September 2018

Products we Love for Summer

With summer upon us and in full swing, there are a few essentials you need to make the best of these heated days. Staying fresh and looking chic are important, but hard to maintain in sweltering heat waves. Here are some of my favorite products to help get you through the rest of this hot season without cramping your style.

To hide your bra straps: Hollywood Fashion Tape Bra converting clip 4-pack 1 clip, $9.99

These clips are a must-have for any summer top. They can convert your regular bra into a racer-back style in no time and keep your straps from slipping. With clear and black options, they will be discreet and keep you comfortable all day and night long.

To get your hair off your face: Urban Outfitters Loose Leaf Headband, $19

With the summer heating up, this stylish metallic headband is the perfect solution to keep your hair looking great and off your face. The pretty leaf detail adds a bit of boho chic to any outfit.

To waterproof your lashes: Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat, $21

Avoid raccoon eyes and keep your lashes looking fresh all day, with this waterproof topcoat. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and won’t clump your already applied mascara. Added bonus: it can be used to give your lashes an extra boost throughout the day.

To catch some rays: Steve Madden Juliet Beach Mat, $24.99 

Tote this fashionable beach mat to your next outdoor adventure. Whether it’s to the beach or the park, you will be able to relax in style. And it’s super easy to carry, just roll up and go.

To cool you down: Evian Mineral Water Spray, $11

Keep cool with this Evian Mineral Water Spray. The formulated spray will revive your makeup and give an added boost of freshness to your day. It’s also great for rehydrating sunburnt or dry skin.

To protect your skin: Aveeno Hydrosport Sunblock Spray SPF 30, $8.09

Have fun in the sun while protecting your skin with this easy SPF waterproof spray. The nicely scented formula is lightweight, non-greasy and contains natural ingredients. Perfect for an adventurous summer day outdoors, especially since you can apply on your skin even if it’s wet.

To soothe your skin: June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator, $36  

Renew your skin after a day in the sun with this After Sun Hydrator. The formula will prolong your tan and moisturize sun soaked skin. Complete with anti-aging antioxidants and anti-inflammatory extracts to keep skin looking and feeling fresh.

Winter Wardrobe Staple: 5 Great Black Coats

Now that it’s getting chilly, I’ve been on the lookout for chic and quality coats that I can wear for winters to come.  Here are my classic picks with a fashion forward twist (covering various price points):

Helmut Lang Leather & Fur Combo Coat, BUY NOW $1,895
If you’ve been reading my posts lately, it will probably come as no surprise that I’m including a piece from Helmut Lang.  This leather and fur coat is amazing because it combines the look of a trendy fur vest with the edge of a leather jacket–it’s certainly at the top of my holiday wish list!

Andrew Marc Military Coat, BUY NOW $595
A pea coat is a closet staple so why not update it with the military trend?  I love the interesting neck and hem lines and the piping for an added touch of style.

 

Calvin Klein Drapey Wool Blend Belted Coat, BUY NOW $469.50
This beautiful Calvin Klein coat has a dramatic, oversized collar that is a great topper for a jeans and boots look or an office shift dress. Also, can be worn day to night.

ASOS Oversized Coat With Hood, BUY NOW $197.67
How cozy does this coat look?  I love the built-in scarf and the cape style. ASOS also offers free shipping and returns so if it doesn’t fit, it’s no hassle to send it back.

 

Zara Coat with Leather Edging, BUY NOW $159
This coat is simple and streamlined but the exposed zipper and leather trim add an edge that makes this coat stand out.

Cool Color Trends to Wear into the Fall

These fives staples rocked the summer season and will continue to be huge into the fall. Here are our top tips for helping you transition these style splurges into the colder months!

Red – Red is going to be a huge color come autumn. Find a variety of reds in different shades and textures so you have the option to be bold, soft or glamorous. A great signature red item to invest in for the fall would be a pair of red shoes like the Lucia Suede Platform Wedge ($198) from Ann Taylor. The suede will be a fab fabric for colder weather and these shoes would pair well with a wrap dress.

Blue/Teal – Blues and teals are perfect for transitioning into September. Buy accessories in these cool tones to add the perfect finishing touch to your overall look. A set of bracelets like Chamak by Priya Kakkar Bangles ($58/4 at Nordstrom) helps lend a pop of color to your outfit while also displaying your trendsetting style.

Colorblocking – Colorblocking has been a big summer trend that will continue well into winter. You can wear this style in a two-tone pairing or in a multi-range of colors. To make the look just right for your office, stick to one color and pair it with a neutral. We love this 2 B Rych Colorblock Ponte Dress ($285 on neimanmarcus.com) because it combines nude accents with a burst of bold red!

Leopard – In the colder months, leopard looks sleek and chic! For this coming season, it’s all about bold outerwear that will get you noticed. A sophisticated and more demure style like the ASOS Leopard Coat ($155.15) can work its magic with an LBD or a pair of skinny jeans.

Orange/Rust – Orange and rust shades are the new brown for fall. Use these colors as great neutrals that add an autumn glow to your look. Choose a pretty satin shirt like this Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Pocket Blouse ($98 on bergdorfgoodman.com). The burnt orange color will work well at the office when paired with a navy pencil skirt and can easily transition to a girls night out, too!

Have you tried any of these trends yet? Will you be wearing them into the fall season? Which one of these is your fave?

-Chastity Palmer Davis from GlitterBuzzStyle.com

Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Fall’s Best Footwear Under $200

If you’ve done any shopping lately, you’ll see that Summer’s gone and we’re onto Fall.  As such, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from people asking what’s going to be hot for the upcoming season.  Therefore, I’ve decided that over the next few weeks I’ll be writing several Fall fashion posts.  Let’s start at the bottom: footwear.  All of my selections are modeled after the runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Alexander Wang and Doo Ri.  But I’ve scoured stores and sites to bring you more affordable versions  on a budget.

1.) Heeled Loafers:

Update the classic loafer by adding height.  The higher the chicer.  This pair from Charles Albert ($49) is made from synthetic materials (Vegans out there might opt for this) and comes in a nude color.  Check off two trends with this heel.

*I suggest removing the ankle strap for a cleaner look.

If you’re looking for a different option, check out these Ann Taylor loafers ($198).  They’re sold out online, so pop into a store near you. I’m a big fan of the tassle and neutral colorblocking.

Buy Now, Charles Albert Loafers, $49
Buy Now, Ann Taylor Myra Platform Tassel Pump, $198

2.) Skins:

This season, the more exotic the skin, the better.  This pair from Asos ($129.29) is a perfect option.  The taupe suede platform bootie has just the right amount of python to peek out from beneath your bells.

*If you’ve never checked out Asos.com, a British e-commerce site, you simply MUST.  Items are reasonably priced and there are constant deals running that entail no tax and free shipping.

Buy Now, ASOS ACT Suede and Snake Effect Platform Boot, $129.29

3.) Combat Boots:

These boots from Aldo ($160) are a double whammy. They satisfy the want of a combat boot, while having the need of comfiness.  The tractor soul adds a durable factor.

Buy Now, Aldo Belfiglio Boots, $160

4.) Shearling/Fur Lining:

Synonymous with comfort, Aerosoles has done it again with its take on fur.  This must have for fall ($140) is not only practical in all weather, but you’ll look stylish while staying dry.

5.) Animal Prints:

These flats from Kelsi Dagger ($89) are not only my pick for Fall, but they have the Rachel Zoe stamp of approval as well.  As the temperature begins to drop, pair these with knee highs or tights.  The patent leather toe adds a touch of elegance and breaks up the all over print.

*Don’t hesitate to mix your patterns this Fall.  You’ll be right on trend wearing your nautical stripes paired with animal prints.  Throw on a chunky necklace and you’re good to go!

Buy Now, Kelsi Dagger Jordi Ballet Flats, $99

Lindsay Brooke Weiss (Cohen) is a fashion and accessories editor and on-air style expert. She was previously Haute Living’s editorial director, Niche Media’s fashion and accessories editor and fashion editor for L-Atitude.com. Lindsay has been a frequent contributor at styledon.com and is a regular guest stylist on NBC’s “Gossip Gram.” For more articles from Lindsay, check out her site!

White Hot Summer Fashion

When all you can think about in the summer heat is comfort and staying cool, white items are the go-to pieces that make a statement. And the best part about wearing a white ensemble? It’s a blank canvas, ready and waiting to be accessorized . Just make sure you’re wearing the correct undergarments to prevent that dreaded VPL!

Dresses:

Go elegant yet subtle with this Ani Lee Taryn Dress as seen on Jamie Chung of Hangover 2. The plunging neckline and short hem is sexy while the classic cut and simple style is perfect for day or evening. Pair it with minimal accessories so the white can really stand out.
Buy Now, $299

Cutouts with intricate detailing seem to be all the rage right now. The front of the Sparkle and Fade Cutout Bustier Dress looks prim and proper, or even business casual but the back is a pleasant surprise of flirty triangle cutouts.
Buy Now, $69

Maxi dresses are still an “it” item this season. Featuring a scoop neckline, racerback with macramé straps, the ASOS Macramé Back Beach Dress is trendy and super comfortable. Add a statement necklace and you’re good to go!
Buy Now, $60

Tops:

People say a black blazer is the ultimate closet staple. But a summer white one is just as crucial. Blazers in general are such timeless pieces that can dress up any outfit. Pair this Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer with a bright outfit and watch the heads turn. The clinched sleeves are also a cute, subtle touch.
Buy Now, $60-$80

Tired of plain white-tees? This Linen Lace-Up Tee from Calypso St. Barth is like a white-tee with a grungy feel. Love the lace-up neckline with antique brass grommets- great look with a pair of feathered earrings.
Buy Now, $85

Make a big statement with a big bow. This Derek Lam Sleeveless Blouse is sophisticated and fun – so versatile that you can wear it to work and straight to happy hour.
Buy Now, $550

Bottoms:

Denim is a classic, so why not try white denim this summer? These BDG Twill Ankle Cigarette Pants are super skinny and stylish. Just add a cute top and accessorize accordingly.
Buy Now, $49

Speaking of classics, white shorts are also a wardrobe must-have! These cuffed Helmut Lang Jacquard Facet Shorts will make your legs look miles long and it feature a tonal jacquard pattern that’s chic and subtle. A silk chiffon belt that buckles at the back is also attached.
Buy Now, $160

Accessories:

The Proenza Schouler (PS1) bag has become a celebrity “it” item ever since its debut. The sleek and clean look of the PS1 with it’s multiple pockets, top-handle and removable shoulder strap (great for functionality) has made it a must-have for celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Hudgens, and the Olsen twins.
Buy Now, $1,995

Michael Kors PU Chronograph Watch is polished, sleek, and sophisticated. This all-white timepiece reminds us of the Chanel watch sans the high price tag.
Buy Now, $195

A great piece of jewelry can be the key item to an entire outfit. Dress up any basic tee shirt or sun dress with this Kate Spade Fiorella Bib Necklace and voilà! Instant drama and glam.
Buy Now, $248

Look chic and protect your face from the sun with a cool pair of white shades. These oversized sunglasses by Roberto Cavalli feature round frames with a curved cut-out design to the temples, gold toned logo detailing on the arms and graduated tinted lenses. They will compliment any outfit, white or not!
Buy Now, $440

A big white hat is a great option especially in the summer heat, and perfect to protect your face from additional sun exposure. Achieve a playful look with this Floppy Summer Hat from American Apparel. You won’t even need any other accessories.
Buy Now, $38

One-Piece Wonders: Rompers and Jumpsuits

Rompers and jumpsuits are the hottest thing in fashion right now, as they combine summer staples of dresses and shorts into one perfect outfit. Don’t think you can pull one off? With an array of styles, patterns and colors, you’ll definitely fall in love with one of our choices whatever your budget may be!

Solids

The Bow-Waist Short Jumpsuit by Phillip Lim is definitely for a special occasion. With its wide shoulder straps and bow waistline, this jumpsuit focuses on making your legs look long and lean without giving too much away. The umber brown color even has a subtle glow to it.
Buy Now, $475

Diane von Furstenberg’s Ballancia Romper combines the best of both worlds: fit and color. This silk romper has a stylish cowl-neck and belted waist, and comes in a bright neon coral color, which is the biggest craze this summer. Pair it with some neutral heels and earrings to really make it pop.
Buy Now, $375

Afraid of bright colors and patterns? This elegant black Stretch Silk-Satin Playsuit by Catherine Malandrino is perfect whether you want to be the center of attention or if you’re merely a wallflower. Dress it up with a fur wrap and cocktail ring, or down with some trendy tribal jewelry. Either way, it has a slimming wrap-dress effect and sash waist to flatter all shapes and sizes.
Buy Now, $375

When you need a new look for work, or have a conservative meeting or event coming up, this romper is professional and stylish. In a camel color with black accents, this 100% silk Earl Romper by Equipment has double-button cuffs, a fold-over collar and even pockets.
Buy Now, $278

If you watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s non-stop, you will fall head over heels for this White Pleated Bow Belt Playsuit from Topshop. This sleeveless romper even looks like a shift dress from far away with its high neckline and pleated bottom. Plus, it comes with an adorable camel-colored bow belt that cinches at the waist!
Buy Now, $106

The BCBGeneration Ruffle Flounce Romperis a great pick; not only does this sleeveless romper come with a flirty ruffle v-neck, but also a self-tie belt around the waist. With its intricate details, all you need are a cute pair of sandals and a few bangles to look effortlessly chic.
Buy Now, $88

Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Silky Halter Romper is perfect for the girl who likes to stand out and show some skin. With its halter-style top, open strappy back and bright royal blue hue, not only will it flatter your figure, but definitely turn some heads. Reviews say that it’s great for tall and curvy girls.
Buy Now, $59

 

Prints

Marc by Marc Jacobs revives the retro look with his Swim Colette Floral Button Front Belted Romper. With a sweetheart neckline, button down front closure and unique old-school print, you’ll easily achieve that hourglass pin-up girl look.
Buy Now, $173

Always wanted to try animal print but have never been confident enough to pull off the bold patterns? This sleeveless Eva Romper by Dolce Vita combines the effect of zig-zag zebra stripes with the simplicity of vertical pastel stripes to maintain balance. With a removable patent black belt to fasten around the high waistline, you won’t even have to worry about trying to accessorize.
Buy Now, $110

It’s all about the pattern and the back of this ASOS Cut Out Bow Back Playsuit. Keep it covered with elbow-length sleeves while you also show some skin with a cut-out back that ties into a voluminous bow. The unique multi-colored print and great fit makes this romper a must-have!
Buy Now, $69

This colorful Lace-Up Floral Playsuit by ASOS is quite deceiving: from the front it looks like a dress with its lace-up tie bust and deep corset appearance. However, the flared shorts on this romper make it adorable AND fully functional.
Buy Now, $60

Tribal prints seem to be taking over this summer, especially in this ASOS Strappy Back Playsuit. It not only has a deep v-neck wrap front, but both shoulder straps and a halter-tie neck for extra support and style. Match it with some gladiators and gold jewelry for the best look.
Buy Now, $60

 

 

Jumpsuits

Looking for a jumpsuit that’s beachy and stylish at the same time? The Matthew Williamson Escape Silk Jumpsuit has a scoop-neck with buttons down the front to either cover-up or show off your assets. With a draw-string waist and loose silk chiffon material, you will look and feel good at the same time.
Buy Now, $828

The Haute Hippie Silk-Georgette Strapless Jumpsuit is all about accessorizing. In a gorgeous champagne color, draped-open back and tapered fit, all you need is a bold belt, heels and jewelry to stand out.
Buy Now, $425

Halston Heritage’s Black Satin-Jersey Jumpsuit combines new-age glamour with 70’s hipster style to create the perfect jumpsuit. With its relaxed top and slim-fitting bottom, it balances out your figure and looks effortlessly chic. Pair it with some strappy sandals or peep-toe boots and a bright clutch to pull it all together.
Buy Now, $355

Based off of Audrina Patridge’s great style, this ASOS Pleated Bust Jumpsuit is form fitting and tailored to accentuate all the right curves. Strapless and classy, we recommend it in Chestnut or Nude with simple accessories.
Buy Now, $95

This strapless ASOS Tuck Bandeau Peg Jumpsuit may look like it’s made of expensive silk, but comes at a more affordable price and easier maintenance. In a gorgeous jade color with a delicate tie waist, you will turn heads as you walk down the street.
Buy Now, $69

A blend of fabrics makes this simple Tri-Blend Pocket Jumpsuit from American Apparel the best for comfort. With an array of colors, you can wear it out at night with strappy heels and a contrasting belt, or merely for day-to-day errands. We love it in Athletic Grey because it can match with almost anything.
Buy Now, $48

Summer’s Sweetest Maxi Dresses

For the summer season it’s all about rocking a gorgeous maxi dress, an easy style that’s made simple or glam with the right accessories. Check out a few marvelous maxi dresses with great patterns and designs that’ll give your summer wardrobe a bit of a kick!

The Aryn K In the Monet One Shoulder Print Maxi Dress ($91 on Lulus.com) boasts a paintbrush theme filled with colors that will make you glow. The flirty effect of the sleeve adds a feminine touch that’s unforgettable for any occasion.

A simple maxi dress with the right details can make finding something to wear very easy. That’s why I’m totally digging Mandee’s Crochet Maxi Dress ($34.99) with its embellished extras and crochet designs. This style brings simplicity and glam to all ladies on the go.

A statement-maker is always key for fun summer BBQs, and the A|Wear Snake Print Maxi Dress ($37.93 from ASOS) fits the bill perfectly. The snakeskin print and the bold colors make this maxi dress a fashionable must. Ruffles and frilly tiers round out this fun mix!

If you like being a trendsetter, it’s all about rocking Gypsy 05’s Tye Dye Cotton Maxi Dress ($105 on ShopPlanetBlue.com). The look is fabulous for adding vintage jewels, a fedora or an oversized tote. With its blend of summer’s hottest two shades (coral and white!), the asymmetric skirt and the haute hippie appeal, this one is worth the splurge!

mark’s It’s A Long Story Dress ($34) makes for the perfect poolside frock. The black and white theme is classic, but the touch of peach adds a fabulous little pop. This maxi gives you the option of showing it off as a halter or sporting it as a strapless style, making it a great transition piece from the pool to late-night cocktail parties.

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Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Sheckys.com lets you share your man’s mystifying moments, get easy tips for the healthiest, happiest and most fashionable you, discover our Girls Night Out events and more, all while earning OMG Points toward free goodies!

Suit-Up For Summer

Having that “it” swimsuit is an essential element for every summer wardrobe! Now is a great time to make sure you have the best suit for you. Whether you love bikinis, one-pieces, or even the retro look, we’ve got you covered with the most chic and trendy styles available. After scouting out all our favorite retailers that offer this season’s most stylish finds, we rounded up plenty of swimsuits for you at every price point to suit your taste. Looking cute at the beach or pool has never been so easy!

Stylish Prints:

1. Skull Chain Bikini
Stand out this summer with this amazing edgy print! With medium coverage and skull ring details, this swimsuit is hot. We love that you can also choose different sizing for the top and bottom!
Buy Now, $180, Letarte

2. Zebra Twisty Bikini
White and animal print are two must-haves for summer. This is a super flattering bikini and has great tush coverage! Love the beaded details on the bottom.
Buy Now, $176, Letarte

3. Majestic Swim Women’s Gina Triangle String Top and Lana Twist Bottom
(Multi Aqua Cheetah Print)
Cheetah print is so exotic! Strut in style with this sexy bikini and you’ll be the Queen of the Beach. The side ruching detail in the bottoms is great – it runs a bit small so order one size up!
Buy Now, Top: $68, Bottom: $76, Amazon

4. L* Space Women’s Twister Ziggy Bikini Top and Bottom
This flirty multi-colored print is on trend for this season. The bottom is skimpy and will show off those buns!
Buy Now, Top: $60, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $60, Amazon

5. Ikat Underwire Halter Top Bikini
Make a splash with this tribal printed two-piece. It is made with quick-drying and fade-resistant materials, great for girls who like to spend time in the water.
Buy Now, $52, J.Crew

6. Turquoise Banana Print Bikini
Bring out your fun-loving persona with this eye-catching print!
Buy Now, $52, Topshop

7. Black & White Printed Bikini Top and Bottom
This twisted front bandeau bikini with leopard print is the perfect choice if you’re on a budget. Sexy and chic, you can now look gorgeous on the beach without breaking the bank.
Buy Now, Top: $14.95, H&M
Buy Now, Bottom: $12.95, H&M

8. Powder Rose Flamingo Print Bikini Top and Bottom
Subtle yet pretty flamingo print gives off a sexy retro feel. The girly pink is trendy and fun. This is great for any age.
Buy Now, Top: $14.95, H&M
Buy Now, Bottom: $12.95, H&M

Fabulous Solids:



1. Lisa Curran Women’s Valencia U-Bar Halter Top and Scoop Bikini Bottom
The U-Bar ring in the center gathers the bust to create a sexy visible curve. Perfect for ladies who wants that little extra boost!
Buy Now, Top: $88, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $88, Amazon

2. L* Space Women’s Sensual Solid Twister Bikini Top and Twiggy Bikini Bottom (Limon)
Beachy, bright and trendy! This bold bikini looks fabulous on all shapes and sizes.
Buy Now, Top: $60, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $62, Amazon

3. Victoria’s Secret Mix and Match Bikinis
Life is all about having options and your swimsuit is no different. Mix and match styles to make your perfect summer suit. You’re bound to find a style and color that shouts YOU!
Buy Now, Top: $18-24, Bottom: $16, Victoria’s Secret

Trendy One-Pieces:


1. Emilio Pucci Zebra-Print One-Piece Swimsuiticon
Bring out the animal in you! Rock out in this flirty zebra print one-piece with a metallic finish that adds a touch of glam to the already sexy silhouette.
Buy Now, $346.50 (Orig. $495.00), Saks Fifth Avenueicon

2. Amber-buckle strapless tank
This stunning one-piece from J.Crew really caught our eyes for its flattering retro ruching detail. It includes removable halter straps with full coverage for added supported. Great for bustier beach babes.
Buy Now, $105, J.Crew

3. LaBlanca Women’s Solid as a Rock Bandeau One Piece
Whether you’re hitting up a pool party or vacationing in the Hamptons, this simple one-piece is perfect for any occasion. The perfect choice if you want to be a little more covered-up and still accentuate your curves.
Buy Now, $109, Amazon

4. Front Frill Plunge Swimsuit
Have the best of both worlds with feminine ruffles in the front that gives this on-trend monokini a girly-girl vibe and a plunging scoop back that exudes sex-appeal.
Buy Now, $41.37 (Orig. $48.27), ASOS

5. Nylon Tricot Cut-Out Swimsuit
Cut-outs are a major trend in swimsuits this season. This simple yet classy one-piece shows off just-enough skin to stand-out in sophistication. The cut-outs also gives the illusion of a slimmer waist!
Buy Now, $38, American Apparel

Win $100 to spend at the new Amazon Swim Shop where you can shop for many of our picks! With free shipping and returns you can try on swimsuits in the comfort of your own home — no harsh dressing room lighting required! Just follow us on Twitter to enter.