4 Fall Habits for a Healthy You

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends and what do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Why are most of us not embracing this wisdom in our everyday schedule?

Caring for yourself isn’t selfish. It’s one of the most important, and one of the most often forgotten, things you can do for the people around you. So ladies, we’re giving you permission to lose the guilt and incorporate “you habits”!

Your time spent reading this is not wasted if you make a decision to do one positive change this week. What can you start doing today that will reduce stress and chaos and bring some enjoyment in to your routine?

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Shave 15 Minutes Off Your Morning Routine with these 5 Organizational Tips

Our focus the next two weeks is taking care of YOU when you’re pressed for time! We’ll share useful insight to take some of the burden off your back. After today’s crash course on next-level tips for simplifying and organizing, you can be sure to shave 15 to 20 minutes from your morning routine.

You won’t find the traditional layout your outfit the night before or don’t hit snooze on the alarm advice here.  We’ve made the rounds and compiled this advanced article providing realistic time savers to deflect fights between you and your rushed morning routine.  Here is what we’ve learned from some of the most organized people.

Organization is a key component for time efficiency…period!

  • You don’t want to waste time looking for things.
  • You do want to make items visible for quick decisions and easy access.

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If handbags are your Achilles heel, trying to find just the right handbag as you are rushing out the door, one of these easy to implement ideas may be right for your space.

Use empty wall space to hang your purses on a curtain rod.

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Place strap bands on empty wall space or a closet door to utilize vertical door space.

 

 

 

How much time is spent deciding how to accessorize with the perfect necklace and bracelet! Save precious moments every morning while eliminating tangles and messy piles with one of the following solutions. You may even find that favorite piece at the bottom of a drawer after you thought you had lost it months ago!

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Create a jewelry display by adding hooks to your favorite frames.

 

 

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Hang jewelry on a peg board with individual hooks that are easily spaced to suit your needs. Personalize it with a simple frame or paint it with a soft, inviting color.

 

 

 

When you’re rushing to leave on time, hair and makeup application are the most common delays. Speed up your routine and get out the door on time with these ingenious finds.

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Organize makeup with magnets. Glue magnets to your daily favorites and stick them on a magnet board for quick access.

 

 

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Create a hair station by affixing small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors. This is perfect for convenient access to brushes, hair ties, and hot tools. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins and tweezers from getting lost at the bottom of a drawer.   

TIP – Set a limit to the number of grooming products you use on a daily basis. Between all the moisturizers, hair products, deodorants, perfumes and dental hygiene products, it is easy to get carried away.   

Fall is just around the corner and too much time is wasted trying to iron out the creases in your sweater or attempting to fix the shoulder bumps left from the hangers. Follow the steps below to avoid both situations.

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Step one: Fold sweater in half. Lay hanger as seen in photo.

 

 

 

Step two: Fold bottom half over top first bar and under second bar

 

 

Step Three: Repeat step two with sleeves

 

Looking for some cute sweaters this season?!? Check out this sweater and others here!

 

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Feeling inspired? Share our time saving organization tips with all your friends in the comment section below!

 

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How to Wear Shorts in Your 20’s, 30’s, & 40’s

Temps are high and cooler weather isn’t in sight. These conditions lead to a widespread trend in skin exposure. But, how do you gauge what is the right amount of skin? Unlike skirts and tanks, shorts tend to be the more complex summer favorite.

Don’t fret, we have the solution! With the right color, fabric, and cut; you can turn your shorts nightmare into a closet favorite. We have enlisted the help of some favorite celebs to help shape the picture of what shorts are right for your age group.

If you’re in your 20s there is a lot more room for experimentation and shorter hem lines. Go for vibrant colors and textured accents. In your 30’s you want to look for more of a structured expression to enhance your style. For our 40+ ladies, we suggest that you opt for a longer length with tailored details for a modern, stylish twist.

 

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In your 20’s…

There is SO much space for experimenting with bold and bright colors and yes… itty-bitty shorts. Try distressed denim shorts and a sweater like Selena Gomez is wearing or a textured pair of shorts with a basic black top like Taylor Swift.

 

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In your 30’s

Aim for a more structured silhouette look to highlight your appearance. Prints are the current trend so we suggest that you experiment to find a pattern that fits your personality. Kerri Russel is wearing a structured shorts suit that looked absolutely amazing on the red carpet. Reese Witherspoon pulls off a graphic floral print pair of shorts that elevate her look and her legs.

 

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In your 40’s…

Bermuda shorts are one of the greatest introductions to fashion! If you’re not sure about this trend, grab a pair that boast tailored detailing to add a younger edge while still looking age appropriate. We love this photo of Kate Beckinsale showing off her legs in pleated shorts with a detailed black belt. Jennifer Aniston pulls off the perfect Bermuda shorts with a button up shirt.

 

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5 Ways To Make Summer Last Longer

We’ve got fall on the brain because the truth is, summer fashion is over and the new season is trickling in! But, the good news is you don’t have to put away your sandals and sundresses just yet. Here are 5 ways to make summer last just a little bit longer this year.

1. Add tights!

 

Easily transition your favorite print or solid shorts into fall by adding opaque tights underneath! The same goes for your sundresses.

2. Keep your sandals on

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Throw on a pair of skinny jeans and a weather appropriate top, but hold on to your sandals!! This transitional look is the best of both worlds. By keeping the main pieces timely for fall, you can totally get away with rocking your open toed shoes. Shop Pulsefashion.com for on-trend fall looks to mix with your sandals!

3. Add an accessory…

like a scarf or knit beanie!! These pieces will instantly transform your look and make it fall-appropriate. You can still rock that sundress or top, just choose a knit accessory to pair with it. Shop blanket scarves at Pulsefashion.com.

4. Throw on a jacket, cardi, vest or blazer

 

Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day?? Continue to rock your best LWD for as long as you want! The key is to layer with a jacket. This could be a knit cardi or sweater, blazer, or even the season’s hottest trend–The Bomber Jacket! Shop Bomber Jackets on Pulse Fashion’s Facebobok page.

5. Choose booties

Last year people were obsessing over the ankle bootie trend and we at Pulse Fashion have good news for you! This look is here to stay. You can pair booties with everything from sundresses to leggings to shorts! By adding this closed toe shoe you are instantly creating a fall transitional look.

 

Shop fabulous transitional fall looks at Pulsefashion.com!

How to: Wear a military vest

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We are so excited to have brought back this best selling military vest last week during our flash sale. If you ordered one, you should be getting it in the mail soon! In the meantime, check out these easy ways to style it.

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Our favorite look is one you can wear sooner than later. Olive looks fantastic with stripes! The good news is a basic stripe dress is not hard to find. It’s a perfect look for a casual everyday style. Just add some fun sandals and cute accessories.

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Again with the stripes!! Although it may be a little too warm to rock this look right now, as summer dwindles down pull out your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a basic stripe tee. I love how this look showcases the leopard flats..don’t be afraid to pattern mix!! Stripes work great with leopard.

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Don’t forget about plaid!!! Olive military vests pair perfectly with this fun pattern. Another easy, effortless casual look.

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We all love our black, don’t we?! This look is a little bit dressier but so simple!! Take a pair of black jeggings or skinny jeans, add a black top or blouse, and throw on a pop of color with a statement necklace or earrings. Also, love the leopard clutch!!

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A look for now!! This laid back look is easy to recreate! Simply add a pair of denim shorts and a fun tee. The tucked in look is a must for this!!!

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Don’t forget your accessories!! Leopard is the perfect print to add, but really any print scarf will do!! Leave the vest open for maximum visual appeal on the scarf.

Did you miss out on our Reagan Military Vest?? You can order it here!

 

TAKE THE QUIZ: What’s Your Personal Style?

Figuring out our personal style is the best way to stop over-shopping and over-spending! By defining our “signature” look, we can focus on the pieces we will feel good in the longest.

Get out a pen and paper and keep track of the letter of your answer to each question (1-7). This will tell you which of the 5 styles (Classic, Professional, Bohemian, Minimalist, or Whimsical) you are! You can only choose one letter per question.

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It’s time to tally up your results!

If you got…

MOSTLY A’s your style is WHIMSICAL

You thrive on bright colors, bold prints, and anything girly. “Whimsical” style types tend to choose puffy skirts and dresses with dainty details. It is playful and appears to be “thrown together” but is actually a thoughtful combination of colors and patterns. If you’re whimsical, you’re usually young at heart and have a lot of fun with putting together looks. While shopping, you’re immediately attracted to bright colors and fun prints. You follow all the trends.

MOSTLY B’s your style is BOHEMIAN

This style type is largely influenced by the fashions of the 1960s and 70s. You are free-spirited, open-minded, and love anything lace, floral, fringe, and bell sleeves! Freedom of motion is a major element of the bohemian style. Rather than tight pieces, bohemian dressers opt for baggy, comfortable clothing made from natural fibers. This may be by way of loose peasant blouses; wide boat-neck shirts; maxi dresses; caftans; or boho skirts, which are also known as hippie or Gypsy skirts. Pieces are usually flared and available in a variety of colors and patterns, although ethic patterns are most common. Romantic touches, like flower patterns and lace, are often included too.

MOSTLY C’s your style is PROFESSIONAL

You are a working-girl who feels most comfortable in a pair of slacks and a collared button down! You pay attention to trends, but only if you can work them into your business chic look. Your dresses are always hitting (at least) the knee and are modest. You rock high heels like no one else because you wear them all the time, no matter the heel height! You love to add spice to your look with fun accessories, but nothing that won’t work well at the office!

MOSTLY D’s your style is CLASSIC

You prefer timeless looks, beautiful, but simple, cuts in clothing, fine natural fabrics, and leather shoes and handbags. Tradition is important to you. You may occasionally become frustrated when you can’t find the exact style of a beloved item of clothing, handbag, or shoe that has worn out. And you frequently keep your fashion accessories and clothing until they are worn, just because much of what you buy does not go out of style. Although you won’t be the flashiest person in a room, you will always look good. A peek in your closet reveals many neutral colors, especially black and frequently navy. You own at least one little black dress and possibly several. You also tend to prefer solid colors, rather than prints. Most of your dresses and skirts fall to the knee.

MOSTLY E’s your style is MINIMALIST

When you open your closet, you see mostly black, with a few neutral colors mixed in. You like clean lines and avant-garde looks. You find inspiration from the runways but don’t want to stand out in loud prints or bright colors. One word to describe this look is: simplicity. Rather than accumulating a bunch of individual pieces, the minimalist approach involves collecting a set of harmonizing items that are optimally adjusted to your lifestyle. The approach requires a close analysis of your daily activities and both your practical and emotional requirements. The final goal is a wardrobe that suits your needs exactly and allows you to quickly put together an outfit for every occasion.