Chrissy Teigen Just Won Best Poolside Look of the Summer
Chrissy Teigen just schooled us all in how to kill it poolside. The model and soon-to-be cookbook author is known for her sense of humor andself-confidence, both of which were on full display in her latest soakin’-up-the-sun Instagram posts, along with flawless summer style, beauty and afternoon snack choices.
In one up-close selfie, Chrissy gave us the only style + beauty inspiration we need for the rest of summer: beachy, tousled hair, glowy skin + a super punchy coral lipstick. And then there’s that embellished Norma Kamali one-shoulder swimsuit + a vibrant pair of purple aviators by Victoria Beckham. We’re digging how bold she went with her lip color choice paired with the equally show-stopping violet sunglasses — both accents that can stand up to that studded one-piece — but kept it all balanced with casual #IWokeUpLikeThis hair. Never one to take herself too seriously, Chrissy followed up the glamour shot with a vid that shows hubby John Legend chillin’ in the crystal blue pool water, eating chicken wings off of his supermodel wife’s butt. I MEAN?!
It’s hard not to love Chrissy + John’s playfulness with each other, but it’s even harder to not want to steal every element of Chrissy’s look (chicken wing recipe included!). Scroll through to find the more affordable copycats that will get you through the rest of summer.
1. Steve Madden Women’s Aviator Sunglasses in Gun Purple ($25): These purple sunnies with a gradient lens tint will brighten any look you sport this summer. Plus, that striped detail on the upper crossbar is a funky accent.
2. Zerouv Aviator Mirror Lens Sunglasses in Red Mirror ($10): These super-summery, pinky-purple sunglasses aren’t just super affordable, but they’re also insanely head turning and come in a range of iridescent colors. You should probably add another hue or two of these to your sunglasses collection.
3. Quay Tainted Love Cat-Eye Shades ($50): Add some playful personality into your poolside look with these awesome shades. The cat-eye shape of them is way cool + the color of the lenses is the perfect shade of rosy lavender to complement the rose gold metal frames.
4. Change Soap Co. Pink Sea Salt Hair Texture + Volume Spray ($14): This bottle packs everything you need to achieve the perfectly messy beach wave look. The combo of Dead Sea Salt and Pink Himalayan Salts means that it will work mermaid magic into your locks.
5. Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixation Sugar Shock Hair Bodifying Sugar Spray ($11): By now, you are well aware that sugar sprays are quickly getting more + more attention for their texturizing powers. Expect to get fullness, body and a loose wave after spritzing this stuff.
6. Bumble and bumble. Surf Infusion ($30): This cult spray is basically the beach in a bottle. It contains salt, tropical oils and sea botanicals to give you all the same effects the ocean gives your hair. It also has UV filters to protect your locks from the damaging effects of sun. Score!
7. Venus Embellished One-Piece ($69): Get the same edgy vibe as Chrissy with this pretty suit. Its plunging neckline adds a provocative twist to the otherwise conservative suit style, and the embellishments add just the right touch of shine.
8. Ted Baker EEMMA Embellished Swimsuit ($136): This striking suit is eye catching thanks to its trendy cut-out panel and jeweled details on the chest. The low back adds another nice element. Wear this one and the sun will make you sparkle.
9. Target One-Shoulder Bandeau One Piece ($40): Even with the trendy one-shoulder detail, its classic cut makes this suit a timeless choice that can easily be accessorized with so many options. Bonus: This little number also has super flattering ruching in the waistline. Consider it your swimsuit LBD.
10. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Zinfandel ($24): This electric lip pencil is the ideal coral shade to copy Chrissy’s — it’s almost identical! We love that it’s matte, super long lasting and goes on very precisely thanks to its pencil shape.
11. TONYMOLY Delight Tint Crayon in Delight Red ($10): A creamy lip crayon that offers serious color playoff? Sign us up. This Korean brand’s bright shade is buildable, so the more you put on, the more intense the color will get. We recommend piling it on to copy Chrissy’s look ;)
12. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine ($32): NARS makes great lipsticks, and this one is no exception with its lightweight texture and saturated color. This shade is an awesome orangey-red that would be flattering on most skin tones.
What’s your go-to pool look? Share yours with us in the comments below.
(Photos via @chrissyteigen, Jason Merritt/Getty)
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com