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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: March 21st, 2014

Polka dot heels

Shoes, dresses, skirts, tops — you name it, dots are on it. I’ve probably had polka-dot something every year since I’ve been a kid. The dots are on point this spring too. Many shoes — colorful shoes have dots. And the dresses are everywhere. The retro-style heels at left are from Rakuten – about $48. I found some yellow dotted dahlings but lost the link.

polka dot dress

Dresses with dots are all over InStyle magazine and local stores. Here’s link to dots on everything from shoes to coats in InStyle

Here’s one — at left –from Dress Barn– about $46 but you can get coupons that drop the price. Those dots are a little large for me, but Eva Mendes has a new collection at Kohls, and it boasts a lot of dots. See it here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: March 14th, 2014

Chne titelI found a lot of styles for spring that are rocking geometric patterns. And metallics and a lot of other things I probably won’t wear. But I would if I were younger. This top at left from Intermix online showed up in some designer clothing ideas in InStyle. It’s way out of my price range at $395, but I like the style. And I love that it’s a peplum. I just bought a very peplum for under $20 at Dots last week. Spring is in the air, and it’s going to be 50 today. That’s today, of course.

I do like some of the patterns — kind of takes me back to the 70s — “Mad Men” brings a lot of it back. Here’s a look at Accessory Agenda’s fun and fab geometric dresses. I swear I wore some of them.

Have a great Fashion Friday.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

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Posted: February 4th, 2014

lipsSo what’s the best lip color for you?

Seems that any color goes right now with lipstick. In fact, matching your lips to your dress was the latest craze at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, according to InStyle Magazine. Read it here.

Ombre lips are also trendy, according to Huffington Post. I don’t understand ombre anything, but here’s a link to the Huffington Post article. The idea is to make your lips look fuller, and it’s an art that started with stage makeup.

The article did have a funny addition — one historical perspective on lipstick that included everything from George Washington’s use of lipstick to Queen Elizabeth II — who matched her lip color to her royal sash in the 1950s. She was way ahead of the curve on the current trend to match lips and dresses. There’s more fun — lipstick wasn’t rationed during World War II like other cosmetics. Read it all here — scroll down the page to see  the 9 things you didn’t know about lipstick. We’ve come a long way, baby — lipstick was also illegal and frowned upon over the ages.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-gramPam to one.

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Posted: January 10th, 2014

ElleI got a dress for $2.50 this week, saw a bunch of cool apps in InStyle, and I found this picture in ELLE. It’s in an article that tells you how to wear that a fisherman knit sweater six different ways. Here’s the article. I really like this idea, and I have one of these fisherman knit sweaters, so ideas are always welcome on something new to do with it. I’m not a fan of those jeans, but jeans and leather works for me. The other five outfits are also cute.

At Peebles, I used a 25 percent off coupon, a $10 gift card that Peebles sent me for my birthday and a gift card my son got me to buy a wrap dress for $2.50. Now is the time to hit those sales. Remember, no matter what the pricetag says, you might be able to get it for less with some apps on your phone, e-mails and text messages that bring bargains right into the palm of your hand.

And speaking of your hand — InStyle posted the 15 best beauty apps in the February issue. They are awesome. You need to subscribe to get them. I am not a techno-geek, but these are fabulous.

Have a great Fashion Friday!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: October 9th, 2013

Movie PopcornWell I am certainly late to this party, but what a party it is: wine flavored popcorn.

A New York City popcorn company — Populence (the web site is under maintenance, so if it doesn’t work, don’t pop your cork) – teamed with Kim Crawford, a winery out of  New Zealand to develop two popcorn flavors: Pinot Noir Chocolate Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle.

And what should you pair with the popcorn? Wine! Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 and Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

While fruit of the vine flavors popcorn, the vegan, gluten-free popcorn has no alcohol content.

And who came up with this idea? A woman, of course! Maggie Paulus, originally from Florida, founded Populence in NYC in 2011. It’s all over Facebook and Twitter @PopulenceJimmy Kimmel weighed in @LateNightJimmy, and I learned about it from my October issue of InStyle magazine.

Paulus was educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but turned to dressing up popcorn with seasonal favorites that include caramel, raspberry, chocolate, cheddar and other flavors. The store is a hit, and so are the wine flavors. You can get a gallon of popcorn for $35 on the website and for $28 at the NYC retail store.

And just in case you prefer other packaged foods, Foodbeast suggests steak-flavored Ruffles or Pepperidge Farm’s goldfish-flavored Mac and cheese. Or you can read about 200 other articles about foods that taste like other foods. Reminds me of the old “tastes like chicken” (Wikipedia dedicated a page to the phrase) — what some folks say about frogs’ legs. Hmm.

ABC News food blogger Lauren Effron noted that this isn’t the first snack to have some adult beverage flavor. Pub-Corn, out of Kansas City,  manufactures non-alcoholic beer and cocktail-flavored popcorn. Cary Silverman, of the University of Missouri, invented Pub-Corn in 2008. Current flavors include pina colada, beer and Irish creme.  It is $3.49 per bag.

I think I need some popcorn!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

 

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Posted: August 23rd, 2013

nUNAILZZZWine shades with metallic stickers; olive and dusty green; spatter in green and gold; French tulip twist in olive green and emerald green; blue on azure blue; and dip dye with pink, blue and natural. These are nails we are talking about.

It’s all InStyle this month. My September InStyle magazine arrived with a hefty 720 pages in the mailbox last week, and it is full of awesome fashions. Here’s a peek at one of the funky nail styles available.  The new manis are works of art and blending colors in exciting styles! To see it all InStyle, click here. You can test out one of my favorite mags free for 30 days.

When I was young, you just painted your nails. Now, nails are colorful accessories for every outfit. Check in with any nail technician to see what’s new. I know DIY nail divas will give these looks a go, but I’m not that adventurous.

One reason is my early summer experiment with green polish. I stained my nails. green nails)They are still green, and I have had to cover them with dark reds and really deep pinks. Note to self — do not use that green stuff ever again.

I see a fall mani in my future. The dip-dye technique is so awesome!

Pam Parker is the mom of three, stepmom of three and GramPam to one. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: June 14th, 2013

Nailing itJoin me as I push the clouds and rain out of the way this weekend.

With my hands and feet!

I plan to do my nails in wild colors that shine even if the sun doesn’t. I saw this article in the July issue of InStyle magazine — one of my favorites. The mani blends contrasting colors with say purple on all fingers — but the ring finger could be a coordinating shade of blue. Or do green nails with a purple ring finger. Or silver with pearly white on that ring finger. I am so doing this tonight when I redo these nails … and my toes.

Enjoy the weekend — no matter what the forecast is.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: January 18th, 2013

IridescentMy friends at InStyle magazine are booking some shimmery beauty into their latest issues. Michelle DockeryLady Mary Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” rocks the glitz and glam in a photo shoot. The photo at left is from InStyle.

This year promises some sparking style with a big dose of shine — it’s been around for a while, and it’s not going anywhere — so keep those sparkling duds handy.

At Huffington Post, the fashionistas are into shine and much more. They suggest black and white will stay on the runway and peplum is peppering our styles as are ruffles, stripes, exposed lingerie, (not for this girl), big jewelry and lower heels. Lower heels? Again — not on this girl.

Shine on, ladies!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. 

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