Category: Fashion

Video: Gwenyth Paltrow Partners with Organic Beauty Brand

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by No Comments

Juice Beauty has just gained a new Creative Director… Gwenyth Paltrow! Gwen is stepping away from being just the face of beauty endorsements, and going behind the scenes instead. Juice Beauty, with Gwenyth’s help, is launching a big makeup line this year, and we can’t wait to try it! Get excited here!

New Mom Scarlett Johansson’s Stunning Oscar Style

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 by No Comments

Did you see Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards? She looked stunning in her skin-tight emerald green Atelier Versace gown showing off her teeny-tiny waist.

I have to say green is one of her colors. She looked perfect. The dress wasn’t excessive or skimpy. It had just the right amount of train to perfect the look.

What I didn’t know is that the 30-year-old star is a new mom. I would never have guessed by looking at her. When I say new mom I mean really new. Her daughter, Rose Dorothy, was born last fall.

If you don’t know who Scarlett Johansson is, you might recognize her as one of the super heroes in the Avengers franchise – a redheaded super hero that’s both sexy and lethal. That’s where I first remembered her from even though she’s been in several films.

For the Oscars, she wore her hair blonde even though she is naturally a brunette. She’s lucky that she wears all those hair colors so well. It certainly has to help in her line of work.

Johansson completed her look with a striking emerald green necklace that draped from her neck to her chest and an exquisite Piaget Mediterranean Gardenear cuff on her left ear.

I wasn’t the only one who thought she looked great. While still on the red carpet, John Travolta walked up to her and awkwardly placed his hands on her waist and kissed her on the cheek.

You could see that Johansson was taken aback a bit, as she stood there like a stunned statue wondering how to deal with the unexpected attention. It was a bit bazaar, but when he was presenting later in the show, his behavior was a little strange on stage, too.

If I could pull it off, that’s one dress I’d add to my wardrobe. What did you think of her look?

Photo credits: Clever News

Link Round-up: Cute Purse, DIY Cat Toe Flats, Hair, and More

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has a cute purse design, DIY cat toe flats, a hair tutorial, and more.

Creative Khadija showed us how to decorate a purse with washi tape.

Mama of 3 Munchkins showed us how to make a strawberry cake in a mini mason jars.

Little House Living shared a tinted mason jar craft.

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Kenarry showed us how to brighten up a bedroom for spring.

Living Chic on the Cheap shared a DIY cat toe flats tutorial.

Spaceships and Laser Beams showed us how to hide veggies in hamburgers.

Lauren McBride shared a half-up side twist tutorial.

Photo credit: Creative Khadija and Kenarry

Are Jumpsuits Making a Comeback?

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by No Comments

Watching the Grammy Awards, I was surprised to see several celebrities wearing jumpsuits. While the jumpsuit resurfaces from time to time, to see at least four of them at the Grammys makes me wonder if they are making a comeback.

They haven’t been on my fashion radar since the 1980s, but Gwen Stefani’s Atelier Versace jumpsuit was stunning. And of course with her figure, she pulled it off.

Others who wore jumpsuits for the Grammys were Jane Fonda, Giuliana Rancic, and Pharrell William’s wife Helen Lasichanh. That’s a lot of jumpsuits in one place worn by high profile people!

There’s one thing about jumpsuits. Because they are like pants and a top all in one piece, they make it hard to camouflage muffin top or belly flab. Those who wore them for the Grammys didn’t have to worry about that.

Jane Fonda showed off her slim fitness in a green Balmain jumpsuit. I thought she looked great for her age, and then Googled to see how old she really is. Would you believe 77 years old! She puts me to shame!

When Giuliana Rancic hit the red carpet wearing a black jumpsuit all I could think was how thin she had become. The jumpsuit accentuated her gaunt frame, and it made me wonder if she is well or if she is suffering from an eating disorder.

Twitter was on fire with people talking about her weight. For me, it’s not hate speech, but concern. I hope she is okay.

The last jumpsuit I saw was worn by Helen Lasichanh, wife of Pharrell Williams. While it fit her well, and she has a great figure, for me the style was more reminiscent of the one-piece suits worn by the Olympian speed skaters. It might just have been the white stripes and high neckline.

Of all these, Gwen Stefani’s gets the award for the best jumpsuit in my book. If I could look like that, I’d have a jumpsuit hanging in my closet today.

Photo credits: Rick Oszko

Link Round-up: Wardrobe Tips, DIY Home Decor, Recipes, and More

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has wardrobe tips, DIY home décor, recipes, and more.

Kid Things showed us how to make St. Patrick’s Day glitter play dough.

Mama of 3 Munchkins taught us how to make Oreo cookie butter.

Living Chic on the Cheap taught us how to make a fabric covered pin board.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us how to make a sweatshirt into a cardigan without sewing.

Little House Living shared tips for maintaining a minimalistic wardrobe.

Lauren McBride showed us how to make a shutter screen for the home.

Fresh Mommy Blog shared a recipe for the best ever homemade brownies.

Photo credit: Kid Things and Muslin and Merlot

Link Round-up: Hair Ideas, Garlands, Skin Care, and More

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has hair ideas, garlands, skin care products, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a macramé yarn garland.

Honestly WTF shared undone half-done hairstyles.

Crafts by Amanda showed us some DIY wall art ideas inspired by the beach.

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Kenarry shared some tips for dyeing Easter eggs.

…love, Maegan shared 20 favorite skin care tips.

Instructables showed us how to make a teardrop wirework pendant.

The Merry Thought shared a DIY lipstick holder project.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Kenarry

Little Leah Still Walks Fashion Runway Days After Cancer Treatment

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by 2 Comments

Four-year-old Leah Still, is the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still. She’s been in the news because she is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

I’ve been following the story since her father was willing to step away from his career to have time with his little girl. It turned out he didn’t have to do that as the team stepped up to help him out. They gave him a position on the practice squad that required less travel and let him keep his health insurance.

So when I saw the Instagram video of this little angel strutting her stuff with her hand on her hip and wearing a big smile on the Nike Levi’s Kids Rock fashion show runway during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015, she inspired me.

You see, I’m one of those people cheering her on to beat the cancer and there she was wearing a puffy vest over a long plaid shirt and leggings and carrying a little guitar.

She looked healthy and happy. A big white bow circled her head, and her hair had grown in a little since the last picture I saw of her lying in the hospital bed with her dad.

She was such a natural as she walked to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” By looking at her you’d never know she’s undergone surgery and chemotherapy since last June.

But as good and happy as the little girl looks, her battle with cancer is not over. She appeared on the “Today” show with her dad to talk about the fashion show and her father said that just five days before the show she had spent eight days in the hospital for cancer treatments.

“She’s doing good. She just finished up her first round of her new treatment this past Saturday. She’s going to start back up again this Friday. It went pretty well, so hopefully this takes out a lot of the disease that’s left in her body.” – Devon Still via the Today Show

Photo credits: Instagram

Good News Bad News: Fashion Trends for 2015

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by No Comments

I confess, I don’t consider myself a fashionista who falls for every fashion trend that comes along. If I had to choose a label to wear, I guess I’d fall into the boho chic category…well at least boho.

But I still keep my finger on the pulse of the latest in fashion trends with interest.

Currently, some of the geometric design elements showing up are absolutely not me taste wise, and then there are other things hitting the market that just don’t work with my body type or where I am in life.

The good news is that while skinny jeans are still in, fashion gurus are recommending adding some wide-leg denim to your wardrobe.

I have thin legs and can even pull off the skinny jean look, but it doesn’t bode well for the upper part of my body where I tend to gain weight. No one wants to look like a Styrofoam ball with toothpick legs, though I can make it work if I find the right boho tunic style to pair with them.

Anyway, the wide-leg jeans they’re talking about are a 70s inspired wide-leg retro look. I think they used to call them elephant legs back then. While that’s a change up, I bet that term doesn’t come back with the style.

For me, the bad news is that they’re talking about pairing those wide-leg jeans with a fine-gauge turtleneck sweater. Yes, it looks good, and a turtle neck works well with layering, but for those of us with internal thermostats that run on the hot side, turtlenecks just don’t work.

If you’ve not experienced a hot flash, it’s kind of like wearing a turtleneck in a 95 degree room. Only with a hot flash, all you have to do is wear the turtle neck and you’re sure to experience your own private summer. All you can think about is peeling that sweater off and letting the air cool your flushed skin.

So for me, a turtleneck is not an option.

The last new-old fashion they are bringing back is…wait for it…culottes. This is one I can’t wrap my head around. Why they want to bring them back, I just can’t fathom.

My mother-in-law still wears culottes and calls them shorts. I know that they keep reinventing fashion from the past, but I’m just not ready to go there with culottes.

Photo credits: Amazon

Link Round-up: Skirt to Scarf, Emoji Nails, Pink Hot Chocolate, and More

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a skirt-to-scarf tutorial, emoji nail decals, pink hot chocolate, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to create emoji nail decals.

Create Craft Love taught us how to make pink hot chocolate for Valentine’s Day.

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons showed us how to make peppermint patty penguin pops.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us how to take an old skirt and change it into a scarf.

Luv a Bargain shared a recipe for easy ranch cottage cheese dip.

Two Healthy Kitchens taught us how to make the best ever sloppy joes.

Our Small Hours shared a free gratitude journal printable.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Muslin and Merlot