Sunday, November 30

Three Ways to Wear the Split-Front Midiskirt

Meet the pencil skirt's cooler cousin: same done-up polish, but in a modern, calf-grazing length, with a kicky detail that lets you choose your own adventure when it comes to showing leg.

Look 1
Go for a play on texture- and create one lean, mean silhouette- with a cable knit sweater that hits at the waist (black looks especially elegant against winter white).  Finish with sleek, suede stiletto ankle boots and a sculptural bag to keep the clean, minimal vibe going.


JC Penny
Ivanka Trump
Dolce & Gabbana

Look 2

Swap out a standard blazer for a warm marigold cocoon jacket to sneak some color into your work day.  A sexy move that won't raise flags with HR? Pair with a chunky knit turtleneck and wear navy opaque tights to minimize the shock factor of the slit, but finish off the look with a fierce snakeskin stiletto pump.

Antonio Berardi
Cedric Charlier

Sole Society
B Brian Atwood

Look 3
A sleeveless camel coat over Breton stripes conjures Continental nonchalance.  Up the of-the-moment factor with wild-card extras, like a shrunken satchel with a touch of suede, buckle booties.
Michael Kors

Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo

Saturday, November 29

Shine on This Holiday Season With Metallic Eyes

Add some sparkle to your ordinary holiday makeup routine with metallic shadows. 

Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
 in #381 'Millenium'

Why I Love It...

1.  It's an instant party for your lids. Forgot those festive Shourouk danglers for your office soiree?  Add a little sparkle and no one will notice those naked lobes.  Easiest. Accessory. Ever.
2. It's the next best thing to an oxygen facial.  Like pearl earrings or a gold chocker, metallic shades capture the light, illuminating your whole complexion so it glows.
3. You'll look well-rested.  That light-catching effect? It also brings a twinkle to your eyes, making them appear more open and alert.  Enhance the illusion by dipping a small brush into a pale, silvery shade and painting a sideways V onto the inner corners.


Friday, November 28

Pony Up

Jennifer Lopez

Talk about elevating your profile.  Worn high, the tail feels fun and cool.  If it were lower and behind the head, it would be a gym ponytail.  Want to know how to pony up? In front of a mirror, gather strands together and move the tail toward the top of your head until you can see it, then fasten with an elastic.  Bonus points if you wrap a small section of hair around the band to hide it.  Secure with pins to support the pony and bump it up higher.  Lorenzo Martin, who styled Jennifer Lopez's do, suggests a finishing mist to "set the shape and smooth out those flyaways along the hairline."  Check out the celebs below who are rocking the look of the moment.


Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Nina Dobrev

Alessandra Ambrosio

Thursday, November 27

Alexander Wang X H&M

The moment we've all been waiting for is here: Alexander Wang's 61-piece collaboration for H&M is in stores and online. While the collection began selling earlier this month, I, like many others, had anxiously awaited its debut ever since getting word of the news — and every glimpse since, including the designer's interactive video, billboards, and magazine ads made the long road to the release feel, well, even longer. 

Yes, WANG-emblazoned sweatshirts and pullovers, mesh-paneled leggings, cropped bralettes, and scuba dresses abound. But, you may not have expected that the materials were custom-blended in Italy — and actually count as performance wear, should you choose to wear 'em for a workout. (There’s even a T-shirt with a logo that only appears when you sweat.)  Other accessories — beanies, duffels, knee-high tube socks, and more — are just as suited for the gym as they are an #OOTD. But, enough talk: The collection, starting at $17.95 and maxing out at $349, is now yours for the ogling. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll through some of the standout pieces from both the men's and women's line, and get your wallets ready because they're in for a workout.




Wednesday, November 26

Give Them the Slip

Eva Longoria
in Gabriela Cadena

Neither naughty nighties, nor lacy lingerie need to be restricted to the boudoir- not when the occasion calls for a little something sexy.  Suitable for scandal stirring, or perhaps pajama partying, these late-night looks are ready for prime time.

Lindsay Ellingson
in Wes Gordon

in Nasty Gal

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
in Emilio Pucci

Tuesday, November 25

It's a Tie!


Once a prim calling card of the secretary set, this throwback staple is taking the day off with a cool new attitude.  Visions of ill-fitting pencil skirts and foot friendly pumps dancing in your head?  Think again.  The latest breed of pussy-bow styles- rendered in bold prins, pretty pastels, and sheer finishes- add a dose of je ne sais quoi to sharp or slouchy suits.  The slightly feminine vibe also softens badass leather leggings and minis.  To keep the feel unfussy, tie the top in an easy, imperfect bow or just leave the neck unfastened.

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

Saint Laurent
Mother of Pearl


Roberto Cavalli

Brooks Brothers
Derek Lam