Monday, May 25, 2015

MEMORIAL DAY STYLE AND DEALS

Memorial day weekend is here and with it comes the excitement of the unofficial beginning of summer. It's the perfect time to think about heading outdoors and having  some much deserved down time. As we move through spring (hopefully not too affected by the seasonal allergies) and the layers begin to come off, you can't help but consider re-vamping your summer style. Before you head out to the beach or accept that BBQ invitation, consider what summer pieces are a must have for the next few months. Nothing says fabulous like a pair of retro sunglasses and why not with a classic polka dot print which seems always be right on trend. Pair it with a shirt dress that is not only comfortable but has great versatility. A wide brim beach hat and a pair of sandals are summer staples that you will get tons of wear out again and again. Don't forget to have a shoulder bag that holds all your essentials from day to night. Today One Style at a Time brings you five great summer options at great discounted prices. Make sure to click the links listed below for each. Head on over to Ann Taylor and take advantage of their 40% off sale, the PROMO CODE is listed below so you can use it at check out. 


Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend Fashionistas!
1. Polka Dot Cat Eye Mod Sunglasses $9.99
2. Ann Taylor breezy shirt dress $139  Use promo code SHOP40 to receive 40% discount
3. Luxury Divas Tan 8" Wide Brim Hat Beach Hat $29.99
4. Ann Taylor Eleanor Sandals Use promo code SHOP40 to receive 40% discount 
5. Cole Haan Hayden Ava Handbag $189
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Monday, May 18, 2015

CANNES 2015: TOP 10 BEST DRESSED EDITION PART 1

Just when you thought the Oscars and the Met Gala had peaked with high glamour and fashion, here comes the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Its one of the most anticipated two weeks of red carpet in France where Hollywood's elite from around the world not only promote their latest films but take fashion to another level. From the best jewels to gowns its truly a parade of ongoing must-see style watch. As the festival hits the half way mark One Style at a Time is highlighting the top ten jaw dropping looks we've seen on the red carpet so far. Of course there is more to come but take a pause to soak up all the glamour of some of today's most talked about gowns. The trend seemed to go from glitz and sparkle to a great representation of color. You have to admire a woman who is able to carry a pop of color with confidence right? So browse through some of our favorites and tell us which ones caught your attention. Stay tuned for Cannes best dressed part two!
QUEEN OF RED CARPET COLOR, LUPITA NYONG'O IN GUCCI
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Monday, May 11, 2015

SPRING TREND: 50 SHADES OF DENIM

If you have thumbed through any of the 2015 fashion magazines then you may have noticed that models, celebrities and the runways have had a strong denim presence as of late. Of course jeans are considered an all American staple, but the 'trend' is one of the most buzzed about recently. Gone are the days when denim was put into the casual style category. Not anymore, especially with so the range of styles, shades of blue and even colored denim. You can make it as laid back as you like or dress it up to give it a more polished look. Take a look at how how Olivia Palermo makes her denim look chic and feminine. So fashion readers do you have a preference when it comes to wearing denim? Do you gravitate toward dark or lighter hues? Are ripped jeans an option for you? How about denim overalls, jackets, accessories? We invite you to comment below and share your jean go-to's. Make sure you don't miss any up and coming Monday posts by following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. All the social buttons and links are listed to the right on the home page. 


Denim





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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MET GALA 2015 RED CARPET

The most talked about gala in fashion took place on Monday, May 4th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year the Costume Institute takes a closer look at centuries of Chinese fashion and its impact on western culture. The exhibit called 'China: Through the Looking Glass will open its doors to the public on May 7th. Now back to the Met Ball and all the interesting moments at tonights gala. It's always interesting to see how celebrities will incorporate their style and the high fashion theme of the night. This year the fashion powers that be stated that there were no selfies allowed inside the doors of the event and live streaming was not available this year either. Still every social media outlet had plenty of minute to minute coverage. Upon the clock hitting 6pm EST the arrivals began and leading the red carpet was Anna Wintour in a floral Chanel Couture gown. Followed by the lineup of who's Hollywood's elite. Everyone from Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, SJP, Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington and more. There were several gowns that really were quite beautiful and some of the trends were tones of green, red, gold and poppy inspired florals. Ornate headpieces were a big trend of the night and some of the ladies who 'headlined' (yes the pun is intended) this trend were SJP, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Kate Hudson. It was nice to see some celebrities make an effort to carry through references of Chinese fashion in their gowns. However, it almost seemed like the main theme of the night was almost naked, barely there, sheer and wearing undergarments was well, almost not even an option. Some examples would be Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus. What's ironic is that Rihanna who usually teases with provocative photo shoots and pushes the envelope on her social media was the one with the most fabric. Rumor has it she walked the red carpet in the end because they needed to clear the space for her gown. Enough said.

And so, we have rounded up our eight picks for best dressed, favorite fashion designer/celebrity duo, best dressed couple, top picks for hair and makeup. As you know, One Style at a Time doesn't highlight the worse dressed, BUT we did find the need to bring you some 'oh my gosh' over the top moments. So fashion readers who were your favorites at the Met Gala? Which starlets did you love and which did you dislike? How do you feel about all the barely there gowns? Tell us what you really think. Leave your comments and share your thoughts. 


BEST DRESSED
EMMA ROBERTS IN RALPH LAUREN, JESSICA ALBA IN KENZO, JESSICA CHASTAIN IN GIVENCHY & KENDALL IN CALVIN KLEIN
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Monday, May 4, 2015

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE IDEAS

Shopping for a Mother's Day gift can be really easy or a bit overwhelming. They key is to consider the Mom you are shopping for, her needs, preference and your budget. You already know that One Style at a Time is always on the lookout for new, innovative and exciting brands and high quality products. The primary goal is to get that special Mom a gift that will make her feel special and appreciated on her day. Here are some fabulous, stylish and affordable ideas that you should consider if you are still pondering on what to purchase for May 10th. Happy Shopping fashion readers!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

HELEN FICALORA 'MOM' PENDANT PRODUCT REVIEW

Mother's day is quickly approaching (May 10th by the way) and what better way to celebrate her day than with a special personalized gift. Today we are happy to bring you a product review for Helen Ficalora's sterling silver 'Mom' disc charm pendant necklace. 

Who is Helen Ficalora? Well for over a decade her timeless pieces have been well-known for her alphabet charm pendants which always make her jewelry stand out gifts. Her 'Mom' pendant is just as classic and is a top seller. It sits on a 18" fine silver chain and retails for $95.00. We love how simple, dainty and lightweight the chain and the charm look and feel. Another great idea is so to combine multiple charms and Helen Ficalora makes that easy, as her line also carries charms with a variety of themes. Some of those themed styles include florals, birthstones, animals, spiritual, sports, zodiac and so much more. Also, if you prefer yellow, white or pink gold there are plenty of options for you as well. If you are looking for the perfect Mother's day present for your Mom, Aunt, Grandmother, a Mom to be or special friend than we urge you to consider this great disc charm pendant. You are surely to make that special someone very happy. We love hearing from our readers and invite you to visit share your thoughts and comments below. Also, if you enjoyed this post please use the social media share buttons below.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 SUMMER TREND ALERT: FRINGE SWIMSUITS

As the weather begins to show more signs of spring-like weather, the planning for summer vacation has commenced. Whether you are staying local or heading to a tropical island then ladies take note. It looks as though the very popular fringe trend is swinging into action for this summer as well (pun intended). Fringes can be found pretty much everywhere these days and it's here to stay. If you are not keen on the detail being on your  swimsuit you can find pieces like a caftan, cover up, summer handbags or sandals that includes this type of style. It's a fun way to instantly give your outfit a bit of fun, flirty movement. Shop around and you will find fringed swimwear in monokinis, 2-piece bikinis and one piece bathing suits. It will instantly give you a western or bohemian look depending on how you accessorize it. 

So, we want to know what our fashion readers think. Is the fringe in swimwear a thumbs up or thumbs down for you? Comment below, share your thoughts and click share on the social media buttons if you have enjoyed this post. Stay tuned as next Monday we bring you more ideas for Mother's day fashion and gifts. 


Fringe swimwear


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Monday, April 13, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: ROBERT MATTHEW'S SCARLETT TOTE

Spring is the perfect time to do a little fashion inventory to your closet. Perhaps at this point you have already done some spring cleaning around the house or are planning to in the next few weeks. Sure the trends indicate that clutch bags and satchels are two favorite styles right now. Still, who doesn't love a classic, functional tote handbag. Today we want to introduce you to the 'Scarlett' tote bag by a California based company, Robert Matthew

When we received the Scarlett tote bag in cream it was easy to see that this handbag had all the makings of a go-to option. First, we put it to the test by loading it up with as many necessary items as possible. In this case we added a wallet, makeup bag, pair of sunglasses, cell phone, keys, a kindle, a fashion magazine, a bottle of water and a pair of flats. Everything needed to get through a busy work week and it held all the items with room to spare. This tote is made of soft vegan leather, includes a gold studded detachable shoulder strap plus two handles for variety and ease of carrying. When you open the bag you will find compartments with zippers and a pinstripe interior design. This bag retails for $199.00 and certainly works for a fashionable busy lady on the go and for travelers. If you are a bit on the petite side the bag might seem slightly oversized so make sure you consider the measurements which are 15" W x 12" H x 7" D. The one minus was that although the interior pinstriped design was nice, the polyester lining felt a bit too plastic. The turn lock feature with the zipper at the top of the bag was quite welcome and gave a feel of security. So handbag lovers if you are looking for a tote bag that has style, is fashion forward and functional then consider this bag from the Robert Matthew handbag collection. Leave us your comments below and please make sure you share this post with the social buttons below. 

BONUS! Exclusive for our One Style at a Time readers a 30% OFF COUPON. This offer is available now through May 6, 2015 at Robert Matthew online. HAPPY SHOPPING! 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

SLIMSATION PANTS- PRODUCT REVIEW

When women go shopping for clothes, some key factors that are usually kept in mind is fit, quality, comfort and the classic question, "does this make me look skinny?" Lets be honest, on occasion ladies have found themselves asking a girlfriend or shopping partner that question when trying something on for the first time. Well, with spring upon us we are scouring around to find just the right products and brands that that have style and have great functionality.

Today we would like to introduce you to the Dallas based women's clothing company, SlimSation. When One Style at a Time was contacted by SlimSation regarding their products we couldn't help but quickly accept this collaboration. Can you imagine a pair of pants that offers a slimming effect with a tummy control panel and gives you a streamlined shape? Well sit back and keep on reading blog readers because you will want to hear the rest of this product review.

When I received the Spring Skinny Pant in the taupe color I couldn't wait to try them on and see the slimming results for myself. The first observation was there are no zippers, no buttons and includes a high waistband, tummy control band which has a spanx feel to it. The waistband did in fact contour the waist area. This is important if you are like me and have issues with pants that gap in the back of the pants. The material is stretchy, made of rayon, nylon and spandex and it really does move with you and its lightweight. It's comfortable and if you have an on the move job or are planning on traveling, you should certainly consider a pair of Slimsation pants because it has great shape recovery and ease of movement. I will say they are figure flattering and they are machine washable so that is a plus! Visit their website and you can find options in sizes from 2-24W including leggings, ankle length, shorts and capris (hello spring/summer options). Price ranges between $54.00 to $74.00 and shipping is free. My one reservation with the pants would be that if you are under 5'3" in height you may need to do a bit of tailoring with the length. They do not offer petite sizes at this time. When it comes to fashion separates  having the right pair of pants that you can dress up or wear casually is an important wardrobe piece. SlimSation certainly has taken note of many body types and with that said fashionistas we would love to know your thoughts. We welcome your comments, thoughts and opinions so please scroll below and drop us a note.  


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Monday, March 30, 2015

SPRING 2015: BLOCK HEEL SANDALS

Who doesn't enjoy a great pair of shoes, but when you add a comfortable heel well then you have a true winner. Stacked, chunky or blocked, however you chose to call it, this heel is no longer the outdated, matronly kind of shoe. The style has been called a trend for a few seasons now and Tory Burch, Nicole Miller, Jonathan Saunders and Giambattista Valli were just a few designers that elected to go with this heel for their models for their spring 2015 runway shows. It quickly made its way to the retail stores and now more of these styles are everywhere. 

For spring/summer it's perfect! Of course many ladies like to elevate their options with a stiletto and the higher the better for some. On the other hand, if you are looking for an option away from a complete flat sandal then you definitely want to try a block heel sandal this season. If you follow me on Instagram ,then you saw my pair of sandals from Ann Taylor which I found at a great sale price of only $39.00 (yay! winning). The golden block heel and the snakeskin detail on the back of this shoe caught my attention and I can't say enough how comfortable they are. Needless to say these sandals will go a long way and will pair well with a white capri pant or with any spring dress. So One Style at a Time readers are you a fan of the block heel sandal? We love to hear from you so scroll down, we welcome your comments and please make sure you hit the social share buttons. 
SPRING SHOES
VIA ONE STYLE AT A TIME AT POLYVORE

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