The items above stole my attention this August.
The Chiffon Trend – This soft, flirty, romantic trend won my heart at first sight. It’s something about the way the wind blows the fabric of the dress that makes me feel beautiful and free.
The Messy Bun – I love, love, love messy buns! … They’re easy, comfortable and extremely sexy. “Nothing screams “SEXY” more than a laid-back, comfortable woman.”
Chanel Mademoiselle – “Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. Spray lightly on pulse points morning and evening. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is a welcome addition to any dressing table.”….— Almost every morning of this summer, I put my make-up on, ran my fingers through my curls, slipped on my heels, stepped in my dress, spritzed Mademoiselle on my wrist, grabbed my purse and walked out the door…feeling sexy as ever.
Up The Amp – Out of every lipstick I own, Up The Amp gets the most affection. The pinkish/lavender hue works perfect with my dark skin tone.
Carmel Ballet Flats – My carmel ballet flats were my go-to! shoes for those rainy summer days and those dreadful Friday mornings after a long Thursday night! Tip: Although flats have a tendency to shorten the leg, go for a color that is close to your skin tone. This trick will actually elongate the leg.
Gold Cross Earrings – It didn’t take long for me to become attached to these dangling darlings. The cross earring trend can create an edgy, yet, sexy look to any outfit.
OPI Strawberry Margarita – Okay, let’s face it, this liquid color has been may favorite since 2009. This fun, vibrant, flirty color makes me feel..well….fun, vibrant and flirty. 🙂
Grande Coffee Frap Whipped w/Mocha Drizzle – There is absolutely nothing better than this refreshing treat on a hot summer day.
“Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.”
Put your goal & your faith in the front of your mind and leave everything else behind.
If you work hard and trust God…you will surely win.
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31 More Days Until FALL!!!
….And I can not wait! I absolutely LOVE this season(sshhh, don’t tell Spring…she’ll kill me).
Above are a few of my Fall Forecast predictions: Outlandish, spiked ankle boots(Jeffery Campbell), polished/briefcase styled satchels, vampy lips, pleated leather dresses/skirts/blouses/shorts, classic blazers(never going out of style), the color burgundy, &&& corky hats.
Ooooh, what a stylish Fall it will be.
“DO have more fun with less makeup. Match your lips to your drink.”
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying less is more…well, whoever told you that is right. AND wrong!..Sometimes you just have to flamboyantly over do it. But for those “on-a-whim” summer nights, first dates, and happy hours when you’re seeking a more subtle, yet sexy look, try this minimal pop-of-color trend. It will for sure have mister at your favorite lounge turning his head. 😉
To create this classic look:
Find a color that best fits your skin-tone. (If you have trouble accomplishing this step on your own, ask a consultant behind a cosmetic counter to help you.)
Before applying your lipstick, be sure to MOISTURIZE and prime your lips. I simply use ChapStick and the POREfessional(primer). This step will allow the lipstick application a smooth finish that will last all night.
Next, apply lip liner. If you’ve already primed your lips this step is optional. Be mindful that it may change the original color of the lipstick. When applying the liner, fill-in the ENTIRE lip — I don’t know who started the “black-ring around the lip” trend, but whoEVER it was gets an “F” in Glamour Class.
Apply the lipstick.
Finally, add gloss. Gloss, of course, adds sheen to your lips, but it also can lighten color that is TOO loud for your skin-tone.
Once you’ve mastered this trend you can finally give your voice a rest and let your lips do ALL the talking!!!
Below are a few of my favorite Summer lipsticks(MAC):
Top Left: Mocha(Satin) paired with Beaux(Lustreglass)
Bottom Left: Ruby Woo(Matte)
Top Right: Up The Amp(Amplified) paired with Cultured
Bottom Right: CB 96(Frost) paired with Beaux(Lustreglass)
Now get to a cosmetic counter and have some fun!!
P.S. For those of you skeptical about trying this out….Don’t be afraid of color! It will enhance your beauty if you do it right. I’ll never forget: I was once told that my face had VERY strong features. For a while, I tried to hide my lips, underestimating the beauty of them. But now? HA……I INTENSIFY THEM!
If you’re anything like me, you can appreciate a good read in the AM to accompany your first hit of JAVA, oatmeal and fresh blueberries. It’s an every day thing. Sue me, I’m addicted to the Jo.
According to an article from FastCompany.com, written by Laura Vanderkam, the most successful people wake up around 5:00 to eat breakfast, catch up on current events, exercise and/or strategize the busy day ahead. Vanderkam explains the perfect morning for a professional…
- Strategize: In an age of constant connectivity, people complain of having no time to think. Use your mornings to picture what you want your career and organization to look like in the future.
- Read articles in professional journals: Benefit from other people’s research and strategic thinking, and gain new insights into your field.
- Take an online class: If a job or career change is in the future, a self-paced class can keep your skills sharp.
While this blog will certainly not be your hardcore news read, it will definitely be a one-stop-shop for a stylish professional who enjoys learning how to accentuate personal growth. I will be posting information I’ve gathered over the past few years and the present: along with some miscellaneous non-sense … :).
Ladies, grab your “liquid addiction” and enjoy!
P.S. – If you don’t drink Jo, grab SOMETHING to sip, munch, whatever… what’s a good blog if you can’t indulge in little piece of Heaven while reading it?…….exactly.