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Double Duty Fashion

“It’s simple; every item in your closet should work double or triple duty, ” I say.  Or, as Jessica Simpson said on NBC’s Fashion Star,

“It’s a twofer.”
This time it’s cherry red skinny jeans.

Rock & Republic skinny jeans in cherry bomb for $55. Available at Kohls.com

J. Crew striped cardigan jacket ($128), J. Crew 3/4 length sleeve sweater ($72.50), Club Monaco clutch, Cole Haan brogues

Banana Republic denim snap front shirt, O’Neill sweater, Gucci belt, Rebecca Minkoff bag, J. Crew yellow flats, Micheal Kors bracelet, Tory Burch bracelet

March 16th, 2012 by Ali

Layer Your Bracelets for More Impact

Wrist Rave

The mantra about taking off one piece of jewelry before you head out the door lest you might over do it is sooo over! Just like your clothes, it’s time to experiment and what better way to have fun with your jewelry is to wear it, sometimes lots of it to make a statement. One skinny bracelet is just a prologue, but several bracelets layered is equal to chapters, plot, conclusion and epilogue. Just be kind and test out if you wrist adornment makes noise. Nobody wants to hear you jangling all day.

Wrist adorned with designs by Tory Burch, Haleym.com, Michael Kors and JC Penney

Wrist adorned with vintage piece, Chaps, Hayden-Harnett

 

 

 

March 10th, 2012 by Ali

Spring Trends Styled With Finds From TJ Maxx & Marshalls

Having TJ Maxx and Marshalls so close to my house makes it easy to be a fan. As a TV host and stylist it helps that I can add to my ever changing wardrobe without spending loads of cash. Some days I buy a designer dress online and other days I snag a pair of designer jeans for $50 rather $150 at my favorite off-price stores.

Here are a few of my favorite looks for Spring I styled for my segment on KTLA in Los Angeles all available from TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

 

Hot pink & crisp white                                Color blocking

Add a belt to a simple long shift         A $20 red carpet worthy dress

Polka Dot Power                                   These pants are as comfy as pajamas

Every outfit is under $200 including the jewelry, handbag and shoes.

A few tips:
*Combine several bold colors for a color blocking theme.
*Wear a pop of color on your feet while the rest of your look is crisp, clean black and white.
*Layer bracelets on one wrist.
*Swap out the belt that came with the dress and add one from your closet, this will show off your personal style.
*Wear your gold sandals with everything from jeans to dresses.

March 7th, 2012 by Ali

My Beauty Routine. A Peek in my Vanity.

Covering both beauty and fashion means I try lots of products and look at lots of clothes. Which leads to being asked many times about my favorite beauty products and designers.

We recently moved into a new house which means new places to put my beauty supplies and new tricks for organization. I’m excited to have more drawers, cabinets and storage. Here’s a peek at just two of my beauty cabinets.

These are my two go-to places every morning and night.

Filled with many of my favorites from Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone (GetSuper.com) and Perricone MD (Perriconemd.com) products like Sun Kissed and Cold Plasma to Moisturizing Activator and 3 Minute Miracle (a genius product that let’s me skip regular pricey facials). I switch my routine based on my skin’s needs, which can happen monthly due to weather, stress and travel. The  Clarisonic has helped me avoid the flaky skin that can happen in winter and if you haven’t tried them, Brushpicks are brilliant for a quick teeth cleaning. I keep a small tube of them in my bag at all times.  And while I have an array of nail polish colors from Essie in another drawer, I keep my go-to colors like pale pinks for my fingers and deeper tones for my toes, handy for when I’m running out the door to the salon or to pack in my suitcase.

And with cabinets below my sink I had to come up with ways to see all my products and reach them easily. Solution? Real Simple organizers from Bed, Bath and Beyond. They were meant for the office, but they work well in my bathroom. Cups and apothecary glassware keep my brushes, mascaras, eye shadows and lip glosses tidy, while the sections in the “box” keep it all compartmentalized. This box slides like a drawer making it easy for me to see what I have and get to it each morning without being messy. Each brush performs a job whether it be applying concealer, powder or blush. And some of my must have cosmetics include NYX and Dior mascara, Laura Mercier loose powder, Benefit and Origins concealers, Urban Decay All Nighter for long TV shoot days, blush from Makeup For Ever and Lorac plus plenty of eyeshadow choices from Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown and Sue Devitt.

February 12th, 2012 by Ali

Ask Alison, Statement Heels for Spring/Summer

Ask Alison

Alison,
I was thinking about getting the Sam Edelman Roza spiked pumps. The material is velvet and I want them for spring/summer. Does it matter wearing velvet shoes?
-Katiana

Hi Katiana,
The Roza heels are definitely statement making pumps for now thru early Spring, but velvet is considered a “heavy” fabric for summer. So when summer arrives put your Roza’s on the shelf until Fall and switch to heels in vibrant punches of color to make an outfit stand out.

Eric Rutberg, $235, Piperlime.com            Thaddea by Enzo Angiolini, $129, Piperlime.com

February 9th, 2012 by Ali

Valentine’s Day Gifts – Love, Love, Love

For me, Valentine’s Day is just as good a time to pop some bubbly and make a delicious meal or order delivery. What we skip? Reservations. Like New Year’s Eve, we like to avoid the overpriced “special” menu.

When it comes to gifts I suggest both the stereotypical jewelry and chocolate to some off the beaten path.

Whip it Good!

You can read the idea of whipped cream for Valentine’s Day as naughty or nice. You decide. If you’ve ever tried fresh whipped cream, you know that no preservative-laden grocery variety can match the sweet, creamy peaks you get with the real thing. But if you’re daunted by the thought of hand-whipping your own topping, fear not. We’ve found a gadget that does the work for you. The iSi Easy Whip produces twice the volume of hand whipping — one pint of liquid yields about five pints of whipped cream — in seconds. Isi Easy Whip, $49.95 TheDailyGrommet.com

Small World

Sorta silly. Kind of quirky. What’s so special about a glass vessel, a pile of rocks, some plant life and a little figurine or two? I’m not exactly sure where the magic comes from, but the combination is totally endearing. Maybe it’s the tiny people. Twig Terrariums, $50 TheDailyGrommet.com

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February 1st, 2012 by Ali

Giveaway: Win a $100 giftcard to The Children’s Place

Want to keep your kids looking stylish? Have a niece you adore? A friend’s kid’s birthday coming up? Enter to win a $100 gift card I’m giving away from The Children’s Place.  With their great prices that can fill a closet.

All you have to do is “Like” my Alison Deyette Facebook page by 6PM PST on February 3, 2012–

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alison-Deyette/230621973649943

The winner of this giveaway will be announced on the Alison Deyette (public figure page) and on AliOnTheGo.com on February 6, 2012. For those who have subscribed to AliOnTheGo.com you will be automatically entered into the giveaway. If you “Like” my Facebook page through the link above then you will have two chances to win.

This giveaway is open only to those that live in the United States and Canada.

Congrats Sonia Hou for winning the gift card!

January 19th, 2012 by Ali

A Secret Worth Sharing – Find Your Bra Size

In today’s episode of “A Secret Worth Sharing“, I answer, once and for all, the age old question of how to find your bra size. The wrong bra size and style can ruin any outfit! Here are the easiest ways to make sure you’ve got the right fit that will help you look and feel great!

January 15th, 2012 by Ali

Bosom Buddies – Playtex Bra Makeover Series

"Tuesday, Fabiola and Alison"

Here’s the final Playtex Bra Makeover, featuring a pair of “Bosom Buddies”, Fabiola and Tuesday, who deal with their bra size denial and give their “girls” a boost in the newest episodes of my Playtex Bra Makeover series!

Fabiola continues to wear skimpy styles that are too tiny for her ta-tas, because she refuses to believe that she’s any bigger than a 38C.  She’s convinced that the larger the bra, the uglier the style, and is beginning to think it takes a PhD to find her perfect fit.   Her best friend since sixth grade, Tuesday, has “girls” that have been getting attention for all of the wrong reasons. Her boobs have headed so far south, they’re almost at the floor!

With help from Playtex, I save Tuesday from her drooping dilemma and show Fabiola that bigger actually CAN mean better!

See all the makeovers and much more at www.playtexbramakeover.com!

January 4th, 2012 by Ali

A Secret Worth Sharing – The Convertible Bra

In today’s episode of “A Secret Worth Sharing“, I share my ultimate bra secret for making even the toughest looks work – the convertible bra. Unruly bra straps are no longer a fashion faux paus!

November 18th, 2011 by Ali