May 16, 2014 | By: Tiffany Chalk Categories:Fashion
Today is Friday, and it’s time to talk all-things fashion. Along with the steadily climbing temperatures, there are some very hot trends that have been going strong this season, including loosely braided ponytails and handlets.
Hot fun in the summer means creating looks that are laid back without losing your sense of style. A loosely braided ponytail a`la Katniss Everdeen does just the trick. Plus, if you have to go from day to evening without missing a beat, just add a jeweled barrette or wrap the ponytail into a soft chignon.
Another cute trend that’s been gaining steam for quite some time is the hand bracelet or handlet. Seen on celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lawrence and even Ms. Bey at a recent a basketball game, this latest fashion craze is definitely eye-catching. However, it may prove to be a little uncomfortable for some fashionistas. The trick is to make sure that you find the right piece that will complement your hand width and the length of your fingers.
Summertime is the perfect time to have fun with your hair and accessories. Just remember that not all trends are created equal. Therefore, stick to those that accentuate the good while minimizing the not-so-good.
We are in the midst of Mother’s Day week (where is the time going and why is it in such a hurry?!) and, if you are in need of an idea to celebrate the day, then look no further.
It’s easy to choose a theme when planning birthday or anniversary parties. However, why not plan a Mother’s Day celebration using the woman-of-the-hour’s favorite subject or activity as inspiration for the theme? For example, is she a fan of film noir? Does she enjoy reading books set in medieval times like Robin Hood or King Arthur’s Court? Or, does she swoon over fashion and pop-culture of the 1950′s?
You can plan a film noir movie marathon/dinner and have all of your guests (including the guest of honor) dress up in 1940′s-inspired outfits, and even include a murder mystery game among the guests. If she is a fan of sword fighting and ladies-in-waiting, prepare a medieval-style meal fit for a ki—ahem!—queen, and maybe have some of your guests act out scenes from her favorite stories.
Finally, what could be more fun than donning a poodle skirt, bobby socks and saddle shoes? A throwback to a 1950′s sock hop will definitely put a smile on the face of the ‘mother’ you are celebrating. If she is a fan of this era, you can really go all-out in decor, cuisine and music.
It’s easy to fall into tradition with flowers, candy and a meal. Of course, that’s absolutely fine because it’s truly the thought that counts. However, if you want to jazz things up a bit for your mom (or any mother in your life), a celebration inspired by her most favorite things will definitely leave her with a smile on her face and excited for what you may have in store for her next year!
Welcome to my blog Tiffany Chalks it Up! I'm so thrilled to share my tidbits for pulling off a wedding that's all about you, touting all the latest trends in everything from accessories to stationery and putting all those adorable little details that get me excited about weddings and events out there for all of you to see! Chalk it up to my love for a great bargain or to my inner fashionista, but when it comes to planning your event, savvy and stylish is the name of the game. Here's to planning your day, and looking good while doing it.