How to Wear Gorgeous Tweed for Fall

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Blazer Polish

One of my favorite looks when we are still in transition is throwing a great blazer over a pair of shorts and when its cooler they are such a great way to add polish to a great pair of jeans (a distressed pair like these would be incredible).  Blazers give such a great nipped in shape for the body giving a great hour glass shape.

Blazers give a great polish to any outfit and give it a great finished look.  They can be thrown over a cute simple dress with boots and just give it a great together look with no effort.

Tweed Love

Lets talk about tweed for winter however.  Tweed is one of the hottest trends currently for fall and winter, when Kate Spade came out with it in droves last year I was so excited and couldn’t get enough of it and I’m excited to be pulling it out again this year!  There is something so incredibly classic about tweed that just excites me.

This blazer specifically with the cuffs is such a great upscale Chanel feeling look for under $25 that I am seriously obsessed with!   Every last detail is perfect and will automatically elevate any look.

I am so excited about tweed this fall, especially if its as fabulous and Chanel inspired as this look is.

The Nasty Reality of WHY You Need to Wash Your Brushes

Serious beauty topic on the roster today…. WASH YOUR BRUSHES!!!

A very good friend of mine recently had to literally throw out ALL of her brushes (some of which I gave her) and start from scratch because she got an infection in her skin that grew in her brushes then on her skin.  ICK!!!

You should be cleaning your brushes every other week, thoroughly deep cleaning them.  Our eyes especially are susceptible to so much bacteria.  Our faces are literally full of millions of holes (pores) that its up to us to protect it from as much bacteria as possible.

Personally I am a huge fan of baby shampoo to clean my brushes with.  It avoids overly drying out the brushes too much and gets them perfectly clean.  I use the following technique to get my brushes squeaky clean.

#1 Dampen your brushes with luke warm water, using hot water is going to strip the brushes and dry them out further than necessary and shorten their life span, it will also loosen the glue on the brushes.

#2 Next add a tiny bit of the shampoo and work it into the fibers of the brushes working the makeup out of them

#3 Rinse the soap and makeup mixture out of the brushes and repeat as many times as necessary till the water runs clean

#4 Shape the brushes into the desired shape then lay flat to dry (if necessary continue to reshape while drying till they become the desired shape)

Its a pretty simple process but make sure that you keep them as clean as possible to avoid skin, eye infections and having to throw out your brushes!

Stripes for Fall, Y’All

Women’s Striped Long Sleeve Fitted Crew T-Shirt

Lets talk about how amazing stripes are for fall! I mean they are amazing any time of the year but especially in fall!  I love an adorable fitted long sleeve tee, pair it with some cute jeans and a boat shoe for a classic nautical look or a cute simple flat shoe for a simple Kate Middleton inspired look.  She really loves a striped tee.

Don’t be afraid that the horizontal stripe will make you look wider.  A nice simple narrow stripe like this one is incredibly flattering.  Its all about the fit with this pattern.  Fit is so key with so many items but with a pattern like these thin stripes (thin stripes are the key as well to them being flattering) 

Remember these two key points when picking out your stripes for fall,

#1 FIT!!! Keep the fit close to the body and fitted like this one,but not skin tight. Baggy never does anyone any favors, it only makes you look bigger than you really are!  Fight that urge!

#2 Keep those stripes small and further apart.  By keeping the pattern a little simpler its going to keep you from looking wider than stripes other wise would.

Ladies rock those stripes for fall!  I would love to see photos of how you are rocking those stripes!  Tag me on instagram or twitter @jessdinius I can’t wait to see your looks!!!

Bodyshaming is Everywhere in Entertainment

So over the years I have worked for multiple entertainment venues and companies… lets be real many.  And the body shaming flat out making fun of people’s bodies is not limited to theme parks only.  Some of the most cruel people are those in small entertainment companies who openly laugh at those who don’t fit their “ideal” body types.

Over the past few weeks I watched and was forced (due to politics) to bite my tongue about some severe body shaming and mocking, even side comments about my body type being inappropriate for a full body suit… at 5’7″ and size 0.  This is disgusting and unhealthy!  We need to accept people of all shapes and sizes and not some disgusting unrealistic ideal.  I’m sick and tired of people like that trying to shove every person into an unreal, unhealthy, unrealistic box that shouldn’t and doesn’t exist!  It wasn’t up to her to determine what person was in which costume, it was her job to put a person in it, make sure it fit and make them look good.  BTW I felt incredibly self conscious because who wants a shiny ass and doesn’t feel fat in that?

In what universe is it alright to say anything to a performer about the body type they were given and the role they were cast in with the body type they have?  All it does is steal the confidence, joy and strength out of anyones performance and feeds body image issues and disordered eating.  People like that are whats wrong with entertainment and should be terminated immediately for even suggesting unrealistic ideals to performers.

Thanks for listening to my rant on feeding unrealistic expectations to performers!