rather nicely. As the day progresses, it begins to warm up and there is no longer a need to wear a jacket, no worries, the outfit looks fabulously chic without it! The hints of pattern and additional color peeking through the collar area and underneath the bottom portion of the sweater, add interest and character to the look. Now let's say that it begins to warm up a bit more, around the mid 70's, we can simply remove the sweater and leave the collared shirt paired with the jeans and the look would still look great! This is something you may want to keep in mind while creating your autumn look. Put together an outfit that has pieces that can easily be added and/or removed without effecting the entire look. 

    I hope you all enjoyed and felt inspired by the post! 


    SHOP THE SET!


     
     
     
     XO,

    Jalisa

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