T-Shirt & Trousers

September 30, 2014 by  
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As I begin to make my way into the work force I find myself wanting to look more sharp and presentable but not over dressed because I do live in florida. So lately I’ve been trying my hand at t-shirts and trousers with either Sperry’s or slip-on loafers. It’s a simple look that doesn’t really take much to put together and it’s easy for me to layer up when it finally does get cool. Below are some pieces and inspiration for this simple yet professional look.

T-Shirt & Trousers

For this look try these: herring bone trousers , penny loafers , white tee

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these: khaki’s , pullover, belt

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these out: oxfords, trousers

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Get Kanye West Coat & Look for Fall

September 29, 2014 by  
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Take a stylish cue from Kanye (yes, we love his style) and this fall, throw on a over sized coat over your jeans and tees. Doesn’t need to have the glammed up fur even a simple coat with sleek lines will give your outfits a polished touch that looks more grown up.  Check his look we recreated and some other coats below.

Kanye West Look for Fall

Coat | Henley | Jeans | Boots

Kanye West Coat

Pea Coat

Kanye West Coat

Classic Cashmere Coat

Kanye West Coat

Herringbone Coat

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What To Wear On Thanksgiving

September 28, 2014 by  
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It’s never too early to start planning all of your holiday outfits.  I dont think there’s really any good excuse for guys to not look their best especially on Thanksgiving day. I’m sure there’s some of you out there that might help out with thanksgiving dinner or maybe even some who cook it all on your own (props if you do), but for the most part our job is just to dig in and eat! Below are some outfit ideas with pieces you probably already own.

If you’re a jeans and tee kinda guy like me then just add a knit sweater with some with some leather. You’ll look stylish without much effort.

What To Wear Thanksgiving

Rag & Bone Zeeland Cardigan |

Mens thanksgiving Outfit

Leather Trimmed Calvin Klein Sweater |

Looking to change up your preppy style? Swap out your polo’s with a shawl collar knit cardigan and pair it with a plain white tee. It’s still preppy-ish but the white tee makes it a little more laid back.


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 | Scotch & Soda Shawl Collar Cardigan |

 

If you’re a super trendy guy and want to tone it down for dinner with the in-laws, then keep it classic with a white button down and slim fit chinos and brown accessories.

men thanksgiving day outfit

 

Brown Shoes | Chinos | White Button Down | Belt | Vest | Watch 

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Forever Young

September 26, 2014 by  
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To me, beauty is literally skin deep and I believe that everything you put inside your body will reflect outwards. My beauty routine always starts in the kitchen, and the products I use play a supporting role in keeping my skin looking polished. In today’s hectic working-mom world, my routine also has to be simple and quick; and the products I use have to provide maximum impact. Below is my routine in keeping my look fresh and hopefully forever young.Forever Young Beauty Roputine

I Literally Veg Out

I try to make sure that when I sit down and eat that my plate has a lot of veggies. Not only are they healthy, but they’re proven wrinkle reducers. A typical meal will include a boiled egg over a bed of spinach and grilled chicken.

Water

If I don’t drink a minimum of 8-10 cups of  water a day my skin will immediately look dull. It’s the best thing you can do for your skin and it’s also the easiest and cheapest. I don’t necessarily like to drink water, so I carry a stylish flask and pretty cup to make it more of a treat (and I add fresh lemon or lime). Any fruit will work but the lemon and lime help burn calories – bonus!

Makeup

I never leave the house without blush and mascara. The eyes are the window to the soul and I want my eyes to look bright, happy and ready to conquer the day; it’s like coffee for the eyes. I apply three coats of mascara concentrating on the outer lashes. The blush application is equally important because I like a “no-makeup” look – so I apply it to only my apple cheeks as opposed to up and out towards my ears like we’ve all been taught.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is probably the most important part of any skin care routine because it allows the skin to better absorb any moisturizer you use. Every night after  I remove my makeup I exfoliate.  I take a small bowl and add 4 tablespoons of regular white sugar and mix it with two tablespoons of water and mix until it is a thick paste and scrub it on my face in a circular motion.

Moisturize

My skin tends to get oily and it’s prone to acne so I’m really picky when choosing a moisturizer. Lately I’ve been using Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting  Cream  (I bought mine at Walgreens for only $26) that helps the appearance of lines, boosts hydration and brightens your skin. It’s amazing!  I apply it generously at night after I exfoliate and since I started using  it the fine lines have been less noticeable and my face looks visibly smoother, fresh and actually a bit younger. It’s become one of my must-have beauty products in my daily routine.

Forever Young Beauty Routine With Olay Regenerist

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All it takes is a little mindful eating; a few must-have products and more importantly a big smile!

Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years, maintaining its founding philosophy: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. Regenerist was created along those lines to address women’s anti-aging needs, and millions of women have tried it and loved it, making Regenerist the #1 anti-aging moisturizer.**Based on Nielsen data week ending 2/1/14.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of P&G.

Celebrity Copycat: HiIary Duff’s Look for Less

September 24, 2014 by  
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This may not be the best picture of Hilary Duff but I’m loving how she mixed her bright blue skinny jeans with a chunky knit sweater and sleek white booties. Great look for a stylish Thanksgiving dinner.

Celebrity Copycat

Skinny Jeans – $32.99 at CharlotteRusse.com | Sweater – $40 at NordstromRack.com | White Booties – $41 at CharlotteRusse.com | Color Balm Lipstick – $22 at Stila.com

Celebrity Copycat: Kim Kardashian’s Jogger Pants Look for less!

September 9, 2014 by  
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I have a love-hate relationship with Kim Kardashian’s style. I love that she embrace her curves, but I wish she would just cover up and take a break from all the booty and cleavage. That’s why I love this casual look on Kim Kardashian! It’s still sexy but in a sweatpants chic kind of way that isn’t showing too much of anything. An easy breezy outfit anyone can wear and if you don’t want to wear heels you can simply add some flats.

Celebrity Copycat

Jogger Pants – $40 at ShopMango.com | Tank Top – $12.90 at Uniqlo.com | Caged Heel Booties – $85 at CharlotteRusse.com | Sunglasses – $19 at ASOS.com

 

Falls Hottest Makeup Trends & More From Project Runway Makeup Artist Scott Patric

September 5, 2014 by  
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Project Runway makeup artist Scott Patric

I’ve been watching Project Runway for years and I’m so excited to share Scott Patric’s (Project Runways lead makeup artist) hottest makeup tips for this season, how to get the perfect natural look and his experience working with the Project Runway celebrities and models! Check it out below.

How was your experience working with celebrities on Project Runway?

It is fun, challenging, and exhilarating working with the models and designers on Project Runway. We are in a creative time crunch, so we use all our know-how and creativity to pull it all together and make a great look for the audience and judges to view.

How should women emphasize their natural glow with makeup?

-Have a clear and simple direction before you start your makeup and you will get there faster and the look will be neater when you finish.
-Pick a feature to focus. If today the focus is a red lip, just define the eye and let the lip speak. If tomorrow it’s a smokey eye, then the lip steps back.
-“Sheer out” your foundations with moisturizer. Use foundation on problem spots from the bottle, and where your skin is great, let it show through by sheering out.
-Always use lots of mascara!! If you are in a rush, don’t skip the mascara, skip something else because the eyes are the window to your soul!!
-A white, shimmery highlight in the inner corner of your eye makes it look like you’ve had lots of rest. It brightens your whole face.

How can normal women pull off the “natural look”?

Women after 40 definitely need to moisturize. We need to be hydrated and do yoga. Find a foundation that is sheer but with a good amount of coverage. Try the Shu Uemura tinted spf because you will look flawless and have sun protection. For lips, try Chanel Rouge Coco in Charme #40. It’s hydrating with a touch of soy pink mauve color. It’s awesome! Always highlight the great spots on your face. Lips always feel young with a light gloss. Keep it simple. A beautiful lip and a clean face goes a long way. Eyeshadows with less shine work better for women over 40.

What are some of your personal must-haves and why are they so amazing?

My personal all-time favorite products are Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara for longer, fuller, more gorgeous lashes. Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani makes your skin look like you are fifteen! Nars Blush in Orgasm is the right blush shade for almost every skin color – the name says it all! Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Tender #510 and Delicious #415 are citrus bright lipsticks perfect for the beach or an party after.

What is hot this season?

Fall makeup is about a berry lip. It feels so great after the summer brights to take it back to a more chic berry and a subtle, grey smoke around the eye.

To ensure a beautiful look throughout the day, what are the top three things women should carry around in their purse?

Every woman should have blotting papers, an eyelash curler, and Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm in her purse!

Make sure to drop by Scott Patric’s Facebook page where he posts his process for creating the winning look each Friday.

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Review: Guilty Soles Shoe Membership Without A Monthly Commitment

September 4, 2014 by  
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Guilty Soles Shoe Club review

I like every other shoe obsessed girl have been tempted to try all of those monthly shoe clubs but I’ve never actually gone through with it. One of the main reasons why I’ve never actually gone through with it was because I didn’t want the monthly commitment of buying a pair of shoes without seeing the actually quality. I’m known to like a bargain and have no problem buying affordable shoes but to pay and join a monthly shoe club  scares me because it’s a year long commitment. So, when Guilty Soles offered me the chance to try out their shoe membership that DID NOT require a monthly purchase I immediately jumped at the chance. I actually  couldn’t believe that all it took was $49.95 membership fee and for one year you can choose how many times you purchase something for only $19.95. Not bad!  I took a few days to find a pair of shoes that really jumped out at me. They have a pretty big selection and I wanted to make sure that the pair I chose fit my style and would clue me into whether or not a membership would be worth it.

I narrowed it down to three pairs the Press Tour Black, Summer romance White and the Premier Blue heels. The Premier Blue heels jumped out at me the most because of the bold blue and animal print heel so I went with those. I got the shoes within 3 days and the packaging was so pretty! The gold box made it look like a Christmas gift and inside was a handy duster bag to keep the shoes. I was really impressed without even trying them on. When I went to try on the shoes I did panic a bit because for some reason I didn’t notice the heel zipper online. My feet have never fit well with heel zippers and I’ve always had to return any I bought. Not the case with these at all – they fit perfectly! The shoes all in all were exactly as I expected and more. They’re well made, impeccable details and pretty comfy considering they’ve got 5 inch heels. They’re a pair of shoes that are worth adding to my collection. Guilty Soles in my opinion is definitely worth the $49.95 member ship fee.  Even if you end up only buying just one pair for $19.95 it’s worth it!  I can’t wait to order my next pair!

Guilty Soles Shoe Club review

 

Gulity Soles Shoe Revie

 

Details on joining Guilty Soles:

One year membership for $49.95  and get unlimited access to all their shoes for only $19.95.  Judging from the pair I was just sent they look way more expensive than $19.95.  For more info on Guilty Soles visit GuiltySoles.com and make sure you follow them Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for lots of fashion tips and all the latest shoes.  Look out for an outfit featuring these babies really soon.

 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  Guilty Soles sent me the shoes to review but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Guilty Soles.

Celebrity Copycat: Jessica Alba’s Look for less!

September 2, 2014 by  
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Jessica Alba once again looks flawless in flared pants, blouse and platform sandals. I love that it’s a sleek outfit, and the platforms with flared pants give it a hippy vibe.  Pair the outfit with a chunky knit sweater for cooler weather or with a blazer for the office.

jessica Albas Look for less

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

September 2, 2014 by  
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I usually only wear florals in some form of accessory during the spring and summer but this year the dainty feminine print is big for fall. Look for florals with a dark glamorous twist and pair it with all your favorite rich fall colors like forest greens, mustard yellow and winter whites. Below are some amazing street style inspiration and some pieces that I love.

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

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Pinspiration: Fall Florals

Floral Bomber – $24 at Boohoo.com | Floral Flats – $34.99 at Modcloth.com | Floral Watch – $75 at Karmaloop.com | Floral Midi Skirt – $15 at CharlotteRusse.com | Floral Fringe Clutch – $42.99 at 6PM.com

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