Sunday, October 27, 2013

Outfit of the Day - Neutral and Layered (Fashion Blog Post)

Been crazy busy.

And this fashion blog post will be short. Just wanted to share a casual outfit from last week. Now that the weather's cold, I've been layering -- and doing so with neutral palettes.

I find neutral colors more suitable for women in their mid-30's, like myself.

Thanks for reading!

I hope to return to blogging regularly soon, and of course, catching up on your blogs as well.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Weekend Recommend - Printed Pencil Skirts (Fashion Blog Post)

Busy again!

Another family obligation interfered with blogging, but it's over.

For now anyway.

Two of my fashion faves are prints and pencil skirts.


Prints add dimension and pencil skirts are sleek and classy. The two of them together, then, creates an ideal item of clothing.

Unfortunately, most of my pencil skirts have been stored away since quitting (selling my soul) to Corporate America. But I've composed a few ideas and recommendations below for you to ponder over this weekend.

Hope you see something that catches the eye.

Essential Paisley Pencil Skirt (Forever 21)

Spot-On Pencil Skirt w/ Belt (Forever 21)

Styling Ideas:


Thanks for reading.

Hope you have a wonderful, stylish weekend!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Weekend Recommend - Flashy Rings (Fashion Blog Post)

* I apologize for the strong attitude expressed in this fashion blog post. Please respect my opinion as I would yours.


Three things you shouldn't flaunt: money, appearance and brain power.

(Intentionally) advertising any of them makes you pretentious and self-absorbed.


Price-dropping expensive stuff.

"...can't believe I sweated through my Juicy...they are like $50 a pair...hahahahaha..."

I don't care about your 50-dollar gym pants. Please take a shower.

Or, assuming you're better-looking than everyone else.

" looked at me funny...she's jealous 'cause I'm beautiful..."

Get a life - BOTH of you.

This is my absolute favorite:

"...according to the law of (some statistician with a name no one can pronounce), 50% of this class has below-average intelligence..."

No sh*t. If you and I were the only people left on earth, one of us has to be stupid - statistically-speaking and all. (And if we were being chased by flesh-eating zombies, I don't want to be the smart one, just the fast one.)

What should you flaunt?

Your engagement ring.

Now I wouldn't go around announcing the price tag or name brand, but diamonds are meant to look flashy -- and no one can help that. Your ring is a symbol of love -- devotion from the person you've committed to build a family with. It's okay to flaunt how proud you are of the man you love.

Flashy rings I recommend:

1. IRIS/DIA from Scottish Wildflower Collection

I like the flower shape. It's unique and delicate. Suitable for a younger bride-to-be.


2. The Glasgow from Scottish Towns Collection

Three stones, half moon cut -- modern, classic. It's a show piece.


3. The Kerrera of the Scottish Islands Collection

I don't usually like emeral-cuts, but this ring looks solid, and without much BS. Perhaps for a powerful woman? Like an attorney?

4. The STRONSAY of the Scottish Islands Collection

Striking oval-cut solitaire, sleek design and maximum protection for stone. This ring is both beautiful and practical.

5. The ERISKAY of the Scottish Islands Collection

The heart-shaped shoulders got me. This ring is simply divine. Out of all the choices today, this is my favorite.

sponsor mention

All rings today are from MaeVona by Maeve Gillies, multi-award-winning artist and designer, and proud Scott. Her passion for jewelry started at age 15, and she went on to obtain two degrees in jewelry and silversmithing. After three years as head of design for Domino in England, the largest Platinum jewelry manufacturer in Europe, Maeve went on to co-launch MaeVona. Her Celtic-inspired designs are ethnic, simple and one-of-a-kind, making her one of the freshest and most sought-after jewelers today.

If you fancy the engagement rings in today's fashion blog post, find more Celtic engagement rings at

Oh look. Sun's out.

And so am I.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pregnancy Transitional Top - After Pregnancy (Fashion Blog Post)

When I was pregnant...

I strongly recommended bypassing maternity tops, and buying regular ones that are a couple of sizes bigger. I call them "Transitional Tops," because they cover a pregnant belly, and last til' after pregnancy. Most women won't return to pre-pregnancy form right away, and need new clothes anyway. Getting transitional tops can save a lot of money.

The purple top below, seen in this Pregnancy Fashion Blog Post, was one of the transitional tops that, surprisingly, lasted up til' now. I like how it's long and stretchy, and looks great with a belly or without.



I understand you might not be interested in pregnancy matters yet.


But just in case you were curious, I hope this fashion blog post, and the idea of "transitional tops," helped you out.


Have a nice day.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Why exfoliate skin? (Skincare Blog Post)

Let's be honest.

You're terrified of aging. You're terrified of wrinkles, crow's feet, discoloration, and sagging skin, but unfortunately, all of them creep in closer as you celebrate (yet another) birthday. The only way to prevent aging -- and deep down you know this -- is proper skin care.

And proper skin care includes consistent exfoliation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

All About Chelsea Boots (Fashion Blog Post)

By Victoria Moretti

Autumn is here and I always think it’s a magical time of the year. The leaves are changing colour and falling into heaps on pavements and in parks. There really does seem to be a smell of bonfires in the air and the ground feels crisper under foot. Autumn, naturally, is the season for boots. In my case, the boots that I will be wearing will be ankle length with elastic sides, none other than Chelsea boots. I am a fan of Chelsea boots, so much that I want to preach to the unconverted.

ECCO Women's Saunter Chelsea Flat Boot.

The Chelsea boot has a long and distinguished history, stretching back to very early Victorian days when they first worked out how to vulcanise rubber. That doesn’t sound like it would have much to do with fashion, but the vulcanising process made possible the elastic sides that are characteristic of Chelsea boots. Suddenly, fashionable Victorians had boots they could slip in and out of. This made it easier both for everyday tasks to be performed and for people to go horse riding. 

Limited Edition Women's Tribecaa Chelsea Boot by MIA.

However, the most recent fashion craze for Chelsea boots, who share a name with a London borough and the football club that plays at Stamford Bridge, is a little different. This time Chelsea boots are equal opportunity footwear for both men and women. They have been winning new friends not only because of their simple and stylish look but also because of their versatility. That’s the thing about Chelsea boots – you can wear them more or less anywhere.

Tommy Hilfiger Women's Edria Boot.

The typical look for me is to mix them with a pair of skinny jeans, contrasted with something chunkier and more autumnal above waist level. Maybe I’ll wear a chunky knit cardie, a wraparound blouse, or even a bomber jacket if I’m feeling daring. However, that’s just one of many looks. Like I said, there’s so much else you can do with these fabulous boots.

Schutz Women's Azucena Chelsea Boot.

So there seems to a general agreement among fashion observers (which is saying something) that tartan or plaid or whatever you want to call it is hot this autumn. Can you imagine tartan with Chelsea boots? So much in fashion is a matter of contrasts, the more vivid the better. Simple black ankle boots with a riot of geometric tartan patterns would look spectacular. You can’t get much more of an eye-catching contrast than that. It is the same with the current passion for animal prints of all kinds. Imagine an animal print tea dress, black tights and a pair of Chelsea boots just up to the ankle.

So whatever you’re up to this autumn, I recommend investing in a pair of Chelsea boots. They’re versatile and will look sensational however you choose to wear them!

DV By Dolce Vita Women's Thora Boot.

Thank you for reading.

And thank you Ms. Victoria Moretti. for providing the post.


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