5 SMASHING COCKTAILS
5 SMASHING COCKTAILS

1. BRUNCH BRAMBLE 1 1/2 oz gin3/4 oz creme de mûre blackberry liqueur1 1/2 tablespoons apricot rosemary jam from The Jam Lab (or other stone fruit jam)1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt1/2 oz lemon juiceblackberries + lemon slice, garnish 2. PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITA...

5 Easy Tips to Protect Your Skin
5 Easy Tips to Protect Your Skin

1. SUNBLOCK In this day in age, sunblock is a must. This is coming from a born and raised Southern Californian Santa Barbara sun worshipper. I don't disagree that the feeling of warm sunshine on your skin is hard to beat. So, if you are like me and refuse to not enjoy...

5 Tips for Polished Hair
5 Tips for Polished Hair

Let's get real. For some of us, just literally washing our hair is a great feet. Not all of us, have the time, lifestyle, or currency to invest in a professional blow out. Spending a few extra minutes in the morning can make all the difference.  You...

7 Reasons Why to Wear a Belt
7 Reasons Why to Wear a Belt

1. Belts are good for breaking up solid colors to create shape.2. Belts are a way to express your personal style.3. Belts are a great way to bring your look together and tie in other accessories.4. Belts can add color and brighten up an outfit.5. Belts bring a classic...

How to Style a Dress
How to Style a Dress

How to Style a Dress How to wear a dress is probably my most challenging styling advice. Mostly because, I myself, do not wear dresses. I admire dresses, I buy dresses, and I dream about where I am wearing dresses, yet they never seem to make their way into my daily...

Transform Your Outfit to Holiday with These 12 Pieces
Transform Your Outfit to Holiday with These 12 Pieces

12 Pieces that will transform your Outfit to Holiday Ready The Metallic Blazer The Eye Catching Pump The Velvet Boot The Metallic or Sequins Shell The Festive Hair Accessory The Bling The Metallic Belt The Velvet Loafer The Party Dress The Eye Catching Clutch The...

Weekend Read: 5 New Closet Tips
Weekend Read: 5 New Closet Tips

Weekend Read: 5 Closet Tips You Have Not Heard Of Before Closet clean outs are my specialty. I live to re-organize and clean out someone else's closet so much that, I love reading about it on my down time. The entire process can be very emotional and so much of us are...

5 Sandal Styles You Need
5 Sandal Styles You Need

5 Sandal Styles You Need to make it through Summer: The Classic Leather The Basic Black The Metallic The Wedge The Fashionista The Classic Leather Sandal pretty much goes with everything.  I always recommend a cognac color to start with.  If you go with...

Weekend Read: Best Highlighted Locks
Weekend Read: Best Highlighted Locks

  Weekend Read: Get The Best Celebrity Highlights for Your Summer Locks Changing your hair can make you feel empowered, sensual, fresh, and occasionally sad. But, it is just hair. It will always grow back, it can always be re-dyed or highlighted, and there have...

How to Choose A Leather Jacket
How to Choose A Leather Jacket

How to Choose the Perfect Leather Jacket 1. Determine what color best fits your wardrobe. If this is a first time purchase, it is best to go with black, cognac, beige, navy, or grey. Adding a pop color like red, pink, green, yellow, or white, can be integrated later...

How to Style a Silk Scarf
How to Style a Silk Scarf

Accessories can always take an outfit to another level. Not only do they give you a more polished put together look but they can change an entire outfit giving you many different wardrobe options. Scarves are just one of the amazing accessories to do this and can be...

How to wear a Bomber Jacket by Lana Sands
How to wear a Bomber Jacket by Lana Sands

A huge trend this season is the Bomber jacket. I love all the different ways we can incorporate this jacket into our wardrobes. The most common color ways Bomber jackets come in are military green, black, white, metallic, and shades of grey.   I like to stick to...

Weekend Read: Prince Vogue Archives
Weekend Read: Prince Vogue Archives

Prince besides being a musical genius was always fashionably dressed. It is no wonder that Vogue did an article mainly focused on his fashion choices. He always pushed the limits and wore what he liked regardless of the norm.  Check out the weekend read here: Read...

4 Ways to Style Shorts by Lana Sands
4 Ways to Style Shorts by Lana Sands

Some of my clients say things like, "I don’t wear shorts anymore." Well, in my book that is just silly! Especially if you live in Santa Barbara, California, why would you suffer in the heat? There is definitely a pair of shorts for everyone. Find out which style of...

Weekend Read: How to Pronounce Designers
Weekend Read: How to Pronounce Designers

Weekend Read: How to pronounce Moschino, Miu Miu & More Designer Names Catch up on this Weekend Read and say it right! How to pronounce Moschino, Miu Miu and More Designer Names...

4 Ways to Wear a Sneaker by Lana Sands
4 Ways to Wear a Sneaker by Lana Sands

Not only are sneakers comfortable, good for our backs and feet, but stylish! Sneakers have come a long way! There are so many ways to wear sneakers and pretty much anything goes these days. I also think they are the one fashion piece that is truly ageless- meaning we...

How to Style a Hat by Lana Sands
How to Style a Hat by Lana Sands

Many of my clients love the idea of a hat more than actually love wearing a hat. But, let us think of it this way, besides you looking super cute, hats protect your skin from sun damage, can keep you cool, can keep you warm, and can help complete the perfect stylish...

Weekend Read: The 7-Step Closet Cleanse
Weekend Read: The 7-Step Closet Cleanse

Weekend Read: The Ultimate 7-Step Closet Cleanse for the New Year This Weekend Read has some great reminders when it comes to cleaning out our closets. Check out the Vogue article: The Ultimate 7-Step Closet Cleanse for the New Year

“Fashion should be fun, wearable, and fit in with your lifestyle.”

– Lana Leigh Sands