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Sweater Weather Time!

It’s officially fall, which means no more swimsuits and pumpkin-spiced everything! It’s also a great time to invest in a cozy knit to take you into the winter months.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater-min
Wear Something Chunky

For days spent pumpkin picking and nights curling up by the fire, nothing tops a cable knit sweater. Keep yourself toasty warm in Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater. With a cotton linen blend, this sweater will keep you snug and stylish.

Add Some Fringe

Vintage Havana Aztec Fringe Trim Poncho is perfect as the temperature begins to drop. With short sleeves and a hood, this poncho might not be ideal for February but is great for a slight chill in the air. The stylish piece looks great over leggings and jeans and is a top pick for fall!

Vintage Havana Aztec Fringe Trim Poncho-min

Split it Up

A side split is a great way to add something unique to your bundled up look. We adore Aqua’s Split-Side Ribbed Sweater in Pavement Twist. The design is longer in the back covering your derrière (Perfect if you love leggings and are guilty of wearing them as pants; you know who you are!) It features a rounded neckline with contrasting ribbed detail and a slim fit for a modern take on knitwear!

Goodbye summer- It’s time for sweaters!

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For Fall 2015, It’s All About Flares!

This season, skinny pants are out! Ok, maybe not fully expendable, but the style pendulum is swinging back towards the boot cut jeans of your youth. While you may be tempted to dig out a pair from the back of your close – ask yourself honestly, do they still fit? – today’s flares have a bit more of a modern feel.


What’s different about the new flares? First off, the leg is tapered on the thigh and down past the knee before gradually extending into a boot cut for that slim skinny look we all grew to love. Think of it as a combination, as if you’re skinnies and old boot cut jeans had a baby. The look is not only sleeker and sophisticated, but also makes for a great elongating silhouette.

Afraid you won’t be able to pull off denim that’s not clinging to your calves? No matter your dress size or body type, a flared leg will actually lengthen your legs, which will in turn improve the appearance of your thighs. This means if your short, you’ll actually look taller! If you’re plus-sized, you’ll look balanced and lean. Even a boyish figure will be enhanced due to a little extra fabric by your feet!


So jump on board this new flared trend! If you’re not ready to go all in, might we suggest incorporating just a pair or two into your wardrobe to change it up. No one says you need to give up your skinnies completely, but when you see how good you look in your new jeans, you might just want to!

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Fringe Is Having a Major Fashion Moment

The reason you see models walk down a runway rather than standing still is to showcase the movement of the garment. As anyone who’s ever been to a fashion show or watched one televised knows, there’s something special about a flowing skirt effortlessly sashaying down the catwalk. Perhaps that’s why we’re so in love with this 70’s trend. Fringe instantly adds a little movement to your ootd (outfit of the day).

Fringed Faux Suede Skirt Forever 21

We love full out fringe skirts. There are a ton on the market right now from H&M’s breezy Fringed Skirt. Or for just a touch, try Forever 21’s Fringed Faux Suede Skirt. The asymmetrical fringe adds a little something special to your basic tees and tanks, for a simple contemporary look.

Fringed jackets add extra drama when the temperature drops. Nasty Gal’s Runway Fringe Suede Moto Jacket is a great accessory for the fashion girl who wants to be noticed. Dress down a cocktail dress or pair it with jeans for the ultimate fall look.

Rupert Sanderson's Fringe Sandals- Marlena High heel

Another way to rock the trend is with a great shoe. Forever 21’s Fringe Bib Necklace will instantly transform any bland outfit into something amazing! Or rock a fringed stiletto such as Rupert Sanderson’s Fringe Sandals- Marlena High heel. The Twilight Navy Blue color is a perfect way to extend summer sandals into fall.

While there are many fringed purses on the market, H&M’s Backpack with Fringe is a fun way to tote around all your stuff. Another simple fringe accessory is a great tassel earring. BAUBLEBAR’s Leather Tassel Drop Earrings look très chic!

bikini with fringe from hm

We know it’s time for fall but we couldn’t resist adding this Bikini with Fringe by H&M to the list… just in case you have any vacation plans or we have an Indian Summer.

So go ahead and twirl around, we can’t blame you- we love watching the fringe too!

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Skirts to Live in When You’re Expecting

The summer can be brutal when you’re pregnant.  The heat combined with shelves of barely there summer wear make the season particularly difficult.  Breezy skirts are modern day favorites for casual days and fancy gatherings.  Light weight material, beautiful patterns and flowy fabrics provide summery options which can accommodate women in all three trimesters.

joie no belly skirt

Joie No Belly Maternity Skirt by A Pea in the Pod features a summery blue print in a jersey knit.  The full length skirt helps hide your belly and the side slit shows off your sandals.

PinkBlush Print Maxi Maternity Skirt

A black and cream print feels extra fancy in a maxi design.  PinkBlush’s Print Maxi Maternity Skirt accommodates a growing belly with a stretchy waist band, perfect for a summer get together .

New Look Maternity Floral Maxi Skirt


New Look Maternity Floral Maxi Skirt is light and loose for those hot days.The floral design looks grown up in black and white and the soft jersey “over-the bump” band adds extra comfort.

Secret Fit Belly Mitered Stipe Maxi Skirt-Maternity

Oh Baby by Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Mitered Stipe Maxi Skirt-Maternity is your live-in easy comfortable skirt.  The grey and white striped pattern is simple and pretty and the seams add a modern appeal.

Now it’s easy to look effortlessly stylish even when the temperature soars.  Wear these skirts to picnics, softball games, days at the office, and on all your summer adventures.

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Floor-length Summer Maternity Style

Take your summer style to the max with an easy, breezy maxi dress – and a special version of it if you’re expecting. With a great number of stripes, geometric prints and bright colors you have plenty of options to cover that growing baby bump.


Motherhood Maternity’s Sleeveless Crochet Detail Maternity Maxi Dress is perfect for these warm summer months. With a v-neck and crochet detailing, this dress looks great from the front, but even better from the back! Comfort and style have never come together so seamlessly before!


Add a fun print to really stand out from the crowd. Maternal America’s Sunset Geo Maternity Maxi Dress is anything but boring. The flattering empire waist and cling-free silhouette are just begging to be worn out at a party or backyard barbecue!


Bring on summer with J-Mode Maternity’s Coral and Aqua Chevron Ruched Maternity Strapless Dress. The sorbet colors and chevron print are perfect for a day on the shore. Throw on a pair of flat sandals and head for the ocean.


Rock a bold print with a low price tag. Target’s Maternity Sleeveless Surplice Pieced Maxi Dress- Ma Cherie will be your new summer staple. This dress would look great anywhere and for less than $35 you really need not take our word for it. Dress it up with a pair of fancy earrings or a statement necklace or keep it casual with a large roomy daytime tote.

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How the ’70s Ruled the Runways

After seasons of skinny jeans and slim silhouettes, the funky prints and bell cuts are back, bringing with them the look of the 1970s. With super straight hair and sultry eyes, this season took an old school approach to beauty.


Lead stylist Anthony Turner for Bumble and Bumble, wanted the hair to mimic the feel of Creatures of the Wind’s Fall 2015 ’70s inspired collection, but still keep the hair fresh and relevant. “It’s almost ’70s hair through a very modern lens,”  Turner explains. “We’re taking nuances from ’70s hair and applying it to a very modern texture.”  Using Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray all throughout the hair with a little bit of water mixed in, He then dries the hair using his fingers rather than a brush. The whole time he’s pushing the hair down in the front and bending the corners of the hairline to create a “curtain effect through the front.” Turner shares, “Whenever I think of ’70s hair I think of this  being very closed in [referring to how straight the hair falls, covering part of the face.]”  He then brushes the hair giving it that soft ’70s feel and then completely destroys it. “Ultimately what I’m doing is taking this 1970s girl and then I’m deglamourizing [the hair] which is fun. It just feels really great.” “Using the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray all throughout saturating it and pushing it in with my fingers, keeping this little bend in the front but really mushing it in,” he’s able to get this modern nod to the past. “It feels very cool, very modern and downtown. It’s super skinny hair. One of the references was Sissy Spacek, but we’re making it feel a lot dirtier and modern.”


The 1970s in Paris were Pamella Roland’s inspiration. She complemented messy waves with dramatic eyes by Rick Dicecca for Artistry. DiCecca  created the look using Artistry Signature Color Eye Shadow Quad in Smoky (launching Fall 2015)  He used all four colors to make grey eyes that really popped. DiCecca first applied “Eye Shadow #1” over the entire eye area blending from the lash line up over the lid to the eyebrow. Next he took “Eye Shadow #3” and applied it from the lashline to just below the crease. He then took “Eye Shadow #2” and added it just below the crease and along the upper and lower lashes (joining them at the corner) using a small brush. Lastly, DiCecca lightly blended “Eye Shadow #4” over the outer corners of the eyes “sweeping toward the inner corner to create an ombre effect, then pulling shadow towards the outer corner of the eye to soften the wing.”  He completed the look with black liner smudged into the lower lash line and two coats of mascara for fullness. If you can’t wait for next fall to get runway worthy eyes, try Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette in “Smokey Grey.”  By numbering the colors (starting with the lightest color as 1) you can get a 1970’s Parisian eye today.

Dennis Basso also opted for a disco feel with winged eyes and stand out glossy lips.   Lauren Andersen created the perfect pout by dabbing Avon’s Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in “Chocolate Rose” for a hint of color. Then to get them super glossy, Andersen generously applied Avon’s Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in “Clear.”

Keep the 1970’s alive with these modern takes on classic beauty techniques.

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