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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.

 

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Stand Out in a Crowd with These 5 Fool-Proof Fashion Tips

Prior to today’s Julien Macdonald Spring 2016 show at LFW, I had a bit of time to people-watch.

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A few audience members caught my eye not because of who they are but because of how they put themselves together.

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Which prompted this thought:  we spend the majority of our time preparing or waiting for events to begin, events which are often short-lived or anti-climactic.

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Why not flip the script and catch others’ attention while we’re in down-time?. We owe it to ourselves to star in our own life-shows, whether we’re in line at the grocery, meandering in the front yard or waiting for a fashion show to begin.

Here are 5 foolproof techniques to get noticed and be remembered long after you’ve left the crowd behind.

Wear Red.

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Photo:  Kate Middleton at Wimbledon, 2015.

Photo:  Julie Bishop of Australia meets Kate in Canberra, AU, April, 2014.

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Red accessories like hats, bags, scarves and shoes are fail-safe attention-grabbers.

Add Neon to Your Wardrobe.

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Here you have a jacket from Holly Fulton’s Spring 2016 show.

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Holly also featured neon bags in her SS2016 line.

Wear Something Unexpected.

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White hair on a young face, such as this audience member, caught my eye in a crowd of otherwise traditional hair colors.

Large, Colorful Spectacles Draw Attention to Your Eyes.

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Think Kelly Green.

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I’ll share additional tips and tricks in future posts, so tune in!

15 Outfit Ideas to Kick-Start Your Autumn Transition

Transitioning from summer to fall can be downright challenging.  There’s the closet reorganization, the flood of magazine looks, the stores with overcrowded shelves…where to start?  Not only does the weather vacillate but also interior thermostats seem governed by aliens.

Here are some transitional outfits to spark your creativity and spur your motivation.

SOMETIMES BARBIE HAS THE BEST IDEAS.

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ANNE KLEIN..

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Photo via VoguePatterns

JEANS WITH POPS OF ORANGE..

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Photo via @Stella&Dot.

DIOR & HERMES.

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Photo via @BostonCommon

STYLIST @helenevlacho on POLYVORE.

New contest by Shein/Sheinside

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SOFT PINK MAKES A STRONG COMEBACK.

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Photo via @TangerOutlets.

FALL FLORALS with STYLIST @mcheffer on POLYVORE.

Work It Girl!

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SUPER SLIMMING with CHIC RED AND WHITE COLOR BLOCKS.

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Photo via @Bloomingdales.

BROWN + BROWN with IVORY.

Fall Browns For the Office

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Photo via @brendariley-1 on Polyvore.

DKNY.

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Photo via VoguePatterns.

WHITE ON WHITE LAYERS.

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Photo via Neiman Marcus.

LAYERED NEUTRALS.

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Photo via @fashiondiary on Instagram.

USING LINES OF A CAPE TO CREATE A SUPER-SLIM SILHOUETTE.

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Photo via Stella&Dot.

SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE with a BOLD NECKLACE.

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Photo via VoguePatterns.

BARBIE DOES IT AGAIN with NEUTRALS & A BRIGHT PRINT.

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Photo via Mattel.com

THE COLOR BLUE IS HOT FOR FALL. HERE ARE 10 FASHION IDEAS TO TRY RIGHT NOW.

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Photo:  Chopard in Vegas magazine

Flipping through the September fashion magazines, one thing is sure: the color blue is big. From watches to bags, outfits to jeans, you will find numerous shades of azure to suit your wardrobe style.

Here are ways to incorporate blue into your closet as gathered from national and regional magazines such as Glamour, Allure, LA Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Vegas and, of course, Vogue.  You’ll also see images from street-style shoots and ad campaigns.

ELIE TAHARI.

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Photo:  Vegas magazine

WATCHES.

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Photo:  Harry Winston.

SUNGLASSES, BUSTIER, JACKET & JEANS.

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Photo:  Allure magazine

PALE BLUE BOW BLOUSE with NEUTRAL MEN’S TROUSERS.

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Photo:  Glamour magazine

HERMES.

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Photo:  Vogue magazine

AIGNER.

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Photo:  Glamour magazine.

PALE BLUE BAG with PASTELS.

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Photo:  Glamour magazine

EYE WEAR.

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Photo:  Michigan Avenue magazine

PRINTS with SHADES OF BLUE, PLUS JUMBO BROOCHES.

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Photo:  Allure magazine.

PALE BLUE BAG with NAVY SKIRT & LIGHT PURPLE BLOUSE.

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Photo:  Lisa Vanderpump shooting for Bravo TV.

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THE 8 HOTTEST LOOKS OF THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF VOGUE [PHOTOS]

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Photo:  Hermes via Vogue

So I flipped through 441 pages of Vogue’s September issue and spotted these top fashion and beauty looks.  Didn’t set out to find only high-end luxury looks, but those are what seem to have made the cut.  In terms of color, you’ll note that red and shades of navy blue are prominent.  Handbags are structured.  And jewelry is gold tone.  Which looks were your faves?

BALLY.

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VERSACE.

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DVF.

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LANVIN.

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MARNI.

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OUTFIT FROM TV’S EMPIRE.

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FALL BEAUTY FEATURING RED-BROWN LIPS & NAILS.

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HERMES.

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9 WOMEN WHO KNOW HOW TO ROCK A CRISP WHITE BLOUSE [PHOTOS]

9 WOMEN WHO KNOW HOW TO ROCK A CRISP WHITE BLOUSE [PHOTOS]

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Photo:  Via @PlaidPanache

When I think I have nothing to wear, going back to basics makes all kinds of sense. Inspiration in the form of a white blouse on these stylish women reminds me its easy to look fashion savvy even when I think my wardrobe is stale.

CARMEN DELL’OREFIS, MODEL.

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Photo: Via @liveinternet.ru

ANDREA SACHS (ANNE HATHAWAY), Actress.

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Photo:  Via The Devil Wears Prada

JEAN PATCHETT, MODEL.

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Photo:  Via @freshlygiven.com

BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER), ACTRESS.

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Photo:  Via Gossip Girl

CAROLINA HERRARA, DESIGNER.

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Photo:  Via CocoKelley.com

LUCY HALE, ACTRESS.

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Photo:  Via Flare.com

MIRANDA PRIESTLY (MERYL STREEP), ACTRESS.

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Photo:  Via The Devil Wears Prada

ADRIENNE BAILON, TALK SHOW HOST.

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Via:  Photo via @PlaidPanache on Instagram, The Real

AUDREY HEPBURN, ACTRESS.

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Photo:  Via Roman Holiday screentest

WHAT’S IN MY MAKEUP BAG? 11 OF MY FAVORITE COSMETICS

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Yes, I have an ever-growing makeup collection…okay, addiction. Yet certain items continue to rank as my favorites no matter how often I buy something new.

Here’s a look inside my current cosmetic stash.

CONCEALER

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Lancome Maquicomplet in shade Clair II, $31

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Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer in both Ivoire & Clair II, $31 ea.

Lancome’s Effacernes provides such flawless coverage that I often use it as a foundation as well as a concealer.

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Sonia Kashuk Concealer in Light 07, $10.49

FOUNDATION

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HIGHLIGHTER

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YSL Touche Eclat in Color 1 Luminous Radiance, $42

BLUSH

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Smashbox O-Glow Cheek Color, $29

EYE SHADOW

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in Matte #33767, $10.99

EYE LINER

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Wet n Wild H20 Proof Eyeliner in Ultra Black, $3.99

BROW PENCIL / NON-WATERPROOF EYE LINER

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Rimmel Eyeliner in Stormy Grey, $3.99

MASCARA

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Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara in Very Black, $5.03

LIPSTICK

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Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Vigne, $24

5 WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME TO LOOK MY BEST EVERY DAY [PHOTOS]

I love being glam and fashionable every day, but I wish it were easier.    First, I need to be motivated.  And that’s where these wonderful women come in.  Whether they specialize in makeup or cute outfits, they provide the boost I often need to overcome laziness.

  1.  Emily Noel Eddington Diehle.   YouTube Beauty Blogger.  @BeautyBroadcast and @EmilyNoel83.

Photo:  EmilyNoel83 on YouTube

2.  Jennifer Wrynne.  Fashion Blogger from Dublin, Ireland.  JenniferWrynne.com

  

Photo:  JenniferWrynne.com

3.  Queen Maxima of The Netherlands.

Hello there! The little girl, clearly a bit excited, promptly made a grab for the Dutch Queen's face

4.  Elizabeth Debicki. Actress.

Trophy husband: Victoria is an ambitious, striking blonde from hardscrabble beginnings who married a wealthy Italian playboy (Luca Calvani) long on looks but little else

5.  Duchess Catherine of Cambridge.  Kate Middleton.  British Royal Family

Photo courtesy of MarieClaire.com

PLANNER LOVE: 5 ORGANIZERS ON MY LIST [PHOTOS]

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Recently I sold my A4 burgundy Franklin planner.  It definitely suited me in the corporate world but now I work from home and can’t wait to buy a planner that’s a bit more fun.  Here are some of the organizers that have caught my eye.  If you want to recommend your favorite, do so in the Comment section.

$30 Kate Spade New York 2016 Medium 17 Month Spiral Agenda, Gold Dots
$30 Kate Spade NY 2016 Medium Agenda Spiral Gold Dots
$30 Kate Spade New York 2016 Medium Agenda Spiral 17 Month, Black Stripe
$30 Kate Spade NY Medium Size Agenda Spiral Black Stripes
$22 The Glam Planner 17 Month A5 by LisaMarie Landreth of Paper&Glam
$22 The Glam Planner 17 Month A5 Size by LisaMarie Landreth of Paper&Glam
$85.95 Filofax Original Organizer Personal Size in Fluoro Pink Leather
$85.95 Filofax Original Fluoro Pink Personal Size
$85 Emily Ley's 2016 Daily Simplified Spiral Bound Planner in Happy Stripe
$85 Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner 2016 in Happy Stripe

SADDLEBAGS FOR FALL: 5 UNDER $50

Saddlebags for Fall:  5 Under $50

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You know you want a saddle bag handbag for Fall, so here are a few that won’t break the bank.

Tan Tooled Floral Leather Saddle Bag $18.99
$18.99 Tan Tooled Saddle Bag
BDG Suede Crossbody Saddle Bag Black $29.99
$29.99  BDG Suede Crossbody Saddle Bag in Black
Marsala Saddlebag $44.00
$44.00  Marsala Leather Saddle Bag

$40 Parinda’s Ivory Saddle Bag

Gabrielle Rocha Saddle Bag with Fringe in Royal Blue $48.99
$48.99  Gabriella Rocha McKenna Bag in Royal Blue