This American Staple Reigns Supreme In 2017

December 8, 2016 § 1 Comment

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Denim has been worn in American since the mid 19th century. Denim jeans were originally designed for Western labor workers, but their popularity grew rapidly across both genders. A growth that is continuing to expand through not only jeans, but now, accessories. From Chanel handbags to Manolo Blank heels, there were many exciting and innovative offerings.

Here’s how to wear the go-to fabric this season:

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·Upgrade your jeans and a t-shirt look by adding a denim accessory! This can be a scarf, hat, or even a cute backpack! Don’t be afraid to mix denim colors either. This is a huge trend and can take a little time for your eye to adjust to, but we promise no matter the hue, this works!

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·Denim Shoe Game: Next Level. Designers are taking your favorite shoe styles and trends and making them in the hottest denim fabrics. This is a great way to add a fun twist to your favorite outfit. Wether it’s leggings and a t-shirt, or a body-hugging black skirt, these shoes will make you feel brand new.

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·Definitely do mix fabrics with your denim accessory! We can’t say it enough, denim goes with everything; and this is the best way to enhance your street style. Plus, it’s super easy in the fall when you can layer-on those unique fabrics!

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·Never forget to have fun with this trend. There are so many colors, fabrics, patterns, patches, and embellishments to choose from. And I mean, who wouldn’t love a denim fanny pack around their waist?

What is your favorite denim accessory? Let us know in the comments!

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Product Review: Algenist Anti-Aging Essentials

December 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

2301248Anti-aging is a must for women everywhere. Wether it’s preventative or reconstructive, anti-aging skincare can be a savior to your skin when added to your everyday routine. That being said, we understand that choosing the right product for you can be stressful and seem like a lost cause. So we’ve declared a new mission to find the best anti-aging skin care for every skin type. We started this adventure with products from Algenist—a San Francisco company that is famous for their “biotechnology.” Basically, they grow Microalgae, and then perform skintastic miracles with it. We decided to dive in head-first with their Anti-Aging Essentials package. This package retails for $80, it comes with a Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a Concentrated Reconstructing Serum, and their GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream.

Here’s What Happened:

·We gave the product to our friend Angie to try out, she has oily, wrinkled skin with broken capillaries. It was her first time using a product like this in her search for skin rejuvenation. Angie tried the product and was very satisfied with its anti-agin effects. Her skin seemed less “ruddy” and a lot more even without makeup—she also liked the added benefit of having zero breakouts while she was using it. The only downside, she said, was the oiliness that came from her using the serum and cream. At a certain point, she decided to only use the cleanser in the morning, and everything else at night. Angie would definitely recommend this product to anyone who need help with color correction, because that’s where she saw the most benefit!

What are your favorite anti-agin products? Let us know in the comments!

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Transcending Style: 1930s

December 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

The 1930s had a very defined style. Moving away from the somewhat risqué flapper dresses of the 1920s and moving toward the glamorous and sophisticated. The decade was heavily influenced by celebrities with their windswept hair, slim waists, broad shoulders and their love of fur.

Find out how you can transform a 1930s look to the 21st century:

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·The silhouette of the 30s was all about the “V.” Having a slim waist, and wide shoulders with pillow like sleeves. This was chiefly achieved through a corset-like body suit and shoulder pads. This style might not be all the rage right now, but you can still achieve the same elegance but making use of the fabrics and patterns used of the time. Silks and femenine flowers were very common, look for a great slip dress insipired by these factors for an authentic 1930s inspired look!

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·The 1930s made way for an understated elegance. Instead of the sparkle of the 20s, the women of the 30s chose to accessorize with fur. This was kept understated by pairing it with a demure skirt-suit combo, or a dress in a muted plum, emerald, or navy. Fur can be a great accessory, go to your nearest thrift store and your sure to find some rock-bottom priced vintage pieces! Or if your not into the real stuff, there are plenty of new vegan fur options. We suggest sticking to the true 30s look by wearing muted colors, but try bringing it into this century with a colored fur!

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·Towards the end of the 1930s, the pant suit was becoming very popular. With the longer hem lines of the decade, we saw a decrease in the feminist fashion movement until this time. Menswear turned womenswear was the new statement, still combined with the 30s classic accessories, tousled hair and fur. You can recreate this look with the super trendy “Pajama Suit,” that’s popular right now!

How will you recreate the fashion of the 1930s? Let us know!

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The Best Winter Hats

November 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

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A bad hair day can be hard to handle, sometimes though, a hat isn’t very easy to wear either! Hats can really make you feel unfashionable and outdated. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and the winter runways showed us how. By combining hats with simple outfits you will really upgrade your fashion game, and your hairdo.

Here are this winter’s best hat trends:

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·This season we’re seeing pom-poms on literally everything! From handbags, to bracelets, to hats, we love this trend! Having a pom-pom embellished beanie will take it from a tired, “I didn’t do my hair today” look to an exciting and fun look!

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·Pillbox hats are among the chicest around. Made popular in the 60s by the lovely Jackie Kennedy, this hat is getting a textile makeover this season! This style in fur is extremely in. Complete your jeans and military jacket look with this fun accessory.

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·What’s more classic than an equestrian look? Nothing, that’s the answer! We’ve gone through the riding pant trend and the over-the-knee boot. Luckily, this season’s runways gave us the ability to complete the look with the riding hat! Chinstrap free, this hat is the perfect upgrade to your favorite baseball hat. The best thing about this piece is that it will look great with a casual or dressy look.

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·The beret is the hat of the season. This classic staple is coming back and you can match it with almost anything. Look for this hat in a variety of colors and materials… leather will be big. Look ultra chic by pairing it with a white button-up and jeans.

What are your favorite winter hat trends? Let us know in the comments!

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Cool Ways To Style Your Slip Dress For Winter

November 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

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The slip dress has been one of our favorite trends for the past year. But with the cold weather upon us, it can be a difficult piece to pull-off. That’s why we decided to put together some tips on how to wear your slip dress for the winter–without losing the sultry edge.

Here’s some of our favorite outfit ideas:

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·Adding a t-shirt under your dress can feel a little too 90s, but trust us, it’s super chic! You can do a long sleeve or short and it can even be a turtle neck. Add thigh high boots to keep your legs protected from the cold, and if that’s not enough, a white parka would match perfectly with this outfit!

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·Very European, add a sweater on top of your dress. This grungy look is super comfortable for running your errands during the day, or grabbing some coffee with friends. Add some chunky boots to complete the ensemble.

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·Try adding pants under your slip dress for a chic going out outfit! Keep this simple, add your favorite pair of heels and a simple bracelet. All the New York City street style stars will be envious of your look.

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·Your slip dress can be perfect for work when you add a crisp white blouse underneath. Be sure to keep the lace at a minimum with this one. Add some show stopping boots and you’re ready to go!

How do you style your slip dress? Let us know!

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The Fashion Horoscope: Sagittarius

November 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

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It’s the month of the Sagittarius! Find out how to rock their style with these tips:

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·Friends. A Sagittarius is one of the most fun friends you can acquire! They love to laugh and enjoy life. They are generous, and express this mostly in their familial relationships, in which they will do almost anything for their loved ones. Sagittarius are natural-born entertainers. There perfect everyday look for them is a simple outfit with some attention-getting details.

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·Love. Sagittarius really enjoy having fun with their partners. They like to be with people who are open and passionate like themselves who will try almost anything! Sagittarius are very loyal and dedicated when they find the right person. The perfect date outfit for a Sagittarius is something that really lets them move and be active. A t-shirt dress is perfect for any romantic adventures a Sagittarius has planned.

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·Work. A Sagittarius will do everything in their power to complete a task when they set their minds to it. Sagittarius love to be in a dynamic work environment where they can break the rules to get the result they desire. They can talk their way out of any situation and are natural born sales people. The Sagittarius enjoys spending money just as much as they enjoy making it! The perfect work outfit is something that conveys their powerful personality. A classic dress is great with some pumps! Look for structured shoulders for that “in charge” look.

How will you wear the look of the Sagittarius? Let us know!

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Winter 2016: Trends for the Office for 30+ Women

November 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

Winter 2016: Trends for the Office for 30+ Women

Unless you are a lawyer, then it is not necessary to wear a suit to the office. You can look fashionable and professional in printed skirts, bright colored blouses, and wide slack trousers. There is always a level of appropriation for every office, and we have a few winter trends for 2016 that are not only acceptable but also very chic.

  • Knit Sweaters. Knit sweaters are a must-have for the winter. Whether it is a chunky cable knit sweater or dress, or a high fashion small knit cardigan, knits will be your go-to for the season.
  • Layering necklaces. Layering necklaces can really bring a look together. We suggest you try this trend moderately to prevent the Mr. T look. Wear no more than three layers that complement each other in style. Place them in the order of small, big and biggest when arranging your layers.
  • Flair Trousers. Flair trousers may seem intimidating but believe us, it’s not! To master this 70s inspired look today, just keep your top fitted. This will help keep your look balanced.
  • Classic Black Boots. In the office you may want to keep your boot style simple so opt for a fashionable patent leather boot with a reasonable heel height. Black is a must-have for the season because it very versatile for your changing wardrobe.
  • Solid Colored Winter Coat. The most important fact when choosing a coat is whether of not the coat is warm enough (so think about that first). After that find a fashionable solid color coat that fits your style. Want to show off you small waist? Choose a jacket with a belt.
  • BONUS TIP: Always be confident in both your business smarts and style because it will make your comrades respect you more.

What trends do you follow and wear for the office? Share your thoughts below!

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