Tips to Have A Warm & Fashionable Winter

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The temps are dropping and the layers are adding! We hope you all have had a happy start to your new year! This month's tips will help you stay warm and fashionable this winter. 

Base Layers

It all starts with the basics. Get yourself a good basic tank to go under your sweater. Save money on tanks, since nobody sees them anyways; spend it on durable outerwear and shoes. Old Navy has comfy, basic colored tanks for $7! 

Old Navy - tank colors in white, navy, grey and black - $7. 

Old Navy - tank colors in white, navy, grey and black - $7. 

Next, let's cover those toes, you don't want them to freeze! Scrunch them over your ankles if you have short booties, or bring them over your knees with high boots.  Check out Boot Cuffs & Socks for a great selection of socks and other warmers!

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Grab some thick, cozy socks if you're just around the house!

How adorable are these? And they are only $9.95 from Sweet & Rosy. 

How adorable are these? And they are only $9.95 from Sweet & Rosy

Chic Accessories

Now the fun accessories! Add embellishments to your beanie, gloves or scarf. 

Betsey Johnson cold weather accessories. 

Betsey Johnson cold weather accessories. 

Proper & Stylish Footwear

If you live in an area that snows a lot, you need good boots to walk in that are waterproof! Look how cute these booties are! 

Superfeet Juniper Bootie from DSW $160. Durable, affordable and adorable! 

Superfeet Juniper Bootie from DSW $160. Durable, affordable and adorable! 

Warm Fabrics

The warmest fabrics to buy are tweed, velvet, fur and leather, to name a few. 

These tweed jackets are perfect for the office to stay warm all day! Anthropologie $178. 

These tweed jackets are perfect for the office to stay warm all day! Anthropologie $178. 

Stay warm after hours when you get drinks with the girls! Velvet dress - Express $50. 

Stay warm after hours when you get drinks with the girls! Velvet dress - Express $50. 

Outerwear

Nothing is worse than not having a good winter coat. Invest in good quality outerwear, especially if you live in colder areas. Add some color, like bright pink, blue, purple or orange! 

Urban Outfitters Long Faux Fur Coat $169 in light brown. 

Urban Outfitters Long Faux Fur Coat $169 in light brown. 

Stay warm and cozy this Winter season! Be on the lookout for our launch date to purchase your very own BhavyJ Design's clothes! 

BhavyJ's 5 Favorite Stocking Stuffers!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and we have five of our favorite stocking stuffers. Some of the best gifts come in small packages! 

Jewelry

Smart watches are the new fad, but what if you love the classic watch look, but the fun things a smart watch can do? Fossil has the hybrid smart watches. It has the face of a normal watch, but acts like a smart watch and doesn't need charging! I would be so excited if I go this in my stocking!

You would never guess this is a smart watch! There are tons of cute styles to choose from and a really affordable price. Fossil - $155. 

You would never guess this is a smart watch! There are tons of cute styles to choose from and a really affordable price. Fossil - $155. 

Tickets

Is there a game your significant other is dying to go to, or a concert your friends or family want to see? For some early gifts, there are football games on Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve! The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Lana Del Ray, St. Vincent, Pink and Taylor Swift are just a few of the big concerts coming to Chicago this month and through the summer! Do you love live shows or comedy? The classic, Wicked is showing now through January 21st at the Oriental Theater. Chicago's own John Mulaney will have shows January 30 to February 3! 

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Perfume/Cologne

When you are getting ready for a nice night out, adding a spritz of perfume is always a nice touch to feeling fabulous. Smelling good gives you that boost of confidence. Read here for 2017's top rated perfumes. 

Chance by Chanel has taken the #1 spot this year in sales for perfumes. Macy's - 5oz. $130.  Vibrant floral notes, long lasting scent with blood orange, grapefruit, jasmine, cedar and iris notes. 

Chance by Chanel has taken the #1 spot this year in sales for perfumes. Macy's - 5oz. $130. 

Vibrant floral notes, long lasting scent with blood orange, grapefruit, jasmine, cedar and iris notes. 

It is always nice to have a man smell good too! For your spouse, brother, dad or special guy in your life, cologne is always a nice gift. Read here for 2017's top rated colognes. 

Creed Green Irish Tweed is a classic cologne has been around since 1985. Male celebrities like Clint Eastwood and George Clooney love this! It has sultry hints of iris, lemon verbena, violet and sandalwood. Amazon - 4 oz. $400.  

Creed Green Irish Tweed is a classic cologne has been around since 1985. Male celebrities like Clint Eastwood and George Clooney love this! It has sultry hints of iris, lemon verbena, violet and sandalwood. Amazon - 4 oz. $400.  

Chocolates

Even though this doesn't last long, chocolates are a nice treat in your stocking! Vosges Haut makes some incredible, deliciously different chocolate bars. Flavors like Coconut Ash & Banana, Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt & Carmel, and Guajilo & Chipotle Chili Super Dark are just some of their exotic bars. What is great about this brand is you can get it at a local grocery store such as Kroger, Whole Foods, or World Market. 

It is so delicious, you have to be careful not to eat the whole thing at once! 

It is so delicious, you have to be careful not to eat the whole thing at once! 

Cold Weather Necessities

Baby, it's cold outside and you need something to bundle up with! You can never have enough hats, scarves, gloves, and beanies.  They make our list as must-have stocking stuffers. 

Pearls and studs are so in right now. Bling out your beanie! Check out Azeeza, they have awesome sales going on. Pearl Scattered Black Beanie - $60. 

Pearls and studs are so in right now. Bling out your beanie! Check out Azeeza, they have awesome sales going on. Pearl Scattered Black Beanie - $60. 

 

We wish you all a safe and prosperous holiday season! 

What to Wear for Thanksgiving

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2017 is creeping to an end and Thanksgiving is almost upon us! This year, we want to help you decide if you want to go totally upscale or down home chic. From name brand to off brand, you decide how you want to put together your Thanksgiving feast outfit. 

At Home

Just because you are staying at home, doesn't mean you can't still look totally chic AND casual. Pair an oversized sweater and comfy bottoms so you can take in all of grandma's stuffing and gravy. Pull your hair back in a cute bun and wear stud earrings so nothing gets in the way. Keep your toes warm with stylish slippers. 

The sweater - Michael Kors $98, Chino boyfriend pants - J Crew $80, slippers - Ugg $130, earrings - Kate Spade $38. 

The sweater - Michael Kors $98, Chino boyfriend pants - J Crew $80, slippers - Ugg $130, earrings - Kate Spade $38. 

Get the same look at a fifth of the price below!

Sweater - Forever 21 $19, wide leg pants - Charlotte Russe $18, earrings - Francesca's $12, slippers - Walmart $13. 

Sweater - Forever 21 $19, wide leg pants - Charlotte Russe $18, earrings - Francesca's $12, slippers - Walmart $13. 

Meeting the Parents

Whether it's the first time you are meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend's parents, or it is still new relationship, you can't go wrong with a classic dress and booties to impress their folks. You don't want to show too much, but you want to keep a shape in your dress. Pair with some dangling earrings and wavy locks. 

Dress - Saks 5th Ave. $207, boots - Macy's $280, earrings - Dillard's $110. 

Dress - Saks 5th Ave. $207, boots - Macy's $280, earrings - Dillard's $110. 

The outfit below is under $150!! 

Dress - Express $48, boots - DSW Shoes $30, earrings - Kendra Scott $70. 

Dress - Express $48, boots - DSW Shoes $30, earrings - Kendra Scott $70. 

Friendsgiving

If you are spending the holiday with your second family, your besties, it calls to be fashionable but casual. Warm up in a turtle neck, jeans and high boots.  Let your hair down in full curly hair and hoop earrings. 

Turtleneck sweater - Nordstrom $890, skinny jeans - Neiman Marcus $225, boots - Prada $2,450, hoop earrings - Carbon & Hyde $2,300. 

Turtleneck sweater - Nordstrom $890, skinny jeans - Neiman Marcus $225, boots - Prada $2,450, hoop earrings - Carbon & Hyde $2,300. 

Turtleneck sweater - American Eagle $33, jeans - Lucky Brand Jeans $40, over the knee boots - Ruthie Grace Boutique $60, hoop earrings - Kohl's $18. 

Turtleneck sweater - American Eagle $33, jeans - Lucky Brand Jeans $40, over the knee boots - Ruthie Grace Boutique $60, hoop earrings - Kohl's $18. 

Going Out to Eat

You are going out, dress to impress! Dress up your attire with some tailored pants, button down shirt and layer a deep v-sweater. Grab a sparkly or studded bag and pumps to go with it. 

V-neck sweater - Nordstrom $525, button down shirt - J Crew $70, tailored pants - Nordstrom $913, bag - Kate Spade $228, pumps - Chanel $800. 

V-neck sweater - Nordstrom $525, button down shirt - J Crew $70, tailored pants - Nordstrom $913, bag - Kate Spade $228, pumps - Chanel $800. 

V-neck sweater - Gap $42, button down shirt - Express $50, tailored pants - H&M $30, Pumps - Michael Kors $60, glittery bag - Francesca's $38. 

V-neck sweater - Gap $42, button down shirt - Express $50, tailored pants - H&M $30, Pumps - Michael Kors $60, glittery bag - Francesca's $38. 

Tag us in what you decide to wear this Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays!

5 Fall Must Know Make-Up Trends

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Make-up is difficult to please everyone; we all have different skin tones, styles and schedules. This month we have picked 5 trends that work well with everyone. 

Autumn Eyes

Although many have been calling this look "Sunset Eyes", I like to call it Autumn Eyes, we are incorporating in Autumn colors! Orange is making it big on eyeshadows. It looks great on any skin tone or eye color; it is soft like brown and makes eyes pop. Blend with dark brown on the outer edges and a touch of gold on the inner eye for a subtle smokey look that you can wear anytime. Berries and burgundy are also making it back this season and look great for a night out!

Naked Heat can be found at Ulta, Sephora, or Department stores for $54. 

Naked Heat can be found at Ulta, Sephora, or Department stores for $54. 

Here is the amazing Jaclyn Hill and her take on Autumn Eyes. 

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Vampire Lips

The deep red, burgundy colored lips has made a come back, because why not? It's gorgeous and looks great on anyone! A little something extra to add to your bold look, that was a big trend on the runway, is the blurred lip. Apply your lipstick like normal, take your ring finger and soften the edges. 

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There are tons of beautiful lipsticks to choose from, read here on some of the top ranked!

Add a little tingle of peppermint to your vampy look. Stila Color Balm for $22. 

Add a little tingle of peppermint to your vampy look. Stila Color Balm for $22. 

Highlight

Contouring is now a thing of the past. Highlighting has surpassed it. Get that lit-from-within glow by sweeping an illuminator across your cheekbones, above your cupid's bow and brow line. Anastasia Beverly Hills is the queen of highlighters and has five glow kits to choose from. 

Step out of your comfort zone and try one of these fun colored highlighters from the Sweets Glow Kit. 

Step out of your comfort zone and try one of these fun colored highlighters from the Sweets Glow Kit. 

Not falling too behind is Kylie Jenner with her new line of "kylighter" singles. 

Kylie Jenner wearing Queen Ultra Glow. 

Kylie Jenner wearing Queen Ultra Glow. 

Blues

It is like it has always been said, history repeats itself. Bold blue eye shadow is back and more glamorous than ever. Pair your blue eye shadow with light lip and cheek colors to balance out. 

This season, wear your bold blue on the lid and blend orange and brown into the crease.

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Another way to wear this hue, is blend on your lower lash line, with pinks or peach tones on your lid. 

Lashes

Something big has changed on the runway this year. Twiggy lashes and noticeable lower lashes. The name Twiggy comes from '60's supermodel Twiggy Lawson. Instead of trying to define every lash individually, makeup artist are applying individual false lashes to the thickest part of your own. 

Read here on how to get the look in 8 simple steps.  

We hope you enjoyed this month's post! Let us know which Fall trend you choose to try!

Fashion Week: BhavyJ Designs Take

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Fashion's most epic week of the year just passed and we are going to recap. From the jaw dropping new designs, how BhavyJ will incorporate some looks, and to the questionable designs on how they reached the runway, we will highlight some trends from this year's Fashion Week. 

The smallest details can make the boldest look. Knots and ties were very popular for New York's Fashion Week. There were over a hand full of designers who incorporated this look on the runway. What is so exciting is that you can incorporate it any day! Tie a baggy shirt on long skirt to flatter your body. The 90's are making a come back and tying a jacket around your waist was popular on the runway too! 

Alexander Wang Spring 2018 Ready to Wear collection

Alexander Wang Spring 2018 Ready to Wear collection

Now we already said the 90's are coming back, but there are some things that should stay away, like, fanny packs. Come on, these are not flattering and we don't know how they made it back to the runway. London's Fashion Week even named Gucci's the "It" Bag of Fashion Week! Did I mention they are over $1,000...

Let's step towards beauty. Some major trends popped up during Fashion Week in this department. Dramatic eyeliner and growing out your long locks were amongst a few. Hair accessories were shown in Mansur Gavriel, Fenty x Puma and many others. Bhavy J has incorporated these into the line as well!

A big reason why this year's Fashion Week is one of the best, is the increased amount of diversity on the runway. The diversity ranged not just from sizes, but race, gender and age. Fashion should be shared and appreciated by all, not just size 0, young females. It is impressive how the percentages rise each year. 

Ashley Graham in Addition Elle

Ashley Graham in Addition Elle

For more great pictures from all the fashion weeks, visit VOGUE.  Let us know what you liked most from Fashion Week! 

Fall into Transition

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August is the awkward sister of the year. You don't know whether you should wear a tank top or flannel, flip flops or booties. This month's blog we are going to help you transition slowly into the cooler months, without feeling like you pushed Fall on too quickly. 

Transition #1

Keep your floral tops and dresses, just deepen the color. There are still plenty of flowers around in the Fall. It's not only pumpkins and acorns. Here is a list of all the best flowers to have during the Fall season.

Francesca's for $44. 

Francesca's for $44. 

Instead of bright yellows and blues, try deep reds and olive greens. 

Transition #2

Get rid of your cutoff shorts and wear jeans!  You're no longer on the boardwalk, throw some jeans on for the camp fire. Depending how you wear them, they can be as casual as you want them, with a plain tee, or dress them up with a cute blouse and heels. 

Hurry! All jeans at Express are on sale!

Hurry! All jeans at Express are on sale!

Express has some extremely comfortable jeans, with different stretches, you can find your perfect fit. Plus, they always have great sales. 

Transition #3

Layers! My favorite part of the cooler weather is being able to layer! Add on a cardigan, scarf, or leg warmers. Keep that cute summer tank, just throw on a leather jacket when you go out fro drinks. 

Filly Flair Boutique has some cute (and affordable) Fall outfits! This vest is $32. 

Filly Flair Boutique has some cute (and affordable) Fall outfits! This vest is $32. 

Who said the jacket has to have sleeves? Layer with a vest like the one above. 

Transition #4

Bold lips. Let's bring back to deep burgundy lipstick and warm neutrals. Anastasia Beverly Hills just released some beautiful matte lipsticks. Check out the 30 new shades below. 

Each color looks great with every skin tone, glides on with the perfect amount of pigmentation and stays on for hours! 

Each color looks great with every skin tone, glides on with the perfect amount of pigmentation and stays on for hours! 

My favorites are Dusty Mauve and Buff, but I cannot wait to get some more!

Transition #5

Boots! Bust out your dusty boots that have been waiting to be worn since last Winter! Booties to thigh highs, it is a great time to start incorporating them into your wardrobe. Read here on how to cuff your jeans correctly for ankle boots. 

So adorable!

So adorable!

We hope this blog helps you transition to Fall! Show us how you transition your wardrobe!

The Road Most Traveled

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip. Pack up the car and just go! This month we are going to take you through the Historic Route 66, which runs from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Labeled as the "Main Street of America", because it takes you through all those small towns with huge tourists attractions. Don't worry, we will make sure you know how to dress at each stop along the way. 

Our journey begins in heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois at the intersection of Jackson and Michigan Avenues. Chicago is known for its delicious hot dogs, deep dish pizzas, jazz music and devoted sports fans. If you're going to some of the big attractions, like "The Bean" at Millennium Park, Navy Pier or the sky box at the Willis Tower, dress like Chicago ladies, comfortable but still adorable! Click here to see 14 outfits to wear in Chicago this summer. 

Pair a slip dress with boots or white sneakers. 

Pair a slip dress with boots or white sneakers. 

The Show Me State, Missouri is our next stop! One of the most enjoyable attractions is the Meramec Caverns. Man-made limestone caves developed during the Civil War was used by farmers for dances and to this day holds Easter services and arts and craft shows. 

Now lets get adventurous and start hiking in the caves, zipline or rent a canoe on the Meramec River. 

Prana clothing is meant for women like us who want to stay comfortable but fashionable. 

Prana clothing is meant for women like us who want to stay comfortable but fashionable. 

We are going to travel through Kansas for about 13 miles, then reach the Sooner State, Oklahoma. Learn about Native American heritage at the Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita. Although we missed the worlds largest calf fry festival and cook off, which is always held in June, we still have time to plan to go to the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo held each August. While we're there we can stop to eat at Clanton's Cafe in the middle of town, known as Oklahoma's oldest family-owned and operated restaurant, where they serve famous chicken-fried steak and burgers. If you really have an appetite for a burger, wait until you reach El Reno, known as Burger City. Yum! Don't forget to go to Oklahoma City Fashion Week in September!

Whether you are going to the rodeo or a football game, always dress to impress. 

Whether you are going to the rodeo or a football game, always dress to impress. 

Now we reach The Lone Star State, Texas. Route 66 runs 200 miles through the panhandle. Like the classic song by George Strait, "Amarillo by Morning", Amarillo should be a stopping point through Texas. Known as heart of the panhandle, it is a busy city but retains its cowboy roots. Amarillo handles about 90% of all beef in Texas. Check out West Avenue where there are shops containing old guns, saddles, and Wild West clothing. If you need a hotel, stay at the Big Texan, where there is a Texas shaped pool to cool down in the summer. 

Wear some cut-offs, boots and tee and don't forget the bigger the hair, the better and you're good to go in Texas. 

Wear some cut-offs, boots and tee and don't forget the bigger the hair, the better and you're good to go in Texas

The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico is where we are headed now. If you're a scuba diver or like to see beautiful water sites, stop in Santa Rosa at the Blue Hole. It is 80 feet wide and almost 100 feet deep. It stays at a constant 62 degrees, perfect for a hot summer day to take a dip. The heart of New Mexico is Albuquerque. The Old Town has a 300-year-old Spanish church and inexpensive motels. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, stop by to see the Dog House Drive where it appeared in several episodes. 

New Mexico's fashion is influenced by Spanish, Mexican and Native American styles. 

New Mexico's fashion is influenced by Spanish, Mexican and Native American styles. 

If you have never been to Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a must see! Off Route 66 is the Grand Canyon Caverns, and there are tours everyday! Stay at the Cave Suite which was made back during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a fully furnished two bedroom suite in the corner of the cave that was once a fallout shelter. Make your way to Peach Springs to get the view of a lifetime. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a glass-floored steel horseshoe that sticks out of the edge of the Grand Canyon, placed 4,000 feet higher than the Colorado River. Arizona is also known to be the world's leading producer of turquoise. 

Pair your denim shirt and turquoise jewelry to add a southwestern flare to your wardrobe. 

Pair your denim shirt and turquoise jewelry to add a southwestern flare to your wardrobe. 

Our final destination, The Golden State, California. We will travel through desert, mountains, valleys and beaches throughout Southern California. In Hollywood, Route 66 turns into Santa Monica Boulevard. There are tons of shopping and food attractions in downtown L.A.  While in Hollywood, check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame where there are over 2,000 stars. Now on to Santa Monica, where the boulevard ends at Ocean Avenue is a brass plaque marking the official end of Route 66. Enjoy the beach, shopping and stay at a nice hotel before your trip back home. 

Learn to surf, get nice beach, wavy hair and soak up the sun in Cali. 

Learn to surf, get nice beach, wavy hair and soak up the sun in Cali. 

We hope you enjoyed the road trip! Let us know if you ever traveled down Route 66 and what attractions you enjoyed! 

Fashion for the Spring Occasion

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and wedding bells ring. Spring is a beautiful time to be with family and friends and many occasions arise! April is the beginning of peak wedding season in most places. We want to show you the best attire for weddings, family gatherings, festivals and random get togethers this season. 

SPRINGING FORWARD

As spring draws near, we look forward to bringing out the new wardrobe.  With much of the U.S still experiencing colder temps, how could anyone want to go shopping for spring and summer wear yet? We hope this will warm you up and make you want to head South for spring break! From off-the-shoulder tops, floral prints, and more, we’re here to help you get ready for the warmer months ahead. 

VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT READY

As we celebate Valentine’s Day, we want you to look your best for date night! It’s a day that you and your significant other can go to that fancy restaurant you’ve been dying to  try or just hang out with your girls, either way it’s an excuse to dress up. BhavyJ Designs is all for looking your best but not breaking the bank. So here are a few tips to help get you ready!

DIE OUT VS. TRY OUT

As the year begins, we reflect on all the fashion trends that 2016 brought in. As for 2017, we are excited for new trends to appear! This month’s blog will cover the trends from last year that should die out, and the trends for this year to try out!

FASHION FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays open many opportunities to dress up for the work holiday parties, family gatherings and travel. We want to make sure you know the do’s and don’ts for each occasion.

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, eat loads of food and take lots of pictures since the family is all together. You’ll want to wear something comfortable so you have room for all the pies!

REP THE RED AND BLUE

History was made, tears were shed and these boys played one hell of a game on November 2, 2016. The Chicago Cubs were long overdue for a World Series championship, and last night they played their hearts out. For all Chicago fans, you know it has been 108 years since they have won a championship and 71 years since they have even been to the series. We want you to represent your red and blue, but of course fashionably!

FALL AND WINTER MUST HAVE COLORS

It’s the time of year when the air gets crisp, the leaves change color and we add on a few layers to our wardrobe! Fall and winter is such a fun time to mix and match different styles. We are going to cover the colors to add to your closet and make-up trends for the changing seasons!

FASHION AROUND THE WORLD

Fashion is a language that everyone worldwide can understand. You can be in Italy or Australia and a certain dress or handbag  could make a different statement. With this being said, when traveling to different parts of the world, it is good to know what kind of style is popular in the place you are headed.

BOW DOWN TO THE BOW

Who said bows are just for little girls? Bows are making a statement in couture runway items for Fall 2016, especially oversized bows. It is one of the biggest fashion trends this year.

BHAVYJ TAKES ON MANUS X MACHINA

The Met Gala, a highly exclusive fashion event, takes place annually to raise funds for the exhibitions, acquisitions, publications and capital improvements for the Costume Institute.  It is one of the curatorial departments of the museum.   The gala originally created by publicist Eleanor Lambert, has been taking place since 1948.   Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine, has been chair of the event since 1999.  It has been through her dedication and overseeing of the gala that has made it one of the most anticipated parties of the year.