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!!


Holidays with Friends at Black Barn Restaurant NYC

Posted on: December 15, 2016

I love this time of the year!

A time to spend with loved ones, a time of giving, a time to reflect and a time to celebrate. This year I had the pleasure of celebrating a milestone birthday holiday style with my beautiful friend and fellow blogger Ellese of Rock Paper Glam. Her special evening was celebrated at: Black Barn Restaurant located at: 19 E 26th street. Black Barn NYC is an upscale, elegant and classy restaurant that serves American fares with a barn inspired chef’s table experience. With a plethora of choices to offer even gluten-free and vegan fares that will surely satisfy your tastebuds and tummies. If you’re looking for a place to host your holiday party or any party look no further, Black Barn NYC is the place and trust me when I say this, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!

The evening was filled with many smiles, laughs, champagne and delicious food. We were served in one of their private rooms to enjoy a four course meal that consisted of fresh, decadent chef’s favorites that were devoured by us all. Let’s just say our tummies were thankful and full. It was an amazing evening for us all to come together to share a meal, celebrate the lovely Ellese and her 30th Birthday and to add more memories to cherish forever! Hopefully you were able to catch my Instastories(@SocialFashionistaBeauty) and Snapchat(SocFashBeaut17) to see all the fun that evening A great experience for my 1st time to Black Barn and it certainly won’t be my last.

  

Photos Taken By: @SocialFashionistaBeauty, @ElleseLauner, @Whatthedoost, @EnlightenedByBravery and @Frasen9

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A Special Thank you to Ellese for hosting a beautiful evening and for having me and to Black Barn Restaurant for the fresh, delicious and phenomenal food and for hosting us all!

Book your next party at Black Bar Restaurant

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As always thanks for reading, following and support 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

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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]

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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!


Inspiration: The Power of Social Platforms and How they’ve made an impact on our society and it’s ways of being Empowering, Inspiring, and Uplifting

Posted on: October 13, 2015

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Last week, I had the pleasure to lunch with a fellow blogger, who I met during fashion week. We met at at Cafe Minera. A  little cafe that many NYC bloggers hangout. Sit and enjoy a latte while admiring the beautiful brownstones in front of the this cozy spot located in the ever-so trendy and chic West Village. Sitting in this cafe you can definitely get the creative juices flowing. We also found that with such large windowpanes and awesome nature light seeping in it made for a great photo op! (We were lucky enough to enjoy it on a beautiful Fall Sunny Day).  It was so great to meet and chat with a new blogger friend . I enjoyed our discussions on life, blogging, what inspires us and so much more. One of the things we talked about is the inspiration behind this blog post: the power of social media in particularly: Instagram.

 Social Media has shaped the way of our society, its help build and grow businesses, connecting people in such a unique way. Social platforms such as instagram, facebook, twitter, and snapchat are just some explains to show how technology has evolved and how it will continue to in the future.  It goes to show that by using these platforms, it can not only be beneficial but a great tool in taking your business to the next level.

No matter what we do in life or who we meet along the way, the people we meet whether positive or negative can make some kind of impact on us.  I’ve felt this way in my years working in Public Relations and Talent Management. And now, diving in head first as a full pledge blogger I see this too, but through social media in particularly instagram.  I’ve discovered a newfound appreciation for social media and how it’s been a driving force for gaining inspiration for my blog, a means to grow and build my brand, and one of the main resources in meeting and creating new relationships in the blogger community.  Even though I created my blog: SocialFashionistaBeauty back in 2013, I still consider myself a newbie to the blogger world. Because in this last year, I decided that I wanted to fully committed to creating new content for my blog as well as building a brand for myself. And it’s so great to meet other bloggers and exchange ideas, gain exposure/experience, and become more familiar with those locally.

Nowadays, social platforms like Instagram has played a big role in helping many bloggers/creatives type like myself build their brands, gain exposure for our respective blogs, while also creating relationships in this rapidly growing community. I just LOVE looking at different IG feeds and seeing what others find beautiful. For me I believe in the phrase, ” I aspire to inspire.” I feel IG is a great source for just that. It also gives you a little insight on what others Love and admire in life. And not to mention it makes us happy too.  For others it may not have the same meaning, but for myself it’s been quite inspiring and uplifting. A simple photo could mean nothing to one person, for me I see it as a form of art and something beautiful. And for me I try and see the beauty in everything, no matter how simple or extravegant it may be. And just by liking eachothers photos or quotes and exchanging a few meaningful comments we start to build and create relationships with such great people. Who have become great role models to me as a new blogger.

Instagram has become such a powerful channel for so many. I will admit, as of late I’ve become a little IG obsessed.  But I truly admire the beauty others see in anything and everything. Blogger @browneyedtoast and I expressed our experiences with instagram and what it means to us. We also exchanged ideas and thoughts for our respective blogs.  But we equally shared the same feelings on how instagram has been a great source for creating relationships with other bloggers.  I hope to continue to meet and create new relationships, to inspire others, engage and exchange ideas and help others in the community however I can. I also hope to work and collaborate with people in the blogger community in the future. If aren’t following or haven’t seen @BrownEyedToast instagram feed you should.

She has some great photos on there it and its DEFINITELY worth checking out.  Keep a look out for her blog which is launching soon.

Cheers and lets continue to: engage, empower, inspire, stengthen, support and love one another one photo or blog post at a time. 🙂

Who have you met that has inspired you?

What are your thoughts of Instagram and other Social Media Platforms.?

How has it influenced you or made an impact on you?

I’d love to hear from you, share your thoughts with me.