Royal Style Stars You Probably Never Heard Of

July 25th // Comment Here

While Kate Middleton has certain stolen our hearts as she struts her stuff all around the world as the Duchess of Cambridge, she has quite a few royal friends who also enjoy dabbling in personal style! Meet the royal stars you may not know yet…

Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

Jetsun Pema made waves when her husband, the king of Bhutan, swore off the national tradition of polygamy and said she would be his only wife. Since then, she’s been known for her ability to wear refined yet modern casualwear one day and traditional, brightly colored garb the next.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

Of course, Kate Middleton is one of the world’s biggest fashion icons; seriously there are blogs are devoted to analyzing her every outfit and her designer picks sell out within hours. She’s known for recycling outfits and mixing budget-friendly pieces with couture duds.

Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece

Marie-Chantal had a charmed upbringing: Her father headed a multi-billion-dollar duty-free shopping business, and as a teenager, she worked for Andy Warhol. On her wedding day, Marie-Chantal wore a pearl-encrusted Valentino gown. She later combined her business-savvy roots with her love for fashion and started her own children’s clothing line.

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

This princess’s style is world-renowned, topping Kate Middleton’s in a recent poll of the world’s most stylish royal, just barely. Adding to her awards, Mary made it on Vanity Fair’s annual ‘International Best-Dressed List’ just a few years ago and is Patron of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

This German princess published an online journal called The Princess Diaries about high fashion and high society until 2010. She went on to become an editor at large for Vogue, covering Fashion Week and society events, expertly dressed of course!

Princess Beatrice of York


After wearing what may go down as the world’s craziest fascinator to the Royal Wedding, Princess Beatrice caught a ton of flak. But she took that as a style lesson, promptly hired a stylist, and has been wowing the world with her demure yet elegant style ever since.

Charlene, Princess of Monaco

The Princess of Monaco has only held her royal title since 2011, but she’s already become a permanent fixture in the fashion world, favoring classic looks and neutral beige and black. A former Olympic competitive swimmer, Charlene wore a Giorgio Armani Privé wedding dress and counts Armani and Akris among her favorite designers.

Queen Rania of Jordan

A devout Muslim, this gorgeous royal respects the modesty guidelines of her faith while maintaining her own individual flair. Rania prefers sheath dresses and styles that cover her shoulders from Elie Saab and Dior, but chooses to leave her hair uncovered. How radiant is her style?

Which of these royal style stars would you like to swap closets with? I’m dying to get into Charlene, Princess of Monaco’s closet! Such pretty styles in every with every new title!

 

 

 

 

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Tips for Finding the Right Bra

July 25th // Comment Here

It’s such a shame to walk around with a bra that you only just bought last week and you’re finding it’s not as perfect as you thought it would be. Take time to find the right fit and you’ll thank yourself! By asking yourself these simple questions when in the dressing room you’ll be sure you’re investing in the right size and fit for all your bras, no matter what style.

1.    Is my underwire is sitting away from my chest wall?

If yes, this means your cups are too small. Your underwire should fit firmly against your chest without any gaping. With your straps properly adjusted, you’ll know you’ve found the right band fit when you can lift your arms over your head without the underwire rising up with you

2.    Are my breasts bulging out over the top, sides, or bottom of my cups?

If yes, you should probably go up a cup size. The cup should hold your entire breast. It’s a smart idea to bring a plain tee with you when trying on bras. While you think a bra might look awesome in the dressing room, you have to try it on with a tee to make sure you’re getting the right shape desired. When you put on only a bra, it might now look perfect, but when a tee is put on over it might be just right! Just try to make sure.

3.    Is my strapless bra slipping down?

If yes, you need to go down a band size. In fact, you may need to go down a few band sizes – give a few different sizes the fit test. With only the band to hold your chest up, a firm fit is crucial if you don’t want to spend the whole night hiking up your bra in public. It’s a good idea to bring your specific top or dress that you know you’ll need this bra style for to the dressing room to avoid having to take a guess if the styles will support each other.

4.    Are my straps digging into my shoulders?

If so, you need to go down a band size. In order for the bra to provide proper support, the band and straps need to work together. If the straps are digging into your shoulders it’s a sign that the straps are doing too much of the work for you. Try on a few different sizes to find the right fit.

Don’t ever be afraid of getting properly measured so you can find the right fit for your bras. Believe me, it can be a world of a difference for your comfort, body shape, and how flattering your clothing looks when you find the proper fitting undergarments.

 

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10 Beginner Nail Art Designs

July 24th // Comment Here

No need to go to cosmetology school to get these pretty fingertips! All you need is a little patience, some fun nail polish colors, and a happy-go-lucky attitude! That’s right, I’ve found the prettiest nail designs that are easy enough for the beginners – including me!

Sparkling Pink

1. Put on pink polish. Once it’s dry, apply a thin layer of a sparkling gold topcoat; wait five minutes and add another coat of sparkle just to the tips.

Half Moon

2. Paint your nail gold. When it’s dry, put a small round sticker at your nail’s base to act as a stencil. Finally, apply matte beige.

Sparkling Plum Fairy

3. Cover your nail with a glittering plum color. Let it dry, then use a matte purple shade on the top half, brushing it on sideways across the nail.

Metal Man

4. Brush a dark shade all over your nail. Let it dry, then run a metallic gold color over one half of the nail.

Color Block Me

5. Paint your nail a deep gray. Once it’s dry, carefully make a horizontal stripe over the tip with a paler shade of gray.

Matte vs. Shine

6. Apply taupe polish, followed by a matte topcoat. Then skim the tips and paint the moon with a clear, shiny topcoat.

Gold Flecked

7. Simply layer a topcoat with chunky gold flecks over two coats of coral polish. Gorgeous and oh-so simple!

Crossed Off

8. Apply nude polish. Once dry, use a white nail striper (polish with a super-skinny brush) to do an off-center vertical line. Let it dry, then draw one across.

Twisted

9. Apply a matte taupe all over your nail. When it’s dry, use a white striper polish to create a little loop.

Layered Hearts

10. Polish the entire nail with a light color, then use a medium shade to create two half circles in the middle of the nail. Repeat with a darker hue at the tip.

You don’t have to be a professional to achieve these gorgeous looks! With only a few steps and a mixture of matte versus shine, you can create any number of beautiful creations! Share with me your favorite style below in the comments or tweet me a picture!

 

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14 Simple Packing Tips for Summer Vacations

July 24th // Comment Here

In hopes of not over packing for your summer vacation, follow these simple tips to save space and your sanity!

 1.    The first rule of packing is to always make a list. It sounds obvious, but a lot of people forget this step and it can save you from serious over packing—and from forgetting necessities.

2.  Take pictures of your outfits beforehand for easy dressing. Then, think about the number of outfits you need and subtract one.

3. Once, I flew to NY, and my bags didn’t arrive until 24 hours after I did. Luckily, I had packed a full outfit (shoes, my jeans, a comfortable top and underthings) in my carry-on, along with travel-sized makeup and toiletries. Keep this in mind as a backup!

4. Pack outfits that can be mixed and matched instead of completely separate ensembles. Think one pair of skinny jeans, neutral flats and tops that go with everything.

5. Check the weather and be realistic in terms of what you’re going to wear. If the weather says 80 degrees and sunny, I’m pretty sure you won’t need those booties.

6. Stuff your socks and undies in your bra cups and shoes!

7. Don’t pack a lot of shoes—try to coordinate multiple outfits that match the same shoes so you only have to pack one or two pairs.

8. Going to a new city means new places to shop! Bring an empty carry-on-sized bag in your checked luggage to transport back all your souvenirs.

9. Save beauty samples to bring on trips. Save space and the possibility of breaking your precious perfume bottles! Save tester perfumes, foundations, eye creams, everything!

10. Speaking of leaks, prevent them by removing the cap on your liquid toiletries, putting plastic wrap over the opening and then replacing the cap.

11. Prep a little cross body bag that contains all the travel essentials—ID, boarding pass, gum, lotion, hand sanitizer, etc.

12. Used dryer sheets stuffed into your suitcase make clothes stay fresh, but don’t leave residue!

13. Use a vitamin or medicine holder to store jewelry and prevent necklaces from tangling.

14. An empty shopping bag from Target is perfect for dirty laundry—it’ll keep worn clothes separate from your clean outfits.

No matter where you go this summer, this list shall be the guide you keep coming back to! What are you best ways to save space and get packing done quickly?

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Adorable Instagram Alert: @coffeenclothes

July 23rd // Comment Here

If there’s one thing fashionista love it’s coffee! Well, and red lipstick, sky-high heels, coats as capes, polkadots mixed with stripes, and…. Okay, so we love a lot of different things, but we can’t live without our coffee! Whether you take it iced with lots of milk and sugar (like me!), totally black, or soy, non-fat, 2 pumps, and only one raw sugar, we all can attest to the power of coffee! It is our main source of fuel, well that and the inspiration high we live off after devouring the latest glossies from Vogue! There’s just no doubt about it: coffee and fashion belong together!

Coffee + Fashion = Match Made in Heaven, right? That’s exactly the thought behind the incredible Instagram account @coffeenclothes. Their account features fashionable folk, well only their lower halves, along with their good ol’ cup of Joe

Check out these adorable shots up on their account now!

If you too would like your 15 minutes of fame, ala @coffeenclothes IG account, tag your Selfie-with-coffee #coffeenclothes for a possible chance at being reposted. Now go, get some cute shoes on, find a delicious coffee and get snapping! And don’t give me the excuse your makeup isn’t done since the only mug we’ll be looking at is your coffee…this is the Saturday morning shoot you’ve been waiting for – and yes, fuzzy slippers do count as shoes!

Written by Kate Heimann

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