Jessie Holeva Style blog
Fashion, My Style

{ Fitting Room } H&M Loves Music

H&M invited me to check out some new fashions that a stylish songstress also happens to wear, and she wears them oh-so well. H&M Loves Music has teamed up with Foxes (you may remember her voice from Zedd’s hit “Clarity”) to showcase just how well music and fashion go together.

The H&M styles Foxes rocks have a varsity feel, sporty and chic with a little edge and girly flare. I pursued the pieces and then tried on (and bought!) a few for myself. I’d ask you who wore it better, but I didn’t have hair/makeup or professional lighting so won’t bother. Hey, the reason I wanted to try these styles on was thanks to how fab Foxes made them look.

Foxes Fashion at H&M

{ First up, the crop top + faux leather skirt. Love how this style elongates my frame. }  FOxes Fashion with H&M Loves Music H&M Fitting Room Confessions

 { Then, the mustard dress that caught my eye as soon as I walked in + the wide-brimmed hat I’ve been on the hunt for. }  H&M Loves Music - Foxes

H&M Loves Music Clothes

I ended up leaving with the crop top, hat (it will make a cameo in a couple August outfit posts), and the lace dress.

It’s clear Foxes has a fab fashion sense, and it complements her music. Here’s the link to her new music “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”.

{ Disclosure: Items purchased were compliments of H&M. } 

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Beauty, Skin, wellness

{ Protect Yourself } Beauty Buys To Block The Sun

Summer’s not over yet, and even if it was, I can’t think of a reason why not to wear sunscreen. I’m crazy for sunscreen and a firm believer of wearing it every single day, rain or shine.

Not all sunscreens are created equally. I often get stuck staring at the sunscreen aisle forever not knowing what to get. The SFP options seem endless. That’s why each year the Environmental Working Group creates a sunscreen guide and publishes a 2015 Sunscreen Hall of Shame.  Some may even do more harm than good.

Take the guesswork out of protecting yourself from the sun. If you’re in search for a go-to sunscreen, check out these five beauty buys that block the sun.

1. Sunscreen Mist

It makes me super excited because it’s infused with antioxidants. This sunscreen is also moisturizing, not oily.  Plus the added Vitamin C  refines skin texture too.

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Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C Broad Spectrum – SPF 50, $13.00 }

2. Protect Your Pout

Sometimes we forget about applying sunscreen to certain body parts…like our lips! This Nivea lip balm protects you from UVA/UVB sun exposure and it’s enriched with shea butter and Vitamin E.

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{ Nivea A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care – SPF 30, $2.47 }

3. Sporty SPF

Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer was made for those with active lifestyles and are looking for hydration and sun protection. It’s water-resistant, has vitamins C and E, and absorbs quickly. The ingredients are really good too — it has organic coconut, aloe, and jojoba to provide antioxidant-rich hydration.

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{ Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer – SPF 30, $16.00 }

4. SPF-Packed Finishing Powder

I’m obsessed with Bare Minerals! I’ve been wearing their products for years. Mineral veil acts as a finishing powder.  This perfect last step to your routine include a version that’s packed with the power of SPF 25 to protect skin from UVA/UVB rays. I don’t use mineral veil as my main sunscreen— I just use it when I’m out all day and need to touch up my makeup.

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{ Bare Minerals Mineral Veil – SPF 25, $21.00 }

5. Sunscreen Stick

 So easy to apply, this sunscreen stick is good for your face, ears, and nose. It’s travel sized, so you can just toss it in your bag and apply whenever you need to. It’s unscented, plant and mineral-based, non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and has organic ingredients. Now, doesn’t this sound like such a healthy sunscreen?

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{ The Honest Company Sunscreen Stick – SPF 25, $9.95 }

I was totally surprised to find one of my fave sunscreens on the EWG’s hall of shame. Was yours? Share in the comments below or tweet me @SkinnyAffair.

wearing words
Celebrity, trend hungry tuesday

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Wearing Words 

Celebs have been getting wordy with their wardrobe. From names and nicknames, to just plain cute and cool phrases, read what words some of the most stylish A-listers are wearing.

Beyonce posted a pic of her dainty ring that says her daughter’s name Blue.

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Selena Gomez recently snapped an elevator selfie in a top reading Young & Free with a caption to match.

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Hilary Duff looked sleepy-time chic in a sweatshirt that reads No Coffee, No Workee​ — don’t act like you don’t love it and want it.

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Katy Perry posted this Instagram picture of her sandals saying Katy Cats while surrounded by kittens.

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Want to get wear words without spending much? Check out these cute worded tops from Forever 21, under $15.

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{ Fashionably Late Graphic Tank, $8.90 | Expensive Graphic Tee, $14.90 | Talk Is Cheap Muscle Tee, $14.90 | Happiness Heathered Tee, $8.90 | Not Sorry Pocket Tee, $14.90 | Do Tell Tee, $12.90 }

Trend Hungry Tuesday } a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie Tonight. Listen live every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s 95.5 WPLJ, 92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI) 97 BHT (Northeastern PA) or Q105 (New London, CT). Click to listen to past segments

How to wear a vest in the summer
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Flamingo Pink

Tis the season for bright colors. I can’t believe we’re already about halfway through summer (bummer!). So I’m making sure to wear my warm-weather finds from this season as well as favorites from year’s past, all while making time to enjoy the nice weather. Even if it’s just for a coffee run, (or in my case, Iced Chai Tea Latte — so addicting!) it’s nice to just get outside and feel the sun on your skin. A bright hue can also brighten your mood, I know it does for me.

Philadelpia Style blogger Jessie Holeva Summer style tips How to wear a vest in the summer Fashion Expert Jessie Holeva Marlyn Schiff Jewelry

{ Style Tips }

1. Balance your body in a flowing outfit by adding a vest.  It will bring things in and keep your billowy pieces from overwhelming your frame.

2. A little color goes a long way.  This outfit may feel bright, and that’s thanks to the top, turquoise bangle, and blue nails. Don’t be afraid to wear more than one bright hue.

3. Skip the heavy blush and wear a pink top to brighten you up. It has a way of  complementing the complexion.

Jessie Holeva style blog

On Repeat { Topshop Vest | Nanette Lepore Cateye Sunnies, (similar) | DV by Dolce Vita Sandals }

{ Lilly Pulitzer Top (got at the warehouse sale) | Topshop Moto Shorts | Marlyn Schiff Bracelets | Marlyn Schiff Necklace | My Saint My Hero Bracelet | QVC Diamonique Ear Climber }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways throughout the month. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Blogging, life

{ Day Designer } AH-MAZING Planners Now At Target

Once upon a time there was super-cute planner made with the entrepreneurial, creative spirit in mind. It was limited and sold online and by the time I find out about it there was a wait list. Fast forward to today I’m strolling through Target and what do I find? It looks like the planner! The gold-bound rings and horizontal black-and-white stripes I remembered, staring at me from the end of an isle, and different sizes and prints, all under $25 (that’s less thank half of what the original Day Designer retails for!).

So I did what any sane person with a penchant for planners would do and flipped through each while trying to imagine them in my life. After twenty minutes of that I limited it down to two, a larger one similar to the design that got so popular online and a smaller one with a blue body and gold lettering.

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Turns out the Day Designer for Blue Sky at Target debuted earlier this month, July 12th, and there weren’t a ton left on the rack at my local Target, so don’t wait if you’re on the market for an fab new agenda. Sales for these babies are in store or on Blue Sky’s site.

Open them up and there’s the story of how the Day Designer came about as well as steps to planning like a champ. The larger design has more area to write (obviously), an inspirational quote printed with each week, as well as a spot for to jot down what you’re grateful for.

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It’s not quite the same as the original, which will cost you more, but I’m so glad to see this item that got tons of love online is now brought to the masses via one of my favorite budget retailers.

Okay, time to starting putting my planner to good use! Now, which one to keep?

Have you used a Day Designer before? Do tell in the comments below!

{ Photos by Justin Bostwick }

{ Five Things Wellness } Iced Tea Cocktails To Cool You Down
Beauty, wellness

{ Five Things Wellness } Iced Tea Cocktails To Cool You Down

Okay, I know I can’t complain much, but this July heat is absolutely unbearable. I’ve been really excited for these warmer months and now that they’re here, it’s getting a little too much. Sometimes I don’t even feel like getting out of the house. This heat is making me feel lazy, unproductive…and kind of sticky (yuck).

Do you feel the same way? Here are { Five Things Wellness } to help you cool down, unwind, and beat the heat.

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Celebrity, Fashion

{ On-Air In Toronto } Celeb-Style Roundup

The wonderful Will Menzies of Toronto, Canada’s KiSS 92.5 FM has asked to join his radio show tonight to share a few of the top celebrity style trends I ‘ve been spotting.  This will be my second time stopping by his show (virtually, I’ll actually be live on QVC Plus when this fashion report airs). Click the name of each trend for full blog posts, including where to buy on a budget! Continue Reading

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Beauty, event, philadelphia

{ Photo Diary } Almay’s #SimplyAmerican Tour Bus Visits Philly

This Independence Day I hopped on the Almay #SimplyAmerican tour bus for some pampering on the Parkway. I love my city. Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway turned into one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the country called Wawa Welcome America. The all-day extravaganza, complete with music and food, was a pretty fun way to spend the holiday despite the weather being less than stellar. Thanks to Almay I was able to take refuge from the rain and get a little makeover. Continue Reading