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Friday, March 06, 2009

Fun Friday: Shampoo Optional

I read everywhere these days that celebs are big proponents of not washing their hair every day. Some are down to once or twice a week! Sounds kind of icky, but as a mom of a toddler with another baby due any day, I’ll take any shortcuts I can find. Plus, it’s supposed to keep your hair healthier and shinier because it doesn’t get as dried out.

I hate to admit it, but I just can’t follow through! The first day, I style my hair as usual, using just a tiny amount of product. The morning of the second day is usually fine; I touch up with a straightener and some hairspray, and can leave the house feeling pretty good. But by the end of the day, my hair is flatter than day-old champagne. Of course, no one else has ever mentioned that my hair looks a little limp, but I feel so incredibly self-conscious that I’m embarrassed for even my husband to see me!

I guess when you have a team of stylists, hair gurus, and other professionals at your beck and call to touch up any errant strays or limp-looking locks, the shower-optional look can work for you. As for me, I’ll see you in the shampoo aisle.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

How to Wear Spring's Trends

Depression-Chic styling ruled the runways this spring, but those looks are far from wearable in your normal everyday life. Luckily, Yaya’s has a few key pieces that can bring the look to your wardrobe in a subtle way.

Nic & Zoe’s “flirt” skirt captures the high-waisted and belted look of the depression-chic look in a business-appropriate way. Wear it with an understated striped button-down shirt and heels, a few delicate gold chains, and heels.

For a more casual version of the look, try Tribal’s cargo pants and matching vest in earth. Layer a silky tank or satiny tee under the vest and wear it belted to show off your hourglass figure. Add a pair of gladiator sandals and a layered beaded necklace or floral brooch for a feminine touch.

Check back Friday for some fun hair and makeup trends to wear with these looks, and check out the rest of our site for more great spring looks.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The Great Depression Redux: Spring 2009

With the slumping economy and worsening global market “recession” and even “depression” are words we hear all too often. Appropriately, has coined the term “depression-chic” for the 1920’s-inspired looks we saw on the Fashion Week runways.

Sheath dresses and sack dresses were adorned with utilitarian belts, fringe, and lots of layered necklaces, while waists dropped to hip-level on layered tops and jackets. Some designers even went the extra mile, using crinkled, smudged, or ripped fabric to really play up the depression-era feel.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I just wanted to check in to give you a quick status update. After spending 36 hours in the hospital and ER with my 2-year-old, I'm going to take the rest of this week off for some emotional recovery time. I apologize for not getting any new articles out to you this week, but please check back Monday for more.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jackets and Vests for Spring 2009

Like I've mentioned, I love to wear layers. What better way to stay warm in the cool weather or to add a bit of fun in the warm weather? You can change the entire look of a top by adding a jacket or a vest to it! Right now, I love these 2 pieces from Yaya's:

The first is a linen jacket from Tribal Sportswear. I love the bright blue color for it's cheeriness, and I love the easygoing silhouette for its laid-back attitude. I would wear this with khaki cropped pants or jeans and a vintage tee, with raffia sandals and a bunch of bangle bracelets.

The second is a hooded vest, also from Tribal Sportswear. I would wear this alone with Tribal's cropped pants in Earth on a hot day, or I would wear it over a white tee (long or short sleeve) with jeans on a cooler one. It would also look great over a lace or satin tank top for an evening out; the juxtaposition of the vest with girly textures and styling would be a fun way to play up the military feel of the piece.

Click around for more great spring jackets, vests, and sweaters, and check out our happenings page for great contests and specials.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jackets and Vests for Spring 2009

I love layers, any time of year. Tanks, tees, cardigans, jackets, and vests…they’re so easy to mix and match for a variety of easy looks. So, I’m super-excited about’s article that says that jackets and vests are going to be huge for Spring 2009.

On the runways, textures and silhouettes contrasted one another to show off the best of them all. Tight cropped leather mixed with a long and loose satin vest gives a sexy-but-sweet feeling (left). In the image on the right, a loose ruffled and ruched vest is paired with a sleek cropped jacket for a flirty look that’s still sporty. Bryan Reyes (center image) balances a menswear-inspired textured jacket with a silky tank top with feminine bead embellishments.

Wednesday’s article will show off a few of the pieces Yaya’s carries that fit this trend, so be sure to stop back then! Until then, browse the links above for some great spring looks.

The images above are courtesy of

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How to Wear the Spring Color Palette

Jungle-inspired hues and prints will be big trends for Spring 2009, as we saw earlier this week. Nic & Zoe, a favorite brand, carries a great selection of tops and dresses that bring the color story home.

The wrap top in natural, the mesh cardigan in berry, and the tie-front top in turquoise would be great additions to a work wardrobe. Each one brings a bright splash of color and a fresh silhouette to your Spring look. Try the wrap top with a tweed pencil skirt and a blazer or a cute pair of flare leg jeans. The cardigan would make a great layering; try it with a printed tank top and a solid tee in neutral or black. The turquoise tie-front top is an elegant looking top, perfect with simple black pants, heels, and silver bangles for a business meeting or lunch date.

These printed pieces are featured in earlier posts, so I won’t repeat myself, but I thought the pictures were worth showing again. From left to right, they are the “jungle dots” print top, “brushstrokes” dress, and “blue leaves” cardigan.

Click on the links for more information about any of the featured pieces, and take a look at our entire selection of Nic & Zoe pieces, including tank tops in some additional great spring colors.

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