Chic Holiday Travel Tips.... Just in Time for Thanksgiving!


We are emerging on the busiest travel day of the year..... Can you believe one year like 20 members of my family drove from Brooklyn to Summerville, South Carolina (that's where we're from) on Thanksgiving Day! It was a looooong damn trip.

We stopped and drove and stopped and you get the picture.... My road trip days via automobile are over for now, but TSA regulations can really put a snag on your airline travel.

I've compiled a few travel tips to ease the wait (oops I mean flight) along... First things first, just because your going to see family, doesn't mean you can't look good. Pack a few must have items of clothing to accentuate a glam look. You never know when your married cousin will invite that cute single co-worker.

Who knows, you may be packing again for Christmas......or planning a New Year's visit. Leave the drama at home... yes we all know Uncle Jr. drinks too much at the dinner table and Aunt Bea gossips too much, but just suck it up for Turkey Day.....

  •  Get to the airport on time and if possible skip the Bag Check Empty all your pockets and make sure those stiletto boots are outfitted with cute socks/tights for the random screening check. (Feet Up Please...) 
  •  Remember that 3oz. rule, no liquids larger than 3oz. and don't forget the Ziploc bag. Do not get into an altercation with the TSA agent when she takes your 8oz bottle of Bath & Body Works and tosses it.......she is just doing her job (and will probably be smelling nice too courtesy of you). All your fault, you should have read my Favorite Holiday Things post and you would've know better. 
  •  Carry your laptop so you can get your daily dose of Tres Chic Style... And share the blog with your cousin Reesie, you know she likes to "get her hair did." Stop at Target (because their always 20% off at Target) and pick up the latest copies of your favorite Fashion Magazines. 
  •  As always a fashionista must be pampered before the trip, Do the hair/nails & pedicure ritual before you leave. 
  •  While on the plane, jot down at least 5 things in your life your thankful for. At the end of the flight tuck the list in your bag and if anybody works your nerves during the holiday go to the list and it'll help you realize what really matters..... Happy Thanksgiving!

Winter Trend Alert..... What We're Loving.... And Wanting....



Seasons are better when you're dressed well.... Well they are, seriously! 


Nothing kicks your style up a game a notch like the perfect stilettos for summer or a to-die-for statement coat as you sashay through chilling temps in the winter. Effortlessly chic is the name of the game and I'm sharing a few of my absolute favorites for an absolutely fashionable and fabulous Fall. 

Do Take Notes......

1. Statement Coats- Nothing commands attention in a room,Ike a stunning coat. Step out of the "simple coat" rut and opt for a splashy hue or add a dash of fur at your collar. You can always make it your own by adorning with a stylish brooch, and over-sized scarf or a fierce belt to cinch your waist and define your total look. 

2. A Chic Chapeaux- Wide-Brim hats are my style BFF's. Not only do they transform your look, they single-handledly deliver a dose of grandeur. The larger, the better.... Tilt that baby to the side, slip on some over-sized sunnies and WERK! 

3. Boots.... Boots and More Boots- Riding boots, Stilettos, Chunky-Heel, Laced.... Darlings, take your pick and wear them well! 

4. Chunky Sweaters- Pair with leggings, your fave jeans or an ultra chic mini for a polished look. 

5. Scarves- Nothing screams "Dominique Devereaux" {Google It} like a scarf thrust over your coat. Double or triple it for a "Boucle Effect" or simply wrap around your neck and tie. 








It's the holiday season and we're ready to take bake cookies, sip cider, get together with friends, wear sparkly holiday dresses and of course SHOP!

If you're a fabulous reader of Tres Chic Style, then you know this is our favorite time of year. While we work on our  "12 Chic Days Of Christmas" Gift Guide, we're smelling, sloughing and getting the absolute BEST in Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle for you.

Stay Tuned... Chic Goodies are on the way and we can hardly wait.

XO,
Kishana
Editor, Tres Chic Style

Tracy Ellis Ross Designs a 45-Piece Capsule Collection for JC Penney

 

There's nothing like a fabulous fashion collaboration for the holidays. This year the fashion elves are treating us to a gift from everyon's favorite "Girlfriend In Their Head", Tracy Ellis Ross. The gorgeous powerhouse, former model, fashion editor, actress and Diana's (That's Mrs. Ross to you youngin's) daughter has sashayed her undisputed fab over to JC Penney for a 45-pice Holiday Collaboration. 



The looks are reminiscent of Tracy's sassy but classic style with a plethora of evening looks, splashes of color and her signature dresses that make us swoon with envy. Each look was designed exclusively by Tracy and all are available up to size 3X and has a bit of something for every fashionista on Santa's "good list". 



With wallet-friendly looks starting at $12- $75, what's not to love?  The collection goes on sale in stores and online on November 12, with JC Penney insiders getting a sneak peak and the chance to purchase in advance. 

Love you booskies but I'm headed over to sign up NOW.... Ciao! 

Another Day... Another Fashion Collabo.... Next Up, Victoria Beckham & Target

Fashion Magnate, mother of four, wife of David Beckham and former Spice Girl has teamed up with Target (Does anyone even say Tar-Jay anymore??) for the latest fashion collaboration for the struggling brand. Target is depending on Victoria to bring her unique flair for design for the Target X Victoria Beckham Collection. The collection is inspired by her own charm and "posh" appeal, (Sorry couldn't resist that one.)


The collection officially drops on April 9th at Target.com and VictoriaBeckham.com (for our international fashionistas) and will include fresh spring looks for women, kids and infants. Victoria stated the collection is inspired by her 5 year old daughter Harper. "The theme of the collection is my relationship with my daughter, the things that we do together, and you can see that threading throughout all the different stories that is housed within the collection".

The mommy-daughter inspired collection boasts floral two-piece sets for mom and a matching shift dress for daughters. The much anticipated capsule collection features more than 200 pieces ranging in price from $6 to $70. Availble online and in-stores Target has finally awoken to the real world of fashion and will include sizes XS-3X.


In Chic Beauty: Kylie Jenner Teams Up With Sinful Colors Nail Color


The Kardashian-Jenner clan is synonomous with fashion, beauty and most of all......Business! Most recently nail color brand Sinful Colors announced a collaboration with Kylie Jenner to jointly create a limited-edition nail color collection. "King Kylie", the first installment of the collection boast twenty luxorious shades of exquisite jewel tones offset by decadent neutrals, preciosu metals and a top coat.



The Deets: The highly curated trendy collection debuted in March 2016 and will only be availble on shelves until August 31, 2016. The SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Collection wil be available at retailers throughout the US and globally including Walmart, Walgreens, Target and others. A full list of retailers are available, here.

Chic Dish: We tried the collection and absolutely adored the sassy hues.The bold shades are affordably priced and definately a summer must-have for your nail color collection.

Tres Chic Style Presents..... Tres Chic Vintage Shopping Tour


Tres Chic Vintage Shopping Tour

Tres Chic Style Media presents Tres Chic Vintage Shopping Tour hosted by Fashion Blogger & Style Maven, Kishana L. Holland. Kishana delivers a bevy of experience in the fields of fashion, beauty and public relations. Kishana boast a resume spanning 15+ years where she began as a style/image consultant in her hometown of New York City. 

Her sassy style and entrepreneurial spirit has garnered her the titles of Boutique Owner, Tres Chic Style Media Founder, Fashion & Beauty Blogger, Style Ambassador for Simon Properties-The Forum Shops, Fashion/Beauty Segment Host (KTNV Vegas Morning Blend), Mrs. Enterprise (Mrs. Nevada Pageant), Voted 2016 Top 100 Influential Woman in Las Vegas by My Vegas Magazine and most recently Founder of TresChic Vintage Shopping Tour.

As a lover of all things fabulous, Kishana has a special attachment to the community of Las Vegas that she has called home since 2012. "I adore a fab vintage find and this is a unique opportunity to share my love of fashion and support the Downtown Las Vegas retail community"

The Tres Chic Vintage Shopping Tour is a monthly bus tour where vintage connoisseurs, thrifting Divas and fashion revelers alike can spread the love and joy of vintage shopping in the burgeoning retail landscape of Downtown Las Vegas.
  
Details: Tours leave on Saturday mornings from a selected Casino (reservations recommended) on the Las Vegas Strip. The 5 hour tour includes a guided tour to a curated list of Vintage Boutiques. On tour the attendees will receive experts tips on how to thrift and receive style inspiration from Vintage Fashion experts. As attendees shop the boutiques they’ll be treated to treats, exclusive “Tres Chic Vintage” deals & discounts, lunch and a gift bag. Tickets Include Round-Trip Transportation.

Shopping For a Cause: 20% of the proceeds of each ticket reservation will benefit The Tres Chic Foundation. 


For additional information, click HERE

In a Chic Medical Minute: The Negative Effects on Your Health of Working a Desk Job By, Dr. Josh Sandell



With so many job positions calling for long periods of sitting at a desk for the majority of the workday, it's no surprise that research shows extended sitting has a negative impact on your health. 

What's shocking is that the amount of daily exercise you do does not counterbalance the eight-plus hours spent in a chair.

Dr. Josh Sandell of Orthology, a world-class solution for rapid recovery from physical injuries and chronic pain, has outlined some of the negative effects of extended sitting and several ways to incorporate more standing into your everyday life.

How Working a Desk Job Negatively Affects Your Health
The World Health Organization has named physical inactivity as one of the leading causes of death worldwide. What's even more surprising is that if you think your daily workouts counterbalance eight-plus hours spent in a chair, think again. 

Research shows extended periods of sitting have a negative impact on your health, regardless of how much exercise you get otherwise.

Dr. Josh Sandell of Orthology, a world-class solution for rapid recovery from physical injuries and chronic pain, has outlined some of the negative effects of extended sitting and several ways to incorporate more standing into your everyday life.


The Trouble with Sitting
The act of prolonged sitting can lead to serious physical problems, mainly because a seated posture tends to keep your body totally immobile. Other forms of sedentary behavior usually allow for some postural changes and small movements that keep your blood flowing.
According to the Washington Post, long periods of chair-bound stillness may increase the risk of damage to your heart (and other organs), deep vein thrombosis in your legs, vertebral disc problems, and even an elevated risk for certain forms of cancer. Furthermore, a study cited by the American Academy of Family Physicians states that otherwise-sedentary individuals can boost their health simply by sitting less.

Simple Solutions
If you find yourself opting to take a seat whenever possible throughout the day, you may find the idea of spending more time on your feet a daunting prospect. Here are some simple ways to be more "vertical" during everyday life:

Consider a Car-Free or Car-Light Lifestyle
If your workplace, neighborhood grocery store, and other amenities are within walking distance of your home, consider leaving your car behind and using your legs as a means of transportation. Even taking the bus is a healthier alternative, since it gives you the option of standing for most or all of your trip.

Work Upright
Standing desks provide several benefits; in fact, a Texas A&M study found that students who stand exhibited improved brain function. Since standing in place for hours has its own risks to the feet and circulatory system, you may also want to get in the habit of walking to your co-workers' offices for conversations instead of phoning or online messaging them.

Add a Treadmill to Your Passive Recreation
Americans spend an average of five hours a day watching TV, according to the New York Daily News. Why not spend a portion of that time upright — or even exercising? Investing in a modest home treadmill means you can keep moving without missing your favorite shows and movies.
Take a big step toward preserving your health and longevity by stepping away from the sofa or chair whenever you have the option. The next time you feel like sitting, consider standing or walking instead!

In Chic Entertaining: 3 Chic Cruzan Recipes To Shake Up Your Spring Cocktail Menu



Winter has finally bid us farewell and we're longing for Sunday brunches, frolics by the pool and a few chic cocktails.... 

Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just getting together with your girlfriends, Cruzan Rum is the ultimate cocktail go-to. The quintessential distillery produces an award-winning rum derived from the islands of St. Croix. 

With a myriad of collections: The Distiller's Collection, Dark Rums, Light Rums, Flavored Rums, Black Strap an Spiced, you're bound to discover the perfect smoothness and taste for your discerning palette. 

We've compiled a few of our absolute fave Cruzan recipes for Spring. Take a peek and enjoy!

Cruzan Blueberry Bramble
Ingredients: 
1 1/2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
1/2 part Blueberry Syrup

Method: Add rum, lemon and simple syrup over crushed ice in an old-fashioned glass. Add a mountain of crushed ice and drizzle blueberry syrup on top. Garnish with rosemary speared blueberries.



Cruzan® Coconut Mojito
Ingredients:
2 part Cruzan® Light, 
1 part Cruzan® Coconut,
8-10 Mint Leaves, 
2 lime wedges, 
1 tspn sugar, 
Coconut Soda (or Coconut Water, both widely available these days) 
Garnish: Mint Sprigs wrapped in Lime twist. 

Drink Responsibly & Drink Well....... XO, Tres Chic Style

In Chic Beauty News: Earth Day Beauty Essentials Courtesy of Clarity MD

Protecting the environment is always in.....

As we embark on Earth Day (April 22nd) we celebrate the beauty of our Earth and the fab beauty brands that have made a commitment to Mother Nature.

The Deets: Clarity MD reminds us that beautiful skin is attainable with a bevy of results oriented products that are safe for our skin and our planet. The genius minds at  Clarity MD have developed a 2-Step Acne System that clears up acne 91% faster than other beauty brands.

Why We Adore It: Affordably priced at $49.95 the 2 Step System includes a Deep Pore Cleanser and Clarifying Serum.

As a bonus gift you'll receive a Clarifying Knjac Sponge that's the latest beauty must-have tool that delivers deep cleansing, mild exfoliation and detoxification.

Get Gorgeous This Earth Day and Snag Yours at Clarity MD.....

In Chic Film Review: Barbershop The Next Cut Sashays Into Theaters & Our Hearts Friday April 15th


​It's been 14 years since the first installment of Ice Cube's hilariously funny tale of the day to day antics of a typical urban barbershop. Barbershop has always been filled with laughter, quirky one-liners and the ridiculosuly funny man Cedric The Entertainer. The third and in my opinion the BEST Barbershop debuts this Friday and is a must see anyone in need of a laugh with a powerful message behind it.

I attended the Vegas "Barbershop The Next Cut" with my 11 year old last night and departed the theater with such a feeling of pride. The film produced by Malcolm D. Lee reminded us all of the issues facing the black community sans the Hollywood filter and rhetoric. The Next Cut gracefully captured the authentic feelings that many mother's and fathers of color are faced with daily.

With an emphasis on community and family The Next Cut features a dynamic cast of franchise favorites Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, Sean Patrick Thomas and Troy Garity. Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall, Common, Nicki Minaj, JB Smoove and Lamorne Morris leave us all longing for an afternoon in the South Side's favorite barbershop.

Make plans to see Barbershop The Next Cut... You'll Thank Me Later!
Watch the Trailer, Here.

Chic Gift Guide Find: Vera Bradley for Win Mother's Day Tote


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When Philanthropy Gets Chic.....
What: ​This Mother's Day, Vera Bradley and Macy's partnered to support Win with the Vera Bradley for Win Mother's Day Tote which is available in three reversible color ways including, Cobalt Tile, Nomadic Floral and Paisley in Paradise.

The Deets: Retailing for $88, the bag is available on Macys.com as well as in 40 Macy's New York Metro locations and on VeraBradley.com and select Vera Bradley stores with all proceeds benefiting Win. 

Why We Adore It:
By purchasing this limited edition tote, you
​'re delivering the BEST ​"Mother's Day" gift
 to those moms who need it most
​. ​

In Chic Fashion News: 10 Plus Size Designers/Retailers You Should Know



Plus size fashion continues to reign supreme on the fashion runway. Gone are the days of catalog shopping or the endless perusing of department stores in search of clothing that actually fit well and looked good.

Designers and retailers are beginning to listen and deliver. We've compiled our Top 10 Plus-Size Retailers..... Happy Shopping Fabulous Ones!
  1. Nic & Zoe Celebrating their 10 year Anniversary, the Nic & Zoe brand is a compilation of wearable pieces for plus size fashionistas.
  2. Monif C Sassy Maxi's, Jumpsuits and Swimwear for the curvy fashionista with discriminating taste.
  3. IGIGI The industry leader in plus-size women's dresses.
  4. Carmakoma Luxurious plus-size clothing for any budget.
  5. Asos Curve A Curvy Girl's Shopping Wonderland
  6. Gwynnie Bee Clothing rental subscription service for sizes 10-32
  7. Ava & Viv Affordable ready to wear selections available at Target
  8. MissGuided + Spreading Peace, Love & Fashion
  9. Eloquii Your destination for contemporary fashions sizes 14-24
  10. Rue 107 Chic & Stylish looks for the trendy fashionista

In Chic Shopping News: Christian Louboutin Debuts Flats to the "Nudes" Collection

The snazzy folks over at the  World of Louboutin are expanding their signature Nudes collection with the an introduction of the ballet flat.

The luxury brand will include the Solasofia flat into the Spring 16' collection. The gorgeous silhouette will be available in two hues- Nude #1 and Nude #7 and is made of soft nappa leather.

Snag yourself a pair at Christian Louboutin for $595

Tres Chic Style Editor Kishana L. Holland Named Top 100 Woman of Influence in Las Vegas


Tres Chic Style Founder & Editor Kishana L. Holland has been named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Las Vegas. This recognition has once again highlighted the amazing work Kishana does in partnership with The Tres Chic Foundation throughout the community of Las Vegas.


The Top 100 Women of Las Vegas are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of My Vegas Magazine.
Snag additional details here or download a digital copy of the magazine here.


Many Congrats to our editor on a job well done!

In Chic Shopping News: Barbie Gets Chic, Curvy, Tall and Petite

Earlier this year Mattel announced their plans to shake things up a bit in the world of Barbie. The iconic symbol of American beauty will add curvy, petite and tall dolls to the collection. These dolls will be available in various skin types, eye colors and hairstyles. 

The Mattel brand has seen a double digit decline in Barbie in recent years. This may be their last ditch effort to recapture the doll market. The dolls are available for pre-order and will hit store shelves this month.

Thoughts? Is Barbie On to Something?
Would You Purchase?


First Lady Michelle Obama Dons Custom Jason Wu at White House State Dinner

Flotus never fails to serve a dash of fashion royalty. Last night was no exception as Mrs. Obama owned the White House State Dinner honoring Canada’s Justin Trudeau. Lady O headlined the menu with a starpless frock custom designed by Jason Wu.

The gorgeous midnight blue jacquard gown was inspired from Wu's Fall 2016 collection. This is the third time the Canadian raised designer has made an appearance at a state event. We'll never forget the two gorgeous gowns for the Inaugural Balls.



As the dynamic duo (Flotus & Potus) take their final romp around 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. , I'm anxiously looking forward to seeing how Michelle Obama will exit the fashionable platform she has single handedly created. Since stepping out of the Presidential motorcade on a chilly DC morning donning an Isablel Toledo coat and matching dress.... And looking pretty darn Fabulous we might add!

In Tres Chic News: Tres Chic Style Founder & Editor Kishana Holland Nominated as Top 100 Influential Women in Vegas by MyVegas Magazine



In addition to being founder and editor of this fabulous lil' media outlet, I am always afforded the opportunity live my "Best Life" everyday. In addition to my roles as blogger, public relations professional, executive producer, actress and brand strategist, I am also priveleged to pursue my passion for giving back with The Tres Chic Foundation.

My tireless work and efforts to give back to my community has been recognized by a few fab folks in Las Vegas and I have been nominated as one of the Top 100 influential women in Vegas. I am honored and elated to share this amazing honor with my Tres Chic Style readers.

To VOTE for me for Woman of the Year, click HERE.

Chic DIY Jewelry Organizers & Holders

I adore a Chic DIY project....

DIY projects are the perfect time filler for a lazy Saturday,  a snow day activity or an amazing way to tap into your creative side.

If you're a fabulous reader of this blog you're quite aware of my affinity for accessories. My love of jewlery has taken over just about every drawer, dresser and counter in my bedroom, closet, bathroom and even my laundry room at times.... I LOVE jewelry!

As we're moving towards Spring (all be it slowly, but moving),  we get the hankering to organize and snatch things into place. I dicovered a few chic jewelry organzing DIY's and of course I wanted to share....

Glass Cloche: We've spied these glass domed beauties at Homegoods and Marshalls. Often times reserved for delectable desserts and treats. Cloches instantly up the ante on glamour and deliver a chic addition to any room. Stash your favorite arm candy, earrings or rings inside and you're all set!

Muffin Pans: Who knew your bakeware could double as an organizer. With an array of styles to choose from these days, you can spray paint, bedazzle or simply drop your trinkets in and Voila..... DIY Genius!

In Chic News.....



2016 has ushered in a year of new possibilities,  fashion fantasies and beauty dreams. We are so excited to embark on this FABULOUS journey with you as we celebrate 10 years of Tres Chic Style this year.

This little outlet has grown beyond our wildest imaginations and we can't wait to share and celebrate this monumental event with all of you.

Thank you for supporting the Tres Chic Style brand.... We look forward to the continued tradition of delivering the best in fashion, beauty and lifestyle news.

XOXO,
Kishana
Tres Chic Style Media Founder


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