SHOLDIT Infinity Scarf and Clutch Wrap Purse

There’s nothing better than wearing a fashionable accessory that’s also functional.  With the cold weather approaching, we are taking our scarves out of storage and wearing them (in the mornings) to keep us warm.

And let’s not forget that it’s football season and female football fans are coming up shorthanded on ways to carry their essentials on game day. Your choices are limited to a clear plastic sack (ew) or try to shove everything you need into your pockets.

With the SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap purse, you can go hands-free all game and still have all of your essentials close at hand. SHOLDIT is a traditional infinity scarf with a big secret: it contains a hidden zipper pocket perfectly sized to carry all of your game-day essentials on the sly. Even better, you don’t have to worry about setting your valuables down on the grimy stadium floors.

 

Whether you’re a Patriots fan…

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A Vikings fan…

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Or a Broncos fan…

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SHOLDIT has got your style AND your belongings covered for game day this football season. $29+, available at sholdit.com

Packing Tips for Fashion Girls: Look Fabulous on Vacation

Going on vacation is an exciting time for any fashion girl.  But there’s always the dilemma of packing for an extended amount of time.  Honestly, it can become overwhelming and the thought of going through airport security’s mentally exhausting.

Ready for anything with my Vera Bradley Duffle Bag
Ready for anything with my Vera Bradley Duffle Bag

We shouldn’t let that distract us from looking fabulous and having a good time.  To help us get motivated I want to share a few quick packing tips:

1.  Always pack a variety of summer dresses – whether it’s a maxi or shift dress.  Packing a dress makes room in your duffle bag and you don’t have to iron!

2.  Use accessories to dress up your vacation style or tone it down.  Pack a fedora hat (so we don’t have to worry about our hair) add a belt to cinch the waist for a sexy look and a few statement necklaces to dress up a basic t shirt.

Simple Travel Accessories
Simple Travel Accessories

3.  Your shoe collection should also be effortless style.  Include flip flops (easy to put on) flats for a cool night and two pairs of pumps.  In terms of pumps, I like to go with a basic color that coordinates with any garment such as nude or black.

4.  Undergarments need to reflect your coordinated pieces.  For example, a new mom should include a slimming camisole to keep the abdominal muscles (firm) underneath a blouse.  We can also add a bodysuit for that gorgeous dress that shows your curves.

5.  In terms of pants, consider a pair of shorts, jeans, or even leggings.  All three are great options when packing your vacation attire because they’re transitional pieces that can mix and match.

Kimmie Ready for Travel
Kimmie Ready for Travel

6.  Don’t forget your swimsuit – I like to keep two options in mind; one swimsuit for a sexy date and another suit for having a good time (you’re not concerned with your appearance in this suit because it’s comfortable.)

Packing for any trip can be demanding but with the right tips and perspective, we can have an amazing time and still look great!

Fashion to Figure and Denise Caldwell Summer Style Party

Fashion to Figure and Denise Caldwell invite you to a Summer Style Party to celebrate FTF’s new White Marsh Store location! Join us on Monday, June 30th at The White Marsh Mall from 6 PM – 8 PM for sips, sweet, and trend advice from style expert and curvy fashionista Denise Caldwell!

WHEN: June 30th 6 – 8 PM
LOCATION: White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall BLVD, Baltimore, MD 21236
WHAT TO KNOW: #FTFSELFIE and @FTFSNAPS @DCFASHIONISTA1

Fashion to Figure & Denise Caldwell Summer Style Party

Angela Simmons – Giving Us Instagram Life

Angela Simmons gives us Instagram Life with her fashion forward photos and creative style. She does a fabulous job mixing street glam with high couture. In my opinion, Angela is on her way to becoming a style icon.

 

Brandy Norwood: Photo of The Day

 

Style + Life + Fashion's Photo of The Day goes to Brandy Norwood. This songstress and actress received the NAACP Award for Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series.

Brandy looked very chic wearing a heart shaped, cutout dress along with an inverted bob. She's been a fan of ours for years and her style last night set her apart from the rest. And we can't forget about that nude lipstick: gorgeous!

 

Photo of The Day: Aztec Print Jacket and Leggings

Style + Life + Fashion’s Photo of The Day goes to…myself! I decided to wear this aztec print jacket, with black leggings, and lace up booties.

Normally, I am a “solids” type of girl but today I wanted to wear this inexpensive jacket with a few fun accessories. I think it’s the perfect outfit when grabbing cocktails on a Friday night.

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Part II: Jacket can also be worn with a stretch pencil skirt, wide belt, or jeans.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Gen Bell

Valentine’s Day is the day to show off your sexy side, remind your loved one what you are working with underneath your sweats and possibly baby food, or to catch the eye of a new admirer.

For some, personal style comes easy but not everyone is born a natural fashionista and may need a little help. Miami based celebrity stylist Gen Bell offers her best dressed tips for Valentine’s Day!

Known for dressing celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, and upcoming artists Jordan Fernandez and Tori Lynn Jones, Gen Bell advices to be confident in whatever you wear. Confidence is your sexiest asset. Pair confidence with these tips and you will sure impress your loved one or snag a new boyfriend.

Valentine’s Day Stylist Tips:

1) Make sure all your pieces fit your body type well. Muffin tops or saggy butts are not attractive.

2) Everyone wears red on Valentine’s Day. Avoid this cliché color. Instead a little black dress paired with red accents will go a long way.

3) If you must wear red…save it for lingerie.

4) Dress appropriately for the date activity. If going on a casual date such as bowling, put on your best fitting jeans with a sexy top. If you are going on a romantic date, heels are a must. Whether high heeled boots or stilettos. Heels elongate your legs and makes your silhouette sexy!

5) Pair your outfit with a fun trend such as an iridescent clutch, belt, or shoes! Or rock a full floral skirt with a form fitting top.

6) Lastly, don’t revealtoomuch because the best way to lure interest is to leave a little to the imagination.

Curvy Shape

For the curvy girl, wear something that compliments your curves. A wrap dress is sexy yet classy at the same time.

Short Shape

For the short girl, wear something that elongates your frame. A fitted sheath dress above the knee will do the trick.

Tummy Shape

For the girl with a little pouch, wear something that doesn’t emphasize your midsection. A vibrant shift dress will have you looking elegant and beautiful.

Boyish Shape

For the girl with slightly less curves, wear something that can add a little bit of curve. A beautiful flowing belted style dress will do just that.

Large Bust

For the girl that is full on top, wear something that will keep the detail to the top at a minimum. A nipped in waist dress with a flowing flare will look great!

Small Bust

For the girl that is smaller on top, wear something that can add definition to the bust line. A flattering A-line dress will help give you the look you want!

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About Gen Bell:

Wardrobe stylist and creative director, Gen Bell is the true embodiment of a career girl in every aspect. Bell was born in Chicago and is currently styling key individuals in the South Florida community in film, fashion and music. Bell has worked one on one with designers, boutiques, production companies, models and more. In 2013, Bell wrote for Haute Living Magazine. Bell has worked on production sets with highly acclaimed recording artists including J-Lo and Pitbull as well as numerous other events in the industry.

With a portfolio centered on beauty, video, celebrity/music, and street-chic styling, Bell has a vast knowledge of creating an aesthetically pleasing composition. Working with color palettes, silhouettes, and design, Gen Bell pulls together elements and principles to create a final “product” which sets apart from the rest.

 
 
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Mesh Blouse Purchased from The Wise Penny Thrift Shop

Yesterday I volunteered at The Wise Penny Thrift Shop located in Baltimore. While sorting through inventory and having a few laughs, I ran across this one of a kind mesh blouse with a corset style waist and gold buttons.

 At first sight, I wasn’t sure if the top was my size because it looked very small; but thankfully I could wear it. My girlfriend forced me to buy it and even gave me some style options: leather leggings, gold pumps, and chain bracelet.

Honestly, some of the best (and most authentic) pieces in my wardrobe are thrifted. Stay tuned for an updated photo of the final look…

Yesterday’s look wearing my thrifted leather hat and oversized sunglasses.

 

Ann Taylor: Style on Call Book A Date This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day weekend, whether you are single and looking for something fun to do with girlfriends, or need help finding an outfit for a date with that someone special, book a date with Ann Taylor for a special Style on Call in-store event weekend.

From Friday, February 14- Monday, February 17, Ann Taylor stores nationwide will be hosting“Style on Call” to offer clients a wardrobe remix. An appointment can be booked online with personal stylists, who will help clients build the modern closet and provide styling tips (walk-ins are also welcome!). Gorgeous gifts, treats and an in-store sweepstakes that includes a trip and more will be offered.


WHAT: Style On Call with Ann Taylor – Personal Stylists help you build your modern

closet, plus get styling tips, gorgeous gifts, treats and more

WHEN: Friday, February 14-Monday, February 17


WHERE: Ann Taylor stores nationwide



Mixing Prints: Today’s Tip and Trick

 

Here's a short snippet on how to mix prints! We all love this trend but have a hard time getting it right. Fashionistas like Solange Knowles have inspired us to try new textures and patterns.

It's ultimately about finding your own style. To join the fun and look runway ready, read tips on how to mix prints from Pinterest.com

 

What's your favorite print? Mine is leopard…