Your Go-To Guide for Fashion, Beauty, Style & Everything Else in Between.

45 Life Lessons By A 90 Year Old

I ran across this post on StumbleUpon yesterday evening and I found it enlightening.. Not only was it filled with 45 magical mantra’s, but something about it being written by an elderly person who has lived most of their life put it in perspective. Too often we are caught up in the day to day headaches, mundane activities, and short-sighted obstacles.



worry less live more life lessons 45 life lessons written by a 90 year old pretty please us blog pretty please blog life quotations life posts how to live a good life advice to live a happy life how to be happy how to live a happy life



Here are the 45 life lessons:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for things that matter.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else. Continue reading

2013 Pantone Color of the Year is..



emerald green pantone color of the year jade color of the year 2013 color of the year what is the color of the year what is the pantone color of the year emeralds shiny emeralds pretty please blog pretty please us blog



That’s RIGHT! It’s Emerald Green, PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, to be EXACT!

(Read more on Pantone’s official site!)

We’re in LOVE with this fun, sparkly, and stand out color. Next year will be filled with this plush color from fashion to cosmetics to design to weddings, watch out for this amazing hue!

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other colour in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.



pantone iphone case pantone color of the year emerald color of the year what is the pantone color of the year what is pantone 2013 color of the year pretty please us blog pretty please blog



Want to sport the color of the year on your iPhone case? Pick it up at Bloomingdales or Urban Outfitters!

Here are some more amazing ways to incorporate Emerald into your upcoming new year via BurnettsBoards!



emerald green pantone color of the year jade color of the year 2013 color of the year what is the color of the year what is the pantone color of the year emeralds shiny emeralds pretty please blog pretty please us blog green emeralds emerald green emerald green color of the year 2013



Continue reading

What Was She Wearing: Festive Holiday Party Time!!

Tissssssss’ the season to be trendy FA LA LA LA LAA LAAAA LA LA LAAAA

Joy to the world, and to our lovely readers! We know you all are bustling around to complete your Christmas shopping lists and errands! In the midst of this busy season is a few Christmas, Hanukkah (here’s looking at you Maricel), and other Holiday parties! Here’s a snippet of one of my favorite current outfits and looks!



lace dress white lace dress cranberry tights cranberry leggings burgandy tights burgandy leggings winter outfits holiday party clothes womens holiday party fashion what to wear for holiday partys how to wear bright leggings what to wear with bright leggings pretty please us blog pretty please blog



As you all know, I’m OBSESSED with lace! My current obsession is tights, tights, TIGHTS. I’m pretty tall (5’9) to be exact, and wearing tights allows me to wear my miniskirts with ease and class throughout winter!



lace dress white lace dress cranberry tights cranberry leggings burgandy tights burgandy leggings winter outfits holiday party clothes womens holiday party fashion what to wear for holiday partys how to wear bright leggings what to wear with bright leggings pretty please us blog pretty please blog



I absolutely adore the contrast of Continue reading

High Heel Diva’s, Here’s Looking At You

So ladies, here’s the deal: We know one of your guilty pleasures, and we’re not going to judge you for it. Why? Because we suffer from it ourselves: SHOE SHOPPING RULES. Shopping for heels specifically is one of our favorite past times, and when we changed upon this little guide it peaked our interest. Check out this nifty guide before your next shoe shopping spree:

Different types of pumpus

Illustration by Michelle Ricks

Additionally, we’d like to apologize for the previous post that some of you might have seen. Our blog account was hacked and a spam post was published without our knowledge. The problem has been fixed! Thank you for your patience and again, we’re very sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused you. <3

DIY Holloween Costume: How to Make The Best Loofah Costume

I’m so excited to share my Martha Stewart moment with you guys. My Halloween costume for this year was a total DIY experiment and it turned out great! Dressing up as a loofah was not only super fun, it was also ridiculously comfortable! We were stopped multiple times and asked to pose for photos, and obviously we happily obliged (helloooo 5 minutes of fame!)



Loofah Halloween costume bath puff sponge pouff cute sexy costume and how to make it prettyplease



Since a bunch of friends asked, I am going to share how I created the Loofah/bath puff/bath sponge (wtv you call it!) costume. Don’t be afraid of the instructions, it took me 30 minutes to make the entire thing!

MATERIALS YOU NEED:

I got all of the material at Joann Fabrics. I’m sure any fabric store in your area will carry these items.

  • 25 yards of Matte Tulle (I went with the color cranberry)
  • 1.5 yards of elastic (I got 3/4 inch width but you could go with 1/2 inch as well)
  • 1.5 yard of braided rope

Other stuff:

Step 1:

Start by cutting your 25 yards of tulle into 10 equal length pieces. That means each piece will be 2.5 yards in length. 1 Yard is 3 feet so each individual piece will be 7.5 feet long. (FYI The tulle should come folded in half already, DO NOT unfold it.)



Step 1 of how to make a loofah costume



Step 2:

Take each 2.5 yard piece and fold it into half, then another half. Each piece will now be 0.625 yards in length.



Step 2 of how to make a loofah costume



Step 3:

Take the elastic and cut 1 piece out to fit your waist and another piece out to fit you right below your bust line. Measure these pieces, cut them out and then just tie a tight knot at the end of each piece.



Step 3 of how to make a loofah cutting out the elastic



Step 4: Continue reading

Touchdown: Football Tailgating Treats He Will Love!

Aright ladies.. We’ve all heard “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. This age old saying is exactly that – age old, before TV and NFL prime network, age old. Nowadays, the average guy will be spotted watching Football and chanting for his favorite team (Niners faithful, we are btw!) Here’s your chance to get to his stomach.. How, you ask?! Easy, we’re going to share some secrets to be THE WO-MAN by whipping up these cute little football-tailgating-cutesy-pie snacks! (Sorry in advance for making you drool..)

Football Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats – Recipe here!



football rice krispies football rice krispy treats football treats football tailgating party treats what to make for tailgating party football snacks cute deserts to make for tailgating treats for my boyfriend what to make for boys night out what to make for a tailgating party pretty please blog pretty please us blog chocolate football treats football snacks football rice krispy treats



Football Cake Pop’s – Recipe here!



football cake pops football deserts football treats superbowl deserts superbowl treats what to make for the superbowl how to cook for the superbowl fun treats for boyfriend cutest deserts football themed deserts football themed cake pops what to make for a tailgating party how to make a cake pop how to make a football cake pop pretty please blog pretty please us blog



 

Continue reading

Psssst.. We Spotted A Fall Color Trend: JADE!

Okay, we have a secret. Our fashion spidey senses just noticed that JADE (mixed with navy compliments) is poised to be a hot color for the fall/winter seasons. We want to make sure you nab some goodies with this color and throw ‘em in your closet ASAP!

jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us

That beautiful image was the splash page of Tory Burch’s fall collection featuring Jade galore! Jewel tones tend to dominate every fall as normal every fall season – and Jade is here to stay. Tory calls this color Malachite and she’s positive that this in combination with navy and other jewel tones will be a true treasure this upcoming fall!

Here are some amazing finds from Tory’s fall arrivals:

Marianne Pump $325



jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Lizard Small Resin Frame Bag $595



jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us  jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Jade Top Navy Leather Pant Ensemble



jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Suede & Leather Hobo Bag $465



jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Suede Reva Navy Flat $250



reva flats tory burch flats flats with tory burch emblem reva tory flats jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Saffiano Double Wrap Bracelet $95



tory burch jewelry wrap around bracelet jade jewelry green jewelry reva flats tory burch flats flats with tory burch emblem reva tory flats jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



If you need anymore star power convincing, just check out Lauren Conrad in her Tracy Reese Jade dress at NYFW!



lauren conrad fall fashion tracy reese tory burch jewelry wrap around bracelet jade jewelry green jewelry reva flats tory burch flats flats with tory burch emblem reva tory flats jade top leather pants jade pants tory burch clothes tory burch outfits tory burch shoes tory burch handbags jade hue fall fashion trend dark green color fall jade color fall fashion wear what to wear this fall fall fashion 2012 fall trends 2012 womens clothes 2012 womens trends 2012 pretty please us blog pretty please us



Ready to go shopping? Yes, so are we!

Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for more fun fashion, lifestyle, and good livin’ and lovin’!