This is extremely important when it comes to having a quick but stress free morning to start your day off right. Each night take ten to twenty minutes to pick up from the day to prepare for the next day to come. Throw away any trash, put away magazines, make sure clothes are picked up and put away where they should be and especially, make sure your beauty area is clean and organized to make the next morning run smoothly and quickly. Waking up to a clean room and beauty area will leave you calm and collected through the morning.
This step may seem very cliche and remind you of what your parents used to say when you were getting ready for school, but preparing your clothes the night before is extremely crucial in saving time each morning. I mean, let's be honest, we are women! We take forever to figure out what we want to wear! Some of the time we even get so stressed out about what to wear that we settle for something we don't like! Which leads to feeling uncomfortable and not very confident for the rest of the day! Save time and choose every piece of clothing you want to wear including your undergarments and jewelry as well!
The truth is, running late happens to all of us! Instead of denying ever being late, prepare for it! Get together a "five minute makeup bag" filled with a few key pieces of makeup that you can apply quickly and get out the door! Try choosing multipurpose makeup. For example, a light pink lipstick can not only be used as lipstick but also as a cream blush! Also add in a couple of travel brushes for quick and easy application! A few hair elastics and bobby pins are great items to keep in the bag so you can accomplish two things at once. It is also perfect for days when you need to take the bag with you. You have everything you need in one small compact place!
Not having a routine can easily lead to forgetting important steps. Create a routine that works for you. For example, showering the night before will save you a lot of time. That way when you wake up you can get coffee, brush your teeth, wash your face, apply your makeup, finish drying and styling your hair, and get dressed for the day. Choosing to shower the night before not only cuts your morning routine time in half, it also means you don't have to spend so much time styling your hair at once! Especially if you let your hair air dry through the night. Be sure to add in a quick clean up to your routine to help keep your home organized and clutter free.
I have been LOVING bright bold lips lately! It is so chic for summer and brands have come out with some amazing vivid colors! My favorite to wear is NYX's Haute Melon. It is the perfect coral color!
My love for Brandy started with these shorts which are sadly not available anymore, at least online! After falling head over heels for these shorts, I checked out her store. There are not even words to describe how amazing this store is! You will just have to go take a look for yourself!
Oh, Kristen Wigg, you are constantly leaving me in tears! She is my favorite female comedian of all time. She completely stole my heart with her "Surprise Party" skit on SNL. If you have not seen Bridesmaids yet, stop what you are doing right now and rent it. You will not be sorry!
I have known about The Civil Wars for a while now, but I just recently rediscovered my love for them! They have a sound and chemistry like no one else in the music business. They are breathtaking together. It is pure magic.
Okay, I know, every weekly five I have done has had an animal for my favorite smile. but really? can you blame me?! This picture makes me especially happy because this puppy looks so much like my two dogs so this makes me extremely happy!
There is a big difference between men and women when it comes to gifts. You ask a women what she wants and we rattle off a million things. Then go ask a man and what do you get? Nothing. A simple "i don't care" or "i don't know". I am here to break a man's mind down to see what they really want. After asking some of my close guy friends, I found out "simple but a statement" is what they really want. You look in a girl's sunglasses collection and there are all different styles, sizes, and colors. When you look in a man's collection, it is one simple pair. Keep this in mind when shopping for the man in your life, pick something he will use until it is falling apart! You can also take this time to use your fashion sense to persuade him into trying new things! When men shop, they buy what they know. Get him to try something he normally won't. Hopefully by creating this gift guide for all my girls out there, shopping for him can be a little bit more fun and a lot less stressful!
Most times when you think of accessories you think of women's handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. But men can have accessories too! Great additions like these to a man's outfit can completely change the way he looks and pull the outfit together. One of my favorite pieces that men have been starting to carry over the past few years are leather duffle bags like this Libson Italian Leather Duffle. This would be great for a man who loves to travel.
Believe it or not, men care about smelling good just as much as women, if not more! I don't think we have a problem with that though! One of my favorites is Desire by Alfred Dunhill. It has a very romantic scent with notes of fruits and woods with low notes of musk and vanilla. It is the perfect scent for date night! I would give it to him right before you go out for dinner so he can try it out!
For shoes, pick a pair that can be dressed up and dressed down. He will then have more opportunities to wear them. For that same reason, also try and stick with a neutral color that will pair well with any outfit! These All Saints Leather boots are my favorite men's boots! They look great whether they are worn with jeans or pants that are a bit dressier. They are rustic and vintage looking. Love them!
Girls, this is your time to get your man to try something new and stylish! One of the trends I am so ready for all guys to get rid of are baggy below the knee shorts! I can't even explain how horrible they look! Pick out a pair of fitted shorts that lay just above the knee, he will thank you once he see's how much cleaner and polished he looks. Please help put an end to those awful baggy shorts for everyone's sake!
1. Libson Italian Leather Duffle Bag, $345.00 2. Burberry Men's Check Stamped Round Dial Watch, $395.00 3.Ray Bans Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $200.00 4. Fossil Jax Traveler Tri Fold Wallet, $40.00 5. Topshop Ben Sherman 'Joev' Desert Boot, $140.00 6. Desire by Alfred Dunhill Cologne For Men, $48.99 7. All Saints Snare Boots, $248.00 7. All Outfits are Available at Zara Man
Happy Fourth of July dolls! It is sadly storming where I am at today. I hope that where you are it is sunny and bright! I hope all of you have a safe but fun Fourth of July. Though this day is about fireworks and cook outs also remember today is to celebrate this country. I feel so lucky to be here. Things may not be perfect but nothing is ever perfect. So as you are lighting sparklers this evening, take a second to remember what it all means and have pride!
Fourth of July is a wonderful time especially for fashion. It is one day where being "matchy matchy" is completely acceptable and so chic! I have decided that in honor of this holiday, I would theme a few posts for the occasion. I wanted to start with a style guide giving you outfit inspiration for whatever you plan to do that day. Enjoy and Happy Fourth!
cute and casual
American Flag Crop Top, Heart Shaped Sunglasses, Shoulder Bag, Denim Shorts, Braided Boots
fun and playful
Blue Earrings, Striped Crop Top, Gold Bracelet, Converse Chuck Taylors Stars, Overalls
chic and girly
White Crop Top, Red High Waisted Shorts,Navy and White Rope Necklace,Beige Scalloped Handbag, Sandals With Tassels
Wine can be one of the most confusing alcoholic beverages out there! There are so many different names and types that originate from all different countries, which makes choosing a wine no small task. Not only are there specific types of wine, but did you know there are specific types of glasses to drink each type out of?! Well now you do, so when you are having a girls night you can show off what you learned from the Ladylike Diaries and pour that wine like a pro!
Usually you can tell red wine glasses from white by looking a the bowl shape. Red Wine glasses typically have wide bowls to allow the optimal air flow through the wine bringing out flavors you would not taste by drinking from a white wine glass. Red Wines are very aromatic and flavorful compared to the more subtle whites. Red Wine glasses allow you to get the most out of your drink.
As I said above, White Wines are subtle wines. Though they still have flavor, they do not have as intense of a flavor as reds do. Due to this, the white wine glasses have a much narrower bowl . This helps keep the temperature cool which is great for whites because they are usually served cold.
When I was younger, I never understand why my mom would make a big deal about the table settings and the napkins or forks being on the wrong side of the plate. Now that I am older I completely understand. Think about it this way, when you have a dinner party or sit down with your family for the holidays, how amazing does that table look when it is set up correctly?! I completely changes the way your table looks. It adds class and elegance. Though the holiday table setting may be a tad too formal for your everyday routine, try the relaxed but still chic everyday table settings below. It will add a chic and classy feel to the room making you feel a little bit poised and proper.
Salmon has many beauty benefits. Salmon helps produce Melanin (a substance that give hair, skin and eyes its color) , Collagen (a protein that is present in your tendons and cartilage that essentially holds the body together) and Keratin ( the outer structural protein of hair, skin and nails.
Blueberries contain the most antioxidants of any of the common known fruits. Antioxidants help to fight against premature aging. They help your skin stay fresh, young and healthy.
Tea has a large amount of beauty benefits depending on which tea you choose. Black Teas sharpen your focus, speed up metabolism, aids in digestion, and lowers cholesterol. Green Tea prevents cavities, helps fight acne, lowers risk of many diseases and aids in weight loss!
Carrots are contain a large amount of Vitamin A which helps protect your vision and helps repair your scalp! You can even make a carrot hair mask by mashing up 1/2 cup of carrots and 3 tablespoons of honey!
Yogurt contains an abundant amount of Calcium and Phosphorus which whiten and strength your teeth. It also contain a large amount of protein which helps repair your hair and makes it soft and silky!