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

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IS IT A DRESS? IS IT A TOP? {New Style Webisode)

NO….IT’S A TUNIC!

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A viewer recently asked for ways to style a tunic so I decided to make this brilliant piece of clothing the topic for our latest STYLE Q+A webisode!  This is one of my all time favorite things to wear.  It’s versatile, comfortable and you can style it classic or bohemian.  One thing I forgot to mention in the webisode is a tunic works great as swimsuit cover up!  Watch this…

 

Here’s a closer look at the shoes I was wearing…

bakers_gladiators{Suede Sandal/Booties from Bakers.  YES- Bakers!  The store where you could get your prom shoes dyed to match your dress back in the day. Ha! Found these in Dallas a few yrs ago.}

kenneth_cole_laceups{Kenneth Cole Lace Up Sandals}

Keep your eye out for tunics right now!  I’ve seen them everywhere from H&M, TJ Maxx and Zara.

***Walk Tall + Own It Sista***

Love,

Tiff

Beauty+Style+Inspiration Quick Tips

Here’s just a few quick tips for mid-summer…

{Beauty}

I am loving the ARCHIPELAGO Grapefruit Sugar Scrub during summer! The sugar is finer that the more course salt scrubs and the grapefruit scent and essential oils are divine.  It’s so important to exfoliate your skin during summer especially if you are out in the sun and in a chlorine pool on a regular basis.

{Style}

One of my summer must have’s is bold colorful necklaces. Have you rocked one yet? Turquoise is one of my fave’s because it looks so beautiful with a tan! Throw in some gold jewelry and you’ll look modern, chic + ultra glam!

{Inspiration}

Remember you become who you hang around. Do you surround yourself with negative nellies, whiners, mediocre people who want you to stay where you are? Make it a priority to hang around those who see your potential, encourage your gifts and help you come up higher. I am so grateful for the circle of cheerleaders and positive friends who make me want to be better!

If you have a great beauty or style tip for summer, make sure to leave a comment!

Have a stylish + successful week ahead,

Tiff

How do you spend your Sunday eve?

Happy Sunday Night Style Sisterhood!

This is an extra bonus blog for the week so I will keep it short + sweet.  Are you feeling ready to attack the week ahead or are you feeling spread thin because of all the weekend activities?  AM I READING YOUR MAIL RIGHT NOW?  Please make sure to take some cherished “me” time on Sundays so your tank is full to be productive in all the hats you have to wear.  I may sound like a broken record at this point, but how can you feel and look fabulous when you are starting the week haggard and exhausted?

REMEMBER- weekly giveaways happening all summer long to

random “commenters” on the Facebook page.  

{Only subscribers to this blog and those part of the Facebook community}

are able to participate!

Have a fabulous, fun, prosperous, kick bootie week ladies!

With mucho love, Tiff

STEP OUT OF CLOSET HELL AND INTO YOUR OWN SANCTUARY

Hi Angelic Seekers of Beauty, Style + Inspiration!

How is your June going?  I hope it’s filled with long lazy days sipping ice tea (or a skinny rita) with your bare feet kicked up and the warm breeze on your face! Ahhhhh–writing that made me want to go get a big glass of ice tea!  Has anyone tried a few “must rock” items from the last webisode?  I recently hit a new TJ MAXX in the valley (woohoo- there aren’t many in the LA area) and they carry just about all 25 of the items I spoke about.  They have the best selection of floppy hats I’ve seen! Go get you one asap!  I took a day off a few days ago and rocked my floppy hat at the beach.  It protected my face great, but unfortunately, I was so exhausted I fell asleep on my tummy and burned by tush.  Take note!

{wish you were here}

You spoke, I listened!

The most common questions I have been receiving lately is regarding CLOSET ORGANIZATION!  It seems we all have an issue when we step into this sacred space.  For many, it sounds like you are entering the Twilight Zone or Purgatory!  This must STOP! When I started producing my videos and came up with the name Sanctuary of Style it was because all of my girlfriends would come over to borrow clothes and we would “play” dress up.  Remember those times when you and your friends would get dressed together for a fun night out?  You help each other create a killer outfit and everyone walks out of the closet feeling beautiful, confident and sassy.  Of course, we can’t have our girlfriends over every morning to help us get dressed, but we can certainly create that experience EVERY SINGLE DAY! I know you’re thinking– Yea right Tiff.  Trust me, it’s true!  With a bit of focus, effort and planning you can create your very own closet sanctuary.  In this new webisode, I give you (3) simple steps to get your mind set in the right direction…

I want to hear from you! Comment and give me your two-cents.  What specific questions do you have about your closet?  I will be producing a few more webisodes on your new-found heavenly space so stay tuned!  Make sure to check in on the Facebook Page regularly and leave comments.  We have lots of random giveaways for “commenters”.

Are you following on Pinterest & Twitter?  I’m creating some fun boards.

pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle

https://twitter.com/#!/SanctuaryStyle

{gotta love the Maxx. hats + scarves from $12.99 to 19.99}

Girls, remember to rock your imaginary tiara everyday because you are a QUEEN!

Much love, Tiff


Weekend Love + Pampering

Hola Chicas Bonitas!

Is anyone celebrating  Cinco de Mayo with a yummy skinny rita, tacos and great amigos?  We’re doing pre-production and setting up the lights in the new closet to start taping long overdue webisodes TOMORROW!  Yay, I’m so thrilled to share fresh ideas, tips and inspiration with you!  Today’s blog is to remind you to do something specifically and solely for YOU this weekend chica.  When you take the time to love and pamper yourself, you will have the energy to give more love out!  When we feel depleted or haggard- what happens?  That witch with a capital B comes out and we put out more cranky and less love.  We definitely do not shine our brightest either.  Right?!

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND?

Maybe you need to book a massage? 

Take a steam sauna?

Curl up with a good book?

Go for a long walk alone?

Get a mani/pedi? 

One thing I love to do on weekends is give myself a healthy homemade facial.  Right now I am dealing with a slight hormonal breakout so I gave myself a Greek yogurt and lime juice facial.   It’s so simple and you don’t need any fancy-shmancy ingredients or products.   The lactic acid in the yogurt softens and exfoliates the skin.  It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.  It is also an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial so it’s fantastic for killing acne causing bacteria.  The lime juice acts as a toner for oily skin.  All you need is:

  • 2 Tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime (Limes aren’t as juicy as lemons so press down on it + roll it a bit on the counter to soften it before you cut it. This will help make it juicier)

Wash face with warm water to open pores. Apply mask all over face being careful of the eye area.  Leave on for 20 minutes then apply a warm wet washrag over face and pat for about a minute.  Rinse thoroughly and follow by applying your fave moisturizer.  Get glowing with clear skin!

For more homemade facials, watch this webisode from last summer:

If you are making skinny ritas this weekend, check out my two-cents on the different brands:

Last thing- have you checked out Jessica Simpson’s jewelry line?  She is killin’ it with the accessories these days and her latest line of earrings are fabulous.  You know I love gold hoops and these are fun with a bit of added oomph. A sweet “just because” gift from my BFF Heidi…

Have a fun and safe weekend!  If you have a specific topic you would like me to discuss on an upcoming webisode, feel free to share it.  I will be shooting weekly again and love to get ideas and feedback!

Salud!

xoTiff

Make May A {{may}}zing!

Hello Precious Peacocks!

Join me in welcoming the month of May!  Woohoo!  Summer is around the corner.  I trust you all had a beautiful April.  I’ve been busy setting up the new studio, did my very first speaking engagements, took the most fabulous girls trip and started a new volunteer program teaching a small group of homeless pregnant women!  I swear, the minute I wrote that blog about getting out of your CZ (comfort zone) last month- opportunities opened up for me to take my own advice.  Funny how that works!   Getting out of your CZ awakens so many different emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety to pure bliss.  Your spirit is truly IGNITED!  Don’t get me wrong–  I have been to the point several times this month where I wanted to literally “crap my pants” and had to just face the fear, put on my imaginary Depends Underwear and GO FOR IT!   It’s very liberating and I highly recommend it! 

Join me for the month of May- I challenge us all to START making the necessary tweaks to our life to make it a whole lot more AMAZING!  My dear girlfriend Julianna Geldien shared a fantastic “to-do” list of 31 positive things we can all do to IGNITE THAT SPARK and I had to pass it along to you!   Are you ready…..

  1. Start spending time with the right people. (stop hanging with the negative Nelly’s)
  2. Start facing your problems head on.
  3. Start being honest with yourself about everything.
  4. Start making your own happiness a priority. (being a martyr is not pretty)
  5. Start being yourself- genuinely. (stop caring what other people think about you)
  6. Start noticing and living in the present.
  7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
  8. Start being more polite to yourself.
  9. Start enjoying the things you already have. (you’ll get more of it)
  10. Start creating your own happiness. (happiness is inside of all of us- we just need to unleash it)
  11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance. (you are preggars with possibilities- don’t abort your dreams before their you give them a chance to grow)
  12. Start believing that you’re ready for the next step. (just step out and go for it..even if it’s a baby step)
  13. Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.
  14. Start giving new people you meet a chance.
  15. Start learning from others and appreciating others gifts. (let go of pride + ego)
  16. Start cheering for others victories.
  17. Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations. (there’s a lesson in every circumstance)
  18. Start forgiving yourself and others.
  19. Start helping others and get your mind off yourself. ( this is the best natural anti-depressant)
  20. Start listening to your inner voice. (it will always take care of you)
  21. Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.
  22. Start noticing the beauty of small moments. (when you get a grin from a baby)
  23. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.
  24. Start working toward your goals and dreams every single day.
  25. Start being more open about how you feel. (remove the mask and keep it real)
  26. Start taking full accountability for your own life. (stop the blame game)
  27. Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.
  28. Start investing your energy in the things you can control. (stop wasting time on things beyond your control)
  29. Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.
  30. Start realizing your unique gifts + talents. (stop comparing yourself to others and what they can do)
  31. Start noticing how wealthy you are RIGHT NOW. (you are so blessed)

Let’s all focus on one thing per day and regroup on May 31st to assess any changes, blocks or shifts that happened. So exciting!

Get ready for your light to shine brighter than ever! 

I am BEYOND excited to start shooting webisodes again and thank you for hanging in there with me during this transition!  I sense everything is going to a new level and I look forward to this next chapter with you all.  Don’t hesitate to share any topics you want to see!  I love getting ideas and feedback.

Remember, I’m all about giving you the tips to help you look good on the outside as well as “inner beauty” tips to help you feel good on the inside !  True, genuine and lasting beauty requires the dual-approach.  We can’t focus only on our outer appearance and neglect our spirit! Cheers to keeping it balanced and I have made it my mission to help you do so.

{{Shine On}}

With tons of love, Tiff

P.S.  Do your girlfriends a favor and invite them to join you on making the month of May simply AMAZING!  Share it, Follow it, Tweet it, Comment on it!

P.S.S. Are you on Pinterest?  How much fun is that thing!?!  It’s such a visually stimulating creative outlet.  Follow me: http://pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle