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I love discovering new things, whether it’s food, thrifting for a vinatge gem, or learning how to wear a garment a different way. I know I’m not the only one that gets goosebumps when I see a clean, crisp, and fresh, collared shirt. I love the way it hangs on the hanger straight out the dry cleaners. I love it when a man leaves a few of his top collared shirt buttons open, so you can see his chest hairs. Oh! and lastly, I love it when I wear a classic black pant suit with a bright white collared shirt, the outfit instantly spells out BOSS! Since a collared white shirt is a classic, it can never go out of style, but it has the power to create a new style.

Many fashion trends stem from classic looks and one trend that I have been seeing lately are the multiple ways to wear a collard shirt. Some trendsetters are starting to wear collard shirts backwards, off the shoulders, one sided, or tied in the front. Recently, I have found myself following this trend and I have found two cool ways to wear them.

The OFF THE SHOULDERS Look 

All you have to do is figure out how many buttons are on your shirt and then button the bottom buttons and leave the top buttons undone. Pull your shirt off your shoulders and wear it to your liking. Lastly, tuck the collar inside the shirt so it’s not hanging out, but if you like it, wear it as you please.

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Photos taken by Sydney 

The ONE SIDED SHOULDER Look

For this look, I leave the top buttons undone as well and pull the shirt over to a side that is most comfortable. Only the middle buttons of the shirt are buttoned. The bottom buttons are also undone because I tied the the ends of the shirts together.

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Photo taken by Kadeem Riley 

Love,

IVY COCO

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Last month, I had the pleasure of going to Miami, Florida for the Adele concert ( I waited a almost a year for this concert and it was definitely worth the wait). During my stay, I had the opportunity to spend some time on South Beach at one of Miami’s hottest new hotels, The Confidante. I was greeted with a cocktail by a very friendly concierge. This hotel is full of culture, color, and class. The rooms are spacious and filled with vibrant colors. When you aren’t enjoying the comfort of your room, you can take a trip downstairs and relax poolside. The pool area is filled will gorgeous bungalows where you can order a cocktail, or a mocktail, for my non-alcoholic drinkers. If you are there on a weekend, you can catch one of the hotel’s day parties. If you want to experience the beach, all you have to do is follow a small trail way that leads to the beautiful white sand. The hotel staff can assist you with a beach tent for you and your company. The Confidante is truly a place for fun and relaxation. The location isn’t too far from the South Beach strip, so you’re able to feel like you’re away on a private island, while still being close to the night life. Consider, The Confidante, for your next stay in sexy South Beach.

peace & love,

Ivy Coco

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Since fall is here and we are going to be transitioning into winter soon, it is so important to me that my skin and hair are both moisturized. Skincare is important to me because I do wear make up often and makeup always look flawless when the skin is healthy and hydrated. The high winds make my face dry but thanks to Erno Laszlo, I have found the perfect face hydrating and nourishing products that have given my skin a glow

HYDRA-THERAPY DOUBLE CLEANSE TRAVEL SET (HYDRATE & NOURISH)

The best thing about these products are that they are a cleansing duo. All you have to do, in the morning and evening, is rub the cleansing oil on your face and dip the cleansing bar into warm water and rub on your face, along with the oil.

Press the link to see a visual tutorial : https://vimeo.com/176616610

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HYDRAPHEL SKIN SUPPLEMENT

This toner should be applied on the face after using the cleansing duo in the morning and evening. Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and rub it evenly and gently on your face.

Press the link to see a visual tutorial : https://vimeo.com/39289340

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HYDRA-THERAPY MEMORY SLEEP MASK

The sleep mask is an overnight mask that should only be used twice a week. After using the cleansing duo and toner, I apply a small amount on my face and upper neck and leave it on my face until the morning. Wash it off , moisturize, and you’re ready to go

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Keeping my hair nourished and moisturized is VERY important to me as well. Good Hair Day is an amazing company that carries some of the greatest flat irons and curling irons that keeps your hair healthy and moisturized. I don’t like irons that burn my hair but GHD hair irons are set at the proper temperature that don’t over heat your hair. Also, the plates that are used on the irons are made to lock in the hairs moisture.

Press image to be access the link (currently 20% off and can be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas)

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Remember to stay hydrated!

xoxo,

Ivy Coco