5 Scarves Every Lady Must Have!

Guest Post on Lady M Presents, by Lisa Loperfido

Jessica Alba Scarf Style

Let’s be honest, you probably own a lot of scarves. They are one of the best accessories because of their style and versatility, plus they’re pretty. The beauty of the scarf is also due to their being the ultimate accessory to your wardrobe staples. … Take Jessica Alba for example; have you ever seen her NOT looking fabulous in a scarf? One of the most recognized scarf-wearing-celebrities knows how to make an outfit rock with the addition of… Click here to keep reading on LadyMPresents.com!

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How to Look Great This Spring While Staying Warm!

guest post on CPHBLONDE.com, by Lisa Loperfido

Black Outfit with a Scarf Color Pop

Spring is around the corner, and that means Tulip Season!!! SO, what is your plan for staying warm and dry while enjoying the beautiful spring season this year?  Let’s take a hint from the lovely tulip. It remains in a bulb all year, and finally in the cool months of spring we see its gorgeous head poke through the surface and blossom into a bright and beautiful flower that pops against its grey surroundings.

Take a style queue from this natural marvel and stand out in your own bright colours this spring! You have probably been wearing…  Click here to keep reading on CPHBLONDE.com! 

Spring Fashion Trend: The WHITE OUT

Guest post on Daisys-World.com, by Lisa Loperfido
Spring Fashion: THE WHITE OUT

With Spring just around the corner, you might be in a frenzy for a fresh new look! Lucky for you Spring’s trends are as chic and fresh as ever! One of my favorite looks is the white-out. Polar opposite to the black-out, but with just as much attitude! To wear this look mix and match any of your white pieces, use different textures, and add a pop of color to break it up. The best color for you to add this spring is… click here to keep reading on Daisys-World.com!

5 Ways a Pashmina Scarf Will Come in Handy

Guest post on Rizanoia.com, by Lisa Loperfido

5 Ways a Pashmina Scarf Will Come in Handy!

Is there such a thing as the perfect wardrobe accessory? Opinions vary here, but the scarf puts up a reasonable fight. You see, a scarf not only keeps you warm, stylish, and covered up; it is also a practical accessory to carry around and use whenever you find yourself in a fix… Click here to keep reading on Rizanoia.com!

Classic Halloween Costumes – on the Fly!

Ladies and Gentleman, I am happy to inform you that I am a contributor to the fabulous blogs SparkleandFuzz.com (for the pretty ladies) and TheGentleManual.com (for the handsome gents). Speaking of such things, I am proud to present one of my latest posts, a Halloween DIY for the classy gals who needs a quick costume… (read the original post here)

Halloween is that fanciful time of year when being yourself is the last thing on your mind and finding the perfect costume is at the forefront of your thoughts. Yet, somehow, every year we leave the costume planning until the last-minute. Well, you can stop your stressing because we’ve come up with 3 great costumes that you can quickly put together with things that are already hanging in your closet: The Gypsy Dancer, the Fortune Teller and the Swashbuckler. When you have the right clothes paired with the right accessories, you can celebrate your favorite holiday in style.

Easy Halloween costume, pirate, gypsy, fortune teller, psychic

illustration by Lisa Van Wijk

The Gypsy Dancer

This costume can be easily accomplished with simple layering. Grab one of your long dresses or a loose-fitting top and maxi skirt, preferably in a solid or natural looking print. Next up, tie a colored scarf around your head in “the Esmeralda” (how-to shown here) and knot a bigger scarf, like this elegant and free-spirited number, around your hips. Give yourself an elongated cat eye and deep red lips, and you can add a beauty mark with eyeliner. To finish of the look, toss on as many bangles and necklaces as you can find. Now clang your tambourine and dance in the street. While you’ve got everyone entranced with your sultry whiles, pick their pockets.

Palm Reading Cheat SheetThe Fortune Teller

This costume is similar to the gypsy with the accessories tweaked here and there.  Start off with a loose top tucked into a maxi skirt. Add a pair of large round glasses and carry a crystal ball if you can get one. If not, you can be a palm reader instead. To complete the stereotypical psychic look, wrap a star studded scarf  around your head turban style and wear another scarf (like this twinkling scarf) as a shawl draped over the shoulders. For even more effect, you can make your hair big and frizzy and give your eyes a celestial glow with sparkling eye shadows like this look from makeup artist Linda Hallberg. You could even pick up a deck of tarot cards like this one at your local bookstore. Now speak in a mystical voice as you stare at people through your all-knowing-orb and give them unsolicited omens of bad fortune. The crystal ball tells no lies.

The Swash-Buckler

Who doesn’t love a good pirate costume? It is a classic look and it’s easier to accomplish than you might think. Let’s start with the foundation: dark skinny pants (highwaisted if you got ‘em), a light colored peasant top or loose blouse, and boots. Grab a dark solid scarf, wrap it around your waist and tuck it in so the loose end falls in front. Cinch it with a dark belt. You can top off this costume with a scarf tied in “The Bahama” (shown here), and wear a pouch of doubloons on your belt. To really seal the deal, paint your lips red and make one of your eyes black and smokey and cover the other with an eye patch. Check out this easy DIY from Art Platter. Caution: depth perception will be impaired. Print out this cheat sheet and practice your pirate-speak. Now yell nautical commands in slurred speech and swig frequently from a dirty rum bottle, ya bilge-sucking scalawag!

Halloween gives you the chance to transform yourself for a night (or two, or three). With these 3 easy last minute costumes, that transformation doesn’t have to be so difficult. Extra points go to those of you who never break character. Now get out there and have some fun!

Thanks for the read, but seriously, check out more on SparkleandFuzz.com, they have great DIYs, fashion updates, and seriously sensitive topics on how to get over heartbreaks (don’t ask)…

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