Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Party Outfit Inspo

The holidays bring something everyone loves - parties! It's the perfect time of year to spend time with friends old and new, and you should always look your best when doing it! We picked out some of our favorite cocktail attire for the next time you have to mix, mingle, and jingle!

Sparkle and Noise Dress


You can never go wrong with a classic little black dress! This body con dress features an all-over sparkle, making it extra festive for the season. Pair with your favorite classic black or nude heels.

Long Walk Sequin Dress

The season is all about sparkle, and this sequined cami dress is all about it! Silver sequins accent the rest of the dress, and chiffon lines the hem. Pair with a classic black heel, or try a silver heel for an extra festive touch!
Gold Thrones Dress

A hint of metallic is the perfect way to dress up a LBD. Gold lace detail covers the bodice of this dress. Pair with your favorite black heels or booties.

Crystalized Romper

If dresses aren't really your style or you're looking for something different, try a romper! This chic black romper features a wrap style and a subtle opening on the back, and the beaded collar means you can skip a necklace! Pairs perfectly with classic black flats or heels.

Copper Tone Dress

Bring the sparkle to the party with this metallic body con dress! An open back is the perfect sexy detail. Pair with your favorite nude heels!

Karen Body Con Dress

Nothing beats a classic LBD! Subtle sheer cutouts are the perfect detail for this piece. Pair with classic nude or black heels, or try silver or red for a pop of color.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WCW: Adele

With a powerful voice and an even more powerful spirit, Adele is the perfect choice for our #WCW this week!

Adele's rise to fame began in 2008 with the release of her first album, 19. Her success in the United States was slow, but Saturday Night Live put her on top of the charts by Fall 2008, and she went on to win Best New Artist at the GRAMMYs in 2009. Her sophomore album, 21, dropped in early 2011. However, she had to undergo throat surgery. But Adele came back on top as she made her return to music live music at the 2012 GRAMMYs, where she also won six awards, including the night's top honor - Album of the Year.

With continuous momentum, it's no surprise Adele's newest album, 25, has been a massive success. The debut single, "Hello," debuted number one nearly worldwide and was the first song in the United States to sell one million digital copies in a week. When the full album was released in November, Adele broke records for having the largest debut for most copies sold in the United States, the U.K., Canada, and New Zealand. More than 3 million copies of 25 were sold in the U.S. in the first week, and it's charted to surpass 5 million albums sold by the end of the week.

Adele's recognition goes beyond the music industry. In 2013, she won the GRAMMY, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for her song "Skyfall," which was featured in the James Bond film with the same name. She holds Guiness World Records for her insane and unprecedented sales. TIME magazine named her as one of the most influential people in the world in 2012.

Even with all her success, Adele has very much remained the same. She still maintains a strong sense of self and amazing sense of humor. During her album release week, she dressed up as an Adele impersonator for the BBC. Adele also gave birth to her son, Angelo, October 2012, showing women that, yes, you really can have it all.

We congratulate Adele on all of her record-breaking achievements, and we can't wait to see, or hear, what she does next! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Steal Her Look: AMAs Red Carpet

Although GRAMMY nominations were announced today, we're still not over the American Music Awards. We took a look back to the red carpet to choose some of our favorite styles. Check out how you can work them into your wardrobe!

Bailee Madison
Actress Bailee Madison sparkled in a gold body con dress. Our Copper Tone Dress creates a similar look and is perfect for holiday parties! Pair with a classic nude heal for an effortless look.
Cheryl Burke 

Dancing with the Stars
pro Cheryl Broke looked stunning in a slimming dress with a deep v-neck. For a similar slim look, try our Lisa Wrap Jumpsuit. It features similar pleat or cinch details, and pairs perfectly with heels for a twist on traditional cocktail attire.
Alicia Silverstone

If all that glitters is gold, Alicia Silverstone was a completely shining star! Bring a golden shine to your wardrobe with our Gold Glory Dress. Pair with your favorite black heels or flats for the perfect New Year's Eve outfit!
Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul certainly showed she could still work it! Channel her glitter LBD with our Sparkle and Noise Dress. Complete your look with your favorite nude or black heels for a cocktail party or night out on New Year's Eve.
Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani's look was all about the drama, and we loved it! Our Miss Me Dress is a more minimalist take on the high-low sheer pairing. Complete the look with your favorite booties and you're ready for a night out!

Who are you most excited to see on the GRAMMY red carpet in February? Tweet us and let us know!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

The holidays are here, which means stressing over gift giving is also here! But don't worry - we've got you covered. We chose some of our favorite pieces that make the perfect stocking stuff or last minute gift for anyone on your list.

Statement Wristlet

This is perfect for the social butterfly on your list! The ivory body with black and gold zipper details and a black strap are perfect for carrying all the essentials on the go. Show a bit of personality with by picking your favorite of five phrases.

Aid Through Trade Bracelets

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Aid Through Trade bracelets are a gift that keeps on giving! These roll-on bracelets are handmade by women in Nepal, and the money goes back to help them improve their lives. Our variety of patterns and colors makes it easy to pick out the perfect piece for everyone on your list.

Simple Necklace

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A simple necklace can be the best touch of personality for any outfit. These small necklaces are perfect for everyday wear or special occasions. Designs include wishbones, branches, birds, and more!


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It's no secret that candles are the perfect gift for anyone! Our candles are handmade in Indiana. Scents include Gingerbread Cookie, Snickerdoodle, Evening Mocha, Creamy Vanilla Bean, and Cinnamon Bun.


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Earrings make the perfect stocking stuff. They are the perfect way to show off personality, and they can take any look to the next level. Styles available include simple studs to designed dangles.

Winter Scarf

Scarves are perfect for staying warm - and stylish! They make perfect gifts for any female in your family. Our selection includes both infinity and traditional scarves.

Who is on your shopping list this holiday season? Tweet us and let us know!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WCW: Clare Bowen

Our #WCW this week is a cut above the rest! This week we're loving actress Clare Bowen.

Clare is best known for her portrayal of Scarlett O'Connor on ABC's Nashville. Before making the move from her native Australia to the United States, she was also featured in a variety of movies and TV shows. Clare also is gifted in the musical arena with experience in musical theatre with productions like Spring Awakening.

Clare is also well-known for her enviable, lush locks. However, she recently made headlines when she chopped them off in favor of an equally gorgeous pixie cut. In a Facebook post revealing the choice, Clare discussed how it's "just hair" and there are more important things to be concerned about.

But Clare's new hair is more than just a statement, and it's not the first time her hair has gone through drastic change. Clare is a childhood cancer survivor, and her hair grew back after she lost it all from rigorous treatment. In her post, Clare said she was motivated after hearing a girl who was bald say she wanted to be a princess, but couldn't because she didn't have the hair for it. Everything Clare is doing is motivated by inner beauty, and that's something truly beautiful.

We applaud Clare's decision, and it's amazing to see someone who's as equally beautiful inside and out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WCW: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is just as much The Girl on Fire as her fictional counterpart, and there's no better reason to make her our #WCW! The final installment of The Hunger Games film series debuts this weekend, and while her run as Katniss Everdeen may be ending, Jennifer's fire is far from going out.

Jennifer became a household name from her work in The Hunger Games and the newest X-Men movies. She received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her roles in Winter's Bone and American Hustler, and she won both awards for her lead role in Silver Linings Playbook. While her experience now is mostly in the acting realm, she and pal Amy Schumer revealed plans to write and produce a female comedy together.

Jennifer is beloved for more than just her talent, though. She is known for being very outspoken, and she has remained herself throughout her rise to the top. Some of her most memorable moments include tripping on the red carpet and stairs during awards shows, photobombing friends on the red carpet, and regularly speaking whatever is on her mind. 

 Jennifer is also an advocate for equality and better treatment for women, especially in relation to how they are portrayed in Hollywood. She penned an essay for Lenny Letter regarding the pay gap between men and women. Also, she challenges how the media choose to show women's bodies, criticizing the constant pressure to be thinner and "perfect."

We admire Jennifer's work, but we admire her as a person even more. We love her fearlessness to be her own person and the confidence she exudes.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WCW: Little Mix

This week we don't just have just one #WCW...we have four! We're celebrating Little Mix - the powerful musical group featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.

Little Mix was formed during the eighth season of the British show The X Factor in 2011. Under the advisement of Tulisa Contostavlos, they became the first group to win the singing competition. They are still the only all-female group to have won any version of The X Factor worldwide.

Since 2011, Little Mix have released three studio albums. Their debut album, DNA, was released in 2012. It charted Top 5 in eight countries, reaching No. 2 in the UK and No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard charts. They were the first girl group to do chart in the U.S. since The Pussycat Dolls, and broke the Spice Girls's record has the highest-charting British girl group in the U.S. The most recent, Get Weird, was released worldwide last Friday, November 6.

Little Mix are heavily involved in the creative process of their albums. All four girls have writing credits on nearly all of the songs they have released, which breaks the stereotypical mold of how most people perceive female pop stars and their music. The girls also incorporate lots of acapella, beat boxing, and scatting elements into their music.

Little Mix are strong activists against bullying and cyber-bullying, specifically the BeatBullying campaign. As females in the media, they are all subject to heavy criticism, but they all believe in being better than the bullies and their words. They have also participated in Sports Relief and Children in Need philanthropic efforts.

We are so excited about how much Little Mix has accomplished! It is refreshing to see strong female friendships in the media, and we love how supportive and protective they are of one another. Girl power!