Hello my loves! I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Even though I am a tad against Thanksgiving because the 2nd grade stories you learn aren’t really true, I think it is a good day to just eat and spend time with the ones you love, whether that be family, urban family, lovers, or co-workers. Today is about giving thanks for the privileged lives we live and we should recognize the truth about Native Americans having their lands taken away. Basically, don’t take anything for granted and be grateful for the life you have!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fall Fashion: Black and White

I’m dreaming in black and white! Wait, I’m not dreaming, I’m just seeing black and white in the season’s fashion trends wherever I go! Pairing black and white together can be as easy as a shirt, jeans, and boots. But there are ways to definitely spice up wearing a black and white ensemble!

Like the girls of the hit reality show The Hills, Audrina Patridge and Kristen Cavallari, wearing all black with a pop is a trendy way to not just be safe wearing all black. The white will draw the eye to that area, so make sure you are confident wearing a white piece. Like these two fashionista, pair a white tunic with a black motorcycle jacket, black jeans, and either black heels or boots. Simplicity is key for this look and you will look so chic!

Another great way to wear all black and white is to add a pop of color somewhere whether it bag, scarf, shoes or piece of jewelry. Usually an accessory is a great way to add color to this look and don’t be afraid of neon colors! They are so in right now! Try these great looks and you too will be dreaming in black and white!

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Nail it on Me!

Nail this! Add a little bling to your nails with no jewelry whatsoever! The latest trend in nail polish designs is to paint your nails a solid color then paint one of then with a sparkle nail polish! This usually needs to be done with a couple coat so it stand out but it is worth it! Play with colors as well: if you paint your nails purple, do silver glitter bling nails. If you do a bright pink, pick a pink sparkle polish to do one nail in. Experiment and don’t be afraid of color, you will love the one glitter nail!

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Music Buzz: Florence + The Machine “Ceremonials”

Soft soothing sounds of a truly gifted voice burst from the newest album “Ceremonial,” by Florence + The Machine! With cool indie stylized songs, Florence Henderson took music to a whole new level with her deep sorrowful songs of morning contrasted with celebration and splendor. Many of her songs give a feel of inspirations from jazz, blues, and old folk songs such as “Shake it Out,” and “What the Water Gave Me.” Love and loss are intertwined in this composition of songs that describe the trials of relationships in this world and the next. Outdoing herself with her first album “Lungs,” Florence + The Machine has moved to expand her sound and style, one that is easily relatable that reaches across more then festive fields.
Florence + The Machine “Ceremonials,” is available now and is so wonderful to listen to! Go get it now!
Seriously!

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Spoooctacular 2011

Halloween is approaching fast and you don’t want to be caught without a costume! Instead of the old ghost costume or over-the-top super sexy costume try these more original ideas!

Die hard Disney fan and believe you are a princess at heart? Become the newest princess, Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled! Just get a long blonde wig, or if you have long blonde hair, divide it into three separate sections, braid each section, then braid the braids together to form an intricate hair style. Grab some silk flowers and attach them all around with light bobby pins. Find a 3/4 sleeve light purple dress with purple flats and you are the lost princess with the magic golden hair!

Proud of your style and looking for an edgier costume, try being a Peacock like Audrina Patridge! If you don’t have the money to buy an actual peacock costume, just take an old black corset and sew on peacock feathers with black thread. Pair with a tulle skirt that you can either buy or make by tying pieces of tulle fabric to an elastic band. Sew on additional peacock feathers to you liking around the skirt or just on the back to finesse a tail. Up the sass with fishnet tights, black heels, and feathers pinned in your hair! Steal the show as the proud extravagant peacock!

If you want to get a little more creative, be a sudsy loofa or grab some friends to be a rock-paper-scissors trio! The loofa can be made with layers of tulle skirts like the one described above with a ribbon tied on to the center of the costume. To become the rock-paper-scissors just go to Office Depot or Staples for some large poster size paper. Pair with a matching mini dress and heels and you are ready to starts solve some problems one battle at a time!

Happy Halloween!

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Rihanna: She’s Talking the Talk

Finally! Rihanna is coming out with her new album “Talk That Talk,” that is scheduled to release on October 13, 2011! Rihanna has moved from Barbados Queen to grungy and rough rocker side with her past albums “Good Girl Gone Bad,” and “Rated R.” Many wondered if Rihanna was able to bounce back from her mishap with former boyfriend Chris Brown and her lament of physical abuse. But Rihanna has risen above all of that and created a new album about love and overcoming the odds with sensual hues. Her recent single “We Found Love,” hit number one on the Billboard charts and has set up camp! Her hopeful songs of finding love again are displayed in her songs, “Drunk on Love,” and “You da One.” Rihanna has delivered a strong album that her fans have been waiting for! “Talk That Talk,” tells us that Rihanna is back and is here to stay!

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Fall Colors: Burnt Orange

With the smell of pumpkin pie in the air, I am FALLing in love with the latest fall color burnt orange! The colors of the leaves turning and everything known to man in a pumpkin flavor, I cannot help but love the burnt orange colors that is this season’s trendiest color! Bring a little fall breeze to your outfit with a burnt orange scarf or bag. Really get into the spirit of fall by adding a piece of burnt orange clothing such as a maxi skirt, sweater, or even skinny jeans! Even if you want to wear a basic dress on a cool cold day, pair it with a pair of burnt orange tights to keep you cozy! The trick is to wear this color with confidence and I guarantee it will make you feel warm and cozy inside!

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