How-To Guide: Get Dressed in 15 Minutes or Less

We have days when time is not of the essence.  We’re in a rush to get out of the door, whether it’s for a business meeting, play date, or even a trip to the grocery store.  The truth of the matter is that leaving your home (quickly) can become a second job.  It’s the reality of getting things accomplished while appearing to look pulled together.

No one wants to be that mom or girlfriend who lives in a baseball cap and sweats! Or even worse you can’t find anything to match in your wardrobe.  Trust me, I’ve been there which is the reason for this post – How To Guide:  Get Dressed in 15 Minutes or Less.

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1.  Don’t live your life without BB Cream, Mascara, Beauty Blender, and a bold shade of Lipstick.  BB Cream is a combination between Lotion, Foundation, and SPF 15 in one small tube.  This alone makes BB Cream a perfect addition to one’s makeup bag because you’re applying one product to serve three purposes.  Use your Beauty Blender to apply quickly with a whip of mascara and that red lipstick (helps to wake up the eyes after lack of sleep.)

2.  It’s great to own fifty pairs of earrings but when you’re in rush one needs a set that coordinates with anything.  Always keep a pair of studs available in diamond, pearl, silver, or gold.  Any of the various metals can coordinate quickly with your attire and help you accessorize quickly.

3.  In my case (and everyone’s different) ladies of today’s era should own a “Quick Hair” collection.  You’re probably asking, “what does that mean?”  Quick hair is a fun nickname for various hair style options.  For example, use of hair pieces, clip – in extensions, or even a hair wig can save time.  There are moments when you’re not aware of what could happen on a daily basis; owning a quality hair piece can be an investment.

4.  Nude pumps or flats are the latest go to girl’s bestfriend; they add a touch of sophistication to any attire.  This particular shade of pumps coordinates well with your skin tone and helps to elongate the legs.  They also match everything in your closet.

5.  Two words:  Spray Lotion…I often wonder, why did it take so long to create this product!  Honestly, I really don’t know how I lived my life without spray lotion.  For use, simply spray the area that needs hydration, rub in quickly, and go!

6.  Always keep a neutral tone blazer in your closet that has been dry cleaned or ironed.  One can wear a black blazer over a t shirt, blouse, dress, trousers, or with a pair of jeans.  The options are endless but the most important aspect to remember is that this item should always be hanging in your closet (not in a bag with wrinkles.)

I hope the tips that I’ve provided will help everyone get dressed in 15 minutes or less.  If you have any questions or want to share you’re own tips, please feel free to email me at kim@stylelifefashion.com

P.S.  Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Boulevard of Chic – Baltimore Fashion Truck Rally and Shopping Event

What’s happening this weekend near the Inner Harbor…Boulevard of Chic!  Baltimore’s fashion truck rally and shopping event will be hanging out on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Pierce’s Park from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8t22_9DV_400x400

I had a great time at this event (last Fall) and enjoyed the music, fashion, and art.  Don’t forget the event is open to the public; you will only need to pay for parking.

Last tip, make sure you wear stylish but comfortable shoes to ensure that you’re shopping with ease!  You may also need a large tote to carry all of your yummy items.

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Ann Taylor – What To Wear Summer Wedding Essentials

Whether you’re headed to an exotic island or your boss’s daughter’s wedding – Ann Taylor has the essentials for surviving wedding season.

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Add a splash of color with your pumps
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Floral and Eyelet – always a classic style for summer wedding

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Neutral Tone Handbag
Neutral Tone Handbag
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Metallic Clutch
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Seascape Sunglasses compliment any dress


From a short-sleeved for church appropriate ensemble to sophisticated sheath dresses and wedges to keep you from sinking in the sand, Ann Taylor’s summer collection solves your wardrobe woes. Please see below for suggestions.

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NYC New York Color Cosmetics Program Launch

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N Y C New York Color announced today the launch of a ‘Developed with New York Makeup Artists’ initiative, a program that supports the brand’s mission to deliver professional, innovative, yet budget-friendly go-to beauty essentials that have been developed with the expertise of trendy, young New York City-based fashion makeup artists. “We are thrilled to introduce this program, as it inspires confidence in New York Color’s truly efficacious and dependable products,” says Maylis Joppé, NYC New York Color Global Marketing Vice President. “The results of this initiative reinforce New York Color’s reputation as a credible, cool and trendy makeup brand at an unbeatable price”. We are proud that experienced, hands-on New York makeup artists weighed in on the development of our products to help empower the results that we deliver to women.”

The test panel was comprised of professional makeup artists based out of the New York City area, ranging in age between 25 and 35. Each makeup maestro embodies the New York Color brand culture and energy. New York Color believes in living vibrantly in color and style and creating the coolest new products in line with New York City Trends. The program kicked off with New York Color inviting this eclectic group of youthful, fashion-forward professional makeup artists, boasting experience and clientele, to evaluate New York Color products on themselves and a group of models. They were then asked to provide constructive and professional feedback on the products’ level of expert quality. The testing process was managed by the Coty Testing Institute.

The result was a beautifully crafted official “Developed With New York Makeup Artists” stamp of approval sealed on the final products reviewed by the artists. This endorsement reflects the New York Color brand’s true professional grade. The Makeup artists bring to the table rich experience in the fashion industry, backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week, advertising campaigns and television makeup application, in addition to sizable social media and blog followings. The brand believes that nothing feels more New York than New York Color and that is what these makeup artists represent.

About NYC New York Color
N.Y.C New York Color was created in 1999. Instantly redefining the US budget cosmetics category, it offers exciting innovation and great quality, packaging and shades that reflect the beating heart and energy of the city. Inspired by latest fashion weeks and NY trendsetters, N.Y.C New York Color has established itself as a favorite amongst young color lovers. Since January 2015, Demi Lovato has been supporting N.Y.C. New York Color as the face of the brand. For more information, please visit coty.com and www.newyorkcolor.com.

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My NYC New York Color Product Style:  http://www.newyorkcolor.com/us/ny-style

Tipsy Elves Memorial Day Tank Top

I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend! I spent the three-day holiday eating barbeque, playing golf with my family, and indulging in Memorial sales. Thank you to Tipsy Elves for sending a fun tank top to wear during weekend festivities.

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I’m actually saving this shirt for Independence Day weekend (smile.)

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Coffee Station: How To Guide and Lifestyle Tip

I drink coffee and that’s a well-known fact.  The aroma of a delicious brew and warmth of a well made cup gives me an instant boost of energy.  My favorite flavor is Pumpkin Spice or when I need a “mommy boost” Cafe Mocha.

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I like to prepare coffee at my home because it’s easy access and affordable.  Honestly, I don’t always have the patience to wait in line, so I brew a cup while getting the boys dressed or cleaning my home.  With a constant search for cups, sugar, and grounds I decided to create a coffee station in my kitchen.

You may not drink coffee and like to sip tea but having a beverage station can save time and help with entertaining guests.  For example, your coworker stops by after work, why not offer a cup of tea?  Or you changed diapers all day but want a nice aroma in your home (before your bestie comes over) brew a cup of coffee!

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Creating a coffee station can be fun and based on your personal style.  Some people like to include baskets, special containers, straws, bottled water, and fruit.  Others keep it simple with a tray, creamer, sugar, and mugs.  I designed a station that’s a combination of all hot beverages for coffee, tea, and cocoa.

Below are “How To” tips for creating a Coffee Station:

*  Place a small scoop next to coffee grounds for accurate measurement

* Shop discount stores or thrift shops for unique inexpensive containers

*  Add a chalk board for notes with salt & pepper shakers to hold cinnamon or cocoa

*  Use a tray or basket to separate the space

* Don’t forget your coffee mugs, straws, spoons, and liners

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photos are from Pinterest.com

 

Cannes Fashion Festival 2015 – Photo & Video Updates

Enjoy photo & video updates from the Cannes Fashion Festival 2015

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Chanel Iman wearing Zuhair Murad
Chanel Iman wearing Zuhair Murad

 

Aisha Waryarai wearing Ralph and Russo
Aisha Waryarai wearing Ralph and Russo

 

Eva Longoria wearing George Shobeika
Eva Longoria wearing George Shobeika

Cannes Fashion Festival 2015 – Watch Live and Twitter

Today is the official start of Cannes Fashion Festival 2015!  If you couldn’t make it to the event, don’t worry you can watch it live: CannesFashionFestivalLive.

Check back with our website for more fashionable updates!

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Join the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #CannesFFLive

Premiere of Inside Out During 68th Cannes Film Festival

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Queenstown Premium Outlets – Memorial Day Sale

QUEENSTOWN, Md. (May X, 2015)Queenstown Premium Outlets is gearing up for the first Sidewalk Sale of the summer season this Memorial Day weekend! Kicking off Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, the annual sale event will offer additional deals on top of the center’s everyday savings of 25 to 65 percent.

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Bargain-hunters will find seasonal fashions, accessories and homewares for less at many of Queenstown Premium Outlets’ brand-name retailers, including:

  • Adidas
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carter’s
  • Clarks Bostonian
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Dress Barn
  • Easy Spirit
  • Gymboree
  • Harry & David
  • Jones New York
  • Kitchen Collection
  • L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex
  • Merrell
  • Nautica
  • Nine West
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • Perfumania
  • Reebok
  • Samsonite
  • Stride Rite
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Talbots
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • VF Outlet
  • White House Black Market
  • Wilsons Leather
  • Yankee Candle

For extra savings, members of the military who present their ID at Simon Guest Services, located next to Polo Ralph Lauren, will receive a free VIP Coupon Book. AAA members and shoppers who are registered members of the VIP Shopper Club are also encouraged to receive their complimentary VIP Coupon Book as well.

In honor of the “red, white and blue,” shoppers who visit Simon Guest Services and have posted to the center’s Facebook page outlining the best deal they found at the center, will receive a complimentary Coca-Cola brand product (while supplies last). Social media fans will be able to select from the recognizably-red Coca-Cola, the almost-white Diet Coke, or blue-labeled Dasani water products.

To take advantage of the great deals and promotions throughout the weekend, Queenstown Premium Outlets offers extended shopping hours:

  • Friday, May 22: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 23: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, May 25: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

For additional details, shoppers are encouraged to visit www.premiumoutlets.com and select Queenstown Premium Outlets.

 

About Queenstown Premium Outlets

Queenstown Premium Outlets is a 289,947 square-foot outlet shopping center located in Queenstown, Md. Home to over 60 designer brands including Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Skechers, St. John and more, the center offers exceptional brands and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and tourism resources, visit: premiumoutlets.com.