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Wear It Now Wednesday: The Shirt Dress

March 12, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

sunglasses / earrings / dress / bag / bracelets / sandals

Call it a nod to America’s prepster roots–this spring’s biggest trend is “shirt dressing.” Everyone is buttoning up and we must admit we’re smitten. This look is at once comfortable and put-together. Its simplest iteration is the shirtdress–a one-step outfit in the making. This version by Gap is easy on the wallet and you’ll wear it all season long. Plus, can we just note that fabulous bag is from Old Navy!??!?! Talk about stepping up your game!


Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of March 10

March 11, 2014 at 10:32 am , by

Fashion is all about exploring. While we live in certain style “staples” (jeans, t-shirt, little black dress, etc.), we really love trying new things — but experimentation can get expensive. This week’s deals can help you save a little dough on your purchases, so you can feel less guilty about trying something a little crazy. – Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee
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  5. Tommy Hilfiger. 30% off purchase of 3 items or more (No code needed). Expires 03/12/2014.
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How to Get Olivia Wilde’s Fierce Cat Eye

March 6, 2014 at 9:16 am , by

We sure hope that the Oscar after parties served plenty of food, because a few red carpet show-stoppers were eating for two! While all of the mommies-to-be looked ravishing on Sunday evening, we fell in love with Olivia Wilde’s sharp cat eye and dewy skin (though she does have that whole “pregnancy glow” home-court advantage).Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis drew inspiration from the 60′s when creating this classic French look, which makes the eye appear bigger and bolder regardless of the shape and size of the lid.

Here’s how to get her look.

As a Revlon Global Brand Ambassador, Olivia rocked the affordable drugstore brand from start to finish. Inglessis began by smoothing Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer all over Olivia’s face and neck, followed by Revlon PhotoReady Makeup in Nude. She skipped blush, opting for an illuminator instead for a smoother look. Next she used Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links in Taupe to create a darker canvas the liner, dusting the shadow from Olivia’s lash line to her eyelid crease. She then used Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black to create the dramatic cat eye. To achieve an even swipe like you see here, you have to work very quickly — the slower your hand, the shakier the application when it comes to liquid liner. She skipped the false lashes and opted for a swipe of classic black. Olivia’s nude lip was created by using a  combination of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Complex (an LHJ editor favorite) and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito.

For a step-by-step breakdown on how to apply liquid liner, check out this video!

Also:

Your Prettiest Eyes Ever

 Liquid Liner Cheats

 Smoky Eyes Made Simple


Wear it Now Wednesday: The Perfect Spring Jacket

March 5, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

jacket / earrings / watch / tee / jeans / bag / heels

If there’s one key piece for spring it’s the perfect jacket. While we opt for a trench at work and statement toppers for our nights out, most days we’re living in a military-inspired jacket like this one. It works as a neutral and plays nicely with dressy, sequin pieces and drapey tees alike. We couldn’t resist partnering this version with on-trend boyfriend jeans and bright heels.


10 Midi Skirts for Spring

February 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm , by

Good news — you only have to shave half of your legs this spring! It’s the season of the midi skirt, a hemline that ranges anywhere from just below the knee to just above the ankle. Whether you go for a 1950’s voluminous tea length style or prefer something sleek and fitted, the midi skirt adds a touch of old-school elegance to just about any look.

 

Classic Black

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If your wardrobe needs one thing this season, it’s a classic, pleated black midi skirt like this one. The style options are endless, and you’ll wear it for years.

Buy it now, $56.46


Wear It Now Wednesday: Cocoon Coat

February 26, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

coat / top / pants / bag / earrings / necklace / heels

We’ve noticed a new silhouette on the block when it comes to outerwear. The cocoon coat was all over fashion week and it’s slowing winding its way into our favorite fast-fashion stores as well. While the silhouette has been on the scene since Balenciaga debuted it in 1957, it’s recently been sidelined by body-hugging car coats and edgy moto jackets. We love the cocoon coat because it’s easy to wear. Plus, it exudes a downtown-cool-girl sense of style. The newest versions for spring come in candy-colored pinks, dusty rose, sky blue, and ivory hues. We’d pair this blue one with a white and black ensemble and some chic blush accessories.


Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of Feb. 24

February 24, 2014 at 9:33 am , by

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we’re not picky. Diamonds, rubies, opals — we’ll take ‘em all! This week’s deals offer awesome discounts on all things jewelry. From Jewlmint to Susan B. to Zales and more, something shiny is bound to catch your eye. – Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee
  1. 1928 Jewelry. Extra 25% off sale items (Coupon code: extra25c). Expires 02/28/2014.
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