SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!!!

After a long, brutal winter, one of my favorite fashion seasons has arrived. YEAH!!  Here in my hometown of Tampa, Florida, the summer brings sweltering heat, 20 minute thunderstorms and bold, bright summer trends.  Today was a gorgeous day filled with marshmallow shaped clouds floating across our cerulean blue skies, yet the heat index reached 101 F! Wow! Most would definitely say, “There is NO WAY one could be fashionable without being frustrated in such heat”. Well I am here to tell and show you that it is possible.

Check out the new summer arrivals now available at my retail location.  Our model is wearing a light weight canary yellow sleeveless hi lo shirt with a crotchet inset, styled with our canary yellow tote bag and houndstooth printed heels.  If you’re not in the Tampa Bay Area you can still be elegantly stylish with more of our exclusive items by purchasing from my online store at www.skyunikues.com.   Be sure to follow me for more summer styles to come!!

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SUMMER STYLE

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Make Your Pastel POP!

We are in the season of the pastel trend. Some of you may ask, “How do I make my pastels trendy and not typical”. Although pastels are beautiful and bright, the looks can be standard.  Fortunately, there are many way you can add a modern twist or your own style.

Check out these uniquely designed mint green and teal colored blouses along with a matching handbag and spring scarf. All items are available online at http://www.skyunikues.com.

Lightweight Mint Green Blouse w/ Faux Leather Cut Outs

Light Colored Mint Green Blouse w/ Faux Leather Cut Outs. Click here

Teal Blouse w/ a Tacked Neckline

Teal Blouse w/ a Tacked Neckline. Click here

Teal Satchel Bag

Teal Satchel Bag. Click here

Mint Green Spring Scarf - Lightweight.

Mint Green Spring Scarf – Lightweight. Click here

Mint Green Spring Scarf - lightweight.

Mint Green Spring Scarf – lightweight. Click here

Spring Trends 101 – Color Blocking

With only 18 days until Spring, warmer weather is very near. One trend that tends to resurface year after year is color blocking.

Color Blocking is taking bold opposites and pairing them together to make the wildest contrast possible. It’s unique and can be very versatile. We’ve seen stripes and polka dots, gingham and solids and even a dark solid with a bright solid. Color blocking is not only trendy, but one is able to create their own style identity that can set the tone for any outfit. Check out my uniquely designed color block dresses below. Available via my online store http://www.skyunikues.com

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Click Here  to view this dress at www.skyunikues.com

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to view this dress at http://www.skyunikues.com

Stretch Marks and Bikini’s…

 Beach wear season is near! Which means the time to pull out the swimsuits has arrived. For Florida natives such as myself, weekend beach getaways are the norm. But if you’re a mother like me or had unexpected weight gain/loss, you may have visible stretch marks (like me again) that have left you thinking twice about rocking a bikini. Well, I am hear to kindly tell you…NO ONE IS LOOKING AT YOUR STRETCH MARKS!

However, if you are still self conscious about your body image, I have hand selected one piece swimsuits that are not only unique in style, but also cover the stretch marks that you swear are scaring the little children on the beach building their sand castle. Click below to purchase and you will be Sports Illustrated ready. Don’t forget to post a picture of you in our swimwear. We’d love to see you!  Happy Shopping!!

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Multi – Tie One Piece 

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One Shouldered Ruffle One Piece

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The Evolution of the Duster

When I think of a duster, the first thing that comes to mind is the loose fitted, light weight, long sleeve garment that women wear over their clothes. For those who are not too keen on fashion, they think of the household cleaning tool. That’s not what I’m talking about!

Did you know the origin of the duster dates back to the 1800’s? At that time, it was a full length coat (which we now know as the trench) worn by horsemen. The purpose of the earlier duster was to prevent trail dust from ruining the garments or the horsemen, hence the name (see below).

tombstone movie - duster

My, have things changed. Today, you can find the newly designed duster in nearly any womens’ apparel shop. They are light weight, comfortable and perfect for the cool fall mornings. They can be worn business casual or with a weekend casual look in jeans. Isn’t it wonderful when we fashionista’s make something old new again?!  Oh! Don’t forget to ALWAYS accent your duster with a solid piece of statement jewelry. Check out our accessorized piece below.

You can purchase these beautiful deep blue and crystal earrings here and the matching necklace here

This black duster can be purchased online at: http://www.skyunikues.com or click here

Black Duster Available at: www.skyunikues.com Jewelry Available at: http://choleandisabel.com/boutique/andrariche

No White After Labor Day?…A Thing Of The Past

“NEVER, where white after Labor Day”. That was the rule that our ancestors passionately followed. We all ask, “How on Earth did this atrocious fashion rule get started?” Well, after doing a little research, it appears this rule was started in the early 1900s by Northeners who found it insane to wear this bright color during the rainy and muddy months of Fall and Winter. However, late fashion legend Coco Chanel consistently fed this rule to the birds by sporting her crisp white business suits YEAR ROUND!!

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So, by my myself and other fashionistas around the world, you have been granted permission to not only wear white but winter white, Sangria, Aurora Red and every other bright color on the Fall 2014 color palate. Visit my site at http://www.skyunikues.com to view other rule breaking apparel.

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Soft, Summer Lips

Great Article!!

The Fashion Foot

Summer allows for lipstick experimentation, with colors from orange to bright pink. The only problem is the heat can leave your lips dry, cracked, and even sore. But thankfully, there are ways to prevent this. Here are some tips to give you a soft, smooth smile.

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  1. Exfoliate – When I first heard this I thought it sounded bizarre, especially on an area of your face that is so sensitive. But in reality, it makes perfect sense.  The skin on your lips is thinner; it also lacks the natural oils that the skin on your cheek or chin have. So to keep them healthy, you need to softly exfoliate that dead skin away to leave you with the fresh layer below.  This also stimulates collagen and elastin production, so you are left with soft, plump lips.
  2. Moisturize – Just like the rest of your skin, your lips need to be taken…

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