Fall Fashion 2014 – Essentials That Every Girl Needs

The leaves are shades of burnt orange and yellow, and the weather seems to be getting nippier each time we leave the house. This can only mean one thing: Fall is here! As well as eating buckets of pumpkin soup and drinking milky cinnamon beverages, I’m dressing for the occasion too. It isn’t quite winter, so you could possibly get away with wearing less layers, still managing to show off a nice bit of shape in your outfits. The following bits are essentials that every girl needs during the Fall:


Fall Fashion Plaid Shirt

A Chunky Scarf

A chunky scarf is a must during Fall, especially if you don’t plan on wearing a big, cosy coat. Luckily for you, scarves look great with just about anything, especially if you can wrap them round your neck a few times to get a nice layered look.

A Cape

I don’t mean a cape like Batman – this isn’t about Halloween! I mean a fashionable, blanket style cape. There are all kinds of styles out and about today, especially Navajo styles. They add a lovely layer to any outfit and an element of interest. Simply throw over your favourite jeans and shirt combo, or wear over a skirt and tights. Ladies like Beyonce  have been known to be fans!

Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are sure to keep you toasty. In fact, many fashion bloggers are wearing theirs with a long jumper and bare legs! You might be a little chilly at first, but I’m sure you’d get used to it after a while. You might want to wear shorts under your jumper too – just in case!

Plaid Shirt

The plaid shirt is a laidback fashion staple for Fall, just as it has been all year. It’s another great layering piece that can be worn with just about anything. Throw it over your favorite t-shirt, or wrap it around your waist to add a grunge feel.

here’s another plaid shirt that I like: sheer plaid shirt

Longline Blazer Jacket

The longline blazer jacket is a good jacket choice for those slightly warmer Fall days. They are very smart, so perfect for a job interview, meeting, or just a day in the office.

Thick Tights

With thick tights at your disposal, you can wear anything you want. Shorts, skirts, dresses, you name it. You won’t be cold, and you’ll look very chic indeed. No need to throw out your Summer wardrobe when you can make it work for Fall!

Cozy Jumper

Of course, we all need a cosy jumper during the Fall to snuggle up with. Cropped jumpers are everywhere at the moment, and they look fabulous with a skirt and tights. However, you could also get a long jumper as mentioned before to wear with some over the knee boots. High neck jumpers are all the rage this season!

If you have these items in your wardrobe this Fall, you’ll never get chilly. You’ll never run out of things to wear, either! Simply interchange these items for a different looking outfit each time. What do you think of these fashion essentials? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

Holiday Fashion Essentials from David’s Bridal

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s no surprise that the biggest party season of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re searching for the perfect NYE dress or need a festive frock for that office holiday party, David’s Bridal has got you covered offering a variety of midnight kiss-worthy frocks and stunning silhouettes!

New Year’s Attire


From left to right: Style 56449D, Sleeveless ruched jersey dress with beaded back in Black; $159.00, Style XS5852, Sleeveless v-neck all over beaded blouson dress in Nude; $279.00, Style 141704510, Strapless metallic jacquard dress in Gold; $149.00, Style D1082, High neckline sleeveless beaded dress in Silver; $199.00 & Style 26B6204TQ1, Cap sleeve bodice dress with tulle skirt in Gold; $89.00

Holiday Office Party

From left to right: Style D927, Sleeveless scallop beaded short dress in Navy; $189.00, Style141703090, Long sleeve all over sequin dress in Black; $199.00, Style 141704390, Metallic jacquard halter party dress in Black/Gold; $49.99, Style S267420, Sleeveless sequin dress with illusion neckline in Black/Nude; $49.99 & Style S257476, Sleeveless chiffon dress with beaded neckline in Silver; $89.00

Christmas Celebrations

From left to right: Style JHDM6795, Sleeveless polka dot dress with ribbon tie in Black/Nude; $169.00, StyleF15703, Sleeveless faille dress with beaded neckline in Apple; $149.00, Style JH4M4409, Long ruched sleeve blouson dress in Taupe; $99.00, Style F15103, Strapless satin short dress with pleating in Apple; $99.00 & Style W10184, Short strapless contrast corded lace dress in Mercury; $149.00

Finishing Touches






Choosing an Engagement Ring: Jewelry that Suits Your Style

Have you been tasked with choosing your own engagement ring? This can be disappointing, as it takes the surprise out of the whole engagement process. However, for some women it’s a dream come true! You know that you’re going to love this special ring, and you’ll have something that suits your style forever and ever. Here’s how you can choose an engagement ring that suits your style:


Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring
Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring

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Look at Skin Colour, Hair Colour, and Eye Color

Jewelry is beautiful, but it sometimes doesn’t look as good on us if we don’t take our coloring into account. Some jewelry will pop against certain skin types, but others will look dull. Look at your skin color, hair color, and eye color to work out what suits you most. You can find this out by doing a simple search online. There’s loads of information out there to help you! Some jewelers may be able to give you similar advice too. Try Whiteflash for engagement rings in Houston where you’re likely to get professional advice.

That being said, if you find out gold suits you best but you don’t like gold, you don’t have to go with it. Go with the metal you’ll be happy wearing forever. It all boils down to what you like!

The kind of clothes you wear the most could dictate the engagement ring you choose. Let’s say you love shopping for vintage clothing. A vintage ring would look amazing when paired with all of those vintage finds! If you like dressing classy and sophisticated, then a classic style engagement ring would suit you. If you like fashion that is quite ‘out there’, you may prefer an abstract design with colourful stones. Don’t go for a classic style just because you think you should. Go with something that will suit you and the things you wear most.

What Type of Thing Would You Like to Wear Forever?

Remember, you’re going to be wearing this ring forever. If you’re going through a phase with the colour black at the moment, you may not want to choose an engagement ring with a black stone. It’ll be different, but you might like pink next year and blue the year after. Don’t choose something where you think the novelty might wear off in the next few years. Make sure it goes with the rest of the jewelry you enjoy wearing most of the time.

Ask a Friend

Why not take a friend engagement ring hunting with you? They can tell you what they think suits you best. It can really help to have the outside opinion of somebody else!

You could even take your husband to be with you to give you his opinion. As this commitment is about the special bond between the two of you, it makes sense for him to have a say in the ring he buys for you. Even if you simply make a shortlist and he chooses from it, it’s better than him having no involvement.

Good luck!

Shiny Health Hair from Dr. Rebecca Kazin: Perfect for All Hair Textures

Harsh winter weather can be hair’s worst enemy. From hat hair to static to dry ends and frizz, dropping temperatures signal seemingly endless hair woes. Ski slope sun exposure, drying indoor heat and high winds all present challenges, often resulting in brittle, tangled strands.

“Just as your skin can look dull and dry during the low humidity months, so can your scalp and hair,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, FAAD. “Then add in our typical daily heating and styling tools which further stress and dehydrate the hair.”

Rebecca Kazin

As a top dermatologist at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, Dr. Kazin has seen her share of hair/scalp complaints. Here she shares her tried and tested favorites to help your readers survive winter with shiny, healthy hair.


Protect – If you must use heated styling tools, it’s essential to use a good heat protectant spray. I like Aquage Beyond Body Thermal Spray because it has ceramic-infused polymers and fortifying proteins to seal hair’s outer layer.

Nourish – To maintain healthy hair, you must add more moisture during the winter months. Apply Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Crème post-shower to calm frizz and satisfy and restore even the thirstiest hair to softness.

Shine – Our hair color fades faster in the winter as we wash our hair more often due to weather conditions. Restore radiance and shine with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product. It works on all hair types to bring out natural luster and manageability while also maintaining your color.

Frizz– Women with thin, fine hair are hit particularly hard with static. Tame flyaways with Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème. It transforms hair’s texture to leave it smooth and glowing with vibrant shine.

Kate Spade New York: Places to Go People to See New Book

Kate Spade

New York, NY (October 2014): American fashion and lifestyle brand kate spade new york shares vibrant photography and words of wisdom in the brand’s new hardcover book, kate spade new york: places to go, people to see.

Perfect for the experienced traveler or aspirational wanderlust, kate spade new york: places to go, people to see focuses on the how, where and why of travel through the lens of the always-inspired kate spade new york girl. Old-world glamour and a dash of charm fill the pages of kate spade new york’s most recent collection of passport-warranting inspiration. A colorful array destinations such as Paris, New York City, the Amalfi Coast, Marrakech, Tokyo, and St. Moritz are imagined through kate spade new york’s signature energetic imagery and thoughtful quotes. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see is a curated volume of captivating sights and experiences, influencing readers to live a travel-inspired lifestyle at home.

“Travel is a constant source of inspiration for me. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see is an illustrated compilation of the treasures that have formed the backbone of our collections over the years.”
— Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer, kate spade new york.

kate spade new york: places to go, people to see, the brand’s second book published by Abrams, will be available for purchase starting on October 14, 2014 through www.Amazon.com and major book sellers nationwide.

About kate spade new york
In 1993, Kate Spade designed the utilitarian bag she had been craving for years but couldn’t find anywhere and so began a revolution in the accessories market. Simple silhouettes with clever details and crisp palettes soon established a visual shorthand for the brand that’s recognizable the world over. In 2007, Kate Spade turned the reins over to the design powerhouse, Liz Claiborne Inc. which then became Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc, and now operates under Kate Spade & Company (NYSE: KATE). Deborah Lloyd, formerly of Banana Republic and Burberry took the helm as Chief Creative Officer with an aim to broadening the line while honoring Kate’s rich history. Today you’ll find the brand on the arms of women everywhere with nearly 300 kate spade new york stoes worldwide and a thriving e-commerce business.

kate spade new york: places to go, people to see
By kate spade new york
ISBN 978-1-41971-392-7
FORMAT Hardcover
PRICE $40.00
On Sale Date—October 16, 2014

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Suave Professionals Body Care – Hosting an At – Home Spa Staycation

Suave Professionals Body Care launched their new product line of silkening body washes, lotions and dry oil body spray in Morrocan Argan Infusion and Natural Infusion Awapuhi Ginger. All of the products are non greasy and smell delicious which made me eager to try them out.



I was also challenged to host an at-home spa staycation for girlfriends; sharing the products with everyday women and encouraging the ladies to pamper themselves.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to enjoy a luxurious spa experience at home? The first step (for me) was to research the necessities of having a fun and successful spa party.  I decided to start with my first reliable resource…Pinterest.com

From there, I found tons of inspiration and started planning my at home spa event. I discovered this is a great party idea for anyone’s birthday, brunch, or girls – night in. All you need to host an at home spa staycation are candles, nail polish, lotions, towels, manicure kits, and cotton balls. And we can’t forget the delicious vegetable or fruit platters, cupcakes, and wine. Suave also shared some really cool DIY Body Scrubs for guests to create and take home.



Because I am a lifestyle blogger, I reached out to a few of my favorite brands to share products as gifts for my guests. The at-home spa staycation was a success and guests enjoyed making their very own DIY scrub and shared conversation (over wine) discussing individual at home spa secrets and beauty tips.

I strongly encourage anyone to host their own staycation with friends and try the new Suave Professionals Body Care!

Suave Professionals Body Scrub recipes are below:

More about the products:

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Wash – infused with Moroccan argan oil

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Natural Infusion Awapuhi Ginger Body Wash – infused with Awapuhi Ginger and Honeysuckle

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Lotion

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Dry Body Oil Spray has a non-greasy formula that absorbs instantly




The Real Talk Show Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Video Clip

The Real Talk Show has become one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  All of the cast members have wonderful personalities, topics are on target with today’s new woman, and they “keep it real!”  Each day there’s a different surprise and we can’t forget about the fashion and beauty tips.

Most importantly, there’s always an opportunity to laugh and maybe even shed a tear with each episode. Today, the ladies looked “pretty in pink” as they celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Also, catch the clip below:

 The Real Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Suave Professionals Body Care and Spa Secrets Giveaway

Join the at home spa experience and enter for a chance to win products from Suave Professionals Body Care.  This “at home” spa package is wonderful – the products smell yummy and left my skin glowing!

To enter, follow the guidelines below:

1.  Like Suave Professionals Body Care twitter account or facebook account.

2.  Email to kim@stylelifefashion.com – “What Is Your At Home Spa Secret?”

3.  Share the giveaway on your social networking sites (either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram)

Giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, October 19, 2014 EST. The winner will be notified (via email)