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Drinking and Dressing

Its almost 2016; where has the time gone? Don’t waste one second and take advantage of your creative side when it comes to what you’ll where this New Year’s Eve. Drinks and dressing up are always a part of a party, so why not coordinate your outfit with what your drinking. It’s like creating a new you for the new year, this will just be your first outfit for doing so. Just remember to dress and drink responsibly now, even though I know this is probably going to be a lot of fun. There are so many different types of you amazing women out there, so let’s see the different outfits in the running for you to wear.

First things first, Champagne; the classic drink that gives a classy feel, so why not wear something with brilliant class such as a gold clutch, gold heals, with a black, smooth one piece outfit that has a deep v neck line to show a little skin, as either a dress or one piece suit.

Craft beer is the ultamite countryside, relaxing drink. But hey you’re going out so if your style of flannel goes along with that beer go ahead and wear what you want. Make  it dressy with a fringe skirt perhaps and laced up pumps.

Margaritas are my personal favorite and would go amazingly with a dressy, casual long red dress, red sandals, and a bag that resembles a sombrero with its materials and patterns. Just don’t forget gold bracelets and earrings.

A black tunic dress, long gold earrings and some semi causal black shoes would go perfect with whiskey. I would say you’re brave if that’s your drink of choice but will be looking awesome with this outfit. Choose wisely and don’t be afraid to mix up any of these styles a bit! But please be sure to drink, dress, and drive safely and have the time of your chic, stylish life!

Hats, Hats, and More Hats

This Winter 2015 season I’ve talked about some chic and stylish coats and sunglasses, but lets not forget about hats to complete the cold-weather look. I’ve come across some adorable and unique styles that may  tickle your fancy!

Winter hats are one of the pieces that spices up a winter look to keep you feeling warm and cozy, especially, fur hats. This luxurious and feminine look comes in lovely burning and bright oranges and yellows. What a way to brighten up your winter blues! Another warm and cozy style, that is constantly on the runways is the knitted hat, perfect for those with oval faces and are quite popular in stripes and leopard patterns.

A style for those of any face shape and height is the beret, which brings a french elegance, made of two different looks; sparkles, great for the flashy divas, and smooth & classic for the ladies who prefer the original black or brown. Another hat that carries variety is the cap, suitable for those who prefer a more casual or sporty look.

There are caps out there made of snake skin and other catchy tones, which keep you warm, as they have a rounded top part, and the cap going below the eyebrow line. There are more classics such as the over-sized bowler hat, Amish style hats, and fedoras. There is only one more accessory to complete the winter look, and that is hand-warmers and gloves. Stay on the look out for  information on those trends as well.

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The Bright Side of Winter

Just because winter is around the corner, doesn’t mean the sun goes into hibernation too! So, we’re still going to need some stylish sunglasses to keep our eyes protected right? There are a few sunglasses trends that I’d like to mention that will be the best picks to go with your warm weather outfits.

The first to mention is making a bold statement with floral appliques and studs. These glasses require no effort as they speak for themselves with the message that you’re ‘too cool for school.’ Colorful/mirrored sunglasses

are off the charts on the cool scale, turning every head even when wearing the most basic outfits. They’re able to hide tired eyes with their reflective nature, even if you’re feeling unmotivated from a long day at work or with the kids, no one would even guess that with these glasses on.

A bit more of an edgy look is the flat top/square style. They’re edgy with a mix of aviators and over-sized frames. Something else a bit edgy and retro at the same time is the round/retro style; to match the resurgence of the flared jeans and throwback fashion, (which is my next blog topic).

If you’re not really into the whole retro trend, whatever you’re wearing can become the most sophisticated, glamorous outfit, just by putting this next style, the cat eye look on those eyes. It’s edgy and flirtatious all at once, giving us a chance to be sassy and confident.





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Fashion Police on the loose again

I haven’t gotten around to buying any on-trend track pants yet, but have seen them everywhere. Some definite no-no’s that have caught my eye are track pants paired with boots, tee shirts, slippers, and sneakers. These pants can be worn any way one pleases, however, they’re best worn in dressy materials with pumps, sandals, and a dressy top.

Speaking of pumps, we are not limited to just the essential black pump anymore, haven’t you heard? It may sound a bit scary, as we know black and neutral colors are there to pull our outfits together. But don’t fear any longer because patterns and bold colors are the latest trend in pumps as they add a little bold to our wardrobe. I tried it yesterday, and not only did my outfit look brighter, so was my outlook on a hard day’s work.

I have questioned colorful shoes like that in the past, but not anymore. I do have a question right now though, why are you still carrying around a huge tote everywhere? So many ladies right now are lugging huge ones filled with everything but the kitchen sink, it seems like.  I know you have many things to carry, so of course it’s convenient, but it just weighs you down. For the best look, find a clutch that will hold your essentials and leave the tote in the car or office.

Another look I spotted at the gym this morning was baggy sweatpants and big tee-shirts. If you’re still cringing in the mirror at the gym at how you look, it is about time you update that gym wardrobe! Fitted and feminine is the way to go. You will feel so much better and be even more motivated as you see how great you look at the gym. It works for me, when I look good, I feel good! If these trends work for me, I know they will work for you.

Spicing Things up a Bit

Here’s something you probably never heard: shopping is just like cooking. Sounds crazy right? But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense; you have to put the right things together and it doesn’t hurt to add a little extra to spice things up a little. What I really mean is when it comes to the perfect recipe for an outfit; you need accessories to pull it all together. So let me tell about a few great accessory trends this fall.

Remember the bow tied blouse in my previous blog? Dress it up with some pearls to give yourself a classic and elegant look. How about a scarf around your neck as well? This season, striped scarves are running up and down the runway.  Don’t forget you might need a little something to put your scarf or lipstick in. If you’re going to use a handbag, be up to date with a double-strap handbag; super cute with an extra chain handles.

For your hair, a satan headband is a great simple and dressy accessory that you can wear to work and out at night all in the same day. Another item for the head is a wide brim hat. It’s very chic and easy to go with any outfit.  If you want to add something unique, especially if you already have fringe on your boots or jacket, try a gold or silver fringe bracelet that will hang off your wrist with confidence and beauty; two accessories that you’re never seen without, all you stylish, gorgeous ladies out there!

Leaves, Pumpkins, Shirts, and Skirts

Never did I think shirts and skirts would be so fabulous together. It’s amazing how many different themes they create for the many unique, yet all fabulous, women out there. Here are some shirt and skirt combos that let you express the inner chic you love to bring out the best you possible this season. If you’re inner chic has a ‘hippie’ feel, go for this first outfit, it will bring good vibes. A necktie blouse and suede mini is 1960’s inspired and made even more retro with platform sandals.

For a look that rises above the rest with an unexpected twist, pair a leather skirt over a long shirt-dress. I think this is such a unique outfit and shows that you’re brave and daring. It looks best with heels and the buttons of the shirt-dress unbuttoned at least two or three from the top to give it even more of a free-spirited look.

If you’re more laid back and a classic outfit is more your style, an oxford shirt and pencil skirt are the perfect match for you. Keep in mind that this crisp and professional look is best with sling back pumps and neutral colors, because it is fall after all. (Wink face).

Want an outfit that will show off your silhouette? Recreate Kim Kardashian’s look with a bodysuit and fitted, knee length, high-waist skirt that will give you a  body-flattering, curve hugging outfit. Not only does this outfit (that I’ve tried myself), bring out those curves, it mostly brings out your confidence. Let’s show them what we’re made of this fall! Source for pictures

A New Comfort Level

Lets face it, dressing up usually isn’t really all that comfortable with tight clothes that are too warm and high heels that hurt by the middle of the day or night. So don’t go for the synthetics, try breathable, natural cotton, light weight enough so you don’t suffocate and become a sweaty mess. Choose dresses that have pockets so that you can put a few belongings in them such as lipstick, cellphone, or money. This could help lighten up your clutch or purse.

Hopefully you’re excited to go out with friends or to your event! So wear happy colors, no one ever said you can only wear black when dressing up. And you don’t have to be in heels either. Flats are just as dressy and go great with any fancy outfit in open or closed-toe style. If you’re going for a strapless dress or top, try one with built-in corsetry so you’re not constantly pulling up your outfit. You don’t want to deal with that especially if you’re going to be out and about for a long time. Hopefully these tips will help you get around with ease the next time you deck yourself out. Go ahead, make a change and be comfy in your own skin!

Jeans and Boots

It’s fall and all you have are flared bottom jeans that aren’t going to fit into your boots. Just what are you going to do to fix this fashion emergency? Well, it’s pretty simple, in just a few short steps you’ll have boot wearing jeans in no time.

What you need to do is roll your jeans up once, then tighten them up to skinny jean shape by rolling the bottom forward and putting a sock on top of your folds. This way, your jeans will be the shape of skinny jeans at the bottom and fit perfectly into your boots. 

This little trick can save you time and money as you will no longer have to go out and buy new jeans just for your boots. Now you can just spend your shopping money on new boots! Unless you’re wearing last year’s, which is perfect. Be creative and resourceful, and you will find a way around being able to wear what you already own and love. 


Fall Fashion Police

So I’ve been telling you about a lot of the fall fashion from 70’s fringe to the two purse trend; but don’t forget, the fashion police are always around the corner with looking for items that are no-no’s to help keep you up to date!

The first broken fashion rule I’d like to mention is an open sweater on top of another over the head sweater. This combination is way too bulky and makes you too warm when inside. Just try a jacket over your first sweater and you’ll be warm, I garantee. Another no-no is avoid wearing your skinny jeans cuffed along with your leg warmer socks and boots. One or the other is best, it just makes things too complicated!

I have seen small belts that go over bulky coats and sweaters! Now I know the look you’re going for ladies, but a thick belt around a thinner sweater is much better for your lovely silhouettes. Now here’s a little twist, I always hear of people saying that black and brown can’t go together, but now they can! Don’t be afraid to wear those cute brown boots with your favorite black leggings or pants. Come on, it’s fall 2015!

Fall Fashion Fringe

This fall 2015 season there’s no avoiding the 1970’s hippie mood that’s been spread around as fast as the color in the leaves. Seemingly falling from just about nowhere into every clothing shop are these trends: suede, flared jeans, bell sleeves, and peasant shirts and dresses. Try a suede dress with a floppy hat and boots to really get into it! A fringe, brown suede jacket with a skirt and boots will make you light up apart from the crowd. Wear one of these awesome jackets with a peasant dress, perfect for later in the day when its cooler outside.

Be ready to trade in your skinny jeans for the flared or super-wide look that is perfect with a cozy sweater or peasant shirt. To really wear out the flared trend, wear these pants with bell sleeve tops. Although these ideas are super cute, probably the biggest 70’s trend right now is the suede fringe look on pants, boots, purses, dresses, shirts and ton more. Heavily or lightly fringed; its your choice, either way you’ll look groovy.