Kids and their clothes ... it seems I'm constantly buying new items. Whether it's shoes they've outgrown, jeans with holes in the knees, stains on their favorite shirt, or a sudden requirement for a social function, it can be tough to keep up. So how do you meet all the wardrobe demands without breaking the bank? Here are some tips to try to help make shopping, and stocking up, easier and more cost effective. Saving money doesn't mean that we have to crimp on style for our kids. ... Continue Reading
Tips for parents on how to save on children’s clothing through bargain shopping.
Your skin tone, hair color, and eye color actually help determine your best wardrobe colors.
As we all know, looking great is not just a matter of putting on a new outfit. Did you know that choosing the right color clothing can make a difference between looking vibrant and glowing - or looking washed out and tried? Wearing the right color can even take years off your appearance, project a more professional image and just make you feel better. A combination of factors will help you determine your best wardrobe colors. They include your natural hair color, eye color and skin ... Continue Reading
The grass is turning green, but can your wardrobe? Make sustainable choices and vote with your wallet by choosing bamboo, organic cotton, and fair trade!
Spring is here! How delightful to be wearing short sleeve shirts again. Goodbye socks and boots, hello flip-flops and sun hats. My wardrobe can surely use a little dose of spring. If you’re on the eco-friendly band wagon already or just getting started - you can even expand your green endeavors to your wardrobe. In case you are not aware, regular cotton is grown using copious amounts of chemicals that end up in our air and water. Let’s not even talk about synthetic polyester. There are many ... Continue Reading
The best maternity fashion choices for the working woman.
Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing experiences a woman goes through. Unfortunately, it can have the opposite effect on her wardrobe. If she isn't careful, she can be subjected to outdated, oversized maternity clothes that do not complement her body. Just because a woman is expecting a baby does not mean she has to compromise her sense of style and poise in the workplace. Since today’s fashion translates into many different cultures, sizes, body types and life stages, women do not have to ... Continue Reading
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your clothing.
Clothing can suck up a good amount of anyone's budget. Whether it's buying in season, your children outgrowing their clothes, or watching your sweater shrink in the sweater - it's not fun to continually dish out money on a wardrobe. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Clothing can last longer if you take care of them and buy wisely. Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your outfits: Keep Track Know what you have. If you are missing something, look for it. Don’t just assume it is gone ... Continue Reading
Here’s how to pack for a ski climate getaway without extra luggage fees at the airport.
While others are clamouring to escape the snow, you and your family are ready to embrace it - on the slopes. Whether you’re heading to Vermont, Colorado or the Alps, packing for a family ski trip is tricky. Bulky clothes are heavy and if you’re flying, you have to concern yourself with shelling out money for extra handling fees. Here’s how to get the most out of your suitcase and save your money for a cup of hot chocolate: Lighten the Load. Layers of warm sweaters and long underwear ... Continue Reading
Steps for adding semi-permanent bright colors to your hair, and maintaining them for several weeks.
I've had bright streaks of color in my hair for almost six months, and I get complimented on it nearly every day. It's fun to play around with, and because the colors are semi-permanent I can change them around as I feel like it. But, while it may be fun, it's definitely a lot of maintenance. Here's the process I go through to add and maintain semi-permanent hair color (I do all of it myself except for the bleaching): Bleach Blonde Unless you have very white hair naturally, you will want to ... Continue Reading
Here are some Valetnien’s Day tips to take a simple outfit from pretty to sultry.
You and your Valentine have managed the impossible - you have the evening of February 14th to yourselves. The babysitting gods must be on your side, because finding someone willing to watch a 2-year-old on the (supposedly) most romantic night of the year is no easy feat. Since having a night sans kids is a reason to celebrate in itself, you should at least spend a few extra minutes getting dolled up. Here are some tips to take a simple outfit from pretty to sultry. Great HeightsI know, ... Continue Reading