Purple, Green & Gold: 8 Fresh Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras With Your Makeup


Happy Mardi Gras! It’s Fat Tuesday, and even if you’re not in New Orleans to celebrate, there are still lots of ways to incorporate the spirit of the party into your spring look. In fact, the official colors of the holiday---purple, green and gold—are perfect for adding some fashion-forward fun to your makeup or manicure. Why purple, green and gold? The official Mardi Gras colors date back to 1872, when King Rex selected them as a way to celebrate the guest of honor, Russian Grand Duke Alexis... Read More

‘The Bachelor’ Fashion: 5 Best Looks of ‘The Women Tell All’

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It's been a rocky road for the ladies on the latest season of The Bachelor, and last night's Women Tell All special made it clear that there is no love lost between Bachelor Juan Pablo and the women who didn't win his heart---in fact, most of the women made it clear that they'd definitely pass on the opportunity if he ever offered it again! But we're not here to rehash the drama. Let's talk about the best fashions of the night! Even though they didn't find their Prince Charming on The Bachelor, these... Read More

Mani-Cam Round-Up: Our 8 Fave Nail Looks from the Oscars Red Carpet

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It’s all about the details on Oscar night. We already shared the stars who wowed us with their gowns, hair and makeup, and now it’s time to celebrate those gorgeous manicures! Could your new favorite spring nail look be on the list? Lupita Nyong’o Just like her acceptance speech, Lupita’s custom pale blue Prada gown was total perfection—perfection that she somehow made more perfect with a light pink manicure, which enhanced the fresh, airy vibe of her look without overshadowing it. Take... Read More

Oscars Time! Tips on to How to Get Red-Carpet Ready

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Ahhh, awards season. Although some of the celebrities make it look so effortless as if they rolled out of bed onto the red-carpet #iwokeuplikethis – in reality, days of preparation go into the stars’ look before they unveil it for the Academy Awards. Here’s a guide to help you get red-carpet ready for your Oscars party this weekend, even if it’s just to roll out your own bathmat and take a #selfie. Sleep! The kind of bags that aren’t chic on the red carpet? Under eye bags. Get enough sleep... Read More

American Hustle Fashion by Style Profile

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“There was a new spirit in the clothes for American women in the late 1970s. They were enjoying new freedoms in fashion…” says style veteran—and American Hustle costume designer—Michael Wilkinson. That is exactly what we got in the Oscar-nominated American Hustle. With plunging necklines, gorgeous fur collared coats, and sequined dresses (that left little to the imagination), it’s no secret Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence got the better end of the wardrobe bargain. Pasties and Studio... Read More

How to Throw an Oscar Party

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Every February, my whole family has fun planning our annual Oscars party. Although I’d love to invite everyone, we’re limited by the physical space constraints of our house. Instead, I thought I’d share our family secrets on how to throw an Oscars party. Also seen here on Pretty Impressed! 1. Make your theme colors Black & Gold–plates, tablecloths and chargers. 2. Oscar statutes everywhere! Mine are just $1.70 each at WindyCityNovelties.com. Oddly, my order last year came with a complimentary... Read More

Drew’s Mismatched Mani

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As the mother-to-be shows off her new book, Find It in Everything, we couldn’t help but notice the adorable manicure she donned at one of her book signings. The book is a collection of Barrymore’s photography that illustrates hidden heart shapes in everyday scenery—a theme she carried over to her adorable mismatched mani. All we can say is thanks for sharing the love, Drew! How do you feel about mismatching your mani?   Images: Getty

New York Fashion Week Necessities


NYFW is a whirlwind of fashion shows, events, meetings, deadlines--it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Be prepared with these must-haves! 1.)    Mini hairspray: Cold weather means static is at an all-time high. Use hairspray to tame those fly-aways, so you don’t appear as crazy as your schedule. 2.)    Emergen-C or some other type of cold-fighter: During all the activity, it’s important to take care of yourself. 3.)    A stack of business cards & the ever-present, always handy Starbucks... Read More

Beauty Color Trend from Fall Fashion Week

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As Pantone recently announced, “Sangria” is one of the top ten hot colors for NYFW designers at the Fall 2014 shows. We love how this deep berry/wine color not only graces the gorgeous collections, but translates through beauty trends as well! Nails: Trina Turk Fall 2014  (Color Pictured – Julep Evelyn) Lips: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Eyes: BCBG Max Azria Fall 2014

Sizzle! Peter Pilotto for Target


If you weren’t up at 8am this past Sunday ready for a fashionista fight at your local Target, or sitting up in bed frantically refreshing your browser for the sale to begin—don’t worry. You’re not behind the times (yet!). The Peter Pilotto for Target collection launched on Sunday, February 9th, and word on the street is to buy quickly. Many stores have cleaned out racks, and several items are already reading ‘sold out’ online. Target is known these days for bringing in unique and fashion-forward... Read More

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