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Happy New Year!!!

Picture of fireworks, taken by me on July 3, 2006.

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Happy New Year everyone!! Yea, I know I am sort of late, but like they always say “Better late than never.” I spent the last two weeks visiting my family back in my hometown, and I must say that I enjoyed every single moment spent with them. While back home, I learned a few things: 1) My little sister has an excellent sense of style. 2) There is life without cable, Internet, or a cellphone. 3) No matter how hard you try, if you are in a house full of sick people, then you will get sick. I am still battling this cold that was passed down from my sister, to my mom, to me. This year I decided not to focus on any particular New Years resolution. In all honesty, I just want to aim towards being a better person then I was yesterday, and if I follow that then hopefully everything else will fall into place.

How was your holiday and New Year? Did you make a New Years resolution or are you winging it like me this year?

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All Kors Everything

I created this for a Michael Kors contest on polyvore.com. I spent waaaaay too much time on it to let it got to waste, so I decided to post it on my blog. It something neat, and simple that I would probably wear on a night out with my boyfriend.

Shimmer Sweater
$100 – michaelkors.com
Michael Kors sweaters »

Sequin Tulle Skirt
$90 – michaelkors.com
Mini sequin skirt »

Jewel Cascade Necklace
$9.80 – forever21.com
Forever21 necklaces »

Michael Kors Holiday
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Michael Kors
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Grey Mac Body
rebeccaminkoff.com

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I guess you can call it Winter in Florida.

The weather in Florida can get really funny sometimes. Within one day the weather can change from a cold hard freeze to a hot summer’s breeze. I definitely had my share of times where I bundled up for the morning chill only to end up burning up in the afternoon heat.

When I know that I am in for one of those funky weather days, I try to avoid wearing heavy clothing underneath my jackets. I try to keep it light and simple like the shirt seen in the photos.

 

 

 

Yeeeeaaaa, done with pictures!!!

Payless Shoes, Express tights, Jcpenney’s shirt, shorts, and scarf.

If you live in an area like mine, the best thing you can do is switch between light and heavy clothing when layering your outfits. It gives you room to strip down into something more comfortable when the temperatures start to rise.

Thanks for reading.

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Winter Wonderland

If you are going to walk through a Winter Wonderland, then why not walk through it in style.

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Get Kim K’s look for under $150

You may remember this pic from a previous post I wrote about Monica Rose. I really liked this look, so I decided to recreate it on polyvore.com. If you go to my polyvore.com profile, then you can get links to the stores where you can purchase these items.

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I heart Monica Rose

Monica Rose is the personal stylist for Kim Kardashian.  I first heard of Monica Rose when I was watching one of my guilty pleasures, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Her name was stuck in my memory base for about three weeks, and then it was pushed back to the “I know the answer. I heard it before, but I just can’t remember” section of my brain. I decided to google her recently because I was rummaging through, in my head, my favorite stylish celebs and Kim K. popped up. While I googling her, I started to remember all the reasons why I love her so much.

Photo Credit: Monica Rose

When I say that I love Kim Kardashian’s style, I am not talking about Kim K’s. red carpet style. I am talking about her everyday lets go shopping and do brunch style. Monica Rose has been able to style Kim K in a way that is trendy and, looks, comfortable. I fell more in love with Monica when I found out that she mix and matchs high-end pieces with more affordable pieces, from stores like Forever 21 and H&M. I almost did back flips when I heard that because it ensures me that Kim K’s style is somewhat obtainable. I hate shopping at Forever 21, but if I can come out looking like Monica Rose styled me, then I am all in. (I say that now)

If you want more info about Monica Rose and her inspirations, check out her blog at http://monicarosestylist.blogspot.com/

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Dash Store in Miami…WTF!

Editors Note: This will probably be the only celebrity post that you will read on this site that is not fashion or make-up related.

I am writing this blog post because the first episode of Kourtney and Khloe take Miami sort of hit home to me. I am not sure how “real” this reality show is, but I do watch it because the show is entertaining and I like Kourtney Kardashian. She is truly my favorite out of the three sisters. With that being said, what the hell happened to the Dash store in Miami? On the first episode that placed looked like hell in high water. This particularly hit home to me because I want to open my own boutique someday, and to see what happened to that store. That was truly an eye opener. If I do not learn anything else from the Kardashians, at least I learned this…I need to be very cautious about whom I hire as a store manager.  Like seriously, who is this store manager and why is she still employed? Now Kourtney does share some fault because she and/or her sisters should have been doing a couple of “creep ups” on the store. (I stole that phrase from Kimora Lee Simmons) Just doing that alone would have repaired and revitalized the store.

Now back to the store manager. Her resume` must have been the best resume` ever created because whatever was on that resume` did not translate into that store.  Here are my list of problems with the store manager:

NO INITIATIVE

How, please tell me, how do you let a stain, from where a person defecated, stay on the wall of the fitting room? That is nasty… very, very nasty. I am almost 100% positive that there is a Sherwin Williams in thelocal neighborhood. Paint over the stain and lets keep it movin’. To be frank, that may not be the last time  that occurs because I work in a department store and someone urinated in our fitting rooms, so get use to the fact that people are lazy, mean, nasty and rude.

The next thing still follows under no initiative.

Majority of the girls were either fired or quit, so instead of hiring new people she just sat there and tried to manage the store with only herself and one other girl. She is the freakin’ store manager… hire people. Yes, she is going to go through a lot of people in order to find that right match for the store, but there are good workers out there.  She needs to stop being lazy and recruit. It is too easy to just fallback into mundane store duties and not step up to the position and take charge.

Yes, we are still under no initiative.

How on earth did she not have inventory in the store? Why did that store look empty and why did a mannequin hand have a broken thumb? The whole point of a boutique is to sell clothes and if you do not have any clothes to sell, then what do you have? A space formerly known as a boutique. The place was empty and dirty. At least having clothes in the store would have covered some of the dirt and dust.

CLUELESS TO MAINTAINING CUSTOMERS

She is working under the Kardashians’ Empire and she cannot keep customers in the store. I guess she cannot keep customers because they do not have any clothes, the place is dirty, and the store manager allows poo stains on the wall.

Seriously, if I were that store manager, I would have asked the producers to blur out my face because that was unbelievably sad.  She didn’t think to ask for help at some point.  That store is a reflection of herself and the Kardashians, and she did not even try to maintain the store at an upscale level.  If Kourtney does not change things, then we are going to have a season three with the same scenario.

This post turned out be longer than I thought it would be. What is your take on the Dash store in Miami? Does the store manager really suck or did they do this for tv? Have you ever visited the store? If so, what were your first impressions of the store?

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