Archives for June 2018

June 23, 2018

Wardrobe Overhaul: How to Give Yourself a Much-Needed Style Update

organized closet

Fashion comes and goes, meaning we can buy more than ever and have styles from every era in our closet. If we aren’t making the most of what we own, however, and have things that are gathering dust and taking up space, then the only thing that you are doing is crowding out the items that you love, and not giving yourself the chance to be truly creative with your outfits or what you own. By giving yourself a wardrobe overhaul, you can become the stylish fashionista you have always wanted to be, but on your own terms.

Sort Through Everything You Own

Budget-friendly clothing means we can have massive wardrobes. Even a moderate wardrobe can be filled with things we don’t often wear or don’t care about. Some pieces might be too worn-out to wear; others might not even fit you. There is no reason to keep these pieces in your wardrobe. Instead, go through everything that you own and sort through it. There should be three piles, pieces that you like or often wear, pieces that are in good condition but you don’t want, and pieces that need to be discarded. Put everything you love and often wear back into your wardrobe, sell or donate the pile of clothes that are in good condition, and recycle the rest.

Tips on Designing a DIY Wardrobe Space

The better you can see your clothes and the better they are displayed, the better you will be able to value what you own and come up with creative and incredibly stylish outfits. If you don’t have the actual wardrobe space, go minimal. Pick up a clothing rail or make your own and make your clothes the work of art they deserve to be. Transform your closet space into a beautiful creation that you love to showcase to your friends and family. The better the space, the more fun you can have when getting dressed.

Budget Tips to Help You Curate the Ultimate Style on a Budget

Clearing out your wardrobe is a great first step, but chances are you will want to shop for more items as the years go on. Not only is it fun, but it also helps your wardrobe stay refreshed and inviting! The only issue is that with as many fast fashion brands as there are, it can be all too easy to want to choose the cheaper fashion pieces. The problem with doing this is that these items are very delicate, meaning they won’t last and can start to look crumpled after just a few wears. That is why opting to shop at a department store that has price match guarantee and financing options can be a lifesaver to your closet. Opt for the better-made garments, and enjoy them for as long as you want to, not for as long as they look good.

Every so often a wardrobe overhaul is needed, to ensure that you only keep the best and most versatile pieces in your home. Improve the design of the space itself, and improve the garments you add to it, and you can cultivate your own unique look that has a timeless appeal.

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June 22, 2018

NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING GEEKY: An Interview With Jared Goetz

When he was only 21 years old, Jared Goetz was making millions of dollars putting on events around the globe. Now years later, Jared has been running and helping multiple companies and celebrities generate millions of dollars in revenue for themselves through e-commerce.

It’s A Glam Thing sat down with Jared while he was out here in Hollywood (visiting from his home base of Miami, Florida), to talk about his work, style, favorite Instagram filters and whether being “geeky” is a good or bad thing!

NICK NORTHSTAR: How would you describe your own personal style?

JARED GOETZ: Sleek, with a subtle shock factor. I live in South Florida so a t-shirt and jeans will get me through most days. I like designer t-shirts in neutral colors and a dark pair of jeans that are on the slim side. I always try to add one element to my outfit that is rare, unique or just straight up cool. I typically do this with either a watch, blazer or a pair of sneakers.

NN: You are based in Florida… what about the city do you love most? Why did you move there? Would you ever move here to Hollywood?

JG: I love the weather, which leads to a lot of golf time. I moved here because I spent a lot of time here growing up visiting family, so I always had a place in my heart for South Florida.

NN: Entrepreneurs, especially those in the “tech space” are perceived (unfairly) to look “geeky” in a sense. What are your thoughts on this statement?

JG: Geeky is a bad thing? I think it’s cool! Look, most of those in tech are not the most fashion-forward individuals, but these days you can pull off casual looks way more than you used to be able to – I think we have the tech community to thank for that.

NN: Steve Jobs had his go-to turtleneck outfit… Do you have a “go-to” outfit?

JG: Yes, typically I go with a black v-neck t-shirt and dark jeans. As I said, I’m all about looking chic, but I’m also in tech, so I don’t want to go too crazy.

NN: You work with and have helped develop some of the top Shopify storefronts online. Your own is the second fastest growing one next to Kylie Jenners. What type of storefronts (product wise) in your opinion are more likely to succeed in the online space?

JG: The trick to selling online for me is flexibility, and I try to pass that on to my students. I am trying to move a lot of product, and nothing sells better than what’s trending. Because I sell items that are trending, you have to be flexible regarding a product. Once the trend is over, you should already be riding the next wave. This is why I typically recommend stores that are themed in a general way, so the owner can shift between multiple product industries.

NN: Your Instagram account has a huge following as well… What is your favorite Instagram filter? Or #NoFilter?

JG: It depends on the lighting. I usually don’t even use filters because the Florida weather is typically good enough on its own! I’m much more concerned about the content of my posts than getting them to look perfect.

NN: What is your advice to anyone wanting to get into the digital marketing industry?

JG: Start today. That’s really my advice to anybody starting anything, just get going. Pick up a book on the industry, follow influential people and start experimenting on your own. The worst thing you can do is continue to think about how to get into something – just get into it!

NN: How can people learn more and take one of your courses you now offer?

JG: They can visit my website, jaredgoetz.com, or check out the eCom Hacks Academy website, ecomhacksacademy.com.

NN: And finally, out of curiosity, who have been your favorite celebrity or notable individuals to work with so far (that you are allowed to name)?

JG: So many good ones, but one of the coolest people that I’ve met and worked with has been Mark Cuban and Kris Singh.

Follow Jared on Instagram also at: @jaredgoetzwhathewants

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June 21, 2018

Tips For Looking Glam While Working Out or Playing Sports

We all know that a big component of looking our best is getting enough exercise. It can improve circulation to give your skin a better texture and a healthy glow, give you better muscle tone, help control your weight, and reduce stress. With all of these benefits, it is definitely worth sticking to a regular exercise regimen or taking up a sport as a hobby. However, if you are someone who likes to look great whenever people might see you, it can be a bit off-putting thinking about looking all hot, red and sweaty in front of other gym-goers or your sports teammates and competitors.

Of course, most people don’t really care what other people look like when they are working out, but it does help you get in the zone and perform at your best if you feel confident, comfortable, and relaxed, and for many of us, this comes with knowing we still look like our usual glamorous selves, no matter what the activity or how tough it is!

Here are some tips for looking good during exercise, and making sure you don’t end up with any negative effects on your beauty from doing sport:

 

  • Find A Practical Hairstyle You Love

If you have short hair, then you are probably going to need to get used to going out with less product in it when you train because this will mix with sweat and make a messy, damp slime that will look and feel horrible. Keep wax, gel, and other fixing products to a minimum and try and find a way to love your hair in a more natural state. You can consider styles using a band to keep hair off your face and add some color and interest to your look, or just clip back the front of your hair to create a cute, sporty look.

With longer hair, you are going to need to find a go-to style for exercise that keeps hair off your face, out of your eyes, and preferably off your neck. There is no law that says you can’t work out with your hair down, but if you are going at an intensity that is going to make you sweat, it will soon look damp, dirty, and messy, and you will probably find you feel a lot cooler and more comfortable with your hair up. Try some styles using high ponytails, braids, bunches, and buns to find something you like the look of, but which is also able to look the same at the end of your workout as it did when you first styled it!

  • Consider Keeping Nails Shorter

If you usually keep your nails long or have long acrylic or gel extensions, you may find that going for a shorter style may help you feel more comfortable during sport and exercise and also give you fewer maintenance headaches. A short, squared off style in a bold color, or a classic French manicure, can keep your nails looking glamorous while also making it easier to avoid breakage and chips when you are playing sport, lifting weights, or doing aerobic exercises like dancing or kickboxing.

  • Try Barer Make-Up Looks

You can wear some make-up while you are sweating but consider its staying power and how it will look once you are sweating and flushed from your activity. Waterproof makeup is essential if you are planning to wear anything on your eyes, but there are now some great waterproof mascaras and eyeliners that can hold up no matter how much you sweat. Some can even survive watersports! As a base, go for a tinted moisturizer rather than a normal foundation. This will allow your skin to breathe and give you a more even complexion but won’t hide the natural healthy glow you get from working out or look strange on your skin if you tend to go a bit red when you are exercising.

For your lips, consider a tinted lip balm, which will nourish your lips as well as giving you a more glamorous look. This can be especially important if you are exercising outdoors, where the sun and wind can cause lips to dry out and chap.

 

  • Treat Yourself To Some Stylish New Sports Gear

Once you have found hair, nails and makeup looks that keep you feeling fresh and looking glam, you need to also think about your clothes. Having the opportunity to wear fashionable workout or sports clothes you love can be a big motivator when it comes to working out, and it can be a lot more fun getting ready to hit the gym or go for a run if you get to put on something you like the style of rather than grungy old track pants and baggy shirts!

What you should buy depends very much on the type of sport you do, but there are cute outfits for women on the market for everything, whether you are doing boxing, surfing, volleyball or tennis, plus an almost endless amount of choice when it comes to clothing for dance, aerobics, and general fitness. What you do need to choose carefully, however, is your sports bra, and your shoes. A good sports bra is essential, but what you may not know is that there are bras designed for different levels of intensity, so one made for yoga will not be suitable for running.

Shoes are also an area where you need to match your purchases to what you are doing rather than just buying generic sneakers you like the style of. Look for the best in running shoes, indoor soccer shoes, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, or whatever other specialist shoe designs are appropriate for the workouts you have planned. Find out more here.

It takes hardly any effort to design yourself an exercise look that will keep you feeling confident and which can withstand even the most hardcore exercise, so why not start thinking about how you can look glam at the gym today!

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June 21, 2018

Breast Pain After A Workout Or A Run? Caliloko Performance Bras May Be Your Solution

Image provided by CALILOKO

Image provided by CALILOKO

 

Are your breasts getting in the way of your exercise routine? Are “the girls” sore after a run? Do you find yourself dancing with less impact because of breast discomfort from bouncing? Have you been pierced by an underwire?

“There are a couple of ways exercise causes breast pain,” says OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, M.D., author of V is for Vagina. “One of the more common culprits is muscular strain, which can occur from strength training.” But, she says, “high-impact exercises like running can also stress the muscles and ligaments in your chest, causing discomfort and soreness, especially if you’re wearing a less-than-supportive bra. Another way your bra can cause injury is via the underwire, which can become damaged or misshapen and pierce or otherwise hurt your breast tissue”

Have you ever been at the gym, dance studio or out on a run and witnessed a woman holding her breasts to protect them? Have you noticed your breasts sagging more than usual since you started your rigorous work out routine?

Information from the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth in the UK says, “Yes”.  If you’re not protecting your breasts properly, up and down and side to side movement with exercise doesn’t just mean you may be sensitive, uncomfortable or hurting. It actually could cause your breasts to sag prematurely.

Personally, I have experienced this and even went as far as to wear two sports bras at once in an attempt to overcome the discomfort and keep from sagging. I finally recently found a performance sports bra that withstands my work outs but is comfy too. It’s the Auburn Fitness Performance Racer Back Bra by Caliloko. It’s made with Meryl Hydrogen Skinlife yarn. I am going to research that a bit after this posting. The bra is seamless and soft, provides optimal sweat wicking and it breathes.

Here (detailed below) is what we found out about the Auburn Fitness Performance Racer Back Bra on the Caliloko website. Notice the mention of UPF 50+ Sun protection. Love that!

High Impact Support
• 4-Way Stretch
• Ultra Comfortable Fit
• Smooth Fabric
• Anti-Odor Fabric
• Sweat Wicking
• Anti Chafing Seamless
• UPF 50+ Sun protection
• Reflective Logo

Fabric:
60% Polyamide
20% Polyester
20% Elastane

Care:
• Lightweight and delicate fabric
• Hand or machine wash cold with like colors, preferably in a mesh wash bag
• Gentle cycle
• Air dry
• Do not use any fabric softener or bleach
• Do not iron

Check out all of the Compression Technology, Caliloko sportswear. You’ll find tights, headbands and more and stuff for your guy too.

Meet Nathalie de Champlain the Founder of the company HERE

Oh, and I must not forget to mention that the bra comes nicely boxed and with it’s own delicates wash bag.

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June 20, 2018

I’m a college grad!

This past weekend, I graduated from UC, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in multimedia professional writing. Let me just tell you…it feels weird saying I’m a college graduate as much as it feels good. This has been such a bittersweet time. Soaking up all of the last memories with close friends, living in a house on the beach, spending time with family, and stepping away from my four-year life pattern– a lot of change.

Graduating comes with so many emotions and I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to attend this amazing school. Thanks to my incredible parents support, I was given the ability to grow as an academic, but more importantly, as an individual. Throughout these past four years, I learned more about myself and others than I could have ever imagined. I am walking away from this experience with insight, experience, compassion, hope, knowledge, and incredible friendships. My experience has been absolutely unforgettable and I am ready for the next chapter of this crazy and amazing thing we call life….

XOXO,
LIZZY

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June 20, 2018

Kut from the Kloth, Fall In Love With Fashion That Perfectly Fits And Flatters Your Body

Kut from the Kloth Marlee Sweater Catherine Ankle Straight

Kut from the Kloth Marlee Sweater Catherine Ankle Straight

 

Couture-worthy, coastal-inspired designs from contemporary lifestyle brand Kut from the Kloth, celebrate the versatile side of fall and the value of your dollar

This Fall, bold is the name of the game, and Kut from the kloth (www.kutfromthekloth.com) has you covered. With a fresh new collection, alive with vibrant prints and contrasting textures, plus a new line of couture-quality, hand-crafted Premium Heritage denim, Kut takes you to the next level of style and comfort all season long. Kut from the Kloth outfits the modern-day fashionista, bringing to life versatile, coastal-inspired pieces, expertly tailored to compliment every part of your body and conform to every part of your non-stop schedule. As the weather turns chilly in fall and the start of school brings a familiar return to routines, LA’s favorite lifestyle brand releases an all-new line of vibrant contemporary sportswear designed to take you from day to play.

The rich colors of the fall season infuse an electric pop into every eye-catching piece from Kut from the Kloth, while functional layers of delicate floral, cozy cable-knit, and vegan fur trim keep you toasty warm. Make a serious statement in the fittedRafaella Blazer, softly silhouetted against a mid-rise, Catherine Boyfriend cut jean and chunky-heel boots. The open-collared leather Orla Jacket adds a smooth, old-school vibe to the airy and ultra-feminine Odelline Shirt in romantic shades of pink and ivory. Playfully decorated denim features buttons, sequins and embroidery in classic shapes and flawless cuts, while neon trim, colorful lettering and plaid accents add elements of on-trend street style in fits that flatter every silhouette.

No fall wardrobe is complete without Kut from the Kloth Premium Heritage denim. Brand new this season, your favorite fashion staple gets a high-voltage upgrade with eco-friendly, rich azure washes formulated without chemicals or harsh dyes and crafted right in the heart of LA. Designed to inspire your everyday style, Premium Heritage denim is the perfect centerpiece for bold statements or casual play. Each stunning pair is carefully detailed and hand-distressed in true couture fashion to become more authentic with every wear – and starting at just $108, they’re the perfect fit for you and your budget.

This Fall, Kut from the Kloth has all of the hottest fashion looks at a surprisingly cool price point, offering true value to their customer.

Visit KutFromTheKloth.com for your complete fall wardrobe inspiration, brimming with couture-inspired, high-fashion style you need to stay on-trend and on-budget. While you’re there, make sure to sign up with your email to be the first to know about new releases and get $20 in Kut cash to spend any way you like. Plus, enjoy free ground delivery (within the US) and free exchanges or returns within 30 days. Get your hands on the bold fall fashion trends now at KutFromTheKloth.com and start earning points today toward future purchases.

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June 20, 2018

National Selfie Day Is Tomorrow Spread The #SelfieLove

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National Selfie Day is tomorrow! We want to help spread the #SelfieLove with some signature YouCam Makeup tips and tricks for snapping the perfect photo.
  • Selfie Tip #1: Any selfie is made more magical within The Golden Hour of 4 – 6PM, so take advantage of this prime selfie-taking time to achieve that perfect glow as the sun begins to set
  • Selfie Tip #2: Experience beauty in new ways and experiment with your hair and makeup looks with the YouCam Makeup app (over 500 million try-ons!)
  • Selfie Tip #3: Did you know? NYC is the city that generates the most selfies per day. Stand out from the crowd and play up your look with YouCam Makeup’s many features. Choose from a variety of lipsticks, skin smoothers, fake lashes, etc. and take your best selfie yet.
Now, you can celebrate national selfie day the right way: with YouCam Makeup.
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June 20, 2018

NORDSTROM SELECTS KELLY WYNNE CLEAR HANDBAGS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS

KELLY WYNNE CLEAR BACKPACK

KELLY WYNNE CLEAR BACKPACK

Kelly Wynne announced that Nordstrom will be selling Kelly Wynne handbags beginning late July. It is currently the only clear handbag the retailer is carrying for fashionistas following the clear handbag trend, for sports fans on game day, and music-lovers at concerts that require clear bags. Currently, even some public schools have started requiring clear backpacks as a response to current events.

Kelly Wynne recently released the first ever backpack for the brand. It is clear with a removable flap that allows it to transition into a tote if needed for even easier access through security. It is available for pre-order now on www.kellywynne.com. Kelly Wynne also offers customization for her clear handbags, so customers can purchase their team colors. Shoppers can choose from 8 python prints in: black/grey and white, blue, navy, purple, red/navy, crimson/maroon, green, and orange . The customizable python printed leather appears on the sides, the strip down the middle, on the chain strap, and the bottom of the Mingle Mingle Mini, while the main portion of the purse remains clear. The new clear handbags are available now for pre-order and will ship late July.

“As a personal shopper of Nordstrom, it’s surreal to see my bags now carried here.” said Kelly Wynne Ferguson, CEO of Kelly Wynne. “We are excited for this new partnership and honored to be Nordstrom’s premiere choice for their customers for clear handbags. This opens up new distribution channels for our brand with one of the largest and most reputable retailers. We look forward to working with Nordstrom and know that our game day bags offer a ‘wynne-wynne’ opportunity.”

Looking ahead, Kelly Wynne will be launching her “Mirage” Fall collection this August that is inspired by the desert, but with a deeper theme that calls out the facade many people live behind in today’s online world. The brand will offer over 50 new handbags with various python prints this Fall, all inspired by being authentic and being comfortable in one’s own skin.

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June 19, 2018

Lucy Hale’s Go-to Denim Brand: 7 For All Mankind!

Lucy Hale was photographed wearing 7 For All Mankind while out and about in Studio City over the weekend! The actress looked cool and casual on her way to workout in the 7 For All Mankind Oversized Boyfriend Jacket with Destroy in Desert Sun Bleached ($199, www.7ForAllMankind.com).
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June 19, 2018

Tips For Improving Your Body Image

Body positivity is one of those subjects which is gaining more and more popularity these days. Although it feels like that in today’s society people need to achieve a certain body goal in order to be seen as an inspiration, in reality, things are a bit different. First and foremost, every single individual has a certain opinion when it comes to their body, and that is dictated by what they see in the mirror. While a lot of people struggle with poor body image and they feel disappointment and shame each time they see their reflection somewhere, others are grateful and even contented by the way they look.

As body image allows people to create a first impression, people are encouraged to adopt a positive body image. It does not have to reach any standards, but it has to change the way you feel and view your body.

Undo Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk is very destructive for your mind as it has a direct impact on the way you feel in your own skin. Therefore, you need to minimize the number of negative comments that you give yourself and replace them with positive, motivational ones. You are the worst critic of yourself, so change has to come from within in this case. Stop pointing out your flaws and start focusing on your unique features.

Learn to Love Exercise

Exercising has many health benefits. Though, it has to be practiced for the right reasons because you need to be consistent to see results. Unfortunately, no miraculous diets or machinery will help you get the body of your dreams overnight. First, you need to accept and love your current shape and learn how to exercise so that you see results, which will motivate you to continue. When working out you might feel embarrassed by the way you look, but the good news is that there are certain retailers who focus on making you feel good with their quality workout gear. Simply Be offers a great selection of athleisure, including a range of plus size joggers, tops or sports bras, so you’ll feel happy and confident when you’re next working out.

Get a Nutrition Boost

Another important aspect that can radically change your body image is the food you eat. You need to avoid throwing pity parties for you and continue eating damaging foods. Good nutrition helps you nourish your body with the best products out there, so include vegetables, fruit, lean meat, and nuts in your diet, and limit the number of sweets and unhealthy fats that you consume. No matter how complicated it might seem, you need to stop eating processed foods, they only offer short-term repletion, but no real nutrients.

Pamper Yourself

Since you’re working on your body image, it might be a good idea to start pampering yourself every now and them. Relaxing treats such as a bubble bath or a massage is meant to calm your mind and body. Your entire body needs to be cherished and loved, so it is not the end of the world if you eat a piece of dark chocolate or a small cookie every now and them. After all, you need to treat your body with respect on the journey to self-love.

Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to understand that no one is perfect. There are no standards related to your body that you need to reach. Aim to feel comfortable in your own skin and nothing will stop you.

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