Tips Every Busy Girl Should Know

Hello beautiful!!!

We are all busy women…single, married with children, even grand mothers… so I put together some ideas to make life a little easier. Rest assured that each tip I share I have personally tried and use.

Let’s begin with rest. What I like to do in the evening, long before I even think of cozying under my blankets, is to choose my outfit for the next day. Check your weather forecast and choose your outfit accordingly. Iron, or better yet steam your clothing, that way everything will be nice and crisp when you put it on. Don’t forget to pick out all your accessories!

Now that all that is taken care of it’s time for some down time. I know many women who have a hard time with this. But you will feel more relaxed if you do something special for yourself… read, do yoga, listen to soothing music, or journal. Do something that you love. This is your time. I like to light flameless candles and listen to audio books. So comforting. Sweet dreams!!!

Mornings should not be filled with to do lists. Instead of stressing once your alarm sounds, why not try praying or meditating. Both of these help calm your spirit and put you in a positive frame of mind.

During the work/school day, be sure to take some calming breaths periodically. This greatly reduces stress. Or take a short walk during your lunch. Getting outside is also a good way to rejuvinate you. Nothing like fresh air and sunshine!

After work/school try to do chores right away because the longer we sit in front of the tv binge watching shows or scrolling through social media on our phones, the less likely we will complete any housework. (Anyone else guilty of this?!)

Spend more time with family and friends. It’s a great way to unwind and build lasting bonds.

Before bed, count your blessings!

Let me know what works for you or if you have any great tips please leave them in the comments section below!

💋 Debra

* All photos found on Pinterest*

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

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

Chic Fall Outfits

Hey loves!

Sorry I was away for such a very long time. You know how sometimes you have a mental block and before you know it time has completely gotten away from you? Well…That’s me. Lol!

Because I was having a mental block, I headed over to my favorite place to find inspiration, Pinterest. There I found some truly amazing outfits to help you look chic while staying cozy this fall. Without further ado…

 

The Bardot sweater may never go out of style. Wear it with jeans and boots for a casual afternoon jaunt to the library. What’s better than a cozy evening in with a good book or movie?

 

Neutrals can go miles in your wardrobe! Although this nicely layered outfit is made up of neutrals, there is a good mix of textures and  whisper pink which helps keep it interesting.  Quick tip: Always wear your sunnies in the fall and winter when the sun is closest to the earth.

 

A bright fall colored sweater adds pizzazz to basic denim. I like the long tunic style sweaters worn over skinny jeans. Slip on a pair of  flat heeled boots and a fun scarf and it’s casual weekend wear.

 

Teal is so perfect for any time of the year. This rich tone that marries well with the many shades brown. I like the whimsy of the  peacock feather earrings and plaid scarf  in this set.

 

Remember that chambray shirt you couldn’t get enough of? It gets new life when worn under a sweater. An unexpected statement necklace in place of a scarf keeps this outfit fresh. *Note the animal print flats*

 

Loving this nature inspired look. I love long hikes through the woods, especially this time of the year when the leaves are turning their gorgeous colors and softly crunching underfoot. You can take that feeling along with you by pairing a colorful sweater, jeans and a pair of hiking style boots.

 

Flannels are still hot. Layer them over tees and tanks to keep you cozy. Add skinny jeans with boot socks and leave your shirt untucked or wear high waisted jeans and tie up your flannel.

 

Lastly, a light sweater in a rich tone worn with jeans, an animal print coat and simple jewelry. So chic!!

There are so many great sets on Pinterest to give you inspiration on how to style your own wardrobe. All of these came from Pinterest and I claim no ownership to them. I will share some of my own style boards in a future post.

Which look is your favorite? Leave me a comment below.

Happy Fall!

Debra💋

Fall Color Inspiration

Hey lovely!!

I hope you enjoyed last week’s post about fall colors. To continue the color theme, I am sharing some style boards I created in Polyvore.

 

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Follow the russet orange trend by adding a basic sweater to your jeans,  knee boots & matching bag (or not!) and fun accessories.

 

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Wear a red pear blouse with your black slacks to work. The bright color adds a touch of class as well as warmth.

 

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Why not mix the lovely shades of ceylon yellow and valiant poppy? So elegant!

 

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Or go for full out glam wearing nebulas blue like this sheath dress and statement necklace.

I hope I’ve enticed you to try these bold colors. Let me know how you work them into your own wardrobe in the comments section below.

Happy styling!

Debra💋

Photo sources: All boards were created and belong exclusively to Stylewise by Debra.