Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A perfectly good outfit can be ruined if it isn't matched with the correct footwear. I've taken the guess work out of pairing the right footwear with different jean styles. Consider it a cheat sheet of sorts, in case you are ever at loss as to what type of shoes to wear with your jeans.
Bootcut jeans- look great with boots (surprise!) and all types of heels (wedge, stilettos etc..)
Skinny jeans & Leggings- look great with heels, flats ankle boots, sandals, flip flops and tucked into knee high boots.
straight leg jeans- look great with heels, sneakers, flip flops, sandals and flats.
Wide Leg jeans -look great with heels ( I love them with wedge heels)
A Common Sense Note About Sneakers and Flats
Sneakers and flats look great with any style jean as long as they are the correct length. If they are too long they will probably drag on the ground and you will ruin the hem.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I can't believe how excited I am about it. You would think I was going to make my first appearance on a red carpet in Hollywood.
My Acceptance Speech
I would like to give a special shout out and thank you to Mommylicious for bestowing this award upon me. I didn't think I'd ever get one of these since I don't blog about my family life as much as some of the other mommy bloggers. I promise to remember how good it felt to receive this award and never take it for granted.
Picking fifteen blogs to bless with this award was a more difficult task than I expected it to be. So many of the bloggers that I read regularly are gifted writers who are extremely knowledgeable and generous enough to share their knowledge, their hopes and their dreams with everyone. They are also very caring, constantly praying for others, volunteering their time, sharing recipes and parenting tips and tricks and funny stories.
I chose to award bloggers who are passionate about what they are blogging about. I even chose one that is written mostly in Spanish but the English posts were very moving.
I am happy to award the One Lovely Blog Award, in no particular order, to :
1. The Self love Project
2. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip
3. Unstoppable Spirit
4. Write Moms
5. At Home With Heather
6. The Pretty Princess
7. Mama Latina Tips
8. The Wellens Family
9. Super Mom Place
10. Green Meadow Lane Custom Art Decor
11. Help! Mama Remote...
12. Garden Of Many
13. Beach Betty PR
14. This Is Just Me And My Little World
15. Life Of A Work At Home Mom
1. Accept the award and place it on your blog
2. Include a link back to the blog you received it from.
3. Pass the award to fifteen blogs you enjoy.
4. Be sure to contact them to let them know they have been awarded.
As I was searching for the right blogs to award, I found that I received a second award from another fellow blogger. What an awesome surprise.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The key is to dress accordingly. The outfit that I wear must be functional as well as fabulous and comfort is a necessity.
This Christmas, I already have my outfit all planned out. I'm going to wear a pair of... you guessed it, jeans. They will be a dressier, great fitting, dark pair called Robin's Silver Wings as shown below, in case of minor gravy stains and I'll pair them with a plain white button up blouse. Sounds pretty basic but a basic outfit is a perfect "canvas" on which you can put your individual style signature, using awesome accessories.
Holiday Accessorizing Perfection
First, I am going to wear a black crop vest over the white blouse. As mentioned in a previous post, vests are a classy way to upgrade a plain top. I am going to wear a pair of heels which look amazing with straight leg jeans because they seem to “hug” the shoes at just the right spot.
Top It Off With Jewelry
To top it all off, I'm going to pull out my favorite jewellery. The holidays are a great time wear your favorite pieces. Jewelry gives you a wonderful way to express your personality and mood. You can wear a small, elegant pair of earrings with small stones and a matching pendant. Or you can just overdose on shiny bangles , a chain with a large pendant and a pair of hoop earrings or anywhere in between.
I like the chain and pendant below. If I owned one I would wear it as a choker with the top button or two of my blouse undone to show it off.
Fashion is a great way to have fun and express yourself and the holidays are a perfect time to show off your unique style.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
As you can imagine, I am in my glory as I peruse the “pages “ of the site, which are very well laid out and easy to navigate. The site connects you with the latest collections from the hottest designers all while using catchy titles like, Christian Laboutin:King OF Sole. There are plenty of high end multi-strap shoes , little black dresses and handbags.
My absolute favorite was the pair below.
Current Elliott- The Legging Jeans
I love the leggings paired with the hot ankle boots. Now I know exactly how I will wear my jean leggings when I finally get them. My ankle boots are not quite as sexy though.
There is an entire section devoted to bargain hunters. It compiles sales information for mostly UK online sellers.
There is no need to wonder what to wear during the holidays and beyond.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I read some great blog posts from some talented bloggers this morning and they put me in the Christmas spirit. It's nice to be positively influenced.
I am a notorious comparison shoppers-isn't everybody? Well, I found out the hard way that my husband isn't. It seems that my obsession with making sure that I'm getting the best possible deal was driving him nuts, this past weekend. I was completely paralyzed, worrying that somebody had it cheaper or that there would be a buy one get one free sale next week. Missing a buy one get one free sale is a trajedy and I don't have the time to come back and return stuff or get an adjustment.
Anyway, I swallowed hard and forced myself to buy a couple of toys for the kids after visiting three stores!
I thank God every day for sending me such a patient husband. He never complained but the look on his face told a different story. I bet he'll find some excuse to shop without me next weekend.
Maybe he'll pick up those True Religion jeans I was checking out at the outlet store.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
There's nothing better than the confidence boost you get when you look fierce from head to toe. You know those special days when you envisioned an outfit in your mind and when you put it on everything just fell in to place. The right shoes, a fabulous top, the head turning denim (of course), and to top it all off, the right designer handbag can have you feeling like the streets of your town, are your own personal runway.
Halle Berry with a Luis Vuitton Leopard Nocturne African Queen Clutch
I love it, when I have the luxury of ditching my Winnie the Pooh baby bag and matching my shoes to my handbags. If I happen to have a matching belt, then the world is mine. There's something empowering about being coordinated every now and then, even if I'm pushing a stroller and the baby bag is safely tucked away in the stroller basket.
I am not suggesting that folks should always match their shoes to their handbags. I believe that fashion is art and that your wardrobe should reflect your personal style as opposed to some arbitrary rules that so called "fashion experts" try to impose on others.
Hollywood's Handbags Of The Moment
It seems like the bigger the better with regard to the handbags that celebs are carrying now.
Here are a few of the current, arm candy, favorites:
Fergie with the coveted Hermes Birkin
Reese Witherspoon with the Bottega Veneta Cabat Tote
Eva Mendes and Freida Pinto with The Bulgari Dahlia
My favorite bag maker is coach. I love the luxurious leather bags and the choice of colors. I, also, love the affordable price points and I am a, big time, outlet shopper and notorious coupon cutter.
Coach Bonnie Foldover Crossbody
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am, however, happy to report that, one of my favorite jean makers, Robin's Jean-yes it's jean not jeans (the designer is Robin Chretien from France)-has unveiled his take on the jean legging and they look great.
Click here to see more Robins Jeans
What To Wear With Denim Leggings
Denim leggings can be tastefully worn with heels as shown above or tucked into flat or heeled boots. They look great with with blazers and longer flowing tops for those of you who are more conservative or even with a blouse tucked in or out. The effect is very similar to skinny jeans.
These particular jeans are available at Bluebee
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See also: Robin's Jean-Jean and Leggings: Can You Handle The Attention?
Denim Leggings At An Affordable Price
Friday, October 30, 2009
While I was watching game 1 of the world series (Go Phillies! I am from New York but I live in Philadelphia and the Yanks have won enough)I heard Derek Jeter telling the pitcher to "mix it up". That's how I feel about outfits.
Sometimes we have to mix it up in order to avoid a style rut. Since I love to wear jeans, I have to pair them with some exciting tops and accessories so that I don't look like I'm wearing the same thing all the time. I don't only wear jeans but they are, obviously, my favorite.
Vests look absolutely fabulous with jeans and pants. I love them and there are many different types to choose from including, long ones and short ones made from different materials. Leather, Denim and fur vests are hot this season.
The weekend is a great time to dress it up a bit and let the compliments from your husband and/or friends start rolling in. Black and grey vests are classic pieces that you can wear forever. I am encouraging everyone to "get vested".
Pull out the vests that you have in your closet or Check out the vests below:
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Many premium denim designers believe that this denim legging trend will be with us for the next couple of seasons. I look forward to witnessing where this trend will take us.
I personally prefer the denim leggings which were designed with a commitment to look as much like jeans as possible like the Hudson pair below. I am not in to that smooth look with no pockets like the ones worn by Beyonce above.
Advantage of Denim Leggings
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here are four easy steps that will turn the most basic of outfits; jeans and a t-shirt, into a fabulous ensemble, perfect for a lunch date, a movie date or for anytime you need a little confidence boost.
THE FOUR EASY STEPS
1. First, start out with a great fitting pair of jeans and your favorite tee.
2. Replace sneakers with a pair of cute flats, heels or boots.
3. Throw on some funky jewelry including a bracelet and earrings.
4. The last and most important step, finish off the look with a great scarf that compliments your outfit.
Celebrity stylists have been using this secret for years, to keep their clients looking smokin' hot even when they are just going grocery shopping.
This is a great, transition-to-fall, outfit.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I feel blessed to be living in a time when being a mom means you can be as hip, cool and attractive as you want to be without being judged. Today's mom is often as youthful, smart, and sexy as she is nurturing, kind and protective.
Taking care of our kids and our families will always be our top priority but most of us are committed to looking good while doing it.
Being a denim lover and a mom, I feel offended when people call high waisted ill fitting, corny jeans, mom jeans. You never see hottie moms like Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez or Kelly Ripa in jeans like those.
Naturally, many of us moms are too conservative to wear extreme low rise jeans that leave little to the imagination . Thankfully, many premium jean makers are making sexy, mid rise, head turning jeans that fit great and make our kids and our partners proud to be seen with us. Though our family members love us unconditionally, they are usually happy when we look good and feel good about ourselves.
You also don't have to be a size zero to find great fitting jeans or to be a hottie.
Jean Suggestions for Hottie Moms
Joe's Honey Curvy fit (skinny).
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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