October 24, 2014

Fashion Pulse Flash

It’s been a busy, but awesome week over here at Fashion Pulse Daily! I’m thrilled to share a few other places you can find me, and FPD this week: in the November print edition of Health Magazine, quoted on The Luxury Spot and Vogue.com, and my first full feature on how to make your fragrance last on Today.com! I hope you enjoy checking them out just as much I did being a part of them!

Now, onto more exciting products, in this week’s Fashion Pulse Flash edition: from nail polish to Nautica, I bounced all over town this week to see and try the latest items, bringing the greatest ones to you now.




Have you tried Nuance Salma Hayak yet? If not…start with the nail lacquer, please! I’ve tried a few shades before, but just got my mitts on the lineup of 13 new hues, and I’ve got to tell you: the formula, dry time, and the price are a win all around! Available at CVS and on CVS.com for $5.99 each, you’ll find a shade that suits your needs and occasion, from a deeper red to a metallic or two and some lovely blue options too (my personal favorite). All nail lacquer includes borage seed oil to add nourishment and shine, with bamboo and vitamins found in the base and top coats. And the names? All heavenly: White Jasmine, Petal Pearl, In Bloom, Lush Lavender, Moonbeam, Black Caviar, Wild Orchid, Red Ginger, Sea Glass, Tropical Jade, Blue Agave, Coral Reef, and Desert Sand.

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I hung out with my friends over at Nautica, and was reminded of the great gift giving options available, ESPECIALLY for him, who can be the hardest one to shop for. Items included sunglasses, watches, scarves, hats gloves, money clip, wallets, cologne, pajamas, and cozy sweaters. Shop online at Nautica.com for all things for the Nautica lady, or head to Macy’s for some Nautica guys finds.


Varleine intensive care advanced repair

Vaseline sure knows how to treat a lady; I get a cup with my “name” on it, Vaseline-logoed marshemellows, Godiva hot chocolate, AND the new Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free lotion; it’s hard to decide which one of those four I’m most excited about! Let’s talk about the Vaseline — for under $5 (for a 10 oz bottle), you get super fast drying/absorbing, effective lotion that uses micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly to rapidly seep in and hydrate the skin’s inner layers. Using it regularly, you can notice a difference in very dry skin in about five days, and heal the skin completley within three weeks. With winter approaching, even normal skin can get dry, so it’s great to start your moisturizing routine now. I will be keeping mine desk side, so that I can prevent my hands from getting them dried out from washing WAY before it even has a chance to happen! Being scent-free it’s also the perfect “office lotion” as the scent will by no means be overpowering to anybody nearby. It’s currently available at mass, food, and drug retailers nationwide.
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October 23, 2014

Lands’ End for Spring 2015

Right now is the time to see the best that spring 2015 has to offer, thanks to a bevy of press previews I’ve been attending. I think I have a solid grasp on the trends that we are now expected to see, as well as the pieces that I can’t wait to buy; I have a feeling that you’re going to feel the same way. My time at Lands’ End this week displayed great versatile pieces that range from cool  b sweaters to the perfectly pleated skirt and buttery soft leather beige bucket bag.

Not surprisingly, the brand had some nautical selections in stripes and sea motifs, but also meticulously worked a floral print into shorts, bags and dresses, as well as came full force with a swim and athletic collection that practically defines “athleisure” while being multifunctional, providing UPF protection against the sun’s rays. See the slideshow above for my favorite looks, which also include great scarves, ballet flats, and jeans in two length options. Getting excited for spring yet? I sure am!

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October 20, 2014

Taking it Up a Notch for Date Night with Marshalls

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[All photos taken by my hot date!]

Want to know my normal date night attire? It consists of some sort of Pittsburgh-related tshirt, and flannel pajama pants. Seriously. My husband and I tend to use date night as a super mellow night at home to hang out, cook together, and watch our show of the moment, so oftentimes I strip out of my day attire and into something more comfortable to lounge around in. Plus, I’m not devastated if a little oil from the pan splashes onto my clothing. On the contrary, however, it’s really good to switch up the routine, and recently at a Marshalls event, dating expert Tracey Steinberg told me that a nice switch up would be to stay (or get) dressed up. Such a simple idea, but it truly adds to making the night special and memorable.

 If I we decide to go out and I  want to go somewhere fabulous… I better dress the part! After being together for over 12 years, it’s easy to succumb to whatever is easiest, but making a little extra effort, as Tracy points out, can go a long way.  I punched up my work look for date night by layering a faux fur vest over top of my leather jacket, switching out my stud earrings for hoops, and an oversized handbag for a clutch.
Several of the pieces in this look had been found at Marshalls, with all of them being designer items at AWESOME prices, that made me do a double check that I was seeing the tag correctly! It’s easy to give your look a little oomph and take a bit of a fashion risk when you aren’t spending a lot, but still getting the quality you deserve.
How do you spice up date night with fashion?

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