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As excited as we are for fall, sometimes our favorite things to wear this season--tall brown boots, check-print scarves, wool peacoats--can feel a little stale. Basic, if you will. And especially this year, when the last thing anyone wants to be is basic, the pressure is ON to not dress like every other girl in your yoga class. We've come up with some style solutions (click through the slideshow above) to keep you from coming off as a girl who loves her pumpkin spice lattes, her black yoga pants, her Burberry check scarves and her UGGs. We're not demanding that you ditch them forever--UGGs and yoga pants are okay for the privacy of your own home--we're simply suggesting some new looks for fall that will make you stand out from the sea of basic b's in your office or at the bar on Friday night. Let us help you get out of that basic style rut. Click through the slideshow to see what you'll need. Check out more fall trends: graphic T-shirts, quilted shoes, and riding boots. [Photo: Always Judging]
I haven't written much about my 6-month struggle to lose baby weight, but here's the short version of the story: I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy with my daughter (not sure how that happened!) and I had no idea how hard it would be to lose that much weight. Before this, I had never had to lose more than 12 pounds at a time, and what I've learned is that dropping 5 dress sizes happens very slowly over a period of many months. It takes a lot of deprivation and going to bed hungry and missing out on things like birthday cake at the office and martinis on date night. I dream about bagels with lox. It's been a long 6 months. I know there are women reading this who understand what I'm going through. This past week I hit another plateau (that happens often) and it also happened to be the first day of fall, so when I took my skinny jeans out of storage and discovered that none of them fit--not one pair--I had some real motivation. I literally had nothing to wear but a pair of black maternity jeans. That's when I conveniently got a pitch for the Bikini Cleanse in my inbox. Marketed for women who have an upcoming beach vacation, the 7-day cleanse promises that you will lose enough weight to look good in your swimwear by the end of the week. Substitute "bikini" for "pre-baby skinny jeans" and the program sounded like it was just what I needed.
The Bikini Cleanse: Use code SHEFINDS15 to get 15% off.What it is: the Bikini Cleanse is not a juice cleanse (I've done plenty of those and am over them), it's a once a day meal-replacement smoothie (they provide the packet, you blend with ice, almond milk and water), twice daily raspberry ketone mix (a packet you mix with 16 oz. of water), and a nighttime detoxifying tea. You still eat two meals a day but the foods have to come from an approved list that is basically organic free-range proteins (chicken, lamb, turkey, etc) vegetables and a few select condiments/seasonings. You are eating very, very clean--Gwyneth Paltrow would be proud. No salt, sugar, alcohol, dairy or gluten. To be successful on the cleanse, according to the instructions, you need to 1) prepare your food in advance (chop and steam your veggies, grill your meat), 2) do 45 minutes of vigorous activity per day like spinning (full disclosure, I didn't do that part) and 3) cancel all your social obligations for the week, because you can't cheat on the diet and you definitely can't sneak a drink. You are going to be lame for the week. I just finished the cleanse today and instead of walking you through every boring detail - here's what you need to know: I loved it. I lost 5 pounds in 7 days (which has got to be some kind of record, right?!), I actually really enjoyed it and except for a headache I had for the first day and part of the second (sugar withdrawal, I suspect) I felt great. I totally got in to the diet--unlike juice cleanses, you actually eat food--and went to Whole Foods the first night and spent $90 on every vegetable you can imagine plus chicken breasts, pre-cooked packages of grilled chicken to put in my lunches, mahi mahi for dinner and almond milk for the smoothies. Every night I'd come home and instead of immediately heading for the couch with a glass of wine, I was bouncing around my kitchen steaming vegetables and prepping chicken for the grill and making my lunch for the next day. I have never eaten so many green things in one meal--steamed asparagus, broccoli, bok choy, I even steamed my first artichoke head. (Per instructions, I took a Bean-o the first night. That was totally necessary! Just sayin'.) I read a book at night instead of sharing a scotch with my husband and every morning I woke up and the scale sang to me. It was fabulous. Now, I'm not saying I'm going to become one *those* people who doesn't eat sugar, gluten, dairy, etc. for life or who can't have fun or drink or enjoy a piece of fancy cheese every once and awhile--BUT, now I know why people adopt these diets. The body physically responds to it and rewards the person with better sleep, better skin, weight loss, the works. It's a lesson I'm glad I learned, and via a cleanse, no less! Editors note: Yes, I did receive a sample cleanse free of charge to try, but no the company did not payment for this review and everything written here is true.
Whenever I see this young man at the shows I’m always a little taken aback because he looks so much like my brother.
It’s Monday morning. Or Monday night. Whenever it is that you start your blogging. While authenticity is important to creating good content; consistent practice is essential to producing great content. Why? Because even if you don’t produce great content every day, you’ll need to have you skills sharp and ready for when that moment of inspiration hits you. Even if you don’t feel like writing today, it’s good just to write something… anything and maybe, just maybe that moment of inspiration will come to you once you start typing.
Don’t know where to begin? Start with these five things.Check your stats:
I’m not a big fan of checking your stats all that much, but it’s good to know where you stand with your traffic and followers. How well did your posts do last week? What are your best posts? What posts fell flat with your readers? All good things to know looking ahead at what you want to focus your energies on for the coming week.
For more on checking stats, read this post: 7 Ways Analytics Can Build Engagement AND TrafficWrite out your editorial calendar:
Sometimes sitting at your computer not knowing what to write isn’t because you’re out of inspiration. Maybe it’s the time of day when you not good at thinking. Brain slow. Maybe looking at all the chatter online will overwhelm your slow brain on a Monday morning because there is too much stuff to write about. It’s a good time to open up your editorial calendar and start brainstorming ideas. If you have a list of potential posts, great, put them in your editorial and get to work. If not, well, brainstorm post ideas and get them on your editorial calendar stat.
Don’t know how to create an editorial calendar? Read this post then! Establish Your Editorial CalendarSet your goals for the week:
Now that you know how you well/or not so well your stats were last week, and what you would like to post about this week, now’s a good time to set your goals. Do you want to try a new type of post? Do you want to experiment with Ello? Do you want to try promoting your posts with Facebook Ads? Whatever your goals are, the beginning of the week is a good time to set them. Just be careful not to get too carried away. It can be demoralizing if you don’t achieve ALL of your goals all the time. It’s ok to make your goals as simple as, “Spend 30 minutes finding new friends on Twitter today.”
For more on setting goals, read: 6 Tips to Set Your Blog Goals – Then Achieve ThemDo a quick clean up on your blog:
Monday morning is not the time to do any major overhauls on your blog. But there are times when you can do a quick tweak here and there to improve things. Moderate all your comments. Go through your spam folder to see if any regular readers might be caught up in there. Check your home page for any broken images. Just small fixes. Nothing big.
Here’s a great post on refreshing your blog in 10 minutes.Write something. Anything:
Last but not least, now that you have all your “stuff” done, now to get to the meat of your practice. Write. Start writing a post, any post. It may publish today; it may not ever see the light of day, but whatever you do, just go ahead and write. It will get your creative juices flowing, and before you know it, you’ll have a million ideas on what to post about!
Start your posting ritual, here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Develop a Serious Blogging Habit
Now, get to work!
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Whenever more than one celebrity wears the same thing, we always take note--which is exactly what happened with The Home T. Our Insta-stalking led us to photos of Jamie Chung, Hilary Duff and Kristin Cavallari in the insanely soft tees. From there, we learned just how rad these shirts actually are. Not only do tons of celebs wear them, but a portion of the profits is donated to multiple sclerosis research. The disease impacts founder Ryan Shell's family, so he decided to take action by creating a stylish, made in America t-shirt line. Showing your home state some pride while giving back at the same time? It doesn't get much better than that. Score your Home T below and check out v-neck, tank and baseball styles here.
Texas Home T ($30)For more celebrity style, check out: Jessica Alba's graphic sweatshirt, Kim Kardashian's Chloe coat and Gwen Stefani's jeans on sale [Photo: Instagram]
For the first time ever, Wildfox is hosting a sample sale on their e-comm site and I'm pretty pumped about it. Today and tomorrow, you can get up to 75% off on jeans, sweaters, pajama sets, bags, tees and swimwear at Wildfox. Which means that $250 Wildfox sweater you've been wanting forever is $40 now. In addition to the epic WF sample sale that's going on, we have links and coupon codes for five other great sales that are going on online today. Check 'em all out in our slideshow. And don't forget to check out: 20% off at Amazon, Blake Lively’s baby news and October collabs you should know about.
Every bride and groom wants to make their wedding stand out from the pack, and finding ways to personalize your decor is one way to do just that. It's the perfect way to showcase some of your own unique style, as well as wow your guests. And you don’t need to break the bacnk in order to pull it off. Here are 9 simple ways to personalize your wedding décor, no matter what your budget might be. Don't miss 6 questions every bride should ask her wedding planner, bridal shower games that aren’t lame and 11 things to do the week before your wedding.
Halloween dress up is just a few weeks away, the time of year when you can unleash your inner fantasy girl with complete abandon. Need inspiration? There is no better source than Hollywood when it comes to bigger than life dames, from Ingénue to Femme Fatale and everything in between. Not sure where to begin? There are tons of online blogs, Pinterest pages and websites dedicated to movie and television idols. Just do a search for greatest female characters or female stars of the silver screen. Once you have found your muse the next step is getting the look. In this two part blog I’m going to pick 5 different leading lady character types. For each one I’ll list two legendary actresses and talk costume. So let’s get started.
1. The Ingénue She is young, innocent and spirited. Irresistible to all. Two top character examples of the Ingénue are…
Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961. Holly’s chic, café society look is quite easy to capture. Start with a simple little black dress, sheath style and fitted. Add a multi strand pearl necklace and long black gloves. Finish with nude stockings and black pumps. Holly’s signature hairstyle is a French twist or updo with lots of volume. Go heavy on the eyeliner. Other accessories to consider would be a long cigarette holder and a little black purse.
Publicity still from Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Image source Vintage Movie Star Photos
Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells) from TV show Gilligan’s Island in the mid 1960s. Mary Ann embodies wholesome. Her look is fresh as a daisy and easy to emulate. Short, shorts (cut off jeans are fine) and a cropped sun top or camp shirt, tied up under the bust. Handkerchief prints or gingham work for her girl next door look . Wear hair in side pony tails with lots of tease on top. Pony tails should be tied with white ribbon bows. If you really want to go all out, do a beach bunny spray tan. Complete the outfit with classic white Keds sneakers.
Dawn Wells publicity photo-Image source Retrocrush
2. The Femme Fatale Seductive, mysterious and fraught with danger. She manipulates men to do her bidding and plays with their heart, often with tragic consequences. Two iconic Femme Fatale characters are….
Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwick) Double Indemnity,1944. Stanwick plays a bombshell housewife with dark ambitions. This housewife prefers tight fitting sweaters with a high neckline, NO exposed décolleté, that’s important. Sweater should be a soft pastel or cream color. A simple form fitting high waisted black skirt comes next, something that accents the derriere. Belt cinched below the waistline. Black pumps, nude stockings and dark sunglasses. It’s all about looking proper with a seductive twist. Hair for this look should be golden blonde in a shoulder length 40s style with bangs. Stanwyck wore a wig in the film and you can find similar style wigs online.
Barbara Stanwyck in Double Idemnity-Img source Gallery Hip
Gilda (Rita Hayworth) 1946 . Rita plays the provocative sex goddess who taunts and teases every man around her. Slinky, shoulder baring, hour glass dress in satin fabric, slit to the upper thigh. Long black gloves, glittery rhinestone necklace and strappy black heels. Arched eyebrows and crimson lips for makeup and the crowning glory… waves of long red hair parted to the side.
3. TV Moms. From the wholesome Jean Cleaver to the sex bomb Peg Bundy in Married with Children, to the wild,wacky Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous, sitcom Moms are an iconic figure in television history. So lots of costume ideas to choose from. Here are two of my favorites.
Lucy Arnez (Lucille Ball) TV sitcom I love Lucy, 1950s. Quirky and endearing Lucy was always getting herself in and out of trouble. Her fiery red hair is trademark and a must if you want to do this costume justice. Lucy is known for full skirt dresses with polka dots or check prints and white collars but any 50s full skirt cotton dress will do as long as you wear a petticoat and apron.
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And then there’s there’s the dark comedy of Carolyn Jones, as the mom to her very strange Addams Family. Morticia makes a great gothic Mom costume for Halloween. Long black form fitting gown that flares toward the hem. Deep V neckline and long sleeves. Attach panels of black chiffon or netting to the sleeves. Wig of long black hair that parts in the middle. Carry one red rose.
Stay tuned for part 2 in my Halloween Costume post.
Have a glamorous day!
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Whenever taking a peek on the Paris runways in search of hair inspiration there’s a high chance of you stumbling upon the classics. Sleek locks, glamorous waves, low ponytails and chic chignons grew up to become about as timeless as the Parisian atmosphere itself, yet with every new season both the perennial and the retro are bound to be reimagined, to be infused with more of a modern feel.
In this regard spring 2015 was no different, having a brilliant selection of hairstyles coming to view much like a breath of fresh air. Amongst them: edgy beehives, grungy braids, crimped ponytails and fluid faux bobs. Discover 9 of the coolest hairstyles to have emerged on the Paris runways, right after the break.
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Last week it was all about the clothes over at Amazon, but now it's time for the the shoes and bags. From now until October 8, 2014, you can save 20% on selects shoes and handbags over $80 with code BAGSSHOES at checkout. Now before you go ball out, there are some important notes. The code only works on products sold and shipped by Amazon and can only be used once per customer and account. That being said, you know you need a new pair of boots for winter so go get something amazing. We rounded up a few of our favorites in the slideshow.
К сожалению, в городской квартире не всегда достаточно тепла, поступающего от радиаторов центрального отопления. Особенно в межсезонье. Так что не лишним будет предусмотреть в доме альтернативные источники тепла. Лучший из них – так называемый теплый пол.
Nothing makes me happier than good music, a touch of the old, a sprinkling of the new, and what could be better listening to it through a set of crazy bejewelled headphones? Based on Kookai‘s new ‘Make Your Own Sunshine’ inspired collection, which is all about rhythm and soul, I’m excited to be sharing with you one of my favourite projects to date. Headphones that are excited about your playlist as you are! Head down the page to see the video – I’m going to be doing regular uploads so make sure you subscribe to my youtube channel.
Wearing: jacket and skirt by Kookai
Watch the video below:
1. Put some glue onto a piece of paper.
2. Starting with the big rectangular stones, put some glue onto the back.
3. Press them onto the middle of the headphones.
4. Build the pattern all the way around, and then add the marquise shaped ones around the outside to give the design focus.
5. Add stones around the sides too.
Outfit photos by Marion Tessier
This post is in collaboration with Kookai
Early this morning, US Weekly broke the news that baby Reynolds is coming to Hollywood. Yep, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are having a baby! The couple announced Blake's pregnancy on the Preserve, the actress' new website, by posting a picture of Blake's baby bump. I guess she just couldn't hide it anymore. A pregnancy has actually been in the couple's plans for a while now. Back in September of 2012, Blake told Marie Claire, "I gotta get started,"and we've been waiting for a beautiful Reynolds baby ever since. But, it looks like we won't have to wait much longer, because judging by the picture, Blake is already into her second trimester. Keep checking in on our celebrity news section. We'll let you know when baby Reynolds makes his or her debut. UPDATE: Looks like Blake's site is currently down because of everyone wanting to see pics of her pregnant. Click through the slideshow to see Blake's baby bump, plus to shop her outfit from her announcement photo! And don't forget to check out: Kate Spade, Kim Kardashian and pumpkin spice everything.
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