When it comes to school day fashion and beauty, it's either
simple or simply not happening. Here are a few of my favorite ways
to keep looking great as effortless as possible.
Basics gone wild
Give your denim shirt some extra credit this year.
Remember, simple doesn't have to mean boring. This fall it's all
about bold prints both big and small, and creating lovely,
unexpected playdates between them. Here are two complete looks from
Target that start with a simple denim shirt and end with a
Mossimo Supply Co. core button-down shirt in chambray,
Facing the Day
If you've given up on makeup due to the morning rush, there's a
new kit in town that might just change all that. I recently
discovered and fell in love with MAKE UP FOR EVER, a fabulous
makeup line by beauty superstore, Sephora. This starter kit
contains all you need to create a flawless complexion-in three
steps. Includes a primer to prep your skin, a stunning foundation,
and the most amazing finishing power I've ever tried. At the very
least, you'll look like you have perfect "just woke up" skin.
HD Complexion Starter Kit $79, Sephora
Here is one more of my favorites from the MAKE UP FOR EVER
line. It makes applying eye shadow a snap, comes in 12 beautiful
colors and stays on all dang day.
Aqua shadow, $20, Sephora
The new school year means loads of parental functions from
curriculum night and meet-your-class mixers to annual school
benefits. And it's always a question of what to wear.
Enter CakeStyle.com. This at-home personal shopper site
makes putting outfits together and looking sharp a snap. Your
personal stylist creates several "looks" based on your needs, ships
them to you in a pretty box and you get to keep what you like.
There's also a how-to video with each look, and shipping both ways
is free. Now looking chic truly is as easy as cake.
The average price for a dress is $250-$400, jeans
$150-$200 and blouses $75-$300. cakestyle.com
There is many a school morning when you just can't manage
to shower and wash your hair. Let me introduce you to your mane's
new BFF, Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo.
Simply spray it on your roots in sections, work it in a bit with
your fingers, and you're ready to style. I love the whole NYM line
and it's sold exclusively at CVS, so it's easy on the debit
Watch your tone
Another one of my favorite drugstore beauty secrets is
Salma Hayak's Nuance line. I particularly love the Detoxifying
Cleansing and Toning Towelettes-they quickly clean and tone your
skin and ready it for the day ahead. They're also great to keep in
the car for a midday freshen-up, and it's perfect for