Behind the Scenes of a Shop 112 Photoshoot.

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Where do we take our photos?
Photoshoots take place on Wednesday for Shop 112, and typically start at 8:30 am at our warehouse location. The day before my boss, Monique, and myself set up the rack and pick the clothing based on how that week will be, whether its going to be cold, warm, we are going to have a sale, or based on what customers have been requesting! We are lucky to have a warehouse with simple colored walls to use as backgrounds so we don't have to drive around and looks for spots (unless we want a really cool photo we travel).

Who models?
Normally there is three models total, including myself as one of those three. It'll be myself, another one of my co-workers (we change it up weekly), and Angelina, our professional model. We typically separate the outfits evenly, because as FUN as modeling seems, it's actually quite tiring!

How long do these shoots last?
Photoshoots last until about noon then it's clean up time, and back to organizing all the shoes back in their box, all the clothes back on the rack, and all the jewelry put back to take everything to the store to be ready to purchase! So about 4-ish hours.

What happens after photoshoots?
After photoshoots, comes the most intense part, EDITING! We take about 120 photos a session, so editing is VERY time consuming! Our online website requires more photos than just our Instagram page, so editing now takes normally 4 days to do or so. My partner, Emma and myself, split the photos because doing all those photos I feel would drive someone crazy! We have a lovely social media office (pictured above) where we edit photos. We try to have them ready typically by Monday, latest Tuesday then they get sent to our Online Website Manager Yolanda, who puts them online to be ready to go live, and be purchased.

...then it's Wednesday all over again, and it's time to do it again!



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That time is here again, where it's time to start thinking what am I going to get my girlfriends?! Gift exchanges are coming up, and it's time to start shopping. I put together a compilation of cute gifts I would get my girlfriends, and ideas on what maybe to get your own! Whether it's similar or different I'm linking all these items below in case you'd like to get one of these gifts for YOUR friends. All are super affordable and I love getting a couple of gifts for my girlfriends rather than one big gift, I like getting like 3 or 4 nice small gifts that can be used everyday! Here is my list:

{click bold items to shop!}
+ Wine Glasses: As I grow older, wine is becoming more tasteful as I find my own favorite bottles. At first I was like, "whoa, give me a flavored marg please!!" But when you see the calories in one of those babies.. I quickly checked those off my items to order (lol). I find it useful to always have wine glasses in the apt. because if you have guests who bring a bottle of wine, it's important to serve them in one! Also, how cute are these "besties glasses" to share a bottle together! 
+ Jewelry Tray: I'm such an organized person, maybe too much, but when it comes to my jewelry I always have to have it together! I can't just have it thrown around (my OCD kicks in), so I LOVE jewelry trays to keep things organized! The more the better. This one is only $9.99 from Amazon, but you can find these really anywhere!
+ Bath Bombs: These can be SO fun, normally found at Lush, these can now found anywhere! Target has some really good ones, the ones I linked have adorable surprises found inside once it dissolves. Too fun.
+ Clutches (1)(2): A clutch can be used anytime and always! I love to use these for dinner with girlfriends or when I'm going out and I do not want to lug around a big purse. Both of these are less than $15!
+ Candles: Who doesn't want a good smelling living room or bedroom?! I am obsessed with candles, and always have to have one burning in the apt. I love sweet scents, such as vanilla, or vanilla cinnamon, pumpkin pie ... something sweet and comforting. Bath & Body Works always has nice smelling candles, or Target as well! 
+ NYX Lipstick Set: I recently tried out NYX Matte Collection, and I'm obsessed! They are a perfect matte, don't dry out your lips, and stay on for hours, even after eating. So affordable, and a gift set would be so ideal for a gift! Only $15, for a set of 3.
+ Coffee Mugs: If your friend is a coffee lover, or even tea... mugs are life. I have plenty of mugs, and love collecting them when I travel. They will always be used, and Target always has my favorite ones!
+ Fleece Throw: If you're like me and get cold all the time at home, a fleece throw is the best to have around the living room! I love cuddling up, and watching TV under a blanket. This one is less than $16! Also great for decor to have thrown on the couch.



A Week Full of Fashion!

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Where do I begin to start talking about this week?! This week was literally what I have dreamed about, fashion show after fashion show, event after event, I love being submerged in a crazy week, with clothes, photos, wine, fashion, and amazing go-getters. I met so many great people this week, and it's nice to know there are fashion lovers and like-minds here in South Texas. I feel we do not get a lot of shine down here, but we are DEFINITELY growing and it is so exciting!  

Monday // SoMe Influencers Wine Social:
{the AMAZING swag bags given to all the influencers!}
Thanks to ALL the sponsors: The Edit Showroom, Imani Imani Boutique, Shop Forumi, CC's Sweets & Tweets, Alberico Fine Wine, Shop Style by Ale, Sylvias + Uniques, Celizzione, Love Flower Company, Lani Accessories, The Healing Factory, Runway House of Style, European Wax, Dillards, Dior Makeup, Tom Ford, Mac Cosmetics, Lamer, Lancome, Expression by Yvette, Longhorn Paving

Tuesday // Annual Customer Appreciation of the Arts + Fashion:

Thursday // Grand Opening of Mane on Main & Fashion Show

Thanks to EVERYONE who I worked with this week, and let me be a part of this amazing experience. I know this is the start of many more fun events to come! 
Big shoutout to Indigo Public Relations for coordinating ALL the events, you all out proved yourselves, and definitely I would love to work with you all again! Now, it's time to unwind, and hibernate all weekend... SLEEP!


New special for the fall season with Zaful!

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Now that the fall season is amongst us, it's time to prepare your new outfits for Autumn/ Winter! Zaful and I are talking about looking good in the fall season, what better way than with a sweater/sweatshirt. We prepared and proudly present to you the 2017 fall season collection! No matter if you're a lover of cardigans, tunics, or lace-up sweaters, we have them all included. Here are some of Zaful's most recommended.
This boat neck sweater deserves to be one of the must-have items. Comfortable and easy to match with different outfits. Perfect for outdoor activities as well!
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This boat neck lace-up sweater which suits any occassion, also comes in other colors too!
check it out.

A spice-colored zipper sleeve choker sweater with great quality and unique design, simple but so attractive!

Here's a great opportunity to feel warm and look cute at the same time, click on the link below to add these fine and great deals to your wardrobe. The cooler weather will be here soon, better hurry!