Wintry Basics

Yea for the snow right? Kids are loving it because there is no school, they can sleep in, and best of all build a snow man. Yet me personally, I used to (and still) only like snow if it could get me out of work.  Otherwise, I don’t want to touch it, taste it or even hear the sounds of folks walking in it! Lol

However, if I have to be out in the snow, I make sure that I am fully dressed for the occasion! In this short post I have compiled just a few key pieces that every lady should own as well as a guide when using them during this wintry season. Enjoy!

  

You can’t survive winter without winter boots! Whether they are Uggs or true snow boots, they will be your best friend going from point A to point B in the snow!

  

Yesss! The tunic sweater and it should be worn right…with leggings. This style should not be confused for a “short dress.” This can also be worn with skinny jeans for an even more flattering look. 

  

Leggings! Believe it or not, this is a great staple in any women’s wardrobe whether big or small. The problem comes in when we start to wear these as just pants. To make matters worst the leggings are often cheap and thin allowing us to see your assessts. Please don’t go there!

 Layering is crucial! Instead of just wearing your coat over your tee shirt, be sure you are using it as a layering piece under your sweater to keep from being cold and catching a cold!
  

Get the skinny. Skinny jeans are ideal during the winter season they fit perfectly into your boots and unlike leggings, they are thicker and will be a great stylish defense against the cold. 

  One of my favorites! A scarve is definitely a must have. Matter fact get several in different textures, colors and weight. A scarve is an accessory that can turn a plain outfit into one that pops! 

  Every woman needs a stylish coat, especially one that can be worn for semi dressed  up and dress down occasions. My advice: get a wool coat. Whether single or double breasted, it is a great look with everyday or wear to work. 

Which are your favorite “Wintry” Basics” pieces to wear?

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Florals Under $100!

Every one knows that Spring is all about floral prints and bright colors! With Easter just days away, there is no better time than now to get the perfect dress at a great deal! Check out these chíc styles and more at just under $100 at Nordstrom!
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Gabby Skye Organza Fit & Flare Dress-$98

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Chetta B Fit & Flare Dress-$98

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Gabby Skye Bekted Twill Fit & Flare Dress-$98

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ECI Floral Flare & Fit Dress-$88

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London Times Maxi Dress -$78

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Hayley by Adrianna Papell Brocade Dress-$95.40

Tip! Add a cardigan or a blazer for a versatile look that can be worn for church, the office or a luncheon!

Photos courtesy of Nordstrom

Rihanna Takes Over Puma Athletics

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Puma has a new Creative Director for their women’s athletic wear and her name is Rihanna. The R&B singer went to the headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany on Monday December 15th for her first design session that will include both apparel and shoes. The singer is not only Creative Director, but Global Brand Ambassador for the company too. Initially, Puma wanted Rihanna to be the face of their brand, but she wanted to be much more. She wanted to aide in the restructuring of the company by helping with concept, ideas and overall direction. Because Puma identifies itself as having body confidence, bravery and determination, they felt Rihanna symbolized the same or as Adam Petrick (Global Brand & Marketing Director of Puma) put it, “she pushes the limits and “she’s a game changer.”

The brand is currently struggling to keep up with such competitors as Nike and Adidas, so this comes at just the right time that they enlist the help of the newly titled “Fashion Icon.” This will be a multi year partnership for Rihanna who will be featured next year in the 2015 Fall campaign. She recently told Womens Wear Daily (WWD), she wants to  “modernize it [Puma] by highlighting the classics and going from things that make Puma Puma — give it a youthfulness, make it hip.”   This stands to be a great investment for Puma because Rihanna has already successfully represented other high profile brands such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, MAC and Balmain.

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http://www.nytimes.com

Tips for Accessorizing Any Neckline

I love sharing fashion/ beauty tips of my own as well as those that I find from others. As for this latest one, I was a little excited when I stumbled upon it! I can admit that I too have been there and struggled in the past as to which necklace to wear with which top. I’m glad to say for those of you who may be still struggling, this is the awesome guide to helping you accessorize for every neckline in your wardrobe!

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Photo courtesy of Imogen Lamport

Creating the Skinny Jean Boot Tuck

We have all tried it before, attempting to tuck those non-skinny jeans into our boots and getting that bunching unflatering look. For some of us, we have made up in our minds that if it’s not a skinny jean, we are just not going there! However, for those who do not like skinny jeans or can’t get them to fit just right, here is a solution! Instead of mushing your non skinny jeans into your boots, learn how to fold them the proper way and fool all those around you! 😉

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Photo and other fun tips can be found at http://www.listotic.com

It’s A Celebration!

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I just want to send a big shout out to all those who have supported me whether it was liking my page, visiting my website, leaving a comment or not. I have been able to reach out and connect with people from across the nation and internationally too!  I love what I do and appreciate each and every one of you!

In this new year you can look forward to  giveaways,  tips on styling for men and more! We are taking it to another level and I hope your ready because I am! Thanks again and cheers to many more! 🙂

Hand Picked Stocking Stuffers for Her & Him!

Tis the season for gift giving and just to help you out, each week I’m sharing my favorite gift giving ideas from my favorite stores now until Christmas! We all love gifts straight from the heart, but if it is designer you crave, these are  affordable and stylish so why not?

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Estée Lauder ‘Brilliant Nails’ Set $29.50

MARC JACOBS ‘Daisy’ Rollerball Trio (Limited Edition)
$44.00

Kate Spade new york ‘cueva rosa’ stud earrings $36.00

Kiehl’s Since 1851 ‘Rockwell’ Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Trio (Limited Edition) $30.00

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Amy’ Crystal Bracelet Watch $150

Now,  gift ideas for him!
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Polo Ralph Lauren Argyle Socks (3-Pack) $23.00

Burberry Check Print Card Case $175

Nordstrom Leather Belt $49.50

Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch, 39mm $187.50

Prada ‘Luna Rossa Extreme’ Eau de Parfum Spray starting at $66