GET SPRING READY WITH Democracy, a Casual Lifestyle Brand Embraces Women of All Shapes & Sizes – TikTok Outfit

Democracy highlights the new meaning to the principles of “Curve Equality,” Democracy continues to be the industry leader with their signature “Ab”solution® Fit Technology offerings; three (we have a lot more than just 3 products with this technology) products that are engineered and designed to fit every curve, and flatter a woman’s shape by fusing together style, comfort and a great fit.

With their proprietary “Ab”solution® jean, “The Glider” “Ab”solution Booty Lift Jegging and “Ab” leisure jogger, Democracy accomplishes the principles that the brand has been built upon, acknowledging that shapes are different but created equal.

  • The “Ab”solution® jean uses innovative construction that incorporates smooth, super-stretch denim, slimming panels to mold and hold, a hidden inner elastic waistband for a no gap waist, mesh panels for tummy control, signature curved back yoke, and strategically placed pockets which give her a “booty lift.”
  • “The Glider” jegging provides the look of premium quality jeans with the fit of your favorite pair of leggings, with mold and hold “Ab”solution® technology. With an extra-wide pull-on high waist, along with a faux-fly and decorated in a rich dark indigo hue, these stretch-kissed jegging jeans gives off the look of classic jeans.
  • The “Ab”leisure pants are the definition of comfort and style. With a tapered, not too tight fit, the “Ab” leisure jogger features an easy pull-on waist with drawstring and roll cuff hem, along with a faux-fly front and functional front pockets.

ABOUT DEMOCRACY

Democracy is a denim-based casual lifestyle brand, devoted to the woman who grew up with fashion, then got busy with life. She’s passionate about her family and career, but never lost her desire to feel good and look current. With this under-served customer in mind, Democracy was born.

 

Founded on the principle of “Curve Equality,” which acknowledges that all shapes are different, but created equal, we designed a jean that maximizes a woman’s shape by fusing together style, comfort and technology. Democracy’s signature “Ab” solution jean uses innovative construction that incorporates smooth, super-stretch denim, slimming panels to mold and hold, a hidden inner elastic waistband for a no gap waist, mesh panels for tummy control, signature curved back yoke, and strategically placed pockets which give her a “booty lift.”

 

Built from the bottoms up, Democracy blends a universal fit for all shapes and sizes with an effortless aesthetic. Inspired by this multitasking woman with an ageless mindset, Democracy introduces emerging trends in an accessible and affordable way that meets all of her lifestyle needs. Through unparalleled value that fits her body and her wallet. Democracy embraces who she is, enhances what she’s got, elevates her confidence, and evolves her personal style.

 

Caren Lettiere, founder and President of Democracy Clothing and she is a true thought leader in the Women’s fashion space and built a brand for ALL women. Fueled by the passion to fill a void in the marketplace for unmet fashion needs of women like herself, along with her deep desire to look current herself in flattering and age-appropriate clothing, Caren created the Democracy Clothing Brand. Founded as a denim based casual lifestyle collection best known for its “Ab” solution jeans and pants with fit technology, Democracy embraces women of all shapes and sizes, providing them with confidence building, modern clothing that fits both their bodies and their wallets. Today, Caren is leading a dynamic dream team through a period of unprecedented growth. In November 2019, Democracy launched a shop-able e-commerce site DemocracyClothing.com to facilitate an even closer connection to the brand’s loyal customers so they can look good and feel good while doing good.

 

 

FW19′ Denim with a Wild Side: Kut from The Kloth

The Fashion-forward, influencer-loved women driven brand, Kut from the Kloth, is making headlines this fall with rock star flares, printed denim, and textured jackets. This fall and winter are all about the details, and the newest pieces from Kut from the Kloth cover the trends on every fashionista’s must-have list. An online clothing boutique beloved for blending high-fashion trends with laid-back coastal flavor, Kut from the Kloth makes couture-inspired fashion both accessible and affordable. This fall, heat things up with sherpa or quilted poplin jackets as well as a variety of printed denim in camo, leopard, cheetah, and plaids.

Layers of moody blues, browns, and neutrals create a solid backdrop for shocking pops of animal print and plaid. Denim goes winter wild in an exciting variety of prints to suit every trendsetter. Jeans in flattering flare fit pair with matching denim jackets that follow the laws of the jungle in bold camouflage and whispers of washed-out leopard prints. Dare to wear the colorful Connie high-rise skinny style, featuring a juicy pop of plaid? Unleash your inner rock star with the return of Kut from the Kloth’s popular Kelsey high-rise kick flare.

The essential winter jacket gets a swoon-worthy update with a wide array of textures. Experience luxurious Sherpa, tencel, faux suede, vegan leather, corduroy, flannel, and quilted poplin. Flannel, corduroy and baby soft, 100% animal-free vegan leather give a nod to traditional wintertime warmth. When it comes to details, expect the unexpected – colorful plaid cuff linings, princess seams, patch pockets and detachable printed or color fur collars pump up the volume on a classic jean jacket. Fan-fav denim, like the Reese straight-leg, features exposed buttons, velvet accents and frayed hems, perfect for winter layering.

Exclusive this season is Kut from the Kloth’s new fur range made from 100% animal-free materials, and vegan faux furs you can cozy up to both in fun prints and solids.  Also an exclusive is the Ellie flare that is an ultra slim, sexy fit. It is designed in rich fabrics of denim and color washes. Flares are a must-have trend for fall and Kut From The Kloth has lots of options in different lengths, washes, color, corduroy, hem treatments and details with fringe and cargo pockets.

The all-new Kut from the Kloth fall collection launches in August on KutfromtheKloth.com.  Warm up to the season’s biggest and boldest trends in vintage washes and pops of color. Earn points toward future purchases with every order and enjoy free ground delivery within the US, with free returns and exchanges within 30 days. Follow @KutFromTheKloth on Instagram for tips on styling their cool weather fall essentials.

About Kut from the Kloth:

Embodying the spirit of California, Kut from the Kloth is a vibrant, contemporary lifestyle brand.  With innovative fabrics, a flawless fit and sophisticated style, the KUT collection is designed with your busy life in mind, so you can confidently go from day to play. Our premium quality denim is as diverse as you, “kut” for your body at a great price and made with the best value and quality. We are passionate about creating exclusive LA-inspired, fashion-forward looks that are made with love just for you. This year we celebrate you: strong, beautiful and confident. The garments we design are for women, by women. Thank you for inspiring us to deliver the best product possible. #InspireMore Get styling ideas @kutfromthekloth on Instagram.

Winter Clothing Essentials and Dryel At-Home Cleaning System

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to stock up on winter clothing essentials.  Everyone gets the urge to update their wardrobe, especially with so many after-Christmas sales.

One aspect to consider when purchasing cozy items such as sweaters, socks, and jeans is the laundry/care instructions.  For those that don’t know, care instructions are generally found on the tag of most clothing pieces.

Those small symbols teach us how to keep the longevity of our clothing.  There’s nothing worse than shrinking or fading your favorite pair of jeans!

Some people believe in using the dry-cleaners to ensure the longevity of clothing.  Dry-cleaning can be time-consuming and costly.  This is a limited solution for those with a large family.

Dryel at-home cleaning system will not shrink, stretch, or fade clothing.  The system has simple instructions and your clothing will come out clean and fresh in a matter of minutes!  Dryel can be purchased at Target, Publix, Amazon, and Walgreens.

To learn more, click here:  Why Dryel

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2017 Jeans Industry Trend Watch You Don’t Want to Miss

Jeans have been around for over 140 years, but even along that journey there have been changes along the way. New trends bring with them styles and options that help to create a look and define an attitude. The same goes for the 2017 jean trends that will be hitting the market in the coming weeks and months.

“There are some exciting jean fashion trends that are on the horizon,” explains Jonathan Greenberg, chief operating officer of Swat Fame Inc., who manufactures the popular STS Blue line of jeans. “They will give people a chance to show their personality, as well as add to their personal style.”

The 2017 jean fashion trends to watch for include:

  • All about the ankle. Jeans that are ankle length and have ankle detail will be a big hit in 2017. Variety will be everything on inseams ranging from 29-26; such as a step hem, curved hem, raw hem, and fray hem. A perfect opportunity to highlight your new shoes.
  • This is going to be huge this year. STS Blue will be debuting some trendy yet affordable ones at the beginning of the year, with more to be showcased in May and June.
  • Authentically Vintage Washed. People love how the 100 percent cotton gives the most authentic looking vintage wash, but it’s not the most comfortable. In 2017, look out for a super relaxed short in 100 percent cotton that is still comfortable to wear, but looks like a vintage pair of shorts.
  • Black is back. The color black has been a huge trend all year and will continue into 2017. STS Jeans will be offering a few cool black shorts, one with a cut out embroidered detail and one that is faded, destroyed and very lived in.
  • Deconstructed Boyfriend Jeans. Watch for super destroyed jeans that feature wide-open holes. These jeans will make a statement with one glance.

“LA helps to set the trends that the rest of the nation follows,” says STS Blue creative director Evelyn Ober. “We can’t wait to show you our spring collection and know they will be a big hit with those who love STS Blue, as well as those looking for something on trend and is effortlessly cool to wear this New Year.”

STS Blue has become a favorite of millennials because it gives them the chance to wear affordable Southern California-style fashion no matter where in the country they may live. They also help spread the movement through social media sites like Instagram, where their fans are referred to as “denim dolls” (#DenimDolls).

LA-inspired STS Blue is a line of jeans and jean shorts made for those who want to live the Southern California life and represent it no matter where they live. The jeans are casual chic, comfortable, and sexy. They are leading the pack when it comes to the LA-inspired denim fashion movement. Thanks to STS Blue styles, trend-setting washes and fabric blends, you can have a jean that is comfortable enough to wear everyday!

About STS Blue:
The STS Blue denim line is inspired by the casual LA and Southern California vibe. They live, breathe and love denim! STS Blue styles are true to size, and are made in a variety of fabrics to execute perfectly authentic washes while maintaining a flattering fit. They offer cotton, polyester, spandex and rayon blends for that comfortable, laid back, and effortlessly chic So Cal look. STS Blue is sold at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Von Maur, as well as online at STSblue.com. Styles include skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, denim shorts, and more; all with a friendly price point averaging $50.

Affordable, On Trend Jeans You’ll Love to Wear this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be scrambling to figure out what they will wear for holiday parties, events and special celebrations. Those leading the fashion trends say now is the time to kick-start your holiday wardrobe with the perfect pair of on trend jeans and for all those holiday events

“Opting for a cool pair of jeans to wear for holiday functions will BE the fashion trend, this holiday season,” explains Elizabeth Collier, designer STS Blue line of jeans.  “You’ll save money and wear them again and again. When you pair your comfortable, but sexy STS Blue jeans with holiday sparkle, you will be on trend.”

The fashion world is changing and occasions are becoming more casual, with girls using their everyday wardrobe to attend special events. STS Blue focuses on helping people feel good in their jeans. The LA-inspired denim line gives girls on trend and trendy clothing that doesn’t break the bank. Some of the reasons their line of jeans is so sought after this holiday season include:

• Girls are able to finally get affordable jeans that are also on trend. The STS Blue line of jeans is all Southern California inspired in design, so girls all over the country can take home a piece of LA, the leader in casual fashion.

• Their line of jeans focuses on comfort, giving girls clothing that is as flattering on their body as it is comfortable.

• The STS Blue selection offers something for everyone, such as patches and pearls, embroidery, and athletic stripes. They also offer such styles as  Piper skinnies, The boyfriend jean, and jeans that are super soft, and perfectly deconstructed.

• An average price point of only $50 per pair, gives girls the ability to obtain high quality fashion jeans, but at an affordable price.

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“We get feedback often about what you girls love about our LA-inspired jeans,” says STS Blue creative director Evelyn Ober. “This season they are in hot demand. People want to give them as gifts, as well as make a fashion statement at the holiday parties they attend. We are thrilled to help them do it!”

STS Blue line of jeans has become a favorite of millennials because it gives them the chance to wear affordable Southern California style fashion no matter where in the country they may live. It hits the trend, while still allowing girls to still feel like themselves. They also help spread the movement through social media sites like Instagram, where their fans are referred to as “denim dolls” (#DenimDolls). Get inspired @STS_Blue.

About STS Blue:
The STS Blue denim line is inspired by the casual LA and Southern California vibe. They live, breathe and love denim! STS Blue styles are true to size, and are made in a variety of fabrics to execute perfectly authentic washes while maintaining a flattering fit. They offer cotton, polyester, spandex and rayon blends for that comfortable, laid back, and effortlessly chic So Cal look. STS Blue is sold at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Von Maur, as well as online at STSblue.com. Styles include skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, denim shorts, and more; all with a friendly price point averaging $50.

 

Jay Alexander from 6pm.com Video: Online Holiday Deals and Stocking – Up on Winter Essentials

With the help of live models, Style + Life + Fashion was excited to interview 6pm.com style guru Jay Alexander as he shared his cheat sheet for closet essentials, styling secrets to help you re-imagine your wardrobe, and discussed how to get the most out of your online shopping experience!

Deep discounts, free shipping, easy return policies….there are many late-year shopping benefits.  This is also the perfect time to restock your closet with classic essentials and on-trend items that will make your current wardrobe pop.

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Take a look at the video (below) and grab a few ideas to revamp your winter wardrobe!  From coats to accessories, Jay shares all of the best fashion tips.

ShoeDazzle Denim Collection: Nevermind for Paper Fox

ShoeDazzle has launched their first ever denim collection. Nevermind for Paper Fox is a premium denim collection designed in Los Angeles. It features authentic vintage washes and fashion-forward silhouettes and fits. This exclusive collection will feature new styles released monthly. Available in sizes 24-36 and priced starting at $69.95 for VIP Members* and $110.95 MSRP.  Visit ShoeDazzle.com to view the collection and purchase a fabulous pair of jeans.

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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!

Mommy-ista Dressing and Beauty Tips: Look Fabulous while Being a Mom

As a mom you’re busy going to school meetings, shopping for groceries, and picking up socks.  Honestly, there’s barely enough time in the day to get it all done, let alone time to fix yourself up. But mommy-istas, today is a new day!  We need to embrace motherhood with a sense of vengeance and look fabulous while on this journey.

There’s a few rules that every mom should remember as “the going gets tough.”  Rule number one: In order for everyone to be happy (and sane) in your home, your sense of happiness is very important.  Number two:  It’s completely okay to pick up a new tube of lipstick while shopping for pampers.  And number three:  Find a gym that has mommy daycare so everyone can have a “time out.”

Now that the rules have been established, let’s talk about looking fabulous.  With so many celebrity moms like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Simpson, they have opened the doors for better apparel and beauty products.

 

Your probably saying to yourself, “good for them” but becoming a mom’s truly a unique sisterhood. When you enter this girls club, there’s always the uncontrollable issue of time. Which means we need (better) products that get us out of the door quickly, make us look good, and are cost efficient.

Based upon my own experiences, I have decided to share a few “mommy” secrets in regards to dress and my daily beauty regimen. 

Mommy-ista Dressing Must Haves

1. A cute pair of flats: They can be purchased from Target or Channel but you need a pair of flats in your wardrobe…it’s difficult to chase kids in stilettos (honestly.)  Also, flats are perfect for when you wear heels and need to take a break.  You can carry flats in your purse and use them when needed.

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2. Jeans are purchased in three categories: You have date night jeans that are sexy, stylish, and slightly trendy. You have parent/teacher conference jeans that look appropriate with a blazer…not too tight or sexy. You have shopping jeans that are comfortable…not “mom jeans” and can be worn with any pair of shoes.

3. Stylish pair of pumps/heels:  Eventually you will have a “Girls Night Out” or need to wear them to the office.  Every mom should have a pair in her wardrobe.  When starting out, purchase them in basic colors and progress towards “fun” heels.

4. A blazer can do wonders:  Wearing a blazer instantly makes you look stylish but can also hide a few figure imperfections.  They can also go with anything (depending on the color and fabric texture) so this is a must have in your “mommy” wardrobe.

 

5. Proper undergarments:  Once you become a mom (no matter what size) you will have a case of the “jiggles.”  And that’s okay because as a grown woman, you want to have curves but undergarments assist with the shape/fit of your attire.  Stop by your favorite lingerie store and purchase a cami top, hosiery, and body shaper.

Mommy-ista Beauty Tips

1. Buy Concealer and Foundation: This particular beauty product is your best friend! You have long nights, and early mornings (very different from college.)  Therefore at some point, you will want to look awake and refreshed.  Concealer and Foundation can be purchased at Saks or at a local drugstore.  For more questions about concealer, download my e-book Beauty Tips Back to The Basics.

2. Neutral Lipstick and Red Lipstick:  Wearing a neutral lipstick will make your face appear upbeat and match any color blouse (or dress) in your wardrobe.  Wearing a red lipstick will brighten the eyes and refresh your face as well.

3. Groom those Eyebrows:  Your eyebrows are truly a window to the face!  They can be groomed at any local salon for $10.00 or a kit can be purchased from a local drugstore.

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4.  Fragrance, Fragrance, Fragrance:  Wearing a fragrance can boost any mood but most importantly, you will smell pleasant at all times (while running errands.)

 

5. Buy Quick Dry Nail Polish or Nail Stickers:  At some point, you will need to “appear” as if you’ve had a manicure.  Owning nail polish provides the luxury of making your hands look polished but also good for in-home touch ups.  Nail stickers are inexpensive and trendy.