#ConfidenceChallenge

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Yes your 8-year old niece also wears this, but it is perfectly acceptable for a grown woman to wear glitter on a nail on a nail or two. Rock your glitter today!

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#StyleProfile: Gabrielle Union

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Name: 
Gabrielle Union

Occupation: Actress and Former Model

This outfit is chic because… 

Solid color dress with shoes with print

You can be chic too by…

Making an outfit pop by wearing a solid color with a bold print shoe

 

♥ AJ

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#ClosetConfidential: Fergie

It is not enough to just love the clothes hanging in your wardrobe, you should also love where they sleep at night… your closet. Shopping in your closet can be as fun and beautiful as shopping in a luxurious boutique. Uncover the confidential (and not so confidential) secrets of beautiful closets, so you can tell your beautiful new blouse “Bonne Nuit.”

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An ottoman in your closet is not a new idea, but an ottoman draped in fur (or faux fur) is a glamorous touch that you must borrow. Click here to see Fergie’s closet.

♥ AJ

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#Makeover Motivation

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“Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
– Joel Hawesd

♥ AJ

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Wardrobe Classics – Black Cashmere Sweater

Wardrobe Classics – Black Cashmere Sweater

Today’s item is not super exciting, but you can wear it with almost anything. It is a black cashmere sweater. If you are having trouble deciding what to wear with a pair of pants or skirt, you can throw this on and be simplistic chic. That is why this sweater is a classic. Now while this is a great addition to everyone’s wardrobe, there are different necklines to choose to flatter the different body types. In general, most people can just have a v-neckline like what is shown here, but there are more figure flattering options for the different body types. I don’t have enough time in this video to get into all the different variations. So here is a v-neck version and here is a great outfit for it. Connect on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AishaJonesSD. Search #WardrobeClassics on Twitter

♥ AJ

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Dresses to Wear with Boots – These come out on top

You need to know what dresses to wear with skirts? You’ve come to the right place. Nothing is worse than leaving the house with “The Creeper Outfit.” You put on a dress with boots and you think it is sort of cute, but as the day continues, the sensation of being horribly dressed slowly creeps over you. You arrive at work and no one makes a comment about your outfit. You go out to lunch and you get a weird look from someone the next table over, and the next thing you know you are in the bathroom mirror in a panic trying to figure out how to “fix” your outfit. However, by then it is too late; you are already a victim of The Creeper Outfit, and your confidence for the remainder of the day is shot. We are going to fix that right now and give you some ideas of dresses and boots that can be paired together.

  • Next is the long maxi-length dress with riding boots. This is a really casual look and a little country; however, you can make this a little more high-end chic country estate by wearing a long floral print maxi dress with brown riding boots. Use accessories to dress this up or dress it down.
  • The next option is only for the brave of heart who are extremely comfortable with their body, and more importantly with their thighs. This look is a mid-thigh shift dress with over-the-knee boots. The shift dress is loose-fitting, so it keeps the outfit from looking too street-walker. It exposes just a little bit of thigh from the top of the boots to the hem of the dress. This look is now very on trend, but very few can confidently pull it off.
  • Your knee-length summer dresses can also enjoy the company of boots with cowboy boots. To match a lighter summer color palette, consider brown, tan, or gray cowboy boots. This is a great complement to a summer outfit; however, if you have big calves, be cautious of this look as it may cause your lower half to look heavier than it actually is.
  • Last but not least is a great look for work: a simple sheath dress with high heeled knee-high boots. In fall and winter, wear this look with tights for warmth – additionally, if you are less confident about your legs, tights can help keep everything together and prevent excessive jiggle.

These dress and boot pairings should keep The Creeper Outfit at bay.

♥ AJ

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#Compliment of the Day

Compliments are a great way to boost your confidence and so are affirmations. Compliment of the Day combines the best of both worlds. Subscribe to the Blog, Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter to get a regular dose of compliments.

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“You are like a spring flower; beautiful and vivacious.”

Use the pre-recorded affirmations so you can brainwash yourself to confidence and healthy self-esteem. Click on the audio bar below to hear the loop of Compliment of the Day or click (or right click) this download link to save to your computer and/or mp3 player.

 

Don’t know how to use affirmations? Click here to go to this informative blog post to learn more.

♥ AJ

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Discover the 5 Different Types of Body Shapes and Flatter Your Shape

Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character, yet men still refer to her when they are trying to explain a certain va-va-voom. As a woman, how are you supposed to compete with someone who can lose a few pounds here and there with the simple wave of an eraser? However, when you know your body shape, you too can look like you took an eraser to your trouble spots located here and there. The first thing you must learn is that there are five different body types. Various style consultants may include petite and tall, but in general they fall into one of these 5 body shapes: apple, pear, upside down pear, ruler, and hourglass.

  • Apple: You have an apple body shape if your waistline is the widest part of your body. Charla Krupp, stylist and author of the book, How to Never Look Fat Again, refers to this as the Buddha Belly. You can erase the pounds by wearing wrap tops and wrap dresses as they will help create the illusion of a cinched waist – no million dollar David Copperfield illusion trick required.
  • Pear: You have a pear shape if you are heavier on the bottom than on the top. Many women fall into this category and it is still a mystery as to why jean manufacturers have yet to catch onto this fact. As a pear shape the widest part of your body will be your hips or thighs. You do not want to add bulk to the hip and thigh area, so for dress pants avoid pants with side pockets or have side pockets stitched up and have the additional pocket fabric removed. A tailor can do this quick fix for under $30.
  • Upside Down Pear: This is the opposite of the pear shape. You are generally heavier on the top and many of your friends might classify you as busty – maybe not Dolly Parton level, but bra shopping is not something you look forward to. However, this is the thing that is going to help you look thinner. Invest time and money in getting a properly fitting bra and look like you have lost 15 pounds.
  • Ruler: You are ruler shape if you have a more athletic build with very little curves – you are also secretly hated by all women. Skinny jeans were invented with this body type in mind. They will help you to look like you have more curves than you do. So put on your skinny jeans and watch all the women’s eyes turn green with envy.
  • Hourglass: This is a balanced body shape. You are an hourglass body shape if the width of your bust area matches the width of your hips. You are also secretly hated by all women – hourglass and ruler body types should form a support group, so you can learn to handle all the jealousy thrown your way. If you got it flaunt it. Just as with an apple body type, a wrap top and wrap dress will help you to show off all of those great curves.

While we can’t all be Jessica Rabbit, we can know the five different types of body shapes and make the most of what we have. After all there is a downside to being Jessica Rabbit, you would have to married to Roger Rabbit and that is way too much body hair for between the sheets action.

♥ AJ

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#Dress For Success

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Research and science is finally catching up to what we all know to be true, “Clothes make the wo-man”. True or false, does science, research, and statistics determine your future? Or is your future so bright you need to wear shades (designer shades of course, with matching jacket, purse, and shoes). Answer the poll below:

♥ AJ

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