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Poogan’s Porch: A Taste of Southern Charm

March 27, 2015
Poogan's Porch

Imagine relaxing porch-side on a lazy South Carolina afternoon. The aroma of home cooked fixins fills the air as you sip mint julep from the balcony… wishing the day would never end.

If delicious down-home dishes wrapped in southern hospitality are what you crave, then I know just the place. At Poogan’s Porch in beautiful Charleston, not only do you get a taste of the Lowcountry, but you also get a hearty helping of southern charm. Continue Reading…

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Join Us for Primavera 2015

March 26, 2015

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The Galleria’s annual Primavera celebrates spring with lavish gardens and floral displays throughout The Galleria. Some of Houston’s best landscape and floral companies pull out all the stops in creating a beautiful array of color and beauty for shoppers to enjoy from March 27-April 5. Continue Reading…

Defining Your Face

March 25, 2015

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Contouring and highlighting is definitely a major makeup trick I have been very into lately. You are able to define your face as well as give yourself a radiating glow. I know that looking at contouring and highlight videos and pictures seems a little daunting (how are all those dark lines supposed to blend into my face, you ask?), but the actual task is not as hard as it looks. The picture below has every place you would ever want to contour or highlight. If you are a newbie to contouring and highlighting, start with the key areas such as your cheekbones and under eye area. After your skills improve you can start messing around a bit more depending on your face shape. 


 

Here are some tips to get you started!

  1. Choose the right color. You don't want a bronzer that is super dark, but one to two shades darker than your normal skin tone will do. Try to stay away from super shimmery or more orange bronzers as these will make the contouring look less natural. 
     
  2. Get the right tools. For powdered bronzer, an angled contouring brush does the trick, while a small foundation brush works for liquid bronzer. For highlighting, a fan brush and concealer brush are all you need to get that movie star skin. 
     
  3. Be strategic. You don't want to overload your face with bronzer and highlighter so you look like an orange glitter ball. For my rookies, start with some bronzer under the cheekbones to define them (sucking your face in like a fish will help you find the hollows to put the bronzer in), and highlight in a triangle shape under the eye and a little bit right under the brow bone. 
     
  4. Blend it. Blending out the harsh contouring lines and the concentrated highlights is the most important step of the process because it will create that seamless yet defined look you were going for. My favorite tool to use for this step is the BeautyBlender. 

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Topshop and Topman Open this Week at the Galleria

March 24, 2015

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The wait is finally over, fashion lovers! TOPSHOP and TOPMAN will officially be open in Texas starting this Thursday, March 26. Sure we have Nordstrom x Topshop, but that was only a partial collection that didn't include menswear. Houstonians will now be treated to two levels of trendy apparel from across the pond. This high street fashion hub is from London, and will be located in the wing near Forever21. With stores in just 9 locations across the United States, it's an exciting opening for those in the know with this popular retailer. 

TOPSHOP has affordable fashion and collaborations. Currently there's a Stella McCartney x Adidas collaboration that is just perfect. Don't think the gents are left out this time, though. TOPMAN has a great selection of affordable ultra skinny suits perfect for a night out or for daily work wear. The ultra trendy will love the variety and availability of trends here. They also cover footwear and accessories. Scroll through a few of my picks below for both the ladies and the men.

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issa

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Charleston Chic

March 24, 2015
Charleston Chic Nikka Shae

Spring is FINALLY here! Yaaaay!!!

I absolutely love this time of year. Flowers blooming, beautiful colors all around; Yep, the spring just tugs on my heartstrings. This is also the time of year when fashion springs back to life. So what better way to usher in the season of fabulous fashion? In beautiful Charleston, South Carolina of course.

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A Gentlemen’s Spring Shorts Bulletin

March 19, 2015

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Spring. It’s a simultaneously terrifying and wonderful season. Why? Because the days get warmer and men insist on bringing those horrible cargo shorts back out of the closet.

I’ve tried to rationalize it in my head for years. Is it the pocket space? Aren’t men stereotypically supposed to be the less high maintenance of the sexes, therefore needing to carry less around? Is it the aversion to something more fitted? I can understand this idea, but that doesn’t mean you need to go around slapping a million pockets onto the thing.

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Vacation Styles with Tory Burch

March 18, 2015

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Hello Fashion Lovers,

It looks like Spring Break and Summer are just around the corner for us! So, it's about time to search for your ideal vacation looks. When I think of vacationing, I always imagine durable materials, well-fitted pieces and, above all, clean, sleek and chic items. There's nothing more refreshing and relaxing than wearing an all white or nude colored outfit. It set the tone for your whole vacation and also puts you in the mood for relaxing and drifting off to a carefree state of mind. Tory Burch's Resort and Spring collection embodies the carefree world perfectly with sleek jacquard dresses with their emblem and fun textures accessories, like this nude and cream purse that's perfect for any breakfast, lunch or dinner date! I think my overall feeling of the collection has to be my love for how crisp it all ties in together. It's easy to look boring in such a muted tone outfit, but these exceptional details and fun textures really set the overall look apart from all other vacation styles. 

You can snag these Tory Burch pieces at The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall Nordstrom locations!

 

Items Shown:  Tory Burch Textured Jacquard DressTory Burch 'Marion' Woven Shoulder Bag, Double Wrap Logo Bracelet (more colors available), 'Marbella' Ankle Strap Leather Sandal'Izzie' Square Leather Strap Watch, 36mm (more colors available)

 

Be sure to swing by your nearest Simon Malls locations to take advantage of these vacation styles before they're gone!

 

xo,

Tiffany

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Go Boho 70s this Spring

March 17, 2015

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jeans: J Brand | top: ASOS | hat: Urban Outfitters 

One of my fave trends this season is still going retro, but this time that means the 70s. This means throwing it back with lots of denim, and possibly some suede, from Saturday night fever to bohemian hippy chic. Here are four pieces I think you need to get in your closet to get you right in the trend.

1) Denim – From Flared/Bell Bottom to Wide Leg Jeans or Culottes
2) Billow-y Boho  – Anything in a boho print, and/or flowy or off the shoulder shape, will ease you into summer.
3) Platforms – Nothing goes better with Flares than a pair of Platforms
4) Fringe – Fringe is still in this season, grab it in an accessory or in a skirt.

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