What To Wear

Looks for Less: Simple, Sophisticated Jewelry

Have you ever bought a fabulous piece of jewelry and thought you’d wear all the time, only to find out it clashes with almost every ensemble you try on? Me too. Lately, I’ve been trying to avoid this disappointing dilemma and only buy simple, gold jewelry that goes with nearly everything and can be dressed up or down. It’s more…

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What to Wear Wednesday: Outfit Update – The Little Black (Rentable) Dress

I love a good designer dress. However, I don’t always want to pay full price for one. If you haven’t yet tried Rent the Runway yet, you should. Amazing prices for designer dresses you rent instead of buy, making it a whole lot simpler (and cheaper!) to look amazing for that special event you have coming up. One of my…

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Keeping Your Beauty, What To Wear

My One On One With Supermodel Legend Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford has been touring the country celebrating the launch of her new book, “Becoming” and she recently made a stop at Barnes & Noble at Westfield Old Orchard near Chicago! I jumped at the opportunity to meet her. I could not believe she is approaching 50 (she made it clear that she was not 50 yet but something tells…

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Celebrity Style Steal: Anne Hathaway’s Statement Coat

Anne Hathaway walks the streets in a look that is not only easy to pull off but is cozy to wear – the statement coat. Fall is here and on the weekends when all you want to do is curl up under blankets and drink your hot cup of coffee but have numerous errands to run, nothing is more simple…

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Wearable Trend Alert: Oxford Shoes – Stylish, Sexy And Comfy

Long gone are the days where we have to wear spiked stilettos, skyrocketing heels or uncomfortable pumps to assert our dominance in the workforce, home-force or a romantic and/or social rendezvous. These days we ladies can rock a sexy and powerful look without the pinched feet and aching toes. Believe me, I love a good 5” heel as much as…

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Celebrity Style: It’s All In The Neckline

It’s obvious that we’re going to look at our favorite celebrity fashionistas for style advice. It’s no wonder that celebrity fashion is a billion dollar industry and designers will pay a lot of money to have the biggest stars wear their clothes. One of the best places to look? Above the waist, of course. The neckline might seem like one…

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Me Time, What To Wear

Project Runway Review: Season 14, Episode 11: The Runway’s in 3D!

There are only 5 designers remaining on Project Runway Season 14, Episode 11.  Heidi Klum hints they will be bringing “some New York City landmarks to life,” and then puts on a pair of 3D glasses and laughs “in 3D!” The designers then met Tim Gunn in front of a view of the Queensboro Bridge and the East River.  For…

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Rigby & Peller Expert Lingerie Stylists From London Land Stateside

Last month Rigby & Peller Lingerie Stylists London opened 13 American locations including two stores in Manhattan and one in Chicago. Rigby & Peller have their own distinctive way of “Lingerie Styling” which was pioneered by the company more than 75 years ago. Not only is a fitting different than any other I have ever had. the stores carry only…

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How To Dress 15 Years Younger: Will You Really Wear A Poncho This Season?

You like to keep up with the latest trends, but when you see one come and go several (or more) times in your life, you wonder if you should attempt to try it again. When you saw this fall’s poncho trend, you may have been like me and uttered under your breath “Oh no, not again!” and had visions of…

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Eats, Treats & Libations

Fun With The Kids: Cheryl’s Cookies Halloween Cut-out Cookie Decorating Kit

How can one resist a cookie decorating kit that includes cookies that are already baked? You can’t! It doesn’t get any easier than this Cherly’s Cookies Halloween Cut-out Cookie Decorating Kit. It arrives with everything you need INCLUDING 24 already baked un-frosted cookies in pumpkin and ghost shapes, orange and white buttercream frosting (the frosting is amazing and I consider…

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What To Wear

What To Wear Wednesday: 3 Not-So-Basic Black Pants You Need Now

I love denim just as much as everyone. In fact, I’ve got probably a few too many pairs of jeans to count. But every now and then you need to switch it up with a great pair of not-so-basic black pants. Ready Pretty client Alyson, is struggling with different types of bottoms to wear that aren’t denim – and we’re…

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Runway To Real Way: Colorful Cape Coats to the Rescue!

Fall is in the air! And that air is quickly turning into the brisk, breezy promise of colder days to come. Luckily, one of the best parts of the season is getting to choose all the chic ways we can arm ourselves against the cold; and this year, we are all about cape coats. The perfect balance of both fashion…

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Keeping Your Beauty

Makeup Tips For Creating The Perfect Red Lip When You’re Over 35

If you are over 35 you might think the red hot lip trend for fall ’15 eludes you because you have fine lines around your lips and red lipstick tends to bleed, but I have great news for you. You can wear red! Recently my friend and celebrity makeup artist Dara Klein (@daramascara) taught me some tricks of the trade…

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Keeping Your Beauty

Anti-Aging Skincare Giveaway: SkinCeuticals Age-Defying Laser + Antioxidant System Kit Valued at $649

Have we got the most FANTASTIC anti-aging giveaway EVER! SkinCeuticals recently launched a new Age-Defying Laser + Antioxidant kit that includes a Tria Age-Defying Laser and SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic and Resveratrol B E. The idea behind the kit is essentially based off research that shows when you use SkinCeuticals in conjunction with laser treatments, the healing process is faster…

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Celebrity Style Steal: Demi Moore Casual

Demi Moore expertly teaches us how to pull off a casual cool look with one of this season’s biggest trends, a bomber jacket. The items Moore is wearing are probably already in your closet (that’s a plus) that are easy to wear too, starting with a graphic tee. Whether it’s old spirit wear from your college years or a destroyed…

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