HOW TO DO MONOCHROMATIC MAMA
Kim Kardashian? Is that you?
The bride-to-be’s decidedly toned down, sporty silhouette in Paris was all about laid back luxe. And, elongation. The key? Balance. Kim partnered her on-trend voluminous camel coat with streamlined leggings and ankle booties which deliver a long, lean look. Her oversized bag adds to the pitch perfect proportion.
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Look of the day: fringe benefits! Basic black bumped up with a scintillating cephalopod-like scarf. (statement tentacles are everything this fall) Taiana scarf from @IkramGoldman + @Stuart_Weitzman boots + @koobabags studded satchel #lookoftheday #ootd #scarfporn
How will I transform from the worker bee to glam girl for @ebonymag soirée tonight with @amydbarnett +@hydeparkmom? Here’s my office #beauty stash: eyedrops, @covergirl mascara, @flowerbeauty lip gloss, @stilacosmetics bronzer and @urbandecaycosmetics naked finishing powder #makeup #glaminasnap #fiveminutefix
Pals with pelts…luxe layers a must-have in Chicago (sporting my @adrienne_landau @adriennelandau cape!) #style #lookoftheday #fallfashion #ootd
Party in a palette! NEW high-impact lip color by @makeupforeverofficial just showed up at the office. Woot! Neutrals? Not happening in these parts. #beauty #lips #makeup #makeupforever
RIP A PAGE FROM THE ROYAL PLAYBOOK
Tap into Kate Middleton’s signature low-key glamour with products that amp up your natural radiance.
Cruella vs. Holly Golightly…costume ideas to channel my 7-year-old’s inner diva #diyhalloween #diycostumes #halloween #breakfastattiffanys #cruelladeville #hollygolightly
Cheap & Chic! Loving this Katniss Everdeen DIY costume for my 11-year-old via @laurenconrad #halloween #hungergames #diy #diyhalloween #kidscostumes #katniss
Kim’s attempt to channel Jennifer Lopez’s daring Grammy look in 2000 is an epic fashion fail. Moms can be sexy, sure. But, an overly revealing gown on a brand new mom is unflattering and depressing. Her boob baring “look at me!” Givenchy gown smacks of a desperate attempt to reignite her pre-mom sex kitten image. And, showcases post-pregnancy droopy breasts. The truth? Sexiness is not contingent upon a hyper plunging dress with boob spillage. Inherently sultry, Kim can project sexiness in a far more appropriate décolleté bearing ensemble. A chic Saint Laurent tux jacket with a silky tank or a not-so-deep V neck gown would deliver a sporty, chic silhouette that emanates a “modern mom” vibe.
To really improve her silhouette, Kim requires perfectly fitting foundation garments. A bra is non-negotiable. The right bra with tension and lift like this underwire one from Wacoal will give her the coveted pertness of pre-pregnancy.
GLAM IT UP IN A SNAP!
Prest-o, Change-o. How can a mom transform easily from drab to fab? Its all about props. Simply stash a style emergency satchel in the car. Must haves: bronzer, lipstick, mascara, a scarf, glammifying earrings and few other freshening-up factors. Pull over to the side of the road and voila!!
COSMETIC POUCH: Forever 21 polka dot cosmetic pouch $5.80
COLORFUL SCARF: Zara printed scarf $25.90
STATEMENT EARRINGS: BaubleBar rose dewdrop earrings $34
EMERGENCY PLUCKING: Tweezerman mini slant tweezer $15
OILY HAIR: Bumble and bumble. spray hair powder $19
SWEATY/SMELLY: Travel size deodorant, available at local drug store for about $1
DEWY SKIN: Caudalie beauty elixir $18
PERFUME: Sample size perfumes from beauty counters are perfect to keep in your emergency satchel
BAD BREATH: Colgate wisp peppermint 16-count $4.99
WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS: Hollywood double-sided fashion tape $5.22
BOLD LIPSTICK: Flower kiss stick velvet lip color $6.98
FAUX GLOW: Physicians Formula organic bronzer $11.98