If you follow me actively on my other social channels, specifically Instagram, you know that H&M is my go to spot when shopping. I’m always on the lookout for upcoming collections that launch and I’ve teamed up with them to show you a few of their new denim styles that are available NOW in stores.

Sometimes shopping for denim that properly fits my curvy figure can be a bit frustrating but I absolutely love these two styles. While they couldn’t be more opposite in style, they both fit so great.

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I’m a sucker for a great skinny jean. I ended up purchasing these with the length a little longer than normal because I love being able to fold them up to pair with a fabulous bootie. These hugged my curves perfectly and were very comfortable.

Jeans + Boots – H&M

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These are officially my new favorite pair of jeans! Versatility is a big plus when it comes to fashion.  A high cut waist and a more loose fit is a huge trend right now. I was having a hard time finding jeans that were able to fit me in this style because well…. curves lol BUT as soon as I spotted these and tried them on, I was sold. I love that you can pair them with pumps and a blazer for a more chic and classy look or dress them down with flats and a sweatshirt for a more casual and everyday feel.

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Jeans + Sweatshirt – H&M

Here’s a look at some of my other favorite H&M denim styles:

2Slim Metalli-print Jeans

1 Loose fit Regular Jeans

3 Girlfriend Regular Jeans

4 Skinny Ankle Jeans

Another year, another 365 days to make the most of those work vacation days you will be accruing! If you are anything like me then you are constantly planning your next destination in your head. Before 2017 even rolled around I had 3 trips fully planned and booked for the first few months of the year but another 5 countries that I couldn’t stop talking about and researching and that is ultimately how I came up with my list of the Top 5 Destinations for 2017.

Even though I know I won’t be able to make it to these places this year, if you can – DO IT!

1. Cuba

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Now that travel restrictions for US residents have eased up – 2017 would be the perfect time to visit this beautiful island that is filled with clear blue water, white sand beaches and some of the most incredible (& vibrant) architecture. Cuba is a melting pop of cultures and anyone who I know that has visit speaks highly about how warm and welcoming they are to visitors. With round trip flights from Fort Lauderdale for $115, there’s no wonder why tourism is set to be at an all time high this year.

2. Egypt

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I’m sure some of you are like whatttt, Egypt? The Middle East?! nooo

YES! Egypt and FYI, it’s located in Africa. As an American, it’s so typical for us to feed into the media and where they think you should avoid. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be aware of your surroundings while traveling – that’s a must for anywhere in the world. It is so affordable to go to Egypt right now and you can even go with a tour group for 1/4th of the price of what it was 10 years ago. When visiting you can check out tons of ancient history, vast deserts and world-famous coral reef sites.

3. South Africa (Cape Town)

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Perfect weather, mountains, clear blue water and tons of tranquil gardens is one of the main reasons why so many people flock here from all over the world. If you’re adventurous, add shark cage diving to your must do list when visiting and do not forget about a safari tour.

4. Thailand

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Thailand has been a popular destination for a long time, especially for budget travelers. Lush jungles, picture perfect beaches and cheap but delicious food are some of the top reasons why people visit. Ok, so you’re probably wondering how cheap Thailand actually is, right? Well for starters you can find a round trip ticket from the NYC area to Bangkok for about $600. Food from street vendors is said to cost about $1 and while you can absolutely chose to stay in a luxury resort – you can also stay in a beach front bungalow for as low as $20 per night.

5. Portugal

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 Portugal is my top European country to visit by 2018. It’s currently one of the safest countries in the world (says the WEF) so that is a little bit of a relief to hear when traveling abroad with the kiddies. It is rich in history and culture, has beautiful landscapes and incredible beach towns. They also say some of the best wine comes from Portugal so…. CHEERS to that!

Where are you traveling to in 2017?

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L’Oreal just recently introduced their new line of Lip Paints and they consist of vibrant statement shades with a glossy finish. As one of my favorite drug store brands, when I saw these came out – I knew I had to get my hands on them to test them out.

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L to R: Nude Star, Fearless Fuchsia, Wild Rose, DIY Red, Violet Twist & Lilac Lust

How gorgeous are these shades? I truly love these lippies and while I tend to lean more towards a matte, these made me find my love again for a glossy finish.

While they normally retail for $9.99, I came across them for $8 at both Target, Harmon and Walmart.  What shades will you be picking up?

[While these products were compliments of L’Oreal, as always – all opinions are of my own.]

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YES! You read that right. Both Newark & JFK airports are gearing up to offer Non Stop flights to Athens, Greece starting in just a few months. Now – I’m not one to really care about a connecting flight, especially if my final destination leads me to floating in the Aegean Sea. For my Honeymoon back in 2015 I connected in Berlin before arriving into Athens and with a total travel time of about 12 hours… I thought that was pretty great.

Let’s be honest though, nothing beats a Non-Stop flight so I’m super excited for this new route direct from my local airport which will land you in Athens in less than 10 hours. If you live in the Tri-State area, this is definitely the time to start planning for an island hopping adventure in beautiful Greece.

Here are some of the lowest non-stop fares per month I was able to find via Google Flights:

April – $665 RT from JFK

May – $729 RT from JFK

June – $868 RT from EWR / $880 RT from JFK

July – $1168 RT from EWR / $1030 from JFK

August – $919 RT from EWR / $979 from JFK

September – $669 RT from EWR / $732 RT from JFK

Still think the prices above are a little bit too high? No worries – Emirates has you guys covered. They announced yesterday that they will now be offering Non-Stop service from Newark to Athens for as low as $595 starting March 12th! Go check out their site to price out dates.

Every season a new “IT” trend comes around. If you know me, you know my love for fringe. I’ve literally been rocking the same style H&M fringe bag for a good 3 years #sorrynotsorry

When I saw that fringe hem was the new trend I shrieked in excitement and I went on a hunt to find the perfect pair. boohoo.com is one of my favorite websites. Over the holidays they had 60% off of everything and so I went on a little shopping spree. I ended up not only finding my perfect fringe hem denim but also a bunch of super cute tops – one specifically that paired perfected with them.

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