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  • Style File: Fall’s Must-Have Boots

    One of the reasons I love the fall is buying new boots. I live for boots! They keep your legs and feet warm on brisk fall days, work well with jeans, skirts and dresses and add some height to your look which is always a plus. As the first day of fall quickly approaches (Sunday, September 22nd at 4:44pm to be exact) I have begun my quest to find the perfect fall boots to rock all season long. Here are a few of my favorite styles:

     

    VS Collection Side Strap Bootie – $168, VictoriasSecret.com

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    September 20, 2013 • Style File • Views: 5502

  • StyleFile: Trendy Tees for Summer

    This summer, the top trends in T-shirts are fun and bright, with customized T-shirts and bold prints available to make your wardrobe pop with bursts of color. This will not be a conservative season of neutrals and bland beauty: this summer you can let your inner rainbow shine in the latest dazzling shades.

    Here are the top 10 T-shirt trends for men and women this summer:

     

    1. Green with Envy—

    Make everybody jealous in your shades of green, because any hues from light green to dark emerald are extremely popular right now. T-shirts customized with images of trees and other natural greenery are also being spotted across the country and around the world, mirroring similar natural trends in home décor.

     

    2. Passionate Purples—

    Orchid, lavender, violet or periwinkle… whatever version of purple you prefer, it’s on trend and in fashion this summer. Mix a purple-hued T-shirt with white pants or a skirt for a crisp, summery look, or pair it with black for a more urban feel. Some fashionistas are mixing purple with shades of green for an especially vivid vibe.

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    July 1, 2013 • Style File • Views: 873

  • Style File: The Boyfriend Cropped Jean

    Okay so this past weekend I had to break down and buy some new jeans as my current lived-in pair are worse for the wear. I headed to Old Navy and checked out their latest styles. I spotted a super cool pair of cropped Boyfriend jeans that looked both chic and casual and perfect for summer. I tried them on and was immediately in love with the fit, styling and wash. I love these jeans. You can wear them with flats or dress them up with platform heels or wedges. You can find a boyfriend jean in every price point from designer to mass market and they come in a wide variety of washes, styles and sizes. They are super flattering, easy to wear and really a great staple for summer!

    June 4, 2013 • Style File • Views: 1347

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…Victoria’s Secret Cross Body Bra Dresses

    So if you’re like me and you’re planning a trip this summer, you’re on the hunt for some cute dresses for those balmy summer nights out on the town. I happened to be getting my hair done the other day when my stylist showed me a few of the dresses she had recently ordered online at Victoria’s Secret and boy was I impressed! Not only were they sexy but they were affordable and were true-t0-size which is great when you’re buying clothes without trying them on.

    I decided to go for it and purchased a few sexy summer dresses that I cannot wait to rock this summer. The dress in the picture above is one of Victoria’s Secret’s top selling dresses for spring and summer. The Cross Body Bra Dress makes getting ready for vacation easy and stylish. I love how effortless they appear – with the right accessories, heels and a cute clutch, you can’t go wrong in this dress. They come in a wide array of bright spring and summer shades as well as patterns and prints.

    Check them out at VictoriasSecret.com

     

    May 15, 2013 • I'm Currently Obessed With..., Style File • Views: 1686

  • How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    Shopping for jewelry is no longer the simple process it once was.  Today you have to watch for stones that are simulated, created or treated.  The metals come in so many different terms; it can get confusing to know whether something is “real” or not.  The best way to avoid issues is to educate yourself and buy from sources that you trust.

    Know the Terminology

    When it comes to the metals, it’s still easy to know what you’re getting if you know where to look.  Gold, silver and platinum are all marked somewhere on the piece if it’s real and with what grade.  Have the seller show you the markings if you can’t find them.

    Gemstones are another matter entirely.  Natural is considered out of the earth and “real” but you can actually get “real” stones created from the labs as well.  The difference between the stones is the amount of time it took to create them.  Labs simulate the same conditions as the earth just in a faster process.  That being said, lab created stones cost substantially less than natural ones.  Simulated equals fake, usually glass made to look like the stone.  Be careful because some jewelers will try to pass off the cheap stones for the natural ones and charge the higher price.

    You also need to be aware if the stones are treated and how.  Some treating is okay and normal but some forms used attempt to make a stone look like another one, thus creating a fake.  Some treated stones also need special care to keep the look.

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    May 9, 2013 • Style File • Views: 652