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Flour Shop Rainbow Cake Pops

There’s a place in Soho where unicorns come alive and every day is your birthday! The Flour Shop is my new happy place (aside from my yoga class of course). This bright bakery has me eating cake for the first time in a while. After all, who can resist an explosion cake filled with candy? If you’re ever having a bad day, this is the place to go.

For this particular rainbow cake pop binge, I dressed to match the rainbow in a Milly Red Side Flutter Dress.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Flour Shop Rainbow Cake Pop

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The Best of 2017

2017 was an interesting year to say the least. While there’s a lot I’d like to leave behind, it was a surprisingly beautiful year too. When I look back on the long weekend I spent in L.A., the day I found my wedding dress, Halloween in Salem and my first official video, I realize that I am truly #blessed in so many ways. Here are a few more of my favorite moments and outfits from the past year.

Bitcoin Soho Rent the Runway Red DressPhoto by: Zarif Taufiq

I knew that this would be the photo of 2017 the moment I snapped it in front of the All Year Round boutique in Soho. Their sign always makes me laugh and this one was priceless. It features the Milly Red Side Flutter Dress. This is one of my favorite Rent the Runway finds.

Aspiring-Socialite-West-Hollywood-Paul-Smith-Pink-Wall-Vera-Bradley-BagPhoto by: JusePix

In January 2017, I finally made it to the Paul Smith Pink Wall in West Hollywood when I went to visit Kristi from Currently Crushing!

Aspiring-Socialite-Gucci-BagPhoto by: JusePix

While in L.A., I discovered true Gucci Glam when I shot this look.

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I wandered around L.A. and found that my heart is in New York, but my soul is in L.A.

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My fiance and I started a new tradition – spending President’s Day weekend in Washington D.C.  

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I found the perfect Gingham Picnic Dress at J.Crew and took it to Central Park.

Paddleboard-Paddleboarding-Maine-Vacation

I went paddleboarding in Maine and visited the Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York. I’ve been to Maine a ton of times, but these were two firsts.

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I made it the summer of sunnies and stripes in these Velvet Eyewear Sunglasses!

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I went on an NYC staycation with The Staycationers. In case you can’t tell from the photo, it was a lot of fun.

I’m so looking forward to getting married and embracing even more abundance in 2018! Happy New Year Socialites! Remember that the best is always yet to come…

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Christmas Casual!

TopShop Christmas Sweater

Winter is here and it’s time to get cozy! This week I’m getting cozy in this adorable TopShop Christmas 3D Wreath Sweater and Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat also from TopShop. This hat is the warmest and softest ever and it’s super stylish too. Plus it comes in tons of different colors. I paired my holiday hat and sweater with my UNIQLO Women’s Leggings Pants for some extra comfort.

I always suggest that everyone has at least one casual holiday outfit and one dressy one so you always have something to wear to those festive occasions, even if you’re just picking up a Christmas tree.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

TopShop Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat

Christmas Tree TopShop Holiday Sweater

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My Secret to Giving Everyone What they Want for the Holidays

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Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

Christmas is almost here and I haven’t checked everyone off my list yet. We all know how hard it is to get everyone the gifts they want (even if you aren’t waiting until the last minute). Holiday gifts are great, but the reality is, many of them are just going to be re-gifted or hidden in the back of a closet. Yet even though we’re all thinking it, it can be a little awkward asking for money as a gift so you can buy that bag you really want.

The good news: You are not alone! PayPal’s 2017 Holiday Money Habits study found that money is the most-wanted gift for the second year in a row, and 52% of Americans wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents this year.

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So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY. You can send a PayPal P2P digital greeting by simply logging into your account on PayPal.com, select Send Money, enter the recipient’s contact information, designate the amount, click the gift box, select your favorite greeting, personalize with a message, and send. The funds go right into their PayPal account; if they don’t have an account, they can quickly open one for free.

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PayPal P2P is available on the PayPal Mobile App, mobile web browser, and on desktop computer browsers. However, PayPal P2P holiday greetings are only available on the mobile web browser and desktop computer browsers. You can access the PayPal P2P digital holiday greetings on your desktop or mobile web via any browser by logging into your PayPal account and clicking “My PayPal.” Then click “Pay or Send money” and choose “Send money to friends and family.” Select the recipient and in the “Add a note” section, click the gift box to make it a gift. You will then be prompted to pick a holiday greeting design. Click “Save” and “Continue” to complete the transaction.

PayPal P2P holiday greetings make sending money to friends and family over the holidays more festive and personal. You can also use then to split a holiday meal with a friend or pay someone back for a cab ride. PayPal’s new digital holiday greetings, co-created in partnership with Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller, add a personal touch whenever you want to send someone money between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Thanks to PayPal P2P holiday greetings sending money can feel more festive, less transactional and a lot more fun!

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How to Get Holiday Party Perfect!

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Photos by: Ryan Leone of Black and White Media

It’s the holiday season and that means gifts, parties and more parties. Whether you’re going to a small get together or a lavish formal event, the need to get holiday party perfect is real. Between holiday shopping, baking and decorating, it can be challenging to find the time to prepare for your many holiday appearances, especially if you have two or three in one day.

In order to make your holiday party prep a lot easier (and more fun), I put together a list of my favorite must-have holiday accessories all of which are just as useful as they are stylish. Now let’s get started:

  • Vince Camuto Chelsea Boots: Holiday parties often involve a lot of standing, especially if they’re taking place in a crowded New York City apartment. So you need to find a good pair of shoes that look fab with your holiday outfit and are comfortable enough to stand in for long periods of time. This season, my Vince Camuto Chelsea Booties in cheetah print are it! I wore them to my holiday party yesterday with this fab John + Jenn Red Cutout Dress. I’m really excited to wear them with my skinny jeans or cuffed girlfriend jeans to more casual holiday events. The 1.75″ heel gives me all the style and comfort I need to party all night.
  • Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper:  Do you know that feeling when you’re on your way to a holiday party and your eyebrows are a mess, but it’s too late to make an appointment? Well, I do and I found the perfect solution in the Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper. It’s a great way to clean up your eyebrows easily, naturally and quickly. Its SlimTip Precision Applicator is filled with a natural, non-heat formula that washes away with water for salon-quality results without the hassle or high costs of a salon. The kit includes the Facial Wand, washable/reusable cotton strips and cleansing wipes for fast and simple touch-ups at home.
  • Woosh Beauty – The Fold Out Face: The Fold Out Face is one of my favorite holiday finds ever! It’s an entire beauty bag in one. It’s the perfect gift for the beauty addict in your life or for yourself. If you’re going to a holiday party out of town, the Fold Out Face makes it easy to bring all your makeup with you. This premium beauty kit includes universally flattering eye shadows, flawless complexion coverage, dark and light contouring powders, cool and warm blushes and a must-have highlighter all in one beautifully designed portable palette. The eyeshadows are my favorite. It also comes with a 4 piece brush set for easy touch-ups wherever your holiday adventures take you. Best of all it’s mineral-based, paraben free and animal cruelty free. The Fold Out Face is a $250 value for only $59 making it incredibly economical. Use the code BB15OFF to get 15% off your next Woosh Beauty purchase.
  • ROSÉ RUSH Paris Hilton: This delightful fragrance was inspired by a love story. Its romantic scent is perfect for an evening holiday soiree. It’s floral and feminine, yet sophisticated. Plus, the ROSÉ RUSH Paris Hilton bottle is just as stylish as Paris Hilton herself making it an excellent gift for the Aspiring Socialite in your life.
  • Primal Life Dental Kit: Everyone wants winter white teeth. Not just during the holiday season, but all year round. With the Primal Life Dental Kit, you can whiten your smile naturally. Each kit contains a 100% all Natural Boost Whitening Paste, an LED Teeth Whitener, All Natural Toothpowder and a Charcoal Ion Toothbrush. The Boost Whitening Paste works in partnership with the LED Teeth Whitener to give you a beautifully white smile. The toothbrush is designed to remineralize, detoxify, whiten and strengthen while the charcoal Infused toothbrush binds to and remove stains. I love the unique design of the toothbrush and that the products are all natural. You can get 20% off a future purchase from Primallifeorganics.com with code PLOBOXX17. All products are sold separately as well as in a kit.

I’m super excited to keep the party going! Share your holiday party prep ideas in the comments.

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Vince Camuto Chelsea Boot

Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper

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