#StyleProfile: Blake Lively

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Name: 
Blake Lively

Occupation: Actress and Model

This outfit is chic because… 

The athletic track-inspired pants worn with heels and a blouse

You can be chic too by…

Wearing athletic inspired pants in grown-up way

 

♥ AJ

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Day Off Essential

book club #130This post is from Rachel Zoe’s A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. In the book she gives a list of day off essentials. The fashion experts lists a jersey top as one of these day off essentials. Read my entire book review here.

♥ AJ
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Confidence Challenge #3, Part 2

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♥ AJ

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#Makeover Motivation

 

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♥ AJ
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#MakeoverMinute: Add some drama to your outfit

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Do you have a minute? Of course, you do. Do something rewarding with that minute. Reinvent and reinvigorate yourself and your sense of style. I promise…it’ll only take a minute.

1-Minute to Chic
Your Instant Style Makeover:
Add some drama to your outfit

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Time: 0:30: Run over to your jewelry box

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Time: 0:45: Select a cuff

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Time: 1:00: Put it on and head out the door

♥ AJ

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Confidence Challenge #3

Confidence Challenge #3

I hope you are enjoying the series and that is why you are back for more. This is challenge 3 and we are continuing to boost your confidence and your style with this series. I have in my hands a permission slip, for this challenge I am giving you permission to go full blown diva. Enjoy the challenge, stay for the end of the video to see how you can get your free motivational tool.

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♥ 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 tremendous”

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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Add Drama

book club #129This post is from from Nina Garcia’s book The Little Black Book of Style. To add some drama to your look she suggests adding a cuff.

♥ AJ
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What to Wear on a Cruise So You Don’t Look Like an Escapee From a Florida Retirement Village

This the best feeling. You are on the deck of the cruise ship. You feel the wind in your hair, you smell the salty ocean air, and you are snapping pictures of the beautiful shoreline as you pull into the port. You look next to you and notice that the woman beside you has on the exact same outfit. The only difference is that she is a foot shorter with blue hair, smells of Fixodent and Ben-Gay, and is carrying a tote bag that says, “Del Boca Vista Retirement Village.” Funny, the travel agent didn’t mention self-pity as an onboard activity when you booked the cruise.

So how does one deficient in time and low in style IQ prevent the above scenario from occurring on her next cruise? All you have to do is avoid the three common pitfalls of cruise attire:

  • 1. Restrict tropical prints to sarongs and dresses. Nothing screams “Retirement Village” like an ill-fitting tropical print shirt, you can’t get into an early bird special without one. However, you don’t have to avoid tropical prints until you are eligible for your pension. A tropical print maxi-dress and sarongs are great items to throw into your suitcase for your cruise.
  • 2. Dress up for dinner. Dressing up for dinner does not mean putting in your good teeth. On most cruises, you must dress for dinner every night. If you are unsure, you can always call the cruise line ahead of time (or visit the website) to get the expected dress attire for dinner. For this, you need to pack at least one pair of heels. To really free up space in your suitcase, bring a pair of heels that will work with every dinner outfit. For dinner, you should wear a nice dress or a pair of pants (or skirt) with a fancy top. When considering a fancy top consider: unexpected details, an elegant color, luxurious fabric, or some bling-bling. All of these elements make a top a little fancier than one you would wear everyday. Remember that you need a different dinner outfit for every night of the cruise.
  • 3. Wear shorts that flatter you. Your shorts should not be so big that they are able to double as a flotation device. On the flip side, your shorts should not be so ill-fitting that they ride up in the middle. If you are constantly tugging at your shorts, you might need a different style, length, or size. If you are unable to locate the perfect shorts or you are self-conscious about your thighs, then you are going to want to pack skirts. Plus, skirts will keep you much cooler and can hide many more body flaws.

Preparing for a vacation is always hectic with the last minute shopping for bathing suits and the search for an SPF so high that it rivals the Powerball. If you just remember to restrict the tropical prints to sarongs and dresses, dress up for dinner, and wear shorts that flatter you, your vacation will more than make-up for the manic week of preparation.

If you are of retirement age these tips are for you as well, as they say, “Age is nothing but a number.” They also say that, “You are as young as you feel,” but there is nothing wrong with feeling and looking like you still have your original hip. Bon voyage!

♥ AJ

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