Why Not…. Paint the Town Red

They happen way too often. Those days when all you want to do is lounge in comfy yoga pants and and not worry about looking in a mirror. In my case, it’s sporting the messy hair bun….. sometimes I just can’t bring myself to pull out the blow dryer, curling iron and styling products so throwing my hair up in a bun is usually the answer. Some call it messy, I prefer to see it as “effortless styles”…. so there.

But every so often we need a little spice in our lives and something to make us feel good. So with that in mind let’s try tackling those lounge-y days with a color that speaks for itself.

Red is such a vibrant look at me shade that even the slightest bit commands attention. So this week I encourage you to choose one signature piece in your wardrobe and paint it with the color of love, passion and fierceness. And obviously rock it like Beyonce 😉

1. Red Manicure 

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2. Red Lipstick

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3. Red Shoes 

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4. Red Dress 

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5. Red Handbag 

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Remember that it’s the little things that make life fabulous…. and wonderful fashion helps 😉

Happy Tuesday!

-Crystal

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Why Not… Choose A Signature Scent

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I recently came across an article online titled Things To Do Before Turning 30 and by “came across” I really mean “intentionally Googled” and by “recently” I mean “every day since I turned 25. And now I’m 25…. and 26 months” but nonetheless, I read the article. Thankfully, I found that I had already checked off most of the items on this proverbial 20-Somethings To Do Life List: Take a road trip with friends (there should be fine print on this one warning you about car sickness and stopping for random Mexican food) Bake a cake from scratch just because (Yeah, that would be every Valentine’s Day spent sans date. Obviously) Take a random class (Real Estate school counts, right?) Buy a timeless coat (I’ll thank my brother’s department store employee discount for that one) and so on.

One of the items on the list suggested that we find our favorite perfume and this one I actually really liked. Growing up, wearing perfume seemed like one of the many privileges of adulthood  and becoming a woman…. so sophisticated and refined. There’s something about spraying on a wonderful fragrance that is instantly sexy. Yes, I said it- Sexy! Our teen years were for being cute and exploring the wonderful & fruity world of Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret body sprays but as we travel beyond those years it’s more than okay to embrace the sexy 😉

So….. why not find your signature sent? Choosing a fragrance can be  baffling because it is such a subjective taste, so here are a few favorites to start with:

1. Mademoiselle by COCO Chanel 

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This fragrance is the definition of the Chanel style…. Chic and Elegant. The fresh scent is appropriate for both day and evening use.

2. Bright Crystal by Versace 

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Are you a floral lover? This fragrance is perfectly filled with a warmer peony and amber scent. The lightness of it is great for everyday wear.

3. Rose The One by Dolce & Gabbana 

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One of my personal favorites! Dolce & Gabbana really tapped into timeless, polished style with this one. Think Victoria Beckham sophisticate, definitely more of an evening wear.

4. Rosabotanica by BALENCIAGA 

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Not so much a rose scent fan? This fragrance can be your BFF…. although it really is a hit or miss. Filled with green, earthy notes you’ll either love or hate the stronger and straight to the point botanical scent.

5. Brit Eau de Parfum by Burberry 

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Another non-floral fragrance. Burberry combined their simple yet refined style to develop this lime, pear and sugared-almond scent. Perfect for day or evening use.

There are tons of amazing fragrances out there to cater to every style and preference. Take a trip to your local Sephora or department store this weekend and gather samples….. and as usual, we’d love to hear any of your favorites!

So cheers to embracing the inner sexy in all of us….. Holla!

-Crystal