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I am sure that you have a favorite pair of heels (or boots) you go to every Monday morning when you want to be comfortable. Or you bought a really expensive pair of leather shoes and don’t want to buy another pair right? Well if you could believe it that is what I used to do because I never really tried leather polish or taking them somewhere to get cleaned, I just simply threw them away (which is horrible I know and I will NEVER do it again unless there is a hole in my shoe lol).

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I found the Kiwi shoe polish (in the color brown) at Target for $3.79. It was the best 4 bucks I EVER spent. Call me a dork I know! I cannot believe I have never used this product before and now that I think of it my dad used to polish his Red Wings when I was a kid and I used to think that it smelled like burnt rubber.

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Hope this post enlightened you on your fashion journey 🙂

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Ro

I love spring time for various reasons: 1. I love the weather 2. I love the clothes 3. I love being outside every chance I get and 4. my birthday! This year I kept it pretty low key and went to dinner with my friends. Below is my “low key,” fun birthday outfit and you won’t believe where I got my romper????

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Romper|American Eagle
Necklace|Kendra Scott
Heels(old)|Marciano

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Every year I like to do a giveaway on my birthday, so stay tuned for my fun giveaway with the amazing and talented Morgan McLane Photography.

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I am very excited to be teaming up with Divaz Boutique locally here in Arizona for fashion tips that won’t break the bank!  Make sure to tune into Your Life A to Z Monday through Saturday from 10am to 11am for your latest fashion tip!

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Make sure to check out Misty’s new location in Old Town Scottsdale!

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Happy Sunday and Style On Ladies and Gents!

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Ro

This year Phoenix Fashion Week debuted their show on October 3rd at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The moment I stepped out of the elevator and into the Style Villa, I immediately was in fashion heaven. The Villa was in full swing with my favorite pieces from Shawl Dawls and The Shine Project and many others. As I found my seat I could feel the energy from the audience and the PFW staff. I am a part time people watcher at fashion shows and my part time job was in full effect that evening:). Everyone in the audience was on their style “A” game and looked stunning.

Fashion By Robert Black started out the show very strong with his colorful vintage collection that had a western theme that looked amazing on the runway. His styling touch was on point with every model that came out. Below are some of my favorites!
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The Shawl Dawl’s collection is so very different from last year….the word I would use for this years collection is FIERCE! Their theme was “The Dawl Factory,” all of the models were wearing nude stockings and body suits underneath the shawls to make them look more “dawl,” like with black smokey eyes and nude lips….which I loved. The makeup and hair tied all of the looks together and I absolutely loved their show!
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Black Russian Label’s designs were very different and artistic and nothing that you can get in boutiques pieced together. Standing alone I would definitley wear her pieces but the way that some of the looks were put together, I wouldn’t generally wear on a daily basis (more so for a special occassion). I feel like I would see her looks pieced this way in New York or LA.
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Brandon McDonald from Project Runway season 12 showcased his newest collection and reminded me of Spring Paradise in Fiji. I pretty much wanted everything from his collection especially the nude ruffle two-piece suit. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
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Linden’s collection was very soft and had a free spirited feel. Loved the light denim look paired against lighter colors and patterns. My favorite look was the denim and plaid jumpsuit (for those of you that know me, know that I own close to 15 jumpsuits and 30 rompers). Her looks can easily be transitioned to your closet and accessorized with simple pieces like a delicate gold necklace.
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I wish it was still summer after seeing Dolcessa’s collection on the runway! I loved each and every one of her suits; the color combinations were on point and complemented each other and the headpieces by Melis Accessories were a perfect touch (can’t wait to get my hands on one!) Some of her pieces have already been seen in Sports Illustrated Magazine.

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The energy from the first model that walked out on stage in Loin Cloth LA looks was contagious! All of the models seemed to really like what they were wearing because these guys were strutting their stuff and their jewels were a perfect fit by Clutch Jewelry! Loin Clothes pieces were very colorful and definitely stand out in men’s apparel. As a personal stylist it is sometimes hard to find bold and fun prints for men. I am excited to see what boutiques in Arizona will carry their brand because I can think of a few clients that would love their looks.

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I had to add this picture of the two designers because I love their expressions and how happy they are! Congrats guys I am so happy for you and all of your accomplishments…A Penny And A Plan!

I was extremely impressed with designer Medium Apparel! When I saw the first woman model walk onto the runway I was excited. He took a chance and did a great job doing it. I loved the high waist a-lined leather looking skirt. I would buy that skirt in a heartbeat and can pair with just about anything in my closet; I also like how he coupled the look with a black graphic tee.
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Over all the 2nd night of Phoenix Fashion Week was a huge success. I had a great time and now feel like I need to go shopping to find a nude ruffled suit! <3

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Runway Photo Credits: Dan Tabar Photography and Stephen Yap Photography

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My new obsession at the moment is my Camelback Mountain, Block and Battaglia clutch! So obsessed that I put together an entire outfit around it! I am an Arizona native so as soon as I saw this clutch, I knew I had to have it! This is an actual picture of Camelback Mountain taken by the designer Christine Battaglia! Battaglia lives in Arizona with her son and boyfriend and is a full time real estate agent. When she’s not selling houses she is creating works of art.

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Christine Battaglia, Designer

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Earrings: Vince Camuto
Blazer: BCBG
High-waist black shorts: (had these jeans for years but here are some like it) Etsy
Cropped boots: Vince Camuto

Block and Battaglia clutch was also spotted with none other than Busy Phillips, perhaps best known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town.

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Make sure to check out Block and Battaglia

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Ro

Crop tops, bra tops, bandeau tops and the bralette top inspired me to put this look together! I truly never thought that I could pull off a crop top because I am only 5″1 and my torso is about 6 inches long but I think I did ok:) This is a fun look that I would wear out to dinner or a night out with the girls! Since I work in a office during the day I probably wouldn’t wear the crop top but would switch it out with a silk white button up.

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Chanel Earrings, Vintage By Misty
“Mrs” Necklace, Kate Spade
Boyfriend Blazer, Forever 21
Crop Top, Guess By Marciano
High Waist Skirt, Francesca’s
Watch, Michael Kors
Heels, Nordstrom Rack

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Ro

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Simplicity and elegance define his brand and his looks are both sexy and sophisticated. I had the privilege of working with the talented Khanh Nguyen, owner and designer of, “Envy By Khanh.” From a young age, Khanh’s interests and skills prepared him to become a global fashion designer.

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His passion for fashion, paired with a finesse for drawing and sketching, led him to aspirations of becoming a designer that could inspire future generations. Khanh is inspired by designers such as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Vera Wang. Bold Lines, bold colors and bold geometric shapes make Envy By Khanh immediately recognizable.

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His looks are typically seen on the runway; so I thought it would be fun to shoot his looks on “real women,” in Arizona. I had the pleasure of working with photographer Jolene Eder with Lemon Heart Photography and make up artist/ stylist Janae Shields (that is a part of my style team). Also special thanks to Jenna Michelle for her hair styling touch! (Below is a shot of the amazing team the day of the shoot!

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My vision for this shoot was fun and flirty but at the same time can be transitioned for day or night with just a simple jacket or boyfriend blazer as a layering piece. Every piece from Khanh’s collection has amazing color-blocking and shaping. It makes any and every woman feel beautiful and sexy the moment they slip one of his dresses on. Below are various dresses from his collection that were my favorites! Please make sure to also check out his video below!

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I love how just adding a jacket can change the whole look of the dress.

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Below is an interview with Khanh from Phoenix Fashion Week

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Ro

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This past Friday I attended Phoenix Fashion Week’s, “Emerging Designers Announcement,” at the Toni and Guy Academy in Scottsdale. The moment I walked in I could feel the excitement and energy bouncing off every person in the room and was greeted by Brian Hill himself (the Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week)…which is always an honor!

Before the announcement, I was able to chat with other stylists and fashion bloggers about the 12 new designers chosen for Phoenix Fashion Week! (Pictures shown below)

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For those of you that don’t know, Phoenix Fashion Week’s mission is to bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers; their ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week has gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. I am lucky enough to be able to work with this AMAZING organization!

Every year Phoenix Fashion Week travels to different cities around the United States to find upcoming designers. During this time they have an application process and then from there, hand-pick 12 designers to enter the competition/boot camp. During this boot camp they learn the skills of being a business owner, marketer, designer, accountant and cheerleader for their business.

Drum roll please………….. Below are the 12 Emerging Designer Looks 2013

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Now are you officially excited for fashion week in October?! I am and I cannot wait to see who will win 2013 Emerging Designer!

Which looks are your favorite?! Can you guess mine?

Have an amazing week and Style On Peeps!

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Ro

This past weekend I was on a mission to find dark denim high-waist shorts…but of course when I am looking for something, I find and WANT everything else but what I am actually looking for. So while shopping I found this mirrored effect floral printed dress at Forever 21. This new print is on trend and will continue to be well into Fall. I am even starting to see this “mirrored effect,” in swimsuits too!

I love this cut and fit because I can wear it with a blazer for work and take off the blazer for happy hour or a date night. If you are an online shopper and want to purchase this dress make sure to buy a size larger than you would usually be because it runs a bit snug.

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Dress, Forever 21
Wing Tip Blazer, Guess By Marciano
Black Sunglasses, got them in Maui in some small shop
Gold Braided Necklace, Royal Bowtique
Jessica Simpson Black Peep Toe Heels, Dillards
Michael Kors Gold Watch, Dillards
Michael Kors Diamond Stud Bracelet, Michael Kors
Gold Stacking Bracelet, The Shine Project
Black Clutch, Express

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Ro