NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: INTENTIONS & WELLNESS TIPS | PLUS A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS + WIN A $750 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON
I had a wonderful start to 2018 celebrating with family and dear friends by a bonfire on the beach with way too many fireworks (two extra-large boxes from Costco to be exact, we never thought it would end) and lots of food and drink for all! With all the fun and excitement of the New Year we must also remember that this is a time of reflection on our previous year. What can we work on going forward? What should we try to do more of or less of in 2018? What are some positive ways that we can not only do better for ourselves but for others as well? I’ve decided that this year I am done with resolutions! No more for me. We all must do what works for us and for me I just end up breaking those a few days or weeks in and then I’m done. So this year I have decided to set some intentions instead. I’m thrilled to share today my Intentions, Wellness Tips, and a Few Favorite Things for 2018. Not sure about each of you but I am definitely in need of a little detox from my trip. I enjoyed myself but I did fall off the wagon just a bit as far as my healthy eating and drinking goes. I do believe in moderation and I did still workout while on vacation (just obviously not as often as I do when I’m home) but I am ready to get back on my normal healthy track. You might remember some of my previous wellness posts: STAYING HEALTHY DURING THESE WINTER MONTHS, WORKOUT WEAR/ATHLEISURE + WELLNESS TIPS, my daily CRUCIAL FOUR MBREAKFAST SHAKE, COUPLES THAT TRAIN TOGETHER and MERRY NEW YEAR TO ALL for more information on what I do and believe in. Plus be sure to scroll all the way down the post for a chance to WIN A $750 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON. I love the timing with my latest giveaway because many items that I swear by can be purchased from Amazon website.
WHAT 4 BLOGGERS WORE TO THE REWARDSTYLE PARTY AT NYFW + ALL MY CHIC WEEK SALE PICKS
Today I’m sharing with each of you what 4 bloggers wore to the rewardStyle party at NYFW. Pictured are a few of my blogger bff’s: Heather Anderson of SoHeather, Cathy Anderson of TheMiddlePage and Debby Allbright of DebbyFashionomics. We had such a wonderful trip together and the rewardStyle Rooftop party at La Sirena Ristorante was a fabulous ending to an amazing trip. It was such fun seeing old and new blogger friends from all over the world. Everyone who is affiliated with rewardStyle was there. They always throw the best parties and once again they did not disappoint. You might also remember my post from last year’s event at New York Fashion Week.
What’s better than pinstripes to kick off the fall season? Nothing in my book. For this isn’t your average boring pinstriped blazer. I bought this gorgeous dramatic, slimming Smythe pinstriped blazer to wear during New York Fashion Week this year. I knew it would no doubt stand out in the crowd and be a classic that I can wear for years to come! You might also remember the last time I wore another amazing blazer was in this post for NYFW as well as this one.
Street Style Squad hits 2017 New York Fashion Week. This is one of my favorite times of year ever since I was a little girl. I remember always watching and being enamored with highlights from all the fashion shows for as long as I can remember. This was my second trip to NYFW, last year being my first as a fashion blogger. I just love traveling with my sweet dallas blogger friends to NYC and meeting so many bloggers while I’m there. We never get much rest during this week and we spend most of our time with meetings, shopping and of course drinks and dinner with all of our blogger friends that are also in town. The highlight of our trip was no doubt the amazing rooftop rewardStyle party on our last night in the big city. You might also remember my posts from last year here, and here. Plus don’t forget to head to the very bottom of the post because one lucky reader will win a $650 gift card to Amazon.
If you’ve ever met my mom you would understand why she’s the woman I admire most in the world. She truly is such an inspiration and gives of herself each and everyday. In 1962, my mom, Sue Wade, founded Wade College in Dallas, Texas for those students who wanted to join the fashion and merchandising industries. She became interested in fashion at the age of 15 while working for a local department store. Her high school program allowed students to attend school half a day and then work half a day. Keep reading more about my inspirational mother and learn more about my amazing white ruffle eyelet blouse. You might also remember another post where I discussed my background as well REWARDSTYLE’S BEHIND THE SCREEN WITH STREET STYLE SQUAD + THE GUCCI GIVEAWAY.
Last weekend I accomplished a major goal of mine since starting my blog, Street Style Squad. I was thrilled to be invited to attend the 5th annual rewardStyle Blogger Conference. It is only held once a year and last year’s conference was held only a little over a month after I launched my blog. I told myself that I would do whatever it took to work hard for you (my followers) to get invited this year. And I’m very proud to say that out of the 12,000 bloggers affiliated with Reward Style around the world I was ranked in the top 200 and therefore was honored and beyond excited to attend the rStheon Conference. I owe each and everyone of you a BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT of my blog Street Style Squad. Because without each of you reading and shopping my blog none of this would be possible! I thought it would be fun to share a quick round up of my RewardStyle conference looks that I wore and a little bit about where I wore them. You might also remember my recent post that rewardStyle did on me: REWARDSTYLE’S BEHIND THE SCREEN WITH STREET STYLE SQUAD.
Black & White Transition + A Gucci Handbag Giveaway
In today’s post I will be sharing with all of you a great ‘Black & White Transition + A Gucci Handbag Giveaway’. Just by glancing at my blog or instagram you can easily see that right now I am slightly obsessed with anything and everything Gucci. Therefore I am especially excited about bringing you this amazing giveaway! You might also remember another recent post of mine VALENTINES LINKS + A $500 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY (that is also still going on but ends in 4 more days).
I’ve got you covered with Dressy Or Casual Valentine Looks For All in the latest from Street Style Squad. Here I am wearing a blouse by one of my favorite local designers Tish Cox (her line can be found at Cabana). Tish Cox was recently written up in D Magazine about her unconventional new partnership with the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. The Lighthouse employs people that are blind or visually impaired to sew Tish Cox’s amazing high-end line. “Cox made a five-year agreement with the Lighthouse’s newly appointed CEO Hugh McElroy, and they swiftly assembled a team including Forest Bell, the design division director at Wade College, who created a 10-week training course and figured out how to translate Cox’s garment construction into a process that worked for blind and visually impaired employees.” Therefore don’t wait another minute and get out there and purchase something from Tish’s amazing line because you no doubt will be supporting a wonderful cause. You might also remember when I was written up in DFW Style Daily For Best In Dallas, head there to find out a little bit more about me. Plus Keep scrolling for all my Valentine or Galentine outfit ideas for all.
Today I am sharing with each of you some amazing Valentines Links + a $500 Nordstrom Giveaway. You might also remember in one of my last posts where I also covered VALENTINE’S OR GALENTINE’S OUTFIT IDEAS FOR ALL. I hope that each of you will go check that one out if you haven’t already. So many great options at all price points and not just your expected red or pink (if that’s not your style) I’ve also got whites and blacks on the list as well. Scroll down for all my outfit details below (fyi my faux fur coat was $455 & its now $191) and to enter The Nordstrom Giveaway.
Fab One Shoulder Top Perfect For Spring Break & Beyond
This amazing ruffle, one shoulder, striped blouse will definitely be on repeat all through the Spring and Summer months for me no doubt. I can’t wait to share this post with you because it’s such a Fab One Shoulder Top Perfect For Spring Break & Beyond. And the best part is this top is less than $100! Can you believe it? And wait till you hear this…it’s an exact dupe for a Johanna Ortiz blouse that seriously costs $795. Making my dupe almost $700 dollars less than the original. I just love a good dupe buy more than anything, especially when you cannot tell the difference between the two until you practically look at the labels. You might remember my last post TAKE YOUR LOOK TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH ONE ITEM: A BALMAIN BLAZER DUPE as well where I shared with you another exquisite dupe. I think both of these pieces are beyond phenomenal and look forward to sharing many more dupes with all of you in the future.
Not sure about you but I just recently learned about ‘Galentine’s Day’ and I absolutely love this. If you haven’t ever heard of it it’s all about celebrating Valentine’s Day with your girlfriends if you don’t have a significant other. I just love this idea! Why be sad, lonely or feel sorry for yourself when you can embrace this day and enjoy it with a fun and liberating GNO instead. I wish this was around back in the day when I was single. lol With this post I want to share with you some fabulous outfit ideas for ALL no matter who you’re celebrating with.You might remember the last time I did this type of post was MY PICKS FOR THE NORDSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE + OTHER NOTABLE SALES. And I received some great feedback from that one so I thought I would do another one for this next fun holiday coming up.
Smile Brilliant is an at home teeth whitening customized kit that will not only save you time but money as well. We all know that I can’t live without my cup of coffee each morning (I’d never make it through the day without it, along with my Crucial Four Shake), green tea every afternoon, and finally some red wine as well a couple of nights throughout the week. Yes, I do still drink my 75-100 ounces of water each day. However any combination of coffee, tea and red wine can and will wreak havoc on the color of your teeth. I used to think that my teeth were pretty white but then I started noticing some of my friends teeth and I soon realized that they in fact were no longer what I considered “white” to be. Being a fashion/lifestyle blogger and having to constantly take pictures all the time, it obviously is very important to me to have nice, pretty, white teeth. I’d like to take this time to tell you a little about Smile Brilliant~How To Make A Lasting Impression.
Merry New Year To All + A New Collab On Fitness And Food
As 2016 comes to a close I am reflecting on my past year with Street Style Squad. As I am getting close to my 1 year anniversary I am also looking forward to all the many new adventures and goals I have set for myself for 2017. I would like to focus on some new areas on my blog as well as learn new things. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with loved ones and enjoy my latest post Merry New Year To All + A New Collab On Fitness And Food. I am happy to announce a new collaboration with dear friend and fellow Lifestyle Blogger, Alicia Wood, of The Lush List. You might also remember some of my recent wellness posts STAYING HEALTHY DURING THESE WINTER MONTHS, WORKOUT WEAR/ATHLEISURE + WELLNESS TIPS, and CRUCIAL FOUR MBREAKFAST SHAKE.
GIFTS FOR HOME + CYBER SALES + $1000 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY
Today’s post is focusing on so many exciting things…GIFTS FOR HOME + CYBER SALES + $1000 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY.I’ve compiled my list of The Best Of Cyber Monday Sales From A to Z. Plus today I am also sharing my Gift Guide For Home. So many great items for anyone on your list. And don’t forget to sign up for the Nordstrom $1000 gift card giveaway below as well (no loop involved so its super easy).
I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. And enjoy this ‘Happy Cyber Monday’ (I for sure have never said happy Monday before) lol.
Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/5. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!