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The Perfect White Shirt

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With Fall here, there is something every closet needs… the perfect button-down white shirt.  I consider a button-down the holy grail of layering.  Why?  Because it looks perfect with just about everything.  WIth your button down you can throw on a sweater, a blazer, scarf, or jacket.  I found this beautiful button-down at Urban Outfitters about two weeks ago, and I just couldn’t wait to wear it.

Not only is the silhouette of this shirt on point, but I love the back of it.  The v-hem is quite the surprise and gives the shirt more of a sophisticated touch!  Still not sure where to start finding your perfect button down?  Below are some great selections from Urban Outfitters!

Shop here!

Outfit Details

White Button-Down Shirt // Jeffrey Campbell Dulce Heels // Grey Trousers from Zara  // Free People Fedora

Personal Style & Food Blog Written by Tia Nicole

ABC Selfie: Social Media Cleanse

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A good old fashioned detox is necessary with just about everything we do in excess. So when I was challenged to unplug from social media for 24 hours, I pretty much welcomed the idea. I have grown rather attached to my phone, whether I’m asking ‘Siri’ where I can find the nearest sushi spot or being addicted to checking my Instagram feed as soon as my phone lights up. Social media has pretty much taken over my life, but unlike most addicts I’m not suffering from a denial phase.

Unplugging for 24 hours gave me the opportunity to finally do the things that I needed to do, but just couldn’t find the time in between my countless selfies or snaps of my beautifully laid out dinner. Let’s be real, staring into your phone can pretty much occupy your day, leaving little room for any other things outside of social media.

I started the cleanse by simply powering down my phone and going to bed.  I finally had a chance to sleep in. I wasn’t disturbed by flashes of bright light, email notifications, phone calls or text messages… It was pure bliss! I woke up, ate breakfast (minus the picture and hashtags) and read a book.

#GirlBoss came out months ago, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to finally finish the last half of the book. After reading, I spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking and organizing my fall wardrobe. The evening ended with my second favorite addiction, shopping. I took a trip over to Urban Outfitters to grab a couple of layering tees for Fall. After shopping, I decided to walk around downtown and even took a moment to take in the beautiful view of Baltimore.

While this might not sound like the most adventurous 24 hours, I walked away from my cleanse feeling a bit lighter and refreshed.  My social media cleanse was indeed a welcomed task and it will be interesting to see how Eliza in ABC’s new comedy ‘Selfie’ will survive. Premiering on September 30, 2014 at 8/7c, the ABC comedy series serves up the perfect reason for anyone to unplug. The main character, Eliza, takes her social media attachment to the extreme. Loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” like Audrey Hepburn’s character Eliza Doolittle, Eliza Dooley in “Selfie” needs a personality overhaul. She is essentially a woman who’s obsessed with her outward appearance as well as her status in social media. After a mortifying public incident, Eliza convinces her company’s branding whiz, Henry Higgs, to improve her image.   I can’t wait to see what kind of improvements Eliza makes over the course of the new season.

Unplugging can seem a bit intimidating but I challenge everyone to do it at least once. To start, it is simple, just reach for your phone and hold down the power button. Most importantly, take this time to check off those lingering items on your to-do list!

Want to see the pilot episode of Selfie? Check out this link to Selfie on ABC: http://abc.go.com/shows/selfie

If I can’t convince you to detach for 24 hours maybe Eliza will!

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ABC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about ABC Selfie, all opinions are my own.” 

Personal Style & Food Blog Written by Tia Nicole

Bold Lips – Fall Makeup

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Just like we switch up our wardrobes for Fall, we should do the same thing when it comes to our makeup routines.   My staple item for Fall will of course be a great piece of headwear, so I needed to know how to change up my look with little effort.

Jamaya Moore, my favorite Baltimore based MUA,  says that Fall makeup is all about a bold lip.  Jamaya showed me ways to change up my lip color without having to go out and buy new products.  For example, you can use colored lip pencils and fill in your entire lips as well as use products like Anastasia Dipbrow pots for lip color because it is waterproof and smear proof.  Jamaya is a pro, so ofcourse my makeup came out flawless.

When it comes to make up, I really like to keep it simple(meaning light pinks), but after experimenting with some NARS and SMASHBOX lip colors, I am starting to fall in love with darker color.  Dark lips are perfect for Fall.

Here are the products used:

RED LIP:  MAC lip pencil in Auburn filled over entire lips

PLUM LIP:  NYX mahogany lip liner. MUFE rouge artist intense lipstick, NARS velvet matte lip pencil

BROWN LIP: Anastasia Dipbrow in Chocolate (made for brows but can serve as a good lipliner because it’s waterproof/smear proof)

Need advice, schedule an appointment with Jamaya!  www.jamayamoore.com

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