Reese Witherspoon

Bringing in the New Year In-Style

Out with the old, in with the new....new outfit that is!  Toss out those old, dull outfits and say goodbye to 2011 with not just a bang, but with a sparkle and pizzazz.  For all those high-class parties to the much needed night out with friends while the kids play somewhere else, we've got a style for every occasion to help you ring in 2012 in-style.

Sparkle

There's no better way to say 'hello' to a new year than with sparkles!  It screams 'here I am 2012, welcome!'  For the dare devils, head-to-toe works great or just a little sparkle in your shoe or purse still starts the celebration off right.

 

The shoe says it all!

For the classic girl, the perfect LBD can never be wrong or go unnoticed.  You can very easily pair with a little bling like the above glitter shoe or stay classic through and through like Reese Witherspoon.

For a more, if I dare to say, casual sparkle, try the ever so glamourous sequin pants.  Dress them up or dress them down with a simple white T and you are set to party in comfort!

Hem Length

Long

The maxi skirt and dress hit the stores in a big way the past couple of years and you can bet they will be a big hit on New Year's Eve.  Not only are they beautiful, but the long, flowy length is very comfortable  and allows you to breathe as you dance the night way.

Short

If you've got the legs, why not show them off?!  Short doesn't have to mean un-classy; it's all in the way you accessorize.  Here, Kim Kardashian adds a touch of class by pulling her hair back in a bun and Demi Lovata pairs the perfect black, short jacket to complete the look.

Color Trend

Winter white stood out on the red carpet this season and everyone can wear it!  Short, long, dressy and casual; it's the color of the season.

For all those winter white outfits, a nude shoe perfects the look!

Continuing with the winter white trend, the color gave a new twist to the tuxedo jacket for women.  Even J-Lo added the piece to her Kohls collection that all can afford.

Casual

For those of us that opt for a quiet dinner with friends, we can still bling it up a little with our jeans.  A little sparkle here and there help usher in the new year in comfort while not missing the bling-bling.

Don't forget the tops!  A fun, flirty, sparkle top keeps the party going all night without skipping a beat.

So no matter what your plans are as you say goodbye to your old friend 2011 and say hello to 2012, staying in style is as easy as saying, 'Happy New Year!"

Have fun, be safe and have a wonderful New Year!

 

 

 

 

Stay Pink: Supporting Breast Cancer Research All Year Round!

When you hear the words 'Breast Cancer’ or ‘Cancer’ in general, the word “Celebrate” isn’t usually the first to come to mind!  However, the closer we get to a cure and the more we get involved, the more cause for celebration there is!  For this reason, the effort to Stay Pink should radiate from deep within until the day we have a Finale Party that forever demolishes this evil beast!  Until that day, Staying Pink has almost become so effortless as so many events, products and awareness constantly help raise the resources needed.  In effort to highlight just a few as we wrap up the month of October, Here are some of my favorite ways we can forever Stay Pink!  

An obvious choice since Halloween is just a few days away, Pink Candy not only taste good, but does good too!  All the pink candy you need for Halloween and beyond plus, 7% of your purchase will go to breast cancer research.

Ohnuts.com 

The Christmas gift to yourself that keeps giving for you health nuts who love to run, Reebok has come out with a Pink Ribbon Reebok Line that looks great too!  Run your heart out while keeping the awareness!   Purchases up to $750,000 will go to Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

 http://www.reebok.com/US/sport/walking

Beauty

A good way to stay pink, is to take care of your skin.  Orgins Make a Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment and is donating $5 from each sale to Breast Cancer Research.

 

A fun way to keep pink on all year round is by sporting OPI’s Pink shatter on your nails.  It's fun, sassy & very pink!  OPI launched the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever, $8.50, ULTA Stores

 

 

Clothes 

Avon who has been an advocate for breast cancer research for years designed this pastel pink jacket in which 100% of net profits  are donated to Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, $45, www.avon.com.  Stay Pink even throughout the winter!

Reese Witherspoon & friends at the Avon Foundation for Woman Event

 

 

In support of research in the name of fashion, Ford designed the Ford Warriors T-shirt for only $25.

Hollywood 

 

Director of the movie 'Five' - Alcia Keys, Jennifer Anniston, Demi Moore

What's the best way to get people listening?  Get 3 of the biggest names in Hollywood to direct 5 short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.  Set your DVR for November 5thor  6thon lifetime to see these incredible stories.  They will encourage you to Stay Pink forever!

http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/five

 

 

Just in the past few weeks, one of my favorite TV Personalities, Giuliana Rancic, announced she had the early stages of breast cancer.  After undergoing surgery, she was back to work in a week!  By catching it early and now raising awareness, she is Staying Pink!  Congrats Giulina, may we all follow in your footsteps and get our mammograms, too!

 

"I still have a long road ahead, but thanks to everyone's overwhelming love, support and prayers, it will be an easier journey,” Rancic told E!.

 

 

As the face of Estee Lauder, British actress, Elizabeth Hurley attended the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event held at the Selfridges Department Store in London on September 29, 2011.

As part of a Pink Ribbon Collection designed by Elizabeth Hurley, this pink lipstick set will donate 20% to their research foundation.  See More of the Collection!

 

Ladies, Stay Pink all year round!  You can raise awareness, look & feel stylish while sporting some pretty cool gadgets!  It's not hard to help save lives!

Thanks for Staying Pink!

Trendy Tresses

Spring has sprung and so has the homage to 1960's hair. As life imitates art so it seems the hair of every red carpet celeb has taken heed to the  release of Vidal Sassoon The Movie. No hairstylist worth their weight in shampoo has not been influenced by this legend. He took that decade's woman from the set style to the flexibility and freedom of shampooing and styling at home. The cut did all the work. Leaving the shampoo set as a thing of the past and every woman became fashionably fresh.

Today no celebrity more notably reflects this style than Michelle Williams. Her striking tribute to Mia Farrow's famous 1968 Sassoon style was beautifully done. The 60's influence is also seen on the newly cropped bob styles of both Jennifer Aniston an Scarlett Johansson. These retro looks are not limited to the shorter length cuts. Reese Witherspoon, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis and Angelina Jolie all maintained length while incorporating volume, movement, braids and texture to create beautiful hair rich in 60's style.  So if  your style is short & sleek, bobbed, or braided you can spring forward by embracing the looks of the past with the spirit of today.

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Getting married in the future not in the past

25 days left - Yesterday we went to get our marriage license, but a couple of days before we went I had an "OMG, what if...." moment. No, no, this was not like your typical everyday "OMG" moment, but more like a sweaty armpits, heart racing, and praying to God this day would not reveal an unwanted surprise.  Remember "Sweet Home Alabama" with Reese Witherspoon? Well if not, then here what my fearful moment was like. Her big day finally arrives but only to find out that her divorced was not finalized with her former husband! It's really funny, but I couldn't help but to think about that movie as we were headed for our license! Even though I knew it would not possible since it was confirmed years ago, I still had a moment and thought, what if the county clerks mis-filed it or something. Fortunately everything went smoothly and we were granted our marriage license yesterday. YAY!!

You know, I dislike that fact that this part of my past that I experienced at a very young and unwise age still pops up at times. I believe it’s totally natural to feel this way, especially during a time as this when you’re about to finally marry the man of your dreams and you want everything to be perfect. And even though I would love to go back and gain the time that I lost with my poor choices, I can’t, but I can forgive myself. All I can say now is that God heals and makes things brand new, but in order to completely embrace his healing you MUST forgive yourself for mistakes you have made along the way. This can be hard to do in any situation that involves bad choices that you may have to clean up later, but you will love life and others more if you do. Don’t leave yourself in the dark, while you carry on forgiving others. God’s new path for you is your new purpose now, so take it!