Chanel Wood Slides

Clogs are totally hot for summer 2017, once known as a folksy shoe worn by gardeners and smurfs, the clog has come a long way from its humble orthopedic foot care beginnings.

This iconic style was originally made famous in the late 1960s by Dr. Scholls, the sandal’s raised toe crest and contoured sole encourage natural gripping and flexing when walking. Perfectly simple, playfully chic, and crafted in wood to last through the years, the Original Exercise Sandals were an unexpected fashion hit and has remained a feminine favorite for decades.

According to well known fashion lore: Clogs come back in style every seven years.  The last time they made a huge showing was in the 2011 shows (which happened in 2010 so get out your calculators folks… was 7 years ago) they remained front and center the whole year once fashion darling Alexa Chung adopted them as her go to style.  Then last year we got a sneak peek of the trend rearing its head again in fur lined versions at Gucci and Fendi.

Thanks to the revival of 1970s style and all things boho, clogs have made their way into the summer 2017 collections of just about EVERYONE. From Saint Laurent’s studded prints to Chloe’s organic modernist take, clogs have been given a cool fashion update for spring that is anything but folksy.

Effortlessly chic, easy to wear and oh so comfy they will give your feet a much needed summer vacation.

Whether you choose to rock them in the form of slides, sky high platforms, strappy sandals or slip-on mules there is no disputing that wood soles are hot hot hot this season and don’t forget to keep ahold of them when the season ends because the trend will be back again in 7 years, hello Spring/Summer 2024.

Clogs Summer 2017



Dad Style on Las Vegas Now

by christiem on June 14, 2017 · 25 comments

I don’t know if you guys know this or not but Dad’s are totally trending.

Dad hats are hotter than hot, millennials are OBSESSED with Dad Bod’s and Instagram has a gazillion accounts dedicated to HOT Dad’s (Hello @DILFS_of_Disneyland) .

With Father’s Day right around the corner now is the perfect time to up the style factor of the dad in your life with some Instagram worthy Dad trends from Tommy Bahama.

Last week I did a cute little segment on Las Vegas Now with my pal Lindsey Simon to show off some hot Dad style with the help of Tommy Bahama and some handsome gents from TNG Models.

Colorful tropical prints are everything this season (as I mentioned in my OOTD last week) and Tommy Bahama is the “Dad” of tropical prints. Cody is wearing a must-have for summer, Tommy Bahama’s Cotton Camp Shirt.

It’s feather light, airy and totally breathable.  Made of cotton with just a touch of spandex, it’s designed to move with your body.  I paired it with Tommy Bahama’s lightweight Portside 10.5 shorts which are ideal for the guy that doesn’t like to show too much leg.

Shyllon is wearing something new to the Tommy Bahama range of Camp Shirts, this AMAZING Puckered texture cotton Camp Shirt.  I AM OBSESSED with the texture and feel of this fabric!  It has a seersucker vibe and creates a put together look that is equally at home at the beach, brunch or a BBQ.  This super on-trend striped short also has the puckered texture and is so AMAZING my hubby went straight to Tommy Bahama and bought them.

I get asked by alot of readers what is the on-trend length of shorts for guys.  Too short and you look like a throwback to an early 80s Richard Simmons and too long you look frumpy and unkempt. The rule of thumb is that shorts should hit about two inches ABOVE the knee.

One of my favorite Father’s Day finds is this portable BBQ from Tommy Bahama.  I love the retro style artwork.  It folds out easily for a beach BBQ then secures with the straps and leather handle making it totally portable,

Jewaun is also wearing a Puckered Texture Cotton Camp Shirt.  I am so OBSESSED with these shirts I couldn’t stop touching them the whole segment LOL.

This print has a cool retro Hawaiian feel and I paired it with these easy, super comfy Island Chino pants then gave them a cuff at the bottom for a beachy resort look that is totally Hot Dad Worthy.

You can pick up these looks for the dad in your life at Tommy Bahama retail locations nataionwide.  In Las Vegas at Town Square, Fashion Show, Forum Shops and Miracle Mile Shops.

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Matrix Biolage R.A.W

by christiem on June 12, 2017 · 10 comments

Matrix Biolage R.A.W.

I couldn’t be more excited about the direction that the beauty industry is headed. There has been a huge shift towards natural, organic and cruelty free products over the last few years.

These aren’t the natural products of yesteryear that deliver in a health-food store type of way these are products that provide even BETTER results than some of the top products on the market.  In fact they can sit side by side with them!

Matrix Biolage recently released an AMAZING collection that is totally R.A.W.–  Real, Authentic and Wholesome.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W.

The Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Collection is not only good for your hair but also for the environment. It’s a truly  exciting addition to the natural beauty market, with products made of 70% to 90% natural-origin ingredients that are 99% biodegradable, and 100% recycled plastic packaging!

The ingredients that make up the collection are not only of natural origin but are also all obtained in an eco-friendly way from sourcing all the way to formulation.

PLUS… NO CHEMICAL NASTIES!  The Matrix Biolage R.A.W. range is free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial colorants!


There are 3 collections in the line to choose from: Nourish (for dry, dull hair), Recover (for stressed, sensitized hair) and Uplift (for fine, flat hair). Each range utilizes a special blend of unique ingredients that target specific concerns and rejuvenate your tresses from root to tip!

Based on my hair-care needs, Influencer sent me the Nourish Collection to try.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo contains quinoa husk and honey to feed dry, dull hair for healthy-looking, softer locks.  Its kind of a runny shampoo so be careful when you pour it but it lathers up nicely and leaves hair super clean without drying it out.  It also has a yummy honey scent.

Matrix Biolage Nourish Conditioner utilizes coconut oil and kaolin clay, to feed dry, dull hair and intensely conditions for soft, shiny touchable strands.  My hair felt soft to the touch, wasn’t weighed down and blew out frizz free PLUS it smells AMAZING!  I’m obsessed with the scent of this conditioner.  A light subtle coconut that is perfect for summer!

With so many choices out there don’t you think it’s as important to buy products that work as it is to buy products that are good for you and the environment!

The Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Collection is available at Matrix Salons and 

Matrix Biolage R.A.W.

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Bold Tropical Print Trend

by christiem on June 8, 2017 · 32 comments

Bold Tropical Print Trend

Tropical prints are taking over this summer in a bold explosion of color and a lush mix of flora and fauna.

Women want to look and feel sexy and feminine while having fun in the sun.  We want color and daring but in the most effortless way possible. This is what the bold tropical print trend is all about.

Not only does it remind you of an exotic getaway, tropical prints also add instant style and fun to even the simplest outfits.

Go head-to-toe tropical in a dress, romper or jumper or scale it back by wearing just one tropical print piece paired with a neutral. If you’re feeling bold, experiment with mixing tropical prints with other prints. Fruits, vegetables, floral, animal prints and stripes all look amazing against a tropical pattern.  If you’re hoping to find a more subtle way to incorporate the look into your current wardrobe, add a pop of print with patterned shoes or accessories — anything goes with this wild trend!

Bold Tropical Print Trend

Bold Tropical; Print Trend

What I’m Wearing: TOPSHOP Tropical Print Midi Dress | Sam Edelman Heels | Donald J Pliner Cork Clutch | Stella McCartney Over Sized Sunglasses | Kate Spade Necklaces | TOPSHOP Bangles |

Click to SHOP a Few of my Favorite Tropical Print Dresses:



Chill Out with Evian Facial Spray

June 3, 2017

I am a HUGE fan of hydration mists during the summer, and my go-to is Evian Mineral Water Facial Spray it’s the perfect way to quickly rehydrate your parched skin and makes an awesome makeup setting spray. “Evian® Mineral Water Spray is imported from a unique underground water source at the base of the French Alps. […]

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Tiffany & Co. HardWear Collection

June 2, 2017

Over the past month I have been hard at work on Fall Fashion shoots for magazines where I have been fortunate enough to get an up close and personal test drive of Tiffany & Co.’s latest Collection HardWear. I have fallen so in love with this collection that I HAD to share it with you. […]

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My Summer Must Have

May 31, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’m sure next year at this same time I’ll be saying it again.  I, Christie, am not a summer clothing kind of gal. I want jackets, I want boots, I want layers!  Summer clothing just doesn’t get me. Sigh. It has hit full sweltering hotter than hot temps here in […]

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The “How To” of Dry Shampoo with Cibu

May 23, 2017

It’s hot, sweaty and pretty much unbearable during the summer months here in Vegas and I certainly don’t want to wash my hair every morning, or even every other morning. With my busy schedule plus the added Mad Max-esc unbearable heat, by Friday I’m pretty much running on 50% Dry Shampoo and 50% Coffee. Blowing […]

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My Kybella Experience

May 22, 2017

I have gone back and forth on whether to do a blog post about this- I mean beauty secrets are supposed to be secret right? But, I just had to let the cat out of the bag! I had an experience that was so incredible that I HAD to share. So here it goes… back in […]

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Graduation Gifts Homesick Candles

May 19, 2017

Graduation season is upon us, and with it comes the challenge of finding the perfect gift for the high school senior, brand-new college graduate, or freshly-certified Yoga instructor in your life. Chances are your grad will be moving away to either further their education or begin their career in the real world. Why not send […]

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