For the past 15 or so years I have kept trying to use natural deodorants at some point or another. I’m sure by now you have heard the debate there may be links to the aluminum in anti-antiperspirants to breast cancer. Is there validity to this claim? Well there are arguments to both sides. A few studies in recent years have theorized that aluminum-based antiperspirants may increase the risk for breast cancer. According to the authors of these studies, most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast which is the area closest to the armpit (where anti-perspirants are applied). Then there are just as many researchers who have found no link between breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use, deodorant use, or underarm shaving.
Five out of the seven days of the week, we are expected to head to the office and rule the world. Client meetings, boardrooms and conference calls are boring enough, but can you imagine doing it all in a drab black and beige suit? How boring!
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to score fashionable work attire as it is to stock up on new spring trends. Finding that perfect balance of stylish yet sophisticated, trendy and still professional looks is harder than scoring Adele tickets. Fret not, we did the work for you!
The Bomber jacket is the transition jacket that is literally the bomb. This is obvious considering they have been on trend for a few seasons and are still as hot as ever! I did a post on them back in February called An Early Spring? Bombers Away! Well I still have not bought one so I thought I better get on it and guess what? They are selling out like hotcakes. So if you have not bought your bomber jacket for these spring cool days and evenings hop to it!
As much as we’d like, not everyone has time to make a weekly trip to their local farmers market. What if you could have fresh, organic and local fruits and vegetables delivered directly to your door? Well you can! Farmbox Direct began with a vision of how food SHOULD be: fresh, and local (when mother nature permits). So now you can have your farmers market delivered to your door directly.
Carol and I both LIVE for this sale…the Shopbop Friends and Family sale rocks our collective worlds and is running from Tuesday, April 5th through Thursday, April 7th at 11:59 PST.
Dark blue, light blue, white, black. Our love of denim shows no signs of ever stopping. Now it has evolved to denim accessories. Especially when you notice designer brands like Fendi, Gucci and Valentino with gorgeous denim handbags for spring ’16. And let’s not forget about Jimmy Choo, Vince and Manolo Blahnik denim shoes. So I started poking around a and found denim accessories at every price point.
What was once old is new again is a fashion mantra. This spring, not just one single trend but an entire era of yesterday is on full display for all of us fashion-lovers to appreciate. Victorian-inspired fashion is trickling its way into our spring wardrobe and I must admit, I love it. High necklines, ruffles, brocade, rich colors and textures and full sleeves are now all spring-appropriate looks, proving that less skin can be more.
A few years ago I made it a goal to learn more about drugstore (and in some cases grocery store) makeup and beauty products. So here is a video of 6 drugstore beauty must-haves I am digging at this moment. They are my must-haves. Sure you can spend three times the amount on prestige products, but I’d rather save that money for that YSL bag I’ve had my eye on.
Thank God it all comes back to the block heel. Roger Vivier can be credited with this shoe silhouette which was considered very new and different 1965, when it came down the Yves Saint Laurent runway. Actually that one had a square toe and looked more like a Pilgrim shoe with it’s large metal buckle. In fact the same shoes has been brought back this season, I digress. I just love my fashion history.
What is old is almost always new again especially when it comes to fashion so it should come as no surprise block heels are once again on trend for spring.
We’re all looking forward to wearing crop pants from wide leg to slim or flared for spring. Crop pants will be an opportunity to show off your shoes! Right, but now there’s a new dilemma. What kind of shoes should you wear with cropped pants, and comfortably, please? With such an emphasis on shoes some of us (like me) don’t…
A couple of weeks ago we discussed wearing stripes for spring and how important it is to wear vertical ones to keep the eye moving down rather than going side to side (which means wider). If you are still afraid of wearing striped clothing, why not try some striped accessories? You can go a little crazy with the colors and…
Since “crafty” jewelry and bags are so on trend right now, why not purchase pieces that make a difference? Songa Designs International, is an accessories line made by under-resourced women in Rwanda in East Africa to create economic independence. Founded by Sarah Sternberg, the handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts and other specialty accessories, are entirely constructed and produced in Rwanda…
Winter is always murder on my already weak nails and cuticles. I was not born blessed with great nails. In fact I bit them the first 10 years of my life. That was until I saw a picture of myself lunching on them and that was gross enough to make me stop. I inherited my grandmother’s weak nails and no matter what nail hardener I tried in those days, they would break easily. It drove me crazy.
It’s officially spring and now that you’ve got your warm weather wardrobe almost finalized, it’s time for the best part – picking fun, chic accessories! With your basics and wardrobe staples figured out, making your ensembles even more visually appealing is the next step.
The 90s are back in fashion! But what exactly were the trends of the 90s? Perhaps that era is a bit of a blur because a great deal of minimalism (and grunge-yuck) came into play and some of the same pieces have probably kept a place in your fashion wardrobe to this day.