Taupe Boots: Your Alternative Boots

Not all boots are meant to be black; there are other colors that you can actually wear. I know a lot of people, me included, wear black because it is the safest color to pair for whatever you have in your wardrobe. How about giving the other colors a try like the taupe boots?

According to Wikipedia, taupe is a dark tan color in between brown and gray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupe. After that very brief description of this color, let us now look for the pair that you might like. I decided to give this color a try and there was no turning back. I have an ankle-high suede taupe boots that I got myself last year. I think I even have worn out these boots more than my black ankle-high ones!

My pair looks just like this Isabel Marant taupe boots that Miranda Kerr is wearing (I wonder why I don’t look like Miranda when I wear those boots. Lol!). Since the boots have brown hues, it is still easy to pair them up with the neutrals, pastels and some of the bold colors.

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May I suggest this taupe boots that I have found at Resultly app. The boots are from Nasty Gal. Jeffrey Campbell created it for the label. The boots has that sexy rugged appeal.

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With these shoes, you can wear it with your maxi dress if you will be heading out of the city for some countryside sightseeing. Probably wear your denim or floral shorts with this boots the next time you go hiking or maybe camping out with your family.

In case your teenagers have been bugging you to buy them their own boots, after seeing their favorite teen stars wearing this fashion trend, you can start them off with this color too. They can choose from the wide variety of taupe boots on this site: http://www.result.ly/Search/taupe%20boots. This will be a good break from their black school shoes and sneakers. Let them be creative with how they want to style their outfit and their boots up.

Or better yet, take this opportunity to bond with your daughter(s) and tell them that you can search outfits in the Internet once they have picked the style and design that they want to buy. With that, you can also guide them or at least have a view on their style of dressing and be in touch with what is the current trend with teenagers these days.

Taupe like black is universal and for all ages, I mean even the men in your family will love this color too so give it a try and tell me the results.

Style Alert: Blake Lively

I only got the chance to notice Blake Lively after I watching the movie “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants”. It was in that movie that I had the chance to see her not only her as an actress but also her fashion style.

Since she does not have a lot of movie appearances and I was not a follower of her TV series, Gossip Girl. I would look her up on the Internet and would see her red carpet fashion and those captured by the paparazzi.

Her physique is very proportion even though she mentioned in one of her interviews that she loves to eat… a lot. What wows me more is the fact that I have been seeing her wearing a lot of bandage skirts.

I must have seen her sporting this skirt most before she had her baby bump. On this website, Check it out here. I have seen Blake sporting bandage skirts two different ways. The first one she wore a BCBGMAXAZRIA bandage skirt in a sort of chic upscale girl choosing neutral colors i.e. gray and then vamp it up with a sequined or embellished tote to complete the look. In another look, Blake dressed down her skirt by pairing it off with a loose-sleeved top.

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I like her second outfit and have actually wanted to steal that look. I have initially look for bandage skirts at Resultly and I think I have found my match with the Forever 21 bandage skirt that showed up in my search. View my bandage skirt search here.

Since I am a bit blessed with a big behind, I opted for the black skirt so as my bomboms will not be making that much of a scene especially when I walk. I am also thinking of pairing it off with a loose top for a relaxed look. Instead of a blue and white striped polo, I will have a black and white striped polo shirt, wear my white pointed shoes and I am good to go.

Of course not all bandage skirts are in solid colors. There are various designs that you can choose from. I have seen a few great printed bandage skirts on Resultly, the site I mentioned earlier, that you can choose from if you are the adventurous kind. Though it is not really hard to pair up this skirt be it on a loose top or body hugging one as long as you can carry the style and do not forget to pair it up with heels or strappy sandals. I don’t think you can ever and I mean ever pair it up with your flats or sneakers.

Believe me, it will not do justice to the skirt.

As for me, I just cannot wait to wear the outfit that I have just made. I might just call one of my girlfriends now and ask her to have drinks with me. See yah!

Mint Lace Dress for Children and Adults

My sister as a child always adored dressing up her Barbie dolls, playing tea parties with her stuff animals, so you can really imagine the dresses that she loves to wear. Imagine the stuffed dolls before, they have these cute little picnic hats with ribbon, a dress printed with floral and other girly patterns sometimes her dresses are made of velvet fabrics in red, blue or black with baby collar made from laces then she would have these white or black stockings with lace. She had a mint lace dress similar to this one that she always put on:

mint lace dress

She would always dress up like she is going to a birthday party, an event or what. I really adore my baby sister, she looks like an angel wearing her dress while carrying her favorite bear and serving her other stuffed animals or stuffed dolls cookies and tea, her imagination is really running.

Of course in her teen years I decided that it is time for me to help her discover her fashion style and express her love for girly and romantic stuffs thru her clothes. Her fashion style is more on the classic, romantic, super girly type. Of course they compose of skirts, dresses, blouses, scarves, belts. The materials are composed of lace, cottons, crochets and flowing fabrics. Prints are more on the floral side. Colors can be on the nude or earth tone like pale pink, roses, emerald green, cream, white, it can also have bright and bold colors like red, orange, blue, green, yellow. Of course white, black and gray are also present but they are only used for some time depending on the mood or event.

She can even keep the mint lace dress style that she used to like so much. I asked her to visit my favorite site Resultly and choose whatever mint lace dress she likes and she can search other outfits too! At least now she has her directions!

As she grew up she unlike the other girls still like dressing up and playing with her dolls, of course as her big sister I felt that I needed to stop her from doing that since I do not want her classmates especially her boy classmates to bully her because of her hobby. There is nothing wrong with that hobby you would tell me, but our world and our time are different now, children these days are tough, bullies, judgmental. I do not want my sister to be bullied. So step by step I introduced her to other grown up hobbies like baking, drawing, sketching, reading novels. I also encouraged her to join activities that will help strengthen the body while meeting new friends and having fun like swimming, volleyball, ballet, and dancing. Well knowing my sister the girly attitude she chose baking and ballet as her hobby. Some things never change.

How to Get the Best Prices on Designer Clothing

You love fashion, but you certainly don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on brand name designer clothes. Brand name designer clothing best mimics the latest fashions found on runways over the world and adding designer pieces to your wardrobe can make you look fashionable throughout the entire year. ee Rather than exclude yourself from this opportunity, there are a few solutions. Below are a few methods to getting the best prices on designer clothes for any time of the year.

Check Online Stores

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Your first option is to check online stores. Online stores either get overstock from the companies that produce the designer products or they somehow acquire it from other stores. This allows them to discount the price to an affordable level. There are a number of online resources that you can choose from. A few popular examples include online stores like Bluefly, 6pm, Grafic, Beyond the Rack, and Editor’s Closet. The savings that you can usually find at these websites are typically from 25%-75%. The better deals on these sites appear either at the end of the month or at the end of the holiday season. For the best deal, it is best to check back on an item over a short period of time to ensure that the price isn’t going to be marked down more.

Outlet Stores

If you have an outlet store in your area, then you are in luck. Outlet stores are an excellent option because they have some amazing discounts on designer clothes and more. To find an outlet store in your area, you can do a regular search or to ask around. Usually other people in your area may know of some unlisted outlet stores that you can try. If you get a hold of information about the types of outlet stores, it is also a good idea to try and find coupons online that you bring with you.

Consignment Shops

A final option is to check your local consignment shops. Consignment shops not only buy from you old clothing pieces that you may own, but they also offer some great designer pieces for a good deal. Vintage items are especially prominent, which means that you can get a classic and timeless piece for your closet.

The above options are great ways to get designer items for less. Just make sure to also check for discounts online for every store that you go to.

How to Choose a Shade of Nail Lacquer

One of the most common and necessary fashion accessories, nail lacquer, also known as nail polish, adds the finishing touch to any look you want, from the most casual to the most classy the array of colors and shades available will have you never running out of possibilities. Knowing which color nail polish is the best shade for you can require a little bit of research because you want to choose a color that complements your skin tone, your style, and even the event that you are going to.

Picking the Right Shade for Your Skin Tone

The most important thing you should know when trying to determine the best nail polish shade for you is figuring out what your skin tone is and what colors work best with it. For instance, those with fair skin look best with dark nail polish colors that have a blue base while medium skin tones look better with dark red shades or almost any dark color.

Picking the Right Shade for Your Outfit

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Picking a nail polish color to go with your outfit can sometimes be tricky, especially when you’re wearing something that has complex prints. You don’t have to match your color exactly to your outfit so feel free to choose colors that complement instead of match your outfit. If you are in love with a particular shade that you are wearing on your outfit like your shoes or gloves then you should go for it and trust your instincts.

Picking the Right Shade for the Occasion

When you are choosing the best nail polish shade you should take into consideration where you will be wearing it and/or what you will be doing that day. If you will just be hanging out around the house then feel free to experiment with colorful shades and designs. If you are going to work or a meeting then shades like neutrals are a better choice for a more professional appearance.

Popular Nail Shades

Some of the most popular nail lacquer colors people wear are pinks, reds, and nudes. Pink shades never go out of style and can be worn in both a professional and casual setting. No matter what shade of pink it will add a feminine touch to your overall look. Red is for those who are daring. Anyone can wear red but the shade depends on your skin tone and the look you are going for. Nude shades are great for everyone and help your hands appear longer.

So no matter what color nail polish you choose if you make sure that the shade complements your skin tone, outfit and your environment then you can’t go wrong.

International Fashion For Adults And Kids: Zara

Zara is a Spanish clothing line that has retail locations all over the world. The brand is considered to be a Spanish success story and was once described by Louis Vuitton as possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world. It has been said that Zara only needs two weeks to develop a brand new product and get it into its stores. Compare this to the six month average for most other brands in the industry and you can easily see why Zara has seen so much success since its start in 1974.

The History of Zara

The very first Zara store was opened in 1975 in downtown La Coruna, Galicia, Spain by Amancio Ortega. He named the store Zorba after the classic film Zorba the Greek, but it conflicted with a bar’s name that was located just two blocks away from the store, so the name was changed to Zara using letters from the original Zorba sign.

The original store featured low priced imitations of popular higher-end clothing and proved to be an instant success for Ortega. He began to open multiple stores throughout Spain and in 1980 the brand expanded internationally with a new store in Portugal, and later stores in the US and France. During the 1990’s, international expansion continued with new stores opening in Mexico, Greece, Belgium, and Sweden.

Products Offered at Zara Retail Stores

Zara is primarily a clothing store that offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. The clothing is subdivided into categories including Lower Garment, Upper Garment, Shoes, Cosmetics, and Complements. The children’s clothing is in a separate line known as Zara Kids. Currently their sizes in women’s clothing go up to a US Size 12 or a UK size 14.

The Fast Production and Distribution System Zara Uses

Zara Clothing uses an approach in their manufacturing process that was first introduced by the Toyota Motor Corp known as Just In Time or the JIT system. It allows companies to come up with a brand new product model and allows for self-containment all throughout the manufacturing process up to product completion and distribution to stores all throughout the world in just a matter of days. This system has played a key role in the success of the Zara clothing brand along with their immaculate attention to what their customers want and the ability to deliver to them in a fast and efficient manner.

Is It Time To Splurge On A Few Fashion Outfits?

Your workweek and family obligations keep you busy, oftentimes too busy for yourself. This means that you usually bypass splurging on fashion outfits for yourself because you are too busy thinking about other things and people. While this is commendable, you should also know that you also deserve to take care of yourself and your needs. Therefore ladies, make a commitment to finally go out and splurge on those fashionable outfits that you’ve wanted to buy for months. You’ll find that your purchases will be very well worth it, especially because fashion these days is truly looking good.

Build Your Confidence

With the old stuff in your closet, you most likely don’t feel very comfortable and confident with what you wear. You perhaps even feel that you seem boring and plain. To update your wardrobe and to increase your confidence, it is time to go and take care of yourself. Purchase that outfit that is going to make you feel beautiful when you walk into work on Monday morning or when you go to your child’s school play. When you look good, you also tend to feel good.

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Fashion is Looking Good

In addition to building your confidence, taking care of yourself by buying yourself a few outfits also makes sure that you stay fashionable wherever you go. You’ll get envious looks from friends and admirable looks from family members. When you go on that date with your significant other, you’ll feel special and happy with how you look and what you are wearing. With the styles that are currently in stores, you’ll find that most fashion items these days are for every woman in terms of fit and design. Therefore, you are bound to find exactly what you are looking for to suit you and your needs.

Take Care of Yourself

Lastly, the final reason that you should splurge on yourself is because you deserve it. Daily work and obligations can make it easy to forget about your own needs and wants. It is important that you set aside some time for yourself so you can get the TLC that you need to feel and look beautiful. Don’t let yourself settle for less than you deserve. Look online for some good deals and go visit those stores that have the fashion items that you are looking for. At the end of the day, you’ll be glad you did.

Makeup Palettes Are Almost a Requirement These Days

Have you ever walked into a department store and went straight to the beauty counters to purchase makeup only to be overwhelmed by the options available? Do you ever wish you could find all your favorite items all-in-one palette? Well ladies, you can find some of your favorite beauty products packaged all in one with makeup palettes.

How Can a Makeup Palette Help Me?

makeup palettesMakeup palettes help eliminate all the clutter that can come with having to use multiple products for your makeup routine. Some palettes even include step-by-step guides to show you how to use the shadows and blushes. Helping you create some of the best looks, just like a professional. Many brands release palettes almost every season. Each one consists of certain shadows and blushes that are part of specific collections. You can find all types of palettes. From neutral palettes that go great with any style. To glamorous palettes that are all about getting attention.

What Are the Top Palettes?

Today the two brands that are synonymous with creating the best palettes for women are Urban Decay and Sephora. Urban Decay is known by many for their vibrant colors and must-have eyeshadow palettes. When the first Naked palette came out the beauty world went crazy. With the release of the Naked 2 palette they have solidified themselves as one of the top makeup brands in the business. Their palettes are great for both day and night looks. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself travelling with your Urban Decay palette and nothing else.

As one of the top makeup and beauty retailers in the world Sephora knows which makeup products work perfectly together. They prove this and more with their Smoky Studio 2 palette. Every woman has an ideal palette that will cover every makeup look that they want, color-wise. Most palettes go on color schemes like warm, cool, neutral, pinks, purples, etc. Having a palette that has every color you need is an invaluable tool to have. Because of the colors the Smoky Studio 2 palette offers many women have made this palette a staple.

In the end you really can’t go wrong adding a makeup palette to your arsenal of beauty supplies. If you find yourself in a hurry it will always help to be able to quickly grab your palette and know that you have everything you need inside it. So, if you’re looking for a way to clear up space on your bathroom counter or in your makeup bag look no further than palettes.

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