“Participate in Fashion,” says Marcy Guevara!

MEET MARCY: TV Host & Plus Size Expert

She’s beautiful, witty and shares my love for The Oprah Show, cute shoes and getting women to open up and share their story!  In the latest SOS webisode, Marcy gives us her two-cents on the Dos & Don’ts for Plus Size Fashions.

GREAT GIVEAWAY!  Marcy is giving one lucky blogger/viewer a copy of the fabulous book, “How To Never Look Fat Again” by Charla Krupp.

You’ll never get dressed the same way again once you discover:
• Smart, easy ways to hide arm flap, a big bust, a muffin top, back fat, Buddha belly, a big booty, wide hips, thunder thighs and heavy calves—and that’s only half the book
• Which fabrics, colors and styles make women look fat
• Absolutely the best shades, shapes and brilliant buys to make the pounds invisible
• Clever solutions for special fashion situations—workout gear, evening wear and even swimsuits!
• Which products, fashions and services you shouldn’t waste your money on
• The top 10 tips that will make you look thinner by tonight!
So, if you’ve ever put on a piece of clothing and asked, “Does this make me look fat?” finally, here is the book that will answer your question.

TO ENTER:

  1. Click Like to the SOS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
  2. Click Like to Marcy’s Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/marcyfanpage
  3. Must be subscribed to this blog site: www.sanctuaryofstyle.net
  4. Final step, post on the SOS facebook page “I’m participating in fashion!”

ENDS SEPT 15, 2011

Gear up for Fall with leopard, faux fur, fringe, cords and great menswear pieces!  You know I’ll be doing a webisode on how to wear leopard!

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

Tiff

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR CLOTHES?

WATCH NEW WEBISODE  (Beware, if you have a young son hanging around the computer…you may want to watch this when he’s not around)

You know I LOVE talking about clothes, shoes, accessories and all that jazz, but what we have on UNDERNEATH our fabulous outfit is just as important.   The undergarment business is huge with more selection than ever!

  • In order for your tops to fit their best, you must wear the appropriate bra! 
  • For that beautiful dress to flow just right on your hips and accent the silhouette, you should wear Spanx or some sort of Shapewear.  
  • For low-slung jeans,  you should wear panties that lay flat on your skin and have a lower rise in the crotch. 
  • For the sundress that you can’t wear a bra with, you have a few options for self-adhesive covers.

Our bodies, our boobies and our booties come in all shapes and sizes so find what works best for you!   I’m giving you a rundown of my fav’s and what works for me.   As I always say, “take it all with a grain of salt” because what works for one does not work for all.  If you have found a fabulous bra or lingerie piece, PLEASE COMMENT + SHARE WITH US!

COMING UP:

We’re taping some fabulous + fun new webisodes throughout June! 

I’m excited to introduce you to makeup artist Vio Meyners of Violetartistry,

Singer/songwriter Lauren de Miranda,

Marcy Guevara from VH1’s Your Cut Off & Marcy the Matchmaker and

I’ll be interviewing the fabulous Trisha Gilbert, Licensed Aesthetician at Motykie MedSpa’s Night Of Beauty.  I’m so excited for her to show you my fav facial, the HYDRAFACIAL!  It rocks!

 

 

This lil light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine..sing with me!

xoTiff

P.S…

How are you doing on the Slimmer Summer Shapeup?  The 4th of July is around the corner.

Did you dust off your goals or start a vision board?

Have you entered to win the SOS Summer Beach Bag full of Salerm Cosmetics, my sister’s oil- Corpus Dei and and MORE!!!  If not check out the blog post from June 1st.



Tiff’s Top 15 with the Icing + Cherry on Top…Yummm!

Now come on…you know there are WAY more than 15 items I think we all need in our wardrobe!   For the sake of time (and it ended up being a long webisode anyway) I narrowed it down to my Top 15 across the board whether you’re a die-hard fashionista or simply stylish!  BUT, here is the icing + cherry on top…yummmm!   I’m giving you 5 more must have’s and if there’ s an item you love that I haven’t mentioned– come on- don’t hold out on us…SHARE IT GIRL!

1. PEEP-TOE BOOTIE

They’re sexy and you can wear them with pants or skirts. Instantly makes you feel flirty. Make sure to have a fresh pedi!

 

2. DAYTIME “Signature” CHARM/ PENDANT

I adore charm necklaces!  Especially the ones given to me by someone dear to me.   It makes me think of them while I wear it:-)  Whether it’s a diamond heart-shaped pendant, a healing stone or your initial-  I love them all.  I think my Grandma started giving me charm necklaces when I was about 5 yrs old.  Hey, start ’em young!

3. KNEE-LENGTH PENCIL SKIRT (preferably black)

Bowchickabowbow!  These skirts are way more sexy (in my opinion) than a mini-skirt!  They flatter just about every body type whether you have stick straight boy hips or a beautiful hourglass figure.  Make sure to get one with a great stretch and a bit of a higher waist.  They’re timeless and hot, but oh so classy!

4. COLORFUL SCARF

This little item is an instant mood lifter!  I function better when it’s sunny outside so on the days that are rainy and dreary, I throw on a bright scarf to change my mood!

5. AVIATOR SHADES

These are my ALL TIME favorite sunglasses for several reasons!  1) They are light-weight so I love to wear them when I’m powerwalking or hiking.  2) They have the little rubber grips for the bridge of my nose so they stay put.  I can’t stand how the oversized shades rest on my cheeks!  3) They just look plain COOL!  Everyone looks great in aviators.  They’re timeless and will never go out-of-style!  ROCK ‘EM!

Finally, the cherry on top:  A SPARKLY, STUNNING SMILE!

I consider this THE most important must have accessory that you should never leave home without!  It doesn’t matter if you are wearing the most gorgeous couture Gucci outfit, if you aren’t rockin’ a beautiful smile along with it…well, you might as well go back home and start all over girl.  You  just wasted about $2 Grand on nada!  Great news for you gals who may have a non-existent shopping budget right now because you’re paying off student loans–if you are sporting a stunning smile–people don’t really notice what you are wearing anyway! They’re captured and impressed by YOU and the confidence that a smile exudes!  NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

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WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE TOP 15 MUST HAVE’S ARE?  WATCH + FIND OUT…

Hey, have you entered for the Beach Bag Giveaway filled with tons of amazing products from Salerm Cosmetics NY?  Don’t miss out!

Shake shake shake, shake your bootie! 

xoTiff

BRING ON THE COLOR FOR SPRING 2011

I HEART SPRING and have checked out a bunch of Spring 2011 magazines and give you my two-cents on the top looks..and the ones to skip! First thing, it is all about BOLD COLOR this Spring.  Wear a beautiful tangerine orange top.  Guaranteed to make you feel powerful!  There is also muted blushes, head-to-toe white, liquid metallics and the city safari look.  Girls, it is time to channel your inner Charlie’s Angels this season!  Tie in accents of that RETRO 70’s look…MY ALL TIME FAV!

 

I also added a BONUS WEBISODE…a quick rundown of the Spring 2011 Accessories.

Remember this is a great time to spruce things up, clear the clutter, try a new nail polish color or new haircolor, get a facial, get a spray tan and shed the winter blah’s!

SHINE ON!

Amazing Project..Grateful to be part of!

I was asked to be part of an amazing project by The Laughing Cow Cheese Company.  They chose 5 women bloggers from all over the US to tape a 4 minute webisode on what they are passionate about.   I discussed my passion to help teenage girls and the empowerment day camps I want to start!   The campaign starts April 4th (my daddy’s bday) and runs through mid-July on marieclaire.com, redbook.com and goodhousekeeping.com.  DECA.TV shot it and Jill Simonian hosted..amazing day with an amazing crew!  This experience really lit a fire in me to get these camps going.  We had a blast with the girls and believe they enjoyed it too!  It was a very blessed day…

MACADAMIA OIL…Better than Moroccan Oil…I SWEAR!!!

By now, you have heard of the amazing hair product in the turquoise and orange packaging called Moroccan Oil.  It is great….but I have been introduced to something even better!  Yes, I’m serious….BETTER!  It’s a new line called MACADAMIA OIL.  I have been using the oil, oil spray and deep conditioner for about 2 weeks and love the way my hair looks and feels..

 

The Macadamia Natural Oil™ line of professional hair care products combines two of the world’s most valuable and beneficial oils, Macadamia and Argan, to provide the ultimate in hair rejuvenation and maintenance.

For centuries, alchemist and healers worldwide have turned to nature’s rich resources for their medicinal powers.

Macadamia NutsMacadamia nuts fresh off a tree

With the oil from the macadamia nut found throughout the South Pacific and the uniquely rare argan seeds of Morocco, nature has provided us with some of the most beneficial elements for healthful skin and hair. Macadamia Natural Oil™ products combine the oils of these highly nutritional nuts with special blends of nature’s most nourishing botanicals to formulate the ultimate in hair rejuvenation and maintenance.

This is the essence of nature. This is the beauty of Macadamia – the secret to healthy hair.

 

 

The History

 

For thousands of years, Australian aborigines have consumed the macadamia nut for its high nutritional value and health-promoting benefits. Today, macadamia oil is widely revered for its incredible benefits to hair, skin and overall health by promoting shiny hair and radiant skin.

A woman grinding Argan nutsA woman grinding argan nuts

Argan seed oil, known as “liquid gold” to Moroccans, has been used by countless generations for its beneficial use in skin, hair, nail and therapeutic treatments. This rare and difficult to obtain oil restores shine and softness to dry, brittle hair while nourishing hair damaged by chemical services.

Together, macadamia oil and argan oil replenish the hair’s natural emollients with the high content of essential fatty acids found naturally in both of these exceptional oils. The combined benefits help to nourish and protect the hair from harmful UV rays while repairing hair follicles for improved elasticity and shine.

I love that this company has made it easy for customers to purchase products directly from their website.   Go to the site now and…

 

Get Hooked Pack

 

Get Hooked Pack

Get Hooked on more Macadamia Natural Oil for an unbelievable price. a $32.75 value for $17.50!

http://www.macadamiahair.com

 

 

 

UnZipped Charity Event in Fayetteville a total success!

I had a blast at the UnZipped Charity Event in Fayetteville, AR!   There was a fabulous turnout to honor and raise awareness for the 7 Hills Homeless Center for Veterans.  The cool boutique MACA, provided the clothing for the event and set up a mobile boutique.  A percentage of the sales that evening went to 7 Hills.  The band North Shore Pharmacy out of Chicago performed and rocked the house!  I would like to thank Heather Fallen, owner of Stage 28 Talent & Eyes On NWA for inviting me!  Her crew was a blast to work with and Fayetteville now holds a special place in my heart!