Aug 152014
 

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One of the best things you can do for your body and health is to get enough rest, because you body works hard overnight by recharging and replenishing you. However, who doesn’t need a little bit more help every now and then.

There are so many awesome overnight treatments for your body, skin, hair, and more that can give you the appearance and feel of a brand new you. Here are some overnight treatments you might need to try…tonight!

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PHILOSOPHY Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads

Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwinkle Overnight Cream

Bliss That’s Incredi-peel Spa Strength Glycolic Resurfacing Pads

 

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Briogeo Rosarco Oil

Sachajuan Over Night Hair Repair

Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue

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The Art of Shaving Overnight Balm

Julep Might Nail & Cuticle Serum

Murad Overnight Soothing Gel for Red, Irritated Skin

Soap & Glory Heel Genius Amazing Foot Cream

Stay Stylish!

Aug 152014
 

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Now that fall is almost upon us, I feel like it’s the perfect time to take inventory of your jeans collection and make room more. Can you ever really have enough jeans? I think not and I have the stacks of numerous variations of denim jeans in my closet to prove it.

The reason, well one of the reasons, I have so many jeans other than obvious increase in my comfort level when I wear them is that almost every year there a new denim style to rock. For the past couple of years, skinny jeans were the ‘it’ piece to have in your wardrobe and in as many colors and rinses as possible. Then late last year, early this year, damaged and deconstructed denim became the rave. The more shredded and distressed jeans were the better. I will admit that this trend lasted a little longer than I would have like and when it came to the distressed super short cutoffs, they were starting to look like denim underwear. TMI.

However, the latest trend in denim is taking a 180 degree turn to structured and wide leg/bootcut denim. I’m so happy about this! I’m one of the lucky people that works in a casual dress office environment and jeans are not only welcomed, but is a daily site. Even the president of my company wears is “dad jeans” every day, unless we have a board of directors meeting and visits, which means we have to dress like we have careers a.k.a dress professional.

Back to structured and bootcut jeans. These jeans are a friendlier to more situations and body types. Great for office wear when paired with a button-up and or blazer and comfortable enough to wear hanging out on the weekends. Also, no matter if your body type is straight with little to no curves or if you have curves out of this world, thanks to different widths of the cut, you can find a cut that can give, accentuate, or reduce the appearance of your shape.

Since bootcut jeans are pretty classic, I suggest you invest in a well-made and classic dark rinse that can carry you throughout many years. Personally, I love the Original Becky Bootcut from True Religion Brand Jeans. The rinse isn’t too dark or light, little to no distress, and everyone already knows (or should know) the great quality of True Religion jeans.

Stay Stylish!

Aug 122014
 

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Up until recently, I went a few months without doing any real clothes shopping other than a few tees, tanks, and undergarments. However, my closet and I recently realized that we need more bottoms. First, let me back track for a minute. This summer, I did buy a few dresses and a maxi skirt, but I had no pants. This was a calm summer here in Memphis compared to recent summers of 100+ degrees for weeks, but it was still too hot for me more to purchase anything that wasn’t light in fabric and color.

However, now that the kids that live on my street are no longer playing basketball in the middle day and they are back in school, I know it’s just a form of gratification that fall is creeping up on us and will bring with it cool weather and the ability for me wear more pants and leggings.

This weekend, I was doing some shopping with one of my good friends and adorable and fashion/shopping obsessed daughter. They were doing a little last minute back-to-school shopping for a few pieces they missed last weekend. Therefore, I found myself in a lot of bright and colorful stores filled with blaring top 40 music from hidden speakers and racks of trendy clothes. One of the stores my friend’s daughter blindly guided us into was rue21.

I will admit that I had never stepped into a rue21 before in my life, but they had a plethora of items that I’ve wanted to try out for fall, including harem pants, jogger pants, and patterned leggings. In less than 15 minutes of wandering around rue21, I accumulated an armful of pants and leggings and made up for lost times. My wallet was not prepared, but I’m so in love with these pieces and I can’t wait to wear them all fall.

FYI, I need more jogger pants, because those things are amazing. I actually wore the gray joggers yesterday and they were extremely comfortable. They beauty of joggers is that they can be as casual as sweatpants and worn with flip flops or slip-on sneakers or dressed up with sleek and chic stilettos for a night out with friends.

Anyway, I think after going so long without a true shopping excursion, I made up for it this weekend and have the pants and receipts to show for it.

Stay Stylish!

Aug 092014
 

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Summer is almost a wrap, kids are on their way back to school (for those of you with kids) and the semi-relax weekdays are slowly dwindling away and are being replaced with work, school projects, and required extra curricular activities. So, might I suggest that at least every other weekend you sit back, hide in your A/C engulfed home from the final days of sweltering heat, and sip some lemon ice water while catching up on a book you haven’t finished and or TV shows clogging up your DVR.

This weekend, I’m planning to create a few more dents in my sofa while watching reruns of ‘Blossom’, clipping magazines for pieces for my inspiration and vision boards, and snacking. Might I suggest you find the time to relax more on the weekends, at least before the holiday season comes to attack all your free time in the mid to late Fall.

Stay Stylish!

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