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…

Remember to share this with your friends and leave your 2-cents and comments below!

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

Sharing the beauty+style+inspiration,

xoTiff

Spring Fever at TJ Maxx

Hey Ladybugs!

HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY!  About every four years, we get an extra 24 hours of the year!  Woohoo!   How are you going to spend yours?  What a luxury to get an entire extra day! I really love this time of year when Spring is approaching!  One day may be 75 degrees then the next it could be 60 degrees.  This is a sign that Spring is around the corner and I ALWAYS get a raging case of  SPRING FEVER!  I feel like a grizzly bear ready to come out from hibernation and shed the winter coats and furry boots!  Hmmm, maybe more like a butterfly emerging from her cocoon!  Yep, that’s sound better!

I popped into a new TJ Maxx last week and felt like Dorothy entering the Land of Oz! A 2-story magical place filled with colorful Spring clothes, shoes and handbags.  HEAVEN!   I was thrilled to find a few great MUST HAVE’s to share with you.  If you are active on Facebook or Pinterest– forgive the repeat info, but I wanted to make sure you fabulous bloggers were in on the fun too!

COLORFUL JEANS!  Last year, the red jean was on everyone’s ‘must have’ list- this year it’s all about the YELLOW jean.  I found a great outfit online by Rag & Bone which totaled $495. just for the sweater and pair of jeans. NO LIE!  Many of you have more important things to spend $500. on- like maybe important things like food and clothing for your children:-)  I found a comparable version of that outfit at TJ MAXX for only $45. Of course, the quality of the fabric is different, but for a trendy piece (like colored denim) that you may not wear next season- this is a wiser investment!

Rag & Bone $495.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TJ Maxx $45.

SOMETHING MINTY FRESH!  I was a bit iffy on MINT being the new hot color for Spring, but it’s grown on me.  It’s fresh and feminine and pairs with a variety of other colors!  Since I have so much yellow in my skin- mint isn’t flattering around my face, so I will opt for a jean/pant/skirt or a great HOBO BAG like this one from the Maxx…

CORK WEDGE! This is one my absolute favorite MUST HAVE’S for Spring!  Every woman should have a great, go-to cork wedge in her shoe collection.  A fresh twist for this Spring is a colorful wedge or one with a splash of color as an accent.  These by Steve Madden are so fun!  Only $40. HOLLA!

There’s just a little teaser!  I’m sure I will find many more MUST HAVE’S as the weather gets warmer!  Stay tuned!

Feel free to share this with your friends- everyone likes money saving tips. 

If you find a great piece at the Maxx, upload it to https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle

JOIN US IN THE FUN ON FACEBOOK! HAVE YOU CLICKED LIKE YET?

P.S.  Did anyone find the last blog post helpful and have you implemented any of the tools for staying balanced?  I would love to hear from you!

Sharing the Beauty+Style+Inspiration,

xo 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

“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!