How to wear a blazer and skinnies this Spring {A post, by me, from Today’s Woman Now!}

Today’s Woman Now.

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Miranda Kerr may get to wear all of the latest fashion on the runway, but it’s what she wears when she isn’t on the runway that gets people talking. The ever-gorgeous supermodel (and super-mom) knows how to rock a few styles better than anyone — especially the skinny jeans and blazer look. Here’s how to master the model’s look for this season.

Black is classic. A fitted, classic black blazer should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Dress it up, wear it to the office and then throw it on for a more sophisticated weekend look. Black goes with everything; it’s easy to layer and add pops of color to as well. A great pair of skinny jeans, a black blazer and a pair of heels is the perfect, sophisticated, yet laid-back look.

Brighten it up. If black is too stuffy for you, try a colored blazer. Here, Miranda pairs a coral blazer, flowy white tank and a lighter wash pair of skinnies. This look is perfect for spring and adds an element of fun. The lighter the denim, the more casual. Nude pumps or flats pair great with this look.

Try a pattern. Some of us are a bit more adventurous with our fashion, but even if you aren’t, a black-and-white pattern that isn’t too flashy can look just right. Don’t overdo it, though. Make it the statement piece and then keep the other pieces solid. If you do happen to be adventurous, a bold color shoe makes the look come together with a bang.

Go for white. White is crisp and clean, yet bold. A white blazer with a dark wash jean and a pair of black pumps is a sexy, dressy but still somewhat casual look. If you’re trying to impress without looking too overdone, this is a go-to outfit. Keep it simple, though — these three classic pieces will make the statement for you. Keep the accessorizing to minimal jewelry and neutral makeup.

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How To Make Comfy Look Chic (A post [by me] from Today’s Woman Now)

Today’s Woman Now.

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it can sometimes be hard to stay looking chic while also staying warm. But in an effort to keep both style and warmth going strong this season, one of the best go-to pieces for a wardrobe is a slouchy, cozy sweater. Perfectly paired with a fitted bottom, and the right shoes, you’ll have nailed the look and you’ll be warm all season long. Here’s how to pull the look off the right way.

First, a slouchy sweater can look frumpy if not worn correctly. Working gal? Pair a cozy sweater with a pencil or other fitted, crisp skirt.

Try to mix it up. Add in some patterns or pops of color. A slouchy neutral sweater with a classic black skirt? Add chic leopard pumps or boldly colored accessories. Think wines, plums, forest green and even pastels- yes, pastel pink is everywhere this fall.

Roll ‘em up! If you’re looking a little too blousy or baggy, roll up your sleeves or tuck the sweater in. Rule of thumb for almost everything: balance; a loose top with a fitted bottom or vice versa. Don’t over-do it.

Not on the job? A great weekend look is to pair a slouchy sweater with fitted jeans. Leather is big this season as well- try leather leggings and a trendy pair of booties to create a more casual look.

Want to trim it up some? Add a belt. Leather looks great with soft knits. Try an over-sized ‘grandpa’ sweater with a belt. Pair it over a fitted dress with pumps or a tee and skinny jeans.

Face Contouring How-To

One of the big “secrets” out right now in the beauty world is face contouring. Basically, knowing where to highlight and create shadows on certain spots of your face to accentuate your features and make your face look slimmer. (The way most celebs, most commonly Kim Kardashian, does) Believe me, the make up artists do it for a reason- it works! And its pretty easy to do too. Check out these simple guides and try it out for yourself.

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Sock Bun Fun

Lately the sock bun trend has become beyond popular and it seems like every time I’m on Pinterest there’s a new “easy” tutorial for it. Well let me tell you. I’m a pretty crafty and creative person and usually greatttt with hair but this concept baffles me! For the longest time I could not understand how it works. So tonight, my lovely sister and I decided to give it a try. We looked up several tutorials and tried to make our own that was pretty step by step. So here it is, our sock bun fun adventure!

First, take a sock and cut the toe off so it is more like a tube. Then, roll it so it forms a doughnut like thing. Put your hair into your desired pony height and secure it. Put the hair of the pony thru the hole of the sock. Bring it down to your hair tie. Then slide it up the pony to the ends. Curl the end of your pony over the doughnut sock thingy and begin to roll the sock down. The hair should catch in the sock and roll with it. Warning- it will feel and look like a hot mess at first bit keep at it! You’ll have to do some maintenance with bobbi pins to secure it just right most likely or you’ll have to spread your hair around the doughnut to make sure no sock is showing. Pin and spray that beautiful bun with hairspray- a girl’s best friend! And there you have it. Sock bun!

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Hope this is helpful!
xxx SSG