Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Looking for some gift ideas for your Mom?

I’ve got you covered, here’s my gift ideas for Mother’s Day that I know you’re Mom would love and appreciate! Show your Mom some love and give her the gift she’s gonna love and enjoy. Here are some of my gift ideas that can be helpful for you if your looking for something that will wow her with these luxury gift ideas. But of course, nothing says I love you more than a card, flowers and even taking her out to eat to show her you love her. No matter how you show her you care and appreciate all she does, I’m sure she’ll love the thought and sentiment. Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous Mom’s out there including my Moms!

 

Givenchy Antigona Medium Leather Tote

$2,995

Denis Colomb Kolkata Scarf

$295

Givenchy Limited Edition Couture Le Rouge Lipstick 

$38.00

Art Deco Octagon Drop Earrings

#38.00

Pure Silk Pillow Case

$79.00

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum

$120.00

Le Mer The Moisture Intense Collection 

$290.00

Hermes Clic Clac H Bracelet 

$660.00

Coach Rogue Tote with Link Leather Detail

$995.00



These are my picks for Mother’s Day, which would you choose for your Mom?

I hope these gift ideas were helpful for you. Please let me know if you choose to get one of these items for your Mom by commenting below.

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


NYE SFB STYLE

Posted on: December 30, 2016

Ready to ring in the New Year in Style!

Feeling chic and badass in my outfit as I get ready to welcome 2017. Here, I mixed some high and low fashion and created this stylish, chic and badass look for New Year’s Eve. Great for NYE fun or even a night out on the town. Whatever the occasion you’ll be looking, fly, fashionable and fierce. I’m also sporting a new look for the new year! What can I say, I’m all about change and hey it’s 2017, a New Year, a New me–sporting the bangs look. A hairstyle I’ve always loved and rocked in years past, and I’m happy to sport this style in 2017. I must say, it goes well with my lob haircut and soft balayage hair color. For more details on my outfit scroll down and shop my look.

Shop my Look

Top: White House Black Market  , Similar/Pants: White House Black Market, Similar/Moto Jacket: Saint Laurent, Similar/Loafers: Brock Collection, Similar

Accessories: 

Clutch: Hermes/Bracelets: Cartier/Evil Eye Bracelets: Lorraine Schwartz (Similar) /Necklace: Meira T/Rings: Chloe and Isabel/Engagement Ring and Anniversary band (Custom Made): King of Jewelry/ Scarf: Dior/Hair by Kathy 

Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year! All the best to you in 2017!

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


Holiday Style: Glitz and Glam with Julie Brown NYC

Posted on: December 16, 2016

 

Looking for the perfect outfit to wear to any holiday event? Continue reading and find out the details of this holiday outfit I put together. 

This outfit was one of my absolute favorites, the perfect look for the holiday season. For this look I was channeling my inner Gossip Girl {so to speak}, maybe my inner Serena or Blair. I’ve been watching the beloved series again lately and this outfit made me think of the fabulous fashion that was seen on the show. I don’t know about you, but I definitely think this show should return to tv. I know, I’m not the only one to say this, am I right? Who wouldn’t love to see Serena, Blair, Chuck, Dan and the whole group again!!??

Thanks to Julie Brown NYC this stunning gold top with beaded detail gives the perfect amount of sparkle and shine for the holiday season. It gives the outfit the allure of all the glitz and glam one would want in an outfit for the holidays. I paired it with this silk black accordion skirt by Rebecca Minkoff. For shoes, you can go either way– pair it with heels like these from Sam Edelman or even these ultra cheek black leather knee high boots by Stuart Weiztman as seen here (my favorite over the knee boots). For accessories, I wore my favorite Hermes H enamel bangle with black and gold hardware, a ring from Chloe and Isabel and my Givenchy Envelope clutch. The perfect clutch for any occasion! This look was so easy to put together and definitely an outfit that can be worn for any special occasion. I wore this outfit to a Holiday Birthday party for one of my fellow blogger friends. The perfect outfit for an amazing evening!!      

                    

Photos taken by @Frasen9 

Shop my Look

Blazer:  Theory (Old) but shop similar one here

Top: Julie Brown NYC

Blogger Friends Outfits: Julie Brown NYC  Here, here and here

Skirt: Rebecca Minkoff (Old) but similar ones here and here

Heels: Sam Edelman

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Bracelet: Hermes H Enamel Bracelet

Bracelet: Cartier

 Clutch: Givenchy 

Rebel Red Tiger Eye Ring: Chloe and Isabel

 

Warmest wishes for the holiday season to you all, and a New Year filled with peace, love and happiness. Thank you for all your support this year and 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!


Cozy, Casual Fashion

Posted on: November 4, 2016

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Happy Friday Loves! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day and week. I wanted to share this outfit and photos with you from our trip to the U.K. back in September. I know I’m a little behind on my travel diaries post, but don’t worry it’s coming to the blog VERY soon. Stay tuned!

My husband and I travelled to the beautiful U.K. for our Anniversary trip. We were celebrating 3 years of being happily married. Here we are in Edinburgh, Scotland. While in Scotland and the U.K. we enjoyed the beautiful Fall weather along with the gorgeous foliage and crisp air on this side of the world. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend you visit Scotland and all over the U.K. it’s simply magical.

During my travels, I like to feel cozy, comfy but stylish all at the same time. This was the perfect outfit to walk around and tour the city. These flats by the way are the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever owned. We walked were the ultimate tourist walking and explore all over. You’d think my feet would be so sore, but they felt glorious. Be sure to check out the brand: Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole, it’s like walking on clouds. Trust me you’ll love the brand and your feet will be thanking you. Not only is this outfit comfy, stylish, casual, but it’s also perfect for Fall. The bomber coat is so on trend right now, you’ll want to jump on the bandwagon and get one for yourself. Not to mention, a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe. And this bomber jacket right here is still available at Zara for only $39.90. You can’t beat that!  Shop my look and get all the details to my outfit below. I hope everyones having a great week and enjoying the weather back home!

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey. I hope you love this outfit as much as I do. Would love to see and hear all about your fashion go-to’s and style tips. Comment below, write to me or share you’re photos by using the hashtag: #SFBFashion. <3

 

 

SHOP MY LOOK

BACKPACK: Sol and Selene “All-Start” Backpack in Grey

SUNGLASSES: Smoke x Mirrors Volunteer Sunnies in Blue Glam/Matte Silver w/ Brown Lenses

FLATS: Gentle Souls Portobello Penny Loafers in Gold

BOMBER JACKET: Zara Bomber Jacket in the Color Khaki

BLACK T-SHIRT: James Perse Relaxed Casual T-Shirt in Black

BLACK DENIM: J. Brand Maria High-Rise Super Skinny In Seriously Black 

HAT: Janessa Leone lla Wide Brimmed Fedora in Black 


Fall Fashion Edition: Fall Outfit from Day to Night

Posted on: September 30, 2016

 

My New York look in full effect. It’s so basic,  yet so chic all at the same time. For the daytime I like to feel comfy, and this is a great casual and chic look.  For a more daytime casual feel, as I’ve done here, wear flats. For the night time, throw on a pair of heels to make this outfit sizzle for a night out on the town. My favorite heels to pair with this outfit: Jimmy Choo Kiki Suede & Fringe Heels. In addition to the heels, change up your lip color to be night time ready. My suggestion would be: a bold red lip or even a deep mave or brown lip color. My favorite Fall shade lipsticks are: Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in the Shade Cocoa and Tom Ford’ Lip Color Matte in shade Ruby Rush What I love about wearing all black, it’s a look that’s so effortless and stylish. An outfit so basic, you just need to accessorize it to take it to the next level. I’m a huge fan of accessories! With the right accessories, you can make your outfit POP! If you’re looking to take your accessories to the next level, and you’re looking for unique, stylish and chic jewelry, head on over to my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.

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Shop my look by clicking the links below

Blazer: Revolve Clothing

Top: Equipment ( Similar Top, I purchased my Equipment top last year)

Bag: Gucci (Old, Purchased back in 1998 at the Gucci Boutique, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Jeans: Frame Denim

Shoes: Chanel (Old, Purchased these back in 2010)

Hat: J.Crew

Sunglasses Quay Australia

Lipstick: Urban Decay

Necklace: Chloe and Isabel

Bracelet: Cartier

Bracelet: Hermes

Rings: Chloe and Isabel

 

 

 

All photos were taken by the lovely: Fay Photography @FayPhotos_NYC


FASHION: Secret’s Out: I’m a Designer Handbag LOVER! Move over TOTE, here comes the MINI!

Posted on: December 11, 2015

I guess it comes to no secret or surprise, especially for those who know me and have met me.  But, yes,  I’m a HUGE designer handbag LOVER!! My collection has grown so much over the years, and continues to, that I just keep telling my husband and myself that they’re  great investment statement pieces. (LOL 🙂 )  I love switching my purse up and accessorizing it with an outfit for any event. I also like to keep up with the handbag game, and stay on trend. While also staying true to myself, my style, while also being unique, fun and classic all at the same time.

After work yesterday, I took a stroll down fifth avenue to do a little christmas shopping. I noticed that many women even men carrying smaller accessory pieces versus the popular tote size handbag. Now, I’ve always been a huge fan of big purses–they are great for travel, the office, and they fit just about anything and everything. But I will tell you that as of late, I’ve enjoyed carrying less. And as the saying goes, “Less is More,” and this is so TRUE!! Clutches, Pouches, Crossbodys, you name it are all the rave  in Handbag fashion. And I’m in complete awe and a big fan. Some may call me a little  bag hoarder, but my style is:  classic, fun,  and stylish yet unique. And this is the same for when I make a purchase

My latest purchases that go with the current mini trend: Chanel Caviar Leather  Zipper pouch, Goyard Bois Pouchette Clutch, Givenchy Antigona Clutch, just to name a few. And carrying around a clutch or a pouch even a crossboday is so cute, fun and not to mention so chic!! As of late, I’ve been loving my Givenchy Envelope Clutch, my Chanel Caviar Leather O Case Clutch Pouch,  they’re great for everyday use to glam up a simple outfit. Or even for a night out on the town, and you don’t have to carry a huge purse, just carry your essentials for the day or night. No matter how you wear and style your mini bag you’ll be lookin’ oh so cute, chic, and so on trend!!

During my shopping adventure yesterday, I went to Henri Bendels, and saw so many pretty things, I wanted to purchase EVERYTHING!! But, one thing I did admire the most is their Cosmetic Clutch from there West 57th Collection. They are so stylish,  uber cute and not to mention so versatile. Another plus is that it’s affordable too, priced at $98. You can put all your make-up, travel essentials and more, it fits a ton.  Or, wear it out with a fab outfit as the perfect clutch! Win win for me, when you can find a bag is useful, practical, and stylish!  It comes in an array of colors, I’m sure you’ll LOVE it just as much as I do. With the holidays upon us Bendel’s some great holiday sales going on now:  20% OFF ALL JEWELRY & HAIR ACCESSORIES + EXTRA 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $150! FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS.

Plus, they offer complimentary embroidery monogramming on any leather product they offer. So head on over to their website: http://www.henribendel.com or if you’re in the New York City area stop by the store and shop til you drop!! You won’t want to miss out!! Great gift options!! Enjoy!!

Even though I’m a lover of all types of handbags, any shape or size,  Big or small, but I’m totes lovin’ the mini trend. (Get it LOL)  Take a look at a few of my fave mini bags that have caught my eye and have made it into my collection. So many to choose from, but when you find the ONE, you will be in LOVE!!

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 Not sure if you can fully commit and make that big purchase, no worries! Check out: bellabag.com and trendlee.com to purchase Luxury Handbags for up to 80% off Vintage or Pre-Owned Handbags. All authentic guranteed!

What’s your favorite handbag designer?

Are you a fan of the Mini trend?

Share your photos with me using the hashtags #SocialFashionistaBeautyDoestheMiniBag #SFBLOVESFASHION

Write to me I love hearing from all of you : emilysotera@socialfashionistabeauty.com

Until next time…..

XO,

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