It’s always refreshing to see a celebrity really getting involved in creating a brand rather than just slapping their names on products. You can always tell what they’ve had a hand in and what was left up to someone else entirely. Carrie Underwood’s Calia activewear line definitely falls in the category of celebrities that care.
I had the fortunate opportunity to be invited to attend the private event last Wednesday where Carrie Underwood appeared to talk about her line and answer questions asked by the lovely, Alicia Quarels. I was so impressed with how detailed and honest Carrie was about really providing busy women with practical and cute activewear. Here’s what you need to know:
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people take themselves too seriously. I love people that are able to let their hair down, laugh at themselves, and are open to making mistakes. I believe that having fun is essential to living a happier life and who doesn’t want to enjoy themselves more? I decided to put together a list of ideas to help you have more fun!
I promised myself that I wouldn’t wait until May or June to start worrying about bikini season or to start regretting not getting / staying in shape throughout the winter. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner, my mom makes the most amazing stuffing, but I’m gonna have to earn it! The one thing that I’ve always hated about working out was getting sweaty and feeling dirty afterwards. Having to wash and dry my hair repeatedly gets to be a real pain!
What you do right in the first hour or so upon waking can really set the tone for the rest of your day. From my own personal experience, especially as someone that mostly works from home, it’s easy to feel like I can get up whenever and do whatever without the fear of a boss coming to yell at me. But, regardless of whether you work from home, from an office, for yourself, or someone else, every morning is a new opportunity to set the foundation for the rest of your day and eventually, the rest of your life. Here’s how I start my mornings for maximum productivity & energy.
Gift-giving can be a real challenge for many, especially during the holiday season when you have multiple people you’d like to shop for on your list all at once. When it comes to the women in your life, I believe that nice, quality jewelry is almost always your best bet! In this video, I share my picks from Zales to help you find the perfect pieces to make each lady on your list smile. If you’re shopping for your…
Fall has officially made its mark here in NYC. The leaves are starting to fall, the days are getting shorter, and the nights cooler. It’s starting to get darker earlier and earlier as the days and weeks go by and it’s easy to feel a bit down and lackluster as a result. I decided to share a few ways I go about finding comfort and bringing in some joy during these colder months!
Hello, gorgeous! September was such a busy month for me, between fashion week, prepping for Halloween tutorials, and working on some very special things (stay tuned!), I am amazed I found time to time-travel! Just a few weeks ago, I was on set with Garnier shooting a fun and sweet video featuring their new Color Styler product. It’s a temporary hair color that comes in 5 daring hues for those that want to experiment without the commitment. Just apply anywhere you want the color to go, but keep in mind that it’s just for streaks and color accents and a little goes a long way!
In the video, I get dressed up in a number of different outfits inspired by the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. I was seriously having such a laugh in these high-waisted, vintage bellbottom pants. The pant-legs were so wide, I swore an entire circus could take place underneath them!
And maybe this wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I surprisingly loved this 80’s inspired getup. While, stylistically speaking, the 80’s is typically my least favorite decade, this outfit is one I wouldn’t mind wearing in real life for a night out. Anyone that knows me knows that I can never say no to a tight dress!
Last, but certainly not least, the 90’s. I was born in at the very start of 1990, so the decade will always have only the most special place in my heart. There are a number of directions you can go in with the 90’s, but we decided to go for grunge. I’ve always been a fan of plaid flannel button downs and have been known to practically live in them on my more casual moments once the weather starts to get a bit colder. I may or may not be wearing one as I type this right now.
Finding a black sparkly dress is so much easier than a red sparkly one! Jessica Rabbit has always been a visual inspiration for me. Her killer curves and the long flowing hair parted to the side, covering one eye gave her a dangerous, mysterious vibe that was undeniably sexy. As far as cartoons go, she’s one of the hottest ever drawn up. I did a video based on her original look years ago that I’ve been wanting to redo but instead, I decided to go for a gothic spin. I really hope you like it!
P.S. If you watched this video, you may have noticed something that we will discuss in another video/post soon!
How could I NOT do a Frozen Princess Elsa look for this Halloween? I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do a pretty version or a frostbitten / zombie version so I just did BOTH! You could take the frostbite / zombie version a lot further with fake blood, more gashes, contact lenses, etc. but I decided to keep it slightly less disgusting! If you do decide to go with the scary version, I recommend taking the frostbite effects down onto your neck and chest and anywhere your skin is exposed just to make things a little more realistic.