Friday Fashion Debate: Halloween

This week’s debate is not about costumes. I do want to talk about Halloween attire though. Our office has decided to encourage costumes this year but not every office or school has that policy. For those that don’t there are fun ways to spice up your attire on Halloween without being fully in costume.

In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with a pair of spooky tights under a dress or spiderweb shoes with your usual daily attire. These are simple and subtle ways to bring your Halloween mood to school or work. Wanting a little more? Opt for a dress in a fun Halloween pattern like this bat dress!

If these ideas are still a bit more than you feel comfortable with, opt for a fun Halloween pin on your shirt, a Halloween necklace or a Halloween hair accessory.

All of these are adorable options to bring the holiday spirit in to your fashion choices on Monday.

Here at Leonard’s, I hope our employees take advantage of the opportunity to wear full costumes! We will share photos with you next week from the Leonard’s Halloween Spooktacular!

Happy Friday!

Senior Spotlight: Keith

KeithPerryWM.jpgKeith is a senior at ASA Philip Randolph. He is on the Football team there and hopes to continue that into his career by playing professional football. Along with his football dreams, he also hopes to get a degree in Criminal Justice so that he can be a private investigator, an exciting career choice for sure!

When Keith isn’t at school or playing football, he can also be found helping rebuild abandoned homes. He told us that he is often working to help others and looks forward to continuing that after he graduates.He also told us that he sees himself as a “school workaholic”.

When asked who the most influential person in his life is, Keith told us, “My mom, she helps show me the things that I need to learn like where to pay bills, driving, etc”. These are great skills to know before being out on your own and it is wonderful that his mom made sure to prepare Keith for life after he leaves home.

Keith we hope you have an awesome Senior year!

 

 

 

Friday Fashion Debate: Copper Hair

This week we are veering away from fashion a bit and talking about hair. We usually see a big shift in hair trends when it comes to changing up your look from Summer to Fall but each year it seems there is a specific shade that we see everywhere! This year, one of the biggest Fall hair trends is copper.

There are many variations on this hair color trend. The boldest version is full copper.Red copper hair:  This look is dramatic and fierce and definitely eye catching. It is also a fun way to get out of the “brunette or blonde” box that we seem to always try to fit ourselves in to. I am a big believer in red, all shades of it and this copper red is one of my favorite looks. Although, I have more of a vibrant burgundy red ombre, not copper but I would still say this copper red is something I would love to try one day.

copper color melt #balayage #colormelt #ombre #olaplex: The second copper option is copper color melt. The color melt trend shows no signs of going away at this point and this look fits right in with that trend while still experimenting with this fun unique color. The best way to do this look is with ultra dark brown roots that blend in to lighter copper shades throughout and the ends of the hair are completely copper. You can also do this same look with a Merlot and copper highlights  #lussohairstudio: more dramatic root by using a dark burgundy instead of pure brown. Doing this creates a bit of a wild vibrant look that is sure to turn heads and draw attention.

The more timid version of this look is a simple copper highlight. This can be done with blonde or brown hair. Copper highlights create dimension. These highlights look particularly good with curled hair because it extenuates the curls. Blonde with copper highlights curls:

Do you have a different Fall hair color that you love? Share with us! We would love to see photos of your favorite Fall looks!

Happy Friday!

 

Senior Spotlight: Lindsey

LindseyBerkowitzWM.jpgLindsey is a senior this year at West Orange High School and is in the National Honor Society. After graduating, she is hoping to attend the University of Florida to study forensic science, a very exciting career choice!

When we asked Lindsey what were two interesting facts about herself, she told us that she is an old child and lived in Germany for a part of her life. She also told us that her parents have been a big inspiration in her life and have inspired her to work harder. Lindsey also mentioned that she learned responsibility from her experience babysitting.

We asked Lindsey what was her most challenging undertaking thus far and she told us, “Maintaining good grades, I just work hard until I have what I was working towards”. What a great attitude to have!

We hope you enjoy your senior year Lindsey!

 

 

Hurricane Matthew

In place of our usual Friday Fashion Debate, I want to talk about what we can all do to help our community. Hurricane Matthew hit our community hard and it will bounce back but not without help. So many lost their homes, all of their belongings or they received severe damage that will require time to rebuild before they can get back in their homes. You can donate items like clothing, toiletries, etc to those who are displaced or you can donate time by helping cleanup and rebuilding efforts or maybe you can just stop in some of our local shops and restaurants to shop and eat which keeps money flowing in to their businesses and helps them thrive during this difficult time. 

I will also be sharing information on our Facebook page as I research specific ways we can all pitch in. 

Let’s all do our best to be kind to one another and lend a hand to make our community whole again! 

Senior Spotlight: Jose

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Jose from Bartow HS. Jose participates in Band and H.O.S.A and
JosePenaWM.jpg plans to graduate with honors. His hobbies include piano and drawing. While attending school, he has also worked at Hungry Howies. He told us that his job had helped him be more organized and able to achieve difficult tasks.

After High School, he is going to attend Polk State and is going to study nursing and later on, pediatrics. He would like to become a Pediatrician. Jose wants to achieve these goals not just for himself, but for his family. When asked who his biggest influence was, he told us “My mom has been through hard times but she has always managed to take care of us no matter what”.

Jose you are clearly a dedicated student with a great plan for your future! We wish you the best!

 

 

Senior Spotlight: Megan

MeganAmatoWM.jpgWest Orange HS Senior, Megan, is a well rounded and dedicated student. She has
participated in Student Government, Varsity Soccer and NHS during her Senior year. Megan has also volunteered at the bettered women’s shelter and helped feed the home during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Her plans after High School include attending UCF to study in the medical field and become a nurse. She told us she chose this field because she wants to help those in need. Megan described her personality as caring and someone who tries to see the good in everyone.

Megan has not always had it easy. She told us about a terrible tragedy her family had to face. Lightning struck their home and it burnt down. They they lost everything they owned and had to completely rebuild their lives.

Her mom is her biggest inspiration in life, she told us, “she inspires me to be a better person every day. Although she has had a rough upbringing, she is so happy all of the time and has a contagious smile”.

Megan, we hope you have an awesome Senior year and wish you the best of luck in your nursing career!