on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog
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Time is everyone’s biggest problem when it comes to fashion. Whether you’re a student rushing to get to class, a mom trying to get the kids off to school, or a career woman trying to get to that next meeting. Time management is the biggest obstacle. I know how it feels to walk past a mirror and not be pleased with what you see looking back at you. Have you ever told yourself “I should’ve spent more time on my outfit this morning” or “Tomorrow I’m going to dress a little better than I did today?” Well I’m going to share three (3) simple steps that you can do before you walk out the door in the morning to take your look from drab to fab.
Step 1) Lipstick ~ Your favorite lipstick or lip gloss is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your look. It will also draw people’s eyes up to your face. Color adds warmth to your skin tone so it can help give you a fresh awake look on those tired days.
Step 2) Scarf ~ Scarves help to finish off a look. Whether you add one to help keep you warm or just for a fashion look, scarves are a quick and easy way to go. Remember you don’t want to be too ”matchie-matchie”; try to use the scarf to add a contrast or a pop of color. If you’re wearing blue jeans and a blue top don’t add a blue scarf, instead go with something bright and printed.
Step 3) Sunglasses ~ This might be my favorite step of them all. Shades are the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to any look. Whenever I’m having a “not so fashionable” day I have to at least have on a pair of glamorous shades. Sunglasses are another great way to hide our dark circles on our tired days. If you’re having a “no makeup kind of day”, sunglasses are they way to go.
These three (3) simple steps should have you looking great and out the door in no time. Leave us a comment and let us know how the simple Three (3) step system worked for you. #ItsReds
on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog
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on Mar 6, 2014 in Blog
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We’ve all gone shopping for new sunglasses and have explored several different options until a friend, or shopping partner, and in some cases even the retail professional tells us which ones work best. Well this year you don’t have to have a friend with you to find the right pair. I’m going to show you how to pick the right sunglasses for your face shape.
Face has symmetrical features, with jaw tapering evenly to the chin. Almost any style will flatter the face; aviators, wraparound or rounded square silhouettes are ideal choices. Famous Ovals: Julia Roberts
Face width and length are roughly equal to one another, with the widest point being at the cheekbones. Wide-frame and rectangular-shaped sunglasses in deep, bold colors add definition and make the face look longer.
Famous Rounds: Khloe Kardashian
Face width is the same at the forehead and across the cheekbones, with a prominent jawline. Frames should sit high on the face to balance the jaw—round-frame and cat-eye styles are especially flattering.
Famous Squares: Sarah Jessica Parker
Triangle / Heart shaped
Face tapers through the cheekbones and is narrowest at the chin. Light-colored sunglasses in cat-eye, aviator and rimless styles flatter the face, as do frames that are wider at the bottom.
Famous Triangle/ Heart shapes: Kerry Washington
To help you guys out we got a chart from our friends at Beauty Bird Lounge. I hope it helps, happy sunglass shopping. #ItsReds
on Mar 6, 2014 in Blog
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Our DEAL of the week is Red’s Fashion Scarves!!! They’re perfect for my moms on the go, it’s a great way to add a touch of glamour without doing a lot of work. So when you’re having a “what to wear” kind of day throw on your Red’s Fashion Scarf with a tee, a pair of jeans, and your favorite comfy shoe, and out the door you go!! They come in Pink, Yellow, and Teal and go for $15.00 each. You can find them right here on ItsReds.com here’s the link http://goo.gl/exVHp #ItsReds
on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog
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~ CLICK THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE ~
This weekend gave us Sarah Jessica Parker’s Nordstrom Pop-up for her new shoe line #SJP. I told you back in January I’d keep you guys up to date and as promised “I was in the building”. The shoes are gorgeous. They’re fun, flirty, and very girly. Like I said in the last #Blog post there’s no doubt that she has “Carrie Fever”. The whole line just puts you in a “Sex In The City” state of mind
I had the AMAZING pleasure of meeting her and she looked adorable in a bright fuschia shirt and a multi colored flare mini skirt with tight and a pair of her sandals in teal. She was very sweet and down to earth and you could just feel her excitement. I wanted to say a thousand things but all that came out was “Nice to meet you, your shoes are beautiful ” I must say for those two seconds I had “Carrie Fever”
I feel in love with “The Etta” so she came home with me and although I had no clue she was doing coats, her beige trench coat looked so great on me, so it came home with me too. A girl may only meet #SJP once I has to show my support Plus the shoes are amazing and well worth the splurge #ItsReds
**** A special shout out to Event Specialist ~ Mari Roberts from California. Mari was at the Pop-up as well and she was nice enough to take a picture of me in my NEW trench coat Thanks again Mari, you rock!!!
on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog
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Who doesn’t want to WIN a Vintage YSL necklace right? Right!! Well this week your dreams came true. Red’s Boutique has partnered with Blake Designs Jewelry to bring you a luxury piece for no cost at all. I was excited to introduce this company to my readers because they have such a unique product. Stephanie Blake Hinson, the owner and designer of these rare pieces has an artistic background and has found a way to bring her art to life. She takes authentic YSL, Chanel, and Escada buttons and turns them into beautiful pendents. She then adds Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones to make luxury pieces woman of all ages would die to add to their collection.
The one that we’re giving away is the lustrous, 18″ hand wrapped freshwater pearls adorned with a genuine vintage Yves Saint Laurent button bezel. I’m so excited to see who the lucky winner of this beautiful piece will be!!!
Here’s what you have to do to ENTER!!
LIKE, LIKE, SHARE
Like ~ Red’s Boutique Facebook page
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Like ~ Blake Designs Jewelry Facebook page
Blake Designs Jewelry Facebook Page
Share ~ Share the post below on YOUR Facebook Timeline (copy and paste it so you have it in the exact format). Make sure you like the pages first so the post will have live links to our FB pages.
Here’s the post
“Red’s Boutique and Blake Designs Jewelry is giving away a Vintage YSL Necklace. I ENTERED to WIN, you should too http://goo.gl/LjfUH #ItsReds #BDJ”
You can ENTER to WIN multiple times by sharing this post on your other social media sites but don’t forget the #ItsReds #BDJ so we can keep track. Good luck guys LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!!!
To find out more about Blake Designs Jewelry and purchase some of her luxury pieces log on to her website
Blake Designs Jewelry
on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog
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So many women are afraid of wearing RED lipstick. Whether it’s from the negative stories we heard when we were kids about the type of woman who wears RED lips, or just the overwhelming confusion over which shade works best. I fell somewhere in the middle, until a company I was working for, Shiseido Cosmetics, came out with a new line of RED Lipsticks one fall. Being a manager I had to teach my team how to sell the lipsticks and so I researched shades of RED and the skin tones they worked best with. I’d like to share some of those tips with my readers to insure that you guys are sporting the right shade of RED, because we sold a heck of a lot of RED lipstick that Fall
I’ll make it simple by breaking it down into three categories Fair Skin, Medium Skin, and Darker Skin and the three tones that work best for you.
Fair Skin ~ Women with Porcelain, Fair, Light Skin Tones
A. Coral REDS- This has a peachy undertone which is great for day looks
B. Matte RED Orange- This is a cool RED, which can be both for day and night.
C. Fiery REDS- Think Taylor Swift, this RED is RED hot and great for a date night or anytime you want to be noticed.
Medium Skin ~ Women with Yellow undertones on Beige, Olive and Tan Skin
A. RED’S with Pink Hue- It gives more of a pink/Red. This can be worn both day and night and really to any occasion
B. True RED- A true RED really looks best with an olive skin tone. It’s like a match made in heaven but other medium skin-toned women can get away with it as well. This shade is great anywhere, anytime, BUT it must be worn with a powerful look.
C. Cranberry RED- This is a fierce RED as well. It’s for those women with medium skin tone that want to be dark and sexy. And yes it can be worn in the work place.
Darker Skin ~ Women with Rich Brown, Caramel, Chocolate Skin Tones.
Blackberry RED- This is really the PERFECT RED for these skin tones. It brings warmth and richness to your lips.
Fig RED- Think burgundy fig, much richer than a brown lip but perfectly subtle for an everyday look.
Cool RED- Very warm, perfect for a Gala, or Red Carpet look. It gives a pop of color to the darker skin tones and catches peoples eye.
I hope this has helped. Leave a comment below if you have any questions. Happy RED lipstick shopping #ItsReds
on Feb 13, 2014 in Blog
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While I was out shopping for a client today I found these awesome black pumps! What lady doesn’t need multiple pairs of Black pumps? They’re made by Jessica Simpson and they were at Tj Maxx for only $39.99. How great is that? They range in size from a 6-10. Happy Shopping, tell Tj Maxx Red’s sent you #ItsReds
on Feb 12, 2014 in Blog
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I live in New York City and it’s 23 degrees today, and don’t get me started on the fact that it’s scheduled to snow again tomorrow. All this cold has me seeing Spring. I’ve been searching the web for great Spring accessories and look what I found. They call them “Swagger” and all I can say is, it’s in the name. I ordered a pair in Blue and Green immediately. They’re only $21 bucks and if you use promo code OPRAH you’ll get 20% off and only pay $16.80 YES!! I Looovve a good deal, thank you Aunty O Happy Shopping #ItsReds
Get your “Swagger” glasses here
on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog
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As I’ve already mentioned in Blogging Tips Part 1 in order to grow my business and my #Blog I constantly research ways to advertise and promote. One of the people I came across was Blogger Linda Dominique Grosvenor- Holland. She’s a Fashion Blogger and she’s known for her shoe collection. I enjoyed reading her #Blog and I instantly noticed that she had good interaction with her readers. So I decided I’d try advertising on PrincessDominique
I started by doing a giveaway and then a 3 month Banner ad directly on her #Blog site.I also joined her Grow Your Dreams Network
, which is where I found out about her book “The Savvy Bloggers Manual”. Let me just say if you’re a Blogger who is serious about seeing your #Blog turn into a successful business, then this book is a must-have. It’s one of the things that has helped me take my #Blog to the next level. I realized that Dominique had a wealth of knowledge that needed to be shared with #bloggers that read this #Blog. I’m always excited to share rich, helpful information that can help people live their dreams. So I thought a short interview would be fun a way for you to get know who Princess Dominique is.
Q1. Tell us a little bit about you and what you do?
I do so many things I’m thinking where do I start? I”m a wife, I teach, I write, I collect shoes (the collection is really and truly insane) and I love fashion. Some of my favorite colors are pink, nude, navy and black. I also am the founder of the Grow Your Dreams Network where I teach dreamers how to do it BIG in business and in life. I enjoy teaching writers and business owners more than anything else. The joy that people get when they see their idea go from a mere thought to fully functioning purpose is priceless for me!
Q2. What motivated you to becoming a blogger?
For me to be able to tap into my love of shoes and fashion and see a financial return from that is amazing. I had no idea that people could actually make money doing what they love. I’ve heard people “say” it but to actually do it was a dream come true. It truly doesn’t seem like work. Out of my blogging came so many opportunities, magazine features, gifts, shoes, event invites and a segment on The Today Show in February, 2011 on “Why Women Love Shoes, and the interest in PrincessDominique.com is still pretty steady. I’d have to say those perks alone continue to keep me motivated.
Q3. So why the Savvy Bloggers Manual and why now?
I believe that right now people are looking for ways to create multiple streams of income and express their creativity at the same time. Many people have their own unique voice and their own unique interests so I say why not blog. In The Savvy Blogger’s Manual I teach them how to get on board and do it right, with everything from how to draw traffic and how to start getting paid to create posts right out the gate. It took me trial and error to learn a lot of the things I’ve shared in the book. I’ve seen bloggers download the book and get their blogs up and running in no time after reading it.
Q4. With you being a blogger for as long as you have been, what would you say is the most important thing for a new blogger to know.
I think the most important thing a new blogger needs to know is that you have to build your audience. And even more than that you have to know where your audience is the strongest. Right now my audience is the strongest on Twitter with 15k followers and on Facebook where I get a pretty consistent amount of feedback and likes. I’m a little slow on getting started with Instagram but I’m looking forward to hosting some giveaways to boost my audience over there. But build your audience, stay consistent wherever your audience is the strongest so you don’t lose momentum.
Q5. What can we look forward to seeing you blog about for 2014
People have asked what my next step is as a blogger and I’m excited to see myself, but right now I’d have to say I’m working on several things including accessories and a shoe line. Right now I truly enjoy being the brand, but with that said, if I can do it, anyone can.
You can read Dominique’s full Bio here Full Biography
And don’t for get to get your copy of The Savvy Bloggers Manual below. Happy Blogging #Bloggers I hope you’ve enjoyed. #ItsReds