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Haute Halloween: The Fashion Icons That Are Inspiring Our Chic Costume Ideas

If the thought of purchasing another over-priced, unflattering, poorly constructed costume gives you the chills, then look no further than in your closet for some chic costume ideas as inspired by these favorite style icons. 


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The Stories Behind The Coolest Ad Campaigns of The Season

Glossy magazines and social media platforms have been stormed with the newest ad campaigns from major fashion brands, and they are as innovative as the products they promote. Behind these iconic images, there are fascinating stories, unique characters, famous photographers and unconventional sceneries.

Here are the top ads that caught our attention, and the looks they have inspired...


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Fall/Winter 2014 Trend Report: Beat The Winter Blues With This Unexpected Burst of Prints

Get ready to beat the winter blues with an unexpected burst of prints, retro references, sumptuous textures and lush elements. It won't be your typical dark and refined cold season as designers inspire us to move forward with vibrant optimism.  


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A World Tour: Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2015

Fashion month may officially be over, but the fun is just beginning as we start to analyze the style suggestions for the coming Spring/Summer 2015 season. From New York to London, Milan and Paris, there is clearly a lot of fashion to cover, but we'll just stick with the short tour for now, starting with the most recent and "hottest" experience: Paris Fashion Week


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The Most Covetable Piece For Fall: The Trench

The trench is one of the coolest and most practical jackets for fall. By definition, it is a symbol of the transition in seasons and it always reappears in either a classic design or in an uber-trendy interpretation. Considered as one of the essential elements in any wardrobe (both female and male), we decided to share the latest trends, designs, and cuts that designers have proposed for this year's cooler season.


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Our Favorite Fall Accessory Trend: The Scarf

The hottest accessories of the autumn/winter 2014-2015 season are divided into two categories. On the one hand, we have an amazing mix of opulent jewelry: necklaces, embellished bags and shoes with many surprising details. And on the other, we are seeing light, ultra-chic accessories - discreet, fine accents meant to restrain rather than to show off. A constant across both spectrums is the use of scarves - a staple winter accessory that has been freshly styled and reinterpreted.


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Must-Haves: 5 Key Pieces For Fall

Our days are still warm but our nights are getting cooler, making it the perfect time to start prepping our closets for the new season. With all the cold-weather options making their way from catwalk to storefront, it can seem overwhelming at first. So to get you started, we've picked out the the 5 Key Pieces For Fall that will guarantee a stylish transition. 


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Style Tips: How To Pull Off A Kimono

Very few can dispute the fact that globalization influences everything in our daily lives, and fashion is surely no exception.  From tribal prints originating in Africa, to floral decor reminiscent of the South American jungles and Asian motifs found in both prints and silhouettes, the globe is a living and breathing source of inspiration for fashion designers who go to the most distant corners of the world seeking fresh and new ideas.

Case in point: The Kimono.  This traditional Japanese garment is now a must-have item found in every celeb and fashionista's wardrobe for it's versatility and chic comfort. As an added bonus, it is a wise investment piece as it makes for the perfect layering piece as we transition from warmer to cooler weather. Available in a plethora of fabrics, lengths and finishes here are a few of our style tips on How To Pull Off A Kimono...


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No Longer 9 to 5: How To Keep Your "Work Where" Stylish

With telecommuting becoming more the norm and less the exception, typical work hours are no longer 9 to 5 and a central office is now a once-per-week visit -- if at all.  But despite this new age of the "nomadic worker," it is important to always keep your work attire on point because you never know when that run to Starbucks might also result in a new business venture. The following looks will help keep your "Work Where" appropriate no matter where the job takes you. 


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Fall Must-Haves You Can Wear Now

Despite the fact that we are still enjoy summer temperatures (especially here in the south!!), fashion retailers are always thinking ahead and have started to present us with the pre-fall and fall collections. If you are feeling a bit stuck between ultra-flowy, loose pieces and bulky layers, we've got a few must-have items that you can easily integrate into your end-of-summer wardrobe now.


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