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Give Your Little Black Dress an Update

June 18, 2014 |

We all know what a staple the LBD—little black dress—is in a woman’s wardrobe.  However, the term doesn’t have to be taken quite so literally—special details can make you stand out in a room yet still remain a closet basic.

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LBDSHEER // Not your ordinary little black dress; sheer paneling gives some unexpected sexiness that stands out among other LBDs.  Wear with these Vince Camuto cage sandals for some edge.

B IS FOR BLUE // Who says an LBD has to be black? We are obsessing over this Nicole Miller cutout dress in a bold blue.  A blue dress can become a staple piece in your wardrobe.  Change it up by layering with a blazer or leather jacket, and tights and booties in the winter.  Our pick for the warm weather? Vince Camuto metallic strappy sandals of course!

LOVE LACE // Off the shoulder and lace is the perfect combination for date night.  Swap out your basic LBD for this pretty Nicole Miller sheath.  This strappy MK heel is sexy and sophisticated for summer.  Girly has never looked so good.

Don’t forget a bag! This MK tile clutch will give your look just enough shine.

 

 

 

 

Five Ways to Wear A Denim Jacket Like A Celebrity

June 17, 2014 |

A denim jacket is a casual staple and should be a practical piece in any guy or gal’s wardrobe and naturally celebrities are always spotted wearing jean jackets with everything from rompers, to colored pants and flowing maxis.  Here are five ways to wear your Hudson Signature Jacket from LeeNewman.com.

1. With A Jumpsuit

Selena Gomez looks ready for anything with a printed jumpsuit, over sized denim jacket and optic white satchel. Get a similar look with this Kenneth Jumpsuit and sleek Michael Kors Sophie Satchel.Get the look selena gomez in denim jacket and one piece pantsuit Read More

2. Over A Print

Alessandro Ambrosio kicked back with a denim jacket paired with a printed romper and laid back espadrille flats. We say throw your jean jacket on with these printed Tribal Sportswear Pants and Vince Camuto espadrille flats.

Get the look Alessandro Ambrosio in a denim jacket with romper

3. With A Colorful Scarf And Maxi Dress

Miranda Kerr shows us that easy style is as easy as one, two, three pairing her denim jacket with a colorful scarf, flowing maxi and leather tote. Check out our spin on the look with a Tommy Bahama scarf, Karen Kane maxi and Kate Spade Henry Lane Emmy Bag.

Get the look Miranda Kerr in denim jacket-maxi dress-and scarf

4. With Colored Pants

Hilary Duff brightened up her moto-inspired jean jacket with cuffed colored jeans and aviator sunnies. Get a similar look with these colored AG jeans and low key Michael Kors Daisy Moc flats.Get the look Hillary Duff in denim jacket-booties-and colored pants

5. White Hot

Get boho-inspired with an airy white frock from Desigual Tenerife maxi dress, top knot and glam make-up to look like January Jones’ latest celebrity siting.

Get the look January Jones in denim jacket and all white dress

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Burn Remedies To Try At Home

June 17, 2014 |

It is summer time, which means many trips to the beach or paradise and laying down under the hot radiant sun for a tan. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of a tan you may get sunburns due to many hours of skin exposure, causing irritation and pain. Sunburns can be unpleasant and painful and may lead to skin cancer if untreated. So here are some remedies to treat sunburns at home.

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Home Remedies:

1)  Aloe Vera

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One of the most common way to treat a burn(s), is by applying aloe gel on it. Studies have shown that it contains healing properties by causing blood vessels to constrict and can heal up to second degree burn. For fast recovery, apply five to six times a day for one week. You can either purchase an aloe plant at your local florist or bottled gel at any drugstore.

 

2) Apply Cool Compress 

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 Soak a wash cloth in cool water and apply directly onto the burnt area until the cloth gets warm. Do not use ice or ice pack. Apply the compress several times a day as needed.

 3) Oatmeal Bath

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Oatmeal has many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, etc. but it also cures several skin disorders. Many take oatmeal baths to treat dry or sensitive skin, poison ivy, eczema, diaper rash, and even sunburn. Take 1/3 to 3/4c of any type of oatmeal and blend them into small pieces. Before jumping into the tub, fill it with luke warm water (make sure it’s not hot) and throw the oatmeal pieces in. Feel free to add lavender, rose, or any type of oil for aromatherapy. Your skin will feel more smooth and the burnt areas will feel less painful to the touch.

 4) Apply Vitamin E Oil

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Vitamin E oil is a natural supplement that encourages the healing process while preventing scarring. It is also good for first degree burns; supports the healing of damaged skin cells. It saturates the skin with antioxidants that combat the free radicals that cause redness and inflammation at the sun burnt layer. Apply a generous amount of oil onto the red region two-three times daily for results.

 

If these remedies don’t seem to work or show results, go see a doctor or a dermatologist. Other than that, don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear sunblock, ladies and gents. Enjoy your summer!

 

Polyvore Contest: How To Wear A Scarf

June 17, 2014 |

A colorful and lightweight scarf is a great way to add some extra style to a casual look. Pair it with your favorite boyfriend jeans and heels or shorts with a white tee, either way a lightweight scarf adds an added dose of spice. Check out the Polyvore fashion sets from one of our recent Polyvore contest where they styled Tommy Bahama and Desigual scarves just the way they would wear them. See our Facebook page for the latest updates on all of our Polyvore contests. Read More

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Quirk It

June 4, 2014 |

Not only is it THE PLAYLIST that helps jumpstart our mornings here at Lee Newman HQ, but it’s also the name of today’s fun blog post. We’ve rounded up a few style tips to add a pop of whimsy to your wardrobe. Get ready to QUIRK IT this weekend!

QUIRK IT peekaboo

 

 

Not ready to go full force into color? Well this is the quirky look that is right up your alley. THE PEEK-A-BOO  is a touch of flair that your wardrobe has been screaming for. Perfect for a night on the town or a fundraising affair. Serious, but not that serious. Did we mention this dress is reversible? Oh the possibilities!

Get THE PEEK-A-BOO Look:
- JOSEPH RIBKOFF Reversible Dress
- Statement Necklace (Try THIS one by DYLANLEX)
- KATE SPADE Holly Street Remi Clutch

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Sometimes your bottom needs a boost. Quirk your way to the weekend in a PUNCHY PANT. With this look, all you need is a bright hue in whatever silhouette suits your fancy. For the rest of the outfit, downplay it with neutral tones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t liven it up with a cool cutout shoulder.

Get the PUNCHY PANT Look:
- ALICE + OLIVIA Cutout Shoulder Chiffon Hem Tee
- TRIBAL Flattten It Pull-On Capri

 

 

 

QUIRK IT - Hair

 

Ready to go all in, head over heels into the quirk pool? Follow the steps of Kylie Jenner with a touch of hue in your ‘do. Whether your read for a semi-permanent solution or just some day time fun these two options are super fun. Now remember dark haired folk, if you want a more permanent color, you might have to bleach your hair out first. Consult your hair stylist before doing it yourself!

OPTION ONE: Hair Chalk (tutorial here)
OPTION TWO: Hair Dye (Call up your favorite salon!)

 

 

 

Where Do You Belong? 6 Fashion Tribes of the Stylish Man

May 29, 2014 |

Boring men’s fashion is a thing of the past, and every stylish man has a certain style that he gravitates towards. Whether he’s laid back with a weekender style or toughens it up with rocker style today’s stylish man is fashion forward and likes to make a statement. Where do you belong in these categories of men’s style? Read More

Rocker style

Where to find him: Hanging with musicians at dive bars or out on his bike when the weather is nice.

Style mantra: The older it gets the better it looks.

Coveted closet items: Vintage (only because you’ve had it for so long) Andrew Marc leather motorcycle jacket and his lived in Wolverine boots.

Style icon: Adam Levine

The Weekender style

Where to find him: At the beach waiting for the next big wave.

Style mantra: Live life like it’s one big weekend….and dress like it too.

Coveted closet items: Hawaiian Tommy Bahama camp shirt and leather slides.

Style icon: Jimmy Buffet

the connoisseur

Where to find him: Critiquing the whiskey selection at the newest cigar bar.

Style mantra: Details make an outfit.

Coveted closet items: The vast array of accessories you’ve collected over the years like veterans pins from around the world or one-of-a-kind tie clips.

Style icon: George Clooney

 

the athlete

Where to find him: Being active; whether on the courts or in the gym.

Style mantra: Confidence is key.

Coveted closet items: A statement making track jacket.

Style icon: Dwayne Wade

The CEO style

Where to find him: Commanding the room’s attention wherever he goes.

Style mantra: A man’s closet isn’t complete without a nicely tailored suit.

Coveted closet items:  An impeccably tailored slick blue suit that fits like a glove and handsome Allen Edmonds oxfords

Style icon: JFK

The hipster style

Where to find him: Festivals where personal style is just as important as the bands playing.

Style mantra: Nothing worth wearing can be found at the mall.

Coveted closet item: Your beard. Definitely your beard and then your distressed John Varvatos boat shoes.

Style icon: Bob Dylan

White Out!

May 21, 2014 |

Thankfully, we’re not living in the 1950′s anymore when media and the fashion elite swore wearing white before Memorial Day was taboo. We’ve been breaking it out all winter long, but as an homage to days gone by we’ve collected our favorites in store right now. We’ve got the inspo and how you can work pull it off all season long. From the office to the boardwalk, don’t forget to WHITE OUT! Read More

 

The Weekender

 

 

 

First up is THE WEEKENDER. The perfect outfit to get you from errands in the day to dinner with the besties at night. Comfortable and sleek, we’re not really sure where you can go wrong. Even swap out the heels for a pair of fashion forward kicks. Breathable and Practical. Now be careful with that Bourdeaux, unless you like to live dangerously with your all white ensemble.

Get THE WEEKENDER Look:
- JOSEPH RIBKOFF Cut Out Top
- TRIBAL Flatten It Jacquard Ankle Pant
- MICHAEL KORS Calder Platform Sandal
**Option!! KATE SPADE Fisher Mesh Sneakers

 

WHITEOUT dubduty

 

 

 

 

Now how to tackle all white at your nine to five. Take notes from pretty lady Reese Witherspoon and choose a sheath dress that has a bit of spunk. She chose some embellishment on the shoulder. We’re going for an understated perforated details and sheer mesh hem. Not only is this look worthy, but it pulls off DOUBLE DUTY for when you have a soiree to attend.

Get THE DOUBLE DUTY Look:
- T TAHARI Fran Dress in White
- MICHAEL KORS Fulton East West Tote
- VINCE CAMUTO Ilario Cork Wedge Heel

When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Limoncello!

March 24, 2014 |

Spring is finally OFFICIALLY here. Although, we don’t think Mother Nature got the memo. Northern winds are blowing and there are still snow storms on the horizon. Maybe we’re a little bitter, but we’re trying to optimistic. We fully believe in this… If Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Limoncello! Read More

How bright and fun and SPRINGY does that look?! Not to mention tasty! The lovely darlings at J. Sorelle shared with us a few ideas of what to do when life gives us lemons. From lemon bread to lemon drops, and of course lemonade. But our favorite treat: Limoncello!

The Recipe via Giada De Laurentiis

10 Lemons
1 750 mL Bottle of Vodka
3 1/2 cups Water
2 1/2 cups Sugar

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use). Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith. Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature.

Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup over the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain the limoncello through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer the limoncello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.

Now we can’t be that sour about this unwelcome chill because it is SPRING and we have way too many goodies to share with you. What kind of goodies? Well, we’ve been working non-stop to keep the shop updated and just added these citrus gems by Kate Spade, so pick them up before they were just a faded memory.

So always remember…