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Is it Spring yet?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter has a couple of months left before it’s finished making, some of us, miserable. Fortunately you can start adding a little pop of Spring to your wardrobe anytime with just a few easy changes.


A Touch of Spring

Remember all the great purses in bold colors you have in your closet, or we have waiting for you here at RR? Pull those fun accessories out to brighten up your usual black top/ pant outfit. Another quick change that is sure to brighten you day is to put on a swipe of brighter colored eye shadow (not blue ladies) and a statement necklace that has a spring tone to it. While it’s not quite time to pull out the neons again, it is time to step away from the muted tones we’ve loved this winter.


Fun and Feminine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so you’ll start seeing a lot of beautiful romantic pieces at RR. This sweater is a great way to stay warm, yet feel like you are reaching into your spring wardrobe a bit. This piece can be worn so many ways, from simple and classic to a bit bohemian with a pair of cowgirl boots. The gold detailed buttons on the l cardi are reminiscent of something Jackie O would have worn. This is a must have transitional piece that will definitely help those long winter days feel a little shorter.



How to Look Hot when it's Cold Outside

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We get it, it's winter and it's -10 degrees outside, your hair is a static ball, your skin is rosy and dry, and you have nothing to wear to that dinner party or night out on the town. But, just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't still look and feel your best.


Cold Weather Accessories

It's time to realize that your big scarf and fancy gloves can actually be worn as part of your outfit. Scarves are a cheap and easy way to dress up your sweater, softie-t, or coat. The key is to make sure the scarf you choose actually matches your entire outfit. Scarves are no longer just a quick add on to keep you worn, they are a much needed accessory! Gloves, if they are dressy and match your appropriate outfit, can be kept on indoors (as long as you're not eating of course) for a classic classy look. Get a pair of gloves with an embellishment or a button and you'll wear them for more than making snowmen.



Hats aren't just for keeping those pretty little ears warm. Hats are no longer ski masks, but a beautiful add on to any outfit. If you want to wear French style hats (like the one shown) go ahead and still mostly style your hair. If your hair is long waves or curls look great so you don't lose any body. If your hair is short leave a few bang pieces peeking out from the front of the hat. If you are going somewhere and really want to take the adorable hat off make sure your hands are moisturized before touching your hair, it will really help prevent static.



It's important to remember that even though we may have some grey days ahead of us, that doesn't mean we should wear black and brown and grey and bleak all Winter long. Black is beautiful, no matter what the season but if you're feeling a bit blue about your wardrobe then add a pop of color to your sweater. Wear printed instead of plain leggings, and don't be afraid to rock them!


Beauty Tricks and Beyond

We spoke of static earlier, but didn't really address how to get rid of it. Static is super annoying and can wreak havoc on your gorgeous hairdo in the Winter. Here's a few tips.

1. Use a very lightweight leave in treatment like Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wind Ginger Treatment (I'm obsessed) which can be found locally at Hagoyah Salon. Using an oil or leave in conditioner, while your hair is still damp, will provide all day moisture which helps big time with static.

2. Carry dryer sheets, any old kind will do, in your purse for emergencies. When you are not sitting across from your new boyfriend or boss simply wipe your hair down with your dryer sheet and your static will magically disappear.

3. Coconut oil (aka your new best friend) Yes, it's great for cooking and this new thing called oil pulling, but did you know it's amazing for your hair and skin. It is so wonderful for combatting cracking skin and split ends. You can put it in your hair and leave it in overnight. Word to the wise, sleep with a towel on your pillow or a cute little plastic cap around your hair. Be sure to rinse out in the AM! Coconut oil makes a great and cheap eye make-up remover as well as entire body (including your face) moisturizer. Don't worry if it becomes solid when you store it in a dark place, it will turn to liquid once it hits your beautiful skin. My personal favorite coconut oil is under $10 at Trader Joes.



Blazers aren't just for Business

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Most people might not purchase their first blazer until it’s time for an interview. The kind of blazer that usually pairs with a pant or skirt suit might feel a bit boxy and constraining. But, don’t let those business blazers leave you with a bad taste about all blazers. The blazer definitely does serve its purpose in the business world, but what else can it do for your wardrobe?


A Formal Affair

With the holidays coming up you are sure to have parties to attend that require a special occasion dress, and you would hate to ruin the look of a gorgeous dress with a bulky coat. Wearing a flowy, non-structured blazer can provide you with a little warmth and accessorize your outfit just right.



 A Blazer for Date Night

Having a blazer with a different texture, like the vegan leather one shown, can allow you to wear it during the day and into the night with a few small adjustments.

-Pair it with some sassy colored jeans.

-Add a patterned top and statement necklace.

-Wear your favorite pair of pumps.

-Roll the sleeves of your blazer up for a more laid back look.



Final Notes

One way to ruin the fun look of a blazer is to buy it too big. Yes, you need to be able to move your arms and it certainly should feel comfortable but unless you are buying a boyfriend style oversized blazer you want it to fit well. A blazer, like the ones shown in this post, should show off some of the great curves in your waistline. If you are bustier, don’t feel like the blazer has to button up. Realistically are you going to button it up over the cute dress you just bought it to go over? Lastly, have some fun with your new wardrobe staple. Buy one in a bold color; wear it over shorts with tights, or with your loose fitting boyfriend jeans…and remember, blazers aren’t just for business anymore.



The Skinny on Skinnies

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Skinny jeans have been around for years now, yet some of us are still too timid or body conscious to try out the long lasting trend. The first thing you need to remember about buying, any pair of jeans, is that if the jeans don’t look amazing on you it’s not you, it’s the jean. There is the perfect skinny jean out there for every woman and it’s about time we embrace it, especially now that it’s boot season!


Why the Skinnies are so great

I think a lot of times if a woman is uncomfortable with a part of her body, she tries to hide it. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a gorgeous gal wearing an oversized sweater and oversized flared jeans. If I can convince said woman to try on a pair of skinnies, with the right top, it usually is a transformational event. By showing off your curves, or giving shape to a straight frame you are actually making yourself look better.


Some Skinny Tips

If you’re a beginner with skinnies try a dark wash and wear them with boots tucked in. Also, make sure the jeans fit fairly tight. If there is a lot of bagginess in the behind then you defeat the purpose of showing off a great asset (pun intended). Skinny jeans should fit like a glove and keep in mind they will probably stretch out about half a size, depending on the brand. Having said this don’t ever go home with a pair of jeans that creates the bulge just under the butt. (This, again, is not you it’s the jean).

Length is a big issue for girls of all heights, if the jeans are too long and you don’t want to mess with hemming try rolling them up or tucking them into your favorite boots. (Rolling them up looks adorable with flats as well as heels). The key is to keep the fold you have rolled proportional to the jean. When wearing a skinny keep the rolls skinny as well. If you’re a tall gal don’t settle for a jean that’s too short, keep looking until you find one that is fit just for you and your gorgeous legs.

Colored skinnies are a great addition to your wardrobe no matter what the season is. To be a member of the colored skinny club I would suggest starting with a pair of black and or maroon jeans. Lighter colors are harder for the curvy gals to wear, but look great on gals with more of a boy shape.



One last Piece of Advice on Skinny Jeans

No matter where you are shopping you should be able to bring in a couple of pairs of shoes you envision wearing with your new jeans. You want your jeans to be a great addition to your closet, not an item you have to buy a ton of new pieces to wear with. Don’t be afraid to try different looks than just a flowy top with skinny jeans. Try a blazer and heels for casual Friday, wear a hi-low sweater with boots, and don’t feel like you have to cover your booty. After all, a great pair of skinnies will make that asset look fabulous.