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Summer sale at East Dane!

Another great promotion at East Dane this week! Save 25% off of already on sale items, woot!

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As for what I’m picking up, definitely been lurking around the t-shirt shirt section and have my eye on these from Gitman Vintage:

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What are you looking to pick up, gents?! Happy shopping!

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses: A Celebrity Favorite

One accessory that always seems to be on the top of the celebrity fashion list is sunglasses. No matter whether they are spotted in the airport, walking the streets of Rodeo Drive for a little shopping, sitting at an outdoor café in NYC for lunch, or splashing in the waves on some beach, celebrities have chosen sunglasses like Ray-Ban to protect their eyes and also be the perfect accessory to any outfit. There are many different styles of Ray-Ban sunglasses, so choosing the right one is just a matter of taste.

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One type of Ray-Ban sunglasses that has been popular since 1937 is the Aviator sunglasses. The sleek metal frames with rounded lenses that come in mirrored and colored styles, have been seen on male and female celebrities like supermodel Karlie Kloss, actress Olivia Wilde, long-time actor Al Pacino, and even infamous “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell. It is a style that is unisex, as well as one that is always fashionable in any decade. Prices range from $130 to $250.

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Another style of Ray-Ban sunglasses that is very popular in the celebrity world is the Wayfarer. This type of Ray-Ban sunglasses has a vintage appeal with its sturdy plastic frame, straight brow piece, and rounded lens that was invented in 1952 and became a hot commodity with its appearance on James Dean, in his iconic movie “Rebel without a Cause”. Some other celebrities who have adopted the Wayfarers are actress Liv Tyler, singers Rihanna and Justin Timberlake, actress Elizabeth Banks, and even soccer star David Beckham. With the signature Ray-Ban logo at the temples, it is easy to not confuse the Wayfarers with any other designer sunglasses out there. The prices of this style range from the $150’s to the $200’s.

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Now, if you are looking for a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that are a little bolder, then you will also find a selection of brightly colored frames and lenses in many of the styles to fit your personality or mood.

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Learning The Best Hair Design

“In this world, nothing can be said to certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin famously said. But despite his wisdom and achievements, Franklin was forgetting another life truth: People will always need haircuts. Sure, some people go bald and some risk-takers go the do-it-yourself route, but most people will only entrust their tresses to a hair care professional. Customers want their cuts, colors, extensions, products and more from someone with skill, education and experience. That’s why hair design is a roughly $20 billion industry always in demand. Everyone from Joe Schmo to J. Lo needs a ‘do to reflect his or her personality.

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But before you can style the stars, you have to go to beauty school. And unlike man, not all beauty schools are created equal. If you want a lucrative, rewarding career in the hair design industry, select a school with the training, support, reputation and convenience to help you best achieve your goals.

Education and Educators

Whether you envision yourself working in a luxury spa or back-to-basics barbershop, the right curriculum taught by recognized experts is key. An education in hair design requires training in a variety of techniques and services, including everything from shampooing and blow-drying to coloring, straightening, and of course cutting. At Marinello Schools of Beauty, experienced instructors teach not only these skills, but also lessons to prepare you for the business side of the career. Your hair design education will include information on health, safety, reception, and salon management practices. Industry experts serve as guest lecturers to keep students up-to-date with the latest hair trends and techniques.

Practice and Service

Knowing the science behind coloring is an important part of a hair design education, but it’s only part of the equation. Putting that book knowledge into practice is essential for success. Some schools provide the textbook education, but little real-life, hands-on experience. Working with a fidgeting, opinionated human is a lot different than working with a silent, inanimate mannequin. At a Marinello Beauty School, you receive hands-on training as you work with paying clients through campus student clinics. These clinics strengthen your customer service skills, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market. Additionally, you can really put your skills to the test in the school’s hair competitions.

Accreditation and Reputation

Just as an Ivy League university holds a higher pedigree than a state college, beauty schools, too, come with reputations as varied. The best hair design colleges have proven records of student success. They also hold accreditation from the bodies which govern the beauty educational system. Marinello Schools of Beauty, for example, has over 100 years of experience. It is accredited by The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and recognized by the United States Department of Education. The school also provides its graduates with interview and resume training, and assists in job placement.

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From stay-at-home moms to guys fresh out of high school, people from all walks of life can benefit from an education in hair design. Regardless of your current station in life, time is money and you don’t want to waste yours. Enroll at a school that offers a flexible course schedule at a location near you. Marinello Schools of Beauty has 59 campuses in California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada and Utah. Its campuses offer day, night and even weekend classes so you train alongside your busy schedule. Best of all, each campus offers financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans, to those who qualify.

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5 Accessories for Your Winter Wardrobe

Thinking far ahead to this winter, you do not have to transfer tones from the grey, miserable weather to your wardrobe! With some fabulous accessories, you can brighten up your wardrobe, remain warm and comfortable and stay on the cutting-edge of fashion despite the colder weather. Read on for some great ideas for accessorising your wardrobe this winter.

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1. Ugg boots

Perennially popular, genuine, high quality ugg boots (such as emu uggs) are an essential in your winter wardrobe. Made from genuine sheepskin, ugg boots will keep your feet warm and, because they are now available in a great range of colours and styles, you are sure to find a pair that enhances your personal style and fashion preferences. Visit a reputable retailer, such as MiniJumbuk, to find a pair of Ugg boots that suits your personality.

No longer a fashion faux pas, ugg boots are internationally popular and worn by everyone from the person next door to high-end fashionistas. Without question, ugg boots are a key accessory and a fundamental inclusion for your winter wardrobe. They will keep your feet warm and on-trend and, when you invest in a high quality pair of ugg boots, there’s a good chance that you will be wearing them for many seasons to come.

2. Beanies

Not only are beanies cosy, they are also an important fashion accessory. Beanies in bright colours and patterns can instantly lift an outfit and add vibrancy to your look. In colours such as greys, blacks and navy, a beanie can add a sophisticated edge and complement or draw attention to particular aspects of your outfit.

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3. Bags

Have you noticed that contemporary fashion is all about the bag? For winter, white accessories (such as handbags and satchels) can lighten up a dark ensemble. Even if you don’t want to do all white, think about bags and other accessories that feature a little white in patterns such as snakeskin or leopard print.

To accessorise well with bags, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. There are some amazing pieces available at very affordable prices that can strengthen and add interest to your overall look.

4. Scarfs and wraps

This winter, make sure you have a gorgeous scarf or wrap around your neck, keeping it warm and enhancing your look. You may be surprised by how much difference a gorgeous scarf or neck wrap can make to your outfit while keeping you warm and comfortable. Scarfs and wraps also offer the added benefit of being a simple, easy way to change up an outfit and add variety, while offering a unique take on an ensemble you may have already worn that week.

5. Sunglasses

It may be the winter we’re talking about, but it is still a perfect season to bring out some bold, fun sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses in a bold colour such as green, orange, red or purple can instantly add glamour and interest to your outfit. Consider sunglasses that feature an unusually shaped frame (such as geometric shapes) or that have an unusual, fun pattern.

Add these accessories to your winter wardrobe to not only be warm and well-protected for the season, but also to look on-trend while keeping your wardrobe interesting.

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Rock A Summer Floral For $80 Or Under

With summer almost upon us, it’s time to put the florals back (or starting adding them) into your wardrobe. If you’re a bit of a rule breaker, you have probably already been rocking them since spring but since Miranda Priestly recently announced florals are a seasonal trend, we thought it would only be right to release an article right before summer.

There are some usual floral suspects, but we’ve found some more edgy ways to introduce this graphic trend back into your wardrobe, all for under $80. So skip the staples and try these new shapes: wide leg pants, off-the-shoulder, jumpsuits and more.

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  1. Lace Trim Jumpsuit – Nordstrom

This flowing floral jumpsuit features a plunging neckline with funky flaring legs, providing the ultimate summer get up. Made of gorgeous lace, this trim jumpsuit is perfect for all body shapes by accentuating smaller figures and slimming larger figures.

You’ll feel at home is this gorgeous jumpsuit for a beach day, a day by the pool or even heading out for a casual lunch or dinner. The black and white print on this lace jumpsuit is a timeless look, making you look somewhat of a 1970’s glamour model.

From the beach to a restaurant, looking flawless all the while, you can’t go wrong with a classic floral jumpsuit.

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  1. Print Wide Leg Pants – ASTR

Are you noticing a trend here? 70’s beach glam is coming back in 2015, and it’s brought floral flare along with it.

These relaxed fitting, vintage style pants are sure to impress your friends this summer. Paired with a crop top or loose fitting light top, you’ll breeze through summer afternoons. These tie-waist pants make for a great over-the-swimsuit pant too, for those days you just feel like sitting by the pool and reading.

These vintage wide leg pants are a great addition to summer your attire, giving you an airy, slim and summery look.

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  1. Off The Shoulder Floral Dress – Glassons

A sexy off-the-shoulder floral dress can never be bad addition to your summer wardrobe. Dress this piece up with a pair of heels or wear it down with your favorite flip flops, this sexy black floral off-the-shoulder will be your most flexible summer piece.

Dark black off-the-shoulders provide a slimming look and are almost weightless, they’re perfect for balmy summer nights when you need that extra bit of air flow.

If you’re headed to the beach and don’t feel like rocking a bikini or one piece, just leave this off-the-shoulder over the top while you dip your toes in water or if you’re headed to dinner and don’t know what to wear, add a pair of heels to this off-the-shoulder. It really is that versatile!

No matter which way you rock a floral this summer, you will look incredible, feel comfortable and enjoy warm afternoon beach walks in style.

What’s your favorite type of floral to rock in the summer? Let me know if you’re thinking of adding these florals to your summer wardrobe in the comments.

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CONTEST: Win Baldessarini Cologne!!

Time for another contest and this time we’re giving away two 2.5 ounce unopened bottles of Baldessarini cologne, each retailing at $40!!

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Baldessarini is the top of the line Hugo Boss fashion range, named after their former long-standing chairman Werner Baldessarini. The notes of this scent are rather fascinating: Bitter Orange, then Green Mint and Douglas Fir, with finally tobacco of all things.

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There’s only one way to enter to win one of these exquisite cologne bottles: Leave a comment on this page with your email address and your answer to this: Tell us about the last time you smelled cologne on someone and how/why it was good, bad, tasteless, haphazard, etc. US and Canada residents only, contest ends Monday the 22nd at 6:00pm EST.

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