Back to School Fashion

August 10, 2013

Back to school fashion is about being noticed. Well, at least in the eyes of our children. A few years ago the name brand is what mattered to most students. In many cases it seemed to have reached the point where many students at schools were wearing the same pair of sneakers and outfits. However, and luckily for us parents, name brand “requirements” from kids seem to be fading a bit. While name brands are still important in many kid’s eyes, and that’s ok, most just want to look cool and fit in, brand name or not.

Nowaday, a trip to the local discount retailer can stockpile your kids with fashionable outfits for school without breaking the bank. The variety of fashionable outfits to choose from make our kids happy, while the affordable prices make us parents happy.

What’s your favorite back to school fashion tip or secret?

Skinny Jeans

June 9, 2013

As we head in a new fashion season, skinny jeans are proving to maintain their trendiness.  Not only are they still popular but, the fashion world is finding more ways to extend the life of their 15 minutes of fashion fame.  More and more stores are starting to carry a variety of skinny jeans. People everywhere love them cause they’re inexpensive and stylish.  They proved trendy last year but, this year they’re becoming a must-have for the summer fashion season.

Don’t let the “skinny jeans” name mislead you.  Do you have to be tiny to wear skinny jeans? No! Totally not, and the term is somewhat unfortunate.  The term “skinny” in skinny jeans is more likely associated with their cut, not their size.  More traditional jeans are usually wide cut or boot cut.  Skinny jeans are tight all through the leg, including narrow at the ankle.  The cut/leg opening is “skinny.”  Hence, the name.

Beautiful women of the world should celebrate their figure, no matter what it is.  Skinny jeans can help you accentuate your figure, whatever it may be.  If you don’t like them for fashion, maybe try them around the house for their ease of wear.  A pair of skinny jeans and a woman’s apron from Flirty Aprons makes for a cute day around the house.  Should you find yourself rockin’ skinny jeans for the world to see, it is often cute to use a low heel or pair of flats.  Whatever your fashion sense may be, comment below and let us know what fashion you think will be trending this summer.

Quick Hairstyles, Lasting Beauty

June 2, 2013

We all strive to keep our hair looking healthy and stylish. There are so many ever-changing hairstyles that sometimes it is hard to keep up with the trends. Especially for those of us that are busy moms and short-on-time business women. Here are some fairly casual styles that are quick, easy and timeless.

Tied in Knots

When you want to appear elegant, top knots are often brilliant. Formal or casual, this look works well for all. Top knots are easy and also quick to do, with a striking overall effect. Clip in hair extensions can give you extra length if you need a little extra fullness to accomplish this look.

Braiding Away

Braids are timeless and feminine. Take a classic braid and start on the side for a little extra style without taking up a lot of time. If you need a real quick fix, you can never go wrong with braiding your hair into a traditional ponytail.

Half and Half Style

Half up and half down hairstyles look fantastic. A soft touch can be achieved by placing a few strands around your face. Half and half styles are perfect for any occasion, formal or casual.

What’s your favorite quick hairdo secret?

Fun summer hair style ideas

May 24, 2013

Summer is almost full-steam for most of us.  It’s the time of year when we box up the sweaters and break out the more “Flirty” looks  We’ll be talking a lot about summer fashion but, what about summer hair styles for women?  What looks in style for this year?  Here are some fun, classic hairdo ideas.

  • Messy Pony – If you’ve got shoulder-length hair or longer, try the messy pony this summer.  Start by pulling hair into a high braid. Next, jiggle out some of the hair to make a soft, outline around your face.  Enhance the look with a bit of hairspray if you want to add a bit of style.  Just that simple approach is all it takes and you’re ready for a casual day with a quick and easy look.
  • Work/Workout Braids – When you’re a busy woman or hit the gym regularly, you can find your hair in your face a little too frequently.  Buns can get a little tiresome.  How about a low-key effort with big style, a braid with a hair wrap.    This nice spin on a classic look is done by pulling your hair back with a rubber band.  Take a piece of the hair from the bottom and pull it from the elastic.  Twist your hair to wrap it around the base of your ponytail so that it covers your elastic.  Then, pin it with a bobby pin.  Shazaam.  Easy but, unique style.
  • Braided Pigtails – Pigtails are a look that’s been around for a while but, always has an appeal.  This easy style is great when accompanies by other accessories like a nice hat or statement earrings.  Simply part your hair down the middle and separate the left from the right.  Braid each side separately.  After that, just use a tie, bow, or other holding accessory and you’re as cute as can be.
  • Side Bun – Ok, ok.  Even though we said buns can get tiresome, it doesn’t mean that they still don’t look awesome sometimes.  Plus, they’re easy!  Aside from the cuteness of a bun, there’s some functional benefits too.  Buns usually don’t pull on the scalp excessively or leave marks from bobby pins or hair ties.  To pull off a nice bun, pull your hair until it’s tight and wrap it around itself as you stack the rolls as it wraps.  You can wrap your hair in a different direction on some days over others to mix it up a bit.  Once you have your rolled hair positioned where you’d like it, pin it with a bobby pin a few times over.

There you have it.  No need for expensive hair styles.  Summer calls for relaxed and casual looks.  Enjoy the warm weather, and we look forward to seeing pics of your cute hair this summer in your favorite Flirty Apron.

“colossal jewelry” and statement necklaces

May 13, 2013

Colossal jewelry can be worn as a daring statement or simply to complement an outfit. It’s all based on how you wear it. Whether you’re an all-time fashionista or just trying to develop your closet, this information will help you pull off big necklaces both stylishly and sophisticated.

You could wear a lively, smooth necklace with neutral colors. If you really want to make an impression try an abstract, 3-D design in cherry to compliment a simple black dress and tights.  Or you could try a thick turquoise necklace along with a white peasant chemise on top of denims. Your outfit could be relaxed and simple, but a statement necklace will help to wear it up and draw attention to your superb fashion sense.

Don’t try to wear more than one big necklace at once. Too much looks excessive.  Moreover, do not pair a big necklace with a scarf or any other selection of neck wear. You want to make a statement, but over accessorizing is never in good taste.

Big necklaces should better be worn with high-cut, low-collared shirts and jackets. If not there will be an inch or two of space along the bottom of your necklace and the upper of your top.

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