Peek a Boo….

Even though it’s the middle of December, you can still show a little skin. I’m not talking about cleavage, ladies. Open backs are my new obsession and should be worn more readily. They look great on nearly everyone and leave a little to the imagination. Open backs on shirts are cute, only if they are done properly. Many can look cheap, tacky, and border line too much. However, open backs on dresses are stunning! Whether it’s an evening gown,or just a short, casual skater dress, the open back adds a twist onto a classic look.

But you don’t need to show off your entire back to achieve the look. A little peek a boo goes a long way. I recently bought a fabulous burgundy dress with a triangle opening in the back. It’s classy, but adds a little surprise when you turn around.

To avoid ruining the look, make sure you wear the proper bra. Victoria Secret and Target sell the chicken cutlets, as well as the bra with sticky sides. They are reusable and so worth getting! It’s a staple piece that every girls’ closet should have!

So why not take the leap, and show a little skin the classy way? It’ll make heads turn and set all eyes on you, especially during the holidays.

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Love The Skin You’re In….

Some may say beauty is only skin deep, but they do not understand the half of it. Think about it, the first thing people notice when looking at you is your skin. So why can’t we all have perfection? Biologically, everyone’s skin is different. Some are blessed with the beautifully, flawless skin seen on models. Others, struggle with acne and other blemishes. Being a struggler of acne myself, I know how hard it is to have clear skin one day and be pimple-faced the next. It’s difficult, especially since makeup becomes my savior. However, it shouldn’t be! I’ve finally learned that clean, healthy skin is more important than perfection. Taking extra steps, such as moisturizing or cleansing daily, can do wonders. I always say happy skin means a happy person. But if it’s not that easy for you, and you need a little more attention for the problem areas, have no fear and see a dermatologist! They are the experts, not you! Do not spend money on products that you have no idea if they will work or not! Take action and make it happen! There is always a solution, and you will feel happier and more confident knowing that you are taking steps to healthier skin.

Over the years, I have collected acne and skin products regularly. I have a regimen that works for me and that I’d love to share with you! I wash my face about 3 or 4 times a day, probably not the best thing for my skin, but it’s my routine. I am a huge advocate for Neutrogena products, considering they actually work and are reputable. I use their oil-free grapefruit face wash, along with the scrub. I also use their oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin, along with and eye creme, since my skin is really dry! I also use Proactive on a daily basis and recommend it for people with cystic acne. Finally, at night, I use my ointments prescribed by my dermatologist, which help with major problem areas.

Healthy skin is happy skin! Taking extra steps to help unwanted blemishes or acne could pay off in the long run and make you feel happier! Always feel confident in your own skin, and don’t be afraid to wear no makeup! You are beautiful either way!

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Until Next time ๐Ÿ™‚

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Kiss Me: Plum Edition

With winter creeping up on us, my entire wardrobe and beauty products took a drastic turn, including my lip color. I have never been a fan of bold, “in your face” lips, but then I felt the urge to experiment. Being obsessed with burgundy hues and plums, I took a leap and made a major purchase at Sephora. The color known as “crush” by the Sephora brand has graced my lips on many occasions from my Thanksgiving feast to a simple date. This is the one color that compliments my fair skin tone and chocolate locks! Obviously, the shade depends on the tone and complexion of your skin tone, but why not take the leap. This color looks nearly good on everyone, and even if it is not plum, experiment with a little color. You’d be surprised how it can change up your outfit from drab to fab!ย The color is usually found in every brand, from drug stores to your department store counters. So why not take the leap? Experiment! That’s what makeup is for! You’d be surprised how a little lipstick can go miles when it comes to your confidence! Stand out, be bold, and show a little color! What do you have to lose?

Remember, stay confident, beautiful, intelligent, positive, love always, and live everyday to its fullest!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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“The best color…

“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you.”
-Coco Chanel
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“Believe in fashion, beauty, and yourself. Do what you love and look great doing it. Always stay confident in your own skin, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.”

-Moi ๐Ÿ™‚

Words of wisdom for this chilly Sunday. Enjoy! First post!

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