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My Picks: Face Masks that are Stylish and Comfortable

Blogger Bianca Jade wears a tie dye face mask.

Full disclosure: I don't love wearing a face mask but I do it for your safety and for mine during the world's COVID-19 crisis. I don't think anyone enjoys wearing a mask! But this is our present reality. The first protective face mask that I got my hands on was the bubble shaped N-95 mask that is so tight and constricting around the mouth and cheekbones. I have really pronounced and high cheekbones so that mask wasn't  happening for me. Not a problem because overnight the face mask business quickly evolved!

Most Comfortable Fall Styles

I recently appeared on CT Style to talk about fall fashion trends built for comfort. Watch the video above! We see pictures of celebrities and popular fashion bloggers in amazing outfits, strutting down the street, all the time. But are they really comfortable? Because most high end and experimental fashion is NOT. While I have die hard respect for the fashion world and 'fess up to wearing uncomfortable looks myself (in my quest to slay), it's just not fun being in a state of discomfort. Because even though you might look like a million bucks all you're really thinking about is changing the moment you get home. Or in my case, removing your heels under the table when you think no one is looking. I can't bear heels that pinch my toes! Every brand featured in the video above is one of my favorites for making pieces that feel good on your body. None of it is sponsored...just things I discovered on my own. When I moved to a new apartment recently, I re-assessed my wardrobe and...

Summer Backpack Giveaway!

I'm always on-the-go. Whether I'm running around the city, filming videos or traveling for work, I'm on my feet. And don't get me wrong, that's how I like it. But I have this problem where I carry around heavy shoulder bags and they end up giving me the worst pains that shoot up into my neck. So naturally I'm excited when I find a cute bag that works for my lifestyle and doesn't weigh me down. Keep reading for an amazing GIVEAWAY! This Kestrel Backpack caught my eye about a month ago and I knew I needed it for summer. It's sophisticated yet casual because the top flap and straps are made from a beautiful tanned leather while the rest of the bag is a coated canvas. At first I didn't think it would be safe in the rain but after getting caught in a few springtime drizzles, I can say this bag holds up...leather and all! I love that it's a chic backpack with a square body because I can fit my laptop inside for when I set up office at a coffee shop on a beautiful...

Loose Ponytail Trend + Matrix Hair Giveaway

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this fall was superb! I'm still recovering from it. Literally! I caught the flu somewhere between rushing to shows and shaking hands with and hugging everyone. It didn't help that the weather was changing too. But that's what it's all about! CHANGE. The birth of new trends to follow! You might think that living in downtown Manhattan, I already see it all when it comes to high style. To some extent that's true because of the amazing and innovative fashion sense people have here. BUT, I'm never as exposed to the world of fashion and the mind-blowing creations debuting on runways as I am during NYFW. One of the shows I was invited to was Julianna Bass. It was spectacular. She presented her "Search Don't Rescue" collection, which really appealed to me because I'm a huge fan of monochromatic, flowy dresses and pairings. There was also texture and dimension from the cut-out pieces presented, as well as movement from crazier digital prints on...

The Great Bianca Jade Quarterly Box

I tend to talk a lot. So I decided to change things up a bit and SHOW YOU how I use all the fitness trends that I decide to put in my Quarterly Boxes. I was born, afterall, in the "Show Me State" of Missouri. If you think I'm kidding, I'm not. That really is the state slogan. The video I made features my 90/10 themed box, which shipped out Spring 2015. This box was about seeing you at your strongest, most dedicated and disciplined form for 90% of the time. The remaining 10%, you could take it easy and treat yourself. I like to reward myself for all the time and energy I’ve committed, and you should too! Hence the gluten-free pretzels dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkles. I had to put these in the box because I'm the kind of girl who likes to know what’s for dessert so I can work out hard enough to earn it. Also in the box was a 45 day voucher and workout plan from CrunchLive to sculpt your soft spots and raise your adrenaline. These classes are pure fun. I've...

Glamming It Up for Nelly's Black & White Ball

This lucky girl was invited to attend rapper Nelly's annual Black & White Ball on December 21st in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Gotta say, I was really excited. I've always loved Nelly's music but I was truly thrilled at the idea of going to a glam event that would surely bring good vibes to a recently damaged city and it's people following the events of Ferguson. I've touched on the topic a little HERE. I needed a dress and I had no time to shop for one! A stylist-blogger friend of mine by the name of NYCPretty (who knows more about fashion than any person I know) mentioned Rent The Runway to me. I'd heard of it but the idea of renting a dress was really foreign to me. Then again, the idea of spending hours--maybe even days--shopping for the perfect dress was something I just couldn't do ESPECIALLY during the height of Christmas-time shopping. Nope. So I headed to Rent The Runway's NYC Flatiron boutique after booking an appointment for a personal stylist session and...

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