Hot Looks for Spring

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Whether its warm or rainy, turn heads all spring with these hot looks & makeup tips! Don’t forget to add your own personal flair!

Nautical 

white & usually navy or black striped horizontally; pair with dark denim, gold jewelry, try soft makeup, dark eyeliner & a red lip
Bubble gum stripes 

bright colors striped in all directions; be careful to match colors with skin tone, make that item the focus of the outfit, try rosy cheeks to complete the “candy” look
Pop Art 
large graphic print n various clothing items; be careful when buying these pieces to not look to childish or a bad novelty vacation tee, try bright eyeshadows and a neutral lip
Floral Print 

from a handful to an explosion of flowers; pair with a solid NOT another pattern or more flowers, try soft eyes and a complimentary lip stain for a fresh spring look
70’s chic 

disco chic; off the shoulder tops, floppy hats, wide flair leg pants, try soft natural makeup with a bright lip

Fellas & V-Day

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The day of love is quickly approaching. The closer it gets to Valentine’s Day, the more of an opportunity there is for the fellas to inadequately choose a last minute gift. Showcasing your love on this day is very important. Why? It will ensure pleasure on both ends. Make her happy and she’ll do the same. That’s the ultimate goal anyway right? That’s why your gift cant be mediocre. It has to be something she can remember over a period of time. Your gift shouldn’t just be a Valentines Day gift, it should be something she can think about over the days and months afterward.

The cliche’ says “think outside of the box.” But for Valentine’s day dudes need to convey how the box fits around them. Meaning don’t look for the obvious. Its okay to step outside of the norm and yourself, in order to please your loved one. Remember, this is a day that you want to be remembered.

What’s most important to note is that money isn’t to much of a factor when contemplating on what gifts to get. There’s something special for every girl, and for every budget. This is why creativity is the most important thing. The idea is to create a romantic fantasy that will allow her to escape her own reality and enter into a realm of complete blissfulness.

Some things to consider when you’re planning to surprise the boo:
What are her favorite colors?
What does she like to do?
Who’s her favorite actor/dream guy? (you can get real creative off this idea)
What is her ideal aphrodisiac?

Put thought into your gift. Anybody can purchase a bear, get chocolates and say “Happy Valentine’s Day.” If your girl is old-fashioned and would appreciate such gifts, add it to your creative romantic gesture. Just don’t let that be it. Times are changing and that’s becoming a thing of the past

Although the day is not necessarily about us, we should engaged thoroughly in making sure she has a great day. Playing on ideas using her favorite things will win you some major “Good Loving.” There are only 14 days left till the big day. MAKE IT POP!!!

-Jhou
@_jayhue

Spice up the dull days of Winter!!

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The temp is steadily dropping, the wind is whipping outside and layers are no longer just for looks. That can only mean one thing: WINTER! Now personally I’m not a fan of the winter months (I’m a summer baby!), but I love fashion too much to not be able to appreciate a nice pea coat or a pair of hot suede boots or any other cold weather attire. But just because its dull outside doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be! I don’t know who thought it was a rule to wear bright colors in the warm moths and restrict yourself to winter white, grey, black and brown for cold months, but we all know some rules were meant to be broken J
Now with every broken rule there are right and wrong ways to execute it. Prime example of how you don’t want to look- stroll down memory lane back to the 80’s & early 90’s. BIG no no!! lol! Instead of thinking “I want to be as decorated as the Christmas tree”, try signature pieces that are eye catching but not over powering.

 Hats- Beanies and beret’s are always cute and stylish but if you want to step it up a little try a felt flapper hat


 
Scarves- These are all weather accessories but just remember to pick a thicker fabric to be more functional in winter
Shoes- Your shoe game should always be fabulous regardless of the weather, but in winter make sure they have a sole with a grip or you could hurt yourself (casts are never in style!)
Gloves- Step outside of the norm and check out some gloves at Hot Topic and other alternative clothing retailers. Their fingerless gloves are really cute
Coat- Don’t just get a coat for warmth! Experiment with patterns and cut to better flatter your silhouette

Must Have Winter Accessories

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These are the top Must Have accessories for winter. Pick one or try them all, either way your guaranteed to look as crisp as air outside!
Love to text but don’t want your fingers getting cold? Try a cozy pair of Fingerless Gloves. Almost every phone is touch screen these days and trust me, there’s nothing more irritating than having to take off your entire glove because you can’t txt as well with one thumb as you thought! Lol!
Want to carry over those short skirts and cute shorts but the tights and pumps or booties trick not keeping you warm enough? Get yourself a pair of Knee/Thigh Boots. Wear that cute mini over those tights or leggings, slip on a pair of these along with your coat and now your body is protected from being slammed by the direct cold.
Need a way to keep your head warm but hoods and beanies not your thing? Try a Beret. Now your head is cozy and you look beyond cute! You can also add a cute jeweled or feather pin to add a little flair.
Now Faux Fur has always been a warm and animal friendly alternative to shake up your winter wardrobe and this season is no different. Whether its trimming your boots, a furry accent on your hat or covering your coat, faux fur is alive and well in exciting colors, patterns and always oh so soft.

Show Some Leg

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Last month we told you how to stretch those Summer pieces through Fall but we can’t just leave you hanging without a proper guide on how! My favorite of all the tips was adding tights to a skirt or pair of shorts.

If you think flesh colored stockings are only for business or church, you’re wrong!
When it gets chilly outside but you still want to wear that glam mini dress to the club, throw on those and they won’t clash with your outfit. 

Want to add a little spice? You can’t go wrong with seamed stockings.

Fishnets have come a long way from the stripper pole to main stream. The smaller the “netting” and the darker the color, the easier they’ll blend with your outfit. 

Solid tights were cute when you were little and have made their way back into the spot light. You can find them everywhere in various shades and whether they’re sheer or opaque they add a little oomph to any drab or dull fall outfit.

Now there are always the tricky ones- patterned tights. A solid pattern is as versatile as solid tights but with multicolored tights be careful not to clash or you could end up looking clownish.

Look Fab in Fall!!

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Even though it’s not fully Fall, these tips can help you transition your wardrobe to prepare for the change in temperature. Fall’s fashion is all about layering, touches of bright color and accessories! Want to continue wearing that sundress or shorts into Fall? Try layering the dress with a tank, cardigan and boots and adding a blazer, colorful patterned tights and round toe flats or pumps with the shorts.
 Denim jackets and shirts have made a comeback but instead of matching the pants and top, mix light, dark, grey or colored denim for a change of pace. The lumberjack look of plaid button downs is still in, but remix it this season with a denim vest, shorts and cowboy boots. (I love this seasons looks at American Apparel!! Girls- http://store.americanapparel.net/women.html, Guys- http://store.americanapparel.net/men.html On a budget? Try one of my favorite stores, American Eagle Outfitters! Girls- http://www.ae.com/web/browse/w_wardrobe.jsp?catId=cat2940002, Guys- http://www.ae.com/web/browse/m_wardrobe.jsp?catId=cat2940001)
Add a splash of color to any outfit with a bright belt, shoes or an eye catching bag [like the **Designer of the Month** BellaDonna Handbags]. Long necklaces transition from season to season, day to night and can also double as a belt. Also colorful bracelets and rings are an excellent way to draw attention to the nails which are featuring soft turquoise and blue’s, various shades of pink and shimmering metallic’s. Makeup can still include those bronzy summer colors but add color to either the eyes (like lining lids with green or orange) or lips (like a berry or wine lip stain) and pairing it with a skin complementing blush. Try these tips, added to your own personal flair, and you’ll be looking fabulous all throughout Fall!!