Crocs, Flip Flops and Uggs; Oh My!


I must confess….. I’ve had a shoe fetish since I was 15.  Shame, shame on me, what can I say, it’s my guilty pleasure.  I love shoes that are beautiful, that showcase the foot, attract the eye and complete an outfit.  What I can detest about Crocs, Flip-Flops and Uggs is that they are not attractive; they scream of laziness and make any outfit look completely disjointed.

Crocs were made for people who spend a lot of time in their garden and that’s it, not to waltz around in the mall. Some goofy person even had the nerve to create croc jewels or some crazy nonsense like that.  Really?  These have to be the most ridiculous excuse for a shoe ever.  Enough said.

Crocs

Flip-Flops should be limited to the beach, the pool or in the shower at the gym.  I’ve seen many an outfit that was completely destroyed by the presence of a flip-flop.  I’m very puzzled by this phenomenon.  If you took the time to pick out a beautiful outfit, why wouldn’t you take the time to pick out an equally beautiful shoe to compliment it?

flip-flops

Finally, the worst offender of all; the Uggs or as I like to call them, the Uglies.  Uggs are overgrown bedroom shoes!  Why would you wear these anywhere? They are not cute or stylish. I’ve seen people wear them with shorts and pajamas.  Arrgghhh I can’t take it!

uggs

What you wear and how you carry yourself speaks volumes; it tells the world what you think about yourself and how they should treat you.  As a rule of thumb you should always dress for the job you want, not the one you have.  So even if you are a student, you should dress like you already have a job, not running around campus in your pajamas and your flip-flops.  It takes the same amount of time to dress well and it does to dress sloppy. You never know who you might run into or when an opportunity might present itself and like they say in the boy scouts, “Be prepared!”

So consider that when it crosses your mind to throw on one of the offenders I have mentioned above.  If you need help don’t be afraid to ask for guidance on what to wear.  There’s plenty of books, videos and articles at your fingertips, and if all else fails, call me.

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Kara

Stars I’d Like to Style


Hi Fashionistas!

I really enjoy assisting clients in choosing a look for themselves, I’ve been doing it since I was a teenager.  I work with the everyday women who wants to to look chic and beautiful and that is my passion, however, there are a few celebrities that I would love to work with because I think they are a little busy with other things and they are letting their look fall through the cracks.

Christina Hendricks is such a curvy woman and I love that about her!!! However I would love to see her a little more covered up and not so out there with her sexiness.  We know you got it babe, no need to flaunt it.

Christina Hendricks

Emily VanCamp – Gotta love Emily she’s a hot blond, but I would go the opposite way with her, we need to give her permission to flaunt her sex appeal a bit.

Emily VanCamp

Victoria Beckham is my favorite of the Spice Girls and I know she just had a baby, but c’mon, you are a hot mom!!!  The somber look is not a good look for her, let’s lighten up Vicky and start having fun again!

Victoria Beckham

Last but certainly not least, Ms. Kim Kardashian. For the most part I think Kim does well dressing her famous hourglass shape but I think right now I think she needs help shedding her love em and leave em image more than anything and I would love to help!

Kim Kardashian

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Ciao,

Kara

Fabulous Gym Wear


Hello Fashionistas,

I am a certified gym rat,  I have had a gym membership since 2003 and I love it. I think that people struggle with what to wear at the gym sometimes so here’s some great suggestions for comfortable and cute gym wear for the season that will also keep you warm.  It’s important for your clothes to let you breathe while you exercise, so please don’t wear anything that is too tight.  Try to wear color too, let go of the black and also a word of caution ladies, Yoga pants are just that:  Yoga pants.  They are not to be worn as regular pants because they are not.  They are workout pants that are meant to be worn while on a mat stretching and nothing more. The same with Bike Pants.  If you are not in cycling class, or wearing them under looser pants while you are working out, don’t wear them!  Enough said.  I love Nike and Under Armour, but if that’s not your price range, Target carries Champion and they are very reasonable.

Nike TopNike Running Pants

Under Armour

 

 

 

Under Armour pants

 

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Kara

Why Leggings Should Be Worn With A Long Shirt


Greetings Fashionistas!

I have long stated that most women don’t know how to properly wear leggings. I have also stated that if you are going to wear them, they should be worn with a shirt long enough to cover your front and your backside.  Why?  Because it’s the ladylike thing to do.  No one wants to view your hoohah while they are walking along minding their business.  Most people don’t view their backside in the mirror before they leave the house which is another reason should be covering your unmentionables.  Case in point:  Let me state for the record I love Sofia Vergara, I have loved her since I saw her in Chasing Papi many moons ago.  But this pictures is representative of why your shirt should be covering your backside, I mean really.  From the front she looks great, but turn around and oopsy daisies.  Not so good.

SOFIA VERGARA

 

SOFIA-VERGARA-back

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Kara

5 Must Haves for Men


Guest Writer: Marian Ampofo

Hey Fellas,

Yup this one goes out to you. Can’t forget about my men that like to stay fashionable! You are just as important as the ladies. So what are the 5 hot must haves that every man needs in his closet. Well here they are:

  • 1. Ankle boots– Rachel Zoe says its the sexiest thing a guy could EVER wear
  • 2. Well fitting jeans– You typically don’t want something too tight that will cut off your circulation, Keep it classy not trashy
  • 3. A fitted, white cotton T-shirt –Because its basic and versatile. It can be paired with a leather jacket, a blazer, or just worn by itself. You can dress it up or down
  • 4. A Tailored suit- You want to wear a suit that looks like it was made just for you. You don’t have to spend a million bucks, but just get the right size and style
  • 5.  Accessories – Last but certainly not least, every man should have some type of accessory. Like a  scarf, sunglasses, a watch, a tie/bow tie and/or maybe a hat (if your into them) Sometimes that little addition can go along way from regular to extraordinary!
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