Our mailboxes are brimming with invites to soirées this time of year, from drinks with friends to holiday parties and black-tie galas. I find myself again and again pulling out my black faux fur jacket. It adds the perfect touch of glam to elevate my party ensemble every time. And, faux fur is SO good now there's no reason to even think about buying real fur. This beauty looks terrific with denim, cocktail dresses and ballgowns. I've had the jacket I'm wearing for several years, but I found one that is very similar. I promise you'll wear it again and again. ...Read more.
It's mid-November already (Eeekkkk!) and it's time to get moving on your holiday cards! Which is also the perfect excuse for an updated family photo. You'll especially appreciate the yearly photos as your kids get older, head off to college, and pictures become more difficult to come by. It's a fact that photo cards have staying power and are on average kept longer and more often than regular holiday cards. Plus, if you’re trying to save time when sending cards out, companies like Minted make it easy to upload your mailing list, so they can handle the bulk of the work for you. Whether you're having a professional ...Read more.
Feathers are fancy and glamorous, there's no doubt. Wearing them with our everyday denim feels special and decadent... and why not? The whole idea of "save your dressy clothes" for a special occasion has gone the way of our grandmothers. Live for today, we say, and wear all the feathers and fancy things! And, of course, feathers are always a date night win. We found some great pieces festooned with feathers, and here's how we styled them. ...Read more.
Our weather in Arizona has finally shifted to fall, so it's time to stock up on basic layering pieces and pull out those over-the-knee boots! Layering is key in the desert, since this time of year it's cool in the mornings, and then the afternoon temps are in the 80s. On NBC Channel 12's Arizona Midday, Angela featured her favorite layering pieces and how to style them. All of the outfits are from Vida Moulin boutique in North Central Phoenix. Do you have different ways you like to layer? We'd love to hear them! ...Read more.
Over 265,000 women in the U.S. alone this year will learn that they have breast or ovarian cancer. And, over 55,000 of them will die of these two horrible diseases. My mother was one of them. She passed away almost two years ago after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that was caught very early and she chose to have a mastectomy, only to have it come back five years later, stage 4. Heart breaking for her and us. As a result, Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Key to the Cure initiative during October, which also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very personal to me. I especially appreciate that in Phoenix the ...Read more.
Every year about this time when the weather starts to cool down, our hands begin to get rough and cracked, especially the skin around our nails. Plus, we're heading into cold and flu season, so we are washing our hands continuously, which only makes matters worse. So. Not. Touchable. Our friend and beauty goddess, Saks beauty advisor Lisa Moore, recently introduced us to this non-greasy (seriously!) miracle hand cream by Chanel that softens our hands and prevents the cracks from forming on our fingers. It promises to hydrate for 8 hours! If that's not enough, this luxurious cream is infused with Iris pallida to ...Read more.
The Fall 2018 collections are an impressive mix of classics like plaid, animal prints, and tailored suiting -- indicative of our strong women’s empowerment movement that’s happening right now. However, these classics have undergone a modern transformation fueled by a love of '80s maximalism and designers have added a luxe twist to everything from ready-to-wear to accessories. As a result, we’re seeing an abundance of faux fur, metallics (especially silver), high gloss (aka patent leather), ruffles, embellishments, and designer logos. To sum up the mood, it’s all about balancing the strong and powerful with the ...Read more.