Fringe-tastic! By Cortney Bailey

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Calling all fellow fringe fanatics!

A must share blog post with amazing ideas for fringe + tassels around the house.

CLICK HERE>>> Fringe-tastic!.

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4 Ways To Keep Up Your Look As A New Mom by Guest Blogger Allison Taylor-Moseley

Style is a frame of mind. It’s expressing who you are at a particular time in your life. Ask yourself, “Where am I in my life and does my personal style fit my current lifestyle?” I’m an Austin based jewelry designer, wardrobe stylist, and new mom to a 4 month old baby girl. I basically live in jeans, tees, and my favorite wedges these days. My “getting ready” routine has really changed! So, I’ve rounded up the 4 ways I keep up my look as a new mom…  

  1. Have at least 1 fabulous pair of jeans that fit you like a rock star (and make you feel like one). Even if you wear them everyday, you know you’ll look good! They’re durable, easily cleaned, and you don’t have to shave your legs as often! Plus, you can dress them up or down. Wear them casually with tees, tanks, and flats, or dress them up with blouses, blazers, and heels. I have 3 pairs in high rotation: a pair of cropped colored denim, straight leg dark denim, and a flared light blue. Don’t buy duplicates; you gotta mix it up!
  2. Build a wardrobe with a foundation of essentials and stick to a color scheme. This allows you to easily mix & match your pieces to make a variety of outfits. Getting dressed will be easier and you’ll avoid the dreaded, “I have nothing to wear” syndrome when you have the basics. Don’t be tempted by too many trendy items, which are hard to style. A great color scheme is blues, greens, and reds (pick shades that work for your skin tone).
  3. Buy stylish statement shoes, even if they are flats, sneakers, or low heels. Shoes are a quick & easy way to add a stylish touch to the most basic outfit. It could be a fire engine red patent leather flats, animal print wedges, a bold pair of oxfords, brightly colored sneakers, or a gorgeous pair of low-heeled pumps. Let your shoes make a statement!
  4. #1 MOST IMPORTANT TIP: Don’t give up on yourself; do your hair & make-up! I find that when hair and make-up are done, everything just looks more “put together”. Even when I haven’t showered or I’m feeling down on my looks, if my hair and make-up are done, I’ll feel great!   So, here are my tips:
    1. For hair, learn to create a quick up-do that works for you. For example, learn to braid it, curl it, pin it back, or tie it in a bun in 10 minutes or less. Find a creative way to use a scarf or hat on bad hair days. For me, I curl my hair 2 or 3 times a week. Instead of washing, drying, and curling it every day, I’ll use a shower cap and just refresh the curls with a little spray wax the next day.
    2. For make up, get yourself a 5-minute make-up routine. Mine is: Foundation, concealer under eyes, blush, 1 eye shadow, powder, mascara, gloss.
    3. Bathe at night. I save a lot of time by bathing at night. In the morning, all I have to do is hair & make up! I also find it very relaxing and nurturing to my soul to bathe at night. It’s like I’m washing away everything that happened that day and getting into bed with a fresh start.

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Above, is an example of one of my favorite “mom” outfits: Fabulous Denim (Black Orchid), Colorful shoes (Nike), a graphic tee (Zara). For more outfit inspiration, visit my instagram. And, let me know if you have any questions!

XOXO Allison

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Allison Taylor-Moseley is a personal stylist, jewelry designer and new mom living in sunny Austin, Texas. Her jewelry collection is made with precious metals & colorful gemstones with the goal to make style as effortless as possible. The pieces make great wardrobe staples and are designed to be layered with each other, worn alone, or paired with other styles of jewelry to suit your personal style.

SOS is excited to be giving away a unique Taylor-Moseley design in the popular Stocking Stuffer Giveaway this Dec!  

Browse the collection NOW! 

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EXCITING UPDATE: New Casa for SOS! I need your help!

Hola Bonitas!

How was everyone’s March?  I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and fresh energy that comes with Springtime!  As you know, we spent almost 3 weeks on the road and can I just tell you…IT DID WONDERS FOR ME!  I know road trips aren’t for everyone, but if you put on your “Thelma & Louise” mentality (minus the final cliff scene) then it truly FREES YOUR SPIRIT!  Living in the high energy city of LA can take a toll on a Texas gal so I make it a priority to escape once or twice a year.  The break definitely makes me appreciate this one-of-a-kind, magical place that I now call HOME!  

We packed up the SOS studio before leaving on our trip and I’m excited to announce we have found a new space!  Woop Woop (hands in the air and hips wiggling)!  So, this is where YOU come in…I would love your ideas and opinions on how I should design it! The webisodes are for YOU- so why not tell me how you want it all to look?   I envision it with a similar look as my first dressing room and studio with the white built in’s, but I want to add more color this time!  Perhaps a pink wall or a bubblegum pink chaise?   I love the mixture of vintage and modern pieces too.  Give me YOUR  ideas.  This will be a work in progress over the next month and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE your help in creating the new SOS home!  I could hire a pro to help me, but I think this is more fun. Here’s a few ideas I have found on Pinterest…make your comments below!    Let’s do this together…

Crazy over splashes of bubblegum pink!

or maybe a pink wall?  Aren’t these accent pillows in turquoise divine?!

What about splashes of several colors: Pink, Turq, Yellow and Orange? (minus the busy wallpaper)

This is why I need YOUR HELP! I also love the subtle richness of white & lavender..there’s just too many choices!

Overall, I love this entire look: The pink wall, gold accent mirror, white accessories and zebra rug!

TO DIE FOR!

If you are on Pinterest, check out the board I’ve created with these ideas and make sure to follow me!  Pinterest-ing is my new fave way to unwind.  It’s brilliant, fun and sparks creativity:  http://pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle/the-sanctuary/

A lil inspiration to leave you with…

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I’m excited to announce I will be a Guest Panelist at Life Coach, Kim Somers’ Willow Tree Women’s Circle on April 12th & 17th in LA and OC.  The topic of discussion is “Power Women in Entertainment” with Award Winning Producer Kerri Zane, Peggy Tanous from Real Housewives of OC and more!  We’ll be sharing our triumphs and setbacks along our journey in the biz! Only a few seats left at both events.  Love to see you there!  

To register, go to: http://www.kimlifecoach.com/WILLOW-TREE-WOMEN-S-CIRCLE.html

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xoTiff