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Here are a few of my favorite makeup sources and accessories.  Some of them I bought last year and plan on purchasing again this year.  For me, many of the items are staples in my wardrobe and in my beauty regime.  One of them is perfect for my house. Additionally, this is the perfect time to pick up all the basics you need for fall and winter.  Enjoy. 


National Lipstick Day - July 29, 2018

"I believe all women are beautiful without makeup - but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful" Bobbi Brown


Looking for the perfect pink lip?  Charlotte Tilbury's set is essential.  I purchased mine last year and just bought the new hues for pretty in pink pout.  Love it!

Rosie Huntington



Charlotte Tilbury- The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set


Hot Pink Lips - 

For a brighter pink lip.  Love Yves Saint Laurent's lip stain. The best. Great trio!




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Facial Moisture & Heat Cooler






Do you find yourself overheating now and then from running around?  Do you play sports? This handy Evian Spray bottle cools you off instantly. Gives your skin instant glow. First and foremost, it is essential under your under your daily moisturizer.  The water contains the same balance of magnesium, calcium and phosphorous which enhances skin. Spritz, dry and then add cream. The Presto - soft and supple skin.  Don't leave home without one too.  Put them everywhere. 




Evian Facial Water Spray





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Hair - Beautiful Hair


"Life isn't perfect, but your hair can be" 





Hair can be long, short and cut in so many different ways.  Lately, I have noticed how really short hair on friends highlights their gorgeous faces.  My mother always told me to cut my hair off.  Yet, in defiance I flatly refused though deep down she is right.  Long hair can hide a gorgeous face.  However, here the top hair holders for all of our gorgeous hair! 



Invisibobble - Minimizes breakage and crimping








My Favorite! Have in lots of colors.








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Extras

"Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it." 





Last but not least - it is the little things after all. 



Wallets

Two in one wallet.  Ted Baker converts into a simple handbag for when you are on the go.  Or if you fill your tote with extras, add this wallet to the mix and use with the strap when the tote is too much.  Lovely. 



Ted Baker


Ted Baker London Wallet on a Chain.  Can remove the chain too.  Comes also in black and green.



Kate Spade

Blush, Black & Blue




Kate Spade New York Oakwood Street - Kensley Pebbled Leather Wallet 

For the Home - The Best Diffuser - Stock UP!



Antica Farmacista - Lavendar






Happy National Lipstick Day!!!  Enjoy







Two Other Links to Sale


Everything You Need to Know!


First Impression

Happy Shopping!

Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick







Nordstrom More Top Picks





Second Look

Getting Down to Basics!

LINKS INCLUDED







Round two on basics required for fall fashion 2018. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which officially starts today July 20th!  The sale will end on August 5, 2018.  Here are a few more must haves to fill your closet for the this year and years to come.  Remember purchase quality! You will not regret it. 


Alice - Nordstrom Looking Glass





These Boots Are Made for Walking.....





Classic Style - Lasts Forever!


Fit is true to size.  You will not be disappointed. Love mine from last year! Black leather and Espresso waterproof suede. 


Aquatalia Letizia Weatherproof Boot




Over the Knee! 

All reviews state these are the boots to purchase now. Pointed toe and 2 inch heel. Need I say more?



Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch



Pajamas for Cold Nights


Going once, going twice - sold.  These are selling out fast.  Get your fingers clicking.  Soft, comfortable and perfect for nighttime.  Fit true to size.




Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas

Lounging - Fit true to size





Timeless Jacket

Several Hues - Lightweight Coat for Early Fall and Spring. Fit true to size.




Burberry Ashurst Quilted Jacket


Best Layering Piece or Standalone Long Sleeve

Last for Years!  Yes - Years!  Never pills.  True to size and will sell out fast. If you like a loose fit - go up one size.  I wear these all winter long and beyond.  Love them! Black, grey and white. Stock up! 






Majestic Filatures Long Sleeve Crewneck Top


Leopard Print - Meow!

I wear mine all the time.  So fun. A must. 



kensie Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat


That is it for now!  Next up makeup and jewelry and anything else that I fancy.

Don't Forget Nordstrom Pre-Sale Post - lots still available! 


Happy Shopping!  Links Included.  Get Clicking! 

Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick


Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale - July 12th - July 19th



Are you Ready?  Did you receive your catalog? Have you Clicked On-Line? 


My First Impression Picks


Calling ALL Nordstrom Card Holders!!!!

EARLY ACCESS - July 12th - July 19th




"Shopping for quality fashion pieces is an art form" 


July is finally here and summer has officially commenced. The weather is warm and the sun is shining.  Along with summer festivities is the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  For fall and winter 2018, think plaids, fur accents, statement bows, polka dots, color laden animal prints, bright tights and hues of pink, red, magenta and rust.

Additionally, shopping has never been better with just a click, your item will be on your doorstep in no time.  No more rushing around like a mad women.  For me, the sale is always about purchasing needed items and maybe one or two statement pieces. 



 Sassy Sneaker

All Leather in Rose 



The Trench

Plaid Please - Classic





Lewit Trench Coat



The Wrap Coat

Lovely Lavender & Gorgeous Grey





Badgley Mischka Double Wool Blend Wrap Front Coat



The Leather Jacket

In Burgandy





Lewit Leather Moto


The Sensational Shoe

Matching Lewit Leather Moto 

Comes in Black, Navy & Nude - Runs small - Order next size up. 




AGL Block Heel Slingback Pump



The Jeans for Now & Fall







Frame Le Slender Trousers






AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny






AG Prima Skinny Jeans




Happy Shopping! 


Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick




Yellow Mania - Kim's Musing for July 8, 2018



Yellow is the Word.....










Everywhere you look the color yellow is making a star studded statement.   Yellow signifies happiness, joy, optimism, good health and overall makes everyone smile.  You just can't help notice how the many shades of yellow combined with upbeat energy connect one another with elation.  Lately, I have been thinking how important it is to be apart of something and how essential a network of friends is on a daily basis. The daily community could be from a sport, job or any other activity that is shared and fosters unconditional acceptance.  With my tennis group, we vary in thoughts, religions, race and yet because of a little yellow - yes yellow - tennis ball we are united.  Our daily lunches after partaking in a vigorous game of tennis are entertaining, enlightening and filled with lively exchanges that inspire thought about the world at large.   Even in heated moments, we look at each other, laugh and realize we are just a very small piece of a gigantic puzzle and our complicated thoughts do not end what we love best - our friendships with one another.

Perhaps this is what the color yellow means - spreading goodwill towards humanity.  A sisterhood of helping, lifting and supporting one another versus calling each other names or dividing based on thoughts and beliefs. We realize that we are all the same with common goals - peace, love, friendship, kindness and caring.  Why even some of us, me, are over aware that we do silly things out of too much friendliness.  For instance, one of our dearest, liveliest and best loved friends made these incredible bracelets for everyone.  I not thinking or knowing the effort to create these gems, gave mine to a new friend who takes care of us each day as we eat our $6.60 salad.  I didn't realize that our friend took lots of time, thought and effort in making these bracelets.  Afterwards, I felt silly and regretful for giving mine away to someone who isn't really part of our group.  Yet, maybe this one action, is precisely what I am writing about - I included someone new into our gathering.  Someone who is friendly towards us on a daily basis and perhaps enjoyed being accepted. Maybe she needed the gift more than me.  I perhaps acted too fast but somehow I know she loves it and sports the bracelet daily. 

Which is precisely my point - you never know who you will meet and how a simple smile, a sympathetic word or a compliment might bring unexpected joy. And, in my case, spontaneously giving away a bracelet to someone not part of our special group brought happiness to this individual.  We can all moan about the ills of the world and wallow in hate and bitterness while making a line in the sand of who we can like and dislike.  We can be selfish, cold and live by the mantra "all about me".  However, isn't this precisely what we were told as children not to do?  Isn't it important to include everyone?   Isn't it important to respect those who are changing the world or making the world a better place?  Can't we look for sunshine rather than darkness?  

Yes, it is time to drape your day with shades of yellow.  And, send a yellow vibe of happiness.  Create a community, belong to something and bring out the best in people.   Maybe think before you speak or learn the art of diplomacy which takes away anger.  We all are a work in progress. I know this for certain and am aware of my own failings. 

Yellow is indeed the hue of the moment.  Spread cheer wearing something yellow or pick up a tennis racket and send yellow over the net.  May you all find a safe community to belong too.  A community that allows you to be unique, happy and upbeat.  A community where all are included.  And, a community where we support one another.   Yellow does bring out the best.  Get your yellow on and bring on a "yellow everyday" mindset.  





"Once women find sisterhood, there is nothing stronger" - Zoe Kravitz





Thanks for Reading - Kim





July 4, 2018 - Apparel



It's Time to Celebrate!






Every year we celebrate the Fourth of July with hope, love and joy.  We surround ourselves with family, friends and others who are thankful for their life in our great nation.   We partake in parades, outings, eat, drink and be merry while watching fireworks all in the name of freedom.  Yes, I am proud to be an American.  I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July in this great year of 2018.  Here are a few fashion picks of red, white and blue to sparkle your day.  Hand me a sparkler - please!!


Shopping Myth: Spend Less, Buy Bargains will save you Money! -  Not! 

Recently at a summer soiree - I wore an expensive classic pair of pumps that I have owned for eight years - walked and danced the night away.  My feet did not hurt in the slightest at the end of the night. You can purchase cheap apparel and shoes but you will pay the price physically and the item will not last years to come.  Thus, you ultimately will spend more money by buying less quality items at a discounted price.  You think you are saving money but really you are not. You will repeat the purchase next year and the year after and so on.... Be wise.  A penny saved is a penny earned. 

Wrap Up!




Friend, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift



The Scarf: Snap up a red, white and blue scarf and drape around your neck.  Keep out the chill while be elegant and festive.  Link Included. 





"It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other"  President John Adams


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The White Jean



Katie Holmes





White Jeans are a Must:  Be sure to step out in a blistering white jean that flatters.  Top with red or blue for the ultimate Fourth of July outfit.  Link Included.




7 for All Mankind The Skinny Skinny Jean


For more jean styles - Check out Summer Jeans! 

"The American, by nature, is optimistic.  He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly."  

President John F. Kennedy


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Jean Jackets









The Jean Jacket:  Sporting a blue or white jean jacket is essential when getting ready to watch fireworks light up the sky.  Combine with white jeans, scarf and top with maybe a sweater and be ready to view the show.  Links Included.





AG Robyn Denim Jacket




Free People Rumors Denim Jacket


Festive



Cupcakes and Cashmere Affleck Embroidered Star Denim


The White Effect



Kut for the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket


"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."  

President Harry S. Truman


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The Fourth of July Stripe




Taylor Swift & Friends


The Red, White and Blue Top:  A flag inspired shirt adds to the evening fireworks.  It is a symbol of what we believe in.  Check out the following tops and add the other hues the mix.  Yes, we are celebrating to the fullest.  Carry on.  Links Included.



Alternative Stripe Baseball Tee




1901 Bateau Neck Tee


My all time favorite quote: 

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." 

President John F. Kennedy


Happy Fourth of July!  May you have an inspirational, upbeat and joyous time this coming week. Celebrate with passion, with laughter and with grace.  You are blessed to live your life in America.  Be proud, be strong, be resolute and most importantly be kind and loving.  We are in this journey together so hold hands and be thankful. 



Happy 4th of July!


Forever Chic Style - Kim Hardwick