Small Steps For a More Gorgeous YOU post image

We’ve all heard the same old song and dance about how beauty takes work and of course that famous little rhyme- ‘no pain no gain.’ Okay in some regards this is correct, like waxing for instance. In other areas, however, you don’t need to kill yourself or break the bank to look amazing. Looking great doesn’t only come down to what you wear or the products you use, it’s also about your attitude and the way you treat yourself.

Read on for 4 life-changing perils of advice guaranteed to deliver a more beautiful, confident, radiant YOU.

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Bad Habits to Stop and Good Habits to Adopt post image

I am definitely not perfect, nor is anyone else out there. However, I am someone with a vested interest in improving myself and finding ways to live a happier, more meaningful life. I know what it’s like for things to seriously suck. I know what it is to feel like the world is conspiring against you. I also know that changing the way you think about yourself and carry yourself in the world can have an enormous impact on your life as a whole.

I have thought a lot about the idea of bad habits to stop and good ones to adopt (no, I’m not talking about things like smoking, eating fast food, biting your nails, etc).  It isn’t always easy, but I do it and in turn, I have seen some pretty incredible results.

Read on to learn how to improve your life and happiness with a few minor adjustments! [Click here to keep reading…]

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Happy Birthday A New Mode!

Happy Birthday A New Mode!

One year… I almost can’t believe it. It all started about a year and a half ago. Eric and I were on the phone and I was telling him how badly I wanted to start my own site. I had been talking about it for a while and Eric gave me the courage and motivation to stop talking and start doing. Once the seed was planted, we started brainstorming on ways to create a site that would bring something new and different to a world so heavily saturated with blogs. Exactly one year ago, I told you about our vision for ANM and from then until now, we’ve worked tirelessly to make the site everything we promised it would be. [Click here to keep reading…]

More Bad Habits To Stop And Good Habits to Adopt post image

A whole new year is almost upon us. A time to do away with the bad and start anew with the good to make this next year a great one. We still have a few weeks before the New Year, but that doesn’t mean we should wait to start putting our best selves forward. From superficial improvements like buying clothes in the right size to mental improvements like letting go of the past, little adjustments can make a world of a difference when it comes to your life and overall happiness.

And with that, I bring you another installment of bad habits to stop and good habits to adopt. [Click here to keep reading…]

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Winter is coming on and we are all going to be spending more time in our homes. It is a good time to not only get our space into shape to accommodate us and our holiday guests, but to really create a peaceful, lovely place for us to dwell, unwind, and recharge.

Read on for my top 8 ways to create a sanctuary in your home: [Click here to keep reading…]

Invest in the Pink: Riedel Breast Cancer Stemware post image

You have all heard of investment fashion, but investment pieces work for home style as well. Now, I know you’re probably still a transient young adult (I’m still moving apartments too!) so lifetime furniture is a no-go (who wants to haul around a Pottery Barn sofa?). But one area where this wine-loving, party-thrower has found ideal investment pieces is stemware. Riedel, in fact. [Click here to keep reading…]

Easy Ways To Beat The Heat This Summer post image

As much as I love the summer time, I truly hate paying for the cost of air conditioning. I mean, I would way rather spend that money on a good pair of shoes!

I am a huge fan of Yoga and firmly believe it can solve almost every issue in life. This belief was further enhanced thanks to YogaWorks instructor Peggy Hall, who shared some amazing, and inexpensive, tips to stay cool this summer without.

From easy yoga poses to dietary fixes, to the temperature of water when you shower, to new ways to utilize commone household items, these tips will definitely keep you and your wallet very happy this summer.

Read on for her top 10 tips for beating the heat without the AC! [Click here to keep reading…]

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Summer Candle Picks

Even though it’s summer, we’re still spending some time indoors (Heat wave! Thunderstorm!) and that means candles are just as in-style as Havaianas. As a candle aficionado, here are some picks for the best of the season.

Check them out after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

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Eating for Beauty

It’s not just about the clothes you wear or the beauty products you use, true beauty truly comes from within and it’s what you put into, not onto, your body that can have the greatest impact on how you look and feel. Due to the incredible response it received in a previous post, I’ve decided to revisit the topic of eating for beauty.

I have to give a lot of the credit for my newfound healthy lifestyle to Envision Beauty founder Kimberly Snyder, who has helped me enormously with her infinite wisdom regarding health and nutrition. Since I started eating better, I have noticed a dramatic difference in the way I look and feel- my nails are longer and stronger, my hair is shinier, my complexion is clear, I rarely feel bloated, and I’ve noticed a huge increase in my energy and concentration levels!

Sure, there are professional detoxification services, but you don’t need to do a major diet overhaul to get these results.  Just take small strides by adding some healthier treats to your diet and trust me, you too will enjoy these fantastic results.

Read on for recommendations from Kimberly on foods to eat for a more beautiful you! [Click here to keep reading…]

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Achieving your Goals

Goals are an essential part of human existence. Our goals breathe meaning into our every day lives. They push us forward, drive us, motivate us, and inspire us to become even greater. I have many goals- some big, some small. Over the years I have accomplished many of my goals and there are some that I’m still working on. This blog, for instance, was a major goal of mine for years and for some reason, I was unable to lift the idea off the back burner and move forward with it. I have been giving the concept of goals a lot of thought lately and have uncovered some wonderful techniques that have helped me and will help you in attaining your goals and becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Read on for more! [Click here to keep reading…]

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As you learned in my Small Steps for a More Gorgeous You post, I am an avid Yoga proponent. I’ll admit that I have been very on and off with Yoga through the years and during my ‘on’ periods, I notice that I feel and look so much better then when the off switch is hit. Yoga has a lot of Big-Picture benefits- increased strength, flexibility, better muscle tone as well as a glorious inner calm. There are also many quick and easy poses you can do whenever for insta-results to combat every day aches, pains, and frustrations.

Read on for tips from expert Yogi, Kathryn Budig, from Yoga Works, for suggestions on alleviating every day issues, be it sore and achy feet, commute-induced exhaustion, or the after-effects from a long night of partying. [Click here to keep reading…]

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Welcome to!

I wasn’t always a savvy, sophisticated city-girl working in the fashion industry. I was once a tragic fashion victim and a naïve girl who ALWAYS got her heart broken. I once oozed with insecurity from head to toe.

That’s not to say I’m perfect- there are still those fashion missteps and completely misread dating signals… however, I have improved drastically in all these areas and through the years have picked up on some important tips and tricks for handling anything life throws at me with confidence, ease and most importantly, a bit of style.

And with that, I would like to welcome you to! Words can’t convey what an exciting moment this is for me – the moment when an idea and vision that I’ve carried for over a year is finally coming to fruition, ahh!

It took a while for all the pieces to fall into place and now that they have, I’m hoping you will share my excitement and get ready for an amazing new addition to the blog world.

I have worked as a fashion and beauty writer for about 2 years now, lending my voice and ideas to a range of different style sites, and now I think it’s time to bring all of my ideas into one place.

My mission is not to preach, I want to discuss. I want this to be a community where I can share what I’ve learned and hear about your experiences as well. I am really excited about taking this next step to contribute something completely original and fresh to the areas of life I love so much: fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

My vision for is just that: A new mode – a new way of approaching fashion, style, and beauty as well as life – a new attitude, new ways of dealing with relationships, new tips for making each day as fabulous as possible, because isn’t that how the world should be? We’ll focus on developing a strong personal style, what works for you and what doesn’t, as well as developing a strong personal relationship with yourself- because who is more fabulous than you?!

I invite you to check back frequently because I have a lot of fabulous-ness in store for you – trends, hot styles, amazing deals, celebrity interviews, beauty products that will change your life, inside access to the male-mind, exclusive giveaways, and lots and lots of tips on being confident, achieving your goals, dealing with stress, coping with heartache, getting what you want out of life, and SO much more.

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