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Kristen Taekman

Fashion

Menswear Redefined

Menswear has been a trend in women’s fashion for years but never has it been as polished as it is now, nor has it been as refreshingly easy to wear.  

I am always looking for fresh ways to update my wardrobe. When I recently clicked on the Chico’s homepage, I was instantly drawn to the menswear inspired pieces.   

In the past, one would associate menswear with being boxey, oversized and baggy (think executive boardroom meeting). 

Woman would actually steal their boyfriends (or husbands) clothing and wear them as their own! Well ladies, I am here to say, stay out of their closets because menswear has been refined! 

The look is now more tailored to fit a woman’s body while still keeping the relaxed men’s style.

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Fashion

Walmart’s Collab with Scoop!!!

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a collab! So one of my all-time favorite stores was Scoop. It was my go-to shopping destination in NYC and in the Hamptons. Remember those iconic Scoop shopping bags? Well, guess what? Thanks to Walmart, Scoop is back! They have a fabulous collaboration with Walmart and have brought back amazing designs with incredible Walmart prices.

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Beauty

Hair Dryer

The perfect at home blowout starts with clean hair a really good blow dryer and the right products! (Trust me, I learned the hard way).I used to have a really short L.O.B. (long bob) and I found it so hard to style my hair. I was always getting my hair professionally styled. Now that I have a L.L.O.B (long, long bob lol) it’s much easier to manage, hence the at home blowout.

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The Trench Coat

Who can forget the iconic scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s when Audrey Hepburn gets kissed in the rain, looking absolutely impeccable in her trench coat! Or Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca! That’s the power of the trench coat; it reads style, class and fashion. Ever wonder how the trench got its name? It got its name from literally being in the “trenches” during WWI. The peacoat became too heavy and the trench came into play for being water resistant and durable. Enough about the history of this fab coat, let’s get to seeing some of my favorite styles of the season!

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Beauty

How to Dry shampoo

Wondering about dry shampoo?? PSSSSSSSSSSST I have a secret to tell you…best invention ever and SO easy to use! You know how you just got a blow out and by day 2 it feel great? Well, this is why you need to use dry shampoo! Spray the dry shampoo in the roots of your hair and at the hair line. Section of your hair and spray at the root all over you head. Then, take your fingers and tassel the hair at the the root to blend in the white powder. Not a blonde? Don’t worry Batiste makes dry shampoos in different colors so it easily blends into your hair. Also, don’t forget to use at night before you go to bed, to soak up any excess grease that may accumulate at night. Also, sleeping on a silk pillow case helps to preserve your hair!

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Fashion

A Few Fall Transitional Pieces

This week is all about my favorite fall finds from Banana Republic! Each season, I find myself walking into my nearest Banana Republic (lucky me, I have one just a few shorts blocks away from my apartment). This summer I couldn’t get enough of their dresses and this fall is all about their great mixing and matching pieces! Silk skirts are great transitional pieces for fall, especially when paired with oversized sweaters and booties. Short sleeve turtleneck sweaters are a great way to layer, just throw on a leather jacket. Check out how I mixed and matched some of my favorite pieces of the season:

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Beauty

Conceal Me Please!

Conceal me please! The older I get, I find that concealer is my best friend. But what color am I? How many times do you go to the store, pick out a concealer, apply at home and realize you chose the wrong shade? Me, every time! If you can, leave it up to the professionals to help you choose your color but if you can’t, I definitely suggest using these suggestions when picking a concealer…

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Fashion

The Year of the Snake

Remember earlier this season when leopard was everywhere? We all jumped on the leopard band wagon, (technically I am still on the band wagon as I love leopard print). The latest trend is not only about leopard but all sorts of animal prints, especially snakeskin. So I am officially declaring it the year of the snake!

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