3 carry-on only packing tips

3 carry-on only packing tips

How I fashionably packed for a 10 day trip to London and Paris in ONLY carryon luggage.

Is it just me or is everyone under the assumption that we fashionistas only travel with two exploding check bags, a carry on and handbag ALL weighing more than we do?

More often than not, that’s the truth.

BUT I think we can all agree that traveling (especially abroad and solo) is SO much easier with less luggage to haul place to place.

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How to Accessorize on a Budget

How to Accessorize on a Budget

Recently I shared on the gram that I’m honestly OVER buying everything brand new. For the longest time I associated the concept of “new” with being THE BEST but I’ve realized that’s just not true and quite frankly unrealistic! Life as an adult, running my own business, adventuring around NYC and managing expenses requires prioritized spending—and if I’m REALLY real, shopping weekly for the latest fast fashion piece I’ll style once or twice just doesn’t cut it.

Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE mixing up my wardrobe with new-to-me, standout items. But instead of budget breaking spending, I’ve transitioned into a more sustainable mentality; I’m now taking advantage of shopping pre-loved items through wardrobe rental! Not only does this add “new” back into my wardrobe but it also allows me budget-friendly access to brands my favorite celebs and style crushes wear daily!

But with the wardrobe rental business growing, where do you start?

WELL…

Having consolidated my closet to a capsule wardrobe of key items and statement pieces, I’ve found accessorizing allows me to make outfits new, different, and interchangeable. And the key accessory here for me is jewelry! Statement jewelry is the perfect way to mix up a look while adding an expression of unique taste and personality! SOOOO that makes my go-to for rentals an EASY choice…

RED CARPET ROCKS!

Red Carpet Rocks is a subscription-free, demi-fine (meaning a combination of fine and costume jewelry) 4 day rental service providing hand-made jewels, precious stones, and other red carpet level jewels for $39! Yes. You read that price correctly! Just as the name would lead you to believe, these pieces are high-end, yet still interchangeable between special events, a day at the office or a night out with friends! Though I’ve sported the UNBELIEVABLE Rihanna Crystal Choker and absolutely ROCKED the Cindy Tassel Earrings, my favorite Red Carpet Rocks rental so far is the Bianca Bib Necklace! This statement necklace is not only the perfect beaded compliment to a cocktail dress but also adds a bit of high-end glam to a denim and Tshirt combo! And if that isn’t cool enough, the Red Carpet Rocks owner Urvi and her team are there for you every step of the rental process, adding a personalized touch to your new favorite statement piece!

So if you’re like me and in search of a budget-friendly way to add celeb level glam to an everyday look, OR you have an endless list of upcoming events this sunny season, check out Red Carpet Rocks! Remember, no single item is over $39! With both FREE shipping AND returns, rent one fabulous jewel for $39, 2 pieces for $59 or 3 for $79! AND right now when you join the Red Carpet Rocks email list, you earn 10% off your first order!

Rent. Rock. Return.

Check out some other Red Carpet Rocks accessories I’ve sported with dressy casual looks on Instagram!

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*All photos courtesy of Victoria Saperstein Photography.

Why THIS is the Matte Lipstick to Try

Why THIS is the Matte Lipstick to Try

Here at A Grim Sense of Style EVERYTHING I say, share, and wear is meant to inspire and empower. I believe that every woman FEELS her best when she LOOKS her best and through this mentality is empowered to BE and DO her best.

Because I truly believe in living out this mission in everyday life, I seek to personally use and promote products and brands who empower us as women to be our very best…which is why I’m SO excited to introduce Sheree Cosmetics to you all!!!

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My Monthly Style Round Up

My Monthly Style Round Up

What I’m wearing on repeat and absolutely LOVING this month!

It is hard to believe fashion month, my favorite month, has come to an end! But with it, fashion does NOT end! FASHION IS FOREVER!

Okay, okay, I’m calming down now.

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What it’s Like to Attend NYFW

What it’s Like to Attend NYFW

A recap of exactly what shows I attended this season and what I wore to NYFW AW19.

If you know me (or read my February post) you know I LIVE for fashion week! And maybe you’re like…um, what’s the big deal? Well LET ME TELL YOU…

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Finding a Bra for ALL Shapes & Sizes

Finding a Bra for ALL Shapes & Sizes

True or false: At one point in time your go-to intimates retailer said “sorry we don’t carry your size here,” or even better “we only carry your size in neutral shades.”

Whether you’re a HH or an A cup size, you want a bra that not only supports your body but looks cute, right? Because let’s be honest, regardless of who is seeing you in your undies, YOU deserve to feel confident from the inside out, on every layer!

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Make the Most of #SelfLoveFebruary

Make the Most of #SelfLoveFebruary

Despite the crazy cold here in NYC (curse you polar vortex!) February is one of my favorite months of the year! Though it may be the shortest (and coldest) month, there is no shortage of excitement…HELLO New York Fashion Week AND Valentines Day!

But with so many great happenings, life comes at us fast! I mean, we’re already in the second month of 2019!

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