How to Get Styles You Love From Every Stitch Fix

I've been talking about Stitch Fix, the personal stylist subscription service, for some time—I actually just had my 16th Fix! I am often asked how I end up getting such great pieces sent to me each month. Well, It was quite a work in ...more

One Plaid Shirt, Six Cute Outfits

Well, after waiting forever, I grabbed my favorite plaid shirt on sale. I thought it would be fun to recreate the three looks that I shared in that same post in real life. I took each look from warmer to winter weather for a total of six different ...more

A Lipstick Trick: How to Get Color to Last and Pop

Over the last couple years, I traded most of my lip glosses for lipstick. Never did I think that would happen—I mean, I was a diehard gloss girl. But we grow and change, I guess. So today, I'm sharing a little trick to get your lipstick to stay ...more

The Very Best Wearable Tech of 2014

Trying to find the perfect gift is like trying to find skyscraper heels that won't hurt your feet. In other words, it can feel next to impossible. Wearable tech gifts can solve the "What do I buy" dilemma easily. What was once science fiction or ...more

How People See You When You're Big and Black

I’m big, I’m black, and I’ve become well aware of how those things shape the way people see me, what they assume about me, and how they treat me. On Being Big My first vivid memories of body shame came in fourth grade. At nine, I was tall and ...more

Four Wearable Winter Makeup Trends

Sometimes I see makeup trends off the runway or in magazines and think, "That is so pretty and artistic—but how in the world would I incorporate it into my uber-glamorous preschool drop off red carpet?" I love experimenting with makeup and finding how I can wear it without looking too overdone for an outing with the fam, yet just enough to fulfill my inner beauty addiction. I thought I would show you four of my favorite winter makeup trends, and how I to achieve them! DEWY, NATURAL SKIN (FRESH FACED)...more
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Are Yoga Pants Any Worse Than Skinny Jeans? And Should We Be Policing Either One?

Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it.  I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife and women in general.  As a result he asked his wife to fold up the pants and not wear them in public settings ...more
Isn't it silly? As if what we wear controls the mind of a man. That said, I'm of the thinking ...more

How to Pop Some Color Into a Monochrome Outfit With Accessories

The weather is being nice and cooperative these days. Weekend temperatures have been a little more mild, which works for me because I do my photo shoots over the weekend. Initially, I envisioned an all-gray outfit, because I'm a big fan of monochromatic looks, and they typically work beautifully. For whatever reason, for this particular outfit, I just felt like something was missing. So I decided to add little pops of color via the accessories: a blanket scarf, my bag, and my shoes. ...more

Black Bean Taco Salad with Chipotle and Garlic #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

When it comes to making an easy, filling, and delicious meal, there are a few go-to options I always rely on in the kitchen. One of those happens to be a taco salad. Not only are they satisfying, but they are bright in color, easy to put together, and full of flavor and texture ....more

The January Wrap

I'm feeling very conflicted about the end of January. While we were still in month numero uno, I feel like I have a halfway reasonable excuse to still be living in a post-Christmas fug, daydreaming about having......more

Review: Makeup by One Direction Rock Me Nail Kit, Electro Glam Mascara & Liquilights Glow Gloss

press sample Product description ELECTRO GLAM MASCARA Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours. FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better! ...more

The Style Loop

The Style Loop is a roundup of my fave links of the week for you to read on the weekend, plus some of my fave stylish finds. I’m trying to get back into my work routine at home. I think I need to set up a proper workstation as I’m so easily distracted ....more

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup

Here’s the weekly compilation of the best of the Beauty Blogazons! The Beauty Blogazons is a group of beauty bloggers and each week we share our favorite blog post of the week. We’ve got skin care, makeup and a look in someone’s to-go bag for your reading pleasure! ...more

January From the Archives

Hello friends! Gee, this past month went by quick, didn’t it? I wanted to try something a little different as a recap and dig back into the Chic Steals archives for Januaries past to share some of my favorite posts with you that you may have missed ....more

Fairytale Finish Beast Mode

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Paris Part 1 - Adventures in Versailles

Bonjour! I'm so excited to finally sit down and write about my trip to Paris! I have so much that i want to share with you so i thought it'd be best to break up the posts a bit so they don't become overwhelming ....more

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For the BFF

Valentine's Day is very much commercialized, but it's still one of my favorite holidays. Not only do I look forward to a lovely dinner and a few surprises orchestrated by the boyfriend, Valentine's Day is a time when I'm reminded by all the wonderful relationships in my life -- friends included. Today's round-up is chalk-full of cute, little "thank yous," for those special girls you can always count on: / 1 ....more

Mystery mascara sneak peek!

Press Sample/Affiliate Links Happy weekend! What are your plans this Saturday? I’m spending my day...more