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Trend Alert: Color Blocking

As an avid reader of our blog, you are more-than well aware that bright, bold colors are the cat’s meow this spring. Now, fashion gurus and style website moguls alike are preaching a new trend that will allow you to wear your favorite bright colors all at the same time. Enter: Color blocking.

The trick to mastering color blocking is to resort to something we learned in 2nd grade art class, the color wheel.

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Color blocking is when an outfit contains blocks of color (duh), usually involving contrasting hues or different shades of the same color. The most basic rule of thumb to follow is to avoid colors on the exact opposite sides of the wheel. Instead, you want to follow the rule of two-thirds. The rule of two-thirds is fool proof, having you create an equilateral triangle.

After making your triangle, use two of those three colors and pick a third color from outside of your triangle. For example, an outfit comprised of pieces that are shades of orange, green and blue would be fashionably fierce. Check out how some of our favorite designers show off their color blocking talents.

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Gucci Color Block

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From Left: Express Color Block Ponte Knit Dress, $61.60 / Rachel Rachel Roy Dress, $79.99 / H&M Jersey Dress, $17.95 / Nicole Miller Sleeveless V-Neck Multi Color Dress, $420/ Forever 21 Colorblocked Linen-Blend Dress, $24.80 / Ali & Kris Dress Shirt Sleeve Colorblocked, $32.99 / Mossimo Supply Co. Maxi Dress, $27.99 /  The Limited Colorblock Striped Dress, $89.90

~Michelle Mass



Cyber Monday

This rainy Monday is perfect for Cyber Monday. We spy deals around every corner: Ann Taylor, Tory Burch, Ulta, Express, Victoria’s Secret, and The Limited, Amazon, Radio Shack, Bloomingdales, Adidas and even the Apple Store have deals as well. Careful, you could do a lot of damage right from your chair!

We stumbled upon Max and Chloe, which has some great baubles, bangles and beads just in time for the holidays as well as some Cyber Monday Deals. Rachel Zoe has even found some great deals with her list of 20 glam gifts under $100.

This past weekend, I went into holiday baking mode and cranked out these little guys:

15566_732753538953_8200237_41930033_6551252_nThey’re based on this Pillsbury recipe, and I think they are so cute! However, judging from the cover of December’s W Magazine, it doesn’t look like Demi Moore has been noshing on any goodies.

Rumors are surrounding December’s cover, which landed on our doorstep this past weekend.  One is that W staffers got rid of Demi’s left hip while others argue that staffers replaced Demi’s entire body. Demi took to Twitter and stated that the picture is indeed her, while countless articles, including this one from the Toronto Star argue that the picture is more illustration than photograph. Has Photoshop really gone to far? Should the photo credit read ‘illustration by,’ especially since the photographer doesn’t believe the photo is really Demi?

Update: Cyber Monday coupon codes from iVillage.



Totally Rad

fashion-femaleWe’ve noticed in store windows and magazines that the 80’s look is back in full force. At first we were telling ourselves that leggings, skinny jeans and big shirts were a little different this time, but a game that The Limited posted on Facebook confirmed what we already thought – the 80’s are back.

Glamour.com is asking how much a manicure is near you. We’re always big on the lower prices that salons offer during the week, but can’t always catch them because we’re busy typing blog posts, dear reader. Have you noticed a difference in prices from different salons, dear reader?

Cosmo has put together their top Halloween costume ideas, including a Kanye and Taylor swift couple costume, the Kardashian Clan, and Lady Gaga.

Lastly, here’s a video featuring the top 100 videos on YouTube – in under 4 minutes. Happy Friday!