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Fashion Tastemaker of the Year: J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

December 27, 2012  
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Fashion Tastemaker of the Year: J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

{Photo Courtesy of Glamour}   BUMP INTO Jenna Lyons and you can expect to see her 6-foot frame in a flawless set of mix-and-match ensembles and her signature dark-rimmed glasses, both of which she pulls off with class and creativity. As the current president and executive creative director of J.Crew, Lyons transformed the company from […]

Time to Strut: Fashion for Fall 2012

August 31, 2012  
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Time to Strut: Fashion for Fall 2012

By Andrew Wenzel — Fashion coming straight off the 2012 fall Haute Couture catwalks in Paris, New York and Milan is exceptionally flawless and creative but isn’t a realistic choice when strutting through the office aisle or neighborhood sidewalk of daily life. The statements of couture fashion are meant to inspire fashionistas to integrate the […]

Summer Lovin’: 6 Laidback Fashion Looks with an ’80s Flair (For Him & Her)

June 14, 2012  
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Summer Lovin’: 6 Laidback Fashion Looks with an ’80s Flair (For Him & Her)

By Alicia Olivares — THIS summer, designers and retailers are incorporating a blue palette into their latest merchandise. Nostalgic pieces are very hot this summer, and some of us may have owned the same outfits once upon a circa 1985. Acid-washed denim, crystal blue prints, classically tailored shorts, and fresh kicks are this season’s wardrobe […]

2012 Spring Fashion Trends for Him & Her

February 20, 2012  
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2012 Spring Fashion Trends for Him & Her

By Shontel Horne — There aren’t enough words to describe our admiration for spring and summer fashion and style. The lightweight fabrics, bright colors and carefree appeal makes the chilly days leading up to March 20th (the official first day of spring) somewhat bearable. Even though Punxsutawney Phil doomed us to a few more weeks […]

V-Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

February 9, 2012  
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V-Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

By Alicia Olivares — The legend of St. Valentine’s Day varies over time and culture. Some say the tradition of celebrating love began during the Middle Ages when women were courted by men in hopes to marry. Others suggest the tradition began during the 1800s with the publication of The Young Man’s Valentine Writer, a […]

Shopping Tips: Where to Find the Best Deals Online

November 28, 2011  
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Shopping Tips: Where to Find the Best Deals Online

Chances are, you can get a discount for almost anything—yes, even Apple goods that usually never budge in price. The good thing is that you don’t have to wait every year for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to roll around or linger for the next big Groupon deal to arrive in your inbox to get […]

Thinking Outside the Box with Unique Home Furnishings

October 3, 2011  
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Thinking Outside the Box with Unique Home Furnishings

Whether you’re a furniture designer, teacher, lawyer, doctor, actor, executive assistant or restaurant hostess, we all know that creativity isn’t limited to just the artist-types.  It means going above the norm and challenging the obvious. Check out the following home goods that inspire us to think outside the box on a daily basis. Lila Jang […]

Sock’em Good: Fashion Tips on Wearing Socks

August 22, 2011  
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Sock’em Good: Fashion Tips on Wearing Socks

Rule number one: If your socks are holey, tattered, worn out or runs on the sides or bottom, it’s time to get rid of them. The socks you put on during a frenzied morning could be the day your boss decides to try out a new team-building activity involving feet. And what an impression you’ll […]

What to Take on Your Carry-On

June 27, 2011  
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What to Take on Your Carry-On

By Alicia Olivares — Long lines: check. Security screening: check. Flight delays: check. You finally board, reach into your carry-on for your eye mask, book, or iPod and realize it’s not there: check. The process of leaving for that summer vacation is full of excitement and stress, so much so that packing everything you need, […]

How to Dress for Work–and Play

June 2, 2011  
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How to Dress for Work–and Play

Step inside a room and say nothing, but you’ve already made a statement about who you are with your hair, clothes and shoes. Work is work, but after work is another story–time to relax, unwind, play and, while you’re at it, network. To make it easy to transition from work to play with a little […]

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