The Most Fashion Forward Cars at NAIAS 2017

I like my cars like I like my clothes: well-made, stylish, and the perfect color. The newest selection of vehicles at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) brought all the style and checked all the boxes.

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I partnered with She Buys Cars and The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), premier sponsor of NAIAS to bring you a peek at what you’ll see at this year’s Detroit Auto show, plus school you a little bit on the benefits of purchasing a steel-made vehicle. Have you ever thought about what your car is made of and how it can affect you and the environment? Bet you will now!

SMDI aims to accelerate innovation in the automotive industry by spreading the good word about steel. For starters, steel is a performance leader because of its superior strength, and lightweight durability. Plus, steel-made vehicles are much easier to repair. And did you know steel has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions? Today’s steels are as much as six times stronger than steels of a decade ago and three to four times stronger than the latest aluminum alloys on the market.

 

So as you walk through the show floor at this year’s auto show, remember – only one material is Accelerating Innovation through increased performance, value and sustainability. You can follow the steel story during NAIAS on Twitter via #SteelMatters.

Now that I dropped a little knowledge on you, take a look at my picks for the most fashion forward rides at NAIAS 2017.

2018 Kia Stinger

 Kia Stinger

Hello, red hot ride! The reveal of the 2018 Kia Stinger was a jaw-dropper as this sleek and sporty machine alters the collection of Kia vehicles, and in a good way.

2018 Jeep Compass

 Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass Grey

Jeep Compass Grey

The newly designed Jeep Compass got some major upgrades this year when it comes to style. New body type, fun colors, and all around great looking ride. As a current Jeep owner, I was very pleased to see this little beauty.

Mazda MX-5 RF

Mazda MX-5 RF

I’m not one to pay attention to super sporty cars, but this little baby caught my eye instantly. The interior reminds me of something straight out of a 007 film. Vroom vroom, my friends.

Black Label Lincoln MKX

Black Label Lincoln MKX

Luxury goals! I have had my eye on Lincolns recently, so naturally I had to visit the Lincoln display at NAIAS. I was pleasantly surprised to find the seats offer a massage and the black on cream interior is quite classy (I typically go for black interior). Best part of this car? It’s made of steel, as are all Lincoln vehicles excluding the Navigator.

Honorable mentions:

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

The first car I purchased on my own was a little red Toyota Corolla I named Lola Perez. So of course I appreciate the upgraded features of the newest Corolla, and was happy to find out the car is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And how fab is this color?

2018 Lincoln Navigator Concept

2018 Lincoln Navigator Concept

There’s a built in closet. *drops the mic*

NAIAS 2017 is open to the public January 14-22. Get all the information you need here. Enjoy the auto show!

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Easy Ways To Make Your Style Perfect For Your Personality

It’s so easy to follow others when it comes to fashion. After all, we feel like we should be wearing particular styles as they are currently on-trend. But if you are always following the crowd, it can be hard to show off your personality to the rest of the world. So, here are some easy ways to make your style perfect for your personality.

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Look into independent stores

When go shop at main retailers, it’s hard to find clothing which is unique. In fact, you’re bound to spot other people wearing your same pieces while you’re out and about. Easy fix? Shop at independent retailers. Quirky markets and charity stores are also perfect for finding some unique clothing.

Show off your favorite things

As much as plain tees are perfect for going with everything, they don’t really show off your unique personality. So why not wear something that will give people an insight into what you love? For example, you might want to opt for a top which has an uplifting slogan. Or you could consider going for movie t-shirts so that people know what you are into. Wearing something like this can be a great talking point if you are out on the town!

Trust your gut

Sometimes people pick out clothing they would love to wear in another lifetime. And they often put it back as they are worried about what it would like and what people might think. But if you want to make your style fitting for your personality, don’t worry about those around you, trust your gut! As this article says, be true to yourself and express who you are with your clothing.

Opt for your favorite colors

For a lot of people, they stick to black and white when it comes to clothing. But it’s time to show off your personality by going for your favorite colors. If you love yellow, why not choose a brightly colored dress which will give your life some sunshine? Or you could even go for a purple top if you love the vibrant color. You will be surprised how much you can lift your mood and your style if you go for one of your favorite colors when it comes to clothing.

Choose funky accessories

Even if you stick with classic choices such as an LBD, you can make it more unique by going for funky accessories. You can easily change the whole outfit by opting for a bright and colorful scarf. Or adding a stylish belt, or wearing some funky earrings can give it a touch of you!

And remember to keep note of styles you love in magazines and on the net. You might even spot a style which is totally you on your favorite TV show.

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Red Hot Kiss

Pucker up for your holiday parties with the perfect red lippie. My recommendation? Beso by Stila. It’s the perfect red color that works on any completion, goes on smooth, and will last until your midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve.

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Pro tip. Once applied, add a faint glitter gloss to top it off with some shimmer and to add some extra staying power.

If you know me, I’ve only recently, over the past year, started to get into lipstick. I tend to stick to pinks or muted, deep reds but every lady needs a good red hot lipstick. This is my go-to thanks to my girl, Jen.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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How to Make Cauliflower Fabulous

Snow is on the ground, temperatures are dropping, and it’s officially winter – time for some homemade soup to keep you warm. I decided to whip up this fab recipe after having a craving for cauliflower. Super random thing to crave, I know. But it has fabulous benefits like low calorie and a good source of fiber. Plus, there’s so much you can do with cauliflower like bake it, mash it, and soup it!

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What you’ll need to make a yummy cold-weather cauliflower soup:

Cauliflower
Flour
Milk
Chicken Broth
Celery
Carrots
Parsley
Bacon
Seasoning of choice – Mrs. Dash Table Blend

To start, boil down your cauliflower, carrots and celery. Once they have softened slightly, drain and set aside to add with other ingredients later.

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Begin to boil chicken broth and milk, then add in flour and stir. Continue to let boil and add in your spices/seasoning, bacon (cooked or bacon bits if you’re not in to actually cooking bacon like me), and then your cooked veggies. Let sit an boil for about 10-15 mins, cool to your liking and serve! Top with cheddar cheese and you’ll be a happy little warm, cauliflower-loving camper.

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There are no measurements listed because I pretty much eyeball it. I trust your judgement, friends. Happy cooking!

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Stay Fly with Nick Montes Sunglasses

What if I told you you don’t have to wear sunglasses only when the sun is out? Yes, my friends. It’s possible to stay fly even in below zero temps. Throw on your shades and go!

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Stand out. Escape. Find yourself with Nick Montes sunglasses. These fab frames are made of the finest acetate, metals, lenses, and polarization technology this planet can offer. And they look badass too.

Thanks to Nick Montes, I am obsessed with these frames perfect for all weather, east coast, west coast, and everywhere in between.

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Manufactured in sunny California, but worn nationwide, Nick Montes sunglasses are sleek, well-crafted, and priced just right for quality shades.

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Steal my look here. Nick Montes Icon Sunglasses. 

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Boot Season

Rain, snow, sleet, and hail. All forms of weather that can have a negative affect on the look and feel of your footwear.

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Then there’s also dirt, dust, and those random drips and spills that can alter the look of your shoes. While suede and leather shoes look great in the fall and winter, you certainly have to be careful when it comes to the weather. But don’t worry! With the help of leather experts, King Ranch Saddle Shop, I wanted to share some of the best boot care tips to keep your footwear looking fabulous.

Boot Care Tips:

  • Remove dirt and stains with a toothbrush. But be sure to be gentle!
  • Use cornstarch, because it’s not just for cooking. Cornstarch aides in the cleaning of suede shoes.
  • Store boots in a cool, dry place – away from the window.

And now, here are some great tips from my friends at Kings Ranch.

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Shop King Ranch for men and women.

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Say Yes to the Bling

Guess what guys?! I said YES! Just kidding. I know marriage is somewhere in my future, but until the actual day, I’m sticking with this fabulous ring by Anjolee.

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Many thanks to Anjolee for gracing me with this stunning accessory that not only gives my hand a little glimmer, it also brings out the best my mani. This lightweight gem of an accessory can serve as a promise ring, an engagement ring, or just a fashion ring. Right now I’m enjoying rocking my little rocks as fashion jewelry and very much admire the detail in the setting.

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With the holidays just down the street and around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones. Of course a ring like this will do the trick, or perhaps a shiny new pair of Diamond Studs will seal the deal. Anjolee offers an array of diamond studs, rings, necklaces and more.

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*Ring provided by Anjolee. All opinions are my own.

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