Love them or hate them, you just can't seem to get enough of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From the cars, to the palatial homes and all the upscale fashion in between, it's hard not to feel a little envious. Enter Style With Anna. I'll show you how to get the look of a housewife, but without all the drama. This post will give you a general idea of what you should be searching for when you're out shopping with your girlfriends. Basically, some key elements that say "Housewife of Beverly Hills".
Up the Bling
Besides that camera filter that they use when filming the show that makes everything feel dreaming and sparkly, these housewives are no stranger to the bling. While they may be shopping at Harry Winston or some overpriced jewelry boutique, diamonds are actually not that rare, hard to find, or even that expensive. A great way to get the same look of a diamond without the price tag is to look into man made diamonds. A well known synthetic diamond is the cubic zirconium. But technology has come a long way since then.
Now a days, synthetic, lab created, simulate diamonds are done so well, the only way you can tell is if someone did a test on it. The cut, color and clarity is all comparable to the highest quality diamond and emits the same amount of bling. A great way to get a really nice piece of jewelry for a fraction of the price. If you're just going through a "I want to dress like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" phase, you can look into any kind of cheap bling from stores like Forever21 or H&M to get the same look. Just make sure you sparkle and don't be afraid to be over the top! Here are a few of my favorite things to bling in:
Take Care of the Hair
Whether your hair is curly, wavy, or straight, make sure it's healthy and it shines! Kyle's hair in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is just long and straight. But seriously, that girl looks like she is in a Pantene Pro V commercial. It really shows that you take care of yourself and you have nice rich shiny locks. Wherever you go, whether you're going out to dinner or if you're just going to the bank, make sure to not just throw your hair up in a ponytail. Take some time out to give it a little style, a little spray, a little product to give off the look like maybe you have a personal hairstylist. Because that is very LA! Here are some inexpensive hair products that can really make a difference:
Take Yourself to New Heights!
Ladies, you thought you couldn't wear heels before? Well you better start getting used to them if you want to learn how to dress like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! Those women are not afraid of heights and it shows with their footwear! Platforms! Platforms! Platforms! You know, since the heels are platforms, they really are not that hard to walk in at all! You can add several inches to yourself and still be...well, as comfortable as you can be in heels. Don't be afraid to wear shoes that are ornate, blingy and very high.
I suggest getting to know your shoes. I like to know my shoes by how many hours I can wear each one before I start walking like a horse with broken legs because my feet hurt so bad. If you're just going to a dinner or somewhere where there will be more sitting and standing than long walks, put on the heels and let them be the main player to your ensemble. You'll be sure to turn heads! For my favorites selection of platforms, I am going to be mixing lower end but equally cute shoes with higher end brand named shoes. Sometimes you need to treat yourself to something extra special:
Ladies and gentle-ladies, I have found the cure for dry chapped lips! Growing up, I always had an obsession with chap sticks. I literally had a lingerie drawer dedicated to just chap sticks that I collected. All the colors of the rainbow of different flavored Lipsmackers and all of the different lip moisturizers of Blistex, smooth lips and all generic brands in between were piled on top of each other.
Seriously, I loved chap stick. To me, I could never get my lips as smooth as I wanted it to be. Even when I applied chap stick when I had dry chapped lips, they would still be peeling and it wasn't attractive. So how could I find a chap stick and not only moisturized my lips in a time of need, but CURE the problem without me having to reapply constantly? Well today is your lucky day and you should be happy to finally read this article, as I'm going to tell you the BEST dry chapped lips cure out there.
Are you ready for it? It's called, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. This product is UH-MAY-ZING! So amazing that I can't even spell "amazing" correctly to express how happy I feel that I've finally found this product. I can finally ditch my drawer of chap stick and narrow it down to one. Now you're going to pay more than what you would normally pay for Blistex or any other chap stick product. But if you're seriously looking for a dry chapped lips cure and you are too lazy or forget to constantly reapply chap stick all the time, then this product is for you.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment can be purchased at any Sephora store. Sephora is also located in some Macy's stores. If not, you can buy it cheaper on amazon or ebay. Wherever you purchase it, get excited about it because it's really something that I really believe in and I know you'll love it!
Fresh Sugar Lips Treatment also makes a great gift to yourself or for someone else for the holidays -- they will be thanking you after they use this product. It comes in different tints so it acts as a chapstick and it gives your lips that healthy tint. According to my girlfriends, Fresh products like their facial cleansers are also supposed to be really good. Keep in mind that these products aren't cheap and they hardly go on sale. But when you find something that works, it is going to have so much more value to you.
Checkout Fresh's entire line of products:
Tis the season to dress up in your holiday gear! To all the wonderful mothers out there, this is the season to find the perfect holiday dresses for kids. Dress them up and have fun with the holidays for as long as they'll let you. These are the times that I think, "How fun it must be to have a little baby girl!". I'm sure all the moms out there would agree. But what kind of dress could you put your little girl in that would melt the most hearts? Well I have my top picks for this holiday season.
Infant Holiday Dresses & Holiday Dresses for Girls
They grow up so fast! This is the reason you need to find the absolute perfect holiday dresses for your girls. From those little santa dresses to something plaid or sparkly, you have so many options to choose from. My suggestion is considering hair color. If your baby girl is a brunette, put her in something red, purple, blues or something that is deep and rich color. It'll bring out her big bright eyes. If your girl has bouncy blond curls, try golds, creams, light pinks to compliment her hair. If your infant has no hair....well, then you have free range to go crazy! And follow what's hot in the trends this year for women. Finding a holiday dress that is like a mini version of what adults wear is what makes it 'oh so much cuter'. Go all out on the sparkles, headbands, bows and any other accessories to complete your little girls holiday look. You only have one chance to do this for some great pictures and memories. So take advantage of it!
Here are my top picks for Infant Holiday Dresses & Holiday Dresses for Girls:
Fashion must know my name! I am a girl who LIVES for anything that sparkles! I love glitter and glitter loves me. And not in any tacky way of course. Just the right amount of glitter can make a girl feel like a princess and a million bucks! So when glitter shoes for women first flooded the market, I knew there was a God. This holiday season (and hopefully this will stay a trend for a long time), get your girlfriend glitter shoes!
Pumps/Booties/Spakles Oh my!
Platform pumps are the way to go for glitter shoes. You will find that most department stores may be out of stock in your size because these shoes are so so popular right now. It's best to buy online so you don't have to fight the crowd and ensure the size, color and style you're looking for. A glitter or sparkly pump will be so festive with a simple black dress or even a pant suit for work. You can really snazzy up the look without going over board. Avoid red glitter pumps as you don't want to look like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. If a full glitter pump is too much for you, opt for a pump that has simple glitter detail to give you just the right amount of sparkle.
Here are all of my favorite Glitter Pumps and Boots. There are just so many that I love!
Sexy Glitter Sandals
Girls, nothing makes you feel sexier than that perfect sandal! Now, when you add glitter, you are calling in your feminine power ladies! The glitter sandals are perfect for warmer weather places this time of year and the trend is sure to last through spring and summer! Choose from stilettos sandals to flip flop style sandals. There is one for every woman on ever occasion!
Here are my favorite Glitter Sandals:
Fabulous Glitter Flats
Another way flats can absolutely be fabulous! Just add some glitter! If you or your friend is more of a comfy flats type girl, then you too can partake in this sparkly trend. Whether they're ballerina glitter flats for the office or with a pair of skinny jeans, or a sparkly flat sandal for the more flirty occasion, there is so much to choose from! If you want to rock the glitter shoes more often with comfort, go for the flats. They are so cute and you can really tap into your inner princess and catch anyone's attention in these! I mean, c'mon there are even Keds Glitter Flats! So much fun!
Here are my favorite Glitter Flats:
So there it is...my top glitter shoes for women. My prayers have been answered with this awesome glitter trend this year and I couldn't be happier. Sure, I may look back and think it's a little over the top. But I am young and fun and my wardrobe and shoe selection should reflect just that. There is plenty of time to go for boring beige or standard black. Celebrate yourself with something that really sparkles!