From @refinery29

  • 15 Reasons To Do Away With A Dress This Year

    Suiting reigned supreme this fall. Whether it was a belated revival of our favorite style icon, Hilary Clinton's perennial pantsuits, or Instagram influencers' love for oversized '80s shoulder padding, blazers were this season's jacket of choice. With the holidays fast approaching, we're looking outside of our usual line-up of sequin dresses for what to wear to make a statement this year. Of course we're dragging our love for playful blazers and tailored trousers all the way into the new...


  • How To Get Away With Wearing One Dress To Every Holiday Party

    The sheer amount of festivities that pop up around the holiday season can make anyone feel exhausted, especially our poor closets. There's only so many dressy outfits we can scramble together before we're left wondering if a sweater and black pants are an acceptable combination for a semi-formal affair. If we had to come up with a new head-to-toe look for every event, whether it be a secret Santa gathering or a family dinner, our wallets would basically go on strike. Dressing up for the season...


  • The Under-The-Radar Eye Gloss You Need This New Year's Eve

    We already know the holidays can be stressful. You're reuniting with distant relatives (who always seem to have a vested interest in your love life), your savings account is dwindling, and flights are always delayed — with or without snow anywhere in sight. Then, once all that's over, comes the New Year's Ever struggle.

    Sure, you could spend December 31 watching Netflix on the couch with Chinese takeout. (No judgement.) Or, you can embrace the holiday like you're Edie Sedgwick and it's your...


  • People Are Naming Their Kids Saoirse Because They Love "Lady Bird"

    One of the big recurring themes throughout Greta Gerwig's tear-inducingly relatable Lady Bird is how you can choose your own identity through your name. Lady Bird refuses to go by Christine until the very end of the movie, when she's on the other side of the country, uprooted from her Sacramento life. Only then does she tell a boy at a party, "Christine. My name is Christine."

    Perhaps the movie's wide appeal helps explain the recent rise of the name Saoirse, after Saoirse Ronan, who portrayed...


  • This Controversial Skin-Care Trend Will Be Huge In 2018, According To Pinterest

    A little over a year ago, America learned a very important lesson: You can't always trust the polls. But the numbers don't lie, and Pinterest's 2018 trend predictions report a whopping 345% increase in saves for "derma roller " over the past year. And that means the controversial beauty treatment probably isn't going anywhere come January — for better or for worse.

    The much-disputed device, which essentially involves pricking your face with teeny-tiny needles all over in the name of beauty,...


  • Ivanka Trump's Personal Brand Is As Strong As Ever

    Ivanka Trump's first-ever candle — musky, with notes of peach and vanilla — is the first daughter in scent form: conventionally pretty, sweet, carefully curated, and disappointing to a certain audience.

    But many of her fans are able to mentally separate Ivanka the businesswoman from the Ivanka whom many feminists have criticized for not meaningfully standing up to her father's policies, many of which hurt women. According to one poll earlier this year, one in eight people who voted for Donald...


  • What Beyoncé's Natural Hair Really Looks Like

    When you're one of the most idolized and talked about celebrities on earth, people want to know everything about you, from what you eat and drink to your daily routine and what you look like before the glam squad arrives. This is especially true for Beyoncé.

    But just when the BeyHive thinks they've managed to trace her footsteps, she (somehow) manages to throw everyone off in the eleventh hour. Granted, we're talking about the goddess who once dropped a surprise album in the dead of night four...


  • Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Changes To The Birth Control Mandate

    A federal judge in Pennsylvania temporarily blocked the Trump administration on Friday from implementing new rules that would make it easier for employers to stop offering birth control coverage to their employers due to religious or moral reasons.

    In early October, the Department of Health and Human Services partially rolled back the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate. The Obama-era rule required employers to offer birth control coverage without a copay in their healthcare plans. The...


  • Optic White Shoes Are Joining The Resistance

    A few mornings ago, I was walking down West 15th Street when a bike messenger whizzed alongside me and shouted so close and so loud it almost made me drop my coffee. “ White boots! I SEEEEE YOU! ” It startled me, but caused me to look down at my still bright white patent boots somewhat lovingly.

    Yep, white boots, or more accurately, optic white shoes — I see YOU.Stuart Weitzman Vigor Bootie, $535, available at Stuart Weitzman.

    Every few seasons a footwear trend comes along that doesn’t just...


  • This Is The ONLY Lipstick You Need This Winter — & It's Under $4

    Every winter, it's always the same: I swap out my regular face primer for a hydrating face primer, bundle up in cozy sweaters, and spend about 50% of my daily efforts trying to prevent my lips from drying out. It doesn't matter how many times I exfoliate my lips with a scrub or apply a balm throughout the day — no matter what, they always end up peeling.

    Unfortunately, what I've come to discover is that this usually means I'm forced to ditch my favorite red lipsticks, which tend to accentuate...


  • Mark Your Cal: There's A Major Prestige Beauty Sale Starting Next Week

    It's December, which means you're probably thinking about holiday gifts right now. Whether you're panicked about a late start to shopping (we feel you), you've made a list and checked it twice, or are done shopping and onto the wrapping and shipping portion of your plan (or lack thereof), it's enough to make us all need a post-holiday vacation vacation.

    It's almost time to treat yourself — and burn any holiday cash you amass. Luckily, Space NK is coming through with the perfect way to make your...


  • How The Fashion Set Maintain Their Personal Style During Pregnancy

    Fashion is a form of self-expression and can allow you to more confidently present your personal identity. But how do you maintain that extension of yourself when becoming a mother? For most, it's a dramatic transformation of both your life and your body, leaving little money or time to focus on yourself, let alone the clothes you wear.

    With a number of members of the fashion set announcing pregnancies over the past year or so — from Susie Lau to Leandra Medine — we asked a few of our favorite...