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Vacationing is always a blast, but the prep time is always a drag. This year you’re considering Italy, the home of classic style and good food. Architecture, cuisine, music, and new friends await you on this adventure. Everybody always looks so well put together, no way can you go too casual. Whether business or pleasure nobody wants to look like an outsider. It’s better to blend in and do as the Romans do.

You definitely don’t want to look like a tourist, so stick to the basics. Black will always be the “new black” in a sense. It just never goes out of style in Italy. Not neccesarily a cultural thing, but you will notice alot of people in black all the time there. If that’s too dark for you, go with dark colors like navy blue, gray, and dark brown.A sultry,rich color pallette is a signature Italian style factor.

Italy is known for its tailoring. The quality of their garments is almost impossible to duplicate. Choose pieces that are tailored like fitted coats, jackets, and blazers. Your dark blue jeans should have the perfect fit in a sea of custom made clothes. Loose fitting or baggy styles are a fashion faux pas, so just don’t do it.




You want to look  smart,but sexy for your Gondola ride and trip to the Vatican. Stilettos and flat leather boots are a must. Fashionably beat the street while you’re on vacation! It gets cold so pack a wide selection of scarves, hats, and gloves to switch up your style since you may only have one coat. Remeber, stick with dark colors to blend in with the locals.







Don’t be shy about wearing fur. This is your chance to flex extravagant things like your fur coat. Pair that with velvet pants, velvet gloves, and a fitted sweater. An array of turtlenecks, tight pants, and ski boots/sneakers rule the slopes. The final touch is a “fresh face” make-up effect; and bring out the girl next door, playboy ski-bunny inside you!




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  • Italy in winter
  • packing for vacation
  • wardrobe for italy







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10 Best Jeans Of 2011

10 Best Jeans Of 2011


Whether skinny, bootcut, trouser, or boyfriend: you need jeans to fit your life on the fast track. There are tons in the closet, and with your good taste they’ll never go out of style. A fashion classic and wardrobe staple, a good pair of jeans can take you through years of wear and tear. Day to night, work to play; you’re a chameleon in the perfect pants.

Quality is the key to longevity; and a fat purse dosen’t hurt either. The science of denim blends can get complicated, just remember to look for the right balance of a Lyra cotton blend to minimize wear and tear; while maximizing the fit. Once you’ve washed them though, they may experience some shrinkage. A tighter fit and possible slightly faded appearance may also result.  However, if you’re shopping on a budget it’s never a problem, there’s some good stuff  out there for budget fashionistas on the prowl. You can still be chic, trendy, and comfortable without breaking the bank. Just check out the “best” list for 2011, because the  jeans of the year may pleasantly surprise you; while the most extravagant may seem just a little “excessive”.


1. LEVI’S – They’re like the grandfather of jeans. Always a front runner on the list, this company has been instrumental in the evolution of denim. Designers build cool details into them like, tilted sideseams for a streamlined fit and look.

2. DEAR by Amanda Bynes.-You can’t beat the price, number of styles, and the quality. These are affordable and top notch.

3. GAP: Curvy jeans.

4. GAP: Original Straight Leg-The GAP jean is another american classic that stays relevant, high quality, and affordable.


5. LUCKY BRAND jeans.-Any style, any pair.
6. JOE’S JEANS: jeggings-Sounds expensive, but this style of JJ are under $50, and hot, hot, hot.
7. 7 FOR ALL MANKIND– Known for it’s signature denim blend, a pair of 7’s will never go “out”.
8. TRUE RELIGION.-TR jeans are well designed with cool detailing and graphics, plus made for a great fit. The oxymoron of fitting, they’re tailored, but loose fitting at the same time.


9. LEVI’S: E CAPITOL BRAND-Custom made, no two pair are exactly alike. What’s cool is if you go to some stores, they offer a “body scan” fitting. You step into a full body scanner and get laser scanned for your body measurements. This allows Levi’s to create a pattern designed for a perfect personal fit.The most expensive pair was over a million dollars.
10. APO-This is another brand who does custom denim. Both offer, premium specially blended denim, hardware made from precious metals, and real diamond accents and rivets.

Denim offers so many options, the key is finding what looks good on you. The latest trends on trial are: jeggings, rolled or elastic cuffs, trouser, long jeans skirts, and bell bottoms. The trend to watch out for, and the jeans that are sure to blow somebody off the list in 2012 are Signature Adire Denim by TSX Design House; the future of fashion. Stay tuned,MUAH aaand scene…….

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