Tricks for Removing Stains!

December 26, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends, Tips

I recently found this in an H&M Magazine and thought it was so necessary!

It has happened to everyone! Some more than others, but is HAS happened to you at least once! You're lunching with the ladies, you're at a dinner party, you're at a new years bash, you're at a place where you took 2 hours to get ready and you're looking fabulous,...then....you spill wine on yourself, your drunk girlfriend gets lipstick on your dress, that rowdy guy who was in the corner 2 hours ago gets out of hand and spills beer on you....what do you do!? No need to fear, here are a few tips to maintain your fabulousness.

Red Wine:
Hand wash with Club soda - The salt in the soda absorbs the stain while the bubbles lift it! No muss, no Fuss!

Always drink and stain responsibly!

White Wine:
Rinse in cold water or in boiling milk!

Lipstick:
Scrape as much as you can off with a butter knife or a credit card, daub it with a wet wipe then rinse with hot water to remove the oils.

Coffee and Tea:
Daub it with white wine vinegar and then rinse.

Make up:
Sponge it off with a piece of white bread!

Beer:
Rinse in cold soapy water or grab some pure vodka and daub it off.

Oil:
Rub in cornstarch and leave for at least 20 minutes. Brush off with a dry towel. Repeat if necessary. This works best for silk and wool. If you can take the item home and wash it, pretreat it with citrus oil. Gall soap is another solution.

Fruit:
Comes out right away if you pour boiling water on the stain.

Source: H&M winter 08/09, "The Holiday Issue"

Maternity Stylin’!

December 19, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

I’m not prego, but I have a lot of friends who are. The number one thing that they’re concerned about is how to pull off the fabulous pregnant look without breaking the bank! They really jack up the prices for jeans and pants because it’s something you must purchase, but there are a few tips I have to save money for your new bundle of joy.

Pregnant and still fabulous.

Pregnant and still glamorous.

1. Wear your baby’s daddy’s clothes! In the first few stages of pregnancy, you don’t know how big you’re going to be, so go through his closet to tie you over until you get ridiculous. Besides, you’ll be the one giving birth; the least the men can do is let you borrow their digs.

2. Go second hand shopping! Listen, it may not be glamorous, but honestly, you don’t want to wear those clothes again after the nine months are up. You have to get back to your fabulous self and be a fabulous mommy so just thrift store it for a few months and pass it on!

3. Shop ONLINE! There are so many sites out there that are dedicated to catering to your every need, so take advantage of it! I found a good site with cute clothes called: instylematernity.com and their clothes are pretty cheap! Also try the usual ebay, ioffer, amazon, etc.

4. And finally….Wear tights! Just get huge shirts, sweaters, dress shirts, etc and pair them with some black tights, throw on some flat black boots and you’ll be rockin that baby bump like a star!