Looking back, never did I imagine that a Southern born and bred gal like me could turn her passion for fashion and beauty into a full-time NYC lifestyle. Since starting StyleITOnline.com four years ago, I've been exposed to some of the greatest talents and experts the industry has to offer. Being plus-sized in the fashion world hasn't been easy, but I'm constantly evolving my style and finding new ways to look great (and feel great). I hope you'll join me on my journey!
A dangerous and delightful mix of Diet Coke and Cherry Coke Zero.
Whether you're 8 or 80, nothing can plummet your self-esteem faster than the sudden appearance of acne. Even celebrities like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, and Justin Beiber have lent their faces to Proactiv's skincare line, helping teens (and often adults) embrace breakouts.
Treating these eruptions can be difficult -- the market is crowded with products that make big claims. Is there one absolute way to treat acne? No, of course not. Are there a lot of experts who have differing opinions on the best course of treatment? Absolutely!
Deciding which products to use can be daunting, but it's best to create a regimen that seamlessly integrates into your lifestyle.
As we move toward the holiday season, the leaves turn a gorgeous golden shade, the air becomes crisp, and we inevitably attend some sort of awkward family gathering.
Walking the line between fashionable and family-friendly can sometimes be as difficult as trying to negotiate a hostage situation, but finding the balance between your personal style and "appropriate" is key. Nail trends come and go, but you'll never forget the look of shock on your mother's face the first time she caught you wearing black polish, will you?
Save the drama for the kitchen by trying one of these seasonally appropriate shades this Thanksgiving ...
If you've made the jump to the iPhone, then you know what it feels like to have the whole world at your fingertips -- contained within an often frustrating device.
The latest trend in mobile? Mobile shopping, of course! While some brands are just launching their mobile e-commerce sites, others are steps ahead with their own shopping apps, tempting customers with an on-the-go experience.
The fashion and beauty industry has been among the first to embrace the iPhone platform and create mobile applications. While some branded apps are barely worth the download, I've selected the top five free apps that will have you coming back (and shopping) for more.
Some people wash their hair every single day, while others might wash it once every two weeks. There are many differences of opinion as to what is appropriate (and healthy) for your hair; however, if you're considering skipping the shampoo, there's an abundance of products designed to extend your blowout.
I surveyed three of the top celebrity stylists to get their take on how often you should wash your hair, plus their favorite products to keep your style fresh:
As temperatures slowly begin to dip, we reach into the back of the closet or underneath the bed to retrieve the snuggly scarves, sweaters, and coats we'd hidden away. Inevitably, there's always a piece (or three) that needs to be updated for the season and some that have been far too well-loved to make it through the next few months.
Finding the perfect figure-flattering pieces to add to your wardrobe can be tough on a budget, but fortunately, Lane Bryant is having a 40 percent off pre-Thanksgiving sale that just so happens to have all the essentials you need, at a price your wallet will like.
Moderation is still important -- to avoid going credit card crazy, I've done all the shopping for you!