Styling Spring's Hottest Trends
PLUS 3 Amazing Giveaways!
Spring is finally here! Possibly. Well, the sun is currently shining and the sky is blue and there are teeny tiny fluffy white clouds floating gently in front of what appears to be a mass of dark black storm clouds. With little flashes of lightening shooting out at intervals. But they are waaaay far away right now, hovering over there on the hills in the very periphery so I am going to just ignore them and concentrate on what is truly important right now. And that is Spring's Hottest Trends! I am so excited to move my sweaters and corduroy to the back of the closet and fill the front with the latest and hottest spring styles. The colors this spring are absolutely gorgeous – mint green and salmon, butter yellow and vibrant blue. Check out the spring hues in these great cuffs! And the fact that you can get skinny jeans in each and every one of these colors (and more) this spring just makes it that much more exciting!
We've got a lot of great spring style newsletters coming up, so this time I am going to concentrate on two of spring hottest styles, and how to incorporate them into your wardrobe:
Your guide to getting the sheer trend right!
From runway to red carpet, the trend for sheer is continuing strong this spring in a range of variations, from sheer panels to all out sheer looks.
Though not a trend for the faint at heart, when done right, sheer can look elegant, demure and flattering. It's also a great way to take your wardrobe into Spring for those months when it's not quite warm enough to bare too much skin.
Below we've put together our top 6 tips on how to make sheer work for you – proving that you don't have to be a size 0 to rock the trend.
1. Subtle is Sexy
When it comes to sheer, it's definitely a case of less is more. Check out Taylor Swift's elegant Elie Saab number at this year's Brit awards versus Kim Kardashian's in-your-face Dolce and Gabbana blouse which looks much to tight and just outright tacky.
Celebs getting it Right….and getting it Wrong
2. Know What Works for YOU
When used cleverly, sheer can both highlight your assets and disguise any area's you want to cover up. Only Hearts' sheer paneled Loulou Bodysuit emphasizes the waist and can be teamed with a full length skirt if your legs are an area you want to cover up.
3. Do It By Day
Sheer doesn't have to be a nighttime look. Try a subtly sheer sweater for a look that oozes understated sexy. Team Line's open knit Clockwork Sweater with denims by day or dress it up to take it into the evening.
4. Sexy and Sweet
Lace is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet. Only Hearts' Evelyn Lined Shift Dress is ladylike but still sexy, and is perfect for anyone who wants to cover up their arms.
5. Dress it Down
Team a sexy sheer black blouse with jeans for a look that's not too over the top. For a versatile, day-to-night look team with a cami and blazer to make your outfit utterly office appropriate. Try these Invisible skinnies from Eugene Is My Middle Name for an evening time look that's not to over the top, and their ombre effect mirrors the sheer trend perfectly. Available soon at Scoop NYC
6. Be Brave
If you've got it, flaunt it! For those who aren't afraid to take the plunge, the from Only Hearts Loulou chemise mixes sporty and sexy and elements to avoid the sheer trend looking too trashy
Stars in Stripes
All of Hollywood's hottest 'it' girls are currently wearing stripes. Whether it be bold black and white, or more muted tones, stripes are the perfect transitional trend from winter to spring.
See below for a few of our favorite striped picks!
From left to right:
Line Knitwear Striped Linen Knit Sweater
Smythe One Button Blazer
John & Jenn Neon Striped Knit Dress
From left to right:
[BLANKNYC] Striped Skinny Jean
Iris von Arnim Striped Cashmere Pippa Pullover, $725
Rachel Pally Stripe Cut Out Dress, $238
Well my dearest girls, that should get you started on filling out your spring wardrobe! Be sure to check out all the fabulous products reviews below, as well as information on how to enter any or ALL of the THREE FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS! I am absolutely dying for that Birkin bag, and my closet would definitely welcome a bit or Rory Becca. And those SOL REPUBLIC headphones are so absolutely gorgeous that I would probably wear them all the time, even if I wasn't listening to music! Enter now to win my dears!
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A Few of our Favorite Things!
Beauty at Any Age
Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty, has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood – of all ages. She has shared her tips with women across the country and wants to share with your readers some of her makeup rules, no matter your age:
A Fresh Spring Look from Butterfly Studio Salon
Bangs are everywhere this spring. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had bangs but are too afraid to commit?
Kattia Solano, owner of NYC's Butterfly Studio Salon offers clients complimentary bang consultations at the salon's bang bar, which was recently featured in New York Magazine’s Best of NY issue.
Clients who visit the bang bar will meet with a stylist, try on a few different clip-on bang styles and find the one that works for them. They can either have the stylist cut their actual bangs to resemble the chosen clip-on piece or simply purchase the noncommittal bang piece ($30) and the stylist will style their hair with the bangs clipped in (blowouts start at $68)
NYC's Butterfly Studio Salon
149 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Kiss Me I'm Green!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kiss My Face, which is as green and kissable as they come. Kiss My Face products are natural, effective and cruelty-free and packaged with the highest level of post consumer, recycled content. Made from the finest ingredients Mother Nature has to offer, they provide real benefits and dramatic results, making users feel great inside and out. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, reach for the following products that will have others green with envy:
Liquid Rock Roll On Deodorant in Cucumber Green Tea
A liquid mineral crystal formula that prevents odor with natural mineral salt
White Willow Bark and natural herbs deter odor
Provides effective all day protection in a convenient roll-on
Aluminum chlorhydrate and paraben free
Peppermint Foot Crème
Peppermint Oil stimulates the skin
Cocoa, Shea and Mango Butters smooth and soothe
Grape Seed Oil moisturizes and regenerates the skin
·Cranberry Fruit Extract works as an emollient
Moisture Shave in Key Lime ($4.99)
The lime ingredient is a natural, cooling antiseptic that also acts as an astringent
Olive Oil and Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera and Antiseptic Goldenseal moisturize and heal the skin
Lady's Mantle, Sage, Horsetail, and Orange Flower act as astringents and refreshers
Soapwort lathers and is effective at cleansing and reducing facial and body acne
No aerosols or unnecessary chemicals
Kiss My Face products are available at Whole Foods and KissMyFace.com.
Caboodles New Polished Products This Spring
Caboodles is launching an extension to their popular line of makeup organizers that will focus exclusively on nails. As every fashionista knows, a pretty polish is the perfect accessory for any season. This spring, you can treat your polish right by keeping it safe and organized in the new Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet. In addition to the debut of their first nail valet, Caboodles is also launching the Envy "IT" Bag, a stylish doctor's tote that's perfect for keeping your face fresh and your makeup organized.
Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet
Envy "IT" bag
- outside dim: 10”L x 7”W x 6.5”H (not including handle)
- Rigid handle on top
- Mirror in lid
- 5 elastic-top pockets in lid
- Horizontally divided removable 2.5” deep tray
- Removable 24 compartment grid divider in base (holds 24 nail polishes!)
- Approx $24.99 - $29.99 retail
- outside dim: 13”L x 7.75”W x 6.75”H
- Front and back outside zippered pockets
- Large main zipper opens wide for easy access
- Spacious inner main compartment (wide open)
- 4 elastic-top pockets on one long inner side
- Large mesh zippered pocket on one long inner side
- 4 elastic band loops on each short inner side (8 total)
- Approx $29.00 - $34.00 retail
House of Leagues
There’s no secret that most sports figures are becoming the jack of all trades – delving into fashion, beauty and business ventures.
Gio Gonzalez, MLB pitcher for the Washington Nationals, has launched a new collection of apparel – The House of Leagues. Aside from finishing 2012 with the most wins in the season, Gio has produced a collection of everyday basics inspired by an athleticism lifestyle.
Founded in Summer 2012 by Gio Gonzalez, The House of Leagues line consists of children’s, men’s and women’s t-shirts featuring graphics representative of baseball. With a philosophy following the integration between culture and fashion, The House of Leagues visually represents Gonzalez’ heritage and background encompassing baseball and old-fashioned street ball.
The ‘Stickball” collection features graphics with a twisted element in the baseball culture. A stick-figure insignia along with imagery significant to traditional baseball concessions including hot dogs and beers appear on each design.
The decidedly retro looks -- weathered tees – are imprinted with water-based inks on dye washed and solid-shade foundations. Composed of 100% cotton, The House of Leagues will feature crewneck and V-neck styles for men; crop tops, raglans, sweatshirts and tanks for women; and raglans and tees for children. Consumers can select from an array of solid shades including black, gray, red or white. At the affordable price of $24 - $68, sizes range from small to X-large. The House of Leagues is launching a collection of high-end woven and denim garments for men and women in Summer 2013. For more information, please visit www.thehouseofleagues.com.
Get in the Swim with Spanx!
Let's go slimming! SPANX Swim is better than ever—the fit is a hit, it's comfortable for hours and it comes with a squeeze-free guarantee…bottoms up!
FREE shipping with code FREESHIP13 at Spanx.com
Winter Paradise with Lavanila Labotatories
Winter blues got you down? Take a moment to escape with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Coconut Collection - ensuring you’ll be whisked away to a tropical terrain every time you use their deodorant, body butter or fragrance.
100% natural and made with ingredients such as luscious coconut, bright tiare flower, fluffy heliotrope, creamy sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. This scent grants you the vacation you need – in a bottle.
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant uses beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Dyes
What else you need to know:
This dermatologist-recommended, non-irritating, allergy-tested formula does not contain aluminum or mineral oils.
LAVANILA Vanilla Coconut Fragrance size:0.27 oz concentration: formulation:Roll-On Oil
Escape with Vanilla Coconut filled with an indulgent blend of young coconut, hints of monoi Tiare (a Tahitian white flower), and a warm sensual base of Madagascar vanilla bean. You'll instantly be transported to an island of healthy delights.
LAVANILA carefully infuses pure essential oils with 100 percent active botanicals for natural fragrances that are fresh, clean, and nurturing. With each spray, proprietary natural technology wraps the skin with super antioxidants goji berry and kakadu plum, soothing willowherb, and hydrating olive leaf for a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids. Imagine, a fragrance that not only smells good but also is good for you!
||LAVANILA The Healthy Body Wash 2-In-1 Shower & Shave Vanilla Coconut
What it does:
This decadent body wash provides gentle cleansing and soft, silky shaving in one step. Hydrating coconut and rosehip oils blend with soothing aloe and calendula for a luxuriously lathering wash that deeply nourishes while you cleanse and prevents irritation as you shave.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
Netflix for Fashion? Introducing Shecky's Closet - Everyday Basics to Luxurious Apparel & Accessory Rentals
Hi there girls! I have something really exciting to share with you: Shecky's Closet! Think of Netflix for fashion. Shecky's Closet allows fashionistas to have access to a fabulous array of apparel, accessories and jewelry in the form of everyday basics to luxurious items from emerging designers at an affordable one-time monthly fee starting at under $40/month.
YOUR CLOSET IN THE CLOUDS:
With monthly membership charges starting at $39.99, consumers can borrow up to $250 worth of merchandise at any time/as many times throughout the month.
Shecky's Closet items ships to your door along with gratis to-and-from delivery charges! Returns are made easy with a 30-day timeframe and a pre-paid package to Shecky's Closet.
If you like the item - keep it at a discount. Here's a video explaining a few pertinent details:
Founded by Chris Hoffman, Shecky's Closet was inspired by events where people were very excited to try new designers, without the commitment.“We decided to launch Shecky’s Closet because of the gap in the market that allowed people to try new designers as well as established designers on a regular basis without a true commitment. Shecky’s Closet was a natural extension of our 12 years of working with emerging designers,” states Hoffman.
Here's a sampling of what's available:
For more information, please visit www.sheckyscloset.com.
Spring Happy Hour has spring at L'Occitane with signature cocktails, beauty rituals and Provencal treats!
ABOUT: Put a spring in your step with L’OCCITANE’s new Almond Collection and cocktails created by bartenders from the Michelin starred restaurant Rouge Tomate. Mixologists will be whipping up seasonal, South of France-inspired cocktails as an ode to L’OCCITANE’s birthplace and love of natural ingredients. Pair a cocktail with organic bonbons from NewTree gourmet Belgian chocolatiers for the ultimate indulgence. Next, experience the revolutionary hula hoop cardio workout from Hoopnotica. Exercise gurus from the trendsetting studio will be on hand to teach attendees how to sculpt their waists and tone their core!
Throughout the night, consumers will be pampered with body sculpting rituals and mini facials and receive exclusive special offers on L’Occitane’s favorite products. Customers will also receive a complimentary L’Occitane mini shopping bag filled with a L’OCCITANE and Rouge Tomate Recipe Guide featuring four exclusive cocktail recipes, and L’Occitane favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Lavender Body Lotion and Immortelle Cleansing Foam with any $50 purchase.
Entice your senses with a visit to L’Occitane’s Spring Happy Hour and experience a truly indulgent, luxurious and sumptuous escape to France.
L’OCCITANE Flatiron Boutique
170 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street
New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, April 4th 5-9PM
Do you want a Birkin? Here's your chance!!
Remember when Logan gave Rory a Birkin Bag on Gilmore Girls? And her grandma freaked out, "A BIRKIN! A BIRKIN!"? Well, here's YOUR chance to win your very own vintage Birkin Bag from Rue La La! @ruelala
Rue La La is giving away THREE vintage Hermès Birkins, valued at over $13,000 each. Once you complete the
below steps, you will be automatically entered for three consecutive weeks. The winners will be announced March 15th, March 22nd and March 29th on the Rue La La blog
It’s really simple, all you have to do is…
Win a Rory Becca Wardrobe for a Year!
Would you like a free Rory Beca wardrobe? To get a new, complimentary outfit every month for a full year, just join Rory Beca’s March Madness Facebook campaign. Sign up at Rory Beca March Madness and like their Facebook page. Then, refer 10 friends to be entered for a chance to win a year’s worth of amazing looks. One lucky winner will take home the ultimate personal shopping prize.
SOL REPUBLIC and tokidoki Headphones
Launch and GIVEAWAY!!
Annoncing two awesome headphones in collaboration with the always fun tokidoki. The SOL REPUBLIC and tokidoki Tracks HD fuse art with music to create two new Tracks HD on-ear headphones featuring SOL REPUBLIC¹s signature interchangeability, amazing sound, and virtually indestructible design, these two exclusive Tracks HD headphones integrate colors, characters and trendsetting designs that are signature tokidoki. Check us out on our Facebook Page.
Since debuting in 2005, tokidoki has amassed a cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters and emerged as a sought-after global lifestyle brand and SOL REPUBLIC¹s two new tokidoki and TKDK Tracks HD headphones were personally designed by Simone Legno, tokidoki¹s creative director and co-founder.
We're sure you'll love them. Check out both designs here
ENTER NOW for your chance to win a pair of the new SOL REPUBLIC tokidoki headphones! Five ways to enter — enter once or all five times!
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