March 10, 2018

Big news for Ulta fans!

Beauty enthusiasts everywhere celebrate!  Everyone knows that there are certain times of the year that you can save major bucks on certain beauty products at Sephora and Ulta!  Well, I just discovered that Ulta is going to start their big sale March 18-April 7, 2018! Yay!

The time is now to purchase all of the products that you have been hearing about lately for a deep, discounted price!  Make your list, and check it twice!  Don't stop...get it, get it now!

February 6, 2018

What's happening with fashion in Spring? Big designers in London gives you the deets!

This spring 2018 is all about revisited fashion from the 1990's!  Oh,you know you are familiar with 90's fashion, right?  Well, let me introduce the five retro 90's looks.

Bold and Bright
If you are a neutral type of person, this is not your season.   Spring has sprung up vivid colors such as bright yellow, blue, purple red and green.  This is a good thing too.  The world is too blah right now.  Either black or white or neutral colors have been a hit over the years.  Now, we need to brighten things up.  Maybe we will be bright, happy people from all this brightness.

Angela Bassett knows her fashion.  She wore a shimmy bright yellow pants suit that bedazzled everyone.

Bold striped clothing is definitely on the map for Spring.  It's time to stripe it up!
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You better start your workout routine early.  Sheer is going to be the style this Spring.  Sheer everything!

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I am not playing when it comes to the latest fashion detail.  Various designers have conjured patterns that appear bold and contrasting to other designs.

If you are not favorable to the for mentioned, then here is something for you.  Pale yellows, blues, lavenders and pinks are totally in.

Satin has been around for years, so this is not a surprise really.

Japanese Style
Inspired by Japan, this Spring will surely have Kimonos, reds and satin too.

Flu Flu
If you enjoy the look of TuTu's then you will be pleasantly surprised to see them hit the stores.
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Multi Zippers and Multi pockets
If you have always wanted more pockets on your fashionable clothes then your wants and wishes have been granted this Spring.

2018 Spring Fashion has something for everyone...except the neutrals.  Maybe next year.

January 5, 2018

Happy New Year!

It is good to be back and refreshed for the new year!  I am shouting out all of my readers who continued to revisit.  Just know this year will be a great year for Fashion Dues!  I can for see it!  

I had to announce this year's color theme because it aligns perfectly with the future Royal, Ms. Meghan Markle!  She appears to be a such a welcoming, friendly, smart and posh.  But, anyhow, the color of the 2018 year is Purple!  Yes!  You are aware that purple is a color signifying royalty?  Of course you did!  But, if you didn't know, you heard it hear first!  According to the Pantone Institute of Color, "purple is the most complex of all colors".  Blue and red are opposite on the spectrum wheel, and when combined, create purple.   

Guess who jumped on the color purple bandwagon?  Yeah, Kylie Jenner!  So other beauty bandits and fashionista's better get started blending the two colors together!  

Well, its time to either bring out your recycled purple make-up and clothes or hurry and get that new purple wardrobe together.

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September 29, 2017

Does Lipsense lipstick smudge?

I know since early 1999, many women were raving about LipSense lipstick.  As for me, I sort of stumbled upon it for a product review.  After researching the LipSense product, I discovered its standout smudging!  Like you, I was like yeah, well I have to see for myself if it really works as stated.   So as such, I selected the color I wanted and signed up for this honest product review.

After receiving the product, I anxiously opened it to discover two lip products.  The first one I noticed was the lipstick itself, the next was moisturizing gloss.  I believe for the starter kit you are supposed to receive a remover, which I don't recall receiving.   I opened and smelled the Lipstick. It has a mild alcohol scent.  Okay, next I took the Lipstick wand and glided it over my lips.  Wow!  Did I feel a burst of tingling on my lips!  I must say it is not for the faint at heart.  However, after a few minutes, the tingling disappeared.  I apply the moisturizing gloss over it.  At this time, I grew accustomed to the tingling sensation.

I must say, after I ate, drank and chatted the day up, the LipSense Lipstick remained on my lips!
Due to the fact that the Lipstick remover was not included, I had to literally scrub it off.

Verdict:  Did Lipsense lipstick smudge at all?  The answer is no.  Definitely, it will last all day! Check it out and see for yourself

June 19, 2017

10 basic clothing items you should have in your closet.

Before you can be a "trendy" fashionista, you must have a buildable basic wardrobe.  A wardrobe that you can mix and match for any occasion and be considered fashionable.

Beginning with the casual basics, the jeans.
Personally, if you can afford to have more than one pair of jeans, I'd say get a total of five.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Modern Fit Bootcut JeansJ BRAND 'Sadey' Straight Leg JeansIvanka Trump Denim Skinny Jeans in Black (Black) Women's JeansAg Jeans skinny jeansMichael Michael Kors Izzy Cropped Skinny Jeans
Most will argue that you only need two to begin the basic casual wardrobe.  But, I think that have different shades of blue, not only allows for more options, but sometimes the basic light jean isn't as office casual as the black and dark blue jean.  Personally, the light blue is more of a shopping or casual clubbing affair.  Because you are fashion forward people, you already know that you can pair white jeans with any shirt or blouse on the spectrum for a fresh, cool summer look. Well, what about neutral?  Come on now, you know that is a basic color that again, matches with anything.  Options, people options.

Next up, the White T-Shirt and the Black T-Shirt.
SheIn(sheinside) Black And White 2PCS Ribbed Knit T-shirt SetUsing the photos of jeans above as a guideline, you can match both colors with either of the jeans for any casual affair.  Wear either t-shirt with each pair of jeans for ultra casual look or add a blazer or jacket, belt, high heels and accessories and you are ready to paint the town.

Ellery Oversized cotton-poplin wrap shirt
Got a long oversized white cotton shirt? Well, you need one in your life.   Depending on the length, you can wear alone as a dress or over your best pair of fitted jeans or black pants (we'll get to the black pants in  a minute).

Dolce & Gabbana fitted blazerCharlotte Russe Zipper-Trim Collarless Blazer
Earlier I wrote that your jeans paired with a t-shirt and a blazer can make any occasion special. So that is why the next item on my list are blazers.  Blazers are here to stay-- Yay!  Dress them up with heels, dress or skirt and blouse for your office attire. Not your cup of tea?  Dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt and sneakers.
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Broom! Broom! Errrrrrrrrrrr!  Yep! You guessed it.  Motorcycle jacket.  Better know as the "Moto" jacket.  Everyone needs one.  Who doesn't want to look cool?  For the tough, casual fiend, you must
have the moto.  Preferably, in black, white or tan and oh the silver is hot too!River Island Tan faux leather biker jacketGUESS Virgo Moto JacketMarc New York By Andrew Marc Whitney Washed Leather Moto Jacket

Tailored pants and pencil skirts are a must for office attire. If funds are limited, might I suggest to purchase in black and/or white, but if you can both are ideal.

Givenchy ankle length tailored trousersJoseph Ribkoff Skirt Style 171081

The tailored pants and skirts can't complete the workplace attire without a good pair of mid to high heels.  If you have a pair of patent leather heels, you are ahead of the rest of the fashion heads.  You can pair it with any of the outfits to wow the crowd.

Pre-owned Manolo Blahnik Patent Leather HeelsPre-owned Dior Patent Leather HeelsPre-owned Prada Patent Leather Heels
You know that you can't wear heels all day long right?  This is when you have to get you a decent pair of flats. Any color will suffice.  But I would say get a neutral or nude.  It matches any attire well. When you switch  your heels to flats you will still look fab!

Charlotte Russe Chainlink Pointed Toe FlatsWomen's Summit 'Kamora' Pointy Toe Flat

For the extreme casual chica like me, you love sneakers!  Who doesn't love comfort?  All you need is that great pair of sneakers to get you going.

ADIDAS RAF SIMONS Stan Smith Raf Simons SneakersVans White OG Classic Slip-On SneakersConverse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Low Top Sneaker - White, Size 4.5m/6.5w
Now, remember, these are just the basics.  You can build your basics by adding other items such as "trendy" fashions. But, honey you are all good to go without the extras for now.


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