Thursday

Dior Sets the Standard with Their Latest Sunnies

Video: Dior

Dior just launched the campaign for their new Dior Abstract sunglasses and we're definitely in love.  These sunnies take mirrored sunglasses to a whole new level.  Does that mean we can look this chic when we wear them too?

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Wednesday

The Newest Tech in Smartphone Selfies

It's finally here, the next level in cellphone selfies.  The selfie stick was a huge hit and soon you'll be able to attach a ring flash to your phone for added, glamorous light.  

Photos: Peta Pixel

Japanese photogapher, Julie Watai was seriously dissapointed when her iphone couldn't take selfies in poorly lit environments (we feel you, Julie).  With that being said, Julie decided to create a ring light for your smartphone.  Not only will you soon be able to take selfies (or whatever you want for that matter) at night but your skin will also look flawless, or at least close enough.  








The Kira currently takes two AAA batteries, but the final design will rely solely on internal [cellphone] battery for power.  Although the weight, bettery life and pricing is still in development, you can check out more information on the Kira at Kibi Dango.   

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Alice and Olivia for Neiman Marcus


This is literally all the fall inspiration you need right now.  Seriously can't wait to shop the collection!

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Tuesday

MM. LeFleur Makes Workwear Easy


It's no secret that sometimes we get tired of our workwear, and eventually learn to hate it.  Do you want to prepare the night before, is it worth it?  Or do you go completely the opposite way and say screw it and wear the same thing everyday (don't even get started about the extreme temperature months).  MM. LeFleur knows what you're going through and wants to lend a helping hand, personal styling that is.      

MM. LeFleur is a fairly new company out of NY who specializes in chic, women's workwear and accessories.  They are a physical store (so no worries)  and offer one-on-one personal styling as well as the subscription box called a "bento box" which is only $25/month (free your first box). 

Sarah LeFleur, CEO of MM. LeFleur was once in our shoes wearing boring suits and hating her wardrobe.  In 2013, Sarah joined forces with Miyako Nakamura and Narie Foster to launch MM. LeFleur and made it her passion to make dressing for work fun and effortless.
  



What I love most about MM. LeFleur is that their dresses and accessories look great with what you already have (because you already own workwear).  For this look, I'm wearing a bangle set I bought at Nordstrom, a necklace from Ann Taylor and earrings from Kate Spade.

$225






I loved the simplicity of this dress.  Cornflower blue is an amazing color when paired with a natural shoe and was a perfect pop of color.  The look was interesting but not too over the top, especially when wearing my Ringly.  Easy, done.  

$250




 The cut of this dress was very simple, yet very chic.  A perfect choice for a day to night look.  I paired this look with a cape blazer from Nasty Gal, vintage Versace scarf, choker from Jewelmint (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen collection), bangle from Forever 21 and Vince Camuto gold and black patent wedges.

The Annie (shown in vintage blue above)
$165





I loved this pair of earrings.  Very simple and understated (why would you want something more when it's workwear, right?) and easy to either accessorize with or make a statement.

$110





Workwear is rough.  We wear the same old things over and over again (not to mention what we have to go through during summer and winter) and it can not only be uncomfortable but also repetitive.  MM. LeFLeur wants to change all that.  We should love what we wear to work, because honestly who's going to take us seriously when we aren't a little passionate about how we look?  Workwear can be fun, chic and totally easy.  

I'll be honest, my Bento Box from MM. LeFleur was all of that, fun, chic and totally easy.  It was all there and I had pieces in my closet that matched perfectly with each dress or accessory (because I own workwear).  The clothes and earrings were incredibly well made and very chic.  Although each piece had details that made it special, I felt comfortable in each one (with the fabric and the cut).  All the pieces being transitional from day to night, I am confident that I would have no problem picking up anything from my bento box and just throwing it on and walking out of the door to work.  It's all so simple and perfect.  With that being said, some of you may have price tag shock (the first box is free) but in the end, it's all about what you want to invest in, and honestly workwear should be an investment.  In my opinion, work is lifelong and an investment so it's totally worth it.  If anything, try it once the first box is free, what do you have to lose?

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10 Ways to Wear Culottes (That'll Work Everytime)

Culottes are that 90's trend that you really didn't want to come back, but you secretly might want to try.  The culotte, not quite pants and not quite a skirt, can be scary territory but it's totally doable.

Here are some great examples on how to pull them off
(let the pinning begin) 

Photo: Look


Photo: Telegraph


Photo: Fash N Chips


Photo: Coco Chic




Photo: Peony Lim


Photo: Fash N Chips


Photo: Who What Wear




Photo: Who What Wear

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Fall/Winter Beauty Inspiration According to the Runways

Couture is basically what we wish we wore, but in our dreams.  Let's face it, most of us can't pull off a complete head-to-toe-couture look (at least during the day).  Luckily for us, we're in the day and age of fashion icons and bloggers with their own personal sense of style.  The latest Fall/Winter couture shows were just that.  You're still loving the 70's vibe?  That's cool, still a thing.  Want something a little more mod or let's go wild and say storybook romantic?  Go for it.  This year is all about showing your personal style and what makes you, you.

Here are some of our favorite and most exciting trends that we hope to see on the streets this season.


Bright, bold colors filled runway for Fall, more specifically for the face.  An understated face with a bold lip can act as a focal point to any look, day or night.  You may also want to try adding both warm and cool colors to your look to make a statement.


Armani Prive



Valentino

Both Valentino and Elie Saab stole the season with their use of gold and classic cuts.  Valentino went back to the basics as Elie Saab created etherial masterpieces.  Flower crowns may be out but we are definitely loving the new gold standard.


Elie Saab


Alberta Ferretti

Romantic hair never looked this good.  This look is great if you're looking for a transition from summer to fall.  Metals are huge this season, so don't be afraid to use a little bronze or gold around the eyes.  

Atelier Versace



Who said natural isn't elegant (did we mention that it's oh, so easy)?  Vintage cuts look great on everyone and are always in when it comes to eveningwear.

Christian Dior

Photos: Style.com 

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