5 Inspirational Outfit Ideas for London Fashion Weekend

London Fashion Weekend begins now.  If you’re in need of outfit inspiration for attending the Spring/Summer 2016 shows, here are five looks you may even put together from wardrobe staples already in your closet.

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10 Bloggers Show You How to Wear the Perfect Shade of Green

What is it about the color green that elicits so many compliments when worn in one’s outfit? Whether your favorite shade is kelly, mint, teal, hunter or something in between, I urge you to find a way to incorporate it into your capsule wardrobe. Even if you wear green in something as small as a tourmaline or garnet ring, you’ll find that total strangers go out of their way to ask you about it.  Here are 10 ideas to spur your outfit creativity.

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Photo:  @tisha

You’ll find all of these looks and more at Chicisimo.com

Copy These 6 Hair and Makeup Secrets of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders [PHOTOS]

Sunday night football begins this weekend complete with halftime by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.  Two of the cheerleaders–Angela Rena of Australia and Sydney Durso–offer their tips and tricks for creating long-lasting Farrah Fawcett hair and glowing makeup.

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Photo:  cmt.com

Use sulfate-free shampoo and always rinse your hair in cold water.

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For natural-looking brows, first use a brow pencil that matches your current hair color.  Follow with an angled-brush dipped in your regular finishing face powder.  Sydney uses her daily Chanel pressed powder.

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To avoid ringlets and achieve glam curls, vary the size of your hair-sections.  Angela uses larger portions below and above her head while reserving smaller sections in the middle.

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To achieve HD perfection on the huge screen at Cowboys Stadium, Sydney recommends warming foundation on the back of her hand before stippling it into her pores with a dual-bristled makeup brush.

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At the crown of her head, Angela sprays each section with dry shampoo to remove root-oil and guarantee more lift.  She cautions against rushing.  By curling before applying her makeup, each portion has a chance to cool and last through many performances of a four-hour game.

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For a summery glow year-round, use a fluffy brush to dust your bronzer at the temples and under both your cheekbones and chin.

If you’d like more makeup and hair tips from Angela and Sydney, you’ll find them on this CMT video.

See 5 Gorgeous Blue Eye Makeup Looks on Instagram [PHOTOS]

My very first makeup book was Blue Eye Shadow Should Be Illegal written by Paula Begoun.  While I understand Paula’s point, I do see a place for blue eye makeup when done to enhance.  Here are 6 Instagram bloggers who know how to accentuate with azure.

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Photo:  @universodamaquiadama_oficial

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Get Glam with These 6 Girly NFL Game-Day Outfits

The NFL season officially starts this week and while it’s still warm outside we have a chance to dress with panache before we pile on the parkas.  Not only am I checking out the shops but also creating cute combinations for each of the 32 NFL teams. Here are six outfits with more to come as the season progresses.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore.

ARIZONA CARDINALS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore.

BALTIMORE RAVENS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore.

DENVER BRONCOS.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Polyvore.

Straddle the Seasons with These 5 Black-&-White Outfits

While outdoor temps continue to fluctuate, black-and-white outfits make all kinds of sense.  Not only are both colors plentiful in your summer and fall closets, but also they save you time.  Here are some classy combinations that will garner compliments without causing confusion.

MIXING B&W FLORALS AND ANIMAL PRINTS.

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Photo:  @amybwebb on Polyvore

AN EASY, BREEZY B&W PLAID DRESS WITH WHITE HEELS.

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Photo:  Zendaya from @IGW on Pinterest.

DATE-NIGHT OUTFIT WITH POPS OF RED.

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Photo:  @itgirlwants on Pinterest.

PRIMARILY BLACK WITH A PRINT TOP AND POP OF BLUE.

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Photo:  @amybwebb on Polyvore.

A COPY-ABLE IDEA FROM VICTORIA BECKHAM.

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Photo:  @SplashMedia 

5 Planner Supplies for the Organizer Junkie

Before I got involved in the planner community, the act of planning filled me with dreaded anxiety.   Now that I’ve immersed myself in the world of Filofax fans, Erin Condren creatives and Kikki K. connoisseurs, I not only enjoy planning but also look forward to referencing my layouts during the week.

Part of the fun is in the colorful themes of planner accessories.  Here are some of my recent favorites.

Paper & Glam Journaling Cards.

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Photo:  paperandglam.com

Sequin-Bow Planner Bands in Bright Colors.

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Photo:  rainbowsandpixiedust.com

Cute Stickers from Alexis Giostra.

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Neon Pink Page Flags.

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Photo:  @scribbleprintables on Etsy

DIY Planner Supplies with Belinda Selene on YouTube.

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Photo:  @BelindaSelene on YouTube

By the way, Belinda will not only save you money but also allow you to customize.  Alexis also has some handy DIY videos! Let me know whose accessories you currently love.

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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JEANS WITH POPS OF ORANGE..

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DIOR & HERMES.

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STYLIST @helenevlacho on POLYVORE.

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SOFT PINK MAKES A STRONG COMEBACK.

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FALL FLORALS with STYLIST @mcheffer on POLYVORE.

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SUPER SLIMMING with CHIC RED AND WHITE COLOR BLOCKS.

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BROWN + BROWN with IVORY.

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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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My Favorite Planner Pens: Pretty Writing in Filofax, Erin Condren, Kikki.K

Being a pen addict is in my DNA.  After church every week, Dad would stop off at the convenience store for ice cream and PaperMate’s Flair markers.  Mom, my three siblings and I would wait in the car shivering in the Erie, Pennsylvania winters, anticipating the new colors he would choose.  My favorites were hot pink, purple and green.

I still love Flairs yet somehow continue to raid the aisles of stores and online for the next pen that will make my writing experience that much more enjoyable.  Here are some of my favorites, not because of their outward appearance but how they feel.

STAEDTLER TRIPLUS FINELINERS.

These have triangular barrels! So much fun and they improve my writing.

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Photo:  Staedtler.com

SHARPIE PEN FINE.

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Photo: Amazon.com

UNIBALL VISION MICRO.

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Photo:  Amazon.com

PILOT PRECISE V5 EXTRA FINE.

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Photo:  Staples.com

UNIBALL VISION NEEDLE MICRO WATERPROOF FADE PROOF.

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Photo:  OfficeDepot.com

PAPERMATE FLAIR POROUS-POINT FELT TIP ULTRAFINE UF.

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Photo:  Amazon.com

So those are my favorite pens for 2015, so far. What are your go-to markers?

Thanks to @somedayshabby on Instagram for recommending the gorgeous gold and sparkly Swarovski pen featured at the top of this post!

Disclosure:  I receive no monetary compensation for reviewing and recommending items in my posts nor are any of my links Affiliate Links.

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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