Is it yellow? Is it orange? Yeorange? Is it the same color as the Black-eyed Susan patch I’m standing in front of? Whatever the shade, one thing is for sure, it’s just gorgeous! Made from a very comfortable stretch cotton, this Antonio Melani summer dress is flying off the racks at Dillards! Paired up with a neutral shoe a with little flair like these Steve Madden ankle wrap sandals, you’re all set to make a grand entrance! I’m wearing my Ms. Woman Texas United States sash in this image as I am preparing for the United States Pageant in Orlando this summer! So excited! 🌼🌼🌼
It’s heating up fast and what’s better than a beautiful summer dress in a brilliant hue to offset your sun-kissed skin?? Trina Turk’s spring collection is exploding with brilliance! I’m wearing the Lambada dress out for dinner in this image. The sleeves on this are cold-shouldered but they also look really streamlined when worn hanging as I am wearing them. The dress itself makes such a statement that it calls for simple accessories and hair. The shoes here vanish thus allowing eyes to shift focus to you. Trina Turk’s entire spring collection is loaded with vibrant shades sure to create wonderful summer memories of hot weather, tanned skin and great fashion!
I get asked all of the time about my health and fitness routine, so today I’m sharing exactly what I do and what I’ve done for the past 15 years. First, as much as most people hate to exercise, you must get yourself moving. I love the Stairmaster. As antiquated as it is, there really is nothing like it for glutes and thighs. When mine broke down last year, I even borrowed a friend’s truck and drove across the state to pick one up I bought from someone on EBay who was moving. I try to do Stairmaster or some other cardio for at least thirty minutes each day. If you can’t go for thirty minutes straight, try watching something on TV and do high impact dance or an exercise machine for five minutes every commercial break. I’ll be doing this tonight during Ghost Agventures commercial breaks! I also like to run or walk on the treadmill. Do crunches for your stomach every day. I do nothing for my arms other than lifting heavy pet food bags. When I bring them in from the car, I force myself to hold them as long as I can. This gives my arms considerable strength. Give yourself a day off each week. As far as my diet goes, I keep my calories under 1300 per day. I eat a lot of salads, but skip dressing. I also always blot grease and oil off of my chicken or fish. I never eat beef. Never. Ever since a random chicken showed up out of nowhere and made a nest on my porch in a flower pot, I’m considering writing off chicken too. I eat a lot of broth-based soups and usually yogurt and fruit for breakfast or a toasted plain bagel with no butter. I give myself a cheat day every week, and if I occasionally want chocolate or sweets, I just add it into my daily calorie count. I love the two pack Reese’s cups at only 250 calories. I don’t drink any alcohol, I drink tons of water, and my vices are Diet Coke and coffee. When I have to shoot swimsuits, I avoid anything carbonated for two weeks before. Carbonated drinks make you retain water. So that’s pretty much it, it’s not a diet but how I actually live. It may sound spartan, but when you get used to not eating dressing, sauces or grease and oil, you actually start to notice the actual flavor of foods. You can shop the bikinis in this post below. Happy running, walking and Stairmastering!
Check out all the checks! Gingham has never been hotter than it is at the moment. Adding a vintage pinup touch to so many different wardrobe pieces, gingham plaid is such a wearable pattern. Hottest is the black and white combo, with navy and white coming in close second. The wonderful thing about this pattern is it’s chameleon-like ability to match nearly all accessories. Red, green, yellow and orange as well as spring’s white accessories all look on trend with gingham check. Why not unleash your inner pinup with this hot spring trend?
What says springtime better than the colorful, dancing movement of pleats? This season, everyone from Azzedine Alaia to A New Day, to Chanel is featuring pleats for spring, and it’s not hard to see why! The basic pleated skirt in a longer length looks great with a vintage band tee knotted at the waist for a casual outing. The same piece also looks wonderful when worn with a classic sandal and a spaghetti strap camisole accented with your best diamond jewels for dinner. Comfortable, and non-binding, pleats are also wonderful travel garments. This season’s items withstand sitting for long periods without so much as a single wrinkle. With an item so versatile, comfortable, on trend, cool and downright stylish, why not channel your inner Marilyn and opt for one of these gorgeous skirts as you spin through spring?