Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Luxe Lookbook

Who in their right mind would avoid the condition of being elegantly sumptuous? The chores of engaging in holiday joy and festivities can sometimes push us in the completely opposite direction of luxe style. Wearing sweats and leggings to shop, dawning an ugly Christmas sweater is fun and all but there is nothing like the allure of wearing a fur, with decadent jewels. Am I right? I am sure you have been inundated with invitations to holiday parties, charitable functions etc. So this is your time to shine, unlike all the other holidays you may celebrate during this time of year, Christmas,  Kwanza, Channukkah, or Hanukkah, beckons you to indulge in opulence, while putting your best foot forward. So how do you pull such a look together? If you are luxe challenged, I have some simple steps for you to follow :

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1. Embrace the Shimmer

Grab a tank top, jacket, skirt, or anything that is made primarily of sequins, if not all sequins. Now be aware of the quality of said material because not all sequins are created equal, and can look cheap instead of chic, so be choosy.
                                                        Shop the  Faux Fur Stoles at Zara
2. Fur

Now I know some people frown upon wearing actual animal fur but there are so many faux fur options out there now that appear to be the real thing, why not partake in the ultimate representation of luxe style. Similar to sequins you have many options regarding how you want to dawn your fur, also be aware of the quality.

Beautiful Statement Jewelry found at Adorn Addicts 
3. Statement Jewels
This is one those instances where wearing gaudy over the top statement jewels is a must. The more decadent the better.

Sephora has all that you need and they usually send free samples too!

4. Don't forget about hair and make up. I know you're like duh, but its a thought that can easily be forgotten. Although its easy to just do your hair as normal, you should plan to style your hair and make up to compliment your entire look from head to toe .

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

6 Ways to Have WaterProof Style

Dressing for rainy days can be a challenge for most.  Having the know how to pull it all together and remain stylish can prove even more difficult. However dont fret, I'm about to disclose six ways you can ensure that the rain doesn't dampen your shine! The process begins with getting rid of the mindset that you have to wear, dull and dare I say frumpy clothing because its wet and gray outside.  Once you begin to think differently about how to approach your rainy day style, you will make better choices. So here it  goes ...
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1. Get Your Armour some Amore 

Show some love to your chosen protective weather gear. Purchase a rain jacket that provides protection from the precipitation but which also has flare. This is your opportunity to be fun and pick a bright color like yellow, orange, or remain chic by sporting something classic and refined like a traditional trench coat.

2. Under my Umbrella Ella Ella AYE

Rhianna showed us the importance of the umbrella in her catchy tune. Invest in a good reliable umbrella one because there is nothing worse than having yours break in the middle of a torrential downpour and two because you'll be using it to protect that great outfit you are wearing! Lastly, don't skip out on the chance to select a funky print, color, or anything that speaks to your personality.


3. Travel Totes

If you are like me, then you love carrying a travel tote, the only problem is you tend to load it up with a bunch of things you dont need. On wet days its important that you have enough space in your trusty tote to carry an extra pair of shoes or your other necessities just in case, you need to refresh when you get to your destination.

4.  Fancy Feet or Nah? 

Having wet soggy socks all day is not an option. So opt for packing your reserved more fancy footwear in your travel tote, until you get to your desired destination. Until then wear an insulated boot or shoe with a rubber coating to protect your feet from unsuspecting puddles and splashes.

5. What do I wear , I Declare!

So underneath your cute umbrella, there is a cute rain coat, and underneath that should be a cute outfit. If your outer weather gear is up to par you can pretty much wear whatever you like with exception of a floor length gown for obvious reasons. I opt to wear brighter colors on rainy days just because the overcast provides a lovely contrasting backdrop for my photographs. lol  But if you are not like me and opt for more classic colors, be sure what your're wearing is flexible enough to roll up or alter just in case, you have to make a sudden move to avoid getting splashed by a passing car or run for the bus!

6. Top it Off

Depending on what you decide to wear a scarf, hat, or some other signature accessory will make the entire look come together. Accessorizing using color or invoking contrast, will add something interesting and unexpected, to your outfit that creates an appealing cohesive outfit. think of it as the exclamation point of your statement rainy day look.