CHERRY POP… Say What?

Hey Hey Love!

How are you handling the time change and cooler weather? I admit, I’m not a fan of the cold or the rain. Wahhhhh! Probably from all those years living in sunny LA with 70 degree weather year round except for that darn June gloom. One way I lift my spirit on those dreary days is to pop some color in my outfit.  Of course, if you follow me on Instagram you know I’m obsessed with a touch of red at the moment. Red is the hottest color of the season and happens to be one of my favorite colors. My first little sports car was vibrant lipstick red!

Plaid wrap mini-skirt by KERRently for Privilege 

 

I decided to pop some color up top and add a pop of plaid on bottom. Loving this wrap skirt by local Dallas superstar influencer, Courtney Kerr and her collaboration with Privilege! This will be a staple go-to in my wardrobe forever. Congrats girl! 

KERRently for PRIVILEGE is an exclusive 8-piece capsule collection curated by blogger, TV personality and fashion icon Courtney Kerr. This Texan bombshell brings you her first ever clothing line focusing on elevated basics designed to mix, match and turn heads. Hero pieces and not so basic basics offer versatility and functionality without sacrificing style to take you from day to night and back again. Get ready to channel your inner Blair Waldorf in the That’s A Wrap Skirt. This on trend piece features a wrap body with button closure, side tie detail and classic check print

 

Wool Blend Coat H&M / Retro Mock Turtleneck H&M / Beret- Zara (Similar) / OK leather boots Charles David / Crossbody Bag Gucci Marmont Mini  /

Matte Lipstick Smashbox

 

Stay Dry. Stay Warm. Stay Stylish.

 

 

FLASHBACK IN BLACK [Video]

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October starts tomorrow and thank God the temps finally starting dropping this week. I haven’t really wanted to think about Fall fashion because it’s been boiling most of September. How can we think of faux fur, boots and fun scarves when the only thing that is comfortable is a tank or maxi sundress!?!

I browsed through my style videos and came across this one highlighting timeless black items and thought it’s the perfect time of year to dust them all off!  These are investment pieces that all need to live in our closets.

Also, being the end of a month and the beginning of a new one I challenge you to take some time to reflect and re-examine your goals.

Let’s make October outstanding.  There’s only 90 days left in 2016. What do you need to do differently in the next 3 months?

Love & Ladyballs,

Tiff

 

 

BE FAB FRIDAY: 5 Ways To Layer Without Getting Lost by Guest Blogger, Tina Hamilton

How Women Can Avoid Getting Lost in Fall Layers

Photo courtesy of Cosmopolitan

Beautiful fall is finally here and everyone is getting excited about getting cozy with a cup of hot chocolate and their family in front of the fireplace. This year’s fall fashion is also something to look forward to, embracing a lot of new trends and some bolder colors that every woman can get excited about. However, a lot of women don’t get as excited about fall because the weather means they need to start layering their clothes. Layering can be a great way to create a beautiful & feminine shape and make a woman feel confident about her style, but many women still shy away from layers.

The most common reason why women try to avoid layering is because they think that it will make them look bigger than they actually are. Though it is true that layering does add more weight to the body, it can actually make a woman look a lot smaller and more perfectly proportioned when utilized correctly. Every woman should know the basics of layering to stay warm and look great this fall.

Here are some tips to help women avoid getting lost in fall layers:

1. Start with thin, fitted layers

When a woman starts layering, it is important that she start out with layers that are fitted to her body to create the best base. This even starts with appropriately fitting bras and the best fitting panties. Adding light tank tops and t-shirts will make warm layers effortless and comfortable. These kinds of layers can be topped with anything to create casual or work appropriate looks for fall.

2. Utilize color, texture and pattern to add dimension

Women tend to layer a lot of basic neutral colors for fall. This look can turn any woman into a lifeless blob, so instead, women should take some time to mix up their basic layering pieces with other pieces that utilize color, texture or pattern. An example of this would be layering a basic brown t-shirt with a tweed jacket and a chunky tan sweater-style scarf. This is a classic fall look that combines textures in the same color palette to create an interesting and elegant look. This can also easily be done with accessories, like a bright jeweled necklace over a basic sweater.

3. Don’t forget about hemlines

Hemlines are very important for women to keep in mind when layering clothes. Choosing the wrong hemline can take a layered look for put-together to frumpy. Women should choose hemlines based on their body type and the features they are trying to accentuate. For example, petite women should avoid long tunic shirts and instead opt for structured layers that sit above the hips. Hemlines can also be used to hide or accentuate certain body parts. For example, pear shaped women can layer a full skirt with tights to camouflage a wider lower half and balance out their body.

4. Balance loose layers with structured pieces

This season’s trends involve a lot of loose and flowy fabrics that are void of a lot of structure. To avoid getting lost in a lot of loose layering pieces, women should try to balance a loose trendy piece with a structured piece to balance out the look. For example, maxi skirts have become a great option for fall, and when paired with a structured boot and a tailored blazer, the look becomes sophisticated and trendy. For women who are more apple shaped, skinny jeans with a long loose sweater is the ultimate comfort look perfect for fall and winter.

5. Add accessories to create shape

Accessories are always the perfect way to take a boring or lifeless outfit to the next level. Women can use popular fall accessories to liven up their look and stay warmer in the fall. Scarves are a great way to add color, pattern, texture and an extra layer of warmth to any outfit. To make things simple, women can opt for infinity scarves that don’t involve as much fuss or know-how to tie in order to look fabulous. An additional fall favorite is a belt that can create a waistline in even the thickest outerwear. This helps women maintain their feminine figure while staying warm and cozy.

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Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. Look for her on Twitter.

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GO WILD: 1st of the Fall Series {New Webisode}

Who’s ready to be Fab this Fall?

WATCH THIS:

 

The Must Have for Fall- LEOPARD PRINT JEANS.

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Wishing you all a spectacular end of Summer & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

Share, tweet & comment to let us know if you are a Leopard Lover.

Walk Tall,

Tiff xo

4 FABULOUS FALL HANDBAGS {New Webisode + A FREE Gift}

Hey Fab Friends!

Let’s save the small talk shall we?

Watch this…

 

Bag #1: Colorful Crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff

Bag #2: Structured Handbag (unknown designer)

Bag #3: Multi-textured Tote by Gianni Chiarini

Bag #3: Exotic Clutch (vintage)

It’s an honor to be invited to share my style tips on the launch of Heart & Soul Magazine TV. Check the site for your local television listings. Make sure to follow them on Facebook & Twitter for empowering information geared for women of all ages and color.

WHAT’S YOUR MUST HAVE BAG THIS FALL?

Share, comment, like, pin and let us know!

Rock on Fabulous Ones…

Love, Tiff

P.S. If you’re an entrepreneur or dreaming of starting your own business, I have to share this FREE EBOOK “100 Ways To Elevate Your Success” by my friend and business mentor, Ali Brown. I have learned valuable insight from her over the past few years which has transformed my thinking on turning your dream into a reality. Take advantage of this complimentary info. It’s like an early Christmas Gift! ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A SHORT TIME!

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Winter is Coming — Grab Your Coats

Hey Style Sistas,

As fall starts coming to a close, it’s time to go out and find the perfect winter coat. This winter, it’s important to stay stylish as you bundle up for the cold season. If Pinterest is any indication, layering is all the rage today, and this season’s trends seem to be playing right into this. The easiest way to come up with a sophisticated, layered outfit is to rock the perfect coat, and as Vogue says, this season’s cover-ups come in a BIG variety of styles. 

According to the Irish Times, high street has come up with a designer-inspired coat for every taste and budget, so this season seems like the perfect time to invest in a coat to last you through the winter months. The trends we’re seeing this season are colorful fabrics, oversized borrowed-from-the-boyfriend coats, and—surprise—SLEEVELESS PIECES! 

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A sleeveless coat may not seem like the most practical choice, but its elegance sure makes up for this. It’s also the perfect piece for layering, as it gives you the option to show off those sleeves, and maybe arm warmers. 

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Bold colors are also seen in many of the coats released this season. If you find yourself doubting the popularity of blocky colors, The Daily Mail recently reported that an M&S Women light pink coat garnered a waiting list of over 100 people after the coat was announced. Many fashion designers such as Paul Smith, Peter Pilotto, and Rag & Bone have also released winter coats in bright colors. 

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Whatever coat you decide to buy, just make sure that you get one that’s right for YOU. If you have a tall frame, then by all means, get an oversized coat. But if you’re on the shorter side, then avoid coats that may make you look as though you’ve been shrunken down!

REMEMBER: Stay away from that humdrum boring black coat this season!

Make sure to share, comment or like this post if you found it helpful…

Share the SOS beauty, style + inspiration!

Love, Tiff

5 FALL SHOWSTOPPERS {New Webisode}

My Style Sistas,

Hello, my name is Tiffany and I’m an addict…..an accessory addict! Anyone else? We can all get our fix this Fall because there is so much to choose from, but as usual- I narrowed it down to the 5 Most Fabulous that I think we can all rock this season. Take a peek:

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//Faux Fur Scarf//

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//Sassy Statement Bootie//

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//Geometric Earrings//

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25% OFF through Oct 31. 2013

Enter Coupon Code TIFOCT25

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//Splash of Zebra Print//

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//Colorful Gemstones//

Hint: Emerald is Pantone’s color of the year!

Enter to win the H&M faux fur scarf:

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  3. Make a comment here on this blog post telling me which accessory makes you feel most fabulous!

GOOD LUCK!  Giveaway is open internationally. Ends Oct 31st.

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We have a few {BIG} announcements coming up so keep in touch here or on the Facebook Community

A big thank you to Taylor-Moseley for the generosity!

Strut it sistas! Have an amazing rest of the week! 

Love,

Tiff

BE FAB FRIDAY! It’s All About The F’s {New Webisode}

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HAPPY FRIDAY FASHIONISTAS! 

I know what you are all thinking…“It’s about time Tiff!”  All good things come to those who wait.. patiently! LOL.  Trust me, I have missed making videos as much as you have missed seeing them. BUT, it’s been for good reason! Not only has my husband (cameraman) been traveling and crazy busy working on his own amazing projects, I have been focused on becoming a long-distant surrogate mama to a remarkable young woman, plus I’ve been working more with private clients. It’s been an art to keeping it all running smoothly and not to get spread too thin. I’ve been taking my own advice and taking regular “me” time!  That being said, the hard work is paying off and my SOS webseries (my baby) has officially become a toddler and TURNED 3 this month! {{{HAPPY DANCE}}} 

I feel like rambling so bear with me…

I’ve been reminiscing about this journey and wanted to encourage any of you who have the dream of starting a business out of a passion. Perhaps you have a message and want to share your voice with the world on a blog, but you are afraid. PLEASE start today! Whatever your passion or message is.. someone in the world needs it and we are all here to help the world in some way or another. Trust me, I was shakin’ in my wedge sandals when I posted my first rinky dink blog. It was about my fave mascara, Voluminous by Loreal. I crack up when I think of it now because I had soooooo much more in my spirit to share than just makeup tips. I still have much more to share! Look how fast 3 years has gone by. Don’t wait another day. I made a business plan, wrote a mission statement and just DID IT! Have I wanted to quit? A million times. What fuels me is YOU…..and the many women all over the world who may need a simple style tip or something deeper that reconnects them to Spirit. All of it is extremely important to me. Have I made mistakes? Heck yea! Ya dust yourself off and keep on keepin’ on. What is inside you that needs to be birthed? Every day that goes by, think of all the people missing out on your gifts.

Ok, back to FASHION! In the latest webisode, I share a handful of styles I think we can all incorporate into our Fall wardrobe without breaking the budget. Check it out:

 

 

Here’s a list of the items in the webisode. For under $200, I added these fresh new items from places like H & M, Forever 21,  Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s + TJ Maxx. All other items are from my closet:

  1. Faux Leather Peplum Top, Forever 21
  2. Emerald Green Skinny Jeans, H & M
  3. Grey Zip Up Sweatshirt w/ faux leather shoulders, TJ Maxx
  4. Grey Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Marshall’s
  5. Olive Green Sweater w/ cutout Shoulders, Forever 21
  6. Chic Camo Jacket, Forever 21
  7. Rich & Skinny Torn Jeans, Nordstrom Rack
  8. Black Embellished Jeans, H & M

Stay tuned for my Fave Fall Accessories webisode! 

Please Like, Share, Pin, Tweet and Comment.

 

Have A Fab Friday!

Love, Tiff

BE FAB FRIDAY: A Lil Beauty, Style and Inspiration

Hey Sistas!

Here’s a few quick SOS tips to keep you looking + feeling fabulous….

{BEAUTY}

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

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{STYLE}

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.

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 The brilliant thing about a leopard belt is it goes with EVERY shade of brown. No more second guessing what belt to match!

{INSPIRATION}

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.

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Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to take some time for YOU!

Love, Tiff

READY TO LOOK & FEEL FAB THIS FALL?

Hello Fabulous Friends!

When I created SOS, part of the concept was to help busy women keep their wardrobe’s current, fresh and fabulous. Most women do not have the luxury to kick back with their fave fashion mags in order to keep up with the latest styles. Instead, you can click on one of my videos and in about 5-10 minutes you have a few tips and ideas on what is hot and what’s not!

Last week, I flipped through several of the latest Fall magazines for you. I have some great news… ALL of the styles from last Fall are still hot! You know what I’m going to say right? SHOP YOUR CLOSET BEFORE HITTING THE STORES! So there’s no need to shoot an entirely new Fall Must Haves video. Simply watch last year’s!  But, there are a handful of cool accessories and essentials you need to know about so I will be getting back in the SOS studio with a brand-spankin-new video soon highlighting a few things I can’t live without right now. My hubby-and cameraman- is arriving THIS MORNING (happy dance) after an extended trip to Africa and I will be putting him to work..after my birthday celebration!

Yep, today is my day of birth (like how I slipped that in there- heehee) and I give thanks today for my amazing Mama for bringing me into the world. Our Moms should be celebrated on our birthdays. They are the ones who deserve the cake!  Another year of love, laughter and learning under my belt and I’m excited what the coming year has to bring. I thank ALL OF YOU for joining me on this journey! This community + mission to help women is my life’s work and I am grateful for each and every one of you. Ok, back to Fashion… 

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So, you’re updated on how to dress up your outside.. let’s discuss dressing up your inside and getting ready Spiritually for the new season. Many of you have been rushing around getting the kids ready for back-to-school and probably feel spread thin and a bit CRAY CRAY. Am I right? While my hubby was away, I created a Spiritual Retreat in the house and really pampered myself. We had a wirlwind schedule before he left and I had overextended myself (why do we girls do that?) so I’m grateful to have had some time to get grounded again. 

DO YOU NEED A SPIRITUAL RETREAT? 

With the kids back in school and the sports, music lessons, etc.. keeping you running here and there– I highly recommend taking some time to plug in, tune out and refuel so you feel grounded and strong for Fall and all the activities that come with it. Here are just a few things that helped me get back to feeling that both feet were firmly planted and my head was reattached. I know most of you may not have the luxury of an entire day or weekend of this, but if you can find that amount of time- DO IT! One of my girlfriends, who has toddlers, takes a “STAYCATION” every few months and books a hotel in her city for the weekend. Highly recommend it!

These are all simple things, but add them together and it can change everything:

Find a quiet spot and light a candle. Do not bring your iPad, laptop or phone into this space! Play tranquil zen music. (I created a channel like this on Pandora) Sit quietly and breathe deep. Scan your body and find any tension. Stretch that area or lightly massage it. My sore spot is always my neck. Begin giving gratitude. Gratitude for everything you can think of. I talk to God in this moment and thank Him for all the blessings in my life. You will begin to feel an elated sense of joy. You can write a gratitude list in your journal if that’s the method you like. There is no rhyme or reason to this time and it is yours to create. Whatever works for you! I am just giving you an idea of what sets the tone for me. MAKE IT YOURS! Set intentions and an action plan for the Fall. What do you want to change? Try? Revamp? I chose to eat very clean foods, no meat and gave up things like wine and comfort foods during this time. Your physical body and your spirit function beautifully together under these conditions. I think we forget that! 

Add in things like a Spiritually enriching book and walking in nature or a long nap. Give your body and your spirit what it needs!  Do not neglect YOU! After the busyness of Summer and going right into a busy Fall..

YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF! 

Love, Tiff