Sometimes we curvy girls like to shy away from being fabulous during the Holiday season. Fearing that the bright colors, sparkle, shine and glitter will make us look, well, big. As a firm believer in loving the skin your in and making your body look its best, I’m encouraging my girls to adorn and embellish their curves because, confidence is your must have accessory. Not sure on what looks to experiment with this holiday season? Check out a few of our favorite haute holiday styles for the curvy diva in you below…
A truly simplistic & design focused smartphone has arrived compliments of Windows and HTC. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Windows Phone 8S by HTC are a unique mix of the majority of features that consumers know, love & lust for today. These phones have eye-catching designs, Beats Audio technology for studio-quality sound, and an impressive set of front and back cameras. “Pairing HTC’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”
One of my favorite features of the Windows phones are the easy to use Live Tiles. HTC created the Windows Phone 8X and 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilizing a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. Perfectly sculpted with a smooth taper making them feel unbelievably thin in your hand from every end, angle, top and bottom. Even the home & side camera buttons are flush & fluid in design making this device feel absolutely uniform in the palm of your hand. We all know how much customization is important when owning a smartphone device. Since your device is usually an extension of it’s owning, it’s only right that HTC is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colors in a premium matte finish.
“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.” As the first ‘SIGNATURE’ devices with “Windows Phone” right in the name both Windows Phones were designed to match Windows and HTC’s design and personality. Nothing screams personality quite like Beats Audio – exclusively available on HTC smartphones, provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1MP, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that captures more people at once and also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8MP CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical and almost invisible shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. No pricing is available yet, but will be announced soon.
What do you think? Is this a Windows phone fit for your personality and style?
See more photos from today’s Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC announcement event below…
I know you’ve all seen the really cool and crazy runway looks that don’t necessarily translate well into everyday life. No one wants to be a lack-luster attempt at fashion or better yet, a walking fashion faux pas. Not to worry, even the most eccentric trends can inspire a great looking outfit with a few minor alterations.
Monica stuns in a great pair of teal skinnies with an easy breezy blouse. The brilliant pop of color on bottom makes the songstress look fresh and chic. Using a pop of color to contrast with neutrals will give you a fresh look without “over-styling”. If you aren’t quite comfortable wearing this brightly-paired look head to toe follow these three easy tips.
Pair your colored jeans with great accessories; think a killer watch or a fab pair of heels. Chic accessories will compliment color contrasts while accentuating other neutral areas such as the feet, wrists, ears or neck. Statement accessories work well, but be careful not to overpower your look with super busy pieces. The fashion possibilities are endless!
Avoid wearing this trend with overly complicated prints or textures. Too many patterns, colors and prints will have you looking less chic-ish & more clownish. If you are trying this look for the first time, keep it simple until you are comfortable.
Have fun pairing uncommon colors! Trends will come and go and shouldn’t be over thought. The moment you feel over styled, start from scratch until you feel confortable in your look. Try something once, if you like it great, if not move on!
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What Fall fashion trends are you excited to try this season?
As I celebrate my Birthday this October, the one way I love to celebrate is with all of my close friends with my classic POLISH PARTY! I am beyond addicted to nail polish. Its something I can get lost in on a chilli Saturday afternoon while catching up on all of my favorite tv shows that Ive missed during the week. Now that Fall has officially arrived, it’s the perfect excuse to pick up some new colors and have a Polish Party. Many people may argue that Hair is the ultimate accessory but I believe a neat manicure with a stroke of a bold color is the best and most inexpensive way to complete a look.
Here are some of my favorite fall polish colors I’ll be splashing in this season:
A RAGE OF ROYALTY
Love Deep Purples and Bold Plum Colors
Siberian Nights by OPI
Carry On By ESSIE
A MOOD OF MATURITY
Shades of greys, greens and blues
Chinchilly by ESSIE
Go On Green by OPI
Rain of Flowers By MAC
Shades of Nude and Beiges are classic
Gold by Yves Saint Laurent
Oyster Shell by MAC