Stylish New Year's Eve Outfit

Tomorrow is the last day of 2011 and for me it is my first year being able to spend New Year's Eve as a 21 year old. Of course my outfit is a HUGE priority and NYE is a PERFECT evening to whip out my sparkly heels and pile on the glitter! I thought I would give a suggestion for the ideal New Year's Eve outfit that will be sure to score you a kiss from the cutest boy at the party! 

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Hope everyone has a fabulous and safe NYE! I can't wait to hear ALL about it next year!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish 2011 Flashback

It literally blows me away to think how fast 2011 has gone by. I feel like it was just January and I was writing about how I only had six months until graduation and now I have been graduated for over 6 months! 2011 was an INCREDIBLE year for me both personally and professionally. This year has really made me realize how blessed I really am! I thought I would do a little recap of 2011 and remind you all of how stylish and amazing this year has really been! 

1. I started my last first day of college in a new year and did it in style of course... 
"Stylish First Day Back at School"

2. I was awarded the "Stylish Blogger Award"

3. My dad turned 50 and I stylishly surprised him by flying home to Houston... 
"Stylish Surprise Visit to Houston"

4. I got an incredible honor to interview 6ShoreRoad's head designer... 
"Stylish Designer Interview: Pooja Kharbanda and 6Shore Road"

5. I began my FINAL quarter of college, and the stress of college graduation...
"Stylish Last Quarter of School: Must Have Items"

6. The Royal Wedding happened and I stayed up all night to watch this incredibly stylish event.
"Stylish Royal Wedding"

7. Graduation was a common thing in my family as my younger sister finally graduated from high school 
"Stylish Weekend Trip Home to Houston"

8. The day finally arrived that I had been waiting for over 3 years, I am officially a college graduate!!
"Stylelista Finally Graduates"

9. After a year of secrets and sneak peeks, I officially launched "Live Your Life Stylishly" an online blog-azine...
"Live Your Life Stylishly is officially Live"

10. I celebrated a MONUMENTAL birthday in that I finally turned 21 and celebrated in beautiful Los Angeles...
"Stylish 21st Birthday"

11. As an official college graduate, I made the move I have been talking about making for years, I finally moved back to LA and began my life as a real adult but not before saying my tearful goodbyes to my Arizona family.
"Stylish Goodbyes"

12. I made it through my first week as an LA resident and shared my new exciting life with my readers...
"Stylish First Days in Los Angeles"

13. Just as Summer  was almost over, I took my very first trip to Vegas as a 21 year to celebrate a dear friend's 21st...
"Stylish Vegas Trip Recap"

14. My little sister made the big move to California as well, but to San Diego to start college at San Diego State. I got to visit her the first week she was there and relive college for a few days...
"Stylish Labor Day Weekend Recap"

15. Stylelista Confessions turned 2 years old in 2011....
"Happy 2nd Birthday Stylelista Confessions"

16. While 2011 has been a year of so many great things, I had to say goodbye to my dog of 15 years, Penny Lane. It was one of the hardest things I have ever dealt with but know that Penny is in such a better place...
"A Stylish Goodbye to Penny"

With so many posts on shopping, nail polish, must haves, and so much more 2011 was a year that I will NEVER forget. I am so glad that I have this blog to share my adventures in life on and couldn't be more blessed to have been so incredibly lucky this year. I know 2012 will be another incredible year, and I can't wait to share every minute of it with my amazing readers! I want to thank every one of my readers for being such a supporter of Stylelista Confessions in 2011 and the years to come, I would not be here without you guys! 

So until next time... Live Stylishly

December Stylish Girl of the Month

I can't believe that the time has come to choose my final Stylish Girl of the Month for 2011. This year has FLOWN by and I can't begin to express how thankful I am! Before I get into my December pick, I wanted to take a little trip down memory lane to refresh you memories of whom I have already chosen this year:

January: Michelle Williams
February: Vanessa Hudgens
March: Jennifer Lawrence 
April: Reese Witherspoon
May: Jennifer Lopez
June: Emma Roberts
July: Emma Stone
August: Kim Kardashian
September: Rachel Bilson
October: Selena Gomez
November: Hilary Duff
December: ???
I have chosen some AMAZING stylish girls this year and my pick for December is no exception. As I went through my usual sources to see which girl really stood out this month I came to an overwhelming conclusion that my final SGOTM for 2011 is..... Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett started off the year rocky as she split from Ryan Reynolds but did her best to fly under the radar even though their were speculations of her dating Sean Penn. Minus all the celebrity gossip, ScarJo is always dressed to a tee where ever she goes and she makes a perfect pick to end off a great year of Stylish girls! She is also Dolce and Gabbana's brand ambassador, so she is just an obvious pick for December! See below why I chose her!

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from left to right:
1. Scarlett looks gorgeous at her most recent movie premiere for "We Bought a Zoo" wearing a Dolce and Gabbana gown and Jimmy Choo heels.
2. ScarJo wears black so well in this Michael Kors sheath and two tone mary-janes.
3. Orange is definitely Scarlett's color as seen in this Roland Mouret dress
4. I DEFINITELY overlooked ScarJo at this year Academy Awards as she was really stunning in this Dolce and Gabbana lace gown. 
5. I guess I really overlooked ScarJo during awards season, as she really did look amazing in this Elie Saab flutter sleeve gown.
Well there you have it, my final pick for SGOTM for 2011. I can't wait for 12 new ladies to be picked in 2012 and definitely want to have my readers help me pick so start submitting your suggestions on my facebook and twitter accounts!

So until next time (or next year hehe)... Live Stylishly

Stylish Christmas Recap

I can't believe that Christmas has already come and gone. I know I had a AMAZING Christmas. It was so refreshing to be surrounded by my family and friends and have a relaxing day. While the Lakers may have lost on their season opener, I couldn't be too upset because I am the new owner of a new Marc Jacobs bag, something I have been lusting over for almost a year! (check out this post from back in February). I am super glad Santa saw that I have been extra good this year and got me more than I ever imagined! Thanks Santa! Check out some new additions to my closet below! :) Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! Now its time for New Years!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Handbag
Ray-Ban Aviators
Marc by Marc Jacobs Script Earrings
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume
Mad Men Series on DVD
I definitely scored big time and can't thank my family enough for being so generous!
What did Santa bring you?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Christmas

I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve and Sunday is already Christmas! I can't wait to eat yummy food and celebrate with friends and family. I hope everyone has an incredible and stylish Christmas! 
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Christmas Celebration Outfit

Christmas is only 3 days away and I know that I am still trying to perfect my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outfits. Since I will be spending it low key with my family at home, I may not have to get SUPER dressed up but I can still pair something cute that is holiday day worthy. Unlike other holidays, Christmas has two days, at least in my family, where an outfit is neccessary. Usually we go to church Christmas Eve and then open gifts and celebrate with family on Christmas day. I shopped my favorite sites and found the perfect outfit for any Christmas celebration!

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So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Online Shopping Obsession: ShoeMint

If you haven't figured it out by now, I am a avid online shopper, and am ALWAYS looking for new and hot websites to get my shopping fixes from. You are probably well aware of the Mint brands as in JewelMint (the jewelry collection created by Kate Bosworth ), StyleMint (a t-shirt collection designed by the Olsen twins) and the two newest Mint brands BeautyMint (a skincare collection created by Jessica Simpson) and my new stylish obsession, ShoeMint (a shoe collection created by Steve Madden, inspired by Rachel Bilson and styled by Nicole Chavez).

For someone who is obsessed with shoes, this website is just another reason why I shouldn't be allowed to have a credit card because I can go crazy if I am not careful! Like the other Mint sites, ShoeMint is a member's only site with new collections brought to you every month. Every shoe is only $80 bucks with free shipping both ways, and if you decide you don't like your picks for the month, you can decline, no obligation to buy! While the full shoe collection launches in 2012, six styles have been pre-released and they are selling out fast! Let's just say I will be anxiously waiting for the full collection to launch in 2012!
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Definitely a must see site!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish 2012 Day Planners

While I love my iPhone and its calendar capabilities, sometimes writing things down in a planner actually help me remember things better, especially as life gets busier and busier. I love my 2011 calendar as it was a "Keep Calm and Carry On" version but I know there are lots of cute versions for 2012, so I searched online and found some great options and am still trying to narrow down which one I really want :)

Which one do you like the best?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylelista's Christmas List

I can't believe that Christmas is less than a week away. I am finally in Houston and seeing my parent's Christmas tree filled with presents for all our family and friends, makes me even more excited about Christmas! I return to my childhood on Christmas and get so giddy over all the things that come with Christmas. Of course I make sure I am on Santa's "nice" list and if he happens to check out my blog, he will know exactly what I am wishing for this Christmas...

What's on your wish list this Christmas?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish and Glamourous Friday

Today is my final day of work before my much needed 2 week vacation! I am so excited to head home to Houston and celebrate the holidays with my friends and family. I thought since it is Friday that it was only appropriate to share a few of my favorite things....

So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Thursday

Only two more days until I am finally on my two week vacation! I am SO ready to have some much needed R and R outside of LA and with my family and friends! Now I just need to figure out how I am going to pack my entire closet in one suitcase....
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Hair Accessories

With the holidays only two weeks away, everyone is probably attending a ton of holiday parties meaning a new outfit for each one if your like me. I love having long hair, it enables me to do a lot of different things but sometimes when I am attending a more casual laid back party I want to be able to throw my hair in a cute pony and add a hair accessory to finish off the look. I went on some of my favorite sites and found a lot of options for holiday hair accessories! Check out my top picks below.

What are your favorite hair accessories for the holiday!?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish December Weekend Recap

This weekend I got to celebrate the holidays a bit early with my adorable little cousins and I got to build their very first gingerbread house with them! I also got to go look at Christmas lights and enjoy the beautiful winter weather SoCal is finally experiencing. Definitely nice to have a weekend with family and can't wait to be home in Houston on Sunday and be with my parents and sissy! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish December Friday

IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!!! I can't believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away, I still need to get more gifts! So glad today is Friday, this week has been killer! Ready for a weekend of relaxation with family!! Hope everyone has a stylish weekend!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish Beauty Must Have: Hand in Hand Soap

I am a HUGE supporter of giving back to those less fortunate in society so companies that are based upon that value are companies I without a doubt support. A few months back I was reading InStyle Magazine and came across this company called Hand in Hand Soap, for every bar of soap bought a bar of soap is donated to save a child's life. Ironically, I was talking with a friend and I come to find out its his cousin who started the company with her fiance. I knew I had to share this AMAZING company with my readers and show my support for such an amazing cause. Check out this excerpt from Hand in Hand Soap's website

"Hand in Hand Soap was conceived in 2011 by two social entrepreneurs who believe that business can do so much more than just make money. Understanding the difficulty that most non-profits face trying to obtain funding, Courtney and Bill set out to start a business based on sustainable giving.  By directly tying charitable donations to the sale of an everyday product, Hand in Hand is able to give soap to those in need and save lives without depending on a single donation.  For every bar purchased, Hand in Hand will donate the same bar to save a life"

Not only is this company giving back a huge amount but its also an eco-friendly company, something I am ALWAYS supportive of. Every ingredient in the soap is natural and harvested and grown in an environmentally friendly way along with every bar packaged in eco friendly packaging. A portion of the proceeds is also used to save 50 square feet of rainforest for every bar sold. Basically this company is doing an incredible thing and deserves to be recognized IMMENSELY! 

Hand in Hand has a really awesome website along with a very active Facebook and Twitter page and even have a blog! This company is definitely stylelista approved and I am buying my soap right after I finish this post.

So until next time.... Live Stylishly 

Stylish Chilly Wednesday

It has been so cold here the last few days that I am actually finally starting to feel like its Christmas time. I love bundling up in sweaters and boots and getting to actually use my heated seats in my car! Hope you all have a stylish Wednesday!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish Hair Style: Blunt Bangs

I have always had long hair and side swept bangs for as long as I can remember and when it comes to my hair I am ALWAYS a chicken when it comes to change. With the new year right around the corner and the holidays in a few weeks I am contemplating making a change to my hair, and by change I mean straight across bangs or blunt bangs. It has been something I have talked about for months and think that next week when I go to get my hair done, I am finally going to have the courage to chop my bangs and get a fresh look. Before I do so, I wanted to get some inspiration so I searched Pinterest, of course, for the best blunt bang styles and how I can actually make this look versatile and easy!
I love these bangs on Lea Michelle, I hope being a blonde I can pull off the same look!
one of my FAVORITE blondes wears her barely there blunt bangs so well!
This girl has equally as blonde of hair as myself and the bangs look fantastic on her! Gives me some hope!
I love how you can still sweep them off to the side but still have the blunt bang look!
What do you think about blunt bangs, do you think I should go for it!?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Designer Spotlight: Sigalie Jewelry

One of the perks of working in downtown LA is that I get to meet a lot of up and coming designers and this designer is no exception! When I was interning at the jewelry showroom, one of the lines that was represented was a jewelry line called Sigalie. I got to do a few freelance projects with her as I designed her current line sheet along with pictures seen on her website, Designer Sigalie Oren was bored and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and has created an incredible jewelry line inspired by the gorgeous city. All the pieces are handmade from silk thread, leather cord, czech glass, venetian beads, and mixed metals. She also uses rare gemstones, hand crochet, and parts and pieces she finds in Israel, Bali, and Inia. With a warm zen like feeling, the collection is all about unique incredible pieces that are so affordable as well! I got to ask Sigalie a few questions and am excited to share her answers with my readers!
Stylelista:What inspires you when creating your jewelry?
Sigalie Oren: Designing Jewelry is my passion, I get inspired from nature, good energy, and people around me.

S: How did you get involved in the industry?
SO: My family owned a women's denim company which I was very involved with growing up. I got to take part in the production, styling, shows, and sales and love every part of it thus it was natural for me to go into the industry as an adult. 

S: What is your definition of style?
  SO: Everyone has a unique style, and when you develop your style, that feels right to you, its all about  balance.

S: What are your favorite pieces from the collection?
SO: I love every piece but if I had to choose my top 4 they would be:
You can check out Sigalie's website for the entire collection as well as like her page on Facebook!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish December Blackout

I was so excited that yesterday was the start of December, meaning only 24 days until Christmas. The day started out rocky, I got to work only to find out the building was without power and would be for an unknown amount of time so I by surprise got to head down to South Bay with my boss and work from there! It was nice to get out of the office and work elsewhere! I am so excited that Christmas is only 23 days away now and just as excited that today is Friday! Hope all you stylelista's have a fabulous Friday!

So until next time... Live Stylishly

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