DOs and DON'Ts of Fall Fashion
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Fall fashion is absolutely bursting with gorgeous trends to try. But not every trend is perfect for everyone. One of the biggest traps fashionistas fall into is that of dressing too young. Ruffles and frills are pert and pretty on girls in their 20's but are just a bit too precious when one is in her extended twirties and beyond. Another pitfall: too-short skirts. It's hard to be taken seriously if your hemline barely covers your assets. If you've got great gams you can still flaunt them — a skirt that is a few inches above the knee is infintely more flattering than one that barely skims the top of the thighs. Need a little help with this fall's trends? Check out a few dos and don'ts from 2013 Fall Fashion week:
DO invest in a great Emerald Green piece.
Pantone chose the shade as its top color for 2013, so it's no wonder that it was spotted all over the fall 2013 runways. A great blazer or figure-flattering dress really makes a statement in emerald.
Look for different ways to incorporate the shade into your wardrobe. A structured bag or high heels in this vibrant hue puts the finishing touch on your ensemble.
DON'T shy away from layering.
Add a bit of interest to your fall outfit choices by layering a few extra pieces. Mix textures: A sheer dress over colored denim, leather or corduroy pants and topped with a cropped jacket allows you to layer without looking bulky. Be leery of mixing too many colors or patterns — you want to look edgy and chic, not like you are hiking Everest.
DO go for a classic print.
If floral's and color blocking are not your thing, check out one of tall's hottest trends: classic prints, like houndstooth, tweed and plaid. These menswear fabrics add a uniquely professional touch to your ensembles, and are perfect for the office,
DON'T ditch your peplums just yet!
We saw this figure flattering trend during spring and summer, and it's just as hot for fall. I love how a peplum on a dress or flirty top can add curves in all the right places! I especially love the look of a peplum top or jacket worn with skinny jeans and boots — adds just the right touch of girly to my weekend casual style.
DO embrace military trends
Khaki green is a staple for fall. Keep this trend to one key piece, so you don't look like you are on your way to a military summit. Look for feminine accents like lace, chiffon or brocade to make this trend your own.
DON'T forget about leather pieces
Leather can be so many things, from sleek and sophisticated to edgy, so work with it to determine your own personal style. Looking for the perfect starting piece? You can't go wrong with a gorgeous leather pencil skirt. Just one leather piece is enough for this trend (unless you're a Harley babe!)
DO go in for winter white
Fall and winter always bring to mind darker shades. But don't rule out winter white! So very chic and sophisticated. I just adore a gorgeous coat, sweater or blazer in this shade for fall. This shade is also excellent for monochromatic dressing!
Professional Style for Fall
When it comes to your appearance in the office, dressing the part plays an important role in earning respect in the workplace. No matter what your occupation, what constitutes dressing “professionally” can sometimes be a bit subjective.
Worry no more! Fashion expert and CEO of Muse Apparel, Camille Passaro, offers tips on how to dress appropriately without sacrificing style.
"Professional" doesn't have to mean "dowdy" - A well-groomed look can also be stylish. If you work in an office that requires a more sophisticated ensemble, choose structured silhouettes that flatter your figure but that aren’t too tight.
Choose quality over quantity - Although having an entire closet full of work wear can be fun, you want to be sure that those pieces look sharp and will last. Invest in a few really quality pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. You don’t have to break the bank, but be confident that what you are purchasing is sure to last you for seasons to come.
Choose Bold Colors to make a bold statement - Choosing a bold color that compliments your skin tone is sure to make a statement and show confidence in the office. Red is a power color. It will make you feel fabulous and also make you stand out in any meeting.
A great LBD Purchase is a Necessity - A great classic black sheath dress is a must-have. You will wear it again and again, and it will always look professional and chic. Dress it up with jewelry or a colorful blazer to change up your look.
Accessories make the outfit! - Layering your look with bold jewelry is a great way to dress up a simple ensemble. The right bangle with or earring can compliment your look, but not distract from it. Go bold with your jewelry choices and don’t look back.
Above all else, remember that your look demonstrates to others how you value yourself. Be neat, clean and classy, but not slick or overdone
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NEW! From Aubrey Organics
For Aubrey in 2013, it’s been all about change. They have a new look, new star ingredients, and event more natural products to choose from, but they still have the same great philosophies and stellar results. See what’s new from Aubrey, the natural pioneer, this year!
NATURAL EVOLUTION IN SKINCARE
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As proven on the September catwalks, spring 2014 will be all about pink – on your cheeks! A subtle glow adorned the faces of models for Michael Kors, Helmut Lang and Tadashi Shoji (to name a few).
Sensai’s Cheek Blush offers 3 harmonious, layered colors for beautiful, natural-looking flushed faces. The silky soft formulation gives a healthy radiance.
Mama Mio Try Me Trio
Maintaining your skincare routine can sometimes be difficult – especially if you travel for work, occasionally sleep at your boyfriend’s place, etc. Now you can bring your favorite products with you wherever you go with Mama Mio’s Try Me Trio!
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Repair Your Hair with L'Occitane's NEW Aromachologie Collection
As women, our hair endures so much. From blow-dryers and curling irons to being pulled into an elastic – just our daily grooming routine can cause breakage and frizz. That’s why L’Occitane (alongside celebrity hairstylist, Laini Reeves) is introducing their NEW Aromachologie Repairing Collection.
Specially formulated with essential oils; Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange and Angelica, the collection helps to repair, strengthen and protect dry, weakened and brittle hair.
L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Repairing Collection includes:
Repairing Shampoo ($20): This silicone-free shampoo cleanses and helps to smooth hair scales – repairing even the most weakened hair.
Repairing Conditioner ($20): Enriched with sweet almond oil, the melt-in texture of the conditioner helps fill gaps in the hair shaft and delicately coat the hair fiber, leaving it feeling soft and supple.
Repairing Mask ($32): With its creamy, generous texture, enriched with sweet almond oil and shea butter, the Repairing Mask helps repair hair from root to tip.
Repairing Oil ($26): The Repairing Oil takes excellent care of your hair. A few drops are all you need for beautiful locks!
sneak peak at tarte holiday collection!
The holidays may be a couple of months away, but tarte is giving us a sneak preview of the fabulous deals they have in store for holiday shopping! This is the perfect time to snap up your favorite bundles at great savings! Check out a few of my favorites:
pure delights 8-piece LipSurgence lip set
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stop & stare smolderEYES 6-piece liner & lash set
A limited-edition liner & lash set featuring a variety of versatile liners and tarte’s latest mascara innovation, lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara! The limited-edition set includes:
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• Deluxe lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara
leave her blushing set of 3 deluxe Amazonian clay blushes & blush brush
Get cheeky this season with a dashing wardrobe of three limited-edition deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes and a supremely soft blush brush. Includes 3 deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes in this season’s hottest new limited-edition shades:
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brushed by beauty 5-piece brush collection
Brush your way to flawless beauty with tarte’s exclusive 5 piece bamboo brush set and travel-friendly makeup bag. Includes 5 supremely soft brushes inside a purple makeup bag:
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- double-ended bamboo blush & highlighter brush
- double-ended bamboo eyeliner & shadow brush
- purple makeup bag
Clever Fall Fashion With Chilly Jilly
Stop carrying around bulky sweaters and jackets. Chilly Jilly’s line of wraps and jackets fold up into a compact silk bag that fits easily into a purse so they can be pulled out whenever a chill strikes. Perfect for crisp breezes, cool evenings or just for festive fall accessorizing. Wraps double as scarves and come in fun fall colors like cranberry, burnt orange and eggplant.
I have the original wrap and I absolutely adore it! So handy for those times when I need just a little extra warmth: air conditioned offices, airline flights, theatres, etc. It's my favorite fall fashion accessory!
The unique double-brushed fabric is not only chic and cozy, it’s wrinkle-resistant and light weight. www.chillyjilly.com
Bye Bye Blackheads with Joey to Go!
Fan of Joey New York Bye Bye Blackheads line? Well now you can have it to go. Joey New York Bye Bye Blackheads Cleansing Wipes are the perfect addition to your travel bag. Infused with Young Green Coconut Water Packed with Potent Antioxidants and Essential Minerals, these wipes with decrease the appearance of blackheads, tighten pores, remove makeup while hydrating the skin at the same time.
Fall Trend: Glamping with Cameo Nouveau!
Fall season is upon us and soon fun and adventurous outdoor activities will be exciting again without the sweltering temperatures. But instead of wearing the typical camping gear to the wood cabin, get into the fall trend of glamorous camping, better known as “Glamping.”
This may be a tricky trend to get prepared for, but luckily www.CameoNouveau.com has everything you need to get ready for your next camping trip. Featuring items such as a vintage Moroccan leather duffle and Eco-Friendly Cork Sprout Watch, these items will make you feel right in the element but with a hint of luxe.
Visit www.cameonouveau.com to see more fashion, home and accessory items.
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