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Create Your Own Movie Moments with These Easy Tips

You know when you’re watching a movie and somehow everything seems to magically work out for the main character in ways that seemingly never happen for you? If your life is anything like mine, all your life changing opportunities are presented at the worst times. The cute guy is standing beside you in the coffee line and you’re dressed like a bum, you get invited to the party/networking event of the century and you won’t have time to go home and change beforehand,   your pants rip on the way to your interview, or your heels already blistered your feet and your date with your future husband has just begun.

The secret to having those perfect movie moments play out like your dreams is attention to detail and a good attitude. The smallest things can ruin an epic moment. Here is what you can do to prepare  (more…)

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How To Ward Off a Crush & Be Crushed On

It might have happened to you. That moment you become a little fearful, yet somewhat flattered, of someone who is obsessing over you. He or she may show up uninvited or constantly text/call/e-mail you even though you provide little to no response. You don’t have the heart to tell him or her to leave you alone, or maybe you do but he or she mistook your straight-forwardness for playing hard-to-get.

Keep on reading for ways to ward off a hardcore crush and learn how to be crushed on! (more…)

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Handbags vs. Clutches: The Ultimate Comparison

A quick glance through stores, boutiques or online stores can overwhelm even the most fashion conscious ladies that want to treat themselves to a new bag this season. With fashion trends and longevity to consider, the endless trove of small and large, round and angled, minimal and detailed handbags could leave you feeling overwhelmed and indecisive. By considering a few points about your own lifestyle you can find the perfect bag for you, without getting too hung up on the different kinds available.

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22 Seconds of Style: Ray-Ban, Nightcap Clothing, Michael Lauren & More!

Need a quick and easy look for summer? Our latest outfit featured in 22 Seconds of Style is a go-to outfit when running errands, grabbing lunch or hittin’ the beach/pool this summer! Bonus: it’s comfortable and all the pieces can be easily worn throughout your entire wardrobe. Shop all the items featured above:

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The Average Woman Owns 19 Pairs of Shoes

As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to a husband complain on the radio about how he has no closet space in his bedroom because he wife has too many shoes. I sat at a red light confused at this complaint for two reasons: 1. Why do you share a closet with your wife? I’m convinced there’s no way a man and woman can share a closet and expect everything to be fine. 2. There is no such thing as too many shoes. (more…)

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How To Not Look like a Tourist in the Rain

Rain, rain go away come again while I’m on vacation in the Bahamas. Rain sucks. Unless you’re trying to sleep or overindulge in carbs (guilty!), then it’s the perfect motivation. The sidewalks in the city become filled with slow-walking, umbrella-carrying, rain-boot-wearing, frizzy-hair-having pedestrians that all have the same grimace as the horizontal rain sprinkles onto their faces, making their umbrellas mostly useless.

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I was near the Meatpacking District meeting some friends for a lazy Sunday carb-loading Italian dinner (check out the tiramisu above) while checking out everyone’s drizzle style and taking creeper shots. The rain stayed at a consistent drizzle/fuzzy sprinkle all day so people were dressed across the board. I caught some overly prepared tourists walking around in their candy colored PVC ponchos who looked like they were ready for a monsoon, and locals who were mostly dressed in light hooded jackets, hats or completely unprepared as if it was just another sunny day. I met a group of friends all with their individual styles to combat the elements.

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Hey Mom, Treat Yourself for Mother’s Day!

Mother's DayOne of the toughest jobs in the world is to be a mother. It’s nice to have one day a year that’s guaranteed to appreciate all the hard work and effort mom’s everywhere have to deal with on a daily basis. It would be nice if there were two, three…or four days dedicated to it! But we’re just saying.

Obviously since it’s Mother’s Day you will receive gifts from your children saying how much they love you and that you are the best mom in the whole world. And while you may cherish and look forward to opening these precious gifts that may possibly get stowed away somewhere, eaten (you can’t resist those chocolates) or die (I’m talking about flowers!), you should treat yourself. Yes, that’s right. We want you to buy yourself something this Mother’s Day! (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: What is a Life Stylist?

Rachel HellerYour fashion style has to embrace a lifestyle for a young person on the go. You want to have an outfit that can be worn many different ways. What is a “life stylist?” I believe a life stylist embodies fashion, beauty and travel that understand the latest trends.  (more…)

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The Definition of Sexy

Street Style Sex sells. Its no secret by now, we all know the more provocative the ad  campagin the more we pay attention (hence the controversial underage Brooke Shields Calvin Klein “nothing gets between me and my Calvins” commercial).  So many of us yearn to be the object of desire to others, because nothing is more flattering than provoking their primal lust. There is no compliment more honest. But what EXACTLY defines sexy? There is always some type of “it” factor that every issue of Cosmopolitan is trying to convince us is easily achievable with a certain outfit or inconspicuous flirty arm touch. It’s much more than that. There’s a reason Ryan Gosling is the center of our fantasies and not so much Steve Carell (no offense Steve!!).  (more…)

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Respect the Unexpected

Street Style Happy Easter to those of you who celebrated! And to those who didn’t- I hope you celebrated the revival of the spring season into your closet now that temperatures are finally warming up. After all, that is what the Easter bunny and it’s basket of eggs symbolize, the fertility and new life that come with spring. That means lighter layers, brighter colors, fresher prints and hints of our pale complexions peeking out – finally.

Fun fact: Did you know that female rabbits are able to conceive a second litter while they’re still pregnant with their first? That seems like a painful and unnecessary ability, but it’s no wonder that the rabbit and egg were the chosen signs of new life and fertility. Although its seems like poor judgement  for someone to trust  a bunny to hop around carrying a basket of fragile pastel painted eggs to hide, I appreciate unlikely pairings – in life and in wardrobe. (more…)

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Because We Love You – Take 20% Off Sitewide!

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Need some new clothes for spring? Not a problem. We got you covered! If you’ve been debating whether or not to buy those leather pants, chic blazers or essential tees, now is definitely the time. Shop our weekend sale and save some of that hard-earned paycheck…or buy new clothes and go out for a night with the girls.

Starting today take 20% off sitewide with code: HOP2IT! Ends Monday, April 1 at 11:59pm.

*NOT VALID ON PRIOR ORDERS, CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS, NOT VALID ON GIFT CARDS

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“Under the Sea” with Vanessa Mooney’s Summer ’13 Collection

Vanessa Mooney Just when we thought Vanessa Mooney did it all, she channeled her inner bohemian, beach bum to create the all new Summer 2013 “Under the Sea” collection. You won’t find Ariel’s trinkets here. No, this mermaid has gone rogue covered in bright golds and silvers adorned with crystals and edgy jewels.

The designer has created undeniably beautiful pieces that belong in every wardrobe. They are versatile and fun since you can easily to mix and match with items you already own. Don’t even worry about over accessorizing because the more you layer and stack these pieces, the cooler they look. (more…)

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Ides of March

We’re so excited that winter is disappearing and the spring sun will be warming our cheeks (and the snow!) We created a head-to-toe romantic and stylish look for March that can easily take you from winter to spring. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Trends for Spring!

Spring TrendsSpring 2013 is being referred to as a “balancing act” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. She says, “…we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

Take a look at the four trends I’m most excited about for spring! (more…)

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Style Cravings of Unique New Yorkers

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I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in my window reviving my inner 70s bombshell wannabe (hello Brigitte Bardot) and a little of Carmen Sandiego’s catch-me-if-you-can mystery while trying to hide under the covers for some extra sleep. What better way to satisfy my style icon craving than with a floppy hat? The hat, might I add, is the ULTIMATE understated, attention grabbing accessory. Everyone always notices the girl in the hat before anyone else in the room. A Lovely Bird floppy hat is an excellent choice for a look similar to mine or a Civil Clothing snapback for those urban glamazon days.

Back to my icon cravings. (more…)

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