Behind The Scenes Of My Appearance On Good Morning America

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Last week, I was on Good Morning America talking about the black Christmas Tree trend. I was referred by one of my wonderful friends over at Wayfair, who helped with an article I wrote for Forbes covering holiday décor trends

The Call 

If you didn’t know—let me tell you what happens when you get asked to be on GMA. They call you and say they are coming over in three hours! Seriously! They don’t send over hair, makeup or ANYTHING! There was literally one cameraperson! The whole thing works, but it’s kind of a hot mess.

It Takes A Village & Thirsty AF Emails

As many of you know from my Instagram, Speechless dresses me for a lot of events. I love this line because I’m petite and I’ve never had to alter any of their clothing. So, I emailed their publicist who is a friend of mine. I asked if they could bring over some options, immediately if not sooner. I honestly didn’t think they were going to hand deliver me dresses in an hour like Amazon Prime Now for the desperate. But that’s just another reason why I love them.

While I love print dresses—solids work best for television. So, I wore the Madeline Skater dress because it’s elegant but versatile. I can wear it to a business event or even to a causal wedding. A black dress can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. The detailing really makes this dress unique.

Here are as few more Speechless Dresses you (and I) need right now—

Layla Sequin Slip Dress

I wore this to the Afterbuzz Holiday Party and it was a big hit. Accessories can make this look more casual or formal.

Sparks Fly Party Dress

This is such a sweet looking and fun dress perfect for the holidays or New Years Eve.

Sweet And Scalloped Lace Dress

Sophisticated front. Sexy back. Everyone wins!

The Look

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We all know I have bad hair, so I was super thrilled that GlamSquad saved my life. LITERALLY, THIS IS THE BEST APP EVER. You can order hair stylists, makeup artists, or nail techs to your location. I was so impressed with the team that was sent over. They were so professional and I couldn’t have been happier!

GlamSquad is great for the holidays or just to save time when you are trying to do everything! You can use the app or book online. Use the link above and get $25 off your first service. It’s such a game changer.

While my makeup artist used mostly Anastasia palettes on my eyes, she also topped it off with Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Topaz Twinkle.

Another thing I liked about GlamSquad is that while they brought their own makeup, they helped me choose one of my own lip glosses so I could easily re-apply. I wore Fuel from Urban Decay’s Hi-Fi Shine collection. The nude color pops on television. It’s also very moisturizing, which is important because my lips are dry AF this season.

How To Leave Them Speechless With Your Style

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Sometimes when I’m shopping everything starts to blend together. A pink dress is a pink romper is a pink lipstick is a pink handbag. Store A might as well be website B, which is no different than boutique C. It’s like the theme song of Weeds, “And they’re all made out of little ticky tacky and they all look just the same.” However, it doesn’t have to be this way...

No pun intended, but let’s talk about Speechless…

I was recently introduced to this brand and I’m obsessed. Their hashtag is #leavethemspeechless because their styles are so different than what EVERYONE ELSE is doing. Okay, it’s not so out there that it’s not on trend, but Speechless really puts its own spin on everything. From combining florals and stripes to long sleeved rompers that work for every occasion, I have to slow clap a brand that really puts lots of thought into their designs. Here are a few of my fave pieces for the spring. 

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How cute is this Speechless Two Piece Party Dress? Every time I wear it, people give me compliments to a level I consider borderline annoying, but at the same time, I can't blame them. This outfit is great for day or evening.

I love rompers maybe more than anything. But I can't get away with wearing shorts absolutely everywhere.  So, these maxi rompers are perfect for when I need to make my look a little less casual and a little more fashionista. 

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This stripe and flower maxi romper has a such a fun print. The bell sleeves and not super short shorts make it really versitile. I've been wearing this everywhere from biz meetings to brunch.  

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I'm also obsessed with this Cold Shoulder Maxi Romper

Photo Credit  Sera Alper

Photo Credit Sera Alper

When I'm not romping around, I'm living in this Smocked Midi Dress. The print is super cute with stripes and butterflies, which is a nice break from florals. It's also the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I can nap in it and I do.