OOTD – The Kiss of Stripes


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Hi Stylers –

I meant to get this post up here much earlier but it turns out blogging while working a full time job isn’t as easy a feat as one might imagine. But none the less – I am going to try my best to get outfits up here, even if that means sporadic posting. After all… doesn’t the saying go “better late than never”? Here’s an outfit we’ll call The Kiss of Stripes.blogimage1blogimage3 blogimage4 blogimage5 blogimage6

Oversized Jacket – Nordstrom Rack

Graphic Tee – PacSun

Shorts – Urban Outfitters

Necklaces – Express and Forever 21

Heels – Burlington Coat Factory

Concert Style @ Saranac


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It’s always hard to say goodbye to a long weekend and hello to the work week. Although there are only four days to make it through, it’s still majorly difficult to wake up in the morning! Especially after such a great weekend seeing Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and the Expandables at Saranac. Talk about a great way to end out the summer! Saranac is such a great venue because you are able to get nice and close to the band. Although the 91 degree weather made it seem like we were a bunch of sardines packed into a sauna, the concert was worth it.

Here is a look at my concert outfit from the weekend:

imagePlaid Dress – Aeropostale (Now only $16!)

Chain Necklace – Express (similar)

Heeled Booties – Lucky Brand (similar)

Zip Purse – Fossil (Shop similar here)

Manicure Monday – Perfectly Purple


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Like I promised Stylers, I’m back! And on a Labor Day Monday, what better time for a little Manicure. Lately I have been swearing by OPI. To me it seems a better bang for your buck to spend $9 on a nail polish you can get many uses out of, then throwing your luck to the wind for a minimum of $15 gel manicure (praying all the while that they can do a decent job).

Today’s Manicure Monday is fairly simple, just the latest OPI color I’ve purchased called Pamplona Purple:

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Like this color? Visit the OPI website to see other colors you might enjoy!

Rings from H&M and Linsey Layne (my new favorite boutique).

Stay tuned for more Liv Your Style posts!

– Until Tomorrow



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Hi Stylers,

What kind of blogger am I? To leave you all high and dry for what… 6months?! Eek, I am disappointed in myself, especially since my blog is something I’ve been extremely proud of. Truthfully, a lot of changes have been happening in my life and I’ve been trying to get myself into the swing of things. As I previously mentioned, I had moved down to Maryland and spent quite a few months looking for a job. I found myself back in retail working as an Assistant Manager at Aeropostale, and while fashion is my passion and it was great to be in the field that I hold so dear to my heart (and met some amazing people at that) I felt I wasn’t utilizing my full potential.

But then the unthinkable happened. Somehow I landed what can be practically considered my dream job in my hometown of Utica, NY. And, while some might question me for moving back home, it was a move that has the potential to jump start my career and it had to be done. Leaving my boyfriend behind in Maryland was difficult, but I am confident every step in this wild ride we call life counts, and I am walking each step with purpose.

Anywho, my intent was not to get sappy, just to alert you that I am COMING BACK. Yes stylers, you heard right – hopefully I can arise from the lazy trenches and bring some life back into this seriously dated blog. So keep your eyes peeled for some new Liv Your Style posts – and if you have any thoughts or anything you’d like to see let me know!

Stay Tuned!

Until Tomorrow, Stylers! :)

Manicure Monday – St Patty’s Day Stripes


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While many celebrated the St. Patrick’s Day holiday this past weekend with parades and plenty of beverages, the actual holiday is not until tomorrow the 17th of March! So for today’s Manicure Monday, I’m sharing an easy to-do stripe style inspired by the Irish holiday!

stpattysnailsSimple black tips filled in with a line of green underneath. Solely green on the ring finger so it stands out. An easy, festive manicure to try out for the holiday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. As my gram always says – Wear Your Green!

Layered Up & A Pop of Color


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If there is one thing I cannot wait for, it’s the warmer weather the residents of Maryland claim we receive throughout the year. As exciting as the white walls of my apartment are, I want to get out to explore and take pictures in some of the great Maryland and DC locations! However, for now, my white walls must remain a clean backdrop for some OOTD picture taking. Today’s OOTD is my regular color palette – black and white of course – with a pop of color from my favorite pair of maroon booties!


White Lace Shirt – Express

Black & White Sweater – Jennyfer

Black Circle Skirt – PacSun

Black Tights – Nordstrom Rack

Maroon Boots – Journeys

Layered Necklace – Forever 21

Valentine’s Day Romper


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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! My V-Day outfit this year was another AMAZING Nordstrom Rack find. Not only on sale, but also 20% off. Thank goodness my boyfriend and I decided to stay in and make dinner this year, because there is no way I would have been able to wear this number in the outside cold. A gorgeous black Topshop romper with colorful birds and silver detailing. It is truly my new favorite article of clothing. Paired with Guess heels.


3 Manicure Must-Haves


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Capturing the perfect manicure may seem impossible when you don’t have time or money to hit the salon for some professional pampering. However, mastering a manicure at home may actually be easier than you think! Today I am sharing three helpful tools that allow you to get that professional look, without having to leave the house!


1. Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield – This clear shield acts as a base and top coat, adding a perfect shine to any at-home manicure. It also protects your polish from chipping and peeling, keeping your nails longer and stronger than they would be with just your polish alone. It runs for about $4-$5 at your local Walmart, Walgreens or similar store, which is a worthy price to pay for a longer lasting, healthier looking manicure!

2. Deep Sea Cosmetics Nail Buffer – I personally use this particular buffer, but any nail buffer in general allows you to keep your nails from peeling and can add some shine to dull or brittle nails. Use this before applying your clear coat and polish to stimulate nail growth and to smooth the nail surface. Shop this similar block on Amazon for just $5.

3. ULTA Nail Polish Remover Pen– Performing your own manicure at home is relatively easy, but when attempting to use your non-dominant hand to paint your opposite one, every girl knows this is when it gets tricky. Nail polish ends up all over the place, especially on your skin around the nail. The ULTA Quick Touch Nail Polish Remover Pen has an easy to use tip (and comes equipped with extras) which can clean up the excess polish better than the old q-tip and nail polish remover trick – which almost always messes up your already completed nails! Available now on the ULTA website for just $5.

These are just a few tools that allow you to easily create a salon worthy manicure, every time – in the comfort of your own home! Until tomorrow, Stylers! :)

Tribal to the Max


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As you may or may not know, I am officially no longer a resident of the state of New York. I now live in Maryland which has been a big change for me, but I have to say I do enjoy the warmer weather! One of the greatest things about MD is that I have found some stores here that weren’t around Upstate. One of my favorites is the Nordstrom Rack – it is now my go-to store for everything fashion. The maxi skirt I’m sharing in my OOTD post today was just $10! While I am still living on a tight budget, it was clearly a sale I couldn’t pass up. Get to shopping at the Nordstrom Rack online now!

Here was the maxi skirt styled in my outfit from last night:



Maxi Skirt – Nordstrom Rack

Shirt – H&M

Boots – Target

And this beautiful necklace previously belonged to my boyfriend’s grandmother so I believed it deserved a shot of its own:

green2That’s just a quick look OOTD today – stay tuned for more upcoming posts on Liv Your Style!

Until tomorrow, Stylers!

Manicure Monday – The True Love Texture


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Valentine’s Day is a mere 5 days away and whether you have a day planned with your someone special or an “I Hate Valentine’s Day” celebration underway, it’s tacit that you want to look your absolute best on V-Day.

Today’s Manicure Monday is one of the easiest manicures I’ve ever done and one of my favorites. The color used is Sally Hansen’s Right Said Red:

rightsaidredWith just three simple sweeps of your favorite nail polish color, you have an intricate looking design that is not difficult at all!


1. Start on the right side of your nail with one sweep of the brush going about halfway down your nail.

2. Just to the left of that stroke (the middle of the nail), create another sweep going a little further down.

3. Finally, create one more sweep on the left side of the nail going even further down, until finishing a little above the nail bed.

Voila – three easy strokes result in a fun looking, floral-esque pattern, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Try it out with a pink or red color for the special day or add sparkles or another layer of darker polish to create an even more detailed look.

Until tomorrow, Stylers!


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