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HOPR Editor’s picks for spring

18 Feb

Check out our editor’s favorite HOPR pieces just in time for spring!

Multi-Floral Retrodress

Floral One Shoulder Top

I heart Ruffle Top

Spring is on its way and I thought I would take some time to post my fav pieces from the HOPR collection that you can wear for spring now. One thing I love so much about House of PlumRed is how versatile everything is. There’s still a bit of a nip in the air but try pairing the Multi-Print dress with a chunky cardigan and wedge booties, or the Ruffle and Floral tops with skinny jeans, a boyfriend blazer and a scarf.

Spring Hair Trends: Beautiful Braids and Messy Buns

17 Jan

 

 

 

If you have long hair and want to change up your hairstyle, braids and buns can be the way to go. There are many different types of braids and buns, each with its own unique vibe. They can be fun or glamorous, youthful or serious. They can add to the allure of your natural outdoorsy look or enhance your no-nonsense office attire.

To do braids and buns, you’ll need a good comb and hairbrush, hair securing items like elastics or clips (which kind will depend on the particular hairstyle as well as personal preference) and some hair products like gel or spray.

Many hairstylists say braids and buns hold best if you don’t wash your hair that day. Next-day hair has more natural oils, which makes it easier to work with. Knots can be a drag when creating braided or bun hairstyles, so be sure that all knots are carefully combed out. The hair to be styled can be slightly damp.

 

Check out these quick and easy video tutorials:

The Fishtail Braid

 

The Messy Bun

Versace For H&M Resort 2012

9 Jan

Following  the fashion pandemonium of the first Versace for H&M collection, Donatella Versace has created a brand new cruise collection that will be available from 19th January 2012 as an H&M online exclusive. How exciting right?! The women’s collection is light and feminine, with berries, flowers and butterfly prints on dresses, tops, bikinis, shoes, and accessories. Check out part of the lookbook including some of my favorite shots from the Ad Campaign. Will you be purchasing a piece of the collection for yourself on the 19th?

 

 

Shop with HOPR on FREE SHIPPING DAY

16 Dec

Shop with House of PlumRed today to get free shipping on all items excluding Sale merchandise! Its the perfect  opportunity to get those last minute holiday gifts without breaking the bank!

Check out my Editor Picks!

5 Tips For Planning a Holiday Party

13 Dec

Greetings HOPR Style Wall readers! The holidays are upon us encompassing shopping for gifts, sending out holiday cards, and entertaining family and friends. Which means party planning may also be in you immediate festive future. Many are intimidated by holiday entertaining, so here are five tips for keeping it simple, yet luxurious and low in stress so you can make the most of your soiree with your guests.

1. Choose a color theme. Commit to a 2-3 color theme for decorations. You will have a much easier time putting everything together and creating an effortlessly chic look.

2. Create a playlist of holiday music. Put all of your favorite holiday jingles on your iPod to set the mood, then have it softly playing in the background – on repeat.

3. Choose a signature cocktail. Stick to one signature holiday cocktail and designate an area where guests can serve themselves. This way you are free to go about and mingle with your guests. Of course have a bottle or two of wine, beer and a non-alcoholic beverage such as sparkling cider on hand for those who don’t care for the signature cocktail.

4. Serve light bites.  If you are hosting your party in the evening people will all ready have eaten so keep it simple by serving light bites.

5. Plan your outfit a week or two prior to the event. Once those invitations have gone out your next task is to choose what you are going to wear. Remember you set the tone for your holiday fete so wear something sparkly that will get your guests in the holiday spirit the minute they walk in. Cheers!

(party photos via Refinery 29, HOPR “Corsey’s Dress” and “Sequence Black Dress”)

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