How To Pick The Right Website To Buy Your Bridesmaid Dress

September 30, 2013 by  
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Looking to buy your bridesmaid dress?  Then why not consider shopping for dress over the internet? It will  eliminate all the usual shopping hassles you might have experienced in the past, and you will also get to see a lot of dress options with a single click of a button. If you’re interested in buying your bridesmaid dress online then check  out the tips below.

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1. Use sites such as Shopstyle, Green Guide or simply google the type of dress you want.  This will allow you to narrow your search by color, price, style and while you’re at it discover new styles and great choices of bridesmaid dresses that you’ve probably never seen.

2. Timing.  Make sure you give yourself a good head start.  Before you even start looking for your sign for the stores mailing list, follow them on social media site such as instagram, facebook and twitter that way you’ll be notified of flash sales, clearance and discounts.

3. Keep an Open Mind.  While shopping for your bridesmaid dress you’ll notice that you’ll come across dresses labeled homecoming dresses.  These can be more affordable and perfectly suitable for a wedding.

4. Check on the services and the other perks they offer. For instance, the website green guide not only provides a nice collection of dresses but they also have the “maid-to-measure” and “tailor-made” service which ensures every customer that all the dresses are made according to exact specifications given by each customer. And aside from that, make sure that they will deliver the dress on time and that they are willing to accept the usual mode of payments (cash transfer, credit card, debit card, etc.).

5.  Return policy. This is the most important one when you’re buying online.  There’s maybe a time limit but sometimes returns are even free.

 

Have any online shopping tips?  Feel free to share below in the comments.

Revlon’s Color Closet: Nail Art

September 30, 2013 by  
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If you know me you know that I’m a bit challenged when it comes to my nails.  I keep them neat, pretty and simple but that’s about it.  While I appreciate creative nail art I unfortunately don’t have the skills for it.  Last week I   was sent an amazing selection of polishes from Revlon to test out  and I immediately got  inspired to give it a shot.  I knew right off the bat that I wanted a look that would be both easy to wear for night and day (I’m a mom so even mani’s have to be practical) but still be a little glam.  My nails are always kept at mid length so I didn’t want to go crazy with patterns and decided instead to do a French mani with a twist.  The first colors that immediately came to mind was the Iconic Gray, Urban (it looks more like a deep purple and it’s the perfect pop of color for fall) and sparkly Hearts of Gold.

Below are the steps to recreate my super easy look and some stylish outfits inspired by Revlon Iconic nail enamel.

1. Apply two thick coats of the Urban nail enamel (make sure to use a clear coat first).
2. I decided to apply the Revlon matte polish that I had left over from the summer.  One coat is all you need but make sure you wait until they’re perfectly dried.
3.  Next I used Revlon’s Nail Art Expressionist in Ulterior Motive to paint a thin coat across the tips of my nails.  I applied two coats so that the color stood out.  The brush on the nail art set is amazing and makes the process so easy!
4.  To give the mani a touch of glam I used Hearts of Gold.  One light swipe across the tips is all it needed.
So there you go: 4 steps using 4 polishes from Revlon to get one simple chic look.
Day & Night Looks:
Adding some florals and tweed to a daytime look will give this edgy enamel a feminine touch
Take your look and nails right into the night by simlpy swapping out the flats for sexy heels and instead florals try a sexy cami.

Revlon believes there is more than one way for women to be seen. Revlon’s heritage as a color authority and its suite of innovative products inspires women around the world to express themselves through beauty each and every day.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Revlon Consumer Products via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Revlon Consumer Products.

Celebrity Copycat: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look for Less!

September 29, 2013 by  
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Now this is my kind of outfit!  It’s casual and comfy but Sarah Jessica Parker makes it chic and sleek with black booties and a fancy necklace.  SJP’s always manages to make anything look glamorous without a hint of effort.  I swear it looks like she rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing she found…love it!  Easy outfit to wear from day to night by swapping out the shoes.

Sweatshirt – $17 at Forever21.com | Rock Star Skinny Jeans – $18 at Oldnavy.com | Necklace – $30 at Zara.com | Ankle Booties – $55 at Piperlime.gap.com

A Nod To The 90’s

September 28, 2013 by  
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One of my favorite fashionable decades was the 90’s. It was purposely dishevled, a little punk and a whole lotta fun!  I spent the better half of it in my Dr. Martens, some sort of plaid and lots of vintage tees.  It was my personal mission to mix vintage and grunge and sometimes it worked, sometimes not so much.  This fall you’ll see small nods to the grungy era with tons of causal pieces only more sleek and chic.  Below are some inspirational looks that all nod towards the 90’s only more modern and easy to wear just about every day.

 

1) Ankle Boots – the new go-to-at-any-time item of footwear. Stylish and simple, these boots go with any kind of outfit and any sort of trend. Wear your black Chelsea boots with skinny jeans during the day and with a sexy mini skirt with mesh tights for night. Guaranteed to work really well with any of the pieces below.

2) Plaid – plaid prints, generally on tops but extending to pants, bags and accessories. Wearing a plaid print help create a preppy look which can be contrasted magnificently with the modern Chelsea boots.

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3) Crop Tops.  A trend that I proudly wore during most of my high school years was hot this past summer and will remain strong for fall.  Wear cropped sweaters over a tank or let a button down peak out underneath for chillier days.

4) Nirvana Grunge – It doesn’t seem that long since Kurt Cobain sadly left us. Adopt this fashion and prepare to smell like teen spirit. Remember that Chelsea boots contrast nicely with layers of grunge.

5) Tomboy – a particular favorite of mine. Oversized coats, boyfriend jeans or a slouchy tunics – pieces that are a must have for everyday wear.

 
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Fantasy Brands at Real-Person Prices

September 28, 2013 by  
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The hefty price tags touted by the couture creations and exquisite ensembles of high-end designers make them fiscal unachievable fantasies for even the most style-obsessed fashionista. There was a time when just one insanely covetable item from Marchesa or Philip Lim would mean forgoing food and rent for the foreseeable future. Then, like an answer to a posh prayer, came the brilliant idea known as the “diffusion line.” Most commonly this is when a top-tier designer pairs with a middle-market retailer to create an affordable, yet still visionary, capsule collection – thereby saving you from the fate of becoming a hopelessly chic homeless person. These fab collabs have been gaining popularity over the last few years, resulting in a treasure trove of quality garments for the discerning dresser on a budget. Read on to discover the cream of the current crop of these trendsetting teams, just be prepared to shop til you drop – with enough capital leftover to accessorize.

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  1. White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal. Nothing says “I’m going to live the rest of my life in happily wedded bliss” like floating down the aisle in a creation crafted by the queen of nuptials herself.  The amazing news is that now you can make that fantasy a reality by choosing one of the divine frocks from Ms. Wang’s diffusion line. This season’s collection was inspired by the, sigh, glamour of Old Hollywood.  Modestly priced between $728 and $1,348, it is impossible to not fall head over heels for one of these enchanting, elegant, affairs. Plus, she designs for the wedding party as well. Need we say more?

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2. 3.1 Philip Lim for Target. The buzz about this cult designer’s collection for Target has grown into a collective roar with its recent release – and it’s well deserved. The bags alone are worth the hype. Full of sophisticated floral prints, skinny trousers and sparkly, fête-ready frocks, the line has caused a veritable stampede at some Target locations. With sleek looks to take you from a.m. to after-party, this is one dream team-up not to miss.

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3. RACHEL by Rachel Roy for Macy’s. This elegant designer brings the class-with-an-edge attitude that makes her namesake line so covetable to her diffusion line. Her most recent creations include military-inspired pea coats, printed suits and feminine animal print dresses paired with motorcycle jackets. It’s a one-stop shop for wardrobe basics and of-the-moment trend pieces.

 

Image taken from Glamour

  1. Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s. Malandrino is the most recent elite designer to create a limited-edition collection for Kohl’s DesigNation, and her accessible-yet-chic looks are the best yet. The romantic, Paris-inspired line is full of graphic, black and white pairings and intricately beaded shift-dresses.  Be sure to stock up on the perfectly styled lace-print tops and frocks – ideal for date night or a swanky holiday soiree.

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  1. Truly by Zac Posen for David’s Bridal. Although the line isn’t set to debut until 2014, it will be worth the wait – if Posen’s gowns are anything like his red carpet creations, they will be magical. The illustrious designer’s foray into affordable wedding-wear is bound to be both a commercial and critical success. Boldly sophisticated, sexy and distinctively glamorous, Posen’s design aesthetic lends itself perfectly to bridal gowns. The creations promise to be couture quality at a price that won’t break your budget.

 

Written by Kerry Walter

Must Have Pieces For Layering

September 28, 2013 by  
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What would fall be without layering?  To help get the most out of fashions most creative and coziest season, you need to have the right pieces.  That means items that can easily mix and match or be easily worn from day to night.  To help kick off autumn I’ve picked some key must-have pieces for layering and how to wear them.

A little fur  on a vest will instantly make any outfit a little glam, cozy and chic.  Pair with jeans and a striped top for a easy casual look or a little black dress and tights for a quirky sexy look.

Faux Fur Trim Vest

A classic striped top with a touch of leather is a no brainer!  Layer it under cardigans, button downs and finish off the look with a scarf.

Striped Top 

Add some denim to any outfit for a effortless feel.  Wear it under the vest with fur and the striped top for layering perfection!

Denim Top

A long cardigan will make layering dressier pieces a cinch!  Try it with a pencil skirt or even a maxi dress.

Long Cardigan 

Necklaces and scarfs make any layering look instantly more stylish.  Try a long necklace and scarf for a flowy affect.

Long Tassle Necklace

 Scarf

A little black dress is the perfect canvas for all your layering needs.  Pick one that fits like a glove, add some tights or leggings and start adding layers.  You can start by adding a very thin turtle neck or  button down underneath.

Long Sleeve Black Dress

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Revlon’s Color Closet: Fall’s Crimson Seduction

September 23, 2013 by  
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Fall is all about chilly temps, layering and boots!  And while it’s known for warm rich colors, there’s no better time to accentuate your look with  bright colors…how about starting with your nails!  The color red has always been a symbol of power and confidence.  It’s a sultry  classic color that never goes out of style.  But with tons of different shades as options it can be tricky to pick the right shade.  I was sent Revlon’s nail color Seduce and it’s gorgeous!  It’s a true red that’s easy to mix and match with other colors if you desire but I would let it stand out on its own.  The bold alluring color is sexy, fun and exactly what any fall color palette will need.

I like the idea of wearing it for day or night with matching toes of course.   For day a red polish will pop against basic pieces like a blazer layered with your favorite fall sweater.  Think mustards and blue with a  tweed blazer and amazing red mani…it’s a instant mood booster while adding that pop of color for fall!

For night it’s a no brainer!  When I want to add a little more sass to my look red always does the trick when wearing my favorite combo: a little black dress, a leather jacket and high heeled booties.  This fall let loose, have fun and get yourself a red mani!

Revlon believes there is more than one way for women to be seen. Revlon’s heritage as a color authority and its suite of innovative products inspires women around the world to express themselves through beauty each and every day.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Revlon Consumer Products via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Revlon Consumer Products.

Celebrity Copycat: Kim Kardashian’s Look for Less!

September 21, 2013 by  
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I’m absolutely LOVING Kim Kardashian’s toned down make over!  The one look that really caught my eye was her sold out Pink Celine coat and head to white outfit.  It’s sleek, sltylish and classy!  Great new look for the new mom. 🙂  Get her look for less with pieces from Top Shop, Lulu’s & more!

Boyfriend Coat – $178 at Topshop.com | Henley – $22 at Saksfifthavenue.com | Calvin Klein Cropped SKinny Jeans – $15 at Lordandtaylor.com | Nude Heels – $32 at Lulus.com | Beige Convertible Satchel – $49 at Yesstyle.com | Lucky Brand Necklace – $39 at Zappos.com | Butter London Nail Polish – $15 at Butterlondon.com

Cute Casual Outfits

September 20, 2013 by  
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I love my heels but I also need to have my flats for days where I have to be comfy.  Most of those outfits that I wear with flats consist of some type of denim but not just any old pair jeans.  Below are  4 cute casual outfits that are perfect for just about anyone to wear featuring flats that are edgy, fun and more importantly affordable!  Grab a pair and get one free before September 30!

 These skull flats will give just about any outfit a little edge.  Pair with a cardigan and rolled up boyfriend jeans and a tee for a casual stylish look.

Skull Flats – $35 | Cardigan | Jeans | Tee | Phillip Lim for Target Satchel

 How fun are these cat loafers?  Great to give as a fun gift for the cat lover in your life or keep for yourself and wear with a sexy pencil skirt for a quirky yet sexy look.  Comfy and chic.

Cat Loafers  | Retro Midi Skirt  | Polka DOt Sweater | Denim Jacket |  Necklace

Blue studded flats add the perfect pop of color to all your favorite jeans.

Blue Studded Flats | Sweatshirt  | Jeans

 Ankle tie flats are just as feminine as a pair of ballerina slippers.  Wear them with your favorite little black dress or a maxi skirt and blazer for a quirky look.

ANkle Tie FlatsMidi SkirtReversible Tee | Denim Vest | Satchel 

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Celebrity Copycat: Jennifer Lopez’s Look for Less!

September 19, 2013 by  
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Jennifer Lopez was seen sporting a snake skin roll tab shirtdress from her very own collection at Kohl’s.  Love that she kept it simple with a chic white bag, sandals and gold accessories.  This is not a fall friendly look so I also redid her look using leggings and pumps.  Check out both looks below.

Snake Skin Shirtdress – $49 at Kohls.com | STudded Tote – $29 at Dorothyperkins.com | White Gladiator Sandals – $49.95 at DSW.com | Sunglasses – $9.95 at HM.com | Watch and Bracelet Set – $29 at Charlotterusse.com

Snake Skin Shirtdress – $49 at Kohls.com | Cardigan – $85 at Yoox.com | Opaque Tights – $14 at Target.com | High Heeled Pumps – $79.90 at ZAra.com | Satchel – $76 at ASOS.com | Watch and Bracelet Set – $29 at Charlotterusse.com

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