Stay Chic & Stylish Through Winter {New Webisode}

Hey Fab Ones! 

At this point- with all this bizarro freezing weather- you’re probably bored and uninspired by your winter wardrobe. Am I right? I’ve had to dig deep myself and get more creative since I am actually experiencing winter for the first time in 15 years and having to wear coats/gloves/heavier sweaters! I actually wished I had ear muffs today because I didn’t realize it’s not a smart idea to wear my hair in a topknot while out running errands in 32 degree weather. Brrrrrr! 

It’s so easy to slip into that schleppy state of being during winter- heck, I don’t even want to shave my legs (poor Aaron), but let’s just say NO to schlepping. I’m excited to kick off the first webisode of the year sharing my 14 tips for staying chic all the way through to Spring.

Watch this: 

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVE?

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Ladies, I want to remind you to really take care of yourselves right now. Especially since the kids just went back to school and you’ll be exposed to more germs that they will bring home.  Right before we moved I got so sick with a very high fever, congestion and a cough that I fought for 6 weeks and then relapsed before Christmas and just had to do a 10 day cycle of amoxicillin. 

Please keep your feet warm, take extra Vitamin C, keep antibacterial hand sanitizer in your purse, stay hydrated and drink lots of hot tea with honey and lemon to keep your throat and chest lubricated while breathing the indoor heaters then the blast of cold air outdoors. 

I am a super healthy gal and had never been sick for so long. Not sure how I made it through the big move and attending so many holiday events- guess I was running on adrenaline and my body never healed so I relapsed hard.  Don’t let this happen to you! PLEASE sleep well and take EXTRA care of yourself.  A low stress lifestyle will keep your immune system strong! 

Cheers to being healthy + fabulous in January!

Love, Tiff

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FASHION FRIDAY: HOW TO CHANGE UP THE MAXI [New Webisode]

Hello Summer Babies!

Do you live in your sundresses during summer, especially the long maxi sundress?  Yep, so do I. In the latest SOS webisode, I give you a few ways to style it and change it up so it doesn’t get boring. Let’s keep our maxi’s looking cute all the way through Fall.  Watch this:

One more fab way to change up your maxi is to add a blazer!  If you work in a casual stylish office, this is a great look for summer.

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Can you believe we’re just a few days away from July? It looks like it will be another exciting month. SOS has some fab collaborations and surprises in the works, plus I will be a guest panelist alongside celebrity experts like Kerri Zane and Kym Douglas for the “Power Women in Entertainment” event on July 16th for the Willow Tree Women’s Circle.  If you live in Orange County, come out and join us. I would love to see you!

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Love, Tiff

Remember to soar with the eagles instead of pecking around with the chickens. 

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HOLIDAY HOTSTUFF

Hello Hotstuff!

With the hurricane devastation and important presidential election at the forefront of our minds, I have not felt it was appropriate to share any style + fashion tips.  It just seemed superficial in the grand scheme of things.  That’s the main reason I have kept the past few blog posts in the vein of inspiration, in case you were wondering:-)  I welcome a bit of distraction now that the election is over!  Who else had a headache all day yesterday?  Ok, that’s all I’m going to say about that.  There is enough discussion on TV and social media.  

Let’s get back to talking about clothes, shoes and sparkly things!  Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and that means all the holiday parties are right around the corner! Are you already shopping for that perfect cocktail dress?  Here’s a few tips to remember when shopping…  I receive emails and comments all the time about what type and color of shoes to wear with cocktail dresses.  You can never go wrong with a METALLIC PEEP-TOE PUMP!  This is a ‘must have’ staple we should all have in our closets.  This pump is sleek + chic without all the bells, whistles, straps and blisters.  The peep-toe is fun + flirty and you can rock them with slacks and skinny jeans as well.  It’s really THE perfect shoe, in my opinion.  Also, a big question I get all the time is what type of jacket to wear with cocktail dresses so I am reposting my webisode from last year.  Lastly, never ever ever forget a sparkly cocktail ring!  It’s the cherry-on-top of your holiday outfit!

 

Remember to upload a photo of yourself to Facebook rockin’ your hot holiday outfit this season!

Please share the beauty, style + inspiration with your friends.  We want everyone to look fierce + fabulous for the holidays!

With Love + Light,

Tiff

Tiff’s Top 12 Fall Must Have’s plus Clearing the Clutter….AGAIN!

Hey My Fellow Fashionistas!

ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR GLAM ON + AMP UP THE FABULOUS THIS FALL?

Good- let’s cut the small talk and get down to business. You will see several hot trends in the magazines this season and there are a few looks that just do not translate into real life (ummm, yea– those little collared shirts look best on a 3 year old)!   So, I have narrowed it down to the TOP 12 STYLES that we can all rock for Fall….

WHAT WILL YOU DEFINITELY ROCK THIS FALL?


The changing of seasons is a perfect time to reevaluate certain aspects of our lives and make the necessary changes to be better than ever, keep balanced and set new goals.  If you simply start with clearing the clutter in your closets and drawers you will find that it will help motivate you to de-clutter other areas of your life. (Like setting a firm boundary with that Drama-Queen girlfriend who drains the life out of you)

  • There is only 4 more months in 2012, what goals did you set for this year that you have let slide?
  • Is there a new workout class, book club or workshop you want to attend? Book it!
  • Assess what areas of your life are taking up too much time + energy and distracting you from your priorities.

What areas could use a good deep cleaning in your life?

One fashion goal I am setting this season is to make more of an effort to get ‘dressed up’ for Fall.  I become pretty lazy during the summer and tend to live in  boring basics and I have lost my “fashion mojo”….I want to get it back! (Life is short so go ahead and wear the red shoes, lipstick or blazer. Be Bold)

What fashion goal will you set this season?

PLEASE COMMENT!

Love, Tiff

Travel + Packing Tips for the Fashionista

Hey Snow Bunnies!

Anyone hit the slopes this season yet?  I’m heading to Aspen for a MUCH needed vacay with my hubs and my BFF and her hubs!  As I started the chaotic challenge to pack and get organized as to avoid being charged $100 in extra baggage fees- I decided last minute to record it all on the Flip camera.   HELP HELP!  I’m a chronic over-packer, but I’m working on it!   With everything in life, it’s a work-in-progress so I tried to share as many packing and travel tips as I could.  I’m sure there’s some things I left out!  Hope you get a few things out of this that will be useful!    Here goes…

WATCH WEBISODE:

 

One of my favorite packing tips (which I forgot to mention in the webisode) is using GALLON SIZE ZIPLOC BAGS for anything from packing extra toiletries, socks, underwear, shoes, etc.  I keep a box of them in my closet for emergencies!  (Ok, so it may look and sound a bit “WT” but they really are my little lifesavers)

Don’t forget- a wise investment to add to your wardrobe is an over-sized Louis Vuitton handbag or tote.  This is my fave travel purse because it’s so light before you put anything in it plus it’s super sturdy!

FUN GIVEAWAY!  Upload of photo on the SOS Facebook page of you looking cute on the slopes.  One winner will be chosen to receive a fun surprise!  Ends Sunday, Feb 5 (Superbowl Sunday).  Winner will be announced on Monday, the 6th!

Read this slowly and allow it to sink in…

“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.” -Unknown

NOW READ IT AGAIN!

Standing tall in our power together,

xoTiff

Say Bye Bye to the Big Black Coat!

IT’S PARTY TIME!

Check out the latest webisode for a few great options to wear over your cocktail dresses this season and say “SEE YA” to that ugly clunky black coat! 

My fave option is a winter white coat!  Remember if you are brunette- a lighter coat will make you stand out more!

CHANGE- do you need to make one?

As the year is winding down- are you sensing it’s time to make some changes?  To rearrange some things, refocus on your vision, let go of things that no longer serve your highest good!  We always hear “don’t look in the past”, but sometimes it’s healthy to look back and take an inventory of things we may need to change.  I definitely sense a shift taking place and have learned to get excited about the possibility of CHANGE!   Yes, change can be scary at times, but by taking a leap of faith and getting “un-stuck” in certain areas allows you to grow to new levels in life.   In the long run, it’s scarier to stay the same!  The definition of change is “to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone, to transform”.   I love love love the word “transform”!   

I even took a leap of faith with my hair recently.  I wanted a new, fresh look and just grabbed the scissors and whacked my bangs!   I didn’t want to think too long about it and analyze myself out of doing it.  I was nervous because I wasn’t sure what my hubby would think or my agents or producers or even my BFF…then I thought “why the heck should I care what anyone else thinks anyway, right”?  WHAT CHANGES DO YOU WANT TO MAKE IN 2012?  Please comment and let us know.

We’ve got fabulous new webisode slated to shoot!  I am also planning some fun, exciting giveaways too.  So stay tuned and stay fabulous!

God Bless,

xoTiff