Jul 14, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Sunday memo for getting through the Storm…

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Jul 11, 2019

The Genius of Guo Pei

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight
Close UP!

Guo Pei is China’s first Haute Couture Designer and she is GENIUS. Best know for designing dresses for Chinese Celebrities, she made her American debut when Rihanna wore her showstopping gown at the 2015 Met Gala.

Guo Pei was born in Beijing in 1967, and graduated from the Beijing Second Light Industry School in Fashion Design in 1986.

Her current Exhibition at the Bowers Museum entitled Guo Pei Couture Beyond is exactly that-BEYOND. One look at any of her creations and you are in awe of her talent.Below is a small sampling from the Exhibition.

Exhibition Entrance

Interesting tidbit: Guo Pei employs over 300 embroiderers and 200 designers to complete her collections.

This entire dress is made from wire…
Attention to detail even down to the Shoes
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Jul 10, 2019

Go with the Flow(ing) Top

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Uncategorized

There seems to be a lovely flow as of late, when it comes to Summer tops. I’ve noticed a plethora of long flowing tops over a tailored or cropped pant. The look is so chic and might I add slimming when mindful of 2 simple style rules.

1.No matter how long or flowing the top, pair it with a tapered or form fitting pant.

2. Wear heels to elevate any and every look. Heel height need not be sky high- a simple 2 inch heel or wedge can work wonders.

Follow these two simple rules and you will look long, lean and oh so tres’ chic.

V Collar Long Shirt $91.09 on sale $25.87 @undeau.com
BCBG Long Vest $398.00
Image Courtesy of Lisa Perry
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Jul 9, 2019

July…Baby Steps

Posted By: Terri

July…we are officially midway into the year and it’s time to reassess, rethink and reboot. How wonderful that July lands smack dab in the middle of the year -complete with Summers warmer days and a respite from our hectic schedules. It’s the perfect time to enjoy some downtime or perhaps even partake in a long awaited vacation.

Embracing downtime is so important to our mental and physical well being. Taking a break allows time to reassess,rethink and reboot your original goals for 2019.

Here’s a simple three step plan to get you where you want to go before the year is over…

Reassess: Dd you make a list of all that you wanted to accomplish this year. (You know you did). Pull that list back out and check in with yourself. Are those goals still part of your plan?

Rethink: In reviewing your goals is it time to refocus your efforts? In a word it’s time to Tweak! (Take pen to paper or make a list via any technical device of your choosing and insert the steps needed to accomplish your goals.

Reboot: Now that you’ve reassessed what you want to accomplish and made your plan it’s time to reboot. You have a fresh focused account of what you want to accomplish. A clear plan combined with a renewed focus will aid in getting you to the finish line of your desires.. Remember…. Everything and anything can be accomplished by taking that first step..

Baby Steps combined with a leap of faith work wonders for getting you the life of your dreams. .

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Jul 8, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

As we begin a new week and venture into the second half of the year, I felt it was absolutely apropos to gently remind you that there’s still time to complete all that you set out to do!

Repeat after me….

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Jul 4, 2019

Red White & Blue Inspo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Happy Independence Day. It’s THE day to wear a little red,white and blue. Now if you don’t want to go “full out flag mode” in your apparel choices I’ve put together three apparel items to inspire you. Here’s to a fashionable and patriotic day ahead. Enjoy.

A.L.C. Haley Dress @ Shopbop Original Price. $575.00 Sale $230
Similar Style at Zazzle (click on image)
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Jul 4, 2019

Independence Day!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Wishing you a fun, festive and safe 4th of July. God Bless America.

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Jul 2, 2019

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Tuesday’s tip: Prolonging the life of pretty petals is easy when you remember the four P’s!

A pinch of sugar and a penny help keep your petals perfect.

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Jul 1, 2019

Watermelon Wonders

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

The 4th of July (America’s Official Birthday) is this Thursday. (Yeah-.4 day weekend). For most of us, the 4th of July is the ultimate “Cook Out”…(translation) this is one of the easiest holidays on the planet in terms of required party prep and presentation.

The traditional fare (if your not Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Lactose Intolerant etc.) consist of grilled burgers, hot dogs,chicken and brats (short for bratwurst) all served on your basic hot dog or hamburger bun and sprinkled or slathered with an assortment of condiments. In addition to the main dish(s), side dishes include the usual suspects: chips,dips and potato salad. You top off the whole meal with ice cream for desert or a beautiful assortment of fruit. Done and Done.

Nowww, should you desire to put a little more “festive” in the 4th of July festivities… I just so happen to have come across a bevy of pretty amazing “tutorials ” for wonderful and amazing things you can do with Watermelon. Who knew there were tutorials???? on Watermelon! But low and behold here we are-3..count up three lovely “how to” tutorials for you to view. Simply click on the image of your desired watermelon wonder and enjoy!

Watermelon Cake Courtesy of Wifemommafoodie.com
Click on Image for complete recipe and tutorial AMAZING!
Watermelon on a Stick (Click on image for tutorial )
The Ultimate Carved Stars & Stripes Watermelon
Image and Instrucitons courtesy of Celebrationgeneration.com/blog
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Jul 1, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

JUST LOOK….. how far you’ve come.

Don’t look back..you’re NOT going that way. .

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