October 2013 archive

Style Play Polish: 3 Fun & Easy Manis for Halloween

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There are three things a girl should always rock on Halloween:

For this week’s Style Play Polish, we’ve designed 3 super easy looks for you to try on the most fun day of the year, and guess what? You can achieve these looks in less than 5 steps!
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LBS News: Kerry Washington Is Pregnant!


Ok ok so you guys know I’m not huge on reporting celebrity gossip/news on here BUT I was way too hyped to let this day pass without announcing that my girl Kerry Washington is with child!! Woot! Her and hubby (who she secretly wed this past June) Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting. First reported at US Weekly and now confirmed my E! Online, a source states:

“She had planned to wait longer because the pregnancy is being well hidden on Scandal with her trademark coats, but it will be pretty obvious on Saturday Night Live this Saturday. So she decided to start telling people now.”


We can’t be the the only ones who noticed that Kerry Washington has had an unexpected glow of late. Though the actress is always glowing, to an extent, there’s been something special on her face.



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On top of that, Kerry looks like she’s been gaining a little weight (in a good way!) and also reaching for less body-con dresses and more empire waist, peplum and A-line red carpet looks like the one above that disguises her midsection. That can only mean one thing…bun in the oven!

Congrats to Scandal star Kerry Washington and her NFL player hubby Nnamdi Asomugha on the expectancy of their first bundle of joy! Considering myself and my sweetheart are currently expecting our own little one, I couldn’t be happier for them. I can’t wait to see how they cover up her baby bump while the show is taping. Also can’t wait to see what her maternity style is going to be like – so exciting!

So did you suspect something? Are you shocked Kerry’s preggers?



Halloween Makeup Tutorials We Love

Halloween Makeup Tutorials We Love

TRICK or TREAT?! It’s about that time again. The one time of year you get to flaunt your alter ego with no questions asked. Like most of us, you’ve probably already begun to panic about where you’re going, with whom, and what you’ll play dress-up as, but because we are so awesome at having your back, we’ve pulled together for you some Halloween tutorials from our favorite Youtube gurus whom have mastered the art of transformation. Get ready to be wow’ed.

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LBS Opinion: Do You Need An Unpaid Internship To Get Ahead?

Conde Nast

Conde Nast – a magazine publishing conglomerate – has discontinued its internship program. I can hear the hearts of budding magazine editors shattering simultaneously. Conde Nast is responsible for some of the most successful fashion publications, including VOGUE, W, Glamour, GQ and Vanity Fair. None of these prominent glossies will be accepting summer interns.

The company hasn’t disclosed their reasons for eliminating the internship program, but the decision was rendered after two former interns – Matthew Leib and Lauren Ballinger – sued Conde Nast for compensating them less than $1 per hour. Ballinger was paid $12 a day at W while Leib was paid $300 and $500, respectively, for the two summers he spent at the New Yorker.

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15 Must-Have Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Must-Have-Fall-Wardrobe-EssentialsThe smells and sights of autumn have finally arrived! Leaves are cascading from branches and the temperatures have finally begun dropping, so it’s time to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall.

The Fall 2013 collections offered many trends, but we consider those wardrobe embellishments. Autumn closets should be flavorful and bold, but they should also have go-to pieces that can be reworked many times throughout the season. We’ve compiled 15 essentials for a fabulous fall wardrobe:

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Style Play Polish: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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That is the estimated number of new cases of invasive breast cancer that will be diagnosed in 2013.

As some of you may already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer Awareness is about educating women of all ages and backgrounds of the importance of screening and early detection. It is important that we know how to check for signs, attend routine check-ups, and overall taking better care of ourselves. LBS is dedicating this week’s Style Play Polish to you – the strong, beautiful, and inspirational women.

Related: 7 Ways To Support Fashion For a Cause This October

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Sick Site Spotlight: SaksOff5th.com

33_091813_LAUNCHAmong the immense swarm of designer outlet stores and websites on the market, a new one emerges that trumps many in one fell swoop. Ladies and gents, welcome Saks OFF Fifth to the fold! If you’re an outlet junkie like me, you know the joy that normally accompanies finding your favorite designer pair of shoes or the coveted “It” bag you’ve been lusting over for more then 75% off at an outlet store.

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LBS Feature: Hello Beautiful’s 30 Under 30 Style Mavens

hello-beautiful-30-under-30-style-mavensI’m on the list! Wow, I have to say this is truly a dream come true. I put on my Vision Board last year that I wanted to be on a 30 Under 30 list and here we are with 2013 coming to a close and I’m on somebody’s list!

Huge THANK YOU to the lovely editors at Hello Beautiful for always supporting me. Just this summer, they featured me in an editorial about How To Wear Floral Shorts, so it is an absolute honor to know that they consider me a “Style Maven” under 30.


I’m also really humbled to be considered among the other amazing movers & shakers on this list. If you’re at all interested in the fashion & beauty industry, I implore you to get to know some of these women – everyone from business owners to bloggers, editors, stylists and more.

Check out Hello Beautiful 30 Under 30 Style Mavens Edition HERE