Dressing for the Season: Wedding Guest Fashion

Spring is finally here, and with it one of our favorite seasons – Wedding Season! After shopping for the perfect bridal shower gift and the perfect wedding present, it’s time to shop for your perfect wedding day outfit. If you’re in the bridal party, you might not have a say in what you’re wearing, but for the rest of the guests here are some outfit ideas to keep you looking hot at the reception.

  • The Classic: Little Black Dress– add a pair of fun colored pumps and other accessories to lighten it up! The plus side of this kind of dress is that you can wear this dress over and over again. By adding fun accessories you can change the way the dress works for you. With different adornments such as jewelry and pumps, you might even be able to get away with wearing this to more than one wedding!

 

  • Strapless– After a long, cold winter, it’s time to let your arms enjoy the limelight! Pick a fun statement necklace to complete your warm-weather look. Having a unique texture, like this purple Alice + Olivia tiered dress adds interest  your outfit. Strapless dresses have become a wedding staple for good reason.vintage green dress

 

 

  • Vintage with a Modern Twist– add some retro glam to your wedding style. Polka dots, full skirts, a wide halter top, worn with a wavy up do gives you the glamour of Old Hollywood without looking too costume-y. The 1950’s style with bigger skirts and smaller waists helps create and show off your beautiful hourglass figure. And who doesn’t want to swing around the dance floor with a fuller skirt!
  • Turquoise, Mint Green, Tiffany’s Blue– This color palette is all the rage right now! It’s a fun way to do pastels. It accentuates your tan and looks great with different colored accessories. Black will bring out the contrast, while pretty pinks can make you even brighter. It’s a fun color that lets you seem playful and stick out in a crowd.

 

  • Lace– A personal favorite of mine, I feel as if lace never goes out of style. Keep your lace look up to date by adding in subtly. A higher lace collar on a lower cut dress is a good way to keep it classy. Lace gives you the texture and elegance while you can make it your own in many ways. Keep it pretty and simple with your accessories and let your lace shine!$(KGrHqFHJBUFI12M,NPRBSTgUC4LC!~~60_1

 

 

Don’t forget to have fun with your wedding day style, most of the eyes will be on the bride- but more than a few will glance at you!

Spring is finally here!

“I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.”

Miss Congeniality had it right! This office is buzzing with excitement for Spring, and the idea that we get to finally put away our heavy coats, mittens and snow boots!

In celebration of the first day of Spring and in hopes for warmer weather, we decided to put together our Top 10 List of reasons we are most excited for Spring!!

1) SANDALS. SANDALS. SANDALS – that of course, show off our fresh pedicures!

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2) Experimenting with Pastel colors – my personal favorite – Lilac!

3) Coral Lipstick

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4) Dining Al Fresco

5) BBQ’s with friends

6) Baseball games (and of course, cute baseball hats and tee’s!)

7) Spring flowers

8) Floral patterned wardrobe!

9) Running, hiking and biking outside!

10) Farmers Market and our favorite fruits being back in season!

Take a deep breath, smile that is Winter is finally over and enjoy the warmth!

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Gifty Guide for Her

Gifts

Tis the holiday season and it is time to start thinking about that special person in your life. Before you head out to fight the crowds at the mall, you may want to come up with a gift giving game plan ( or forget the mall all together and just shop online!)  Whether you are braving the mall or scouring the world-wide web for that perfect gift, it is a good idea to shop with a plan. Follow our gift guides and grab the perfect gift for that special someone. First up check out our gift ideas for women.

For The Techy Traveler

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A little Louis goes a long way! This Louis Vuitton Damier Luggage is the perfect size for a carry-on. It can fit her iPad, laptop, and all her traveling essentials.

For the Workout Goddess

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This Diane Von Furstenberg for Target & Neiman Marcus yoga mat makes for an amazing gift.  A present perfect for the athletic workout obsessed friend in your life.  She will be coolest yogi in class!

For the Luxe Lady

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For the Fashion Obssessed

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Have a fashion obsessed friend to shop for?  Blow her mind with one of the most coveted fashion items around: an Hermes Collier De Chien Belt.

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Another to die for gift idea for your fashionista? A Chanel classic quilted flap handbag!! This bag is a fashion lover’s dream and it will last her a lifetime.

With our holiday gift guide for her, you are armed and ready for the Holiday shopping madness! In fact, this gift guide is going to make you the most popular and prepared gift giver in town. Stay tuned for our  gift guide for him.

For more gift ideas shop our Black Friday Sale!

Creepy Couture

It’s Halloween and things are about to get a little weird.  In honor of All Hallows’ Eve we are bringing you our best creepy and kooky accessories & clothing. Today is the one day a year you can wear something outrageous and spooky, and no one will think twice. (but to be honest we would probably wear them all year round) Get in the spirit of things with spiders, skulls, and all things frightening!

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I don’t know about you, but some creepy crawlers that freak me out are spiders! This Spider Cuff is the ultimate Halloween accessory.

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This Shay skull bracelet will certainly leave your friends screaming! ( most likely because they’ll want to know where you got it!)

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We love this ghostly Thomas Wylde tunic top! It hauntingly stylish!

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If you aren’t into ghosts and goblins, maybe you’ll just want to add a little edge with spikes and studs. These Burberry spiked ankle boots are bewitching!

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Toughen up your arm candy this Halloween with this Baublebar Spiked Bracelet.

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Let the little ones in on the spooktacular fun with these M in Mind skull and crossbones shoes. We never knew skulls could look so cute!

Grab your spooky and creepy accessories and get to trick or treating! We hope everyone has a safe and fashionable Halloween!

A Fashionista’s Guide to Packing

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Summer is in full bloom and it is about time for you to jet off to your vacation destination. I don’t know about you, but packing my bags for a week long vacation can prove challenging. For me, it is a struggle to narrow down what items make it into my suitcase. After all, I never know what type of fashion emergency I may face. (and who says I don’t need 7 pairs of shoes for 7 days!?) However after becoming an avid traveler, I’ve learned a few tricks to picking out outfits for vacation. Whether you are road trippin’ or going on a Roman Holiday we have the inspiration you are going to need. Check out some tips below and than get packing!

European Adventure

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Going on a European Adventure?! You are one lucky gal! I spent 3 months in Europe and know that you are going to want to be chic yet comfortable. The Europeans are very well dressed and you are going to want to fit in with the fashionable set.  Take breezy skirts and tops that you can mix and match, and accessorize to make different outfits.  Europe is full of churches and museums, therefore you may want to have a sweater on hand to cover your shoulders ( both to be respectful and to kept you warm in the air condition).  A pair of light pants and a colorful top will keep you looking stylish and can also translate from day to night.  When it comes to footwear opt for a fashion forward sandal that comes in a neutral. You will will be walking around a lot and from experience I know high heels and cobble stone don’t work together! Lastly don’t forget a crossbody handbag. This will leave you hands free to take pictures and explore, but you will still have your belongings safely at your side.

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If your vacation is going to be full of sun, sand, and tropical drinks by the pool than this guide is for you. You are definitely going to need all of the beach essentials. Most of your trip to the tropics is going to be spent on the beach or by the pool, so be sure to pack a bright bikini (or two)! Don’t forget to about a beach bag to lug your book, lotion, iPod and towel from the room to the beach. A bright beach bag looks stylish AND can come handy if you can’t find your spot on the beach when coming out of the ocean ( I can’t be the only one with that problem!) A straw fedora, sunglasses, and a cover up not only add to your outfit but also protect you from the Caribbean sun. It gets hot in the islands and you are going to want some relief!  A pair of neon sandals will also give any outfit a tropical vibe and show off your bronze skin! It also may be a good idea to pack a pair of wedges or heels for a night out. One last thing…. don’t forget your ice cold Bahama Mama cocktail!

Road Trip!

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Hoppin’ in the car and driving coast to coast? You will want to be comfy and ready for adventure.  A long sleeve tee, tank, and shorts is perfect to wear on the road. Stay warm in the car than take off a few layers when you stop at the hot spots! A pair of Toms or comfy kicks are also essential. You can kick them off in the car to relax and have them ready to throw on when you come across an unexpected experience.  Also be sure to bring your tech gear to capture the fun and to keep you occupied on the way. Your iPhone is essential for tunes and your camera can remember it all!

Adventure on the Cape

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If you are heading to the Cape than you’ll want to read on. Packing for Martha’s Vineyard isn’t too complicated. Just pack your preppy essentials. Printed shorts and a breezy button down top are a must for biking along the bay!  Put your  preppy pleated skirt and striped wedges in the suitcase just in case you have a lobster dinner out on  your neighbor’s yacht.  They keep it classy at the Cape so this is the perfect chance for you to break out your one piece a la Jackie O.  Aside from these  classics, you will need the beach basics including a towel, cover up, sunglasses, and of course the perfect pair of sandals.

I hope my guide to packing has you motivated and inspired to fill your suitcase with the most fashionable vacation must haves.  No matter where you go I hope you have a fabulous and chic summer adventure! Now I am off to narrow down which shoes to pack; but I must leave you with one last tip… be sure to leave room in your luggage for your shopping souvenirs!

The Suit That Suits You!

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Memorial Day has come and gone which means it’s officially swimsuit season! You stuck to your New Year’s resolution of getting fit and fabulous so that you would be ready to wow with your new summertime bod (or maybe you didn’t…)! Either way I have no doubt you will look incredible this summer as you hit the waves. With that said, there are  many questions to ponder… What style are you aiming for this summer? Bikini or One-Piece? Or maybe you want to change it up with a tankini? There is so much to think about but don’t worry, Linda’s Stuff has got you covered.  Check out our swimwear guide below to find the perfect suit to match your personality!

The Cutie Pie

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Asos Floral Bikini

You love polka dots, stripes and prints galore! You love to show off your quirky, adorable side at the beach.

The Daring Diva

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Anika Bikini from Linda’s Stuff

You aren’t afraid to show a little skin as well as add a few bold colors in the process.

The Retro Gal

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High Waist Bathing Suit by Topshop

You’re a bit more old-fashioned and love to show off your vintage style. You draw inspiration from the past to look incredible in the present.

The Glamstar

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L Space Cut Out Bathing Suit from Linda’s Stuff

You’re a true rockstar by nature. All of your adoring fans will love  your unique style that’s different from most.

Be confident and rock a style that you love. Now what are you waiting for? Go hit the beach!!

The Beauty Beat : Spring 2013 Trends

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Here at Linda’s Stuff fashion is not our only love… we also have a passion for beauty, and in my opinion the two go hand in hand.  We love keeping up to date on all trends including fashion, makeup, and hair. If we are going to have fabulous clothing, we are going to need current makeup and hair to complete the look! Below we have compiled some beauty trends to look out for this Spring.

Blue and Green Eyeliner

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Color is no longer just for your eyeshadow! Blue and green eyeliners are popping up everywhere. The thought of colored eyeliner may make you crinch but these colors show up subtle and look beautiful. Don’t be afraid to try out these eyeliners and bring out your eyes!

Bright Lips

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Be bold this Spring and rock a bright lip color! Bright pinks and fuchsias are a fun way to liven up your look.

Middle Part

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The middle part, aka the Kate Moss, is back! This is an easy trend to try, even if it is just for one night. Part your hair down the middle to transform your look.

60’s Mod

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60’s mod is a trend this season in both fashion and beauty. When you put on your mod mini why not have fun with your makeup and hair too? Add some volume with a beehive up-do or rock a half up-do beehive like the models above. Full eyebrows are also reminiscent of the 1960s. Add some fullness to your brows with a matching eyebrow pencil.

Metallic Accented Nails

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Bored with basic nail colors? Add a little shine to your nails this Spring to mix it up. No need to go full on metallic… just add accents to your solid nail color. Studs or a metallic design over a matte color are the ways to go!

Nude Nails

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If metallic nails are not your style, pale nails are also in for Spring. Creams and nudes make your nails look pretty and polished. Think nudes are boring? You don’t have to stick to solid colors, add some interest with a pattern in nude shades like the model above.

Be fun and fearless this Spring by trying out one of these emerging beauty trends. The best part about these looks? They aren’t permanent! You can experiment with the styles and have makeup remover handy in case you don’t like the look. It is an easy way to mix it up this Spring!