Halloween Costumes You Can Find In Your Closet

Coming up with fun and unique Halloween costume ideas can sometimes become a challenge, especially if you don’t want to break the bank.  I mean, who really has the funds to splurge on Halloween costumes these days, especially when it’s only being worn for one night.  The key to staying on budget is to shop your closet first.  This way you will only need to buy miscellaneous items to help pull the look together. Here are six female costume ideas that you will be able to create from your very own wardrobe.

Jersey Shore’s Snooki – She may not be the fashion icon you look to for style inspiration, but one thing’s for sure, this girl knows how to party! Pile on the animal print and just get wild and crazy. From your closet, throw on your tightest, most skimpiest and shortest dress or skirt. Don’t forget the cleavage baring tops and an insanely pair of furry boots. Go for an intense smoky eye and a high bump-up ‘do. Accessorize with wacky sunglass and a red plastic cup. Lastly, gather your girls, a few bottles of Hpnotiq Harmonie and pre-game Jersey Shore style! Continue reading

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5 Items You Can Borrow From Your Man’s Closet

With so many fashion-forward men running around these days, getting inspiration from your beau’s closet has gotten that much easier — that is if you’re lucky enough to be dating one that is style savvy. Whether or not your man spends his spare time dog-earring pages of GQ and Details magazines or surfing through his favorite men’s fashion blog for inspiration, he’s bound to have a few basic pieces that you’ll be able to borrow and use for your own instant wardrobe inspiration.

Here are 5 items to you can borrow from your guy’s closet with ease: Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Carrie Ann Sanders

Carrie Ann (pictured far right)

Meet Carrie Ann Sanders, founder of Carrie Ann, a women’s apparel and dog accessories boutique in Houston, Texas.

What are some of your favorite looks this season? This season’s must haves?

Motorcycle jackets, animal print and sequins.


What is the perfect Girls Night Out outfit?

Leggings, booties and a cute top with a little fall jacket. Continue reading

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Show Off Your Harmonie Manicure With A Dazzling Cocktail Ring

So you’ve picked out your favorite Harmonie-inspired nail color, sat in the nail salon for a half hour, and tipped your manicurist — now the only issue is, how do you show off that perfectly purple manicure you worked so hard to achieve? Why, with a dazzling cocktail ring, of course!

You have a few more months to wear a cocktail ring before it’s gloves season, so pick one that’s sure to get you noticed. Whether big, bold, sparkly, or angular, there’s a cocktail ring to adorn one or all of your digits. An added bonus: Your cocktail ring will help get the bartender’s attention during your next night of cocktails and gabbing. Continue reading

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Hunter Boot Joins Susan G Komen in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Great style meets great cause with Hunter Boot’s limited-edition Pink Original Tall boots at Nordstrom. The popular boot brand is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer.

From now thru December, Hunter will donate 20 percent of retail sales of the Pink Original Tall to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Visit nordstrom.com to purchase the trendy boots and help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer!


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How to Keep Your Skin Looking Flawless All Year Round

Autumn is here, and with that comes our dear friends, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of skincare. It’s true, these two characters don’t make it easy to transition from summer–to–fall skincare and makeup, but trust me when I say that it can be done with ease.

Separating the fluff from the stuff that actually works can be time consuming, economically exhausting and downright intimidating, but that’s where “Pretty in the Windy City” comes in to save the day.  I’m just your average beauty addict willing to hold your hand down the beauty aisles of drug and department stores, in cyber space, and maybe even face-to-face. Excited? I know I am! Let’s begin our journey with a few easy tips to achieve beautifully flawless skin year round. Continue reading

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DJ Jasmine Solano’s Top 10 Weekend Playlist


Start your weekend off right with some cool tunes from our girl DJ Jasmine Solano. Check out her Top 10 playlist below.

1. Mayer Hawthorne “When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover)”

My favorite “feel-good-tune” at the moment.


2. Beyonce “Best Thing I Never Had”

This is not a song — this is an anthem! Continue reading

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Loafers: The Must-Have Shoe for This Fall

Loafers have come a long way.

What used to be only a traditional leisure shoe for men or statement shoe worn by prep students in the 1950’s, has now been remixed and updated with new colors, textures and styles for a more fashionable twist – making the classic flat slip-on shoe a comfortable way to still be fashion forward while spicing up your casual look.  They are also a great transitional shoe option for fall and can be worn with a variety of looks from preppy-chic to uber-feminine and dainty ensembles.

While sometimes you can’t escape a fierce high-heeled shoe, it’s definitely nice to have a chic alternative that still has the same cool factor.  Take a slice out of fall with these super chic and updated takes on the classic loafer. Continue reading

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Get Nailed With Harmonie-Inspired Nail Colors

It’s time to say buh-bye to the hot pinks, light yellows, and bright blues that adorned fingernails during the summer. Fall is here, so rock a nail color that complements the impending icy chill and shows your sassy side.

Hpnotiq Harmonie-inspired lilac, violet, and deep purple nail polishes are more unexpected than traditional autumn colors, like red, orange, and burgundy, and will give you a royal air on a pauper’s budget. Plus, there are fun finishes from iridescence to rubbery matte, and even a few sparkles thrown in to delight any discerning mani-pedi addict. So go on already and get nailed with these Harmonie-inspired nail lacquers! Continue reading

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Must-Have Fashion Trends for This Fall

Judging by the dip in temperature, fall is officially upon us! Are your closets ready with this season’s must-have trends? If not, don’t fret, we have you covered with six easy-to-wear fall must-have trends that will keep you looking effortlessly chic in chilly weather.

Leopard Prints- This print has been a favorite for the past few seasons, and this fall it continues to roar loudly. Leopard prints are great in that they can easily act as a neutral paired with just about any color. This fall, allow your leopard prints to create standout moments in your wardrobe. Continue reading

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