December 22nd, 2012
They’ve been seen everywhere: stacks of bracelets and watches along with an assortment of rings adorning every trendy woman’s wrist nowadays. So what is this whole ‘arm candy’ trend all about and how does one start an arm party of their own? Here is your answer.
The simplest way to go about creating the layered look with bracelets is to start with a watch. There are so many beautiful watches out there on the market right now for anyone’s taste and price range. Popular designer watches include Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs. More inexpensive options are found in all styles and colors at stores such as Target and Kohls. Simply throwing on a pave gold or a chunky rose gold watch will put you at a good start to your arm candy look.
Next for the fun part: adding the bracelets! This is where you can let your personal style shine through. For spring and summer, try some neon friendship style bracelets with jewel accents from stores such as JCrew and H&M. During the fall and winter, stick with a classic color scheme. Don’t be afraid to add leather accents and mix metals as well.
What are your favorite jewelry pieces to rock? Let us know!
December 18th, 2012
Now that the winter is here, many of us find ourselves cooped up at home with nothing to do but lay around and be a couch potato. Rather than getting into a winter funk, warming up those cold winter days is easier than you think!
If you are the stay-home-watch-movies type, then make it a date! Invite your closest girlfriends for a movie night or cuddle up with a romantic comedy with your special someone and make it a romantic night in.
Making a hot drink to keep your insides warm in the winter is also a great pick-me-up. Try hot cocoa and stir it with a candy cane for home made peppermint hot chocolate. Or buy a Caramel Macchiato or Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer to add to your coffee and have Starbucks at home!
Buy a warm cozy throw blanket and adorable pajamas to make yourself feel comfy and cute at the same time. Give yourself an at-home spa day and do a facial mask and mani’s and pedi’s. Turn on some holiday tunes and you’re ready for a fun winter day at home!
December 14th, 2012
Hey Sassy gals! The air is getting colder and crisper as the days go by, and getting dressed in the morning can be such a drag. Bracing the cold winter can be extremely difficult without the right accessories. It seems frivolous to be worrying about accessorizing your outfit while trying to keep from catching frost bite but trust me, with the right accessories you’ll be warm and look cute at the same time!
Scarves are an absolute must. Infinity scarves, knit scarves, open weave scarves, you name it! All types of scarves are in this season and are a key piece to have in your closet. Adding a scarf to a bland outfit helps to spice up your look while also keeping you super warm and toasty!
Hats do just the same. A cute beanie or a chic beret can dress up an outfit or give it a more laid back feel, depending on the look you’re going for. Cute knit ear warming head bands can also add a feminine touch to a boring hairdo or a drab outfit.
Hats, scarves, gloves, and warm boot socks don’t have to be just functional anymore. There are so many different styles, fits, and fabrics that cater to everyone’s personal taste and preference and can be stylish as well as functional.
What’s your favorite winter accessory?
December 11th, 2012
This fall and winter, the new color craze has been the deep red color called “burgundy,” “oxblood,” “dark cherry” and many other names. Regardless of the name, the color has been seen all over retail stores and hitting the runway everywhere.
Though it may seem frightening at first to try and incorporate burgundy into a fall wardrobe, this daring color is actually more wearable than it seems. It acts as a toned down pop of color when paired with neutrals and can add a bit of flare to even the most boring of outfits.
If wearing burgundy is too much, try it as a nail polish color! Burgundy flatters virtually every skin tone and is a more fall appropriate darker color as opposed to a bright red. It will go perfectly with all of those blacks, greys, and other dark colors that are also huge clothing trend colors for the winter time.
A knit burgundy sweater can be a perfect addition to a simple outfit consisting of jeans and a pair of leather boots. A burgundy top or cardigan can also add a nice pop of color to any look.
For the more daring, try a burgundy color bottom! For example, burgundy corduroys or ankle zip jeans would be fantastic paired with a neutral colored jacket and a denim shirt. A skirt in the dark red color could also be extremely flattering with a pair of lace tights and ballet flats.
Speaking of ballet flats – why not take a walk on the wild side and try a pair of burgundy shoes? Whether they be loafers, flats, or even booties, any outfit could use a pop of color and shoes are the easiest way to do it.
Finally, if dressing head to toe in “oxblood” simply isn’t for you, there is always the option of a burgundy lip color or blush. No matter what your preference, is burgundy is a sure fire way to keep your wardrobe trendy for winter!
What’s your favorite color to rock this winter season? Let us know!
December 7th, 2012
Hey sassy gals! It’s that time of year again! The malls are filled with Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, along with many tortured souls racking their brains for last minute gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people. Holiday shopping has proven to be quite difficult, especially for those people that you either haven’t seen in a while or just don’t know what to get. So what do you get for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list?
As cliche as it sounds, gift cards are always the answer. For a more personal touch, as personal as an electronic money card can get, try getting one to the recipient’s favorite restaurant or store. Wrap the card up nicely, throw it in a bag with some confetti and tissue paper, hand make a card for a personal touch, and Voila! A gift in minutes.
If a gift card is too impersonal for your taste, take example from the song “My Favorite Things” make the gift recipient a basket of his/her most coveted items or things you know they’d like. Nothing says “I pay attention” like a well put together basket filled to the brim with someone’s favorite candy, skin care products, makeup, accessories, clothing items, and perhaps even a gift card to their favorite place.
For those on a budget, try a nontraditional approach and give the gift of food. If a friend or relative has a favorite dish, make it for them! Send the person a heaping plate full of his/her favorite brownies and a mason jar filled with milk. Tie a sparkly bow to the jar and around the plate to add a visually appealing touch.
What are your favorite gift ideas for the holiday season? Let us know!
December 3rd, 2012
Hey sassy gals! That time of year is finally here and I challenge you all to break out of your shells and try something new. We all know how the cold, dry air of the winter can make everything seem dull and boring and nothing says festive like a bold and fun lip color for the holiday season!
The winter season brings so many daring, fun lipstick and gloss colors that are a simple fix to spice up your everyday makeup routine. Don’t stick to drab nudes and light pinks, make bright reds and purples your new neutrals!
If you are more reserved, try a fun tinted lip gloss for a more toned down spin on the bold lip! Make sure to keep the rest of your makeup neutral and let your lips do all of the talking. Conflicting eyeshadow colors or overbearing blush could end up looking like ‘too much’ and could steal the spotlight away from your lip color.
For those daring sassy gals, try a bold color in a matte or sheen finish lipstick. Regardless of your color preference or price range, there are plenty of options for bright lip products on the shelves right now!
What’s your favorite way to spice up your winter makeup routine? We’d love to hear your ideas!
November 29th, 2012
Were Back! We got countless inquiries as to when we would bring back Sassy Gal and we are happy to announce that starting today we will be doing entries twice a week. We are thrilled to introduce you to our own SASSY GAL Nickole Kugel! Nickole will keep you up to date on everything in Fashion, Beauty, trends and all things of interest! Your feedback is very important to us, so please make sure you leave your comments and suggestions. We love hearing from you!
July 21st, 2012
Okay, Sassy Gals! It is already July and what have you done to celebrate summer!? Time to step out of that air conditioning and enjoy the summer sun. Below are few summer fun ideas for you to check off your to-do list for summer!
1.Take your beach trip to the next level and spend the day at a canal! Pack yourself a picnic and supplies to catch (and release) crabs and enjoy the simplicity of life!
2. Go to a minor league baseball game! What is better than a hot-dog, cold beer and a ball game under the summer night sky? A cheap game! Minor league games are significantly cheaper.
3. Go Fishing, Biking or Hiking! Challenge yourself and be one with nature!
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July 13th, 2012
Okay ladies, we all know how easy it is to be a bum on the weekends. The only issue with being totally lazy on the weekends is that we put off work that then needs to be done during the week…a long with all the chaos that tends to ensue during the week!
So ladies, how can you utilize your time more wisely on the weekends, while maintaining a life? It can be easy as 1,2,3!
Step 1.- SET AN ALARM! I know, I know the best part about the weekends is not having to set an alarm, well ladies chose a day to sleep in and do it, but be sure to set an alarm for the other day- you can have your cake and eat it too in this case!
Step 2.- Make yourself an easy to-do list with just a few items. The issue with to-do lists is that we tend to put a daunting amount of items on it. Place a reasonable amount of items on the list and be sure to limit yourself.
Step 3- Just Do It! Don’t think about the other things you can be doing, just think about how productive you are being and how AMAZING it will feel when you can enjoy the rest of your weekend knowing you accomplished so much!
You can do it ladies!
July 6th, 2012