When It’s Time to Replace Basics…

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The word basic never raises heart rates. It’s association in the past couple years is pretty, well basic.

I feel as if I’m trying to define something to my 4-year-old…

“Mommy what’s basic?”

“Welp, it’s preeeeetty basic.”

So when you think about replacing the basics in your closet it’s about as exciting as paying for your things to be handed back to you from the cleaners. Whoop-de-do.

However, when you see THESE basics, you’re going to start humming “Bringing Sexy Back” cause girl, you’re going to feel it in any of these jackets – even the button downs I brought with me on the show are going to get you excited.

And think of all the new ways you can work these puppies into your regular rotation. I know there’s a black number I hold up that could really jazz up my everyday t-shirt and yoga pants world. So look for yourself and check any of them out in Banana Republic or White House Black Market in West Town Mall!

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A Sneak Peak at Fall Trends

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While the fashion show has come and gone, the conversation we have about fall fashion is just as fresh as ever!

The nice thing about the time we live in, is anything goes. So don’t ever feel trapped in a trend – goodness no! Wear it because you love it. So if what I say in the video (I’m not giving ANYTHING away, haha) goes with your style – wear it! If not, don’t stress about it.

Wear what you love and what you feel spiffy in. Also, let’s bring dressing up back!!

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Back to School Fashion

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Styling six kids for a productive, confident, comfortable day at school was a fun challenge. It also made me thankful I don’t have six kids…

Whether you’re dressing little ones for the school year or not, getting a peak into back-to-school fashions is a great way to see what’s around the bend for fashion trends. And, well it’s just fun to see these professionals strut their stuff!

Be sure to check out even MORE fun tomorrow at West Town Mall. We’re having the annual Back to School Bash complete with prizes, a CANDY BUFFET and a fashion show featuring THE greatest emcee you ever did encounter – so humble too ;)

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Tanning Tips for a Spiffy Faux Glow

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Want to look like you just stepped out of that picture and DIDN’T lather yourself up with SPF?

Sephora has some really awesome options that I’ll be posting about later in the week. For now, let’s go through some application tips that I’ve picked up myself and from the ever trusty YouTube…

1. Lotion up.

As you are doing your arms/legs and you start to get close to the tricky areas like your wrists and ankles, apply some regular lotion so that you can use it to blend that with the tanner and create a smoother transition. Keep reading for the unexpected tool to use to help with that…

2. Use a beauty brush for a smooth application.

You don’t want your hands giving away your faux tanning secret, so take a big soft blending brush and use it to buff the areas around your elbows, wrists and ankles. It’s a great trick to get those tricky areas looking natural and smooth.

3. Wear long sleeves/pants to bed to prevent stained sheets.

No one wants to sleep in a pool of tanner night after night so a good trick is to wear full coverage pj’s in order to keep your tan off your sheets.

Coming from someone who has to wash their sheets SO VERY OFTEN thanks to kids and dogs? This is a game changer.

Stay tuned later this week for a post with ALL the self-tanners I brought on the show this morning – all of which you can pick up at Sephora in West Town Mall!

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