Exclusive GiGi New York WINTER SALE

Posted on: January 25, 2017

I’ve always said you can NEVER have too many handbags. Two of my favorite things coming together and I have all the details for you. Handbags and sale don’t the two go together perfectly. GiGi New York is having a Winter Sale. This is an exclusive sale and I’m giving you all the inside scoop before it opens to the public.

Click the link: https://www.giginewyork.com/Winter-Sale-s/1919.htm

now for an their EXCLUSIVE WINTER SALE and get your very own GiGi New York bag TODAY!!

Why Buy GiGi New York: 

GiGi New York is a New York based handbag and accessories brand known for it’s luxurious python leather products. Offering only the finest combination of classic and edgy styles one can find in both their handbags and accessories. When you owe anything from GiGi New York, you will see the durability, craftsmanship and beauty in each of their products. They’re a high quality brand and a line that I love and trust.

GiGi New York also gives you the option to personalize your choice of accessories up to three letters. Great addition for your selection and makes for a perfect gift or even a treat for yourself.  So click the link above and enjoy this EXCLUSIVE SALE  filled with a variety of top quality items. Be sure to sign up for their e-mail list to receive 10% off your next purchase! Have fun shopping, enjoy!



What are your GiGi New York favorites?

Enjoy the exclusive sale. I’d love to to see all your favorites and what you purchase. Please do share using the #SFBFashion.

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting my journey!!


Gallette Des Rois

Posted on: January 16, 2017

Hi Loves!

I mentioned in my New Year’s resolutions/goals post that one of my resolutions was to continue to try and explore new things while also sharing more of myself to you all. In turn, I hope to inspire and empower you along the way. Also, I’m bringing a new element to the blog. I’m going to dive deep, and share more of myself with you. My hope is for you to learn more about me and it give you more insight of my journey.  I originally called Mondays– “Motivational Mondays” but I’m changing it to “Getting Personal Mondays.” I’ll continue to inspire, motivate, empower and enlighten you while I also get personal. For this “Getting Personal” post, I’m sharing my personal experiences from a recent event I attended. What I learned, what it taught me and my accounts of the evening. To find out more, continue reading.

New Year’s celebrations continued on the evening of January 12th at FiaFNY. One of my fellow blogger friends Loren from Enlightened By Bravery invited me to attend the Gallette Des Rois celebration at the fi:af  Skyroom located on the Upper East Side in NYC. The evening was filled with wine, French Cider, savory bites, good company and conversation. Followed by the main attraction — the massive and impressive Gallette Des Rois for all to admire and of course feast on. Gallette Des Rois also known as Kings Cake has been celebrated and recognized by many for years. Various cultures and countries have their own versions of this tradition. It’s to celebrate the Epiphany marking the end of the Christmas season. This celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings to Bethlehem. The Epiphany also known has Three Kings Day is a Christian feast day celebrating the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ.

The massive and delicious French pastry Gallette Des Rois was provided by Financier Pasteries and the savory bites and spread were provided by Le District.

 What I learned:

  • In true French tradition a small porcelain charm or fève (bean) is hidden in the cake and anyone who finds one in is crown king for the evening.
  • The first Galette Des Rois was actually filled with almond paste and mashed potatoes
  • Nowadays, this pastry cake is filled with almond paste, it’s simple, not too sweet, but still absolutely delicious
  • This tradition dates back to the middle ages and only served during the month of January

Even though I don’t speak much French (none whatsoever outside the familiar phrases and sayings) it was still impressive and nice to hear a different language other than English. I’ve always found French to be such a romantic and elegant language. **One fact about me is that while I was in elementary school I took French Class then later on learned Spanish.** After hearing the beautiful language again, I was intrigued and thought about relearning the romantic language again. And maybe, I could speak it fluently one day, one day. Practice makes perfect, right?!  Even though I didn’t understand some of the French spoken that evening, I admire a beautiful language and I believe its never too late to learn and experience new things like languages and cultures. They also had a photo booth station set up for all to enjoy. If you post your photos on social media you could enter a special raffle for a chance to win tickets to a Comedy Show. Like all events and life’s adventures I made sure to Snapchat and Instastory the evening. Be sure to follow me on Snapchat : SocFashBeaut17 and on Instastories: @SocialFashionistaBeauty to see all the BTS action.

Thanks again to Loren for inviting me to this fun event and thanks to Fiaf for having me.

Overall, I enjoyed the evening. The event was fun-filled and a great experience. Nothing like stepping outside your comfort zone and learning new things. I promised myself to continue  learning, exploring and experiencing new things. The perfect evening to learn and enjoy some French culture. A great way to kick-off the New year and accomplish one of my goals/resolutions. This is something I’ll continue to do and I hope you’ll join me in doing so!

If you aren’t already be sure to follow Loren on social media @EnlightenedByBravery and be sure to check out her blog: www.enlightenedbybravery.com.

To learn more about FI:AF and what the organization is all about go to: www.fiaf.org.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it inspired you to try something new and step outside your comfort zone once in awhile. You never know what you’ll learn.

Have you celebrated Gallette Des Rois?

If so, please do share, I love hearing from you.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!

 


Holiday Style Part II

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Still looking for something to wear for the holidays thats stylish and chic.

Continue reading and seeing how I’ve styled this holiday outfit.

This holiday season has been busy and event(FULL) to say the least. I was fortunate enough to attend a few events with Town & Country. One event that was really fun was the event with Baccarat X Town & Country. The event brought together PR executives, bloggers, associates and Baccarat fans for the opening of Baccarat’s newest pop-up shop located in the Soho/West Village area. If you haven’t shopped at Baccarat before it’s definitely worth all the money. If your still looking for some last minute gifts ideas, be sure to check them out. They have the best items for your home, jewelry, decor and so much more. The evening was amazing, spent with great friends and new friends. This was the outfit I wore to the event.

Outfit Details 

All black everything will always be my go-to outfit, why you may ask? It’s chic, elegant and not to mention very classy. A simple black outfit with the right accessories is the perfect holiday outfit that’s quick, easy and simple to put together. My pop of color of the outfit would be what I wear on my feet. But still keeping it classy, chic and stylish. This is one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn this season. This black lace tunic from Zara is the perfect top to wear for any occasion. The ruffle frill sleeves makes the outfit fun, flirty and super glam. Not to mention you’d be on trend and having heads turn wherever you go. Pair it with some black skinny pants as I’ve done here, or even a pleated skirt to dress and spice up the outfit. For shoes, wear some fun bootie heels or even these velvet flats as you see here. These velvet Marc Fisher flats are my absolute favorite this season. They are super comfortable {as if your walking on air} and the velvet detail will dress up any outfit. Velvet is a material that is not only on trend, it’s sleek and chi. Something that will be around in fashion for awhile. So go grab yourself a pair, trust me you won’t be disappointed. To me, this is the perfect outfit to wear for any holiday event. It’s very elegant, classy and super chic. You’ll definitely get the “Best Dressed” award hands down!!

SHOP MY LOOK

Top: Zara

Pants: Alice and Olivia

Flats: Marc Fisher

Booties: Kendall + Kylie 

Heels: Stuart Weiztman

Pleated Skirt: Anthropologie

Accessories: Cartier and Chloe and Isabel

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope this holiday outfit gave you some inspiration for your holiday outfit.

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey!


Friends giving 2016

Posted on: December 1, 2016

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This year my husband and I hosted our 3rd annual Friendsgiving. An evening filled with lots of laughs, love and a whole lot of food. We definitely feasted that evening. I may have gone a little overboard on the food–let’s just say that  it was enough to feed an army. Another fact about me:  I enjoy hosting, entertaining, cooking and creating recipes to share with everyone. All I can say is that it was worth it and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. To be honest, I didn’t take many photos from the evening, why you ask? Although, I enjoy capturing all of life’s moments. I simply wanted to enjoy the evening with our friends and take in the moment. If you follow me on Snapchat (SocFashBeaut17) then you saw a glimpse of the festivities. I love this time of the year, it gives me all kinds of feels. It made me realize even more how blessed, grateful and thankful my husband and I are for family and friends.

Before every Friendsgiving I also prep before the evening. I think of the menu, tablescape and home decor for the evening. My go to source for inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is a great resource for all sorts of things, definitely a website to check out if you haven’t already. As for the invitations I make sure to send them out way in advance to give our guest ample time to make work out their schedules. I love a good handwritten letter any day. I’m all about personal notes and touches. But since we live in a Social Media and Tech day in age my go to source to send out invitations is via Evite. It’s user friendly, it has a variety of invitation templates to choose from and your guest will receive your invite instantly via email. Simple, fast and easy. Our theme for the evening was Chic Holiday Glam using accents of Silver and Gold. I love having fresh flowers and candles to add to the table. Fresh roses are beautiful, they smell great and they make for a great centerpiece for any table spread. Candles add a nice touch to your tablescape and home decor. Giving off that intimate and homey feel.  I added some glitter pine cones, votive candle holders, gourds and painter hurricanes. With little accents here and there, I kept the tablescapes and decor simple, elegant and chic. 

For the Appetizer Table: I added a few gourds to the table I thought they fit perfectly for Fall and our Friendsgiving theme. I filled some silver painted hurricanes with old wine corks and filled red mason jars with flowers to complete the table spread. 

For the Main Dining Table: I had fresh flowers in low vases and glass hurricanes with floating candles as the main centerpieces. I added a few glitter pine cones as table accents. 

Most of my tablescape decor came from: Michaels, Party City, Pier 1, Target, and Home Goods.

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Give Thanks Banner

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Thanksgiving Napkins

Plates 

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Cheers Marquee Light

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Give Thanks Sign

Glass Votive Holders

The Menu 

Appetizers

Sweet Potato Bites

Apple Roast Beef Crostini’s with Honey Drizzle

Cranberry and Pomegranate Crostini’s

Assorted Cheese, Grapes, Crackers and Almonds

Main Courses

All Organic and Gluten-Free (Minus the Dinner rolls)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Roasted Garlic Parmesan String Beans

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Pesto Pasta

Roast Parmesan Cauliflower

Roast Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Bacon

Cranberry Stuffing

Mash Potatoes

Gravy

Honey Roasted Carrots

Turkey

CornBread

Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Dessert

Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Mini Nutella Filled Donuts

Nutella Donuts

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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[PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN BY ENLIGHTENEDBYBRAVERY]

[PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN BY ENLIGHTENEDBYBRAVERY]

This year, we welcomed old and new friends and family to our home. Our Friendsgiving was filled with many fond moments that we can add to the book of memories we’ve compiled over the years. After eating, we enjoyed some laughs, drank wine and played a few fun rounds of Charades. All in all the evening was fun and enjoyable. We thank everyone who came and enjoyed the evening with us. We’re thankful, grateful and blessed to have you all in our lives. Thankful to see another year and share a wonderful evening with friends who’ve become family. Our hearts are overjoyed with so much love and I know how tummies were filled and stuffed with delicious food. Thankful, grateful and happy to end 2016 on a good note and with more memories to cherish forever. May we continue to celebrate the good times in our lives together in the years to come. 

What are you thankful for this year? 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey. 

 


Simply Stylist: Fashionably Chic

Posted on: November 11, 2016

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This year I was invited to the annual Simply Stylist event here in NYC. It was held at the Yotel hotel on the west side in Midtown.

Simply Stylist : Founded in 2009, Simply Inc. is a beauty and fashion brand consultant agency who specializes is Brand Collaborations, Public Relations, Events, and is the parent company to Simply Stylist Seminars and www.SimplyStylist.com. Simply Inc is dedicated to connecting designers and stylists in a unique environment where editorial and celebrity style converge to influence consumers across the world. Designed to benefit both the elite and emerging sectors of the fashion industry, Simply Inc. produces events and content where dialogue is stimulated, inspiration is sparked and creative collaborations are born. We are passionate about educating fashion and style enthusiasts by connecting them to style experts who can share industry insight, provide one-of-a-kind advice and even address personal style dilemmas. In recent years, top stylists have justifiably become celebrities in their own right. Looks they’ve created for clients have shaped trends in magazines, blogs, and entertainment and have even influenced the way consumers shop.(https://www.facebook.com/pg/LoveSimplyStylist/about/?ref=page_internal) 

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Our host for the day was none other than the fabulous Catt Sadler from E! Entertainment. The day was filled with speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs, reality stars and fellow bloggers like: Lauren Bushnell, Claire Sulmers of Fashionbomb Daily, Lilliana Vasquez from the Today Show, Vanessa Simmons, Kattanita of With Love Love From Kat, Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior and many more. It was great to hear from each speaker as they shared their experiences, trials and success over the years. The event overall was eye-opening, inspiring, enlightening and empowering. I enjoyed speaking and connecting one on one with some of the guest speakers– Liliana Vasquez, Claire Sulmers even our host Catt Sadler. Their words of wisdom and advice were admirable and inspiring. I know that I’ll utilize these tools and apply them to my blog, my growing business and in life. I’m grateful and humbled for the experience and the invite. It was a true pleasure to meet fellow Ladybosses and connect with a few. I look forward to connecting and collaborating with many more of you soon! I love meeting and connecting with fellow bloggers, lady bosses and entrepreneurs. Please feel free to write to me or leave a comment below. If your in the city I would love to meet for lunch or even coffee, and discuss possible collaboration ideas.

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I’d like to call this my fashionably chic look for the day.

Shop my look by clicking the links for each item.

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Chloe and Isabel Necklace: Aventine Long Pendant Necklace

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Marc Fisher: Kassie Perfed Loafers

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Blank NYC: Denim Low Life Skinny Jeans

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Saint Laurent: Dome-Studded Leather Moto Jacket

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Equipment Shirt: Slim Signature Silk Ombre Python Print Shirt 

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Hermes: Hermes Clemence Evelyne III PM 

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Cartier: Love Ring in Pink Gold 

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 I love hearing from you, leave me a comment below or send me a message.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey. I hope you enjoyed!