Red Hot at The Oscars

It made my Sunday night to see RED on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. My top three picks at the 2011 Oscars all donned this hue and looked stunning.

  1. Jennifer Lawrence: Nominated for best actress in a leading role for Winter’s Bone.  I have to admit I had no idea who Jennifer Lawrence was until I watched the Oscars. Simply put; she is gorgeous.  This dress was my favorite. I am such a fan of the simple elegance this dress exudes. Continue reading
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Jeggings & Pajama Jeans (Fashion or Faux Pas?)

Is it even believable that you can wear jeans and have the same comfort you would if you were wearing sweatpants?  The new craze on the news and internet is Pajama Jeans.  According to the official website, Pajama Jeans: “look like denim….but feel like PJ’s.” During my research for this blog, I have yet to find a celebrity photoed in the web-popular PJ Jeans; which leads me to believe this may be a fashion faux pas. I wouldn’t knock anyone if they wanted to try them though.  I am a fan of anything comfy, but I am anti-expanding waistlines.  I stand by a theory I came up with when I was a sophomore in highschool, “If you buy bigger pants for yourself, you will eventually grow into them.” Its a pretty blunt theory and is totally based upon my mediocre intelligence. If you buy a size 6 pair of pants and you are size 2, you will eventually be a size 6. Call me crazy, loopy or dumb, but when I could fit into a size 3 Freshman year I would stay conscious of fitting into them, when the “baggy jean” style was in I got 2 sizes to big and it took a year to fit into them.

This brings me to my next denim counterfeit product:  Jeggings are the farthest thing from “cheesy” and they’ve been on legs since late 2009 and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.   In my opinion, the more realistic your jeggings are to real jeans, the better!  I realize for those of us who aren’t as small as Taylor Swift may be weary of these, but let me tell you: You can rock them! If I can, you can. You can find these at Old Navy for as little as $4.00 (on clearance) a pair. You may as well give it a shot. My new favorite jeggings are in gray pictured below.  I match it with a long black tank & cardigan & black knee high motorcyle boots.  A very cute look!

Noelle Vazzano: A Designer You Should Know

I was flipping through my mom’s address book when I was planning my wedding and I came across a name that rang a bell: “Vazzano.” The Vazzano family lived down the street from me when I was a little girl (5,6, & 7 years old I think). Brittany and Noelle were my first friends in the neighborhood. They moved away when we were still very young, but when I saw their name in my mom’s book-I decided to look them up on good ole’ Facebook. Both of the girls were on there, doing well and it was so cool to see what they were up to.

A couple months after I requested them as friends, I received an update that Noelle had a fan page. I couldn’t leave the Lush360 readers out on what I found when I visited Noelle’s page. She is an amazing, grounded, & talented designer & entrepreneur and she’s only 26. Her story is one that will motivate everyone and she was nice enough to let me share with you readers some pics on what she is doing now!

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Eco-Chic…. Is it just a marketing scheme?

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Everyone is going ga-ga over eco-chic designers. In honor of Earth Day I want to pose this question: What does eco-chic mean? Is it just a marketing scheme or are these designers really making a difference and are their intentions in the right place?

On www.greenlivingtips.com I found an article that states “Eco chic is a term becoming increasingly prevelant – it simply means a combination of trendiness and environment. Eco chic is not just the perceived environmental impact of what you wear/have, but how it was made and the hip factor of the company producing it – with the latter being down to effective marketing. While it seems the latest essential fashion accessory is a social conscience, eco chic can be as much, if not more, about social status as it is about environment.” I can’t help but agree with this statement.Why does it have to be a social status thing? These pricey brands are making me feel like I can’t afford to be “eco-chic”. Continue reading

Forever 21 Expands to Plus Size

Plus-size fashionistas will soon be able to sport Forever 21 threads! For those who are fuller figured probably know that Forever 21 only carries S, M & L and go up to a size 10. The new plus-size line, Faith 21, launches May 1st, and will carry XL, 1XL & 2XL sizes. If you’re in that size category I would mark the calendar! It will be available at http://www.forever21.com and in select stores. I personally think Faith 21 will be a huge hit since the average American woman is a size 14.

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What to Wear to an Interview

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law asked me to go shopping with her to help her shop for the perfect outfit for a very important job interview. Being the great sister-in-law that I am ;), I of course went with her. We found her a really cute black pencil skirt, with a white buttoned down shirt, a lime green cardigan, and a skinny belt to tie it all together. She was interviewing for a high-level position, and needed to make a striking first impression. Looking professional but still stylish at the same time and looking her best. She indeed looked her best and got the job! While her credentials proved that she was definitely qualified and ultimately that is what gets someone hired, it’s super important to make that first impression unforgettable.

With today’s unemployment rate at an all time high, you must do everything in your power to have as much in your favor as possible. A top notch resume that is customized towards each position that you are applying for is what Continue reading

Jumpsuit Mania – Get the Look for Less

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Now here’s a trend that I hope sticks around! My next purchase is definitely going to be a wide-leg jumpsuit! They are comfortable and flattering, and you don’t have to be a runway model to pull this look off! In fact I think the more Continue reading