February 16, 2015

Lust-Worthy Long Hair From Fashion Week That’ll Make You Vow Not to Chop Yours


While it seems like every celebrity has chopped her hair into some form of long bob recently, the scene outside fall 2015 New York Fashion Week is telling a different trend story—and making me long to take my hair in exactly the opposite direction. Here are just a few of the street-style photos that are inspiring me to keep growing my hair out super-long and strong.

Outside the Jason Wu show, fashion blogger Kristina Bazan worked the winter wind to her advantage—her mane of blond hair looked almost angelic with its soft halo of natural flyaways.

This showgoer took a different strategy, taming her long hair into curling-iron waves. The waves were left flat and intact (vs. brushed out soft), which works when you’re ready to embrace the flatness that winter’s low humidity brings.



And here’s proof that simple can be beautiful. I love fashion journalist Sam Aldenton’s classic straight, blunt blowout and its even-toned brunette shade (a welcome change in a sea of blond ombre). It’s been a while since I got a blowout that didn’t have at least alittle bend in the ends, but now I just might!



Inspired by any of these Fashion Week blowouts? Are you in the mood for long hair these days, or are you loving the trend toward shorter cuts?

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February 16, 2015

Shake Your Booties

I’ve got booties on the brain this week. Nubuck with crisscrossing straps or suede with fringe, be-buckled moto cruisers or studded cowboy boots: I love this season’s take on the bootie. Trends include cowboy-inspired crops, metal studding, and motorcyle-worthy ankle straps. Try a pair out at the bottom of a rolled skinny or sleek legging. Talk about bootie-licious…

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1. Joe’s Jeans The Shoe By Joe’s Dana Bootie: These cowboy booties feel like home. Living in Austin, Texas, I see my fair share of cowgirl-inspired styles. Channel your inner “yee-haw” with these from Joe’s Jeans. I love the mix of rugged styling and glam pyramid studding.

2. Rosegold Dylan Cheetah Bootie: So you’re way more urban socialite than urban cowgirl? Then let me suggest Rosegold’s Cheetah Bootie. The pointy toe and pony hair cheetah patterning is absolutely killer.

3. Jeffrey Campbell Volpe Bootie: Can’t decide if you’re uptown socialite or down home girl? You don’t have to decide with these booties. The pointy toe and stiletto heel are all city girl, but there’s something cowboy-inspired about the intricate gold studding and ankle strap. Soooo glam.

4.  Rag & Bone Harrow Booties: Rag & Bone…let me count the ways I love thee! I’m pairing these lovely nubuck booties with a chunky knit and distressed rolled denim for a look that’s as cozy as it is on trend.

5.  Sam Edelman Louie Fringe Booties: Another go-to bootie for pairing with my sweaters and jeans, the supple cocoa suede and flirty fringe make these booties fun to shake down any street. I adore the extra layer of texture that fringe gives my look!

6. Jeffrey Campbell France Suede Boots: Moto-cowboy hybrid. These boots are a throw-on-and-go. A stacked heel and rubber sole make these my go-to for running errands. I love the rugged look of them, and the straps jazz up their slouchy lines perfectly.

7.  Boutique 9 Conspire Studded Boots: Another option for channeling your Old West style, these Boutique 9 booties have the same vibe as the Joe’s Jeans Dana Bootie. Pair with a dark denim jean to showcase their buttery brown color and warm gold studding.

8. Tabitha Simmons Early Suede Booties: Calling all Beatles lovers, these shoes have serious English style with their Beatle-bootie lines. Chic silver buckles and zipper make them shine. I’d shake this menswear-inspired style with a leather jacket or leather-trimmed top.

February 15, 2015

Winter Accessories

As we make our way into February, the necessity becomes obvious. I’m talking about winter accessories: scarves, hats, gloves, and all things cozy to cover the extremities. Although I live in a place that doesn’t get subzero, plenty of places that I travel to do…and I know the celebrities and my readers in the North are bracing for winter. The good news is that winter accessories are trendier than ever, and are a fantastic way to spruce up last season’s winter coat or fall jacket. Check out this list of printed and be-sparkled, cheeky and tech-friendly accessories, perfect for you and great gifts for those you love!

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February 12, 2015

Beauty Lab: Spring Beauty Updates

I know I shared some new beauty buys with you pretty recently, but very soon we’ll no longer concerned with moisturizing our skin multiple times a day so it doesn’t dry out, I’ve changed my focus with the arrival of Spring. I can actually start using my self-tanner in hopes that I’ll no longer be in tights, leggings and jeans daily. Open-toed shoes mean new pedicure colors, and I love these shades from Leighton Denny’s line. We can switch our berry toned lipstick for Spring’s delicious softer pinks. It’s also time to hydrate and sculpt those legs as they soon will be on full display in shorts and skirts.

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February 11, 2015

New York Fashion Week Guide

The runway isn’t the only spot to peep fab outfits during New York Fashion Week!
With the industry’s top trendsetters flocking to the weeklong event, the well-dressed attendees often rival models when it comes to flaunting covetable looks. And whether they’re sashaying through Lincoln Center or hailing a cab, bloggers, stylists and more fashionable gals continually inspire us with their street chic sensibilities. And with so many gorgeous street style looks, you don’t have to have a front row seat at the runway to find a little fashion inspiration during New York Fashion Week!

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February 6, 2015

11 Pieces to Ensure You Look Good While You Travel

Whether you’re heading home to visit family or flying off to a well-deserved vacation, jet-set in style (and comfort!) this season. Below, shop 11 travel-friendly pieces that will ensure you’re the most well-dressed passenger on the plane.

The Chic Carry-On Bag

Saint Laurent Tote


With a structured design and timeless appeal, this Saint Laurent bag is as gorgeous as it is practical—and perfect for carrying all your in-flight essentials.

The Structured Coat

ASOS Camel Midi Coat


A gorgeous camel color and a killer silhouette make this long wool coat the epitome of effortless chic.

The Cozy Oversized Scarf

Tory Burch Striped Oversized Scarf

Make a statement with this Tory Burch scarf, which looks good wrapped around your neck and will keep you warm while you snooze on the plane.

The Versatile Leather Jacket

Anine Bing Quilted Leather Jacket

With this flawless quilted leather jacket, you’ll always touch down looking perfectly polished—even if you’re battling some serious jetlag.

The Luxe Tee

T by alexander wang tee

A basic t-shirt is a must on any trip. This slouchy Alexander Wang number will look just as good on its own as it will under cozy winter layers.

The Stylish Topper


Floppy brim fedora by Rag & Bone.

Add a touch of elegance to your travel look with a fedora. It’s a good way to cover up that disheveled, post-flight hair.

The Fancy Skinny Jeans

DTSLD Skinny Jeans

These moto-inspired skinny jeans hug your curves in all the right places. From the airport to holiday soirées, this pair can easily be dressed up or down effortlessly.

The Minimalist Sweater

LNA Sweater

This not-so-basic gray sweater will take your travel ensemble up a notch with an unexpected back cut-out.

The Beautiful Booties

Dicker calfskin velvet leather booties by Isabel Marant.

A short, comfy heel with slip-on and slip-off capabilities make these taupe-colored booties a must-have for breezing through airport security stylishly and hassle-free.

The Retro Sunglasses

Oversized Bottega Veneta sunglasses.

With these deliciously retro sunglasses, you can ditch the makeup while traveling and still look put-together.

The Elevated Sweatpants

Vice Hudson Sweatpants

Master the model-off-duty look with these insanely soft sweatpants. They look like slacks but feel like pajamas.
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February 5, 2015

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Red Bag

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

February 1, 2015

Hottest-Newest-Latest: Ponchos & Capes


Timeout for coats and jackets – here are New York Fashion Week’s fashion favorites: Ponchos and capes. Weather knitted or woven, whether plain colored or patterned, weather with a belt or buttons – one thing they all have in common: The allure when they swirl around the body with every step you make. Just slip into one of these beauties and show your legs and slim pants and high heels…..so chic!

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January 30, 2015

Bloggers Style Look of the Day: Leopard Booties via BarefootBlonde

COAT: Dawn Levy // TOP: Nordstrom // HAT: Zara (similar here ) // PANTS: Helmut Lang // BOOTIES: The Mode // LIPSTICK: ‘Coral Bliss’ by MAC

Ok so last fall before fashion week I found these leopard print booties by the Mode Collective and fell in love.. I dont know why but I love the shape of them. But they were sold out EVERYWHERE! I looked at every boutique, every online store, to no avail:/ So I eventually gave up, and forgot…Kind of. Secretly I was checking Revolve every day hoping that they would come back, but they didn’t. Which is ok, because recently I told David that I wanted to build up my flats collection. As a mom living in the city, it makes more sense to wear flats more often. I mean I really only where heels to church and to events and that’s about it. Walking in flats isn’t exactly fun let alone walking behind a stroller. Then the other day, I check Revolve, like I always do, and there they were, ONE PAIR LEFT. I mean I couldn’t help myself. Besides, now they were on sale and it just seemed like a crime not to:) I got them for NYFW coming up but couldn’t help but take them out today. It was nice to get out my Sorels anyway. Hope you have a good weekend! ~Amber

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January 27, 2015

Stylish Boots That Can Take The Winter

Winter brings its own set of fashion woes: static cling, dry skin, chapped lips and frumpy cold weather boots. I’m here to say that you can knock one of those woes off your list! Snow and rain boots take warning, the game has just been upped. Designers have fought back with boots that are ready to conquer rain, snow, or ominous, overcast skies. Rain boots are now available in sleek rubber. Snow boots sport hidden wedges. The whole crew has soft, cozy linings. No need to compromise your outfit anymore. You can fight inclement weather in style this season with this fleet of sleek and stylish boots. Find our other boot guides here and here