Sunday, April 22, 2018

Transitioning to Summer

Or Spring if you live North-

* Try a flared jean or bootcut if you've been wearing skinnies.
 They'll fit looser and be a fresh look.
 Break out your white jeans, if you haven't already, and of 
course, your crops. Light washes are back in style for summer.

* Get a fun straw bag to move into the season. The choices from
baskets to totes and everything in between is crazy. It's a chance
to lighten up and take a load off your shoulders.
Jaelynn Straw Tote by Sam Edelman - Patchwork Multi

Clare Vivier Petite Alice Straw BagPrada Straw & Leather Bag

* White shoes are stronger than ever for the season. 
Have you seen Melania Trump, Kelly Rippa and Victoria
Beckham lately? All have been rocking white pumps and
 they look stylish and sexy.
Mariterase Pointy Toe Mules Main Image - Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pointy Toe Pump (Women)
Main Image - Vince Camuto Sebatini Sandal (Women)Main Image - Lewit Viola Pump (Women)

* It's a great time to try a higher-waisted, fuller leg pant
or culotte. They are not as tight as jeans and more comfy
in the heat. Some practically scream summertime.

Main Image - LYDELLE Button Front Culottes

MISA Los Angeles Sedona Pants

* Try a bright, statement polish  before you paint on
the summer pales. Hot pink, bright corals, Pantone
color of the year- purple, and fun blues
and greens, if you dare, are great to move into spring
from burgundies, browns and grays.

formula x nail polish butter london nail polish

OPI Lisbon Collection nail polish A Red-vival CityOPI Lisbon Collection nail polish No Turning Back From Pink Street

*Lighten up your hair care and make up routines in 
anticipation of more heat and humidity. After washing your
hair, try wrapping it in an old cotton t-shirt instead of a fluffy
towel to reduce frizz before you are ready to dry it. Try Redkin Frizz Dismiss products to smooth your hair while
fighting heat and humidity. It's made a big difference for me.
Bring your everyday hairbrush in the shower when you wash 
your hair and give it a little shampoo, too. Let your hair dry
naturally at least half way before blow drying or try one of the many new styling brushes out there now to cut down on heat 
and styling time. I like the Conair Infinity Styling Brush and
 hear good things about Revlon's Drying brush,too.
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Black/pinkInfinitiPro Spin Air Rotating Styler by Conair

Using a moisturizer with a SPF is critical in the summer
( and all year round frankly). Layering a primer - Hourglass
Veil mineral primer and Smashbox are highly rated-
after your moisturizer and before your BB or CC cream
or tinted moisturizer- which of course, has a SPF in it, also
will keep you looking radiant and keep your carefully crafted 
finish from melting off your face. If you can, save heavier foundations for evening or special occasions instead of 
everyday. Or try some of the new ultra light weight foun-
dations. And don't forget sunscreen on your hands every-

Thursday, March 15, 2018

You'll Get a Kick out of This-

Barbie and Iris Apfel's Barbie at the Carlyle Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Mattel
 International Style Icon, Iris Apfel is getting her own Barbie.
She's dressed in the green Gucci pantsuit Apfel wears on the
cover of her memoir, Iris Apfel, Accidental Icon. She joins 
other current celebrity Barbies like models Ashley Graham
and Gigi Hadid, singer Faith Hill and hubbyTimMcGraw(Ken)
 Dancing with the Stars Samba Barbie, Olympic gymnist Gabby Douglas and many movie legends, Hollywood stars and more
 from the past and action heroes from the present. She's come a long way from the teen-age model- then ballerina,teacher, doctor, nurse and astronaut Barbie of my day.

Image result for ashley graham barbieImage result for gigi hadid barbie
Image for TIM MCGRAW/FAITH HILL DLS from MattelImage for BRB DWTS SAMBA DL from Mattel

Gabby Douglas Barbie® Doll

Barbie has a Twitter and Instagram account which will 
give you a smile and a chuckle-
Barbie (@Barbie) · Twitter

People have jobs writing her daily tweets and posting
photos and captions :) She also has her own shows and 
videos on You Tube
and of course, she's onFacebook

This doll sure knows how to stay current with social media 
and her personifications in the 21St Century. She's the poster
girl for "you can be anything you set your mind to".
              ( with a little help from Mattel)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring Tips

Getting Ready for Spring

While Spring always brings back pastels, this year they
 are bigger than recent years past-
 ( remember all the neutrals?)
Find some lavender, mint powder blue, pink and yellow
to update your look.
Max Mara Baccano Cotton Shirtdress
Vince Camuto Tiered Tie Sleeve TopSam Edelman 'Carrin' Espadrille Flat (Women)
Etcetera jacket, Nordstrom MaxMara dress, Dillard's Vince Camuto top and
Sam Edelman shoe
For more great pastel inspiration, check out SHOPBOP-

Bucket bags are back and circle bags,too

Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag
                                 Trademark , Mansur Gavriel and Staud bags

ChloƩ Pixie mini leather and suede cross-body bagMadewell The Marfa Circle Crossbody BagCult Gaia Women's Luna Bamboo Bag - Natural
                                         Chloe, Madewell and Cult Gaia

Just in time for Spring and Summer travel-
belt bags are the new and stylish Fanny packs
cute fanny packs Gucci GG Marmont
Fanny PackMolly Shaheen Circle belt bag
Kate SpadeKate Spade Greenwood Place Rita

Fanny Pack
Take a cute cross body bag and double the straps around your waist to make your own.