Got a few (million) necklaces lying around? Put a fresh spin on your neckwear by layering a couple. To get you started, Rue Stylist Emma L. is dishing on her favorite insider tips.
Necklace Length Guide

When it comes to layering, Emma says, “It’s always best to go with no more than four lengths, and they should graduate from shortest to longest.” And don’t be afraid to mix metals or styles. Emma advocates pairing your silver and gold pieces (it’s not a no-no anymore), as well as combining chunky jewelry with delicate.

If you’re a one-necklace type of girl, then it’s all about wearing it with the right neckline. Emma explains, “I personally like a longer necklace with a higher-cut top – for instance, a crewneck or boat neck with at least an 18-inch chain.” Prefer something a little less buttoned-up? “More open options, like V-necks, can work with any necklace length,” says Emma.

Now head to your jewelry box and layer with abandon.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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May 8, 2015

Now that arctic freezes are a distant memory, all we can think about is getting outside and grilling. But an alfresco meal just isn’t complete without the right wine pairing. So we consulted Jennifer Ingellis, a sommelier over at Global Wine Cellars, for advice. Here, the 2012 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year shares three must-try wines and what to serve with them.

Global Wine Cellars Grill Pairings

1. Peñalolén Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chile
Serve: Juicy herb-marinated steaks – as rare as you can handle – or protein-rich veggies like mushrooms, eggplant, or roasted tomatoes. This dark red’s plum and cherry flavors play well with meaty options.

Continue reading “Sip & Grill: 3 Foolproof Pairings from Global Wine Cellars” »

May 7, 2015

If you’re anything like us, your legs are a little less than summer ready. (Self-tanner, anyone?) So before you boldly bust out those cutoffs and miniskirts, remember there’s another option: cuffed jeans. Here are three ways to get it done.

1. The Thick Cuff

Thick-Cuffed JeansSlouchy denim (AKA your fave boyfriend jeans) requires a roll that will stay put – cue the thick cuff. Fold twice to between 2 and 3 inches thick, then pair this casual look with a graphic tee and punchy heels for a relaxed summer feel.
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May 6, 2015

Met Gala Instagrams
Each year, we wait patiently for fashion’s annual Met Gala. And each year our Instagram feed is hit with an onslaught of behind-the-scenes pics. So why the shortage of star-studded grams from last night’s ball? The event, overseen by Anna Wintour, was a social media–free zone for the first time ever, thanks to a newly enforced cell phone–photography ban.

The goal of the new regulation was to help ensure the security and enjoyment of the many A-listers in attendance. And while keeping the mystery alive is a concept we can definitely get behind, we did miss the usual flood of Insta-updates. Remember Cara Delevingne’s video of a tipsy Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel last year? Sequel, please!

Thankfully, there were plenty of pre- and post-party pics to make us feel like we were almost there. The usual suspects (ahem, Kim K.) were all about sharing, but even Instagram-newbie Marc Jacobs got in on a little selfie action. And if he can change his tune toward social media, maybe by next year Anna can, too. Fingers crossed.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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May 5, 2015

It’s Cinco de Mayo today. So at the very least, you should be celebrating with a giant bag of tortilla chips, guac, and salsa – all washed down with a fresh new cocktail. Not sure what to pour? We spent the morning scouring the web (you’re welcome), and stumbled on what may be the best Cinco drink of all time – Margarita Sangria, courtesy of Completely Delicious.

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Sangria

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May 5, 2015

Imagine a getaway that transforms you from the inside out. No, you’re not dreaming – a new island escape is coming to indulge your mind, body, and soul. Health pioneer Canyon Ranch® is planning to open a resort on Bintan, Indonesia, in 2018. Meaning? Wellness seekers should take note.

Canyon Ranch@ Bintan Island

Set among natural mangroves and complemented by a balmy climate, the destination will feature every luxe amenity Canyon Ranch® lovers have come to know.

  • Challenge yourself in cutting-edge fitness classes, from Pilates to rock climbing.
  • Unwind with therapeutic skincare treatments like vitamin-rich facials, Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenation, or reflexology.
  • Experience the one-of-a-kind Aquavana® aquathermal oasis. Soak in the Crystal Steam Room, recline at the HydroSpa, or restore in the Herbal Laconium.

 

It’s never too early to start your countdown. In the meantime, explore the other Canyon Ranch® outposts in our Canyon Ranch® Boutique, which opens May 4, 2015, at 3PM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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May 4, 2015

For your eyes: Want a barely there touch of color on your peepers? Just sweep a bit of bronzer onto your lids for subtle definition. Added bonus? One less thing to carry in your cosmetic bag.

For on-the-go fragrance: Say sayonara to your number-one perfume leaking everywhere in transit. Spritz cotton swabs with the scent and drop them into a plastic sandwich bag for touch-ups during the day.

For your midday workout: Lunchtime yoga doesn’t always allow you to shower after. Freshen up with a paper-towel pat down and wipe your face. Then go beyond deodorant and dust yourself with body powder. Finish off with dry shampoo and a few brush strokes through your hair.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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May 4, 2015

If you have a Twitter account, chances are you’re following Aliza Licht. As the voice behind more than one insanely popular account, her fan base is at half a million and counting. Lucky for all of us glued to her feed, this week marks the release of her first book, Leave Your Mark, AKA 288 pages of no-nonsense advice and inspiration.

Aliza Licht
This past week, we had the chance to sit down with Aliza and ask her 5 questions – each to be answered in a tweet-worthy 140 characters or less. So grab a pen. You’re going to want to take notes. Continue reading “Real Talk: An Interview with Fashion PR Maven Aliza Licht” »

May 4, 2015

When it comes to fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn is at the top of our list. From oversized sunglasses to a single strand of pearls, there’s no denying this movie star’s influence on fashion. She practically set the standard for Hollywood glamour. But it’s her classy, ladylike looks we love the most: simple silhouettes, structured accessories, and a dazzling smile.

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To snag a bit of her signature style, follow these easy steps:

  1. Remember three little letters: L.B.D. Audrey took the simple black dress from understated to statement making. How’d she do it? With a cinched waist and a simple strand of pearls.
  2. Never shy away from a bold red lip. To pull any outfit together, just swipe on your favorite shade of crimson, flash a smile, and go.
  3. Invest in a pair of striking sunglasses. You’ll need to be shaded from those flashing lights.
  4. Embrace menswear. Audrey was the first to make a pantsuit feel as feminine as a ball gown – it’s all in how you carry yourself.
  5. The best accessory? Confidence. You’re never fully dressed without it.

 

For extra inspiration, head to our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Audrey Hepburn Boutique launching Sunday, May 3, at 11AM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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May 2, 2015

Getting down and derby this weekend? You’ll need a hat. From Churchill Downs to a downtown rooftop, here are three sure-bet toppers for any fete.

The Fascinator

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May 1, 2015