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My daily inspiration.

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A Day in the Life of a Stylist

More of my recent styling work!

Enjoy!

Photog Tyrone Rhabb

Model @BrittaniB91

What I’m wearing in this video.

Flannel - JCPenney (Miley Cyrus brand!)

Fur Vest - Forever21

White Tee - J.Crew

Gold Chain - Express

Earrings - Aldo 

Rings - H&M/Forever21/Aldo Accessories

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Shopping Haul for Home Goods!

Spent the weekend in Home Goods (one of my fave spots to shop! obvi…) and found some goodies for my home.  

It can be hard to live in an apartment, because you can live in close quarters and because there’s not much storage space.  So I use things creatively to store things but to also display them to make my home pretty!

Check out the video to get some great ideas…may give you some inspiration on what to do to revamp and revitalize your space!



His & Hers : Spring Sneaker MUST Haves!
It’s starting to feel like spring, sorta, kinda.  A girl can dream, ya?
<Cue Music>  We can start celebrating, the Polar Vortex has officially passed (Hallelujah!).   So what other way to celebrate than to add a pair of the perfect fresh Spring sneakers to your collection? 
Men-forever classics, an all white pair of sneakers will never go out of style.  A hard task to keep them clean but these babies are a must, especially at the price!  Why not grab yourself 2 pairs!
Ladies-floral sneakers?  Yes, please!  These beauties are a Spring favorite.  As you heard in my last video, I have a hard time finding the ‘perfect’ floral print.  This one is PERFECT.  A perfect contrast between darker flowers and lighter, and the combination of the nude (the perfect nude) next to the floral is amazing.  Perfect in every way. *Note:  I did try these on in the store and I had a hard time deciding between sizes.  The 9s were too big (I HATE when shoes aren’t snug…a HUGE pet peeve), and the 8s were just too tight, and I knew I would just be uncomfortable wearing them.  So, I say that to say this: they don’t run in half sizes, so choose your size wisely! 
Ladies Floral Sneaker - Forever21 $29.80 
Men’s All Whites - Forever21 $32.80
Enjoy!
xx

His & Hers : Spring Sneaker MUST Haves!

It’s starting to feel like spring, sorta, kinda.  A girl can dream, ya?

<Cue Music>  We can start celebrating, the Polar Vortex has officially passed (Hallelujah!).   So what other way to celebrate than to add a pair of the perfect fresh Spring sneakers to your collection? 

Men-forever classics, an all white pair of sneakers will never go out of style.  A hard task to keep them clean but these babies are a must, especially at the price!  Why not grab yourself 2 pairs!

Ladies-floral sneakers?  Yes, please!  These beauties are a Spring favorite.  As you heard in my last video, I have a hard time finding the ‘perfect’ floral print.  This one is PERFECT.  A perfect contrast between darker flowers and lighter, and the combination of the nude (the perfect nude) next to the floral is amazing.  Perfect in every way. *Note:  I did try these on in the store and I had a hard time deciding between sizes.  The 9s were too big (I HATE when shoes aren’t snug…a HUGE pet peeve), and the 8s were just too tight, and I knew I would just be uncomfortable wearing them.  So, I say that to say this: they don’t run in half sizes, so choose your size wisely! 

Ladies Floral Sneaker - Forever21 $29.80 

Men’s All Whites - Forever21 $32.80

Enjoy!

xx

A Fashion Stylist’s Life - My Most Recent Work!

Man…there is nothing better than seeing my work come to fruition.

A day on set can my gruesome and tiring but I love every minute of it. Working with different models, multiple outfit changes, different backdrops…it’s creativity at it’s finest.

I was afforded the opportunity to work with the talented photographer Tyronne Rhabb and a very talented and funny model.

Please check out their work!

Photographer Tyrone Rhabb

Model Chad Sapp

What I’m Wearing in this video

Sweatshirt: Forever21
Denim Shirt: H&M
Neon Necklace: Forever21
Rose Stud Earrings: Icing

Prettyprettywings.com’s blogger and stylist, Merideth created this shopping haul to show you her most recent purchases for vacation essentials. What to wear on the plane to be comfortable and what to put on your head while you’re hanging on the beach.

She shopped at H&M, Payhalf, J. Crew, and Aldo Accessories.

Please subscribe to my YouTube page…stay tuned for lots more!

Gentlemen&#8217;s Report - Men Styled&#160;: Spring Outfit Option 
I feel like I&#8217;ve been talking about the weather wayyy more than I normally would&#8230;but at the low of 23 degrees out today, we can only day dream about t-shirts and wearing less layers for warmth.
Linen Waist Coat - Zara $69.90 [Super cool top&#8230;another version of a vest.  Wear this over a tee or even a button up or henley.  Layering is important-even in the warmer months!]
Light Blue Tee - H&amp;M $5.95 [This color is everything.  Pastels for women are on trend this spring and summer&#8230;and it is for guys too!  P.S.  A good, clean, CRISP tee can transform your outfit-think outside the box with colors-click the link-there&#8217;s lots to choose from.  I also love the orange or the coral]
Baggy Brushed Denim - Zara $79.90 [A faux &#8220;baggy&#8221; pant might be my favorite thing ever.  I HATE when I see men with baggy pants&#8230;but these are drop crotch, giving the impression that they are baggy-but they aren&#8217;t!  They should still FIT]
Slip on Suede Shoes - H&amp;M $59.95 [LOVE LOVE LOVE these.  A slip on is the easiest and quickest thing to throw on&#8230;but these babies are amazing!!!  Love the suede and color-wear these with shorts even or a cuffed pant-they can be dressed up or dressed down]
Weekend Faux Leather Bag - H&amp;M $49.95 [Since we are talking about day dreaming, a weekend getaway is all I think about.  I love just picking up and going and being spontaneous.  This is the perfect bag for just that.  Throw in a bathing suit and pair of shorts and a tee and your girlfriend&#8217;s/wife&#8217;s summer dress, bikini, flip flops and hat and get on the road!]
Quilted Backpack - Zara $89.90  [If you MUST use a backpack, please for the love of God, have it reflect and mesh with the rest of your outfit&#8230;please throw out your Jansport from college and step ya game up!  You can&#8217;t be dressed to the T and carry a dingy, faded, child&#8217;s backpack.  Let the kiddos have them!]

Gentlemen’s Report - Men Styled : Spring Outfit Option 

I feel like I’ve been talking about the weather wayyy more than I normally would…but at the low of 23 degrees out today, we can only day dream about t-shirts and wearing less layers for warmth.

Linen Waist Coat - Zara $69.90 [Super cool top…another version of a vest.  Wear this over a tee or even a button up or henley.  Layering is important-even in the warmer months!]

Light Blue Tee - H&M $5.95 [This color is everything.  Pastels for women are on trend this spring and summer…and it is for guys too!  P.S.  A good, clean, CRISP tee can transform your outfit-think outside the box with colors-click the link-there’s lots to choose from.  I also love the orange or the coral]

Baggy Brushed Denim - Zara $79.90 [A faux “baggy” pant might be my favorite thing ever.  I HATE when I see men with baggy pants…but these are drop crotch, giving the impression that they are baggy-but they aren’t!  They should still FIT]

Slip on Suede Shoes - H&M $59.95 [LOVE LOVE LOVE these.  A slip on is the easiest and quickest thing to throw on…but these babies are amazing!!!  Love the suede and color-wear these with shorts even or a cuffed pant-they can be dressed up or dressed down]

Weekend Faux Leather Bag - H&M $49.95 [Since we are talking about day dreaming, a weekend getaway is all I think about.  I love just picking up and going and being spontaneous.  This is the perfect bag for just that.  Throw in a bathing suit and pair of shorts and a tee and your girlfriend’s/wife’s summer dress, bikini, flip flops and hat and get on the road!]

Quilted Backpack - Zara $89.90  [If you MUST use a backpack, please for the love of God, have it reflect and mesh with the rest of your outfit…please throw out your Jansport from college and step ya game up!  You can’t be dressed to the T and carry a dingy, faded, child’s backpack.  Let the kiddos have them!]

I am so over the winter…I’ve had it up to here! I found some spring/summer gems on my recent shopping trip that I just had to share with my very first shopping haul!

When will it be warm enough to wear them??

Enjoy!

TREND ALERT!  Pastels for Spring!
The warm weather is coming&#8230;well, at least I hope!  Here&#8217;s something to get you excited!
I am super excited about the trends for the Spring!  
-Wide leg pants
-Bomber jackets
-Tea length skirts
-Pastels
&#8230;just to name a few!
I love the change of seasons&#8230;ready to throw my boots and fur into storage to pull out my sandals and dresses.  And after the super hot summer days, I usually am excited for down jackets and over the knee boots.
This season change over makes me extremely excited because of the the colors and anticipation for Easter time and warmer weather is overwhelming!  
Add a few pieces from Zara to your Spring wardrobe 
1).  Wide Sleeve Crop Top - Zara $79.90
2).  Leather Flat Sandal - Zara $79.90
3).  Sky Blue Velvet Trousers - Zara $79.90
4).  Light Green Jacket - Zara $89.90
5).  Pastel Pink Shoulder Bag - Zara $79.90
6).  Pink Pastel Coat - Zara $159 
7).  Pastel Blue Faux Leather Jacket
8).  Pastel Pink Baby Doll Dress - Zara $79.90
9).  Pink Pleated Skirt - Zara $49.90
10).  Pastel Blue Long Sleeve Dress - Zara $99.90

TREND ALERT!  Pastels for Spring!

The warm weather is coming…well, at least I hope!  Here’s something to get you excited!

I am super excited about the trends for the Spring!  

-Wide leg pants

-Bomber jackets

-Tea length skirts

-Pastels

…just to name a few!

I love the change of seasons…ready to throw my boots and fur into storage to pull out my sandals and dresses.  And after the super hot summer days, I usually am excited for down jackets and over the knee boots.

This season change over makes me extremely excited because of the the colors and anticipation for Easter time and warmer weather is overwhelming!  

Add a few pieces from Zara to your Spring wardrobe 

1).  Wide Sleeve Crop Top - Zara $79.90

2).  Leather Flat Sandal - Zara $79.90

3).  Sky Blue Velvet Trousers - Zara $79.90

4).  Light Green Jacket - Zara $89.90

5).  Pastel Pink Shoulder Bag - Zara $79.90

6).  Pink Pastel Coat - Zara $159 

7).  Pastel Blue Faux Leather Jacket

8).  Pastel Pink Baby Doll Dress - Zara $79.90

9).  Pink Pleated Skirt - Zara $49.90

10).  Pastel Blue Long Sleeve Dress - Zara $99.90

Party Planner : Baby “K” Baby Shower

Who:  Expecting Mommy & Daddy

Where:  Urban Saloon, Philadelphia

What:  Celebration of Baby K

When: 4 weeks before due date

Why: I was honored to have been asked to throw the baby shower for my very close friends

How:  Well…here is how!

Invitations:  ”Bow or Beau” from Tiny Prints [BE AWARE & ORDER AT YOUR OWN RISK]

The Space:  The place I held the party was a private room in the back of a dark bar.  I transformed the space.  I had ivory color table cloths (don’t use white!  Pick a color)!  I added tons of color and made the room look harmonious through having all the tables set the same.  The best way to transform the place is by using color but also by filling the space so I used pom poms from Luna Bazaar in the colors scheme of the party (yellow, gray, ivory).  This made a huge difference!  (Side note: set some time aside to assemble).

Food:  It was catered by Urban Saloon.  

CAKE!:  I designed this myself from Bredenbecks Bakery.  It was to die for!

Party Favors:  Happy Family Squeezes [organic snacks], personalized water bottles labels from Beau-Coup.

Games: Guess The Baby’s Birthday (along with yellow pencils that people could take home as well), baby bottle drinking game, and an assortment of other baby quizzes and word scrambles.

Tabel Settings: Personalized napkins (also from Beau-Coup).  Since there was a budget, I had to get creative.  the center pieces were small glass votives ($.99/ea) from Michaels and filled the bottom of each with small crystal stones (1 bag $7.99).  I put one hydrangeas from Trader Joes ($6.99/ea) in each votive and placed 3 on each table.  I placed 3 yellow rubber duckies around the flowers.  In the middle of the 3 vases, I had a mason jar ($10.99/pack of 12 from AceHardware) filled 1/4 of the way up with sugar as a candle holder-I placed a ivory, vanilla scented candle in the jar.  At each place setting, there was a “Guess the Baby’s Birthday” sheet with a pencil, a Happy Squeeze and a personalized water bottle.

Onesie Decorating Table:  I bought fabric makers and fabric paint, tons of onssies and bibs.  I bought a thick piece of rope to hang a clothes line, and added a teddy bear and a couple pairs of sneakers.

I also added to the drink table miniature size Perrier cans with striped straws also from Beau-Coup.  You can find everything and anything at Beau-Coup for any occasion!

The only bad thing that happened…<cue tears>

This was my biggest event I’ve throw and organized thus far.  It was for a party of 65 people!  It was a lot of hard work, so many little details, but the outcome was worth the blood sweat and tears.  Yes, tears!

Order from TINY PRINTS at YOUR OWN RISK!  This company is pathetic and this is why…I ordered Beau or Bow invitations, and since we were only a month away from the party date, I decided to have them not only print the invites and envelopes, but to have them shipped to the invitees as well.  HUGE MISTAKE!  

Some people got no invitation, some people got one, some people got two, some people received three and four! An invitation I sent to myself got a “return to sender” stamped on mine and returned to me at the very same address that was the to and FROM! I’m still not sure everyone on the list received an invitation. It ruined my reputation a bit-“why did this girl send me 4 invitations?!” Well it’s simple, I really wanted them to be there but also because they needed to bring 4 gifts. Ha! Trying to make light of the situation!

My mother always taught me, “if you want something done the right way, do it yourself.”  I have always used this life lesson, actually on a daily basis, but for some reason I ignored it this time around, because I wanted the invites to go out right away.  If I had just been patient a day or two, what ensued would have never happened. 

Moral of the story…always listen to your mother!  

Hope you enjoy!

xx

My GREEN Picks&#160;: St. Patrick&#8217;s Day!
In light of today&#8217;s holiday, here are my top GREEN picks from Zara.  Many of you may not know that I am indeed, IRISH!  (I know, shocker!).  I have never celebrated this holiday…I&#8217;ll let my Guinness loving brother and the rest of his compadres drink on my behalf.  
I will however celebrate the color of the national holiday…not in tacky tees or shamrock sunglasses, but in legit stylish clothes and accessories….But of course!  
Check out my picks below!
Happy Green Shopping!
Purse $19.90
Jacket $119
Trouser $59.90
Pump $49.90

My GREEN Picks : St. Patrick’s Day!

In light of today’s holiday, here are my top GREEN picks from Zara.  Many of you may not know that I am indeed, IRISH!  (I know, shocker!).  I have never celebrated this holiday…I’ll let my Guinness loving brother and the rest of his compadres drink on my behalf.  

I will however celebrate the color of the national holiday…not in tacky tees or shamrock sunglasses, but in legit stylish clothes and accessories….But of course!  

Check out my picks below!

Happy Green Shopping!

Purse $19.90

Jacket $119

Trouser $59.90

Pump $49.90

love.is.love
My daily inspiration.
I am so happy today will be in the 50s!  We can say GOODBYE to fur for now! 

love.is.love

My daily inspiration.

I am so happy today will be in the 50s!  We can say GOODBYE to fur for now! 

Travel Chronicles:Phil-a-delph-ia

When In Philly: Residence Inn Marriott

This is no boutique hotel, but man, the view from my room was impeccable and that’s all I cared about.

It’s located right on Penn Square-you can’t get a better location!

My room was equipped with a full kitchen and a separate living room/working space. The master bedroom was spacious and had just as an amazing view as the living room…breathtaking views of the City Hall. The windows were huge, allowing for lots of sunlight, which I can greatly appreciate. Walking distance to the convention center and local restaurants and bars.

Breakfast, included, was by far the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had. And who am I kidding, that’s clearly the best selling point for me! Food trumps all. They had a huge spread of anything you can think of. Everything from yogurt and granola, to fresh fruit, to make your own waffles, to eggs and grits, to biscuits and gravy…the list goes on. Of course, I had eggs and grits-hands down, my favorite breakfast food.

This hotel was perfect for my little weekend getaway and highly suggest staying there when traveling to Philly.

See past Philly attractions here!

Deal of the Day: For Him &amp; Her
I may or may not have my hopes up for Spring weather to be right around the corner, but a girl can dream!  Soon enough, we can store away our winter down jackets and pull out the spring and summer gear.  This winter has been one of the longest, that I can remember, so some sunshine and warm will do our bodies good!  Can&#8217;t wait!
Here is the perfect spring jacket for you guys and the perfect spring colored blazer for you ladies.  Wear them together, and you will kill them!
Men&#8217;s Jacket - Forever21 Olive Green Utility Jacket $52.80
Women&#8217;s Blazer - Forever21 Tomato Orange Open Front Blazer $29.80

Deal of the Day: For Him & Her

I may or may not have my hopes up for Spring weather to be right around the corner, but a girl can dream!  Soon enough, we can store away our winter down jackets and pull out the spring and summer gear.  This winter has been one of the longest, that I can remember, so some sunshine and warm will do our bodies good!  Can’t wait!

Here is the perfect spring jacket for you guys and the perfect spring colored blazer for you ladies.  Wear them together, and you will kill them!

Men’s Jacket - Forever21 Olive Green Utility Jacket $52.80

Women’s Blazer - Forever21 Tomato Orange Open Front Blazer $29.80

I wanted to share this article with all of you because the majority of this list describes me, almost down to a T.  

Daydream, daydream, daydream.  About life, about love, about my passions…everything.  Realistic?  Maybe not, but isn’t that what daydreaming is?

I love my solitude.  My bedroom is the perfect place for that.  I’ve designed it in a way to make me feel at complete peace and tranquil.  Spending time alone is something that I enjoy, greatly.  I’m planning a trip to get away alone…that’s how much I love it!

The hours that I work…well lets just say, when am I not working?  I do stay up very late at night to work.  I do feel inspired anytime that I work, any time during the day, and once I’m on a roll, there is no stopping. 

I’m a huge optimist, despite the world we live in.  I turn bad into good.  Life obstacles are always dealt with and turned into good…whether it’s a lesson learned or the outcome has changed.  Life is beautiful and happiness is a choice!

I love doing new things and experiencing life in different ways.  I hate monotony and complacency.

Taking risks are sometimes scary but I’ll miss the 10 shots that I never take.

What a lot of people misinterpret or misunderstand about me is this. (one particular family member may be the biggest culprit..boy it makes me so sad).  I use life as an opporunity for self expression.  Constantly.  With everything I do.  Everything is art to me.  Whether I’m posing for a photo of myself in an outfit, this is all self expression and art.  Lots of things going into the photo…the compostion, the color, my outfit.  Everything. 

I share a lot of my Daily Inspiration photos that speak to me, but this goes a bit deeper into my inspiration and my creative mind.

Enjoy!

xx