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Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

No one knows color like Pantone. So we’re obviously banking on its spring color picks to fill our closet.

1. Radiant Orchid was named 2014 Color of the Year, but we have a feeling we’ll be wearing it straight through 2015.

2. Forget a pop of yellow. Freesia is worth wearing all over.

3. Celosia Orange–hued lipstick? It’s at the top of our makeup must-have list.

4. We’re adding some flavor to our wardrobe with a little Cayenne this season.

5. Heels. Dresses. Jackets. We’ll take them all in Dazzling Blue, please.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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April 8, 2014

JLaw Lands the Cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

Could it be? Did Jennifer Lawrence and boyfriend Nicholas Hoult secretly elope and not tell anyone besides Martha Stewart? Sadly, no. But the Hunger Games star is featured on the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

JLaw’s brother, Blaine, got married this past October, and Martha Stewart Weddings caught the nuptials on camera. Dressed in flowing ivory J.Crew gowns, the actress and ten other bridesmaids surround her new sister-in-law on the magazine’s cover.  Just don’t scan the page too fast, or you might miss her looking – dare I say it – normal.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2014

2014 Met Ball Dress Code Announced: White Tie and Decorations

The Met Gala, an annual ball hosted by Vogue’s editor-in chief Anna Wintour, always has a theme. Last year, it was punk. This year? White Tie and Decorations. (Cue that collective huh?)

Met Gala Dress Code

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April 7, 2014

The Chambray Shirt: A Man’s Spring Staple

We’re obsessed with chambray. It’s capable of tackling Saturdays at the dive bar just as well as Monday-afternoon meetings. It’s lightweight, which makes wearing long sleeves in the summer bearable. And it looks good – plain and simple.

But before we get all sappy, a little lesson: What is chambray?

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April 7, 2014

The Statement Pant: Our Fashion Director on the Season’s Boldest Bottoms

Spring is finally here. Meaning? It’s time to break out those statement pants. And from bold hues to print mixing, no one knows how to pull off the trend better than our fashion director. Check out her tips below.

How to Wear the Statement Pant

  1. You don’t always have to fall back on a white top with bright pants. Play with bold colors on top, too.
  2. Opt for minimal makeup and accessories (think one sleek gold bangle) and let your outfit do all the talking.
  3. When wearing a bold pant, keep shoes simple. You can’t go wrong with a pair of neutral, pointed-toe pumps.

 
Our Lafayette 148 New York Boutique opens Monday, April 7, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 7, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From hate mail to vibrating mascara, here’s what we’re buzzing about this week

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Check Out: This vibrating mascara tutorial with Cara Delevingne. Just another reason we love her.

Watch: Honey Maid turn hate mail into love. Literally. And it’s incredibly inspiring.

Know: Our girl crush Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of Lancôme. Now, if only they could bottle her beauty.

Find Out: Which nail colors are selling out across the world. We totally predicted seafoam.

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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April 7, 2014

Ready the Hefty Cookware: The Best Roast Chicken from Food52

For novice cooks, roasting a chicken can feel like a daunting culinary feat. But put your fears away. Merrill Stubbs – co-founder of recipe mecca Food52 – is here to guarantee you pull it off without a hitch. All it takes? Six ingredients, a heavy roasting or cast iron pan, and a hint of patience. If you can swing that, The Best Roast Chicken will be golden brown and ready for carving before you know it.

The Best Roast Chicken from Food52

Stubbs says, ”Don’t open the door for at least 45 minutes, when you can start to test it for doneness. (The chicken is cooked when you pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a sharp knife, and the juices run clear.) Let the chicken rest on a carving board while you make the pan sauce.”

Trust yourself. When the juices run clear, pull the chicken out of the oven. The alternative is a dry dish, unsalvageable by even the tastiest of gravies. Once your bird is ready for plating, watch Food52′s video tutorial, “How to Carve a Chicken.”

Then visit our Sunday Supper: Roasting Essentials Boutique on Sunday, April 6, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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Merrill Stubbs graduated from Brown and Le Cordon Bleu. She went on to work at Cook’s Illustrated and behind the counter at Flour Bakery in Boston’s South End. In addition to her work with Amanda Hesser on The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Merrill has written for the Times’T Living, Edible Brooklyn, and Body+Soul, and she was the food editor at Herb Quarterly. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.


April 6, 2014

Just Signed the Lease? Grab Artful Essentials for New Homes

Just moved in? On a budget? We understand. When it comes to home design, starting from scratch can feel like an impossible feat. But, we’re here to prove that it shouldn’t take a floor-to-ceiling redo to liven up your space. Here are the key pieces you need to get started.

Decorate Your New Home

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April 5, 2014

Most Memorable Mother’s Day: 4 Associates Share

Mother’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to show your appreciation. For a little inspiration, we asked four of our own associates to share their most memorable gifting stories. Read up, then begin planning the most epic Mother’s Day yet.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Anna V., Manager, Boutique Production
“My son, Mason, made me a hand-painted flower pot. He was only one at the time, and he was very proud of himself.”

Joanna B., Men’s Content Editor
“When I was a kid, I whittled an entire duck out of a block of wood for my mom. I don’t think she’ll ever forget that.”

Ashley B., Copywriter
“I brought my mom to brunch at this ridiculously cutesy place. We took selfies in front of the restaurant (my mother’s never felt so cool).”

Lynn V., Manager, Boutique Production 
“Last year, when my daughter Ava had just learned to spell, she crafted me a card with the words ‘I Love You Mommy.’ It was so touching to see the words spelled out so beautifully.”

Our Best Mother’s Day Ever: The Gifts She Really Wants Boutique opens Friday, April 4, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Rita Ora Quote
Sounds familiar. We suffer from a case of closet wanderlust, too. 

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April 4, 2014