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.

4 HOT SUMMER NAIL SHADES

Summer 2016 is starting off with a bang of color! We have four beautiful colors to keep your nails looking hot and in style.  Along with the colors, we have the perfect outfits to wear accordingly.

Coral is by far my favorite shade for Spring and Summer. It looks great on any skin tone and adds a beautiful pop of color!

EASY TIPS FOR A NATURAL LOOK

For this week’s blog, we will shift gears from clothing fashion to makeup and share information on beauty products to achieve the “natural look.”  After all, makeup and clothing go hand in hand!  I would also like to take the time to welcome Shelbi.  She is the new guest blogger for BhavyJ Designs and we are so excited for her fashion blogs throughout the summer!  Take it away Shelbi!

WARDROBE MATCHING- AN INSIDE LOOK TO COLOR THEORY

Do you open your closet sometimes and see all these great clothes that are waiting to be worn? You were out shopping and found a beautiful colored top in the store and it looked amazing at the time. But once you brought it home, you had trouble matching it with something already in your wardrobe.

A SNEAK PEEK AT BHAVY J’S DESIGN PROCESS!

Hi everyone!  Since I founded BhavyJ Designs many months ago, I’ve gotten a ton of great questions about my creative process and how it translates to a finished garment. In this post, I’ll give you a quick behind-the-scenes look at the design process, as well as a sneak peek at what’s to come from BhavyJ Designs as I prepare for launch!

THE RISE OF ATHLEISURE WEAR

I’m sure you’ve all seen women out and about, wearing a pair of colored yoga pants or leggings, with a stylish hoodie and some brightly colored neon sneakers. You may be thinking that this is just the new trend for workout apparel, but it actually reflects a growing fashion phenomenon called “athleisure” wear.