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Dreams by Danielle @ NYFW+

Day 2 of NYFW+ designer Danielle Ferguson of Dreams by Danielle S/S ’16 collection. My favorite thing about this designer is that all her pieces are unique, hand-made, and crafted in the U.S. One word to describe this collection FIERCE !!!!! The collection featured everything we ladies love fridge, sequins, pops of colors, leopard print, metallics, and leather. Dreams by Danielle is a brand based in Baltimore, Maryland that caters to women who express themselves with what they wear.

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31 Days of Style

Hello Readers,

I am helping you take the stress off of getting dressed this month by giving you 31 days of style inspiration ! Casual, Career Wear, Date night, Holiday, and even your trip to the beach. You can also follow my styling posts on Pinterest @FatshionForward or Polyvore @FatshionForwardd .

July 31:

Look #31
Nars – Mesmerize Pink Lipgloss – $26 Ashley Stewart – Black Bustier Jumper – $25 Essie – Bride’s No Groom Pink – $9 Betsey Johnson – Bow Tie Shopper Tote -$118

July 30:

Look #30
Dr.Martens- Black “Grace” Boots-$150 Betsey Johnson –Black Bow Drop Earrings – $30 Sasha’s Handbags – Black Bow Minaudiere -$63 Torrid – Cold Shoulder Cut Out Skater Dress – $55 Beauty Inspo

July 29:

Look #29
Amazon – Red Belted Skater Dress – $16 Studio 8 – Black Lexi Blazer – $153 Anne Klein – Ruby Red Studs – $18 NastyDress.com – Black Laconic Wavy necklace – $4 Avenue -Faux Suede Ankle Boots – $49

July 28:

Look #28
Wet Seal + – Faux Suede Fringe Vest w/ black tier dress – $37 Charlotte Russe – Black Lace Up Platform Booties – $46 Lashes & Eyeliner tutorial by Antsmagazine.com

July 27:

Look #27
Navabi – B/W Grind Knit Straight Skirt – $54 eVogues – Red Collar Sleeveless Vest – $33 Nars – Red Lip Gloss – $29 LucLuc – Long Black Bandage Sandals- $67 OPI – Nail Lacquer Cinnamon – $7

July 26:

Look #26
Navabi – White & Black Stripes Knit dress – $90 J.Crew – Suede d’Orsay flats – $138 Express – Black And White Chevron Wristlet – $30 GoGo Lush – Silver Double Chevron Midi Ring – $15

July 25:

Look #25
Betsey Johnson – Rose Ear Cuff – $28 ModaMix – Floral Tiered Dress -$88 Bling Jewelry – Bling Jewelry Rose Cuff – $40 Bling Jewelry – Ring Around A Rose – $21

July 24:

Look #24
Maurice – Sleeveless Button Down Shirt – $26 Acessorize.Com – Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings – $12 Acessorize.Com – Ipanema Stretch Bracelets – $10 H&M- Pencil skirt – $12 Steve Madden – Bessa Platform Wedges Sandals -$80 Albeit – Poppy Lipstick – $18

July 23:

Look #23
Eshakti – Lace overlay chambray dress – $45 Wet Seal – Boho Crochet Lace Headwrap – $7 Betsey Johnson – Vail Black Lace – $139 Illamasqua – False Eye Lashes – $22 NARS – Eyeshadow Pallet Lysithea Shark Grey – $32 NYX – Black Macaron Pastel Lippie – $9

July 22:

Look #22
New Look – Camel Textured Sleeveless Blazer – $31 Forever21 – Midi Ring Set – $6 Dior – Miss Dior – $92 Guess – Olivia Gold Collar Necklace – $29 Mango – Small Camel Tote Bag – $27 Zuzilly – Black Stripe Midi Dress – $20 Etsy – Dooby’s Stiletto Nails Mocha Gloss Gel – $21

July 21:

Look #21
New Look – Black Crochet Trim Kimono – $31 Amazon – Belted Pleated Sleeveless Skater Dress – $3 Avenue – Roxie Rhinestone Wedge Sandal – $28 Eye Lash Direct – Lady Laetitia False Eyelashes – $8 Etsy – Doobys Stiletto Nails Black Gloss – $24 Beauty Inspo: MARS – Coloured Raine Liquid Lipstick

July 20:

Look #20
Maurice’s – Dress with High Neckline – $49 Evans – Lime Crepe Jacket – $56 CiCiHot – Faux Suede Platform Wedges – $22 New Look – Neon Double Triangle Earrings – $7 Nordstrom – Nadri Crystal Bangle – $58

 

July 19:

Look #19
Maurice’s – Aqua embroidered gauze dress – $24 Maurice’s – Blush pink textured blazer – $24 She In -Rivet Slingbacks Flats – $35 NYX – Pink Matte Lipstick- $6 Essie – Strut your stuff – $9

July 18:

Look #18
Navabi- Striped A-Line Dress – $90 Betsey Johnson- Striped Faux-Leather Bucket Bag – $54 Guess – Kim Gold-Tone Chain Cuff – $25 Torrid – Ankle Chain Mini Wedges -$50 Queens – Sace Chain Earrings – $28 Beauty Inspo – Pink Lippie & Metallic Eye Shadow

July 17:

Look #17
Amazon – Retro High Waist Fringe Swimsuit – $11 – $23 Old Navy – Flip Flops – $2 – $5

July 16:

Look #16
New Look – Blue Hanky Hem Tank – $10 City Chic – MX Apple Skinny Jeans – $90 Max & Chloe – Athra Silver Layered Chars Circle Necklace -$78 Velvet Caviar – 7 Stud Ear Cuff – $34 Stella & Dot – Pavé Chevron Ring – Silver – $29 Wet Seal – Minimalist V-Pendant Open Cuff – $11 NARS – Out dreamer Matte Eyeshadow – $25

July 15:

Look #15
Ashley Stewart – Orange Linen Military Dress – $35 Kenneth Cole – Gold Slip Gloss Flat – $40 Neiman Marcus – Plated 5-Row Cuff Bracelet – $60 Jeweliq.Com – Cage Ring & Midi Ring Set – $37

 

July 14:

Look #14
Maurice’s – Peach drape front blazer – $20 New Look – Black Aztec Print Bandeau Jumpsuit – $18 JC Penny – Peach Chaella Ballet Flats -$30 Bloomingdale’s – Triangle Theorem Ring – $46 NYX – Pale Pink Matte Lipstick – $6 Essie – Peachside babe – $9

July 13:

Look #13
WearAll.com – Lina Collar Swing Dress – $29 Heels.com – Marnie – Fuchsia Privileged – $80 YESSTYLE.COM – Bow-Accent Elastic Belt – $14 NARS – Lip Gloss – Mezmer – $26 O.P.I. – Kiss Me On My Tulips Nail Polish – $9

July 12:

Look #12
SimplyBe.Com – Neon Swing Drees w/ Black Collar – $65 Asos Curve – Black Tights – $7 GoJane – Black X Strappy Stilettos- $28 Gorjana – Gold Cardina Midi Rings – $35 Macy’s – Black Lace Stretch Bracelet – $33 Maybelline – black colossal mascara- $6

July 11:

Look #11
PinkClubWear.com – Black Side Peplum Dress – $43 Guess – Green Hilarie’ Peep Toe Sandal – $99 Rent The Runway – AV Max Double Strand Chain- $25 Max & Chloe – Blu Bijoux Teal Wide Stretch Bracelet – $26 Amazon – Thick Chain Hoop Earrings – $12 Essie – Green Nail Polish – $9

July 10:

Look #10
Mango – Denim Shirt Dress -$55 Eloquii – Nude Statement Sunglasses – $30 LuLu’s – Nude D’Orsay Flats – $25 Sole Society Everly – Nude & Navy color block satchel – $60 Nars –Spring Break – $26 Moonsoon.Com – Pink Hair Bow Clip- $3

July 9:

Look #9
6PM.Com – White pearl button up – $30 WearAll.Com –Polka dot Cardigan – $30 GothicPlus.com – Polka Dot Mary Janes – $73 Bloomingdale’s – Gold Triple Pearl Ring – $25 The Limited – Gold Pearl Cluster Necklace – $24 Tahari – Mustard Pencil Skirt – $79 Bloomingdale’s – Pearl studs – $22 Forever21 – Pearl Bracelet Set- $6 Nails by @CutePolish

July 8:

Look #8
Charlotte Russe – Palm Tree Print Wedges – $36 NecessaryClothing.com – Green Ariel Sunglasses – – $7 Wet Seal + – Embroidered Bohemian Romper – $20 Overstock.com – Diamond Palm Tree Necklace – $33 Kohl’s – Lime Peter Grimm Erin Floppy Hat – $30 O.P.I – Green Nail Lacquer- $14

July 7:

Look #7
New Look – White Curved Hem T-Shirt – $13 Amazon – Magenta Skater Skirt- $20 Betsey Johnson – Watermelon braided Bracelet – $50 Betsey Johnson – Watermelon Stud earrings – $40 Forever21 – Gold Multi-Pendant Midi Rings – $6 JCPenny – White Cat-Eye Sunglasses – $13 Burberry – Sweet Pea Lip Glow – $29

July 6:

Look #6
Ashley Stewart – Lattice Cut out White Skinny Jeans – $50 Avenue – Mixed Stripe Tank Red/Blue – $32 Betsey Johnson – Crystal Bow & Pearl Stud – $20 Vans – Janelle hipster crimson Sunglasses – $17 NineWest – Red Pointed Toe Flats – $69 NYX – Round Lipstick Snow White Red – $7 Kohl’s – Bead Stretch Bracelet Set – $10

July 5:

Look #5
Guess – Silver Rhinestone pave Two Finger Ring – $22 Zazzle – Old Glory Minx Nail Art Wraps – $20 Express – Rhinestone and pave square stud earrings – $27 Kate Spade NY – Red Satchel – $145 Mango – Julie Skinny Jeans – $60 City Chic – Denim Ombre Shirt – $70

July 4:

Look #4
Yoursclothing – Coral Skater Dress – $56 Swell Carol – Gold Pineapple Studs – $38 Aldo – Trorecia – Cognac Heels – $100 LuLu’s – Gold Pineapple Ring – $13 BCBGeneration – Gold HEART TASSEL BANGLES – $28 NewLook.Com – Brown & Gold Belt – $8

July 3:

BooHoo - Nadia Tuxedo Dress - $28 Romwe – Cat Sunglasses - $9 Zulily - Peacock feather drop earrings - $10 Yogi – Blue Tuner Fringe Bootie - $30 Etsy - Peacock Feather stockings - $23
BooHoo – Nadia Tuxedo Dress – $28 Romwe – Cat Sunglasses – $9 Zulily – Peacock feather drop earrings – $10 Yogi – Blue Tuner Fringe Bootie – $30 Etsy – Peacock Feather stockings – $23

July 2:

Look #2
M and CO – B & W Stripe Batwing Top – $21 New Look – Pink Maxi Skirt – $15 Torrid – Nude Platform Wedges – $50 Accessorize.com – Nude Envelope Clutch – $34 FashionToFigure – Watch & Bracelets -$27 BlingJewelry.Com – Gold Arrow Ring – $15 RentTheRunway – Coral Earrings – $10 Target – NYX Butter Nude – $10

July 1:

Look #1
Maurice – Turquoise Blazer – $20 City Chic Online – Little Black Dress – $84 Asos – Black Ballet Flats – $22 Amazon – Turquoise Necklace – $8 Essie – Turquoise Polish – $9

Be inspired. Be empowered. Most importantly be YOURSELF. 🙂

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Life Hack: 15 uses for Coconut Oil

15 Reasons why you need coconut oil in your life !

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1) For smooth beach ready legs use the coconut oil as shaving cream.

2) For pretty manicures, apply coconut oil to nails for natural shine, growth, and healthier cuticles.

3) Apply to full body to helps heal rashes, sunburn, and even reduces body odor.

4) Apply to lips like gloss for soft and smooth lips, also clears up cold sores.

5) Apply under eyes to reduce puffiness and bags.

6) Helps reduce blemishes, scars, varicose veins, cellulite, and stretch marks !

7) Use it on face like soap for makeup remover.

8) Use as toothpaste, for fresher breath and cavity reduction.

9) Rub on feet in between pedicures to heal and prevent cracking heels and fungal infection.

10) Reduces bug bite irritations !

11)  Use as serum to reduce frizz or as gel for wet styles !

12) Improves sleep, allergies, mental illness, and speeds up weight loss if ingested as supplement.

13) Cures sore throat when you’re feeling sick if used as cough syrup or vapor rub.

14) Use as shampoo to reduce dandruff and then as conditioner to get thicker and shinier hair.

15) Improves dry skin, flaky knees and elbows.

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Recycled Materials Dress

This look was a recycled couture project my sophomore year in college. I have always love to read fashion magazines I had several subscriptions over the years that really piled up. So as I looked around my apartment I got the idea to put all my old issues to good use. This recycled look was on display in a Thornton Park District Wine & Art Crawl Downtown Orlando, Florida on  March 2013. Since then dress has also been featured in a Valentine’s Day window display of a retail store in 2014.

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Top features one shoulder, asymmetrical deep V  cut at right side, fringe at waist, bell-skirt, with bustled train.  Top and skirt features hidden muslin lining for added structure and train featured a cream floral lining for an added spring touch. Skirt has a zipper closure at center back. Bustle attaches at center back skirt waist by Hook and Eye.

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