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This Claire’s Collar Necklace Makes Every Outfit Instantly Cooler

Accessorization is the key to making any outfit great. That being said, it’s the part of dressing that I personally struggle with most. I admit that I get lazy when it comes to polishing off a style with jewelry, and if I do try to glam up a boring look, I tend to go overboard piling on one too many rings or a cluttered set of bangles.

Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a style rut, especially when it comes to my work clothes. I keep tossing on the same old dresses I’ve worn for years, struggling to find ways to make them feel modern and like where my personal style has evolved to at this moment in time. I finally found that the easiest way to make my outdated styles look like the new duds I’m drooling over in current lookbooks is by adding my new favorite necklace into the mix.  Continue Reading »

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Book Review: Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

9780545621861_p0_v2_s1200x630Sesame Street was such an important part of everyone’s childhood, but what was the real-life actress who played the iconic character Maria like as a kid herself? The show’s very own Sonia Manzano has penned a new memoir, titled Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, that tells her personal coming-of-age story — and it gives us all an intimate glimpse into her life growing up in New York in the 1950s and ‘60s.

The star was born and raised in a close-knit Latino neighborhood in the Bronx, where she experienced more than her fair share of heartache and family issues as she began to understand her creative talents and follow her dreams. Though Sonia is known for her time on a happy children’s show, there is barely any mention of her popular role of Maria in this book. The story is more about how she grew into the person she is, and she doesn’t skip over the harsher topics and uncomfortable moments in her life for the sake of telling a more whimsical tale. Her parents’ troubled and dysfunctional relationship, gritty tales of abuse, and her own reflections on race are unexpectedly central points in her story.  Continue Reading »

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LUSH Cosmetics’ #GayIsOk Soap Is Sparkly & Fabulous – For a Cause

If you know anything about me, you know that any cosmetic or accessory that is glittery, sparkly, and dipped in gold is right up my alley. So when that product also comes with a way to help out a huge international rights issue, count me in. One of my favorite bath and body brands, LUSH Cosmetics, just launched a new limited-edition soap bar that reads #GayIsOk in sparkling gold. Not only does the text itself make a bold statement, the brand itself is giving back to LGBTQ-supporting efforts worldwide.  Continue Reading »

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Perfect High

Last night, Perfect High premiered on Lifetime, and there were several reasons why I decided to check it out. First, it was lead actress Bella Thorne‘s edgiest role to date, and as I’ve been lucky enough to encounter and interview the star at many points in my career, I had to support her project. Then, I’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding another lead actor in the film, Ross Butler, who has also recently appeared in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach 2 and my personal guilty-pleasure TV show, K. C. Undercover. Finally, it’s a Lifetime movie, which is guaranteed to be equal parts overdramatic and crazy, which is exactly my kind of Saturday night.  Continue Reading »

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Listen and download: Windows Down Playlist

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These days the sun is out for a little longer and the pollen isn’t threatening to fly into my face/mouth as I drive with my windows down so I figured it was about time for a new playlist. This is the kind of stuff you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be blasting in your car. House, pop, indie, hip hop, R&B – a little bit of everything is there so listen up and check out the download link at the end of the post:

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Unfiltered Thoughts About Cronuts

Remember when cronuts first hit the dessert scene a few years back and literally everyone on the planet was clamoring to try out the half-donut half-croissant creation? There was no line too long to wait on, when the promise of a cronut was the final outcome.

Yeah, so I wasn’t really into it. I’ve never been much of a sweets person, (to the complete surprise/dismay/disgust of so many people I’ve come across) and as far as pastries go, croissants have always been too dry for my tastes.  Continue Reading »

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Listen and download: 10 Songs to Put a Spring In Your Step

Ooh a shiny new playlist of some really cool songs. Download the entire playlist up ahead:

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