Holiday Nails

Hello dear reader!!

December is upon us and it’s time to think of all those holiday festivities (and shopping!) that we anticipate throughout the year. With that in mind I spent a little quality time on Pinterest looking for some stylish nail art for you to try or take with you to your favorite nail artist.

Let’s start with the simplest way to add some holiday cheer. Glittery polish!! Loving this gorgeous white polish called Let It Bow by Essie.

If you have a steady hand, why not try one of these pretty designs.

There are decals that make nail art easy for the DIYer.

So many gorgeous colors to choose from. Go traditional or add something bold!!

I’m a texture freak so I love the idea of mixing glittered polishes with smooth polish.

Thanks to beauty supply shops like Sally’s, gems are not only affordable but easy to find!

Sometimes there is nothing prettier than a dark blue nail like the ones below sprinkled with “snow” .

Or the favorite color of the season, green!

Wrap ’em up like presents beneath the tree!!!

Whatever you chose, make your nails as festive as you are!

I myself always love a traditional red nail. These are just right to ring in the holiday season.

Like these? Please leave me a comment below.

Photo source: Pinterest

Animalistic

Hey everyone!!!

I hope you had a fantastic week. If not I highly recommend a little retail therapy. With this in mind I put together some looks to help you wear animal prints. It was fun making these sets for you. I hope you enjoy them and find a little inspiration to transform your own wardrobe.




How are you wearing animal prints this season? Please leave me a comment below.

Style pretty!

Love,

Debra

What’s Your “Pursonality”?

There are so many styles of bags and each one represents a different type of woman. Let’s examine a few of my favorite styles.

The Tote

Tote bags are versatile. They are usually quite large and can hold a myriad of items. They are perfect for the girl on the go. This lady is always prepared. Need a bandaid? Got it! Hair brush? Got it! Flash light? Come on, she’s not Nancy Drew. Or is she?!

The Clutch

Clutches vary greatly in size, but they are usually smaller than a regular purse and carried in your hand. They can be classic and sophisticated to bohemian and wild. Party girls adore these types of bags! Think Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s. This fun spirited lady is a minimalist.

The Backpack

Made of many types of cloth as well as leathers, these bags are another great pick for the girl on the go. She’s a dreamer who loves to travel. She’s adventurous and courageous. She’s flexible and can be ready for the next big thing in an instant.

The Bucket Bag

This is my “go to” bag. It holds a good deal, but doesn’t overwhelm a petite figure. A chic yet practical bag. Confident and fashion forward women carry bucket bags.

The Crossbody

Cross body bags can be worn across your body or hung off a shoulder. It’s a versatile bag for the minimalist. Optimistic and practical, this lady likes to keep her treasures close to her.

Have a favorite style bag? Leave me a comment so I can learn your “pursonality”.

Style pretty!

Debra

Fall’s Arrival: Wear it Now

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little colder. That means Fall has arrived in the northeast.

I was perusing Pinterest for some inspiration for fall outfits when I discovered a plethora of designer ready-to-wear collections in the most magnificent colors!

I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about these!

First is this flowing dress by Chloe. The falling leaves print on a creamy background make this an ideal dress. Dress it up with heels. Or wear it with a turtleneck underneath mimicking the color of the leaves and matching tights for a more casual look.

This next outfit is from Fendi. Neutrals go a long way. Add a pop of color with a russet colored bag and matching calf length boots.

Dressing doesn’t get much easier than this look by Hermes! Match a comfy turtleneck sweater to a plaid skirt. So chic! Add a long pendent necklace and maybe a beret to up the ante.

Animal prints, leopard and snakeskin, were all over the runways. Here is a terrific way to add them to your wardrobe as seen at the Jacquemus show. Love how the colors compliment one another!!!

Celine dresses it down in a streamlined outfit of skinny jeans with longer knee length boots and a girlie blouse. A long duster elevates the look.

Oscar de la Renta paired a bold colored wrapped blouse to a loose fitted plaid trouser. I like this vintage vibe.

I’m a believer in a statement coat. The bolder, the better. Oscar de la Renta featured this beauty on the runway. When choosing a statement coat, look for one with minimal details. Your coat is the focal point so wear it with complimentary colors .

How will you wear fall’s looks?

Trending Now: Snakeskin

I have to admit that at first I was not on board with this trend. I just couldn’t picture myself wearing snakeskin printed clothing. Not that there is anything wrong with it. I am just not that bold.

Instead I started to find more subtle ways to wear this trend. One of my favorite ways to try something I’m not sure I’m going to “love” is via accessories.

There are so many fun ways to incorporate this print into your wardrobe. Think belts, shoes, jewelry, or a scarf.

I found some great pieces in my hunt that I’m excited to share with you like these booties. These are the Howwi bootie I spotted on DSW.com. A great walking shoe at an affordable price point of $49.99.

Howwi bootie

I love handbags! It’s one of the easiest ways to show the world your style. Whether it’s big or small, your bag should represent who you are.

This little crossbody bag is near perfect. Don’t you agree? Classy and playful all rolled into one trendy bag. I spied this little beauty on Target’s website for $21.99!!!

Crossbody bag

This last piece I want to share is a wrap bracelet that I found on one of my favorite shopping sites…Amazon! You can’t go wrong with the price at $7.99.

Wrap Bracelet

Wrap bracelet

Now that you have an idea of some ways to add snakeskin into your own wardrobe, you may be wondering how to style it.

I’ve got you covered girl! This style board is just one way you can add snakeskin into your own outfits. How will you try this trend for fall?

Love it? ✔️ Hate it?✔️ Leave me your thoughts in the comments section. And remember to Style Pretty!

💋 Debra

The Return of Flared Jeans

Flared jeans return this fall. I know some of you are squealing with delight while others are shrieking with terror. I’m kind of in the middle.

You don’t have to look like a hippie in flared denim unless that’s the look you are going for. Then by all means, do it with style!

The trick here is fit. That’s right ladies. Try on several different brands because every size 10 is not designed the same way.

The first thing to think about in fit is the waist. Choose a comfortable waistline.

Next is the leg. The leg of your denim should skim the top of your shoe. I know magazines feature glossies of women wearing jeans draping the floor, but do yourself a favor and keep it real. No one wants to wind up in the emergency room.

Style tip: The best look is a snug fit from the thigh to the bottom of your knee.

Width of the flare is also a factor in the fit. A narrow flare looks more natural than a huge bell.

Because flared jeans come into vogue every 10 years or so I wouldn’t invest a huge amount of money in a pair.

Dark denim always looks more professional. Choose a dark pair to wear to work with a patterned top and blazer or long cardigan.

A lighter wash is fun for weekend wear. Grab your favorite denim, add a comfy tee shirt and hooped earrings.

Stores like Old Navy and Target offer affordable clothing. You could even try a second hand store! It’s good for the environment and your wallet!

Style Tip: When buying jeans, make sure to take along a pair of heels with you as well as what you are already wearing. This gives you more options for length and how you plan to wear your flared jeans.

Fashion is for fun. But dress well to impress.

Style pretty!!!

💋 Debra

Photo credits: Pinterest and Shop Look style boards created by Stylewise by Debra

Color Forecast F/W 19/20

So excited about all the new fall colors as revealed by the Pantone Color Institute. I can definitely see these mixed with some of the colors that are currently in my wardrobe.

I found all of these beautiful images on Pinterest.pinterest.com

Loving this romantic Peach Pink! Will look lovely against all skin tones.

Biking Red. A combination of red and brown. Dark brunettes can rock this sultry red.

Sugar Almond. The perfect pumpkin-brown. I have worn this color brown for years. It looks smashing on a golden skin tone.

Paloma. Think the color of soft grey ocean pearls. Dreamy.

Fruit Dove is a fun pop of pink. Wear this one with neutrals.

Bluestone. Powdery blue like a a pair of broken in denim jeans. I predict this one will be a favorite through winter.

Creme de Peach. A feminine neutral.

Eden. A warming earth color. Think of strolling in the park.

Vanilla Custard. A basic everyone will be adding to their wardrobe as it is one of the most wearable colors.

Orange Tiger. Because a girl, or guy, needs a little variety. This bold color is a burst of energy on those chilly days.

This is only a sampling of the gorgeous Fall/Winter colors. Do you have a favorite? Add a comment below to tell me how you will be wearing these colors.

Style pretty!!!

💋 Debra