Archive | December, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Wish List Ideas

19 Dec

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If you have been following me on Facebook the past couple of weeks you know I have been giving you 12 ideas of some of my favorite fashion and beauty finds to add to your Christmas Wish List this year.  I am going to recap them now in case you have missed any and you can make that final trip to see Santa and get them on your list!

Item #1  Essie Cube of Nail Polish for Winter 2013.

It has 4 great colors for winter –
• Shearling Darling – ebony red
• Sable Collar – pearlescent cocoa plum
• Mind Your Mittens – black teal
• Toggle To The Top – sparkling garnet red

I am wearing “Sable Collar” now and I love it! “Toggle To The Top” will be great for Christmas! It is available at Ulta for $17.00 and I’m sure at other stores that carry the Essie brand.

Essie Cube of Nail Polish -Fall 2013

Item #2  Animal Print Scarf.

I love this animal print scarf I found at Chico’s! Scarves are very trendy right now and you can find them everywhere. Everyone can wear an animal print of some kind. Some may look better in leopard and some may look better in zebra (depending on your dominant color characteristic). Find one that looks best for your coloring and have fun with it!

They are very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on what you wear them with. On the left it is paired with a black shift dress (looks great with a pair of black tights and black boots with a heel). On the right it is paired with a long t-shirt and sweater (looks great with skinny jeans and either tall riding boots or short booties).

Animal print scarf

Item #3 “They’re Real” Mascara by Benefit

This is a mascara that I absolutely love. It comes in jet black color and it lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates and doesn’t smudge. It has won several awards for best mascara and can be found at Ulta, Sephora, Belk, Macys and everywhere the Benefit brand is sold. This would be a great stocking stuffer!


Item #4 Booties

While I still love my taller riding boots, I am also loving all the different variations of the bootie shoe which is trending this season! These can be worn with pants, skinny jeans and with tights and dresses. Here are a few variations I have found. Take your pick and put on your wish list!

Top Row:
Ivanka Trump from Belk, Andrew Geller Fabry from DSW, Xappeal from Rack Room Shoes
Bottom Row:
BCBG Panie Kerina from DSW, Calvin Klein from Belk, ZiGi Atop from Belk

Bootie Shoe Collage

Item #5 Gimme Brow

I was given this brow gel to try several months ago and I LOVE it! Making sure your eyebrows are neatly groomed and shaped is important to looking your very best. I like using this better than a pencil. The brush on fiber gel holds those tiny hairs in place all day. It is water resistant and very natural looking. It is made by Benefit.
Another great stocking stuffer to add to your list!

eyebrow by Benefit

Item #6  Stylish Bible

I was given one of these small clutch bibles (like the one on the far left) a few years ago and I love it for traveling! It is small, lightweight, fits easily in my suitcase, and it is very Stylish too!Zondervan has a collection of Style Line Bibles that make great Christmas gifts for every Stylish girl!

PicMonkey Collage

Item #7 Ponte (pon-tee) Pants

You’ve got to add a pair (or 2) of these pants to your Christmas Wish List this year! (Or buy them now to wear to those Holiday parties.) These are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn and they are very fashionable too. Great for work or play. I purchased mine from Chico’s but I have seen them everywhere.

Ponte is a thick, double-knit fabric with two-way stretch. It fits your body and holds you in too. The thicker fabric gives you support and structure. (Much more than leggings) They are so comfortable and great for traveling (and packing too).

They are more fitted so remember the rule: If you wear fitted on bottom, wear loose and blousey on top. They are great with an over-sized or tunic sweater and a pair of the booties that were item #4!

Chicos Ponte Pant

Item #8 Accessories

I love to accessorize! This is how you can really let your personality shine in your outfits. By changing out your accessories you can take your work outfit to a party outfit by dressing it up a little. To learn more about accessorizing for the Holidays, check out my previous Blog post. Whether it be a beautiful new diamond or a piece or two of fun costume jewelry, make sure to ask Santa for something shiny and sparkly for your stocking this year!


Item #9 A great haircut and style

One of the most important things you can do to look your very best is to get a good haircut and style! This adds the finishing touch to looking your very best. Make sure you find a Hairstylist who listens to you and works with you to give you the best look for your face shape and personality. If you haven’t had a compliment on your hair in the past few weeks, it may be time to look for another stylist.

If you aren’t going to stay with your natural coloring, make sure he/she helps you choose the best hair color for YOU (not the latest trend or the color that looks good on your friend). Everyone looks best when they stick with a shade that is not too far off from the color God gave them. Choose a style that will be easy for you to do every morning. Take a picture of a style you like with you to your appointment and discuss it with your stylist to see if it will work with your specific hair type. It always gives me a boost in how I feel when I go to the salon and get my hair done. If you don’t have time to visit the salon before Christmas, add a gift certificate for a cut and style to your Christmas Wish List!


Item #10 Stylish Coat

With many of us already experiencing some pretty cold winter days (and we all know there are plenty more to come), it is important to add a stylish coat to your wardrobe! Don’t cover up that great outfit with an old worn out coat. Make sure to pick one that is a great color for you and also fits your body shape too. If you gain your weight around the middle, don’t choose one with a big tie belt around the waistline. Look for a longer, slimmer style with several buttons down the middle to create a long, lean line. If you gain weight in your hips and thighs, make sure to choose one that comes down past the derriere. Don’t forget to accessorize with a pretty scarf and gloves too!

Here are 3 that I found really cute (all from New York & Co.):

PicMonkey Collage - Coats

Item #11 A great purse!

If you know me, you know I LOVE a great purse so it would have to be on my wish list! It is a great accessory to finish off your look in style. Make sure you choose one that is the right size though. It should be in proportion to your frame size. If you are 5′ 2″, don’t choose one that is as big as a suitcase and if you are 5′ 8″, don’t choose one that is the size of a wallet. Proportion is key!

Also remember if you are choosing one to go with most of your outfits, choose one to match your hair color. It will look the very best! Here are some selections (all Michael Kors) to give you an example of what I’m talking about – to match your Dominant Color Characteristic.

Top Row:
This silver one is great for a “Cool” – Ladies with Silver or Salt & Pepper hair
This lighter one is great for a “Light” – Blondes

Middle Row:
This dark brown is great for a “Deep” – Dark brown hair with dark brown eyes
The other one is great for a “Warm” – Red heads

Bottom Row:
This lighter brown is great for a “Soft” -Light brown/Dishwater Blonde hair
This black one is great for a “Clear” – Dark hair and light eyes

Pick out a favorite and add a great new handbag to your Wish List today!

Michael Kors purses

Item #12 Faithfully Fashionable Personal Style Analysis Gift Certificate

I have added a special promotion on this 12th day of Christmas ideas – If you purchase a Gift Certificate as a gift for someone else between now and Christmas Eve, you can purchase another Certificate for yourself at 20% off!

This is a unique, personalized and FUN gift you don’t have to fight the crowds to find!

A Personal Style Analysis Gift Certificate:
• 90 minute Personal Style Analysis with Image Consultant
• Color Analysis to determine very best clothing colors
• Body Shape Analysis to determine what styles to wear
• Frame Analysis to determine best types of accessories
• Fashion Personality Analysis and tips for where to shop
• A complete set of personalized Color Swatches
• Other personalized Fashion and Styling advice

Contact me to order your Certificates today!

FF Gift Certificate

I hope Santa brings you all you wish for this Christmas!  Most importantly, let’s all remember the Reason for the Season and celebrate the birth of Jesus!  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Accessorizing for the Holidays

12 Dec

In a recent post I wrote about choosing a great outfit for your festive Holiday parties.  Now let’s discuss accessorizing!  You may already have something in your closet you can wear to the party but just need to add a little sparkle to really stand out and shine.

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a136a672c8332464de75f350b2d2b40f  Add a fun infinity red scarf to add a pop of color to your jeans and top.

When choosing your accessories don’t forget to stay in proportion to your frame size.  If you are 5′ 2″ or shorter, keep your prints and accessories small so that they don’t outshine you!  If you are 5’3″ to 5’7″, you can choose prints and accessories that are medium to large in size.  If you are 5’8′ or taller, you can go bold and big with your prints and accessories.  Accessorizing in proportion to your frame size is a very important element of dressing to look your very best.


Remember to wear just enough accessories so that you look completely put together from head to toe and not too many that you get mistaken for the Christmas tree! Are you familiar with the 16 point accessory rule I discuss in my workshops?

Perfect dressing is in the details and you want to make sure you are looking fabulous from head to toe (that includes paying attention to your polish on your hands and toes)!

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Have fun adding just the perfect accessories to your wardrobe and show that Holiday sparkle and shine! 

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