NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION w/ A NEW FLAIR!

HOW TO MAKE AN ACHIEVABLE & CHICified KIND OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!

Well it’s that time of year again!!

It’s the time when many ponder, evaluate and make “that list” of all the things to be done differently for the year ahead. Here are some quick tips on how to make an achievable and CHICified kind of New Year’s Resolution.

The good ole… NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION! ‘)

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~ KEEP YOUR LIST REALISTIC, SHORT & SWEET

~ MAKE YOUR GOALS SHORT TERM GOALS! Ex. 3mth INCREMENTS.

~ REWARD YOURSELF ALONG THE WAY

~ TREAT YOUR MIND INSTEAD OF PUNISH YOUR MIND

~ DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

~ CALL IT A TREAT DAY, NOT A CHEAT DAY 

~ WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS & KEEP IT ACCESSIBLE

CHOOSE A POSITIVE MINDED CONFIDANT TO SHARE THEM WITH

~ EVERYDAY IS A CLEAN SLATE.

~ IF YOU SLIPPED TODAY, JUST START FRESH TOMORROW

~ REMEMBER, YOU’RE AN AMAZING AND CHICified PERSON WITH OR WITHOUT A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION LIST! 😉

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Note from the Editor:

Typically the things added to a list are things that everyone is hoping will become a habit. Be mindful and remember, new goals should be realistic and practical to your schedules, physical & financial capabilities and most importantly, your lifestyle.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE CHICified FAMILY!!

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SOURCES OF GORGEOUS INSPIRATION!

OUR CHICified 5!

LOVES FROM THE WEEK.

 

Regardless of our walk in life, regardless of our current circumstance, regardless of the negative things we may have been told, all that matters are our desires, dreams, goals and determination.

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FASHION!!

INSPIRATION: The sartorial elegance and ingenuity that grace editorial pages, models and mannequins are great sources to inspire, dare and ignite our imaginations.

 

 

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MAKEUP!!

INSPIRATION: The beauty and creativity that opens our eyes to possibilities, while demonstrating a template for execution.

 

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FLOWERS!!

INSPIRATION: The magical layering of countless colors and petals. Delicately created with the power to exude happiness, love and appreciation. Equipped with the captivating ability to boldly make statements  while quietly transforming any mood.

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JEWELRY!!

INSPIRATION: A sparkle of life that gives clarity and motivation, while creating a visual to aspire to.

 

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ART!!

INSPIRATION: Intellectual exposure to mediums and textures beyond our comfort zone. Unique expressions which have the power to ignite our desire to create.

 

 

 NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

 “Continuous exposure to inspiration, along with insight to things that ignite dreams within us, is exactly what CHICified is about.” 

 SHAYZON

*images from around the web*

GLAMOROUS Style, FABULOUS Fashion & FLAWLESS Beauty

MOST BEAUTIFUL INDEED!!

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LUPITA NYONG’O

I remember the evening clearly, I was super excited and preparing “my cozy space” for my Annual Award Season Routine, the highly anticipated… Red Carpet PRE SHOWS!!!

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It was the Golden Globes and there was a brief moment that I stepped away from the TV (more than likely for some ice cream 😉 ) and upon returning, I was literally stopped in my tracks and my breath was taken by this incredibly stunning women on the screen. I had no idea who she was ( I don’t get out to the movies as regularly as I would like, so at this point I had not yet seen12 Years A Slave).

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 --  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Lupita Nyong’o arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)

I called out to my hubby, “WHO IS THAT??? NOW SHE’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF CHICified!” She was radiating through my screen, I felt my eyes immediately zoom in to her piercing eyes, her gorgeous smile and lips, her incredible bone structure and her flawless skin.

Jan. 13, 2014 - Los Angeles, USA, USA - Lupita Nyong'o attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aka Golden Globes at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, USA, on 12 January 2014. Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: � Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jan. 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, USA, USA – Lupita Nyong’o attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aka Golden Globes at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, USA, on 12 January 2014. Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: � Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

There are many attractive people in the world, but ever so often there is one that is extraordinarily striking and captivating.

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Lupita’s effortless presence and ability to make every garment that she wears look like perfection, is and has been quite the treat for a fashion and beauty obsessed girl like me. ‘)

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Immaculately paired with her beauty are the vibrant and most sartorial garments brilliantly selected by her stylist Micaela Erlanger.  Topping it all off, is Lupita’s humility, humor, grace and willingness to become transparent for the world to see.

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Lupita’s sincere reveal of the moments in her life when she felt “unbeautiful”, when she was faced with uncertainties and insecurities, dreams and wonders, along with her smarts, tenacity, talent and grace, has formulated an inspirational and powerful gift that she now charmingly passes on to millions.

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I always take such pleasure in the stories of journeys, dreams achieved, awards received and hopes believed.

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It’s more than just the clothes, makeup, and material things, it’s the dreams as reality, goals rightly achieved, confidence to try, determination to be and moment of arrival that makes life rich and beautiful.

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CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL!!

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You are MOST BEAUTIFUL INDEED!

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 LUPITA NYONG’O

 

 

 

THE PERFECT LBD

WHAT IS THE PERFECT LBD????

SINCE IT’S SUPPOSE TO BE “PERFECT“, DOES THAT MEAN WE ONLY NEED TO HAVE ONE???

IMG_20140119_052300-624x1181Some may not be familiar with the acronym LBD, so let me start with that… ‘)

LBD is short for Little Black Dress.

 The LBD is one of my recommended “must haves” for every fashionista/womans closet.  You may be wondering, what makes a little black dress the “perfect oneAND how much should this “perfectLBD cost you?

20140119_090845-e1396020237520-576x1024There really is a “perfect” little black dress, but I believe there is a perfect one for each and every occassion! 😉 You can have one that’s sophisticated, one that’s simple, fun, sexy, spunky and/or funky…… get my drift? ‘))

In other words, NOOO you don’t have to have just one and YES there is definitely more than one “perfect” LBD for each of us!

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** A few CHICified things to keep in mind when LBD shopping or hunting:

1)  ALWAYS try it before you buy it. Many times it can look drab, boring, ill-shaped or down right ugly on the hanger, but sometimes those odd little gems are the “perfect” ones. Believe me…that’s what happened to me with my “hanger ugly” little gem. ‘)

LBDedit-488x1024I passed it and passed it and passed it, but something about the fabric and the neck line was very appealing.  I decided to take my own advice to just try the darn thing on! To my pleasant surprise, I was blown away by the cute style, incredible fabric, flattering fit and then….THE PRICE!!!!  Holy Canoly!!

Let’s just say I most certainly did the FAB FIND HAPPY DANCE in my dressing room!! 🙂

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I accessorized my LBD this time with a vintage leather purse, a gold bangle and necklace. I added some spice to my ensemble with burnt orange tights and black suede pumps. I did a topknot to accentuate the neckline and topped it off with a bold red-orange lipstick.

OK, I know you’re thinking…there’s no way SHAYZON is going to leave us hanging on the price! LOL… Of course not!!! It was……… $8.00!! I kid you not!!

Totally DEAL GURU Worthy!

2)  When selecting an LBD, keep the type/s of occasions in mind that you are purchasing it for.

3)  An LBD is an asset because that one dress can become a multi-event garment.  By adding different jewelry, shoes, bags, tights, hairstyles, scarves etc. your one LBD can look like 10 different dresses.  ( Don’t shy away from adding color to your ensemble.)

4) Select styles that are timeless vs trendy , well tailored and most importantly, styles that accentuate your most flattering features and assets. Stay away from styles and cuts that make feel self conscious and/or insecure. ( There isn’t one particular style that’s recommended for an LBD, go with what looks amazing and makes you feel confident. )

5) SHAYZON’s RACK ATTACK recommendation is to shop and scout department store sale racks, resale stores, boutiques, consignment shops and definitely thrift stores. ( Usually we find the most fabulous things when we don’t need them, so always keep an eye out for that gem before you actually have an event that may require it. )

You most certainly don’t have to break the bank to have “THE PERFECT LBD“.

 

 

 

 

SHOE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS!!

ARE YOU AN ADDICT???

Hello my name is SHAYZON and I AM A SHOE ADDICT! ‘)

Wondering if you may be too??

a27ce01fb691b4f0a61c902b68304a5f-1Well…let’s see:

1. Do you literally get goose bumps or chills when you see that certain pair of shoe goodness?

shoeblog3edit-200x300tumblr_lxnxdyyOOj1r8qecvo1_500-231x3002. Do you have visions and dreams about those killer pairs of shoes that you may have decided not to purchase?

3. Do you store your shoes in boxes or bags in your closet?

4. Do you place your newly bought shoes on the passenger seat so you can take yet another look at them before you get home?

5. Do you have multiple pairs of shoes that have not yet been worn?

shoeblog6-195x300a338a58abdd3b289de9f1012e6498189-1-300x2256. Have you EVER taken your shoes off during bad weather so your “shoe babies” don’t get soiled?

7. Do you have driving slippers in your car so the heels and back of your shoes won’t be scuffed?

8. Do you know where every single pair of shoes reside in your closet?

9. Do you plan your outfits starting with your shoe?

10. Do you have names for your shoes or shoe collection?

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Drum roll please?? Eeeeeeeeeee ‘)

If you have answered yes to 5 or more of these questions, then my darling………. You are officially a SHOE ADDICT!!

Not to worry, SHAYZON has your FIX!! ‘)

TIP 1. If you love stylish shoes and budget is a priority, please don’t deny yourself of blissfully scouting designer stores or browsing online. Keep yourself abreast of the styles you love, because many times off price stores, inconspicuous boutiques and even thrift stores will surprise you with that style you love for a whole lot less. That’s what I call a SHAYZON FAB FIND!

7e7422241e1e0b7f7437626ddb101e7a-200x300TIP 2. Keep a mental or written list on hand of the shoe(s) you feel are necessary but missing from your shoe collection, so when you’re out and about you can be an intelligent shopper by adding not only the shoes you want, but the shoes you need.

TIP 3. If budget is no issue, then shop away! Try not to continuously buy the same pair (same style & color) multiple times! (You’re wasting a new style opportunity.) 

We SHOE ADDICTS cringe when that favorite shoe has given it’s all and you realize you can’t find a replica!!

* If…. there is that special pair that you wear frequently or have as a staple shoe (very comfy, goes with everything) in your collection, if possible, I do recommend getting that second pair. Reserve it for when the other one must be placed into retirement. ‘)

SHAYZON’s Tips on how to resuscitate and prolong the life of your favorite shoes, coming soon!!

 


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