4 Ways: Find Your Zen While on the Move

Hello Beauties…

Staying sane when life gets busy is the hard part.  I am soooo happy that I have gotten to travel, but since life has picked up I had to figure out how to keep my “zen” in the midst of all this movement.  Here are a few of my tricks I wanted to share.

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July 30, 2014 · 12:32 am

Two Pieces Three Looks

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This is the end of my Sofistafunk series where I introduced you to this one of a kind skirt company.  See below to see all three looks and to learn more about Arlinda and her journey.

Arlanda began her journey by turning her moms curtains into skirts.  She continued this journey by making pieces for people in her community to help support her family.

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July 24, 2014 · 2:27 am

The Tale of a Little White Skirt

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Work and relationships and blog ohhhh myyyy.  I have been cray cray with my latest styling gig (post coming soon), but I wanted to make sure I finished my Sophistafunk series.  I have worn this piece two ways so far (see - Dresses and Skirts and Shirts Oh My  and  I’ve Been Sofistafunktified .).This skirt company gives you pieces to rock in so many different ways.  Can I hear girl on a budget’s friend.  See below for my LWS look.

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July 22, 2014 · 2:34 pm

Dresses and Skirts and Shirts Oh My

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Yup your eyes aren’t fooling you in yesterday’s post I wore this green piece as the top part of a dress (see post I’ve Been Sofistafunktified ).  Today I am sportin’ it as a top.  See full look below and stay stunned this week to learn more about Sophistafunk and their pieces.

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July 15, 2014 · 8:45 pm

I’ve Been Sofistafunktified

Hello Beauties…

The ladies at this awesome brand gave me some chic multi purpose pieces to sport on my family vaca.  Is it a dress, a skirt, a shirt?  See below for full look and stay turned  this week to learn more about how Sophistafunk helps a gal maximize her wardrobe.

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July 15, 2014 · 12:44 am

I’m Crushin’ On: One Stylish Prego

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I was in Zara this past Friday shopping for my styling client and myself (sales are cray cray) and I saw this awesome stylish prego woman that I had to share.

I am crushin’ on it all.  Her earrings, makeup and of course I’m a sucker for a nice short hair cuts. Continue reading

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July 14, 2014 · 2:15 am

Ready Set Style: Androgynous Chic

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Image styling for brand owners is something I love to do. Making sure each person feels like their perfect 10 and representing their brand in the best light. I believe everyone deserves to express themselves and I am so happy I can help people do that.

Say hello to my new client Mark Travis Rivera. His look is what we like to call Androgynous Chic:). Mark is a public speaker, community activist and published author (I interviewed him on Beauty Junkkie TV). He is kick amazing, his brand is awesome and now his stye matches that.  This look was styled for Art-ism Pop Up Shop, where Mark was a guest speaker.  Read below for full look – pictures, details and behind the scenes styling shots.

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July 13, 2014 · 2:09 am

My Dominican Republic Crushables Part 2: Cute Styled Couple

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I use to be that girl.  Yup – I was an undercover hater and hardcore.  It was not noticeable to the naked eye, but it’s toxins worked it’s magic on me.  Polluting my thoughts and in the end made me (ugh I hate this word) bitter.   Now, in my older and wiser state I have retired my hater cap. I know that hating on anything gets you nowhere and is bad for your skin and soul.  This is why I started the “What i’m Crushin’ on” series on my blog.  Pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and appreciating all things.  Even the things other people have and I one day want.

I noticed this couple on the way into the airport and immediately their connection caught my attention.  They seemed in tune with each other, which is a great thing to watch.   They had this cool look that was effortless, relaxed and just  right on.  So, for the second crushable of my trip is this super cute in energy and style couple.

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July 11, 2014 · 5:37 am

My Dominican Republic Crushables Part I: Cute Pixie Cut

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One of my favorite things about being a lifestyle blogger is actually catching real people living life and living it in style.  I may get shunned from the fashion community for this lol, but I am not a magazine reader.  I get most of my life and fashion inspiration from people I see and meet on a daily basis.  Over the next three days I will be sharing some great inspiration I got while on my vaca in DR.

I love me some short hair and am crushin’ hard on Kendra’s pixie cut. Enjoy…

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July 10, 2014 · 4:10 am

The Unpredictable Life of EDP

Hello Beauites…

EDP I like to define as Erin Diamon Pride (me), but also as my ex boyfriend joked EDP can be defined as an Emotional Disturbed Person (in the medical and law enforcement world).  I think we all have a little bit of both in ourselves.  Our “normal” or “acceptable” selves and the other side of that is at times - uncertain, uncomfortable and irrational.

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July 9, 2014 · 4:51 am

Beach Cover Up Turned Party Dress

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So I am still in DR and it is Mexican night for dinner.  My sister Daunie dressed in her adaptation of Mexican attire and I turned my Victoria Secret/On Sale $39.50 beach cover up into a party dress.   This is not the first time I have made this beach cover up a multi event piece.  I have worn it on dinner dates to weddings and always to the beach. Bag/ DSW $34.95 and Bracelet/ One Savvy Design $35.00 (Sorry One of a kind piece, but stop by their stuff is great.)  Enjoy:).

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July 7, 2014 · 8:05 pm

Ella Got it Right

Hello Beauties…

My life has an ongoing playlist in my head and today I am living to Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

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July 5, 2014 · 4:54 pm

Living a Bright Life

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I am on my annual family vac a in DR and days my consist of putting on a bikini, drinking mimosas, laying by the pool and drinking some more.  I did manage to squeeze in some yoga (yogaglo- yoga to go) this am to detox from  last nights over indulgence.  So I am lovin’ bright colors right now and I wanted to share my most favorite bright orange bikini.    I am also loving the price. Both pieces Victoria Secret – Top/ $11.99 (On Clearance) , Bottom/ $8.99 (On Clearance).

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July 4, 2014 · 3:21 pm

Ready Set Style: Graduation Shoot

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If you could tell your 17 year old self anything what would it be? I would have told my 17 year old self- Enjoy this,  the real work comes later… One of my favorite parts of styling is personal styling – being apart of special moment and meeting new people. Here is a sneak peak into my Personal Styling gig for a group of girls who called themselves the Yaya Sister… This was their graduation photo shoot.

 

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July 3, 2014 · 6:30 am

Sunday Funday: Booze Cruz

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Girls night out is a well forgotten past time.  Life’s daily tasks get the best of most of us and when the weekend comes we are zombiefied.   So, this past Sunday I said screw that and went with a few of my girls on a booze cruz around NYC.

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July 3, 2014 · 3:24 am

Oh The Place’s You’ll Go: Coco an Experience

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I have much to share since I’ve been gone.  As you know I am a stylist and I love pulling from local boutiques and designers.  The How:  I talk to people and get to know them.  I have a real interest in meeting amazing people and sharing what they do.  I think if you approach life with a real interest in who people are rather than what they can offer you amazing things organically happen.  On one of my daily explorations I found this awesome Botique in Montclair that you must check out.

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July 1, 2014 · 10:57 pm

I am Back and Bearing Gifts: Enter to Win Lavender Body Scrub

Hello Beauties,

Sorry I have been MIA.   My computer had a meltdown, but I am back  and I am bearing gifts.   In my post - I’m Crushin’ On: All Natural Products , I featured Dolly Moo a kick ass all natural skin care line.  They are letting me give away some of their goods.  See below to enter to win Lavender Body Scrub / Retail $24.  This will be sure to leave your skin feeling smoother than a babies bottom.

Stay Beautiful…

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July 1, 2014 · 5:20 pm

I’m Crushin’ On: Ordinary People (Thais)

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One of my favorite things about bloggin is catching everyday people working it.   I am a stalker lol and if I see someone who’s look, energy or style draws my attention I snap away.   In most cases people love it and I get to meet some awesome people from around the world.

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June 17, 2014 · 4:18 pm

Attack of the Bloat Monster

Happy Monday Beauties,

This weekend I had a casual date, but was feeling like a blow fish.  So, instead of staying home and wallowing in my self pitty  I reverted to my bloat remedy.

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June 16, 2014 · 10:51 pm

I’m Crushin’ On: All Natural Products

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As I am diving deeper into my 30’s skin care has become a top priority of mine. Especially being conscious of the kind of products I use. In a fiscally perfect world I would use all natural products, but a girl is on a budget, so I have to pick and choose. I was told about this awesome affordable all natural skin care company - Dolly Moo. I reached out to them and asked if I could try and review some of their products. I must say they are both crushables…

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June 11, 2014 · 4:31 pm

Prom Makeup 101

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I feel like it’s been raining prom makeup gigs:).  Ok I have had two clients, but going from 0 to 2 in the matter of a month makes me really excited. So, I wanted to share some great places to purchase makeup and a few tips.

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June 11, 2014 · 2:54 am

The Single Girl’s Survival Guide: Dating in Your 30′s


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Being single in your 30′s is no easy task, but don’t fret you are not alone.  There are more single gals in there 30′s than you may realize.  And no we are not suffering from the “single” plague.   You can enjoy this time until you meet your match.   I have created 4 tips that can help us single gals in our 30′s not only survive, but enjoy the hell outta it.

Tip 1: Date Your Besties 

Life can turn into such a routine.  Most nights it takes everything in me not to just plop on my bed and watch repeats of Shameless.  Jen is the same way, that is why we have made it a priority to get cute and go for dinner at least 2 times a month.

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June 9, 2014 · 6:15 pm

Beauty Junkkie Takes Miami – Behind the Scenes Peek into Styling

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This has been an eventful weekend.    I really believe the universe delivers what you should have and need when you should have it.  Although, this is hard to believe at times we must keep the faith.  I have  had occasional thoughts of styling since I can remember, but after my 5 year relationship ended I decided what the hell and I went for it.   Nothing like a break up to give a swift kick in the ass.  8 months later I am being flown to Miami to assist on a photo shoot.  You ask what is my secret recipe?  Simple I keep believing that I can do anything and I am living my story.

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June 5, 2014 · 4:44 pm