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ZolaBean: Innovative Dresses Made from Recycled Coffee

ZolaBean dresses are the world’s first stylish and comfortable designs made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles. This eco-friendly brand displays at least ten features on each dress while giving new life to coffee grounds.

F_1I recently had the opportunity to partner with ZolaBean with a special preview of their newest wrap dress (again) made from coffee. This must-have dress provides an effortless look that can go from formal to casual with the right accessories. I find the draping and adjustable waist allows you to have a chic look with maximum comfort. One of my favorites design details is the two side pockets with zippers and the snap button for extra coverage.

With each dress sold saves approximately 7–10 plastic bottles from going into the ocean.

F_2Flower_1If you believe in sustainable fashion as ZolaBean does and want to make a difference please sign up for exclusive updates for 35% off for the official launch at zolabean.com.

 

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Simple Elegance

What does “less is more” mean exactly? Well, it simply means sometimes something simple is better than something overly complicated.Sit 1

Today fashion is either under executed where no effort or thought goes into ones beauty, style and accessories or on the fair opposite side of the spectrum you’ll find an individual wearing a little of everything from their closet. I suppose the question is how does someone seeking a classic, yet simple appearance go about just that? Don’t over think it. Fashion is about creating a persona that if you where to walk into a room and not say a word, you’d leave being memorable based on your overall presence. Growing up I admired not only the style from the 1950s I also appreciated the simple vogue from European designers such as Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

“Remember classy doesn’t mean boring or without personality. Dressing classy means dressing elegant and sophisticated. It’s also timeless and elegant.”

 

Sit 2Sit 3While I was styling this stunning Maggy London midi dress with side slit, an urge to not over complicate the overall look with large pieces of jewelry came to mind. I decided to keep it as simple as I possible with just adding a gold victorian slide bracelet, matching earrings paired with a vintage leather clutch. I debated on two shoe options: a plain black leather pump by Vince Camuto or my cherished Kate Spade New YorkLaurette” d’orsay pumps (seen above). In this case the black leather pump would have been too simple. When wearing a midi dress with a side slit it is important you provide some detail in the footwear to draw the eye upward.

If you are ever in need of a second opinion on styling an outfit, please feel free to reach out to me through my Instagram account by sending me a direct message. With a decade of retail merchandising and styling experience I am confident we’ll create an outfit that leaves others wanting more.
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Maggy London Midi Dress. Gold Victorian Slide Bracelet (similar here).
Gold Rope Earrings (similar here & here). Vintage Leather Clutch (similar here in patent). Kate Spade New York “Laurette” d’orsay Pumps. Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick, Ground Breaker. Cover FX Power Play Foundation. Photography c/o rf_fisher_photography.

 

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Do What you Love

Have you ever wondered if you allowed yourself to actively let go and trust the process you would attract new success. SF_1Edit

To do what you love, you must first find what that is. Once you have found it, you must honor it by doing it wherever and whenever you can. Once you have honored it, you must pursue it if you truly wish to succeed. By pursuing it, you must place your heart and soul into it.

If you do not love your work, you will not be able to push through the obstacles and barriers that arise so that you can see the gifts they are trying to bring you. What makes this happen is the trust that you can succeed, that you deserve to prosper, and that the support you need will come to you. This is where faith in “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” pays off.

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I have many times been misunderstood for my obsession for my work for being labeled as a workaholic and at times an overachiever. The truth of the matter is I am committed to the hustle, I believe if you want the life you desire you have to get your hands dirty and do the work, then you can reap the benefits. That literally goes for all facets of our lives, from relationships, partnerships and personal quotas. As I always say, we are all rich in love, so why don’t you do what you love?

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French Connection Cocktail Dress (similar here & here). Sheer Tassel Scarf (similar here). Pearl Earrings (similar here & here). DIFF Ruby Sunglasses (here). Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick (here). Photography c/o Jason Lee