24 Hours of Gorgeous Hair on Instagram

Intricate buns.  Luxuriant curls.  Clever new styles.  These awesome hair looks have filled my Instagram feed over the past day.  Which style is your favorite?

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7 Ways to Add Army Green to Your Wardrobe Closet

If the thought of wearing army green leaves you with a case of the yawns, you’re not alone.  It’s always been a bit too drab and depressing for me, however, I’ve started noticing the little tricks of stylish women who manage to make the shade of military fatigues downright glam, elegant and sexy.

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Here she uses a flirty skater skirt in army green to not only show off her legs and a tan, but also adds sexy black strappy sandals…

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Using green as a vest she counteracts the drabness with pops of white polka dots and scintillating CZs in her necklace which act as complexion-boosters for the face.

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The fit and flair of this dress with ribbing to accentuate an hourglass figure, a circle neck to stay away from the face and frilly shoulders provide enough femininity to ward off the sloppiness that oftentimes accompanies this color.

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Adrienne Bailon uses her skin tone and hair color to balance and accentuate this black and green look with matte gold jewelry.

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Here Polyvore stylist @johna-cameron uses optic white in a tight knit to add zest to an otherwise toned-down ensemble.  Very elegant, don’t you think?

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This may sound strange but the key here is to pay attention to the color of the banner moniker on this magazine cover.  Adding the hot pink shade of the ELLE letters to your army green ensemble–in the form of jewelry, scarves and handbags–would work wonders toward making Princess Madeleine’s classic trench really pop.

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Love her or hate her, the late Joan Rivers was often on the best-dressed list. Here she uses black as an anchor and contrasting color, keeps the drab green away from her face and adds glow with matte gold accessories.

See Who Has the Most Creative Planner Dividers [SLIDESHOW]

If you are like me you love the current paper planner craze for a number of reasons.  One of those reasons propels you to overcome procrastination by viewing the creativity of those in the planner community.  And the community never ceases to amaze me at how it uses graphics, 3D elements and bright colors to give planner dividers the magic touch.  Here are some of the best dividers I’ve seen in the past month.  Be sure to share photos of yours in the comment section if you’d like them featured in a future post.

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How to Imitate the 9 Best Fashion Looks at BeautyCon

Although its focus is beauty and makeup, this weekend’s BeautyCon in NYC was complete with fabulous fashion.  Many outfits are easy to copy.  Here are some of my favorites.

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A simple striped knit dress cinched with a black belt or scarf and finished with black tights make this combination pulled together and eye-catching.

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You probably already have a black jacket, strappy sandals and the white crop top in this look.  A teal pencil skirt pops the ensemble so you might want to invest in one available here.  You could substitute a mustard or red straight skirt if you already own either of them.

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Layered pendant necklaces are the focus of this combo.  They’re also handy to have on hand for the ’70’s vibe happening in fashion right now.

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The theme of this outfit is white.  White lace top, white strappy sandals, white bag and white-washed jeans.  Again you probably have a majority of those items in your closet.

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A white blazer over a black and white print dress and nude heels make the look on the right effortless.  An all-black ensemble is always a good idea and the attendee on the left edges it out with a leather jacket and bold silver statement necklace.

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A red tribal print mini skirt like this makes this outfit come alive.  Again, you probably already own a short black leather jacket, black tights and black boots.

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Army green is a must-have for this fall.  Here the attendee looks stylish, comfy and coordinated in a long-sleeve mock-neck crop top and pencil skirt seemingly in a knit fabric.

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An unexpected color-combo of navy and dark brown combine to make this modern preppy look.  Off-white pants added to the ensemble.

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6 Accessories We Didn’t Know We Wanted Until Fashion Month SS16

Among the gorgeous clothes featured at Tokyo Fashion Week’s spring 2016 collections, I fould myself focusing on the details, especially the bags, jewelry and accessories.  Here are some fun girly items I’ll be adding to my closet over the next few months in prep for the new season.  Which items do you plan to buy?

TIARAS.

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The ubiquitous tiaras at Saint Laurent’s show looked fresh and enhanced a number of different hair styles and hair colors. This one is available here.

SCARVES, BEAUTIFUL SCARVES.

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Photo:  Hermes SS2016

CHOKERS WORN OVER SCARVES.

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Photo:  Dior SS16

BOATER HATS.

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Photo:  Beautiful People SS16

BOWS.

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Photo:  Chanel SS16

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Photo:  Lanvin SS16

FRESH & CLEVER HANDBAGS.

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Photo:  Louis Vuitton SS16

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Photo:  Christian Dada SS16

WEAR 2016 FASHION NOW: 21 WAYS to ROCK the RED and BLACK TREND [SLIDESHOW]

Black and red made a big statement not only on the runways of Spring 2016 fashion month but also in pop culture’s tv shows, movies and real-time street style.  With ruby and ebony hues being a natural fit for fall, why wait until next year to wear them? Here are some of my favorite combinations during the past month.

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Panic Averted: Where to Find 5 Popular Discontinued Makeup Items

If you wear makeup you know that feeling of sheer panic when a cosmetics manufacturer stops making your favorite item. Why do they do this?   Fortunately, there are ways to locate that much-loved lipstick, eye shadow or foundation you thought was gone forever.  Here are some options.

MAX FACTOR PAN STICK FOUNDATION.

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Available here for $6.00

CLINIQUE’S LONG LAST ‘PARTY RED’ LIPSTICK.

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Available here for $38

MAC’S EYE SHADOW IN ‘HAUNTING’.

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Available here for $25

ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN A VARIETY OF COLORS.

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Available here for $4.21

CHANEL’S POWDER BLUSH IN 44 NARCISSE.

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Available here for $65

Disclaimer:  The author of this blog receives no monetary compensation, gifts or free products for linking to the above products.  Information and where-to-buy are provided as a courtesy.

Fashionably Early: 10 Brand New Style Books to Decorate Your Home and Office

With so many coffee table books just now hitting newsstands, I had to check out the offerings in the fashion-designer and fashion-photography categories.  If you are interested in redecorating your space or in leafing through gorgeous pages of outfit inspiration, here are 10 possibilities.  Happy reading!

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Manolo Blahnik.  c2015, by Manolo Blahnik, et al.

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Balenciaga.  c2016, by Catherine Join-Dieterle, et al.

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Fashion’s Front Line.  c2015, by Nilgin Yusuf.

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Philip Treacy:  Hat Designer.  c2015, by Philip Treacy, et al.

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Retro Fashion.  c2015, by Lucinda Gosling.

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Oscar de la Renta.  c2015, by Andre Leon .

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Giorgio Armani.  c2015, by Giorgio Armani.

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Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld  Pre-order in 2015, by Karl Lagerfeld

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Diana Vreeland:  The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962.  c2015, by Alexander Vreeland.

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Grace:  Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.  c2015, by Grace Coddington.

10 of this Weekend’s Cutest Date-Night Outfits on Instagram

From Miami to NYC, Los Angeles to Green Bay and across the Atlantic to the UK,  I scoured instagram this past Saturday night to bring you an international selection of date-night looks.  Whether these women were enjoying a meal at a chic restaurant or dancing at Ball & Chain, they’ll provide inspiration the next time you’re planning a night out with your special someone.

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Photo:  @no1girl13 in Los Angeles 

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Photo:  @the_sassykatboutique In Carver, MN

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Photo:  anonymous 

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Photo:  @jany____ in Miami Beach, FL

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Photo:  @lola1989 in Sacramento, CA

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Photo:  @blingbar in Las Vegas, NV

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Photo:  @amy_in_miami 

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Photo:  @mrsmpd in Rumson, NJ

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Photo:  @amy.jane13 in the UK

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Photo:  @liz_reall in NYC

Drop These 4 Fashion Looks for 2016

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The Beanie.  Boring.  Time to put it away for a season or two so it looks fresh in 2018.

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Trying Too Hard to Clash.  Believe it or not, coordinating patterns are looking more fresh than clashing prints right now.

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Trying too Hard to Shock.  It may have worked in 2010 but now we see it as a publicity stunt.

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Sneakers Meant to Look Edgy.

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Just not cute.