Fall is every fashionistas favorite time of the year and it feels so good to be back in front of the camera taping new style tips for you! We’ll be creating a Fall Series with everything you need to know to look and feel your most fabulous this season without breaking the bank.
I’ve dusted off the shelves, pulled out the boots and cleared the clutter a bit. I encourage you all to take a weekend afternoon and get your own closet feeling like a sanctuary.
First up in the series is the top 10 must have clothing items.
Here’s a few quick SOS tips to keep you looking + feeling fabulous….
Keep your summer tan glowing into Fall with my fave new drugstore bronzer by Physicians Formula. Many bronzers look orangey or have too much sparkle which settles into wrinkles and can make your skin look older, ruddy and dirty. YIKES! This bronzer is a combo of a powder and cream which actually melts into the skin giving you a beautiful airbrushed glow!Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil Deluxe Edition
As you begin pulling out your brown boots for Fall, remember to throw on a leopard belt for extra fabulous-ness. I got this calf hair skinny belt at Target, YEP… Target! I paired it with cognac colored clogs.
The brilliant thing about a leopard belt is it goes with EVERY shade of brown. No more second guessing what belt to match!
I want to say thank you for receiving- with love- the recent blog about forgiving yourself. Many of you have sent me private messages sharing your journey with me. This is the beauty of the connection we have in SOS. It is a virtual circle of strong hands linked together in non-judgement and support. May we all continue to grow and make the best choices for ourselves and our futures.
Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to take some time for YOU!
I’m thrilled to share my latest drugstore score with you girls.As you know, my favorite foundation is Makeup Forever’s HD Invisible Coverage, but I wanted to find out if there was a comparable drugstore version. SCORE! Let me introduce you to Revlon’s PhotoReady Makeup. It has the same texture and airbrushed look as Makeup Forever with even better coverage! An important feature I always look for with a foundation is the PUMP and Revlon has it. When a bottle has a large opening and the foundation has to be poured into your hand it grows bacteria much faster and shortens the life of the bottle. It is always difficult to purchase the right shade of foundations from the drugstore because you can’t test and swatch the colors, but luckily– I chose the perfect shade and it’s almost the exact shade as the MF color I use. The best part is Revlon is only $12.99 VS the $45 price tag on MF. Beauty on a budget! Gotta love it!
Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup – for poreless, airbrushed skin in any light. Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete, yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish.
How are you doing with this week’s affirmations? The topic of People Pleasing seemed to resonate with several of you and I appreciate you who were brave enough to comment and voice the issue.This really is a daily practice. Just like an alcoholic who chooses every single day NOT to take that drink, we have to choose daily to say NO when we should, to stand up for our wants/needs, to set AND stick to our boundaries and most of all……Love + Respect ourselves.
HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY! About every four years, we get an extra 24 hours of the year! Woohoo! How are you going to spend yours? What a luxury to get an entire extra day! I really love this time of year when Spring is approaching! One day may be 75 degrees then the next it could be 60 degrees. This is a sign that Spring is around the corner and I ALWAYS get a raging case of SPRING FEVER! I feel like a grizzly bear ready to come out from hibernation and shed the winter coats and furry boots!Hmmm, maybe more like a butterfly emerging from her cocoon! Yep, that’s sound better!
I popped into a new TJ Maxx last week and felt like Dorothy entering the Land of Oz! A 2-story magical place filled with colorful Spring clothes, shoes and handbags. HEAVEN!I was thrilled to find a few great MUST HAVE’s to share with you. If you are active on Facebook or Pinterest– forgive the repeat info, but I wanted to make sure you fabulous bloggers were in on the fun too!
COLORFUL JEANS!Last year, the red jean was on everyone’s ‘must have’ list- this year it’s all about the YELLOW jean. I found a great outfit online by Rag & Bone which totaled $495. just for the sweater and pair of jeans. NO LIE! Many of you have more important things to spend $500. on- like maybe important things like food and clothing for your children:-) I found a comparable version of that outfit at TJ MAXX for only $45. Of course, the quality of the fabric is different, but for a trendy piece (like colored denim) that you may not wear next season- this is a wiser investment!
Rag & Bone $495. TJ Maxx $45.
SOMETHING MINTY FRESH!I was a bit iffy on MINT being the new hot color for Spring, but it’s grown on me. It’s fresh and feminine and pairs with a variety of other colors! Since I have so much yellow in my skin- mint isn’t flattering around my face, so I will opt for a jean/pant/skirt or a great HOBO BAG like this one from the Maxx…
CORK WEDGE! This is one my absolute favorite MUST HAVE’S for Spring! Every woman should have a great, go-to cork wedge in her shoe collection. A fresh twist for this Spring is a colorful wedge or one with a splash of color as an accent. These by Steve Madden are so fun! Only $40. HOLLA!
There’s just a little teaser! I’m sure I will find many more MUST HAVE’S as the weather gets warmer! Stay tuned!
Feel free to share this with your friends- everyone likes money saving tips.
I’m sure everyone is getting back on the program and with all the gifts, extra dinners and groceries that are bought during the holidays- we’re all cutting back not only on the eating, but on the spending too! So, right now is the perfect time to chat about one of my favorite topics…BUDGET SHOPPING! Actually, now is a great time to pick up any wardrobe basics you need. Most stores are having huge sales through January.
After I got married and finances were tight, I learned very quickly how to keep up my passion-for-fashion and look stylish on a fraction of my previous shopping budget! Now,we have more options than ever for finding great deals on great clothing, accessories and shoes! I’m planning on taping more webisodes on how to put together fabulous outfits from places like Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and H&M. Those are the first 4 spots I hit!
Outfit under $150:
Slouchy Beanie $5- Forever 21, Long T-shirt $16.99- Target, Leggings $6.99- TJ Maxx, Boots $100- Marshall’s, Socks $5-Marshall’s, Hoop Earrings $10-Nordstrom Rack (jacket was a gift)
PLUS SOME MOTIVATION:
I got several naps over the weekend andwoke up on Monday with an extra helping of MOTIVATION! So, I decided to share some with you. This topic was actually a post I had made on the SOS facebook page: BE CONSCIOUS OF NEGATIVE SELF-TALK.
An effective tool for staying positive- hang affirmations everywhere to remind yourself! I love these by Louis Hay…
Keep the feedback, comments + questions coming! I appreciate every single one!
Remember, it’s all about us being fabulous TOGETHER!