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July 2011

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Thank You For Dry Shampoo!!

These last few days have been crazy … literally! Working weird hours, planning a tv seg, blogging, and a Britney Spears’ concert  left me without the luxury of hair-washing time.I still showered, just hyper speed.

Rather than looking like a complete grease ball, I opted for dry shampoo. I was a total dry shampoo virgin! I would just use baby powder – which does the job too, just more messy.

I’m going to explain how to use it, although I have a feeling this is the one trend I’m way behind on and reading this will bore you, but here goes.

I lifted sections of my hair, sprayed, and played with my hair a bit. That’s it!!!!

I own a few different kinds so a review will be up soon, but so far I’ve only used Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo. It’s pretty much the pioneer of dry shampoo and for my first time it worked wonders.

Tag: Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo, $6.99 at Drugstore.com.

Tried dry shampoo before? Share your review by leaving a comment, hitting up the FB wall, or a tweet will do!

Ohh, P.S. I’ll be on tv tomorrow talking about fashion quick fixes. If you’re a girl on the go tune in, set you TiVo, or wait till I post the link tomorrow. Thanks for reading!!!

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Ruffles & Polka Dots So Happy Together!!

Ruffles – they’re girly, fun, and totally right NOW. Celebrities like Demi Lavato, Rihanna, and Jessica Biel rock it and so can you!  Score a ruffled, dress, a ruffle-tiered skirt, or a ruffled tank. They come in every size and all fit a skinny budget.
I found a ruffle top that happens to have another fabulous trend going on too!! Polka dots!
Tag: Women’s Ruffled Drop-Waist Top, Orig, $24.94, Now $19.50 at Old Navy.
The black and white is so classic, but I’m really loving the blue. You?
It comes in green too, but you get the idea.
Guess what? You can hear all about this trend on Wired 96.5. And!!!! You can chat with me by joining the Facebook Page!! Can’t wait to hear from you! Leave me a comment too… is that asking too much? XOXO

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Stella & Dot Scoop: Fall-Favorite Trends!

My favorite jewelry junkie/ Stella & Dot independent stylist Linda J. Marcy is back with the 411 of Fall Fashions. Get excited!!
Architectural detail, feathers, rope, muted colors are just a few jewelry trends to expect for fall.
Chandelier earrings paired with a big cocktail ring is an elegant statement and an easy way to polish off your look.
Expect to see a lot of predatory animals & prints this season and here is a trend you can really sink your teeth into!  The Serpent Bangle, beautifully made and comfortable to wear, you will be sure to get a ton of use out of this piece.
Tag: Serpent Bangle, $49.00 at Stella & Dot.

Get into the chandelier earring & muted colors trend.

Tag: Estate Chandelier Earrings, $49.00 at Stella & Dot.

This trend is on one my personal favorites.  Broaches alone are so versatile–you can wear it on a blazer, attach it to your La Coco Chain, add it onto your favorite hat and coming in August attach it to the patent pending Stella & Dot clutch to switch up the look of your handbag.  This Plume Broach in purple is stunning and will be sure to get a lot of attention! I think it’s $34 well spent.

Tag: Plume Brooch, $34.00 at Stella & Dot.

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Philly Females!! FREE Makeover via ‘Style Me Hired’

The job market is pretty bleak right now, and that’s putting it nicely. It takes more than a killer resume to land your next career opportunity. It takes confidence and a fresh look. When you look good, you feel good and empowerment speaks louder than words.

Style Me Hired has the hookup. It’s THE event to be at if you’re an aspiring career woman ready to make a change and get the job! Marc Voci, Founder of Style Me Hired has teamed up with The Career Wardrobe, the nation’s largest independent non-profit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce, to offer free salon treatments and a professional look to unemployed women at least 18 years of age, actively looking for employment. Does this sound like you? Are you ready to get pampered, feel empowered, and find the job you’re always wanted?

Apply by clicking here and if chosen you’ll be a part of this movement to get females in the workforce and feeling fabulous! It’s all going down on September 26, 2011 at  the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia. 25 salons will be making women look and feel beautiful. Could you be one of the lucky ladies? Apply online now!

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Bridal-Party Presents on a Skinny Budget

I’m not a bride or a bridesmaid, but I am a female and I like the thought of weddings and presents. Planning a wedding ain’t cheap and then you’ve gotta get your bridal party gifts?!?! Will the spending ever end?

Luckily, my newest fave-fash find is KYMJewelry she’s all about indulging on style and quality on a skinny budget – LOVE!!! She’s on Esty and her handmade jewelry is stunning. The designs are simple, chic and look fab on everyone – perfect for gifts (*wink, wink*).

To the brides on a skinny budget, feel free to include me in your wedding under the agreement that I get one of these beauts as payment…

Okay, here are a few of my faves.

Tag: The Original Chloe Pearl Drop Necklace in Matte Gold Pearl. $12.00 on Etsy.

Tag: Isabelle Pearl Bracelet – Choose your Swarovski Pearl Colors, $22.00 at Etsy.

Tag: Maggie Teardrop Lariat Necklace – 3 Swarovski Crystal Colors Offered, $18.00 at Etsy.

Take Note: Many of KYM’s designs come in other colors and with customized pouches. How cute is that?!!?

 

 

 

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Honoring Amy Winehouse’s Style

Amy Winehouse was truly one of a kind. She made it big in music, had big hair, and partied big. To honor the late singer, let’s cherish her eccentric style. Feel free to tone it down or just rock one aspect for regular wear.

The Pouf - I don’t think I’ve seen a pic of Winehouse sans pouf. Not sure how she got it to stay in place, but the quick fix for a skinny budget is either a shit-ton of teasing and hairspray or Bumpits for only $9.99!

The Cat-Eye - Love this throwback look. Winehouse matched the 1950′s early 60′s style of music with makeup to create a look and sound all her own. To get the look line eye with eyeliner a do a slight upstroke on outward part of eyelid. I’d recommend a liquid liner such as …

Tag: Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Liner – Dark Brown, Was $5.94, Now $5.34 at Target.

The Tatts  - Not many could pull off tattoos and make it look grungy glam. To try out this trend opt for the faux kind. They’re less of a commitment, cheaper, and there are lots of stylish options. Check out Temptu’s designs. They’re got a collection with House of Dereon for only $16.00. It’s for a limited time!!

Tag: TEMPTU Presents Dereon Temporary Tattoo Kit, $16.00 at Sephora.

Rest in peace and thank you for your legacy of music & style.

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Sale-Rack Report: Urban Outfitters Neutral & Cheap!

It’s hot out, I’m a bit sleepy, and today … I’m craving something light, breezy and effortless. You too? Ohh, and it must fit a skinny budget… duh!

Neutrals are always in fashion, but THIS summer they’re dominating and thanks to the minimalist trend. Found a light dress with a whimsical feel and it’s lightly priced too.

Tag: Pins and Needles Lace Two-in-One Dress, Orig. $59.99, Now $19.99 at Urban Outfitters.

It’s called a two-in-one. I couldn’t think of another way to wear it, so I’m assuming this refers to the two fabrics. What I love about this piece (besides the price) is that it’s plain, but it’s still really pretty and has character  - love the lace mixed with pleats!!!

Pair with almost anything!! I’m feeling a delicate necklace and soft hair/makeup to match.

 

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Casual Friday: Tie-Dye Chic

Sometimes it’s a tie-dye day. Today is one of those days. It’s a fun look, but can be professional too. And did I mention it’s comfy? Ohh … and on SALE!!!

This Tunic via Forever 21 is so chic. It’s the perfect way to wear tie-dye without looking sloppy or like a total hippie, just a pinch hippie. The model is wearing it with capris, but some tight white jeans and wedges will do just the trick. I love this look because it’s fun, cheerful, abd can be for work or play.

Rock it with some big wooden bangles, a tribal necklace, or even a simple cocktail ring will do.

Tag: Tie-Dye Top, Orig. $22.80, Now $18.24 at Forever 21.

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Video: The 10! Show “Stylish Storage” & GIVEAWAY

Was just on NBC10′s The 10! Show sharing storage tips using items you already own! Too good to be true? Nope! Click the pic to watch me dish the upcycling dirt, or read the post with all the info on items featured! Ohh, and before I forget, I’m giving away a one-of-a-kind envelope clutch by local designer Nice Rakc. Leave a comment, subscribe, or LIKE the FB page to be entered. Hurry, I’m picking a winner by 8pm!

Like the tips? Hungry for more? Extra info is listed here. Thanks for reading!!!