The Perfect Everyday Summer Look

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The best summertime outfits are the ones that are quick and easy to put together and throw on for those last-minute plans. We think Annie illustrates this idea perfectly, and oh-so-adorably. image1

We love pretty summer looks that are low-maintenance. Hair is probably best when kept as natural as possible since heat usually equals frizz! Minimal makeup is also a good idea. This season is the best time of the entire year to let your natural beauty shine and let those sun freckles make their grand appearance. Really all you need is a little powder and a few swipes of waterproof mascara.

We are all about fun accessories here at Top Buttons and love the idea of a few stackable bracelets to subtly dress up an outfit. Right now, we are obsessed with Cotton On's foundation bracelets. They're only $1-$2, which makes stacking them affordable, and best of all, 100% of the proceeds get donated to Cotton On's charity.

Muscle tees add a little edge to a look. Stay comfy and covered by throwing on a bandeau top when choosing a top with sides that dip slightly.

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The casual take on denim that is super hot right now is a cute cuff at the bottom. Make sure your jeans are skinny enough so that the cuff is hugging the leg! Converse (Annie is rocking white Chuck Taylors) is a perfect comfortable throw-on sneaker that is fun and timeless.

To purchase items similar to Annie's, check out the links below:

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Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

Get the Look: Kristin Cavallari

This Hills and Laguna Beach star is known for being spotted on the streets wearing some of the hottest trends in the most put-together ways. We love Kristin Cavallari (who is now a mommy of two!) for her simple, classy style and the way she mixes trendy pieces with timeless pieces. She provides wearable looks that are oh-so-cute and oh-so-easy to copy! kristin-cavallari-levis

 

 

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Move over, little black dress! The LWD is the hottest classic look for this summer. A white dress can be dressed up or down (just like a black dress) and can be mixed with almost any piece. We love the way Kristin wore her white maxi dress with a classic denim jacket.

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Drapey pants are making a huge comeback this season. They're adorable, versatile, comfortable (perfect for summer traveling), and come in an endless array of patterns. What's not to love? Kristin dresses her drapey pants up with low heels and a casual white top which matches the pattern in her pants. We also love the idea of going all-out comfortable and pairing them with Birkenstock-style sandals (a hot summer item).

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Lastly, Kristin was spotted wearing a simple, yet stunning outfit while shopping on the streets. Her distressed denim adds a casual flair to her leather shoes and black top, adding a subtle edge to her sleek look.

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50th Annual ACM Awards: Our Picks For Best Dressed

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April 19th was a star-studded night in Arlington, TX as country superstars and celebrities gathered for the 50th annual ACM awards. The red-carpet event featured Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan as hosts, and awards were won by Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and performances from guests such as Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley were unforgettable. However, some of our favorite looks from the glamorous evening belonged to the faces that were seen on the red-carpet, but not necessarily the stage. dierks-bentley-cassidy-black

Dierks Bentley had a successful night performing "Riser" (possibly his next single) and he also had a beautiful date, wife Cassidy Black. Cassidy rocked strappy, simple black heels which are a huge trend right now. The more simple of the heel, the better for summer. We love the intricate pattern of her dress and the flattering and unique neckline. Dierks and Cassidy win for hottest couple of the night.

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Olivia Culpo and Nick Jonas made a stunning pair. We love her entire look for its simplicity, yet Olivia was one of the more stunning appearances. Her look is proof that simplicity can be key with the right accessories, makeup and hair choices. Why was Nick Jonas (formerly from "the Jonas Brothers" and known for his pop vocals) at the ACMs? He contributed to a fun and unique twist as he performed his two hits, "Chains" and "Jealous" along country duo Dan + Shay.

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Tracy Ripsin and Troy Aikman were another hot couple seen on the red carpet. We adore everything about Tracy's look, from her  blush-colored gown to her metallic beaded statement necklace to her soft curls and most importantly her radiant smile.

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Reese Witherspoon made a guest appearance on the red carpet alongside Hot Pursuit costar Sofia Vergara. Reese also chose to wear trendy, simple and strappy black heels to compliment her bold, glittery gown which we love for its cute skater-girl shape.

4 Winning Looks from the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

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This year's MTV Movie Awards featured a wide variety of looks. Actresses (such as Pitch Perfect 2's Rebel Wilson and Kelly Osbourne) rocked black, chic looks, while  others (such as Bella Thorne and Victoria Justice) chose bold outfits that included lots of color and pattern mixing. Here are the ensembles we consider red carpet (or in the case of these awards, blue carpet) winners. shailene-woodley-mtv-movie-awards-2015-06

Sunday night was a big night for young actress Shailene Woodley, who you may have seen in the Divergent series or The Fault in Our Stars. She started out the evening by boldly taking on the blue carpet with an interesting take on pattern mixing. Shailene's look was one of the more casual of the night, but we love how she chose to mix thin stripes with a tribal print. Also, her red lips really pop with the look and add a fun flare, which is fitting for the 23-year-old. Shailene took home the awards for best female performance for The Fault In Our Stars, in which she gave a memorable speech that brought the author of The Fault In Our Stars, John Greene, to tears.

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Pink seemed to be a hot color at the awards, and Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow brought back the popular color-blocking look in a classy and fun way. Her slicked-back hair really leaves the bright look polished and sophisticated.

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Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers Age of Ultron) was wearing one of the most trendy looks of the night with her jumpsuit, which she paired beautifully with a turquoise clutch. We love the details of her look, like the subtle cut-out neckline.

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Awkward actress Molly Tarlov rocked an ultra feminine, pretty, all-white dress. The shape of her dress makes it unique and we love the simplicity of her hair and subtle silver shoes. Simplicity is always in, and white is another hot color this season!

To compare trends from this year's MTV Movie Awards and the 2014 awards, click here.

Trendy and Inspiring: Taylor Madu

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Farewell to the woman that I used to be. No more lies from the enemy. Bye-bye insecurity. Now I'm free, no more history defining who I am. In Your arms I'm clothed with strength and dignity.

These are beautiful lyrics from Taylor Madu's first single, You Are Life, which was initially released on iTunes. From this came a campaign that would find its way all over Instagram, Twitter, on black t-shirts with gold foil lettering and on baby onesies

Don't let Taylor Madu's beautiful blonde curls and sweet southern accent fool you– She is one hardcore lady with an edgy style. Her fiery, determined and fun spirit is portrayed through what she wears, and we love following her Instagram account (taylormadu) and getting inspiration on how to mix unexpected pieces. She's a new mother to a beautiful baby girl, released a single on iTunes with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Hope Mansion--a home for single mothers, and is a social media enthusiast.

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Recently, we talked about how to rock this spring's hottest accessory, a hat (The Accessory Every Girl Needs This Spring). It's fitting that for Easter, Madu posted this picture of her adorable wide-brim hat, round sunnies (another hot accessory for spring and summer) and a playful skirt. The look above is one of her more girly, softer looks, but she throws in a cute muscle tank to add a modern edge to this look.

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We also love Madu's incredible ability to rock flannels in multiple ways! Here she wears it both tied around her waist and in a jacket-style paired with distressed denim, a graphic muscle tank, killer boots and tinted aviators (trend alert).

There are a million reasons to love this powerhouse of a woman from her generous spirit to her awesome fashion sense. For more Taylor Madu-inspired looks, visit her blog here.


{Images via Madu's official site}

Celebrity Hair Inspiration for Spring 2015

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Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. We are turning to celebrities for the scoop on this season's hottest hair trends with an emphasis on styles that are fun, care-free and easy to manage. Last summer, we highlighted the long bob, and are happy to report that it's still trending this season. Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale and Emma Roberts are all successfully rocking this look. We especially love how they tuck one side behind the ear, which adds a little edge and  shows off their statement earrings.

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Taylor Swift was recently spotted at the iHeartRadio Music Awards with a change to her long bob: thick, choppy bangs with lots of volume. Her awards for the night included Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with "Shake it Off" among others. Taylor's music and looks are adored by fans and this night was proof that she still has it.

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We haven't forgotten about the long-haired beauties! For long hair, it's all about long layers and subtle ombre (aka, 'sombre'), illustrated perfectly by Minka Kelly (above). 'Sombre' is taking the trendy ombre hair color and making it more subtle and blended by adding layers to frame the face and brightening the ends with a natural color.

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Kenza Zouiten is a great example of how long layers combined with subtle ombre can create a care-free, beautiful style for long hair. Bangs blow-dried away from the face matched with a deep side part can help achieve this look.

To get another great look inspired by Taylor Swift, check out our tips here.


 

Written by: Katy Abramowich

Get the Look: AnnaSophia Robb's Romper

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Soul Surfer star, 21-year-old AnnaSophia Robb took the photo above (which was published in Teen Vogue) while in Florence, Italy. This travel friendly outfit is ideal for spring break traveling and family vacations as we approach the summer months. AnnaSophia's outfit is totally adventure-worthy. With celebrities rocking rompers all over the streets as the weather gets warmer, AnnaSophia wears it best in our book. The romper is a classic piece that has a history dating back to the early 20th century, but is making a huge comeback. Rompers are cute, comfortable and provide coverage while still being cool enough for the summer, or wearable when it's colder in the evenings when paired with a cardigan. We love how AnnaSophia's romper features long sleeves and a button-up look along with a really fun pattern. AnnaSophia accessorizes her plaid romper with a neutral-colored belt, sunglasses, comfortable flats and a long gold pendant necklace. The trick to wearing a romper is choosing one with an interesting pattern or material and having fun pairing it with accessories.

Good news! You can get a look similar to AnnaSophia's, all at Forever 21, and all for under $60.

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We love our Top Buttons photography lead, Elisabeth Huijskens and how she is choosing to rock her romper this spring! For more romper history and details on where she scored her outfit, visit her blog here. Happy spring!

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Written by: Katy Abramowich

Jennifer Lawrence: Minimal Makeup Looks for Spring 2015

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"I'm a big believer in accepting yourself and not really worrying about it."

Jennifer Lawrence, the 24-year-old Hunger Games star is known for being blunt about the importance of self-confidence. We love Jennifer for many reasons, including her ability to rock completely natural and minimal-makeup looks all over magazine covers and red carpets.

A lot of assumptions come along with wearing makeup– there are stereotypes that girls who wear heavy makeup are self-conscious or vain. However, we love makeup and the fun that comes along with trying a bold, fuchsia lip or a subtle smokey eye.

On the other hand, a minimalistic makeup look lets others know that you are confident in your own skin through your makeup choice. It allows extra time to sleep in, and a fresh face can feel great from time-to-time, especially on long days when you do not feel like reapplying your pretty pink lipstick multiple times.

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You do not need to avoid makeup completely (which we definitely do not object to!), but your makeup routine can be oh-so-simple with just a few quick steps. To get a look like Jennifer's, all you need is five or six products.

The trick to being confident with a natural look is starting with a fresh foundation. If you are prone to blemishes, dab a concealer under your eyes and on any blemishes. Next, add a pea-sized amount of foundation all over, including over eyelids and down the neck-line. We love Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation because the clay-base formula makes it wearable all day long, and it also has SPF 15 (we love anything with a little added SPF!)

Eyebrows can make a huge difference when going for a minimalistic look, so once you  have gotten rid of any stray hairs, try lightly filling them in with a shimmer-free eye shadow color that is just a shade lighter than your eyebrow color.

Finally, finish off the look by curling your lashes and adding one or two coats of black mascara and a tinted lip gloss. Trust us-- that's all you need.

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Hillary Duff and Katy Perry, prove that a minimal-look can be gorgeous worn in different ways.

One last thing– it is officially spring, which means that lots of fun-in-the-sun is on the way. We can not stress the importance of wearing sunscreen enough. Preserving that beautiful skin is crucial to being able to rock the minimal-makeup look as you get older and wrinkles start to develop (which we know seems so far away that it will never happen– but trust us on this one). Use an SPF of at least 30, pay special attention to the face, and reapply after you go in the water or sweat. We love Sun Bum's Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 because it makes protecting your face easy and is compact enough to fit in any bag for those on-the-go pool and beach trips with your girlfriends.

 

Written by: Katy Abramowich

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Why Kari Jobe Wins Best-Dressed for March

At Top Buttons, we are always looking to draw inspiration from women who are  smart, talented, and classy. Singer/songwriter Kari Jobe fits these descriptions perfectly. Her many roles include worship pastor at Gateway church in Texas, Dove award recipient, Grammy nominee, and recently, wife to hubby Cody Carnes. dbdd521869633d171032d2823062f90c

While Jobe is well-known for rocking neutrals, we absolutely love how she chose to add a bright pop of emerald green to her outfit. This is a great piece to draw inspiration from with St. Patrick's day just around the corner. Kari Jobe illustrates perfectly how green can be mixed with other pieces to tone down the vibrancy of the color and keep the outfit d0-able.

We love everything about this classy, cute and fun look. For this particular ensemble, Jobe chose to add classic oxford heels in a pretty mustard-color, sticking to her vintage-style roots in a subtle way. We love oxfords and their recent comeback over the past year. Choosing a pair with a heel like Kari did adds a little dressiness to her frock, leggings and casual scarf. She chooses to accessorize with bold nails and a stack of bracelets.

Kari Jobe is one lucky lady, but we adore her for being such a brilliantly talented Christian role model for girls of all ages. What's not to love?


 

Written by: Katy Abramowich {Image via Pinterest}

2015 Oscars Celebs Rock the Red Carpet and Instagram

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The night of the 2015 Oscars once again guaranteed that celebrities walking the red carpet at the Dolby Theater would be dressed top-notch. Actresses sported dresses by the best of the best designers. This past Sunday night left viewers 'oohing' and 'ahhing' while perhaps some young ladies also gathered inspiration for their 2015 prom dresses. We loved this years' dresses for their timeless elegance and our best picks are just that– classy and stunningly beautiful. 87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Gweneth Paltrow, who was a presenter for the night, was captivating in a feminine pink Ralph and Russo gown. She stuck with a more classic-shaped dress and we absolutely love how she chose to show off the elegant neckline and bold flower by sleeking her hair back and accessorizing with blingy, bold earrings. The look was one of the more polished of the night.

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We were swooning over 18-year-old actress Chloe Moretz's Old Hollywood glamour look for a few reasons.  First of all, she rocked ear cuffs which are a HUGE trend that we love. Her hair style choice and makeup showed off her natural beauty, and how fun are the pockets on her beautiful floral-print gown by Miu Miu? The subtle pattern and champagne color mixed perfectly, proving that floral patterns are still hot.

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Reese Witherspoon is an actress who is well-known for dressing with class and top-notch style and this year she was stunning yet again on the red carpet. Notably, her and Chloe both decided to wear their blonde locks down with a center part. While a center part is not for everyone, we love how it tones down the formality of the extravagant dresses and makes the look seem do-able for a viewer wishing to draw inspiration for prom. Also, while Witherspoon may not have received an award that night, she rocked the Instagram game that day, documenting her entire day of Oscars-prep and giving shout-outs to Tom Ford for her amazingly flattering black and white gown and Tiffany and Co for her dazzling jewels.

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My Edgy Valentine-Celebrity Style Inspiration

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Who says that a stunning Valentine's Day look has to be cutesy, pink, and lacy? Whether you have a Valentine this year or not it can be fun to pick out an outfit for February 14th. This spring, leather jackets are popping up everywhere which makes it easy and affordable to copy the red-hot looks of Emma Watson and Jessica Alba. It also makes it easy to stay warm and covered while sporting a dress--a timeless Valentine's look. Jessica is wearing a classic A-line red dress which we love for its longer length. The look is flattering and appropriate but still edgy. Throw on some black Ray-Ban style shades to complete the look.

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Emma Watson is always a style-icon favorite. Her pop of plaid mixed with her leather is another great way to pump up a classic red dress look for the romantic holiday.

Forever 21 has an array of red dresses just in time for February. We suggest reusing a red holiday dress from Christmas that you may already have in your closet.

Leather jackets and red dresses can all be found at Forever 21 for under $40, making it easy to put together your own edgy Valentine's look this year.

For more sweet and fun Valentine's Day outfit ideas, check out the link below!

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Written by Katy Abramowich

Celebrity Winter Style

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The time has finally come to pull out your winter outfits! Here are some celebrity winter styles that we love. Grab inspiration from them as you get into full winter style mode. They show us that it is possible to look cute even when you have to be all bundled up. 1. Emma Stone rocked the perfect casual winter look with skinny jeans, an overcoat, graphic tee, and cashmere beanie.

2. Hailey Baldwin looked adorable and comfy in an oversized cashmere sweater, leather leggings, and a ballet bun.

3. Jessica Alba dressed ready to face the snow wearing skinny jeans, leather knee-high boots, a duffle coat, and furry flying cap.

4. Jessica Chastain looked absolutely stunning in her bright red winter coat and black heels.

5. Katie Holmes combined denim, cashmere, and leather perfectly.

6. Street style queen, Taylor Swift, looked stylish as always in a beige peacoat, plaid scarf, maroon skinnies, and brown lace up boots.

 

Let us know what your favorite celebrity looks are!

A Top Buttons Intern And Rising TV Star

Taylor Murray is a bright young woman of 21 years of age. She has been with Top Buttons as a volunteer from the start and now is an intern with us. Because of her dedication to the mission of our organization and her completely contagious personality, we couldn't help but choose her to spotlight as she gets ready to finish her 4 year degree in broadcasting.  She has the dream to be in the entertainment industry and is already well on her way. As I sat down with her in a local coffee shop, she began to tell me what she sees in her future. It's hard not to be slightly envious of her stunning and unique look... Yet she is so stinking down to earth and hysterically funny, you can't help but just appreciate who she is and the love for life which she exudes so brightly.  There is no question that this girl has the grit and determination that will take her exactly where she wants to be and maybe further.

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So Taylor, lets get started with this question.  How would YOU define your personality?

Well, I’m extremely extroverted. I get energy being around other people and making them laugh. I like being the hero that saves the day and I work well under pressure. That’s when I shine.

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What is your personal style?

My personal style is constantly changing. In high school I was more boho/chic but as I have grown older my style has switched to shabby chic. Girly but also laid back and it can change from sophisticated to boyfriend jeans in a day.

We love how confident you are with your body.  Do you mind sharing with our followers how you got to that point?

I love that I am not a size 2. I really feel confident in my body even though it is on the curvy side. Beauty is not just characterized by one size ideal, but bodies of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. I think that women need to start loving their bodies regardless of what size they are. I'll be honest, I used to be really insecure about my weight. In high school, I struggled to feel pretty, because I didn't look like the stick thin models in magazines. Living in that kind of insecurity is exhausting. You waste so much energy thinking about what your not, when you could be loving who you are and making an impact on the world. I have made the choice to stop obsessing over looking skinnier, and have started to discover the styles that look great on my current body . On the days where I start to feel insecure again, I choose to tell myself that I am pretty. I am a curvy, bustier, fuller woman and my confidence in that is what makes me beautiful.

Where do you shop the most to find clothes that fit your body type and your style?

Since I am a fuller girl, it is very hard for me to shop at stores that are geared towards the smaller teen body type. So, I have discovered that department stores that carry a women's section tend to sell clothes that better fit my body type. I love to shop at department stores for all of my wardrobe basics, such as jeans, cardigans, simple blouses. Some of my favorites include Nordstrom Rack, JCPenny, Belk, and Khols, because they tend to provide a wide variety of sizes and fits for clothing. My style changes upon my mood and is very undefined, so when looking for statement pieces I shop at stores like Urban Outfitters, ASOS online, H&M, Francesca's, and Mod Cloth. However, to be honest, because I am Senior in college with classes and work to juggle, I rarely find time to shop. Thus, lately, Target has truly been my go to store to update my wardrobe. I can go to Target with the purpose of getting notebook paper or granola bars, and also leave with a pair of booties or a new dress. Target has also started featuring different designers and selling their clothing at a cheaper price, so I love checking out the clothing section to see whats new.

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What has been your greatest challenge in your journey to reach your goals?

My biggest challenge has been doubting myself. I think a lot of young women have BIG dreams, but lack the faith to believe that they can actually have what they've dreamed of. I dream of being a television personality one day, but I tend to doubt if I am good enough. This is something that I am trying to change about myself. I want to be fearless and confident enough to reach high for my goals. Sometimes the end goal seems so far away, but that doesn't mean it doesn’t exist. I want to stop doubting my dreams, so I may enjoy the journey and the process of reaching them.

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Who has been the biggest influence on your life in the past couple years? Why?

My family and friends have been the biggest influence on my life in the past couple of years. They have seen me through major insecurities and guided me towards confidence. Whenever I stop believing in myself, they are always there to cheer me on and remind me of who I am. I think it is so important to surround yourself with people who are in your corner and believe in your dreams. I can definitely say that I have the right people around me. I have best friends from childhood, high school, and college that have shared in my failure and successes. My family has put me through college and been a constant encouragement through my life. The ones I have around me are the real deal. They correct me when I'm wrong and promote me in my successes. The experience of truly being loved and cherished by my friends and family has taught me how to live my life and love others.

Are you dating?

No. I am not currently dating. My love life, or lack there of, could be a whole separate interview. I have never been in love, but look forward to the day of meeting the man that God has for me and loving him with my whole heart. God's timing is everything, so I trust Him and wait for the moment when He choses to reveal my spouse. Yes. I said spouse. At this point, I have been single for so long, I am confident that who ever I date next, I will marry. In the mean time, I take this time of singleness to discover more about who I am and what the Lord says about me. These moments of being single are precious and won't be forever, so I cherish them.

We all want to know what you are looking for in a fella! What’s your response?

Woah. Such a big question. Where do I begin?!?! I am looking for a man who loves the Lord with his whole heart. I mean really loves God. He needs to have such a strong relationship with our Father that I envy it. I want a man that is compassionate and quick to lift up the dreams of those who tend to be pushed aside. I am fiercely independent, so I want a man who can make me feel taken care of for a change. I want a man who is so confident in his calling and dreams that I feel safe to depend on him. I want a man who loves to laugh, finds joy in the simple things, and yet appreciates the extravagant things. I want a man who buys me sunflowers. Thats what I am looking for.

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Here's a random questions for ya.  What’s your favorite film of all time?

How do I choose just one? I love Christmas and a good cry, so The Family Stone ranks rather high on my list of favorites.

And ...What’s your favorite food and how do you take your coffee?

I am the worst at choosing a favorite food, because I am a foodie who loves all of it. However, currently I love avocados. It may change tomorrow though. ;) Coffee.... medium roast, half & half, and sugar in the raw. Sometimes I opt for flavored creamer if I am feeling adventurous.

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What job or position do you feel has prepared you the most for your future? why?

My job as a student worker for my broadcasting professor at SEU, Roxane Griner, has really prepared me for my future. It was in that job that I learned how to edit videos and use photoshop. These skills have proven to be valuable in preparing my reel for future jobs. I know that I will continue to use the skills that I learned in whatever job I find in Television. Being the former female host of Raw TV has also prepared me for my future, by allowing me to discover my love for being on television. Hosting Raw TV taught me what it looks like to be on a real life show, with deadlines, networks, and an audience to reach. No matter where TV takes me, I will always remember Raw TV as the show that sparked my dreams and started it all.  (Raw TV is a internationally broadcasted Christian talk show produced out of Southeastern University's Campus.)

Why have you dedicated so many volunteer hours and decided to intern for Top Buttons?

Dedicating time and deciding to intern for Top Buttons is a no brainer. I want to live in a world of confident young women who use their outward appearance to project the beauty that lies within. Going into the Television industry, I know for a fact that people judge you, firstly, by your outward appearance. Thus, I agree with the Top Buttons mission to encourage young women to feel good about themselves for all the right reasons.  I watch girls get attention by flaunting their bodies with zero boundaries.  I feel that every young woman should have healthy boundaries of self-expression, so that the world can see who they really are and be appreciated for more than their body.  Top Buttons also gives a platform for girls like myself to learn, grow, and share our stories with the world, because WE create the content! One of my favorite experiences working with TB was getting to help young girls who are at risk and in need of a major confidence boost by giving them quality used clothing and makeovers. So many girls feel unworthy of love and respect, but I desire to see the return of the “confident girl”, who dresses for the respect that they deserve and are valued and cherished once again by society. I believe in the message of modesty, I LOVE fashion, and know the power that us ladies have to change the world, so volunteering for Top Buttons has been a great fit for me.

 

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What dreams and goals do you have in the next 5 years?

I want to be a television personality or anchor on a national TV show. Preferably, News/entertainment or on a morning show like a national level morning show such as Good Morning America or the Today show. My 15-20 year goal is to have my own show. I want my light to shine on television, that is where I get the most energy. It is my platform to have a voice.

What advice would you give to younger girls that have the same dreams to be on Television?

Don’t be ashamed of being interested in it and know that isn’t all about selfish goals and gain. There is a different way to do it, you can do it in a way to shine your light and make God’s name known. Don’t be afraid to be in the spotlight because you can make a difference in peoples lives.

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Interview by TB Intern Destiny Young

Photography by Elisabeth Huijskens

Makeup by Yolanda Delacerda and Christi Northington

Celebrity Travel Style

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With the holidays just around the corner, many of you will be doing a lot of traveling this season. It 's important to be comfortable while traveling, but why not also travel in style? Here are a few stylish looks from celebrities as they traveled around the globe.


JulianneHoughJulianne Hough kept it neutral and comfortable with camo pants, a graphic tee, and a loose fitting cardigan.


CareyMulliganCarey Mulligan paired a plaid shirt and black pants with a two-toned leather jacket and nude framed sunglasses.


LaurenConradLauren Conrad looked comfy and cute in a striped tee with thick rimmed glasses and an essential oversized bag.


JenniferLawrenceJennifer Lawrence kept it cool in a trendy moto jacket and black skinny jeans.


EmmaStoneEmma Stone paired black and brown perfectly with leather ankle boots, black pants, and a sophisticated double-breasted jacket.


ReeseWitherspoonReese Witherspoon, looking stylish as always, added a pop of red lipstick to complete her black on denim outfit.


There you have it, six of our favorite looks to pull inspiration from as you travel this holiday season.

Photos by POPSUGAR

A Kick-Start To The Perfect Wardrobe

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Creating and building a solid, versatile wardrobe can be difficult, especially with new trends coming out every season.To assist you in your shopping endeavors, Top Buttons has created a Closet Staples List to help get you started on what to include in your wardrobe.  Undershirt/Camisole

Undershirts and camisole's are a essential to every girl's wardrobe. They create a comfortable look and feel to your outfit. Wearing a properly fitted undershirt can take your outfit from an 8 to a 10. However, the quality of undershirts and camisole's do matter. Make sure your undershirt fits you properly-not too tight, but not too loose.

Neutral Cardigan

Cardigans can make a casual outfit classy and even professional. Plus, with winter right around the corner, they can keep you comfortable and warm. Having a neutral cardigan is extremely helpful because you can wear it with practically anything. Forever 21 currently has a great selection of trendy cardigans for an affordable price.

Ballet Flats

Ballet Flats are both stylish and practical. The variety of styles and colors that the fashion world provides can complete any type of outfit, whether it is casual, professional, a girls night out, or for school.

Fun, Patterned Pants

Patterned pants seem to be the newest and fastest growing trend. Owning a pair of these fun pants are a great way to spice up your wardrobe. They can work with just about any type of shirt, whether its tucked in, fitted, or flowing.

Black Tights

Black tights are the perfect item to wear underneath a skirt, dress, or even shorts. They are comfortable to wear, and can enhance your look immensely.

Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is a universal piece of clothing that every woman should own. They are an essential lightweight cover up that keeps you both warm and stylish at the same time.

Colorful Scarf

This is the perfect accessory to add to an outfit. Having a variety of colorful scarves in your closet is an absolute must-have.  A scarf is one of the best ways to personalize your attire and can be wrapped in multiple ways to instantly transform an outfit.

Everyday Versatile Dress

A simple, cute dress is important to have in your wardrobe because it can be casual, professional, or just fun. They create this classy, but trendy look that other pieces of clothing can't do.

Sandals

Even though winter is here, having a pair of cute sandals is a must have. Sandals are comfortable, long-lasting, and come in a variety of styles and colors that are always a great addition to your wardrobe.

Top Buttons tee

Of course, completing your closet staples wardrobe with a Top Buttons tee is definitely necessary. And you can purchase these fabulous tees today!

This is just a simple list to start off your closet. They are all affordable options that will kick-start your awesome new wardrobe.

Our Favorite CMA Red Carpet Looks

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On Wednesday, November 5th, the 48th annual CMA Awards aired on ABC. This event, known as "country music's biggest night" brought in a total of 16.1 million views. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley returned as co-hosts on this popular show. The fashion is always glamorous at these events, and this year did not disappoint. Here are four of our favorite red carpet looks from this eventful night.

2 carrie1. Host Carrie Underwood looked beautiful as always in a golden ombre Lorena Sarbu gown with intricate crystal embroidery. This high low dress was the perfect way to show off her Jimmy Choo shoes.


lucyhale2. New country starlet, Lucy Hale looked classy in this red Romona Keveza silk crepe gown. We love her choice of a bright red lip to complete the look.


meghantrainor3. Pop sensation Meghan Trainor wore an elegant lacy, blue dress by Monique Lhuillier.


cassadeepope4. Cassadee Pope wore Aidan Mattox. This chic black top looks absolutely gorgeous with her metallic skirt and statement necklace.


 Did YOU have any favorite looks from the night? Let us know in the comments below!

(photos 1-3 provided by USA Today, photo 4 provided by E!)

A Must Have For Your Closet: Knee-High Boots

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Knee-high boots are a must have pair of shoes that every girl should have in her closet. These flattering and stylish boots can complete the perfect outfit, whether you're wearing a pair of cute shorts or a fancy dress. Knee-high boots come in a variety of styles and colors so finding a pair to wear with your favorite winter outfit should be an easy task. 10 WEB

 

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Charlotte Russe has a variety of knee-high boots at an affordable price. They have boots with or without heels, different colors and boots with belts and buckles. Finding a pair of knee-high boots that fit your personality and style can be easily accomplished at Charlotte Russe. You never know, you may even find a pair on sale!

Shoe Dazzle is another great place to purchase some of these trendy shoes. Shoe Dazzle even personalizes shoes for you off of a quick survey based off of your likes and dislikes. The experience of having pairs of shoes picked out for you is fun and easy, and can make shoe shopping enjoyable.

Francesca's is a cute boutique that focuses on trendy styles. Wearing knee-high boots is a fashion statement, and Francesca's will help you create that statement with the boots they sell. The whimsical style they present is perfect to finish off that outfit you've been dying to wear.


Knee-high boots can be expensive depending on the brand and style, however, there are always sales and stores, like Charlotte Russe, Shoe Dazzle, and Francesca's, where you can find the pair of knee-high boots that will fit your style at an affordable price. Knee-high boots are definitely one item you must have.

Written by Rachel Jordan Photos by Elisabeth Huijskens // elisabethhuijskens.com Makeup by Yolanda Delacerda and Christi Northington

 

Trends You Should Try This Winter

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We couldn't be more excited for this winter season! Get an early start to preparing your winter wardrobe and take a look at these top three trends inspired by Glamour and Marie Claire magazine.  

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Statement Jacket

This is a great way to add flare to a simple outfit. Whether you prefer a studded leather jacket or a bold printed one, there are so many out there to choose from this season. It will easily give you an eye-catching outfit. Similar // Patterned Jacket

 


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Knee High Boots

These boots are an absolute necessity for the winter season. They are a great item to help add edge to your outfit. If you find a comfy, flat pair then you will never want to take them off. Similar

 


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Anything Grey

Sweaters, jackets, dresses, skirts, pants, tops, you name it, grey is in this season. It's versatile and easy to match with just about anything. Similar

 

 

 

Miss America 2015 Best Dresses

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Miss America 2015 was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The winner was Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, making it the third year in a row that a Miss New York won the Miss America crown. Take a look at two of our favorite dresses from the evening. The new Miss America winner just happened to be wearing one of our favorite dresses. She wore an elegant white gown with a high top and an open back.

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Host Lara Spencer, of Good Morning America, was another favorite of ours. She wore a lovely dress with a solid black top and a white bottom with floral print.

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(All images provided by Hollywood Life)