The Last Minute Fashion Call

 

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Hello gorgeous people.

Today I want to talk about fashion emergencies :)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I just don’t have enough time to think about what to wear the next day, especially weekends when we rush out to enjoy the many beautiful sceneries in CA.  So that is what I call a Fashion emergency – putting an outfit together in like less then 10 minutes.

Whatever I decide to wear, I always want to look chic, but also be comfortable.  So today I chose to wear a pair of jeans with a simple white top, but enhanced it with a Navy Blue Blazer.

I think the jacket, and gold buttons on it, gives this ordinary outfit a very rich vibe.

I chose the leopard pattern high heels, but other flat styles could look stunning as well.

I really believe with the correct basics, a stylish jacket, and the right pair of shoes, we can always make a fashion statement.

And as fashion rules:

Choose a casual outfit that is comfortable and suggests fun, but always maintain class and style.

Blue and white colors will never be out of style, but the right tailored jacket on top will bring out the classy and stylish look your looking for.  So one thing you absolutely need to add to your wardrobe is Navy Blue Jacket.  But make sure it is tailored to fit your body and shows off your curvy silhouette, if not you’ll just look like a hot dog wrapped in a bun. :)

Another good tip is find yourself a pair of jeans that totally flatters you. We all have that one favorite pair of jeans we feel awesome in, and if you don’t, then spend some time finding a pair – they’ll last you forever.

And my last advice, no matter what you wear, always be confident about yourself.  Realize we don’t have to try so hard when figuring out what to wear.  Just being our natural selves is always a winning situation.  And if it is Target or Prada, or even both together, always take pride about how you look :)

Stay Fabulous!

Clothes description: Navy blue blazer and white top by H&M® , jeans by Zara ® , purse by Louis Vuitton ®

 

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A Little Vintage is Never Too Much!

DSC_0186Ok ladies, let’s open our hearts and be true to our feelings towards fashion. Yes, sometimes we all go shopping thinking we just want to see something that completely blows our minds away. That one piece of clothing that makes us feel beautiful, confident, chic and fabulous.

But seriously, how many times do we find the magical clothing we were searching for?

The thing is, sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the different fashion possibilities out there, and just want to add my own personal touch to an outfit I once loved before, like today.  Today, I am with a vintage spirit!

Normally, when we use the word Vintage, our minds immediately think about old or second-hand clothes.  But there is much more to this concept regarding fashion.

Vintage is about clothing that holds precious memories for us.  And I know each of us has some favorite piece of clothing that reminds us of some happy moment, or of a style and time period we just love.

Like this black Blazer I decided to wear today.  It’s a bebe® Blazer I bought like nine years ago, and I still treasure it because I love that it is tailored to fit so perfectly to my body shape.

How to make a Vintage style work for you, without looking out of fashion?

First, investigate your wardrobe and find that favorite item that once-upon-a-time made you feel like a movie star.

Then style it with something youthful to create your own new personal style.

And don’t forget, the best feeling in the world is when somebody compliments your outfit, and you know you recreated the look using your own imagination :)

I always use this expression: It doesn’t take a fortune to look fabulous, our imaginations have no limits, so why not use them :)

So, let that fashion designer inside of you walk on the High Street feeling like Heidi Klum is right besides you….and boy would she would be so jealous of you…:)

Maybe we can all get into a Vintage mood and use a vintage fashion style sometime this week :)

I leave all of you with one of my favorite quotes: “Each day is a page in your fashion story.”  Today, for me, it is Vintage :)

Stay Fabulous!

Clothes description:  Black blazer by bebe® , white blouse by Zara®  ( I add  the black ribbon ), black shorts by H&M, high heels by Jessica Simpson, black clutch by H&M

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Enchanted by Pastels

DSC_0145After coming back from vacation in New York, I’m back and so happy to connect with all of you again.

I missed you while I was gone :)

Once again I decided to show pastels, because honestly, I can never get enough of these pretty colors…they’re just so me 😉

Pastels are like cupcakes. They are the soft side of me. When I think about pastels, I see roses, lollipops, cherry blossoms, candy kisses and even THE beautiful face of a baby :)

Pastels have deep meaning in fashion. They are universal colors that represent the delicate and the sophisticated sides of a woman together.  They symbolize romance and are fashionable colors for playtime.

There are so many ways to be stunning with pastels.  If you have a good tan to your skin, pastel will also look absolutely fabulous on you.

But we need to be careful, because pastels can also be a little tricky.  If we don’t style them in the right way, we can look like an Easter Egg LOL…

Pair pastels with grey, black or navy blue for the right touch.

Check out the pastels I show off in these pictures. You don’t have to necessary wear them the exact same way, but I hope they give you an idea of some colors that look just beautiful together :)

Stay fabulous!

All cloths by ZARA

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Romper Review

DSC_0118One of the hottest and most popular fashionable trends for this Summer are Jumpsuit/Rompers. Yes, they are back big-time, as strong as ever!

It is unbelievable how our tastes do change over the years. Before, I would never even try to put on a Romper, and I definitely would never go out shopping just for one.

In my mind wearing a Romper was always like making a fashion crime. But each and everyday I saw more and more Rompers all over the fashion magazines, and I realized that maybe it was just one of those trends that was out there for so long that I never even gave them a chance.

So, I injecting some fashion confidence in myself, I finally got in the market, looked around, and bought my first one.

The good news about the Jumpsuit/Romper is that you can dress them down with some flats or sandals; or dress them up with heels and accessories.  You just need to choose the style that suits you best.

Wether you are searching for the glamorous or a casual look, there is definitely one out there to fulfill your own taste. Pretty much any shape of purse will go fine with the Romper: big ones, little ones, clutches, cross body bags…and with the right jewelry, it just depends on the occasion.

Many times they can even save the day, because you don’t have to put too much thought into a full Romper outfit.

So if you are scrambling in your closet for that particular outfit to make a statement, get into a Jumpsuit/Romper mood and get ready to Rock!

But a few things you need to know first:   For women who are not very tall, short Rompers are the best way to go.  For women with average sizes, long or short Rompers are totally perfect.  And for women, like me, who are not fortunate to have any Fanny – well, I prefer to choose one that is a little loose on the body, to make sure I don’t look like I’m wearing a potato sack LOL…

I will say, though, that even when Rompers are now one of my favorite items for this Summer, they are still a challenge in the ladies room LOL…But looking fabulous is always worth the sacrifice, right ladies!!

So embrace the sophisticated or laid-back girl with this staple trend.

Stay fabulous!!!

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Romper by H&M, shoes by BCBG Girl, purse by Michael Kors

 

 

Remember Skorts?

DSC_0979Today I decided to share with you beautiful ladies my latest fashion obsession.

Yes, a SKORT!  Which isn’t quite Shorts, and not quite a Skirt!

It is an incredible piece of fashion that offers the elegant look of a skirt with the comfort of a pair of shorts.

This genius combination of a Skirt and a pair of Shorts is back with a vengeance after being all over Milan’s Runways a couple of seasons ago.

Gaining popularity with last year and this year’s summer styles, the Skort has finally become a hit.

Even many stars, including the famous model Kate Moss, are now very much into the new style of Shorts.

I personally recommend it for every woman’s wardrobe.

To me, one of my favorite items is high-waisted Skort with an oversized top and high heels.

This is just so perfect for an edgy modern look! Or, add a tank top and flats if you want to keep it a bit more casual and sporty. Hope you enjoy the post as much I enjoyed the photo shot.

Stay Fabulous!

 

Clothes description: Navy blue top by Michael Kors, white Skort by H&M, leopard heels by BCBG Girl, Sunglasses by Ray Ban, Purse by Louis Vuitton.

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Leather in Summer !

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Hello Divas,

Today the subject will be Leather, so grab a hot tea or something sweet and enjoy the discussion

When we think about leather clothes, we might immediately assume bad boys, sexy girls, or Rocks Stars, but seriously, leather has become a staple in a fashionista’s wardrobe.

It is hard to say exactly when leather became a part of the fashion world. Evidence shows that even in prehistoric times leather was used for clothing.

In the 1980’s, leather became very powerful with Punk Culture and then with Heavy Metal fans, like my husband LOL

But designers turned that image around and presented leather as chic sophisticated and fun.

This year and last year, leather appeared in collection after collection; and season-after-season, leather appears with the biggest personalities walking on the fashion street.

While leather was typically stereotyped as a cool/winter weather material, fashion trends do change!

Leather can be easily worn in all seasons, done in fresh beautiful colors from leather dresses, jackets, vests and leggings to shorts, tops and skirts.

I’ll show you that summer leather can be as comfortable as a pair of flip flops.

So, if you just can’t get enough with leather, don’t worry about it because this is a look set to be around for a long time.

My rules for leather:

I always love black with black, or black with white, using neutral colors for my taste, and if I choose a big purse, there is no need for big accessories.

Also, keep it simple and and tasteful because you always want to look classy never trashy

Stay fabulous.

White blazer by Zara, black Blouse Zara, black leggings by T.J.Maxx, flat shoes by Nine West, purse by Michael Kors, watch by Coach.

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Bikini Mom

www.stunningchic.com Bikini Mom

www.stunningchic.com Bikini Mom

 

The history of the Bikini can be traced back to the Roman Empire, when Roman women wore bikini-like garments for competitive athletic events.

Hundreds of years later, French women re-welcomed the Bikini, provoking controversy within the Church and French society.  The majority of people first thought this two-piece outfit was too risqué and scandalous, but little-by-little over time it became more acceptable around the globe.

Miss World beauty pageant contestants first wore bikinis in 1951, but the person who truly revolutionized the world with this unique outfit was the one and only Bridget Bardot, when she was first photographed wearing a Bikini at the Beach during the Cannes film festival.

Moving to the real subject of this post, I would like to open my heart to all of you gorgeous friends.

As women, we are often accustomed to thinking that bikinis only belong to Size Zero bodies without imperfections, or women who workout like everyday nonstop.

But truthfully, it is really all about how we feel inside with ourselves :)

Many women, like myself, are mothers, and of course with pregnancy our bodies change.

I am very proud to share with all of you my history: I gained over 75 pounds in nine months, and after my pregnancy I was very unhappy with the way I looked.   So I decided to change that immediately with healthy dieting, exercise, and so much work.  But I can tell you, I will never be the same size I was at age 18 or so, but I’m completely happy with who I am now.

No body is perfect, we all have imperfections, and if you don’t, you are one lucky girl!!

But for the majority of us, like it or not, cellulite and stretch marks are our-best friends for life. LOL

… And you know what? It’s no big deal!!

I believe from the bottom of my heart, that every woman has her own beauty, in her own way.

The secret is to accept yourself and be happy for who you are.

So if you think Bikini only belong to Victoria Secret models and Size Zero Chics, I will tell you I disagree a 100%!

It is not about size, it is not about a perfect body, is about being happy in your own skin :)

Remember, you are beautiful because there is only one you :)

 

So, while summer is here, get to the beach or the pool with your bikini and enjoy this precious time of the year.

I always say this: “don’t look for anybody’s approval, only your own.”

Stay fabulous!

 

Bikini by T.J. Maxx®, black shirt by T.J. Maxx®, sandals by Jessica Simpson, shirt by Zara, shorts by Zara, sweater by Zara.

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Relax in Casual Style

DSC_0068Hello beauties, today I want to show a very simple and casual way to dress for a Sunday afternoon.

The right casual style can suit any of us, if we are smart with our choices.

Wonders can be done with simple casual clothes. With the correct basics and right accessories, an ordinary outfit can look so very chic!

Casual summer clothes were meant to be easy to wear and comfortable, especially for a relaxing day with the family, or of course any day just shopping.

Putting together a cute outfit is so easy and fun!

Here are my basic rules to look sharp when I’m dressing casual:

– It is so important that whatever you choose to wear, it fits your body properly and all colors match.

– If I’m wearing very inexpensive clothes, I make sure my accessories are of very good quality.  I will say, at least two master piece accessories are needed to bring perfection to any of my simple outfits: the Purse and Shoes. They need to be the center of my look :)

– You can pair up any flat shoes, and take glamorous classy steps to elevate your casual style, but please, leave the sandals for the beach, and the sneakers for running :)

If you have the class and the style, you can wear a potato bag and still look amazing.

So relax ladies, and stay fabulous!

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Blouse by T.J.Maxx, shorts by H&m, shoes by Antonio Melani, purse by Gucci, watch by Emporio Armani, Necklace by Tiffany & Co, Jacket by Zara

Fashion on the Tennis Court

 

 Clothes, and Shoes by Nike. Photography by Christiane St. Clair

Clothes, and Shoes by Nike. Photography by Christiane St. Clair

Today I want to show fashion on the tennis court because I have played tennis for a little while now, and it is definitely my favorite sport, especially because of the big fashion influence.

When we do tennis clinics, we sometimes play a game called Queen of the Court.

My trainer, Miles Bentley, was the first one who introduced me to the game, and I honestly love it, not only because you have to be the best and win against everyone to become the Queen of the Court, but also because of the way we dress up to play tennis makes me seriously feel like I’m the Queen, LOL…

I am a strong believer that we always have to look fabulous, every day and everywhere, and that is so true in tennis as well.

Women tennis players not only do their best performance on the court, they bring to it the latest fashion trends.

Here is a little History about how tennis and fashion met each other:

Starting in 1890, the color white became the traditional color for Wimbledon.  After World War I, female tennis players became more open-minded, stylish, and fashion practical at the court. Fashion on the Court started to change in 1922 with Suzanne Lenglen, when she decided to wear a Short Skirt with Cardigans and a bandeau, instead of the traditional hat at Wimbledon – a very big surprise for many at that time.  Her fashion statement changed the court forever.

The tennis fashion industry became more powerful every year, with professional tennis players promoting top brands. In late 1990’s the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, revolutionized tennis fashion with their own colorful styles. The two sisters not only played some of the best tennis matches, they also captivated the audience with their dangling earrings and hair beads. Photographers captured their amazing tennis moments as well as awesome fashion.

Tennis and fashion are connected to the hips forever!  Nike, Adidas, and many others brands, work together with professional players to create the best fashions style in court.

One of my favorite styles is definitely Maria Sharapova.  She is the undisputed Queen of Tennis Style.  The way how she dresses up, is how she expresses to the world who she is, using the center of the court as her own fashion runway.  You have to just love the design that Nike and her created together.  She brings the glam to the court and dresses to win.

Why did I decided to pursue tennis, and why is it now my favorite sport?  Well, that’s because to me, tennis has 3 major components I need in my life: Glam, Cardio and Fashion :)

Many thanks to my great coaches: Michael Saunders; and Miles Bentley, Director of Tennis for Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In Shape, for their wonderful collaboration on this post.

Stay fabulous!

 

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Clothes, and Shoes by Nike. Photography by Christiane St. Clair

Royal Blue

01 Hello to all my fabulous friends around the world.  After I took a little brake, I am finally back. Ready to work on my blog again.

Today I decided to go for fashion comfort with a very simple outfit and accessories that play a big roll.

I don’t know about you ladies, but sometimes all I have in my mind is about accessories.  It doesn’t really matter what I choose to wear, because I know if I choose the right purse, sunglasses, or shoes, I can look fabulous even if the cloths are very simple.  You don’t have to have the most impressive outfit, just coordinate everything in a beautifully way and figure out how to add some extra glam to your look.

Here for you, is a little style inspiration :)

I totally love the combination between royal blue and lite beige/brown.  This is a very youthful vibe, and the royal blue to me is a happy color. I feel it brings so much light to my life and puts me in the best fashion mood.  I couldn’t resist to combine the royal blue with the beige/brown to me this is refined and tasteful appearance that is a great way to look sensational. Also it is such a comfortable outfit, for day time.  The blouse is loose, the fabric is perfect for the Summer, and the shorts are just so easy to wear all day long. If you don’t want to wear the heels, no worries, you can also look very chic with flats.

Stay fabulous!

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Blouse by Michael Kors, Short by bebe, belt by Gianni Bini,Watch by Gucci, Purse by Gucci, Sunglasses by Versace, shoes by Gianni Bini.