My sister and her whole family came down to Las Vegas last week from Calgary to celebrate our Gender Reveal Party! (Our baby is a boy!)
As a mom of three and a full time lawyer, my sister is working triple time, double time, always. As a nice summer surprise for her and all the baby goodies she brought for me, I gifted her with a fedora style hat from Tenth Street Hats. They have so many styles for both men and women and is definitely a travel essentials for summer.
Tenth Street Hats – the Quetzal – $105
Quetzal Designed by Santana
Named for the brilliant bird with which this hat’s hand-painted design shares its name, Santana’s wool felt and hemp men’s fedora will make you shine.
Greatness is in the Details
- Genuine Wool Felt Crown
- Hand Painted Bird Detail
- 2” Hemp Braid Brim
- Leather Sweatband
A hat can set off an outfit and bring it to the next level easily. And with the Las Vegas sun, it sure came in handy for her! Handmade with quality materials and an eye for style, Tenth Street Hats I think this hat is going to be one of my sister’s favorite accessories well into fall! An easy way to style this hat is with a pretty sundress of any color. The colorful Quetzal bird is just so adorable!
If you are a goddess, you are a goddess – regardless of the season… and guess what? We know you are one, and the only thing we’ll help you do at this point is encourage you to unleash it during the holiday season. So, get ready to enjoy the next few lines and all the fashion suggestions we’ve got in store for you!
NOTE: Before we get down to fashion tips, we’d like to get something out there: Don’t depend on a dress size. You are sensual, desirable and beautiful in the size you are now and you should embrace it like a true Goddess! Believe your power, always.
Own a velvet dress
A clean-cut velvet dress is an item you want to have in your closet for the days of festivities and glam. A simple velvet dress dressed up or down can do wonders for your appearance and be worn on several occasions. Pair your sleeveless burgundy sheath with a sheer lace cardigan to create a phenomenal combo for the party you are attending. If you are looking to wow everyone at the office, pair the velvet dress with a long cardigan. You can include tall boots in the mix to dress down the sexiness of the dress.
Be your own inspiration
Look around and you’ll see (pale) copies of Kim K and the sisters or the forced laid-back, retro vibe. Do you really want to be the same as everyone else? Of course, no. While getting inspired by the currently popular fashion trends is totally fine, we somehow think you can do way better than that. The best way to look dashing each time you step out of the house is to find your fashion voice and channel it, no matter how “off” it may seem. How about this: adjust your fashion to your daily moods and see what happens. If it’s tall boots with just a shirt, so be it. Is it a yellow maxi dress with a slouchy mauve jumper and ankle boots? Cool! Want a hat? Wear it! Even pairing your fabulous designer resort wear with simpler items can work if you combine them in the right way. Listen to your inner Goddess, she knows best what she wants to wear… so, let her have it!
Let the shoulders speak
There’s something extremely sensual and seductive yet very sophisticated and refined about a woman sporting bare shoulders or just a shoulder drop. We’ve seen the trend hype up all throughout 2017 and we don’t see why this should stop just because it’s winter. Thicker fabrics in interesting prints or rich colors may look phenomenal as a winter outfit, especially if you are headed for a hot date. With a bare shoulder, the makeup should be minimal. Add an oversized coat to the mix (white is hit this winter) or your favorite fur, and see everyone’s jaws drop a few inches. Ha!
All black everything
We know it’s a holiday season and that everyone is expecting a hint of green and red here and there but – if that’s not your vibe, don’t force it. A real Goddess would never let anyone talk her into something that simply doesn’t fit. Your obsession with all-black-everything even during the holiday season is totally understandable, really. Whether we are talking about a comfy black romper, bodysuit, a chic combo like jeans and a blazer, a black maxi or your famous LBD – you should feel free to rock it. Add a little intrigue to your black obsession, though: rich bud diamond earrings, an interesting bracelet or a silver hair comb will do wonders for your style!
This holiday season should be all about embracing and acknowledging your fashion potential, and letting everyone see how gorgeous you are… so, what are you waiting for?
Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.
Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette
These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.
Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette
This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.
Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette
CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.
Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).
NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow PaletteCreate a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.Price: $9.99
E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.
Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow PaletteCreate a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.Price: $12.99BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow PaletteKnown to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.Price: $14.50
Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette
Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.
Fall is here and it is a perfect time to reorganize and update our wardrobes with some new trendy pieces. For men, this means adding sweaters, scarves and coats to their wardrobes. This season, many classics are back, including roll-necks, tactile fabrics and quilted jackets. If you are looking for some timeless staples, here are some musts to update your look. But, if you are searching for women’s fashion trends, check this post here.
Rich, deep, mossy green was one of the most popular shade on the catwalks for Fall/Winter 2017, applied to everything from streetwear to suiting. The best part about this color is that works perfectly on all skin tones. Plus, this color works great in almost every outfit, as it breaks up grey, navy and black and adds a touch of daringness. Olive shade is more common for street-wear, while moss green when paired with black has a smarter appeal.
In a rainbow of colors, styles, thicknesses and patterns, roll necks were a huge hit on the runways. However, if you are not sure how to follow this fashion trend, we suggest you to invest in two styles: a charcoal or camel design, so that you can slip them under your suits, and a thick knit to wear with your favorite cord trousers.
This type of jackets are very trendy, so make sure to update your look with such a jacket as soon as possible. You can find them in a quite a few versions: quilted blazers, quilted moto jackets and quilted bombers in classic shades of khaki green, navy, grey and black. For a smart-casual look, pair an olive jacket with a gingham shirt, slim-leg jeans and desert boots.
Tactile fabrics like corduroy and herringbone are here to stay. They will make autumn-winter 2017 as good as it does to look at. You can choose to wear a corduroy suit, with a fuller silhouette and a slight rise on the trouser. Follow this trend by adding one or two textured pieces to your combination. Navy, green, or any other color from the subtle color palette will fit perfectly to any outfit.
Knitwear with logos and patterns are having a moment. And trust us, making a statement with your top is less risky than patterned trousers. The key with statement knitwear is making sure that your knitwear cloth gets heard. The easiest way to make an impression with your dramatic piece is to pair it with neutral staples.
This fall, you can't go wrong with a camel outfit. We worn camel jackets, but this season the way to style it is from head to toe. For maximum impact, try to mix different camel shades and patterns. If you don't like wearing all camel, you can break it up with cream or navy.
Television’s elite rocked the red carpet to celebrate the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and a rainbow of fashion frocks took center stage. If you want to sport a similar style, but not sure you can handle the price tag, don’t fear! Azazie.com – an online bridal wear retailer that boasts made-to-measure dresses at a fraction of industry costs – has an array of stunning styles to make sure you look like a million dollars, without spending it. For some style inspiration, highlights of the night include:
Wonderful in White – With summer wedding season barely in the rearview mirror, many celebrities – such as Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) – opted to wear white for television’s big night. Trying to extend her newlywed status a little longer, Sofia Vergara joined the club, donning a beautiful strapless white Marx Zunino mermaid gown that showed off her amazing figure. For a similarly stunning look, Azazie’s Misty ($249) gown is a flattering sweetheart tulle strapless gown with a full pleated bodice and corset back that is sure to fit you like a glove, without breaking the bank.
Red Carpet Ready – Red is always a sizzling color that ensures you’ll stand out in a crowd. Helping her to do just that, Edie Falco wore a beautiful one-shouldered red gown that accentuated her curves in all the right places. Similarly stunning, Azazie’s Carissa floor-length one-shoulder chiffon dress boasts a trumpet/mermaid silhouette, twisted flare in the back and one-sided ruching at the hip, all for the incredible cost of $129.
Orange is the New Black – Color dresses were abundant at the award show and Viola Davis is always one to embrace a bold hue. Tonight was no exception, as she wore a bright orange Zac Posen gown with thick straps and front detailing. Azazie carries several similar styles that offer a ton of bang for your buck. The floor-length Melinda dress (shown in Tangerine; $129) features spaghetti straps leading up to a halter neckline, pleating throughout the top of the bodice and pockets to stash some money and your favorite shade of lip-gloss. Kaitlynn (shown in papaya; $119) is a floor-length, empire style dress with a heavily pleated bodice that is sure to flatter any figure.
Back to the Basics – Celebrities were looking to make their mark at the Emmys and did so with interesting necklines (plunging galore!), embellishments and back detailing. Shailene Woodley showed off her sexy side, wearing a green spaghetti strap dress with double back strap detailing for a little edge. Azazie’s floor-length Kailyn ($119) dress boasts a similar strappy look, featuring an overlay of chiffon for an illusion halter neckline and back straps held together with a jewel button.
All Azazie.com dresses range in size from 0-30, as well as custom sizing and come in over 60 colors.
Seasons change and our environment changes with them. There’s a beautiful shift a couple of times a year where everything we’ve gotten used to gets a fresh twist. Accordingly, us ladies should pamper ourselves with corresponding beauty and health routines.
Near Mr. September
During the year, kids don’t have it easy while they’re in school which makes them want to make the best of their holidays in order to be mentally and physically ready for a new school season. It’s not just school kids though, working women are constantly learning too, and growing both personally and professionally. At the end of the day, it’s the same process seen from different perspectives and with different responsibilities.
Peas in a pod
Although happy to make their youngsters carefree, moms tend to put too much weight on their shoulders while making sure the kids’ routines are taken care of. Health checks, bedtime-school balance, making sure they eat right, getting school supplies, buying clothes… and a couple of extra surprises to minimize the stress kids feel – that often leaves moms with no time for self-care they need just as much. Since season shift isn’t only relevant for kids, moms should treat themselves to cozy, elegant and warm sweaters and other season clothing for all occasions; or drive somewhere to a spa session after they’ve dropped kiddos home from school. In all that chaos, moms need to pay attention to their own needs, as well.
Stay Tuned to You
A working woman, whatever her background; needs a tidy plan on how to juggle her needs and responsibilities, so that both career and personal life are in a healthy balance at all times, no matter the season. That is quite difficult to achieve without a strong immunity, nourishment and beauty routines which are, when practiced regularly, a true pleasure and a great benefit to our health and well-being.
Consistent work schedule is dependent on a body that can keep up with the pace and sometimes even be one step ahead. Genuine and thorough care for health and beauty should be supported by and formed around health-aiding Biocare products that further help us with our stress-release routines. They can also help us maintain our desired fitness level and appearance, despite the worn out feeling we have when exhaustion and the anxiety of upcoming work season hit us. Adding recommended supplements and vitamins to our everyday nutrition is essential to keep our minds and bodies ready for any challenge.
Do the Fun Part
Restock your skincare and makeup products with classic pieces: deep hydrating facial creams, scrubs, protective oils, foundations and basic makeup sets; also, don’t forget the brushes and cleaning tools. Add bold red and brown colors to your lipstick collection and expand your wardrobe with a couple of fashion must haves for the upcoming season – a leather jacket, burgundy boots, elegant caps or leisure suits.
Customize the set of hair care and body-nourishing products by intensifying hydration, to make sure you have an extra layer of care and protection during this season when the weather changes frequently, and temperatures and humidity affect skin and hair quality. Make sure you have the right protective oils, masks and lotions, and feel free to play with hairstyles this season!
Good, well-developed self-care doesn’t take much time – it’s an investment in a long-term relationship with yourself no matter the season. Joy is in responding to its gifts and tricks with classic, back-to-school routines.