Monday, September 2, 2019

On Trend: Corsets


Ah the corset.. something once dreaded by 16th century women has now been reinvented and fits perfectly into your 2019 wardrobe. Most corsets nowadays are less structured and more aimed at accenting an outfit or gently defining the waistline, rather than crushing organs. We’ve seen them on runways and street-style, formal and causal, with some sewn onto shirts to make it just that much easier to rock the look.

Instead of hidden within the bodice of dresses, corsets have made their mark as an alternative to a belted look and are seen worn overtop of shirts or jackets to define the waistline and add some detail to the look. I’ve seen tons of different shapes of corsets all around! Some have exaggerated hip flares, some have attached harnesses, and you can find them in all types of material, color, and size. Pretty fun for an accessory-obsessed chick like me. There are the wider corsets, which cover the majority of your torso, or you can go slimmer, for grabbing just the middle of your waist, whatever you want! 

I put some of my favorites in the links below, so check them out if your interested, but here are a few ways to wear the trend:

Over a blazer. A total power move! Embrace your feminine figure while showing your business side by adding a corset over your blazers. Make sure the pieces underneath aren’t too bulky so you’re comfortable and cinched. Similarly, try a corset over a classic button-down top with a few open buttons.

Lace-up paneling. This is the answer to our lazy-day prayers.. sweaters, dresses, and blouses that come with corset-like details right on the piece! I’ve found this lace-up detail on so many cute tops and actually gotten some great pieces online without trying them on in store first. Since the strings are able to be tightened or loosened to fit your body shape, it’s not too much of a gamble to purchase online (which is always a plus). 

Voluminous sleeves. Over-exaggerated sleeves pair perfectly with the corset trend, allowing you to pull off the billowing arms without losing your shape. Wrap the corset around the top, allowing the bottom of the shirt to still show, and bam! Under all that puff you’ve still got a waist! I’d recommend wearing slim pants on the bottom to keep the shape tapering down to your feet.

Structured bodice + flowy skirt. Wearing a corset or corset-like top with a loose and airy skirt can give you an exaggerated silhouette that will make you feel dainty and ladylike while also kinda grunge. If you know me you know my style is always feminine with a rock n roll edge.

Overall, when dressing with corsets it’s important to pay attention to balancing your look. Don’t keep too much fabric underneath or you may look bulkier than you’d like. Cinch in on your oversized pieces to accentuate your shape and make the looks work for you! 

xxo
Tezza



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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Screen Time Hydra-Mist


I’ve been slathering myself in sunscreen since I was a young girl, staying away from tanning beds, wearing sunglasses with UV protection, but suddenly I learned that UV light isn’t the only damaging light in our lives.. There’s something else that has tip toed into our day to day and is getting a bit too close for comfort. That light is blue light.

Blue light is a high-energy, short wavelength light that emits from the sun and artificial sources— I’m talking cell phones, computer screens, televisions, most screens in our lives! Blue light can penetrate deep into skin tissue and contribute to premature aging and stressed out skin. Not ideal! Especially for someone like me who has to keep my phone close and spends hours at the computer editing photos and keeping up with emails.

Once I learned about the harmful effects of blue light and realized how inescapable it is, I knew there had to be something I could do. I bought the clear glasses that protect your eyes but couldn’t seem to find the right product for my skin.. That’s when I partnered Volition Beauty to see what we could come up with! After months of testing formulas, finding the right ingredients, and making sure it offers the best protection possible, it’s finally here!!
I’m so excited to introduce the Screen Time Hydra-Mist— a super-fine, hydrating mist made of 12 natural oils and extracts that helps to protect your delicate skin from harmful blue light and photo-aging while leaving your skin soft and dewy. It’s seriously a dream, especially if you like face mists, like me.

So now I’ll get into some more details about the ingredients for ya! Marigold Flower extract is the main fighter in this product— it contains an antioxidant-rich pigment that helps to shield from blue light. Then we have Sunflower extract to nourish and hydrate your skin, with Safflower extract to give a dewy, healthy looking glow. Want to give your skin some more love? Us too! We added Indian Ginseng, which is full of amino acids, to help replenish your skin and Vitamin B5 + Rosemary extract to soothe your skin and help reduce redness for a softer, soother complexion. Our other ingredients also work towards hydration and protection, such as Chia Seed Oil and extracts from Lavender, Green Tea Leaf, Raspberry, Sage Leaf, and Rosemary.

To use the mist, shake it up reallllll nice and spray from about 12 inches away from your face while your eyes are closed. You can apply it throughout the day, as needed, and it can be used over make up or without. I know that my entire office is constantly spritzing.. it just feels so good and truly makes your skin so soft and glowy!

In order to get this product to you guys, we need your help.. Volition’s products come from crowd-sourced submissions that can be developed into a product and then gets support from the community. Once you get enough support and interest in your product, it will go into production and be available for all to use! Right now, we are working to gather up support in order to get this incredible mist out and we would love your help.

Click the link below to read more about the product and cast your vote!! I really hope we can get this out, it’s such a great product that can help so many people!

VOTE HERE!

Xox
Tezza
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tezza Sunglazzes!











As I sit here writing this blog post I am trying to contain all my excitement as this is a really big deal for me. My younger self would be flipping out and in disbelief to hear that my actual dream and hard work is coming true and paying off. As many of you may know, I have quite a love for sunglasses.. which is why I'm so incredibly excited to release my own line of eyewear!! The collection takes inspiration from three absolutely legendary women who have been heroes in my life since the beginning of time, my grandmother Patty, my sister Sophie, and of course, Stevie Nicks. Making these frames and choosing the color combinations was so much fun but also so tough... I want to make them all.. BUT! We ended up with three great shapes with colors to match any vibe and I can't wait to see how you guys rock them!

Take a look below to see a bit more about each shape and some of the photos from our campaign shoot, which took me straight back to the 70s in California, a time I wish I could spend a few years rockin' around in! 

THE PATTY
My grandmother, Patty, was an icon. Six feet tall and a concert pianist that left you with no choice but to pay attention. Her wardrobe consisted of sequins, oversized jewelry, and more sequins. She taught me confidence on stage and to never shy away from a bold outfit choice.

THE STEVIE
Inspired by the one and only, the fashion-icon-rock-goddess-queen-of-the-universe, Stevie Nicks. Oversized aviators with detailed gold finishings. Turn on Rumours and pick me up in a vintage '72 Mustang, pronto. 

THE SOPHIE
Inspired by my beautiful sister, Sophie Rose. She was sweet and feminine yet carried herself with a larger than life confidence and flair. She's one of the most talented musicians I'll ever know and the reason behind all that I do. 
I am also thrilled to announce that a portion of all proceeds from the Sophie Rose will go towards Sophie's Place, music therapy rooms in children's hospitals across the country giving kids hope and happiness with the power of music. Learn more about Sophie's Place here.
I HOPE YOU GUYS LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS I DO!!!
Shop the collection HERE!!
and use #TezzaSunnies or #sunglazzes to share your look and spread the love!
xox Tezza


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Friday, June 28, 2019

Summer Whites


If there is one color I will be wearing all summer, it’s white. It’s the perfect color against warm tan skin and never goes out of style. I think half my closet during the summer is white, it just always works! With the 4th or July coming up I’m always looking for that perfect outfit that I can wear to a bbq or sit on the beach and watch some fireworks in. This set form Dynamite was the perfect find. Not only is it the most comfortable outfit, I feel like it’s something you can dress up or down with ease. Throw on a pair of sandals and make it easy breezy or a simple nude heel with a slick back bun and you’re automatically chic. I am and always will be the biggest fan of sets. It takes away any stress when putting together an outfit because it’s already made for you, and on top of that, you can always break it up and use the pieces with other outfits. Throw on this little white crop with some denim shorts? Or a button down blouse with these lounge-y linen pants. ALL ABOUT FUNCTION PEOPLE! I am trying to be more conscious about my clothing and buy things that I will use more than a few times. Of course I still love those one off crazy pieces, but having the right basics that are good quality is key! For more great summer selects, check out the links below or head over to Dynamite Clothing to stock your wardrobe! They’ve got it all, from great sets to perfect sundresses, you’re gonna find something great :) xox Tezza



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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For the love of dresses


I love dresses. I love how many different styles there are, I love the comfort, I love the simplicity, and I love feeling like my younger self frolicking in flowers in a bouncy dress. You just can’t beat the ease of the one-and-done-ness of pulling on a dress and walking out the door! Not to mention they can usually fold up pretty small and you can stay under the baggage weight limit while still packing twenty outfits for a two day trip! 

I was lucky enough to partner up with one of my all-time favorite brands, Free People, to celebrate #FPSummer35 in honor of the final 35-day countdown to summer and their 35th anniversary! You know what that means.. I got to pick out a few dresses off of my wish-list and go out shooting… WHAT could be better! I’ve been wearing Free People since way back when and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. Casual or formal, they’ve got it all. Need a dress for a cocktail party? They’ve got sequins. Beach day? All sorts of light, cover-up, toss-on dresses. City slickin’? Midi/maxi dresses as far as the eye can see. I’m not exaggerating. 

Cole and I have been jet setting quite a bit lately and I’m always tucking a few extra dresses into the free space in my suitcase “just in case”. While we were in Utah last week we decided to head out on a little nature walk and stumbled across the MOST INSANE field of poppies!! Can you believe this place is real? I couldn’t get enough of it, being out in the mountains always reminds me of when I was younger and would run around outside in my little dresses only to come home with dirt-caked knees and most likely some twigs in my hair, ha! 

What’s your go-to dress style? Are you more skater-shape or babydoll? Whatever your style is, there’s a dress out there for you! 

xox
Tezza

SHOP THE DRESSES!


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Monday, June 3, 2019

Swimsuits and Sunshine


Last week Cole and I decided to take a real vacation. While we are so lucky to travel for work it's rarely for pleasure. Of course we have fun and try to soak up each and every moment, but there are deadlines, schedules, and groups of people we are usually traveling with. Our anniversary is June 15th and being that our entire June was booked we thought lets take an early celebration trip to Mexico. We decided that we wouldn't take any pictures unless it just happened naturally and felt fun, we wouldn't worry about or phones or emails and we would just enjoy each others company. It was such a refreshing trip.

2 Weeks before we left to Mexico, I came home from a meeting and Cole was patiently waiting to give me a gift. I have been OBSESSED with everything For Love & Lemons for about as long as I can remember. On the bed he had laying out 3 different swimsuits he had picked out for me for our trip!!! WHATTT! Guys, I was almost crying. It was the cutest thing. I love that he felt confident enough to pick them out for me and that he loved them as much as I did ha. I am so lucky to have a man that is so giving and loving towards every single part of me. And on top of that... every single suit was PERFECT! I couldn't have picked them better myself. 


I love him so much it hurts. I love that I get to work with him and be inspired by him. I love that he makes me feel invincible and make the impossible possible.

xo
Tezza


Shop Cole's picks below

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