5/24/16

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My Epic Self-Esteem Struggle: Wearing My Worth

Growth, it’s all part of the human experience, and it can be both very fulfilling and very uncomfortable. Some people actively seek growth, and some avoid it at all costs. The good news and the bad news is, it’s coming whether you like it or not. A common growing pain that I see within my…

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5/4/16

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Me, Myself, and My Style: Clear Mind, Clear Sense of Style

Ever look in the mirror and think to yourself, “Dammit, I’m an actual adult!” I do. All. The. Time. Call me a late bloomer, but lately I have been having moment after moment that reminds me that I’m no longer a “carefree young person” – I’m a full blown adult. No one is coming to…

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Client Makeover: Real Estate Queen

I love it when a client comes to me at a pivotal point in her career. It is so cool to see women who have risen and are ready to have their wardrobe match their level of success. With that being said, enter my latest client who I am calling “Real Estate Queen.” Her career…

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Client Makeover: Stuck Without Style

Can you imagine having impeccable taste but zero access to great clothing? I’ve often painted this horrendous scenario out in my head … I move into a cute little house in the middle of nowhere, and there is nowhere to shop! Sure, I’d have the internet, but that isn’t nearly as fun. My latest client…

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3/30/16

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Step Inside My Styling Studio {Part 1}

Living and working in a fully styled environment has been ingrained in me since I was a child. My mom would (and still does) constantly decorate and redecorate the house. I remember thinking, “Didn’t you just do re-do this room??” Now as an adult, I see the need to change my surroundings was passed down…

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3/24/16

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Back To Basics: Why Starting Over Is A Good Thing

As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a thing against starting over. Once I get going on something, anything really, stopping me is like stopping a freight train. And when I stop it’s only because I’m finished. When I was a kid, I HATED when my parents would check my homework or…

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3/8/16

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My Life Is A Ben Stiller Movie + What To Wear To Meet The Parents

After exiting a long-term relationship, and living a less than exciting single life for the two years to follow. Re-entering an actual relationship can be daunting. The many relationship milestones that I had already reached in my previous relationship went right out the window. “What do I say? What did he mean?” “Should I text…

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The Ultimate Guide For Dressing To Flatter Your Figure

I want to live in a world where the phrase, “Do I look fat in this?” doesn’t exist. Sounds unrealistic doesn’t it? What if I told you I held the secrets to abolishing that phrase? You probably wouldn’t believe me, and that’s totally cool, but I actually do have the solution. It’s wearing clothes that…

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2/25/16

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My Secret Life As A Planner Nerd

Have you ever nerded out on something so hard, that it’s borderline embarrassing? Well, at the beginning of 2016 I entered a new realm of nerd, and “joined” the planner community. But before I tell you about that, let me backtrack for a moment and give you some context for this nerdy obsession of mine….

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2/17/16

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Why I Never Let My Man See Me In Ugly Undies

I am a believer in fashion and all of the power that it wields. For me, it isn’t just about how you look, and how you feel (btw, both crucial). It’s about what clothing can do for you. So many of us mindlessly put on clothing and don’t give it is a second thought. I’m…

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Assembling Your Business Dream Team – Because You Can’t Do It Alone!

I used to take great pride in being able to do everything myself. In my eyes, getting help was for the birds. Boy was I wrong. After years and years of muscling my way through life, I crashed. You see I am the type of girl who will keep driving forward even if there is…

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Time To Adult: Let The House Hunt And The Fashion Diet Begin

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m kind of slow at this whole “adult” thing. Don’t get me wrong, I know I am doing pretty well for myself, but as a person who is borderline obsessed with self-improvement – I know that I am riding the short bus in a few key areas. Finance…

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1/25/16

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Love & Style: How Much Input Does Your Man Have On Your Style?

A few weeks ago I was out shopping with my man, and I found myself asking his opinion on some pieces I was trying on. Nothing alarming, it’s kind of hard not to ask for an opinion if you are shopping with another person. To my surprise, he had a lot more of an opinion…

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1/6/16

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Client Makeover: Little Miss Single

If you are subscribed to my newsletter or my YouTube channel, then you know what I just wrapped a makeover series with my client ‘Little Miss Single’. This is a powerful one, and I wanted to recap the whole thing right here on my blog. Check it. BEFORE I first met ‘Little Miss Single’ in…

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1/4/16

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This Is Not A Resolution: What Do You Want Out Of 2016?

The New Year is here, and everyone wants to jump on the resolution bandwagon. You know the usual suspects; eat healthy, workout, wake up earlier, quit smoking, save money, and the list goes on. The problem with resolutions is that there is this extreme pressure to be perfect and when perfection isn’t reached the resolution…

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11/14/15

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Client Makeover: Desperately Seeking Style

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my client makeovers on the site, so let’s get back to it with the client I am calling ‘Desperately Seeking Style’. This one is extra special because it has videos!! Between those magical videos and this post that really dives deep into my styling process, you’ll…

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11/10/15

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What To Wear On A “Netflix & Chill” Date

There comes a time in a woman’s life where she will be faced with this kind of date, the “Netflix & Chill” date. Don’t act surprised. This phenomenon may sound trendy and new, but think about it, your mom had the drive-in movie theater and after that came “let’s make it a Blockbuster night.” So…

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10/15/15

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The Evolution Of LaurenMessiah.com

In a few days, you are going to see a very different LaurenMessiah.com (I’m so excited!!). So before we say hello to my brand new website, let’s look back at all of the different versions of LaurenMessiah.com that have existed throughout the years.  2015 I call this my “like a boss” website. With a Stella…

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10/5/15

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OMG He Wore Dad Jeans On A Date

The day my Match.com account expired was the happiest day of my week – I’ll save you from the dramatics by saying it was the happiest day of my life. This Match.com will likely my last, not because this guy is the man of my dreams. He was not. I will be meeting my future…

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I’ve Been Swept Into The Hype: Hermes Apple Watch

I never thought this could happen, not to me but … I want the Apple Watch! When the Apple Watch first came out I laughed, I thought it was stupid, I thought I’ll NEVER wear that thing. I was extremely confident with this thought and had every intention of standing my ground. Then it happened….

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9/30/15

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The Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist

When it comes to giving a person amazing style, there are some things that need to be in place. The first being is an open mind (you can’t style a person who doesn’t want to be styled), and two is a well-stocked closet with – what I call, wardrobe essentials. What are wardrobe essentials? They…

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9/28/15

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Stop Insulting Yourself and Learn How To Take A Compliment!

A few weeks ago, a client pointed out to me that I simply say “thank you” when given a compliment, and she was inspired by that. Admittedly, I was 100% confused – isn’t that what you’re supposed to say? She went on to say that most people say things like “nooo”, “this old thing?”, or…

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9/19/15

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Dressing for Darkness: My Match.com Date From Hell

After a few failed Tinder dates (read about one of them here), I decided to step my game up with a little Match.com action. I thought that Match.com was a reputable site filled with men who were ready to date. Silly me. Match.com has been the worst performer yet when it comes to my dating…

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9/15/15

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Take a Time Out! Why Dressing For Vacation Matters

I don’t vacation enough. There I said it. The truth is, I simply love my career so much that it’s difficult to take a time out from it. The problem is, time outs are important. I’m not talking about toddler time outs, I’m talking on full-on adult time outs where you take care of yourself…

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9/10/15

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Please Don’t Kill My Vibe: Defining Your Personal Style

We are all unique special creatures; there is no one else in the world that is exactly like you. This truth can apply to your looks, personality, and personal style, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain generalized buckets that we fit into. Let me elaborate. I’ll start with our looks, where we can fit…

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8/31/15

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Like A Boss: Dressing for Respect in the Workplace

At this point in my career, it actually cracks me up when I hear people say that looks don’t matter. I laugh because I’ve heard it so many times, and it couldn’t be further from the true. Looks do matter. Get used to it! Studies have shown that well-dressed people are more likely to get…

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Diary of a Dater: How to Not Waste A Hot Outfit On A Cold Date

Spoiler Alert: This story start with Tinder, so you know the ending can’t be all that great but you know it’s at least going to be a fun story. The Man: I’ve heard plenty of tales of Tinder resulting in loving, long-term relationships but right now I’m calling bullshit.  You see I first joined Tinder…

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Getting Deep: Love, Life, And Style

Love and style, as it turns out, they have a lot in common.  This is all news to me, as I haven’t actually “dated” in a while. Believe it or not, I was pretty awkward growing up. I won’t go as far as to say that I was an ugly duckling because truth be told,…

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How To Dress For A Trip To Hawaii + What To Pack

If you didn’t read my last post about “Operation Live Life”, you’ll probably want to. Why because as part of my operation I am taking a long overdue vacation to Maui!! It has been my dream to go to Hawaii and now it is finally happening. Insert happy dance here. Now you all should know…

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8/10/15

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Operation Live Life: How To Live Stylishly

Ever wake up and realize you haven’t actually been living life? Sure you are alive and breathing but living- not so much. I came to that realization for myself a few weeks ago. My life had become all work and no play. I hadn’t taken a proper vacation in YEARS, which according to most is…

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My Saks Off 5th Shoe Haul

Well I had probably one of the best shopping days of my life yesterday! Seriously. It started innocently enough, a trip to Target to buy hand soap. Of course this story doesn’t end at Target, not even close. After my hand soap was purchased I started walking to my car and saw that the new…

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Learning to Shed Your Style Past

I’m hoping I’m not alone here but have you ever woke up and thought to yourself “holy #*@$, I’m 34 years old?! Go ahead and replace the 34 with your own shocking age revelation. It actually doesn’t matter what the age is, time slips away and life isn’t always exactly where you want it to…

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7/7/15

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Shake Up Your Sheath Dress With These Tips

Chances are you have at least one sheath dress hanging in your closet. And chances are it’s just sitting there collecting dust. Betcha didn’t know just how versatile this little dress is!!! You can take a sheath dress to the office, on a date, to a baby shower, to a brunch … The possibilities are…

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The Fine Art of Mixing Edgy And Classic

I consider myself somewhat of a style chameleon. I wear whatever suits my mood or my environment for that day, or even just for that moment. However, if I had to give my overall style a name, I’d call it an edgy classic look. I love the idea of rocking a timeless look with a…

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6/30/15

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Best Bikinis For the Busty

 If you haven’t purchased your summer swimwear yet, then I highly suggest you get on it! It’s summertime, and I really don’t care what your body looks like, everyone needs to get their booty in some kind of bathing suit this season.I totally understand the struggle of finding the perfect fit, but don’t let swimwear…

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6/26/15

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Ask a Dude: Are Flat Shoes Sexy

Things I found out this week: 1.) Taking copious amounts of cold medicine will not prevent you from catching a cold. 2.) Men watch my videos! Never mind the cold medicine stuff, let’s focus on #2 – Dudes are actually watching my videos! One dude in particular even requested I cover a topic on video….

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6/23/15

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Your Guide To Luxury Consignment

I LOVE high-end or luxury consignment. I love it as a shopper, a seller, and as a stylist. I have received so many questions in regards to consigning luxury goods, that I’ve decided to answer all of those questions in one giant video. So if you are a person who wants to BUY fancy clothing…

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6/22/15

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Leggings: Friend or Foe? I’ll Let You Know

Hate to break it to you, but leggings aren’t for everyone. Sure they are mad comfortable and easy as pie to throw on BUT they aren’t always the wisest choice, fashionably speaking. Why? They can easily end up being one of the most unflattering garments in your closet. Yep. Bad news, people. In today’s video,…

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6/18/15

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Never Hear The Words “Your Bra Is Showing” Ever Again

Let’s just call this a #ThrowbackThursday video because I shot this bad boy last week from New York City! Okay, it’s not that throwback but still, let’s just roll with it. Undergarments, bras, and boobs have been a big topic on my videos lately. Apparently you all have a ton of questions on the subject,…

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6/17/15

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80s Style: Bring It Back or Put It Back??

Oh the 80s, what an interesting time. Good things that happened in the 80s: I was born, “Like a Virgin” Madonna, and, um, shoulder pads??? Oh wait, 80s shoulder pads are atrocious. The 80s were pretty rough style wise. Some scary trends happened, and everyone wore them like it was totally okay – because it…

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6/16/15

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Summer Wardrobe Staples for 2015

The temperature is rising, and it’s probably safe to store your fall/winter wardrobe if you haven’t already. The great thing about a fall/winter wardrobe is that it’s loaded with amazing “wardrobe staples” – classic blazers, jeans, sweaters, etc. But what about summer wardrobe staples? Identifying those can be a little challenging, am I right? Summer…

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6/15/15

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How To Shop For The Most Hated Bra On The Planet

Strapless bras are a necessary evil that I try to avoid at all costs. They are uncomfortable, they slip down, and they are difficult to shop for – especially if you have a large bust. But sometimes you HAVE to wear a strapless bra, so owning a good one is important. The question of the…

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The Verdict Is In On High-Waist Bikinis

Bathing suit season is here and finding the perfect swimsuit is basically torture. Not only do you have to find a stylish one, you also have to find a suit that flatters your figure. Oh and add in the “looking hot” factor and we’ve got a possible fitting room meltdown on our hands. Are you…

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6/11/15

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Cleavage at the Office? Really?!

Maybe it’s my current working environment (I am currently in New York City) or it’s just the awesome topics you all are sending in but I am on FIRE this week. Haha! The topic that has me all fired up today is cleavage at the office. I was recently asked if there were any specific…

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6/10/15

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Spanx: Shapewear or Torture Device?

I have a complicated relationship with shapewear. On one hand, it’s great because it smoothes you out and makes you look a little slimmer than you actually are. On the other hand, it’s kind of a modern day torture device. I’ve dabbled in Spanx and various types of shapewear for myself and of course for…

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Why You Should NEVER Wear Capri Pants!

Oh capri pants, the soccer mom of the fashion world why can’t you just go away already?! Capri pants are basically a nightmare because they flatter very few women, yet so many women are wearing them. There must be some rumor floating around that is making women believe these pants are a good idea. In…

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6/8/15

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How to Properly Dress Wider Hips

If you carry your weight on the lower half of your body, then you need to check out this video. Why? Because one of the most common mistakes women with this body type make is wearing a long tunic to “cover” their problem area. Newsflash! This actually makes matters worse. Peep the video to find…

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How To Rock a Scarf This Summer

If you think you can put all of your scarves away just because the weather is warming up, then you are dead wrong! Summer scarves are most definitely a thing. It’s all a matter of how you wear it. The key to rocking a scarves during the summer is picking the correct weight of fabric….

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Tips For Finding The Perfect Pair of Nude Shoes

When it come to fashion, what does the word nude really mean? Apparently it means a weird beige-like tan because that is what’s out there. The problem with nude, specifically regarding shoes, if it doesn’t match your skin tone it looks a terrible mess. In order for nude shoes to do what nude shoes long…

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10 Ways To Wear A Short Suit

Last week I posted a video about how to dress professionally during the summer. One of the tips I shared and received some great feedback on via email (PS- are you on my awesome VIP mailing list?? Sign-up below this post). Short suits are one of the outfits I recommended, if your office dress code…

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