Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Little Help From My Friends: Angela Jadyn

It’s time for “A Little Help From My Friends.” Angela Jadyn and I have know each other for a few years now. I’ve always admired her sense of style! I have never been great with accessorizing, but she has it down! In chatting recently, I discovered her love for fashion goes beyond just the way she looks. She has fun putting it all together!  She recently started a blog, which I love!  Enjoy Angela’s post.  

Angela Jadyn
Angela Jadyn

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Welcome to FashSin City — fashion from Las Vegas that is! 😉 As the Entertainment Capital of The World, there is always plenty to do, see, and indulge in, while visiting Las Vegas. Despite the ever-changing scenery of the Strip’s landscape, one thing has remained consistent – my love for the people — but why? 

Las Vegas is a melting pot in every sense of the word. People visit from all over the world, and with them, they bring different cultures, ethnicities, and most interesting to me, different styles. Regardless of the individual’s intentions of the trip, it almost seems impossible to avoid enjoying at least one fancy dinner, energetic night club, or breathtaking show while visiting Vegas. And while each of these events is very different, they share one common factor – attire. Nothing beats getting all decked out for a big night on the town, especially when vacationing. But playing dress-up isn’t exclusive to the tourists. Even the locals will make it out to a show or dinner from time to time. And just like those tourists, they, too, would prefer to get a little more dressed up, allowing them to escape the mundane wardrobe they are limited to on a daily basis.  

Whether trying to look sexier, more elegant, or just dress more freely, I feel it’s safe to say that people tend to put their best foot forward during these temporary makeovers. Some are very successful, while others, well, let’s just say that if fashion were a flight, they’d be experiencing a little bit of turbulence. This is where I come in. 

Angela
Angela

As a Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist, I have been fortunate enough to travel all across the globe, doing what I love to do most – sing! Given this incredible experience, I’ve had a unique opportunity to not just check out, but really embrace the many different styles from all corners of the world. While on these trips, I cannot help but find myself inspired. Not only does this inspiration make its way into my songwriting, but more times than not, it finds its way into my closet as well. And it’s not just people that inspire me, it’s nature, the weather, and all forms of art. A painting hanging up on a wall may transform itself into a new outfit. A song has the potential to spark brand new ideas regarding different styles. My inspiration comes from music, art, and from people, but to simplify that, my inspiration comes from life. And in this life, I try to be as comfortable and stylish as I possibly can. 

Anybody that knows me knows that I tend to move around a lot. I wouldn’t quite say fidgety, but certainly active. And there’s a good chance that these same people have held a conversation with me as I sat there in perfect Indian-Style form. My point is, I need the clothes that I am wearing to allow me to move freely. I’m a free-spirit at heart, and my Boho-Chic style has always reflected that. I love boots like I love breathing, and I cannot get enough of them. In fact, it is in a pair of boots when I feel my sexiest. While hitting the town, I am not the typical mini-dress-and-stiletto-wearing gal that you often see strutting up and down the walkways of every major hotel and casino. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the tight little dress, after all, it IS Vegas! No, my pet peeve is the woman that removes her shoes due to discomfort, and walks around barefoot because her 17-inch stilettos were far too painful to bare.  Not only is that a fashion no-no, but now, that brand new dress that they just took out a loan for, looks nowhere near as hot after losing the 17-inchers. So there she is, feet bleeding, blisters the size of a baseball, as the bottom of her feet look more like the bottom of a dumpster. It just isn’t worth it.

Angela
Angela
To me, feeling sexy isn’t always about wearing something tight and short. My definition of sexy is the ability to feel comfortable in your own skin, while being able to accentuate your sexiness through the clothes you wear. I can always tell when somebody feels good about themselves, and it is most obvious when they are in a group. To the contrary, I can also spot the one friend that fell victim to peer pressure from her girls, and ended up in an outfit she wouldn’t normally wear. The discomfort transfers to their body language, as they stand there, looking very uneasy. It’s sad to see. Not because they physically look bad (which they may), but, as a woman, you can relate to her feeling of discomfort. It’s always a plus when a person can walk into a room, and feel good about themselves. Not because they look great (which they may), but because they are comfortable, and therefore, feel great.
 
Ladies, if you have to wear heels and a dress out, all I’m suggesting is that you make sure that you can walk with comfort, and sit down just as comfortably. Try to limit the torture that you put yourself through. As a result, this will limit your stiffness, and the inevitable unhappiness that is sure to follow. Dayna Roselli is a fantastic example of how a woman should look and feel in a dress. Her dress is never too short, or so tight that it cannot be worn without riding up as she walks. Her heels are the perfect height, allowing her to effortlessly float through a room without looking like she is in pain, and therefore, unhappy.
 
When a woman feels beautiful or sexy with what she is wearing, everything about her begins to change. Her demeanor and poise instantly transforms into something much more confident. And that is why it is always important to feel good in what you are wearing. “Dressing up” shouldn’t mean “dressing uncomfortably.” There is always a tasteful way to dress both comfortable and chic in whatever you choose to wear. 

Angela
Angela
ANGELA JADYN
Twitter: @Angela_Jadyn

What Does It Take To Feel Lucky?

What does it take to feel lucky?

I feel really lucky today. Even though this year has been tough (career wise) – I feel lucky.

Roadblock after roadblock, I never thought it would be so hard to just do what I love, what I am best at, and stay in one spot!

But… oh well.

That’s what I say today after reading the news about an acquaintance of mine. Jennifer Johnson. She works at the ABC affiliate in Rochester, New York. My hometown.

Click here for the story.

Jennifer, Grace, and Vinnie
Jennifer, Grace, and Vinnie

My heart goes out to Jennifer and Vinnie. There are really no words. My friend watched the story and texted me today, “I can’t even imagine her pain. It puts my life of just financial stress into perspective.”

It’s so true. Isn’t it?

I had another career roadblock yesterday. I was stressed, and frustrated. Today I think, so what.

I feel like every time I speak with a friend or my Mother, we always have news of something “someone” is going through. Cancer, accident, surgery, complications… it’s never ending.

Today, I made a short list in my head of all the things that make me feel lucky.

I have healthy parents. My parents support me. I am healthy. I live in Las Vegas, the best city in the world. I have supportive and wonderful friends. My brother is happily married and healthy. I have worked hard, and it has paid off. I am hosting events, speaking at career days, and being offered jobs (some I can’t take, but still.) I have an amazing person in my life who is not only loving and supportive, but fun to be around! I have a roof over my head. A car to drive. Money to eat.

I am SO lucky. 

Rest in Peace Grace. My thoughts are with the Esposito family.