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Simply Stylist, which is a Beauty & Fashion conference which brings like-minded women together, took place this past weekend in New York City. Attendees enjoyed a full day of expert panel discussions presented by influencers who are leaders in the worlds of fashion, beauty, blogging and tech. The networking events, mixers and workshops that were scheduled throughout the day were designed to help attendees connect and build lasting relationships with other style-obsessers, companies, brands and even potential employers.

If you couldn’t be there this year, no worries – check out all the fun below!

A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Founder Sarah Boyd and Catt Sadler are seen at Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Lauren Bushnell, left, and Catt Sadler speak at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Denise Caldwell, Lilliana Vazquez, Claire Sulmers and Gwendolyn Floyd speak onstage at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Claire Sulmers, left and Vanessa Simmons are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Annabella Daily speaks at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)

As a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics, I was thrilled when I found out that their first East Coast store opening would be at one of my local malls – Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ.

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I had the oportunity to attend the Grand Opening on February 18th and the store is absolutely gorgeous.

Some of the activations NYX consumers can come to store and experience include:

NYX Beauty Bar – consumers are to sit at the beauty bar, choose from a number of different of-the-moment tutorials i.e. strobing, ombre lips, etc. and then re-create those looks using the iPads in front of them that feature their favorite beauty influencers/vloggers taking them through the look step-by-step
NYX Shadow Bar (first one to launch was at the East Coast Willowbrook location) – consumers can create their own custom palettes in store
NYX Lip Bar – a bar of NYX’s most beloved lip colors in a variety of formula options to choose from i.e. soft matte lip cream, butter gloss, etc.

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The NYX Willowbrook opening marks the 5th opening in the US (4 in California previously); globally, NYX has opened stores in Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Additional openings are planned throughout the remainder of 2016, with stores in the Southeast and Midwest scheduled in the next few months.

If you are from the North Jersey area, visiting NYX Willowbrook is a must!

Here are some additional photos from their Grand Opening:

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How adorable is this vest? My favorite color is black and I wear it daily so I love being able to throw on a strong print to accent my outfit. You can instantly turn a boring and dull outfit into something that pops with color or a print.

This vest is from ShopSosie.com and is still available in a few sizes, so get it while you can!

If you follow my instagram (@pearls_and_paris), then you know I’m all about accessories! They can make or break an outfit. Currently trending are Arm Cuffs! They are very chic and add tons of detail to whatever you are wearing. Here’s a look at some of this seasons hottest statement cuffs.

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To view more items from these fabulous designers, click on their link below.

1. Charlene K

2. Ayana Designs

3. Charmed Circle

4. Margaret Elizabeth

5. Marcia  Moran