Thursday, March 27, 2014

Friday Funday


You know those weeks when you seem to always be drawn to certain colors? Well this week I seem to have a color crush on bright yellow and shades of blue. Every single thing I have paused to look at seems to be those colors. So it only seemed appropriate that I dedicated this Friday Funday to blue and yellow!

Once I started pulling pieces for this post and began laying them out in the collage I started seeing how easily they all work together. Imagine the turquoise jewelry with the yellow dress or the yellow shoes or clutch with the blue dress. I am loving these colors together! They are such happy, fresh Spring colors and would be perfect for Easter.

Speaking of Easter, do you realize it is only three weeks away? THREE weeks! Have you thought about what you are going to wear? There's still time for me to put some looks together for you! It's absolutely free online, you only pay for the items that you purchase if there is a look or an item that you love. If they don't work out you just return them for free too. To get started click here and request to be styled by me. I'll email you a Lookbook within a few days and you'll have lots of looks customized just for you.

To shop the items above click here to view the Friday Funday Lookbook. You'll be able to see detailed information, including pricing, for each of the items. If you click on the arrow on the right side of each Lookbook page you"ll be able to shop the looks from previous Friday Fundays as well. If you have any questions please let me know!

What colors have you been crushing on lately? I'd love to hear from you!

xo,
Traci



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What to Wear Wednesday - A Bold Lip Color


 Photos via Bite Beauty

I don't know about you but as soon as Spring arrives so does my urge to buy fun, new lip colors! I love looking at the rows of colors in the stores and I could spend hours testing different shades on my hand. Even though I definitely have my favorites, I always push myself to try something new and experiment with different shades. That is what I am hoping to encourage you to do today if you are one to shy away from bold lip color or even if you are just one to always migrate to the same shades.

If you haven't noticed color is in! Bold, bright colors, even neons are everywhere these days in clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags and yes, beauty products. Surprisingly a lot of women are afraid of color, especially when it comes to bold colors, and when you mention putting a bold color on their face they turn green! A bold lip is a great way to instantly update your makeup and brighten up your face. It takes some getting used to, like everything, but once you get used to seeing yourself in it you will learn to love it. Will all shades work well on you? No, of course not. Spend some time testing different shades and bring along a friend for some honest feedback. If you are in a store like Sephora or Ulta ask for help and some suggestions of some bright colors that would work well on you.

Don't give up if the first one you try doesn't work for you! I have found that usually a color looks completely different on than the packaging or the color that you see as a sample. In some cases it can even look different on your lips than it did on your hand, it all depends on the natural color of your lips. Just keep in mind that if you aren't used to seeing yourself in a bright color you may need to give it some time to get used to seeing yourself in it before you decide on the shade.

A few bold lip colors that I am loving lately are Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu, Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Satsuma and Clementine and bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Never Say Never. Not only do I love these shades but I love the formula as well. I have found them to be creamy, long lasting and they stay put. As much as I love lipsticks and lip glosses, lately I have become a huge fan of the lip pencils and crayons that wear like lipstick. If you haven't tried them yet you should check them out!

So are you willing to try something new and try a bold lip color? Or if you are already a bright lover what are some of your favorite brands and shades? I'd love to hear from you!

xo,
Traci



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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday Funday


Happy Spring! Can you believe it is finally here? The first day of Spring here in Florida was appropriately a beautiful, warm and sunny day. This week flew by for me and I can't believe it is Friday already. I spent four days in Atlanta earlier in the week and with the exception of one day, the rest of the time it was rainy and cold. Rainy weather called for LOTS of shopping and that's exactly what I did!

I've spent the last couple of days catching up on work and loved seeing all of the new merchandise that has been added online. I'll be putting together some new Spring looks over the next week and thought I'd post a casual new look for this week's Friday Funday instead of the usual mix of items. You can view detailed information, including pricing, on this look by clicking here. Click on the arrow on the right side of the page to view previous Friday Funday looks.. If you choose to purchase any of these items you will receive free shipping and free returns. If you have any questions please let me know or if you'd like for me to put together some looks just for you then click here and request to be styled by me. It's free and there's never an obligation to purchase anything.

Now that Spring is officially here, what are you most excited to wear this season? Are there any new trends that you are going to give a try? Leave a comment and tell me, I'd love to know!

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

xo,
Traci

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Friday Funday


I'm so happy Friday is finally here! It has been a busy week for me and I am ready for some weekend fun. After going through my Spring and Summer wardrobe recently I have my list of items I need to shop for and I plan on checking some of those items off of my list this weekend. If you haven't done the same recently I highly recommend you spend some time evaluating what specific things your wardrobe is lacking this season. It will make it so much easier when you are out shopping and more than likely you/ll spend less on spontaneous buys that you really didn't need.

These are the items I chose for you this week. It is a mix of color, neutrals and patterns which is what your closet should look like! If you have too much of one of those then that tells you what you are lacking and need to shop for. 

To shop any of these items click here to view the Friday Funday Lookbook. You'll see details and pricing information for each item listed above. If you purchase any of these items you'll receive free shipping and free returns. You can also view items from previous Friday Funday weeks by clicking on the arrow on the right side of each page of the Lookbook. If you have any questions please let me know or if you would like for me to put together some looks just for you then click here and request to be styled by me. It's free and there is never an obligation to purchase anything. I hope you are enjoying Friday Funday every week! I'd love to hear from you and know if it is something you are enjoying and would like for me to continue.

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

xo,
Traci




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Peter Som for Kohl's









Photos via Kohl's

The Peter Som for DesignNation collection is coming to Kohl's April 10th! Since it is only weeks away, I have been pouring over the lookbook to see what I want to put on my must have list and noting some looks that I think a few clients will like as well. The collection is inspired by St. Barths and has a great mix of feminine yet playful pieces. Prices are budget friendly ranging from $38 to $88 and of course Kohl's always has extra discounts and sales which makes everything super affordable. 

You can view the entire lookbook here. What do you think of the collection? Are there any pieces that are on your must have list? Comment below and tell me what you think!

xo,
Traci

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Friday Funday


I think it is safe to say that we are all ready for Spring! Living in the beach community in Florida where I live all of the local talk is about Spring Break and how this week was the start of our little town being invaded by what we like to call the "Spring Beakers". So even though we are having unusually chilly weather for this time of year, my focus has been all about the warm temps that are right around the corner, the hours I will spend floating in my pool and the days we will spend on the beach. 

These thoughts instantly bring up images in my head of blue and green, which happen to be a couple of my favorite colors when it comes to clothes and accessories! Because those are the colors that I have been drawn to this week, I thought I would make this Friday Funday all about that color scheme and get us all thinking of the sunny days ahead.

To shop any of these items and get FREE shipping and FREE returns click here  to view the Friday Funday Lookbook. You'll see item details and pricing information for each item pictured above. You can also view the items from previous weeks by clicking on the arrow on the right of each page of the Lookbook. If you have any questions please let me know and as always, if you'd like some customized looks put together just for you click here and request to be styled by me. It's free and there's no obligation to ever purchase anything!

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

xo,
Traci


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Navy and White Stripes


I posted this picture on Instagram last week and since then have had multiple conversations with different people about what to wear with navy and white stripes. So I thought I would do a quick follow up blog post about it and hopefully answer some questions that you may have or give you some ideas.

If you have done any shopping lately you may have noticed that there is a lot of nautical themed clothes out there this season, which includes navy and white stripes. This classic look has been around for a long time and is nothing new but pairing it with a lot of color or other patterns is and that seems to be the problem that a lot of people are having. If you think of navy and white stripes as a neutral it will easily take the guessing game out of what colors to wear with it. 

                    


Photos via Pinterest

Neons are a big trend right now and I love to pair the muted tones of navy and white with a neon pink, orange or yellow. I also love coral and shades of green paired with it like emerald green and even some blues like cobalt, turquoise or aqua with certain looks. You can also mix it with other patterns so don't be afraid to give that a try! If you are wearing a navy and white striped shirt brighten it up with a bold colored necklace, belt, jeans or shoes. If you are wearing a navy and white striped dress pair it with a bright colored blazer, necklace, shoes or clutch. The possibilities are truly endless. 

I know that some of you are not into (or comfortable) with wearing stripes and even though you can and should give it a try, there are other ways to incorporate stripes into your look without "wearing" them. There are plenty of accessories to choose from! I love a good navy and white striped shoe and mine has become a staple. When you are wearing solid colored clothes add some patterns with your accessories to help break up the look. Whether it is your shoes, your handbag, your belt or a scarf, it will instantly change your look.

I hope that helps you and encourages you to get out there and buy some navy and white stripes! Play around with different colors and patterns until you find looks that you love. What colors do you like to wear with navy and white stripes or what colors do you want to try?

xo,
Traci