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Look of the Week – March 21st

Look of the Week – Off-the-Shoulders Tops


This week, my favorite look is the off-the-shoulder top or blouse. There’s so many different styles of tops that come off the shoulders that you can wear this style for every occasion. That’s why I like the look so much. Versatility. You can dress up or down your shirt depending on bottoms and shoes. I have gathered cute outfits for work, personal life, going out on a date, and many more. Always be inspired to look your best. It reflects who you are. 

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30 Hottest Spring 2017 Trends

30 Hottest Spring 2017 Trends


I can’t believe that there are 30 great different trends that are all so different, some are old trends, some are new trends, and other trends are breaking through with hybrid styling, by bringing back old styles from 80’s and 90’s but putting a modern twist on them so they can be a hit. I know there are more trends out there than what I just post, but it shows you how diverse we can all dress and still be stylish. This spring demonstrates this very much. 

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18 Ways to Tie a Necktie 

18 Ways to Tie a Necktie 



Below are example pictures of each knot talked about. 




*Nicky Knot below


*Bow Ties below





*St Andrew Knot below


*TV’s “Hannibal” star wears Balthus Knot below


*Hanover Knot below



*Granchester Knot below




*Eldredge Knot below



*Christensen Knot below

Now enjoy some more fun Necktie Knots!







The Viper


Triple Trinity 


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Fall Fashion Colors 2016 – Men and Women 

2016 Fall Fashion Colors – For Men and Women







  • Now check out a few trends this fall that are happening





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How to Get in on Turtleneck Season Before It’s Actually Cold Out — StyleCaster

 

Layering fans, listen up: you don’t need to wait until temperatures plunge to start pulling the old turtleneck-under-a-dress trick. Which is not to say that I’m suggesting you walk around in a thermal in 80-degree weather, however. A new crop of lightweight, long-sleeve tops let you get a bit of extra coverage under your skimpiest slips…

via How to Get in on Turtleneck Season Before It’s Actually Cold Out — StyleCaster

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LGD (Little Gold Dress)

Little Gold Dress

I have been noticing the amount of little gold dresses around town, on tv, in magazines and everywhere else. I’ve gathered 15 of the hottest party dresses, or anytime dresses, when you want to feel sexy, that is. 

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Look of the Week – September 2nd

Look of the Week – September 2nd

  • Oversized Scarves


The fall look that rocks every year, will always be an adorable scarf. And oversized scarves, like blanket-sized scarves are becoming more and more trendy. And more people are wearing them all year, especially now. Check out the best looks with scarves I found for inspiration for yourself! After, are instructions to help you learn to fold different scarf looks!



Now the Tips:


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Look of the Week – August 26th

Shoulderless Rompers/Shirts/Dresses


This blue and white print, shoulderless dress, is what is happening! If you haven’t caught the bug for one of these dresses or tops yet, hopefully you will after seeing these great pictures of inspiration. Paired with strappy sandals, this look is so easy and very comfortable. What more could you ask for? Below are more great ideas of how to rock this look. So do well!


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Floral Dresses are to Die For!

  
Floral dresses are so in right now, and look incredible on everyone. I’ve collected some of the best floral dress outfits to show you the colors being used this year, and how to rock them with your own style. 

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

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Many, Many Mint Dresses

  
This spring, if you have any sort of socialite event to attend to, or even just a special dinner, there is definitely a trend of the color mint going around. It’s everywhere, in every dress. From ball gowns to cocktail dresses, don’t miss this hot trend that actually makes you feel better when wearing the color. 

  
The color of coolness, freshness and the sea breeze, the color of your favorite cocktail, the color of vigor and courage… It’s all about the color of mint. A softer shade of green and turquoise, mint green is a great hit for the up and coming seasons and we can’t get enough of this fresh shade! Minty fashion is everywhere, from clothing to accessories, from makeup to nail polish, and even walls in our homes are painted in this flirty color. Universally flattering for almost all skin tones and so fabulous in combination with white, black, peach, beige, navy and almost all the shades of rainbow… what’s not to love?

   
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

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10 Stores to Shop with Student Discounts!

  
“The fashion industry is mainly dominated by a handful of major brands. Products from these places might seem inaccessible for any given college student at first glance, but most of these stores have student discounts and deals to make themselves affordable for the college market as long as you shop online! Here are a few great discounts out there. Remember that you can combine these deals with any sort of promo code that the brand has going on at that time. Happy shopping!”
Forever 21

“Forever 21 is the perfect shop for basics and cute clothes at low prices. However, they rarely have major sales. Look out for Forever 21’s holiday sales to combine an awesome student discount with to get some serious savings.”

   
 

American Eagle

“American Eagle has the best jeans for every season. Score some extra savings by applying a student discount when you buy a new pair of shorts to look cool in the summer heat.”

   
 

Nasty Gal

“Nasty Gal is the go-to site for chic, high fashion pieces at reasonable prices. Save some money on investment pieces from Nasty Gal with this student discount.”

  

Urban Outfitters 

“Urban Outfitters is the best source for stylish, bohemian clothing. Urban Outfitters is known for having a consistently great selection of boho dresses, tops, and jewelry. Some of Urban’s clothing can be pretty pricey but by using a student discount on items from the clearance section you’ll score super stylish pieces for unheard of prices.”

  

Pacsun

“Pacsun has long sold tons of awesome bathing suits and has been been branching out into new styles with the Jenner sisters’ Kendall and Kylie Collection. Get a great deal on the surfer and boarder styled clothing of Pacsun by using a student discount.”

   
 

Lulu*s

“More people need to know about Lulu*s! Lulu*s carries incredibly chic and stylish pieces that are sure not to disappoint. It’s easy to find great, cute pieces for under $50 at Lulu*s, but you can get even better prices on what you buy by applying a student discount to your purchase.”

   
 

Charlotte Russe

“You can’t go wrong with Charlotte Russe. The store carries a huge inventory of adorable clothing. Charlotte Russe’s prices can’t be beat with most items costing used $30. Make the most a Charlotte Russe shopping spree by applying a student discount to your purchase.”

   
 

Nordstrom 

“Nordstrom carries hundreds of tops brands and designers in their inventory. Get your favorite designer at not-so-designer prices by applying Nordstom’s student discount to your purchase.”

   
   

UGG

“UGG sells everyone’s favorite pair of cozy boots and slippers. The Australia based company makes their shoes with sheepskin to ensure optimum comfort. Get your next pair of winter slippers for less by using a 10% student discount.”

  
   
 

TOMS

“By buying TOMS, you not only get a cute pair of shoes for yourself but you also help someone in need! TOMS uses their shoe sale funds to help others by providing them with shoes, clean water, and many other life improving resources. Use a 10% TOMS student discount to help improve the lives of others.”

  
  

  

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The best Crop-Top Outfits 

These outfits were all found on Pinterest. All of these outfits were selected for petite figures. Obviously, it looks great on all women, but for petite women these looks will be especially great on you! Being as how I am only 4’10”, I am always in search of a great outfit that can accentuate my petite figure. 

   
    
    
   

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Look of the Week: Feb. 8th – Hers

Sweet, Comfy & Soring. Those are the three words that come to mind when I look at this weeks trending look. 

  
The beautiful model sports skinny jeans with cut-outs in the knees, which are very popular right now.

  • Check out Charlotte Russe’s jeans right now: they have so many different pairs to choose from and their prices beat Abercrombie, buckle, and other stores by over half the cost. Give it a shot! 

Back to the outfit, along with the jeans, a bright white top is worn underneath an oversized, tie-dyed cardigan. The cardigan has beautiful colors of purple, blue and green to give you a calm, relaxing feeling. The model sports bracelets and other accessories that all coordinate with the bright colors and gold. The light brown clutch is paired with criss-cross ankle wedges, and the soft browns give an earthy feel. 

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Crop Tops for Winter

Too much in love with your new crop top to let it go in the winter? This winter, crop tops are still trendy! But how to style crop tops in the winter – when we want to just wear a wool jacket over skinny jeans and call it a day!! How to look stylish without being cold? Don’t worry – it’s possible with just a bit of planning. And yes, you CAN pull it off!

Here are some great, fun and a little flirty tops that all are suitable for winter 2016. Some are smaller than others, but that just means you must pair it with a great jacket or coat!

   
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
   

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Men’s Fashion – Leather Jackets, Sweaters & Scarves

Looks like this winter season’s must have’s for guys include: a leather jacket, plenty of sweaters, and scarves of all colors, sizes and styles. I have been looking at what fashions keep being repeated, and these few items are always on the list. Check out these pictures of men, looking great while being fashionable. Take a mental note & don’t be left out. 

   
    
   
   
    
    
 

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New Year’s Eve Outfit

  
It’s almost 2016, and a real fashionista should be preparing her outfit for New Year’s Eve by now! This year I’m choosing to go gold! Like Goldmember said, “I like Goooold!” And nothing could be true for this New Year’s Eve. I want to sparkle, and shine, and be seen! Here are some of the best gold dresses, along with sparkly, gold shoes, along with other hot heels! I have also chosen some accessories that match any of these outfits. Take my advice and be seen this New Year’s Eve. 

   
    
   
   
    
   
   
    
    
    
 
   
   

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Look of the Week -December 4

NAVY AND BRONZE MIDI SKIRT  
We all know that miniskirts have been in-style for some time now. But some of you were just now starting to take to the trend. Here’s a beautiful holiday skirt that you can wear during the day for business or at night to a holiday party. The gorgeous bronze reminds you of sparkling, white holidays. Added to that outfit are some strappy navy sandals. The thin straps around the ankle and strap around the toes, elongate the foot and help enlongate the legs too. Pair this outfit with a white blouse, any style will work. So long as it is small in the waist so it may tuck in the skirt. Or, a white crop top would also be appropriate. I hope you all can find a midi skirt as glamorous yet sophisticated as this one. What a wonderful outfit to wear that makes you feel so beautiful!

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Look of the Week -Hers

Trends to try: 

MIDI SKIRT WITH CROPPPED TOP
  
Forget the mini and the maxi, midi skirts are the only length worth wearing. The most effortless way to rock a midi skirt is to choose one in a bold color and allow it to break up your look.

  
Skirts can be tricky. Don’t have the legs for a mini? Can’t stand maxi’s? This fall, the midi silhouette is really making its mark. 

  
The trend has been trying to infiltrate the fashion world for a while now, but now it’s really catching on and since fall is coming up, you should definitely add a midi to your wardroom! It may seem more 1950’s than today, but it’s an easy, breezy way to stay cool while looking super chic. 

  

  
Best worn with heels and a crop top. The miniskirt it’s right below the knees and it’s not too tight. The high-low proportion makes for a flattering & elongagating combination, and works well with all body types. 

  
If you choose a printed midi, break up your look with neutral separates and accent your outfit with complementing accessories like a neck scarf and clutch. While balance in prints and color is important, avoid veering too feminine by countering with edgy touches. A leather moto jacket and studded clutch make for the perfect additions.

  
A flouncy midi skirt is a feminine statement piece, so let yourself feel girlie and wear a strand of pearls or bow-adorned heels. Now that’s how you really own a trend. 

  
If you opt for a striped midi, vertical lines are always the most flattering as they give off the illusion of a longer line. 

  • Who says your midi skirt has to flare out? If you’re petite, a more fitted style with a leg slit might do you justice. Find one in a fun print and let it take center stage by completing your outfit with neutral accoutrements.
  • On the other hand, loose, flowy silhouettes can be superflattering too. If you need to add a little structure, a fedora with a straight brim or edgy leather wedge boots will strike the right balance.

Take a look at these other pairings of midis skirts with crop tops. These outfits already have all the right accessories picked out. How much easier can it be to get inspiration??

   
 

   
    
 

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The Black Corset

  
“The corset has been an important article of clothing for several centuries, evolving as fashion trends have changed. Women, as well as some men, have used it to change the appearance of their bodies.”

  
“The corset first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The earliest image of a possible corset was made ca. 2000 BC. The image is of a Cretan woman, and the article of clothing depicted might be perceived as a corset; however, it is worn as an outer-garment. While the corset has typically been worn as an undergarment, it has occasionally been used as an outer-garment; corsets as outer-garments can be seen in the national dress of many European countries.”

  
“The term “corset” is attested from 1300, coming from the French “corset” which meant “a kind of laced bodice.” The term “stays” was frequently used in English from c. 1600 until the early twentieth century.”

  
But there’s something about the black corset. Something so special and sexy about it. The corset has been a staple to women’s closets for centuries. They have come in every shape, color, pattern, and design imaginable. 

The dictionary defines black as “lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.” But black means a lot more than just that to different people.

The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world.

  
In color psychology this color gives protection from external emotional stress.

It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self confidence.

Black is the absorption of all color and the absence of light.

Black hides, while white brings to light.

What black covers, white uncovers.

  
We all use black at various times to hide from the world around us in one way or another. Some of us use it to hide our weight; others among us use it to hide our feelings, our fears or our insecurities

Look of the Week – His

Look of the Week – His

April 2, 2015.Blazer: Topman - $60 (similar, 2, 3)Vest: Ludlow Herringbone Wool - J. Crew - $73.50 (similar)Shirt: Overdye Green Tea Floral Shirt - J. Crew - $15Jeans: Levi’s 511 in Rigid Dragon - Nordstrom - $50Boots: Dario Wingtip - Vince Camuto - Nordstrom - $105Pocket Square: PP344 - The Tie Bar - $8Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster - $87 (cheaper)Watch: Stillwell in Chocolate - Jack Spade (c/o):

Stay classic with this 3-piece suit for this fall. This brown blazer gets a pop of color added to it by adding a red pocket square. His lighter-shade of brown vest makes him look oh so dapper! And finally, his button-up shirt has to the top button un-buttoned. What a great printed shirt he’s rocking! it has a splash of brown, but is pulled together with the shades of blue throughout the shirt. He’s sporting a nice brown belt to tie in the brown theme, and matches his blazer quite nicely. His jeans are a darker shade, and look so nice for Fall Fashion. This outfit would be great for just about any occassion. From a date, to a casual business meeting, this outfit looks comfortable and quite warm, too. Now, just add some matching brown shoes to tie the whole outfit together, and you have got one look that will have women turning their head. And don’t forget what’s under his outfit is just as important! You know, his boxers, or boxer-briefs, whatever fits you best! And let me suggest the best new line of men’s underwear is Tommy John. Haven’t heard of them yet? Well, check out their site  today and pick up a new pair of boxers of briefs for yourself or your man. What a great way to stay in style and also give a great gift. Even if it’s to yourself. You deserve it!

Johnston & Murphy - ‘J. Murphy’ Cap Toe “Novick Brown”:

One Handsome Man!!!

***I have recently found a new men’s underwear company that’s hot, sexy, and so well-fitting. It’s called Tommy John. My husband swears by their square cut briefs. They are similar to a trunk, but shorter cut leg, with a 2″ inseam, just like the ones shown below.
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Fall Fashion Guide – Part 3

 Here are the best of the best looks that you can bet you will be seeing this fall and winter. Notice that the colors, the materials and the patterns are all flattering. Each style has its own unique feature to it, but what is really cool is that the styles in 2015 are oh so different from the next. A lot of seasons, it seems like each style is just a slight variation from the last piece. But this year every style has its own look to it. From flannel to fringe, each look can be easily recreated and can become a favorite in your wardrobe!

 

The 2015 shoe trends are all about “extra”. From the fun-dangling fringe, to a pop of fur on them, your shoes this season will in fact have a lot going on. And why not? These season’s shoes are exciting, bold and daring. From the bright pops of color to the lots of straps on the shoe. You can be sure you’ll have a hard time trying to decide what look to go for, because they’re all so cute!

 

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Fall Fashion Guide – Part 2

Fall 2015: An Evolving Color Landscape

This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.

“Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway. The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette.”

– Lee Eiseman 
Here the sesason’s Hottest Colors:   

 
Check out: 

Falls Fashionable Colors

Skirt Length Guide

Skirts and More Skirts!!!

What kind of skirt do you like to wear? Do you have a certain length you go for all the time?

  • Check out this awesome guide on skirts. It gives you the names of all the different lengths, and even shows you the correct style of shoe that goes best with each skirt. Staying with the times is very important. Right? Make sure you know exactly what kind of skirt you’re wearing, and don’t forget that the right pair of shoes can make all the difference between a good outfit and a great outfit!

Modest doesn't mean frumpy. www.ColleenHammond.com Do your clothing choices, manners, and poise portray the image you want to send? "Dress how you wish to be dealt with!" (E. Jean):

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