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You Deserve This: Win a Schwinn Bicycle

February 1, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

This month we’re thrilled to be giving away one of our biggest You Deserve This prizes yet: your very own, brand new Schwinn bike! Obviously, this mode of transportation is eco-friendly and super fun on a spring day but you know that we’re equally excited about the very-now minty green color. It’s one of the hottest colors for 2013 and we’ll be filling our closets with lots of seafoam pieces this year. (You could fill your garage with it, too!)

You could be the lucky winner but you can’t win if you don’t enter! To enter to win this bike from Schwinn, just leave a comment below. Good luck!

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Lovely Lace

January 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm , by

In our February story, we answered all your burning fashion questions and one of them was about lace. Lucky for you fashionable folks, there are lots of lace options that are pretty and fun (not skanky and trashy, we promise!).

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Let’s take a peek at some other lacey numbers available for your shopping pleasure.

I can think of endless layering possibilities for this eyelet lace tank from American Eagle.

At Piperlime, you can pick up this navy blue (swoon!) Joie top on sale!

I have these lace capri pants from Ann Taylor in navy and I loooove them. The fit is amazing!

Love this lace collar tee from Madewell.

Lace ballet flats from Loft. Yes! And 60% off? Yes! Yes! Yes!

And who wouldn’t love a little trompe l’oeil dress from J. Crew? 

The lace top we featured in our November issue from Talbots is on sale for a song!

This lace skirt from Anthropologie is super pretty in that berry color.

It’s no surprise that Anthro has tons of lace. I love the idea of something that sweet and feminine on a comfy sweatshirt-style sweater.

Happy Shopping!

First image from LHJ, photo by Marko Dashev. All others from individual brands.

You Deserve This: Win a Coach Clutch

January 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm , by

Who wouldn’t want to win a bag from Coach? This iconic brand is featuring a number of coral pieces this season but this little white-trimmed clutch is the one that really caught our eye. The poppy shade is just the right thing to add a little fun to your spring look. And here’s the best part: we’re giving away two of them!

You could be one of the lucky winners but you can’t win if you don’t enter! To enter to win this clutch from Coach, just leave a comment below. Good luck!

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Fashion Recap 2012

December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm , by

As we near the end of 2012 (and possibly the end of the world according to the Mayans), I thought I’d recap some fashion highlights from the past year at LHJ.

Back in the February issue, we shot one of the most beautiful closets I’ve ever seen to give you some timeless organizing tips. One of my favorites is the 5 things every woman should have in her wardrobe.

For March, we traveled to LA to shoot spring’s stripes on Beth Behrs from the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. Stripes have proven to have staying power – we’re still seeing lots of them into 2013. And Beth has staying power, too! When our story was on the newsstands, her show won a People’s Choice award for Best New Comedy. We were all smitten with Beth and her un-diva-like behavior (she stood on a plastic bag in the dirty kitchen of a diner to change clothes between shots!) and she loved all the pretty clothes, including this Kate Spade dress.

In April, we told you More is More when it comes to jewelry…

…and in May, we gave you all of our tips for packing a travel bag.

June’s issue featured the best clothes to compliment your faux tan. Secret from the shoot: This is the product we slathered all over the model in Joshua Tree to give her that amazing glow!

July brought our silliest story to date. I mean, would you wear this to mow the lawn? Hopefully, you liked our sense of humor!

In our August issue, we were back to accessories again (can you tell we’re obsessed?). My favorite shot was this one of the newest mini bag from Coach. It was inspired by one of my favorite photos ever – this one from street style blogger, Tommy Ton for

For our September issue, we chose a dark, moody feel to shoot fall favorites on Stana Katic from the TV show, Castle.  For more on the creepy mansion we shot at, check this out.

November brought a Real Women, Real Style story including our very own Senior Designer,  Cathie Yun.

And to round out the year, we decided to keep it really inexpensive for our December feature. Each piece is under $100 (and probably on sale right now)! This is the story you need right now to pick up some last minute holiday party clothes.

I hope you had as much fun reading along with us this year, as we did producing all these great stories. Make sure you order a subscription to LHJ so you don’t miss a single moment from 2013. Click here for a special rate: A whole year for only $5.99!

Happy New Year!

Photographs top to bottom by Seth Smoot, Brigitte Sire, Plamen Petcov (2), layout via LHJ, Tom Corbett (2), Terry Doyle, Tommy Ton for, Brooke Nipar (3), and Marko Dashev.

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Get the Boot: Best Booties For Fall

October 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm , by

Ok…when we say “get the boot”, we don’t really mean THE boot. Because the boot of the season year decade is the coveted Isabel Marant bootie that we shot on Lisa Lundy in our November feature, Real Women, Real Style.

Now, if you don’t have the $630 that it’ll cost to get those beauties, don’t fret. They’ve been hot for long enough to warrant lots of other “versions” so you’re in luck. Just look for something short with a wider moderate heel and a slightly western vibe.

Steve Madden’s Rifffle, available at Piperlime, is perfection in a short bootie for only $110.

From Nine West’s Vintage America Collection, look for Sosie. Comes in 4 colors and only $109. I’m partial to the grey.

For about $200, you’ll love Madewell’s Zipcode boot. It even comes in navy and red!

At J. Crew, her name is Angie. And bonus – she comes in sizes from 5 to 12!

Can you say $79.95? I thought so! Go for Gap’s Buckle Ankle Boots.

Another cheapie! I’m loving these pre-weathered booties from Rocket Dog, available at Macy’s for only $59.95.

Blue suede boots! From Aldo, discounted at

Glitter coated at Victoria’s Secret for under $100.

Happy shopping!

Opening image photographed by Brooke Nipar. All other images courtesy of each website featured.

You Deserve This: Win a Necklace from Moon and Lola

October 1, 2012 at 9:00 am , by

There’s truly no gift better than something personalized — whether you’re the giver or the receiver. And we’re especially loving this modern take on the monogrammed necklace. Moon and Lola has designed an acrylic laser-cut pendant that’s available in 23 different colors. We’re partial to the green, tortoise and antique gold but don’t let us sway you —  pick out your own!

And you could be one of the 10 lucky winners but you can’t win if you don’t enter! To enter to win a necklace from Moon and Lola,  just leave a comment below.

Good luck!

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In Bed with Sofia Vergara

September 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm , by

Ladies’ Home Journal had the pleasure of meeting Sofia Vergara this morning at the Standard East Village where she presented her new home line for Kmart. The stunning actress (seriously, she really is that pretty in person!) sat on a bed covered in her affordable — and beautiful — bedding and spoke about the collection.  She seemed excited to offer such a well- priced line to her fans (this comforter, pillow sham, and bedskirt set is on sale for $59.99 right now) and she said that it was important to her to make sure the line was easy to care for as well.

We asked her which bedding collection Gloria (her character on ABC’s Modern Family) would choose and she said that the show’s set designers had actually just brought 2 collections to the set and they were going to be used in future episodes. So, which bedding should you watch for in the Delgado-Pritchett bedroom? The warm brown one she favored at today’s presentation and the rich plum group that we were also loving. When asked if they were “Jay-approved” she replied, “Oh. We don’t ask him!” in her very Gloria-esque way.

As for everything-else-Sofia-at-Kmart, we couldn’t get enough of how her skinny jeans looked on all the publicists at this morning’s event. Try the teal ones or basic black for a sexy Sofia look.