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Black Pumps

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Copious Crush: Amberly, A Slice of Glam

Meet Amberly, the Dallas/Ft. Worth bloginista behind A Slice of Glam. We aspire to Amberly’s goal of adding a little touch of something special to your everyday. Isn’t that just the chicest? 

Introduce Yourself! What’s your name, where do you live, and what do you do? 

My name is Amberly, and I currently live in Fort Worth, Texas which is about 30 miles west of Dallas.  I work full-time in the mortgage industry, and blog part- time. I’ve always loved fashion, magazines, social media, and writing, so a blog was natural for me.   I also needed an outlet for me to share my love of fashion, home décor, diy, recipes, personal style, and other little tidbits of my life here and there. I brainstormed several names and what I wanted my blog to be about and A Slice of Glam was born!

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is classic, with a touch of glam.  I tend to stick with denim, nice blouses, and a little pop of color with shoes or a bag.  I also enjoy mixing in some of my mom’s old jewelry pieces that are timeless pieces and are still on trend today.

Do you have any fashion regrets? Or vice versa, things you’ll never stop wearing?

Oh my!  Probably wearing leggings as pants.  They’re still fine to wear just relaxing at home, or with an oversized sweater.  However, wearing them primarily as pants?  Never again!

Also, Doc Marten’s!  I had a pair of boots AND sandals back in middle school.  Those were THE shoes to have back then, but now I look at them and think, why?!  So huge and clunky.

One item I won’t stop wearing is a great pair of flats.  Whether they are pointy toed or rounded, I LOVE flats.  I literally have to force myself to wear heels every now and then.  Flats are ideal for my full-time job, are great with skinny jeans or pants, and look feminine and cute.  They are also just plain comfortable!

What inspires you?

Life inspires me.  Just the fact that we’re able to wake up each day to work toward our dreams, and make a positive impact is exciting!

Street style fashion also inspires me.  I read a lot of fashion magazines, spend hours on Pinterest, and other style blogs, but I love picking up ideas from other fashionable ladies especially here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  People from other places probably think we all wear cowboy hats and boots all the time, but that’s not totally true.  North Texas area women have a style all their own that is classic, relaxed, a bit of glam, and a little trendy. 

Tell me about A Slice of Glam. How did you get started? What are your goals? 

I started A Slice of Glam in July 2011 because I wanted to write and talk about fashion.  I’ve always loved fashion and writing, and I even had somewhat of a blog back in middle school that I would e-mail to my group of friends way back before blogging was the “thing”.  A Slice of Glam has opened up many doors for me. It has also allowed me to connect with others in the blogging community around the country who have similar interests and probably would not have met otherwise.  It really is amazing when I think about it.  My goal with my blog is to inspire others to live an elevated lifestyle with small things to make themselves feel glamorous.  This could be with a bouquet of fresh flowers, a fresh manicure, or a DIY rhinestone vase for their coffee table as I demonstrated on my blog.  I also hope to work in the fashion writing industry one day.

What bloggers do you admire? 

One blogger I admire is Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere.  I’ve read her blog pretty much from the beginning, and I love how she has turned her blog into a brand and into a business.  I hope to do that one day.

What are you listening to right now?

Right now I’m listening to Jusitin Timberlake’s new album, The Band Perry, Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, or Alicia Keys.  There are many others as I listen to a variety of genres.

Tell me about your ideal day. What do you do, where do you go, who are you with?

It would begin with coffee and a banana nut muffin at a cute beach side coffee shop.  Spend part of the morning at the beach, and then the other half shopping.  Have a candlelit dinner with my boyfriend, and then some salsa dancing or a jazz club!

Anything I should have asked that I didn’t? Tell me one more thing I should know. 

Blogging has introduced me to graphic design!  I love nerding out over HTML coding, fonts, and graphics.  Ha!

Chloe Flats

Teardrop Bangle

Studded Bracelet

Copious Crush: Bree Cooley, Stylist Diva

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Things we like about Bree: 1) Her killer eye for fashion + style, 2) Her wicked sense of humor, and 3) her love for Johnny Depp (definitely not alone there, Bree!). Meet this LA stylist, and shop Bree’s amazing Gatsby finds on Copious here: http://copious.com/profiles/stylist-diva/collections/decadent-indulgence-inspired-by-the-great-gatsby

Introduce Yourself! What’s your name, where do you live, and what do you do? 

Hello ladies & gents! I’m Bree Cooley, Style Expert and the voice behind Stylist Diva, where I share my shopping style picks, inspiration and sometimes downright sillyness. I’m based in Los Angeles and when I’m not blogging, I’m styling or designing costumes.

How would you describe your personal style?

Simple, Chic, Classy and Comfortable and Chic. Structure, everyone should wear structured pieces. It can enhance the good parts and hide the bad ones. I LOVE accessories, a bold necklace, statement ring and bags. Bags for days…

Do you have any fashion regrets? Or vice versa, things you’ll never stop wearing?

I never have regrets about anything, even fashion.  Yes, I do remember those times when I used to think that my zebra fur print platforms were beyond glam but now I can only laugh at those pics and see how far I’ve come. 

What inspires you?

Everything. Movies, musicians, museums, street art, people watching at the airport, trips to Denmark, flea markets. LOVE anything vintage! When it comes to costume design or styling I like to think outside of the box. 

Tell me about StylistDiva.com. Where did the name come from? What do you focus on? Any goals for 2013?

I started my blog over 5 years ago and wanted a name that described who I was, but not just any Stylist, but one that has been around and knows a thing or two. Stylist Diva was born, but soon after I really wanted to change the name but it was too late. The funny thing is that I’m the most real and down to earth person you will meet and I’m the farthest thing from a Diva.  My focus is great design. Structure. Craftsmanship. Color. Inspiration. If you can’t afford the Oscar De La Renta gown I’m coveting,  then maybe it can just inspire you instead. My goals for this year are just to be able to catch up with projects, ideas and post more often. I’ve recently grown my team now, so between the four of us, big things are to come!

What are you listening to right now?

Oh Land, Fever Ray, Icona Pop, Beatles and Michael Jackson, always Michael Jackson

Tell me about your ideal day. What do you do, where do you go, who are you with?

An Ideal day or normal day? My ideal day is being on a tropical island with Johnny Depp, sipping mojitos while he fetches more rum. But my normal day consists of working in my home office, drinking too much coffee, taking breaks to play with Abbie & Lucy, my dogs (and the loves of my life) and trying to type as fast as I can. On other days I’m out shopping, pulling clothes for a shoot or meeting clients at an outdoor cafe. (one of the many perks LA has to offer!)

Anything I should have asked that I didn’t? Tell me one more thing I should know. 

I’m funny. Maybe not in the “stand-up” kind of way, but I promise you, I can keep you laughing for days with my witty, sarcastic sense of humor! 

What are you loving on Copious right now? 

I’m loving this vintage floral blazer:

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Tom Ford Cat Eye Glasses:

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And this zig zag pillow case, because I’m getting ready to re-decorate my office and it’s perfect!

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Photographer: Jonathan Tantype
Models: Tosh Yanez, Jen Lamberty, Brayden Pierce, Ashley Parker
Makeup: Kristine Castano
Hair: Cantrell Mitchell Jr. and Carlos Ramos
Stylist: Bree Cooley  Asst. Stylist: Jessica Totillo, Assts: Christy Labrador, Maureen Elliott

Get the Look: Met Gala Punk for Under $50

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After last night’s Met Gala we’re feeling more punk than ever before. We were dazzled by Anne Hathaway’s new haircut, Nicole Richie’s DIY bleach bomb, Emma Watson’s fresh look and the general bad-assery of Cara Delevingne. 

In honor of punk, shop our top punk picks on Copious.

Best part? They’re mostly under $50. 

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Inside Copious: Kaitlyn Barclay, Super Flexible Community Manager

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Meet Kaitlyn: Portland native, community whisperer and yogini. Need a fresh batch of quinoa, a stretchy pant or a sweet dance jam? Kaitlyn’s your lady. 

Shop Kaitlyn’s closet on Copious here: http://copious.com/profiles/kaitlyn-barclay

Introduce yourself.  Who are you?  What do you do at Copious?

I’m Kaitlyn, resident Community Manager at Copious and in-house printed spandex addict.

Tell us your background.  Where’d you come from?

I hail from Portland, Oregon.  I was a start-up junkie in college and first dabbled in Silicon Valley with Wildfire Interactive while they were in the FB Fund.  Since then I’ve worked with a number of companies ranging from healthcare to social business.  I’m pretty keen on the social commerce space so it’s a lot of fun working to build Copious.

What do you do when you’re not working?

Practicing yoga, buying more printed spandex and drinking wine.  

How would you describe your personal style?

My style is ecclectic and pretty boho chic. I love dressing for my mood because it makes personal fashion a bit less predictable.  

What’s your favorite yoga pose?

While I love fun stuff like inversions and feats of flexibility, I think my favorite (and most challenging) posture is shavasana also known as corpse pose.  It’s an instrumental posture for soaking up all the goodness from your yoga practice.  It lets your body settle along with your mind; the latter being the challenging part for myself. I love throwing in a shavasana after a particularly hard sequence.  It’s fun to mix fast paced movement with quiet asanas.  It forces you to be present.

Leggings: Everyday flare, or purely casual wear? (We already know the answer to this one)

Everyday flare (obviously).

Macklemore or R-Gos?

This is like choosing a favorite child.  Totally unfair.  That being said, everyone has a favorite child.  I’d go with Macklemore.  

Show us what you love on Copious:

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http://copious.com/listings/https-www-etsy-com-listing-125831256-dont-be-gone-long-vintage-gold-chain

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http://copious.com/listings/iconic-sheer-90s-crop-blouse-huge-angel-by-shetigervintage

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http://copious.com/listings/vintage-angel-wing-caftan-plunging-v

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https://copious.com/listings/rocker-chic-plush-vintage-fur-coat

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https://copious.com/listings/b-w-polka-dot-maxi-skirt

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https://copious.com/listings/you-make-me-smile-wood-block-decor

P.S.: Kaitlyn’s currently raising funds to fuel her dream of becoming a yoga instructor (in addition to being a kickass community manager). If you’d like to help her, check out her CrowdTilt here: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/help-kaitlyn-become-yogalegit