Can’t get enough of those frilly short skirts, crop tops and cut out dresses? We understand. Going through another summer hangover can be distressful, especially when you think about all the adjustments you need for your new closet. Organizing your fall wardrobe can mean an identity makeover, not to mention a pain in the wallet. Here’s a quick tip: DITCH THE TREND! Investing in quality pieces is not only a time-saver but it could also transform your entire view on clothes as well.

We have chosen FIVE essential pieces that we think one cannot live without this fall. With the right vision and instruction, these pieces can be used for any season. Farewell wardrobe wars!

Can’t get enough of those frilly short skirts, crop tops and cut out dresses? We understand. Going through another summer hangover can be distressful, especially when you think about all the adjustments you need for your new closet. Organizing your fall wardrobe can mean an identity makeover, not to mention a pain in the wallet. Here’s a quick tip: DITCH THE TREND! Investing in quality pieces is not only a time-saver but it could also transform your entire view on clothes as well.

We have chosen FIVE essential pieces that we think one cannot live without this fall. With the right vision and instruction, these pieces can be used for any season. Farewell wardrobe wars!x

1.  Oversized Coats

This is probably the go-to outfit of every lazy fashionista. So when the temperature asks you to put on a little more fabric that could endanger losing your fabulous figure, why not go for an oversized coat? It allows you to be feminine but still empowering. Plus, it can be the perfect statement for every outfit so ditch all the overcomplicated pieces and put on a pair of good heels instead. Minimize on the accessories for a more polished look.

Here are two style divas who just love their coats as much as we love them

Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma looks incredibly dazzling in this ensemble that she’s pretty much having her own fashion show in the streets.

Wendy Nguyen, from Wendy’s Lookbook also looks pretty incredible in this heart patterned coat. Balancing out the outfit with strong black pieces, you can say she’s a tough sweetheart.

2.  Sweaters

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We love them when it’s cold, we can’t get enough of them when it’s hot. Fashion bloggers all over the world has probably tried them with every style equation there is possible. But sweaters have proven themselves to be classic vintage statements in every generation. On a casual day, just pair them with good jeans and some sneakers. Have that effortless fall fashion look that still looks like you’ve taken a second look on the mirror. Take some tips from celebrity style icon Taylor Swift. With this outfit, she took the season by surprise pairing a good sweater with some burgundy pants. Anything burgundy is a staple piece this fall.

3. Black tights

How do I even begin to explain the necessity of black tights this season? You can’t be wearing jeans every day, right? Besides the tough laundry job, there are days that a woman just simply wants to feel girly and try out that new circle skirt she just bought? Well, get a tip from the famous Serena of Gossip Girl. Check out how Blake Lively saves us all from having to wait for spring by pairing her skirt with good quality tights. Her best friend Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester, is also someone worth watching out for style inspiration.

4. Elegant looking scarf

As how Rebecca from Confessions of A Shopaholic puts it, a scarf could bring you love. But in our case, a scarf could be an outfit saver. If you want to achieve that elegant look, without having to sacrifice shivering in the cold, a scarf is the perfect opportunity to steal the show. Instead of wearing those large jewel neck pieces, why not get your favourite scarf instead and walk the pavements with grace and elegance. Never underestimate the power of a good accessory.

5. Boots

Whether it’s ankle boots, or those daring knee-high beauties, these statement shoe pieces can be the love or hate of every girl. Owning a pair of good boots for fall or winter is like bringing an umbrella in a challenging rainy day. It’s in the RULE book. However, finding good boots means buying an investment piece, so you should really choose wisely.

Check out how Sandra Hagelstam rocked the highways with these Givenchy boots. Famous sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian have been spotted sharing these boots, see details.

If you love to go burgundy, Blake Lively sports her style pick from the famous brand. Check out Resultly for more of these Givenchy Boots.

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The Perfect Statement Necklace

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by admin in Women's Apparel - (0 Comments)

I was never about the big embellished jewelry pieces, but as I grew older I found myself more inclined to buy bigger jewelry pieces. One of my new favorites are collar necklaces. I like wearing small dainty jewelry during the day, but for a night out the collar necklace is a perfect highlight to any outfit. However, with certain tops that are decorated, you should not pair it with bigger collar necklaces in order to avoid a clash.  

The other great thing about collar necklaces is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on these jewelry pieces. If you’re looking for something in the mid-price range, I found a great collar necklace on Nasty Gal.  Take a look at it here:

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This chain link necklace is big, but not oversized to a point where its too much. I have been all about gold this past year. I feel like there has been a slow transition from silver to gold lately. I also like that this one is chain linked because it adds some texture and dimension to the piece.  For this necklace $25 is a pretty decent price. Although, I always get nervous with cheap jewelry. I bought a gold ring at Urban Outfitters a while back and it started to change into a rusty color only after a few wears. Since your fingers are more likely to sweat you should generally get rings that are at least silver or gold plated to avoid discoloration. For special occasion jewelry that you only wear once in a while the quality is not as important.

If you want to go for an even cheaper option I suggest stores such as, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, or H&M. I found a super cute statement collar necklace for only $8!! This necklace is great because it has an interesting shape to each piece of the collar, and I like the gold and black pattern throughout the piece.

If you’re looking for a great list of collar necklaces to choose from check out this site.  I love this site because it gives you a whole bunch of collar necklaces that range in price, but that are generally affordable. There’s also a great variety of choices to pick from.

If you’re looking for a median price I really like this piece from Resultly. Its listed at $65. Although its not gold plated the style is very unique so its worth it if you love the way its designed.

As far as wearing your collar necklace goes, there are a few different occasions you can wear them to besides nice events. If you want to keep the look more casual pair the collar necklace with a tighter sweater, such as a turtle neck or just a crew cut sweater. If you try to pair it with any other top the necklace would make make your whole outfit look very elegant. I personally like to wear the collar necklaces for more special occasions, even if its just going out with your friends.

 

Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Dresses

January 12th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I have to say, I love being a woman (sometimes). I like the fact that we have a lot of variations to the different styles these designers create for us. One of the creations that I like is the asymmetrical dress.

I like the fact that it’s not too conformist. The pattern is not rigid but rather free flowing. This black asymmetrical dress of Diane Von Furstenberg that I found on Ebay is a fine example of free flowing. The dress follows your every move make it all the more alluring. Imagine the number of heads you’d be able to turn once you wear this dress and started dancing on the dance floor. Another fashion find are the dresses from Resultly and this BCBG asymmetrical dress in pink raspberry will be a sure-hit not only on men but on women too. I love the color. This can be paired off with your champagne heels if you have one or your gold shoes. I love the different possibilities with this dress.

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What did I tell you? I love the asymmetrical design. These rough edges kind of deviates from the norm of A-line skirts or the regular length of the dresses. The dress emphasizes on one of the woman’s asset – our legs.

FrikkenDuckie.com gave tips on how you can wear this style to your advantage. I guess you can just follow her steps to get it right the first time and then explore how you can dress up on your own. Be an adventurer that is how fashionistas starts.

If the skirt is too much for you, the Venus cut or the one-shoulder look is also considered an asymmetrical dress so if you think you are more confident to show off the upper part of your body, go ahead and do so. I guess I can say the same with most celebrities as I see them going for this look as well and not a lot are that experimental to this kind of style unless it is a gown that they need to wear on awards night.

The bodycon asymmetrical dresses seems to be more in demand these days. With everyone having the figure to show for, why hide it right? The hemlines of these bodycons either have a longer side or front. Take this dress of Kylie Jenner.

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The longer front posed as a slit of the dress causing her to expose a bit of her legs, which looks sexy. If I do have toned legs, I might consider going for this dress too but with probably in a different color and maybe had my hair on a French twist or a messy bun because I think her hair kind of interfered with the entire outfit.

So, are you ready to spend your money on this style? I certainly will!

When I see stripes, I think of the nautical design. Being the lover of the sea, I have always interpreted the blue and white colors as the sea and the clouds but into a dress. This fascination is one of the reasons why I have a few striped pattern outfits that I use from time to time.

One of my favorites is my Ted Baker striped dress. Just to give you a picture of what I wore, I googled and found the exact same dress at Frock Control’s website.

I remember buying that dress for my post engagement party a year ago. We had a small gathering at home to celebrate that special moment in our life. My husband thought of coming up with the seafarer theme since we both love the beach and would like to one of the proud owners of a yacht. I wore this dress with a silver belt to match my most important accessory at that time, my engagement ring.

My friends gushed about the ring and about the dress too. The next day, a friend of mine has again complimented my look for that evening and at the same time, asked where can she get a great striped dress. I have told her that I found great dresses via Resultly.. I even gave her a tip of what my choices were and one of them was this White House striped dress.

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The dress has the black and white lines, which can be used for casual and semi-formal events. I think the shoes and accessories will either bring out the sophistication of the dress or tone it down for laidback attire.

Another website that has a whole range of striped dresses is Macy’s. They have it in knee-length, maxi, with or without sleeve.

As I have mentioned before, the look you want to achieve will depend on the accessories that you use. If going out for a quick stroll at the park or your children’s play area, you can wear a shawl around your neck or layered necklaces for the vintage look. For going to the movies, you can wear a denim jacket on top of the dress.

Wearing stripes does not mean sticking to the basic blue and white or black and white pattern. There are a lot of striped dresses nowadays that creates a different vibe to suit every woman’s shape and size like the Anne Klein striped dress.

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This dress is Moroccan-inspired using a solid color block and injects playful stripes somewhere along the middle of the dress. The huge striped on the waist served like a belt that gives more emphasis to your curves. This is best worn in evening parties or engagements!

I can go on and on about how and where to wear these striped dresses but you should now just take my word for it. Seek and explore!

Faux Vs. Real Leather

January 2nd, 2015 | Posted by admin in Clothing - (0 Comments)

What is a better option, real leather or faux leather? Well, this depends. There are some products that I prefer that are real leather, but I don’t mind having faux leather for others. For example, I hate faux leather jackets. With a leather jacket its very easy to spot if its made out if its real leather. A faux leather jacket, in my opinion, looks awful. I’ve only seen a few decently made faux leather jackets. Any other time all the faux leather jackets looked horrible and shiny in a plastic sort of way. But, as far as leggings, dresses and anything else for that matter (besides boots), faux leather works. And I even prefer it because its so much cheaper and looks very similar to the real leather version. Let’s compare a a few faux and leather jackets to see which one is a better option.

I found an adorable leather dress on Revolve. Take a look at it here:

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I love this dress because of how unique it is. I like that its not super tight, and the shear mesh and lace at the bottom of the dress is a great touch. Also, the quality of the leather (made of lamb) looks so soft. I would never buy a leather dresses or anything made of real leather if it just looked like faux fur. Be careful with buying a leather product that is made cheaply. It also depends on which animal the leather is made up of, but I don’t pay attention to that. You’ll be able to tell from a mere glance at the leather. So, this leather dress costs $395! I would be willing to pay that much for a leather jacket, but I’m not so keen on spending that much money on a dress unless it was for a very specific occasion. But, I imagine this leather dress would have a limited number of venues you can wear it to.

Now, let’s take a look at some faux leather dresses! I found an adorable dress on Forever 21. You can buy it here.

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This of course is a body con dress, so naturally its tight all around. But, with faux leather tight works. The material really keeps everything in place and is very flattering. I love this material because it doesn’t play too much on the shininess of the leather so you can’t even tell that it is leather from the picture. I actually ordered this dress online and in person it looks like real leather, but when you touch it you’ll be able to tell its faux. However, that doesn’t matter because faux doesn’t necessarily mean cheap. This dress is only $25 and it got amazing reviews on Forever 21. One big tip: Always look at reviews!

I also like the cut on this dress. Its much more interesting compared to the leather dress from Revolve. I would pair either of these dresses with pointy black heels. You can either wear your hair down or sleek your hair back in a pony tail and you’ll look super chic. If you’re looking for more leather dresses click on this link: http://www.result.ly/Search/leather%20dresses

Latest Trends in Women’s Clothing

August 21st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Clothing - (0 Comments)

It’s finally fall and almost winter, which means that your closet is about to go through a major transformation. Out will go the summer clothes, replaced by the latest trends in women’s winter fashion. It takes a lot of time to do research regarding what the latest fashions are. Rather than spend hours going through images of runway shows and browsing online websites, you can just continue reading below and get a notion of what you’ll see everyone wearing this season. These trends are for winter 2014-2015 and are currently termed, “power dressing” by fashion experts.

Power Dressing

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The first major trend for this winter is “power dressing.” Don’t worry, you won’t see the ridiculed shoulder pads of the 80s, but what you will see will be feminized form of power clothes. Power dressing includes pieces such as suits, dresses, crisp and clean dress shirts, and maxi skirts. The difference this season compared to other seasons is that each of these items are styled in a way that poses sharp lines and a slightly more aggressive form of the traditional clothing item. To compliment these types of work attire items, you’ll also notice accessories being used. The types of accessories for this season are loud and meant to be seen.

Winter Coat – The Cape

The second major fashion trend this winter is the “winter cape.” It is one of the easiest ways to turn any outfit into fashionable wear. The last significant use of the cape was during the 60s, and this year it has made a fond comeback. Capes are styled to be both long or short, and have a soft, sleek, and warm appearance. The main colors for this season include creams, black, and vibrant reds and maroons. The benefit of the cape this season is that it also goes very well with dark leggings or even a fashionable dress.

Decorative Boots

Last, to go with your power dressing suit or your winter cape, there are boots. This season, boots are more vibrant and decorative than ever. Gone are the boring black or brown styles. You’ll find that boots are adorned with laces, color, sequins, and more. The purpose of this trend is to brings more color and splash to your outfit, making it highly attractive and interesting.

Overall, the fashion trends this season are extremely exciting and vibrant, which is a very stark difference from the bland styles of last season.

There is no question that online shopping has completely revolutionized the way fashion retailers are selling their products and enabling more people to be able to shop. With an increase of online shops like Amazon and Etsy, two online shops that have become the go-to place for many online shoppers women are more likely to take advantage of the convenience of online shopping. Especially moms, and the web has become the perfect place for retailers to sell women’s apparel and be extremely successful.

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Why Shop Online?

While you can try on clothes at a brick-and-mortar store before making your purchase you will not have the same endless selection that many online retailers do. Moms will benefit from the one-stop shops available online the most because it means no longer having to lug the kids around with you and it can be done at any time of the day unlike physical stores which are open only a certain amount of time each day.

The Benefits of Using Online Retailers

Many online retailers don’t have to markup the price of their items in order to cover overhead costs like electricity and rent so that means you will be getting better deals on your apparel and with multiple warehouses all around the country retailers can ship products faster than ever with many offering free shipping options as well as overnight delivery options. Another great benefit to shopping online is the convenience you have as a consumer. You can find the product you’re looking for without having to search through countless other items and can make your purchase within minutes without having to wait in a long line. You can shop at home after the kids have gone to sleep or even make a purchase from your smartphone when you’re out running errands.

The Disadvantages of Online Shops

Like all things there are some disadvantages to shopping online. If you are the type that views shopping as a social activity then visiting a web shop may not be the best choice for you. Unlike shopping in stores you cannot try on your choices before making a decision or receive your clothes right when you purchase them.

While physical stores will always continue to be in demand both for the in-store experience and the ability to have your purchase right when you purchased it one-stop web shops are becoming the preferred choice for those shopping for women’s apparel.

Shopping For Jeans? Guess Is The Best Guess

February 8th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Guess - (0 Comments)

Guess Jeans is an upscale American clothing company that manufactures denim jeans, watches, jewelry and perfume. The brand is well-known for the quality of their clothing and accessories, and a stylish look that is always in fashion. There are several Guess retail stores located across the country that sell all the brand’s private labels including their new G by Guess line designed for young adults, and their Guess Kids children’s line.

The History of Guess Jeans

Guess was once only know for manufacturing denim jeans, however today the brand manufactures and licenses all types of men’s and women’s apparel. In 1981, brothers Georges and Maurice Marciano opened a clothing store in Beverly Hills. The Marcianos were originally from Morocco and raised in Marseilles. In 1982 they were joined by additional brothers Paul and Armand who formerly owned a chain of retail clothing stores in France. The merchandise that was sold in the family-owned store included jeans designed by Georges that were named Guess Jeans since the word was easy for the brothers to pronounce. The innovative jeans fit tightly and had zippers at the ankles. They were also stone-washed for a softer feel and lighter color. Georges went to New York in December of 1981 and convinced Bloomingdale’s to display 30 pairs of his designer Guess Jeans for $60 a pair. Within 3 hours every pair was sold.

The Innovative Changes of Guess Jeans

Today Guess Jeans is a billion-dollar retailer and one of the most recognized brands in the world. The brand is known for quality merchandise and marketing creativity. Guess sells more than just jeans these days with clothing and accessories for the entire family available at their 232 retail stores located all over the world. Their wholesale business represents more than 846 establishments in the United States alone. In the mid-2000’s, the company branched out and opened several boutiques which specialized in selling accessories such as handbags and hats. Additional stores were also opened in Los Angeles and Toronto that sold sexy and sophisticated attire while Canadians were introduced to a new side of Guess for the older crowd with fancy denim jeans and higher end clothing.

The brand has gone through several changes over the years, including a court battle with competitor brand Jordache. However, despite all the legal distractions they endured in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the sales for Guess Jeans continued to increase over the years reaching up to $350 million in 1997. Today the brand is still known for their high quality designer jeans as well as stylish attire for men, women and children.

A Look at the Latest Makeup Trends

December 7th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Makeup Trends - (0 Comments)

With every changing season there are a plethora of new makeup trends to be on the look for. From a revamp of the traditional cat eye to contouring techniques that work overtime. Beauty and fashion is all about the next best thing or improving upon techniques and styles that already exist. So, no matter what your makeup style is you can be sure to stumble upon a makeup trend that would be the perfect addition to your repertoire of makeup techniques. Here are a few of the latest trends to get you started.

Give Your Face an Overhaul With Contouring

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Contouring is the perfect makeup option to subtly change and improve the appearance of your face. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian have made this technique extremely popular. It can instantly lift your face, slim your nose, enhance your cheekbones and even make your lips appear plumper. It is the perfect solution for those looking to have the effect of a face-lift without the surgery involved. When done right you can brighten your complexion and can make your skin look like it was airbrushed.

Capture Everyone’s Attention With Lush Lashes

Nothing says fall more than a set of flirty eyes and now more than ever women are adding false eyelashes to their beauty routine. When framing the eyes on the top and bottom false eyelashes can make eyes appear bigger. Also, giving your face a youthful, innocent look. If false lashes aren’t your thing you can easily fake the look by applying multiple coats of mascara. You can build up each coat by using powder between each coat.

New Takes on an Old Staple: The Cat Eye

Everyone at one point in their beauty routine has tried their hand at a cat eye. You can find many Youtube videos and tutorials dedicated to all the different looks you can achieve with a cat eye. It is one of the most popular makeup looks around and each look can range from a dramatic, winged cat eye to a quick, simple cat eye. The trick is to make sure you hold your liner at the perfect angle and get your lines as smooth and straight as possible.

So what are you waiting for? It’s never too early to start checking out and implementing the latest makeup trends. And with the change in season their has been a shift in the color palettes that are being used. From shimmery, pastel colors during summer to warm, neutral colors in the fall. With all the options available you will have no trouble finding tons of looks to try and trends to follow.

 

Generic and common fashion is great because it is attainable, affordable, and simple to choose from. On the other hand, sometimes you want something special and more unique. Unfortunately, unique can also mean more costly. Shopping at a women’s clothing boutique is something women often bypass because it does a decent job at breaking the bank. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. There are actually some ways that you can shop at boutiques without having to suffer through the high price tags. With the tips below, you can shop at boutiques and get the unique and stylish clothing that you deserve.

Buy on Sale Days

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There are times that you should buy at a boutique and there are times that you should just decide to stay away to protect your wallet. The best time to buy at a boutique is when there are sales. Boutiques don’t usually advertise their sales online, but they do post signs on their windows. Therefore, throughout the week, you might want to drive by, you might want to take a peek at their window and see when they’re holding a big sale. An alternative approach to finding out a sale day is to ask the sales clerk. Typically, sales are held at the end of the month or at the end of the season.

Non-High End Boutiques

Another option is to visit boutiques that are not fully high-end. Mid-level boutiques are still boutiques and they offer their patrons some great products. Keep in mind also that the more boutiques in the area, the more competition there is between the boutiques. Therefore, the stores are more likely to keep their prices low and competitive so that customers will choose their stores.

Buy Online

Finally, you could also choose to buy online. Buying at an online boutique usually means that you will save more money. Boutiques are able to keep their prices lower when they sell online because they don’t need to rent space or hire sales staff in order to run their stores. Therefore, if you find a boutique online, you can usually expect their prices to be lower and friendlier for your wallet. You’ll also find that online boutiques are able to sell their products online at sales prices at the end of the season or at the end of the month. To find these sales, simply check up on the online boutique throughout the month.