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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I have been away enjoying my family for the past couple of weeks. I am sure you have been doing the very same.

Well I am back and now it’s time to party!! We are leaving behind the mistakes, broken promises we made to oursleves, failed goals we set in place. We’ve lost loved ones. Gained new ones and have discovered that this side of the ground is not so bad. We survived the impending doom of 12/22/2012, (haha had to put that in there) Now we hold our heads up high, put on our best duds, and kiss 2012 goodbye and welcome 2013 with open arms!

A quick PSA for all of you out there. Now there will be a lot of partying and possible drinking out there tonight. I want to quickly say that if you are going out tonight make sure you are safe and can make it to the 2013 year without ending up in the morgue. Drink and party responsibly! I want to see your lovely faces next year!

 

Now on to the Fashion….

What will you be wearing? If your in Illinois hopefully something warm it’s a monster out there. Gentlemen I have come across a really nice way to tie a tie. Check out my boy in this video.  It’s called the Eldredge knot very sleek!

http://agreeordie.com/blog/musings/545-how-to-tie-a-necktie-eldredge-knot

You can’t tell me that, that isn’t wicked! Try it out and send me a pick if your were able to do it correct!

If your stuck and can’t figure out what to wear here are a couple of ideas for you!

For the guy who likes to keep it casual try this on for size.

 

Ladies I haven’t neglected you all. Check out the ideas I have in mind for you.

Women's New Year's Eve Style Guide

We can’t forget the hair and make-up. I am posting some fun holiday videos!

HOLIDAY HAIR TUTORIAL- Fast Short Hair Style ideas for Natural Hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0aJ4fj8-ec

NO HEAT Holiday curls + Easy Hairstyles! (this girl is crazy!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO3wl-7cejs\

Holiday Party Styles for long hair Winter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWNnQ3Qjg0s

Hot 2012 Hairstyles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8KJ5splvE

Holiday Make-up Tutorial (My Girl Antonia rocks!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5EBoKwkUU

 

Whew! I think I have given you all enough to play with. Send me picks of your looks. Have a very and merry Blessed New Year. Talk to you all in a few days!

Plus I will post a pick of what I looked like for the new year! (try not to laugh to hard!)

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Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents………..

Hey Guys and Ladies!

This post will be a long one but it will be the last one for the year. I am heading into my cave to finish my spring collection! I wanted to leave you with some words, of well, I believe they are wisdom. Read on…

Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents- Jo March

Jo’s right. remember when she grumbled about not having any money for presents in the Little Women? Christmas is about gifts. Always has been. But we feel uncomfortable with this emphasis on gimme, gimme, gimme. Buy, buy, buy. Charge, charge, charge. We admonish our children to remember the reason for the season, even though we have difficulty remembering it ourselves when we’re caught up in the chaos and commotion of the holidays.

Today let’s ruminate on the Real role of gifts in the Christmas story. Those gifts were wrapped in miracles, which is probably why we can’t find them at the malls or in mail-order catalogs. The first gift was of Spirit: unconditional Love. The next gift came from a Jewish teenager named Miriam, who was known to her family and friends as Mary. Her Christmas present was selflessness, the complete surrender of ego and will needed to bring Heaven down to earth. The gifts of her fiance, Joseph, were trust and faith. He trusted that Mary wasn’t pregnant with another man’s child; he believed there really was a Divine Plan to get them through this mess. The Child brought forgiveness. Wholeness. Second chances. The angels’ gifts were tidings of comfort, joy, and peace, the reassurance that there was nothing to fear, so rejoice. The shepherd boy’s gift was generosity: his favorite lamb for the baby’s birthday present. The innkeeper’s wife’s gifts were compassion and charity: a warm, dry, safe place for the homeless family to stay, her best coverlet to wrap the new mother and little one, a meal for Joseph, the donkey’s fresh hay.

Three kings from the east traveled many hot, dusty miles following a bright star in search of a royal birth. The sages’ divination foretold the coming of the “King of Kings”; on their camels’backs were treasures with which to honor his arrival. But when they arrived in Bethlehem, they found the newborn prince in a cow stall instead of a palace. The shocked Wise Men unwrapped gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but their Real gifts were wonder, acceptance, and courage. They offered wonder by surrendering logic, reason, and common sense. Accepting the impossible, they suspended skepticism long enough to double-cross the insane King Herod, frantically searching for the child who would change the world. With courage at the risk of their own lives. The Wise Men helped the young family escape to a safe haven in Egypt.

Oh, yes. Christmas is all about gifts. Nothing but gifts. But such gifts! Gifts tied with heartstrings. Gifts that surprise and delight. Gifts that transform the mundane into the miraculous. Gifts that nurture the souls of both the giver and the given. Perfect gifts. Authentic gifts. The gifts of Spirit, a frightened teenage girl, her bewildered sweetheart, the Child, the angels, the shepherd boy, the inn-keeper’s wife. The gifts of the Magi.

Unconditional Love. Selflessness. Trust. Faith. Forgiveness. Wholeness. Second Chances. Comfort. Joy. Peace. Reassurance. Rejoicing. Generosity. Compassion. Charity. Wonder. Acceptance. Courage.

To give such gifts. To truly open our hearts to receive such gifts gratefully.

Christmas just won’t be Christmas without any presents!

 

This is just something to think about. These words were not my own I borrowed it from a dear woman by the name of Sarah Breathnach.

So before you get worked up about getting the perfect gift for others think of the real gifts that we were given and share those instead.

My love to you all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Oh yeah I didn’t receive any stories for the contest. That is alright I will offer the opportunity again next year.

Take care and talk to you all soon!

 

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Christmas is coming…..

With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, people are stressing out even more. The slow economy, lack of money to buy things or go to places. It would seem from the outside that we are doomed for another depressing season. I say let’s rid ourselves of that mind set and try something new for a change. Let’s not worry about buying everything on our lists and sit around a table and talk with one another. Catch up on lives and watch a child smile. Sing songs to people who are lonely. Give a hug to a complete stranger. Smile at everyone you meet no matter how you feel?

OK off my soap box for  now 😉

I am in the process of creating my spring collection. So my holidays will be busy busy busy yet not in a bad way. I feel blessed to have this opportunity to create and this time you will see something for everyone in the family. I can’t wait!

I want to know what your plans on for the holidays. This will be another contest to win a gift certificate for an outfit from my spring line. I want you to write in less than 200 words what Christmas would be like for you if you did not have any money at all. What you would do to make it special?

So get on board , I will announce a winner Dec. 15th You can enter up until Dec. 8th

Make it creative and may the best person win.

Talk to you all soon!

P.S. If you want some ideas on gifts to make at home I’ll post stuff in a day or two!

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Oops!

Sorry everyone! Last week I was suppose to bring you my picks from the American Music Awards 2012. I have a perfectly good explanation for that, my computer was down for a bit and on top of that life got away form me for a sec. However I am back and ready to give you want your wanting!

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy the day? Were you able to relish in the fact that your on the right side of the ground and that at least one person Loves you beyond measure? I hope so. My Thanksgiving was just that, I am truly thankful.

OK on to the fun stuff. Besides some of the acts being completely breath taking there were some not so great acts that shall remain nameless! However they did not let me down by way of fashion. I’ll give you my top three ladies and top three gents.

Let’s start off with Heidi Klum wearing her stunning Alexander Vauthier brocade dress complete with thigh-high split.

She's golden: The supermodel was still wearing her stunning Alexander Vauthier brocade dress complete with thigh-high split

 

Next one my list Carrie Underwood. This country superstar wore a stunning Aded Mahfouz Fall 2012 magenta gown

 

A Lady who always shows us that being a certain age should not limit your ability to be beautiful.

Gloria Estefan in a green metallic full length gown!

 

Now for the Gentlemen. For some strange reason the “hammer pants” were back in style on the red carpet. It was either that or the “prison swag thing” which i feel has gone a little too far in the fashion world, and not in a good way either. However there were at least a few gents whom I feel got it right. The winners are…..

The Band: The Wanted took it home for me. Each guy with his own style and yet somehow they all fit in one band. Awesome job guys!

Tom Parker - The 40th American Music Awards - Arrivals

Will-i-am Another fav of mine. His unique style always keeps you guessing!

will.i.am 2012 American Music Awards

Last but not least! it’s LUDAAAAAAA!! as in Ludacris He kept it clean ans simple.

Check back with me later on this week for some cool tips and tricks for getting through the Christmas season unharmed!!! Until then stay blessed!

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I’m Back Everyone!

Great day to you all!!

 

So as I mentioned over a week ago, I took some time off to take care of some very sick children. Now that we are all on the mend it’s time to get back to the nitty gritty of  the fashion world. Taking this time off gave me a great sense of how I can shape my website, my company, and each and everything I put my mind to.  This week we are going to focus on outfits for special occasions. What to wear with what and how to coordinate with your spouse without being matchy matchy . Take a look below, I have three different outfits that will provide comfort, warmth, and fun. Let’s begin shall we….

Ladies! You can never go wrong with a Chanel  two piece suit. One it provides warmth usually made from a twill or tightly woven material. Two it is functional because you can easily dress it up or keep it low key depending on what sort of top you place with it or the accessories. I will put those up in a moment. The other thing about this type of suit is that it can fit a lot of different body types and look amazing. For the gentlemen due to the lack of variety  in the fashion industry you have to be a little more creative and dress yourselves up with accessories. Take the example I have up above. Your basic three piece suit and here his tie and handkerchief compliments his date and keeps him stylish without being to matchy.  Men it is important to really have fun with your accessories even with a basic suit. Ladies back to you here are some accessories to go with your suit.

This combination gives to the ability to be chic and very simple at the same time.

The next outfit is for those who want to be a little more adventurous try this look on for size.

 

fall winter outfits 2012

Again great for different body types  a tapered waist dress with pencil type skirt bottom. Very sliming effect. Also great for every bust size.

Gentlemen you can play it up with color and pattern here. However you don’t want the pattern to be to busy it can easily distract the eye and make it uncomfortable to look at you. Keep the patterns small this effect also slims you.

Finally For those who are wanting to really take it to the next level

rina silk shantung special long occasion dresses

Go bold with a color with shimmer. Also don’t be afraid to go with some length. Unless you are smaller in height. For those who are under 5’6 I would take this look and cut off the bottom about 10 inches making it the proper length for your height.

 

Gentlemen take break form the traditional suit and don something a little more exotic. Adds intrigue and mystery and sex appeal. 

This week I am hoping to bring you different types of clothing to really prepare you for the holidays coming up. If you have questions or want me to help you out with an unique outfit to wear for your specific body type let me know. Have a great day and check me out in a couple of days.

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Did I forget Halloween?

So every year my family and I come up with crazy themes for Halloween. One year we were super veggie squad, we’ve been Breakfast club, Penguins, you name it. What are you planning to wear this year?

Here are some ideas that I have found from different people. Make up tips to outfits galore. Look around, and if you don’t have an idea just yet maybe something on here will inspire you. For those of you who do not celebrate Halloween. I still have some pretty cute ideas that I think you will enjoy as well! Check out the hyper links below. (they are in between the pictures I have posted!