Articles by Emiko Vaughn

A Worthy Investment: Asymmetrical Hem Skirt post image

If you’re looking to update your date night wardrobe, there’s only one piece you need this season to get your guy’s head turning – the asymmetrical hem skirt.  The modern mini, and even some midi, has gotten a sexy update it’s a look you don’t want to pass up.

This style skirt comes in a multitude of lengths and styles so there’s one out there for everyone. If you’ve been looking for a way to amp up your skirt collection then take a look at these amazing options of one of the season’s hottest trends.

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Date Night Inspiration: Jessica Alba’s Flirty Floral Look post image

A few months ago I came across a picture of Jessica Alba in a gorgeous look on her way to Ralph Lauren’s S/S 14 show at NYFW.  Why I loved it?  Because she incorporated warm weather flowing pastels with her cold weather chunky dark neutrals to create a refreshing take on fall dressing.  This instantly inspired, what I consider to be, the perfect winter date night look.

Jessica’s look will set you back big bucks, but there are easy ways to achieve her look on any budget.  Some tips for perfectly achieving her look include keeping the sweater cropped.  This will keep the sweater from overpowering the skirt and will make your overall look appear slim and clean.  Another tip is to keep the skirt airy by choosing a light, flowing fabric.  Heavier textures will, you guessed it, make the overall look feel heavy so stick to silks and chiffons.

Another skirt tip is to keep the length to a midi or slightly higher.  A full on maxi will also create a heavy illusion but it also really covers you up – it is date night so keep it fun and flirty (and feel free to rock a mini if you’re ready to brave the cold)!  Lastly, if you live in a place where strappy sandals aren’t a fall/winter option, don’t be afraid to try a pointy-toe pump or a classic ankle bootie.  Either shoe option would work great with this look.

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10 Fabulous Winter Jackets Under $150 post image

Love it or hate it, winter weather is upon us and it’s definitely the time to invest in this season’s go-to cold weather must have – the coat.  With so many options it’s hard to pick just one so I’ve compiled a list of 10 different coats, all no more than $150, to help you choose that perfect cover-up to keep you warm and stylish all winter long.

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5 Looks Guys Love (Told by Real Guys) post image

When it comes to dressing, us women more often than not want to impress the guys and sometimes that’s not as easy as it seems.  Men’s ideas of sexy and what we perceive it to be doesn’t always correlate, but after doing some research (by talking to real guys) I’ve found 5 killer outfits that we not only love but they love, too.

I asked some of my trusted and most stylish guy friends what looks they find sexiest and took their ideas and created 5 amazing outfits that will catch any guy’s eye. [continue reading…]

Muse-Worthy: Stylish Celebrity Couples post image

The couple that stays together…usually ends up dressing alike! Celebrities are great resources for style inspiration, whether it’s for your personal style or to coordinate with your significant other.

Whether it’s synching up your everyday looks or figuring out your special event styles, creating a harmonized look with your guy can be a tough task.  One way to make it easier?  Look to your favorite celebrity couples for some easy tips and tricks for nailing coordination.

Check out our picks for the top five most stylish celebrity couples to get inspired by:

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Romantic At-Home Date Ideas post image

Romantic At-Home Date Ideas

There’s nothing I love more than having a special date night with my guy.  It’s the perfect time to catch up and unwind without any distraction and a great way to reconnect with each other after a crazy work week.  More often than not we check out a new restaurant, grab a retro cocktail at one of our favorite bars, or head to a viewing of that new movie we’ve been dying to see.  But sometimes there’s nothing better than switching it up and staying in the comforts of your own home. Yes, it doesn’t necessarily sound all that exciting, but some of my best date nights have been of the stay in kind.

Here are some of my favorite, easy tips to make your night unique and memorable:

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Three Outfit Ideas For Any Summer Wedding post image

Summer wedding season is in full swing and while the thought of celebrating with your bffs is totally fun and exciting, the figuring out what to wear part isn’t usually so much. With so many “rules”, different locations, and of course different wedding styles, getting dressed isn’t only tough but can also get really expensive (especially if you’ve got a heavy RSVP count).

To keep you looking great without breaking the bank, here are three dresses you’ll need to get you through wedding season and easy ways to pair them with your guy.

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Five Fun Home DIYs To Try With Your Guy post image

Summer is great for getting some work done around the house and whether you’re in the early stages of dating or you’re shacking up, now is the perfect time for you and your guy can tackle a fun home DIY project together. Home décor and repair can get costly and getting crafty is a great way to save money, create something new and original, and spend some quality time with one another. Working on a project together is also a great bonding activity and can help freshen up your relationship.

DIY-ing can be anything you want so start by picking a project or try one of these 5 great DIY ideas you don’t need to be a pro at to take on with your man. [continue reading…]

Best Bikinis For Your Body Type post image

Summer is just about to pick up in full gear and with the warm weather means the fun and joy of spending more time outside, especially at the beach.  Running around in the sand, getting your tan on – it’s all a blast!  It’s the finding what to wear part that can pose a problem.

Bikini shopping ranks up there with jean shopping for us ladies, meaning it’s not all that enjoyable.  But that’s about to change!  Like anything, It’s all about finding the right style so here are some tips to get you started on your journey to new summer swim wear!

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A Worthy Investment: Sexy Lingerie post image

Spring is the time when everything’s blooming – flowers, love, and even your steamy sex life.  I chalk it up to the warm weather, desire to be in minimal clothing, and the upwards mood swing due to not freezing your buns off in those chilling winter months.  Whether your love is new or your re-sparking that old flame, adding some sexy lingerie is a great way to spice things up in the bedroom.

Since spring is all about blooms and re-birth, add some new life to your lingerie collection with these six sexy spring styles! [continue reading…]

10 Shoes To Instantly Sexify Your Look post image

Shoes – a girl’s best friend, well one of them at least.  There’s something about a great shoe that really does something for an outfit, but there’s also that pair that really gets a guy’s heart racing.  Men don’t necessarily understand women’s shoes and their love for them, but they definitely experience the power of a sexy pair.

Here are 10 pairs and styles that will always be a insta-way to get your guy’s attention and have him wanting more!

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5 Outfit Ideas for Meeting His Parents post image

You’ve been on dates, you’ve made if official, and now it’s time for the next big relationship step – meeting the parents.  It’s always such a great feeling when your guy takes you to meet his ‘rents because it shows that he’s serious about you!  But it’s also incredibly nerve wracking because you want to make the right impression and leave knowing that they approve of you, their son’s amazing girlfriend.

When it comes to making that impression, you definitely want to make sure you look the part, too.  But just because you want to make that stellar impression doesn’t mean you need to skimp on your style and fashion savvy either.

So if you’re fretting about what to wear, here are 5 really great spring outfits for situation:

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How to Leave Your Things At His Place (Without Freaking Him Out) post image

There’s nothing better than an evolving relationship and that point when you start spending more time at each other’s places.  And a lot of times, that involves the girl spending more time at her beau’s place, which always brings up the dreaded new relationship dilemma: leaving necessities at his place.

You’re not ready to move in, but you’re past the occasional sleep over and you start craving the simple things in life that you’ve become so accustomed to.  It’s now time to start leaving things at his place.

Here are 5 tips to help you do just that without freaking him out.

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10 Date Night Dresses for Spring post image

There’s nothing better than spring date nights – the beautiful weather, the gorgeous surroundings, and of course the amazing dresses that come with the season!  Spring weather always makes me want to gussy it up a little more when it comes to my date attire and I’m more often than not in the mood for a sexy, flirty or colorful dress.

This season really brings it in terms of perfect dresses and here are 10 fantastic options for a night out with your beau.

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10 Home Decorating Ideas to Spruce Up Your Living Space post image

Whether you’re decorating a new place or you’re looking to liven up your current home for spring, adding some new little touches is an easy way to amp up your living space.  It can be something as little as adding a new flea market knick knack or as large as refinishing a piece of furniture – regardless of what your new addition is, your house will feel fresh and lively with it.

Here are 10 ways to add amp up your living space this spring:

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Style Muse: Rihanna post image

Style Muse: Rihanna

I love Rihanna.  She’s a super talented singer, she’s a bad ass and doesn’t apologize for it, and let’s face it – the girl can dress.  Rihanna has some serious fashion chops and loves to take risks and some of her looks can be a little over the top, BUT just because Rihanna likes to amp up her style doesn’t mean all of her looks aren’t uninspiring or wearable.  By switching up a few things you can totally rock your own Rihanna-like style.

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Trend to Try: The Short Suit post image

Spring is officially upon us, which means warmer weather and, inevitably, shorter bottoms!  And what do you know – one of spring’s hottest trends embraces those short bottoms and turns it into a chic staples.  Yes, ladies, the short suit is here and everywhere!  Bold prints, bright colors, chic neutrals – so many styles and options to get your hands on to embrace one of the season’s biggest looks.

Here are 5 fantastic options to get you started:

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10 Spring Pieces That Will Take You from the Office to Happy Hour post image

We’ve all had those days when you’re sitting in your office and your bff calls asking you to meet her for a drink after work, or you’ve had such a crappy day that a nearby happy hour with the girls sounds like just the fix or sometimes you have plans to meet up with your significant other for a weeknight date night.  Whether it’s scheduled or on a whim, it’s always great to be prepared with a stylish outfit that can take you from work to the bar.

Spring has sprung and after work get-togethers are going to be picking up (come on patio weather!), so here are 10 awesome pieces that will have you looking stellar during and after work hours.

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Look We Love: Monochrome post image

Look We Love: Monochrome

Single color looks are everywhere right now and its currently one of my favorite trends.  At first it sounds a little tacky or TOO MUCH, but trust me ladies this look is a keeper.  Rocking a monochrome look can be done by anyone and is a great way to wear a really chic and clean look.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Style: Festive (and Functional!) Must-Have Pieces post image

Ah, St. Patrick’s day.  The one day where boozing and sporting a green dyed mouth is completely acceptable and incredibly fun.  There’s nothing more fun than rounding up your favorite people and embarking on a bar crawl in your town while sporting ridiculous amount of green.  However, if you’re anything like me the idea of dressing up can be a little daunting.  But just because you’re not rocking a crazy boa, a fluffy green tutu, or some shamrock printed frock (more power to you if you do rock out!) doesn’t mean you can’t partake in the spirit of the day!  So with that being said, here are 10 awesome pieces that will help you get down with the luck of the Irish but that you can easily wear again!

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Fashion Week Review: 10 Hot Trends to Look Forward to for Fall 2013 post image

NYFW has come and gone in a flash, but it has left us with some serious lusting over Fall’s hottest trends.  There were plenty of new looks on the runway this season that make me want to fast forward to September/October (well, ok maybe that’s a loaded statement – really I just mean for the fashion, not the weather). There were also a lot of recycled trends, but they all had their very own new twist on them making them fresh and even more desirable.

There were a lot of great trends out there, but here are 10 that really stood out and you can look forward to rocking this fall.

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Oscar’s Red Carpet: Winners in the Fashion Category post image

Another Oscars broadcast has come and gone, but it’s definitely not time to stop talking about what the stars wore down the red carpet (because let’s be honest – that’s what most of us watch for anyways).  There were plenty of hits, always a few misses, but for the most part this year’s fashion choices did not disappoint.

There was a large field, but I’ve narrowed down who I think were the 10 best dressed ladies of the night (+1 addition I just couldn’t leave out).

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Trend to try: Tiny, Dainty Rings post image

Lately we’ve been totally obsessing over statement jewelry, and while I LOVE this look, sometimes it’s nice to lighten up and rock some pretty, dainty little things.  One look I’ve always been a big fan of are tiny bands and rings that add just enough pop to your hand without being completely in your face.  The look is chic and sleek and something anyone can pull off.

Here are some of my favorite pieces you can rock right now and little tips and tricks to make them stand out.

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ANM Must-Have: Resort Pieces For Now And Later post image

Right around this time of the season is when vacations are on the agenda, last minute warm weather getaways are booked, and thoughts of basking in the sun takes your mind far away from the bitter cold you’re living in now.  And nothing is more fun than shopping for new items to wear on this vaca because that means putting away those bulky winter layers and trading up for flowy, lightweight pieces in fun, bold prints and colors.

One downfall – buying these pieces and not being able to wear them until the weather changes.  But don’t fret – you can totally rock these looks when you step back into reality and work them well into your current cold weather wardrobe.

Here are 10 resort pieces to buy now, wear on the beach, and back at home: [continue reading…]

Best Workout Gear to Get Your Fitness On In 2013 post image

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!  I’m hoping everyone’s holidays were absolutely fabulous and if they were anything like mine, you overindulged in plenty of food and drink. And now that can only mean one thing – time to hit the gym to drop those holiday pounds and start those New Year’s resolutions.

Hitting the gym can be tough, but looking fabulous while breaking a sweat doesn’t have to be and investing in some new fitness gear is always an extra little motivator to get that workout in.  So here are 10 great items to get your fitness on in style! [continue reading…]

Style Guide: 3 Last Minute Holiday Outfit Ideas post image

Can you believe that we’re already way past the half point of December?!  I feel like this year, and especially this month, have flown by and with all of the gift shopping and holiday party planning, my outfit choices for the big days have been pushed aside.

There are so many different ways to celebrate the holidays, but looking fabulous is always a must, so here are some last minute outfit ideas to help you prep your look for any style occasion! [continue reading…]

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2: For the Ladies in Your Life post image

Welcome to part two of my holiday gift series and it’s all about the wonderful ladies in your life!  Where would we be without our girlfriends, sisters, and moms by our sides?  They’re there with us every step of the way, are shoulders to cry on, our best support system, and the people we love to have fun with and because of that they deserve a little something special for being such a fabulous part of your life.  Here are some gift ideas for these amazing women to help you find the perfect gift.

Please note, I know that there are also rockin’ grandmas and aunts out there too but I kept it to the basics here or this list could have gone on forever.  The gifts on this list are also great options for those fab ladies in your life, too!

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Holiday Gift Ideas Part 1: For the Party Hostess post image

The holidays are a great time of year, but there’s always the daunting task of trying to find the perfect gift for all of the beautiful people in your life. I LOVE coming up with gift ideas, but if you’re like 98% of my friends and family the thought of gift shopping stops you dead in your tracks.  So here I am to share with you some ideas to help get you through the process with ease and to find the perfect gift for that someone special.

We’re going to kick things off with the party hostess.  One of the best parts about the holiday season is the parties. What’s better than mingling with your family and/or friends while sipping festive cocktails and stuffing your face with food?  Nothing.  And these overindulging festivities wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of your favorite hostess with the mostess, which is why I find it in good taste to bring a gift to show your gratitude for the invite.

Here are some gifting ideas to really flatter the party planners in your life:

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Handbags to Invest in Now and Carry Forever post image

Handbags are such a large part of our everyday lives – they must function as both fashionable accessory and as a reliable holder of our necessities. But as we all know, handbags can be a pricey investment so buying a whole slew of new ones with each turn of the weather isn’t the most practical for the vast majority of us.

So, with that I suggest investing in a few classic, timeless bags that will last you and look fab forever. [continue reading…]

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