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Anchors Away!

by Amy Welch April 14, 2014

 

There is something about stripes that just makes me yearn for summer weather, summer nights and summer clothing. While it’s finally warming up here in NC, it has a long way to go before the crickets start chirping and it’s warm enough for a beach day. Although nautical is typically portrayed with white, red and blue, any type of fun stripe or a pair of white denim always reminds me a little of summertime and anchors.

 

 

 

I love the classic colored look for a nautical inspired outfit, it’s always nice to mix it up a little with different colors like I did with the pink + blue combination. Anything is possible with stripes! Yellow is a color I often mix into the nautical vibe as well- do you ever wonder why we associate certain colors with certain things? Who decides this stuff anyway? 

 

  

 

See more of Amy's looks on her blog, Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins!

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Style Guide: Men's Loafers

by RemReadyMan April 3, 2014

Loafers are back! These preppy shoes have always been a fashion statement, but there's no better time to break out them out than in the spring and summer. Due to the extreme versatility of loafers, you can wear them for just about any and every look you are trying to achieve. You just can’t go wrong!

 

 

Classic:
When you are dressing to impress, the classic leather loafer is the way to go. With all different styles and colors, a leather loafer will always be a go-to when you are in need of finishing off a dressy look. Traditionally, loafers are strictly casual, but they are now taking on a dressier silhouette that makes them work well with any suit. 

 

 

 

Comfort :
Who doesn’t buy their shoes based on comfort?  The more causal and comfortable loafers are, the better. Slip them on with any outfit, and out the door you go. They can be worn with multiple types of outfits, which will make spending a little more cash on one pair of shoes completely worth it.

 

 

 

Edgy :
Feeling daring? Step away from the everyday loafer, and add some pizzazz. Some men feel they need to wear a neutral or basic print shoe at all times. Although, there is nothing wrong with that, it never hurts to throw a little print in the mix every once in a while.

 

 

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Swimsuit Season

by Kristi Stalter March 26, 2014

 

 

 #1- South Beach swimsuit- Savasana Grey Bikini

 
I jumped on the athletic inspired swimwear trend last summer and was glad to see that it is still in the limelight. If you are like me, you have days where you like to be active around the pool or beach.  This suit is made for swimming, playing volleyball or diving into the pool. It will stand out among the feminine cuts and the bold color blocking of the suit is always in style.

 

 

#2- Urban Outfitters- High waist swimsuit


High waist bottoms are back in again this summer. The cut can be flattering on most women and provides a great alternative to a boy-cut bikini bottom. The high waist is slimming in case you are worried about what you had for lunch or about your figure. If you haven’t already, be sure to try this retro trend.

 

 

#3- Robin Piccone- Portrait back one piece suit

 

I am all about modesty and usually prefer a bit more coverage when I go to the beach or pool. There have always been a fair share of one-piece suits but there are so many more high fashioned ones that are being designed.  This one piece suit by Robin Piccone is one of my favorite suits that I have ever owned am all It has a high neckline that ties around the neck and features a low scooped back. It is very flattering and is a great pick if you want something elegant and stylish.

 

 

#4- BP cage cutouts


A cutout one-piece is a great edgy and modesty, especially if you’re not ready to bare it all in a bikini. It has a wearable peekaboo effect while still being a sophisticated swimsuit choice. Pair them with a bare of flat sandals and a simple beach bag and you are ready to go.

 

 

#5-VS bandeau top


It is impossible to talk about swimsuits without mentioning Victoria’s Secret. I’m not going to mention how many swimsuits I have from them but it is probably too many.  I usually end up buying separates and pairing them with tops or bottoms that I already own.  You can mix and match so many different ways and VS almost always has some type of promotion going on so you never have to pay full price!

 

 

See more from Kristi on her blog, The Coral Court!

3 Ways To Style A Floral Kimono

by Ariel Hamilton March 24, 2014

Hey there! My name is Ariel and I'm the face behind AUTEUR ARIEL, a fashion and lifestyle blog. I'm so excited to be guest posting on Remington Ready today!

If there is one trend that I am obsessed with this spring, it's floral kimonos! They're cute, comfy, and brighten up any outfit you wear it with! Here are three different ways you can style a floral kimono this season. If you don't own a floral kimono yet, check out these ones from PacSun and Forever 21! They've got a great variety of them--I want to buy them all!

 

  

Look #1: Boho
Floral fits in perfectly with the style of "boho-chic." I love the way the solid color of the maxi skirt compliments the floral pattern of the kimono. Many boho pieces are very flowy and loose and this kimono fits that description to a T! Also, you can never go wrong with a floral headdress when it comes to boho fashion!

 


 

 

Look #2: Casual
Adding a plain white tee and distressed jeans to a floral kimono definitely dresses the look down. I'm all about being comfortable when it comes to fashion and this outfit screams comfort! This outfit is perfect for going to school, hanging with friends, or simply running errands! It's effortless, but the kimono still gives the look a little pizazz.

 

 

 

Look #3: Dressy
You can never go wrong layering chiffon with chiffon! I'm obsessed with the way the floral kimono pops on this fancy white dress. The kimono already has a great sophisticated look, so making it look "dressy" isn't very hard! Adding a cute pair of heels and a statement necklace makes this outfit perfect for a date night or going to church--or any dressy occasion, really!

 

I love how versatile floral kimonos are! They are definitely an essential when it comes to your spring wardrobe. Feel free to swing by my blog, AUTEUR ARIEL, for more looks and fashion!

Beauty Trends

by Remington Ready March 12, 2014

In the past, thin eyebrows were all the rage. But this season, the thicker the better. There’s no better way for you to channel spring’s return to all things natural than by sporting bold brows! Pointed arches, darkened tones and filled-in effects define the eye without overpowering it.

 

 

 

 

 

Coral lipstick is the new spring and summer lip shade! It’s bright and fresh look leaves a polished look that flatters all complexions and offers a juicy pop of color. Coral lipstick suits perfectly to nearly all skin tone’s. However, the key on applying full makeup with coral lipstick relies on simplicity. Don't over do it! 

 

 

 

 

 

Liven up any everyday ensemble with a heavy hand of liner, and you're sure to be the center of attention. When you're rocking dramatic eye makeup during the day, be sure to balance it with other natural makeup. When going from day to night, add even more finesse to your fab eyeliner with a sweep of shimmery shadow, and now you're set!

 

 

 

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Suited Up For Spring

by RemReadyMan March 7, 2014

Whether you're an office guy who needs to look put together on an everyday basis, or a creative type who dresses up because you simply enjoy it, the suit is a great place to start. Adding a patterned dress shirt, tie, or funky cuff links are great ways to express your own personal style. Get the basics down and then you can lose yourself in perfecting the details.

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s start with the suit. First and foremost, it is all about the fit. It doesn't matter what kind of suit you're investing in, whether its $100 or $1,000, it just needs to fit. We've seen plenty of guys who've bought the most expensive suit and let it hang off them, and we've seen men in cheap but well-tailored suits that look like a million bucks! Bottom line is, the suit must fit right, or else there is no point in wearing it.

 

 

 

             1. Kohl's     2. J.Crew   3. StyleSight  4. J.Crew  5. J.Crew

 

Once you find the perfect tailored suit, adding the accessories is a great way to express your own personal style. You can easily spice up a solid grey suit with all of the accessories they have to offer. Instead of pairing your suit with a solid dress shirt, play around with mixing patterns. Stripes and checks that are held together by the same basic color can work just fine together. Before going out and purchasing new pieces, experiment with what you have in your closet. You may be surprised with what works once you start exploring the possibilities!

 

 

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How To Create The Perfect Natural Waves

by Jessica Fay March 3, 2014

 

As a hairstylist for 7+ years I have tried almost every curling iron and wand out there at least once! The Tear Drop Remington Iron has completely blown me away! I closed-mindedly thought that my curls would turn out the same from this wand, as they do most other wands, but thankfully I was very wrong! They had such a beachy and textured effect to them, I absolutely loved it! They steps to achieve this look are as followed:

 

What you will need:

 

Tear Drop Remington Wand

Boar Bristle Brush

Teasing Brush (optional)

Small clips

 

 

1. Spray a heat protectant all over hair and brush out any product left from the day before.

2. Take the Remington Teardrop Wand to begin curling. Make sure to use glove, to avoid burns. Start in the front of your face and curl one inch sections away from your face.

3. Catch curl as you remove it from the wand in gloved hand and roll back up to your scalp.Use a small clip to secure it in the roll to your scalp until it is completely cool.

4. Remove the pins and brush out the curls with a boar bristle brush.

5. Place your hair where you want it to stay and spray with a medium to strong hold hairspray.

6. Go outside with your beachy curls and enjoy the warm sunshine!

 

 

You can see more from Jessica on her blog, Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby

Trend Alert!

by Remington Ready February 24, 2014

With the Winter Olympics coming to an end, companies are teaming up with different countries to support their favorite teams. Instead of a traditional t-shirt with your team’s name on it, many brands took a sophisticated approach to outfitting the teams. Companies like Ralph Lauren, Nike, North Face, and Lacoste are just a few of the popular names that are keeping athletes and fans not only warm this Olympic season, but in style as well!

 

 

 

1 Sweater, 3 Ways

by Jacy Tilton February 17, 2014

 

I picked up this great oversized cardigan from H&M for under $30, and I've already worn it so many times.

 

 

 One of my favorite styling tricks is to mix dressy and casual pieces to create a unique and unexpected outfit! Here I wore a trendy graphic tee tucked into a [faux] leather skirt, and topped off the look with my sweater to keep it more casual (and warmer). Accessories like my statement necklace are a great way to add color to the basic, neutral pieces in your wardrobe!

 

 

  

 

 An oversized cardigan is classic when styled with jeans and a tee or tank top. This look is so easy to throw on for errands on the weekend, and is comfortable and cute too! In this case, I paired my sweater with lightly distressed boyfriend jeans and a tucked in tee. I added interest to these more basic items by mixing in subtle prints. Leopard is a neutral print, which makes it easy to style with virtually any color, and a striped piece like my scarf is simple enough to pair with other prints and colors.

 

 

On cold, dreary days, I'm all about putting together a comfy-chic outfit! A long, lightweight top or sweater is perfect to wear with leggings, and in this case I layered my two lighter-weight sweaters together for a warm and comfortable outfit. I added some fun accents to my look with my trendy over-the-knee boots, and a burgundy scarf. Scarves are probably my very favorite accessory because they can instantly add interest to your outfit through color, pattern and/or texture!

 

 

See more from Jacy on her blog, Love Lenore

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Create Soft Larger Than Life Curls

by Remington Ready February 10, 2014

 

Introducing … Remington’s Ultimate Stylist Big and Bouncy Air Styler!


The Big and Bouncy Air Styler is one of a kind. With its unique design, you can create sexy, soft curls. Complete with three jumbo rollers and three large rollers, simply apply these self-gripping models up sectioned strands of hair, turn on the styler with controlled airflow, and remove them to get larger-than-life curls.

 

With multiple speed and heat settings, and a unique cool shot to set hair and reduce frizz, touchable tresses are just seconds away!