Blouses that look fabulous with a pair of basic black pants!

December 21, 2016

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When it comes to office style, a pair of black trousers will always be a wardrobe staple. They are classic and simple and look fabulous when worn with a great pair shoes, a great bag, a watch, or the right jewelry. Black is one of the easiest colors to match. No matter how many times you’ve worn them, you can instantly change up the look by putting on a new top.

HERE ARE SOME GREAT TOPS TO MIX AND MATCH
WITH BLACK BOTTOMS!

Bright jeweled tone blouses look best. Colors such as ruby red, sapphire blue and emerald green really stand out and look super sophisticated. Stay away from wearing a pastel shirt with a pair of black pants. Pastels are subdued and black pants tend to wash out the color.

colorful-blousesCalvin Klein Plus Size Knit Cowl-Neck Top from Macy’s
Antthony “Decked in Comfort” 3/4-Sleeve Ruffle Top from HSN
Biltmore Bodysuit from Fashion to Figure

Patterned tops create instant visual interest, making them an easy way to add drama to an outfit. They add punch to a look when a solid feels blah. Bold patterned shirts really pop if your pants are basic and in need of some fashion umph.

patterned-topsAntthony “City Night” Printed 3/4-Sleeve Top from HSN
Hatley Pleated Neckline Blouse from Zappos
Antthony “Sassymama” Printed Chiffon Shirt with Tank from HSN

Have you taken a shine to metallic for the holiday season? Same here. Don’t be afraid to go casual with metallic tops. They can elevate a weekend look without making you look like you tried too hard. And don’t limit yourself to gold and silver. Primary colors come in metallic sheens too, plus there is always copper and bronze! Get merry and bright in these glitzy looks.

casual-metallic-blousesNine West® Tie-Neck Charmeuse Blouse from Bon-Ton
Alex Evenings Portrait Collar Blouse from Dillards
Sequined blouse from H&M

Finding the perfect pair of black pants can be as difficult as shopping for a good pair of jeans. There are so many brands and silhouettes to choose from and you need to find the right fit for your frame. Don’t be afraid to try on multiple styles until you find the one that is right for you. Then, when you do, drop some extra cash. These are wardrobe power players that can be re-worn and restyled time and time again.

HERE ARE SOME TROUSERS SHAPES FOR EVERY SIZE WOMAN!

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Skinny Jeans – A skinny leg trouser is ultra flattering, not matter your size. It masks any unwanted weight by pulling everything in, but make sure they aren’t too tight, both for comfort and because you don’t want to create unwanted muffin tops!

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High Waist – These trousers accentuate your waist and shows off your backside. Try them on to make sure there is a little room. The eye should flow from the waist to the hem. These are great for a button-front blouse to wear to the office.

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Straight Leg – This is an everyday pant that is ideal for work or the weekends. The tapered leg pairs equally well with pumps, sandals, sneakers and flats. Choose a pair with a close fit, but again, no too tight. The hem should hit just above or below the ankle.

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Wide Leg – This cut shows off your shape by elongating your legs and accentuating your waist. Find a pair that just grazes the ground when you are wearing heels. You may need to have these pants tailored to ensure a custom fit.

You work hard, so every now and then give yourself a reward to help you feel rejuvenated and look as good on the outside as you feel inside. Treat yourself to a new blouse or pair of timeless trousers that flatters your figure and enjoy the compliments that follow.

If you haven’t already finished your holiday shopping, go online to HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com to find my Anthony designs online anytime 24/7. Each of them come in petite, missy and plus sizes, so there is something for every woman.

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Glam up your look this holiday!

December 7, 2016

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The holiday season is underway and many women have already put up their decorations and started gift shopping. Remember amid the traditional celebration preparation to take some time out for you. Tis the season for gorgeous fashions, hair, makeup and nail art, and holiday parties are the perfect time to be a little extra festive — especially when it comes to your style. Whether you’re headed to an office get-together or a black-tie ball, it’s time to dust off your sparkly dress and glam up your beauty routine!

Here’s to 22 more years being part of your lives and wardrobes!

HERE ARE SOME HOLIDAY INSPIRATIONS TO HELP YOU
SHINE THIS SEASON!

 

 

There’s a reason we love tinsel on Christmas trees and strings of lights around our homes: They make everything glow. The same is true for highlighting makeup. Sweep a glittering powder over your cheekbones, below your brow bone and on the inner corner of your eyes for a little shimmer this season.

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Chocolate not only is the yummiest treat of the season but also a sweet alternative to red lipstick. Try some matte browns for a more sophisticated look or reach for lipstick with mauve or reddish undertones. It will take your holiday glam up a notch!

 

You can do red and green eye shadow and not be mistaken for one of Santa’s elves. Add in a bit of metallic pencil for a more dramatic holiday look. When it comes to shimmer, just be careful not to overdo it. A little shine is more than welcome, but there is a fine line between bold and vulgar.

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Are you looking for something simple to do to get you in the Christmas spirit? Try this fancy holiday manicure idea to dress up your nails. Not only is it festive and glittery, but it will match a variety of outfits for full season wear. Every time you use your hands you’ll be reminded of the season.

 

 

Maybe you want some nail art that will last into winter. An enhanced French manicure with glitter tips and snowflake designs is perfect. This is a subtle look that hints to the season in a sophisticated way!

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Holiday hair doesn’t have to involve sparkly pins and headbands, but that can be half the fun. For a quick shopping trip or ugly sweater cocktail hour, try a simple ribbon to hint to the holidays.

 

 

 

For a more formal affair, try adding some bling to really get into the spirit of the party. From braids to curls to pretty twists, have fun and try a different hairstyle for each of the holiday parties you attend this year!

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Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Sunday, December 18th when I will be live and talking to you about my latest collection. If you need something to keep you warm this fall, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

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Spectacular holiday sweets you can make in minutes!

December 2, 2016

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Whether you are getting ready for a cookie exchange, putting together gifts for friends, neighbors or co-workers, or just setting out snacks for holiday entertaining, there is something really special about homemade treats and snacks for the holidays.

However, creating these temptations doesn’t have to take up all of your valuable time. After all, the holidays are about spending time with your friends and family — not slaving away in the kitchen all day.

HERE ARE SOME HOLIDAY DISHES GORGEOUS ENOUGH TO SHARE,
BUT SIMPLE ENOUGH TO WHIP UP QUICKLY!

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Strawberry Santas
It doesn’t get much sweeter than these adorable strawberry Santas made with cream cheese frosting. They are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season, and take less than 20 minutes to prepare.

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Pumpkin Pie Bars
It’s the season of pumpkin everything, and these bars are the perfect dessert for potlucks and parties! They have all of the spice and warmth of classic pumpkin pie, but come in small bite size servings. They are a nice break from the endless sugar cookies found this season.

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Peppermint Bark
This is one of the quickest and most delicious holiday candies you can make. Not only does it look pretty, but also is absolutely delicious. Make it for a holiday gift giving, or for some festive snacking, in your favorite holiday shape.

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Raspberry Truffles
These simple 5-ingredient truffles will make your mouth water and are as easy to make, as they look beautiful. The wonderfully rich flavors of deep chocolate and luscious raspberries are the perfect holiday combination for some natural sweetness.

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Fat Mints
If you’re going to eat cookies during the holidays, make sure they are Santa-worthy! These mint sandwiches are so good; they are basically a gift in themselves. They will be a hit at your holiday party and are a fun twist for a winter treat.

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Peppermint Eggnog
This minty, pink and beautiful drink is the perfect Christmas mocktail for kids and adults. It so sweet, it is almost more of a dessert than a beverage. It is a delicious twist on a classic holiday drink, plus you don’t need to blow on it to cool it down first.

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LIVE ON HSN
Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Sunday, December 18th when I will be live and talking to you about my latest collection. If you need something to keep you warm this fall, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

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It’s time to deck your halls, in style!

November 23, 2016

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Whether you live in a small space or a large home, go big with the seasonal cheer this year. Festive decorations get everyone into the holiday spirit and you’ll find yourself feeling a little extra comfort and joy when you are surrounded with style. Whether you are a traditionalist, a minimalist, or an over-the-top mismatched decorator, you can capture the magic of the holiday with rich colors, glittering lights, and simple statement pieces that perfectly reflect you.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO BRING CHEER TO YOUR HOME THIS HOLIDAY!

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Ornaments
Add some color to your tabletop by displaying your prettiest ornaments where people can see them. Putting small bulbs in a glass vase looks festive and fun, and you can start a new tradition where guests add an ornament or two to your tree before they leave.

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Pillows
An easy decor upgrade is to swap out your normal throw pillows for holiday-themed ones. Or use your special DIY skills to wrap them in a beautiful ribbon to add a festive flair. Your room will feel fresh and you’ll be ready to celebrate in style.

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Bookcase
It may be easy to overlook bookcases, but with a roll or two of wrapping paper, your room can get a graphic jolt. Cover your hardbacks with affordable gift-wrap to match your holiday decorations. It’s a small project that will bring the holiday to all corners of the room.

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Wreath
Get cheery with your entryway and be welcomed by holiday charm every time you come home. A wreath and ribbon has just enough foliage to transform your room and usher in the season. This is especially great for the minimalist decorator.

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Gifts
Make your wrapping paper the decor. You took the time to make a lovely package for the special person in your life, so why not use that beauty in your home until it is time to give them away? Place them under the tree or in a wicker basket and your space will get an instant holiday vibe.

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Paper Trees
We all have pretty scraps of paper laying around that we keep for special projects. Turn those bits of paper into dainty, paper trees. Let your crafty side free and decorate hallways, doorknobs or windows with these fun, holiday origami creations.

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Aroma
Last but not least, be sure to fill your home with holiday aromas for a winter wonderland for your nose. Oranges and cranberries simmering on the stove is great, or you can buy cinnamon scented pine cones to place near the fireplace. Let the smells of the season fill your home this year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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LIVE ON HSN
Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN this week on Saturday, November 26th when I will share my latest collection – live! If you are looking for something to wear this holiday season, or for a gift for the women in your life, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

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Celebrity Stylists – meet their glam team!

November 16, 2016

The life of a celebrity stylist sounds glamorous: fancy parties, an endless stream of brand name samples, hobnobbing with some of the most fascinating women in Hollywood, and being on the forefront of fashion trends. Sure, top stylists can earn in the high three-figures for a day of work during the awards show season, but the pressure to get it right is enormous.

As a stylist, you have to both be ahead of the curve and perennially focused on the next red carpet to be successful. Not to mention, actresses have strong opinions, insecurities and colorful personalities, just like any woman. Those are a few of the considerations that come into play when celebrity stylists start creating a look for their public appearances. It takes a keen eye for fashion, a passion for creativity, and a relentless work ethic to be a celebrity stylist.

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP CELEBRITY STYLISTS WHO WORK AT
THE HIGH-STAKES INTERSECTION OF FAME AND FASHION!

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Elizabeth Stewart

Clients: Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Julia Roberts, Amanda Seyfried

Elizabeth is best known for her high-concept shoots that bring together the glitz and glamor of Hollywood stars with the creativity and imagination of fashion editorials.

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Erin Walsh

Clients: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig

Walsh has a knack for finding the delicate balance in contradiction (what she calls the “odd bird” looks) that keeps her clients ahead of the curve and is constantly bringing an element of surprise.

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Leslie Fremar

Clients: Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson

Fremar is known for her sophisticated, discerning and impeccable eye. Her work is recognizable because it’s always very clean and sharp. For her, fashion is art.

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Kate Young

Clients: Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams

Young’s approach to celebrity styling is to put the wearer’s needs first – make everyone look like themselves. Her looks are clean, cool and collected and comfort is always in mind.

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Micaela Erlanger

Clients: Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, John Boyega, Hilary Swank

A self-proclaimed “vintage-a-holic, and glamour girl,” the hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and mix of beauty and whimsy.

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Petra Flannery

Clients: Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, John Boyega, Hilary Swank

Clients: Daisy Ridley, Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Amy Adams, Gwen Stefani, Carey Mulligan

Flannery approach is straightforward and open, but her reputation is for her playful choices with a fashion edge. She’s best known for her bold statement ensembles.

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Celebrity fashion stylists are responsible for forecasting trends, identifying designers, and understanding clothing design and textiles. A typical week may consist of selecting the clothing for editorial features, advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, or any public appearance for their clients.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A STYLIST? HERE ARE A FEW TIPS:

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Take some courses in fashion design. Look for classes that cover topics including fashion forecasting, clothing and accessory design, color theory and business practices. These courses teach important career skills, such as researching design styles, blending fashions, selecting fabrics, and marketing new looks.

 

 

Get some industry experience. Most professionals in the fashion design industry learn about the business through internships or entry-level positions with professional stylists, designers, or fashion retailers. This real-world training is invaluable in networking with other industry professionals and learning the skills necessary to be successful.

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Build a portfolio. Portfolios are used as a way to impress and attract potential clients. Celebrity stylist portfolios include pictures of past clients, but you can also collect some of your favorite online social looks that you put together for yourself and friends. The key is to show your style and highlight your talent, in whichever way makes most sense for you.

 

 

Keep up with style trends. The celebrity fashion industry is highly influenced by changes in the economy, politics and technology, and celebrity stylists must stay on top of these changing trends to dress clients in the latest styles. Conduct research, go out on the town, shop, and always be bold and forward in your thinking and how you dress.

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And don’t forget, stylists have help. Other industry professionals are on-hand to handle hair, makeup, skincare and nutrition. Each are all essential to a celebrity looking their best. Together, the glam team and the stylists, bring a look to life that will be talked about for years to come.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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LIVE ON HSN
Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Saturday, November 26th when I will be live and talking to you about my latest collection. If you need something to keep you warm this fall, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

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Pamper Yourself Today – You Deserve It!

November 9, 2016

Every now and then, don’t you want to escape from your daily routine and the busyness of everyday life? If your day consists of crazy deadlines, a cranky boss, and a mind-numbing commute, you probably feel run down, stressed out, depleted, or like you need a kick-start to reinvigorate your senses. In order to get your life back in balance, it may be time to put yourself first for a change. It doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming, but taking care of yourself is critical if you want to maintain a sense of sanity.

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The best way to relieve stress is to chuck your to-do list and check out for a while. Focus on your needs, from wake-up to lights-out, until you are refreshed, emotionally recharged, and ready to dive back in. If you can’t do that, at least take an hour or two for some self-care.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO HELP YOU RELAX AND SPOIL YOURSELF!

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Spa Day
Picture a calm, tranquil environment. Soft, harmonious music is playing through discrete speakers. Flickering candles light the space with a romantic glow, emitting such a delightfully fragrant smell that you’re tempted to linger a bit longer. If you can, escape for a few hours, or the full day, for some professional pampering.

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Chocolate
Scope out your neighborhood for a gourmet chocolate shop and treat yourself to three (or four or five) luscious truffles. Make sure you eat them slowly, savoring the flavors; make the experience last. If you’re not into chocolate, try a glass of wine, your favorite meal or a new restaurant that is on your wish list.

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Soak in a Hot Tub
What could be more relaxing than submerging yourself in a warm bubble bath and escaping into a good book? Add some essential oils (lavender, chamomile and mint are especially lovely), dim the lights, light a candle, close your eyes, and give yourself a full hour to unwind.

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Relax with Meditation
Pamper yourself every day through meditation. Meditation helps you relax, and it also has a number of other health benefits. It can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and help build self-confidence. For some quick peace of mind, pause in your day and focus on your breathing.

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Flowers
Buy yourself a fresh bouquet of flowers to display in your home. It’s a little way to treat yourself while also adding color to your surroundings. Take a literal moment each day to stop and smell the roses in your life and connect to nature.

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Shopping
You’ve probably experienced a little shop therapy every now and then, but one thing that often gets neglected, which can make you feel feminine and confident. is new underthings. Toss out all your raggedy, stretched-out underwear and get some sexy new ones for an instant mood boost.

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Power Nap
If you need a quick recharge, don’t rely on caffeine or other stimulants. Take a quick nap to restore your mental alertness and combat fatigue. You can get incredible benefits from 15 to 20 minutes of napping. A quick siesta is better than a cup of Joe and will stave on any crankiness.

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Nature
For true pampering, as much of your day as possible should be an escape from the regular routine of your life. Consider finding ways to get outside to enjoy the escape that nature can offer. Exercise and fresh air can help rejuvenate you, and can provide you with a chance to reflect.

 

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Start your holiday shopping now!

November 2, 2016

We are on the cusp of the wonderful season when retailers start offering an endless line of sales between now and the end of the year. While gift giving can be a blast, holiday shopping in the midst of other seasonal activities can take a toll on your sanity, and your wallet. Don’t let shopping cloud the magic of the holiday season. Do it early and beat the last minute madness! By getting it out of the way early your holiday season will be a little—or a lot—less stressful. And as a bonus, you will miss those crowded stores, long lines and grouchy shoppers.

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Shopping early can also be beneficial in keeping a budget, since it allows you to spread out the expense of buying presents throughout the year. Plus, you won’t have to scramble to get things delivered by Christmas, which lets you take advantage of free shipping offers. Before you get started, here a few tips to stay on-track.

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Know who you are buying gifts for. That’s right, make a list and check it twice (sound familiar?). Whether you are someone who shops only for family, or your gift giving extends to neighbors and co-workers, know who you have to buy for before you start your shopping.

Set a budget. If you are finding good deals you may be tempted to keep swiping that credit card. A good rule of thumb is to put some budget parameters together before you start so you don’t overspend and end up in holiday debt.

Decide on what sort of gift matches each person on your list. This is the fun part where you get to brainstorm. Give yourself the flexibility to pivot as necessary, but having something in mind will keep you from giving mindless tchotchkes and can give you direction on which sites to shop first.

Have a schedule. Similar to having a budget, give yourself a cutoff date so you can focus the last few weeks on enjoying the season. Whenever you’re out and about, always check the clearance rack. By constantly looking for a deal, you’ll run across gifts for the loved ones in your life.

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Get a head start and check out these web resources for the best deals!

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dealnews This is a great resource as they do all the hard work, which is actually finding the deals, and their readers capitalize. Be sure to check it first thing in the morning, otherwise the really good deals are gone.

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Slickdeals is an online forum for frugal people — who better to trust. You can find trending deals from all over the net, often before they are even posted on other sites.

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Retailmenot has great deals on the hottest products. You can get discounts with coupon and promo codes for thousands of online stores or save in-store with printable coupons.

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Money Savings Expert posts discounts and deals on their Vouchers, Hot Bargains and Sales pages. Aside from that they also have calculator tools and informative articles to help you save money.

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Oh, and don’t forget to start looking for liquor and soft drink sales at least one month ahead. These are items you can stock up on well ahead of the rush. Bevmo has deals throughout the year that will save you big during the holidays.

 

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Easy and Fun Halloween Costumes!

October 19, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for the perfect costume to mix and mingle on the scariest night of the year with your creative friends. Whether you’re aiming to be scary, funny or ironic, keep in mind you don’t have to spend three hours doing your makeup or hundreds of dollars on what to wear to slay this Halloween. Ghosts and demons are scary, the price tag of your costume should not be. Besides every fashionista knows it is more fun to make your own unique costume rather than pick one up off the shelf.

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HERE ARE SOME SHOCKINGLY GOOD IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN!

SHOP YOUR CLOSET
Dressing up is one of the best things about Halloween, but before you head out to the store, shop your closet first. You probably have a number of pieces that will make a great ready-made costume, then simply add a few great items from a thrift store or craft store, put on a little makeup, and there you go! Check out these easily recognizable character ideas that are feminine, fun and totally doable with the right pieces from your wardrobe.

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GET YOUR “PUNNY” ON
If you want to do something smart, a little tongue-in-cheek, and totally different than everyone else, you have to go with a pun costume. You may roll your eyes every time you see one, but admit it — you kinda love them. And so does everyone else. This approach is especially great for the woman who doesn’t like to dress up, but wants to join in the pun.

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GIVE THEM A FRIGHT
Horror costumes for women range anywhere from classic monster outfits, and sexy gothic costumes to popular horror costumes from TV and movies. Scaring the crap out of your friends is the essence of Halloween. So if you are the type of woman who wants to go a bit darker this holiday, wear something that will give them the chills.

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Whatever kind of costumes you will wear this Halloween; remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Be original, and put together your own masterpiece based on your personality, your body type and your mood. Oh, and don’t forget to dress up your little critter so they can join in the fun. Happy haunting!

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Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Sunday, October 30th when I will be live and talking to you about my latest collection. If you need something to keep you warm this fall, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

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Great style starts with a solid foundation

October 5, 2016

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Shapewear is every woman’s best friend and your secret weapon for disguising any lumps and bumps. You don’t have to wear something that’s going to completely change your figure, but there are ways to enhance your silhouette and smooth, lift and flatten it in all the right places. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, sometimes the only way to look truly polished is to put something sleek on underneath.

HERE ARE SOME FOUNDATION WEAR OPTIONS THAT ADDRESS
SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS FOR WOMEN!

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The “Pooch”
For women who don’t love their tummies but want to show off their killer legs, try a hi-waist shape brief. It tightens the belly area without constricting the thighs.

Buy it: Sensational Smoothing Hi-Waist Shape Brief from Wacoal, $48

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“Chub Rub”
To prevent chafing, and eliminate the skin irritation between your legs, without feeling like you’re wearing bulky shapewear, bottom-half only options are the way to go.

Buy it: Featherlight Control Short from Commando, $54

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The “Muffin Top”
If you’re looking to smooth pesky muffin tops, it’s best to wear a shaping tank. This is a hybrid of a shaping camisole and bra, which smooths out your entire back and lifts your breasts, all in one piece.

Buy it: Tankee Long from Shapeez, $89

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The “Spare Tire”
The trick to creating a slim waist while still being able to breath is an open-bust shaper. It tightens the areas you want, but won’t flatten your chest.

Slimplicity Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit from Spanx, $84

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The “Flat Bum”
To give your butt a boost, consider wearing a butt bra which underwear designed to shape, lift, and tone your derriere using strategic padding and fabric.

Buy It: Magic Benefit Butt Lifter Padded Panty from Leonisa, $30

HERE ARE SOME FOUNDATION WEAR OPTIONS THAT ADDRESS
SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS FOR WOMEN!

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1. Don’t try to size down, that only causes bulges, discomfort, and can make you look bigger. Go to a store and try on shapewear pieces to see what fits best on you. Sit down and walk around while you wear it to make sure that you feel comfortable and that the piece stays in place.

2. The higher the nylon content, the more a garment will alter your shape. Feel the fabric and if it’s lightweight and slips through your hands, it’s designed to smooth out targeted spots on your figure. Heavier pieces have compression zones that will suck and tuck your body into shape.

3. Don’t wear them with tights. Putting nylon blends next to each other will cause your tights to shift to the side, and it creates an extra layer in the thigh region causing seams to show through your clothes. That defeats the purpose!

4. Consider the temperature. Shapewear is typically made of nylon and spandex fabrics that don’t breathe. That’s fine in colder climates where you want to retain body heat, but in the warmer months, or more temperate climates, it makes you more prone to sweat. Several brands sell summer shapewear, lighter versions of their original products, designed with breathability in mind.

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The right bra will only make you look thinner, but it can help you feel more confident in your skin. Many are breathable, provide coverage and have a natural shape that feels great to wear and gives a seamless, natural shape under any outfit.

The key to shopping for a bra is getting the right fit. An ill-fitting bra is not only uncomfortable, if it’s too tight, your breasts pillow out, and if it’s too loose, it will leave a gap between your bra and your breasts. While it is recommended to visit a department store or boutique once a year that offers expert fittings, if you are going it on your own, focus on these four criteria: how the cups fit; whether the front band touches the sternum; the shape of the underwire; and the length of the straps.

HERE ARE 4 BRA TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOU LOOK YOUR BEST!

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Try on more than one size.
There’s no standard fit among bra manufacturers, so the size you buy can vary by brand and cut. Don’t get hung up on a letter or number, go for comfort.

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Try different brands.
Try on different designers to see which one accommodates your size and body type best. No one brand fits all. You’ll know it’s the right fit when your breasts are separated, supported, and lifted up and away from the rib cage.

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Don’t put up with pain.
Your bra should not hurt you. If the wire is digging into your flesh it is because your cup size is too small. The wire needs to be completely around the breast. If it’s not, go down one band size and up one cup size to get more comfortable.

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Know the different styles.
Different bra styles can create varying effects. A demi lifts and separates; a push-up enlarges and lifts; plunge is best for lower-cut tops; and full coverage is ideal for high cut necklines.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE ON HSN
Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Sunday, October 30th when I will be live and talking to you about my latest collection. If you need something to keep you warm this fall, remember you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman.

Sunday October 30th
6am -7am
7am-8am
2pm-3pm
4pm-5pm

 

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Fashionable London!

September 22, 2016

London is a bustling metropolis, which attracts artists, designers and some of the world’s biggest trendsetters who epitomize the latest style choices. No visit to London would be complete without a shopping day (or three) and some pre-shopping people watching to gauge the latest trends in women’s clothing.

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While cities like New York and Paris are often filled with all-black-everything outfits and a less-is-more approach to style, London is where women look like they genuinely have fun getting dressed in the morning. The street style is the kind of cool that pairs a colorfully checkered suit with Converse, a hoodie with pleated skirt, a dramatic coat with a contrasting bag, and pulls it off like it was a no-brainer.

HERE ARE SOME LOOKS FROM THE STREETS OF THE FALL 2016
LONDON FASHION WEEK!

Find some new wardrobe inspiration in these street style pictures and then try out your own fresh look. Whether whacky or sophisticated, colorful or neutral, there is something flattering for every woman to wear this fall.

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This is an example of a really sassy way to wear an oversized turtleneck this fall. Paired with leather skirt and a matching bag, it looks warm, sophisticated and feminine. Add a great pair of boots and you are set for a day at the office or a date with your significant other.

 

 

Have a little fun with color to beat the grey skies this winter! This bold, orange coat is not only practical, but it is full of confidence and style. Pair it with some cropped pants or a skirt for a look that is sure to turn heads (in only the best ways). Wear it to work, to grab coffee with friends, or on your way to the theater.

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Silver skirts with cropped leather jackets were spotted on several occasions outside London Fashion Week. This is a fun, flirty look that is both whimsical and fashion-forward in a more neutral way. Wear it with a hat or wrapped scarf, and don’t forget an oversized bag to match. Outside of the metallic skirt, you probably have most of the pieces already in your wardrobe waiting to be repurposed in a stylish way.

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If you are going to wear a blazer, try adding some flashy details. This red leather jacket with blue starbursts is expertly paired with pinstriped pants and a graphic tee for a look that is both professional and casual at the same time. Perfect for day-to-night and back again.

 

 

Combine bell bottom jeans with a feminine necktie and you will be looking on-point in no time. While the pieces individually are casual, together they look super chic, warm and highly flattering. Pair them with some boots and a tailored jacket and you are ready to go out on the town.

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To keep the inspiration going, here are a few other pieces to keep in mind as you hit the streets to go shopping for your key fall pieces. Remember: color, texture, new or vintage, anything goes, so get creative!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE ON QVCUK
Mark your calendar and tune-in to QVCUK on Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th when I will be live from London sharing my latest fashions and tips for fall dressing. Remember, you can also shop Antthony designs online at QVCUK.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7, and all of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something for every woman.

Thursday, October 6th
11:00pm – 12:00am

Friday, October 7th
10:00am – 11:00am
5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

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