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Marcus Kirby

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by May 20, 2020
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Big news for Nordstrom fans and pretty much anyone else who likes to shop: the highly anticipated half-yearly sale started today and the marked-down pieces (and prices) are better than ever. Consider this your chance to buy everything you've been eyeing for the months ahead at much more agreeable prices than you originally anticipated. And, since summer is just around the corner, in addition to us rounding up all the general best finds from the sale’s selection, your girl here when ahead and too...
by May 20, 2020
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A little-known fact about me: I have three separate scars all in a row across the tippy top of my forehead. The middle one was from when my brother hit me in the head with a shovel when I was 5 (an accident during family gardening gone wrong). The other two are from getting a couple of basal cell carcinomas, the most common type of skin cancer, removed in 2012 when I was just 20 years old. I was interning at the time and returned to the office with two bandages on my head, which I said were beca...
by May 20, 2020
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We routinely turn to Janet Gunn, the 58-year-old influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia, for sartorial guidance. And while age should have nothing to do with your style choices, we’re always interested in her fashion viewpoint specifically given her experience over the years building a well-rounded wardrobe. Today, we wanted to gain further insight into some of the go-to shoe silhouettes she swears by. And while she wears a variety, there’s one key style she wears on repeat and will never retir...
by May 20, 2020
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To be honest, we’re pretty enamored with the pieces you'll spot in an Italian-girl wardrobe. Wearing everything from bold statement pieces to minimalistic silhouettes, Italian girls have a unique and captivating take on personal style. Really, it just seems like they’re throwing out the rule book and having fun.While each girl has her own distinct style, we’ve noticed some key pieces that are essential to Italian-girl fashion. First, there are embellished heels. Patricia Manfield has proven that...
by May 20, 2020
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Summer is my season. Maybe it's because I was born during this time of the year (that Capricorn moon jumps out sometimes, but I'm a true Cancer), or maybe the sun just gets my sleepy skin cells buzzing after months of cooler weather, but I've always had an affinity for knowing exactly what my skin needs and wants as soon as Memorial Day hits. As a beauty editor, I've been lucky enough to interface with the best dermatologists and skincare experts on everything from chemical peels to skin tighten...
by May 20, 2020
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Jeans are pretty much a seasonless staple, but there are a few particular denim trends that just hit harder in the summertime. As the temperatures rise and we all do a little seasonal wardrobe swapping, there are a handful of summer denim trends that you should keep in mind, and today, I'm here to walk you through each of them.Now, there are certainly some trendy styles that are current but that didn't make the cut. That's not to say those trends aren't valuable in and of their own, but this par...
by May 20, 2020
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With each new season comes a fresh batch of trends in every category from shoes to handbags to jeans—and lingerie is no different. While you might not think to update the types of lingerie in your top drawer as often as you would with other items, they're no less important to shop for. I'd even go so far as to say that there's never a better time to invest in quality and stylish undergarments than right now. You know, if chilling at home in a pretty underwear set is your kind of vibe.For the rec...
by May 20, 2020
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As someone who doesn't spend that much time in swimsuits, I prefer to spend more on fashion items I'm going to get a lot of use out of and less on swimsuits. But that doesn't mean I don't want a few new ones each summer. For this reason, I've become an expert at finding chic affordable swimsuits, and I know that I'll always find them at the nine brands below.In case you're wondering, I have a few criteria for what makes a good swimsuit brand. I really like it when a brand has a wide variety of s...
by May 20, 2020
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In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the new guard of designers from all over the world, not just here in America, that have caught the attention of our editors. If you want to brush up on some of the more veteran designers who have shaped modern Asian fashion, we’ve got you covered there, too. When we chatted as a group about some of our favorites, the beautiful diversity of the designs stood out, from romantic dress...
by May 20, 2020
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Those who know me well, know that my weaknesses have always been pastries, shoes, and Nordstrom sales (in more or less that order)—and when it comes to the latter, I consider myself a bit of a pro at unearthing the absolute best pieces from the multi-brand retailer before they sell out. I'm an avid Nordstrom shopper, you see. I could tell you practically every brand it carries; I can navigate its website faster than you can say "add to cart"; and I write about the retailer so often that I can sp...
by May 20, 2020
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Sandal brand Arizona Love popped up on my radar last year when I spotted a steady stream of fashion editors and Instagram influencers wearing the printed trek sandals. Jessie Bush, Erica Davies, and our very own Who What Wear columnist Monikh were all spotted wearing the shoes. There was only one problem: They kept selling out. Thankfully, the brand has created even more styles and has been restocked on various online retailers. Much like the Velcro "dad" sandals by Chanel, Teva's classic hikers...
by May 20, 2020
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Harry Styles has done it again, y'all. Aside from offering up endless sartorial inspiration in the form of printed sweaters, grunge flannels, and frilly blouses, the English singer is also known to take unexpected beauty risks. Specifically, he loves to rock a bold manicure featuring fashionable elements like bright hues and even stylish designs. Simply put, the man is nail goals.This week marks the release of the music video to accompany Styles' hit single "Watermelon Sugar," and the summertime...
by May 20, 2020
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All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it's the trending denim of the moment or the season's It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.The closer we get to summer, the more excited we are about finally breaking out our open-toe sandals. While some of us are loving flat, strappy pairs and others are gravitating towa...
by May 20, 2020
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If you haven’t already finished watching Netflix’s Hollywood, don’t worry—there are no spoilers ahead—and if you haven’t even started, prepare to carve out a block in your schedule because you’ll want to binge this fanciful-yet-fulfilling eight-episode miniseries immediately. You don’t have to be a die-hard fan of Ryan Murphy or his remarkable cast of recurring characters in order to appreciate the sheer beauty of Hollywood. Although I happen to appreciate Murphy’s particular brand of over-the-t...
by May 20, 2020
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My adoration for Violet Grey (aka, one of my favorite retailers, which only offers the crème de la crème of beauty offerings) comes at a price. And yes, I mean that literally. Even though I've been leaning into more affordable skincare and makeup, I've had champagne taste, according to my mom, since preschool. Eek, I can't help it! I pretty much always have a running list of splurge-worthy lipsticks, face creams, hair masks, and other glittering beauty concoctions I desperately want to slather a...
by May 20, 2020
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Welcome to our newest editorial initiative, Who What Wear Spotlight, where we'll be using our editorial platform, social following, and ad inventory to turn the spotlight on small businesses that need our support now more than ever. Each week, we'll be highlighting a new fashion or beauty company. If you own a small brand and would like to be considered for the program, please apply here.With so much uncertainty in the world right now, one thing is for sure: It's more important than ever to slow...
by May 20, 2020
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You never could've predicted that whimsical, milkmaid-style minis and midis would be the dress style that got the most airtime during the lockdown, but as it turns out, people can't get enough of the puff. Far from being a fussy, high-maintenance style, this frock's free-flowing fit has won us over by the fact that it can be thrown on at a moment's notice with minimal faff. Whether it's heading to the supermarket, working from home, or Zooming your friends, you know this dress will be there for ...
by May 20, 2020
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Even if you don’t spend hours a day scrolling through your social feeds, like I do (note: I’m also your friendly neighborhood social media editor), it’s hard to miss the now-viral #DontRushChallenge. Since it began gaining popularity, the trend (which is also the inspiration behind the #PassTheBrushChallenge) has spawned many different variations and adaptations to highlight content creators from around the world.In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, influencer Jeanne G...
by May 20, 2020
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If you compared the routines of all the women you know who have great skin, I can pretty much guarantee that you'd find this one common denominator. I'm confident in saying this because I know that any number of experts from beauty editors to makeup artists and dermatologists would confirm that it's an essential ingredient in anybody's skincare lineup. If you, like us, are obsessed with achieving a glowy complexion and combatting the signs of aging, you need vitamin C in your life.While the ingr...
by May 20, 2020
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Shopping for basics is admittedly not the most exciting thing in the world, but they're some of the most important wardrobe purchases you can make. And since you wear them so often, you also are likely to need to replace them more often than other items in your wardrobe. Which means that you probably don't want to spend a lot of money on them either. Enter H&M.You may first think of H&M as a source for cheap, trendy pieces, but we're here to tell you that the brand also stocks tons of basics. We...
by May 20, 2020
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The season-three premiere of Vida did not go as planned. No glitzy red carpet with cameras and shouting fans. No group hugs between cast members celebrating what is to be the show’s final season. But by no means was it any less memorable or special. Series star Mishel Prada recounts the “odd but beautiful” evening to me from the confines of her Los Angeles home, where she is currently in quarantine, and it may or may not have involved Zoom, wild “queerceañera” outfits, and lots of shots. The par...
by May 20, 2020
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Summer is just around the corner, and while we may not be traveling or attending many fun gatherings like in summer’s past, we still want to look and feel good in summer’s chicest pieces. One item that’s going to be on heavy rotation this upcoming season is unquestionably? Dresses. There are plenty of cool trends out there to suit every sartorial taste—from puff sleeves and crochet fabrics to open-back frocks and voluminous silhouettes. Which poses the question: What shoes should we be pairing w...
by May 20, 2020
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For the first time in most of our lives, wearing a face mask every time we leave home has become the new normal. Hopefully, you've been able to acquire some by now (and if you haven't, here are 48 face masks to shop), and the next step is getting used to wearing one for long periods of time. Something that I've noticed since I began wearing face masks is that I've refrained from wearing lip products to avoid getting it all over the mask. But I've come up with a simple solution: lip stain.While I...
by May 20, 2020
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The struggle to find a properly fitting bra that provides good, adequate support, is comfortable enough to wear all day long, and works under everything in your wardrobe is certainly no easy feat. It takes a lot of trial and error, countless bra fittings, and multiples visits to department stores—regardless of whether you’re buying in-store or online—to finally find one that works for you. But if you feel like you’ve tried it all and still haven’t landed upon your perfect bra, we’re here to help...
by May 20, 2020
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You've been there—wearing a cute outfit only for it to be completely ruined by sweat, sweat, and more sweat on that first 90-degree day of the summer. Trust us: You're not alone. Aside from simply wearing nothing, it seems almost impossible to look your best in the heat of summer. But surviving without sacrificing your style is doable—if you dress smartly.To pinpoint exactly what we mean, we enlisted celeb stylists Jen Rade and Alex Sweterlitsch to give their expert tips on exactly what to wear ...
by May 20, 2020
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Between restocking my more "boring" wardrobe basics and adding household products to my cart, it's easy to forget that there are some surprisingly stylish items among Amazon's never-ending product offerings. I might have let many of these hidden gems go unnoticed in the past, but I've been spending more time scrolling through the retailer's site in lieu of an IRL shopping trip, and, well, discovering these affordable fashion items has been the upside.Okay, so Amazon's fashion section is hardly n...
by May 20, 2020
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If you wear necklaces—and especially if you layer them, as so many of us do—ending up with tangled chains at some point is practically a given. Whether they're tucked away in your handbag for travel, resting atop your vanity, or simply hanging around your neck, chain necklaces have a way of getting into a tangled mess that can be a nuisance to deal with.After one particularly frustrating knotted-necklace fiasco, we decided it’s time to explore a few solutions. Below we've outlined our top three ...
by May 20, 2020
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If, like me, you're currently home and have crossed off the major things on your to-do list (e.g., donated to help people in need, perfected your skincare routine, etc.), it's time to tackle your closet. I've been staring into the deep, dark abyss I call my wardrobe for the last few days and can't get past the bevy of coats I've stockpiled since temps started to drop. What do I get rid of? How should I approach my spring wardrobe refresh?Then it hit me: It's all about finding sets for the new se...
by May 20, 2020
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As I was sitting here trying to think of an intro to this story, I randomly remembered my first-ever Topshop purchase. It was before the retailer had landed in the U.S., and I was on vacation in Ireland. I was so excited to get a little embroidered blouse and bring it back to the States, and I ended up wearing it to shreds. It just goes to show you that fashion buys don't have to be designer to be special. All these years later, I'm still scouring Topshop's website for more cute finds. Right now...
by May 20, 2020
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Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who've made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you listen to stay tuned.You know Miranda Kerr as an international supermodel—as Victoria’s Secret’s first Australian Angel, Vogue...
by May 18, 2020
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If you’re a fan of slim-fit jeans (which we’ll assume you are), you’ve probably faced the following dilemma at least once during your life: You’ve put together a great outfit with your favorite pair of your tightest denim, and you have absolutely no idea what shoes to wear with skinny jeans. Depending on the occasion, strappy heels might feel too dressy, flat sandals can sometimes look too bulky, and you feel like sneakers just aren't right.We get it—so much so that we’ve racked our brains for e...
by May 18, 2020
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I really love swimsuits. I mean, it's kind of abnormal how much I love them, especially considering I now live in New York and rarely get to wear them. I am originally from Orange County, so up until I made the major move across the country, summers looked like waking up, putting on a bikini and a big T-shirt, and heading to the beach every single day. That routine definitely helped me to grow into this swimsuit obsession that I still have today.While I own an abnormal number of styles from many...
by May 18, 2020
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If you read Who What Wear on the reg, you'd know that we like to tap women at a range of ages to discuss their approach to style. We've heard from women in their 50s about how to style basics and yours truly in her 20s about how to build a work wardrobe, all in the hopes of shedding light on a few of the many style perspectives that exist in the world. One comment I hear about all the time from friends, colleagues, and our very own readers is the idea that you "can't" wear something because of y...
by May 18, 2020
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I don't know about you, but on hot summer days, the last thing I want to be doing is spending the better half of an hour in front of the mirror trying to style my hair into the perfect coif. Maybe it's all the time I've spent indoors over the last few months, but I've been craving anything low-maintenance with much of my beauty routine (but especially my hair routine). Not only does an elaborate, multi-step styling process feel irrelevant to me, but now that we're getting into summer, I hardly w...
by May 18, 2020
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With summer just a month away, you may be craving a little sartorial newness to add to your wardrobe—bring on the floatier fabrics, shorter hemlines, and open toes! While many of us will remain mostly at home throughout the summer months this year due to the current circumstances, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some guilt-free retail therapy with a few of this season’s must-have, affordable pieces to get us in the summertime spirit.So what trends will fashion girls be wearing this summer...
by May 18, 2020
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Spring is in full swing, and summer is just about one month out, which means there’s a good chance that if you’re shopping for fashion items right now, then sandals are at the top of your list. Sure, there are a handful of other warm-weather essentials one should definitely have handy right now, but footwear is really the foundation of an outfit, and no matter how perfect the top half of your summer ’fit is, if you’re stuck pairing it with boots, well, I’m not sure how much it counts.To help you...
by May 18, 2020
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Right now, I’m ready to add some new pieces to my closet for summer, and some cool trends recently caught my eye. What I love most about them is that they’re actually centered on basic closet staples but with interesting details that make them feel modern. They're the perfect blend of comfortable and cool. I’m seeing basics like tank tops finished with ribbing and collared button-downs finished in breathable linen. Perhaps one of my favorites? T-shirts that have been updated with muscle-tee silh...
by May 18, 2020
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I’m one of those shoppers who like to dive into the reviews before adding something to my cart. Sure, I’ll always make my own assessment on something based on personal style, but if others note poor quality and the like, I’ll often give said piece a second thought. On that note, I recently spent an afternoon scrolling through the pages of new arrivals on Nordstrom while researching for a story, and per usual, I read a bunch of reviews for the products I was interested in.In the end, there were a...
by May 18, 2020
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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 finds on their current wish list.It's fair to say that my love for Free People runs deep. I've been shopping the brand for over a decade and even worked at one of their boutiques in college. (Yes, I spent every paycheck at the store and so would you.) Let me tell you, they have a fantastic selection right now—so much so that I spent hours (and I do mean hours) searching the site for...
by May 18, 2020
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Call me crazy, but one of my favorite activities as of late is perusing Amazon. (Hey, give me a break—there’s not much to do right now.) I’ll admit that I've been placing at least one order a week, so I like to consider myself an expert by now. I don’t just browse for a few minutes here and there: I like to go deep into the depths of Amazon’s inventory, reading reviews, browsing best-selling lists, and everything in between. I’ve admittedly spent hours doing this, but I've discovered some of my ...
by May 18, 2020
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You may or may not know that there's some hot debate within the skin industry about natural skincare and whether or not it's A) effective (or at least as effective as your standard skincare), B) worth the often-scary price points, and C) as "safe" as its proponents tout it to be. Since there is basically no regulation in the United States regarding ingredients, it's harder to know how clean or nontoxic products marketed as natural actually are, and it can also get confusing when the majority of ...
by May 18, 2020
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Summer is finally on the horizon, and that has a lot of implications for our wardrobes. Aside from their being countless items to stock up on or, perhaps, bring out of storage or out from under the bed, it also means you can start putting away a lot of the wardrobe basics that have been hogging real estate in your closet for the last eight months or so. This includes the usual suspects like coats and boots as well as less-obvious pieces such as the sweatpants you’ve likely been living in for the...
by May 18, 2020
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Okay, here's the tea. We're not necessarily condoning cutting your hair at home, and, quite honestly, we don't want you to cheat on your stylist. Not only will hair experts everywhere be incredibly dependent on your business once stay-at-home orders begin to relax, but there's also a large margin for error your stylist would really rather you avoid altogether. (There's a reason they're the experts, after all.)That said, since no one seems entirely sure when, exactly, we'll be able to run back in...
by May 18, 2020
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Your shoe choice more or less determines how comfortable you’ll remain throughout the day. Regardless of how cozy your clothing selection is, if your pair of flats or sandals pinch ever so slightly, your comfort level will swiftly start to decline. In an effort to avoid such discomfort, we often tap podiatrists to shed insight on those current footwear silhouettes that won’t cause as much pain.Today, given that many are spending more time at home, we wanted to zero in on the best (and worst) sho...
by May 18, 2020
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Ever since I turned 30, I've been slightly fixated on learning all I can about skincare and how to make sure I'm doing all I can to make sure my skin is at its healthiest. And it's not all about anti-aging or fending off wrinkles. In fact, turning the big 3-0 made me really rethink my overall health. Now that I'm about five months into my 31st year, I feel like I've made some progress on this goal. I've been stepping outside of my fitness comfort zone (aka indoor cycling and barre) and trying ne...
by May 18, 2020
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Over my past few years as a beauty editor, I've picked up lots of hot tips. I've learned how to execute an expert-level facial at home; how to get the long, damage-free hair of my dreams; how to re-create my favorite red carpet makeup looks; and so much more. However, I would say the majority of beauty takeaways I've learned have been through trial, error, and lots of misguided attempts to do whatever everyone around me was doing—be it a celebrity, fellow beauty editor, facialist, influencer… ba...
by May 18, 2020
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There are two things I currently dream of, the first being jetting off on a plane to the coast of Positano, and the second being finding the most flattering swimsuit styles for bigger busts. While it’s going to be a while until the first dream can come true, that doesn’t mean the second can’t come true. There are so many great brands that create swimsuits for bigger boobs, and the underwire bikini trend is back with a vengeance. Whether you choose to wear them by your pool, in your yard, or on y...
by May 18, 2020
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I was originally going to title this story "A Fashion Editor Walks Into Nordstrom…" but clearly the only walking I'm doing is from my bedroom to the living room where I sit on my computer and shop online. One of my favorite online retailers for everything from beauty products to contemporary designers is Nordstrom. This probably doesn't come as much of a shock to you, but it's true. While I can't really buy the summer wardrobe of my dreams due to the fact that I won't be going much farther than ...
by May 18, 2020
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A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been staring blankly at my closet with complete disinterest. Perhaps it’s because after months of staying home wearing the same sweatpant outfits on repeat, my ability to get sartorially motivated has dipped to an all-time low. Plus, half of my closet suddenly feels way too “dressed up” for a day at home on the computer. In order to resolve this, I’ve been scrolling, searching, and saving a myriad of cool summe...
by May 18, 2020
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Getting to grips with exactly what sort of beauty practices are right and what are wrong can feel quite overwhelming. One minute, double cleansing is all the rage, and the next, everyone’s preaching that it’s wasteful and unnecessary. It makes total sense, therefore, that when it comes to your beauty routine, you should just do whatever feels best for you.However, with that being said, according to experts, there are a handful of beauty habits and tendencies that could be adding years onto your ...
by May 18, 2020
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The more days I spend in quarantine, the more I try and make sure I appreciate the little things. While it's been a bit (okay, really) hard watching the lives of my favorite celebrities as they shelter in place in their mega-mansions and lounge by the pool all day (you know who I'm talking about), I still try my hardest to make my situation the best it can be . And while I'm in a two bedroom, tiny apartment in Santa Monica, I still find ways to feel like a million bucks (without having to spend ...
by May 18, 2020
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Looking to start boosting your summer wardrobe or perhaps shop for more cool-but-comfy at-home essentials? While you could check multiple sites, spend hours browsing, and go through pages upon pages of products, I thought I'd make things easier for you by rounding up the most incredible items some of our favorite sites are selling now. After all, it is kind of my job—and I'll take any excuse to scroll through new arrivals.On that note, scroll I did through all the best brands and finds that Shop...
by May 18, 2020
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and I don't have much in common. I'm not a world-known supermodel, I haven't been in any of the Transformers films, I haven't founded a glittering digital beauty destination called Rose Inc., and, perhaps most sadly, I'm not married to Jason Statham. However, Rosie and I do share a couple of very important traits; we're fanatical about beauty (and trying gorgeous new products, in particular), and we've both struggled with acne for most of our adulthood. I follow and loo...
by May 18, 2020
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The life span of a trend goes like this: At first, a select group of insiders begins to wear what we call a "micro-trend" until, at a certain point when there are enough versions to be found at a range of price points, it's officially a trend with a capital T. At that point, it either expires after the current season or proves to have staying power and therefore becomes "mainstream."For as negative a connotation as it usually has, mainstream actually isn't such a bad thing. Really, it means that...
by May 18, 2020
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Recent COVID-19 updates have summer 2020 looking a lot different than summers passed. Time outdoors will be filled with restrictions and precautions, but that doesn't mean the use of your swimsuits has to change along with it. So far, as we have all begun to adapt to this newfound time indoors, fashion girls have been proving that no matter what the state of the world is, they are getting ready for summer the only way they know how—by living in their bikinis. However, this time around, those bik...
by May 18, 2020
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The thing about celebrity engagement rings is that the longer you read about them, the more skewed your perception of “expensive” becomes. A ring that costs $150,000 is no longer considered worth a second glance when you compare it to one that costs $8.8 million—when in reality, nearly every celebrity engagement ring is absurdly beautiful, large, and therefore pricey. Sure, we think pretty much any engagement ring is nice to look at, but these rings are so outrageous that there’s no way you woul...
by May 18, 2020
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Assessing the thousands of makeup products that make up today's beauty market is no easy task. But as editors who routinely chat with the best makeup artists in the business, quiz celebs on their ride-or-die beauty staples, and receive bountiful old and new brand favorites on a routine basis, we're pretty well-versed when it comes to putting together an all-star ensemble of amazing powders, creams, wands, and pencils. So we thought we might as well put all this knowledge to good use to piece tog...
by May 18, 2020
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Summer is just around the corner (36 days to be exact), and I for one, am already starting to crave some floatier fabrics and a lot less layers as the temps start to rise. While we may not be traveling as much or attending as many summer soirée's like in summers past, that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some new-season (guilt-free!) retail therapy. Today, I'm rounding up some of the key, of-the-moment pieces you'll want to get your hands on to create a well-rounded summer wardrobe. From eleva...
by May 18, 2020
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I don't know about you, but these uncertain times have taught me an important lesson: I'm a lot more self-sufficient in the beauty department than I thought. Now, I'm not brave enough to cut my own hair, but I've taken the plunge with at-home facials, chemical peels, and even eyebrow lamination (sort of) without any disasters to speak of. I have to admit that this hot streak has got me feeling cautiously optimistic that I can take on the next treatment on my wish list: an at-home gel manicure.Ty...
by May 18, 2020
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Sadly, I'm not naturally blessed with full, thick eyelashes. Instead, I got sparse, thin, and short ones. I remember the life-changing moment in seventh grade when I discovered the power of a good eyelash curler. The little contraption lifted my lashes and actually made them look like they were doing something. I obsessively curled them every day before school.So I was making do with an eyelash curler and mascara from the age of 13 to 24, when I was diagnosed with glaucoma. The eye condition is ...
by May 18, 2020
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Some people might advocate for investing in luxury basics, but I'm not one of those editors. (Sorry, The Row.) For me, I don't want to be paranoid about staining an expensive tee, tank, sweater—and I'm definitely not willing to send it to the dry cleaners or even line-dry it. Yes, I'm lazy. I'm all about affordable basics, which is why this roundup caps out at $49, with most pieces hovering around the $15 mark. I included a range of low-maintenance white tank tops from Amazon, including scoop ne...
by May 18, 2020
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If there’s one experience women find universally frustrating, it’s how to measure your bra size accurately. It doesn’t matter what size you think you wear—everyone has trouble finding a bra that properly supports, lifts, and fits. As it turns out, there’s a reason for that.Michelle Lam, founder and CEO of lingerie company True&Co.—an online boutique—reveals the one thing that causes many women to choose the wrong bra size: imprecise cup sizing. It’s a misconception that a bra’s cup size actually...
by May 18, 2020
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Many of our editors have been spending time organizing and cleaning out our closets while spending time at home. In fact, we recently covered some of the denim and accessories we’re purging and incorporating into our offerings at the moment. And given that many of us rely on basics as the foundational pieces in our wardrobes, we thought we’d focus next on the simple items we’re thinking of donating and adding to our arsenals when we can. Of course, though, all of this is based on personal prefer...
by May 18, 2020
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Primers, face mists, pore strips, lip scrubs, tinted moisturizers—all "controversial" beauty products labeled (by some) as the most despisable or undeserving of your hard-earned paychecks. Some beauty editors, skin experts, and makeup artists flaunt their obsession for the formulas I've listed above, and some practically condemn them as ineffective industry propaganda. In retrospect, this just proves that everyone is different, everyone likes different things, and you should really just try and ...
by May 18, 2020
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Among the many reasons sundresses are our go-to as summer approaches, the ease and comfort with which they can be worn and styled is high up there. However, while throwing on a sundress is an undeniably effortless process, figuring out which shoes to wear with it might not come as easy. When your flip flops feel a little too casual, heels may ruin the ease that makes sundresses so appealing, so it can be hard to figure out what shoes will work, which is why we’ve rounded up the best options. Kee...
by May 18, 2020
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I, like many out there, covet French-girl style. What can I say? There’s just something so appealing about that je ne sais quoi vibe. And sure, many Parisian men have that same effortless approach to fashion, but given that much of my day-to-day is spent researching and writing about women’s style, I actually tend to gravitate toward their specific aesthetic. Honestly, even though I’m a guy, I often find myself saving various French-girl outfits on Instagram to potentially test out in my own day...
by May 18, 2020
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I'm a fashion editor who is acutely aware of how quickly the trend cycle in fashion moves. And with social media, it's expected that trends come and go more quickly than ever. The point is that trends that have longevity can be hard to find but they certainly exist. I tend to spend more on shoes than I do other fashion items, so I'm particularly happy when shoe trends are more than just a flash in the pan.In all honestly, I don't know that any new summer shoe trends will get as big as some of su...
by May 18, 2020
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Last summer feels like a very long time ago, doesn't it? Many snowflakes have fallen between now and then, but swimsuit season is coming yet again, and there's been plenty of time for retailers and shoppers to move on from one of the biggest swim trends of 2018. We asked Edited, one of our most trusted sources, which swimwear trends are fading away and quickly accelerating this year. Edited is a fashion and retail technology company that uses shopping data to pinpoint the trends that people are ...
by May 18, 2020
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Carrie Bradshaw was the queen of summer. Not that her style ever dipped in other seasons, but there was always something about her summertime wardrobe that just hit differently. Known for her skin-baring looks and wild accessories, there is so much to unpack when it comes to this fashion icon's seasonal style, and since summer is right around the corner, there's no better time than the present to absorb all the SATC inspiration we can get. Considering the fact that even after all these years, we...
by May 18, 2020
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Whether or not leggings are a particularly significant part of your wardrobe, you probably have some use for them—from grocery store runs to yoga to just lounging on the couch. Most of us who have ever put a pair of leggings on our bodies know the dreaded feeling of wearing the wrong pair of leggings for a particular activity. (And if you don't, imagine a very stretchy pair meant for lounging that doesn't stay up during a vigorous workout or a high-compression pair for workouts that you mistaken...
by May 18, 2020
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Why don’t we start by discussing the distinction between “summer sneakers” and those which are worn in colder seasons? Aside from often being lighter both in weight or color, shoes for summer tend to possess fewer frills than the more statement styles we see people sporting in winter and fall. Furry lining? Forget about it. Prints and embellishments? See ya in September. The best reasoning I can come up with to explain this, quite honesty, is simply that it’s a vibe.So now let’s get to the pairs...
by May 18, 2020
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Smartly crafted formulas that are clinically backed, non-toxic ingredients, beautiful graphic packaging, and clever brand names are just a few of the qualities that have earned skincare brand Sunday Riley its cult status. Consistently a Sephora best seller, the results-driven luxury line is always generating hype and flying off shelves. But are Sunday Riley's buzzy moisturizers, serums, and oils (which aren't exactly cheap, mind you) worth all the attention and dough?My fellow Who What Wear Beau...
by May 18, 2020
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If there were ever a time I could get away with wearing my favorite, super-comfortable, button-down shirt for—yep—five days in a row—it’s now while I’m working, resting, avoiding laundry, and staying at home all day every day. (And the same goes for my sweatpants—who’s with me?)Quarantine or not, no wardrobe is complete without a classic white button-down, and I’ve been reveling in its inherent casual-chic style more than ever these days. Here’s why I’m loving mine right now: It feels a few rung...
by May 18, 2020
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Here’s the thing: I don't necessarily "live for the trends" when it comes to my own style. Sure, I adore scouting the latest looks and giving the download on what’s fresh in fashion, but I tend to stick to a pretty classic silhouette made up of basics in my day to day. That said, there are a sampling of trends that I am particularly into at the moment because they feel forward yet versatile and somewhat timeless, fitting in with my low-key style. And after recently scrolling through Nordstrom fo...
by May 18, 2020
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While famous celebrity children like Kaia Gerber and Sofia Richie have been in the spotlight for years, Apple Martin has stayed very under-the-radar. (She still has a private Instagram account, for starters.) Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's daughter just celebrated her 16th birthday, and to celebrate, Paltrow posted a rare photo of her lookalike kid. Martin wore what happens to be my favorite piece from Reformation's sitewide sale: the Laurelai Dress ($174)."I can’t believe I’m actually writi...
by May 18, 2020
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The urgency of a flash sale can be borderline stressful, but I'm happy to relieve you of that stress. There have been a lot of flash sales lately, but they're not all as good as the one Mango just launched. The brand is offering up to 50% off on all dresses (and jumpsuits), and with summer coming, this is a flash sale that deserves your attention.Mango does a lot of things well (shoes, tops, jewelry, the list goes on…), and dresses are certainly no exception. Every trend—from tiered to smocked t...
by May 18, 2020
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For someone like me who'd rather spend money on jeans and shoes than swimsuits, affordable brands like H&M are high on my swimwear list. Just like the rest of its offerings, H&M is regularly adding new swimsuits to its inventory, but it can be tricky to choose the right swimsuit sight unseen. H&M is helping out with that.Yesterday, the brand sent out an email entirely dedicated to one particular swimsuit. The subject line of the email was "The most flattering swimsuit—ever." Obviously a bold sta...
by May 18, 2020
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In case you haven't heard, Who What Wear and Free People are co-hosting The Retreat, a virtual wellness event, next Saturday, May 23, in support of World Central Kitchen. We have a full day's lineup of activities, including sessions on self-care rituals, workouts, cooking, and more, all led by celebrities and industry experts. In preparation for the event, we're sharing our favorite health and wellness items for summer. Get your tickets here and in the meantime shop our picks that are perfect fo...
by May 18, 2020
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Amazon Fashion is doing something major to support American fashion designers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, it launched Common Threads with Vogue x CFDA to support A Common Thread, a fashion fundraising initiative that Vogue x CFDA launched in April. Common Threads is a digital storefront on Amazon where you can shop both well-known and emerging small- and medium-size American fashion brands for the first time on Amazon. The retailer is lending its vast resources a...
by May 18, 2020
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Leggings are probably one of the best items of clothing to become a staple in our wardrobes. Not only do they serve as a chic alternative to looser sweatpants and joggers, but they’re also unparalleled in comfort for any sort of activity—whether it’s working out, running errands, or lounging at home. On top of all that, they happen to give your legs an extra lift and added shape—and who doesn’t love that?If you want to take the shaping effect to the next level, you can always opt for tummy-contr...
by May 18, 2020
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Whenever I'm mulling over a purchase big or small, I always get frustrated when the online retailer doesn't have customer reviews. It's so helpful to take advice from people who have already tested out the product and shared whether it lives up to expectations or not. When we're talking about items that have thousands of reviews, it's all the more reassuring. I don't care if I'm going to be out $5 or $50—no matter the cost, I want my purchase to be satisfying. Luckily, there are a ton of beauty ...
by May 18, 2020
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If you think about it, the pillars of the average French woman's wardrobe are basics. You've got jeans, blazers, ankle boots, cardigans, midi dresses, miniskirts, and of course, T-shirts. French women are not sloppy dressers by nature, so you won't see most of them throwing on a baggy T-shirt, leggings, and flip-flops and calling it a day. Their T-shirt outfits are simple, but you can tell some thought went into them.I don't know about you, but pretty much all I want to wear lately are T-shirts,...
by May 18, 2020
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A fabric that has lately been featured on nearly every type of clothing item from dresses to bodysuits, velvet tops the lists of both one of the trendiest and potentially daunting fabrics. Like many of our favorite materials (looking at you, silk), unique fabrics tend to also have very specific cleaning instructions. For those hoping to breathe new life into their favorite velvet statement piece, keeping the item clean is priority one. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to keep your velvet...
by May 18, 2020
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Unless you’re going for that intentionally paint-splatted look, odds are you’re not thrilled when you get paint on your clothing. Since paint is made to stain, this can feel like a disaster on par with spilling red wine on a white sofa. There’s good news, however: Spilling paint on your clothing isn’t quite the calamity you’re envisioning. In fact, restoring your clothing to its original status is fairly straightforward with the right tools. There’s one thing note before we dive in: If this is a...
by May 18, 2020
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There are definitely a lot of sales that I look forward to throughout the year, but my love for a good beauty sale is a love that knows no bounds. (I'm the type of girl who will stay up until two a.m. watching eye shadow tutorials on YouTube—whoops.) So when I found out that Fenty Beauty was having a friends-and-family sale where I could take 25% off my favorite products on the site (which has literally never happened before), I kind of had a mini freakout. Five minutes later, my cart was filled...
by May 18, 2020
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The first thing I thought when the following news landed in my inbox was Damn, that's a good collaboration. The marrying of Staud's trendsetting, colorful aesthetic and New Balance's old-school sporty one is basically a 2020 fashion girl's dream come true. When two brands that are as crazy popular as these join forces, lots of buzz and a swift sellout are basically guaranteed, especially when the collaboration is this good.New Balance x Staud has a strong California-in-the-'80s vibe and comprise...
by May 18, 2020
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I recently rounded up some of the chicest under-$100 shoes I thought some of the coolest fashion people in my life would be into thanks to their forward and versatile nature. Well, next, I wanted to spend a little time showcasing some of those especially appealing finds at a store many of us shop at. Yep—I'm talking about H&M here.Given that the affordable retailer stocks everything from trendy staples to timeless basics, the new-in section is regularly full of a range of intriguing items. So I ...
by May 18, 2020
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Do you ever have those mornings when you just can’t think? If, like me, you’re not much of a morning person, then that might be the majority of them. Aside from making it easier to forget something at home or skip a part of my makeup routine, it also tends to make it a lot harder to put together an outfit—especially if I haven’t had my coffee yet.In order to combat this, I like to keep a mental registry of quick and simple looks I know will always work for me, made up of easy basics I already ha...
by May 18, 2020
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Does anyone else feel personally victimized by rigid jeans? After consistently reaching for loungewear bottoms like joggers, bike shorts, and leggings in lieu jeans for more weeks than I care to admit, the thought of ever putting on a pair of jeans (let alone unforgiving rigid denim) sends shivers down my spine. Will I be able to go a full day without wanting to tear them off? Will my jeans even fit like they used to? These are the anxieties circulating in my mind as I look over at my well-curat...
by May 18, 2020
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Doing just about all your shopping on Amazon these days? You aren't the only one. During an unsettling time of continued social distancing, searching high and low for your next purchase, whether that be food or clothing, can seem trivial, but thanks to Amazon, shopping has never felt easier. Since we are still encouraging all of you to sport your favorite summer trends at home this season, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of this summer's prettiest (and best) jewelry trends that ...
by May 18, 2020
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By now you know we love Sephora. The good news? We know you do too. We also know you have a keen eye for top-notch beauty formulas and harvest a heavy hankering (too much alliteration?) to know which skincare, hair, and makeup products are addiction-forming and flying off the retailer's shelves at lightning speed. That's why, slowly, but surely, we've been putting together guides featuring all of Sephora's best-selling products. (And don't worry, we'll continue to update as tides turn and favor ...
by May 13, 2020
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Denim trends may come and go (and when they do we make sure to cover it), but no matter how many seasons go by and how many new styles may emerge, there are a handful of jean brands on the classic end of the spectrum that we just won't quit. You know as well as we do that jeans are the cornerstones of our closets and the building blocks of countless outfits, so it should come as no surprise that our individual denim stacks are more like towers (as in, we own a lot of jeans).It's only natural, th...
by May 13, 2020
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The struggle to get some shut-eye can be an uphill battle at times. You could be logging in a lot of hours at work, prepping a big presentation or project, and running on fumes. Or you could be dealing with some things in your personal life that are taking up a lot of your time and effort or just keeping you up at night with worry. Oh, and there's my favorite type of sleep obstruction: when you have all the time in the world to sleep (aka a full eight hours), and you just can't drift off. Blame ...
by May 13, 2020
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Even if your clothing budget only allows for one new item the whole summer, I want to help make sure your purchase is the best one you could possibly find. And, of course, if you're lucky enough to be able to invest in multiple pieces for the new season, I've got you covered there too. After predicting Nordstrom's next big hits last month, I've now set my sights on H&M since I know our readers love to shop there too. It can be overwhelming sifting through a retailer's vast selection. Right now, ...
by May 13, 2020
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What were you wearing 10 years ago? It's safe to say many of us would be embarrassed by our fashion sense a decade ago, but if you look carefully, I bet you'd notice some common themes between your past and present wardrobes. For me, I realized that I still buy some of the tried-and-true brands I used to wear before I became a fashion editor. (I had to look at my LinkedIn to confirm, but it's been about six and a half years since I first nabbed a full-time editor job.)Right now, I'm obsessed wit...
by May 13, 2020
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We recently highlighted the pieces celebs over 40 years old tend to wear with jeans. Sure, the year you were born has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear, but noting the outfit pairings women over 40 gravitate towards is often intriguing given their experience building chic wardrobes over the years. So on that note, we wanted to take a deeper look into the denim looks ladies in this age set rely on.Specifically, we thought we'd turn to the Instagram accounts of some of our favor...
by May 13, 2020
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We're now several weeks into the alternate reality known as the COVID-19 pandemic, and while some of us have settled into work-from-home arrangements and found new ways of carrying out even the most mundane tasks on our to-do lists, the shock waves of this global event are still in full effect. There's a lot more to adjust to than just wearing masks outside and burning through bottles of hand sanitizer at unimaginably high rates—the way we relate to the greater world around us has been profoundl...
by May 13, 2020
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Take it from someone who used to have eyebrows roughly half the thickness of my current set—the thought of grooming and shaping your eyebrows at home can be daunting. Scarred by my history of overplucking, for the past few years, I've left every iota of brow maintenance to the professionals. Unless a stray hair is quite literally a full centimeter away from the rest of my brow, I refuse to touch it for fear that I simply won't be able to stop plucking once I get started. (Grabbing a pair of twee...
by May 13, 2020
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Years ago, before I fully committed to online shopping, I sort of hated browsing the sale racks at stores. They were always packed with people, unorganized, and slim on sizes. But I've since renounced my anti-sale ways and have pulled a complete 180. Now, I balk at the thought of paying full price on anything when so many sales are a mouse-click away.Shopbop sales are always a highlight for me because they include lots of new-in pieces and current trends—not just last season's leftovers. Of cour...
by May 13, 2020
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Even though we have been tasked with spending our time indoors, the fashion community has not skipped a beat. Be it Zoom photo shoots, self-shot campaigns, or inventive new clothing trends, it feels as if the entire sartorial world is currently more creative than ever before. One particular sliver of this creativity that has caught my attention is new color trends. I don't know what it is, but so far, these new social restrictions have brought nothing but colorful new life to the wardrobes of fa...