Hello Beauties,

I've been asked quite frequently how to wear and select a belt for the different body shapes and torsos (short or long waisted). Since it has been a topic that has been requested and asked a lot, I decided it would be great to record a video explaining my suggestions, which I hope that you all find helpful and insightful :)




1. Wear a belt that is the similar or same color as the top that you're wearing, it'll visually elongate your top half.

2. Avoid wearing belts that are the same color as your bottoms or the blend in, such as navy or black belts with denim jeans. This will make your legs appear longer, while cutting off visual inches from your waist.



1. Wear belts that are the same or similar color to your bottoms or that blend in, they will help visually elongate your legs and cut off visual inches from your torso.

2. Wear a pop of color that creates contrast with your entire outfit, in other words, that does NOT blend in with your outfit. This will neutralize everything and not make any one area appear longer than the other, if you have equally long legs as your torso. 





1. Wear belts that provide contrast to your entire look, such as in color, print, or texture, to help visually set apart your upper and lower portions.



1. Wear wider belts, they can help visually slim the midsection and help prevent agains "spillage" over your bottoms. 

2. Select darker colored belts. They don't bring attention to the midsection and accomplish concealing the area. 



1. Avoid wearing wide belts that blend in with your bottoms, as they can add visual width to your hips.


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Hey Guys,

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending One Sight's World Sight Day Campaign, hosted by Red Light PR. It was my first time learning about the campaign and organization and I'm so thankful to have been introduced because it truly is a remarkable campaign for a wonderful cause, one that was of particular interest to me, being that I wear contacts and have lived most of my life, since the age of 6, wearing glasses. 563 million people cannot see without assisted eye care, that's over a 1/2 billion people!

One Sight is an organization that seeks to provide universal eye care around the world, as well as in the U.S. It was founded 25 years ago by world class optometrists, clinicians, industry experts, and volunteers. Since it's development in 1988, One Sight has provided eye care services and eyewear to more than 8 million people in 40 countries, including 14 new countries this year alone! Of those 8 million, they provide free eye exams and their free first pair of glasses to those living in underserved countries and partner with their local communities, to provide permanent access to affordable eye care and eyewear.

Dr. Jason Singh, optometrist and executive director of One Sight (seen in photo above), who spoke at the launch party, stressed the importance of One Sight's mission in providing permanent access to affordable eye services in communities around the world. As many of you who wear glasses or contacts know, eye care is apart of an going health care service needed to maintain proper eye health and conditions. Providing a permanent and sustainable location gives the locals a sense of stability and trust in knowing that their eye care needs will always be met, especially in developing countries, such as The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, where living conditions and life expectancies are low (in 2004 the average life expectancy was mid 40s), due primarily to poor healthcare service and access. Prior to One Sight's service in 2013, The Gambia had only one optometrist to 1.8 million people; a remarkable and senseless statistic! 

Not only does One Sight seek to provide universal eye care services, they also aim at educating locals in the communities they serve as technicians, to provide jobs and allow fellow natives to supply services to those in their own communities and countries. Dr. Singh shared that this past week, the clinic in The Gambia hit a major sales milestone, having sold over 1 million dalasi in eye care, an outstanding accomplishment! This demonstrates One Sight's goal to assist in rebuilding and strengthening not only the eye sight of millions around the world, but the community infrastructures as well! Not only does One Sight provide assistance in developing underserved countries, they also award 10 scholarships to students studying in the field of optometry with $5k towards their tuition annually! As well as provide $8M toward vision preservation organizations that aim at finding a cure for diabetic retinopathy such as, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Schepens Eye Research Institute, the Cleveland Clinic, and many more. Diabetic retinopathy is the number one cause of blindness in the U.S., affecting 7.7 million.

In a world where 80% of learning is visual, this global eye care crisis cannot and should not be overlooked. Did you know within our own backyards, 66% of American children need glasses, 2/3 children? With this statistic you'd be amazed in learning that eye care screenings are no longer given to children within the NYC public school systems, that's 1.1 million children who's eye care needs are being overlooked. How much of this can we equivocate to poor grades and low retention? Something must be done and you can do something to help! You can donate and/or create your own fundraising campaign in which you can invite your friends and family to donate, to be apart of One Sight's mission to end the global vision care crisis, you can visit One Sight's website to learn more about ways to donate, as well as their mission and read stories from those who have benefited from One Sight's clinic services globally. 

The way I see iteveryone deserves to see the world around them, how and what do you see?


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DRESS: Marshalls//PURSE: Tory Burch//NECKLACE: New York & Company//BRACELET: Lucky Brand//SHOES: Nine West (Marshalls)

Hey Girlies, 

To continue on with my recent fall fashion posts, I wanted to discuss florals. Many of us associate floral prints with spring, which is understandable, but did you know that you can also wear them during the fall and winter months, too? Yes ma'am! The key to pulling off a seasonally appropriate floral look is to work with pieces that feature the print against a darker base color. As you can see with this dress, the base color is black, which automatically gives a more darker tone to the overall look, making it a great transitional piece from day to night during this time of year. I plan on wearing this dress with black opaque tights and ankle boots as the temperature begins to drop, which I'll most likely feature on here for you all to see. I'm showing you all a dress, but of course this should and could apply to any other piece, such as blazers, blouses, or bottoms. I'm also thinking of recording a video on discussing some of what I mentioned in this post, while showing you other examples, and discussing body shape styling with it, what do you think?! 

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Posted by Jalisa's Fashion Files on 09. 10. 14. under

Hey guys!

In the beginning of the year, I announced on my blog that orchid was the color of the year. It's a gorgeous hue of purple and I feel it's perfect for fall. I've also mentioned how orange is the new black this upcoming fall; it's a bold color that makes a bold statement and can take any plain look up a notch in an instant. When creating a look for today's post, I wanted to combine both the color of the year and the color of the season into one outfit. I wasn't sure how they'd blend, but I actually love the end result. I think the two colors compliment each other rather nicely and would make for a fantastic pairing this fall, would you agree? So take your work look up a notch by blending these two beautiful and bold colors and be anything but ordinary, simply because YOU are! 

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Posted by Jalisa's Fashion Files on 08. 28. 13. under

Hello all my hard working women!

As many of you know, emerald was named color of the year and is a huge fall trend this upcoming season. Jewel tones in general have been spotted all over the runways, but I wanted to focus on emerald, since it is the color of the year. I know all you fashionistas...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

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