HSFT owner and designer Stephanie Taormina photographed in her home by Tina Louise, October 2017.
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Define beauty. Ask 25 people to do the same and you'll get 25 different answers; none of which will likely be anything close to the one in Webster's Dictionary. That's the beauty of beautiful, it truly is in the eye of the beholder, and it's different for all of us.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
At HSFT, we think the definition of beauty is being whatever expression of YOU that feels beautiful, no matter what that is. Regardless of how high or low your neckline, how tight or loose you choose to wear your clothes, --short, tall, bald, blonde, brunette, curvy or skinny, redhead or gorgeous grey; beauty isn't about what you're wearing or the shape of your form. It's about loving the beautiful body and the YOU that you're in and letting it shine.
Let's Hear It For The Brave And The Beautiful
Being bold enough to embrace and celebrate our bodies and beauty takes courage. It takes dissolving other peoples idea's of what we should do or how we should look. When we step into our own personal expression of our beauty, our "goddess" within, it transcends the physical and becomes an essence and an aura that you carry with you. It's that je ne sais quoi that every beautiful and confident woman oozes, whether she's in a baseball hat or a ballgown. And it's sexy as hell.
How To Teach Beautiful
Celebrate other woman around you that have the courage to be their own unique expression of beautiful, even if it's not the same as yours. Be in "beauty solidarity" with anyone who is brave and bold enough to step into their light and be who they are. That is beautiful.
It's not going to look like the cover of the magazines or the pictures of Instagram. And isn't that exactly what we should be teaching our daughters? That would be a revolution. Confident and bold, young woman who own their beauty and don't shame and judge others for owning theirs.
No Costume Required
Yesterday, many of us were knee-deep in a holiday that celebrates dressing up in costumes and masks as other people. On the day after Halloween, we thought it quite apropos to celebrate being who we are.
When we feel good about who we are, it shows. Serve that up however that speaks to you and don't judge another woman for how she choose to do it. Love one another, celebrate each other. That's the heart of HSFT. Inside and out, you're beautiful.
Win Our New Cashmere Beanie!
Want a crack at our latest winter beanie hat, released later this month? Like and share our Facebook post, and leave your answer to this "I feel beautiful when__________" in the comment section of our post. One winner will be picked from the answers!
(Expires Nov 3, 2017, winner will be sent cashmere beanie once made available.)
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca J Doubek
You're Dressing Up As Sleek and Sexy
It may be a night for kids to dress up as ghosts and goblins, but it's the perfect night for you to dress-up our fabulous Black and Gold Foil slouchy Have Some Fun Tonight tank for a some adult FUN. For drinks with friends or a date night with your favorite zombie, the trick is to find just the right statement pieces. We are kind of obsessed with the new Lisa Oswald collection for Sorrelli jewelry. It's the perfect complement of sexy and sparkle for our gold foil tank. Grab a great clutch and your black leather bomber and you're dressed to kill. Dress-up is way more fun when you're an adult.
Get The Look
We paired our "Have Some Fun Tonight" Gold Foil slouch black tank with our favorite Mother Denim jeans, our workhorse go-to Sam Edelmann black heels from Target (these are fabulous, too!) and added a spritz of Tom Ford's Black Orchid for sleek and chic. Our sparkle and shine accessories from Sorrelli are the perfect pairing with the triple baguette crystal cuff, crystal rhinestone rows cuff ring in gold and the clear crystal delicate chain and charm bracelet in gold. Our choice for the "on fleek" statement necklace is actually Sorrelli's Mixed Metal and Crystal wrap bracelet, which does double duty as the perfect "on fleek" statement necklace.
Our HSFT vibe is all about living life with FUN and friends and spreading the positivity, so we're pretty ecstatic about our two new events with our friends at Sorrelli Jewelry in November! They'll be hosting us for Two Pop-up Shops this month on November 17th, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at their Allentown store and on Saturday, November 19th from 12-3 p.m. in their Kutztown store. Come check out the sparkle and the HSFT style with us!