Today's MAKEOVER MANUAL Guilty Pleasure

By Roselyn Sebastian Summer means heat, which means we're all loath to pick up that hot curling or straightening iron to do our hair. Laziness and extreme humidity makes it extremely tempting to hide your hair under a hat. But put that baseball cap down because we've compiled a list of easy hairstyles that make you look more put together than you are. Mermaid Braid This one looks more complicated than it is. All you'll need is a couple of hair ties and bobby pins, ideally ones that are of similar colors to your hair. Your first step is to... CONTINUE READING 0


Spring Bags for Every Style

Changing your entire wardrobe every season can be both costly and daunting, but adding a bag to your repertoire is an easy way to change it up! We’ve got five spring bags, fit for every style! -Lynden Halpern Cross-Body: Not your usual miniature-sized cross body, Rough Roses’ Sabrina Satchel ($325) can be worn messenger-style or slung on your shoulder for double... CONTINUE READING 14

Today’s Quotes: Be So Strong That Nothing Can Disturb You!

“God gives some more than others because some accept more than others.” “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” - Ernest Holmes, Holmes was the founder of a movement known as Religious Science, also known as “Science of Mind,” a part of the New Thought movement. “Be so strong that nothing can disturb your... CONTINUE READING 5

Work-Appropriate Prints

Revamp your regular ol’ workwear with various patterns and prints from whimsical polka dots to colorful florals. Go for "pattern-mixing" by incorporating different accessories to create your very own eclectic style. Striped cardigans are a welcome change from solid cardigans, plus they make a perfect layering piece. Whether dressed-up or casual, the Aubin & Wills Stoneyfold Merino Wool Cardigan ($150 on offers... CONTINUE READING 16

Why Are YOU Lucky?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Shecksters! On the luckiest day of the year (today!), we’re looking at reasons why we’re fortunate, today and always. We count the good things off every day, but recognizing the amazing stuff you've got is even more essential in the wake of the tragedy in Japan (learn how to help Japan here>). Share your good luck with us! Shecky’s... CONTINUE READING 5

The Pearl Effect: Easy Makeup How-Tos

You already met Eve Pearl, makeup artist to celebs like Arianna Huffington and Meredith Vieira, last week on Claudia’s Closet, so we’re back to share even more in-depth tips on how to get an amazing at-home makeover with the Pearl Effect! And since today is St. Patrick’s Day, a.k.a. the luckiest day of the year, the step-by-step insider video isn’t the... CONTINUE READING 13

St. Patrick’s Day: Out of Hand?

It isn't even St. Patrick's Day yet (tomorrow!), but the amount of celebrations and subsequent arrests that have already occurred may lead everyone to believe otherwise. The Northeast U.S. in particular has shown their pride, perhaps a little excessively in some places. The infamous annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hoboken, NJ brought with it lots of green, drinking...and crime. It... CONTINUE READING 7

Love For All Things Lace (All Items Under $30!)

Lace is one of the hottest trends this spring/summer 2011. Is it a new trend? Well, not exactly, but this year is all about the delicate intricacies of antique lace rather than the stretch lace we saw in years past. On a budget? Then you’ll love these lace items I found for under $30! Want just a touch of lace with... CONTINUE READING 14

Top Women’s Organizations

Since it’s Women’s History Month, we're honoring our favorite women's organizations, ones that are making strides and history for women right now. Here are a few of our faves, new and old. -Kristina Kawas FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a collab of one of our fave beauty brands, Dermalogica (have you seen the video with Claudia and Dermalogica's Jane Wurwand?), and nonprofit... CONTINUE READING 8

SXSW Rocks in Austin!

South By Southwest (SXSW, to those in the know) is officially underway in Austin, Texas. From films to music, event-goers and industry insiders are exposed to fresh-faced new talents along with some fan favorites. Team Coco fans were ecstatic for Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, the eponymous superstar’s appropriately titled documentary, which received rave reviews and lots of laughs. In the realm... CONTINUE READING 2

How to Help Japan

When a country suffers a catastrophe as devastating as the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan a few days ago, it’s important for the rest of the world to step in and help. You don’t have to be a politician, a doctor or the chair of a nonprofit to lend a hand. You don’t have to be rich either—every single... CONTINUE READING 6