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Runway To Real Way: Faux Real! Colored Fur for Fall 2015

Admit it: Once the calendar shows it’s no longer summer, a small part of us starts asking, “When it will be fur season?” Well the answer is now! Pre-holiday is just about the time we can pull these decadent confections to the front of our closets. While the classic hues will always be in style, this season we saw a…

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Eats, Treats & Libations

Holiday Calorie Saver: The BEST Mashed Cauliflower Ever!

  My husband loves mashes potatoes and well, so do I, but my waist sure doesn’t! So in preparation for Thanksgiving I have been working on and perfecting a superb substitute – Garlic Mashed Cauliflower. In fact, it’s so good, I can’t stop making them and in fact just made a new batch today. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower cut…

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For Your Home

No More Achy Breaky Back With WellnessMats Estates Collection

I remember my always stylish mom cooking huge meals (like Thanksgiving) in sneakers and thought, why would she wear those cooking? She explained they helped her back which would begin to hurt after hours standing on a hard stone kitchen floor. Then one day a cushy mat disguised as a rug appeared in front of the stove and she no…

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Male Box: T Is For Turtleneck, A Luxe Layering Primer

Years ago, during my first all black uniform phase in grad school, I would dutifully troop down to Saks Fifth Avenue in the Prudential Center in Boston on the first chilly weekend of fall and buy six identical black merino wool turtleneck sweaters for the season. It may sound excessive but “slim fit” was not part of the fashion lexicon…

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Fall ’15 Trend: Unexpected Pops Of Shearling

Last year I was all about finding the perfect shearling coat (which I did) so obviously this year I’m into the shearling accessories trend! Of course I would never wear them together because that’s not how it’s done, but a pair of shearling shoes or a shearling and leather backpack certainly work for me with a wool coat and jeans.…

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Celebrity Style Steal: Alexa Chung In Denim

‘Tis the season for denim! Fall is here but you don’t have to go straight to a plain simple denim jacket. Take a tip out of Alexa Chung’s book and try a fresh take on this classic style. A romper is something that is so easy to throw on whether it’s for a casual lunch or to simply run errands.…

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Wearable Trend Alert: The Tunic Sweater

My favorite season is here: sweater season! And with sweater season comes a plethora of options that fit every personality. However, one of my favorite silhouettes, and the one that I want to highlight this month, is the tunic sweater. They no longer sit at the bottom of our drawers, only to serve as a cover-up to hide those last…

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Holiday 2015 Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Stressful

When it comes to shopping for the holidays, I’m all about avoiding the malls and ordering online. Have been for years. Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving) are two of the best days to find deals online and get all your holiday shopping done early and at great prices! RetailMeNot (the digital offers…

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Keeping Your Beauty

Revive your Skin With A Pumpkin Facial at The Spa at Equinox

Consider treating yourself to a pumpkin facial at The Spa at Equinox. Pumpkin (besides being in season) is a gentle exfoliant that enriches your skin with essential AHAs and enzymes. Krissy, my favorite licensed esthetician at Equinox Lincoln Park in Chicago said to think of enzymes “like Pac-Man” eating away all the dead skin cells, only ever so gently. Krissy…

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What To Wear

DIY Ripped Black Jeans (For Those Over 35): How-To Video!

I love ripped jeans! I have a few pairs (OK, 6), but I don’t like them overly destroyed because they look better on 22 year-olds and ridiculous on the rest of us! Shredded is a word that should not be in our vocabulary. Black ripped jeans are very on trend this fall and I love them, but I don’t care…

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Ghillie Up! Lace-Up Flat Shoes

I am beyond giddy that flats are the “it” shoe this season. The lace-up flat is one trend I can’t stop thinking about for fall and winter. The have the same sex appeal as a high-heeled shoe and are versatile. You can wear them with rolled up jeans or a midi skirt. The obvious choice of lace up flats is…

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An Interview With Handbag Designer Monica Botkier

I remember seeing my first Botkier Trigger bag like it was yesterday, it was at Barney’s in Chicago. I had to have one. So I saved and bought one in black (obviously) and was actually carrying it the night I met my husband. Anyway, I recently had the opportunity to meet Botkier designer Monica Botkier in her showroom and interview…

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The Way To Go High Low: 6 Fall/Winter Maxi Dresses to Love

There’s no denying that the ’70s are a major trend this fall and winter season: the fringes, high-waisted pants and flare-finished jeans that can be spotted in every boutique, department store and high fashion shop is clearly a sign that the trend is hot right now. However, your modern 70s makeover isn’t complete without the foolproof frock: a maxi dress.…

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Fall ’15 Accessory Trend: Gold Cuffs

As much as I adore the dainty jewelry trend there is one hulking big statement piece that I still love and thankfully it’s still on trend. Give me a huge gold cuff and I’m a happy gal. In fact, you can pile on the daintier pieces with one. The more the merrier I say. Here are some stellar gold cuffs…

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Celebrity Style: The Sexy Fashion Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence

Rachel Zoe is one of the power stylists of 2015, but she can no longer count Jennifer Lawrence as one of her clients. Back in March, Zoe associates Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson parted ways with Zoe and it’s been reported that JLaw followed. While the move happened more than 6 months ago, it’s only being reported now as we’ve…

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