Sporty Chic on a budget

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Looking for an outfit that’s fashionably chic and on trend. Simple and casual, great for a day out on the town or even a night out with your gal pals. Here’s an outfit I styled and put together that’s SUPER affordable and oh so fabulous. Who doesn’t like wearing a great outfit that didn’t cost a lot but looks like it did. This outfit just proves you don’t have to spend that much to look this good, and feel so comfy all at the same time. Some of these items are currently on SALE right now, who doesn’t love that!! To shop this look, see outfit details at the bottom.

 

Photo Credits: Evan Febbers Photography

Outfit Details

Tee: Target| Track Pants: Target | Handbag: Zara |

Denim Jacket: Kut Clothing |

Lipstick: Bobbi Brown | Shoes: Lulus 

What are some of your fave outfit styles? Please do share, I love hearing from you! For more outfit styles and more stay tuned!!

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


TOP FALL 2018 TRENDS

Posted on: October 5, 2018

It’s officially FALL! New season, means new trends. Here are some of my faves for this season. I always love hearing from you, let me know what your most excited to seeing and trying out the most.

 

Animal Prints

I’ve always been a fan of this print, and you can never go wrong with it. Try it out

Bold Lips 


Who doesn’t LOVE a bold lip, I sure do!

Power Pant Suits

I love a good pant suit, dress it up, down, go casual. No matter how you style it, you’ll be so on trend and Tre chic!

Minimalistic Make-Up

There’s always time for glam, but less can also be more too. Try the no make up, make up look

Pajama Pants OOTD

I love the whole bedtime fashion concept, comfort + style is always a winner in my book

Medium/Long Hairstyles with a slight Wave

 

Definitely my newest and fave hairstyle look. I’ve always been a fan of long locks, but change is good. Have fun with your hair, change it up, don’t worry it’ll grow back!

All I see is shades of RED 


Who doesn’t LOVE the color red, great color especially for FALL! Add a POP of color like RED and trust me you won’t be disappointed!

 

Handbags MY LOVE, but What’s in style Smaller sized bags

So chic, cute and oh so trendy! My motto, Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize. Accessories really bring an outfit together!

 

What are some of your fave trends that your looking forward to wear and try? Let me know I’d love to hear from you!

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


SFB Fall Look: Shades of Olive Green

Posted on: September 28, 2018

 

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” — Yves Saint Laurent

I love taking great staple pieces and dressing them up and accessorizing! When you look good you feel even better. Loved this look that I styled. I wore this outfit to a Red Carpet event in New York City. It was super chic and fashionable. A simple look, but super glam all at the same time. I paired it with these stunning rose gold heels by Who What Wear. What I also love about this look its very versatile. You can dress it up, down, whatever you decide you’ll be looking fashionable and fabulous.

If your looking to style this for a more dressed down, casual look, pair it with some white sneakers and a jean jacket. For a more dressy night out look wear some fun black patterned tights, black or tan knee high boots and either a black blazer or even an overcoat. The possibilities are endless with this number. I would definitely wear this look again, and definitely style it in different ways. I’ll most definitely share via Instagram,  Pinterest, and my other social media platforms.

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Twitter: @SocFashBeauty17 

 

Shop My Look 

Dress: H&M (old) Similar, Similar , Similar| Shoes: Who What Wear | Purse: Prada |

Sunglasses: Privé Revaux |

Style Options

Sneakers: Cole Haan | |Denim Jacket: Madewell |Boots: Stuart Weitzman 

Blazer: Lioness | Patterned Tights: Calzedonia | Overcoat: Pretty Little Things

What colors do you like wearing during the Fall? Please do share, I LOVE hearing from you!

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


SFB: Faith+ Positivity+ The Little Things in Life

Posted on: September 10, 2018

 

 

Life can throw us a lot of curve balls and we all continue to fight battles each and every single day. For some of us, this can deter us from moving forward, where we feel less  motivated in doing just about everything. My advice to you all and I’ve always continued to say this—–NEVER GIVE UP. Trust me I know it is easier said than done, trust me I know this all too well and I get it. Sometimes we think simple fixes can make things better, but we mustn’t look for material things or other things to make things better. It’s the little things in life that should help us keep moving forward. It’s starts with this and for some of us we underestimate how powerful this can help us. We all experience various life challenges and through these battles and difficulties we must keep our faith, and believe in the power of prayer.  I know all too well, that with all of life challenges that we go through, it’s so easy to lose our faith and hope. Sometimes our faith comes in waves because we go through all these ups and downs in life which makes us wonder and question our faith and even God. We all want the answers, we all want immediate results. But unfortunately, life doesn’t work out that way. But that doesn’t mean that things can’t happen, but not as immediate as we would like or hope.

 

What we must always remember, it’s all about timing and in God’s time. God hasn’t forgotten us, he is with us and he hears our prayers and thoughts, we must never forget that.  I also hold God and my faith as the number one driving force in my life that has kept me going in all aspects of my life.  In addition to the support of my love, family and friends. They have been the people in my life, the reason why I’m motivated to keep going. Like all of us, I am human, and I can be the first to admit that I have lost my faith at times. But without fail God has shown me in more ways than one that he is with me. I have lived by this scripture from 2 Corinthians 5:7 —-  I will walk by faith even when I cannot see…. I truly believe there are signs everywhere and he is with us, guiding us and showing us even when we can’t see it he is. We must remember that. What I will leave you with is,  remain strong even when it’s tough. Stay positive, even when there are things leading you to think or act otherwise. Pray for peace, pray for hope, protection to keep that positivity and good energy and vibes flowing in your life. Be kind always. Spread love in everything you do. Lastly, keep pushing, keep going. Never lose hope, never give up and never stop believing.

 

Here are some of my words, psalms and bible scriptures that have continued to stay with me and help me throughout my life:

I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see… 2 Corinthians 5:7

Psalms 23

Psalms 91 for Protection

Psalms 37:4

Corinthians 13-4

Psalms 46:5

Proverbs 3:1-12

Luke 11:1-54

Whatever you believe in, keep that and hold onto to that. It will help you during all of life challenges. Stay inspired, empowered, motivated and always keep the faith. Stay positive!

 

 

 

 

Outfit Details 

Shirt Dress: Zara (So versatile, can be worn as a dress or even a top).  |

Booties: Dolce Vita | Lipstick: Nars| Earrings: Aurate NYC |

Remember to always have faith, stay strong, keep the positive vibes flowing, never give, never lose hope and never ever stop believing.

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


Have Patience and Have Faith

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Lately, I’ve been hearing about, reading and witnessing so many heartaches, deaths and just a lot of pain overall. Life currently hasn’t been easy, and I can see that we’ve all been affected by something in one way or another. But what I can say is that if you get up each and everyday, your trying at least. Sometimes we can be too hard or too critical of ourselves, but we are trying. Even though at times it seems like everything is crashing like a ton of bricks and we just can’t seem to bare it anymore. If I’ve learned anything thus far in my 33 years of life, it’s to NEVER GIVE UP.

A few days ago, I met a lovely woman who spoke to me about her struggles and difficulties that she’s experienced over this past year. She’s torn because she’s leaving her current home to relocate and live with her parents as she tries to recovery and win her fight to cancer. As we chatted for a bit, she was telling me how disappointed she was with herself because at her age she didn’t see this life for herself. She wasn’t too thrilled to move back home and live with her parents. Not that she wasn’t or isn’t happy to see her family, but thats not where she physically wants to be. She imagined her life looking different. She saw herself  married, with kids possibly, and both her and her spouse would be growing and building their lives together. But instead, life hit her hard. She was diagnosed with Cancer, and she’s been receiving Chemotherapy treatments this entire year. I definitely felt for her. Even though, there are various forms of Cancer out there, I’ve dealt with it personally in my family and with close friends. I currently have a friend whose fighting for her life right now with stage 4 cancer. Life is never easy. But I keep on hearing that God gives his strongest soldiers the toughest battles because he knows that they can and will grow and become even stronger from it. I still struggle with this statement. Because it’s something I’m still trying to understand and grasp every single day. When we hear about death, when we hear about life threatening illnesses, heartache– I ask God why did he have to take away our loved ones so soon? What is the lesson we need to learn through all this pain and turmoil. Our conversation continued as we both saw and realized we were wearing the same evil eye and hamsa macrame bracelets. Which symbolizes protection, safety and warding off evil spirits. It only goes to show how faith has been a strong presence in both our lives in all forms.

This has been a tough year to say the least for me. Some days have been harder than most, but what I can say is that I’m still alive through the grace of God, patience and my faith. I try and continue to remain strong and positive as best as I can. Even though it’s all definitely been tested time and time again. The woman I met, she said she’s learned a lot in this time as she heals and tries to fight her battle with Cancer. She said what this has taught her is to have faith but most importantly patience. That resonated with me a lot, because that’s what I’ve learned as well. Faith doesn’t make anything in life easy, but it makes it possible. We might not receive the answers or signs right away or when we want immediately, but we must continue to have faith and we must be patient. Even though we haven’t seen yet. We must walk by faith and not by sight.  Because with faith and patience anything is possible. I, too have had my share of battles and hardship like many of us.

In the latter half of 2017, I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis. It’s a rare condition that effect woman typically late in their childbearing years but can occur at any age. Sometimes there aren’t any visible signs of the condition. Many times it can go unnoticed for years. Having been diagnosed with this, my faith, my strength and patience has definitely been tested. It’s definitely taught me a lot about my own personal strength, my faith and patience.  At times I found myself lost, and just wondering , why…. It made me question a lot of things, including something that’s been very important to be which is my faith. I’ve always wanted to have a children, to have a family in general. This post has been hard for me to write, because I’ve had my share of pain and hardship with experiencing various miscarriages. The excitement to carry your own child and feel it growing inside you then have that taken away all of a sudden is beyond  any words I can express. So needless to say,  its been a difficult road to conceiving and also carrying to term, but it doesn’t mean that there isn’t hope that I won’t be able to. I haven’t lost hope which is what I’m essentially saying. I’ve weighed all the options, done my research and sought out various opinions from Medical professionals. I know many women struggle with infertility every single day. But if you read and do your research about the condition, seek out your options, and get the proper care it doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. I just also found out that Gabrielle Union was also diagnosed with this condition as well. She’s struggled with infertility for years and many doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong until now. But she has said that even having this condition, this will not stop her journey in trying to have her own children.  ( To learn more about Gabrielle Union, journey with Infertility click here). When the time is right and God blesses me or any other women with this condition, with a child,  I know that it’s not only a miracle but God’s will and his doings. Remember to do your research, know that with having this condition, if you do get pregnant, it’s perfectly safe to carry a child. Get all the facts and don’t be misinformed.  What I’ve learned about my condition, is that having a child can help me in my situation, but I leave it in Gods hands to heal me completely. Where I no longer have this tumor growing inside of me and blessed with a healthy, loving and happy family.

Living with Adenomyosis hasn’t been easy. It’s been a tough road so far, but I’m not going to let this beat me. I’m going to fight through this. I know God, my guardian Angels, family and friends have been supporting me with their love and prayers since day one. I believe in miracles so I’m going to continue to pray, have faith and have patience. This won’t beat me, and I know one day the blessings of a family, will come it’s just all in God’s hands. Going back to my conversation with the woman I met, the important and key words that came out of that conversation were to continue to: stay positive, have faith and have patience. No matter what life throws at us, we must continue to have faith, have patience and remain positive. I know it’s definitely easier said than done but trying is half the battle. When you try and when you believe your half way there.

 

I know with continued prayers, faith, and patience, I know God can create miracles. We may not understand it now, but I can only hope everything will fall into place and make sense eventually.  We just have to keep the faith and the positive vibes flowing.  Every situation is different and I know it can definitely be worse. So, I still continue to count my blessings and thank God every single day. Gratitude is everything. Something we need to always remember.

 

So if you follow me on Instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty) I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of my post and stories related to faith, staying positive and being patient. Along with being kind and to never stop believing. Although I have strong passion for all things beauty, style and lifestyle, faith is a huge component in my life as well. So as I remain in my faith and keep my positive thoughts flowing I love sharing that positive energy and the Lord’s word with you all to carry you through your days as well. We all need any and all forms of resources for hope, faith and positivity so I’m happy to share and pass it along to all of you.

Outfit Details: 

Jumpsuit: A New Day  | Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel | Evil Eye and Hamsa Macrame Bracelets: Anthropologie | Clutch: Givenchy (Currently on SALE) |Shoes: Birkenstocks; Tahari (old) Similar  | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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Instagram: @SocialFashionistaBeauty

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To learn more about Adenomyosis click here

The strongest people aren’t those that show strength in front of us, but those that fight and win battles we know nothing about. We are all fighting a battle each and everyday. Even when the days can and seem so dim, and you feel like giving up , DON’T. Be kind, have faith, have patience, and never stop believing. Faith doesn’t make things easy, it makes them possible.

To all those fighting battles, experiencing tough times, hardships, heartaches, pain, and struggle remember to have faith and patience. God is with us all. Continue to pray, stay positive and never lose hope. Believe in miracles and fight for what you want and believe in.

 

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As always, thanks for reading along, following and supporting my journey.


Practicing Gratitude in Style

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Start and end each day with a grateful, loving heart. Begin your days with positive thoughts. When you do, trust and believe all that good energy and good vibes that come your way. In my opinion, remaining calm and positive in any given situation, is the way we all should live life. It’s definitely easier said than done. But trying is half the battle, but we must learn to shake off the bad and seek the good. When you shift your negative thoughts, and remain positive in any given situation, you will see a shift in your mindset and overall perspective of life. Trust, believe and always have faith.  Practice gratitude daily and you will increase your energetic vibrational frequency. Focus on the positive, even when some days are harder than most. Set the tone, not just for your days but as a whole. Stand strong and always #hustleandheart. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.  We’re all fighting battles that many of us don’t know about–so be kind, be grateful always, and above all never lose faith and hope. No matter what we all are facing, we still must be grateful and thankful for the blessings of each and everyday. Keep the good vibes flowing!

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DRESS: ZARA (OLD) SIMILAR; SIMILAR; SIMILAR; SIMILAR;| SHOES: WHO WHAT WEAR FOR TARGET |SUNGLASSES: PRIVE REVAUXHANDBAG: GUCCI (VINTAGE)  (SIMILAR) 


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. 

 


SFB StreetStyle Chic: Denim Style

Posted on: November 18, 2016

 

So here’s a fun fact about me– during my college days I worked at Jasmine Sola in Boston, MA. While working there, I met some great friends, learned about fashion merchandising and got first hand experience working with the various brands we carried. In addition, I found myself becoming a denim specialist. I learned about various denim designers, the different styles and what style worked for each body type. When shopping for denim, I always say, “It’s always best to try on denim, see how the fit looks and if your derriere looks great their a winner!” Aside from that if they make you feel like a million bucks then it’s a win win. During my retail days, I enjoyed seeing my customers walk out of the store happy and feeling good about themselves, and I was part of that. I’ve always had a love for fashion, but working at Jasmine Sola made me realize my passion for fashion even more.  Since working at Jasmine Sola, my love for fashion and labels have evolved over the years. I will admit, I’m always on the hunt for a fresh new pair of denim to add to my closet. My favorite jeans back then were: Seven Jeans, Joe’s, Paige and Citizens For Humanity to name a few. Nowadays, some of my fave denim brands are: Frame Denim, DL 1961, BlankNYC Jeans, and Rag and Bone.

These ones right here have become a personal favorite lately. The distressed, ripped styled make these great for a chic street style look. As you can see here, I’ve paired these jeans with a simple button down top, loafers and a scarf. Although the look was so simple it was still comfy and stylish all at the same time.  This made for the perfect outfit to walk around the streets of Edinburgh during our visit to the UK back in late August, early September. You can wear this look just about anywhere and you’ll be looking fabulous! If you want to take this look from day to night, add some killer heels, a moto jacket and your favorite lipstick for a pop of color. And just like that you’ll be looking like a badass fashionista ready to hit the town! (Shop my favorites for a night time glam look) Shop my Look below.

Shop my look: 

Jacket: BlankNYC  Saint Laurent / Shirt:  TheoryDenim: Joe’s Jeans/ Sunglasses: Smokes X Mirrors/ Shoes: Kelsi Dagger Scarf: Alexander McQueen (I purchased mine a few years ago, limited edition)/ Purse: Henri Bendel / Earrings: Chloe and Isabel/ Ring: Cartier/ Heels: Loeffler Randall Kurt Geiger / Lipstick: Lorac Cosmetics (Shade: Dusty Rose) 

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What’s your favorite kind of denim? 

Who’s your favorite designer?

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


Fashion+Style: My Summer Casual Look

Posted on: July 15, 2016

 

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There are so many reasons why I love New York City. One reason, is that I love to explore the city. I feel NYC, is great for exploring. I like to walk around, and venture in and around the city.  You can pretty much discover something new everyday.

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This summer I did a lot exploring and walking around this beautiful city. It was definitely hot and steamy most days, but this outfit was easy and breezy not to mention light weight. That I didn’t feel uncomfortable wearing it in the Summer heat. I like to call this look: My summer time casual look. This is outfit was not only lightweight, it was stylish and comfortable. I took this daytime look, and turned it into a night time ready look.  I dressed it up by changing my sandals to heels and changed up my make up for a more sultry and sexy night time look.

[Coming soon to the blog, this same Trench vest is great staple to own, great transitional piece for all seasons. ]

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Shop my Look: 

Jeans: Alice and Oliva Embellished Distressed Jeans

 Top: White silk Button down Shirt

 Jewelry: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza

Bracelets: Cartier Love Bracelets

Trench Vest: Who What Where for Target

Sandals:  Zara Gold Metallic Open toed Loafers  (Old, Sold out)

Heels: Burberry Lattice Peep-Toe Ankle Boots, $895

Hat:  J.Crew 

Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli

Handbag: Black West 57th Crossbody

Shop the Look for Less:

 Jeans: Embellished Distressed Jeans 

Top: White Button Down Shirt

Jewelry: Jewelry

Duster Vest: Long Olive Green Trench Vest 

Sandals: Gold Flat Sandals  

Heels: BCBG Cage Lace up Heels

Hat: Straw Fedora  

Sunglasses: Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Handbag: Black CrossBody Bag

What’s you’re summer time casual look? I love hearing from you, comment below or write to me.

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

All photos were taken by : Fay Photography @ FayPhotos_NYC

 




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