Sarah Hyland Is Gorgeous In NYC

October 23, 2014 | Heather


‘Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland looked beautiful in this Metallic-Jacquard Bubble Dress at the ASPCA Event Hosted By Sarah Hyland in New York City, New York on October 21, 2014.

Shop her Look Head to Toe:
Metallic-Jacquard Bubble Dress/ Leather Bootie / Quilted Bag

 

 

Breaking Beauty: The XO Styling Iron

October 21, 2014 | Heather

No matter the season, no matter the destination, no matter the woman — one of my favorite hairstyles is natural, beach-y looking waves. There’s just something inherently effortless and feminine about a thick mane of twisting, curling, waving locks that I can’t help but appreciate.

My girl Jillian Harris introduced me to the perfect, yes I said perfect, styling iron.

The XO Styling Iron is what everyone in the know is raving about! Since I got my long bob haircut I have loved styling it with my new XO Styling Iron:

The LOVELY Cara McLeay, is the genius behind the XO Styling Iron. Not only does the iron work wonders on your hair…it’s SOOO beautiful and sleek The plates are incredibly smooth so it glides  and does not snag  moving effortlessly through your hair creating the perfect look.

Whether your after big bouncy curls, tousled beach waves, or sleek and straight this is the styling iron for you!

And I’ve got GOOD NEWS! All of my lovely Celebrity Style Guide readers can use the promo code XOHeather at checkout here to get 15% off your purchase!

To learn more about how to use the iron, check out Cara’s amazing tutorial!!

 

The Season’s Best Coats

October 20, 2014 | Heather

I never know the right time to buy a new coat for fall but we do know the wrong time.  Every year without fail I wait until the temperature drops to buy a new jacket for the season and every year without fail the selection of coats left on store floors is subpar.  That’s why this month I’m getting my hands on something warm yet stylish before I actually need it.  And what exactly will I be looking for in terms of trends? One coat on my wish list is this gorgeous oversized shawl collar sumptuous asymmetrical wrap coat that’s reversible from Diane Von Furstenberg.   So even though the thermometer still reads 70° you can bet you’ll spot me shopping for a new coat this week because rumor has it I’ll need it sooner than I think!

 

Obsessed: Kérastase Discipline Collection

October 17, 2014 | Heather

(Photo: monika hibbs)

I’m so excited to continue to work with with one of my favorite hair hair brands Kerastase! I’ve been using Kerastase for years now, so you can only imagine my excitement when they contacted me me to try their new ‘Discipline’ treatment and line of products. The Discipline line helps to make your hair more “obedient” – it’ll be smoother, more supple and blow-dry 33% per cent quicker. Sounds like magic, right? It just might be.

The first thing I noticed was the amazing smell, it is absolutely divine! It lathers beautifully and rinses away completely. After the Bain Fluidealiste (it’s sulfur free which I love) I used the Maskeratine and left it on for about 3 minutes and rinsed out. It was then time to see the results. I toweled dried my hair and then combed through it without any tangles which for me is huge! I then used a few pumps of the Fluidissime Spray. Again, love the smell! Time to blow dry. My hair seemed to dry faster and with more volume then I could have ever expected. The best part….I was DONE! the Kérastase’s Discipline collection made my hair silky smooth, soft and added tone of volume so I was ready to head out the door! This laterally saved me 10 minutes off my routine! Extra time? What? This busy working mom has never had that before! Thank you Kerastase!

If you have been trying to figure out a way to both tame your hair, plus make it manageable once again like it was in the past, this product is going to give you all of what you are looking for. You will notice your hair becoming more manageable each time you use it, plus you will see and feel your hair gaining more vibrancy with each and every subsequent use. My hair is softer, fuller and has more shine then I could ever imagine. Another one of my favorite perks of this line for this busy gal is my hair looks and feels just as great the next DAY! I swear….if you see me on the street I’ll bet you can’t tell how long it’s been since I last lathered up. That’s my secret. :)

Katie Cassidy on Her New Line of Glasses!

October 15, 2014 | Heather

Katie Cassidy didn’t always need glasses, but that didn’t stop her from wearing them. “I love them so much that before I needed [reading glasses] I literally would pop out the lenses,” she tells PEOPLE. “I put them on and just felt like a whole new person, almost like a disguise. People probably thought I was nuts, but I didn’t care — they made me feel good and were fun to wear around.”

The Arrow actress is now sharing that passion for glasses with fans, creating a collection for Glasses.com with her best friend and fellow lifestyle blogger Lynsey Eaton (with whom she writes Tomboy KC). The pals took us behind the scenes of their Vancouver shoot, where they styled looks and got silly backstage — check out their photos and learn more about the collection below!

Katie Cassidy Glasses.com collection

Christopher Brown

The collection, Sorella + TOMBOY KC, is “a celebration of all of the women [who] have inspired and influenced us in our lives,” Cassidy tells PEOPLE. “The frames are as varied in color and style as the women we call friends and family, but they all share this sort of confidence and really cool aesthetic. I’m honestly impressed with every single pair.” Their designs comprise 14 frame styles varying in shape (from rectangular to soft squares to cat eye to rounded) and an assortment of colors including blue, green and tortoise.

Katie Cassidy Glasses.com collectionChristopher Brown

So why an eyewear collection, instead of say, shoes or jeans? “I love glasses because anyone can wear them. It doesn’t matter if you have a 9-to-5 [job], are in school or are retired, glasses are the perfect accessory,” Cassidy explained. “Depending on the pair, [glasses] can bring structure to a more casual look, or can bring some real style to a look that is more conservative. That’s what Tomboy KC is all about: style for everyone. So it felt really organic for us.”

In addition to being in sync throughout the collaboration, Cassidy shared another perk of working with your best buddy: You have someone to get goofy with after a long day. “You mean when Lynsey got delirious at the end of the day and decided to run around and act like an airplane?” Cassidy dished. “Or when we turned the [moving] car into a dressing room? I was in the front seat blocking the window with a cape coat while maneuvering like a ninja into another look. Mini Lynsey managed to block the backseat window while changing looks in the midst of Tweeting. The girl can do it all!”

Katie Cassidy Glasses.com collectionChristopher Brown

Cassidy’s personal favorite pair from the collection are the “Garrisons” — “they are the more ‘boyfriend pair’ and the only pair named after a male. One of the things I love about wearing glasses is using them to make a more feminine look more tomboy-esque,” she shares.

But she and Eaton are asking fans for their help in naming the 14th and final pair of frames. “We have named 13 of the frames in the collection after individuals in our lives [who] are extremely important to us. But there is still one pair left to be named,” Cassidy shared. “We thought it would be fun if we held a competition to name the fourteenth frame and allowed fans to name the frame after someone [who] was influential and important in their life.”

To check out the collection, visit Glasses.com on Oct. 20, then come back on Nov. 3 to enter to name the last pair!

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag

October 14, 2014 | Heather

True story: we’ve been trying to decide what color bag to buy this fall ever since…May? Maybe it was April. Either way, the debate has been keeping us up at night. Black feels too severe, oxblood and leopard feel too fleetingly trendy. But this zingy cherry hue—the color of classic red lipstick—is timeless and unexpected all at once.

True story: We’ve been trying to decide what color bag to buy this fall ever since…May? Maybe it was April. Either way, the debate has been keeping us up at night. Black feels too severe, oxblood and leopard feel too fleetingly trendy. But this zingy cherry hue—the color of classic red lipstick—is timeless and unexpected all at once.

We love how the pop of rouge adds a dash of whimsy to everyday outfits (just as red-hot shoes, belts and even baubles can). Consider Ivanka Trump’s bold clutch, below. It adds life to her otherwise playing-it-safe ensemble.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag(Source: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America)Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union’s Prada tote serves as a striking point of contrast to her turquoise dress.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag

(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Reese Witherspoon‘s long-strapped purse enlivens her black-and-white look.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag (FameFlynet Pictures)And Emmy Rossum’s roomy red tote (and matching sunglasses!) feel fresh and modern against and a nautical-esque blazer.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag(FameFlynet Pictures) ~Linley Taber

 

Jennifer Lopez’s Workout: How She Got Those Abs

October 14, 2014 | Heather

Want Jennifer Lopez’s killer curves? Trainer to the stars, Tracy Anderson, reveals how she got J.Lo in shape for her world tour and movie, ‘Parker.’ Read on for all the hot tips and tricks!

Hot off her 55-date “Dance Again” World Tour and the release of her action-packed movie Parker, Jennifer Lopez has never looked better. The 43-year-old mother of two has a hot boyfriend, Casper Smart, 25, and a killer body we’re all envious of!

The Tracy Anderson Method

J.Lo’s trainer Tracy Anderson reveals all of the singer’s hot workout secrets. Tracy, an industry pro, has trained hot celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Courtney Cox!

In her movie, Parker, out January 25, Jennifer has to strip down in front of co-star Jason Statham! J.Lo was determined to be in amazing shape for both her world tour and her movie, and she wasn’t going to give less than her best.

“I have a lot of love for those people in the audience every night,” Jennifer says. “They got up, bought a ticket, sometimes stood for hours and even if I don’t feel like I have the smile in me, I feel like they deserve my best. I’m very conscious of that,”

And Tracy understands Jennifer’s attitude about fitness.

“When someone’s preparing for tours and giving energy to that many people, they can’t be out of shape,” Tracy says. “Her workouts have to give her the ability to have endurance for the show,” adding, “We don’t want to change her sexy body!”

Tracy explains that the perfect workout for “Jenny from the Block” is not too extreme because the star loves her natural body and is secure with the way she looks.

“We wanted to design a workout to keep her sexy butt toned!” Tracy says.

Tracy reveals the key to getting J.Lo’s flawless body is tricking the muscles.

“We change the workout every 10 workouts,” she says. “That’s the secret. We can only stay on a movement every 10 days.” Tracy explains that by changing the exercise sequences every so often, the muscles are tricked and challenged, thus maximizing the workout results.

Because J.Lo is constantly on the go, her workout needs to be manageable with her busy schedule. Tracy made sure to design a program that keeps Jennifer active but not overworked.

“She needs to get her exercise in one hour each day,” she says. “30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of muscular structure.” Tracy also reveals that in order for Jennifer to keep her rock hard body, she can’t go two days without a workout.

But you don’t have to be Jennifer Lopez to have a rock star body! Tracy says anyone can achieve J.Lo’s success.

“It’s like learning a new skill,” Tracy says about exercising. “It is possible. There’s not a woman’s body I can’t change!”

Tracy gave details of some of J.Lo’s exact moves. Check them out below:

J.Lo’s Workout: Step-By-Step

1. Standing Inverted Knee Tuck with Straight back Arabesque Extend — works the butt

a) Start by standing facing the back of a chair. Put hands on back of the chair.

b) Tuck right knee to 90 degree angle and pull leg toward the chair back diagonally to the left side of the chair. Extend the leg to a straight back extended arabesque position, working through the turn out.

c) Body will lean forward over the chair with elbows bent on chair to help extend the leg high.

2. Lean, Tuck, Kick Combo — works the abs

a) Hold the back of a chair with both hands. The non-working leg should be placed back away from chair, and balancing on toe.

b) Pull working leg into chair back keeping body straight and leaning forward. Push body away from the chair, tucking knee into chest by curving the back, then extend leg high to the ceiling as the working hand reaches to touch the ground. Should finish with working leg up in the air and working hand on the floor.

3. Touch the Ground Side Kick — works the outer thigh

a) Face away from the chair. Put both hands on the floor, working leg in attitude resting on the back of the chair behind body.

b) Lift working leg and kick straight out to side parallel. Return to rest position and repeat.

Each move should consist of 30-40 reps per leg. This whole sequence should be done all on the right side and then repeated on the left side.

Want more of the Tracy Anderson Method? Visit Target.com for all of Tracy’s DVDs, products and fitness tips!

Style Inspiration & Weekend Steals & Deals For Columbus Day

October 11, 2014 | Heather

 

Happy weekend long everyone! Today I’m doing Halloween decorating, binge watching football and of course Saturday shopping. I wanted to share some Fall Fashion Inspiration and a few great Columbus Day Weekend steals & deals that you can find at your favorite stores today. ENJOY!

PIPERLIME: 20% off, use code FALL20 Ends 10/13.

ANN TAYLOR: 40% off Entire Purchase. No code needed. FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. Ends 10/13 at 5pm.

BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your purchase. Use code BRWEEKEND FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50. Ends 10/13.

GAP: Buy 1 or 2 items, save 20%, Buy 3 or 4 items, save 30%, Buy 5+ items, save 40%. Use code NEWOUTFIT Ends 10/11. FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

NORDSTROM: Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

J. CREW: 30% off full-price styles. Use code WEEKENDPLANS $5 flat-rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders of $150+

J. CREW FACTORY: 50% off women and men’s styles, 40% off boys and girls. Ends 10/12. $5 flat rate shipping & FREE shipping on order over $100.

OLD NAVY: 15% off, use code ONSAVENOW. Ends 10/11.

ZAPPOS: Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing.

Have A Great Weekend!

Weekend Outfit Inspiration: Sporty Lines

October 10, 2014 | Heather

Top: Pale Sky / Pants: Pam and Gela (also love these) / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Bag: Mansur Gavriel / Sunglasses: Prada / Lips: Stila ‘Beso’ /

Avoid reaching for the same style staples every Saturday and Sunday. Whether you’re seeing friends, family, or a special someone, the key to having a truly great time is in the outfit. On weekends, you just want to keep things simple. And what’s more simple than a two-color palette from head to toe? This – sporty chic look from fashion blogger Atlantic-Pacific is a fool-proof outfit for every one of the events on your social calendar. If you’re feeling bold, feel free to swap in a bright shoe, swipe on a red lip or add a neon accessory a for a little extra oomph.

Must-Read Books For the Fall

October 7, 2014 | Heather


Fall! It’s a time for picking apples, wearing plaid, watching the leaves change color, and catching up on the season’s most beguiling new book releases. One of the first things on my Fall to-do list is to read more. It seems simple enough, but with jam-packed days and a busy social schedule (hello, Holiday season!) it’s easier said than done. To prepare, I’ve got a stack of fashion tomes waiting for me on my coffee table. It’s a good reminder to kick up my feet and flip through a few pages whenever I have a free minute. It also doesn’t hurt that the beautiful covers work equally well as decoration! If you’re looking for some fashion (or décor) inspiration, check out my picks for Fall reading.

1. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

In an era where twenty-something women are told how to think, where to work, who to date, and what to wear, it’s refreshing that a voice has broken the mold to empower women to do one thing—be yourself, flaws and all. In Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham takes readers on a voyage of self-discovery as she successfully navigates the often-perilous facets of womanhood, from dating and friendships to self-love and careers. Through her series of essays, Dunham shares what she’s learned on her path to self-awareness with a refreshing candor and raw honesty that emboldens readers. Her painfully-relatable stories of graduating from one-night stands with toxic men and dead-end jobs with no purpose, to loving relationships and a fulfilling career will leave you laughing, cringing, and sighing “me too.” Thoughtful, hilarious, and exquisitely-written, Dunham’s memoir is like reading your quirky big sister’s diary.

2. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” But despite its dopey name, her new novel, The Husband’s Secret, is better described as a comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone. As in her previous books, most successfully What Alice Forgot, Moriarty here wittily and observantly chronicles the life of middle aged, middle class Australian women, suburbanites who grapple with prosaic issues like marital fidelity and torturous ones like moral guilt and responsibility. You can’t help but laugh along with the small observations–“And there was poor little Rob, a teenage boy clumsily trying to make everything right, all false smiles and cheery lies. No wonder he became a real estate agent.” But it’s the big ones–Can good people do very, very bad things, and what, exactly, are we responsible for, and for how long?–that will make you think. This is a deceptively rich novel that transcends its era and place at the same time that it celebrates same.

3. Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

This is a book full of wonders. This is a book full of sentences that any writer, 21 or 101, would be proud to have authored. This is a book that will speak to young readers, because it expresses some of that inexpressible anxiety of starting out, of making life’s first momentous choices, of wanting and fearing and needing and hoping and dreading everything at the same time. It will also speak to older readers, because it’s an inspiring reminder of youth’s brimming energy, its quivering sense of possibility.

4. The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Wow. Just the premise of this novel had me intrigued, but once I started reading Kimberly Derting’s The Taking, I was avoiding sleep and thinking about it until I finished…and dang, I’m *still* thinking about it. Well written with an expected but not patronizing reveal, the details and the emotion move this story along and kept me gripped from the get-go. From the dropped clues to the harrowing climax, I had a vivid suspense movie playing inside my head the entire time. So good!

5. Women in Clothes, edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton

From an initial conversation between three girl crush-worthy authors, a book appeared: Women in Clothes is a look at why and how we wear what we wear, in 600+ meticulously and beautifully designed pages of essays and conversation, with every possible permutation of women exploring their personal history through their clothing choices.

6. The Secret Place by Tana French
Do you like Gone Girl? Yes? Then it’s time to catch up with French and her Dublin Murder Squad mysteries. The Secret Place is the fifth in the series — this one is about the murder of a teen boy, which leads to a complicated web of secrets and lies surrounding a group of teenage girls at boarding school.