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Dear bloggers, Why do you blog?

Walk in clothes with clothes and shoes

While browsing through a few WordPress articles the other day I stumbled across one titled, “First Steps with WordPress.” The article did a good job familiarizing beginners with WordPress functions and layouts. As I read further in the article I came across a set of questions. It made me think about heranyx.com. My focus and purpose behind creating this blog in the first place. It inspired me to write this post. I want to share my thoughts with you so, here are the  questions along with my answers. Read and enjoy them!

1. What am I going to do with this? 

I’m going to use this blog to shake things up in the fashion world

2. Who is going to read this?

You, because you’re willing to listen and you’re intrigued by things past the surface

3. What kind of information will I be posting?

It’s fashion from my point of view. My passion, my journey, my thoughts & my visions

4. Why am I doing this?

I view things differently so, I want you to see where I’m coming from. Fashion is my outlet to express myself. It’s not just about the clothes. It’s about creative freedom. It’s about the visions in my head and finding ways to bring them to you. And sometimes I can’t find the words to help you understand. So, I paint pictures through my clothes, through my camera, and through other people. I’m doing this because this is who I am. There’s a story to tell and there’s a new light to share with the world.

5. Who am I doing this for?

I’m doing this for me and for you… the passionate, ambitious, & creative souls

6. How often am I going to be posting and adding information?

I promise not to force a post.  I believe in quality over quantity. I write when I’m inspired, I take pictures when I have a vision, and I post when I have something to share with the world.

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Now, it’s your turn. Leave a comment below introducing yourself and your blog, then answer the questions above. Feel free to answer all the questions or just a few. It’s still early in the New Year of 2013 and this is a great exercise for you & your blog! I look forward to hearing your thoughts & checking out your blog!

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Floral Denim Shirt & Aztec Oxfords

It was a beautiful Thursday. Not that any day isn’t beautiful but to have the sun shine after a few days of cold winds and gloomy skies… Thursday was a beautiful day. So, before heading in to work, I decided to take a few pictures of my outfit of the day (OOTD).

Before I get dressed I tend to stand in my closet looking back and forth at my clothes until I get a vision. Floral Denim shirt, yellow cardigan, distressed jeans, and Aztec oxfords. That was the vision.

It’s always fun to wear something bright with denim shirts especially if you’re bottom is denim. You can wear a scarf or a statement necklace, a t-shirt underneath with a few buttons open, or you can layer with a sweater or cardigan.

aztec oxfords

The next time your pulling an outfit play around with colors and prints. Black & white prints are easy to pair with colors so, start with that if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Be inspired by the pieces in your closet and feel good about what you put on. Confidence will always complete your look!

Cardigan, Floral Denim Shirt, Jeans: Gap  Aztec Oxfords: Shoemint  

What do you think about this look? Are you a fan of denim shirts? What do you like to pair with denim shirts? Share your thoughts!


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My New Job Promotion!

You know that job promotion I told you about a few posts ago? Well, let’s talk specifics. I began working at Gap in July and in September I got promoted. I am now the Women’s Stylist for Gap at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina! As exciting as that is, there’s more. I manage the Gap SouthPark Instagram (@Gap_SouthPark) and I am currently creating a blog for my store. I am beyond excited for this opportunity. Everything is new and it couldn’t have been at a more perfect time. The blog will be launching soon and I’m very anxious but patience is a very important part of this process.

Gap SouthPark Blog Shoot

Since I’m being specific, I might as well tell you that I was on Good Morning Charlotte (WBTV) in October. They were doing a segment on the Simon Fashion Show, a fashion show that takes place at SouthPark Mall, and I got a chance to showcase a look from our store. It was my first time on the news and it so happened to be a live segment. I’m glad I did pretty well because it was no room for a second take.

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Snapshot on Good Morning Charlotte

 Well, it looks like you’re up to speed about the things I’m doing and things I’ve done. I plan on telling you more about what’s going on with Hera Nyx on www.heranyx.com.  So, expect more than just lovely pictures, giveaways, and great finds. We’ve established a pretty good relationship here. Plus, this is my journey it’s only right that I share my experiences. 🙂

What are some new things that are happening for you right now? Are you working on any big projects? Give me the scoop!

 

 

Follow Gap SouthPark on Instagram: @Gap_SouthPark


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My Serengeti Bracelet from Fifth & Orient!

I have to admit that Leah from Fifth & Orient Jewelry Company has an idea for the type of jewelry I like to wear. If you remember my previous posts, The Belora Metal Choker and Louvre Clover Stud Earrings, then you’ve witnessed the kind of jewelry that Fifth & Orient carries. When Leah and I spoke she told me she had something that screamed Hera. I was intrigued by her statement and quite anxious to see what she had in mind. Soon enough I received a package.

Leah was right. The Serengeti Bracelet definitely screams Hera. I tend to gravitate towards things associated with wildlife animals so, a zebra bracelet was a good choice.

Pulling my outfit and accessories together took no time at all.

When you’re able to put an outfit together according to your mood your style becomes you. It’s how you feel and it’s the confidence in your walk.  Most of time I don’t have an exact word for my mood. I can paint a picture of it though. So, the long sleeve black V-neck, the black faux leather vest, distressed jeans, animal print booties, my big puff, and a red lip was my painting for the day.

Much love and thanks to Leah, Christine, and Phuong, the creators of Fifth & Orient. Be sure to check back on HeraNyx.com.  You might get a chance to receive your own Fifth & Orient jewel.

Hera wants to know?

What are your current obsessions?

What do you think of the Serengeti bracelet?

What did your mood look like today?

Be sure to share your thoughts!


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Where have you been Hera?

You’re probably wondering

What’s going on with Hera and www.heranyx.com? It’s been weeks (practically a month) since I published a new post and if you’re an avid Hera Nyxan you know that’s a bit unusual. The past few weeks have been CRAZY!! Good crazy and bad crazy. It started off with laptop issues (system crash), car issues, and finding a place to live issues. It was one thing after another. The only thing I could control was my thoughts and I tried to keep them positive. Eventually things started to look up. I found an apartment, I got a new job (then a promotion), and I started a new project with a local fashion photographer!! Everything was happening so fast (the good and the bad) and I wasn’t able to write up new posts. I used the last week in September to bring some organization to my life and now I’m refreshed and ready to get started for the month of October.

 

 

pretty interesting fortune cookie messages…

I’m thrilled about everything that’s happening right now and extremely thankful. For October there will be more giveaways, styling tricks and tips, inspiration posts, Moods by Hera Nyx (outfit posts), and a few surprises along the way. As always, feel free to subscribe via e-mail so that you’re notified about each new post. You can also follow me on Twitter. Let’s stay connected!

Hera wants to know

How have things been for you lately?

Anything exciting happen in the past week(s)?

Share your updates below!

 

 

 

 


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Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway!

For those of you who are avid Hera Nyx readers you know that every month I announce a Great Find Giveaway. Well, for the month of August I decided to do something a little different. In my previous post, The Belora Metal Choker from Fifth & Orient, I showed you an amazing necklace and introduced you to Fifth & Orient Jewelry Company. After establishing a great network with the ladies at Fifth & Orient, we decided to host a giveaway on heranyx.com. So, for August I present to you the Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway.

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Louvre Clover Stud Earrings from Fifth & Orient

($42.00 value)

Fifth & Orient and I are giving away a pair of Louvre Clover Stud Earrings. These clover shaped stud earrings lend a simple yet elegant finishing touch to any look.

Cubic Zirconia Accents in a Clover Shaped Rhodium Toned Pave Setting

To enter the Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway:

-Visit www.fifthandorient.com, tweet your favorite piece(s), 
and mention @FifthandOrient and @Hera_Nyx in your tweet 

-Each tweet will count as (1) entry point. 
(You can tweet as much as you like during the entire week)

You can tweet the same item more than once or a bunch of different items. 
Your entry is ONLY valid if you mention @FifthandOrient & @Hera_Nyx in your tweet

***Example of a VALID ENTRY: I love the Belora Metal Choker! @FifthandOrient @Hera_Nyx***

 

Here’s how to earn extra points: 

 *Follow @FifthandOrient on twitter to earn (1) entry point

*Follow @HeraNyx on Twitter to earn (1)entry point

The person with the most points after a week wins the giveaway!

 (Giveaway starts Saturday, August 18th and Closes Saturday, August 25th 11:59 EST.)

 

GIVEAWAY RULES:

Your entry is ONLY valid if you mention @FifthandOrient & @Hera_Nyx in your tweet

-You can tweet multiple times a day

-You can tweet the same piece or a bunch of different pieces

-Your tweet counts as long as it is in the giveaway time frame

– Open to U.S. residents only

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-WINNER with the most tweets after a week wins!

-Winner will notified via Twitter, 1-2 days after giveaway ends

 


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The Belora Metal Choker Necklace from Fifth & Orient

 

The Belora Metal Choker from Fifth & Orient

About a week ago I received the Belora Metal Choker from Fifth & Orient Jewelry Company. The minute I opened the package I knew what kind of look I wanted to go for. Before I explain let me introduce you to Fifth & Orient. 

 The Story Behind Fifth & Orient

Fifth and Orient is a company founded by Christina Burke, Leah Morris, and Phuong Ly. It all began when they were discussing possible ways to feel more empowered as a woman. While conversing, the idea of starting a business came up. Owning a business was something they had never done before. It seemed risky and daunting, but they decided to accept the challenge. In the summer of 2012 Christina, Leah, and Phuong launched their online jewelry and accessory company, Fifth & Orient.

Fifth and Orient’s goal is to provide a diverse assortment of quality products for the fashion forward, confident woman while giving her a refreshing convenient shopping experience. They aim to appeal to women ages 20 all the way to 60. Their pieces range from subtle classics to eclectic and unexpected statements. Each item is functional and beautiful.

Q & A with F & O

HeraNyx: How did the name Fifth & Orient come about?

Fifth&Orient: “The house we lived in was located on the corner of 5th street and Orient Street”

HeraNyx: Tell me one interesting fact about each of you?

Fifth&Orient: “Leah is an avid world traveler and has been to 17 countries so far. Christina is a paleo driven Crossfitter who loves pink and Phuong has three birthdays and she celebrates all three.”


HeraNyx: What is the location of your company?

Fifth&Orient: “Our home base is in Chico, California but our partners travel often and work out of New York and LA as well”

HeraNyx: Is Fifth & Orient a website only company? 

Fifth&Orient: “Yes we are exclusively online.”

HeraNyx: 
How are items selected?  

Fifth&Orient: “Our pieces are strongly influenced by our goal to help make women feel put together and polished while maintaining a sense of pizzazz that we all possess. We select products from around the world…from independent jewelry designers to large companies.
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HeraNyx: What are some future goals for Fifth and Orient?

Fifth&Orient: “A big goal that will actually be reached shortly is to sell our products internationally. Another goal is to someday provide jobs for people through employment with our company.”

They are a very diverse group of women: a mixture of Chinese, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Filipino, and Portuguese. They are passionate, dedicated, and extremely motivated. Although, Fifth and Orient is just beginning they have some pretty big goals for the future. I support and look forward to their future endeavors. If you’re looking for wearable art you should visit www.fifthandorient.com 

From left to right: Christina, Leah, and Phuong.

Be sure to follow these lovely ladies on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram (Fifth_and_Orient)! 

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Outfit Inspired by the Belora Metal Choker

            The Belora Metal Choker is sleek, sultry, and simple. Everything about this necklace screams… H E R A N Y X. I knew that I wanted to wear something strapless and I had to rock my fro. So, with this vision I chose my grey Banana Republic strapless maxi dress. It worked perfectly. It’s a great length and it’s flattering. I could have added bracelets and or a ring, but I wanted to keep my look bare. I love the simplicity of this choker. You can wear it during the day or evening. If you’re not a fan of this rhodium tone, Fifth and Orient also carries this piece Gold

Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway!!

Fifth & Orient has stunning jewelry. Wouldn’t it be great to host a giveaway? Well, for the month of August there will be a Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway. Be sure to check back on heranyx.com for details. The giveaway will start soon!!!

Hera wants to know

What do you think of the Belora Metal Choker?

Is this the first time you heard about Fifth & Orient?

Describe an outfit that you would wear with this choker.

Share your thoughts below!