Fab Shoes for Fall

I posted a snap not too long ago of a few shoe boxes from Target and I got some requests to see exactly what was inside. Well, I’d be happy to share!

Fall footwear is fabulous, and now is the time to build your bootie collection and stock up on sued. Check out my fall footwear favorites that I can’t wait to slip into. I hope to inspire you guys to get something cute for your happy feet. BTW, feel free to snap me (jessthenoel). 

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Black booties – Jane.com 

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Olive green suede sandals with tassels – Target

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Black boots with a chunky heel – Target

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Perfect black heels – Target

Do you need the shoes? Probably not. Do you want the shoes? Yes! Will the shoes look great with that outfit? Of course! Life is short. Buy the shoes. Happy fall, ya’ll!

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Pretty Little Fishy: Taco Tuesday

After watching a marathon of Chopped on the Food Network and craving the best fish tacos I’ve ever had (in San Diego at a hole-in-the wall Mexican drive thru – so friggin’ good!), I got a little inspired.

I felt like making a pretty plate of fish tacos like the pros do, so I set out to create my own version of mahi tacos.  In case you’re feeling a little fishy yourself, I’ve included my recipe below. Of course I suggest tweaking to your liking, because just like style, we all like something a little different.

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What you’ll need:

  • Mahi mahi
  • Avocado
  • Cheese (Mexican blend)
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Sour Cream (I used yogurt/Greek yogurt)
  • Chili powder
  • Onions (I used onion powder because I hate actual onions)
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Tortillas

First up, you want to season your fish with chili powder, lime juice, onion powder, and whatever else you please. Throw your mahi on the grill util cooked to perfection. I decided to pull out the old George Forman grill.

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As a sauce, I created a concoction with fat free plain yogurt (a substitute for cream cheese), chili powder, lime juice and cilantro.

After your sauce and fish are done being made, load up your tortilla with corn, beans, fish, cheese and the sauce. And if you’re a little parched, add a brew to your feast. Say goodbye to summer with some tasty Oberon.

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Enjoy!

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Fall Fashion & Beauty Essentials

Besides the fact that the calendar reads fall is officially a week away, I turned on the heat in my car the other morning. It’s time to come to terms that summer is coming to an end we’ll be swapping out neons for earth tones for the fall season.

As I prep my closet for fall, I wanted to share some of my picks for must-have items this fall. Check them out below.

A vampy lip:
I’ve just recently become a fan of lipstick. My puckers are naturally plump, so I felt like lipstick just makes them look even bigger. But I’ve realized if I stick to the right shades for my skin tone (deep pinks and muted reds), I’ll look all right! For the fall, I’ve picked up some Stilla long-lasting matte lip color, thanks to the recommendation of my friend Jen. I am quite excited to pair these colors with some fun fall fashion.

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Chokers and Aviators:
The 90s brought the best and the worst of fashion and the 90s are back full force in fashion trends. Do you remember chokers and tattoo necklaces? Oh my gosh, I was obsessed in middle school! So naturally, I am excited this trend is acceptable, yet a lot more fashionable this time around. Choker necklaces can put a little unique twist on an outfit without doing much. Then there are aviators. Sunnies aren’t just for the summertime. You’ll need to protect your peepers in fall and winter, too. That’s why I recommend fashionable aviators for the fall season. I snabbed some of my favorite aviators from Jane.com for less than $4. Of course you can spring for the real deal – Ray Ban has the best. But if you’re looking for style on a budget, check out Jane and of course Amazon.com.

Exposed Shoulder Tops:
This summer was all about off the shoulder dresses and shirts, but the fall takes a slightly different turn by keeping warmth in mind but still allowing for the shoulder to be exposed. For me, I think some of the bests parts of a woman’s body are her shoulders and clavicles. This modestly sexy fashion trend lets ladies showcase these assets simply. And the best part is this shirt can be dressed up or down.

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Sneakers:
I love a good pair of Converse and I champion for them any chance I get. Besides a pair of Chucks, every lady needs a good pair of  sneakers. My pick: Adidas. This trend has carried over from the summer putting an athletic and causal feel on your best outfits. Perfect for a chill workplace, or weekend errands, you can slip into your sneakers with a skirt, dress, or slim fit jeans.

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Trench Coats and Bomber Jackets:
These two types of pieces have become timeless wardrobe essentials that every girl needs in her closet for chilly days.

Happy Fall, friends! Stay fab.

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Date Night Ideas To Spice Up Your Week

The phenomenon of ‘date night’ has recently become more and more embedded in our society. Setting aside a night every week to do something fun with your partner has plenty of benefits. Many of us live such hectic lifestyles these days that we often find it difficult to make time to actually catch up with our partners. Even for those couples who live together, long working hours and other commitments can mean that you rarely get a night on the sofa together – let alone a romantic meal! Date night can be for anyone; whether you’ve been married for years or are just in the first throes of a new relationship. Use these ideas for inspiration on where date night could take you next.

The classic meal out

First date location with babe! Source: Detroit Eater

First date location with babe! Source: Detroit Eater


Nothing screams ‘date’ more than a romantic dinner for two. This kind of date night can be fun as you can make it as glamorous as you like. However, you don’t need to spend a fortune to look good. With discount offers such as 6PM Promo Codes, you can get that date night look perfected on next to nothing. Dressing up for the evening will also make the date seem more special. Pick either an old favorite, like the restaurant where you had your first date, or get adventurous and try something new. Having dinner together can be a great way to catch up on each other’s lives if you’re feeling a bit out of the loop.

The adventure date

Detroit River

Detroit River

Who said that ‘date night’ had to be restricted only to the evenings? Make use of a day off work by enjoying a ‘date day’ together. Visit a local landmark or a museum together and fall back in love with where you live. Or, try an adventurous activity such as rock climbing, abseiling or mountain biking. Doing such a physical activity releases endorphins in the brain – the chemical responsible for a happy mood. You’ll be getting fit, feeling good and spending quality time together, which makes for a pretty successful date. You never know, you might even get hooked and end up booked in every week.

 

The stay at home date 

Steak and potatoes dinner at home!

Steak and potatoes dinner at home!

Sometimes, our finances catch up with us and it simply isn’t practical to spend money on food and activities outside the home. Or, sometimes we just want to spend time in our cozy living room after a hectic week. Thankfully, there are plenty of date ideas you can do in your home that won’t cost you a fortune. Instead of one of you cooking a meal for the other, try cooking dinner together. The team effort will bring you closer together and you’re likely to have some laughs along the way – especially if you are baking! Once you’ve made your food, settle in for a movie night on the couch with a selection of films you’ll both enjoy. Or, go old-school and dig out some old board games to play together. You’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have.

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Brunch So Hard

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? I’m talking about a delicious meal accompanied by mimosas, or bloody Mary’s, and a table full of friends. Brunch has become a favorite pastime of our generation, so cheers to the genius who said let’s dedicate about 4 hours on Saturdays and Sundays to being merry, and eating and drinking!

I’ll be heading to DC this weekend for a quick getaway, and I fully anticipate a boozy filled brunch. With that, I’ve clicked through Paperless Post to find the perfect brunch invitation.

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What better way to invite friends to share a day with champs and OJ + food than with this super cute Paperless Post-created invitation?

This will be my first time visiting the US capital and I’m very excited to see historical monuments, like the White House, but more importantly, I need that DMV seafood in my belly! A Chesapeake Bay Crab Omelet and mimosas will be my choice for the weekend.

Let’s pop bottles, friends! Be sure to check out Paperless Post for your invitation needs for brunching and beyond.

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Essentials to Sexy with Adore Me

This summer I have been dabbling a little more on the sexier side, letting my freak flag fly! Ok, not so much, but I have come out of my shell more than ever before. So I am excited to share my sexy summer essentials with Adore me.🙂

What gets you going ladies? What makes you feel the best you? For me, it’s a great bra (and panties) the perfect pair of shoes, and the right accessories. Also, something I used to never really touch is lipstick. I finally found a brand that enjoy, so I’m more than willing to put on a good lippie to complete my sexy look.

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Think about it, when you have a good looking bra and panties that feel good too, it just makes you feel even better about yourself and your look.

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Get your sexy on with looks from Adore Me. Shop sexy lingerie or sexy plus-size lingerie. And you can stay up to day with Adore Me’s newest looks on Adore Me Pinterest.

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How to Rock a Crop Top Modestly

So often I get people telling me, “I could never pull off a crop top!” In the words of our dear President Obama, “Yes We Can!” **Can I get an Amen if you’ll miss him?**

If you follow me on Snapchat (jessthenoel), you may have seen my #OOTD Hack series – the first one showcasing crop tops. My two tips?

1. Pull your skirt up
2. Wear high-waisted pants

Crop tops should be worn in moderation but do require a certain modesty. When it comes to this fashion trend though, it’s definitely all about style, and done right, you’ll look fab.

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Typically, people say they don’t have the right body for crop tops. My body is a work in progress and I am proud of where I’ve come from a few months ago, so I don’t mind showing a little skin. But if you’re not there yet, it’s OK! This is why I say, modesty is key. If you want to rock a crop top, keep those two tips above in mind. Position your skirt just right on your waist so that only a portion of your skin shows. Long swing skirts or midi skirts work great to pull this look off. Second, high waisted pants will easily cover the goods you don’t want shown.

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Shop the look: SALE RACKS

Lace crop top: Target Sale Rack

Floral crop top: Express Sale Rack

*Pro Tip – there are tons of end of season sales happening, so you can snag some cute summer crops for cheap and still wear them when the weather settles with a cute cardi or blazer. 

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