Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
In the name of full disclosure, I am a mark. representative - but I'm a beauty junkie first. I wouldn't be involved with mark if I didn't love their products. My purse would have been bursting at the seams, whatwith the need for frequent gloss checks and going from day to evening makeup, if not for my mark Hookups. Gloss on one end, mascara on the other; or eye shadow on one end, eye liner on the other - one skinny tube to toss in my bag? The combinations are endless and the results are all fabulous.And finally - nails. I haven't had a proper manicure in ages, so I rely on pinky-nude shades to keep my nails looking shiny and polished, while minimizing the signs of wear and tear. Minor scuffs and chips don't show with this pale pink polish from Essie. It's called Beach Party and is available at Ulta and most salons.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The first US Evans is open in New York, but keep a look out for more stores to pop up in L.A and Chicago. If you're not in the New York area, shop online. Before ordering online, be sure to check out their sizing chart since you're working with British sizing. They offer a nice selection of tall, petite and maternity wear in Bombshell sizes.
The Ruched Shoe Boot is fun and versatile - wear it with a mini dress and tights for a night out or under jeans and trousers for a more casual look.
Chiffon, especially in ultra-feminine colors like raspberry, is going to be a big trend this spring. Get a jump on it with this Pink Short Sleeve Blouse, featuring a round collar and a subtle polka-dot print - switch out the cami underneath with a long-sleeved tee for the rest of winter.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Monif C's "Samantha" Bracelet Sleeve Swing Jacket might not keep the frostbite at bay, but it will make a flashy entrance. The proportions of the jacket work really well with this knee-length dress. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to how long your dress coat should be, just makes sure that the overall proportions are flattering to your shape. An easy swing coat, which flows from the shoulders, is equal parts retro-hip and classically cool. And hey - as long as your date valets the car, you shouldn't be forced to freeze outside for too long.
Photos courtesy of Nordstrom and Monif C.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Look for crewnecks that fit well throughout the shoulders; make sure the armholes don't sag or pull throughout your armpit and that the shoulder seams are smooth. Because a crewneck covers more surface area than other necklines, avoid builky sweaters. Go for thinner, slim-fitting versions for maximum, elongating flattery. Finally, make sure the sweater stops at your hips - any longer and you'll look swathed in fabric.
Simple details can add some ooomph to the basic crewneck shape, like the Henley buttons on this sweater from Lane Bryant. Added bonus - you can re-style the sweater by leaving a couple of the buttons open and layering it over a pretty tank.
Photos courtesy of Target, Talbots and Lane Bryant.
Usually retailing for $195, it's on sale right now for $97. Twenty two different dresses for less than $100? That ain't bad.
Click here to see a few of Monif's suggestions for wearing the dress and to get yours.