Words to live by

Hey dolls,

I am encourager by nature. I am also an optimist. In a word, I am an eternal “cheerleader”. But if I am honest sometimes even a cheerleader needs something or someone to lift her spirits. I hope you find inspiration in these quotes I found on Pinterest.

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The photos above are from Pinterest with the exception of Princess Sassy Pants which is copyrighted and owned exclusively by PSP & Company and Jane Lee Logan. You can see more of her inspiring works of art here Princess Sassy Pants

 

Blessings darlings!

Debra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lisbon Collection from OPI

Hello beautiful!

I am so happy to share the latest nail polish colors from OPI inspired by the beautiful city of Lisbon.

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From the amazing architecture to the bold colors of the city come an enchanted assemblage of nail lacquers that fill one with hope.

The limited edition consists of 12 colors that come in three variations : Infinite Shine , Nail Lacquer, and GelColor.

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The colors above row by row include…

Row 1: Made It to the Seventh Heaven, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI, You’ve Got Nata On Me, Tagus in That Selfie.

Row 2: No Turning Back From Pink Street, A Red-Vival City, Now Museum, Now You Don’t,  We Seafood and We Eat It.

Row 3: Sun, Sea and Sand In My Pants, Closer Than You Might Belem, Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, Suzi Chases Portugeese.

What I love about these colors is their versatility.  You can add the bold  mosaic inspired shade of Tile Art to Warm Your Heart or metalic red Now Museum, Now You Don’t to a modern bohemian look like the one I created below.

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The classic look below calls for understated nails. The soft golden rose of Made it To the Seventh Hill, neutral Suzi Chases Portugeese or the  pale peach of Lisbon Wants Moor OPI would be meet these needs.

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Overall I find this collection very wearable. In exciting colors to compliment all skin shades, there is no guessing games. You can try on here. OPI Try On Studio

My favorite color in this collection is the rose gold Made It to The Seventh Heaven which is a MUST HAVE for Spring 2018.

All photos and links owned by OPI with the exception of the style boards created by me on Polyvore.

One Year Anni!

Hello everyone!!

I am so excited to share my one year anniversary of Stylewise By Debra on WordPress.

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This past year was a learning year.  I not only learned more about blogging,  but I learned how to have more faith and courage.  And I continue to do so as I embrace new experiences.

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Along the way I have met some wonderful women through social media as well as other bloggers who I now call dear friends. We chat regularly, pray and encourage one another.

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I have learned that it’s not about competing with other fashion bloggers but rather about making myself happy. I don’t necessarily have an audience in mind anymore. I just want to share what I love.

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I have decided this is going to be a good year and one that I will allow God to lead me. Am I scared? A little bit. New things are always scary at first. But I know and trust my Lord. And I am confident in  Him.

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This year Stylewise may go in new directions. I would like to incorporate more home decor,  DIYs, and faith posts. But don’t worry.  Stylewise by Debra will always be about fashion as well.

Let’s make this another beautiful year together!

Debra

Photo sources:Pinterest and Instagram

 

 

How to Wear Ultra Violet

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Wearing this bold color need not be daunting. Add the 2018 color of the year by mixing it with neutrals such as blacks and greys or with prints such as houndstooth.

The above style set shows how you can add ultra violet to your work wardrobe. Adding touches of black by way of shoes, a belt and  a necklace keeps it lowkey. The cape adds a pop of color on a grey winter day to keep you warm.

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This second set was created to share how you can use ultra violet in a print. Draw out the other colors of the print (in this case the pink and cream) by using other clothing items and accessories. This will highlight the violet in your outfit.

Playing with color should not be frightening. I hope these sets inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and try this beautiful color.

Photo source: Polyvore

*All of the above sets were created  by Stylewise by Debra. Feel free to print any of my sets for  style inspiration or ask me how to get a set made especially for you. I am always happy to help.

Statement Coats

I believe a coat should be functional as well as a fashion statement. More than that, it should say something about the individual wearing it.  Here’s a fun way to choose your new outer wear.

Personality types & coats….

The Realist….something structured and classic keep in her stylish and warm. Military style suits her well.

 

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The Dreamer… she’s mooning for her Prince Charming as she steps out in a pretty  princess cut coat.

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The Rocker…moto jackets and animal prints are a MUST HAVE.

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The Bohemian…. this girl’s a free spirit.  She’s not afraid of the cold. Fun faux fur caresses her.

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Preppy… think collegiate. Plaids rule!

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Artsy….she’s creative so what better way to express herself than a cape. Better yet when she adds a brooch for flair!

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Sporty….Winter sports are calling her.  Grabbing a puffer jacket & matching gloves and hat & she’s off to the slopes!

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These are just a few of my favorites this winter.  Don’t see your favorite? Comment below!

Photo source: Pinterest

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Colors of Fall 2017

Hey lovely!

I hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures we have been experiencing in the northern states. It’s been such a pleasure to breathe the fresh, sweet air and feel the caress of a warm breeze across my cheeks. Fall weather is here!

That leads me to my next topic which is transitioning some fall colors into your wardrobe. So what are the colors for fall you may be asking. One of my favorite colors chosen by Pantone Color Institute is Autumn Maple. It is a refreshing rust tone that immediately brings to mind  beautiful fall foliage.

 

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To keep color from overwhelming you, introduce it in small ways such as accessories. Transition this rich color with cream, ivory, taupe, or brown.

Another color I find myself drawn to is called Grenadine. Have you ever flavored a drink or perhaps added a wee bit to ribs? Delicious! And I think you will find that this color is as well.

This bright color will add interest to an otherwise casual outfit. A snuggly cardigan, always a hit on its own, becomes the star of your ensemble. Try adding grenadine with jewelry if you aren’t ready to embrace its richness.

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Another favorite of mine for fall is Navy Peony.  Just the name alone entices me. A full bodied blue that adds warmth to any outfit. Try it in a dress, on your nails, or let it wrap you in a shawl. Wear it with your favorite faded denim jeans and a peach top. Accessories love this blue too!

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Which of these colors will you be wearing this fall?

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Summer Style Tips

Hey loves!!!

I hope you’ve been enjoying some gorgeous weather. When the temps rise, the first thing I think is what  can I wear that will keep me cool? So today I want to share some summer style tips with you to keep you looking cool as a cucumber.

Style Tip 1:  Wear loose clothing. Think flowing dresses, maxi skirts, A line tops. Cool colors verses darks. I say reach for cool colors during the day & save your darks for the evenings. Cool colors do not absorb heat and thus will keep you feeling refreshed.

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Style Tip 2: Wear natural fibers. Invest in cottons, silks, or linens for summer months. They let your skin breath.

Style Tip 3: Break out those open toed shoes and sandals. I can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can wear my favorite shoes!!

Style Tip 4: Stay hydrated. I know this seems like a no brainer, but sometimes we get busy and forget to drink enough water. It is especially important to get enough water during warmer weather to keep our skin and complexions healthy.

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Style Tip 5: Sunscreen. Wear it! I am the first to admit, I do not slather the stuff on like I should and some day it WILL catch up to me. Skin cancer is NOT pretty and I know all my girls want to stay pretty.

Style Tip 6: Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Believe it or not, squinting due to bright sunlight, increases your chance of fine lines around the eye area.

Style Tip 7: Go easy of the fragrances.  Just a spritz during warm months is enough because as your body temperature rises your fragrance will grow stronger.

Hope these little tips help to keep you nice and cool this summer. Have your own summer style tip to share? Leave it in the comment section below to share.

Love,

Debra