January 23, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
If we can put forth just one prediction for the most popular hairstyles of spring, we’ve got a pretty good front-runner: Messy, romantic updos. Sandra Bullock is just one example of a celeb hopping on the messy-pretty hair train, as many leading ladies are ditching their flat irons and opting for a more undone take on classic romantic hairstyles. We’ll teach you how to get in on the trend.
If your hair is naturally curly, let it air dry and embrace it’s messy texture. For straighter hair, you want to curl your whole head with a 1-inch curling iron (we love this one by Conair), wrapping hair so that it curls back, away from your face. Once you’ve finished, run your fingers through your hair from the crown to mid-length, de-structuring some of the curls. Part your hair horizontally from ear to ear about 2-inches or so from the crown, sectioning off the front part with a clip (you’ll work more delicately with this section later) and teasing the hair behind the part. Once you’ve created a heightened foundation, return to those front pieces that you sectioned off and lightly comb them back from your hairline to blend in with the heavily teased section. Here you can loosely concentrate around your natural part to create some direction like we see in Sandra’s style. When you’re satisfied with the volume, loosely twist your hair into a bun or ponytail and secure with an elastic (or bobby pins, if you’re rocking a shorter style). Take the pointy end of your teasing comb and gently lift random sections of hair at the crown to create more piecey-ness. Mist your entire head with a flexible-hold hairspray (try Matrix Total Results Amplify Volume Hairspray) to set the style.
Not sure which curling iron to use? Check out our foolproof guide here.
Channel the rest of Sandra’s gorgeous look with:
January 22, 2014 at 10:27 am , by Bethany Cantor
As unexpected color combinations go, camel and gray has to be one of my favorites. Pairing cool gray and buttery camel is a study in opposites that really attract. In this particular look you also get the benefit of a dress that can be styled for all seasons. Here we’ve paired it with a button-up and boots for cold weather. For spring, ditch the tights and boots in favor of a pair of chic, pastel heels and a breezy scarf around your neck.
January 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm , by savings.com
- Gaiam. 20% off orders of 2 or more items (Coupon code: AF20SAVINGS). Expires 03/31/2014.
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January 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
For the past couple of years interior design tycoon Nate Berkus has been bringing his signature tastes to Target, and we’re especially excited about the upcoming Spring 2014 collection. According to Berkus, all that you have to do to understand the driving force behind this season’s design is look up. He found inspiration in the jewel-toned colors of the night sky and infused them into his work. The web team has rounded up some of our most-wanted items—spoiler alert: we have a thing for gold.
Gold Plated Lamp
January 16, 2014 at 7:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
Natalie Zea was bold and beautiful last week at the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour FOX All-Star Party. We love her entire romantic look but what stands out for us most is her rose gold smoky eye; it’s perfect for those who are interested in experimenting with a classic smokey eye but typically shy away from dark makeup.
Here’s how to get Natalie’s look: After applying your usual primer and foundation, go the extra mile and pat on an eye shadow primer from your lash line to your brow bone (try Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base – it’s lightweight but powerful formula will keep your shadow in place for hours). This extra dose of primer will keep your gorgeous eye makeup in place all day. Next select your eye shadow palette – you’ll want it to range from a pale pink shimmer to a deep plum matte (we recommend Urban Decay’s new Naked 3 palette , which is rose gold specific).
Begin by using a light eyeshadow such as Urban Decay’s “Dust;” blend this shadow from your lash line all the way up to your brow bone. Next, cover your eye lid only in a medium rose shade such as Urban Decay’s “Buzz”. Use and angled brush to smudge that same color along your lower lash line. Finally, blend a dark reddish tint such as Urban Decay’s “Darkside” into your eyelid crease and blend any lines. Finish your upper lash line with a swipe of liquid eyeliner. The, use highlighter to brighten the inner corners of your eyes. Swipe on some mascara (top and bottom lashes!) and you’re good to go!
To see a video tutorial on how to achieve the perfect smoky eye, click here!
Loving this look? Check out our guide to Bold Eye Makeup for Real Women here!
January 15, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Now: earrings and necklace, baublebar.com, vest, ledonan,com, sweater, jcrew.com, designer skirt, marshallsonline.com for stores, boots, target.com, bag, zara.com
Later: blazer, veromoda.com, earrings, buablebar.com, tee, adidas.com, bag, zara.com, heels, us.asos.com
All these heavy winter clothes are staring to weigh us down. Those days of longing to curl up in a cozy sweater by the fire are gone. We’d prefer a breezy dress thank.you.very.much! However, since warm, sunny days are still in the distant future we’re focusing on how to wear our current wardrobes through that frightfully awkward period known as “transitional weather.” The key is investing in one or two gorgeous, statement pieces that not only lift your mood, but also provide a canvas to style both winter and spring outfits around. I mean, can we get a HELLO GORGEOUS to that skirt–just looking at it we feel better already. Pair it with neutrals for winter then step up your fashion game in spring by pairing it with an unexpected complimentary color (we promise purple and peach match, just look here!)
January 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm , by savings.com
Oh the weather outside is … frigid!
Don’t let freezing cold temps keep you down! Instead, use this week’s top clothing deals from places like Ann Taylor, New York & Company and Tommy Hilfiger to keep you fashionably warm all season long.
Bring on the cold!
- Ann Taylor. 40% off Full Priced Items (Coupon code: STYLE40). Expires 01/17/2014.
- New York & Company. Big Big Sale: Save Up to 80% on Entire Site (No code needed). Expires 01/15/2014.
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- The Limited. $10 off Orders $30+ (Coupon code: 488). Expires 02/02/2014.
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