Monday, December 31, 2012
As a new fan of Fantine and Anne Hathaway, I dedicate my last post of the year to her. As I plan to trim my hair today, I look to how Anne has been wearing her new short do. I love her look with a pixie cut. She has never looked so stylish. I mean she has always been stylish; her stylist is, after all, Rachel Zoe. However, with the pixie cut, she has an edgier, fresher, and all-together more fashion-forward look. With short hair, she can wear a potato sack and still look fashion-forward.
Here are my favorite looks with her short hair:
I am sure she is going to knock it out of the park this upcoming awards season. I am looking forward to seeing her on the red carpet some more. With this role, she deserves all the awards she has already received and will receive.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The "Hide It, Fix It, Flaunt It" show reminded me of the importance of smiling. It is a friendly, open, and welcoming facial expression that communicates, "Hey, I'm a nice person. I'm going to be nice to you." The single act of smiling can elicit many responses, usually positive ones. In basic, day-to-day interactions with the world, a smile can get you a friendly reception. People are more likely to deal with you in a pleasant, friendly manner. Before I continue, this may be common sense to you, but believe me, some people are completely oblivious to this. Try this exercise when you are doing errands with several destinations.
1.) Don't smile at the attendant at your first destination. See what kind of a reaction you get.
2.) Smile at the attendant at your second destination. See what kind of a reaction you get.
3.) Repeat Step #1.
4.) Repeat Step #2.
5.) Reflect on which elicits a response that you like and would like to get more of.
I guarantee you smiling at the attendant will get you a more pleasant service. It may get you quicker service, if that's what you want. (I work in retail, and believe me, when a nasty woman or man comes up to me without a smile and demands I hurry because they are in a rush, I will work slower than a snail drenched in molasses. My fellow retail colleagues will agree with me 100% and will do the same.) You may even get perks like more free samples, freebies other people don't get, inside tips on sales or the best time to shop if that's what you are doing (Hey, this is the really good stuff), and better service than the other people in line. And guess what, next time they see you, they may smile at you first and give you the excellent service you deserve because believe me, as much as companies train employees to give excellent service, there are just some assholes out there that don't deserve even mediocre service. So flaunt that smile and work that smile !
I won't discuss much how smiling works on the opposite sex, as flirting is not my expertise. All I know is that MEN LOVE WOMEN THAT SMILE !!! I learned that from "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus." I know how smiling can get you unsolicited attention, and even get you a stalker, so in this sense you have to be choosy on who you smile at. Don't be a smiling idiot, as apparently, that's how I got a stalker.
If you don't mind getting a stalker, then do be a smiling idiot. Smiling increases your serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of happiness and well-being. For me, when I am not feeling that well, I fake smile at the mirror for several minutes, and it really boosts my mood. Give it a try next time you are not feeling your best.
Ugly people benefit the most from smiling. Let's face it. Good looking people don't have to do much to be good looking. Us average and less than average in the looks department have to work harder to be easier on the eyes. Don't look to make-up and plastic surgery as a first resort. Your first thing on the to-do list of looking better is smiling. It's free, and it's good for you !!! It shows that you have an inner beauty, which is more important than physical beauty anyway. When I am not smiling, friends always ask me "why are you mad," or "why are you angry?" My response is, "That's what I look like when I am not smiling. My face falls angry. That's why I smile all the time." I am not good looking, but smiling moves me in the attractive range, and further away from the ugly end of the spectrum.
Smile and the world does smile with you after all, but if you are self-conscious about your smile, the following segments from the "Hide It, Fix It, Flaunt It" episode of The Doctors might help. Drum-roll please !!!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
|Row of Bling Headband $14.50 from CLAIRE'S|
|Sense of Elegance Headband $10.50 from CLAIRE'S|
|Multi Chain Crown Headband $17.40 from ASOS|
|Rhinestoned Chain-Link Headwrap $5.80 fro FOREVER 21|
|Rhinestone Headband $5.80 from FOREVER 21|
I love the fact that the pieces are easy to put together. You don't need to be a jewelry hobbyist like I am (see my collection at DeviantART.) You don't need tools to create these statement pieces. Yay, good for y'all that don't normally make jewelry. All you need are your hands and your imagination.
The best part is the affordability of the Styled by Tori Spelling line. Pieces or elements to create your statement earrings, bracelets or necklaces range from $2.99 to at most $19.99. Many elements are between $9.99 and $12.99.
I am very excited to get my hands on this line and start creating. I am a jewelry crafter and a jewelry enthusiast! Whether you are one or the other, I think you will have fun with this.
Check out the collection at either Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics. If you will be shopping Online, I prefer the Jo-Ann Fabrics Website. It is more user-friendly and easier on the eyes.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
|Sofia Vergara for COVERGIRL BLAST FLIPSTICK|
Yes, the bright lip trend continues on for the Summer, but I want something new. This does it for me. I've never seen it on the runway, in trend reports, or on the streets. No matter, I want to try it! It looks refreshing compared to the hot pink or bright red lip I have been sporting for two Spring/Summer seasons already. As the ad shows, the
metallic color goes on the center part of the lips and acts as a highlight.
The best news is that trying this trend is easy on the pocket. I have consistently found that Target sells lipsticks the cheapest without any promos or sales, but by all means, if you see it on sale somewhere else get it there. It is currently selling at Target for $7.99. Drugstores often have "buy one get the second 1/2 OFF" and you may be lucky enough to get this at "buy one, get one FREE." These so-called BOGO promos are my favorite, especially the BOGO Free promos.
|COVERGIRL BLAST FLIPSTICK|
Friday, May 25, 2012
I prefer wearing this trend with simple, understated ensembles. Let your earrings do all the talking. I already have quite a few pairs, even before this trend cropped up this year. I'm glad I won't be the only freak or fashion geek sporting giant doorknocker earrings.
If you are into this trend, the good thing is that you won't have to scour vintage or thrift stores to find a great pair. They are practically everywhere right now from high-end to low-end.
Here is the inspiration:
|PRADA Spring 2012 Campaign|
Keep an eye out for the big and bold earrings ;-)
Be sure to choose earrings that have a big look, but light-weight. Nothing is more unattractive than a stretched out earlobe. The only statement you'll be making is "Hey, check out my realllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy heavy earrings." It is probably best to hit the stores for this one, rather than Online shopping, as many sources may not have the weight in the product description.
Great places to get amazing statement earrings.
Banana Republic (on the Bohemian-side)
J. Crew (always fab and on-trend jewelry but a tad on the pricey side)
Anthropologie (kitsch and a bit retro)
Forever 21 (all sorts of goodies & CHEAP!!! Did I say CHEAP!!!)
Claire's (not just for the teenie bopper set -- I swear!)
TJ Maxx (many locations have a nice jewelry section)
Ross (you will be surprised what you will find in their jewelry cases, just turn a blind eye to the clutter)
Loehmann's (if you are lucky enough to have one nearby -- designer earrings for less)
Lincoln Road (if you are in Miami -- lots of places with amazing jewelry)
Miami Twice (again, if you are in Miami and like vintage, a fab source of statement earrings from all decades)
Feel like wearing clean lines? Going for the minimalist look? Punch it up with something unexpected like statement earrings. We've seen statement necklaces for a few years, and stacked bracelets this year and last, now the new thing is a giant pair of statement earrings.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I kept the white Jeremy Scott design for sure, but the orange zebra striped one I was willing to switch for another. I ended trading it for one of the Kidrobot designs. I chose the Love Song design by graffiti artist Tilt (also no longer available from the SWATCH official Website, but other Kidrobot designs are still available.)
The Kidrobot designs come with a doll. A doll !!! I love dolls, and still have part of my Barbie Doll collection (I sold some 35 dolls on eBay last year to free up some closet space for clothes.) They are fun and oh so collectible !
My sister has got me hooked on SWATCH. I want another Kidrobot design, and I actually want the orange zebra striped one back now that neon is so hottt for Spring/Summer 2012. Aghhhhh, too bad it's no longer available from the SWATCH site.
This Spring/Summer with all the trends to look forward to getting dressed every morning, I've been itching to get more SWATCH watches. I am totally jonesing for another SWATCH watch. There's so many to choose from, and they're worse than potato
chips -- you can't stop at just one! Anyhoo, enough of my babbling. Here are my picks for Summer 2012.
|Shout Out $70 from Kidrobot Collection|
|Arctic Sea $50|
|Yellow Lacquered $75|
|Wonder Zebra $70|
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
|$29.94 from OLD NAVY|
|$70 from ALDO|
|$79 from NINE WEST|
|$49 from PIPERLIME.COM|
|Sofft $99.95 from ZAPPOS.COM|
|Betsey Johnson $89 from ZAPPOS.COM|
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Slot Through Envelope Clutch $34.79 from ASOS
5. If the above ideas are too bold, try a floral scarf with your nautical striped shirt, and see if you like it.
I know I will !!!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Fashion comes, it goes, and then it comes back again. This Summer of 2012 is no different. With neon coming back with a vengeance, (see my blog posts on "Today's Fashion Flashback -- NEON & 'XANADU'" and "Mix Those NEUTRALS From Past Seasons With Spring/Summer 2012's TRENDS") the 80's is front and center once again. This makes me want to listen to BLONDIE and want to dance, dance, dance!
Deborah Harry of Blondie was and is a style icon, so I dedicate today's post to her. Of the 80's musicians, she was quite understated as many of the artists of that decade were known for their outrageous style like Cyndi Lauper, Madonna and Boy George just to name a few. I mean the 80's was about decadence and excess, and I loved it that way. I was a teenager of the 80's and I had such a blast with the fashion. You wouldn't have caught me in neon in those days, since I thought I was too cool for that. My thinking in those days was that the cheesy kids with no fashion sense wore neon. LOL, now I love it and can't get enough of it. Toned down with a neutral, of course. Oh, how time changes everything...
Her hair is just as iconic as the Farrah Fawcett do and the Jennifer Aniston with those contrasting black and blond dual tones. It's once again very popular today, as I see it on the young hipsters.
I'll leave you on this note, one of my favorite songs from Blondie.