A New Study that Wine Lovers will Love!

IMG_0845Every once in a while you come across an article that helps you not feel bad about your lifestyle. Remember when a study came out saying that red wine and chocolate is actually healthy for you? I sure do! Of course, we all rejoice and tell ourselves every time we’re drinking wine by the bottle or throwing back chocolate that we’re actually doing something healthy for ourselves (screw the consequences!)

Well the other day I came across another article like this.  A new study from Harvard shows that having two glasses of red wine before bed may help with weight loss.

So the next time you get the late-night munchies, grab a couple glasses of wine instead! They’ll not only be a tasty treat, but they should also help knock you out for a nice full night’s rest! Who cares if it’s accurate, right?  As long as you can successfully convince yourself that it is! Happy sipping!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

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How to Make your Super Bowl Party Fun When you Don’t like Football

Going to a Super Bowl party but couldn’t care less about the actual game?  You’re not alone! Here are a few ways you can keep yourself occupied, have a great time, and enjoy the party!

Rely on the excitement of others to help promote your own enthusiasm.  Sometimes it’s not about the activity, it’s about the overall atmosphere.  It’s like when you’re at a club dancing and someone gets super excited when a song they love comes on, and you find yourself feeling that excitement too…even if you’ve never heard the song.

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Drink. Knock ’em back my friend.  The more the merrier.  Alcoholic beverages have a miraculous ability to turn a non-fan into a temporary die-hard fan! Just wait, you’ll see!

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If you’re still not liking the game, at least you can look forward to the cool commercials. I’m most excited for the Hotline Bling one! If you’re going to pay millions of dollars for 30 seconds of air time, you better make it good right?

And lastly, if you can’t enjoy the game, you can at least look good while you cheer on the team you decided to support two minutes before the game started.

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Love,

J. Molly

Alternative Fashion: Eco-Friendly Meets Effortlessly Chic Style

There are three things a woman should look for when buying a new piece of clothing:

  1. a design or silhouette that adds a unique twist – it could be a cutout in a cool place, an asymmetrical hemline, a modern zipper detailing, etc.
  2. a soft fabric that feels luxuriously comfortable against your body
  3. a style that doesn’t just make a statement, but does so in a way that makes your look appear effortlessly chic

If you agree with me about any of the above factors, you’ll love the womenswear label, Alternative Fashion, designed for the confident woman who wants to look and feel her best! Designer and owner of Alternative Fashion, Alyssa Couture, uses eco-friendly fabrics to create sophisticated and fresh, yet timeless designs!

After falling in love with their Fall/Winter 2015 dance-inspired collection, here are three must-have pieces that practically jumped out at me!

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This short, cream colored dress has the most gorgeous drape and elegant sleeves!  You could dress it up with a chunky necklace and heels to wear on a weekend night-out with friends, or keep it casual and cute by pairing it with your favorite rustic cowboy boots!  Either way, this dress is très chic!

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Tired of a plain ol’ button-down shirt? Add a touch of sexiness to your look with this short-sleeve button-down shirt featuring the hottest shoulder cutouts.

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The best kind of dresses are the ones that are the most versatile.  This beautiful blue-ish purple dress is sophisticated and professional enough to wear to work, or stylish enough to wear to a dinner out with friends! I can also see this dress as the perfect item to throw on after a tough workout at the gym.

Ready to be chic, comfortable, and cute? Check out Alternative Fashion online!

Love,

J. Molly

Photo Credit:

Photographer: Matthew Lomanno, Model: Charlotte Hulseman, Mua: Kaleigh Bisson, Hair Stylist: Jeannine Cardinal/Tara Whitten 

Outfit of the Day: Sophisticated Chic on the Streets of SF

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Today’s look features a button down top and pencil skirt from Mendocino.

Pencil skirts are great because they give you enough coverage to ensure you don’t show off your ass every time you sit down or stand up.  This pencil skirt however, is special because it has an added sexy touch…a slit in the front on the one side, making the skirt conservative on the right and all party on the left.

Love,

J. Molly

Best Looks from Academy of Art’s Graduation Fashion Show 2015

It’s amazing to think that such young men and women can create such beautiful and inspiring looks.Before the show, the line to get in was wrapped around the corner for practically two blocks, but it was definitely worth the wait!  At this year’s Academy of Art graduation fashion show, we saw bold colors, unique shapes, off-kilter hemlines, unusual fabrics, and sky-high platform heels.

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This hot pink and orange costume gives a new meaning to extravagant.  It was my personal favorite. This dress/pant suit hybrid stole the attention that night.  We all know models are tall, but this one had some help from a pair of tall platform shoes.

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Next we have a look that used stiff shapes to accentuate the shoulders and hips.  The soft blue and the bright oranges mixed together to create a great spring vibe.

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Accessories got beautifully funky this year.  This futuristic-looking handbag created the perfect intersection between wild shapes and unusual materials.  It’s about time our handbags get an all-needed modern remodel.

Love,

J. Molly