Tips & Tricks

  • Tips on How to Edit Your Wardrobe

    02. 02. 15.


    Hey my love bugs!

    This week's video is on some suggestions I came up with that will hopefully make editing your wardrobe MUCH EASIER! I know it's a daunting task, BUT it HAS TO GET DONE! DON'T WORRY, this will definitely help make it easier and fun, I hope =)

    Thanks so much for watching and please subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE!


  • Are You Taking Care of Your Jewelry?

    01. 23. 15.

    Hey my loves!


    In this week's video I give some simple tips I've learned that help in taking care of jewelry, either costume or authentic. I do not claim to be an expert in the jewel industry, these are tips that I've learned through personal experience and in having spoke to people I know who have extensive jewelry collections. I hope it helps you!


    Here's what I mentioned:


    1. Avoid wearing your jewelry when cleaning or applying lotion or creams


    2. Don't apply perfume or hairspray while wearing jewelry. The alcohol can cause costume jewelry to tarnish faster and develop holes where bacteria can develop, which can lead to serious infections! 


    3. You can clean authentic jewelry with either rubbing alcohol, jewelry cleaner, or toothpaste. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL ON COSTUME, PEARL, OR OPAL JEWELRY! 


    4. Don't brush fine jewelry with bristles, as it can cause scratches; only brush stones.


    5. A tip I forgot to mention was not to place costume jewelry too close together, since they oxidize and can cause each piece to tarnish faster. 


  • How to Wear & Style Fur Coats + Giveaway Winner Announced!

    01. 15. 15.




    Hi my loves!

    Remember on Monday I mentioned that I was sick? Well, shortly after, I got even worse! I felt so terrible, I could barely speak, which is why I haven't been posting in between. I feel for the past few weeks, every time I would try to post for the entire week, something would always get in the way!!! Hopefully this is the end of that and we can continue on with our regular flow of things around here in the upcoming week. 

    Anyway, as the tittle of the post entails, I'm discussing how to style and wear fur coats. It's a piece that's fun to work with and can really add that wow factor to any look! But, I have realized, through my personal experience and having spoken to some of you, it can be a bit of a challenge when creating an outfit centered around it. In the video, I show you all the looks you see in the photo above and explain my suggestions when it comes to pairing ideas and styles for your body shape; I also briefly touch upon height! At the end of the video, I announce who my lucky subscriber is who won the Fevrie gift card giveaway! If you didn't win, you still have a chance to save on some of the pieces you've been eyeing, with an exclusive 40% off coupon code, which lasts until the end of the month (01/31), JALISASFILES. 

    Thank you all so much for watching and I hope you find the video helpful! 


  • How to Style Jumpsuits and Rompers in the Winter

    12. 18. 14.

    Hey Girlies!

    This week's video is on one of my favorite summer pieces, the jumpsuit or romper. I'm sure many of you love wearing them during the summer as well and hate saying good-bye to them come winter, but good news, you don't have to say good-bye! Watch the video to learn some really simple pieces you can add to your one piece(s) to provide warmth and to extend the wear of one of your wardrobe favorites! Plus, there's a special coupon code provided by Fevrie for 40% only for my viewers! Enter code jalisasfiles at checkout until 01/31/15 to receive your savings. Subscribe to my channel, if you haven't already, since next week I'll be discussing a giveaway I'll be hosting with Fevrie as well!

    LOOK # 1

    TURTLE NECK: Marshalls// JUMPSUIT: c/o Fevrie (here)// NECKLACE: c/o Athra Luxe// EARRINGS: Charming Charlie// RING: c/o Kendra Scott// BRACELET: Little Switzerland// WAIST BELT: Steve Madden (Marshalls)// SHOES: Nine West


    LOOK # 2

    LEATHER JACKET: Michael Kors (Marshalls)// JUMPSUIT: Joyce Leslie// NECKLACE: Express// RING: c/o Kendra Scott// WATCH: Michael Kors// SHOES: Nine West

    LOOK # 3

    ROMPER: Marshalls// SCARF: c/o Joie// LEGGINGS: Marshalls// BOOTIES: Nine West


    Thanks so much for watching and stopping by!


  • Christmas/Holiday Outfit Ideas 2014

    12. 11. 14.


    Hello Loves,

    I hope you're all having an amazing day so far! As promised, today's post is a video on some more holiday/Christmas outfit ideas. I came up with four very different looks, for different events or holiday occasion(s). I trust that you'll find it inspirational and that you'd enjoy the snow in the background! Eddie and I were so excited about filming in the snow and we loved the way it turned out for the video, we hope you do, too! Click the comment button to see more pics of each outfit, as well as details!


  • How to Select the PERFECT Everyday Purse

    12. 02. 14.



    Hello Loves,

    I'm glad to be back with another video, this time on an accessory that's my favorite, purses! I love purses for a number of reasons. They obviously serve the purpose of holding our entire life and then some (lol), as well as enhancing our outfits. But in this video, I will be explaining what I would suggest you pay attention to when purchasing your everyday purse, if you don't have one or you're in the market for a new one. The tips mentioned are based on my opinion and personal experience and I hope you find them all helpful! Thanks so much for watching in advance, I greatly appreciate your time! 


    Music in Inro:

    BY: Lino Rise

    TITLE: Fremantle


    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0

    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored!




  • Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas 2014

    11. 19. 14.


    Hello Loves!

    This week's video will hopefully give you all some ideas and inspiration for your Thanksgiving get-together next week. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already next week?! I know I can't! Before you know it, it'll be 2015! Anyway, before I become stressed by how fast time is flying (lol), I came up with three different looks that I feel are perfect for the holiday. Watch the video below and check out the photos for a closer look of each piece (click the comment button to take you over to the photos!)

  • How to Pattern Mix Like a Pro!

    11. 10. 14.

    Hello loves,

    This week's episode is on how to create an outfit featuring mixed patterns! Yes, I know it can be a bit intimidating at the thought of it, but it's actually super easy to do, if you use the four tips I mention in the video! 


    Music in Inro:

    BY: Lino Rise

    TITLE: Fremantle


    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0

    Photo Credit: Image of Cara Delevingne for DVF was taken by Getty Images


    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored!


    Thanks so much for watching!




  • The BEST Size Print Tops for Your Body Shape!

    11. 03. 14.


    Hello loves!

    This week's video is on selecting the best size of printed tops for your body shape! Have you ever tried on a printed blouse only to leave the store empty handed because it didn't look good on you? Chances are that you selected the wrong size that didn't necessarily flatter your body shape. I always stress the importance of identifying your body shape and working towards styling it correctly. We need to know and understand that not every piece of clothing, included printed pieces, work best on us. However, that does not mean that prints don't or will never look good on you! Watch this video to learn what you should look for when selecting a printed top the next time you go shopping! 


    Video Photo Credit:

    Music in Inro:

    BY: Lino Rise

    TITLE: Fremantle


    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0

    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored!




  • How to Wear & Select the Best Hats for Your Face Shape

    10. 25. 14.


    Hey Girlies, 

    In this week's video, we'll be discussing how to wear and select different hats that will flatter your face shape best. Have you ever tried on countless hats in the store and found that none of them looked good on you?! I guarantee it was because you were trying on the wrong shapes and hopefully after watching this video, it'll make you feel more confident in selecting the best styles for you. I also explain which style and vibe each hat tends to exude, which should help when creating an entire outfit :)

    Music in Inro:
    BY: Lino Rise
    TITLE: Fremantle
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored! 
    Thanks so much for watching!


  • REQUESTED: How to Select Belts for Your Body Shape & Torso

    10. 18. 14.

    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.


    Music in Inro:

    BY: Lino Rise

    TITLE: Fremantle


    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0

    DISCLAIMER: This video has NOT been sponsored! 


    Thanks so much for watching and please, subscribe if you haven't already!




  • How to Wear & Style Orange

    10. 10. 14.


    Hey Girlies,

    This week's video will be on how to wear, style, and select the best shade of one of this season's most popular colors, orange! I know it's a bold color and can be a bit intimidating to some, but after watching, I'm sure you'll get some ideas on how to wear and style it in a way that's comfortable for you and flattering for your skin-tone! Click the comment OR read more button to lead you over to the page where you can view outfit photos and details!



  • How to Style Ponchos this Fall

    10. 02. 14.

    Hey Girlies,

    This week's video is on styling one of my favorite fall accessories, the poncho! It's one of those timeless and versatile pieces that I feel every girl needs. In this video, I give you all some ideas on how to style them in various ways, as well as some tips on what styles to look for, for your height and body shape...enjoy! 

    To view outfit photos and details, click the comment/read more button! 


  • How to Style a Fur Vest this Fall

    09. 21. 14.

    Hello ladies,

    This week's video is on a fall staple that many of you know is my favorite during this season and that's the fur vest. I've been wearing them a lot lately and I think they're the perfect way to add interest, texture, and warmth to many outfits. In this video lookbook, I show you three outfits in which I wore and styled a fur vest differently, which I hope gives you some ideas on styling your own this fall. Oh, and in case you're wondering, all of the vests worn are faux ;) To view photos and see outfit details, click the comment/read more button! 

  • How to Remove Scuff Marks from Shoes!

    09. 12. 14.


    Hello Ladies!

    In this week's video, I will be sharing a trick I recently discovered on removing those annoying scuff marks we can get on patent leather shoes. As much as they are fabulous, they do have a tendency to scuff :( But no worries, after watching this video you'll be able to remove it in a quick, easy, and super cheap way! 



    As always, thanks so much for visiting and watching!


  • Fall 2014 Fashion Trend-Plaid LookBook

    09. 04. 14.


    Hello Foxy Ladies!

    This week's video is a fall fashion LookBook centered around plaid, a popular trend this fall season! I hope it gives you all some ideas in creating looks with your plaid piece...I know you'll look AMAZING! 


    Plaid shirt used in all four looks is from Marshalls

    ::LOOK 1::

    Faux Fur Vest: Steve Madden (Marshalls)//Leggings: Daily Look//Shoes: Christian Sirano for Payless 


    ::LOOK 2:: 

    Sweater: RD Style//Leggings: Zara//Purse: Michael Kors (Marshalls)//Shoes: Tory Burch Cheetah Coconut ballet flats 


    ::LOOK 3::

    Tank: Express (old)//Skirt: Sans Souci (Marshalls)//Shoes: Nine West



    Jacket: Express (old)//Dress: Sans Souci (Marshalls)//Shoes: Steve Madden Stretche shoe (Marshalls)

  • How to Style Chambray this Fall

    08. 28. 14.

    Hey Babes!

    This week's video is on styling chambray for fall. We saw a lot of looks this past spring and have seen a break from it this summer, simply because it's too hot! Now, I want to show you how you can wear it during the fall months...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • The YouTuber FAQ Tag!

    08. 21. 14.


    Hey Girlies!

    This week's video is a tag! I'm super excited...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • The BEST Pocket Placement for Your Body Shape!

    08. 14. 14.


    Hello Ladies!

    This video will give you all some suggestions on what style of back pockets to look for when shopping around for jeans for your body shape. Depending on your personal needs and preferences, pocket placement can either help or hurt what it is you're trying to achieve...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How to Make Shopping LESS Stressful!

    07. 31. 14.


    Hello Ladies!

    So how many of you out there have gotten stressed while shopping because you can't find what you're looking for or you get confused as to what would actually go with those pair of pants you're holding in the store? I know I have! While doing some inspirational...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • The Best Nude Shoe Shades for Your Skin Tone & Color

    07. 24. 14.


    Hey Guys!

    This week's video is all about nude shoes and how to select the best shades to match your skin tone and color. In the fashion world, nude shoes have been used when styling to create a lengthening effect to the legs. However...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How to Select the BEST Maxi Dresses & Jumpers for Your Body Shape!

    07. 17. 14.


    Hey Girlies!

    This week's video is on how to select the best maxi dresses and jumpers for your body shape! These pieces are super fun and easy, especially for the summer. Since they highlight our figures, it's important that we're selecting styles that are most suitable for our shapes and after watching this video, you'll know exactly what to look for ;)


  • Styling 101: Working with Multicolored Pieces

    07. 10. 14.


    Hey Girlies!

    This week's video touches on some styling 101 principles that'll make creating an outfit that much easier...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • What the Colors in Your Outfit REALLY Mean!

    07. 03. 14.


    Hey Girlies,

    This week's video is one that I found fun to record and that's on what the colors we wear really mean. Yes, there is a psychology behind the colors we wear, which can express the mood we're in and how others perceive us. There are also certain colors that are ideal to wear for specific events or occasions, which I mention in the video, as well as ones you may want to avoid and why. I hope you guys enjoy the video and learn some tips on selecting the best colors when getting dressed ;)

  • How to Control Oil & Grease Buildup in Hair

    06. 26. 14.

    Hey Girlies!

    In this week's video, I will be sharing some tips on what I've learned works in combating oil and grease buildup in hair, especially fine textured hair, which tends to get the greasiest. As always, I hope you find the video helpful!  (CLICK READ MORE TO COMMENT!)

  • Summer Dresses for Your Body Shape+ Date Night Outfit Ideas

    06. 19. 14.


    Hey Guys!

    This week's video is a combination of two requests I've been receiving, summer dresses for your body shape and date night outfit ideas. I decided it would be a good idea to combine these two requests into one video, since they kind of go hand and hand. I hope you feel inspired and enjoy the video! (CLICK READ MORE!!!)


  • How to Style a Little Black Dress 4 Different Ways

    06. 05. 14.


    Hello Ladies!

    So this week's video is on yet another versatile piece, the oh so famous Little Black Dress, or commonly known as the "LBD." We've been told in practically every magazine and fashion show that it's an essential and multifunctional piece, however...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How To Style a Denim Jacket with Dressier Pieces

    05. 29. 14.


    Hello Beauties!

    This week's video will be giving you some styling ideas using dressier pieces in your wardrobe and turning them into more daytime casual looks, by simply adding a denim jacket and other casual accessories to the mix. It's so important that we look for...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • The Best Shorts for Your Body Shape!

    05. 22. 14.


    Hey Ladies!

    I know most of you were expecting a DIY video, since I did mention on Facebook and Twitter that I'd be doing one. Well, (CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • 4 Denim Short Outfit Ideas!

    05. 15. 14.


    Hello Lovelies!

    As easy and simple as denim shorts may seem to be when it comes to styling, sometimes we can fall into a rut and run out of ideas on how to create various looks centered around them. I hope this video helps with that :)

  • Healthier Skin & Nails at Home Manicure

    05. 01. 14.


    Hey Beauties!

    This week, I wanted to share my at home healthier alternative for a nail salon mani...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • FAQ: How I Got Lean & Toned Legs!

    04. 24. 14.


    Hey Beauties!

    This week's video is on an FAQ and that's on how I achieved leaner and toned looking legs...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How to Wear Pastels & NOT Look Childish!

    04. 17. 14.


    Hello Beauties!

    This video will be on how to wear pastels in a more mature, grown-up way. Pastels have the tendency to make some of us appear childish, especially if petite OR one appears younger than she is. In this video, we take pastels to a whole new level, that's feminine yet edgy.

  • How to Select the BEST Necklaces for Your Necklines

    04. 10. 14.


    Hello Ladies!

    In this video, I will be helping you all to select the best necklaces for the most commonly worn necklines...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How to Wear Animal Print

    03. 27. 14.


    Hey Beauties!

    In this video, I will be giving you all some ideas on styling and wearing animal print for various occasions, as well as how to select the RIGHT print for those occasions ;)

  • Spring 2014 LookBook

    03. 20. 14.

    Hey Girlies!

    In this video, I give you all some ideas on some looks you could put together for the spring, with your body shapes and heights in mind! I hope you guys like the looks!

  • Special Announcement!

    03. 13. 14.



    Hey Guys!

    So, if you saw last week's post on Thursday, it's definitely a hint for the topic of this week's video :)...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

  • How to Visually Lengthen Your Legs!

    03. 03. 14.

    Happy Monday, Ladies!

    This week's video will provide you all with some easy to create suggestions on how to visually lengthen your legs. This video is NOT only for petites, but for anyone who wants to create the illusion of longer legs! 

  • How To Visually Lengthen Your Torso

    02. 24. 14.


    Hey Beauties!

    In this week's video, I will be giving you guys some simple staying tips and strategies that will help visually lengthen your torso, if you're short waisted...(CLICK READ MORE)

  • How to Wear Black & White CORRECTLY

    02. 10. 14.


    Hello Beauties!

    This week's video will show you how to wear black and white the right way. Did you know that there is a right and wrong way to wear black and white? Black has the ability to visually slim us, but...(CLICK READ MORE!!!)

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