September 2016 archive

Styling Chokers

What’s really big in the fashion world today is chokers. Did you know that chokers were worn in 1978? Buzzfeed wrote this amazing article about the history of chokers, and you might be a little surprised. Here are some of my favorite pictures: enhanced-buzz-16506-1360199679-0enhanced-buzz-9355-1360190108-3That last one is my absolute favorite. Apparently chokers were considered dog collars in 1944 Life Magazine! We can see that fashion has come a long way and with New York Fashion week just ending, there was a lot of choker action there! Check it out:

Giorgo Armani Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear


Versace Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear


Philipp Plein Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear


Gucci 2017 Ready-to-Wear


Robert Cavalli Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear


Chokers continue to be a trend even with celebrities too:

Taylor Swift:





Gigi Haddid:


Kendall Jenner:


What a lot of people don’t know is though chokers seem to be on celebrities or put in famous shows like New York Fashion Week, you can get them for an amazing price and still rock them just as good as any celebrity or model! Chokers are the perfect addition to ANY outfit whether you are wearing a wedding guest dress to a simple white tee and jean outfit. I’ve got a slew of choker options that are at an affordable price, and you’ll probably end up wearing all year round! Plus, we’ve paired them with ton’s of cute outfits so you can get an idea of how to wear them!sk048

Cutest velvet bow choker paired with our Chasing Champagne tee and our Bow Mini Skirt which will be launching soon!


Our bow choker with our best selling tee!


A little pop of fur added to your choker for the cutest look! We paired it with our graphic tee, and Leopard Print Sequin Pencil Skirt!



Our Leather Choker and Gold Bar Charm and our Marble Stone Choker is so cute for any outfit! We paired it with our new Vest Dress arrival that comes in black and white and can be worn two ways!

Our Gold Chain Choker is the perfect addition to any outfit and of course our best selling sunnies 🙂

We have SO much more chokers and they’re all at an affordable price! I mean, fashion thats affordable is the goal right?

Happy (Choker) Dressing,


Fall’s Guide to Wearing Sequins

It’s finally here! Fall! Bring on the pumpkins, the pumpkin spiced lattes, the pumpkin patches, the scary movies, but most importantly, the fashion! If you look up Fall fashion on Pinterest you get a variety of things. You get a lot of scarfs, beanies, booties, sweaters, sweater dresses, and cute vests. But with fashion week just ending, it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone, or just being creatively fashionable this fall and adding a little glitz and glam to your closet will liven up your wardrobe. What a better way to give a fashion statement than with SEQUINS!

Sequins can never steer you wrong and if you don’t own any sequins, don’t you worry. I’m going to provide you with some cute sequin stunners and 5 ways to style sequins for the fall.

  1. What better way to wear sequin’s than a sequin dress! dr015-1dr016-2If you’re stepping out of the house for a girls night out, or celebrating your birthday, or whatever the occasion might be, this Star Sequin Dress and Leopard Sequin Dress is the way to go. If you’re going to wear sequins, might as well go all out right?! This dress is SO cute for the fall. Style Tip: Pair it with a leather jacket, your favorite heels and a choker.
  2. If you are more of a simple gal, no worries. Try a sequin cami with some cute jeans.tp113-2__30524-1464898434-1280-1280 tp122-1You can pair this with with white jeans or even black jeans. To add more to your outfit, you can even wear tight black distressed jeans and some red pumps. The red would look awesome with your star and leopard print cami. You can wear this to work, or a dinner with a friend! So simple but creates the perfect statement. Style Tip: Rock it with some red lips and your favorite cape or blazer.
  3. A sequin skirt, for the win. There’s so much you can pair with a sequin skirt. The options are endless!sk050-2sk043_mg_6091sk041-3You could wear a sequin skirt with a chunky sweater, you could wear it with a white button down and a statement necklace for work, a cute sweater crop top would also look so cute with it! Here, we paired our Leopard Printed Skirt, and Star Sequin Skirt with graphic tee‘s and our Gold Sequin Star Skirt with a simple black tank tops. This is for more of a casual look but adding some heels with it dresses it up and you could wear this to any fancy occasion. If you do work a 9-5 job, our Black Sequin Skirt, would be ideal and you could pair it with any button down, or simple fitted tee! A long sequin skirt will also do the trick for a cute fall look. Our Silver Matte Sequin Skirt is adorable, and the perfect color to match everything! Style Tip: Pair your sequin skirt with a colored shirt and make sure to wear a statement necklace, some simple heels, and even a blazer for a more sophisticated look!
  4. We pulled some inspiration from Pinterest for the last 2 tips and I think you guys would love these! Imagine rocking some sequin pants. What? Yes! This fall look will look SO different and will create a promising crazy look, in a good way 🙂 3bd687c573783bfdd1200f0169ba298bb521ea0c452223c567db75b581204ca4c85852fdedfebfebbbcf006a36c5fba4That green look is my absolute favorite! Do you guys see how much of a statement it creates? So cute. Take any black sequins pants to dress them up too. If you want to create more of a fall look, styling a chunky sweater or cardigan/blazer with it will make it more fall! Even with booties! Style Tip: Since your sequin pants already make a statement itself, try to keep the top neutral and simple with some colored heels!
  5. Imagine wearing all white, and than rocking a colored sequin blazer. I mean if you’re always playing it safe, are you really even playing? Take an extra step with your wardrobe! b22b30ca45c615495b99cc1452aa004f0a7f8117463aa1788aa946b019f9483341ce1f6946dceee62e62ea34894a198eA sequin blazer could be worn in so many ways. It can go to very casual to very chic and fancy. And what’s really neat about it is that you could pair a sequin blazer with really anything. Weather thats shorts with tights underneath and some cute booties, or tight black jeans and some flats. There is some flexibility with how you dress your blazer, which makes fashion so fun! (If you love the sequin blazer look, be on the lookout for our sequin capes that are launching very soon!) Style tip: try styling a sequin blazer with boyfriend jeans and some killer booties! 

Now that you’ve got some ideas to get the juices flowing, don’t forget that fashion is really your preference and if you think you can pair your patterned sequin skirt with a polka dot shirt, you can rock it all with confidence!

Make sure to check out our sequin collection, Sequin Soiree, for the cutest sequin stunners!


Happy Dressing,


My First T&J Designs Photo-shoot!


What’s really exciting about getting into the fashion field is all the of the new products you get to play with, the people you meet, and the fabulous photo-shoots you attend or are apart of! I’ve only been in the fashion/ social media field for a little over a month now, and I just know that this is who I am. Fashion has always been a part of my life even when I was in middle school and didn’t know how to dress LOL! Now I graduated college, and scored my first job with T&J Designs, and I could not be happier. One of the perks of my job is being able to prepare for photo-shoots and meet all of these beautiful models or bloggers, and establish a relationship with them! Another awesome perk is attending the photo-shoots! And I’d love to share my first experience doing the fall/holiday lookbook with T&J Designs.

Tuesday, August 30

We prepared a day before the shoot because time was so crazy and the only day we really could prepare was the day before! We hung all of our new products and started to piece them together for each model and in the order they will be standing (yes its that particular). It’s a lot more memorization that you think you would ever need. I had to remember who is wearing what and the faces of every girl, which I didn’t know any of the girls so I had to study their Instagram! Here is the not so glamorous picture of one of our layouts for our graphic tee shoot:


Once Jen and I finished preparing different looks for each shoot, we were ready to take on the big day!

Wednesday, August 31, AKA PHOTO-SHOOT DAY!

We started at 8:30 AM and went to this beautiful church in Chicago. It has the most gorgeous stairs and walk way that we just had to shoot our first look there. We shot our graphic tees and capes there and they turned out so pretty!



*all tees are on the site now , capes will launch in October

Helen was our official photographer, but her gorgeous self was involved in some shots so that’s where I took over. Let me tell you, those cameras are heavy and if you are not holding it the right way, you can seriously hurt your wrist!


After we took some pictures, boomerangs, and some selfies, we headed to the Langham Hotel!

We started off with taking photo’s on the second floor lobby! It was beautiful. The architecture was so modern and made the perfect photo. Plus I was in the shot which was so exciting and so fun to see the turn out!_mg_5727

*some looks available now but look out the next coming months for the tulle skirt and pleated midi

After about 30 minutes we headed up to the penthouse. We took a quick picture of course!

The penthouse at the Langham was BEAUTIFUL! The view was jaw dropping and I think the bathroom was the biggest hit. Let me show you why:



I had to take a picture here. The view was amazing and imagine taking a bath here while sipping some rosé. Heavenly! Plus it made the perfect picture.

During each look, I made sure every girl had their correct outfits on (of course some last minute changes) and accessories! It was so fun styling the girls, and keeping organized was totally key during that day!

Helen took some pictures in the master bedroom and they turned out so cute!_mg_6225

Great to meet those bloggers (left to right) Jenn (owner),  Mary,  Kelly, Ashley,  Jenn each of their blogs is linked and they have great style.

After about 3 hours of being in the penthouse, taking pictures, making sure all the girls had their correct outfits on, and organizing our products, it was time to go. I have to say that overall it was a blast and went by so smooth for my first shoot. I met the friendliest bloggers and gained the coolest experience of all, a photo-shoot with T & J Designs.

If you love what you see, you can get our products on our website!




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