Ready To Rock: 5 Pieces Of Advice You Need To Give Your Wardrobe Some Edge

As much as we love our cute outfits, it’s always fun to give your wardrobe some edge. After all, it always helps to look sassy and independent. And your clothes will definitely turn heads when you are out on the town. Plus the rock and roll look is so in right now. Here are five pieces of advice you need to give your wardrobe some edge.

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Hat: Hat Attack Wool Felt Round Crown Floppy Hat | Dress: Kailee Shirt Dress | Choker: Portia Choker Set | Photo by: Zarif Taufiq

Invest in a Leather Jacket

Every girl needs at least one leather jacket. For one thing, it’s ideal for throwing over your dress during a night out. And it’s the perfect way to give your whole outfit a rock feel. Nothing says you are ready to rock like a biker jacket! Therefore, hunt one down that you would love to add to your wardrobe. You could go for traditional black or even opt for a brown if you fancy something a bit different. It will keep you warm as the cold weather hits too.

Add Some Spikes or Studs to Your Jewelry

If you want to give your wardrobe some edge, a good place to start is your accessories. You can easily find some fun accessories which will help you to follow the rocker trend. One thing you could do is pick out some jewelry with spike embellishments. A spike bracelet or necklace would be an easy way to give your outfit some sass. Even a spike headband will turn heads. Stud embellishments are also a must if you want to give your outfit some edge. You can check out this article for more ways to add studs and spikes to your outfit.

Go for Some Classic Rock Tees

You can also pick out some tees which will give your wardrobe some edge. For example, if you go for some band t shirts, it will help you look like you are ready to rock! Go for classic bands to give your whole look some edge. And make sure you go for gray and black colors which are perfect if you want to create an edgy look with your wardrobe. Choose something with cutout detailing which will help you stand out from the crowd. Pair the top with faded ripped jeans to complete a killer look.

Add Some Sneakers to Your Look

Sneakers are also an excellent way to give your look some edge. Even if you are wearing a low-key top and skirt, or a simple dress, adding some sneakers will make it look fun and sassy. Go for a brightly colored pair to turn heads!

Love Your Leggings

Lastly, don’t be afraid to embrace leggings if you want to give your outfit some edge. A pair of leather leggings is one way to gain attention. Pair them with an old tee and boots and you’ll look like you should be on tour.

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Home Sweet Home

One of my biggest achievements of 2016 was decorating my new apartment in Astoria. After almost a decade of living with a college futon, I finally have real adult furniture and I’ve never been happier! I was originally going for a boho chic California look, but as we all know, art evolves. I still think it has some California vibes which are much-needed in New York City.

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Without further ado, here’s where I found the pieces that make my new living room the coziest place I’ve ever lived. The plush couch is from Bob’s Furniture. The rug is the Mohawk Home Soho Fancy Trellis Navy Area Rug from Overstock. The pillows are the Trellis Throw Pillow and Bear Lumbar Pillow from Wayfair. The throw blanket is the Zaire Handloom Modern Cotton Throw also from Wayfair. The Soule Coffee Table brings the room together. I love that you can fit so many different decorations and aspects of your personality on it. I decorated it with the Stone Buddha With Candleholder by World MarketAmazonian Rain Medallion Stamped Lid Jar Candle by World Market and the Tuberose Gardenia Apothecary Jar Candle.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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It’s Better in Astoria

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This year I finally moved from Hell’s Kitchen to Astoria. Moving from Manhattan to Queens was a huge decision, but I’m glad I did it because I’m now paying less to live in a bigger place and I’ve gotten the chance to discover new hangouts, food and boutiques. So far Kinship Coffee (where the below latte is from) and The Lockwood Shop (where my sweatshirt is from) have become my favorites. Kinship has amazing coffee and they’re always featuring the work of local artists while Lockwood has the cutest outfits.

Moving to Astoria after six years of living in Manhattan has truly made 2016 fun and different. I’m looking forward to visiting my favorite new spots more in the New Year and exploring more of Astoria. Aside from the sweatshirt from Lockwood, I’m sporting a Gap Women Coldcontrol Max Hooded Puffer Vest, Uniqlo Women’s Ultra Stretch Jeans, and my Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody. The boots are from Express.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Happy Holidays!

Christmas is only a few days away and I can’t believe another year has already gone by. I’m so excited to spend a quiet long weekend celebrating with my family and perhaps catching up on Instagram and Netflix.

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Having turned 30 this year, I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life. I believe in the abundance of the universe and will be using the holiday season to celebrate the power of positive thinking and everything else I’ve learned from The Secret. As I embark on many new chapters, I’m open to whatever the universe has to bring because I know it’s going to be great.

Here I am in my new neighborhood of Astoria feeling and looking festive. I have on a red turtle neckExpress Womens High Waisted Pleated Mini Skirt, Spanx Leggings, and my Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag. The boots are also from Express.

As always thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You’ve truly made my year with your comments and love. Wishing you a happy holidays and the best year ever!

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Planning A Ski Trip? Read This Guide First

Deciding you want to go skiing is just the first step in what can be a fairly daunting planning process. It’s not just about choosing a resort. There are also different types of accommodation to choose from, skill and experience levels of everyone in your party, and even time of year to consider. Choosing the right resort can make or break your trip, so it’s important to spend some time working out what you want to get from your trip, and what aspects of it are non-negotiable.

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I’m wearing: Faux Fur Collar Ruana  |  Photo by: Zarif Taufiq

Choose your region carefully

Do you just want to go skiing? Or do you also want to be close to a city to make it easy to fly in and out of the resort? Is it important to you that you can also get out and visit chateaus, villages, do non-skiing activities, and explore winter wonderlands? Spend some time reading up on your various ski regions, don’t just go on advice from friends, as people have different requirements.

Resort

Skiing aside, what do you want to get out of your trip? If you’re keen on a lively apres-ski scene, it could be worth looking at more modern ski resorts. If you fancy a fairly relaxing and idyllic getaway, with good food, spa facilities, and luxurious accommodation, choose a more charming, traditional village which has adapted in recent years to the ski scene.

Accommodation

There are so many different types of hotel, chalet, and apartments to choose from, which will obviously depend in some part on your budget for the trip. On top of this, you will need to decide how self-sufficient you want to be. So, why opt for a catered ski chalet? Well, for many people, their trip is about relaxing, feeling pampered, and not having to worry about cooking at the end of a long day on the slopes, so catered accommodation is excellent. If you’re on a slightly tighter budget, there are hotels which offer self-catering apartments with breakfast options too – it’s all about choosing what suits your needs.

Budget

Without wanting to state the obvious, you need to work out what your budget is for the trip before booking anything. Take into account flights, accommodation, food (including eating out), ski hire, transportation, slope access, and even insurance. Most of all, make sure you have enough spending money available when you’re at the resort because nobody can have fun if they’re watching their pennies too closely.

Skill level

When you’re considering your resort, it’s important to think about the skill levels of the people in your group. Groups with less experienced skiers will probably want to look at resorts with more nursery slopes, and a range of lessons available. A group of competent skiers may be more interested in an area with more challenging skiing. But, for safety’s sake, if you’ve got people with minimal experience in the group, it’s important to make sure they can have lessons and start small.

The beautiful thing about ski vacations is that you can tailor them to be what you want exactly, which means you’re guaranteed a great time.

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