Hi there! I'm sorry it's been a while as life has been so crazy since you last heard from me, but it's been the good kind of crazy! I thought there's no better time to make a comeback than on the date of LoSo Fancy's 2nd birthday. I can't believe how quickly time has flown by since first launching this baby blog of mine. LoSo Fancy is something I started as a digital portfolio to help me find my dream job, and just last month that dream called me up with an offer I couldn't refuse.
Back in early December I started my new role as a Digital Designer/Art Director for T.J.Maxx social media. Every aspect of this job is everything I've wanted to do since deciding three short years ago to put a career in Nursing in my past and instead pursue my passion in the fashion industry. You know that saying "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life"? Well, I always wondered if I'd find a career that would make me feel that way and I can honestly say I've been experiencing that feeling everyday since the start of this job. It's all still surreal to me and it's just the beginning.
However, with any accomplishment it's important to never forget the "why" and the "how".
Why did I start this?
To gain an online presence in the blogosphere, get my foot in the door to the fashion industry, creatively challenge my personal style, and to inspire others to do the same.
How did I get here?
Because of you!
Because of my family who believed in me.
Because of the friends who supported me.
Because of the fellow bloggers I met along the way who have inspired me, some of which who have become my best friends.
And because of the followers who have continued to come back just to say hello and see what's new.
I have all of you to thank.
I am genuinely grateful for the support I've received these past two years and I want to end with this thought:
Life is too short; spend it doing something that fulfills you and can be meaningful to you and others. Follow your heart and you will discover your passion. Find something that gets you jumping out of bed in the morning and has you looking forward to Mondays. Any dream is possible if you just keep chasing it. Find the determination to jump over the obstacles, look for alternate paths to get passed the road blocks, and know that any downfall is a blessing in disguise. Remember to stay humble, be kind to others along the way, and always be thankful.
And as always, thanks so much for reading and for all of your kind words, it means the world.
A couple weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending my first performance of The Nutcracker. That's right, first performance ever. Can you believe I've never seen it before?! It was just as enchanting as everyone told me it would be and what made it even more special was getting a chance to meet a couple of the ballerinas and take a tour backstage after the show. I truly felt the magic of the season and certainly won't lie that it made me as giddy as a kid in a candy store.
It only felt right to wear a feminine floral skirt for the evening (I misplaced my tutu ;), but it sure didn't match up to the beautiful ballerinas dressed in over 2,000 yards of net and tulle with 200,000 jewels sewn in place. Don't believe me? Well you can see for yourself! Thanks to The Boston Ballet, I'm giving away two free tickets to a performance of The Nutcracker this Thursday, December 18th at 7:30pm at the Boston Opera House. Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Hurry though, the contest will end in 48 hours and I'll contact the winner shortly afterwards.
Follow the @bostonballet and @losofancy on Instagram as an entry into the contest. Contest open to Massachusetts Residents only.
Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful and cozy holiday with your loved ones! It was snowing at home in Rhode Island on Turkey Day and then mother nature threw some 55+ degree temps our way over the weekend - she is such a tease. I took advantage of the slightly warmer temperature and fashioned my second Moment of Chic outfit with Piperlime (check out my first post here).
I love a good silk blouse in the colder months because it's certainly the most versatile top to own. Tucked in with a full flair skirt, underneath a blazer with skinny jeans, layered under a chunky knit sweater, or with a simple pair of printed soft pantslike I'm wearing here - it's a wardrobe staple. I love it buttoned up to the neck to showcase a statement jeweled piece under the collar. I kept it monochromatic at the top and stuck to the grey and black color pairing that never fails in the winter time. The pants takes the look of comfort to another level of chic. They're a pair I would even consider wearing to sleep, is that weird? Nothing wrong with finding multiple ways to wear it! =)
Special thanks to Piperlime for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
The holidays are here and I'm sure you already have your social calendar booked with parties to attend, but when it comes down to what you're going to wear do you have your festive accessories lined up? Teardrop earrings, a bold necklace, or a statement clutch? If you answered "No" to the latter, today's your chance to change that. I'm so excited to be co-hosting this giveaway with my talented friend Kathryn Yee, event designer and founder of Bash Studio, to give one lucky winner this Charming Charlie Gold Glitter Hex Clutch.
We wanted to make sure you know, donut underestimate the versatility of a gold glitter clutch. It's perfectly acceptable and ten times more chic to pair it with a casual ensemble for that ladies' brunch the morning after a holiday bash. So don't be shy to carry that sparkle around with you in the daytime - show it off for all the world to see.
To enter the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter below - both entries are mandatory for consideration to win.
And for an extra entry, comment on this post below by sharing with us how you would style this clutch for a casual brunch date or holiday bash!
Giveaway ends December 1st and is open to U.S. Residents only. You must be 18 y.o. or older to enter. Good luck!
I love a good handbag that allows me to carry the everyday necessities, especially for those weekend days in the city when I'm out running errands for hours with a brunch meet up with friends in between. And now with the weather getting colder I actually need a bigger tote to include the winter essentials like leather gloves, hand lotion, and hairspray (for my crazy static hair) to name a few. I love this Dagne Dover mini tote that has great compartments to keep all my products organized and easy to find. I'm a huge fan of cross body bags and the fact that this mini tote gives that as an option is a plus for me.
In other news, did you notice I chopped off my long locks? I was inspired by Lo Bosworth and Lauren Conrad's recent transformations that I just had to try it out for myself. I've never had my hair this short, probably not since I was 5 years old, but I've been embracing the change and growing to love the length. I may actually keep up with this lob for a very long time.
Shop from my look below:
Also, don't forget to enter the Wye Road Handmade Jewelry giveaway! It ends on November 12th so enter now for your chance to win The Gracie Necklace, a handmade piece in NYC by Wye Road Founder and friend, Sam Litt. Contest open to U.S. Residents only.