To my Houston dolls here is an event happening tomorrow that will be fun and prepare you for Spring. Well, with Houston weather it’s always two seasons – Spring and Summer. All Twisted By Design is your place for an afternoon of inspiration, shopping and pampering! Beauty services will be available from manicures to make-overs. Attend FREE seminars & shows. PLUS, shop a wide selection of sought after Houston designers & vendors. Enjoy live entertainment provided by D.J. Party Man. Tickets available here.
Special Guests: Yolanda Green from KIAH Channel 39, Shunte Gamble-Davis Local Author & Designer, and Dr. Phyllis Donatto Local Author & Minister.
Date: Jan 21, 2012
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
The minute I saw this Anthropologie Striped Stripes Dress I knew I needed to have it in my life. It is a perfect dress to keep me (1) motivated to work out and (2) bring to a wedding in Jamaica come June. The best thing about this dress is the colors remind me of Jamaica. I’m all about the strapless dress in the summer and this one has my name written all over it. That is until my cousin Cassaundra tries to steal it from me in Cancun while we are on our annual girls trip. Now all I need is some Bob Marley to get me in the groove. I’m seeing Ziggy Marley here this summer and will definitely pull this dress back out.
Bonmarché has given a few warm-weather dressing tips just in time for the temperature drop. Dressing for autumn and winter can be a stressful experience, but these tips will help women make the most of fashion in the cooler weather. Warm doesn’t have to mean bulky, look for thin knits that will keep you cozy without obscuring your shape. You can also layer a fitted blouse or thin top over a thermal under vest. Layering is also great if you will spend your day switching between the cold outdoors and heated buildings.
Avoid overly flowing garments as they can make you look shapeless. Belt a warm cardigan at the waist to show off your curves.
Your coat is one of the most important items in your winter wardrobe. After all, no matter how nice your outfit, your coat will be covering it up for much of the day. Look for specially designed plus-size ladies coats rather than sized up versions of slim cuts. They are more likely to be flattering to your figure.
You can convert your summer dresses to autumn use by pairing them with warm leggings and a cozy cardigan.
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Burberry is always one of my favorite London fashion shows. As much as I enjoy long maxi dresses and flip flops for summer, it’s always great to see their Spring line of trench coats because I can still dream of Spring like weather. There’s a crispness in the air every morning which I love. This silk trench may be part of Burberry’s fall collection, but can definitely work for Spring. Maybe it’s time I jet across the pond for pub fare, high tea, and crumpets. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to London. Hmm, maybe while I’m there I can hit up the Burberry outlet.
Here’s a link to the live stream of the show. http://live.burberry.com/syn_sept2011/example.html
It may be July, but it isn’t too late to get new pieces for your summer wardrobe! Stores are already closing out their summer fashions, so now is the best time to get amazing deals on cute outfits that are perfect for all of your favorite summer activities! Shop at Old Navy today and find all of these stylish items for under $15 each!
Start off your wardrobe in style with a Knotted Racerback Tank. This adorable tank top is lightweight and tag-free to keep you as comfortable as possible. This tank top is only $9.99 and comes in a yellow to red gradient as well as a purple to blue one.
Get fashionable bottoms to match your new shirts! Try out the Tie-Belt shorts for something a little different. These shorts come complete with a unique matching knotted belt. They are perfect for casual wear on the beach or for a nicer dinner on a hot summer evening. They are just $11.97 and come in Jurassic green and alabaster.
Want something more girly? Pick up a Linen-Blend Mini Skirt! These breezy skirts are only $7.97! Choose from plain lilac or a pink flower print. Both skirts have an elastic waistband for the perfect fit. They even come with two small pockets so you can easily store essentials without having to carry around a bulky bag.
If you want to look stunning this summer, purchase a cute versatile dress. The Cross-Front Babydoll Dress is both simple and beautiful. You’ll be the life of the party in this lightweight dress, and it’s only $14.97! Choose from bold colors like fuchsia, grape, and black.
Plan on swimming this summer? Find your perfect swimsuit by mixing and matching your favorite pieces! Choose from designs like the Knotted Halter Bikini Tops and Mix & Match Bikini Bottoms. Each piece is only $14.97 and you can choose from solid colors like black and blue or colorful prints with dots and flowers! You’ll look great both at the pool and at the beach!
Old Navy carries all of these and so much more right on their website! Visit their summer clearance section to get more amazing deals just like these! Old Navy even offers free shipping on orders over $50 so you can have your new wardrobe delivered right to your front door at no cost to you! You can save even more money by using Old Navy coupon codes when you check out. Check out the Old Navy website today and see what great deals are in store for you!
I can usually judge an awesome beauty product by my desire to put in a travel size container. It’s a 10 Leave-in Plus Keratin is just that product. I used the original It’s a 10 before. Although I thought it was great, I didn’t think about making it into a 3 oz. product. That all changed with this one. The product is hydrating and lightweight enough that I can add a curling product to my hair and it doesn’t weigh it down. I’m heavy handed with my curl products so having a lighter leave-in is essential (I know I should go easy, but it’s so hard). This will be a perfect product to add to my after beach hair routine. The salt, sand, and sun always wreaks havoc on my hair. It’s a 10 is available at select salons and on Amazon.
When I was in middle and high school I rarely wore pants. I was totally a dress and skirt girl. I didn’t wear jeans either. I bought my first pair of designer jeans in 2002 and still to this day only own three pairs of jeans and two are white. Love me some white jeans in the summer. Next came college and working in corporate America and the pant suit stayed in my life for a long time. I do love getting dressed up or wearing a nice suit, but I j’adore maxi dresses in the summer. I lived in leggings the entire fall and winter. I wore them under tunics, dresses, and super long sweaters. It’s time to say bye-bye to them for a few months.
Summer is right here and I can’t wait to dine alfresco, buy peonies, and wear my dresses again. I was having a conversation with a friend on our mutual love of these dresses and how most guys can’t stand the way they look. We both laughed knowing that most women dress for other women and they really didn’t have a clue. I’ve selected some cute dresses from Very, Nordstrom, and Shopbop to give you inspiration if you are in the market to buy a summer maxi dress. I’m in the market to grab at least three maxi dresses that will get me through summer and resort season.
Post from our friends Very.co.uk
K & Co., is a shopping destination from one of my favorite city across the pond – Great Britain. I’m reading a lot of royal wedding information that’s feeding into my frenzy. When I started researching the brand I started looking at the stats and where a lot of my readers come from. Lo and behold I have a high UK following.
I always assume that all my readers are from the U.S. and it’s nice to know I’m read across the pond. K & Co. carries fragrances that I aren’t available in the U.S. yet so I’m green with envy. The Estee Lauder Bali Dream is only available overseas and my bottle is running out.
I think it’s time I plan a jaunt to London.
This post is sponsored by K & Co.