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May 22, 2017

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women

You know we love sharing Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women with you on a regular basis.  Since we share so many different ideas to help you in your beauty routine, we decided to pull everything together in one spot.  Whether you are looking for great ways to wear women’s fashion while sticking to a budget, or you want tips for makeup and hair care after you turn 40, this is a great place to begin!

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women are a must! Don't miss out on our great tips that are ideal for making sure you look and feel your best!

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women

Basic Beauty Tips for Women

Beauty tips are a must no matter your age.  Whether you are looking for the best way to highlight your natural good looks, or you are worried about the coffee stains on your teeth, we’ve done the work for you.  This list has our best tips and posts to make it easier to highlight your natural beauty easily.

DIY Summer Beauty Tips

10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine for Healthy Glowing Skin

Top Natural Hair Care Products

How to Restore Damaged Hair

World’s Best Hair Dryer

What is the Best Mascara

How to Save Money on a Pedicure

How to Stop Eczema

How to Apply Sunscreen

Natural Sunburn Remedies

10 Ways to Whiten Teeth

Great Uses for Vaseline

DIY Beauty: Coconut Oil

Beauty Tips for Women over 40

Turning 40 doesn’t mean you are no longer beautiful.  In fact, age often brings out even more natural beauty!  These tips, however, are ideal for those who are struggling to feel pretty again as they age.

Best Lipsticks for Women Over 40

Best Skin Care Products For Your 40’s

What to do When Your Hair Turns 40

What to Wear When You are 40

How to Look Younger

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women are a must! Don't miss out on our great tips that are ideal for making sure you look and feel your best!

Homemade Beauty Products

Making your own homemade beauty products is one of our favorite things to do!  Not only do we keep great healthier options when we make them ourselves, but it’s a great way to have fun or a little me time.  Homemade products are always a great addition to your home!

How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream

How to Make Homemade Body Wash

DIY Basic Salve Home Remedy for Headache

Deep Conditioner Hair Guacamole Recipe

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women are a must! Don't miss out on our great tips that are ideal for making sure you look and feel your best!

Fashion Tips for Women

Fashionistas unite!  These tips range from basic tips for everyday clothing and jewelry to the plus size fashion tips needed by many.  We love finding great deals, keeping brand fashion affordable, and sharing our favorite items with you on a regular basis!

Classic Fashion Tips for Women

Places to Buy Clothes Under $10

Plus Size Clothes for Less

Summer Accessories for Women Under $25

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Dinner Date Night Outfits

Flower Skirts on a Budget

Cheap Plus Size Bathing Suits

Black One Piece Swimwear Under $20

Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips

Best Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses

How to Dress Thinner

Updating Your Wardrobe During Weight Loss

What to Wear Under a Sheer Garment

How to Fix a Straw Hat

Just Fab Review

These great beauty tips are amazing for any woman looking to update and feel better about herself.  No matter what your budget may be, you can easily find your own beauty tips and fashion ideas to fit your needs.  Looking beautiful is all about attitude.  Everything else is just a bonus!

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women are a must! Don't miss out on our great tips that are ideal for making sure you look and feel your best!

Classic Fashion Tips for Women

The key to dressing nicely isn’t necessarily having a lot of clothes it is knowing how to mix and match what you have. You can see the key to these clothes are the bottoms are solids. The pieces of interest are the accessories and the tops have patterns. These looks are classic and not overdone. You can get additional looks by using the scarf as a belt. I would also wear the flower button down open with the grey tank underneath or depending on the color of the polk a dot shirt you could put that under the flower shirt. It is perfectly fashionable to mix patterns if they are in the same color story.

Fashion tips for women are a must these days!  If you aren't sure what to wear, these are a must for you!

Classic Fashion Tips for Women

There are 5 rules of fashion you should always observe.

1) Get clothes that fit. Do not just go for the number on the tag. I always grab a size up and size down in something to make sure that it fits correctly

2) Know what colors look good on you and wear those colors. I look horrible in what I call the Easter colors (pastels) I tend to buy more jewel colors since they look better on me.

3) Wear the right undergarments and make sure we can’t see them

4) Dress up every day you never know who you will meet. I am totally against wearing your Pajamas to the store it is just as easy to throw on one of the looks above.

5) This rule is so important do not be afraid to try new things. Clothes aren’t permanent. If you have a friend that you think is stylish ask for their advice if you do not know what to wear.

Bonus tip: You do not have to spend a lot of money to look great. I challenge myself to buy outfits that are less than $20. I am a huge fan of thrift stores, inexpensive accessories, clothing swaps and stores like Old Navy where you can get great pieces that you can mix and match.

What are your fashion tips?Classic Fashion Tips for Women

Holiday Gift Guide for Women Fashionistas

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Best Holiday Gifts for the Functional Fashionistas

I used to think I was too practical to be concerned with fashion. I never pictured myself as a girly girl. It felt like sacrifice, like I had to give up comfort and reason to be girly. It just seemed too complicated and overwhelming. I wanted the things I wore or carried with me to have a purpose beyond just to look good, if an accessory was just that then I was happy to leave it at home or to never own it at all.

People change. I am now a self professed girly-girly, fashionista, lover of all things that make me feel pretty. But some things have stayed the same. I still remain practical and love when functionality and fashion combine in the ultimate must have accessory or clothing item.

the best gifts for the functional fashionista

I am sure I am not alone in my love for functional fashion. I am sharing my favorite fashion finds for the functional fashionista. If you are looking for gifts for the women in your life, I am confident they will love one of the items listed below.

 

 

An infinity nursing scarf is the perfect gift for breastfeeding moms who want to nurse their babies discreetly with style.

 

Infinity Nursing Scarf

This is the holy grail of functional fashion. The infinity nursing scarf is not only a great looking scarf, it is a breastfeeding cover for nursing moms. It can be worn as a shawl or a head covering. You can even use it to swaddle baby or as a car seat canopy. Trust me any moms on your list will love unwrapping an Udder Wraps Infinity Nursing Scarf this holiday season.

An Infinity Nursing Scarf is the perfect baby shower gift

Hair Tie Bracelets are the perfect gift for the fashionable ladies in your life who have long hair

Hair Tie Bracelet

Maybe you are asking what is a hair tie bracelet? It is ingenious that is what it is. I have long hair and often find myself grabbing a hair tie and wearing it on my wrist. Soon though the hair tie is annoying me because it is irritating my skin. So I take it off my wrist and toss it in my purse where it gets lost in the abyss. I also hate the way hair ties look on my arm. Hair tie bracelets are the perfect way to keep your hair tie handy and look your wrists looking good.Perfect for the health concious functional fashionista, the Amazefit will make her happy this year

Amazfit

Can I tell you a secret? I think Fitbits are ugly. I also think they are uncomfortable. Maybe I am overly picky but I don’t like the way my rubber banded Fit Bit feels on my wrist. Fortunately, I found the perfect answer for fit conscious fashionistas. It is called an Amazefit and it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. The Amazefit Moonbeam Activity and Sleep Tracker is the perfect gift for the functional fashionista who is would rather not wear a less than attractive Fit Bit.

These Hugger Mugger Batik Yoga Mat bags are just adorable and would make my inner yogi so happy.

Yoga Mat Bag

I have wanted a bag for my yoga mat for so long. It is just one of those things that I don;t want to spend money on for myself but would LOVE if someone would get me one as a gift. These Hugger Mugger Batik Yoga Mat bags are just adorable and would make my inner yogi so happy.

Undercover Waterwear is the perfect gift for the traveling fashionista on your holiday shopping list.

Undercover Waterwear

Traveling fashionistas need clothing that is both fashionable and functional. When visiting the Philippines recently, I had to figure out how to dress for multiple activities in one day. I needed to be able to go from fancy lunch at a chic restaurant to a 45 minute boat ride in an underwater cave back to a business casual dinner. I needed an outfit that was appropriate for dining in fancy restaraunts and for getting soaked on a boat. Impossible? Nope. Undercover Waterwear makes clothing that is resort wear that functions as a fashionable dress but can also get wet. It dries quickly and no one will know you are wearing swimwear.

This Undercover Waterwear dress is a perfect outfit to take you from resort casual attire meetings and lunches to water activities without ever needing to change

Gift giving doesn’t have to be complicated but I know sometimes I get stumped by some of the people on my list. I hope my ideas for the perfect gifts for functional fashionistas help you get your shopping done and spread some holiday cheer under your Christmas tree this year.

March 21, 2016

Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips

Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips

Summer is almost here and it’s time to update your wardrobe. I believe that no matter what size or shape you are there are a lot of summer trendy and fashionable items that you can wear, the key is to wear items that fits you and that you’re comfortable wearing. I have several full figured friends who tend to cover up during summer because they’re conscious, but I believe that this has to stop. If you’re a plus size gal you have to embrace your figure and love your shape and body so that you can be more free and adventurous in choosing your summer outfits. You need to own your shape and flaunt what you adore. These Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips will help you plan your perfect summer fashion.

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February 12, 2016

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date nights are fun but sometimes dressing up for it can be a stress because you can’t choose what to wear. The secret is to get your closet ready for date night outfits. You don’t have to buy expensive clothes, all you need are few affordable pieces that are trendy and can be mixed and matched. I have friends who often tell me that they find it hard to find plus size clothes that are perfect for date night. Well we’re here to help so we picked some awesome stylish plus size clothing for date nights.Continue reading

From Fam to Glam – holiday fashion for every holiday occasion

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

Finding the perfect outfit for every holiday event or occasion can add another layer of stress to your  holiday preparations and planning. As a self proclaimed fashionista, I want to look my best all the time whether I am trimming the tree during a casual family get together or sipping champagne at a holiday party. I am so excited to share my holiday fashion find with you! This comfortable and stunning outfit from Monroe and Main can go from an activity with the FAMily to any GLAMourous event this holiday season.

Holiday Fashion needs to be able to take you from Fam to Glam. These gold jeans can do just that.

Holiday Fashion = Gold Jeans!

What if I told you you could rock holiday fashion at almost any event this year wearing comfortable jeans? I am serious! Jeans! But not just any pair of jeans, oh no. GOLD JEANS! I have to admit I was a little hesitant to get gold jeans. I have seen them on other fashionistas and loved the look but never thought I could pull it off. Well guess what I did and they look fabulous and you can do gold jeans too!

Holiday Fashion from Monroe and Main Love these gold jeans

These glamorous gold jeans are very comfortable and the relaxed fit is flattering for curvier figures. They can be worn with some sparkly black heels for a glamorous evening or black boots for a day of busy family activities. Shorter gals ( I consider myself in that category) will definitely want to add some height with their heels as these jeans wear long. It is nice to find a longer fitting pant that looks great with a heel.

Holiday Fashions for every occasion from Monroe and Main

I decided to wear the gold jeans with the crossover rib sweater in black. This cut of this sweater is so beautiful on every body type. The empire waist cut shows off all the right curves in all the right places. It accentuates your assets while slimming through the waist and flowing over the hips. I love this sweater. I love the flowing sleeves that are gathered at the cuffs. So pretty and the perfect piece to pair with bolder bottoms to complete your holiday fashion.

Holiday Fashions with monroe and main trimming the tree

How to rock gold jeans! We are sharing 5 tips for wearing one of the hottest trends right now:gold jeans. You don't have to be afraid. Gold jeans are not just for the fashion bold. They are for everyone.

5 Tips for Wearing Gold Jeans

  1. Pay attention to fit – Go for loose relaxed fit to keep them wearable during the day. A skin tight fit will be harder to pull off for most of us and is not very daytime friendly. The Nikki Gold Jeans from Monroe and Main are a great fit for any size or shape.
  2. Don’t be afraid of color when wearing gold jeans. Think of them as neutral if it helps. Gold jeans look great with green, bright blue, navy, and of course black. You can even wear them with mauve, army green, or ivory.
  3. Dress ’em down  – You can wear gold jeans just like your favorite pair of blue denim jeans. You can adopt a rock star attitude for the day and pair them with a fitted t-shirt and a leather jacket.
  4. Do wear gold toned jewelry – I have never been a fan of mixing metals even though I have seen it done well. I am just not up for that type of fashion challenge and I think it is too easy to get it wrong when wearing gold jeans.
  5. Dress them up – Add a statement necklace, chunky bracelets, and sparkling pumps for glamorous evening wear. Maybe a some animal print pumps or a clutch.

I love the versatility of metallic jeans. Gold jeans look great with black, blue, green, and navy. They can be dressed up or down. I just can’t rave enough about how happy am I am with this look from Monroe and Main.

Holiday Fashion with Monroe and Main I am in love with this necklace

HOLIDAY OCCASIONS GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away this tres chic Wide Striped Hand Bag. It’s classic design and clean lines make it the perfect bag for every holiday fashion.  (Note: prize substitutions are possible.)

Monroe and Main Bag

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PLUS 25  prizes & 25 chances to win! 

Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions Giveaway 25 chances to win 25 winners will get a wide stiped handbag and 1 grand prize winner of a $250 Monroae and Main Shopping Spree 25 confident bloggers are all sharing their ideas on how to dress for a variety of holiday occasions.  Each  blogger is also hosting a giveaway with their review  and Monroe and Main will send all the winners a bag valued $50! You can enter every contest so click on the links below to go to each bloggers site and enter to win on all of them! Also be sure to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway for a chance to win a $250 Monroe and Main Shopping Spree!

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Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered.  We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.

Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older

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