Dress Your Best to Meet the Parents: Fashionable, Chic, and Classy

The holidays – like Thanksgiving –  are a stressful time for ladies who will be meeting their man’s parents for the first time.  You must find the perfect look to impress his mom and sisters — one that’s fashionable, chic and classy.



No one will be a better judge of the in-law’s judgment than your significant other. Ask him what his moms and sister’s fashion sense is. Check out Facebook photos from past holidays. If they look like East Coast Blue Bloods, dress conservative. If they’re total ex-Berkeley activists, try hippie chic and go vintage.

Bring one flowery dinner outfit, one semi-sexy outfit for a night on the town with your guy, and one laid back combo for that Sunday morning stroll with his mom. Tiny skirts are best left at home – because you don’t want them to think you’re Miley’s doppelganger – and don’t channel Lady Gaga with uncomfortable fashion ensembles that will just make Granny give you side eye.


Pack tons of great accessories, especially a statement necklace to glam up any normal outfit. Stella & Dot pieces, for example, can enrich any holiday outfit.

We know you can’t bring your fashionable friends that weekend to help you find your perfect outfit. But you can send them your fashion selfies and ask them for advice. Postelio is the perfect app to quickly and discreetly ask your friends for fashion advice.

About Postelio

Founded in 2012, Postelio (www.postelio.com) allows you to quickly ask friends and family for opinions on the items you like while out making purchases – all through your phone. You can also check out what is trending around you, follow your favorite stores, get top deals, and even earn points that you can redeem for cash or rewards. The platform enables you to quickly reach key friends and family at shopping decision-making times and fashion emergencies. While shopping at our retail partners, you receive deals as you visit the store, helping shopper get great deals, and helping  retailers. Postelio’s first iPhone app was launched in August 2013 and the android app was launched in October 2013.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013: We’ve Fallen In Love

Burberry has revamped their orignal print to a fun array of hearts galor!  The brand that was once known for it’s sophisticated plaid print has made us “fall in love” with their Prorsum Fall 2013 Heart Collection.

From handbags to blouses, this print looks great with everything and compliments everyone.  Personally, I like to see stylistas mix the print for a more daring look.  With the use of miniature hearts, this was the perfect way to refresh one of America’s favorite brands.





Photos are taken from Pinterest.com

Beauty Box 5: Beauty Sampling Program, Regimen, and Products Review

Beauty Box 5 is a beauty sampling program where subscribers receive new products in the mail on a monthly basis.  Luckliy, I participate in one of their blogger programs and to my excitement received my first “beauty box” two weeks ago.  Of course, when you receive the products in the mail, you are eager to see if they work with your individual regimen.

In my first subscription box, I was given Aveeno Positively Nourishing Body Wash, Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask, Secret Clinical Strenght Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Body Drench Lip Drench, and Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder.  Honestly, I have to admit that I love all of the products (and not saying this because I am affiliated with their program!)


Beauty Box 5 does not send (only) a box of cosmetics but practical products that we want to purchase from our local drug store but not sure if we will like the actual product.

For example, we are now in the winter months and my lips are dry.  I was able to use the Body Drench Lip Drench daily to keep my lips moisturized.  The Aveeno Calming Body Wash is gentle on my skin because (again) we have harsh weather but I also suffer from eczema and having a reliable body wash is a plus for me.

And how many times have we wanted to change our deodorant but hesitant because we’re not sure if it will work with our body chemistry.  I received Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant with my box and it was not the size of an ordinary sample.  This was a decent size product and smells really great as well.

If you’re searching for an affordable beauty program with a variety of products, I suggest subscribing to Beauty Box 5 and start changing your beauty regimen with better products.


Birthday Celebration Recap: Brunch, Tattoos, and The Best Man Holiday

I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday on Sunday, November 17, 2013.  Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I had a dull birthday.  From my 30th birthday party at Pazo Lounge to the year we had champagne and cake with friends, my birthday has been a day to remember for a long time.  So this year was no exception and we charged into the day with full force!

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Everyone knows that I love a good brunch and since my special day was on Sunday, having a delicious brunch was the perfect start to my day.  We ate at Miss Shirly’s Cafe because this is my favorite brunch spot in the Inner Harbor.  The menu at Miss Shirly’s has a southern flair and has become a new tradition in our family (we also eat there on Christmas Eve.)  I ordered a “Miss Mimosa” to drink along with a Maryland Omelet and Apple – Smoked Bacon on the side. 

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white peplum blouse from shop.stylelifefashion.com | black pumps are christian louboutin | fur vest from local boutique | sunglasses gucci

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From there we left Miss Shirly’s Cafe and I decided to face my fear of needles by getting a butterfly tattoo on my upper back.  I wanted something attractive that will show off my shoulders during the summer months. We decided to have it done at The Baltimore Tattoo Museum which is a very artistic, cool place.  I channeled my inner strength and survived my first (and last) tattoo.  I will share photos once the “butterfly” has healed.

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walking around  and admiring the art at The Baltimore Tattoo Museum

After laughing and exchanging stories, the adventure continued with us having Margarita’s at a local Mexican restaurant.  I love Mexican cuisine, so it was the perfect place to grab a quick dinner.

The evening ended with us watching The Best Man Holiday which is one of our favorite movies (amongst our friends.) We have watched the first movie a million times, so we were very excited to view the sequel.  The Best Man Holiday delivered everything that I had anticipated!  The plot was rich with drama, characters reminded me of old friends, and the setting was absolutely beautiful.

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Honestly, I’ve had really great birthday celebrations but this year was EPIC!  I can’t imagine what we will do next year…maybe ride a motorcycle across the country or something!

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BC Fibre Force Spray Conditioner: Megan Fox Hair Transformation

Megan Fox had a serious case of chemical damage and thermal stress and ONLY products that were able to cure her hair havoc was BC Fibre Force. Below Schwarzkopf Brand Ambassador Amber Dawn dishes on the tress transformation and the NEW haircare collection that Fox now swears by.

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Red Dress and Fashionable Accessories for Holiday Season

Every girl needs a red dress to wear, not just for the holiday season (so that we can look smashing) but also for a dinner date on Valentines Day.  As women, we are reluctante to wear the color red because it’s such a bold hue.  But most importantly, we like to purchase and wear items that accentuate our figure.

The dress below compliments my curves (after having two boys) and my skin tone.  I wanted to give a special touch to the look by adding accessories and wearing a pair of gold chain ankle bracelets.

To find this dress and ankle bracelets click right here: Shop.StyleLifeFashion.com

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MOBBIES 2013 Fashion Blog Category: Vote for Style Life Fashion.com

Great news, we’ve made the list for the MOBBIES 2013!  If you’re asking, “what is the MOBBIES” it’s the nominated list for Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs.  I am super excited to know that we are on the list with so many additional sites.

This competition is hosted by the Baltimore Sun which showcases all categories from Sports, Entertainment, and of course Fashion.  If you’re on this site, we think that you’re a supporter of Style Life Fashion.com

Click on the photo below, scroll down to the BEST FASHION BLOG category and cast your vote for Style Life Fashion.com   
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Bobo House French Inspired Basics: SS14 Press Days at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Bobo House is holding SS14 Press Days next Wednesday, November 13th, at FIFTY TWO SHOWROOM 52 Walker Street, New York 10013 from 9am – 6:00pm.

The super-soft, French inspired, basics are now available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

Behind the Paris-By-Way-of-L.A. inspired brand of BOBO HOUSE is the creative vision of born and bred Parisian, Eloise Lapidus, daughter of famed couturier, Ted Lapidus. Designed and produced in Los Angeles, Bobo House brings together the classic, sexy undone quality in the way Parisian women dress and the certain easy bohemian appeal of the California girl.










Hair Tips for The Holiday: The Braided Bun Blend from Boston Salon Owner

Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston just shared with us some good news for braid and bun lovers: they no longer have to choose between the two! For those preparing for holiday parties, a high school reunion or even a girl’s night out, it’s time to cue the braid bun blend.

With the popularity of the fishtail braid and sock bun, it is no secret that braids and buns are enjoying the spotlight in the hair world; but trust us, the star power is even stronger when you combine the two styles. Oh and did we mention it’s a side bun? Nothing says classy and fabulous like a side bun! To help you achieve the perfect balance between the two, Mario Russo has compiled step-by-step instructions for this new look for your locks.


How to Create the Braid Bun Blend

Step 1: Begin by blow-drying wet hair to its smoothest state by utilizing a boar bristle brush. For added volume, we recommend using Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray.

Step 2: Part hair slightly off to the side and begin to French braid the hair starting from the temple of the side with less hair. Continue to braid hair all the way around your head until you reach the spot just beneath the ear on the other side. Once you have reached this point, tie the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

Step 3: Take the side of the hair that has not yet been braided, and use a curling iron to curl the hair away from the face. Make sure to keep these curls loose so they look wavy, and beachy. For even more texture on this side, we recommend using Oribe Texturizing Spray.

Step 4: Take a few random pieces from the curled side and form a loose twist over the ear. This is the ear that’s opposite the side of the head where you started your braid.

Step 5: Begin to twist the curled side of your hair and the end of the braid around each other to form a very loose side bun. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 6: The look should be very whimsical and loosely secured. Fasten your bun with bobby pins and finish with shine hairspray like MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.


Sterling Silver Woven Ring from BERRICLE.com | Simply Beautiful Jewelry and Accessories

The Micro Pave Clear CZ Sterling Silver Woven Ring shown below is absolutely gorgeous!  I received it in the mail last week from BERRICLE .com and was pleasantly surprised.

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Although I have a beautiful wedding set (compliments of my husband) this ring is perfect for my right hand because it’s elegant while having a woven style and it’s also sterling silver.

I am the type of girl that likes simple elegance, so of course I had to visit the entire website.

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BERRICLE.com has an wide array of jewelry from rings, earrings, necklaces, and accessories.  There’s enough of a variety for everyone depending on your individual style.

Personally, I encourage anyone who’s searching for quality, affordable jewelry to check out BERRICLE.com