Celebrity Accessories

Want to dress like the stars? Here’s how:

Beautiful Reese Witherspoon accessorizes her fantastic outfits with a gorgeous gold clutch. It’s a must have for any fashionista. I realize that mom’s need bigger purses to hold diapers and what-have-you, so here is a great alternative for you…


Large Gold Purse
$15.00



Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria, has been seen wearing quite an array of Espadrilles lately! Not only are they chic, they are actually quite comfortable. Believe it or not ladies, they are. I have 3 or 4 pairs and I love them all. And I’m a big baby when it comes to comfort. I hate uncomfortable shoes as much as you do, so rest assured that when I recommend shoes, it’s because they passed my rigorous screening first. Here are a pair of espadrilles for your consideration…


Gold Thong Espadrille
(Available sizes 6-9)
$16.99



Jennifer Love Hewitt and Nicolette Sheridan have been sporting bulky silver watches. Now, even though I don’t quite understand this trend, it seems to be a popular one. I don’t wear watches, but for those of you that do, here is the one JL Hewitt wears…


G-Shock Atomic Solar
$160.00



Lastly, celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow (love her!) and Lindsay Lohan have been running around town in “Jackie O” and “Aviator” sunglasses. I’m big on sunglasses… I have close to 20 pairs. I know, ridiculous, right?! But sunglasses are always useful, no matter where you live! Click Here to see the “Celeb Shades” eBay store FULL of these types of sunglasses.

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

One of my favorite brands of shoes in the whole word is Aerosoles. They are so incredibly comfortable, yet stylish and trendy! I have about 5 pairs now… I think. My favorite shoe from them is the “Ledger”. I have 3 pairs! Black, white, and ‘mint’ (as shown to left).

Right now they are on sale at Aerosoles.com for $39.99! Click Here to see. They comes in whole and half sizes and are currently available in 4 different colors.

However, if you are lucky enough to wear a size 6, you could get a pair on eBay for as little as $2.29 (which is the current bid)!! Click Here to see the listing. They are offered by Gotham City Online, one of my favorite eBay sellers. I bought my three pairs of Ledgers from them!

These shoes are seriously *THE* most comfortable shoes I own. They are so comfy to walk in, unlike most high heel shoes. You could easily run around the grocery store or mall with your kids if you had these babies on! They are just as comfortable as sneakers, but look a million times better! I highly recommend getting a pair of Aerosole’s “Ledgers”.

Summer Tops

If you a wondering what to wear this summer with your shorts or cropped jeans (Capri’s), I have a few suggestions to help you depart from the ordinary t-shirt or tank top. You want something lightweight and functional, but also stylish with a hint of sexy!

Here are a few alternatives to spice things up!

Instead of a 3/4 length sleeve shirt, try a gauze or cotton tunic. They are lightweight and airy, yet they cover up those problem places around the middle! You can wear it loosely tucked in, or with a cute belt.


Baby Yellow Tunic
$14.00


Golden Lace Tunic
(on sale!)
$14.00


Cotton Printed Tunic
(on sale!)
$16.99

Instead of a boring t-shirt, try a billowy blouse and tuck it into your pants. The extra fabric will hang loosely over your stomach (hiding what needs to be hidden!), but will show that you have a waist, thus making you look skinnier!


White Cotton Ruched Shirt
$58.00

{eBay}
Bohemian Blouse
$16.95

Tired of the same worn out tank top? Ready for a new summer look? Try one of these great tops!


Crochet-Trim Gauze Tunic
$16.50


Beaded Voile Cami
(on sale!)
$12.00

For more great summer tops visit these websites:

Old Navy
Wal Mart
eBay.com
Vintage Amore
Forever 21

Bad Hair Days

Having a bad hair day? Don’t throw your hair back into a messy bun with a big, fat scrunchie! Headbands and head wraps (scarfs) are in style! It’s an easy, stylish solution to your bad hair problems. Simply use an old silk scarf, a square bandana, or a sleek headband.

Here are some great headbands and head wraps to try:


Classic Wide Headband
(Available in 6 colors)
$1.80


Polka Dot Head Wrap
(Available in 2 diff prints)
$2.80


Green Forest Scarf
$5.00

Wondering how to fix your hair under your gorgeous head wrap? Part your hair on one side or the other, tuck the sides of you hair nehind your ears, then put on the headband piece of your choice and you are good to go! And if your hair is already in a messy bun, put a headband on anyway! When you are wearing jeans (as most of us do on a daily basis) it dresses your outfit up just enough to look put together and assescorized!

Examples:

Need more ideas? Not sure what you can “get away with”? Leave a comment below or email me!

Shopping Spree!

Right now you can enter to win one of eight shopping sprees worth $1,500 from Armani Exchange. One will be given away each week until June 25th. Be sure to read the official rules on the website!

Just go to www.armaniexchange.com/luckybreaks to enter.

Good luck!

Sally Hansen – Nail Polish

I am obsessed with nail polish… Everyone who knows me, knows I have an addiction problem with nail polish. I have spent hundreds of dollars on nail polish and have well over 100 bottles of nail polish. I have been searching for the perfect nail polish line for the past 10 years and I have finally found it!

Sally Hansen’s diamond strength nail polish is the best nail polish I have found yet. It promises long wear and it delivers. I have never worn a nail polish that lasted more than a couple of days. But the Diamond Strength nail polish lasts up to 10 days! No joke!

It comes in a variety of colors as well as clear top coat and base coat (pictured above). The Instant Nail Hardener base coat is my favorite product in the line. I put that on first, let it dry. and about an hour later I use 1 coat of their colored nail polish. The next day I add a clear top coat and my nails look fantastic and stay chip and crack free from anywhere between 7 and 10 days. And that’s with doing dishes and everything!

This product can be purchased at your local drugstore or Wal Mart. Or look for it online at drugstore.com.

What Jeans To Wear

The styles are changing all the time, but the classic straight cut or what’s now called “skinny jeans” are going to be in style for a long time! Regardless, I can tell you what will never be in style ever again. Relaxed fit, tapered leg jeans. Whoever designed them should be shot! They have to be the ugliest jeans on the face of the planet.

Example:



Notice how the thighs are loose and baggy? Notice how the leg tapers down to the ankle? This combination makes your thighs look 6X bigger than they really are. If you want pants that are tight around your ankles, make sure they are tight around the thighs. This style is called “drain pipe” , “skinny jeans” , or “straight leg”.

Example:



If you want pants that are loose around the thigh, make sure they are loose around the ankle too. This style is called “stove pipe” , “wide leg” , or “straight leg relaxed fit”.

Example:



Some other acceptable, comfortable alternatives are “flares”, not to be confused with bell bottoms! You want pants that fit around the waist and thigh and flare slightly after the knee.

Example:



With all of these different styles you want your jeans to come right below your belly button. Jeans lower than that can make your legs look significantly shorter. Jeans higher than that run the risk of looking like grandma jeans!

And as far as length is concerned, you never want your socks to show. This is a huge no-no. When standing up, your jeans should just touch the floor in the back. Anything shorter is not good! With skinny jeans, you can buy your pants a couple inches longer than usual because they will just bunch up at your ankle. This is optional and not required. It’s a matter of taste.

So now you know a little bit about jeans! So get rid of your ugly jeans and go buy some nice fitting jeans! Good stores to find jeans cheap include:

  • eBay . com – Jeans starting from $0.01
  • Levis Store . com – Jeans starting at $19.98
  • Forever 21 – Jeans starting at $24.80
  • Victoria’s Secret – Jeans starting at $29.99
  • If you have any questions about jeans, email me or leave a comment!