It’s been a long six months, but New York Fashion Week is back. And as eager as we are to see what hits the runway, we’re also anxiously awaiting the who’s who of each front row. From trendsetters to models and bloggers, the style A-list shows us how NYFW is done. Take note of these three tricks, then channel their looks.

Fashion WeekGo for Easy Silhouettes
With shows uptown, downtown, and everywhere in between, Fashion Week is as much about function as it is style. Try a one-and-done dress or opt for a sleek top and dramatic skirt. Twelve-hour days have nothing on you.

Add Some Height
Outside the tents, street-style stars are all about sneakers. But inside the shows, minimalist heels are where it’s at. Slip into strappy stilettos to make your legs appear longer, even while seated.

Put It in Print
Patterns are having a runway moment, and it’s no different on the sidelines. Mix and match prints to create your own look instead of layering on bold accessories, which might get lost in photos.

Now, follow their lead and shop our Dress like a NYFW Pro Boutique, which opened Thursday, September 10, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 10, 2015

We’ve all been there. With almost no time before a big event, you realize your dress is a crumpled disaster. Stay. Calm. These three tricks will salvage your outfit – sans iron.

Make a Wrinkle-Release Spray to Avoid Ironing ClothesDIY Wrinkle-Release Spray
Combine one teaspoon conditioner with one tablespoon white vinegar and two cups water. Funnel into a bottle, and voilà! You’ve got yourself an instant wrinkle-release spray. Just spritz on trouble spots, then pull fabric taut until it’s smooth.

No steamer? Don’t sweat it. Position a hot teakettle about a foot away from your garment and use the steam to remove any creases.

Hair Dryer
Once you’ve finished taming your tresses, keep your hair dryer on hand. Dampen the crinkled spots on your clothing, then hit them with low heat. Avoid singed threads by holding the dryer at least 2 inches back.

Now you can be fashionably late on purpose.

By Rima Butto, Staff Writer

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September 9, 2015

Bookworms, rejoice! Along with pumpkin-spice everything, this season comes with a slew of new fiction. So get ready to update your Goodreads account and take a peek at our top picks below.

Curling Up with Fall's Must-Read Books

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel
Lisbeth Salander is back, and if we know her, it’s with a vengeance. Swedish novelist David Lagercrantz picked up where Stieg Larsson left off in this Millennium-series follow-up, which hit shelves September 1. The book follows Lisbeth as she takes on tech spies and the NSA. (We wouldn’t mess with her – just sayin’.)

Admit it. You watch Pretty Little Liars, too. Well Shay Mitchell, a.k.a. Emily Fields, cowrote this novel with her real-life BFF, Michaela Blaney. Debuting October 6, the story is all about three 20-somethings taking on the world together. So basically, it’s Taylor Swift‘s Instagram in book form.

Oh the Moon: Stories from the Tortured Mind of Charlyne Yi
Ever read Shel Silverstein? This is kind of like that, only funnier. Comedian Charlyne Yi penned and illustrated this whimsical collection of strange short stories, each of which is connected by an overarching theme of love and its many challenges. Get your hands on a copy November 3.

Now that you’ve revamped your fall reading list, all you need is a cozy nook – and seasonal latte.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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September 8, 2015

That blemish didn’t pop up for fun. Your skin is trying to tell you something. And according to ancient Chinese medicine, face mapping can help you determine what’s actually causing those pesky pimples.

Face Mapping

1. Breakout Area: Forehead
What needs a little ♥: Liver & Gallbladder
Press pause on the junk food. Give your body a little TLC by drinking lots of water and eating raw veggies.

2. Breakout Area: Between the Brows
What needs a little ♥:
Stomach & Liver
The solution for that third eye? Stop stressing out your digestive organs. Do some calming exercises, like yoga. Then take a probiotic and get some sleep.

3. Breakout Area: Temples & Brow Line
What needs a little ♥:
You’re dehydrated and your kidneys need a little R&R. Blemishes can be caused by excessive fat consumption. Eat some kale and berries for a quick fix.

4. Breakout Area: Middle Cheek
What needs a little ♥:
Stomach & Lungs
If you’re experiencing a mid-face flare-up, avoid common triggers such as corn, soy, wheat, alcohol, and sugar.

5. Breakout Area: Mouth & Chin
What needs a little ♥:
You probably break out here the most during the holidays, when you’ve had a little too much fun. Trade glasses of wine for green smoothies.

6. Breakout Area: Jawline
What needs a little ♥: Ovaries
It’s that time of the month. Combat trouble spots with Omega 3-6-9 tablets to balance hormones. Next week will come soon enough.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer

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September 7, 2015

Think it’s impossible to find a low-carb substitute for pasta? Think again. Zucchini noodles are just as tasty (and filling) as their grain counterpart and simple to make. Let’s get cooking!

Spiralizing Zucchini Noodles


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • Olive oil


  1. Wash the zucchini and cut off the ends.
  2. Using a spiralizer, place one zucchini between the blade and holder.
  3. Apply a small amount of pressure to the handle and turn it while keeping the opposite end in place. 
  4. Cut your spirals a few times so they’re not too long to eat.
  5. Pour a splash of olive oil into a pan over medium heat, then add the noodles and cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
  6. From there, add a touch of olive oil and seasoning for an easy shrimp scampi dish or garnish with avocado sauce and cherry tomatoes for an all-out-veggie plate.

Serves: 2

Oh, and as for seconds – no need to feel guilty.

By Rima Butto, Staff Writer

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September 3, 2015

Flares sans the VW van? This style is actually more versatile than you think. Below, Rue La La Stylist Caroline M. sounds off on three ways to rid the trend of its far-out reputation.

Flared pants with rocker tee Velvet flares = tough-girl chic. Rock them with a vintage graphic tee and a wide-brimmed hat for an effortless “I’m with the band” vibe.

Flirty flared jeans with off-the-shoulder topTake your flares out on the town. Pair them with an off-the-shoulder top and strappy heels – the perfect girls’-night combo.

Flared denim with polished blazerBoss-approved denim? Check. Wear tailored wide-leg jeans with a half-tucked top and structured blazer for a dose of corporate polish.

Grab your own pair of flares in our True Religion Boutique, which opened Wednesday, September 2, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 2, 2015

This time of year always brings that “back-to-school” excitement, with or without classes to attend. Any excuse for a new wardrobe, right? So in the spirit of the season, we’ve curated a Boutique chock-full of fall staples and need-now trends. Here’s a look at five of our favorites.
Five Trends for Fall 2015

  1. Trina Turk Jan Wool-Blend Wrap Coat
    A little bit classic, a little bit Southwestern, this coat wraps two trends into one.
  2. Diane von Furstenberg Women’s Black Knit Scarf
    It’s written in the stars – celestial designs are having a moment. And so is this scarf.
  3. Jardin 18K-Plated Pyramid Bracelet
    Geometric jewelry is fall’s new BFF. Wear this bracelet alone or stack with abandon.
  4. Vince Addison Suede Bootie
    Mark our words: This is the perfect transitional bootie. Wear it bare-legged now and add tights when temps drop.
  5. alice + olivia Champagne Leather Wristlet
    Novelty bags are worthy of a toast. And this one’s goes-with-everything metallic hue works with any outfit.

Give your closet something to obsess over. Our Editor’s Picks: Chosen by Our Fashion Director opens Wednesday, September 2, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 2, 2015

The latest beauty trend to grace the runway? No-makeup makeup. With minimal product, this technique gives the appearance of totally flawless, au naturel skin. Let Rue makeup artist Rachael B. show you how.  

No-Makeup Makeup

Start simple. Wash your face, lightly moisturize, and top with a BB cream or light-coverage foundation.

Build a base. Apply concealer to any pesky spots that require further masking and set with a translucent powder.

Add a glow. Find your color family by blending warm peach and rose tones. Take the pigment and apply over the apples of your cheeks and eyelids.

Top it off. Finish with a swipe of mascara and a subtle lip color.

And voilà! You’re a camera-ready, fresh-faced beauty.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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September 1, 2015

Leaving a hotel feeling better than when you arrived? Amazing. That’s why we’re obsessed with Westin Hotels & Resorts. Its whole philosophy centers on programs and products that help guests sleep well, eat well, move well, feel well, work well, and play well. But since we can’t all jet off at a moment’s notice, here’s a look at how to achieve serenity at home.

Westin Hotels & Resorts bed with pillowsSleep Well
Nothing restores your mind and body more than sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation, these are three of the simplest ways to achieve a better rest:

  1. Stick to a schedule.
  2. Establish a relaxing bedtime ritual.
  3. Sleep on a plush mattress (a.k.a. The Heavenly® Bed).

Westin White Tea Aloe bath products on platterFeel Well
This one is going to be difficult to turn down. All you have to do is unwind. So sink into a warm bath and light a signature White Tea Aloe candle. While you’re there, practice abdominal breathing. Using this technique for only 20 minutes each day will reduce anxiety and stress. Pro tip: A cozy shawl-collar robe is the perfect end to a tranquil soak.

Take steps toward an improved you. Our Westin Store Boutique opened Tuesday, September 1, at 3PM ET.

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September 1, 2015

You can spot them coming from a mile away – and it’s not just because they’re incredibly tall. The off-duty model’s undone glamour embodies that #IWokeUpLikeThis appeal we can’t get enough of. Although they share some style similarities off the runway (cue the designer backpacks), there are certain faces in the crowd with headline-making wardrobes.

Behati Prinsloo in Floral Dress and Furry Black JacketMrs. Adam Levine has the off-duty-model and rocker-wife look down. Thanks to her eccentric boho vibes, she’s the poster girl for fashion’s current 70s craze. And did we mention how on point her mix-and-match game is? She pairs loud pieces with tough black for flawlessly balanced ensembles. Continue reading “Work It: Get the Off-Duty-Model Look” »

August 28, 2015