Jardin by Macris: Look Good While You're Working From Home

Jardin by Macris: Look Good While You’re Working From Home

Admit it, for the past few weeks, your work attire has been 90% pajamas and sweats. Ours has certainly been that. But as we see winter turn to spring, we found ourselves asking a question. Are you still wearing your winter wardrobe for those Zoom meetings? We certainly hope not. For those times you need to look good for your video conference or chat, check out the affordable and fashionable offerings from Jardin by Macris.

Jardin by Macris: Look Good While You're Working From Home

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some must-have spring fashion. With these bestselling and must-have items from Jardin by Macris, your quarantine work style remains on point! It’s slowly getting warm outside but you most likely still have your heat on, so styles like the California Breeze Sweater are perfect to throw on. The light and slouchy yet breathable sweater is a perfect transition piece. It layers perfectly over a bralette or tank top. For those who are too comfortable in their tank tops to change, top it off with the Embroidered Tassel Kimono to take you from couch potato to classic chic.

Got a video conference with the big boss? The Everyday Necklace Blouse will keep you looking effortlessly stylish. This easy-fit, chiffon blouse boasts a removable necklace, keyhole detail at the back and roll-up sleeves with button tab. Shine in a little black dress with a wild side like the Leopard High Low Dress. This “business in the front and party in the back” Jardin by Macris dress is both classic and stylish.

Jardin by Macris: Look Good While You're Working From Home

Looking for something different than the average pull-over cover-up? Try the spaghetti strap, wide leg Malibu Beach Jumpsuit in jersey-knit for your living room and bedside adventures. Or if you really want to keep it all about business, the sleeveless Hi-Low Shirt Dress is a great button-down look. For those who are single want to look amazing for their virtual date nights, the sexy, off-the-shoulder Isabella Maxi Dress is both comfortable and alluring.

So while you’re home wondering what are you going to wear for your next Zoom and Skype meeting or virtual date, check out what this small but stylishly affordable California brand has to offer. We promise you won’t retreat it, especially as you can get 25% OFF when you use the code: SPRINGTIME25.

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

NYFW The Shows: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

There’s a certain point in our lives when we transition from childhood to adulthood, giving up all our fearlessness, imaginations, and wonder. The world as a whole changes us; we get more cynical, more beat down, and more stoic, losing our innocence. This transition, this loss, is what inspired the BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection.

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

The theme of the BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 collection is an abstractive reflection based on the current society and global issues. With the advancement of technology and human culture, more and more people start to lose their faith and naivete. People fall into money and desire, doing whatever it takes to survive, and concealing one’s pure and kind side.

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection NYFW the Shows

“Lost Elf” are the elves born from forgotten memories. Your favorite toy you no longer play with. The memory of your happiest childhood place. These elves live in abandoned toys and dirty trash. They are different from the beautiful and pure fairies from fairy tales. They are from the future. These elves are missed and neglected which reflects on the side of “fine but ignored.”

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

We as humans tend to look at the beautiful side and ignore the bad side. The BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection shows us both sides. With design details such as teddy bears and lightweight fabrics to represent some of the good and face masks and lots of layering (re: the weight of the world) representing the bad, we’re left with a collection that forces us to come to terms with our duality. “Lost Elf” represents the forgotten side and another side of beauty just like the trash in our ocean, deforestation, and carbon emission. Yalan Li and her design team find their inspiration for colors, fabrications, and silhouettes based on the image of elves born from these environmental issues. They also found their inspiration through the collisions and contrasts of these things face to face.

If you love the above looks, check them out in motion via video of the models’ finale during their NYFW Show.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

Once again, it’s time for fabulous fashion. Of course, we always make time for fashion. You may notice our emphasis on time and fashion; which is exactly what the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is all about. Timepieces, much like fashion, is very personal. Boasting 30 years of Swiss luxury watches, Maurice Lacroix presented a collection of classic yet fashion-chic watches you will surely want to make your own.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 CollectionAdeline Ziliox SS2020 at PFW

The bold and ultra-feminine collection from Adeline Ziliox was the canvas to perfectly display the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection. Each Adeline Ziliox SS2020 look featured embroidery with subtly designed emotional landscapes; These landscapes play on transparency to illustrate the rhythm of life. Models graced the catwalk at the Le Marois in Paris private mansion with Maurice Lacroix timepieces gracing their wrists.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection
In the spotlight of the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection, is the woman; with the launch of the exceptional Masterpiece Embrace watch. This watch reflects a fusion of artistic expression and technical innovation thanks to its retrograde calendar and an atypical small second display. Two hearts twirl around, representing the ups and downs of each love relationship while remaining united thanks to a perpetual embrace. This watch is available in two versions. One with a blue aventurine dial and the other with a white mother-of-pearl dial, enhanced by the light radiation of the small second indicator.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

The Fiaba line was also in the spotlight with the new Fiaba Moonphase. Combining functionality, glamour, and elegance, it features a moon phase indicator, a dial set with diamonds and an infinite number of details that will delight even the most aesthetic. This model is available in three versions, including a two-tone watch. This duo of novelty watches boasts a myriad of possibilities. With these two models, each woman will find the watch that reflects her personality.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Yanina SS20 Couture Show

Completely captivating our fashion senses is Yanina’s new Spring/Summer 2020 couture collection. This new collection marks a new chapter in the history of Yanina, celebrating 25 years of dressing women around the world, and presenting 13 couture collections during Haute Couture week in Paris. The stunning Yanina SS20 Couture show is an ode to freedom and boldness; it magnifies the female body with chic and timeless pieces. Journey with us as we get better acquainted with the luxurious collection.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion WeekYanina SS20 Couture Show

Stepping aside from her usual noble and discreet black and white style, designer Yulia Yanina reveals the additional facets of her work with colors and flowers in her in SS2020 couture collection. The collection is inspired by the legendary beauties of the sixties; Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lee Radziwill, all of whom created the most memorable images of their generation.

Yanina SS20 Couture ShowParis Fashion Week: Haute Couture SS20

The Yanina SS20 Couture show is bursting with color, nude illusions, exquisite embroidery, and fringe. The very elegant and edgy jumpsuits will remind of such legends as Cher and Jane Fonda; striking mini skirts evoke the iconic style of Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy.

Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couture SS20 Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couture SS20

While bold color is prominent, classic black and white looks (many with pops of color added) make this collection and fashion lover’s dream. Favorite looks from the Yanina SS20 Couture show include black dresses with the signature embroidery of filigree work, the nude illusion garden looks, and of course every look prominently in bold hues. Be still our hearts for that standout fuchsia Dusker with 3/4 sleeves and embroidered detail. We want that in our closet. The Yanina SS20 finale look was also a showstopper. The starry gown is what we imagine the midnight sky would look like if the stars were somehow visible during the day.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

What are your thoughts on the Yanina SS20 Couture show? Did the sixties inspiration speak to your soul as it did ours? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this beautiful collection.

PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

Haute Couture design sisters, Ewa Gawkowską and Margaret Szczęsną Marek are back with their La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Inspired by the heart-melting poems of Sully Prudhomme, their ethereal Les Couleurs de l’Âme collection (roughly translated to “The Colors of the Soul”) celebrates the evanescent nature of women that inspired Prudhomme. Our first introduction to this stunning female designer label was their La Métamorphose Spring Summer 2019 Collection, a stunning pastel vision also inspired by women and poetry.

PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

We loved this excerpt from Sully Prudhomme’s poem

Deep in my heart, behind my brow,
There is a soul, invisible but manifest:
The suspicious will look for it;
I spread it, then feel it!

We think it perfectly describes the La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection, which was overflowing with its feeling of lightness, transparency, and grace. This transparency of the french tulles is sublimated with the chiffon, the silk, satin, and taffeta, in a whirl of jewel tones and true pastel colors.

PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

While the La Métamorphose SS2020 gowns were stunning, we found ourselves completely enamored with their pantsuits and trousered looks. While they were essentially structured, the pants still looked light and elegant. We especially loved the pant looks which boasted a flowing maxi jacket, asymmetrical dress, and chiffon train.

Paris Fashion Week

The term “pretty in pastels” does not do this collection justice but the looks are just oh so dreamy. We love a celebration of the feminine and the romantic and the La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection honors both. As with their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, this collection was filled with layers of strategically placed feathers, stones, embroidery, and flowers.

Paris Fashion Week

We’re excited to see what their next collection will be. We want to see if they will continue being inspired by poetry and women. Are you as excited about PFW as we are? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this Paris Fashion Week show.

How to Refresh Your Plus Size Wardrobe

How to Refresh Your Plus Size Wardrobe for 2020 and Beyond

Do you stare at your closet morning after morning and think “I have nothing to wear,” while looking at dozens of pieces of clothing? How about walking into work, not feeling as confident as you can because you’ve become bored and uninspired with your wardrobe and didn’t want to put much effort into getting ready? It happens to everyone.

Clothing is a form of self-expression and it says a lot more about us than we think. According to the book that’s been called “the psychology of fashion”, You Are What You Wear, by Jennifer Baumgartner. Clothing and personal style are also things that plus size women turn to in order to cultivate more confidence within themselves. So when our wardrobe doesn’t speak to us, other things in our life like confidence, inspiration, motivation and drive fall to the wayside.

That’s why everyone, at some point—and sometimes more than a couple of times a year—needs to conduct a closet refresh. A plus size wardrobe refresh could either mean investing in new, strategic pieces to help your wardrobe feel current and fresh, or reorganizing your closet to give old pieces a new opportunity to spark confidence and joy for you.

No matter what your next step is to revamp your wardrobe, follow these suggestions to help set you on the right path and get your style game back on point in as little as an hour.

How to Refresh Your Plus Size Wardrobe

Take Inventory

Usually when we lose inspiration or trust in our wardrobe, it’s because we feel like we are missing something–for example, a sharp blazer, a pair of dark wash skinny jeans or a basic white V–neck shirt. We let this idea that we don’t have the right clothing convince us that we will never be able to create the perfect outfit. Before we rip our closet to shreds, it’s important to take inventory of the things we have, the things we need and the things we would like to have.

  1. Write down a list of pieces that you would like to have in your wardrobe that you don’t think you have currently.
  2. Also write down the pieces you love and wear every day that fit you perfectly. If you have time and you’re feeling inspired, think about or write down what it is about these clothes that makes them so special. What characteristics do they possess?

How to Refresh Your Plus Size Wardrobe

Reorganize and Restructure

Before you spend a dime on a new wardrobe, you can rediscover pieces you had previously forgotten about by reorganizing and cleaning out your closet. So let’s get started! If you can, empty everything that is hanging in your closet, but keep these items close by. We are going to go through every item of clothing, so make sure to block out about an hour or two of your time to do this. After this process is complete, you should have a much better idea of exactly which garments are in your closet, and you may find yourself feeling more inspired as you uncover lost items, clothing that still has the tags on it or other pieces that might be old but have a new use in your style. As you go through your closet, make sure you are adding to your inventory list when you realize that you may need to replace damaged clothes or invest in strategic pieces.

  1. Pick a color, like black, and start hanging up all of your black items on one of the far sides of the closet.
  2. As you hang these items up, ask yourself, “Have I worn this within the past three months?” If not, do you plan on wearing it again? If yes, keep the garment and hang it up in the closet. If not, consider donating it. If you don’t like the idea of parting with clothes, place it in a box and if you go 30 days without touching it, donate it. If you go into the box to retrieve it, it’s earned a second chance at life in your closet.
  3. As you hang up clothing by color, start to also organize it by types of garments. Your closet should look something like this: [Black: Dresses | Blouses | Sweaters | Blazers | Pants]; [White: Dresses | Blouses | Sweaters | Blazers | Pants], etc. The reason we are hanging up your clothes by color and then by garment type is so you can get ready faster in the morning, and if things are categorized, you’ll be able to see most things in your closet as you sift through them every day to find the perfect color and garment, rather than have things scattered and get lost.
  4. When you come across seasonal garments that may be good for summer but not winter—like plus size off the shoulder tops – think about how you could style them for the off-season instead of packing them away until next year. Bringing in an off-season piece to an outfit could make a cool addition to one of your favorite looks.
  5. While you are hanging garments up, if you notice that you have a piece of clothing you have been wanting, but forgot you had—like a sharp blazer—cross it off your “need to buy” list we created in the first step.

How to Refresh Your Plus Size Wardrobe

Invest in the Pieces You Need

Now that you have a color- and garment-coordinated wardrobe, you should have a clear vision of the types of pieces you need to invest in to really make your wardrobe pop. Here is some advice to keep in mind while shopping for new additions to your closet.

  1. Stock Up on the Basics – You can never have too many foundational pieces because they are so versatile and are also worn a lot more than statement pieces. Plus size tunics can be a staple in any look and almost every season so don’t be afraid to stock up on them.
  2. Don’t Be Afraid to Indulge in Accessories – Accessories have a lot more power than we give them. They can make or break an outfit, as well as take it from one style to the next. If you notice you’re running low on accessories that could diversify some of the basic items you have in your closet, think about what pieces you may need and prioritize spending for those as well.
  3. Keep Quality in Mind – While we may always be on the hunt for the best bargain, the greatest value for you is within the longevity of your clothing. Invest in high-quality plus size jeans that fit you well, feel comfortable and will last. If you need to splurge on a high-quality item, make sure that it’s something that can be worn for many different occasions and with different outfits. For example, you’ll definitely want to purchase a pair of dark wash skinny jeans rather than velvet plaid leggings because the jeans are classic, and they will carry you through many seasons and multiple years. Whereas the leggings will be trendy for a season and then they will just collect dust in your closet.

Now that you have an organized closet that is easy and efficient to navigate and you have identified the pieces you need to enhance your plus size wardrobe, you should be feeling inspired and ready to dress to the nines.

Shop These Holiday Deals: More Black Friday & Cyber Monday Savings

We’re at the beginning of the gift-giving season and anyone who has had to budget knows you can’t pass up a deal. We are in the time of the biggest deal time of the year for holiday deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is the time to stock up on some great holiday gifts for everyone on your Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hannukah lists. We’ve already shared some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and we’re here to share some more.

Whether you’re looking for more tech gifts, gifts for the fashionista or beauty addict on your list, we’ve got the savings you NEED to know about. Check out these from Skyroam, Carlisle-Etcetera, Armani Beauty, Tweezerman, and Milani Cosmetics.

Skyroam Solis X WIFI

Skyroam Solis X WIFI Black Friday

Stay connected to your friends and family even if you’re far away from them with the Skyroam Solis X connectivity device. This grab-and-go, palm-sized global Wi-Fi tool will keep you connected whether you’re traveling for business or just trying to keep the family at peace on road trips and where wifi isn’t typically available. This personal WiFi goes wherever you go. Check out Skyroam’s awesome Black Friday holiday deals below:

Save 30% off the Solis X Black Friday Gift Set with Solis X Global WiFi Smartspot, Travel Case, Multi-Connector Cord, and 5 Daypass card (reg. $285.00).
Save 35% off the Solis Lite Black Friday Gift Set with Solis Lite Global WiFi hotspot, Powerbank Kit and 5 Daypass card (reg $185.00).

CARLISLE Etcetera (IN-STORE ONLY)*

CARLISLE Etcetera black friday holiday deals

*The Black Friday promo valid in-store at Carlisle outlets only. In NYC, head over to 423 West 55th St to enjoy 75% off applicable on Fall & Winter merchandise. Exclusions may apply. Valid now until 12/1/19.

Giorgio Armani Beauty (ONLY on www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com):

Armani Holiday Sales

This Black Friday weekend use code TURKEY20 and code CYBER20 on Cyber Monday for 20% OFF ALL ORDERS. The offer has no minimums but it excludes Holiday sets, Holiday LE, eGift Cards and Armani Prive. Check out the must-have Armani holiday deals below:

  • Spend $50+ For FREE 2-Day shipping and 2 Samples
  • Spend $100+ For 6 piece Gift with Purchase
  • Spend $150+ For your choice of LIP SET (Full-size Lip + Mini) OR EYE SET (Full-size Eye + Mini)

On Cyber Monday, with code: CYBER20

  • Spend $50+ For FREE 2-DAY shipping and 2 Samples
  • Spend $100+ For a MYSTERY LIP GIFT
  • Spend $150+ For a MYSTERY BEAUTY DUO SET

Tweezerman (ONLY on www.tweezerman.com)

Tweezerman Holiday deals

During Black Friday weekend, get 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on all orders AND free tweezer engraving with the following deals:
$25+ Free Mini Brow Travel Set using code HOLLYGRAPHIC
Set Includes: Green Tea Mini Slant Tweezer and Hollygraphic Travel Case
$50+ Free Sparkle & Shine Gift Set using code SPARKLEANDSHINE
Set Includes: Rose Gold Shimmer Slant Tweezer + ProCrl Lash Curler in Faux Snakeskin Cosmetic Case
$50+ Set Includes: Free Complexion Prep Set using code BRIGHTCOMPLEXION
The set includes a Bright Complexion Facial Dermaplaner, Complexion Cleansing Brush, and No-Slip Skincare Tool in Deluxe Travel Case.
On CYBER MONDAY, get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING on all your Tweezerman orders AND free tweezer engraving. Check out these great holiday deals:
$25+ Free Zebra Etched Petite Slant Tweezer using code ZEBRA
$50+ Free Glam Up Set using code GLAMUP
The set includes a Rose Gold Shimmer Slant Tweezer and Rose Gold Classic Lash

On GIVING TUESDAY, enjoy 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on all orders when you use code: GIVING2019, plus you get a Free Mini Slant Tweezer with all orders.

Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics holiday deals

Starting today and throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, enjoy 30% off sitewide on all products on www.milanicosmetics.com.