Monday, October 5, 2015

Boehlke Poised for More Permanent Position at People Now

Lizzie Velasquez (left) and Andrea Boehlke (right)
After two rounds of call backs Andrea Boehlke, on-air host at Ask Men and former Survivor Redemption Island contestant, found out she was selected for a trial run as host of People Now, a platform for celebrity news, entertainment, culture and style.

Boehlke says working at People is right up her alley.

"I truly love interviewing people, and I know a lot about pop culture and entertainment news, so this is definitely a great step in my career," she said.

On her first day, Boehlke interviewed Debra Messing, star of The Mysteries of Laura. The same week, she sat down with Lizzie Velasquez, American motivational speaker and author.

"If you don't know who Lizzie is, you should definitely check out her documentary, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story," Boehlke said. "Lizzie was born with a very rare disease, and has overcome all odds. She is now changing the world with her anti-bullying campaign, and I truly love her."

For Boehlke, working at People does not just mean meeting influencers, but becoming one. Being in the public eye, Boehlke must pay close attention to her own fashion choices. She recommends scarves as a great way to break onto the fall and winter style scene.

"I have a collection of scarves, and I'm always so excited to start layering them," she said. "I really don't like when it gets colder, but at least I can start wearing scarves."

Boehlke looks to Empire stars Kaitlin Doubleday and Grace Gealey for personal inspiration.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

MTV Gives Viewers the Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Hawaii

Are You the One? debuted Sept. 24 on MTV to a, likely, mixed audience of hopefuls and skeptics dying to know if there was any truth in discovering one's soulmate on television. Speaking for myself, I'm not sure about the idea. This philosophy may have stemmed from going through a few personal weird or awkward dates, or from watching friends go through several weird or awkward dates themselves.

Right now, the closest I've gotten to a soulmate is Edy's- chunky cookie dough flavored. He's a gem and I love him dearly. Previously, I considered a polygamous relationship with Ben and Jerry's, but, let's face it, we all know they get around, if you know what I mean.

Certainly, I would like to believe in soulmates, as I feel most people would, but for now, I'm a 21-year-old, discovering new paths in life and living for myself and the present. So, to my soulmate, if you're out there, I look forward to meeting you in the comfort of an audience of two- me and you. I give credit to the cast that's trying to find the one in each other, in front of an audience of millions. The best to them, and to us all!

Whether you believe in soulmates or not, certainly you must believe in the idea of fun vacations with friends, family or current boyfriends or girlfriends. This season the network is giving viewers the chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii by playing Are You The One? at!

Fun, right? Wearing bathing suits in hot weather against a beautiful natural landscape instead of sucking it up in the snow sounds pretty good.

While giving viewers the opportunity to guess who is going to end up with who, MTV is also giving viewers the opportunity to guess- Will it be me? Will I win the trip to Hawaii? There's only one way to know- watch!

You can watch Are you the One? Season 3 trailer on YouTube, and the full first episode is now available on, just click here to watch. May the waves of the Hawaiian surf tide be ever in your favor.

Here's to whatever happens next!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Throwback, Let Go and Move Forward
It's throwback time, to a day early this summer when the sun was shining, my hair was longer, and I, admittedly, probably weighed a few pounds less.

This makeup-free day, I can't remember what I was feeling, only what I was doing- taking test photos for an Instagram feed.

My hair is shorter now, my resilience stronger, and attitude- even more determined from where I began. I feel happy living next to a city I've always valued as being full of promise, creativity and adventure. I set high expectations for New York, but even higher for myself.

Growing up I was shy, unsure about the world, confused by bluntness, and scared by uncertainty.

After experiencing four years of high school, completing a college degree in three, and several flights across the country to and from my east coast apartment, I've become desensitized by the inconvenient, the disturbed and the crazy, not to say I'm rid of a variety of emotions, which I still experience, like anyone does.

The world is unsurprising if you learn to expect the unexpected and go with the flow.

I can't remember what I was feeling that day this picture was taken, not specifically anyway, and that's important for oneself to remember, in that the feelings we experience yesterday won't be as bad tomorrow. They won't be remembered as harshly. Though we're never promised a tomorrow, we learn by experience, and in those experiences I hope you've learned, as I have, that time is healing, and happiness, even more so.

We may break our bones. We may break up with boyfriends or girlfriends. We may break hearts and have our hearts broken. We may break our dresser drawers stuffing them too full of Aerie's latest seven for $27 sale. We may break lamps, forgetting to turn on the light when walking to the kitchen for a glass of water, as we break a deep sleep.

Casts will come off. Relationships will come, grow and go. Hearts will heal. Pier 1 Imports will have dressers in stock, and we never really liked the lamp to begin with. We hope for a great sleep come tonight, then again tomorrow.

Life is a string of moments. Time is spent the way we value it. Whether we decide to be routine, and follow a strict eating, sleeping and working schedule, or decide to be sporadic and follow an off-the-beaten-path path; it's up to us to spend our time as wholly as possible.

Monday, September 28, 2015

How to Say Yes to You

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Admitting you need to remind yourself to believe in yourself is hard to do. Owning up to your vulnerability is something to embrace, despite personal nervousness. 

Through many conversations staring into my car windshield, I realized all the previously self-labeled "dopey" conversations to myself were worth it- sitting in "parking lot" traffic, dealing with crazy drivers around me, and breathing deeply, cautiously.

Being your own ally will get you through the times when people around you don't offer the same support. Though they may offer their support in a unique way, if you don't believe their support as your own truth, you will feel empty. Perspective is everything.

Though you may be going through a time in your life you now call difficult, learning to re-label the memory as a learning experience or as a time when you became stronger will make the lasting difference you require, the lasting difference you deserve. Don't wait until the present is past. Re-tag the label now.

Accepting that opportunities for weakness will welcome opportunities to thicken your skin will be your asset.

Build your assets internally, so you can succeed externally- in work environments and with personal relationships. Having that level of emotional intelligence will move you from: "Maybe I can do it," to "I will do it; I will do anything."

Stop trying, and start doing. Don't give yourself excuses to be a lesser version of yourself. Despite the impact of your environment, know that the center of the hurricane is the calmest part of the storm. Be your own center when obstacle surrounds you. Face the stormy weather with a sense of relaxation, purpose and dignity. Love the you you were born to be- the best you. You deserve nothing less.

I can think of so many reasons to say yes to you, but this point sums up 1 through 100+:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mid-Week Memo: 8 Things to Not Apologize For

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Here's to you and never apologizing to...

1. Licking the spoon after your mom makes a cake, and you're a 30-something dental assistant who doesn't brush afterwards. 
Embrace life's ironies!

2. Watching Gossip Girl on repeat. Netflix is the only one who needs to know...and Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and all the other fan boards you're unapologetically subscribed to...

3. Day-dreaming about Tom Hardy, because he's Tom Hardy. Drool!

4. Day-dreaming about pizza, because it's pizza, extra-cheesy pizza. 
= Extra drool + a side of garlic sauce for dipping the side of extra-cheesy breadsticks you extra-happily ordered (for just you, you fabulous extra-cheesy-lover).

5. Forgetting to eat your lunch over your lunch-hour because you're too busy ogling Taylor Swift's Instagram feed. #SocialGoals

6. That pimple you have above your left eyebrow- It's original, even if your 7th-grade yearbook photo says it's not.

7. Cocktail #?

8. Your dorky laugh, because it's adorable, actually.

Just in case you needed a mid-week reminder to never apologize for being you, remember you have a friend in this blogger. Your uniqueness shines. Don't put out the light on your beautiful self!

Miss Trend She

Monday, September 21, 2015

Start Your Mornings AmaZingly Sweet

I was delighted to find a package of my favorite sugar substitute, Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, when arriving home from work earlier this week. Getting mail is one of my greatest pleasures, and with no calories to be found inside, this box was especially sweet.

Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is a product you can find at your local grocer, made uniquely with stvia leaf extract and dextrose, which provide a more delicious taste without any calories. Thanks to this product, I am beginning my days more tastefully and less guiltily while sipping my morning cup.

My daily cup is quite large, and Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener gets it exactly right. I'm typically a 2+ kind of gal. What I especially love is that Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is a morning forecast that has proven 100% delicious when paired with my simply AmaZing™ cup of dark roast, plus skim milk or dark chocolate almond milk, whatever my personal delight!

Concoct your own AmaZing™ morning delight when you add Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener to your coffee, tea, sprinkled over fruit, or blended into smoothies. This product works best when sprinkling over food, or stirring into beverages. My favorite pairings include a fruit salad of bananas, apples and pears with Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and cinnamon sprinkled over top.

To create your own AmaZing™ recipe, Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is letting you try it free. Just visit their website to claim your own sample!

An AmaZing Morning Cup,
It's time to get crafty with your beverages. I challenge you to create your own AmaZing™ recipe. Sip something special every morning to celebrate you are uniquely you. Life is bound to be "Real Sweet." Here's my recipe for a simple delight you can drink morning after morning, guilt-free:

Simply Sweet Iced Coffee
1. A cup of your favorite dark roast coffee.
2. 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup dark chocolate almond milk, depending on how sweet you like it. More is more!
4. A few ice cubes.
5. A dollop of low-fat cool whip, if you please, I won't tell, nor will your waistline.

*Thank you to Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Her Campus Media for partnering on this post!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Beauty Bests: My 7 Must-Haves

Little be known, I am a beauty product fiend. Though I may prove polygamous in other fields of life, specifically ice cream eating, and only ice cream eating, when it comes to beauty products I have a squad of specifics I always keep close by.

Today, I'm rounding up my favorite beauty products. The waterlily of my 20-something pad looks so much fresher with these 7 resting upon it.

Best Hairspray

Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray is my favorite to use to maintain volume throughout the day. The smell is light and luscious, and my favorite part- there's no stick!

I never have a matted down feeling using this product. There's no wigging out when it comes to Herbal Essences. If you're conscious of being practical like me, but like that high-quality feel, Herbal Essences is where it's at. I will recommend it any day.

No matter the occasion, whether it be work, play or a fanciful evening out in the city, this product serves its purpose to keep your look secure, but soft.

Best Frizz-Defyer

Pantene is a friend you can always rely on, in the sunshine and the rain. It keeps your hair protected, shiny and healthy. I use Dry Defy after ringing my hair out in the shower, then gently patting it with a towel.

Simply use Dry Defy to smooth over and out your loose waves and curls for a complete look. The smell is fresh and the fragrance is light.

Pantene girls truly do have healthy, strong hair. I will happily use Pantene to satisfy my haircare needs as I grow, in hair length and with age.

Best in Footcare

I am especially mindful of having healthy circulation. Burt's Bees helps me pay attention without even realizing it. Burt's Bees Mama Bee Leg & Foot Creme combines the scents of peppermint oil and rosemary leaf extract do deliver a tingling sensation that eliminates unwanted natural odors and enables a healthful lifestyle.

Burt's Bees is naturally wonderful for these reasons, and, better- it's an affordable brand I'm happy to support because of its attention to "the greater good: good for you, good for us and good for all."

There is a philanthropic value to Burt's Bees I'm happy and pleased to support as a customer. I also enjoy using Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E for the softest foot I've ever felt.

Monday, September 14, 2015

How to Identify the Era Your Vintage Ring Is From

So many of us have been lucky enough to inherit vintage jewelry from loved ones. While it is common practice to refer to these pieces simply as “vintage,” it can be really fascinating to date the pieces back to certain eras.

Georgian Era
Image courtesy of Trumpet & Horn
Jewelry from the Georgian era (1714–1830) is indicative of the trends during Marie Antoinette’s reign. Diamonds were the most popular stone, although technology did not allow for the reshaping and cutting of stones. Jewelry was designed around incorporating different shapes and sizes of the stones. All jewelry was made from 18k gold and silver. Common accents from this time included scrolls and floral motifs.

Victorian Era
The Victorian era was named after Queen Victoria who famously wore an emerald snake engagement ring and helped make yellow gold popular. Because of Queen Victoria, many women chose to use birthstones in place of diamonds in engagement rings and the snake motif prevailed.

Edwardian Era
The Edwardian era (1890–1915) reflected what is considered the height of style and sophistication in society. Jewelry from the Edwardian era often includes:
  • Platinum: The Edwardian era was the first to use platinum after developing technology to use it effectively.
  • Intricate metalwork: Resilient platinum allowed more delicate detail than ever before.
  • Multiple diamonds: It was generally accepted during this era that jewelry should be adorned with as many diamonds as possible.
Art Nouveau Era
The Art Nouveau era (1895–1915) came about as a revolt against the Industrial age. The jewelry marks a stark contrast against former trends by using alternative stones in the center and diamonds only as flourishes. Common motifs included nature, seen in floral-style settings.

Art Deco Era
The Art Deco era (1915–1935) is celebrated as a turning point for fashion. World War I required many women to take on more traditionally masculine roles and the fashion followed the change in lifestyle. Jewelry reflected the trends by incorporating more masculine geometric shapes and the use of bright colors such as black and coral enamel as an accent.

Retro Era
Image Courtesy of Trumpet & Horn

The Retro era (1935–1950) marked growth in the United States following the Great Depression when glamour was once again desired after the more masculine Art Deco trends. Yellow gold made a big comeback as did the use of colored stones, specifically amethyst. The opulence of Hollywood in this era was seen in the size of the jewelry and the motifs were often nature-based, observable in the leaf accents on the band.

Modern Era
Va-va-voom! Modern era (1950–Present) rings reflect the emphasis on pure “flash” that had gained popularity. Marilyn Monroe was one of the starlets who showcased the trends of the time including a departure from yellow gold and the incorporation of as many diamonds as possible. It was during this era that De Beers famously coined the phrase “Diamonds Are Forever” and jewelry reflected that point on a large scale.

Miss Trend She Contributor
Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor is a marketing coordinator for Trumpet & Horn, a resource for fabulous vintage and vintage inspired engagement rings and jewelry. She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her two pugs, Lana and Ava. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, Pilates, and bottomless mimosa brunches.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Blog Roll Recap

Missed the latest? Catch up on your reading! See all of MissTrendShe's posts from the latest blog roll by following the headlines, below...

"Room to Read Makes Room for International Growth in Girls' Education"
The organization anticipates its first-ever fashion show benefit for advancement in girls' education.

"Now is the Time: New York, New York"
Why saying "yes" to you will be your best move yet.

"Pro-Sustainability Fashion Designer Encourages Industry Movement"
The revolutionist, Yotam Solomon shares his views about eco-friendly fashion, and its importance.