Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holiday style guide

As the holidays creep closer and the invitations start rolling in, we get ready for fashion’s most exciting time of year. From glitz and glam to textures and prints, the holiday season is filled with fashion’s best looks.

Office Party

Finding the perfect outfit for the office holiday party always seems to be a daunting task. Trying to find the balance between a professional look with the right amount of style often leaves people in a fluster.

We suggest investing in either a mini dress, a strapless or backless jumper, and tie it all together with a classic black pump for a sexy yet sophisticated look. Embellish with a cuff or diamond bracelet and make any outfit pop with either a matching choker or dangling diamond earrings.

Tip: Throw a blazer over your outfit for a cosmopolitan look.


Family dinners are always fun to dress up for. You can play around with more funky pieces and wear a more relaxed ensemble. Throw on an adorable sequin, pleated, or even feathered skirt and pair it with tights and a knit sweater.

Tip: Match a metallic sweater with either a feathered or leather skirt. We also love a colored sequin skirt with a neutral knit sweater.


Brunch is hands down the best meal of the day, and so is the fashion that accompanies it. Fashionistas know there is no better time to put together your favorite casual, a la mode look. For your holiday brunch, pair a lace dress with a casual cardigan or pair pleather skinnies with a white blouse. Finish off your look with either a tweed blazer or a fur vest.

Tip: Match either of these outfits with a pair of booties or decorative flats.

Holiday style tip

Relish the festive season and adorn all of your outfits with the glittering impact of jewelry and colored clutches to add some pop to your look!

Check out our Pinterest page for more inspiration on holiday looks!

Brooke Burke-Charvet showcases intiMINT – her line of luxurious lingerie and loungewear

Host of Dancing with the Stars. Launched online community Successful author. Supermom. And the list goes on! Now the multitalented Brooke Burke-Charvet has joined the coveted list of celebrities who’ve partnered up with BeachMint  – creators of the Mints, sites that sell exclusive collections of everything from beauty products to home wares.

As Creative Director of IntiMINT, Brooke creates collections of sexy intimate apparel, loungewear, and sleepwear for every woman. Customers can shop personalized selections of her fashions based on their individual Style Profile, resulting from the answers to a style quiz.

With her undeniable beauty and relatable personality, Brooke was a natural choice for the successful Mint brand. She believes every woman deserves to feel gorgeous, comfortable, and confident.

Brooke’s the ultimate multi-tasking mommy, juggling between her online companies and family time. When she does have that quiet time at home, she loves relaxing in soft, cozy pieces by intiMINT.

Take the style quiz for yourself and shop pieces personalized just for you!

Read our Q&A with Brooke and find out how more about intiMINT and how she gets gorgeous fast.

Q: Congratulations on making it to the exclusive list of celebrity Mint designers/stylists. How did you get involved with BeachMint?

A: I was so impressed with all the other Mints and I think the combination of online shopping and a social community is such a great experience for the customer. I love fashion, especially lingerie, and social media is such a big part of my life, so our partnership was a perfect fit.

Q: Where do you get your inspiration from when creating a line of lingerie and loungewear?

A: I am inspired by fashion, romance, practicality, and a women’s everyday need. We have created a lot of pieces that I felt were missing from my personal collection, and pieces that are really meant to enhance a woman’s body as well as her mood.

Q: You’ve always had amazing California-cool style – what are some of your closet essentials?

A: Scarves, denim, cashmere, and of course – beautiful lingerie!

Q: Which accessories do you think every woman should have in her closet?

A: The more the better! Gold hoops, lots of bracelets, seasonal handbags, stilettos in every color; great hats for bad hair days.

Q: Let’s talk beauty routines – As a mom of four, how do you look fabulous in a flash?

A: Simple make-up for a five minute mommy makeover: cover up, lip gloss, and a great scarf jazz up any casual look. Under-eye patches for your most sleepy mornings (or sleepless nights).

Shop our Beachmint event today to find intimates, footwear, accessories, and more!

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Hosting with Paula Deen

Be the talk of the town this holiday season by hosting an unforgettable party. Create a mouth-watering meal with Paula Deen kitchen essentials and you’ll have your guests not only asking for the recipes, but also begging for leftovers.

Hors D’oeuvres

As guests slowly arrive, greet them with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine. Prepare a tempting platter with light hors d’oeuvres like cheese, fruits, vegetables, crackers and delectable homemade spreads. Add a trendy twist by using these wood cutting boards as serving platters.

Main Course

As the star of the evening, your main course must be absolutely scrumptious. Paula Deen’s elaborate cooking sets will help you prepare a wide array of mains and sides that will surely impress your guests. To maintain an elegant feel, decorate your table with exquisite place-settings and serve your guests buffet-style.


Leave your guests sweetly surprised with your baking talents. Serve dessert in Paula Deen’s bowl sets for a more personalized touch. Whip up a rich chocolate caramel bread pudding or triple layered tort with a side of fresh fruit, and you’ll be richly rewarded with praise. For a festive holiday touch, decorate your table with a delightful home-made ginger bread house.

Don’t know where to start? Follow our Pinterest Holiday Recipe group board to cook up some delectable ideas. Share your favorite recipes or get inspired by others and get ready to cook up a feast!

BTR goes NYC – tips and trends for Winter 2013

After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, I thought the city that never sleeps may have lost some of its spark. In reality, I have never seen this city more hopeful and upbeat in my life! Even after such devastation, New York City didn’t fail to radiate its creative energy and deliver the hottest fashion and trendiest restaurants.


As every fashionista would agree, a visit to one of the world’s fashion capitals requires that you make a statement in your finest attire, while duly noting the latest fashion trends.

Trend 1Layering and floppy hats

Walking down 5th Avenue surrounded by stores like Prada and Henri Bendel in my faux-fur vest and leather pants, I couldn’t help but notice the excessive use of layering and big floppy hats. Create your own chic and comfortable layered look by wearing a striped long-sleeved top under a button-up blouse, and then top it off with a knit sweater.

Tip: Sport a black floppy hat and leather gloves to put together a fashion-forward New York ensemble.

Trend 2: Toggle clasp cape jackets and boots

As the chill of Hurricane Sandy lingers and washes away the warmth of the summer sun, New Yorkers in all 5 boroughs have taken their jackets out of hiding. With the light brisk of winter creeping in, wool blend toggle clasp jackets and capes are everywhere. These jackets are fabulous, can be found at affordable prices, and help you  maintain a high fashion look while staying toasty.

Tip: Pair this jacket with thick-heeled booties and patterned tights for a bold haute-couture look.

Trend 3: Sequins and Fur

Stepping into Saks Fifth Avenue, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Overwhelmed with the excitement of being surrounded by clothing, makeup, and handbags from the world’s leading fashion brands, I had to take a step back with my complimentary glass of champagne and observe my surroundings. Sequins, fur, and lightweight lace materials were common themes that I noticed throughout each clothing department.

Tip: Top a faux-fur vest over a sequined skirt with an and oversized lightweight blouse for a sexy contemporary look.