RED HOT ACCESSORIES *Live* Video

Hello Hotstuff!

Finally. I did a live YouTube video yesterday sharing the accessories I’m totally obsessed with this fall!  From head to toe, I’ve got you covered. Warning: Didn’t have time for makeup!

CHECK IT OUT: 

 

 

LINKS TO ITEMS:

Black/Red/Gold Tassel Earrings Option http://rstyle.me/~aaheX
Black/Gold Tassel Earrings Option http://rstyle.me/~aahf2
Red/Gold Tassell Earrings Option http://rstyle.me/~aahf5
Oversized Gold Hoops http://rstyle.me/~a9xwd
Crushed Velvet Black Beret Option http://rstyle.me/~aag9P
Velvet Black Beret Option http://rstyle.me/~aag9K
Black Newsboy Hat http://rstyle.me/~a9AfM
Thick Gold Choker Option http://rstyle.me/~aaheG
TriBand Gold Choker Option (love) http://rstyle.me/~aahev
Chevron Gold Choker http://rstyle.me/~aahee
Gucci Marmont Mini Bag http://rstyle.me/~aae5c
OKT Leather Boots http://rstyle.me/~aaceQ
Platform Patent Booties http://rstyle.me/~a9EuJ
Red Patent Heels http://rstyle.me/~a9xsq
Red Leather Belt http://rstyle.me/~aa0w6
Red Knee High Boots http://rstyle.me/~a9xA2
OTK Peep Toe Boots http://rstyle.me/~a9Evm
Long leather gloves http://rstyle.me/~aamTO
Faux Fur Scarf http://rstyle.me/~aamPW
BEST Red Booties http://rstyle.me/~aajgG
Kimono with polka dots http://rstyle.me/~a9xIk
Floral Kimono http://rstyle.me/~a9xG1

 

What is your must have?
Post a photo to the SOS Facebook page or tag me on Instagram of you rockin’ that red hot item this fall!
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CHERRY POP… Say What?

Hey Hey Love!

How are you handling the time change and cooler weather? I admit, I’m not a fan of the cold or the rain. Wahhhhh! Probably from all those years living in sunny LA with 70 degree weather year round except for that darn June gloom. One way I lift my spirit on those dreary days is to pop some color in my outfit.  Of course, if you follow me on Instagram you know I’m obsessed with a touch of red at the moment. Red is the hottest color of the season and happens to be one of my favorite colors. My first little sports car was vibrant lipstick red!

Plaid wrap mini-skirt by KERRently for Privilege 

 

I decided to pop some color up top and add a pop of plaid on bottom. Loving this wrap skirt by local Dallas superstar influencer, Courtney Kerr and her collaboration with Privilege! This will be a staple go-to in my wardrobe forever. Congrats girl! 

KERRently for PRIVILEGE is an exclusive 8-piece capsule collection curated by blogger, TV personality and fashion icon Courtney Kerr. This Texan bombshell brings you her first ever clothing line focusing on elevated basics designed to mix, match and turn heads. Hero pieces and not so basic basics offer versatility and functionality without sacrificing style to take you from day to night and back again. Get ready to channel your inner Blair Waldorf in the That’s A Wrap Skirt. This on trend piece features a wrap body with button closure, side tie detail and classic check print

 

Wool Blend Coat H&M / Retro Mock Turtleneck H&M / Beret- Zara (Similar) / OK leather boots Charles David / Crossbody Bag Gucci Marmont Mini  /

Matte Lipstick Smashbox

 

Stay Dry. Stay Warm. Stay Stylish.

 

 

The Start Of My Fab Vegan Collection

Happy Sunday Sistas!

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As you all know, I love a good shoe sale! The hunt and rush of finding fabulous foot candy is well, how to say it…I’m an addict ok…without apologies! I’ve mentioned early in the birth of this blog that when I got married and took a step back from my television career, my shopping budget went from Fred Segal and Neiman’s status to TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. Learning to shop with Cristal Champagne taste on a Bud Light budget became a fun form of creativity for me. Of course, after the initial mourning over the loss of all the designer items I sold.

A moment of silence for those Gucci handbags, please.

Now, I get to teach all of you how to get creative! You do not have to sacrifice style and expressing yourself through fashion just because you have to wear Steve Madden instead of Christian Louboutin. I actually sold my remaining few Loubou’s on Ebay to have extra spending money when we moved to Dallas last year and you know what? I don’t miss them one bit. Now, will I add more Loubou’s to my shoe collection at some point? Heck yea sista! I’ve learned to embrace the ebb & flow of life. Even how it pertains to my wardrobe!

Now, to today’s point. As a lover of the finer, most beautifully crafted types of shoes- I admit to being a bit snobby when it came to wearing “vegan” non-leather shoes. Then, a few months ago a client hired me to coach her on image and give her some tips to begin “veganizing” her wardrobe. She made a valid point for wanting to rid her closet of leather goods, but had not been able to find really chic & fashionable items in her country.

SOS to the rescue!

Right before I started working with her, I had just bought a few non-leather handbags that I simply adored. They were so cute I didn’t care that they weren’t expensive Italian leather. There are so many on-trend and stylish companies producing great quality vegan items now. So, I had gotten over my snobby attitude toward bags, but still had an ego about the shoes. My style philosophy has always been that you can wear stylish inexpensive outfits from H & M, but don’t be too chintzy on the shoes. But, we’re always growing and evolving with our fashion sense and when I saw a stylish fashionista rockin’ these hot red fringe booties at an event last month…I just had to have them. Come to find out they were faux suede and under $20. Say what?  By Shoe Republic LA.

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My vegan shoe collection has officially been started! The great thing about buying trendy vegan shoes is you can purchase several pair and still have money left over to buy those pair of great fitting jeans or that chic black blazer at a heaftier price tag. If they are super trendy, you may not even wear them the following year and then you aren’t out $1500. Which is equivalent to some people’s mortgage payment! Ouch.

Here are a few more vegan shoes by that I’ve added to the collection…

These blingy leopard print heels above, also by Shoe Republic LA, were a bit over-the-top for me, but they kept calling my name…Pssst, Tiffany…can I come live in your closet room please? If you saw my shoe webisode, you know I’m a firm believer in buying statement specialty shoes.. just because! 

Chambray denim is one of THE hottest styles this Spring. So is the high 70’s platform! I was thrilled to find these to wear with colorful floral maxi sundresses.

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What are your thoughts on “vegan” shoes and handbags?

As always, do what works for you, your unique personal style, your lifestyle and your budget.

SHINE ON!

Love, Tiff xo

BE FAB FRIDAY: 5 Fun Fall Bags

Hey Fab Girls!

We all have to carry a handbag. It’s one of the most important accessories because most of us keep our life in there, right?! So why not switch them out on a regular basis to add some fun & oomph to your wardrobe this Fall. Especially as the weather changes- a great bag can add some happy to a cold dreary day. 

Here’s 5 fun bags I am loving:

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BOHO ‘JOPLIN’ FRINGE TOTE

By Deux Lux (amazing vegan bag co). Lightweight, but huge and will carry your entire life plus a laptop! Retails for $130, but I found it at TJ Max for only $49.99. Also comes in chocolate brown and black with beautiful gold hardware. 

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BLACK & GOLD CLUTCH

I’ve been in love with the black & gold combo for as long as I can remember, but this Fall it’s hotter than ever. It’s got a disco vibe and pairs with just about any outfit. A popular style this season is the “box clutch” which I found at Sam Moon for about $16. I was beyond thrilled to score this pristine vintage genuine snakeskin clutch at a thrift store for $5.99. WOOP! These will be my go-to’s this Fall!  

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VIBRANT BLUE

Bright blue accessories are making a major statement for Fall. A great way to add a pop of color to a fun outfit and be handsfree at the same time is with a crossbody messenger bag from Target. They have so many fab styles right now! 

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FUN & FURRY

Faux fur and shearling is on everything this Fall. From coats, sweaters, scarves, boots and even handbags. I’ve had this cute shearling bag for about 10 years. One of my vintage souvenirs from my life in LA. 

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Here is an amazing current shearling style by Burberry $2,995. Join me in drooling for a moment! 

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METALLIC & CHAINS

A great metallic bag is a must have for every fashionista’s collection and rose gold is taking over this Fall. I love this cross body with a slight rose gold tint and Stella McCartney-esque chain look. Sam Moon $19.99

Which one do you love and must have? 

Comment, share, tweet and let me know. 

Walk Tall,

Tiff

GET GLAM FAST: 3 Hot Sunnies For Summer

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Hey Fabulous Ones!

As we roll into July, I’m sure you have already picked up a new pair of shades to rock for Summer. If not, here are my top three picks for adding instant glam factor and staying on trend even if you’re strutting around in basic tanks & flip flops. This year it’s all about vintage and retro styles:  

 

I. Oversized Old Hollywood Cat Shaped

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Maquis Sunglasses by Tory Burch

These aren’t the traditional cat eye, but I just love them with the two-tone acetate butterfly cat-esque shape. So unique!  

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II. Mirrored Lens

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This pair actually covers three trends – round, transparent and mirrored. 

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III. Retro Tortoise Print or Anything Graphic

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 “Quinn” by Michael Kors

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Remember, check the UV protection when purchasing sunglasses! Protect your peepers.

What style are you going to try this Summer? This is a good opportunity to try something new! Even on a budget, you can find these options at Target & H&M for under $20. 

Get Glam My Gorgeous Girls.

Love, Tiff

 

THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING= FABULOUS!

Hey Sistas! 

You know those week’s we have periodically that are just perfect…like a dream, full of fun and magical moments. I just experienced a week like that!  Today, I am reveling in the blessings and had to share it with all of you. If you are on Instagram, this may be a repeat for ya, sorry. The lesson I relearned from this week was the power in reaching out and doing for others during your own difficult time. The week prior, we had a very challenging time with some business situations and I needed to get out of my head and stop focusing on my present circumstances. It did the trick…

Let’s start with last Saturday: I have mentioned meeting a remarkable young woman named Jessica Youngblood who has a ministry called Just Fabulous Events which helps build confidence in teen girls. She is a recovered meth addict who has transformed her life through God’s love and healing power. Her mission is in alignment with mine and I truly believe in Divine connections which empowers us to do more together than we can all alone. Jess asked me to be part of the event as emcee and stylist of the fashion show. I was honored and so blessed by the entire experience. There is nothing better than seeing a big group of adorable girls giggling and having fun! But, my favorite part of the night is toward the end when the girls are given a quiet moment to reflect on  what they need to give over to God to heal. It could be any broken part of their life. They write it on a rock and go lay in down at the foot of the cross. It was so beautiful to see all the girls go up to the front and release their pain. SO Powerful! I wish we had an event like this when I was a hurting teenager!!  Click to see more pics and “like” her Facebook page. 

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Then on Monday: My bestie Heidi wanted to give our girlfriend Christine- who is recovering from a year of chemo and a mastectomy- a special birthday gift.  One can only imagine how devastating that experience can be on a woman’s self-esteem so what better to help her feel glam again? A professional photoshoot with hair & makeup and starting the day with a blowout at Drybar! Heidi asked me to be part of the special day and help her get Christine ready with a great outfit and beautiful makeup. Christine said it was the most beautiful she has felt in 2 years. Mission accomplished. WOWZER! How gorgeous does she look… 

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Jump to Tuesday & Wednesday: I can’t remember the last time both my sister and I have been home at the same time. It’s been years! She flew in to Houston for a brief visit so I jetted down there for some QT with the fam. Our favorite thing to do with our Mom is load up on energy with some TexMex then spend hours digging through thrift stores. As soon as we enter the store, we separate. The hunt begins! We will holler across the store to one another with a find- as if we struck oil. We try things on and begin the fashion show giving each other a thumbs up or down. This would make a hilarious reality show! Our family has been through a lot of healing over the years and has had it’s share of tough times, like most families, so I cherish these precious moments more than ever. 

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Hydrating with a Cherry Limeade

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My goal of scoring something in a bold floral print- ACCOMPLISHED! This blouse covers several Spring trends- Pleats, Sheer, Puffy Sleeves & Bold Floral Print.

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The remainder of the week was filled successful work stuff, auditions, one of the best girl’s nights ever-  plus, seeing my coaching client really step it up and rock her session with me. I’m like a proud mama! This first week of Spring will go down in the HERstory books for me. 

Here’s a quick hair tip (this blog post is all over the place), but for you ladies who are wanting a longer ponytail- this is the best hair trick I’ve ever come up with. I only wish I had figured it out years ago! Thursday was swamped and I didn’t have enough time to wash and blowdry my hair for girl’s night. I thought a high ponytail would be quick & ez, but my pony looked wimpy and short. BINGO- I added a second ponytail underneath and voila- problem solved. I felt like “I Dream of Genie”. So fun and will be my go-to summer style! 

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WHAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR FIRST WEEK OF SPRING?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Love, Tiff

 

 

4 FABULOUS FALL HANDBAGS {New Webisode + A FREE Gift}

Hey Fab Friends!

Let’s save the small talk shall we?

Watch this…

 

Bag #1: Colorful Crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff

Bag #2: Structured Handbag (unknown designer)

Bag #3: Multi-textured Tote by Gianni Chiarini

Bag #3: Exotic Clutch (vintage)

It’s an honor to be invited to share my style tips on the launch of Heart & Soul Magazine TV. Check the site for your local television listings. Make sure to follow them on Facebook & Twitter for empowering information geared for women of all ages and color.

WHAT’S YOUR MUST HAVE BAG THIS FALL?

Share, comment, like, pin and let us know!

Rock on Fabulous Ones…

Love, Tiff

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