SPRING/SUMMER 2016 Full-Figured LOOKS

 BRIGHT AND BOLD

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Show off your fabulous curves in bright and bold styles. Integrate the bold, bright colors and fun patterns with textures you love.  Mix and match and get ready to bedazzled with your new style. We love pairing a bright, neon colored skirt with a denim shirt with just a pop of pattern in the shoes and pop of contrasting color in the necklace. Taking a plan white t-shirt and turning it from drab to fab by adding a great, bold pattern in the skirt. Adding a big pop in the entire outfit can simply be done through this amazing, deep red clutch. So sweet, so beautiful and so simple.

CONTRASTING

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Find a fantastic lighter color dress and add a darker neutral in accessories to create a really awesome contrast in your look. We love pairing this blush color dress with black, open toe lace up booties and jewelry. Great balanced look in color and style.

 

DENIM DIVAS

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Denim is such a fabulous base to an outfit. You can easily find a neutral accessory, pop of color or pair it with a bold pattern. Look for a mid-length dress in denim and play up those legs with a neutral heel. Get casual with cropped, light washed denims and pair it with a medium wash shirt and just a little pop of contrast and color in the top underneath and shoes. Want a bold pattern, but want something more casual? No problem! Grab a fun, bold pattern of your choice in the skirt and pair it with your favorite t-shirt and denim skirt. Lengthen those lovely legs with a great pop of a white pump.

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3 SPRING 2016 RTW TRENDS

VICTORIAN- FLORALS AND RUFFLES

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The Victorian trend is so fun and flirty this season. We love the gentle and vibrant colors, bold ruffles and detailed patterns that this trend brings.

Gentle & Bold Colors

Soft pastels and bold, bright colors add such a diverse element to your wardrobe. Just one piece from the Victorian trend will add the perfect pop to your look.

Pair a top of either option with a great pair of light wash, vintage denim jeans and an open toe pump. This is great for a Saturday brunch with your girls.

Bold Ruffles

These beautiful ruffles add the perfect amount of flare and elegance to a solid colored apparel item. The simplicity of this style adds just enough to your everyday outfit to make a fun and flirty impression.

Pair a bold ruffle top with a black, pencil leather skirt and a great pair of black booties. This look is perfect for the office. It is professional and trending forwarding.

Detailed patterns

These floral patterns in bold colors or pastels are perfect for your everyday looks, wither in office or out to lunch on the weekends, these patterns will add such an excellent element to your outfit.

Pair a floral dress with gladiator sandals and a great pop of color on your lips. Wear this after work or during work if you are in a creative environment, and on the weekends. This is so simple, but so easy and will provide a great fashion forward look to your everyday lifestyle.

 

OFF THE SHOULDER-SLEEK & SEXY

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This off-the-shoulder trend is sleek, sexy and great for many occasions. We love how you can pair it with pants, jeans or wear it in a full dress.

Sleek & Sexy

Any time you are showing a little shoulder you have the element of sleek, sexy and classy. Less is more always, but especially when you show off the shoulders. It’s important in any pop or accent you have to keep it just that an accent. You don’t want to go overboard, because it loses its appeal.

Pair an off the shoulder top with some great cropped dress pants and a high heal. You want to show off the extravagance of the cut of the top and do not want to overwhelm the outfit. So keeping the other elements of this outfit simple, it accentuates the top perfectly. This look is perfect for date night.

Variety of Occasions

We love the versatility of this off the shoulder trend. Weddings, date night, out with the girls, this trend does it all.

For a wedding, pair an off the shoulder dress with a great sandal pump. Add a long earring, to add a fun and perfect accent to this look. You could also add some pretty bangle bracelets to the mix. No need to over accessorize this trend, as it already does so much in the cut of the fabric.

For a date night, pair a short off the shoulder dress with a great set of high pumps. Add a little fun and sexy feature with a pop of color to the lip.

For a girl’s night out, pick a fun color and add black to the mix. Pick a well-saturated green colored top and add a leather black skirt. Throw the hair up in a messy bun and add a really fun pop of color in earring and lip. Remember; keep it simple, this trend speaks well for its self.

SPANISH INSPIRATION- VIBRANT COLORS

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The Spanish inspired trend is a perfect pop of color and pattern for your wardrobe this season. Out on the town, date night or to a wedding, this trend really does it all for you.

Pops of Colors

This trend is really doing it all for you with the well-saturated colors and textured look created through the fun patterns. Have fun with this one and add your own color to accessorize.

Pair a bright eye shadow, lip stick or nail color with a bold colored dress. Make sure that you are selecting the right color. For example, if your dress is a well-saturated purple and you want to pick another color to go with it, my suggestion is to look to the color wheel for advice.

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For a purple dress, I would recommend you choose a color from the opposing side of the color wheel, a complementary color. In this example I would choose a green or a yellow for the color pairing. You want to create a contrasted look with your colors, so it’s important to consult your color wheel when doing this.

Wither your style is Victorian, off the shoulders or that fabulous Spanish influence; you can make it work for your personal style. Don’t be afraid of colors and adding a fun complementary color to the mix.

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HOW TO GET READY IN 10 MINUTES

Whether you are running late or a busy mom always on the go, we found a few great tips and tricks to help you achieve a great look in the morning in 10 minutes flat.

 

FACE

Grab your tinted moisturizer, mascara and go. We recommend the tinted moisturizer, because you are able to skip the skin care steps in your morning routine, therefore saving a few extra needed minutes. Apply with your fingers, and you’re all set. Don’t forget those eyes. Even on busy mornings, it’s important to bring a little pop to the eye. This can easily be done with a few swipes of your mascara. We recommend you curl your lashes first and then apply mascara.

 

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LIPS

Don’t forget the lips. Bring a great pop to the lips and really finish your look with a bright color. This bright color will also make your face look more awake and fresh. We recommend you apply a gloss after the lip color, to bring more depth to the lip. If you want to save extra time, you can do this step in your office or on the elevator on your way to the office.

 

 

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HAIR

Grab your dry shampoo, brush hair and throw a little hair spray in for volume. Throw that hair up in a messy bun; finish off with a little hair spray to set. To prep for your busy mornings, showering the night before might be the best step for you.

 

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OUTFIT

Choose something simple and accessorize it with a few fun pieces. The easiest go to for an outfit choice in a busy morning would be to choose a black dress, or suit with a white collared shirt. This outfit choice is super easy to accessorize in just a few seconds. Grab either a few light jewelry pieces or one heavy statement necklace. Either option will complete your look just fine. To save more time you could also prep the outfit the night before.

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Working these quick and easy tips and tricks into your busy morning routine will save time and diminish some of that early morning stress.

 

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PROFESSIONAL DRESS: USING BRIGHT COLORS & BOLD PATTERNS

Let’s face it after a while your beautiful suit in a variety of shades is getting dull. What do you do to spice things up a bit, with remaining in the lines of professionalism? Your brand image is a reflection of who you are and what you represent. It’s just as important as the content and layout of your resume.

WHY?

So let’s get started! Why is this whole self-improvement of your appearance issue so important anyway? We believe that people who look better in their physical appearance feel better about themselves. According to an article written by Tim Hyland, from the University of Pennsylvania, he quotes, Sarwer, a Penn Associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery and the nation’s leading expert in physical appearance. “My response to that is the evidence is pretty strong that people who improve their appearance tend to feel better about themselves (www.upenn.edu).” We believe in addition to this that as an individual the better you dress, the better you feel and therefore the more positive you become. This positive attitude becomes contagious throughout your work environment. Therefore increasing energy and productivity in the company.

 

STEPS TO GET YOU THERE

First, look to what you have already. You likely have a variety of suits in color and possibility cut. Take one piece from the suit and pair it with something NEW!

Second, look to what you do not have. Do you need to purchase maybe a bright colored necklace or jacket to add that extra piece of interest or flare to your look? Remember, grabbing that extra piece is easy to do. It’s just one piece that will make a difference. (For example: Take your black suit, break it up and purchase a bright skirt, wear it with a white colored shirt and a fun pair of pumps. You are all set to go and all you did was integrate a NEW skirt to change your look. You can also ditch the black suit jacket and swap it for a black trench coat.)

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Third, get personal with your wardrobe. Maybe you need to begin again. Although this may seem a bit scary, I promise it is easier than you think. If you have been sick of the dull, boarding cut and colors you are consistently wearing, create a NEW plan of what you want to do. What is your personal brand image? How are you representing your company/yourself at once? This question will help determine how you approach purging and filling your wardrobe. Maybe gathering bold patterns and solid bright colors in apparel pieces and or accessories will help you get there. Remember it does not have to be complicated. When re-working your wardrobe, it is all about you and your lifestyle. (For example: Find a bold pattern in a few dresses and then pair with a bright colored jacket or accessory piece. Remember, you can always integrate an existing suit jacket with a bold pattern and a bright accessory.)

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Fourth, start off small. If you have been dressing mono-chromatically for a long time, re-working bold patterns and bright colors into your wardrobe all at once may be a bit overwhelming. Instead of making this change all at once, choose small items over a period of time. Set a goal for yourself on items you want to eventually replace. (For example: Choose maybe a few solid colored dresses and pair with a neutral suit jacket. Another tip would be, taking your neutral suit, add a solid colored top and a corresponding colorful necklace. These small steps will help you grow into the personal style goals you have set for yourself.)

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YOU GOT THIS!

Remember, how you brand your style image is just as important as how you brand your image on your resume. First look to what you already have, second, look to what you do not, third, get personal and fourth make cuts that will help you achieve your goals.

 

 

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SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS: A RANDOM SELECTION

We took another sneak peak into our Fashion Stylist’s wardrobe and found some goodies. She just returned from a shopping trip for a client and had to show these items off. All of these pieces are such great elements to have as a part of your collection too.

THAT NECKLACE

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This particular piece  is literally such an art piece. I love how your eye wonders around for such a long time finding great angles and shapes. That is such a great example of true art. This piece is perfect for anything you might have in your closet right now. That special occasion dress, that business suit, that weekend over-sized sweater, dark denims and knee high boots.

ALL DRESSED UP

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Michael Kors you have done it again. We are loving the simplicity in design and yet the great elegance it brings. Perfect to wear to work, with a great jacket over it and maybe a few simple bangles and diamond earrings.  This dress really does most of the work for you.

SHOE FORWARD

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Great pop of style here! We love all the drama these shoes can bring to any outfit. Great pop of color to any outfit. I really love it with a black dress and a black sweater and some fun jewelry. Let these shoes stand alone, and face forward to your day ahead. I would love a pop of red lip to finish this look off.

FALL 2015 HAIR COLOR TRENDS

A new season calls for new makeup, new wardrobe and new hair. Maybe you are thinking you want to try something new this season? Check out three of our favorite hair color trends for this season and see which one fits you best as you fall fashion forward.

A LITTLE OUTGROWTH GOES A LONG WAY

We're going to give the try-hard ombré trend from a few years back the benefit of the doubt and assume it meant to look more like January Jones' cool, casual, multi-tonal color, but lost the plot somewhere along the way. Good news is, this is way easier—add lowlights to the roots and subtle highlights to the ends or just start spacing out your touch-up appointments and embracing regrowth.

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So, you don’t have a lot of time or money in the bank to get those needed hair touch ups? That’s okay, because a little outgrowth goes a long way. It is actually trending right now to go a little more natural with your color. I am not suggesting to go too far with this. But it is okay to let it grow out just a little more than what you are used to.

FULL ON HIGHLIGHTS

Hair looks polished and even—but still full of dimension—when it has tons of thin highlights in the subtlest shade level brighter weaved throughout. Olivia Palermo serves as the ultimate reference to take to your stylist.

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Another really great hair color trend this Fall 15 season is a well polished and even highlights. The applications of several small highlights in a variety of shade levels creates a really great dimension and a fuller look. This look is really natural, but creates a great amount of depth to the overall color.

BRONDE

The portmanteau color of summer's midpoint isn't going anywhere come fall. Cara Delevingne blends light brown with caramel and buttery shades in such a way that it'd be impossible to take a hard stance in the brunette versus blonde debate.

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Okay, the term in the hair world of, “bronde”, seems to be trending pretty heave right now. So what is, “bronde” anyways? It is literally the combination of both blonde and brown. Meaning that your stylist will be taking lighter browns, with some caramels, buttery shades in a combination that makes it hard to distinguish between blonde and brown. It’s a little bit of a mind game,, but overall a really fun and fresh trend.

FALL 2015 JEWELRY TRENDS

What’s in your jewelry box this season?  Are you ready for a little dazzle to your everyday basics? We found just the perfect items to create the perfect extra piece just for you. You will be amazed how you can change your look from everyday cute to all day fabulous by just adding that one extra piece? Will you take your outfit in a different direction today?

THREADS OF GOLD

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You don’t have to be fancy to wear this beautiful piece. You can literally wear this bracelet with anything and absolutely anything. I love how the designers in the above photo paired this gold bracelet with a thicker, sweater material dress. The sweater material’s texture is drawn out further when paired with the gold bracelet. This bracelet does so much for an outfit so quickly. This look is absolutely perfect for that career girl on the go. Of course you can pair it with several other fashion apparel options as well. However I really love the textured sweater material with the gold bracelet. What a perfect combo!

BAMBOO’D

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Nothing says, “Let’s do this day!”, better than these earrings! We are falling fully fashioned forward for these beauties. Grab a heaver look for a dress or top, these earrings need the proper support to stay on the right track. I love how the designer in the above photo has carefully and strategically placed the heavy-stated, bamboo, hoop earrings with this leather, robe/metal accented apparel. As you walk your own runway through out your day, a great way to glam up your day is to pair these earrings with a fur/leather jacket, some great straight legged pants and a strong pump to steady the load of this look.

ALL GLAMED UP FLOWER POWER

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If you have been a fan of the statement necklace, get ready to continue your obsession! This Fall 15’, that little statement necklace grew up to an over-sized big girl necklace. This piece is more than a little extra; it’s all the way, crazy fashion forward and ready to transform your wardrobe into something really amazing. I am all about throwing a really big piece of jewelry with a very basic, straight cut apparel item. However, I also really love how the designer brought out the different elements in the necklace through a great, well-designed fashion apparel item. Pops of color and design in the apparel piece are exaggerated all the more through this overstated flower necklace. If you are in a creative business environment, throw this on with a great solid colored dress, or even a fun pattern and throw that hair up, you are all set. No need to wear too much makeup with this, as this necklace does it all for you. Perfect on the go!