New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

Now that we’ve survived the Christmas and holiday season, it’s time to keep the festivities rolling as we party and cheers to the New Year. I say put on your shiniest of garments — anything sequins — and have fun with your look. When in doubt about what to wear for New Years Eve, go for the bling factor. Whether it’s a flashy short mini dress, a luminous blazer, or shoes that dazzle, celebrate the New Year sparkling like the champagne that’ll be overflowing in your glass.  Here are three New Year’s Eve party outfit ideas to keep you shining brightly into the New Year! Continue reading

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Get This Look: Rihanna

Leave it to Rihanna to always spark some fashion interest and provide fun wardrobe inspiration.  She was recently spotted in London in this casual look many of us wish we were brave enough to wear.  Although you might not have that rockstar tenacity Rihanna possesses to pull off wearing these sexy Henry Holland faux suspender tights with denim cut-offs, with just a few minor tweaks you can fake it and look just as hot, if not better! Continue reading

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9 Must-Have Items for Winter

Despite experiencing the wrath of old man winter, the season has yet to officially start. Fortunately, there’s still time for you to update your closet with a few winter must-haves before he really gets here on December 22. Just because the forecast may not be looking its best, there’s no need for you not to. Here are nine winter must-haves to keep you stylishly warm this season.


This fall/winter season the cape makes another strong appearance as a must-have outerwear piece.  It’s a great layering item that can be worn over extremely thick sweaters and pullovers. It is also a great piece to layer over another jacket for extra warmth.

(L to R) Chris & Jamie (, $275), Anthroplogie (, $80), J.Crew (, $200) Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Designer Nicholas K at Lucky Shops

The scene at Lucky Shops this past weekend was far from tranquil, but amidst the chaos, Hpnotiq found time to chat with Nicholas Kunz, one-half of the label Nicholas K, to chat about her latest line, the items in her closet she can’t live without and the mantra she chooses to live by.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest line?

It evolved when we were searching for an upstate cabin and I was thinking about what I wanted to wear up there. The line reflects upstate in that it is very woodsy, a little more romantic and outdoorsy. Continue reading

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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 to purchase the trendy boots and help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer!


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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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