Modest Styling: From Desk to Dinner in Ecru

Fashion that does double duty translates well from one environment to another. Nothing does this better than investment pieces that can take you from the desk to dinner. Who has time to go home for a complete make-over? Change out key pieces, like a jacket, bag and jewelry to transform your look.

From Desk to Dinner in Ecru

The Mikael Aghal satin-jacquard dress is in ecru and light brown. Ecru is a pale yellow-brown color with a grayish tone. Depending on the person, beige and ecru are considered very similar. These colors work well with gold.

In this set, a Chanel cream and sequin tweed jacket serves as a great cover-up. I’d opt for a toned-down watch for work, but pop on on a delicate gold-tone watch with crystals for dinner.

What’s your desk to dinner style?

Desk to Dinner in Ecru - Model Me Girl

In the Set

»» Mikael Aghal satin-jacquard dress
»» Pre-owned 2001 Chanel cream tweed & sequin jacket
»» Charlotte Olympia Monroe Metallic Leather Pumps
»» Purse in set unavailable; alternate Ivanka Trump Zip Around wallet
»» GUESS women’s rose gold-tone watch with genuine crystals & self-adjustable bracelet — U0432L2
»» Nars Phillip Lim for Nars – nail polish in Gold
»» Estee Lauder pure color instant intense eyeshadow trio in Amber Alloy

 

Beach Hair Beauty {Style Tips}

Wishing for beautiful beach hair? Follow along with these easy steps to get the beach hair look. Enjoy!

Beach Hair Beauty

Hair Bow Style Tutorial

Enjoy this quick visual tutorial on how to do a hair bow style!

Hair Bow Tutorial

Beach Chic with a Fanny Pack

How to wear a fanny pack really isn’t rocket science. You just pick one and fasten it around your waist!

While fanny packs ceased being donned by celebrities and fashion models for a season or five, avid travelers still treasured the fanny pack. For some, it never went out of style. It’s functional fashion.

Now the fashion industry has caught up with travelers and globe trotters, making it a-okay for trend watchers to wear a fanny pack. (Side note: you can wear a fanny pack when it goes “out of fashion” too.)

There are many styles of fanny packs to choose from. Have fun!

Beach Chic {Fanny Pack Trend}

Fashion in Color: Timeless Rouge Red

From fashion to beauty, this season’s trending color is a bold, intense red. Red lips dominated the Spring 2013 collections at Prada and Rocha, and bright red dresses lit up the runways for Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior and Diane von Furstenberg. Red can be elegant as it evokes timeless beauty with hints of contemporary passion. Plus, unlike some trendy colors, the right red will continue to look great year after year.

Rouge Red Fashion

1. Pair matte red lipstick with minimal makeup to keep your look modern.

Apply a coat of foundation to your lips to boost lipstick’s staying power, and
then lightly fill in your natural lip shape with a red lip liner. Sweep on your favorite red lipstick, like Wet’n’ Wild’s MegaLast Lip Color in Stoplight Red, and blot. Add a coat of mascara to your lashes and a quick dusting of nude blush to the apples of your cheeks, and you’re ready to go.

2. Steal the show in a rouge dress.

This vibrant color can make you the star of any room you enter, whether it is a prom, date, or night of on the town with the girls. Some retailers, such as Asos and David’s Bridal, allow you to browse dresses by color so you can find the fit that best suits you.

Unbroken, vertical lines makes your body look sleek, so opt for an empire waist and flowing fabrics, like the combination in David’s Bridal’s Flower One Shoulder Mesh Gown to elongate your silhouette. If you want the mid-length, below-the-knee fitted dress that flatters your legs– go for the Asos Lipsy Structured Pencil Dress. Pair with nude shoes to make legs look even longer, or opt for a pair of matching red heels, like Aldo’s Mawusi pumps, to showcase your playful side.

3. Add a pop of color with red accessories.

Red pairs well with staple wardrobe colors like black, white and navy. It
can be worn just as beautifully with silver jewelry as it can with gold.

Punch up a little black dress with a red clutch, like this Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock from Kohl’s or a Sondra Roberts clutch from Bloomingdale’s. Introduce a crocheted red bead necklace from Target, or Nine West’s Augustina ballet flats to a knee-length denim skirt and a solid color t-shirt for a stylish, casual look. When you need a piece that transitions flawlessly from the work day to the evening look, opt for classic, understated choices, like this gold-tone red epoxy buckle bangle bracelet from Michael Kors.

Heat things up by choosing red this season. Whether you fall in love with red lipstick, a red gown, or the perfect red accessory, you’ll look great and be on-trend.

 • This article was contributed by Tiffany L.

 

Fashion Collage: Shine in Color & Boldness

Sometimes we are not as bold as we should be when it comes to living out this Christian walk of love and faith. Other times, we become intimidated by the world and hold back words to witness to a dying generation that Jesus saves.

The Apostle Paul asked for prayer, that while he was in bonds as an ambassador of Jesus Christ, he might speak boldly…as he should.

 Ephesians 6:19 And [pray] for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We should or ought to speak boldly when it comes to God’s Word. There is no reason for us to fear or be ashamed of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Whether we work in the realm of fashion, art, music, natural or behavioral sciences, mathematics or a vocational field, we need not shrink back because we are Christians.

I follow Christ. I am a spiritual Jew, as the Scriptures and evidence of the Holy Ghost proclaim that I am. I shine in color and boldness. There is nothing dry, unsaturated, dull or timid about this walk.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

What about you? Are you a shrinking violet or are you shining in color and boldness?

Be bold. Live your life in color and shine on!

Shine in Color & Boldness

The Ruana Wrap is Functional Fashion

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Featured in set (L–R): {Minnie Rose Cashmere Ruana} {Reversible Leopard Print Echo Wrap} {Brooks Brothers Pure Cashmere Ruana} {Calvin Klein Drop Stitch Evening Ruana in Cream} {Echo Hooded Ruana} {CeJon Shimmer Ruana}

Let’s be real. Every fashion item isn’t necessarily functional. Oddly shaped heels on shoes, for one, that make for great photography, but not so much for walking, come to mind. That’s just one of many “What were you thinking?” fashion pooh-poohs.

Enter the ruana. What’s not to like about it? It’s functional without sacrificing style.

The ruana’s super chic poncho–style gives it versatility that makes it a great fashion staple. Throw it over your shoulder and secure with a brooch, wrap it around your waist to transform it into a skirt, or wear as a belted wrap. Have double the fun using it as a wrap and blanket. Travel ideas, anyone?

The traditional ruana is thick, sleeveless, made of wool and knee–length, although you can find some that come with a hood.

With many prints and fabrics, from Aztec motifs to glittering metallic, the ruana can complement day or evening wear. You can get a budget-friendly ruana, or break the bank with a pure cashmere ruana.

Do you have any tips about functional fashion? Let’s chat!

Minnie Rose Aztec Ruana in Chili Pepper and Sapphire

Great Summer Style With Wicker Bags

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What says summer like a wicker bag?! You don’t have to spend a lot either.

Wicker & Chain Bag ($29.99)

Vintage Weave a Rainbow Purse ($39.99)

Vintage Tropical Escape Bag ($34.99)

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