“Cruella Deville, Cruella Deville….”

Cheetahs and Tigers and Bears O MY! Faux fur is here and hot this season adding texture, warmth, and Ooo La La to looks around the globe.

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How can you get your paws on this wild trend? Well you don’t have to start scoping out the neighborhood pups for your favorite print Cruella! No no, your local mall or cozy couch and lap top will do the trick. Styles in brown, grey, black, white, blue, cheetah, tiger, zebra.. the list goes on and on. Whatever you choose, wear it with confidence! While it may seem like a step on the wild side, sporting a bit of fur will make you feel elegant, classy and perhaps a bit seductive. 😉

Look for a great fur jacket or vest. These pieces will add glamor to any look. Pair it with some skinny jeans or black leather leggings to keep proportional contrast. You could also wear it with a fitted dress or skirt. I wore my H&M fur vest with my Phillip Lim skirt from target and leopard booties:

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If your looking for something more subtle, try a piece that has fur trim or is worn as an accessory. A cardigan trimmed with fur, gloves with a fur cuff, a fur hat or scarf. These are all fashion forward but not as overwhelming as a a leopard fur jacket or full length fur coat… Baby steps 😉

Go for something you are comfortable with but try stepping out of the box and adding at lest ONE thing furry to your wardrobe. Trust me, only good things can come of it 🙂

Here are some great stores you can seek out your furry finds:

Asos.com

Nordstrom.com

Forever21.com

HM.com

Happy Shopping & Have a Magical Day!

-Megg

Do You Have the Time?

It seems part of our theme here at Lemonzest and Pearls is “so little time, so much to do.” When you are in the midst of a busy stage of life, keeping a schedule and staying on time and on track is essential for day to day life. After-all, “fashionably late” can only go so far and “better late then never” gets old fast. This is why I love a good watch. Functional fashion, two words that sum up one piece with so many possibilities. Watches sometimes get forgotten in the accessory category. From glamor to sport, watches come in all shapes and sizes, and can be worn with any wardrobe adding extra detail and punctuality to your look.

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Image from Macys.com

My favorite watches are Fossil. Fossil makes many different styles, faces, and unique bands from leather to ceramic. You can find one that speaks to you whether your style is sporty, preppy, trendy, fancy, or a little bit of everything. Watches with diamonds, different color faces, interchangeable bands, thick chain, thin chain, over-sized face, square face… its all here. And with their affordable prices and unbelievable warranty you can’t go wrong. Be careful… they are addicting!

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Another popular brand for watches is Michael Kors. I’m sure you have seen one in every fashion magazine you have opened, the classic style is very popular and seems to be just as much of a wardrobe staple as the Michael Kors bag itself. I love the clean, classic and slightly masculine look Michael Kors includes in his watch designs. They look great against any outfit, and there is not much you can do to make them better. The Michael Kors watch is just “a goody.”

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Image from Nordstroms.com

If you are the sporty type, there are plenty of popular watches that can track your workouts, your heart rate, and distance. Whether you just want something to wear with your new sneaks, or if your trying to reach a distance goal or beat your best time, there’s a watch that’s “fit” for you. Brands like Puma, Nike, and Garmin are all great for keeping you on “track” and on time.

Whichever style you choose, add some texture with a bracelet…or five 😉 and do try to ensure your metals match in your outfit. Earrings, necklaces, even belt buckles should all coordinate to visually pull your look together. Think of these pieces as connections that, despite whats going on in between, tie together and keep your look grounded.

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Image from Lucky Magazine

Pick your fancy and “watch” and see just how much fashion, fun, and punctuality you can add to your personal style.

Have a Magical Day!

-Megg

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Convienant Style: Embellished Tops

With so much to do and so little time, as we discussed in “Shop…Don’t Drop”, whenever you are able to kill two birds with one stone it gives you a good feeling that you are getting things accomplished. We all want to look our best and sometimes ensuring we are up to par on dressing, styling, and separating our looks gets overwhelming (see How to Dress in a Way that Says… “Go You”!.) That’s why I love the concept of an embellished top. No need to add an accessory here. Embellished tops serve the purpose of dressing and styling in one simple piece.

From lightweight sweaters to simple tees, the embellished top will make its way once again into fall fashion. Here are some great tops I found and links for where to buy 🙂 Happy shopping!

Have a Magical Day!

-Megg

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Top from LOFT 

 

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Top from J Crew

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Top from J Crew
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Top from LOFT

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The Perfect Summer Accessory

With the hot summer weather, less material in your clothing, and fear of random tan lines, accessorizing your look is just plain difficult. Scarves are too hot, jewelry will make those goofy lines, and that cardigan or cropped jacket will leave you feeling claustrophobic and… sweaty. So what is a trendy girl supposed to do to separate her look? Add a little mystery with a summer hat! 🙂

From Sunhats to fedoras, to baseball caps and that ever so important bike helmet; these headdresses of summer are all part of the fun in the sun. Whether your out for a day at the beach, watching your sons baseball game, attending the Kentucky derby, or cruising around town on your two wheeler, there’s a hat for every occasion.

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Image from “COSMOPOLITAN

Not only are hats the perfect accessory this season, they protect your skin and hair from the damage that come with those warm rays. Wearing your chic sunhat is a great way to be healthy, protect your skin, and accessorize your simple summer wardrobe.
We all have heard over and over again the detrimental effect the sun has on your skin. (“Cosmetic Procedures: Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer.”  Web MD) Yet year after year we have fun in the sun “screenless” only to burn, peel and start the process all over again. All you have to do to prevent this irreversible damage, is take two minutes to apply your SPF. It’s like wearing your seat belt. If you don’t wear your seat belt it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get in and accident and be injured, but why risk it?

Sunscreen; it takes two seconds to apply and you will be happy in 20 years when your skin is is cancer-less and most definitely less saggy. Keep it simple and apply when you get out of the shower in place of your body lotion. Carry a small travel size tube in your purse for whenever you think about it, or are heading outdoors. Just do it! Your efforts will pay off in the end. Plus the familiar smell will take you back to those childhood days of playgrounds, sand castles, and cannonballs 🙂 Ahhhh… The joys of summer! (“The 10 Best Sunscreens for Summer 2013,” Allure.com)

Wear your sunscreen, wear your hat, wear your espadrilles, and rock this summer with your flawless skin and and sunny style. 🙂

Check out “5 Hot Hats for Summer” from COSMOPOLITAN to get some ideas.

Have a Magical Day!

-Megg

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