Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Thrasher Tees

We love these fun inspiration pics from Pinterest showing some awesome DIY Halloween thrasher tees. Here are a few links to some of our favorite Youtube tutorials we found on Google Search.

LaurDIY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJu6HKdrU4c
Alexa Katherine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFXLxw_YxvM
Martha Stewart:  http://www.marthastewart.com/265451/rib-cage-t-shirt (Step by Step)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Costume Ideas

Photos Credit: POPSUGAR

Well Halloween is right around the corner, and if you are anything like us, we take this holiday very seriously. Below are links to some of our favorite Halloween make-up tutorials on You Tube that will not only blow your mind, but get you pumped for dressing up. So, so many choices....so, what are you going to be this Halloween?


Madeyewlook-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXoZHFowJUlDVMuRFAwVAw
Chrisspy-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuyhFuldZN7eDpu8_lENB-OP5cfWYFvH-
Desi Perkins-https://www.youtube.com/user/DesireePerkinsMakeup/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0
Bonnie Corban-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCghM8eEMtpZoCB7-cIM8onA
Kandee Johnson-https://www.youtube.com/user/kandeejohnson
Anastasiya Shpagina-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3Mrva19d3EetUOCmygPKA

Fresh Friday

Amazing new pieces just arrived this week. 
Check out our new arrivals at www.vivadivaboutique.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Lipstick Shades

Thank you Glitter Guide for this awesome breakdown of lipstick shades for Fall. Is it terrible that we want them all? What color will you be rockin' this season?

Tucking Non-Skinny Jeans into Boots

Photo Credit: Listotic.com

Fresh Friday

Fresh new goodies up on our shop now website: www.vivadivaboutique.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ok Weather, we're ready for you to cool down so we can cozy up in a fuzzy warm sweater and a homemade pumpkin spice lattte. Here is a great step by step recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, perfect for a chilly Sunday morning curled up on the couch with your honey. 

   

How To Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

Makes 2 drinks

What You Need

Ingredients
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form

Equipment
Mixer, whisk, or hand blender, to whip cream
Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Whisk
Blender
Espresso maker or coffee maker

Instructions

  1. Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a generous helping of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it's hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.
  2. Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup.
  3. Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn't boil over.
  4. Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender (hold the lid down tightly with a thick wad of towels!) until frothy and blended.
  5. Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.

Substitutions

  • Milk Fat: This recipe is most satisfying when made with whole milk, but 2% and skim can be substituted.
  • Canned Pumpkin Substitution: You can substitute 1 teaspoon Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup for the canned pumpkin if you have it on hand.
  • Sugar Substitute: You can use a sugar substitute in place of the sugar if desired. Add to taste.
  • Espresso Substitute: If you don't have espresso on hand, you can use strong brewed coffee instead. Increase amount to 1/3 to 1/2 cup.

Updated French Braid Tutorial

Thank you Pinterest for this great hair tutorial Photo Credit: Unknown

Fresh Friday

Fresh new goodies up on our Show Now wesbsite: http://www.vivadivaboutique.com/collections/new-arrivals

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pinspiration

 Here are several of our favorite pins that are inspiring us for Fall. Check out our Pinterest boards for more pinspirations. http://www.pinterest.com/vivadiva/

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Indian Summer Pant Sale


Fall has officially begun, but you'd never know it here in the Bay!  To celebrate this awesome Indian Summer weekend, the Viva gals are having a "Bottoms Sale!"  From Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 all of our amazing Viereck printed palazzo pants and all denim from Mother, Citizens of Humanity, Paige Denim, Hudson, and AG are 25% off!  This is a great chance to stock up for the upcoming chillier Fall months.  

Come visit the Viva gals this weekend or use promo code INDIANSUMMER at check out at vivadivaboutique.com to receive 25% off your amazing Fall denim and palazzo pants order!

Cheers, the Viva gals

Now you have the choice to SHOP ONLINE at vivadivaboutique.com using PayPal for secure shopping without retyping payment details, or with your credit card.


Don't forget to sign up for our email blasts which let you know about new merchandise,sales, promotions and Viva Parties!: http://eepurl.com/4PBPX

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall/Winter Lookbook '14


Our great friend and amazing photographer, Sasha Gulish Photography has done it again! We are so thrilled to show off our killer "Bohemian Rhapsody" downtown Sonoma shoot for Fall and Holiday '14! Please check out our LOOKBOOK link from our website, http://www.vivadivaboutique.com/, or click directly to http://vivadivalookbook.tumblr.com/! Cheers, the Viva gals


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dryer Reminder

Thanks mothersniche.com for this great idea! Keep a dry erase pen and eraser next to your washing machine. Create a reminder list of how to handle and dry your washed items before each wash cycle.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boots Were Made for Walkin'


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We are only in the beginning of boot season, so check back soon to see new arrivals.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to Cuff Like a Pro



Our number one question for Fall '14 is how are you supposed to wear booties with skinny jeans? Seems simple right, but there are so many options out there, and without a second opinion standing near by it is easy to second guess what you think looks right. The answer also changes depending on the ankle boot, the length of the jean, the style of the jean – so we get it, it's complicated. We are going to break it down as simply as possible with 4 simple options.

First off we prefer working with a jean that is only half way down your ankle. Too much fabric gets tricky to work with, and if you buy a jean shorter than your ankle bone, that really there is no need for cuffing.

Option 1:
If your jeans are the right length, you should be able to wear them with your ankle boots without rolling them. Just pull the jeans all the way down so any extra fabric is scrunched at the bottom. Let the jeans fall casually onto the boot – some of it might fall inside the boot, some may be left outside. Just a sliver of skin should show.

Option 2:
If there is too much fabric at the bottom when you pull your jeans down, you can also scrunch them up. Since these are skinny jeans, you can pull them up so more fabric sits around your knees and lower thighs. Pull your jeans up so that no more than 1.5 inches of skin is showing just above the boot.

Option 3:
Our favorite way to wear booties with skinny jeans is to roll the bottom of the jeans twice. Keep the rolls nice and small for a seamless look. You should leave about 1 inch of skin showing just above the boot.
  
Option 4:
Another fun option is to just cuff the jeans once. If your jeans are too long, this won’t work – the cuff should be no more than 2 inches. Leave just an inch showing above the boot.

As you can see there are several correct ways to wear jeans with booties, but the number one thing to avoid is pulling the jeans over the boots so that no skin shows.We also recommend playing with cuffing your jeans in different ways and refer to the mirror for some help. Take a snapshot for each option, and compare each photo. This will give you an outside view to help you find the perfect look. Happy cuffing!

Above: We picked some of our favorite pro cuffers that have inspired us to cuff our jeans with our new Fall booties.

Fall Nail Polish Decoded

We are loving these four beautifully rich and dark nail colors by OPI for Fall. Don't know which color to choose? Our solution....we are trying all four! www.opi.com

Friday, September 19, 2014

How to Remove Sweater Pills


Fall weather is right around the corner, and who isn't excited to finally have a chance to pull out their chilly weather favorites. We like to prep for the upcoming season by making sure our cool weather essentials are ready to wear. If you were unable to dry clean or wash your Fall/Winter items before storing them for Summer, now is the perfect time to do so. If your sweaters tend to create lots of lint balls, here is a great at-home tip that will help you gear up for sweater weather. We find that lint balls seem to collect around the underarms, and sides of sweaters, or anywhere that there is friction. Wearing a shoulder bag also is notorious for creating annoying pilling. To remove these irritating little balls, rub your pill infested sweater with a pumice stone, and then use a lint roller to pick them up. Also a disposable razor also works well on tighter knit fabrics. Thank you Listotic.com for this great tip.Happy de-pilling!