Dress Up Lab

Feeling Inspired By… Brooches at Chanel

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I've collected brooches since I was a teen. My grandmother's, my mom's, vintage, contemporary, sparkly gems, classic pearls -- I have a case full of them. So, when on my recent trip to Paris, I saw gorgeous brooches both alone and in clusters popping up on tweed jackets at Chanel, I got excited to pull out my stash and start playing. While the translucent Chanel flower is covetable, I have a few flowers that serve beautifully as an anchor brooch surrounded by a colorful pin and another metallic one. Three brooches clustered together in different shapes and sizes, but complementary materials and colors, is a fun way to ...Read more.

Sunny Days Ahead Require Cute Hats (Under $100!)

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We're counting down the days until summer vacation starts and pool season officially arrives. Hats have thankfully become a must-have accessory in our warm-weather wardrobe. After all, it's a fact that too much sun exposure plays a major role in aging our skin. Not only are the right sunhats super chic, they also help fend off wrinkles, sun spots and skin cancer on our face better than any product can. Of course, both a hat AND sunscreen are critical, but there's no substitute for simply covering up. We went on the hunt for the cutest hats under $100 and here's what we found. ...Read more.

Best Dressed on the Oscars 2018 Red Carpet

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Last night at the Oscars, Hollywood royalty floated down the red carpet in a rainbow of colors -- a complete turnaround from the sea of black at the Golden Globes. We also saw our fair share of golden goddess gowns and ethereal dresses fit for a princess. My personal number one had to be Jennifer Garner (fun fact: she's also my birthday twin!) in her stunning cobalt-blue Versace gown -- she positively glowed and stole the red carpet. And, Nicole Kidman was ready for the paparazzi in her structural, yet utterly feminine, sapphire-blue gown by Armani. I love that the red carpet was optimistic, vibrant and awash with vivid ...Read more.