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Top Fall Fashion Trends for 2012
Style Experts Comment On The Most
Wearable Trends of the Season
Plus, Enter to Win a Miche Bag!
Summer is quickly coming to a close and that means it's time to put away the sundresses, cuttoff shorts and warm weather footwear in exchange for scarves, tights and layers). While Fall 2012's trends were determined on international runways months ago, not all designer looks are exactly wearable (or affordable.) Fashion experts and founders of the popular online marketplace, Because I Shop Too Much, Kaitlyn and Lisa Fergus have some tips on their favorite trends that, they say, any woman can pull off.
Blazers: Tailored, fitted blazers add a classic touch to any outfit. Try pairing a standard black blazer with a sequin mini skirt or cocktail dress for perfect mix of feminine and masculine.
Jewel-Tone Bags: Choose a classic structured bag in a vibrant jewel-tone color to instantly update your wardrobe. Maroon, emerald and sapphire blue are just a few favorites for fall.
Leather Leggings: A staple this season, Lisa suggests pairing these edgy pants with a silk top or chunky knit for a luxe look of layered textures. While many designers are offering leather leggings in a variety of colors, black is your best, most versatile bet.
Peplum Tops: Undoubtedly the season's hottest silhouette, the peplum shape accentuates the waist for look that is flattering on almost anyone. Try balancing out the feminine flair by pairing it with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt.
Mustard-Color Denim: Colored jeans are here to stay! "Mustard is deliciously rich hue - making it the perfect color for fall," says Kaitlyn. Bright but not overwhelming, mustard-color jeans look especially good with shades of white, ivory and camel. Pairing with black can also be chic, but try to stray from horizontal stripes so you don't resemble a bumble bee!
Pop of Pink: Amp up neutrals with pops of pink. Vibrant hot pink and shades of grey (charcoal or dove) are a particularly striking combination.
Old World Elegance: Touches of texture, elegant embroidery and a little bit of fur bring a sophisticated, almost aristocratic feel to jackets, dresses and more. Not ready to dive into this trend? Slightly embellished outwear is a great way to dip your toe before taking the plunge.
Now that you've gotten the full scoop on the top trends for fall, it's time to go shopping. Because I Shop Too Much (http://www.bistm.com/) is a great place to start building your wardrobe for the season.
About BISTM: Because I Shop Too Much (BISTM) is an online marketplace that combines the excitement of internet shopping with social networking. Founded by sisters-in-law, Kaitlyn and Lisa Fergus, BISTM allows visitors to buy, sell and swap clothing and accessories while interacting with other fashion-addicted females. The online community allows users to offer and ask for style advice, sell their new or gently-used clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories and shop for items from brands like Chanel, H&M, 7 For All Mankind, GAP and more.
Happy end-of-summer-start-of-fall shopping dears, and remember to smile pretty and try not to break too many hearts!
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Miche Bag — My Favorite Fashion Innovation!
Miche Bag is an innovative accessories company that sparked a fashion revolution by giving women the ability to switch the style and color of their handbags to match their outfits in just 3 seconds or less. Starting with a Base Bag, women can change the exterior of a Miche Bag simply by switching the outer “Shell” that firmly attaches over the Base Bag through the use of invisible magnets — there is never a need to move contents from one bag to another!
Miche appeals to every woman who wants to stay on-trend and fashion-forward while still keeping an eye on her budget. This unique concept just may be the best thing to happen to women since waterproof mascara! Miche is available through thousands of amazing and dedicated Representatives across the country and around the world, and is primarily marketed in a Party setting and through sales on individual Representatives’ websites.
When I first heard about Miche I was intrigued. Lucky for me, my good friend Patty is a founding member of Miche, and she sent me a Miche Demi bundle to test out and review. The bundle consists of a base bag (I chose the Demi, which is a roomy hobo style bag) and two different shells, along with a selection of different style handles. The selection of shells is amazing — so many to choose from and so very affordable! I chose the Kendra and the Hope. (I especially love the Hope shell because a portion of the proceeds from the sales of these shells goes directly to cancer research. So not only are you being chic and stylish, but you are helping a sister in need!)
When I received my bundle I immediately snapped the Hope shell into place on the base bag and voila! Instant chic! I've been using the bag for the past week and I have to admit that I adore it. It is the perfect size and shape — not too big, not too small, but juuuuuust right. The base bag features one zippered pocket, one small open pocket, two medium pockets, one cell phone pocket and two pen holders. There is also a top zipper closure for added security. In addition, the Hope shell has two exterior side pockets which are perfect for my car keys and a tube of lipgloss. You can also get different style handles and shoulder straps to attach to any of the bags for added convenience.
Also, Miche just introduced their new "luxe" line of shells — gorgeous styles and colors with a touch of shine!
Not only is Miche a fantastic fashion accessory, but it is also a smart business opportunity. With Miche, you really can have it all: A rewarding and fun career, and the time you want with your family. Do as much or as little as you want. On your own terms. Your way. With no limitations. Yes you can! When you become a Miche Representative you are in control of your own destiny — and you do it with panache and style. The best part is Miche Bags and Accessories are so fashion-forward and revolutionary that they practically sell themselves — it truly is a product you can believe in. When you join my Team, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. It’s so much fun, and I’m here to help you succeed!
Flexible: You'll never have to sacrifice going to soccer games again.
Independent: You are your own boss. Always.
Secure: Miche is a well-established, international business. You are in good hands!
Peace of Mind: Earning extra money is a very good thing... you'll sleep better at night.
Rewarding: You'll help hundreds of happy women fall in love with their purses again. Yay!
Chic: We are always on the cutting-edge of style. Be a part of something beautiful.
Simple: Don't worry... we help and support you every step of the way!
Fun: Because earning a great living doesn't have to be boring.
Find out how you can get started with Miche today!
Miche is all about the latest styles, convenience, fashion and caring!
ENTER TO WIN A MICHE BAG!!
And now, because I love my Miche bag soooooo very much, and because Patty is such an amazing friend, we are giving away a fabulous Miche bag to a lucky She She Me subscriber! Enter to win — enter "MICHE" in the subject line and be sure to include your contact information!
Combat Acne and Fine Lines At Once with Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Blemishes don't just torture hormonal teens - recently there are more and more cases of adult acne appearing. Today, Murad is announcing the launch of the Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator to its Anti-Aging Acne Line created to reduce acne and aging concerns simultaneously. The new Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator refines pores and provides essential hydration to soothe and repair skin breakouts.
Formulated to balance skin and minimize the signs of aging, this dual-action hydrator maintains clear, youthful skin by clearing and tightening pores for a refined complexion while boosting collagen for skin that looks and feels plumper and smoother.
How it works:
- Kombucha Collagen Defense(r) stimulates collagen production and inhibits its breakdown to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Lentil Seed Extract and Witch Hazel tighten pores and help control excess oil
- Cinnamon Extract restores the skin surface by reducing inflammation and optimizing oil production
Joey New York Beauty's Wonder Ingredient!
Coconut water became such a health craze because it is nutrient-packed, ultra-hydrating, and delicious. But do you know the amazing benefits it also has on your skin?
Among a plethora of other health benefits, young green coconut water has been shown to help control oily/combination skin, rejuvenate aging skin by combating wrinkles, fine lines and wrinkles and provide intense hydration for dry, parched skin.
That's why Joey Chancis reformulated her cult-classic brand, Joey New York Beauty, with coconut water as the new wonder ingredient for her line. Joey New York Beauty offers you access to the many skincare benefits of coconut water in the following forms:
Murad Introduces First Overnight Product to Target Redness from Acne
Have you ever noticed when you break out you’re not just dealing with the pesky bumps but also the redness, irritation and über sensitivity of your skin? As if the acne isn’t bad enough now you have to figure out how to deal with the redness that it often comes with. Today, Murad is announcing a solution, the launch of Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin, which is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work all night to help reduce the tenderness and redness caused by acne.
How does it work?
Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants work to soothe red, inflamed skin
The complex blend containing a Flavonoid “Naringenin” found in grapefruit, oranges and tomatoes, has strong antisepsis and anti-oxidant properties
·Natural cooling agents such as Peppermint Oil provide a gentle, calming effect on tender and blemished skin
Bonus: This triple-threat not only works to combat redness from acne but also helps alleviate sunburns. Canadian Willowherb helps to diminish redness specifically caused by UV exposure and over-processed skin. As the newest treatment product addition to Murad’s Acne Line, created to reduce acne and acne related issues, Overnight Soothing Gel is the ideal complement to the entire family of products scientifically formulated to combat acne concerns.
Murad Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin ($30 for 1.7 FL.OZ.) is available on Murad.com, at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa and Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group and will be available in salons, spas, and at Sephora and Ulta September 2012. To view or download the press release, click here.
Lauren Conrad's Fall Favorites at Kohl's
Stay ahead of the fall trends and look fashionable with Lauren Conrad’s trend-setting styles from Kohl’s. From printed blazers and colored lace to prints and embellishments, it is easy to dress like a celebrity, while staying in budget at Kohls and www.Kohls.com. Check out a few of my favorite looks from the new Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl's: