Monday, April 22, 2013

Jewelry is never a bad thing

Jewelry is never a bad thing 

There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a jangly necklace, or some sparkly earrings, big or small, real or fake, understated or over-the-top, jewelry lifts the spirits. It also lifts a look. Colorful beads or chandelier earrings could be just the thing to make an ordinary outfit outstanding. While jewelry is a very personal thing gifts from your significant other, family heirlooms, purchases to mark  milestones, it can also be a reflection of your style spirit. 

1. keep it chic
2. tone it down when your clothes
3. you do not have to spend a lot on your baubles.



These dangling decorations bring life to any outfit
1. layer up 
2. a wide chocker or bib demands attention 
3. an open neckline on your top highlights
4. a draping necklace is lovely with a long frock
5. consider the vibe you are going for 

Gold studs


They frame the face, so they are of the utmost importance
1. small studs are perfect.
2. chandelier earrings draw attention.
3. dainty drop earring are the middle ground.




A big stone your finger ups the glam factor
1. a gob-stopper-size ring is the ideal partner
2. stack your rings for a funky edge
3. do not load up every finger
4. when wearing ab attention-getting ring



Accent your arm with something special to stand out
1. try loading up on an armful.
2. mixing material can look rich.
3. lots of bracelets calls for bare wrists.
4. one wide cuff makes an impression.




These old-fashioned gems are a fresh way to add sparkle them on your masculine pieces.
2. smaller styles look interesting.
3. expand beyond diamonds.
4.put them on in unusual places.

Some people cannot go out of the house without loading up necklaces, while for others simple studs will do. Some women prefer an armful of bangles, and some load up on brooches. No matter your preference, bits of baubles are all about adding joy to your look.


Fabulous at every age

Fabulous at every age

First and foremost, style is about inner confidence. If you are 50 and dare to wear a mini. more power to you. If you tend to turn err on the safe side but still like to be in the fashion game, there are plenty of interesting and chic options, out there for you, no matter what your age. Form "anything goes" in your 20s to toned-down hues and sculpted cuts in your 40s to luxe fabrics in your 70s, find out what's best for you and you will always look and feel poised in your clothes.

What to consider when dressing for your age.


Youth. Being under 30 allows you to get away with a lot when it comes to dressing.
 1. Pick a fun frock.
 2. Try a top with personality 
 3. When it comes to skirts, think sweet or sexy
 4. Experiment with jackets and coats.

A honed sense of style leads to sophistication, but do not put your risk-taking days behind.

    1.go for a dress in a new silhouette
    2.your shirt should have an edge. out skirts with style. off your look with something striking.


It is important to look smart and conservative, but that does not have to mean buttoned up.
 1. Find a refined frock. 
 2. Opt for a subdued yet modern top.
 3. Stick to find and feminine skirts.
 4. Consider a well-constructed jacket cut.
50s over 

Now is the time to embrace traditional elegance with uptown appeal. Leave the latest trends by the wayside. 
 1. Dress up in classic colors
 2. Look for ladylike tops.
 3. Keep your skirt simple or luxe it up.
 4. Start with a clean-cut jacket.

20s there are no boundaries for twenty somethings when it comes to fashion.
30s more pulled-together, serious looks are what your 30s are about, but you do not have to be a total square. 
40s classic silhouettes and colors may start to dominate your wardrobe, but each piece should be full of personality.
50s refined, tasteful choices are the foundations of age-appropriate dressing.    


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Shoe Trends!

If you are like me, you are super excited to go shoe shopping for this spring/summer! I have brought together FIVE of my favorite, hottest shoe trends that NEED to be in your shoe closet asap!

Fantastic Plastic 
 This trend SO reminds me of the clear jelly flats I owned in high school because I believed they matched with every outfit! I currently love this trend and cant wait to get myself a pair! Although they are on the verge of being too gaudy, the right pair can look right on trend! In heels or flats, go for it, they create an awesome illusion!

Jeffrey Campbell

Strap Me In
This ankle strap trend is the easiest to spot and is effortlessly chic. Not only have I spotted heels and flats with ankle straps but also ones with a strap over your toes. They are very simple and easy to wear! Just make sure you get a pedicure before slipping into one of these and you are good to go!

Just Fab

Steve Madden

Pointed in the Right Direction
  We have been seeing this trend growing since the fall and now it has gone into spring with fresher, brighter colors! There are even variations with a toe cap which I am loving! Why should you love them? They are sleek, sophisticated and extremely classic! Personally, I only own a pair but another pair is definitely on my shopping list!
Steve Madden


Neon Night
I definitely remember this trend coming back and forth every other summer and I am happy to see it back! If you do not like wearing colors (I am guilty of this because I love BLACK), then wearing colored shoes will be your pop of color! I especially love neon because it is an attention grabber, neon shoes can be the focus of your entire ensemble!  
Go Jane
Jeffrey Campbell

Black and White
From dresses to patterns, the black and white trend is no longer just for your clothes! My favorite part of this trend is that you can get a black and white shoe and be subtle by wearing something similar to the flat beneath or wear more unexpected patterns like the checkered heel. The colors are very classic and can be worn with about anything, this is a must-have!

Sole Society


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pourquoi? Parce que....nous aime COLOR, so what!

Color is a very important part of life. I mean, honestly, Pantone dedicates a whole team to determining “thee ‘it’ color” of each year and season. Aqua, Seagreen, Pansy Pink, Regal Purple, Grey Lavender -- the list goes on of Fun colors to choose from! 

But, Fun colors are not just for your wardrobe anymore! In case you hadn’t noticed....News Flash: They’re also for your hair! 

From Nicki Minaj

to Kelly Osbourne

to Kelis
to that cool girl in your History class, or that fun-loving chick you saw in the grocery store, or, even, 

Dennis Rodman! 
Fun hair colors are what’s happening, and I’ll show you how to rock them!
As someone who used to sport blonde, pink, and purple locks, PLEASE learn from my mistakes, and allow me to assist you in your colorful endeavors! 

First things first, if you have the cajones to get the vibrant color in the first place, then have the cajones to rock it the way it was meant to be rocked! Now, that doesn’t mean go too over the top, but, also, do not try to tone it down too much. 

Once, after trying to look less “out there” for what I perceived as a sophisticated event, I had a former model say to me, “You’ve got fun hair, so have a fun look. Throw on some big earrings, and cool eyeliner!”. I was stunned with both disappointment and excitement, for the advise she’d given had been my everyday look that I had decided to tone down for this specific event. Do not make that mistake of changing yourself completely. Instead, while remaining true to who you are, alter what little is necessary in order to look appropriate for whatever the occasion.

Also, if you’re going to go the colorful hair route, make sure you keep the color on point, and do something to it when you go out. Please do not just leave it matted, or allow the color to look as though it has faded. If you do not have time for the upkeep, do not do it!

Now, let’s get into the knitty-gritty of how to wear your new funky 'do!
It seems like curls, or at least a slight bump, or a cute bun or ponytail are key to rocking your Fun color choice!

* Green dip-dyed ends with small wave-ringlets, aviators, camo jacket

* Show off that color, and throw it in a bun, along with a subtle bright lip (oxymoron, I know), and dark eye makeup

* Tight small ringlets, medium-sized hoops, out-of-the-ordinary lips

* You all want volume, don't you? Business in the front, party in the back! Simple stud earrings, curl hair with flexi-rods and conditioner, take curlers out, then fluff and go!

* Curl the top and fling it back, or put in it a high pony and let it swing!

* A cool loose french braid, free side pieces, and fun eye makeup to match!

* Beach waves, cool shades, black crop top, metallic gold high-waisted shorts, leopard faux fur jacket, knee-high spandex socks, and sky-high platforms! (This girl knows how to do it!)

But, wait! You do not have to travel the color route alone! Grab a friend, and hit the Color Bar at your local beautician!

                                                             ~SimonYoung, the FashionTherapist