When I think of gifts for Mother’s Day (both those I want to give AND those I want to receive – hint, hint Greg and children!!) honestly, jewelry is the gold standard – and yes, the pun was intended Lucky for us, the folks at Alson Jewelers have an amazing selection at various price points. They are conveniently located for those of us in the CLE but are happy to ship if needed. They are also offering $100 off* of your mom’s day purchase if you mention you saw this post – how nice is that!
Take the stress out of getting Dressed–LITERALLY!
Every now and then the technology world makes life a little bit easier for us. Well, in this case they’ve helped take the stress out of getting dressed! StyleBook has become my new obsession. So, what is it? StyleBook is basically a virtual wardrobe, it allows you to organize your clothes, style looks, create packing guides, and add outfits to a calendar – all using pieces you already own. Stylebook is extremely user-friendly and available on your iphone or ipad. Here’s the rundown of how to use it and what it does for you!
-Take pictures of items you own i.e. clothing and accessories that you would want to use in outfits (works best if taken on all white background, a white sheet works well)
-The app automatically edits and outlines the pictures, then all you have to do is organize them according to your preferred category (tops, pants, shoes)
-Next you can create complete outfits by using the pieces you’ve uploaded and organized–you can even categorize the looks based on your life roles i.e. work, saturday night, luncheons etc.
-Some great extra features of this app include the packing guide (great to add looks to and helps you avoid over packing), the calendar (add looks you wore or will wear to the calendar to help you remember and not wear the same outfits with the same people, the app will also keep stats for you) and the ability to add inspiration pictures you may come across!Stylebook is truly revolutionary and one of the best tools to take the stress out of getting dressed (next to hiring me, of course:))))
Have any of you tried StyleBook? Would you? We want to know!
Stop the presses! Finding a proportionally balanced cropped cardigan for dresses and skirts is nothing short of a treasure hunt but we’ve found a great option not to mention its only $15.00!!! Old Navy’s cropped rib-knit cardi comes in over 10 colors/prints and ranges in sizes from XS to XXL. It’s available online and in store. At $15 a piece I would recommend getting a few in different colors and maybe doubles in the basic colors like black, white, or oatmeal. Don’t miss out!
Covered legs are making a comeback
Kate Middleton has helped change the mindset of what used to be a faux pas–wearing sheer hose.
Whether its flesh tone or sheer black you can’t go wrong but my personal favorite is an opaque! Why opaque? For starters they are a great way to stay warm! In cold winter climate (especially Ohio) this helps! They also add modesty to shorter pieces and slim and lengthen your legs. As I always say dressing is optical illusion. Black opaque stockings are functional and fashionable. Giving you the ability to show your leg shape while hiding the fact that they may be veiny, scaly, pale, or not shaven(we’ve all been there!). I personally am a fan of the Wolford and DKNY brands.
Take advantage of the trend now, because after April it WILL be a faux pas!
Here is a fab find that’s sure to help with budget, convenience, and sure to keep the compliments coming! Now, introducing the “Blow Dry Club”! For a limited time, the lovely stylists of Lavish Color Salon offer UNLIMITED blow dry’s for just $65 a month! I personally am part of the club and had to share this great offer. Good hair days here I come!!!