The holiday party circuit is coming to a close but not before the last big shin-dig of the season: New Year’s Eve. Spending your hard earned cash on party frocks is fun when you know you’ll get a few wears out of it - but when you’re expecting the thrill of the shop loses some appeal. Here are some tips on how to glam up without breaking the bank: Black Magic It’s true. Black is flattering and solid noir outfits are even more so. In all likelihood, you have picked up a black dress ... Continue Reading
Three tips for glamming it up this New Year’s Eve, maternity style!
Help your kids see that the holidays are more about giving than getting this year.
Wants and wish lists can often overtake the true meaning of the holidays - giving back. While adults may realize it’s better to give than to receive, teaching kids this mantra can be tricky. The best way to impart this wisdom on your children is to show them, not tell them. Here’s a few ideas on how you can do just that this December: Gifted. With all the consumerism and festive frenzy, it’s easy for kids’ toy chests to overflow after all the presents are opened. This year, before ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping stylish while helping prep the Thanksgiving meal!
It’s almost here. The Thanksgiving feast. You can’t remember why you agreed to it, but you’re hosting the whole fam this year. While the main attraction will be the big bird and all the fixings, don't forget to dress yourself up too! Here are a few tips to help you have the most stylish Thanksgiving ever: Dress it up. Dresses are simple, comfortable and instantly make you look put together. Choose one of your favorites for Thanksgiving. Stick with something with clean lines that you ... Continue Reading
Spring into fall with a little bit of cleaning and organizing before the holiday rush hits.
Back to school schedules and activities are finally in sync and your family has a well-oiled routine. With the warm temperatures giving way to cool, crisp days and winter on the horizon, it’s time to do a little fall cleaning. We all find time for spring cleaning, but in the hustle and bustle for fall we don’t always check autumn cleaning off of our to-do list. This is a perfect opportunity to get the kids involved to teach them the importance of a clean sweep while editing their closets and ... Continue Reading
Learn how you can revive your closet without spending a dime this autumn.
The kids have been back in school for a few weeks now, the weather is turning cooler and fall fashion is in full swing. While all of us would love to buy a new wardrobe every season - complete with all the key pieces and trends (aubergine anyone?) - the reality is most of us simply can’t afford it. Tight purse strings don’t necessarily mean you have to skip out on a new season of fashion, they just mean you need to get a bit more creative. Here’s how you can revive your closet without ... Continue Reading
There are a few summery style touches that you can transition into autumn.
Cooler weather means it’s time to trade your beachy waves and flip-flops for sleek blow outs and pumps. And while some things definitely won’t make the cut for the new season, there are a few summery touches that you can transition into autumn. Here’s a few to take into fall: Hair Accessories. Add-ons for your locks are must-haves as we move into September. Make yours stand out even more by opting for accessories that are embellished with rhinestones. The extra bling will instantly ... Continue Reading
Here are some tips to help inspire you to get organized before school starts this year.
The dreaded (for kids) and celebratory (for parents) back to school time is upon us. This year, instead of scrambling to get ready, make the time now to get organized. Even if you prefer to throw things together at the last minute, consider taking one afternoon to do some organizing and planning. This will help make the transition from summer to school a little less jarring. Here are some tips to help inspire you to get started: Recipe for Success. I don’t know about you, but I’m ... Continue Reading
Clean out your closet in preparation for the next season’s wardrobe.
It's nearly fall, can you believe it? Before you know it, you'll be putting away the floral dresses and sandals and replacing them with boots and sweaters. But even if you’re itching to give that credit card a workout, there is one step you must do first: clean out your closet. It’s tedious and time-consuming, but in the long run, it will be well worth it. More than likely, you haven’t given a thought to your fall wardrobe for months now. Even if you were able to extend your wardrobe, ... Continue Reading
Top hairstyles for beating the summer heat and frizz.
We've already talked about taking care of your skin and nails this summer season. But what about your hair? The mercury is relentless and your locks seem to best friends with a girl named Frizz. You don’t mind Frizz coming around once in a while, but lately she has been over every day. Try as you might, you just can’t seem to escape her. In the heat, sometimes we have to live with less than perfect locks, but the good news is, there’s a way to do it while looking cute at the same time. ... Continue Reading
As a new mom or mom-to-be, finding a dress that fits just right can be challenging. Here are some tips on finding a dress that’s perfect for you that will look great all season.
Sun, heat, humidity and days at the beach are here. Jeans and sweaters are being set aside as we reach for lighter fabrics and colors. As a new mom or mom-to-be, finding a dress that fits just right can be challenging. Here are some tips on finding a dress that’s perfect for you that will look great all season: Straight As A dress with an A-line shape is the perfect partner in crime for women with hourglass or pear-shaped figures. The line of the skirt will skim over your hips, while ... Continue Reading