Thursday, December 13, 2012

A new spin to job applications

Well my friend may not be the most stylish man but in San Diego it works! My buddy Colin was asked to create a video explaining why he would be a good addition for a company he's applying for. Instead of doing the stereotypical, white wall background, lame, selfie video, he gave it a little spunk.

And guess what? It worked. He's meeting with the president of the company and had his video spread like wild fire throughout the company staff. Goes to show that being a little different and being yourself (goofy in his case) is what makes you stand out and move up in the world.

**he also included a very detailed and mature resume with all of his awesome credentials pertaining to the professionalism required in the business world**

Check out his video:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall is in the Air...FINALLY!

So after that "hurricane" that hit South Florida and the east coast, some cooler weather has followed. 

Super refreshing weather like this inspires me to wake up early and enjoy a fresh pot of coffee outside. Well until the weather drops down to the 30s or 40s...because then I won't want to get out of my warm and cozy bed. SO until then, studying, hot coffee and early cool mornings :)

Jeans, leggings, sweaters, cardigans, boots, scarfs, knit hats, high socks.... the clothes of the fall (in Florida at least). 

Weather this week: it's looking like 60s and 70s all week and wicked sunny

This week: HALLOWEEEEEEEN on Wednesday yayyy. Plenty of Halloween events going on downtown. Many local pumpkin patches as well. 
Don't forget about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios!


Die De Los Muertos (day of the dead) 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The MakeUp Show Orlando--Nov 4th & 5th


Beauty brands and top makeup artists are standing by to share their newest products and beauty secrets on November 4 and 5
NEW YORK, NY (October 2012) - The Makeup Show Orlando is excited to bring beauty, inspiration and education to the Sunshine State in less than one month on November 4 and 5.   Top beauty brands will congregate under one roof for two days to launch new products and offer exclusive pro-only discounts.  Amongst these brands are Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and TEMPTU PRO, Supporting Sponsors INGLOT, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, On Makeup Magazine, and The Powder Group.  Other brands include Stila Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Kissable Couture, Kevyn Aucoin, Senna Cosmetics, Cinema Secrets, and Graftobian Makeup Co (to name a few).   In addition, many of these brands will be hosting seminars and sharing their secrets on the main stage and in the Keynote & Business Forum.  A few of the Keynotes you will not want to miss include:

A Career in Makeup with AJ Crimson
From celebrity clients including Fergie, Estelle, Hillary Duff, Keyshia Cole, and Missy Elliot to his lip gloss brand Kissable Couture, and his own eponymous AJ Crimson brand, AJ has managed to make a name for himself in multiple areas of makeup artistry.  In his first time as a featured keynote at The Makeup Show, AJ tells us the truth about building your own name, branding yourself as an artist in diverse areas.  AJ will take you through his techniques for flawless application and reveal his secrets for success for the red carpet, for real women and everyoccasion in between.

The Journey of Special Effects Makeup with The Wolfe Brothers – Brian and Nick Wolfe (sponsored by Graftobian)
Identical twins, Brian and Nick Wolfe, take to the stage and show you the artistry they have become internationally recognized for while sharing their story about how two young men made a name for themselves in Florida theme parks.  Watch and learn as these masters show you what you need to know about body art. 

Also, taking the Main Floor to educate on the trends of the industry from bridal to airbrush include INGLOT Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Naked Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Mehron, Senna Cosmetics, TEMPTU PRO, Alcone Company to name a few.  For a complete list of Main Floor Seminars and times, visit the schedule here

The Makeup Show Orlando is held on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at The Peabody Hotel Orlando, 9801 International Drive. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

About The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday at Wall Street Cantina (downtown), Amigos and El Cerro! Can't hate that!! Yay margaritas, loaded Coronas and TACOOOOOS. 

Temperatures are finally kinda dropping! Still pretty humid outside though :/ I can't wait until the temp drops to the 70s with low humidity so I can sit outside on campus and study without sweating//glistening!!!

Lastest trending obsession-- my new jean vest. I got it from a new UCF store called Hut 8 for $7!!! Old Navy brand and it fits soo well. Semi-cropped with a v-neck and tailor look. Hut 8 is a store just like Plato's closet but looks like Hollister inside with the dim lighting. Since it's still a newish store, they have  better/newer options then Plato's does and will buy more of your clothes too. Have any colored jeans you're over or don't fit into anymore? Sell them! Or swap them out for something new to spice up your wardrobe. 

This wardrobe is super easy and could definitely use some arm candy. Jean vest, designed bando and a high wasted colored skirt.

Daily routine for a blissful day:

Yoga and coffee in the morning
wine before bed


Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on bra.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Park Ave Fashion Week Events

$50 tickets for students!!! OR volunteer and you may be able to view the show for free! I'll be volunteering at numerous events throughout the week. 

Many of the boutiques in Winter Park will be hosting events every day including promotional deals and cocktail parties in their stores!

Instead of writing out all of these events one by one, I copy//pasted this from Harriet's Park Ave Fashion Week

Weeklong Promotions

Sunday, Oct. 14 – Saturday, Oct. 20

Bajalia: Register for daily giveaways. Each day, one lucky winner will receive a pre-selected accessory.
Cerise: There’ll be a different special each day as well as complimentary wine and snacks.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 15 percent off, plus a discount on a different featured item each day.
Ford Escape Hunger Drive: PAFW features a drive – literal and figurative – to relieve hunger. Guests will have the opportunity to see and even drive the 2013 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle at various events throughout the week. Ford will provide 40 meals to people at risk of hunger for each fashion week guest.  Help us reach our goal of providing 5,000 meals to hungry families. Look for the red car icon below to see when and where to find the Ford Escape on Park Avenue this week.
Kendall & Kendall:  Buy a PAFW Runway Show ticket and receive 10 percent off all services for one visit. Ticket receipt required; valid through Oct. 20.
Lilly Pulitzer: During the Resort Collection trunk show, pre-orders will be taken from Monday through Saturday.
The Collection Bridal: Sip a glass of champagne and celebrate the latest bridal fashions and unique accessories.
Timothy’s Gallery: Have some wine, relax and enjoy the stunning silk creations of Candiss Cole’s and the sleekly classic jewelry of American master Ed Levin.
tugboat & the bird: Trunk shows will be held all week, including Florence Eiseman, Livie & Luca and more.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: freshwater pearl with semi-precious stone necklaces and bracelets.

Monday, Oct. 15

Bebe’s & Liz’s: Enjoy 25 percent off selected essentials.
Charyli: The shop’s best-selling jewelry line, Ibiza Passion, is doing a trunk show. There’ll be arm candy galore as well as edible sweets and a special gift with any Ibiza Passion purchase.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: multistone bracelets.
Ford Escape Hunger Drive:  Visit one of two cars today at local boutiques Charyli and Sulture.  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: Bra fitting event and BOGO Sale: Buy two bras, get one free; excludes sale items.
Sultre: Lauren Moshi is best known for her funk, comfort and style. Each garment is an original piece of artwork, all prints are hand drawn and only a limited number are produced. Come by for a trunk show and see why Lauren Moshi is a celeb staple. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Double the fun with two in-store events. Voluspa and Aspen Bay candles will debut their new winter scents. Enjoy 20 percent off all candles. Plus, check out the C&C trunk show and receive a free gift with all C&C purchases.
Things & Fashion: Visit the store for complimentary mimosas and 25 percent off your entire purchase. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thread: Attend a Rebekah Price Jewelry trunk show featuring a personal appearance by the designer.
Tuni: Former PAFW Emerging Designer contestant Benjamin Jay credits his early success to his complete immersion in the world of high fashion. His style can be summed up with a single adjective: rebellious. He takes risks that grab attention with Python trim and edgy chain mesh – and he makes them feminine. Stop in, meet Ben and enjoy wine and light bites. 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Bebe’s & Liz’s: Enjoy 25 percent off selected essentials.
Charyli: Meet Raleigh, the shop’s BCBGeneration rep, who’ll talk about the latest fashion trends. Sweet treats and refreshments will be served. Also, receive a gift with any purchase of a BCBGeneration item and enter a raffle to win a BCBGeneration handbag.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: mother-of-pearl French wire earrings.
Current: See the latest in men’s and ladies’ casual footwear by Toms. Choose from both fall and holiday styles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: Bra fitting event and BOGO Sale: Buy two bras, get one free; excludes sale items.
SEE: Meet and greet the acclaimed artists of McRae Art Studios. Discover your inner artisan over complimentary wine and delightful delicacies courtesy of Maxine’s on Shine while trying on fabulous fall fashion eyewear from Europe. McRae Art Studios will have PAFW-inspired art on display. 12-6 p.m.
Sultre: Don’t miss the Mason trunk show. Sultre is one of the only stores in Florida to carry this sophisticated, edgy and timeless line, which is worn by Madonna, Angelina Jolie and many other top celebs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Stop by for the Sophisticated Peacock Trunk Show. Enjoy a glass of champagne and meet local designers Diane Meltz and Sindy Levine of Sophisticated Peacock. Their line features custom-made, preppy tunics and colorful skirts for the classic woman. 4-7 p.m.
Things & Fashion: The “Avant-Garde Trunk Show & Fashion Soiree,” produced by Studio|Couture, will feature international designer trends from Planettogs and the latest in fashion accessories. Enjoy 25 percent off, designer raffle prizes and personal styling tips for your PAFW Runway Show ensemble and sample complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  6-10 p.m.
Thread:  Enjoy a Calypso trunk show all day and support Easter Seals of Florida during the “Shop and Share” event. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuni: The “Meet the Designer Trunk Show” features Cimber Designs designer Kelly Cimber, a lieutenant in the Coast Guard. Cimber combines an interest in natural earth elements, unique rocks and gemstones with a keen sense of high-fashion and beautiful things. This multifaceted young designer is known for her “Naughty Rosaries” and exotic natural stones. Sip mimosas and explore her gorgeous collection. 1-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Bebe’s & Liz’s: Enjoy 25 percent off selected essentials.
Bella: You won’t want to miss this trunk show featuring designer Marty Alterman of Jane Darling. The avant-garde Atlanta designer is shaking up the town with sparkling, non-traditional active wear. Come by after hours for a cocktail reception. 6-8 p.m.
Charyli: Viereck, the store’s best-selling line, is highlighted from 5-7 p.m. Models will be wearing the latest looks, and you’ll be able to order whatever you need for the holiday season. Come in for wine and cheese and help from all of your favorite Charyli girls. And don’t miss the Viereck party to see the dresses that Winter Park is raving about. For every Viereck dress you buy, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free Viereck dress!
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: small post semi-precious stone earrings.
Current: See the latest in men’s and ladies’ casual footwear by Toms. Choose from both fall and holiday styles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
ILashWorks: We’re having a lash bash. Enjoy 20 percent off lash strips, with makeup applications included. Plus, enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
John Craig Clothier: Attend trunk shows featuring Hiltl dress and casual trousers, and Gardeur casual trousers and five-pocket jeans. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: Bra fitting event and BOGO Sale: Buy two bras, get one free; excludes sale items.
SEE: Experience “VOIR,” the second annual runway event produced by Studio|Couture. It will showcase unique haute fashions from designers featured in New York Fashion Week, hair styled by Gary Lambert Salon and the latest styles in eyewear as seen in ElleGQ and Vogue. Enjoy complimentary Parisian desserts from Sweet Beginnings, couture cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Truffles and mimosas compliments of Maxine’s on Shine. Be sure to attend this event red-carpet ready, as paparazzi will be on site to photograph fashionable VIP guests. 6-9 p.m.
Sultre: Come by the Gypsy 05 trunk show and discover bohemian laid-back everyday fabulousness. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Treat yourself to a Barre 54 class with Debbie and learn all of the positive ways that Barre 54 can impact your life. Each 54-minute class features high-energy music and a mix of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches that create long, lean, supple muscles and strong, sculpted physiques. 6-6:54 p.m.
Things and Fashion: Attend a designer meet-and-greet and trunk show with Iris, the featured designer of Estudio-Iris, selected as an Emerging Artist at the 2012 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Wine will be served. 3-7 p.m.
Thread: Two for the price of one. An exciting pair of trunk shows featuring the latest from Nike and Erin Fetherston.
tugboat & the bird: Giveaways and special discounts will be available in-store today and tomorrow. Details at
Tuni: The Cimber Designs trunk show continues, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by later in the day for dual trunk shows from Ramy Brook and Rachel Zoe Shoes. It’s no wonder Ramy Brook is spreading like a wildfire. Her designs are sexy, modern, sophisticated and especially suited to a Florida lifestyle. Meet our Ramy rep, Stephanie, and see the expanded collection and beautiful colors that Ramy offers. Also meet our Rachel Zoe Shoes rep, Kara, and hear about what this fashion it-girl has in store for the season. Fashionistas will be even more interested in what is coming for Spring 2013. Preview the new collection and get your special orders in first! 2-6 p.m.
Tuni and Winter Park Memorial Hospital: At “Women in Medicine,” a private event at Tuni, doctors and models will share the runway and showcase the latest in fall and holiday trends. Also, M.A.C. will provide makeovers and discuss trends in beauty. 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Bajalia: Attend “India Inspires,” featuring beautiful products from India. Enjoy Indian delicacies, learn about the artisans and see the featured collection of jewelry and accessories. 5-8:30 p.m.
Bebe’s & Liz’s: Check out the Mac Duggal 2013 preview trunk show and meet America’s Perfect Junior Teen, Miss Teen America and more fashion royalty. 4-8 p.m.
Bella: A trunk show featuring Marty Alterman of Jane Darling continues. Come see active wear like you’ve never seen it before.
Charyli: Today the shop supports one of its favorite charities: SOS, Support Our Scholars. A percentage of purchases will be donated to this great organization, which provides financial support and promotes personal development to young women pursuing undergraduate degrees. Come shop and help send a young woman to college. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. After hours, stop by for Ladies’ Night happy hour featuring the Charyli-tini. 5-7 p.m.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: stunning pieces from the Cameo Pendant Collection.
Current: See the latest from Tom’s Shoes during a trunk show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ford Escape Hunger Drive:  Visit one of two cars today at local boutiques John Craig Clothier and Tuni.  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  A third car will also be at The Meat House at 699 Orange Avenue during the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gary Lambert Salon: The salon partners with Marvaldi Hair & Makeup Studio for “Cosmos, Beauty & Botox.” Enjoy drinks, Botox, makeovers and a Botox giveaway. 5-8 p.m.
John Craig Clothier: Attend a trunk show showcasing Donald J. Pliner’s made-in-Italy dress and casual footwear. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: Sleepwear Sale: 30 percent off all sleepwear and loungewear; excludes sale items.
Peter Millar: Jim Donigan, sales representative for Peter Millar, will show the latest in fall and holiday fashions. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
SEE: Come meet Food Network star contestant Emily Ellyn as she makes retro rad. She wears really cool glasses from SEE, and you can too. A weeklong trunk show offers the latest fashions at the trendiest prices. Plus, complimentary samples of Emily’s favorite recipes will be available. 3-7 p.m.
Sultre: Come meet the amazing and talented Dora Mae during her trunk show. She handpicks her items from estate sales all over the world, including jewels that date back to the 1800s. This unbelievable mix of vintage chains, gems and more is certain to inspire you to leave the store with your own gorgeous piece of history. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Synergy: Enjoy an evening of exclusive sales, appetizers, Prosecco wine and photo booth fun at “Synergy’s Looks for Less Red Carpet Event.” Get your dress, shoes and shades for the PAFW Runway Show at an incredible price. 5-8 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Local jewelry designer Shauna Allen will be in the store with her up-cycled vintage jewelry line, Loot. Enjoy complimentary wine and cupcakes and pick out some loot. Ten percent of proceeds benefit Pet Rescue by Judy. 4-7 p.m.
The Collection: See one-of-a-kind accessories designed exclusively for The Collection Bridal, toast with a glass of champagne and release your inner fashionista. 5-7 p.m.
Things & Fashion: Jewelry launch and trunk show featuring McKenzie Creation handcrafted jewelry. Meet the designer, Allan Graham, who’ll discuss his upcoming collections. Cocktails will be served. 6-9 p.m.
Thread: Attend Sunner and Sam and Lavi trunk shows.
tugboat & the bird: Giveaways and special discounts will be offered through today. Details at
Tuni: The Ramy Brook trunk show continues, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Frye Company trunk show begins. It’s the unofficial start of an important shopping season: The Fall Boots Hunt. Frye Boots rank just below the little black dress on the list of timeless, must-own items. Now is the time to stock up on boots that will (literally) carry you through the fall/winter season. Have a prickly pear margarita, meet Frye specialist John Smyth and view the fall collection. Special order your favorites if we don’t have your size; noon-8 p.m.  While we usually suggest leaving the “boys” at home, be sure to bring them to our “Frye for Guys” trunk show and see what Frye has for men. Enjoy Peroni, guy-friendly snacks and the latest styles from the men’s collection. 5-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19

Bebe’s & Liz’s: Celebrate PAFW at a pre-party with New York Fashion Week photographer Jonathan James and B. Mello, sponsored by Enjoy hors d’oeuvres compliments of Park Plaza Gardens. Begins at 7 p.m.
Cerise: Enjoy extended store hours and a surprise discount to be announced in-store only. Open until 7 p.m.
Charyli: The spotlight today is on Free People and Mink Pink and what they’re offering for the holiday season. Take 10 percent off of your Mink Pink and Free People merchandise and receive a gift with each purchase. We’re truly obsessed, and you will be too.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: stunning pieces from the Drusy Collection.
Ford Escape Hunger Drive:  Visit one of two cars today at local boutiques Peter Millar and SEE.  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
John Craig Clothier: Trunk shows featuring Samuelsohn made-to-measure suits, coats, trousers and tuxedos, plus Torino exotic belts and Robert Talbott neckwear, dress shirts and sport shirts. 1-6 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: BOGO sale in LaBella Boutique. Buy one item, get a second one at 50 percent off; excludes sale items.
Peter Millar: Jim Donigan, sales representative for Peter Millar, shows the latest in fall and holiday fashions. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
SEE: Attend the SEE trunk show featuring new, fresh fashions from Europe. Complimentary refreshments served all day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Let the shop’s personal denim consultants help you find the perfect fit of denim and enjoy a refreshing margarita from The Margarita Man. Complimentary alterations on all denim purchases.
Things & Fashion: The “Runway Sneak Peek” event will feature drinks, dessert and a first look at selections from VIP import designer Pia Gladys Perey, whose designs will be shown at the PAFW Runway Show. Mix and mingle with the Things & Fashion design team and get exclusive deals, plus a chance to win a prize from the designer. 6-10 p.m.
Thread: Attend today’s trunk shows, including LNA and Habitual Denim.
Tuni: Clear your schedule and skip the car pool. Come in and sip on bubbles and shop our final lineup, including three trunk shows featuring Dara Ettinger, Karen Zambos and Rebecca Minkette. A personal favorite of Tuni herself, Dara’s geode, agate and druzy rings, necklaces and earrings always elicit comments and compliments. The designer of one of the shop’s best-selling jewelry lines, Dara, will be here to discuss stones and how they inspired her to create these pieces. Her classic mineral rings, shimmery studs and stackable stones are bestsellers and reasonably priced. Karen, a Los Angeles-based designer, makes clothes for the “confident and carefree” girl. Reinventing the allure of bohemian charm, Karen Zambos creates a fun and flirty line that adds vintage touches to modern design. Her bag line, Zambos & Siega, and her belt line, Elegantly Waisted, are delightful additions. Calling all Minkettes! Rebecca Minkoff’s designs are a favorite among fashion-conscious women everywhere, including high-profile celebs. Rebecca designs for the fashion-forward female, and has become the No. 1 independent accessory designer in the United States. Meet our New York rep, Tara, and be the first to see Rebecca Minkoff’s line of clothing, accessories and shoes for the coming season.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Gary Lambert Salon: Check out the salon’s Blowout Bar. Blowouts are available for just $35, in time for the PAFW Runway Show.
Cerise: Enjoy 25 percent off your entire purchase, just in time to dress for the PAFW Runway Show. Extended store hours until 7 p.m.
Charyli: Bring your PAFW Runway Show ticket today and receive 10 percent off of your purchase.
Coralia Leets Boutique: Enjoy 20 percent off today’s featured item: Raphael Angel Murano glass collection.
Current: Attend a trunk show featuring 7 Diamonds sport shirts, sweaters and jackets. 12 – 5 p.m. Plus the latest from Stone Rose. 2-7 p.m.
Ford Escape Hunger Drive:  Visit three cars today at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located near the Winter Park Farmers’ Market at 151 W. Lyman Avenue.  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The last chance to check out the cars will be at the PAFW Runway Show in Central Park’s West Meadow.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m.
John Craig Clothier: Trunk shows featuring Samuelsohn made-to-measure suits, coats, trousers and tuxedos, plus Torino exotic belts and Robert Talbott neckwear, dress shirts and sport shirts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
LaBella Intimates & Boutique: BOGO sale in LaBella Boutique. Buy one item, get a second one at 50 percent off; excludes sale items.
SEE: Prep for the biggest fashion event of the year at SEE during “Make-Up & Mimosas.” The shop will have makeup artists on site to get you red-carpet ready for the PAFW Runway Show. Stylist donations encouraged. Noon-3 p.m.
The Blue Door Denim Shoppe: Let the shop’s personal denim consultants help you find the perfect fit of denim, and enjoy a refreshing margarita from The Margarita Man. Complimentary alterations on all denim purchases.
PAFW Runway Show:  Winter Park’s premier fashion event!  Dress to impress and get ready for a fabulous evening of couture fashions, drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Winter Park’s finest restaurants. Doors at 6 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m. 
Things & Fashion: Runway Rendezvous! After the big PAFW Runway Show, stop by for drinks, desserts and late-night, straight-off-the-runway shopping featuring The Pia Gladys Perey Collection. Wind down with music and mingle with Central Florida’s fashion industry elite. Bring your PAFW Runway Show ticket stub for exclusive pricing. 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Some catching up to do

So it seems I have a few months of catching up to do in this fine blogging world....

Last I posted I mentioned two fashion events in Orlando. So today I'll catch up all my readers on local events from the summer and coming soon to Orlando.

I went home to Cape Cod, MA (near Boston but with more sand) for the entire summer and got to see all of my family and amazing friends. Oh what a wonderful and relaxing summer it was!! The Cape is known for its preppy//polo style and the summery beachy look, as well.

Victoria's Secret PINK store opened at Mall of Millenia. Oh! What a great success that was. Thankfully, I work at American Eagle right below the PINK store so I got to see everything!!! Even the beautiful VS model, Elsa Hosk.

Coming soon to Orlando area:

Park Ave Fashion Week
October 14th-20th
This will be a week long of fashion events incorporating local artists and boutigues. Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time. For students, it's $50 for entry into the events all week long AND the fashion show!!! 
For more information and tickets, click here!

Today's actual report:
Beautiful sunny day though I'm sure it'll downpour later in the day. I'm going out to lunch with my best friend in downtown Orlando to a wonderful Spanish tapas bar and restaurant called Ceviche. It blows my mind how so much flavor is held in such small portions! 
**training my taste buds for when I move to Barcelona in January!!!**

This white lace dress have quite a high//awkward seam but with a long and bold necklace with some tone flats and jewelry, I should be able to make this school-girl dress look eloquent, yet casual for my lovely lunch date:)

Have a fabulous day!


Btw! If you fell out of your workout and healthy diet routine over the summer like I did, be sure to check out Karina and Katrina's Tone It Up site<<<<they're the best and wicked supportive!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fashion Show for Alzheimer's Dementia

The Collection Part 2 "Butterflies" Fashion Show will be taking place Saturday, June 2, 2012. This is the 12th Annual S.I.O.P fashion show experience and it will be held at The Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive in Orlando. Doors open at 6:30PM and show starts at 7PM. Portion of the Proceeds goes to Alzheimer's Dementia Resource Group.

Fashion Show Designer Line Up
Jaison Radcliff w/ Legacy style
Brian Houston
Marcela Angelo w/ Devinely Adorn
Monique and Carl Nichols w/ Runway Styles Boutique
Monique and Carl Nichols w/ Set it off Productions

Not only does this event promote a wonderful cause, but it raises proceeds for Alzheimer's Dementia Resource Foundation too! If you love promoting fashion and a good cause, then I'll see you in your best on Saturday, June 2 at I-Drive! For more information and pre-sale tickets click here

Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.

Your Styleorologist

Bikini Time!

Summer is here in full throttle. This means every day is a beach day! Especially since Orlando only gets hit with rain clouds late at night nowadays. Even at the beach, some fashion must be considered. But first, are you bikini ready?

For some amazing and simple home workouts check out the videos on Tone It Up! 15 minutes a day-- that's all it takes. If you have more time, go for a light jog, bike ride or brisk walk with a friend.

Besides keeping fit, focus on what you're eating in the morning. Recently, my roommate concocted this delicious GREEN breakfast smoothie. It's filled with protein and nutrients and has a lot more flavor than a bowl of cereal. Takes only a few minutes to make and you can take it with you on your way to work or school. 

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie
makes 1 smoothie
1 banana
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
3 cups of baby spinach
3-4 ice cubes (optional)

 Put the banana and peanut butter into the blender and puree until smooth.  Then, 1 cup at a time, add the spinach, each time blending until smooth.  Scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula between blends and add a tablespoon or so of water if you need to get the spinach blending.  Then add the ice cubes, if using, and pulse until smooth.

**If you want to mix it up a bit day to day, add varieties of fruit or vegetables. Add whey protein!**

With a breakfast smoothie and simple daily workout, you'll be bikini ready in no time!

"We want you to feel Healthy, Confident and Beautiful for the summer" 
-Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up!

Keep on Smiling :)
Your Styleorologist

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer's Here!

School's out, Summer's here!! The weather is perfect and the stresses from school are over :) Well... until summer classes begin in two weeks. So until then, let's keep busy and enjoy a few local festivities!

Upcoming events in Orlando:
  • Taco Tuesday -- every Tuesday at La Cantina on Wall Street 2PM-2AM. $3 Margs, Tacos and $4 loaded coronas.
  • Cinco de Mayo -- Block party at Library or the block party on Wall Street. All day :)
  • Bahama Breeze-- Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4-6PM and Sunday 10PM- close. $5 appetizers and $4 girly, delicious drinks. 
  • Waterford Farmers Market 9am-2pm
  • ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Tasting on E. Colonial-- May 9th 6-8pm
  • Mother's Day May 13th!
  • Food Truck Bizaar in Waterford Plaza May 17th 5-8pm
  • Fashion Charity Event at The Paramount "A Cause for Fashion" on Lake Eola 7pm May 19th
  • AIDs Walk in Downtown Orlando May 19th 8am-- I'll be doing it with American Eagle!

Be sure to check for other upcoming events!

"Those who do well, also do good"

What to wear to fun outdoorsy events: fun, flowy attire that you can wear from one event to the next. 
  • Change your shoes from flats to heels and it's a whole new outfit. 
  • A cardigan to a blazer. 
  • "arm party" (tons and tons of bracelets) to a single pearl one

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cuffed Jeans and Heels

My recent trending obsession: Cuffed jeans and heels or flats. Colored jeans. Vibrant colored shoes. Plain shirts. Blazers. and I'm Set!!

Weather for the week in Orlando: SUNNY! Enjoy that natural Vitamin D. Get some color by laying out for an hour each day. Bring study material and you'll be golden--literally!

How are those New Years Resolutions going? What about lent? Personal goals? Keep 'em up! 

Try to get into the happen of utilizing the whole day-- wake up early (-ish), fight that urge to sleep in and take that hangover out for a walk. Enjoy a nutritional breakfast to start your day off right. 

Have a friend with a dog? Volunteer to take the lil pup for a walk or jog in the park. Make a bucket list and start checking things off once a week!

Remember to be the best you that you can be. Enjoy the journey!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wine, Women & Shoes Event

What could be better then enjoying a Saturday with friends and fashionable locals, sipping on wine for hours and shopping for shoes??? I can't think of anything better...

Wine Women & Shoes will take place on Saturday, April 28 at Rosen Shingle Creek. Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the best shopping from national and local boutiques. A live and silent auction will also take place, as well as a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. 

Wine Women & Shoes is the only event of its kind where 100% of the ticket proceeds go towards fighting hunger in Central Florida. (For more information, visit

Spread awareness of this event to help end childhood hunger in Central Florida. But how?? Follow @WWSOrlando and tag #WWSOrl on Twitter. Like the Facebook page and share it with friends. 

Don’t forget to wear your favorite pair of shoes! J. from J’s Everyday Fashion will be on-site judging her favorites in several categories, including wedge, flat, sandal – and “best in shoe” for the overall prize.

Jillian Dunbar

**For pictures of the event, click here**