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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

{Guest Post} Bye, Bye 2010 Trends!

Hello Fashionistas! I am back for another guest post. Well, it’s been a great year in 2010 and I am anxiously waiting for 2011 (goodbye, college!). So, I think it is time to leave some fashion trends behind because I do not think 2011 could handle another year of these fashion duds (okay, so this is just my opinion).

Shredded Jeans

I am not a big fan of these jeans. I do not mind one tear or two. But one pant leg with a one big hole? What is the point of wearing pants then? You might as well go pants-less! If you still want a “holey” look for your jeans, go for something more vintage and worn. It has more of an off-color look than something disgusting like that picture below.

P.S. I do not care what your favorite celebrities are wearing, who named them queens of the fashion scene? Torn jeans are just not classy anymore!


Aren’t they like ultra-skinny jeans? I mean they look like it to me. My sister tried a pair of denim jeggings on – she couldn’t get them past her ankles. She is not too skinny and not too large – she has curves. I think the only people who can wear jeggings are skinny, skinny people – or if you want a pair of jeggings so badly, you have to customize it to make it fit your own body. OR you can just buy skinny jeans – genius, am I right?!

Guess which one is the jegging and which one is the skinny jean!

Oh and I do not like the word “jegging.” How about “denim leggings?” Sound good? OK!

BTW, Amanda the answer is: the left is the denim legging and the right is the skinny jean LOL (don’t tell anyone that yet!)

Plaid Shirts

I think this trend will never go away, but it doesn’t hurt to dream. I have to admit I do own one plaid shirt, but I wore it once and never again. Why? I saw a girl wearing the exact same shirt as me. Yes, I hid that shirt at the back of my closet. Plus it was $10 on sale, so it wasn’t a waste! I blame Hollywood for making this shirt popular (I love your restaurants but I do not love the people).

Motorcycle Boots

Maybe it’s the chunky platforms that bug me. I think the classic boot is more sophisticated and will last longer than the Harley Davidson-inspired boots. The classic boot can go with anything, but pairing the motorcycle boots with any outfit reminds me of the 90s.


You have a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a bracelet on. Isn’t that enough? I don’t think so! Some people add maybe three more necklaces, two rings, and maybe a couple of more bracelets. For me, the rules of accessorizing go like this: if you have a ring on, you can add more like a necklace, bracelet, OR earrings. If you have a necklace on, add a bracelet OR ring. If you have earrings on, wear a bracelet OR ring. If you have a bracelet on, you are free to wear a necklace, ring, OR earrings. UNLESS you are someone who is advertising or modeling the jewelry collection, accessorize as much as you want. For us street people, I think overdoing it with the “bling” or any jewelry is plain tacky.

Thank you, Nicole for the fabulous advice! I couldn't agree more with you! It's time to bring in the new trends for 2011...and KISS these old trends good bye...just like the year 2010!
Fashionista: Which trend are you excited to see go bye-bye with the year 2010? Cast your vote above! Have a WONDERFUL & SAFE NYE, pretty! We'll see you next year! {Muah!}

Monday, December 20, 2010

One BIG Secret to A Stylish Holiday Party!

Holiday Look!

Holiday Look! by FashionistaCoach featuring couture shoes
Good Morning Fashionista! We are in countdown to one of the biggest holidays of the season! I know many of you are probably throwing a holiday party and might be stressing out thinking how are you going to get everything done? Well, I was there just a bit ago thinking the same thing.  However, through the chaos, I discovered one BIG secret to a stylish holiday party that helped ease my tension! And can help you too!

The GOAL (And my story!) I wanted to look fabulous, I wanted my house to look fabulous and I wanted the food to be fabulous! It was almost like a perfection streak, I know, but aren't we supposed to aim high? Okay, so, when the day came for me to prepare, I was overwhelmed. I talked myself out of having fun with the process because my to-do list was so long. Clean the bathrooms, clean the kitchen, vacuum the floors, bake cupcakes, wash the floors, arrange dining room furniture, do your nails (chipped nail polish ain’t gonna fly), shave your legs, do your hair (ugh, why is it so flat?!), wash your face, do your makeup, oh, and find a fabulous outfit. Can you see how daunting this process was becoming?

Then a LIGHTBULB went off… Why not get myself ready FIRST? Then take care of the cleaning, baking and setting up afterward!  Initially I thought it sounded dumb.  But then after careful consideration, I saw how it could work.  My endless to-do list had me convinced time was running out anyway! But if I got myself polished before zipping through the menial work, I would feel good knowing I was almost done. AND I could focus 100% of my energy beautifying my home for the holiday party!

Here's The Secret! So what I would like you to do, Fashionista, is to take the time to get ready FIRST. Complete the big stuff like, washing your hair, re-doing your nails, shave, shower, blow dry your hair before picking up a broom. Then start and finalize your chores. I guarantee your tasks will go by quicker due to your serene focus and radiant energy derived from polishing up first. Sure, you still have a ton to do, but that nagging voice inside your head won’t bug you with its endless chatter - mine?: “Ugh, you still need to take off your nail polish and apply another color. Should I go with red? Pink? And your hair is so flat and dirty, you need to wash it soon! You’re running out of time!" -- Yeah, exhausting much?!  Do you know what I mean? So, let’s silence those thoughts by getting yourself ready first!

The MORAL Of The Story: Once you take care of yourself, I guarantee your good energy will flow.  You'll imagine your party as a complete success while scrubbing the floors. You’ll see how dazzling you’ll look as you sweep the last bit of dirt off the floor. And, you’ll visualize sharing your infectious good energy with everyone when the last cupcake is frosted. Trust me; there’s no better way to entertain than with a great attitude and great energy!

Wishing you a fabulous holiday season- as always!


Your Fashion Coach

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My 100th Post! (And 3 Lessons Learned)

I'm thrilled to share this milestone with you: My 100th Post! (And 3 Lessons Learned) Wow! I am about one week away from my one year anniversary! I just have to say, I'm so very happy I started this blog and stuck with it.  

When I started blogging, I was in a much different place in my life.  Not geographically, but internally: emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  I had just married and moved to a new city.  I was starting a new life and had no idea how much growing was going to occur once I started.  The idea of blogging was calling my name, but I wasn't sure what to blog about- or even how it worked.  I enlisted a wonderful Life Coach to help me uncover my career path.  (I highly recommend a Life/Career Coach for anyone who wants to build a career.  I found it extremely invaluable to consult with someone more experienced and wiser than me). [Lesson #1 Surround yourself with experienced, successful people, and learn, learn, learn!]

This road has been a journey that has taught me a lot about myself: strengths and weaknesses alike. For instance, do you know how many butterflies and moments of doubt I've encountered? Ugh, tons! (I'm even going through it today!) Did you know many of us fear success? How it will change us, take us out of our comfort zone, put us in the spotlight? Sometimes that can be really scary! But, do you know how many opportunities have come from blogging?  It's enormous. If you told me a year ago, the marketing director of LOFT (formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft) was going to contact me about a piece I wrote and offer monetary support, I would have said: You're CRAZY- no way!  Or if you told me that I would be writing for a FASHION MAGAZINE I would've also said, YEAH RIGHT! Or if you told me I would be interviewed on a radio show, I would've said- you're on DRUGS!  I feel like I've barely scratched the surface but I'm learning (lesson #2!) it all takes times to pan out.

The point is that what seems impossible at the time becomes possible the moment you walk towards your dreams despite your doubts and baggage. {Lesson #3: Don't wait until you're perfect, just go for it! As I like to say: When opportunity knocks, answer- even if you're naked!}

So, do me (you and the world) a favor...take an idea you're passionate about and bring it to life.  Do what it takes to get it off the ground. Work on it every day.  Face your inner naysayer and prove it wrong (you'll find it wasn't right).  You have so much to offer the world.  You are special.  You are unique.  And there is no ONE like you.  I hope you understand that. 

In reflection of my 100th post, and my (almost) one year anniversary, I want to say thank you for being a loyal reader and supporter of The Fashionista Coach.  I wish you all the courage in the world to believe in the beauty of your dreams. Make them a reality for the entire world to enjoy.  You're so special...never forget that.  :)

Your Fashion Coach
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