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Mixology... three color combos to try now!

I know I say this all of the time, but all of us have so many colorful clothing options in our closets that we are just not utilizing. Issach Mizarahi said it best, "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." I love this quote because it is so true! When you wear color you find yourself standing taller and being noticed. I'm not sure why, probably because we are all creatures of habit, but we pair the same items together that make up the same ole' outfits. Have fun with the clothes, jewelry, shoes, and bags that you have, and if you want something inexpensive, and fun try some of these options below. Do not be afraid of mixing different colors together! The brighter the mix, the more you will stand out and look amazing. Cheers to a week of colorful options!
     
    Red and Turquoise
Red and Turquoise with a touch of tan looks rich and original. This outfit is perfect for weekends and for traveling. Find these extreme stretch stella jean leggings at Express for $79.80, Howett Aldo camel flats for $65.00, Red tunic at H&M for $29.95, Peralescent Teardrop Turquoise earrings from Forever 21 for $3.80, Lacquered bracelet from Forever 21 for $3.80, and Woven leatherette tan handbag from Forever 21 for $34.80.

    Orange and Navy
Orange you glad you tried this combo?! Orange and Navy is always classic, plus you can start wearing the combo now and into spring. Find this fabulous orange blazer at H&M for $49.95, Navy and white striped tank at H&M for $7.95, Old Navy boyfriend jeans for $34.94, Kelsi Pump at DSW for $44.94, Leaf drop earrings from Forever 21 for $4.80, and cut out paisley bracelet from Forever 21 for $7.80.

Yellow and Gray
Yellow and Gray is so soft, sweet, and unique all in one. Find this yellow side button top at Old Navy for $29.94, Gray H&M pants for $24.95, Charlotte Russe yellow suede pumps for $30.00, spiked gray hoops from Forever 21 for $4.80, and gray layered bracelet from Forever 21 for $5.80.

"Must have" inexpensive cosmetics that will make you feel and look gorgeous, even during these winter blues.

It is the end of January, and I don't care who you are, everyone is feeling a little bit "blah." All of us get stuck in a routine and sometimes (especially during this time of year) need a few little pick-me-ups to make us feel better. Sometimes it's the small things in life that can make a big difference. Below are some inexpensive cosmetics that will help put some pep in your step and will make you feel and look gorgeous. Best of all you can try them all because they are very inexpensive!!
                            Soft Pink or Coral Lipstick

For the ultimate pretty glow try a pinky-peach or coral lipstick. Above are two of my favorites. Try Lancome rouge in love lip color in Corail in love for $25 found at Sephora or for a more pinky peach color try Revlon's color burst peach parfait for  $7.49 found at any drugstore.

The Perfect Blush
 NARS blush in "Orgasm" is by far the best blush on any skin tone. Nothing is worse than the wrong color of blush on a woman. Trust me this shade is THE BEST. NARS Orgasm makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. Find this at Sephora for $27.00


 Mint Nail Polish


Mint colored nail polish is a must this season. It's perfect for this time of year because it gives you a touch of Spring without going all out. Find this color pictured above by Essie called "Mint Candy Apple" for $8.00 at Target. You can also find similar mint colors at Forever 21 and by Cover Girl.


 Lovely Lashes
It may be impossible to find the perfect mascara, but to change up your everyday lash routine, and for an amazing result try Sexy Curves mascara by Rimmel for $8.29 at most drugstores. This mascara adds an extra sassy, flirty touch to your everyday lashes.

Soft, Subtle, and Sweet Smell

All of the Victoria Secret body spritzers are perfect; not too much yet just enough. Some of their new scents are just amazing. Try this one above for only $12.00 called Sweet Craving.

The Perfect Sunless Tanning Lotion

For the perfect glow this winter L'oreal Sublime Bronze in Medium is an absolute must. This product is amazing because it gives you that touch of glow without looking orange. I even use it on my face and it doesn't make me breakout. Best of all, you can buy it at Target for only $8.49!






Add that extra "pop" to your everyday black and whites

Black and white is the ultimate classic look. It's safe, yet strong and honestly you can never go wrong. To spice up your wardrobe, think outside of the box and add a pop of color or a fun print to your basic black and whites. It really is fun to play with the different colors and the different looks that you can create. Take a look at some of these black and white with a pop of color and print outfit examples below.

Funky, fun, and chic all in one. Find these fabulous red skinny pants with ankle detail at H&M for $49.94. Pair with these black and white block top from Old Navy for $29.94, Plat from bootie from Charlotte Russe for $35.50, Dudzic Aldo Bag for $48.00, and these amazing striped triangle earrings from Forever 21 for $3.80.

Totally chic with a seventies vibe. This cream tunic from H&M for $34.95 is perfect paired with tights, skinny jeans, or bare leg. Pair with these platform suede knee high wedge boots from Charlotte Russe for $40.00, H&M cuff for $9.95, Gold and black fan earrings from Forever 21 for $4.80, and tie it all together with that extra sass with this leopard bag from Forever 21 for $26.80.


Hot pink, black, and white.. super chic and fun. Find this adorable skirt at Express for $69.90, this Ponte knit jacket from Target for $19.99, black tank from Old Navy for $9.50, and tie the look all together with this hot pink crossbody  multi zip bag from Forever 21 for $26.80, and hot pink feather earrings from Forever 21 for $5.80.

The perfect weekend outfit. Find these adorable blue jeans at Old Navy for $34.94. Pair with this black and white striped cardigan from H&M for $17.95, patent leather ballet flats from Target for $14.99, and black and blue matching tote from Target for $ 29.99.


Make workouts much more tolerable with these adorable and affordable workout clothes!

It's that time of year when everyone is going or at least wanting to go to the gym. I know ladies... I dread it too! I used to throw on baggy pants and a t-shirt, but I swear when I purchased a cute work out outfit I felt better about going. I'm not sure if it was the feel, the look, or if I'm just mental, but whatever it is it works! I have put together a few cute work out outfit options below. What's great about these is that they are not only cute, but cheap! Take a look, try a few, and get your work out on!


This adorable blue work out outfit plus gym bag is all from Old Navy! Find these unique blue striped pants for $39.94, blue sports bar for $14.00, matching rackerback go dry blue tank for $19.94, and duffel bag for $22.94. This outfit is extremely flattering on all shapes and is comfortable!!


This  sassy and fun work out outfit is from Target. Find this pink champion tank with built in bra for $26.99, black premium sports bra for $22.99, C9 by Champion reversible premium pants for $39.99, and this sassy zebra tote for $16.99.

Morning sunshine! This yellow workout outfit from Forever 21 will definitely wake you up! Find these yellow overlap capris for $17.80, tank for $12.80, yellow nylon Boston bag for $24.80, and matching yellow socks for $4.50.


Orange you glad you decided to work out today?! Find this fun orange, multi-colored outfit at Old Navy. Black hat for $9.94, Control max capris for $29.94, multi-colored compression top for $26.94, and black sports bra for $14.50.



Just an ordinary girl... in an ordinary world?

It's 2012! Here's to a fresh start on the small and the big things that we want to accomplish and there's no time like the present. I was recently at a conference, and one of the speakers at the conference reminded me of this quote that I think is perfect for this New Year. Helen Keller was once asked, "what is worse than being blind?" and she said, "Having sight with no vision."  Every year all of us are at fault of saying we are going to do things, but do we really see ourselves doing them and make them happen? Make this year different and never look back. Promise yourself that you will not be that ordinary girl in an ordinary world.. stick to your own word, it means something. Below are some inexpensive, strong, statement pieces that will only add to your "I can do it" mentality. Follow through with your own word, see yourself doing it, and make it happen. Cheers to a fabulous 2012!

A Chic Bag

A rich looking bag makes a statement, plain and simple. Regardless of  what you have on a chic bag can really pull an entire look all together and it doesn't have to be expensive. Carmel or black colored purses are timeless. Find this beautiful caramel colored bag at H&M for $39.95 or find this textured midnight black Stellfox bag at Aldo for $55.00. A rich looking bag will make you look and feel like a powerhouse...especially since it holds all of your essential items!

A Statement Watch
A statement watch looks rich, powerful, and professional. Get yourself a couple... especially at these fabulous prices. Find this leatherette wrap watch at Forever 21 for $15.80, Time of day watch in black at Francesca's Collections for $18.00, and this gold tone boyfriend watch at Target for $14.99.

No Ordinary Black Pumps

A good pair of black pumps are a must. They work with anything in your wardrobe, plus you just feel fantastic in a good pair of heels. Find this Guess Carrie pointed pump for $69.00 at Dillard's or these rounded toe BCBGeneration pump at Dillard's for $59.99.


Bring on the Color

Wear color!! You will be noticed and you will feel beautiful! Here are some random colorful pieces that will kick off your colorful wardrobe. Find these Ann Taylor bright blue ankle pants for $88.00, Target long sleeve pink and blue tee for $12.00, Yellow H&M Blazer for $59.95, H&M pink jeans for $24.95, and vibrant Forever 21 scarf for $8.80. Pair your colorful items with jeans, skirts, pants, anything!

Happy 2012!! Here's to a great year of looking and feeling fabulous!