All About Kate. The the lady formerly known as Kate Middleton is taking the world by storm with her fashion choices. If you’re a fan of Kate’s style, you can learn more about her fashion choices and how to steal her style at Duchess of Cambridge Style.
Her recent tour of Canada and America featured some lovely fashions from Alexander McQueen, DvF and, Belle’s Favorite, Erdem. Luckily, FabSugar has a comprehensive slideshow of all her best looks.
Lastly, Jezebel wants to know if the Duchess can single-handedly make nude nylons fashionable again. It seems that since Kate started wearing stockings, per Royal protocol, women in the UK are falling over themselves to buy hose. So will Kate bring Lycra back to America?
Absolutely not. Kate is a princess, not a magician.
Photoshoot Chic. My hero Rebecca Minkoff has gorgeous photo spread on From Me to You showcasing her incredible NYC studio. And if like me you become instantly smitten with the yellow-ostrich flats, you can buy them at ShopBop.
And if you’re still looking for the perfect beach bag or city tote, Minkoff is selling her CFDA “You Can’t Fake Fashion,” studded, canvas bag on eBay. Proceeds from the $150 sale price go to charity.
Staying on Task. For whatever reason, I’ve been having a hard time focusing lately. If you’ve been suffering from a wandering eye while at work, here are some ways to cope.
To combat the noise generated by seven loud people and one copy machine wedged into a 24×14 cubicle farm, I’ve been using a White Noise Generator from Speech Privacy Systems. It’s calming, helps me focus and unlike Pandora, doesn’t break my focus when I need to skip over another Jack Johnson song. (P.S. When is Pandora going to get with the program and start letting you “thumbs down” an artist instead of just a song?)
Since I’m a visually-oriented person, these Task Boxes on Lifehacker are the perfect way to keep my to-do- list from becoming a jumbled mess. Priorities, they’re important.
Think Pink. The Daily Obsession has all the details on O.P.I’s Think Pink collection. These polishes are perfect for the girl who wants variety but likes to stay in her comfort zone.
The Makeup Girl has a review of Borghese’s Fango Brilliante Mud Mask, also pink. Unlike the Active Mud Mask that is meant to detoxify, this mask moisturizes and as luster to tired skin.
Sale Away. The end-of-Summer sales are starting! J.CREW has 30-percent-off all final sale merchandise. Saks is having a consolidation sale on July 14th, online and in-stores. And the Nordstrom Anniversary extravaganza has started its pre-sale.
Ladies, hide your credit cards!
Hello, FICO. Speaking of credit cards, too many people, women especially, don’t know their FICO score. I check my score monthly, and thanks to some diligence and a serious financial-come-to-Jesus, I’ve raised my scored 60 points in the past eight months. That’s right, sixty.
You need to know your score. For a free guide on checking and understanding your FICO score, click here. And if you want some professional assistance, I used myFICO to rebuild my credit.
The tools Suze Orman provides via the site are incredibly helpful. I highly recommend her Platinum Fico Kit ($49.95) to get you started on the road to recovery. With her help and some willpower, you can go from an average score to a great score.
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