Summer is on the horizon and soon it will be time to keep cool at the pool and the beach. You know to pack your bag with sunscreen, towels, snacks, beach toys, and perhaps a book to read. But what about sunglasses? You, and every member of your family, should don a pair of sunglasses when you head outdoors. Keeping Your Eyes Protected I wear sunglasses whenever I'm driving or outside, and now I make my children grab theirs too. Some experts say that because children tend to spend ... Continue Reading
Foster Grant provides tips for eyewear protection and the hot sunglasses styles for summer.
Ways to repurpose your old shirts into fun new dresses and skirts.
I love the idea of repurposing and reusing items. It's the ultimate way to go green. But what about clothing? Are you concerned it might wind up frumpy instead of stylish? I recently stumbled across the most amazing video outlining how to turn an ordinary men's button up shirt into a stylish dress. Best part yet, it doesn't require sewing or any other accessories aside from the shirt. Not only does Colour Heels Diary turn the shirt into a beautiful strapless dress, but also shows you how to ... Continue Reading
Get ready for your next GNO with a basic black outfit accessorized with sparkling jewelry, metallic makeup, and studded heels.
Girls night in can be a lot of fun but sometimes it's fun to get all glammed up for a girls night out on the town. Never mind the chill, take the plunge and schedule a special night out with your friends. And don't forget these style tips! Work Your Backdrop It is easy to get carried away when you head out for a night on the town. Remember to keep it simple with your outfit. Think of it as a backdrop to your ensemble. Opt for an all-black outfit - whether it is a cute little dress, ... Continue Reading
Colored denim, vintage jewelry, and leather – check out the top fall fashion haves for 2012.
It seems like it was just a few short months ago I was writing about how to incorporate the 2011 fall trends into your wardrobe and here we are already talking about the 2012 fall trends. Last year it was all about polka dots, the color red and animal prints. Well those are all on the out, so what are some fall fashion must-haves for moms this year? The fall fashion shows in New York have come and gone and I used to think the runway “trends” were useless for someone like me. Then I ... Continue Reading
It is now easier than ever to go green with beauty products – even nail polish
Not long ago the world of nail polish was ruled by highly-infused chemically-based formulas. If you wanted a no-chip lacquer you were going to have to deal with the “toxic trio” containing formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and toluene. Today it is a whole different story. You no longer have to suffer with weak formulas that create easily chipped nails, limited colors and dull, boring pigments. A bevy of brands are on the market today that produce high-quality nail lacquers that ... Continue Reading
Keeping cool in the summer when you’re pregnant is a chore in itself; no need to add stress by sweating over what to wear. Check out these simple summer pregnancy styles for tips.
No group is probably more aware that summer is almost here than pregnant women. Carrying around an extra life and having uncontrollable hormonal fluctuations in the summer heat is less than appealing. No matter how high the air conditioner is on—and it is on, I swear—cooling off is a constant struggle. While avoiding movement at speeds over a snails pace, the most important key to surviving summer is dressing appropriately. Wearing light-colored and light fabrics is crucial. Run from ... 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
Check out the new spring and summer style trends, and learn how to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
Being a mother requires being flexible, quick and ready for almost anything. The clothes we put on are often times a mirror image of these requirements, being comfortable (flexible), quick (iron-free, and clean) and durable (ready for almost anything). But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style and fashion. There is nothing better than feeling awesome about how you look. Trends spotted on the runway for spring and summer 2012 include some fashion must-haves on the very wearable side ... Continue Reading
Thought fashion online shopping couldn’t happen? Try out these sites and see.
As a busy mother and wife, my days are filled to the brim with errands and to-do's around the house. It is quite rare that I get a spare moment to wander aimlessly through a shopping mall or browse the racks at my favorite fashion boutiques. Aside from time being a factor, a necessary family budget also plays a role in how, when, and where I shop. I (like many others) refuse to sacrifice the quality of the products I purchase for my family solely for the purpose of saving a few dollars. But ... Continue Reading