Where are my ladies that LOVE to shop!? <Raises Both Hands> Yes you are my people. I fell in love with fashion at a very young age. I like to blame my mother, we shared the house with 3 men, so we had to make up for it with shoes, bags and clothes. My mother has the best walk in closet that you could really live in. Rows of shoes, handbags and clothes that I envied over, until I was old enough to start wearing some pieces. Sadly, not her shoes. She wears a size 7-7.5 and I was cursed with size 9.5-10 feet - God works in mysterious ways.
Recently I was featured in Cincinnati Magazine in their style section. I was asked about my style and some of my shopping habits. I consider my style all things GIRL BOSS. It ranges from power suits to dresses.
Make it Fashion but Make it Affordable
Designer clothes don’t make it fashion, you do. I love mixing high and low pieces in my wardrobe. My favorite trend stores are: H&M, Zara, TjMaxx, Pretty Little Things, Asos and Nordstrom Rack. You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on “in trend” pieces because they change often - instead invest in staple pieces from higher ends that will last you season to season. I am guilty of buying a lot of trend clothes and end up having to give a lot of unworn or barely worn clothes away. This is where “Morgan’s Closet” came from :)
Get A Great Power-suit - try other colors
I love a great two piece suit. It is such a boss babe look! This does not mean you have to stick to black, grey or blue suits - try pastels, neons and jewel tone suits. Asos and Pretty Little Things often have great two piece suit sets ranging in sizes from regular to curvy. They have great stretch, washable and super affordable!
Shop Offseason for Designer
I LOVE shopping designer pieces around holidays and after seasons. Why, because that is when you can buy staple pieces for a very low cost. Various designers like Saint Laurent & Valentino often have great classic bags that go on sale around that time for 50-75% the original price. Yes, it's a gamble to wait to shop for bags you love, but if you are risk taker - go for it.
Use Cash Back Rewards
I utilize a site called Ebates, it has hundreds of your favorite online and in store retailers with cash back ranging from 2%-15% cash-back. The service is completely free, all you have to do is click on the website you want to shop at though Ebates and that's it - you get a check in the mail every 3-4 months. To learn more and to start making money use my link to sign up here.
Happy Shopping :) Let me know what you get!
Do you Sleep Pretty?
Ladies, ladies I am LOVING this satin sleep set by Kitsch I’m a bit of a wild sleeper so sometimes my satin scarf or bonnet falls off during the night. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase still protects my hair from getting frizzy and protects my edges :) Also, did you know sleeping on a satin pillowcase is great for your skin as well :)
The Satin Sleep Set includes:
-Satin Sleep Scarf
-Satin Sleep Mask
Of course I got mine in pink but they have other colors and prints. This sleep set is a DEAL as well, it was only $60!! It’s also at a super affordable price and great for traveling! I look forward using my satin sleep mask next time I travel internationally.
Until then, I’m pretending I’m in the South of France lounging in my hotel room.
Who sleeps in a satin scarf or wants to try a satin sleep set?
On February 19th, I had the amazing opportunity to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue in my hometown of Cincinnati Ohio and kick off their “Uncommon” Beauty Week. When you hear the word “uncommon” primarily in the past it has been associated in a negative tone, but I’ve learned over the years being “uncommon” is truly an amazing thing to be. If you know my story, you know it took me a long time to find my inner beauty so when the opportunity came to share my sparkle with Saks, I was ecstatic!
I have practically grown up at Saks Fifth Avenue, I remember going with my mother at a very early age. Admiring all the chic, classic and timeless clothing, beautifully crafted shoes, amazing aroma of perfumes and amazing handbags (my favorite). Who would have thought 20-something years later, I would be featured at this same store with my book, “Finding My Sparkle.”
If you have never stepped foot into the Saks Fifth Avenue downtown, I encourage you to go in, talk with the associates and check out a few of my latest favorite things such as:
1. Rose Prick by Tom Ford
This is a bit of a splurge, but oh so worth it (at least get a sample). Described as, “Sharp and pristine, the piercing prickles of the stems hook onto each other, bonding their blooms in pink perfection.” Personally, I love the rose fragrance that pulls through on my skin. Being a woman on the go, I found this fragrance keeps up with me throughout the day and a little goes a long way.
2. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid Lip Color
You all know I LIVE for a great lippie. Try this liquid matte line it “saturates lips with a matte finish.” It comes in an array of colors but my personal favorite is, rebellious rose. I would make sure your lips are well moisturized before you apply any matte lipstick. Exfoliating the lips as well, especially during the winter months is also a great idea so you don’t have any peeling. With liquid mattes, I also suggest you use a great lip pencil to line the lips first for a perfect application.
3. Kiehls Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
At the end of a busy work week, I enjoy nothing more than some self-care. This includes 5 minute soothing hydration masque from Kiehls. This gel masque helps to “soothe and visibly reduce signs of distress such as dry and unbalanced skin by achieving a hydrated, healthy looking complexion.” This is the perfect “reset” from a hectic and busy week! This is great for all skin types.
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Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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