Gymology: Hourglass Workout


As a curvy girl myself, I know it's challenging to find clothing to fit and flatter your shape. You can make this process a little easier by keeping those curves as tight as possible.

Do this Hourglass Figure Workout 2-3 times through, 2-3 times a week. If you do these exercises regularly, you will definitely see a change for the better in your figure, no matter your natural shape (click the name of the exercise to see a demonstration)!


Accessorize: Fall 2013 Picks

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It's easy to update your Fall wardrobe, just get hip to accessorizing.   Check out these pieces that are right on trend for Fall/Winter 2013.  All these pieces can be worn with your existing basic black and/or white clothing (which is also hot for Fall) to take your style to the next level. 


On Screen Style: Janelle Monae


Janelle Monae looked absolutely stunning in the video for her new single, "PrimeTime".  While still sticking with the black and white color palate she's known for, it seems the songstress is exploring more feminine designs.  Case in point, the body hugging skirt set with a cropped top and midi-length skirt, paired with sky-high, two-toned ankle strap pumps.  See the video and find pieces similar to Janelle's after the jump.


Etsy-static: Daniela Tabois

Clothing designer, Daniela Tabois has a talent for making fabulous fashions in covetable fabrics. Check out her Etsy store to purchase some her unique designs.  She also has a beautiful blog, eyesofacouturier.com, which is full of  fashion ideas, inspiration and many DIY projects for you to try. Her aesthetic is best expressed in her words; "I design investment pieces that are fashion forward for women who admire artful silhouettes that are timeless for everyday living".


The Go-To Updo

My hair has been going through a weird phase lately.  I'm not sure if it's product fatigue, climate-related, in need of a trim or a combination of factors.  The result is an unusual amount of bad hair days.  Every curly girl should know that the remedy for a bad hair day is an aresenal of go-to updos. 
I've also been a fan of the goddess braid for many years. It looks great neat or messy, with a side or middle part, with accessories or plain. 

Here's a lovely, simple tutorial.



Color Crush: Autumn Orange

There is just something about the cooler weather (In Florida,79, instead of 89) that attracts me to beautiful fall tones, especially the warmth of orange. Follow my blog with Bloglovin


Shopping Bags: Catherine Malandrino for Kohls

Elegant, sophisticated, and chic describe the new line from Catherine Malandrino for Kohls.  This limited edition collection, inspired by Paris, is very wearable for any body type and has those little designer details that elevate the pieces.  If you need to add some stylish and affordable items to your Fall/Winter wardrobe, this line definitely delivers. 


Fall 2013 Trends: Matchy-Matchy

Who knew it would ever be en vogue to wear head-to-toe matching prints?  When I first saw this look I wasn't sure that I wanted to walk around looking like a sofa or curtains; but the more I see the street fashionistas rock the look the more attractive it becomes.  I think the best way to wear this is the a subtle print with a solid piece to break up all that print.  Retailer Clover Canyon has some of the most beautiful prints I've seen.  They are a bit pricy but I'm sure other retailers (ahem, F21) will be producing "similar" prints in the near future if the trend persists.