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Ideas for the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress!

New Year's

In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.

-Mean Girls

New Year’s Eve is much like Halloween. It’s that one time of year where certain over-the-top styles like glitter, sequins, mini dresses and sky high platforms are acceptable. Unless it’s your style to go out every night wearing shimmering makeup and glitzy dresses, try and save it for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve.

Shop a few of our favorite picks for New Year’s Eve below and check out the rest of our fabulous options, here! (more…)

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Layer Up!

Layers For those of you on the East Coast, we assume you’re well aware of the recent temperature drop we’ve been experiencing. The weather has been crisp, cool, fresh and an all-around perfect fall season as of yet. If you haven’t already done so, it’s officially time to break out your layering pieces.

Oh, layering. Where do we even begin? We think of layering as a type of art. If done properly, you can look so effortless and chic like you quickly threw together this masterpiece of an outfit. Someone will always pay you that compliment of, “Oh my god you look so cute today!” and the response is generally, “Really?!! I just threw it on and ran out the door.”

Bottom line: once you know how to properly layer your garments the outcome will always be compliment-worthy. We put together four different layered-up outfits for daily situations all girls encounter.

Watch the video to see how we layer up! (more…)

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How to Wear the Trend: Camo

In the past, most of us reserved camouflage for real, mean, hide-in-the-forest type bustle. And for the brave who rocked it, they infiltrated the military thrift stores and made their own anti-society fashion mark on the world, sometimes alone. We looked at them and thought, man they must be a tough cookie, because if they walk into a dark forest they might just disappear…and then what?

Those days are over. No one will think you’re GI-Woman come to life. But you can be — dare I say it — trendy. Top designers like Phillip Lim, DKNY, Equipment and even Manolo Blahnik have taken this otherwise brute feeling pattern and made it high-fashion and all over the streets of style. The colors are always neutral in nature, ranging from green to khaki, with subtle hints of grey. For the bolder, you’ll see movement into the reds and blues, the special forces of high fashion camo.

So now that you can buy it from SINGER22, how do you wear this pattern? It’s neutral in color and yet so bold in nature, which makes it hard for a lot of us to wrap our heads around how to make it good. Follow some key guidelines: (more…)

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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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22 Seconds of Style: Parker, Rag & Bone/JEAN, Nightcap Clothing & More!

Check out our new YouTube series 22 Seconds of Style! What a better way to gain quick style knowledge in just 22 seconds? Here’s a full list of all the products used in the video:

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Fashion Meets Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

Baked by MelissaBaked by Melissa. Three words that can grab my attention in less than a second. I’m a huge cupcake lover and what can be better than mini cupcakes with wacky, but oh-so-yummy flavors? If you have never experienced the euphoria of Baked by Melissa, then you need to re-evaluate every decision you’ve made about cupcakes…and life (just kidding, kind of).

Aside from cupcakes (and every other morsel of food) I love shopping, I mean, what girl doesn’t? Let’s be serious. So I decided to combine my love for cupcakes, sometimes referred to as cuppycakes, with fashion because what can be better than outfits that remind me of one of my favorite foods? (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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Rachel’s Radar: Spring Cleaning!

Luckily, spring is almost upon us! Spring cleaning is my favorite thing to do when the weather starts to warm up. It feels great to empty out my closet and organize myself, which makes me feel lighter all around. Plus, cleaning out my closet means more room for new clothes, and who doesn’t want that?!

One of my go-to spring essentials is always a fresh white V-neck tee by Monrow. It’s easy for whites to turn yellow from season to season and nothing feels dirtier to me than a slightly yellow tee that’s meant to be white. Make sure to stock your closets with plenty of white tees that you can easily grab in a hurry to match any outfit. (more…)

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3 Trendy Ways to Dress for New Year’s Eve

HolidayNew Year’s Eve is just around the corner and if you still haven’t picked out the perfect outfit, get inspiration from three looks our stylist chose for three different occasions! Check it out after the jump! (more…)

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Trend of the Week: Sequins

Ways to Wear

Hello holidays! Break out those sequins and get ready to celebrate the holiday season with some sparkle…and champagne. If you’ve ever felt reluctant to wear sequins, there’s no better time than now, so we came up with four different ways you can wear sequins this season. Check it out after the jump! (more…)

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My Cyber Monday Wishlist!

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In my opinion, Cyber Monday is way better than Black Friday. I rather lay in my bed on my laptop and score awesome deals than wait outside on a freezing line for hours and risk not getting what I waited for. It’s also just so much easier and convenient. Take 20% off your SINGER22 order today with code: CYBER and it ends tonight so hurry up and go fill that shopping bag!

I put together my wishlist for Cyber Monday that mostly consists of holiday/winter inspired pieces. Take a look below!

  1. BOULEE Avery Lace Dress in black: A girly dress with sheer lace sleeves, a full skirt and an open back.
  2. Parker Geometric Beaded Dress: The perfect holiday dress with a rich hue, beading and a dropped waist and draped skirt.
  3. Elizabeth and James Lisette Dress: Body-hugging long sleeve dress with a layered tulle skirt.

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Learn How To Create a Perfect Smokey Eye

One reason I envy every female celebrity is because they get to wake up to the talented hands of professional makeup artists. I, on the other hand, don’t have that wonderful luxury and, gosh, I wish I did. It’s really crazy how much a person can do with makeup and, more specifically, eyeshadow. You can use certain colors to make your eyes pop or glue on those crazy lashes, which I happen to be slightly scared of. I guess you can relate your eyelids to being like a blank canvas and you can create beautiful masterpiece! Ok that might have been a bit too dramatic but here’s a video from the talented Ashley on how to create a fab smokey eye!

Now for the outfit. Smokey eyes automatically make me think edgy and dark. Here are some great leather pieces that will complement your smokey eye with a bit of edge. (more…)

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Style Guide: Little Black Dress

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Every girl needs that go-to Little Black Dress (LBD). It's the one piece of clothing in your closet that you know will look good on you no matter what. Your LBD should make you feel confident and beautiful. If you're in the market for a new LBD or want to add another to your collection, take a look at a few of these dresses!

I am personally head over heels for this Elizabeth and James Alexa Dress because it has a classic and clean silhouette. I'm obsessed with the layered ribbon detailing, which most definitely creates a slimmer look. This Bec & Bridge Cuff Dress is a bit more edgy with its plunging neckline and cuff detail. You'll capture the attention of everyone in the room!  The lovers + friends Obsessed Dress has a textured material with a scoop neck and back. This LBD  is for the girly girl because of its lace-like fabric and bodycon silhouette. (more…)

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Trending: Black & White

Black & White

Black and white is a classic combination that, in my opinion, will never go out of style. Its chic, sophisticated and flatters everyone. Take a look at these black and white pieces to stock your closet.

This Style Stalker Mon Cherie Dress is great for a night out or can be dressed a bit more casual for daytime. One of our best-sellers is this Mason by Michelle Mason Leather Front Tank Dress, which is absolutely fabulous. Soft leather on the front with stretchy fabric on the back makes this dress perfect for a special occasion. Since I love sparkle, one of my favorites is the Parker Striped Sequin Dress. It has a flapper silhouette with an exposed back. (more…)

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50 Shades of Parker

Dress, Shirt, Sequin

As with most people, I became completey obsessed with the hit book series 50 Shades of Grey. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you drop whatever you are doing and download it on your Kindle or run to the closest bookstore. Anyway, since reading all about Mr. Christian Grey, whenever I see something grey colored I am instantly reminded of the book. (more…)

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