Sep 14, 2015 3:00 PM
By Kirsten Clodfelter
Cooler weather is just around the corner, and as you're growing out that scruff, consider beefing up your typical grooming process by adding a little flair to your facial hair and adorning ornaments in your beard this year. This twee-est of twee trends seems to have started with Pierre Thiot's "Will It Beard" Tumblr experiment (Spaghetti noodles? A Mr. Potato Head? Absolutely, why not.) which launched the magnificent flower beard trend that took Pinterest and Instagram by storm last summer.
Sep 14, 2015 12:00 PM
It's mid-September and you're already over pumpkin thanks to a saturated market of pumpkin spice ... well, everything. Do your palate a favor and bake up a few goodies with Williams-Sonoma's Apple Cider Doughnut Mix. There's no pumpkin here -- just the refreshing taste of fall's other staple, apple. Don't skip the glaze once your donuts have cooled (it's included); it has a sweet, complementary vanilla flavor that will have you reaching for a second doughnut. Okay, and then splitting a third with anyone who's willing.
Sep 11, 2015 12:00 PM
With nail art becoming more and more popular, you need lots of options to choose from, and Yves Saint Laurent's new Pop Water Nail Lacquer will have you hooked. We were shocked at how much we loved it; it's not a long-lasting formula per se, or an overly bright and colorful line. Instead, the pink-tinted polishes glide on with a lightly sheer watercolor effect. They're refreshingly understated while still being trendy. We adore our bottle of Rose Splash, but have already gone back to order Fuchsia Rain, too.
Sep 11, 2015 8:17 AM
By Kirsten Clodfelter
Here's the truth: my daily year-round uniform is pretty much just leggings and a tank-top. If it's cold, add a sweater to that little ensemble. Basic B? Whatevs. I like to make getting ready in the mornings as easy as possible. In reality, it's not always appropriate to show up dressed as if I've just left a yoga studio (especially if I didn't, which -- save for exactly three times in my entire life -- is never the case).
Online consignment stores have been a lifesaver whenever I've needed to update my business-caj options ahead of meetings with new clients, anytime I haven't had $100+ to drop on a fancy dress for a friend's wedding, and when I've been desperate to find good deals on seasonal necessities, like a good winter coat. They're also a great way to cull my own closet and get rid of things I never wear anyway (because leggings: see above) in exchange for a little cash or credit toward future finds.
Sound like something you've been looking for all your life?
Sep 10, 2015 12:00 PM
You can always count on Kate Spade to help you line your closet with chic staples designed with a playful twist. We're looking at you, Colorblock Pleated Skirt. The midi-length, office-worthy skirt will have you looking as sweet as scoop of neapolitan ice cream. It's an investment piece, sure, but you can slip into it in every season, and we bet you'll still be reaching for it a few years down the line. Shake up your look and go casual by wearing it with a simple black or white tank and some eye-catching, coordinating jewelry.
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Sep 10, 2015 9:00 AM
By Chantel Delulio
Prescription glasses are a blessing and a curse.They're an extra accessory in your holster and dramatically removing your glasses is the ultimate in verbal punctuation. But when shopping for a new pair the price of the frames plus the price of the prescription itself can leave your bank account reeling. Luckily, you can still be fabulously four-eyed without spending your rent money.
Sep 9, 2015 3:00 PM
By Cailyn Cox
There's no denying the fashion world lacks diversity.
Sep 9, 2015 12:00 PM
After spending the summer eating salads and doing all manner of healthy outdoor activities, it's easy to fall into a mode of hibernation. Our bodies are ready for rest, and for me that looks like lots of couch time and comfort food. I always vow that I won't spend the cold months layering on "insulation" by eating sweet treats, and this year I'm sticking to it*. I'm going to feel just fine about staying warm by putting this It's It Sweatshirt on my body rather than a case of delicious chocolate-covered ice cream sandwiches in my body.
*Please don't show me this post in February.
Sep 9, 2015 8:01 AM
By Rachael Levitt
Sep 8, 2015 3:00 PM
By Cailyn Cox
We love the creativity of the couture collections, but let's be honest, there aren't very many that are wearable.
Sep 8, 2015 12:00 PM
When it's too cold for sandals but you're unwilling to acknowledge that summer is waning, these Keds Watermelon Print Sneakers ($54) will do just fine. An homage to the tastiest part of summer, these cute kicks are adorably appropriate all year - save for those months of snow and rain, of course. We're fully embracing our denial that winter is coming.
Sep 4, 2015 12:39 PMBy Cailyn Cox
Sep 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Let's be real: your workout needs more Missy Elliott in it. Adding a few gems to your playlist is a great way to start, but if you really want to feel supa dupa fly, consider this Lorna Jane Work It Tank ($36)
For a little fun and inspiration, here are a few of my fave Missy jams. If nothing else, these videos are a great way to relive the early 2000's. Enjoy!
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Sep 4, 2015 8:59 AM
By Angela Germano
When most people think of thrift stores, they think of this vague, overhead lights flickering like some sort of zombie-clothing movie, but the truth is this atmosphere is a thing of the past. Now, they're clean, well-staffed and well-organized, with charitable benefits from each purchase ranging from supporting everything from people with AIDS to people with any number of disabilities. You can find anything from new, unopened household items to designer clothing and really neat socks.
Sep 3, 2015 12:31 PM
By Kirsten Clodfelter
Bridal trends for 2016 from top designers include sensual styles like plunging necklines and thigh-high slits, 3D floral embellishments and layered fabrics to create dresses with dimension, and delicate touches, such as feathers, that add fluidity to gorgeous gowns.