Hair’s To You

It is absolutely gorgeous on the East Coast today, sunny and 57 degrees ! So, again my mind drifts; soft up do’s, loose braids and beachy waved hair.  I know this is nothing new for 2011/2012 fall winter hair, but days like today make me crave spring and what better hair to wear are these do’s.

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Nice Day For A White Wedding

I have been invited to a winter wedding.  Looking back, I don’t think I ever attended a wedding during the winter months.  As I am friends with the Groom, I have no idea what the Bride will be wearing, so I started thinking about what the perfect gown may look like.  I imagine long sleeves, off-the-shoulder but with a snow white cloak or shrug and a pair of amazing booties.  My Groom friend is very casual, very laid back.  His Bride to be, although I have only met her twice, is a very pulled together lady.  Every hair and seam in place.  This should be quite interesting to say the least.  I tried to find images of what this event could be.  I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration.  Is this what Billy Idol meant by “It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding”!

 

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Does This Make My Butt Look Big ?

Not everyone can get away with having a big butt.  Sometimes it’s just big. Just because you may be a little more curvaceous doesn’t mean you need to give up skirts. Opt for skirts or dresses that have an a-line cut. An a-line cut is simply a skirt that is smaller around the waist and gently flares out, much like the letter “A.” By wearing a cut like this, it will minimize your middle region, including your rear view. Choose slacks and jeans that have wide legs, no pants that taper at the ankles. This makes your ankles and calves appear smaller while enhancing the size of your bottom, which is the opposite of the effect you are trying to achieve. Pick slacks and jeans that remain wide towards the calf and ankles, like flare or boot-cut pants. Overall, the best minimizing effect is to enhance your upper half with bright, flattering colors while keeping your lower half darker.  Not rocket science just color science.

Bang ’em Out

The  new photo of Kim Kardashian with her bangs started me thinking about bangs in general. Do we use bangs to disguise or hide ourselves ?  When I was a child my mum used to cut my bangs so short.  I used every method possible to try to make them look less hideous, barettes, hair pins, head bands, anything. Once they were cut so short I simply asked to have my hair cut short, pixie style, the result was less than I had hoped for. Some women look great with bangs others seem to be trying to recapture their youth or hiding behind them. When done right on the right person they are awesome, framing the face and making the eyes come even more alive. Some examples of great looking bangs are:

Charlize Theron,       Lindsay Price,       Tyra Banks
Unfortunately, there are others for some reason or another, I can’t quite put my finger on it, don’t fair as well:
 

Cheryl Cole, Fergie, Kate Bosworth

These women are all beautiful but the bangs don’t cut it for me.
 
 

 

New Year’s Resolutions ?

There is a lot I’d like to accomplish this year, and clearing out my closet is top on my list. My Christmas present this year from my husband was/is a beautiful, serene new bedroom complete with 2 huge closets and a 46″ flat screen !  Now I can watch the biggest loser while sweating it out on my elliptical. Anyway, I have been jamming and cramming clothes into too small drawers (or just to much stuff into regular size drawers) for too long and it’s time to clear out this stuff. I’m beginning to believe the life coaches that tell you if you have environmental clutter you will have mental clutter. So, I am going to cleanse ! I read this lately: “Cleansing is a natural part of life. Cleansing takes place in all areas, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. It takes place in your health, your relationships, your career, your home and your office. The human body needs to detox and cleanse regularly.  If you haven’t worn it or used it in two years, give it away.  If people in your life do not support and nurture you, then send them your love and best wishes and let go. ” Ok. I regularly get deep tissue massages to help cleanse my body, but giving away my beloved clothes ?  Spring is right around the corner and checking out the wonderful colors and textures on the horizon, I need room ! Tonight when I get home from work and after dinner, I am clearing out at least one of my dressers and possible one of the closets.  I’m starting slow because I don’t want to shock myself too much with passing on too many clothes at once. Wish me luck.

Welcome 2012

Well, well, well.  It seems like a little backstabbing does get one ahead in the world of fashion.  Mr. Brad Goreski of the Rachel Zoe Project fame is debuting his Bravo TV series tonight at 10/9 c.  Titled ” It’s a Brad, Brad World ‘, Mr. Goreski will get the opportunity to prove that he isn’t still riding the coat-tails of Ms. Zoe.  I for one will watch what I hope turns into a train wreck.  Mr. Goreski’s sneaky antics has left me with a bad taste for him, and I really don’t think I need to know how he and boyfriend Gary Janetti met. All this after Mr. Goreski voiced his distain for Ms. Zoe’s previous assistant Jordon Jacobson. Hmmmmm…. for shame Mr. Goreski, and watch your back, karma is indeed a bitch !

Sleeping Your Way Thin

Struggling to control your weight?

Maybe it’s your sleep schedule instead of your diet that’s to blame, says Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist Ashley Koff.
“There’s such strong evidence now that inadequate sleep boosts hunger and slows your metabolism, both of which can have a huge impact on weight,” Koff says.   Fight back by making sure you’re getting quality shut-eye night after night.

I Got The Summertime Blues

Big bold ocean washed color pieces bring breezy glamour to your summer look.

Monica Vinader Turquoise Cocktail Ring
Every fashionista around knows that turquoise jewelry makes for classic, timeless style. The ultimate chic look can be achieved by teaming this gold and turquoise ring with a laid back white linen dress or coverup at the pool.

Monica Vinader

Amy Kahn Russell Blue Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Butterfly Braclet

Inspired by nature and meant to symbolize happiness, this Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Blue Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Butterfly Cuff Bracelet is sure to put a smile on your face.

Amy Kahn Russell

BLUE TREE NYC: Lucite Block Necklace

 Various shades of violet and blue intermingle along the length of this necklace reminding me of the place where sky meets ocean. The translucent “gems” allow will allow light to play upon the stones, naturally providing different colors to emerge as the day progresses and night falls.

Blue Tree NYC

When A Flat Iron Was A Flat Iron

Below are some of the latest and most interesting gadgets.

Greenion Technology

This flat irons utilizes breakthrough Greenion Technology that penetrates into the hair’s cuticle and cortex to better moisture levels leaving hair soft and shiny, stimulate faster and healthier growth, prevent damage by smoothing the cuticle and protect color treated hair.

What’s that mean?   Softer and healthier hair with less static.

Croc Greenion Flat Iron

 

 KQC X-Heat

This flat iron has been rated one of the Best Flat Iron on the market.  You can straighten, flip, curl and tame frizzy or rebellious hair for long-lasting shiny results. Equipped with an ultra-powerful Korean Ceramic Heater that provides precise and stable temperature. Heating up to 410°F in less than 30 seconds.

KQC X-Heat

 Avanti Wet to Dry Croc

One of the lightest flat iron you can get your hands on weighing in at only 0.88lbs. 

Adjustable Digital Temperature Display allow you to know the exact temperature for precision straightening. Avanti Wet to Dry flat iron heats up to a scorching 450°F in less than 30 seconds. The unique  ‘Wet to Dry’  features allows you to flatten your hair on wet hair saving you time from blow drying.

Avanti Wet to Dry Flat Iron

  H&R Tourlmaline Ceramic Flat Iron 

One of the most popular flat iron sold in Flat Iron Experts.  This flat iron features a “New Patented Suspended Plate Technology” that prevents pulling of your hair, meaning comfortable and painless styling.

H&R Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Ion

 Some flat irons can be quite pricey, but the newest technology is making it easier for us tame our tresses.  Only you can decide which iron is best for you and your budget.  Do your homework and ask your stylist.  You will definitely find the one for you.

2011 Summer Sizzlers

What are the top picks for a sizzling summer this year ?  We all, yes the guys too, want to keep cool while looking good.  Summer is the time for showing a lot of skin while still keeping in line the the HR departments where we work.  A soft cotton shrug or breezy silk shirt over our sexy summer tops enable us to make the quick change once 5:00 rolls around.  A tousled updo is definately on the list, there is nothing hotter than messy summer hair to turn heads.  Guys need to make the sock decision.  Sockless looks good with the right shoes.  A  great pair of slip ons in canvas or a nice leather pair of Dockers are the best picks.  If your guy does opt for wearing socks, make sure he switches to a lighter weight cotton one.  Period, cotton  breathes.  And don’t forget shorts. The right kind of shorts can draw major attention to a guy.  Now back to the ladies.  Natural makup.  Try wearing as little as possible to let your skin breath.  Face bronzers and spray tans have allowed us to look  dewy and natural all summer.  Stripes, bold colors, and last but certainly not least, the 70’s look.  Let’s take a peek.

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