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Lingerie as outer wear doesn't need to be as risque as the dental floss naked dresses favored by the Kardashian clan. You can subtly flash your lingerie in a less intimidating but still oh so cheeky way
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Lingerie as outerwear

Lingerie as outer wear doesn’t need to be as risque as the dental floss naked dresses favored by the Kardashian clan. You can subtly flash your lingerie in a less intimidating but still oh so cheeky way, by introducing your favorite blazer into the fold. Of course there’s a time and a place, I would…

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Effective plant-based cleanse that does not require starving
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An effective and satisfying plant-based cleanse

Whether its to prepare for a beach vacation or to offset holiday season indulgences, a plant-based cleanse has always proven to be an effective way to reboot. What’s unique about the Beaming lean cleanse, is that it delivers the benefits of a short term liquid diet (i.e., alkalizing, low calorie, low glycemic, detoxifying)  but isn’t…

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Vegan chocolate that actually tastes good
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Vegan chocolate that actually tastes good

Vegan chocolate that’s free of GMOs, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar and sugar alcohols sounds too good to be true, because it usually is. Oftentimes vegan chocolate looks good on paper but when it comes to flavor I found that many brands fall short, until I tried Hu chocolates. I couldn’t believe…

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How to wear the logomania trend: Gucci yellow logo t shirt with white sneakers and vintage RE/done levis jeans
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How to wear the 90’s logomania trend

The glorious return of the logomania trend marked a new era of the fashion industry reexamining the notions of “bad taste”. More is more seems to be the sentiment replacing minimalism, with luxury brand iconography spearheading this sea of change. Rather than the bougie branding emblematic of the early 2000’s however, what I like about…

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Top five tried and true lip balms for chapped lips
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Top five tried and true lip balms for chapped lips

My nightstand, jacket pockets and handbags are always stocked with an arsenal of lip balms for chapped lips. After years of impulse purchases, I’ve tried about every formula under the sun, from medicated lip balms to multi purpose salves and have narrowed it down to the following top five tried and true products:  The cult…

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1970s inspired summer pieces
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Denim and fringe: 1970s inspired summer pieces

Terra cotta color palettes, disco shirts and argyle sweaters were prevalent on and off the runway during fashion month, marking 1970s hippiedom as a shoe-in for this year’s coveted summer trend. Just a few examples of nostalgia’s profound impact on Spring/Summer 2018 collections include: Zimmermann channeling vintage surfers paradise beach culture of the Australian Gold Coast, Maria…

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On the hunt for the perfect nude lip color
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On the hunt for the perfect nude lip color

At any given time “you’re either looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment”. I’m not one to ever disagree with Carrie Bradshaw’s infinite wisdom, but I would argue that the perfect nude lip color belongs on that list. Finding the right nude shade is harder than it sounds – too dark and you…

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Athleisure feat. Givenchy track pants
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Athleisure feat. Givenchy track pants

The Athleisure trend started percolating a few years back and has now become a wardrobe essential, proving comfort and style can actually coexist harmoniously. There’s a fine line, however, between luxe off-duty dressing and looking like you didn’t have time to change after your workout. Fortunately, both established fashion houses and boutique activewear brands are…

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Souping: a new way to detox minus the hangriness
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Souping: a new way to detox minus the hangriness

The many indulgences of the holiday season make January an ideal time to reset, which is why in the past, I’ve started the new year with a juice cleanse. Recently though, I’ve found that the winter throws a few challenges as far as juice cleansing goes. Basically it’s cold AF outside which makes a diet…

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The Victoria Beckham turtleneck is my favorite neon knit I found this winter season, the highlighter orange hue makes it a wardrobe staple with some sass.
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Orange is the new black: all about neon knits

The Victoria Beckham oversized orange turtleneck is one of my favorite neon knits of the season. The loose silhouette and the highlighter orange hue make it a wardrobe staple but with some sass. To balance the  look both from a silhouette and color palette perspective, I paired the knit with neutral suede Louboutin stilettos and…

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