#Makeover Minute

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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:
Exfoliate your lips

clock tickingTime: 0:20: Mix in a little sugar and a dab of olive oil into a bowl

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Time: 0:40: Rub on your lips to exfoliate

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Time: 0:55: Rinse

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Time: 1:00: Now you are oh-so-kissable

♥ AJ

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What to Wear Out Tonight No Matter What Mood You Are In

To (poorly) paraphrase the fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, “If you dress your mood, you don’t need a signature style”. Similarly, if you dress your mood, it will help you determine what to wear out tonight. Identify your mood and here is your outfit to wear out tonight.

  • Are you feeling fear? You may be scared yellow, so let’s wear some yellow out tonight. Whether you are scared about meeting someone new or scared of having a serious, but much needed conversation, with one of your good friends over sushi, yellow is a good option. The yellow may help you gain some confidence and assist in tackling what is frightening you. In the summer you can wear a yellow summer dress or yellow tank top with your jeans and a pair of wedges. For the winter, wear a bright yellow pea coat or yellow cardigan over your denim blouse.

  • Are you feeling pissed off and angry? Then you need to look extra fierce, which means you should wear red hot red. Do you have a figure hugging red dress or a pair of red denim jeans you could slip into? Remember to wear your outfit with the highest heels you can comfortably wear to create an extra fierce outfit to wear out tonight.

  • Are you feeling like a Sad Sally? Then wear black. Put on a pair of black leggings or black jeans. Keep the shoes simple with a pair of ballet flats or low or no-heeled boots. In keeping with the monochromatic theme, wear your outfit with an oversized black sweater or oversized black top. If you prefer to be Sexy Sad Sally, then wear n oversized top that slightly falls off of one shoulder. Remember to wear a bra with a pretty bra strap for when your shoulder is “accidentally” exposed.

  • Are you jumping out of your seat with joy? If you are in this category, then you should wear pink. Is it possible to be sad in pink? Pink is both feminine and perky. Wear a pink pencil skirt with a form fitting black top and a pair of black heels. If you are feeling a little bit of a tomboy look, wear a pink t-shirt with a black boyfriend blazer with jeans and a pair of black boots. For an extra stylish look, roll up the sleeves on your blazer and wear a statement necklace with your t-shirt.

  • And last but not least, are you filled with anticipation? Are you dying to get to the new restaurant or enter the concert hall to hear your favorite band? Anticipation is hopeful, so you should wear white. An all white dress or a pair of white jeans says, “I’m excited to be here.” You can dress up your all white look with glittery accessories or you can dress down your white pants or jeans with a denim jacket. Regardless, it’s all white, it’s all right, and you are going to have fun tonight.

♥ AJ

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Color Clash: Red vs. Pink, Part 2

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Check out the video to learn advice for this outdated color “rule”.

Get the accessories shopping list here.

♥ AJ

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Style Profile: SELITA EBANKS

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Name: Selita EBanks

Occupation: Model, Actress, Designer, Philanthropist

This outfit is chic because… 

These dangling round earrings that perfectly frame her face

You can be chic too by…

Wearing concentric circle earrings to help frame your face and bring movement every time you turn your head

 

 

♥ AJ

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#ConfidenceChallenge

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Practice saying “No” today. It takes real confidence to say “No”

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Color Clash: Red vs. Pink

Why This Outdated Color “Rule” is Wrong for You

Red goes with black, but can it also go with pink? This episode provides some much updated advice for this outdated color “rule”. Flip through my Color Clash Facebook Photo Album for red and pink outfit ideas.

♥ AJ

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#MakeoverMotivation

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“When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.”
- Samuel Goldwyn

♥ AJ

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Style is…

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Style is laughter. How could style be laughter? In fact, it can often elicit the opposite emotion of sadness as you try on a pair of jeans only to realize that you need a bigger size. How can style be laughter when fashion models are often so stoic and serious that you wonder if they are angry as they meander their way down the catwalk?

In spite of this style is laughter, and I can give you a great example. Many, many years ago, I scored tickets to Destiny’s Child’s final tour (see, it was a long time ago). I invited my best friend from San Francisco to come with me. When she arrived on my doorstep, she had two t-shirts she made all by herself. The one she made for me had “Bootylicious” emblazoned across the front of it, so while it was probably not the most fashionable choice, it was the stylish choice. I felt great in it, I looked great in it, and the t-shirt represented me, a woman who had a great friend who took the time to make me a t-shirt.

As I think about it now, a smile crosses my face and I let out a slight chuckle. Great style is accompanied by great memories, whether it is a DIY t-shirt, the dress you wore when you heard your baby’s first laugh, or the pair of jean cutoff shorts you were wearing when you laughed so hard you peed on yourself.

The outfits we wear add color to our funny and unforgettable memories. I mean, can you ever look at those jean cutoff shorts again without laughing? (A more refined person may have thrown them away.)

I want you to create great style memories, which is why I am giving a free outfit blueprints for Facebook Likes. You can visit www.OutfitBlueprints.com to learn more… all you have to do is hit the Like button on my Facebook page.

Go create great style. Go make more memories. Go have more laughs. Style is laughter.

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How to Look Stylish in Glasses

You may have heard the phrase, “Boys don’t make passes at girl’s who wear glasses.” That may have been true in the 1950’s, but that phrase is no longer true when the hottest celebrities around are wearing glasses, even if they are the “fake glasses” that contain non-prescriptive clear lenses. You too can elevate your style by making the most of your glasses, whether you are required to wear them all the time or only for reading or when you want to wear “fake glasses” to fit in with a hipster crowd. Here are some tips to take this seemingly “nerdy” accessory and make it yet another way to tell your signature style story:

  • Color. There are so many varieties of colors and styles today that you would be crazy not to venture away from basic black. You can go metallic with a silver or gold frame. You can go classic chic with a gray or brown. However, the way to really make the best of you eyeglasses is to get them in a color that will really make your eyes pop. For example, if you have hazel eyes, some purple frames will really make the green in your eyes stand out. If you are unsure of which colors will make your eyes stand out, take a hint from eye shadow palettes. They design eye shadow palettes around eye color and if you follow that guidance your eyes will surely sparkle through your lenses.

  • Pattern. Yes, they make leopard print eyeglass frames and almost anything you can image. Go browse some eyeglass stores online and offline to get a sense of the variety out there. A classic pattern for glasses is tortoise shell. There is nothing wrong with that option, but you should attempt to up the style quotient by at least getting the tortoise shell frames in an unusual shape.

  • Shape. The shape of eyeglasses is a whole study all by itself. Depending on your face shape, there are eyeglass shapes that will look better on your face. You don’t want to purchase a pair of glasses that makes your face look fatter. Five minutes of internet research can help you determine your face shape. Are you an oval, heart, diamond, square, round, or triangle? An additional 5 minutes of online research will help you determine which pair of frames best match your face shape.

  • Eyeglass accessories. The eyeglass accessory is the eyeglass case. This often overlooked item is important because you also want to look chic when you are pulling your glasses out of your purse. You can have it in a bright neon color or emblazoned with a designer’s logo or go diva with one covered in Swarovski crystals. You might be thinking, “Who cares about my eyeglass case? I’m a busy mom and my child’s sandwich keeper works just fine as an eyeglass case.” That is a big no-no. It is ingenious in that it will keep your eyeglasses from getting smashed and soggy, but it is not chic. Splurge a little and get an eyeglass case that will make you smile every time you pull it out and watch all the compliments you start collecting as a result of your unique eyeglass case.

♥ AJ

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Color Clash: Brown vs. Black, Part 2

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Check out the video to learn how to wear black and brown together with fantastic results.

Check out the other black and brown outfits here.

♥ AJ

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You’ve dreamed about it! Now you can do it. Free Makeover at NoMorePlainJane.com