4 Things You Should NEVER Wear to a Holiday Party

Written by Salina Jivani

Now that Christmas is over, there is still one more thing to celebrate this holiday season, bringing in the NEW YEARS! And for all you fashion divas out there, it’s also the perfect time to flaunt your style and optimize on the several opportunities you’ll have to get decked out…en vogue, of course.

So while you’re caught up in the excitement of getting ready to get all glitzed and dolled up, we thought why not let us help you out by reminding you of things you absolutely should NOT do…no matter how carried away you may get in the holiday thrills. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time excitement would lead to fashion disaster for even the most level-headed dressers (i.e. celebrity red carpet appearances—need we say more?!). Follow these four rules to make sure you keep it sizzling, while keeping it classy.

Too short

If you are at risk of baring your secret treasures when you bend over, reconsider. The holiday season is a time to keep yourself looking great—the cold doesn’t have to be an excuse to bundle up from head to toe, but there are other ways of showing off your legs or amazing boots than sporting something way too short. You’ll be sure to draw attention this way…but probably not in the way you’d like. Keep it classy. If you’re in the mood for something sexy, make sure it’s at comfortable length where if you were to drop your clutch you wouldn’t be at risk of exposing your jewels.

Too tight

If by some miracle you’ve managed to keep the flab at bay from all the holiday treats and that scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner—hats off to you! And you should be proud of your amazing bod…but in a modest and appropriate way. Wearing something that’s too tight may only end up emphasizing the little bumps and bits of flesh that don’t really exist (or if they do, exist in infinitesimal amounts). Why draw that kind of attention to yourself? Plus, if you’re expected to eat at the gathering or event you’re attending, it’s likely you’ll need a little breathing space for all that delicious food yet to settle in. The last thing we’d want is for you to transform that lithe, amazing bod to one that’s instantly spotting a not so fabulous post-meal bulge (thanks to a skin tight outfit)!

Low cut

Ever seen a woman who’s close to baring it all? It’s pretty distracting…and not in a great way. Yes, you might be out with a group of friends and your man. Sure enough he has a right to enjoy the view, right? But everyone else at the gathering likely doesn’t…so don’t forget about the audience! Save the sexy for when the two of you are alone. And don something that will maybe hint at your amazing décolletage without exposing your prized curves too much. After all, leaving a little to the imagination can go a long way…especially in the way of class and fashion.

Uncomfortable shoes

Ever had a pair of shoes you absolutely adored but could not for the life of you walk in? Yeah…been there, done that.

But remember, if you’re at a holiday party, you’re out to have fun—not to worry about bunions and chaffed heels! Plus, prancing about like a walking hazard or like you have a stick up your tush is no way to enjoy any event.

Opt for something sexy and comfortable that will keep you rocking the dance floor, or at least give you an opportunity to make a grand entrance without the struggle or hassle of shoes that are simply more trouble than they’re worth.

The selections and techniques to look ravishing are limitless. In the end, just remember to focus the purpose of your ensemble around one thing: having a brilliant time wherever you go and whomever you celebrate the holidays with. After all, a great outfit may make for a fantastic picture, but the memories you’ll create will truly be priceless.

Traveling Down 2016’s Fashion Memory Lane

Written by Salina Jivani

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It’s the month of snow, chilly weather and holiday cheer. It’s also the last month of 2016—a year, just like any other, that will never return. But, luckily, that fate may not apply to every style that made it big this year’s fashion books.

As we inch forward into the last days of December, we thought we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least take a moment to reflect back on the most smashing trends of the year. Ones that may see the light of 2017 and still some that may be left behind only to be picked up in the future, like so many others trends of times past.

So without further adieu, here we go:

Chokers: Oh boy, did chokers make their presence known or what this year? And isn’t it amazing how incredibly stylish and sexy they make your neck look, whether you have one like a swan’s or a tree stump’s? This is one look we definitely still see around as the year comes to a close…and seems like this is one that might actually stick it through the new year.

Leopard print: Leopards, leopards everywhere. There was a time when animal print was so faux pas, style icons anywhere wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole. Yet this year carried forward a trend from 2015 where leopard print tops, skirts, shoes, socks, even undergarments were snatched up like trees in a wildfire. We’ve got to admit after having had this print completely out-of-sight, out-of-mind for so long, it was a welcome treat to our eyes and a special addition to our wardrobes.

One-arm tops: We’ve seen them everywhere this year, yet they’ve never failed to look utterly exquisite, sexy and chic all at once. One-arm tops made a reappearance this year and—dare we say—they’ve never looked better. The trend surfaced in the warm summer months with one-arm shoulder straps and asymmetrical dresses, only to be carried forward into the chillier season in the form of one-arm blouses and sweaters.

We’re excited to see what exciting vogue and fashion statements are yet to be made in 2017. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to find out, with the new year eagerly awaiting just around the corner. Or perhaps Santa will lend a helping hand and seek the aid of his fashion elves to deliver us the perfect outfits for the new year…a girl can always hope!

(Pictured chokers from CreationZ From A Dove  available online at www.creationzfromadove.com)

3 Ways to Brave the Cold Stylishly This Winter

Written by Salina Jivani

imageWith cold weather comes the overwhelming urge to cuddle up under the covers and hibernate till warmer weather resurfaces, bringing with it the sunny days of bikinis and halter tops. Unfortunately, most of us work, which means hiding under the covers for the next five months is simply out of the question.

But don’t worry. Even though the sexy season of summer is now behind us, you can still make the most of winter fashion by flaunting some happening styles that will keep you both toasty and en vogue.

This winter’s fashion won’t disappoint you. Here are three must-haves that’ll keep you styling and comfy all at once.

Turtlenecks: They’re around pretty much every winter season, but this year turtlenecks are sporting a new style. Throw them on under one of your summer dresses and you’ll be in sync with this year’s winter trend. What better way to save on a winter wardrobe, cling on to the not-too-distant memory of summer and stay warm and snuggly throughout the winter months?

Leggings: These stretchy pants initially made their reappearance two seasons ago by Phoebe Philo, and it seems like they’re here to stay for a while. To the glee of many women who love the comfort and allure of these trendsetters, leggings are back again in the fashion books this winter. Throw them on under a dress or a long, baggy top and you’ve got a good mixture of comfort and style—a dream come true for any fashionista who wants to look amazing without freezing in the name of fashion.

Boots: We can’t forget the most important accessory of them all, right? And let’s just be honest, we all look forward to winter because of one reason and one reason only…boots! The highlight of winter, boots can transform even the sloppiest of outfits from an utter fail to a complete traffic stopper. There’s something completely sexy about strutting around in something that modestly covers the curves and contours of your feet while still managing to make your legs utterly irresistible, lean and taut. This winter season in particular, platform boots are all the rave…so don’t miss out!

Bonus: We couldn’t stop at three, so we thought we’d throw in number four—for fashion’s sake. A quick peek at fashion sites, and you’ll see that trench coats are a big must-have this winter. Stylish and most effective at keeping you warm all around, trench coats are most definitely a great investment, if not for the sake of style then certainly for the total warmth they’ll embody you in—from head to toe!

We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely rejoicing that the most popular fashion choices this season are all about making you look your best while keeping the frost bite at bay! Cheers to looking great and staying healthy this winter.