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Last Call For Beards!

by Remington Ready August 18, 2014

 

The Remington Beard Boss contest is coming to end on Friday, August 29th. So get your facial hair looking its finest and post a picture to Twitter or Instagram with #BeardBoss for your chance to win!

 

Then from September 1st-15th we’ll be voting on the top-12 semifinalists who will be eligible for the grand prize trip to the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Portland, OR.

 

Don’t miss out on your chance to win big! Let’s see those beards and moustaches!

Fringe For The Fall

by Erica Zar August 11, 2014

    

  

  

 

 

 

Hello! I’m Erica Zar, the blogger behind Casually Styled, a personal style blog. I am so honored to be a guest blogger today for Remington Ready!


Today I want to share one of the top trends for fall 2014, which actually is a continuation from what we saw this past spring.  Yes, I’m talking about fringe! Fringe has made its way back into fashion in a big and exciting way. We have seen fringe over the years make its mark on western wear and casual wear, everything from boots, jackets and purses, but now it is taking on a new life of its own with pieces that truly make it a fashion statement.


There are so many ways to add fringe to your style without overstating it.  The trick to fringing is to focus on one piece to keep it simple and classy, and treating it as an accessory to what you are wearing.

Here are some great examples to incorporate fringe for that effortless and chic statement:


1.  Fringe Boots – a great way to add an extra splash of pizzazz to a pair of skinny jeans or even a dress! (Boots seen here, currently available by DV by Dolce Vita at Nordstrom)

2. Fringe Purses – let your purse do the talking as the statement piece to compliment your outfit. (Purse seen here, currently available at Target online and in stores).


3. Fringe Necklaces – a hot trend this fall, add a fringe necklace to a plain tank or tee for a subtle but bold statement!  (Necklace seen here, currently available at Forever21 online or in stores).


4. Fringe Jackets – another huge comeback, not just for the Wild West anymore! A great fall piece to add to your week-end wardrobe!


5. Kimono – a personal favorite of mine, the kimono has become a popular cover-up over the past few months – choose one with fringed sleeves and you’ll be ahead of the fashion curve! (Kimono seen here, currently available at Forever21)


6. Formal Wear – Make an entrance with an eye-catching fringe cocktail dress or evening gown that will make you feel sexy and glam!


7. Bathing Suits – Planning a Caribbean vacation or cruise? Swimwear is taking the plunge with fringe this season as well!


8. Vintage Fringe – A trip to your favorite vintage store or maybe mom’s closet will score you a classic fringe piece that will definitely make a statement!
Let’s face it, almost every one of us has owned a fringed piece at one point in our lives and it was always fun to wear!  Bring back some of that fun with this season’s fringe trend!

 

To see more of Erica's fall looks, check out her blog Casually Styled!

Dressing Up Shorts For Summer

by Amy Welch August 1, 2014

 

I typically shy away from shorts, simply because I hate my legs. However, in the North Carolina humidity, sometimes they are a necessary closet staple! I picked this pair up from Loft last summer on sale and I am so glad I did because they are so versatile! I love silk shorts because not only are they super comfortable, but I love the movement of them.
 
These shorts traveled on a dinner date with me, to a summer outdoor concert and to pick flowers with girlfriends. I believe as we get older we need to pick items in our closet that not only make us feel confident, but items that can accompany us on our many adventures in life. These shorts have me reevaluating my hate/love with showing my legs. I know they are in my future much more this summer!
 
What one item in your closet do you find so be most versatile?

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more of Amy, head on over to her blog Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins.

DIY Ombre Manicure

by Danielle Arsenault July 21, 2014

 

Hi there!  I'm Danielle from For the Love of Leopard, a Fashion Blog that chronicles my daily outfits.  I'm so excited to be guest blogging here at Remington Ready.  Today I'm going to show you how to achieve an ombre manicure at home.  And let me tell you, it is as easy as can be!

 

Here's what you'll need:

*  Base coat (I like Gelous - you can get it on Amazon)
*  Bright summer hue (I'm using Essie "I'm Addicted")
*  Any white nail polish
*  Wax paper
*  Bobby pin
*  Fast dry topcoat (my absolute favorite is Seche Vite)

 

1.  First thing you want to do is create the perfect canvas for your nail polish, so give them a quick swipe with nail polish remover to remove any oils so the polish really sticks.

 

2.  Start with a thin coat of your base and allow it to fully dry. 

 

3.  Apply your bright summer hue (in my case, Essie "I'm Addicted") to both of your thumbs.  This is going to be the darkest shade of your manicure.

 

4.  Using the nail brush place about 5-6 drops of your bright hue onto the wax paper.  Then add one drop of your white polish to the bright hue and mix thoroughly using your bobby pin.  You will now have a slightly lighter shade of your bright hue.  Apply to both of your pointer fingers

 

5.  Place another drop of the white polish into the existing polish on the wax paper and mix thoroughly.  This should be two shades lighter than your original color.  Apply to both of your middle fingers.

 

6.  And so on and so forth - keep adding drops of white and mixing into the existing polish, creating a slightly lighter color with each white drop.  You're most likely going to have to do another coat, so just follow the same process as above, with a new batch of color.

 

7.  Finish off with a swipe of fast dry topcoat and enjoy all the compliments you will receive on this mani!

 

To read more of Danielle's beauty and fashion secrets head on over to For the Love of Leopard!

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Men’s Guide To Summer Style

by RemReadyMan July 14, 2014

 

A trip to the beach. A day on the boat. Two things that make you excited to relax and happy to do nothing at all but watch the day pass you by. We hope your time is filled with opportunities to enjoy the peaceful warmth of the summer sun. Check out these essentials for looking stylish and staying comfortable all summer long. 

 

 

Sunglasses: Oakley & Ray-Ban  Fedora: Zara  Hat: Express  Watch: Armitron


Accessories:

 
Protection from the sun is important anytime you go outside. Make sure to have a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes and a hat to guard the rest of your face. Choose the styles that fit you best!
Another good accessory to have is a waterproof watch. You’ll want to keep your cell phone safely put away while at the beach or lake, so wear a trusty watch to keep track of the time and make it back for your evening plans.

 

 

 

Shoes:  Birkentstocks, HaviannaPatagonia 

 

Shoes:

 
Foot protection is key. Wear the right shoes for each occasion, with stylish flip flops for casual settings or sturdier water shoes when you’re active at the beach.

 
 

 

 Striped Tank: Forever 21 Hawaiian Shirt: Oldnavy  Blue T-Shirt: Oldnavy Red T-Shirt: Target

  

Tops:


Staying cool in the summer heat is your main objective. Stick with shirts made of breathable cotton that will wick away sweat and allow an occasional breeze to blow through and cool you down. Tank tops are popular when the weather warms up and there are all sorts of fun patterns and designs to show off your unique style.

 

 

 

Floral Print: Scoop  Solid Grey: Nike (via Kohl's)  Solid Red: Forever 21 Soild Turqoise: Style Bop

 

Swim Trunks:

 
All swim wear is not created equal. For a casual day on the boat, go with a floral pattern or brightly colored trunk to keep pace with a nicer shirt and hat. If you’re having a more active day in the water, shoot for athletic fit trunks that will stay comfortable even when wet.

Meet Our Newest #BeardBoss

by RemReadyMan July 2, 2014

 

Name: Eric Zatchok


Alias: "Beast"


Club: Beards of the Old Northwest


Currently Sporting: Full Beard Natural, Full Beard Freestyle


Titles: President, Beards of the Old Northwest - Cleveland Chapter

 

Age of Beard: 2 years


Reason to Beard: I enjoy wearing a beard because it's how man was intended to look. I truly feel like myself with a beard.


On Being a Boss: Being a Beard Boss requires a great deal of responsibility to always make sure your facial hair looks its absolute best. As a representative of facial hair culture, I've traveled to competitions and charity events throughout the Midwest and Eastern US to help make a difference in local communities and help change the perception and stigma that beards and mustaches have carried for years for the better.

Beach and Pool Essentials

by Kate Austin June 30, 2014

 

 

My name is Kate Austin and I’m so honored to be blogging for Remington Ready today! I’m the blogger behind Just Kate and today I’m sharing my must-haves for the beach or pool.


1. A beach tote or knapsack is essential for carrying everything to and from your sunny destination.  Other key essentials include a pair of flip-flops and a colorful beach towel.


2. While lying out, I love a good read or a fun magazine to browse through. I can get impatient, so entertaining myself is a must. I often put my headphones in and listen to some music or bring a friend to pass time while I’m soaking up those rays!


3. Pamper and protect.


a. A pair of sunglasses and sunscreen is crucial for a day in the sun. I love this sunscreen from Ulta, because it leaves a pleasant smell on your skin after application.

 

b. EOS lip balm is widely popular; however look for their Lemon Drop flavor if you want SPF in your balm.


c. Lastly, the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil is a UV and heat protectant. Perfect for spraying into dry or wet hair for keeping your locks looking healthy. And of course, keeping a hairbrush handy is always a good idea.

 
4. A good suit to make you feel cute and confident is key for making your day in the sun enjoyable. Choose a style that best fits you and own it.

 

For more beauty and fashion advice, head on over to Just Kate!

7 Days Of Braids

by Remington Ready June 23, 2014

 

Summer heat, summer festivals, and summer nights-- no matter what's on your agenda for the season, a braid can make your hairstyle complete. Check out these trendy styles and find one that's right for your summer venue!

 

 

Makeup Trends For The Summer

by Jessica Fay June 10, 2014

 

 

When we think of summer makeup, we think fresh, neutral and natural. That being said—the winged liner look is very in trend right now and just because you want to look natural doesn’t mean you have to cut it out. Today’s tutorial shows you how to keep the skills you have worked so hard to master, as in the wing, but keeping it understated and beautiful! Having such minimal eye shadow actually makes your wing stand out even more! It also tends to look a little bit cleaner! Spice up your neutral look with a bright lip for a pop and your ready to go!

 

For more makeup and fashion advice, head on over to Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby!

 

How To Pick The Perfect Summer Dress

by Remington Ready June 2, 2014

Hello! My name is Jacy Tilton and I'm the blogger behind Love, Lenore. I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Remington Ready today and to be sharing some of my favorite summer dress trends with you! I'm all about breezy dresses in the summertime because a great dress is easy to dress up or down and can be comfortable even when the temperatures rise. While I'm a huge fan of a little black dress, summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright colors and different silhouettes!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 1: Shift Dress
Shift dresses are so fun to style and look chic dressed up with heels and a statement necklace like I've worn mine here, or dressed down with sandals or flats! Wear one in a vibrant color (bright pastels are "in" this season) and you will instantly make a statement. Because my dress was already colorful I chose to pair it with simple but statement-making accessories to really pop against the mint. This classic silhouette won't be going out of style anytime soon and can be worn to anything from casual shopping to a fun summer party!

 

Look 2: Maxi Dress
I love the effortless bohemian look of maxi dresses and that they're a style anyone can wear! In my opinion, maxi dresses are the easiest silhouette to style casually, and as you can see here, I love pairing mine with flat sandals and a simple long necklace for an understated and wearable look.

 

Look 3: Skater Dress
Skater dresses are my absolute favorite silhouette! They're fun and flirty, but super flattering at the same time, which makes them perfect for date night. What I love about skater dresses is that they define the waistline, but float away from the hips. Because of their simple, flattering silhouette, skater dresses are the perfect opportunity to play around with color and prints too. I chose to style mine as a date night look with fun, colorful accessories in my heels and clutch!

 

Fortunately there are so many different dress silhouettes that are in style this season, making it easier than ever to find styles you love and that are flattering on you! Don't forget that dresses can be just as comfortable as shorts and a t-shirt, and remember to play around with color and prints too. Thank you so much for reading, and feel free to swing by my blog Love, Lenore for more outfits and style trends!

 

See more of Jacy's adorable looks over on her blog Love Lenore!