Outfit Ideas: A Casual Snow Day Look

Hey Luvs!

If you live in the Northeast, then you too had experienced the mini blizzard that occurred last week. I don't know about you, but I am really not a fan of the snow! I hate the fact that when I am in the mood to put a little effort in my look... I am stuck contemplating on whether or not I should wear a certain boot, coat or a certain color of jean/pants.

This particular day I wanted to put together an outfit that was cute and comfy, but also was warm enough to withstand the wind chills. Below I will listed where I got the items to create my Casual Snow Day Look.

Knitted pompom hat I wore is from TJMaxx.

The infinite faux fur scarf  I actually bought from Target a year ago.

The "Girls Bite Back" blush sweater is from H&M. I love this sweater especially in  a time where woman's rights are being challenged.

My black and white block coat if from Metaphor

The handbag that I am carry is also from TJMaxx form the brand Lionel.

My distressed jeans is over a year old and I bought them during a summer clearance sale at Old Navy.

I don't know what I'd do without my duck boots! The brand of these boots are the ESprit and I got them from Marshalls.

As far as accessories goes, I am not sure where I bought my rings. I could have bought the from  +Forever 21, Charlotte Russe or Charming Charlie.

Incase you're wondering... the lipstick color that I'm wearing is Sephora M08- Peace And Rock from their Rouge Matte collection.

Stay Warm!

The Prefect Travel Bag- MAHI Leather

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 Hey Guys!

So I have made travel plans to do a long weekend trip to Quebec, Canada. I am not sure about everyone else, but I am definitely one of those girls who doesn’t pack light and who needs travel bag that will accommodate all of my stuff. I am currently shopping for new luggage and I wanted a leather duffle bag that could complement my outfit and large enough to hold all my items. While searching on the web I came across MAHI Leather.

MAHI Leather is an online store that sells beautifully crafted genuine leather bags. MAHI’s are made to order and easy to personalize with initials or a memorable phrase, making them extra personal and a great gift selection.
Is it a shopping carrier? Is it a gym bag? is it a travel companion? It's the ultimate in stylish check out the MAHI duffle range now!:

When making each bag, MAHI uses soft leather, sturdy brass fitting and robust YKK zipper. Every bag is built to last. Due to the natural variation and suppleness of leather, no two MAHI bags are alike. Their collection includes Duffles, Holdalls, Backpacks, Satchels and other accessories. These bags are perfect when looking for a highly durable option and the amazing thing is that they ship worldwide!

The company takes its name from the Mahi River in India. For many this is a sacred river and in a country where 103 million people lack safe water its significance is more than symbolic. What's awesome about this company is that, MAHI Leather donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water, a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005.

To learn more about MAHI Leather...you can check them out on:

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Let me know your thoughts and check out my style board of what I have in mind for my trip to Quebec, Canada!

Weekend Getaway

Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra

Hey Luvs!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to a new year. I am such an optimistic…a new year for me means new beginnings and with that being said, this past week I recently added a new strapless bra to my under garment collection.

I received a complimentary Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra With Maximum Comfort from Holly O Boutique. Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra can be worn under backless garments such as halter tops or evening dresses. This bra is designed to stay out of sight, while providing the maximum support of a normal bra without the straps and hooks.

I was sent a 38 D cup size…this is my current bra size at the moment. I received the product in a cute black box with peach font. The box contained the backless bra, adhesive wings and 3 invisible straps. In order to wear this bra…all you’d have to do is remove the adhesive wings and adhere one wing to each side of the bra…position or align the bra and your breast in place and adhere to clean dry skin.

Since we’re still in the winter season I decided to test out the bra under a white t-shirt. I wore the bra all day and to my surprise I did received maximum support. Usually when I’m wearing a strapless bra I am constantly adjusting and re-positioning the bra, but with Oolala Plus Size Backless Bra the adhesive wings kept the bra in place.

The care instructions for this bra are super easy! To keep this bra clean, simply detached the wings, run both the bra and wings under warm water and wash with mild soap…and then air dry.

Check out the photo below for step by step instructions.

As you can see from the title, this is a plus size bra and the boutique does carry sizes larger than a 38D.  Holly O Boutique does offer a complimentary size consultation for all customers to ensure that you select the perfect bra. All you would need to do is send an inquiry via email before purchasing.

If you’d like to know more about Holly Boutique or to check out the Oolala Plus Size Backless Bra…head over to their website or check them out on their social media #oolalabra.

 *I did receive this free product Tomoson and Holly O Boutique in exchange for my honest opinion.

Product Review: Comfortability with Sole Patches

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Happy Holidays! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts about a product called Sole Patches. Last week Sole Patches sent me a box of flower shaped cushiony pads that aids in the comfort of wearing uncomfortable shoes. I was eager to try these because my 9 to 5 requires me to be on the road seeing clients and sometimes being in heels all day can be quite painful! I was also happy to try this product because we are in the festive season and during this time I’m usually attending a holiday party wearing a pair of heels that are at least 3”.

About the Product:

Sole Patches are a thin cushioned patch that sticks onto the ball of your foot. The cushioning is made of Poron by Rogers Corporation, a special material that's shock-absorbing, antimicrobial, anti-odor, and has moisture-repelling properties, making it a perfect solution to avoiding having sore feet at the end of the day in uncomfortable shoes!

How to use:

Make sure that your feet are clean and dry

Flex each foot. This will ensure that the pads will stick to optimal surface area

Remove adhesive backing from Sole Patches and apply

Aim for the balls of your feet or wherever you finds most painful or soreness

*** For permanent fixation…apply to your shoe***

I tested Sole Patches for about a week wearing a new pair of heels. The pads were thin enough to slide your foot into your shoes, but thick enough to notice the extra padding. I placed the patch on my feet; I wanted to concentrate on the balls of my feet because this is the area which tends to be most painful when wearing new heels.

I must say, Sole Patches were comfortable and they helped adsorb some of the shock from all the walking I did during the day. The patches were so comfortable, that I was able to wear my heels a few hours longer than normal. I love the fact that I can use a pair of patches a few times before they are discarded.

Overall I think that this product should definitely be a staple product for those who wear a lot of shoes that put a lot of stress on the feet. I know on New Year’s Eve I will not be leaving the house without my Sole Patches.

For the $9.95 you’ll get six in a pack. You can purchase yours at http://solepatches.com
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$50 Stylewe Giveaway

This time of year is festive party season! We’re either getting together with family or attending a parting with friends. The holidays are also known to be quite hectic, so planning the perfect party outfit is a must and StyleWe is here to help you get started!

I am pleased to say that I have partnered up with Stylewe to host a $50 Giveaway! Before I provide details of how to enter for this giveaway, here’s a bit of info on Stylewe:

Stylewe is an online fashion shopping platform that features independent fashion designer. Stylwe is committed to provide shoppers with original, high quality and exclusive fashion products from the designers. At Stylewe, they believe that every customer should truly enjoy Designers at Your Fingertips!

To stay updated with all the new fashion, you can simply follow Stylewe on their Instagram or Facebook

Here are the rules:
1. Subscribe to Culture of Venus

2. Follow @stylewe and @cultureofvenus on Instagram

3. Entrants must share one product to their social media and tag Stylewe 
*Winner must be from the US

Entry Form Below:

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Contest closes on December 23, 2016 at 11:59pm
Good Luck Guys!

*This giveaway is sponsored by Stylewe. All opinion in this post is is entirely mine.

Sponsored Post: Madonna and Co.

Boutique & Beauty Bar: Recipe for a Unique Shopping Experience

There’s always a risk when you create something new. Will people like it? Will it succeed? Will it be worth it?

When Madonna and Co. re-launched in Mid-town East Side, (bordering on the Upper-East Side) from our former location in Soho, we emerged as a different entity, incorporating what made us great in the past, but with new additions. We were more.

In addition to our new location on 60th street, we opened a full service salon and beauty bar within the store, bringing to a life a completely unique shopping experience.

Fashion and Beauty: An Innovative Convergence

The inclusion of the beauty bar inside our boutique converged the worlds of fashion and beauty in a way that’s never been done. For the first time, women have the opportunity to receive comprehensive beautification in a one-stop shop.

Bringing together fashion and beauty as we have done was not without risk, but innovation always involves a leap of faith. New creations don’t arise from the ether. Innovation comes as the result of unique combinations, whether it be a boutique and a beauty bar, our designs and exclusive designer capsule collections, or glam and chic, etc. Creating one-of-a-kind experiences from unique combinations is what Madonna & Co. has always done.

Our willingness to break barriers and defy categorization is what makes our selection of fashion and accessories so vibrant and original. All of the clothing in our store has been designed and hand picked from collections around the world. By dealing with the designer themselves and direct with our factories, we are able to offer luxury items at affordable prices.

The vast selection of unique affordable clothing featured in our shop is what makes us the best NYC boutique operating today. By shopping at Madonna & Co., you receive the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll never cross paths with someone wearing the same outfit; one-of-a-kind, wearable and affordable clothes for independent woman is what we do.

Community of Independent Women

While the ability to get a full-service haircut, styling, and complete makeup treatment in the same place where you find all of your exclusive designs and luxury clothing is extremely convenient, the impetus behind opening the beauty bar had more to do with community than convenience.

We wanted to create a space where independent women from all walks of life and ages could come together to shop, socialize, and express their femininity. We imagined a world where the social aspects of a salon coalesced with the activity of shopping. Our love of fashion and beauty led us to invent a world that unites these spheres and offers women a place to have fun and engage in a dialogue about fashion and style.

At Madonna & Co. we believe in creating a personal style. We see it as our job to assist women in crafting their own individual aesthetic. Every woman that walks through our doors is a unique assemblage of beliefs, values, and traits. Her aesthetic preferences are a function of her entire worldview and identity.

Creating the perfect outfit involves a translation of sorts. Our aim is to help the women who shops in our store translate their core identity into an aesthetic that embodies and represents who they really are and how they feel. Every woman who comes into our store receives a unique treatment that results in a unique style – whether her preferences lean towards glam, chic, posh, or edgy.

The beauty bar allows us to take the crafting of a unique style one step further. In addition to helping women find their dream new fashions, our stylists bring years of experience and knowledge to the table, assisting women realize their dream hairstyle!

We offer every customer a free consultation at the salon and beauty bar before her first appointment. This consultation gives us the chance to learn about what the specific customer likes about her hair or makeup styling and what she’d like to change. Our stylists and make-up artists will then present some possible ways to enhance the aspects of her appearance that the customer would like to shake up.

While our head stylist is an expert in all types of hair, her specialty is curly hair and we call her "The Curly Hair Expert." Our custom line of No Frizz Miracle Gel – designed specifically for curly hair – mirrors this focus.

Come Join our Community

What are you waiting for? Come join in on the fun! Today’s the perfect day to unleash the beauty within you and find that perfect outfit you’ve been longing for.

Booking an appointment at the salon and beauty bar can be done either by phone or via styleseat.com or on our new on-line store www.MadonnaAndCo.com, for your convenience.

We also provide off-site makeup & hair services as well and can help you plan the perfect party or host all kinds of events in our luxurious boutique, including bridal/baby showers, fashion product launches, etc.

So come on down today and introduce yourself!

Definitely check out Madonna and Co.! To learn more about the company click here.

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Hartford Fashion Week 2016 Recap

Hey Luvs!

This post is long overdue! But! If you were in Hartford, CT a couple of weekends ago, I’m pretty sure that Hartford Fashion Week was the most talked about event.That particular weekend, I had an amazing three days of attending events, viewing fabulous shows and enjoying the company of friends and potential collaborators.

Hartford Fashion Week started on October 13th with the VIP Preview. This event allowed VIP ticket holders and press to get a sneak peak runway show that showcased one piece from each HFW designer.

Nights two and three were the runway shows that took place in the hall of Union Station on October 14th and 15th. As each designer displayed the pieces from their line, there were essences of grunge, sexiness, sophistication and a bit of fairy tale inspiration. Every piece of clothing had a story and every designer creatively exhibit their version of a wearable masterpiece.

Night two showcased designs from designers such as Troy Anthony, Theos of Hartford, Crinkled Chiffon, ShirleyMarie and Saints by S.J.

The third night, the Saturday Runway show presented designs from Faschinn, Zoe Ilana Grinfled, La Moo Designs, EKBallroom and Mathew Reisman

Between the designers, styles and attendees....these past two nights were spectacular! If I had to pick my top 4 favorite designers for night 1&2 it would be.. La Moo, Faschinn, Saints by S.J. and Mathew Reisman!

To check out more photos or to find out more about HFW...simply head over to Hartford Fashion Week