Sunday, December 27, 2015

ARE YOU OVERWHELMED WITH WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO WEAR IT?

     I know that sometimes fashion can be confusing with hemlines rising one minute and dropping the next, or making the decision of whether to wear skinny jeans or boot cut. Well, my darling fashionistas, have no fear, your fashion Godmother is here! The good news is that skinny jeans are still in style and the 70s style is in style too.

     As I've mentioned in my fashion book I recently published, "STYLE: HOW TO HAVE IT AND KEEP IT FOR LIFE", I talk about how important it is to have your own personal style. Wear what makes you happy! I really enjoy helping guide women in the right direction of what looks good on their body type. If you ever have any fashion or beauty questions, please contact me and let me know. Remember to always have fun with fashion!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

DRESSING FOR FALL 2015!

     I'm so delighted it's the fall season and here in Florida, we're happy to get any fall weather we can get! So with this in mind, as the temperatures fluctuate, it's nice to know that our style doesn't have to suffer. I encourage you to embrace the 'layering affect'. Think tank tops under plaid shirts or turtlenecks, wearing cardigans, scarves and hats! I, myself, am a huge accessories girl so I love to wear gloves, too. And remember, as one of the things I mention in my fashion book, think outside the box and try something new this season that you probably normally wouldn't wear. You just might be pleasantly surprised!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF GETTING DRESSED!

     I know it can be stressful getting up in the morning rushing around to get ready. However, fashion should be fun! So here are a few tips on how to take stress out of getting dressed:

1. Wearing a dress or jumpsuit is a great option because once you put it on, you're done! That way you're not having to scrounge around in your closet for a shirt to match your pants or a jacket to match your skirt. Dresses and jumpsuits are just a nice alternative for those days when you're in a rush.
2. Preparing the night before is such a convenient way to be stress-free. I always like to lay out my outfit, including my accessories... ect.
3. I also think it's important to check the weather report so you'll be dressed comfortably.
4. And last but not least, if you do find yourself running late, at least don't forget your earrings and lipstick! ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

TIPS ON HOW TO BUY SHOES THAT FIT PROPERLY!

     If you're anything like me, at some point in your fashionable life, you've tried on shoes that didn't fit quite right but bought them anyway because they were SO gorgeous or cute. Then they most likely ended up in the back of your closet collecting dust waiting to go to shoe heaven because they were too painful to wear or you gave them away.

     Well, my darling shoe fanatics, here are a few tips to help you get it right. First of all, it's usually better to try and buy shoes made from genuine leather or suede because natural fabrics tend to stretch to fit your foot, where as synthetic materials that don't have any stretch will tend to cause blistering.

     Also, when trying shoes on, walking in them on various surfaces will give you a good idea of how they'll feel or how slippery they may be.

     Finally, the best time to try shoes on is at the end of the day when your feet are swollen and/or more sensitive so that you can get a more realistic feel for how they'll be on your feet.

     HAPPY SHOE SHOPPING! :-)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GEMSTONE TRIVIA!

     Did you know that aquamarines were believed to give sailors good luck and that malachite is believed to have healing properties? Also, it has been said that amber is thought to heal joint problems and to give off a force of life . I happen to like wearing all 3 of these but only for their beauty! :-)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

DO YOU LIKE FRAGRANCES?

     In case you haven't heard, Rose-scented perfumes have made a comeback! I recommend trying Aerin's 'Rose De Grasse' or Stella McCartney's 'Stella Eau De Toilette'. :-)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SIMPLE JEWELRY CLEANING ADVICE

     I've been taught that the best way to clean jewelry is very simple. Use a mild soap, water and a toothbrush to gently clean your jewelry. It's also important to know that when using hairspray and perfumes, be sure to put these products on BEFORE putting on your jewelry so that you're not taking a chance on damaging your jewelry and getting it sticky and dirty. :-)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

FASHION TRIVIA!

     Did you know that the legendary fashion designer, Coco Chanel, was born in 1883 and was raised in an orphanage and was taught to sew? She also had a brief career as a singer and opened her first clothing shop in 1910.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BIG NEWS!

     After the many requests I have received, I've decided to revamp my company websites and to change my Facebook Fashion Business page to my Lifestyle/Fashion Page! So I'll be showing fun and inspirational photos everyday! I'll be posting information and photos of decorating ideas, recipes, food and, of course, fashion!                                                         So this Fashion Blog site will be a weekly blog of posts of other style, beauty and fashion tips and advice!

HAPPY JULY!

     Summer is a fun time to wear shorts, flip flops, swimsuits and tanktops! So let's remember that although we want to be sure we look stylish, we also want to take care of our skin. It's VERY important to use sunscreen and to stay hydrated. Wearing sunglasses and big floppy hats is another stylish way to protect our skin. So let's continue to enjoy our summer! :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FIVE WAYS TO TAKE YOUR LOOK TO ANOTHER LEVEL!

     Sometimes we get in a rut and get bored with our wardrobe. So let's step it up a notch! First of all, even just changing your hairstyle or lipstick color can make you feel and look better, like a beautiful hair accessory and/or a pretty lipstick with a punch of color to brighten you up. Then, I'd go through my shoes and purses and try to match them up because it's never out of style to match your purse and shoes. It's very classy and makes you look polished and put-together. What about a beautifully printed silk scarf worn as a belt or tied on the strap of your purse? Another fun idea are pearls! They're so elegant and work well on anyone at any age! Pile them on!             I also love maxi dresses this time of year! They're so beautiful and comfortable. No matter what your shape or size you can wear maxi dresses, even with a little cardigan sweater or a wrap for evening to put over your shoulders. So stylish!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

STYLE GOES BEYOND JUST FASHION

     When we think "style" the first thing that usually comes to mind is fashion. However, it goes far beyond that. For example, style can and should be incorporated into our everyday lives in all aspects of our lives, like decorating, how we present our food to guests, and even how we manicure our lawns.                                                                           We use our vintage wedding China at least twice a week. If you've been fantasizing about installing a chandelier in your master bathroom then, by God, do it! Look, life is short. I wear my diamonds and bling EVERYDAY, even just to go to the grocery store. Why not? If you have a beautiful semiformal or formal dress but have no place to wear it, then darling, you FIND a place to wear it and enjoy it! You have to make your dreams come true no matter how big or small and do it with style!                                                                             Life is not suppose to be boring. Have fun everyday, regardless of your current circumstances. I truly believe you'll be much happier! ;-)

Friday, March 13, 2015

A NEW AND FUN WAY TO SHOP!

Hello Fashionistas! I would like to introduce you to Poshmark. It's a fun way to shop online and in support of my Aunt Laurie, I'd like to let you know that you can see her beautiful items for sale if you just Google Poshmark Laurie Renee! Happy shopping!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FUN IDEAS ON FOOD, DECOR AND STYLE!

Happy March! I can't believe spring is almost here! I have some ideas that hopefully will inspire you and motivate you this month. First of all, it's time to spring-clean. It always makes me feel good to deep-clean and to get rid of some old decor that I may be bored with or that I've had a long time and start with something new! I like to go shopping for a few new decorations for the house to help spruce it up. It doesn't take much and doesn't have to be expensive. A new plant here, a new lamp there and maybe a freshly scented candle.                                                                                          Also, I like to find new ways to relax. For example, I adore little shortbread cookies and I love to dip them in hot green tea! And who doesn't enjoy a nice bubble bath with a good book!                                                                                                                                                     As far as style goes, I like to wear caftans around the house. They're beautiful, comfortable and never go out of style! I have a wonderful collection to wear during different seasons of the year. My favorite one is my animal print. Everyone knows I love animal print! Lol. In fact, I'm pictured wearing one of my beautiful caftans in my fashion book that's already published and due out this fall! So come on, let's get busy!

Friday, February 27, 2015

SPRING FASHION!

March is just around the corner! Even though we're all having some crazy weather lately, it's definitely time to start shopping for swimsuits before they get picked over. There are lots to choose from and don't forget to look at the gorgeous swimsuit coverups, hats and sandals! Happy shopping!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WELCOME TO MY NEWLY REVISED BLOG THAT IS NOW MY LIFESTYLE/FASHION BLOG!




 

 










 
Here are some fun photos of my fashion, d├ęcor and food ideas that I hope will inspire you!

BIG EXCITING FASHION NEWS!

I am now officially a published author! I just published my first book entitled "Style: How To Have It And Keep It For Life" by Jean (Chamblin) Koss. It will be available in hardcover and paperback. It will be available to the public for sale this fall!