Fashion at Tiffany's

Donut Worry, All In Moderation

Spring break is quickly approaching, which means it’s crunch time for college students. Everyone around campus has been hitting the gym and pumping some iron to look their best in their itty bitty bikini. Therefore, several individuals, including myself have created a strict gym schedule, eating well, and staying on top of their detox tea. Although, keep in mind that it is now socially acceptable to have cheat day… the military diet, weight-loss shakes, and the apple cider vinegar diet is SO overrated! Health-conscious celebs (Like my girl Khloe K), nutritionists and fitness experts have specified that one should eat in moderation.

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Let’s get real. A donut won’t kill you. So, my girlfriends and I took a trip to one of the hottest bakeshops in Southeast Ohio called McHappy’s. This donut shop sells fresh, homemade pastries that are absolutely delicious and 100% a hangover cure on a Sunday morning. This tiny bakeshop is a hidden gem in Athens, and it doesn’t just provide tasty goodies but a perfect backdrop for a photo op.

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I’ve rounded up some fun looks you can wear out to breakfast after a long night out on the town and still look fabulous …

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 What I’m Wearing

The sun was out to play on Sunday. Therefore, I didn’t hesitate to break out my favorite Express pearl embellished denim jacket and my white wrap skirt from LF Stores. With that being said, ditch the idea of “no white after Labor Day.” Become a rule breaker and start wearing winter white. Lately, I have been purchasing several winter white pieces that are great for the cold season. If you are looking to make a fashion statement, style these winter white pieces with a pop of color.  For instance, I added a blush cross-body bag from Forever21 and a pinstripe button-up from H&M.

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While you prepare for spring break to get the ideal beach body, don’t forget to eat in moderation, test out winter white, and ditch those crazy diets.

 

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Why You Should Have A Faux Fur Jacket In Your Closet

Here in New York the temperature is dropping and snow is falling, but you will never catch me dead in one of those ugly puffy jackets our parents used to make us wear back in the day. That is why I turned to a faux fur jacket this winter season. If you are looking to make a fashion statement, faux fur might just become your new best friend.

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Outerwear has never been my thing, and neither is winter… I dislike putting together a perfect outfit, only to ruin it with a winter jacket. I have seen faux fur EVERYWHERE! From celebrities, bloggers, or other fashionistas, this fashion piece is just hard to resist.

Individuals have been styling this season’s faux fur trend in several different ways and have been totally slaying the game. faux fur was first introduced in the 1950’s and became popular due to the animal rights and animal welfare organizations. These groups claim that faux fur is an animal-friendly alternative to traditional fur!

How to Style Faux Fur

Faux fur is perfect if you are looking to style a retro look. You can create this getup by pairing it with simple staples like black/ denim high-waisted jeans, a statement belt and a classic tee. You can find this look on my favorite online shopping website NastyGal. Which has 80 percent discount on everything in the store right now!

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Bad and Boujee Faux Fur 

Okay, so whenever I wear my statement faux fur, people always tell me that I look bad and boujee or “so extra.” This fashion staple is a selfie-worthy coat and can be found in several colors at Forever21, Lulus, and ASOS. This jacket is everything you need to rake in all those likes on Instagram.

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When in New York, my favorite hobby is to go brunching with my fav girl gang (The 7). We went to “Your Mother’s House” in Garden City, where they have unlimited mimosas and a delicious menu. When you go brunching, you must wear an insta-worthy outfit. Therefore, I threw on my favorite white faux fur jacket from NastyGal, my black and white ruffle striped blouse, black ripped jeans from Urban Outfitters, and my new statement Gucci belt. Lastly, I topped off this look with my favorite white vegan leather booties.

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To get more brunch inspired looks, check out how to style boyfriend jeans HERE!

 

Entertainment

Reasons Why You Should Watch Khloe Kardashian Revenge Body

Did you know that the most popular New Year Resolution is weight loss? Well, Khloe Kardashian has taken her New Year’s Resolution and turned it into a lifestyle, by hosting a transformational weight loss show, Revenge Body on E! News.  Throughout Khloe’s life, individuals have always viewed her as the “fat sister.” However, once she started working out, eating right, and focusing on herself, she became the most natural and relatable Kardashian out of the bunch.

According to Bustle, Khloe’s mission is to start helping others in transforming their look by hooking up the participants with her favorite Hollywood trainers and glam experts to turn their lives around and block out the haters.

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Now let’s get real. Weight loss could be hard and getting into a workout routine is even more difficult. Although, Khloe believes retaliation against someone could become the best motivator. Malicious? Yes. Do I think she’s right? Heck Yes. Yet, many media publications have come out and said this reality show mission is an unhealthy way to lose weight.

“For me, my revenge is for everybody who called me fat and ugly… every piece of (crap) that comes our way in my family, and how we handle them. It shows how strong I am mentally,” Khloe told USA Today.

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Now, I challenge everyone to think about that special someone who once bullied you or even made an offensive remark to you and tell me that you wouldn’t want to prove them wrong. Trust me on this one, Khloe’s workout tip just might be the new way people should approach their New Year’s Resolution. So, here are five reasons why you should watch Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body.

1. It will motivate you to workout

When I first started watching Revenge Body, it was after the holidays, (reruns, as new season starts tonight) and all I wanted to do was be a couch potato and just hang out. Though, when I heard the contestants story and how people discouraged them during their weight gain, it motivated me to get up and hit the gym right away.

2. How to maintain a balanced diet

A balanced diet is a way of eating that allows somebody to consume all the nutrients they need from a wide range of foods. Therefore, throughout the participant’s weight loss journey, Khloe educates them on how balancing a nutritious diet can lead to a healthy lifestyle. First, one should write a meal plan, start a food journal, prep balanced meals, and eat food from all five food groups.

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3. You can learn new workouts

Personally, when I hit the gym, I stick to cardio and call it a day (usually). Although, after I watched Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body I had an assortment of exercises I could try out. You can download her official app with fitness tutorials to test it out yourself.

4. Knowing that confidence is key

Throughout the show, Khloe and the personal trainers stress how the participants must have faith in themselves before and during their weight loss journey. This confidence advice also goes out to everyone trying to achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

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Stephanie Perezla, Revenge Body participate

5. Know each journey is valuable

Whether the participants lost 40 or 20 pounds, Khloe and her glam team make them feel like rock stars. She teaches them how to process things in a healthier way and that making healthy choices and living a fit life will allow them to maintain their “revenge body.”

Check out Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian tonight, Jan 7 at 10 pm!

 

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How To Style Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

If you asked freshman Tiffany three years ago about denim, I would have laughed out loud and told you that I do everything in my power to avoid jeans on a daily basis. As a curvy girl, skinny jeans have never looked flattering on me. I would always look at my friends with curiosity and wonder why my jeans don’t look and fit the way theirs do. Although this has always been a constant struggle, it allowed me to explore different styles that denim has to offer.

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The key to success in the fashion world is to wear apparel that makes you feel uncomfortable in a social setting. This means you are standing out and making a statement. For Instance, ever since I came to Ohio University, I have always been nervous to break out my favorite New York pieces like my snakeskin booties and my mega distressed boyfriend jeans. In my college town, it is socially acceptable to wear sweatpants to class and leggings out to the bars… obviously, this is considered fashion suicide for a fashionista like me. Therefore, I tend to dress to impress, don’t care what other people think, and create a style that reveals who I am.

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What I’m Wearing

Recently, my girlfriends and I took a trip to Short North in Columbus for brunch and mani-pedis. So, I jumped on the opportunity and wore my favorite distressed boyfriend jeans from Boohoo, my new ripped blush pink sweater from FigLeaf Boutique and my all-time go-to funky snakeskin booties from LF Stores. To get this look, you need to swap out your skinnies for one of this season’s hottest trends in denim-BOYFRIEND JEANS! This type of look can be extremely versatile and could be worn in different ways. I challenge everyone to come out of their comfort zone and rock one of these looks during Thanksgiving break.

 

    Sporty  Spice             Feminine Touch           Classic Blackout           Plain Jane 

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How to Ease Into Fall With Mixology

Happy fall everyone! As the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, some people may feel a bit melancholy. However, as the season and leaves start to change, there are a few fashion trends we have to look forward to. Personally, fall has always been my favorite season to dress for. I love pairing oversized sweaters with skirts, welcoming velvet back with open arms, and rocking my favorite patent pieces around my campus.

Recently, I have collaborated with one of my favorite retail stories called “Mixology.” This clothing store is located on the East Coast but has an awesome online store that offers fantastic deals and the top fall fashion trends. To shop Mixology, use my discount code “TiffTalk101.”

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Patent

Ever since New York Fashion Week, we have seen this shiny fabric EVERYWHERE! From boots, skirts, and trench coats mixology have it all. Yes, this style is funky and out of the ordinary. However, you could wear it for day-to-day life because it is all about how you style it. I would style this fabric with a graphic tee, feminine blouse, or even an over-sized sweater.

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 Velvet

It’s time to consider the velvet trend this year ladies! Celebrities have been crazed over the velvet trend this fall, and it just might become a style that will stick around for the winter. Designers have been launching bold colors statement apparel like dresses, booties, and even blazers. Before you go for a head-to-toe- velvet look start small by adding a touch of velvet to your outfit to improve your look.

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Oversized Sweaters

Do you like to be stylish and comfortable? You can easily pair an oversized sweater with any bottom piece in your closet. Whether it is an edgy skirt, frayed jeans, or a feminine like skater skirt, this look is extremely versatile and can be worn for any occasion. This season you will often find me wearing an off the shoulder sweater to class or out with my girlfriends. On the plus side, it’s a fantastic way to hide a muffin top that we will soon develop  during the holidays.

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What I’m Wearing

Fall has always been my favorite season at Ohio University! My beautiful campus changes colors and football season is in full swing. Therefore, I threw on my army green/ Bobcat green lightweight jacket from Abercrombie & Fitch and my black mid-rise distressed stretch jean leggings from Express. These two pieces are fashion staples your fall wardrobe needs ASAP! Since the weather Is not that cold yet, I paired this outfit with a Mixology Gab & Kate End of Time lace Bralette and my Steve Madden black booties. This outfit is perfect for a fall inspired bar crawl or a  autumn themed party.

 

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Wine A Little And Look Good Doing It

No whining here, just wining with my best gal pals at the hottest estate on the North Fork called Vineyard 48. This past weekend we celebrated one of my best friends twenty-first birthday celebration by hitting up this awesome and beautiful winery. Vineyard 48 is known to have some of the oldest grape vines on Long Island. They have a diverse selection of grapes that are grown on the estate. This hot spot isn’t just a place for tasting some fabulous red or white wine you can break it down on the dance floor as well. My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time boogying the day away to some of our favorite throwbacks as we sipped on summer time that was served to us in an oversize beach bucket.  With school just around the corner, this was my last weekend in the Hamptons and thanks to Vineyard 48 and my best friends (The 7) I ended summer 2017 with a bang.

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 What To Wear: Winery Outfit Ideas

Since I finally turned twenty-one this year, my family and I have been taking advantage of the wineries all summer long out in the Hamptons. Our all-time favorite is Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. This beautiful winery is a perfect venue for a photo opp that ThePreppyMag and I can’t pass up each time we visit. Before we head to the vineyard, we pick the most fitting outfit for the winery we are attending. We usually go with a short shift, baby doll dress, or maxi dress. However, whichever dress we decide to wear, we are always certain that the shoe complements our outfit. For instance, if we wear a short dress such as a shift or a baby doll cut we typically wear wedges. If we end up wearing a maxi, we throw on a comfortable pair of sandals or flats. Here are winery outfit ideas I would consider while visiting the wineries.

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What I’m Wearing

My weekend celebration with my girlfriends was filled with lots of wine and style! Sunday I wore a floral maxi dress from clothing store Dynamite. This fabulous V-neck maxi dress is perfect if you want to make a summer statement. It features a belt that cinches in all the right places, which makes it flattering look. This dress becomes very versatile when you untie the knot and wear it as a Kimono or a beach cover-up.  I topped off this look with some statement jewelry from Anthropologie, nude handbag from Forever 21, and Bamboo two-piece gold trim platform sandals from Charlotte Russe. Wineries are even more gorgeous during autumn, therefore, grab your friends and family and plan your next visit to the Vineyard.

Cheers!

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Lifestyle

Full Guide To Sorority Recruitment

It’s that time of year again! Sorority recruitment is right around the corner, and we can’t be any more excited! As sorority girls head back-to-school early for spirit week or some of you may know it as “work week,” we are looking forward to reuniting with our sisters, catching up with the latest gossip, and most importantly working hard to put on the FINEST recruitment possible.  As a senior, I find myself reminiscing of my own rush process and wishing I knew what to expect back when I was a college freshman. Therefore, here are some essential tips you should be aware of to slay the sorority rush process!

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Outfits

Let’s start with clothes. When you are going through your closet or splurging at the mall, the most important thing you have to remember is BE YOURSELF. When you walk through the door on your very first welcome day, the sororities want to see who you are! So, don’t go out and purchase a Lilly Pulitzer dress just to “fit the part,” unless that is your style. Don’t go out and purchase a wardrobe you will never wear again.  Sororities have hundreds of girls shuffling in and out of their house, so, look your best and try to stand out, to make a good first impression. Here are some tips you should take into consideration to get recognized:

  1. Keep It Classy
  2. Plan your outfits out the night before
  3. Wear comfortable shoes
  4. Accessorize
  5.  Bring a tote bag filled with anything you could need between rounds!
  • Water
  • Mints (not gum)
  • Hair Essentials
  • Makeup for quick touch ups
  • Deodorant & Perfume
  • Safety pins
  • Feminine Products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Yummy but CLEAN snacks

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Conversation Tips

Whether you are a recruiter or a potential new member, you must master the technique of small talk during sorority recruitment. Personally, I believe this is the most important aspect of recruitment because having a fluid and enjoyable conversation, indicates if you have a true and valuable connection with the girls. If you see yourself having a natural discussion without a worry in mind, you probably found your home. Below are some of my go-to tips when I was rushing for a sorority.

  1. I never let anyone influence my opinion
  2. I always asked questions about the house, philanthropy, and sisterhood
  3. NEVER ask about boys, drinking, or politics.
  4. Give every house an equal chance
  5. Always be engaged

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Be Open-minded

Anyone who knows me, knows that my heart brought me home to my chapter and it was absolutely one of the best decisions I made at Ohio University. However, going through recruitment I had several different influences making my decision quite difficult. My advice to you, is to never listen to anyone besides yourself during this stressful but fun process. Also, never look up Greek ranking websites, you should never have these silly websites alter or sway your opinion on a house.

Take Notes

Most schools will give out little notebooks about each sorority, keep this in your bag to refer to if need be.  Taking notes will help you remember the people you meet, what you like about each house, the types of conversations you had, and the overall feeling you had about each sisterhood. I know this can be difficult to do when you are running from house to house but it will be your saving grace during ranking time.

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Remember Girls, trust the system and your heart will bring you home!

Good luck, Don’t be nervous, and enjoy Bid Day.