Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Welcome to the official start of Summer in the U.S. To my readers outside of the United States Memorial Day is a day to remember all this that have served this country and sadly those that have lost their lives in defense of the U.S.  As a woman from a military family (with many friends that have served as well) I have great respect not all for the men and women that have given their lives, but to the families of the service people that support their family members. I’m sure that you will see your social media feeds overload with post about the day. Some will have the traditional cook-out, day at the beach, shopping, or simple peaceful day at home I encourage you not to forget what the day truly means. As a fashion/media/diversity gal I know that it maybe easy to start the Summer with changing your wardrobe, but I promise you we will have enough time for that because the Summer is just getting started.

Summer 2017

The official start of Summer 2017 is just around the corner. Summer is one of my favorite seasons and I love Summer Style. So much so I have planned some great giveaways for those lazy Summer days and endless Summer nights. Stay tuned.

 

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Guest Blogging Opportunities

 

 

Howdy A Stylish Hues!

I am proud to announce that A Stylish Hue and our sister site Loving Hue & Your Style is now offering several guest blogging opportunities.

If you are an up and coming blogger, a seasoned writer, or just looking to expand you readership. We invite you to submit your portfolio. A Stylish Hue is a small, but might blog we have worked with a diverse group of brands from around the globe.

If you would like to apply for a guest blogging spot. Please visit our “Write for us” page

Working Wednesday (Part 3) : Guest Blogger Claire Hastings

Be Yourself: Balancing Originality and Conformity

 

Although conformity is an asset in women’s business fashion, a personal touch won’t go amiss if chosen with due care and awareness of the workplace dress code.
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A rule-of-thumb for a ladylike expression of fashion tastes and individual quirks is to wear at least a touch of makeup for an extra dose of confidence, and to throw in a piece of statement jewelry such as an elegant pearl necklace with a formal business getup.
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For business casual clothing combinations, ladies can add a second and third accent detail, such as a prominent ring or bracelet, or a slightly more daring handbag, blouse, or shirt. Also, be sure to choose tastefully designed clothes in proper size, and round off the look with a couple of accessories that make you feel confident, stylish, and, above all, comfortable in your own skin.

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Though there’s more to superior corporate results than meets the eye, a businesswoman should still look her best at the workplace day in, day out. Apart from the fact that your next promotion or paycheck may depend on your dress and deportment, a lady’s business attire is her strongest weapon in the battle for respect and approval in the eyes of her coworkers and superiors – and it can also be her secret self-confidence trump card on less than stellar office days.

It has been a pleasure having Claire as a guest blogger. She has been a true professional gem and I wish her nothing but the best. Be sure to follow her work at the links below.

Claire is a regular contributor for Ripped online magazine. You can also follow Claire on Twitter.

Working Wednesday (Part 2) : Guest Blogger Claire Hastings

Walking the Stylish Mile

Madonna and Rihanna both know full well what it feels like to be a girl in showbiz – but then again, both of them have always been more likely to go teasing social mores than pleasing her super’s eye.

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When it comes to professional fashion conventions, girls don’t have it easy: business formal or business casual, work attire has to conform to the corporate dress code and it shouldn’t make too loud a stylistic statement or attract too much attention in the workplace. The same goes for hairdos, hair color, heel height, and jewelry: while personal expression is an asset, excess bling is never a good idea. Breaching dress and deportment code can cost a lady not just a go at a promotion or raise, but it can also cause her to fall from her employer’s grace – but it still doesn’t mean a lady shouldn’t have her hair reverted to natural color and/or style or get adult braces fitted for health or aesthetic reasons.

After all, is all that hustle truly worth it if you have to put your health on the line or lose your personality altogether just to stay at the bottom of the shark tank?

 

Guest Blogger- Claire

 

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Lookism: The Double-Edged Sword of Scrutiny

The good news is, more and more ladies are giving pumps a hey-ho over professional-looking stilettos. The bad news? It looks like good looks aren’t necessarily a businesswoman’s edge. The 21st-century business arena may have began to regard female corporate gladiators with a more approving eye, but the water cooler grapevine won’t go easier on an office beauty than on her colleague on whom Mother Nature decided to bestow a somewhat less winning countenance.

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Lookism is one of the most recent additions to the wagon of workplace discrimination grounds, and it isn’t frivolous as it might sound: in fact, above-average beauty can even get you fired if you don’t find ways to restrain your gorgeous hair and switch your cheeks from the rosy sheen to the weary hag mode.

Fortunately, the word about appearance-biased employment policies is leaking out, and public remonstration’s getting louder as the number of lawsuits for body fascism at the workplace continues to multiply.

Be sure to check part three of Claire’s series next Wednesday.

Claire is a regular contributor for Ripped online magazine. You can also follow Claire on Twitter.

Valentines’ Day Giveaway

I’ve been talking about this giveaway for Valentine’s Day. Are you ready to learn what it is? Are should I say what they are. I have decided to do several giveaways during Valentine’s Day. That’s right. So now you have even more chances to win.

So here are the details. I will  hold three (3) Yup. you reading that right…. three giveaways. A morning, midday, and an evening drawing.

So here is the 411 on the morning give away.

Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Sweet & clean.

Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Sweet & clean.

 

Are you excited yet? Well you should be. Luxe is an outstanding brand and I am happy to be partnering with them again. If you missed it you can read my 3 part review here.

So here is how you enter. Go my post from last week announcing the giveaway and follow the directions and be sure to tell me why you should win. Simple enough huh? Okay now go enter!

Disclosure:Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me the items for this giveaway, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

January 2017 Must- Have box from POPSUGAR

POPSUGAR

Well what can I say? Like always POPSUGAR knocks it out of the park with their monthly subscription box and this month in no different. Okay….I lied it just keeps getting better. I didn’t think that they could out do the holiday season, but POPSUGAR has done what many retailers fail to do after the holidays. KEEP YOUR INTEREST! Yes! I know that it may sound a bit odd. I mean most people don’t want to talk about shopping after the holiday season and they surely don’t have a desire to spend money. Let me explain what I mean. What do you think about after the holidays? If you are like most of us you are talking about renewing yourself, getting healthy, and thinking positive and POPSUGAR to a task that most of us star out with good intentions, but by the end of month have given up and start counting the days to the next “New Year”.

Everything in the January 2017 Box was amazing! Truly. If you join me on Snapchat when I opened the January box you know what I mean. I don’t think that I used the words OMG! OH WOW! and look more when opening up anything. In a way it was better than that Christmas gift that you really didn’t want.

GoldFaden MD- Fresh A Peel Multi-acid Resurfacing Peel: Have you ever started reading about a product and the someone that you know makes a comment like “ That sounds great” and runs off with it. My Mom literally ran off to the bathroom to give it a try and came back glowing. Enough said.

May Design- Desk Calendar & Notecard: How much to do I love this product? So much so that I have it in my writing area area…..we bloggers have deadlines you know.?

Daily Concepts- Your Hair Wrap Towel: It reusable, it helps with flyaways and frizzy harir….Do I need to say more?

Manduka- eQua Mat Towel Playa: Do you have fitness goasl for 2017? If so, you need this in your life. Trust me.

SOURCEBOOKS Inc.- Instant Happy Notes: What a better way to start of the New Year than with some positive thoughts.

Dean & Deulca- Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea: This is the second item that my Mom just grabbed and ran with after I shared it with her. She loves peppermint tea. The two cups that I had were amazing.

*Glade- N3 Free- Coconut and Beach Woods Candle: This was a special gift and I think that POPSUGAR must have secretly known that I am a candle lover. Needless to say this candle was gone within two days….seriously. I even when out and purchased another one.

 

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Disclosure: POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

I have excited to share a special coupon code to all my wonderful followers. Include the code SHOP5 (which never expires) to allow my readers $5 off their FIRST Must Have Box!

Valentines’s Day Giveaway

V-Day Giveaway

This is the month of love, but what is one to to do if they are single? My advice is to love on yourself. While Valentines’s day maybe hard for some. A Stylish Hue want to spread the love. Next week will select on True Beauty Tuesday will be be showing a little love to our followers. At it simple to win Just check out the info  below.

How to enter:

Follow me on either Facebook or Twitter

Double your chances of winning by following me on both Facebook & Twitter!

Repsond to this post telling me why you should win (Please include how you followed me along with your social media handle.

 

  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway cannot be exchange for cash value with the brand or the blog A Stylish Hue or owners.
  • A Stylish Hue  and the brand  is not responsible for items lost due to postal error.
  • The winner will be contacted by Facebook (DM) or Twitter (DM)
  • Must be 18 years of age to enter
  • Winner must forward mailing address to the owner of the blog to get gift.
  • Winner results are final
  • By entering you allow the blog owner and blog the right to tag you on social media
  • All correspondence will occur via electronic methods.
  • Blog owner, blog, and brand not responsible for any allergic reactions (if they should occur)
  • Winner must not resell gift or use it in another blog giveaway
  • All parties enter of their own free will
  • Only one (1) entry per Twitter/Facebook handle.
  • Includes gift set only. No other product or image that are shown on website.
  • One one (1) gift set per winner.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern time on February 13, 2017
  • No purchase needed to win.

Working Wednesday : Guest Blogger Claire Hastings

Image is everything

Clothes may not make the man, but a lady’s attire is a key element that makes first impressions in the business arena. Various studies have shown that multiple aspects of physical appearance (from build, height, and weight to shape, grooming, facial features, general attractiveness and choice of clothes) can make – as well as break – a businessperson’s chance at success.

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But while the correlation between looks and career success is pretty straightforward for men, the climb up the corporate ladder can get a bit trickier if you’re a lady who’s not afraid to rock her natural beauty while pursuing professional achievement.

Dress to Impress

Beauty might not be skin-deep, but a survey carried out by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) showed that a candidate’s appearance at the job interview can lose them an opportunity   to impress their future employer by real-life performance in a blink.  Just less than six months ago the 11th circuit court of appeals dismissed a lawsuit against a company that refused to hire her because of her locs. 

According to the study, a candidate’s grooming and attire are prime eyebrow raisers for job interviewers, but body art such as tattoos and piercings aren’t far behind either. Though not as vital as grooming, choice of clothes, body alterations, hair color and hairstyle ranked high on the list of physical attributes that affected employers’ impressions.

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The study findings are clear: your employer-to-be may not judge a book by its cover, but they will certainly judge your interview look and use it as a criterion in job candidate evaluation. So what is your take? We want to hear from you. Have you felt the need to change your look to earn your “dream job”

As you make your way in the work wold it maybe hard to dress the part while staying true to yourself so below you will find some job interview outfit inspirations:

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Be sure to check part two of Claire’s series next Wednesday.

Claire is a regular contributor for Ripped online magazine. You can also follow Claire on Twitter.