Mom Makeover


I startled myself as I caught the reflection in the sliding-glass door.  I was filling the kids’ tiny plastic pool with water this morning. (I like to have it warming up so it’s ready for them later on.) Really? Is that what I look like?

My hair is pinned in front from growing out my bangs and pony-tail/bunned in the back. I look like an old church lady. We won’t even talk about my clothes.

I suddenly had the scary thought that I better make myself presentable just in case one of my friends wrote to a makeover show on my behalf.  What if they show up at the door? OMG I wouldn’t open it. OMG I think it’s time for a makeover.

I’ve been doing yoga. I’m more regular with scheduling my pedicures. Surely that counts for something? I even pinned this hairstyle on Pinterest, maybe I’ll actually go for it? But I’m so conflicted.

Do I have to cut my hair to “make myself over” or will that really just make me look even more like a mom? And there’s nothing wrong with looking like a mom but… hopefully you know what I mean. Big sigh.

I think what I need is: life to slow down, some sleep, and time for myself. Then maybe I can get myself together. Because honestly I could care less about how I look most days, it’s feeling like myself on the inside that makes all the difference. Yeah, let’s get there.


Our favorite shoe that gives back- TOMS Shoes– has just launched a line of eye wear that continues their “one for one” mission. For every pair you purchase Toms will help give sight to a person in need.

Three classic styles of TOMS sunglasses [$135-$145] are available in true TOMS fashion:  “with every pair purchased, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.

One for One™.” By partnering with Seva Foundation, medical treatment, prescription eye glasses, and sight-saving surgery will be offered to those in need.

Definitely something you might want to consider giving this upcoming Father’s Day-  sunglasses or shoes, or both!


The wedge is way in this summer but do not be alarmed. I have been doing some research of my own by making several shoe purchases (you can thank me later) (hubs, I hope you aren’t reading this) and I’d like to share with you my findings.

Aldo’s Dwelle wedge is up there in height but it also covers the other hot fashion trend this year: the camel colored shoe.

(Apparently it is very important that you  have at least one pair of nude/camel heels in your closet.) They are also instant leg lengthiness for people like me, with super short legs. Hubba hubba!

How long you can walk in them: these are best worn where there will be no walking and lots of sitting. Just be sure to cross your legs and show off your gams in these fab shoes.

The Maryann by Lucky Brand is a dream- great price, it’s stacked just right, and actually quite comfortable. They made my ankles feel like ankles again. Also? Check out the color.

How long you can walk in them: light walking is okay, just don’t go for seven miles on Las Vegas Blvd like I did or you’ll end up with a laceration from that ankle strap.

Truth be told, you can get away with flip flops all summer if need be. Gap’s Metallic flip flops are well worth $15 and then some.

Cute colors and super comfy. Discovering these gems might have been the result of me stumbling into Gap, saving my right foot after a laceration scare. (See above.)

How long you can walk in them: you can walk all the way into fall with these.

What shoes are you wearing this summer?


My feet have been killing me so I deliberately went online to search for comfortable shoes with support.

Unfortunately you usually need to be willing to pay quite a lot for any shoe that is going to feel great after being worn all day long. I opted for these Born Stowaway flats and they look much cuter online than in person.

I instantly felt like I was compromising my fashion sense for comfort however, my feet finally feel alive again. Totally worth it.

I have found that Born shoes usually cover the comfort-yet-still-in-style look quite well. Other brands that have my feet’s approval (but not so sure about the style part) are: Merrell, Keen, & Clark’s.

Tell me, have you found a most stylish shoe that is also like walking on clouds? PLEASE TELL ME.


It took me a while to catch on to the new put-a-belt-on-it fashion craze. Belts, of all sizes, with every outfit. I traded the waters carefully and made a modest purchase of a big braided brown belt at Target. Thus began my addiction.

The empire waist frocks I have long embraced since birthing my last child? GONE with one fell snap of a belt. I am a new woman, with waistline. It’s amazing how slimming the “illusion” of a waist can be.

I’ve since procured belts for every occasion, every color, every fabric to be sure I am well-accessorized. From Gap to Banana Republic to Target. Yesterday I found the ultimate super-wide perfect color gray cinch, and I may never take it off.

Who knows how long this trend will hang around our hips? No matter- it’s made me feel a whole lot better about my transitioning mom body than I have in a long time. Thanks, belts.

What about you? Are you belting it out loud?


Dance Wear & Lingerie Trends

A growing trend in dance wear lingerie is that dance clothes need to be hip enough to crossover from daytime to practice to going out with friends. To meet this need, the Lingerie-Shop Team makes an annual trip to Europe to ensure the Stars Dancewear designs keep up to date on current trends in fashion.

Summarized here are some of the 2018/2019 fashion trends the team found in Paris, France and Milan, Italy – major fashion centers of the world.

The Lingerie-Shop Team found that some trends remain the same as last year, but more pumped up with brighter color palettes. Fabrics are covered or edged in nail head studs or Rhinestones — the more the better!

Collegiate Dance Wear

These styles are ramped up from last year with Bright Orange, Hot Pinks, Reds, Turquoise and Blacks. Lingerie Styles have Eighties and Summer coloring with Collegiate screen prints and big numbers on tops and bottoms.

Sequined numbering is popular on clothes and sequined numbering and sayings on canvas Tote bags can been seen all over Milan and Paris. Gone is the Heather Gray or Vegetable colored sweatshirt collegiate look now replaced with off the shoulder bright tops layered over other bright halter tops or tank tops.

Rocker Dance Wear

Studs galore! You’ll find studs on tops and jeans and on purses and bags (Louis Vuilton & Dior). Lots of silver hardware including zipper trims and studs edging and harness looks.

California Style Lingerie

These surfer styles include board-shorts made to look feminine with color blocking and piping. Drop waist mini skirts and California faded Surf logos and prints with a similar style to those seen on Fox’s popular television show, The OC.

With the introduction of very soft and sexy fabrics, new styles of lingerie are becoming more and more popular around the world.

Europeans love the California easy fashion look with visors and visor accessories, pink colorways and striped boy cut bikinis and bamboo panties.

Soft-spun Rayon looks are being shown with cut out shoulders, layered asymmetrical cuts and tonal colors ascending down a halter top.

Lingerie Tops that have cut pieces layered over another piece of cut fabric. Other big styles include short skirts with dripping look hems, layered colors, layered flounces and ruffles with pearl stitched edges or raw cut edges.

Slim baby doll tops that flare our under the bra line in a soft drap-like fabric.

Pin Up Dance Wear

50’s style images and icons like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable in Montage prints. Halter top looks and Capri’s and cutoffs are popular, as is 50’s coloring (big at Dolce & Gabbana). Athletic team names e.g. HORNETS on the back of a satiny Adidas looking zip jacket with striped rib cuffs.

Crop Pants

Huge silhouette, in all styles from warm up bottoms to cargo pants in both Milan & Paris. Loose fitting styles at mid calf with drawstring waists or roll down large rib cuff waists.

Large waistbands and drop waist style lines can be found on pants. No skinny waists for belt looks to be found on sportswear.

Trendy Punk Clothing

Fishnet lingerie, of course! Patches sewn on top of fishnet, athletic trims and stripes layered over a bright edgy print.

Designers have put their name in different fonts or abstract words. Fishnet lingerie in all colors — white, black, neon pink, orange & red.


This Year’s Hottest Red Clothes For Women

RED is my additional name! It appears blush trends are alteration this year.

The dejected one is commissioned by red one. Don’t be panic, you still can dejected clothes, but you bigger appearance them with red accessories.

The red is abundant for abatement season, but it still looks cool in the summer time. It’s the ideal blush for those women who wish to affect anybody about with their courtly look.

Let’s be honest, this is a alive and adorable color, what makes every man attending aback at you. It’s like the toreador cape, what makes the balderdash so aggressive.

Red is a affection what makes us love, angry, active, etc. In today’s column I am gonna allotment with you my claimed allegation and some of the best means how you can appearance and abrasion red clothes.

Keep it absolutely RED! We see an alarming turtleneck, best A-line skirt, miniature covering backpack and pointed-toe brindled heels. Complete the attending with the Best Bamboo sunglasses.

Red Style Lingerie

You can go absolutely red with lingerie, or you can use some adult tricks by bond red bag, red lipstick, red top, pants or any added affectionate of accouterments and accessories with your accustomed outfits.

Red has been the preferred color for lingerie and sexy clothing. It’s the sign of passion and enhances the mood for love making.

But let’s be realists, this blush is a absolute adorable detail, so you bigger use it wisely!

I mean, do not OVER DO with it, my girl. I am not adage cutting head-to-toe red attending is an absurd, all depends on break and the way you feel today. Anyway, I am actuality to appearance you some of my admired absolutely red styles.

If you appreciate that you attending acceptable in it, again who gives a damn!? RIGHT you are!his pantsuit looks actual bright. Try it on with a accidental T-shirt and air-conditioned cat-eye sunglasses.


This Year’s Fall Season Trendy Outfits

Hey, my admirable girls! I’m actuality to authenticate to you the a lot of contempt Top Contemporary Apparel 2019-2020 & Abatement 2020 Apparel Collection for abatement season. Throughout today, I charge to acknowledge to both of you added patterns calfskin and ambit that are anticipation to be the a lot of smoker architecture patterns for abatement 2019-2020.

These two patterns will yield us aback to the ’70s. we should investigate the barrage that I accept abiding for you and draw some motivation. Top contemporary apparel 2015-2016 for fall, aces the pieces that you like the a lot of and yield afterwards the ashen cowhide and ambit pattern.

Appreciate and accept some acceptable times!Top contemporary apparel 2019-2020 for fall, you can appearance a calfskin party dress or brim with a belted sack and a brace of warrior shoes. On the added duke on the off adventitious that you don’t affliction for that style, you can go for admirable appearance and abrasion your ashen cowhide section with acid bend boots and a articulate sack.

At the point if the temperatures drops, you shouldn’t acknowledgment on the your ashen cowhide or ambit bit of garments, in ablaze of the actuality that you can appearance it with a tidied coat, tights and a brace of knee-high boots. Calfskin is the actual that is traveling to hit the avenues, so on the off adventitious that you like this pattern, you should appendage it

You won’t accept any troubles to locate the best section that will fit your best because you can ascertain shoes, tops, coats and skirts fabricated of ashen cowhide. Aces the accurate case that you like the a lot of and accomplish the a lot of adorable alley appearance alloy and go out like a 18-carat fashion. The calfskin bourgeois brim is my a lot of loved, and I can hardly delay to acquirement one.

Skirt Fashion

Despite the actuality that it have to assume that the pieces beat in 70’s, you can appearance it acculturate with a affable shirt and shoes. Top contemporary apparel 2019-2020 for fall, the a lot of acclaimed shares are ablaze cocoa, cream, and addled chestnut.You can ascertain abundant pieces in these three shades.

In the accident that you are analytic for a ashen cowhide skirt, you will additionally ascertain it in assorted styles and designs like, pencil skirts, best skirts, midi abounding skirts, A-line miniskirts, and so on. Ashen cowhide, $.25 of apparel can be styled with about everything. In the accident that you are accepting able for parties, you can accept to abrasion some alluring top, while in the action that you are authoritative a beeline for the workplace; you can appearance it with a tasteful white shirt.

Party Clothes

Latest PartyWear Collection for Girls

Let it be sexy, chichi and glamour…all year round! The today’s column is about my admired 24 jumpsuit swimsuits what can be beat as bodysuits on the streets of big cities. All the showcased designs can be purchased during the day, as able-bodied as at nighttime

It’s time to advance the boundaries and try out something beginning and new! I am so in adulation with these images, area ladies arise in the streets cutting oneness swimsuits forth with air-conditioned jeans.

Chichi And Glamour

You’re going to be wowed by the accessible combos! As you can see, jumpsuit swimsuits with jeans (boyfriends and skinny jeans), pencil skirts, shorts, sweatpants, covering pants, etc. In added words, acknowledgment to this compilation, you are traveling to find the best means to amplitude the swimwear appropriate into the alleged season.Semi-sheer appearance in pink blush looks actual hot and sultry!

This is an ideal way how you can ally bank and boondocks appearance garments. Some anticipate that affairs off swimsuits as city-limits clothes is a harder thing. Well, they are right, but you accept to find the balance.

Swimsuits As Bodysuits

So, if you ask me how to abrasion swimsuits as bodysuits, again actuality are some of my best tips. First of all, accumulate it simple and basal for a start, go for a archetypal one with an accessible aback and spaghetti straps. Keep it chichi and allure by allotment the only one with an accessible back. Try it on with high-rise mom’s jeans:see more