My New Favorite Denim Brand

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As you all know, I am a huge proponent of positive body image no matter what size you are! I’ve been very vocal about this on the blog which is why I am so excited to spread the news about one of my favorite new fashion brands – SLINK Jeans!

The SLINK philosophy totally aligns with mine and I love that there is finally a premium denim brand for curvy girls that stands for what I believe in. I believe that banishing body shame is essential and SLINK agrees. The brand name itself is an acronym for “sexy, lovable, intelligent, noticeable, and kind.” Love it.

The premium denim line is designed with an exclusive, curve-hugging technology, so the quality of the jeans is just as amazing as the brand’s body positive stance.

SLINK currently offers a range of curve-friendly sizes starting at size 10 and will soon expand to ALL sizes (0-24) because not all curves are created equal.

SLINK is also launching a beauty contest with an opportunity to win big in the next month, so be sure to follow SLINK on Instagram and Facebook to keep an eye out for more details on how you can enter to win.

Are you ready to join the body positive revolution with me? Shop SLINK at retailers like Nordstorm and Macy’s and be sure to stay tuned for more details on Martinis and Mascara about my new favorite brand!

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The Best Black Friday Deals: Amazon Fashion

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I will be the first to admit that I don’t love shopping at a store.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE shopping… but I’d rather do it in my PJs from the comfort of my own home.

So, when I discovered the magic that is Amazon Fashion (combined with the amazingness of Amazon Prime) I never looked back. Practically my entire closet is from Amazon, so of course that’s my retailer of choice on Black Friday!

Shopping on Amazon provides all the perks and none of the drama that goes with in-person Black Friday shopping. And today – they have incredible sales with many high-end items priced at a minimum of 30% off!

Read on for some of my fav picks featured in Amazon’s Black Friday sale! Give these as gifts or scoop them up for yourself. (I won’t tell.)

Happy shopping!

Rebecca Minkoff Floral Applique Love Crossbody

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Seriously, how cute is this bag?! Darling floral details in winter-friendly tones make it the perf handbag to add to your collection this season. Love love love.

BB Dakota Women’s Sequin Pencil Skirt

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Helloooo, holiday party! I know you’ve got a shindig coming up that is totally calling for this sexy sequin skirt.

Nine West Women’s Pagneli Pony Boot

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Ugh, I am such a sucker for leopard print. These textured booties are totally on-trend and perfect for looking hot when it’s cold outside. I’m ordering a pair of these babies as we speak (/type).

Adidas 3 Stripe Leggings

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I’m totally more likely to work out if I feel good in my workout clothes, so these are a must-have! The print is adorable and these Adidas leggings are so comfortable. Perfect for running (or just running around town)!

Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Maise Satchel

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Sometimes you just need a classic, timeless handbag to cart around your belongings. This Kate Spade bag is incredible and I have been eyeing it for quite some time now. The price is marked waaaaaay down, so I think it’s about time to commit!

You can also take a peek at all of the Amazon Editor’s picks here. Thirsty for more deals? Just wait until you see what Amazon has in store for Cyber Monday! I can’t tell yet, but promise I’ll share the scoop soon. 😉

[Disclosure: I am an official Amazon Fashion blogger and have an ongoing partnership with Amazon. I also feature affiliate links within my content.]

Celebrate Fall with Betsey Johnson at Macy’s

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Are you ready for a super fun fashion event to bring in fall? Love the movie Trolls?! Betsey Johnson will be at Macy’s to celebrate her new line, Betsey Johnson xox Trolls, and you can have a chance to meet her! Join to celebrate Betsey’s latest collection inspired by Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls and available exclusively at Macy’s.

I’ll be at the iconic Macy’s Herald Square on Thursday Oct. 13th at 6 p.m. to celebrate with Macy’s and Betsey and I’m SO excited. Be one of the first 100 customers in line and have your photo taken with Betsey! Plus, with any $50 Betsey Johnson purchase, receive a signature selfie stick. If you’re in the area, come hang with us! If not, definitely check out Macys.com to see where the nearest event is in your area.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Betsey16.

[This post was sponsored by Macy’s, but all opinions are my own.]

What I Learned at Fashion Week

I’m still recovering from the whirlwind that was New York Fashion Week. And if you’re a fashion fan, you know that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the flutter of activity during fashion month around the globe. So, as we look ahead to London, Paris, and Milan, allow me to share what I’ve learned so far…

Disney is in.

Little #mermaid vibes at #MillySpring17. 😍 #nyfw

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I saw fairytale themed goodness on more than one runway this season. I spotted Ariel at Milly, Belle at Vicky Zhang, and even the Rodarte show had a princess lost in the forest kinda vibe. Moral of the story is, it’s cool to dress like a princess this spring. This makes me happy for obvious reasons.

The 80s are back.

GIVING YOU ALBUM COVER GIRL GROUP REALNESS 😍 @sarasampaio @chaneliman @ariwestphal 👠💋👙

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Seriously. They were all over the place! Definitely in full effect at Jeremy Scott‘s “Slime Time” show where 1980s New York took center stage. Purple eyeshadow,graphic neon nail art, and all.

You can wear a dark lip in the springtime.

It’s a common misconception that you have to wear poppy brights in the spring and vampy dark lips in the fall. But that’s not a thing. You going to challenge Pat McGrath? I know I’m not. #bowdown

All body types are welcome.

Seeing all sizes and all colors on the SAME runway was truly a beautiful thing. Sure there are some designers who dedicate shows to “plus” size fashion, but to showcase both together like Christian Siriano did, on the same runway, is truly remarkable.

New York Fashion Week Must Haves

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If you follow me on social, you might have seen a thing or two about New York Fashion Week recently. It’s winding down now, but I’ve been having a blast for the past week attending all the best shows and learning some amazing behind-the-scenes secrets from some of the most talented artists in the beauty biz. (More on that later!)

In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my absolute must-have products for surviving fashion week. As die-hard fashionistas know, NYFW is just the beginning of this season’s fashion extravaganza. So, if you’re jetting off to the next runway in London, take a peek at my must haves list below! Couldn’t have survived NYFW without these…

External Phone Charger

Seriously, if you do not yet have one of these, get one now. I got mine on Amazon for like $20 and it has been an absolute life saver in terms of keeping my necessary electronics juiced up when I need them the most. Snapchat sucks a lot of battery power, you guys.

Listerine Strips

These are my lifeline for making sure my breath is fresh at all times. They’re also great for a quick way to perk yourself up if you’re nodding off from exhaustion. #truth

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

Sometimes there is just no time for touch-ups and your look has to last all day. I’m obsessed with the Urban Decay setting sprays – especially the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Legit lasts for 16 hours so your makeup will last from early morning call time to late night show to the after party.

Bandaids

You’ve heard that you need a sturdy heel or a flat. You’ve shopped and shopped. You’re convinced that you found the perfect pair. You think your shoe selection is fine, but you’re wrong. Even the chunkiest heels can create mean blisters if you’re darting from show to show for a week straight (especially if they’re new and not properly broken in). Do your footsies a favor and keep some Bandaids in your bag.

Ardell “Babies” False Lashes

The absolute easiest way to instantly up your glam is to add a pair of falsies to any look. You could be free of any other speck of makeup and the Ardell Babies lashes will legit up your makeup game with little effort. They look natural thanks to the awesome flexible band. They’re definitely on my fav lashes list!

Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture

Even the chicest shows (I’m looking at you, Jeremy Scott) sometimes require port-a-potty situations due to the massive amount of attendees. So, take it from me and do not get caught off guard in a situation where you’re out of toilet paper! Luckily, I had some Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture to keep me clean and fresh in all the sketchy restroom situations I encountered this week. Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture keeps you clean so you can feel confident enough to strut your stuff, whether down the runway, the red carpet or the city streets. It’s designed to clean better, so you’re clean and confident enough to go commando. Just keepin’ it real, folks.

[I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.]