Fall Trend To Try: 60′s Mod

Many fall collections, look books, and magazines have been released recently and they are all unique but remain cohesive. One trend I see across many of these fall guides is 60′s Mod: bright electric patterns, bold black and white, mini skirts, tall boots and shift dresses. The trend can be tricky to master in an era with so many clashing fashion feels, but I have some tips on mastering a bold Mod look.

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1. Keep It Simple

If you want to tackle the 60′s Mod look, start off by choosing one look at a time. If you wear a shift dress, knee high boots and loopy earrings you will look straight out of the 60s. That is perfect if you are trying to achieve that look, but if you want to subtly incorporate the trend into your wardrobe, start by wearing a funky geometric pattern or oversized sunnies.

2. Pair The Old With The New

If you want to keep your outfit looking modern, pair a more mod piece with a piece from this year. Look to pair a bold colored shift dress with a boyfriend blazer to keep it chic but also in this decade. Fall is the perfect time to incorporate boots into your look so buy yourself a pair of knee highs in a neutral color—this is an easy way to start wearing the mod trend now.

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5 Must-Reads For The Subway

For us city girls, public transport is a huge part of life, and usually takes too much time off of our busy day. Many times, sitting on the subway can seem like an enormous waste of time, which is why I use it as a small getaway where I don’t focus on work and where I get all my reading done. Regardless of where you read these books, these are a small selection of some of my favorites. They are smart, inspiring and they will make you laugh so much that your day will just get that much brighter. Enjoy!

1. Bossypants, Tina Fey

This hilarious somewhat-autobigraphical work by Tina Fey may just be what your rainy morning needs. As Janet Maslin from The New York Times wrote, Bossypants isn’t a memoir. It’s a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation.” In the book, Tina Fey gives us personal and life advice based on her own experiences in the most comical and relatable way possible, while always remaining painfully honest and true to herself. It is almost impossible to read an entire paragraph without jumping up and down with laughter, and if you read it in the subway like I did, it may be a bit awkward. I decided to start reading Bossypants because so many of my friends had found it “life-changing” and “genius”, both of which I agree with, however I would describe it more as: having the exact amount of humor, irony and realism that a city girl needs. For me, it was a breath of fresh air.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 15 Trend: Matching Lips & Tips

There were several beauty trends that walked down the runway at NYFW this past week. Coordinating lip color and nail color was one that became prominent, especially at the Zac Posen SS15 show. Many people believe this is a great way to create a chic, polished look and it is an easy way to keep a consistent color palette within a look. If you have a difficult time picking out overly glam outfits, you can pair a plain white tee with some jeans and look instantly fabulous with a red lip and matching manicured red nails. I am a big fan of the trend when it is worn correctly, and I’ve chosen some of my favorite shades that can transition you from the end of summer into the beginning of fall.

Zac Posen SS15 via Tumblr

Butter London has recently released a line of “Lippy” products to match every single one of their nail colors, which makes it extremely easy for you to pair your favorite nail color with a matching lip product. Companies like NARS, Estee Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, and M.A.C, have all created nail polishes as well as lip products that have the same name. If you want an exact match, these cosmetics brands may be a great place to begin — their products are quality and have an amazing range of colors to choose from. These are some of my favorite lip products and nail colors, and they just so happen to pair together perfectly!

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8 Tips For An Easy, Stress-Free Move

I have a love-hate relationship with moving. My inner organizer rejoices at the thought of completely clearing out most of my belongings, while the other (lazier) side of me groans and complains until it’s done. And although my partner and I are only moving four stories down in our current building next month, I’ve moved enough times in my college years to become quite a pro. Here are some tips that I’ve learned firsthand on how to make the most of your upcoming move…

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1. Accumulate your incoming mail and make a list of where you need to change your address.

Is your monthly subscription set to arrive soon? How about those bank statements and that upcoming Anthropologie catalog? Make a little list of the mail that you receive regularly and get it updated. Because you’re doing this early, you’re getting a good list of all of the mail that you receive for the month, so you won’t forget anything.

2. Go ahead and go through your closets now.

Chances are, if you’re moving in a month, you won’t be needing your spring wardrobe. Go through your closet and start compiling a donation pile. This way, you’ll be starting at this new place without that clutter and it’s also less for you to pack! Fold your other clothes in the dresser and prepare them to be boxed up—anything that’s hanging can simply be placed in a hanging garment bag.

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Tips And Tricks For A Flawless Long Bob

Normally, the in-between stage of growing out your hair can be awkward. I’ve always avoided cutting my hair short because I dreaded this stage. But recently, I’ve noticed many celebrities and bloggers sporting the long bob—a blunt cut that just brushes your shoulders or collarbones. They’re actually flattering on most face shapes, and you can see in the pictures I rounded up that the long bob works well with most hair textures too (I particularly am a fan of the wavy style). Plus, the style is still long enough to pull up in a ponytail for runs or that second-day, no-time-to-shower look.

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But before you cut any inches off your hair, consider these tips and tricks.

1. Your hair texture might change.

I normally keep my hair long, but on the few occasions I’ve cut my hair short, the texture has dramatically changed. It’s usually straight with a few waves throughout, but when my hair is shorter, it’s a lot more kinky and wavy—something I’m not used to and am not comfortable styling. Keep in mind that long hair is heavier and your hair’s natural texture might be weighted down.

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How To Get The Chelsea Boot Look For Less

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This fall, I’ve definitely seen a return to more classic silhouettes, particularly ankle boots made of gorgeous leather or suede with low-stacked heels. Even though this may seem like an extremely specific style, I’ve actually had a hard time picking a pair to invest in because there is such a variety of boots in my favorite stores nowadays, until I saw these boots from J. Crew.

These boots are actually Chelsea boots, otherwise known as dealer boots, jodhpur boots or paddock boots, and they were extremely popular in the 1960s as everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Beatles wore them. I love the subtle rock-and-roll vibe that these boots can bring to an outfit. Unfortunately, $248 is a lot more than I can afford right now, but I was thrilled to find cheaper alternatives that still have the same feel—and almost half the price of J. Crew’s.

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A Sunday in Brooklyn

Now that summer is over and everyone is back in their usual work schedules, it’s hard to re-adjust to our old habits and professional lifestyles. In my case, it’s nearly impossible to get through an entire three-hour course without my summer daydreams getting in the way. One might think that living in a busy and crowded city like New York, doesn’t exactly help with the summer nostalgia… and one might be right. However there are some gorgeous neighborhoods and spaces hidden around the city that might just bring us back to paradise. Being a recently-declared Brooklynite, I recommend Brooklyn.

In the spirit of vacationing as often and as gracefully as possible, here is a run through of my ideal Sunday in Brooklyn:

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