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.@HallmarkSignature Cards Are Stylish Keepsakes You’ll Want To Cherish Forever #SignatureStyle #Ad

July 1st, 2015 by Christen

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own.

When you think about picking up a card to celebrate a special moment, typically you think about finding one at the last minute at your local convenience or discount store.  There are few occasions where I’ve actually “shopped around” to find the perfect greeting card, and when I did shop for a card, it was typically for Mother’s Day or special friend birthdays.  Recently, I’ve learned about Hallmark Signature cards that are specially designed to represent works of art, and are also sentimental.  Upon visiting my local Hallmark, I got the chance to find the perfect card to share with my best friend of over 20 years at her summer solstice-inspired birthday brunch.

 

Hallmark Signature Collection

Finding the perfect card to represent over 20 years of friendship is one thing, but finding a stylish one at that, wasn’t as much of a challenge as I originally thought.  Thanks to the Hallmark Signature aisle, I was able to browse through so many beautifully crafted, luxurious cards that not only looked the part but also shared genuine sentiments from my heart.

 

Not only did I find the Hallmark Signature card that is the epitome of our friendship, but the fresh summer colors and lucite frame also ensured that this is a stylish keepsake that she’ll cherish forever.  If you ever found yourself in a conversation with someone you love dearly, and always seem to end conversations with “I Love You,” and the response of “I Love You More!“, then you can definitely see why this Hallmark Signature card makes the perfect sentiment – it truly represents us!

 

Hallmark Signature Collection

 

What I love about Hallmark Signature cards is the fact that they’re so beautifully made.  Everyone knows someone who truly appreciates a card, just as much as a gift.  In addition to finding a card for my BFF, I was able to score an equally awesome Hallmark Signature card for my dad on Father’s Day.  Honestly, after one visit down the Hallmark Signature card aisle, I’ve already found cards for upcoming baby showers, weddings and more!

 

Finding a card that conveys your thoughts and completely represents your personality is always a plus.  But, finding the perfect card with a mix of vibrant hues of pink, tangerine and lime that can inspire a fashion moment? That’s definitely a win! Check out how my Hallmark Signature card inspired my stylish, summer solstice look below.

 

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How often have you been inspired to create an entire look based on a scent, color or moment of feeling?  The vibrant colors in the card definitely inspired me to wear “more” color for my summer solstice brunch look.  I wanted to curate a collection of colors and textures that would express the love that I have for my friend at first glance.

Wearing a Michael Kors jersey dress with a laced gold chain and gold button accent, this easy to wear dress was my first choice for a day of celebration!  Paired with a festive sequins bag and nude Jessica Simpson shoes – I’m ready to enjoy a beautiful Sunday brunch and celebrate my bestie in style!

 

 

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Hallmark Signature has a variety of art-inspired cards for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more to choose from.  I already have plans to pick up a few more for upcoming weddings and baby shower celebrations later this summer.  When you share a Hallmark Signature card, you’re not sharing just another card, you’re presenting a keepsake gift that they’ll cherish forever.  Take a look at more from Hallmark Signature found at Hallmark and many of your favorite retail/convenience stores and discover stylish sentiments to inspire you and celebratory moments all summer long below!

 

 

Looking for more stylish Hallmark Signature ideas? Make sure you check out Hallmark Signature online at http://greetings.hallmark.com/signature and connect with @HallmarkSignature by following them on Instagram today!

Discover The Easiest Way To Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

June 16th, 2015 by Fashion Staff

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

 

It’s Summer!  There’s no better time to invest in a great pair of shades than now.  But which style is right for you?  Different sunglasses look better on different faces. Sure, you could try them all out until you find one that works, but if you need a little help, here’s an infographic that’ll help narrow it down for you.

It’s simple: first, you determine your face shape by tracing it in a mirror and comparing it to the shapes on the infographic. Then refer to the second half, which lists your face shape and the sunglass styles that match. (It even explains why those sunglasses are a good fit for you, which is good to remember if you’re ever out without the guide on hand.) Finding the best sunglasses for your face doesn’t have to be rocket science, once you found which style/shape flatters your face best, then you no longer have to be in the dark when it comes to sunnies that suit you best!

Check out the infographic and discover the best sunglasses for your face shape below!

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face chart

 

Now that you’ve found a guide that’ll help put your best shadiest face forward, which pair of shades are you looking forward to buying first?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

The Kate Spade Chargeable Bag Collection Techies Dream About Is Almost Here!

June 4th, 2015 by Christen

Most divas on the go never leave home without a portable charger (or two) in their handbag. Soon you can ditch the portable chargers because Kate Spade has teamed up with Everpurse for a designer/chargeable bag collection that you’ll love! While we’ve been digging the techy purses and bags we’ve started to see pop up over the last couple years, the recently announced coming together of Kate Spade and Everpurse (known as the Berkin of handbags that charge your devices) for a line of Kate bags that will keep your phone fully juiced is the best news our wardrobe has heard in a long time.

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The Everpurse x Kate Spade New York collection, which will range from clutches and totes to backpacks, will be coming to a purse rack near you this fall.

 

Thanks to a partnership with Everpurse, Kate Spade & Co. will start making purses that not only house your iPhone stylishly — they’ll charge it, too. Never worry about running out of battery power again — you can just charge your bag before heading out on a sleek countertop charger. From there, your bag holds the charge — and your poor dying phone will get some respite when you plug it into the internal port within the bag.

 

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The handbag line, which will go on sale in September and ranges in price from $198 and $698, is designed to alleviate the issues plagued by “customers who live a life on-the-go,” according to Kate Spade Executive Vice President and CMO Mary Beech.

Hopefully this leap into fashionable tech-savvy accessories will clue more designers out there that a technology collaboration might be the answer to dominating the future of fashion for divas and dorks everywhere!  We’ll see!

Silver, Liquid Metals And Bling (These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things) #OOTD

May 21st, 2015 by Christen

 

Over the years, I’ve realized that my style can’t be narrowed down to one or two categories. In fact, it’s usually an eccentric mix of feminine meets biker-chic or preppy meets athletic, moments. I’m always looking for small elements or details that’ll make my look standout (without looking like I’m thirsty for attention).

 

As a matter of fact, to know me means that you understand my love for individuality without seeking spotlight. (Maybe that’s a weird introvert characteristic, but I digress..) One of my favorite looks that experiment with multiple elements of style is this sneaker glam ensemble – where bling is king!

 

 

By pairing a sweatshirt/sneakers with a glam gown/chandelier earrings, I managed to create a look suitable for… well, I cover what this look was intended for below.

 


Earrings: Pearl/Silver drop chandelier (Charming Charlie)

Top: “Jeweled” cropped sweatshirt (H&M)

Dress: Vintage

Shoes: Liquid Metal Sky Hi Dunks (Nike)

I’d love to say that this was a well-planned “outfit of the day” ensemble – but I’ll admit that it was really a “I’m late for church & wanna be comfy” look instead. (LOL!)

 

 

 

What do you think of my mix of sneakers and glam? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. 

 

Style Files: Say Hello And Color Me Happy In Heels #OOTD

May 15th, 2015 by Christen

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Hello Friday!  There’s no happier time of week that the day that we welcome the weekend! As the days get longer, my dresses get shorter (Hey, I’m pre-gaming for summer!) With my favorite mid-Spring (not-quite-summer) frock and sneakers, I’m ready to take on the weekend in style!

Check out a few of my favorite shots from this week’s shoot with the Fiat 500 L below!

 

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Covered in Happiness from head-to-toe.

I love easy style! Chances are you’ll find me in everyday wear that easy to throw on and go!  Since I’m a tall curvy girl, it’s important that my style feels chic and confident no matter what.  So pairing a short and sleek shirt dress with wedge sneakers was just the style and comfort I needed!

Can you believe that on my way to another shoot location, I just happened to come across this colorfully graphic wall and said, This is it! The similarities between my shirt dress and this mural were uncanny – so of course an impromptu photo shoot was meant to be!

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Shirt dress: Prabal Gurung x Target (Sold Out)

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Shoes: Nike x Undercover Dunks (Sold Out)

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Steppin to the beat of my own drum…

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

For more on the 2015 Fiat 500 L visit DivasDriveInHeels.com soon!

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Hello Weekend, is that you?  I’ve been waiting on you (at the door) all week long!

Cheers to the weekend & I’ll see you all next week!

Style Files: Spring Fling To The Max With The 2015 @Toyota Highlander

May 12th, 2015 by Christen

There’s nothing I love more than a nice drive paired with beautiful weather, and when you add a flowing maxi dress to the mix – you’ve got the perfect combination for an amazing Spring day.  Recently, I purchased this beautiful chiffon frock and I must admit, I’m in love!

For me, Spring is all about flow and coverage – many Spring days can get rather warm, while the evening temps require a light sweater or jacket.  Because of this, wearing a long-sleeve chiffon-style dress is totally worth it as it covers and protects without being too hot and heavy.

Check out a breakdown of my Spring look below:

 

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Dress

H&M – CONSCIOUS. Long, V-neck chiffon dress with a printed pattern. Buttons at front and at cuffs. Tie belt at waist. Lined. Made partly from recycled polyester. ($49.95)

 

Accessories

Earrings & Necklace – Charming Charlie

Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviators ($170)

 

[Must Read: Bring On Spring In The 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited]

 

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Want to learn more?  Discover more Toyota Highlander colors, trims and options by visiting Toyota.com/Highlander and get social by connecting with Toyota on TwitterFacebook and Instagram today!

Discover The Secret Behind The Fashionable Success Of CBS’ The Good Wife

May 4th, 2015 by Christen

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Just in time for the season finale of the critically acclaimed hit drama “The Good Wife”, I caught up with style guru, Dryel advocate and “The Good Wife” costume designer – Dan Lawson to discuss his life of fashion, designing the stylish TV moments and more.  Check out my interview with Dan below…

 

At what age & what moment did you discover your love of fashion & style?

Well, I studied costume designer in college.  Then, of course, one gets out of school and starts questioning everything.  But I absolutely knew costume design was my calling when I saw the Merchant/Ivory film, “A Room With a View”.  I was truly moved by the story that the clothing told in that movie.  I was such a nerd, I even wrote the costume designer to say how much I loved her work.  Of course, she didn’t write back, but I knew that was what I wanted to do nonetheless.

“Fashion” really came into play later when I started working in television on such shows as “One Life To Live”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Kings”, and of course, “The Good Wife”.  TGW in particular was the perfect marriage of costume design and fashion for me.

 

How do you use technology to achieve day-to-day accomplishments in the fashion field?

Computer is key!  Research, correspondence, budget keeping, script work – everything goes through the computer.  TGW tries to be as green as we can.  So we do a lot through the computer.  Even pattern making can now happen on the computer.

There are other technologies that we use as well.  Instead of dry-cleaning all the time, we use Dryel.  Some of our vendors use amazing machines to create our own fabrics.   Superior irons like Rowenta that work incredibly well on clothes.

 

What are your favorite social media/fashion apps that you’re currently using?

I like Twitter.  I like to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening out there at any given moment.  Instagram is wonderful for research.

 

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What’s a typical day in the life for Dan like?

VERY LONG!!  I usually start by getting up at 5 and getting to set by 6:30 for a 7 AM call.  I work with the actors on their costumes for the day and make sure everyone looks the way I want them to before they go to set.  My team also checks/dresses the background actors.  Once the first scene is up and running, I usually have to go to my office in the wardrobe space at the studio for fittings with new actors.

While we are shooting the current episode, I also have to prep the next episode.  So in between checking actors before they go to set and fittings, I read the new script, break it down, research, shop, and work on roughing in the new episode’s wardrobe.  There are usually at least 3 meetings that I have to attend during the 6 or 7 day prep for a new episode – the initial meeting on the episode (called a concept meeting), my costume meeting with the director/producer, and finally the production meeting where we go over all the nuts and bolts before we start shooting.

The day starts to wind down around 7.  Our show tries to stick to a 12 hour shoot day.  Sometimes it’s longer and every once in a while it’s shorter.  Of course, if there is anything out of the ordinary with an episode, that takes extra time to handle.

We have long days Monday through Friday, but weekends are usually ours.  Although, if a new script comes in or there is a rewrite, I have to deal with it on my day off.  Episodic TV is a big machine and one has to stay in front of the work.  It’s like waiting tables, once you’re in the weeds it’s usually too late to salvage the situation.

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How do you keep the clothes you work with on set looking their best?

Our actors at TGW wear a lot of clothes as well as wearing the same outfit for days.  Quite often they will have to wear a costume until the end of the day on day and then the first thing again in the morning.  Everything gets steamed or ironed daily.  We always run a lint roller over the clothing.  We check for any small repairs that might need to happen.  We check the buttons to make sure they are tight and perky – nothing worse than a drooping button on a suit, blouse or coat.  Using the proper hanger is also very important.  I usually like to have pants hang long rather than folded over a hanger to avoid creases right at the knee.  We will also turn garments inside out to allow them to get air to the inside which helps freshen them up.  We depill the knits.  We also dry-clean but try to dry-clean as little as possible since the process can be quite wearing to clothing.  We use Dryel a lot in the dryer to remove daily grime from all day wearing or stains.  We also use it for freshening up blouses, dress shirts, skirts.  It’s a great product too for rejuvenating vintage pieces or already worn pieces we pick up from the second-hand stores.

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If you could only pack 5 items in your fashion survival kit, what would they be?

Female:  the perfect skirt (pencil or “A”); a versatile blouse; a well-heeled pump that is comfortable (not an easy thing to find, but well worth the effort of looking!); a nicely maintained bag – not a backpack; a simple, elegant earring that goes with everything

 

Male:  a well fitting suit; a white dress shirt with a nice crisp collar; a good leather belt; a classic dress shoe that is comfortable; and, like the ladies, a nicely maintained bag – not a backpack.

 

Want to keep up with Daniel Lawson, costume designer of The Good Wife. Follow him @GoodWifeFashion on Twitter and discover Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target plus get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

I Found The Perfect Jumpsuit For Any Island-like Vacation At Target

April 28th, 2015 by Christen

Hola from Puerto Vallarta!  Currently, I´m basking in an amazing Mexican All-inclusive resort, sipping on pina coladas and ever-so-grateful that a few weeks ago (in spite of my pre-determined judgement) I checked out the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection before it sold out!

Before I spoil the surprise that you already knew – Yes! This jumpsuit is from the Lilly For Target collection, but what you didn’t know is that if it wasn’t for the launch day morning buzz – I wouldn’t have taken a second look at the collection in the first place.

When I first received the Lilly for Target lookbook from Target’s PR agency, I instantly thought of baby puke.  (That’s harsh, I know. But follow along.)  The bright pinks, blues and greens jumbled together made me think of bridal and baby showers and babies and puke. Still a bit much? Well, at least I’m being honest.  But, within the collection of pastels – I found the perfect island-inspired jumpsuit! (Who knew!)

Measuring at 42″ at the bust and 36″ in the waist, the kelly green palm-like “boom-boom” print design pops out unlike anything else in the collection. It’s 100% polyester without the cheesy/cheapy polyester feel and even on a tall girl like me, it manages to sweep the floor (pants length is VERY important in my world.)

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After wearing this piece on my first Puerto Vallarta day out – it doesn’t surprise me how quickly this collection actually sold out online and in Target stores!  The Lilly for Target collection was inspired by Palm Beach living, so of course it would become uniform for soon-to-be vacationing fashionistas everywhere!

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Lilly Pultizer for Target

Boom Boom Jumpsuit

$44.00 (Sold Out)

 

Although the jumpsuit is sold out online and in Target stores, doesn’t mean this awesome vacation find has to elude you.  You can still check out additional options for kids, plus sizes and more on Ebay.com – yeah, it’ll cost you more than the original price – but when I say I found the perfect jumpsuit for any island-like vacation from Target – I meant it!

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What do you think?  Did you score any of the coveted Lilly for Target pieces?  What do you think of the collection?  Share your thoughts below!

Melody Ehsani Reebok Classics Return Today With More Fresh Kicks

April 24th, 2015 by Christen

Melody Ehsani Reebok Classics

 

I’ve been a huge fan of the the Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration for years now! I mean, who doesn’t love a stylish collection of sneakers that are as fab as these!
LA based designer Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic are back at it again with another collaboration, this time featuring the iconic Blacktop Pump and Ventilator sneaker models.

 

Melody Ehsani Reebok Classics

 

The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior heel wedge for a feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator says true to its retro runner design.  The collection ranges from $120-$200.

 

Melody Ehsani Reebok Classics

 

Each sneaker features the luxe python leather featured on the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration – a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman. The shoes also feature the designer’s signature take on the Evil Eye, which brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look. The clean gum outsole adds a fresh finish to the shoe’s rich tones.

 

Melody Ehsani Reebok Classics

 

These shoes will be exclusively available at Melody’s LA store (424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) and melodyehsani.com on April 24th. The shoes will then be available at select global retailers and Reebok.com starting May 1st.

 

Fashionistas Rejoice! You Can Now Change The Style Of Your Shoes With This App

March 30th, 2015 by Christen

Hey fashionistas! Wouldn’t you love owning an endless supply of stylish shoes? What if you never had to worry about spending hundreds (or even thousands) on shoes again? There’s a new app for that and to be honest, I’ve been awaiting the arrival of this technology for years!

 

Volvorii Smart Shoe

 

The Volvorii Smart Shoe has a color/pattern changing panel that you can adjust via your smartphone to match whatever it is that you’re wearing. In a second, you can go from subdued office look to a pop of color on your pump, because technology is awesome. The panel is an e-paper display — aka, a colorful, flexible version of your Kindle screen. You can get the shoe in black or white and of course change the panel all you want. The team of creators also plans to launch a line of accessories that you can clip onto the shoe to further customize it. Think bows or baubles. There’s reports that there will even a back attachment option if you want to add an ankle strap.
 

Volvorii Smart Shoe

 

Why wouldn’t you want to extend your shoe wardrobe by changing into a new pair of Volvorriis? To support the project, you can pledge any amount, but to get your own pair of Volvoriis, you need to lay down $249. They plan on retailing them for $499.  Would you invest in a pair of ever-changing heels?  Share your thoughts below!

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