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vanessa valiente
San Diego
In a world filled with hungry sales associates and unrealistic fashion magazines, V-Style is a safe place for a style conscience woman to get real style advice and relevant fashion updates from an authentic expert.
Interests: Fashion : )
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Oops! You are in the wrong place. This is not the fashion blog you were looking for... well, actually it used to be, but there is nothing new here now. We have moved! We are very excited to direct you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at V-Style
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I love easy. I love quality. And I love style. And most of all, I love being introduced to a solid product, like MOVE by NudeAudio. The introduction came to me via e-mail. They sent me their press release, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at V-Style
Thank you :)
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2014 on How To Mix Patterns at V-Style
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top: Zara, skirt: Anthropologie, shoes: J.Crew, bracelet: J.Crew, studs: Bloomingdale's, rings: Ariella Mixing Patterns can be very tricky. It's a hard thing to teach. First things first. Something between the two patterns needs to be similar. Color is the easiest.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at V-Style
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Sarah Jessica Parker may have disappointed me when she designed Bitten for Steve & Barry's, but I am pleased to report she has picked up her game for her new fashion line designed exclusively for Nordstrom. Catering to her Carrie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at V-Style
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There comes a shoe in every woman's life that becomes more than a shoe. It becomes a friend. I'd like to introduce you to your new friend, Sabrina. Sabrinas shoes are made entirely in Spain (how is that country in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at V-Style
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SoftWalk $99.95 You know how I feel about black. It does not excite me, and I use it sparingly with my clients. In some cases I eliminate black from their wardrobe entirely. In these cases, all those myths about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at V-Style
Good luck, Joy! They are so fun!
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skirt: ANTHROPOLOGIE, top: JOIE, heels: J.CREW, bracelet: VINCE CAMUTO, ring: ARIELLA COLLECTION, necklace: ANTHROPOLOGIE The flounce of a long poufy skirt is a highly romantic and, may I add fun, characteristic in an outfit. When thinking of a voluminous hem,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at V-Style
Maybe you are busy, maybe you prefer the control, or maybe you just don't like paying for the dry cleaner. No matter your reason, listed below are ways to avoid the dry cleaner, lengthen the life of your clothes, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at V-Style
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This year of quality films has been met with equally inspiring attire at the 71rst Golden Globes Awards. Color, swaths of materials, volume, sparkle, whimsy, and structure burst across the stage and carpet providing diversity and glamour. I feel more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at V-Style
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Liebskind $258 The brilliant, bright terror of Christmas red is not a chic cup 'o tea. You know the shade. It's like the blood of a shallow wound. Sure, it looks cheerful on a metallic inanimate ornament hanging from a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at V-Style
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Rose Gold Bracelet by Kate Spade $49.30 I make it no secret that Nordstrom is my favorite retailer, but right now I just adore them. If you order by 3pm on Dec 23rd, you will get your delivery by Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at V-Style
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Preparing my clients, and myself, for winter travels involves thick leggings, fabulous boots, and, of course, charming outerwear. The most important piece is the cold weather coat. The only thing more depressing than cold weather, is a dull black coat.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at V-Style
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I know it can be difficult to shop for a man, especially when it comes to clothing and fashion. You know he needs shoes, shirts and more, but you feel a little inept. To help or inspire you, here are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at V-Style
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hat: BAILEY, blazer: DKNY, blouse: EQUIPMENT, pants: JOE'S, heels: J.Crew, watch: RAKANI, ring: ALEXIS BITTAR Pairing navy and black is divine. You only run into an issue when you use a navy so dark it looks black, and/or you don't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at V-Style
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There is nothing more ordinary than a generic wedding dress. It's as bad as jeans and a t-shirt in the sense that anyone can wear a random strapless white dress. Obviously you can look great in the stereotype, but when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at V-Style
My pleasure!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2013 on Best Running Shoes For Street Running at V-Style
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blazer: ZARA, tank: BAR 111, jeans: GAP, shoes: Nike I've searched extensively for glorious ballet flats and boots that embody stylish comfort in walking heavy cities like New York and London. It is amazing the collection of beautiful yet comfortable... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at V-Style
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Left: Before GE Reveal, Right: AFter GE Reveal In early 2007, Congress addressed the problem with inefficient light bulbs in the Energy Independence and Security Act. They passed measures to phase out traditional incandescent light bulbs for alternatives that use... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at V-Style
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scarf: PUCCI, top: J.CREW, shorts: AQUA, shoes: GUESS, studs: BLOOMINGDALE'S I styled a wedding recently and wanted to perfect a quick double windsor knot. You never know when you need to tie one quickly at an event or shoot, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at V-Style
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After When purchasing a garment, three things are essential: fabric, style, and fit, with fit being the most important. Nothing worse than an ill-fitting garment, but off the rack clothes are not made for our individual body types. Yes, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at V-Style
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Last night I attended San Diego's Dress for Success Moonlight Chic event at the 4th floor roof top of Kimpton's Hotel Palomar. I was more than delighted to attend. Not only do I support this non-profit's focus on helping low... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at V-Style
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Leith $28 I am trying to please too many clients at once. Often I am forced to take three clients in one day. This is hard on the brain and the body, but I can't say no to my clients,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at V-Style
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Photo Credit: Total Beauty I adore waterproof mascara, but it is not for everyday. It can dry out your eyelashes and the effort to remove it can irritate and aggravate the eye and the delicate skin around it. It is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at V-Style