Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stripeaholic

I went camping this weekend and had a blast. I was super excited to get back though and have a shower after going without one for two days. Anyhow it sure feels great to put on a pretty dress to head out to do some errands.

Jean Jacket WAL-MART $25 (Old Navy Similar) // Purse Spring $30 // Dress ebay $20 // Belt $6 ebay // Bracelets Smart Set Sold In A Set Of Three (In Stores) // Black And Gold Squares Bracelet Smart Set $3 // Black And Gold Circular Bracelet ebay $1 // Shoes Spring (Aldo Simliar)




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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday's Meme

Thanks for the meme idea, Angela! Thanks also to Kathy for supplying the photo.


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Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday's Faux Paw

Zeke here. I am never letting Cooper write my column ever again (check out her horrible entry here to see what I mean). She can never criticise anyone's style. Lucky for all of you I can and I'm going to right now. Ladies, I saw an unacceptable make up faux paws the other day. I call it "The Reverse Raccoon . This poor woman put way too light concealer underneath her eyes. The good news - I could no longer see her dark under eye circles. The bad news, she looked like she was wearing a whitish mask underneath her eyes. When you go to choose a concealer you want to wear under the eyes, make sure that it matches your skin tone. It can be a bit lighter, but also make sure you look in the mirror before leaving the house. If underneath your eyes it looks lighter than the rest of your skin, then grab your foundation and blend it until it matches the rest of your face. Otherwise I will think that in your spare time you like to rummage through garbage. 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Of Stripes

Bold, narrow, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, chevron, rainbow, tone on tone, black & white - from shoes to skirts, stripes are showing up everywhere this summer! Tall folks over 5'&7" on the thin side can wear the horizontal, but others should stick to vertical stripes or just wearing them on a purse or shoes. Check them out:


Aldo $30

Old Navy $11 Each Piece

Ricki's $25




Aldo $23

Gap $23

Cleo $30


What stripy piece will you add to your wardrobe?
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday's Faux Paw

Hey everyone! I'm Cooper - Zeke's sister. Zeke told me I could do his column today as he is too busy to write it - although I just saw him outside lying in the sun. What Zeke usually does is pick something that someone isn't doing right and tell them what they are doing wrong. That's so mean. I'm not going to do that. Everyone is just out there trying to make a go of things and Zeke doesn't have to be so grouchy. Everybody looks good! Everything is great! If you are happy then that's all that matters! So I will tell you about how sunny it is outside and I eat smell flowers and play with Zeke in the backyard. I love summer! I also love every other season too. Oh look there's a bird over there. Hooooowl, bark, bark, woof, woof, ruhr, ruhr, ruhr. I'm so glad I got to write this column today and hope everyone is having as wonderful of a day as I am! Keep looking great!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Five For The Men

I would be super unobservant if I didn't notice how many guys follow our blog. For that reason, we're going to start having more entries for all you wonderful stylish or soon-to-be stylish men out there. So here goes!

I want to help you guys out with something I think you may find helpful - dressing to impress the ladies. Here are some things women notice about men on the style front.



1. Tidy Thyself
Spend some quality bathroom time and fix pimples, pluck the uni-brow, colour you hair if prematurely grey, remove excess ear, nose etc. hair, shave, style you hair, put on a bit of cologne (see our guide here for how much is enough). Here are some great products to help you out: Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment, Tweezerman Tweezers, Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Colour, Conair 2 in 1 Trimmer, Gillette Fushion Razor, Joico Gel.


2. Trash The T-Shirt
Women think that if a man puts some effort into their dress, then in a relationship there will be effort put into all the other things too and we are interested. If it is warm out, choose a golf shirt or a short sleeve shirt - yes with actual buttons. For the chillier months, opt for a long-sleeved shirt or a long-sleeve shirt under a sweater, vest or cardigan. Here are some options from Banana RepublicOld Navy, The BayHarry Rosen, and H&M.

3. Jettison The Jeans
Yes they too are comfy, but they don't showcase what an original, interesting, and creative guy you are. Women don't expect that men will put anywhere near as much effort into themselves as we do, so even something as small as wearing some khakis will set you apart from the average guy and it make it look like you have put a ton of effort into your look. Here are some options from Banana RepublicOld NavyThe BayHarry Rosen, and H&M.

4. Chuck The Cap

It doesn't matter if the hair is thinning out, say good-bye to the baseball cap - at least for the first few dates. Ball caps are so casual and you do want to take your gal somewhere nice and wearing a cap there is a major faux paw in the etiquette world. And don't go overboard on the hair product either.

5. Scrap The Sneakers

Women are creatures of habit and shoes are a part of that habit for most of us (don't I know it as I own roughly 100 pairs - hope my guy is not reading this). I know that sneakers are super comfy, but fellas, please save them for the gym. Sneakers scream, "I don't care how I look!!". If comfort is what you want try these options from The Shoe CompanySpringThe BayHarry Rosen, and Aldo.


Now get out there and impress the ladies!




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Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday's Faux Paw

Today's faux paw is a mistake made by many women. Not only does it age you, it just looks weird and unnatural. I speak of the over-plucked eyebrow. Maybe Pamela Anderson was the reason it became so popular, but on her it looks harsh and fake and it definitely does on you too. The worst is when women decide to draw on the eyebrow with a dark line after over-plucking. Ever notice that babies and young kids have natural brows? If you mimic their bushier eyebrows, you too will look younger. I know it's hard to stop the plucking. Joelle had the tweezers hidden at our house so she wouldn't be tempted to over-pluck. Once she got through that horrible regrowth stage and didn't pluck for several months (as eyebrow hair grows in stages) she was then able to pluck stray hairs without over-plucking. So drop the tweezers or scale way back or you will be dropping big bucks on an eyebrow transplant someday when those hairs are unable to grow back.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

White Out

No, Little Black Dress we're not getting rid of your forever. It's just that it's too darn hot out right now and I still want to look great without melting. Here are my top picks for a Little White Dress in different styles and price ranges:



Boo Hoo $40

Reitmans $40  

Ricki's $60


  Hope you can fall in love with one of your own! 




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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Skirting The Issue

I normally don't update on a Tuesday, but wearing this skirt from H&M sure put a spring in my step and inspired me. On a hot summer day nothing is better than a skirt. You will notice that my Boston Cooper is in one of the shots. She was supposed to stay inside, but she wanted to be a part of things. I guess she thinks she's some kind of star because I featured her in a previous entry. It begins...


Where can you find similar items? 

Necklace $13 // T-Shirt $16 // Belt $6 // Skirt $12 // Shoes $35


Happy shopping!



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