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With so many people on your list this year, it may seem a little daunting, picking out the perfect present for each one. We’ve compiled our favorite gifts for all the women in your life. With so many great choices, you’re sure to find something for everyone!
For Your Little Sister
MAC irresistible Charming Lip Gloss, in shades of violet, consists of 4 mini swoon-worthy glosses. Play up the sparkle with Like Magic, a clear gloss with silver reflex pearlized pigments or try their subtle shade of mauve called Date with Violet.
Housed in a heart shaped Bohemian-style bottle complete with a crown adornment, Vera Wang Hippie Princess is both fun and fruity. With notes of exotic fruits and gentle florals, this captivating scent is fresh and youthful.
Sephora’s Kissing Stories, a collection of 8 glossy lip pencils will really wow her. From shimmery to downright sparkly, this collection has it all. Besides, ’tis the season to add a little extra shine!
If she has a bubbly personality, she’ll love Lorac’s Pink Champagne Palette. This collection of 4 eyeshadows, highlighter, bronzer and blush will easily take her from day to night, no id required.
Sephora’s The Escapader, a rose gold leopard print cosmetic case perfect for the glamour girl on the go.” With a separate compartment on top for brushes and plenty of room for all her makeup, she’s bound to get lot’s of use from this case, and lot’s of compliments too.
For Your Office Bestie
Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipgloss Double Shot Travel-Size Duo is the perfect partnership of nude and bright. Great for your co-worker who’s always changing her look. Might we recommend getting two, at only $14, you’ll probably want to snag a set for yourself as well!
Make her wish come true this season with Sephora’s Wishes Come True eye and face palette. This inspiring multi-functional palette opens up to reveal 6 eyeshadows, 2 complexion brightening luminators and a fresh pink blush. We love the colors of this palette designed for “winter beauties” and we’re sure she’ll be crazy about these fun named hues too. Our favorites? Take a Selfie charcoal, Feeling Pretty pink blush and Midnight Magnificence bronze highlighter.
MAC Enchanted Eve Lip palette in pink will take her straight from the office to happy hour drinks. This compact features three dazzling colors, Saint Germain, a soft pastel pink, Let’s Rendezvous, a darker fuchsia and Wined + Dined, a deep matte purplish pink.
For Your Aunt, Your Mother or Even Your Mother-in-Law.
Tarte Maracuja Oil is one of our favorite tricks for firmer, smoother-looking skin. Made from natural ingredients without parabens, this quick absorbing oil is a tarte favorite. This season pick up their special edition bottle, all dressed up for the holidays to transform her night table and her skin.
Perfume is always a favorite, but picking the right scent can be tricky. Bottega Veneta The Knot Eau Florale is sure to be a hit. With amplified notes of rose and peony to transport her to a Mediterranean garden, it’s the perfect choice for the chic, worldly women in your life.
Karen Walker for Sephora’s Amber Craft compact mirror is the perfect gift for the sophisticated woman on your holiday shopping list. Featuring walker’s handcrafted tortoiseshell with filigree designs and 24-karat gold, she’s bound to be fixing her lipstick a lot this year, just to show it off.
For Your Best Friend from Childhood
Give the gift of indulgence this year with Marc Jacobs Decadence. With notes of liquid amber and succulent Italian plum all rounded out with a “sensual woody scent”, this perfume is sure to make an impression. However, even before she smells the rich fragrance, she’s sure to be in awe of the adorable handbag shaped bottle!
Bite’s Luminous crème lipstick duo makes it easy to create the perfect pout ; it’s a double-ended lipstick which comes in two shades. Try a dark daring combo like Scarlet and Mulberry or a bright fun combo like Confection and Marmalade for that friend who’s always the life of the party.
Just like a painter needs a set of paint brushes, a good set of makeup brushes are essential to any masterpiece. bareMinerals Swept away brush set is the perfect set for any makeup aficionado, plus they come in a cute red case with lock and key charm, perfect for storage or on the go.
If she’s a fan of the Urban Decay’s Naked trio, she’ll love Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky palette. The dark rich colors and pigmented nudes are perfect for any effect, but especially great for the girl who loves a smoky eye. Even makeup novice’s can master the look, with UD’s step-by-step instructions.
Give her more this season with LORAC’s Love, Lust & Lace Full Face Collection sold exclusively at Kohl’s. This collection features 5 flattering shimmer eyeshadows and 2 matte shades to really enhance your eyes. Also included are two lip gloss shades, a rose pink and a darker raspberry, a black eyeliner and their lengthening Cabra mascara which will surely become her new favorite. What more could a girl ask for?
Office outfits can look dull and colorless, especially in fall and winter when our styling options narrow down a little. Fortunately, there are plenty of cool jackets and coats fashion designers have created in order to keep us stylish and chic no matter the degrees outside. If you want to look at your best when going at the office, check out these cool jackets and coats for the ultimate fall-winter office look!
Oversized double breasted coat
A double breasted coat is the perfect choice if you want to add some volume to your upper body, so consider wearing one when you want to make your feminine curves stand out. The self-tie waist will accentuate your waistline, while the wide lapels that fold below the neckline recreate the modern structured shape designers and fashionistas love so much. Choose a monochrome beige, black or gray oversized coat, so you can experiment with various chromatic combinations when it comes to shoes, jewelry and accessories.
Coat with contrast sleeves
A slim fit coat with contrast sleeves looks really relaxed yet trendy, the perfect choice for a cool “casual Friday” outfit for the office. It looks great with classic shirts and skinny jeans, as well as with A-line skirts or pleated minis. Add some suede plumps or high-heeled ankle boots and you will look elegant enough for a day at the office, but also trendy enough to go out with your friends for afterhours dinners or parties. Opt for leather-like contrasting sleeves and a slim fit cut – your arms will look thin and sleek, while the tailored silhouette will give a flattering feminine allure to your appearance.
Belted coat with wide lapels If you want to highlight your waistline, there’s nothing sexier than a belted coat with wide lapels. The belt squeezing the middle and the lapels that balance out the upper body create the perfect hourglass silhouette that never goes out of style and always makes you stand out. Wear the belted coat with a tight fitting short dress and high heels pumps or ankle boots, so you can flaunt your elongated legs. Opt for a monochrome coat in a classic or neutral color (gray, black, beige etc.) with contrasting inner lining – this bicolored effect adds an effortless touch of style to any office outfit.
Boho long coat
A long coat is a must for the cold season, as you can wear it with both pants and skirts or elegant office dresses. The latest fashion trends draw attention to minimalist and sophisticated silhouettes, so look for a long coat with structured cut and straight hemline, as well as elegant shawl collars and classic single button fastening. Black or beige coats are the easiest to mix & match, but for the ultimate office look, opt for a boho colorful print that will add a touch of style and sophistication to any all black or nude elegant outfit!
With life feeling like it’s on fast-forward, we often find ourselves having to run from the office to a night out without just a few minutes to freshen up. Being able to go home and get ready is becoming a luxury, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. A little pre-planning can take your look from day to night with just a few tweaks.
The key to looking like you took hours to pamper yourself is choosing a piece that’s a shape-shifter. A long sleeved maxi dress is ideal for transitioning from a chic daytime look to stylish evening style. Go from your cubical to happy hour without any obstacles. Here’s how to do it:
A few wardrobe essentials can effortlessly transform your look from day to night. All you need to plan are your layering pieces, shoes, and accessories.
- Pair your maxi dress with a comfortable layering piece that’s perfect for the office or errands. A relaxed blazer, distressed denim jacket, or slouchy cardigan will do the trick.
- Flat ankle boots or oxfords with your long sleeved maxi dress will create a look that’s stylish yet practical for the daily grind.
- Keep the accessories to a minimum; the workday doesn’t need a soundtrack. Your colleagues won’t always appreciate how cute your noisy bangles are. Accessorize your outfit with a gold timepiece that will stick with you at night. Choose a cross body bag instead of a tote that can also double as a clutch, if need be.
When the sun goes down
This is where your layering piece will be working two shifts. Whether you’ve chosen a denim jacket, a slouchy cardigan, or a relaxed blazer, all of these choices can be dolled up for your evening look. Score!
Swap your flat boots for a pair of stacked booties. If your plans are a little fancier, choose a bootie with a thin high heel to dress up your look even more. A change of shoes will instantly transform your outfit.
Now, the bangles can come out to play. Conclude your busy day and take on the night with a statement necklace, your favorite arm candy, and that go-to cross-body bag.
If you want to take it a step further, keep a tube of dark lipstick in your bag. Going from a nude lip to a sultry deep red will make all the difference. Cheers!
If you want to fight back against the signs of aging, there are a few ways you can give yourself a more youthful appearance. Looking younger doesn’t always require having to go through expensive and painful cosmetic surgical procedures, and there are a few simple changes you can make to achieve the look you want.
Don’t Dress Too Young
You might think that it’s a good idea to wear clothes that teenagers and young adults wear in order to look younger. Doing so, however, can actually make you look older and draw unwanted attention from others. You should wear clothes that are appropriate for your age and show off your figure in the most flattering way.
Go Easy On the Black
Dressing in black garments can create the illusion of having a slimmer figure, but wearing too much black can give you an older and more ridged appearance as you age. Plus, as you get older, your skin will likely appear paler and have more lines and wrinkles, and wearing too much black can accentuate these tell-tale signs of aging.
Choose a New Hairstyle
Updating your hairdo is one of the best ways to fight back against aging. A good stylist can cut and shape your hair in a way that draws more attention to your best facial features. You may even want to consider coloring your hair to hide any gray. Finding a salon that specializes in contemporary haircuts can be a challenge. Instead of just settling for a traditional haircut, take the time to look up salons that offer innovative cuts and styling techniques, such as Anne Welsh Salon and others that you can find with a little research.
Use Moisturizer Liberally
The best skin moisturizers on the market are formulated to prevent skin from becoming dry and further damaged by the elements. When you use moisturizer on a regular basis, you’ll also be able to combat certain problems that can age skin faster. Skin that’s well-moisturized can give you a younger, healthier glow in a way that looks natural.
Regular exercise will make it possible for you to maintain a healthy weight and good muscle mass, which can work wonders if you’re trying to appear younger. Exercising will also likely improve your figure and make it easier for you to fit into stylish clothing that can make you look and feel more vibrant.
Maintain Good Dental Health
In addition to preventing cavities and other dental problems, maintaining good dental health can brighten your smile. Your teeth will look whiter and healthier, which can help take years off your appearance. You may even want to consider going to a dentist for teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental procedures that can keep your smile looking great.
Looking younger doesn’t have to take a great deal of time and extra effort. Making just a few simple changes in your appearance can give you the end results you want.
Whether you’re a bike courier or a beach bum, or you happen to be a stay-at-home dad or working from a home office, shorts and/or three-quarter length pants might be your go-to wardrobe option. And with great reason — shorts and short pants offer a kind of freedom some guys need to get things done around the house, on the go, in the yard, or while simply messing around out in the world.
And while shorts and three-quarter length pants offer the kind of versatility you may be looking for, there is a kind of cardinal rule about wearing them: you can’t rock socks. Ever. Shorts and socks together make it look like you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t care how you look, or just don’t know about a perfect little solution to your problem: no show socks.
When you couple a quality pair of no show socks with shorts or high-rise pants, you avoid having to make that awkward decision: “Do I just go full knee-high sock and own this look or ugly plain white ankle socks that make this whole outfit look a mess? Or worse — do I forego socks altogether and risk the discomfort, blisters, and odor?” Never again!
Instead of the above set of less than great choices, utilize no show socks in one of two varieties. Pick the shorts, three-quarter length, or high-hem utility pants for the day, choose the sneakers, boat shoes, or casual slip-ons you want to wear with them, and slide into a pair of no show socks.
For your everyday sneakers or regular ankle-height skate shoes, you’ll pick a pair of standard no show socks. If you plan on wearing slip-ons by Vans, Tom’s, or other similar brands, you’ll want to pick a pair of extra low no show socks so they stay completely out of sight.
With premium cotton, nylon, and spandex blended no show socks between you and your shoes, you’ll enjoy all the comfort any other standard length sock will bring you without broadcasting to the world that you’re wearing socks at all. So, the totally sockless look is completely attainable — without the discomfort of actually going sockless — which is a must when you’re wearing shorts or short pants. Enjoy cruising around in the style that suits you best; there’s no shame in wearing shorts, only in doing so with socks that disrupt your otherwise cool, laidback look.