Lane Bryant has been revolutionizing the plus-size industry for years now, and the brand's selection just keep getting better with each new launch. For the second time, the brand has teamed up with designer Prabal Gurung on an amazing new collection - and it officially hit stores today! The fall line features 22 versatile pieces that will easily take you from work to the weekend - including sophisticated sweaters and hot leather pants. Speaking of the latter, the collection isn't bound by traditional "plus size" looks that are meant to hide fuller figures. But even with these edgier options, the collection won't be too flashy, either. Just like the designer's debut collection for Lane Bryant, the latest line delivers a dose of humble self-assurance to any woman over size 12. "I want to create clothes that feel sophisticated, that feel elevated, that feel nice that she can wear that feels good," Gurung previously told Refinery29 of the March 2017 line. "I want to create that outfit that when she wears it we are just like ‘Oh wow.’ I wanted to have a silent quiet whisper of confidence." And it's no surprise that you'll feel a boost of confidence, considering Gurung once again nails the effortless "French girl" look with each and every piece he's designed. "My fall collection with Lane Bryant is inspired by the creative spirit and romance of Paris," Gurung said in a a press release. "This collection is our ode to you, our muse, as we celebrate self-assurance, and the glamour and sensuality that comes with it. I wanted to offer designer pieces at an accessible price point that all women could feel good in and Lane Bryant gave me full creative freedom to bring this vision to fruition." The Singaporean designer has long been transforming beauty standards to include women of all races and sizes. For several seasons, he's used curvy models like Candice Huffine and Ashley Graham in his fashion shows and has even spoken out about the exclusivity of the industry that he aims to reverse. "Diversity everywhere should become the norm," he told Refinery29 earlier this year. "And it’s not just about plus-size; it’s about trans models; it’s about everything." Judging from the new looks, there's no doubt that store made the right decision in choosing Gurung to create the perfect seasonal looks. Full of warm neutral tones and plush knit materials, the collection reminds us why we're actually excited for colder temperatures to come. Pumpkin spice lattes, sweet cookie candles, and long nights spent snuggling up by the fire anyone? The Lane Bryant x Prabal Gurung fall collection is available in sizes 14 through 28, and garments will range from $38 to $278. Considering how fast the first collection flew off shelves, you'll probably want to act fast. Shop the full collection here to nab your favorites while you still can. And for even more fashion inspiration, check out our amazing styling tips for the season, including how to wear fall hats and how to style an oversized shirts five ways.
We get it, we wouldn't want to take off our go-to comfy Adidas sneakers either. However sometimes, you need to slide into a pair of brand new high heels for a special occasion. And if you're one who buys new heels and wears them daily-- well, then, we praise you. No matter what kind of fashion girl you are, we have the best tips for how to break in heels (your feet will seriously thank you). First thing's first, your new pair of heels should be your right size and have a comfortable heel height that you can actually walk on. So, if you have some pairs of extra high heels that you're hoarding in your closet waiting for the day you have enough strength to wear them, then you should probably just get rid of them right now. Just three simple tips on what you should focus on when wearing high heels can make them super wearable, and dare we say it, comfortable. Prep your heels and legs at once A modeling expert will certainly have a tip or two on how to effortlessly strut around in high heels. Karen Lee Gybrowski, a model scout at Karen Lee Group, shares her tips with TODAY.com on how to walk in heels like a pro. "Prior to wearing heels, walking around your home on the balls of your feet helps to strengthen your legs and ankles," Karen says. This will definitely help to strengthen your legs and feet before the next time you want to slip into a pair of pumps. Plus, wearing heels at home will help to break them in and make them much more comfortable. You don't want your first time wearing a pair of heels to be when you have a busy night out ahead of you. Consider buying heel inserts for comfort Podiatry expert Catherine Moyer, MD, shares her best comfort tips with StyleCaster for wearing heels. Catherine recommends buying over-the-counter products to insert into your high heels for extra cushioning. More specifically, she recommends picking up a pair of oval-shaped pads made of gel-like material that can help ease any pain that you have on the balls of your feet when you wear high heels. This quick trick is a sure way to prevent harsh friction and any painful blisters from popping up. Add socks or thick tights when wearing heeled shoes Do you have a new pair of heeled boots that you just can't wait to wear for the fall? Luckily, you can always put on a pair of thicker socks when you wear them for the first time so that they're much more bearable to wear. Now, if you have a regular pair of pumps you're anxious to wear, you can try this same tip at home before you wear them-- because socks and heels don't exactly go together. Bustle recommends breaking in tight shoes with socks so that the thickness of the sock can help to stretch out the material of the shoe, while also protecting your feet from burning scrapes and blisters. It's no secret that many styles of new shoes can be uncomfortable-- even those without sky-high heels. For more tips on making your pairs a lot easier to wear make sure to check out How To Break In Flats and How To Break In Boots. [Photo: Shutterstock]
H&M is no stranger to collaborations with designer labels (think Balmain, Jimmy Choo, and Rei Kawakubo), and now the mega retailer is adding celebrity-favorite Erdem to its list. Although the collection won't be available until November, the brand recently released an ad on its Instagram to give us a sneak peak of the new collection. And needless to say, we're already obsessed. The scripted mini-movie is directed by Baz Luhrmann, the creative mastermind behind Moulin Rouge and the Great Gatsby, and features a visually opulent portrayal of all the new wears. In true Erdem fashion, the collection will include elegant floral patterns, ribbon-trimmed gowns, and tons of ladylike handbags. And that's not to mention the array of stunning coats (was anyone else drooling over that lush leopard print number??) that we glimpsed on the models frolicking around a seemingly abandoned mansion. “The collection reinterprets some of the codes that have defined my work over the past decade," Moralioglu said in a press release. "It’s also inspired by much of my youth, from the English films, ’90s TV shows and music videos I grew up watching to memories of the style that defined members of my family. Taking from these inspirations, I imagined a group of characters and friends off to the English countryside for the weekend. There’s a real play in the collection between something decidedly dressed-up and equally effortless.” The Canadian born, London-based designer has been a force in the fashion world since founding his brand in 2005, earning the Vogue/British Fashion Council Designer Fashion Fund Award and this year's Canadian Arts & Fashion International Canadian Designer of the Year Award, among other accolades. And if the trailer is any indication, his new line for H&M is sure not to disappoint. In fact, it's set to make high fashion-esque garments accessible to a wide audience. “Seriously, though, I’ve seen it as something which is the opposite of what you’d associate with fast-fashion,” he told Vogue. “I want it to be pieces you’ll be wearing in 10 years time, as women do with my own clothes." What's more, the collection will also feature a menswear collection - a first for the designer. As reported by GQ, some of the options will include expertly tailored suit jackets and pants, as well as fun floral hoodies. "There has to be an easiness to menswear, and a sense of reality," Moralioglu also shared in the press release. "I’m so happy with it, and I think so many women are going to love the men’s collection too." So consider the new collection your one-stop for all your holiday shopping needs! Erdem x H&M will officially be available in select stores and online starting Nov. 2. We can't wait to get our hands on all the beautiful garments! In anticipation of the release, make sure to check out all our amazing styling tips for the season, including how to wear fall hats and how to style an oversized shirts five ways. Plus, you can watch the full teaser trailer here:
It's no secret that every fashion lover has been patiently waiting for the Treasure & Bond x Something Navy Nordstrom launch from fashion blogger Arielle Noa Charnas. The collection was expected to hit stores and online today, Sep. 25 at 9 a.m. EST but faced a delay that left shoppers questioning their favorite retailer. Now, the wait is officially over though! After an unexpected three hour delay, the collection has finally launched! There's no clear reason for the mix-up other than "technical errors" Nordstrom says they faced that caused the delay. In all the confusion you may have been wondering: "When will the Something Navy collection be available at Nordstrom?" Have no fear, it's now here and we've got the low down on the best pieces you can shop. The quickest way you can find the collection is by typing "somethingnavy" into the search bar on Nordstrom's website-- a little tip thanks to Arielle's Instagram post that was published once the collection was finally live. It's been up for just one hour-- so you can finally shop the Something Navy collection now. It has 30 pieces in total, so there's something in the collection that's honestly suited for every shopper out there-- including you, of course. There are even pieces for every price range too, so you don't have to necessarily break the bank when shopping the collection. Items from the collection range from just $39 for a necklace and even up to about $200 for a jacket. One thing's for sure though, you need to shop the items that are left in the collection right now before another shopper snags all the best deals. The launch includes a wide array of clothing pieces, shoes, and accessories. Our top five favorites from the Treasure & Bond x Something Navy Nordstrom launch include... x Something Navy Pearl Crop Skinny Jeans ($99.00) x Something Navy Floral Print Slipdress ($89.00) x Something Navy Ruffle Cuff Tunic ($79.00) x Something Navy Multistrand Necklace ($39.00) x Something Navy Leather Miniskirt ($189.00) Nordstrom took to both Instagram and Twitter to apologize for the delay. On Instagram, Nordstrom posted a photo about the latest information on the collection launch featuring Arielle from Something Navy. The company wrote in the Instagram caption, "We sincerely apologize and take full ownership for the delay of #TBxSomethingNavy. We are excited to formally announce that the collection is now LIVE on Nordstrom.com. Thank you @somethingnavy for your partnership and to our customers for your patience. Shop via link in bio." Arielle specifically chose to collaborate with the Nordstrom-exclusive brand Treasure & Bond, which offers All-American classic styles while donating 2.5 percent of sales to youth empowerment organizations. You better hurry to support this cause because it's quickly selling out! Make sure to shop our favorite exclusive pieces from Arielle and Nordstrom now before they're gone for good! For more fashion news make sure to check out FYI, Sole Society Has Tons Of Super Cute Booties On Sale For Under $50 Right Now, Shop The Prettiest Shoes With Bow Details For Fall Now, and THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Nicki Minaj x MAC Is Here--Plus 24 Bonus Nudes. [Photo: Nordstrom]
For years, one brand of moisturizer has been regarded by those of us who suffer from extremely dry skin as a lifesaver: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. This bestselling, classic moisturizer is everything to everyone — whether you have dry, oily, normal, combination, or sensitive skin, this brand keeps your skin hydrated and protected from the elements for 24 hours. It’s number one function is as a luxurious cream that absorbs rapidly, but leaves even the driest skin types flake-free and soft as silk. Kiehl’s is so special it even earned the distinction of being the facial cream used by six explorers who completed the first-ever ascent of Greenland’s crazy-cold peaks in 2005. Needless to say, it isn’t easy to find another moisturizer that can compete with Kiehl's rich formula, which includes desert plant extracts and squalane, which restores your skin’s natural moisture barrier. But there are some pretty great moisturizers out there that offer amazing protection to very dry skin types. Here are 4 Kiehl’s moisturizer dupes you need to keep on your radar. 1) First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer Made with soothing colloidal oatmeal and shea butter and especially ideal for sensitive, reactive skin types, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer is the product that can instantly banish dry skin flakes from your life and calm inflammation. Its other star ingredients include ceramide 3, which locks in moisture for the smoothest skin imaginable, and a blend of antioxidants that improve your skin’s texture and help brighten your complexion. In clinical studies, this cream was actually proven to increase hydration by 169 percent immediately after applying it — if that isn’t enough of a reason to give it a whirl, consider this: it can even help relieve itch and discomfort from eczema. 2) Amarte Aqua Lotion It can tricky to find a lotion that eliminates dry patches in oily and normal skin types — most creams are a little too rich and can clog pores and cause pimples and blackheads. But Amarte Aqua Lotion is that perfectly rare combination of light and just soothing enough to relieve occasional bouts of dryness in otherwise oily skin. Its key ingredients include purified nano-sulfur, which purifies and soothes (but also helps heal acne), allantoiin to soothe skin, and brightening arbutin. Its impressive list of flower extracts and essential oils is nothing to laugh at, either. 3) Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream One of the best things about many Korean beauty products like Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream is that they offer incredible bang for the buck and often contain revolutionary ingredients that are especially gentle on sensitive skin types. This cream, which is ideal for all skin types, considers ceramides its secret weapon and these molecules support your skin’s barrier with time-release moisture that lasts up to 26 hours. This cream also has licorice root extract and aloe vera to relieve redness and irritation. 4) Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensitive Skin When your skin requires a dose of moisture and sunscreen for daytime protection, you needn’t sacrifice one for the other. Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer with SPF 15 is ideal for sensitive skin because it’s made with zinc oxide, aloe vera, and vitamin E. It’s also free of fragrance, oil, and PABAs and delivers a satisfying moisture barrier that never feels greasy or sticky.
If you're one of the many fans of Huda Beauty's Rose Gold eyeshadow palette, you should know that the brand just dropped a new palette that's garnering as much, if not more, attention than the Rose Gold. The Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65) should be on your radar if it isn't already. In fact, it should be more than on your radar--it should be in your shopping cart, because it just dropped last week! And here's why you need it: the Dubai-inspired palette has so many rich, beautiful jewel-tone shades that will carry you from fall to winter. It's an instant classic. Here are the swoon-worthy swatches, and everything you need to know about the palette: Are you dead over the Cosmo glitter?! I mean... The palette comes with 18 new shades for the brand (the aforementioned glitter plus 8 creamy mattes, 6 shimmering pearl shades, and 3 duo-chrome toppers). The palette is inspired by the, "vivid shades and striking landscape" of Dubai. Cue "Arabian Nights" and Sex and the City 2. The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65) launched on shophudabeauty.com on 9/18 and hit Sephora next month (save the date: 10/13). Here's another shot of the palette--as you can see, it has some beautiful reds, purples and oranges to create really exotic-feeling eye looks: The results from swatching were that the Desert Sand is a great primer or base shade, the Musk is great for a crease--and you can use just two those colors plus the Oud to fake a naked palette. But this is not a palette to buy if you want a naked look all the time! It wouldn't be living up to it's fullest potential--this is a palette for beauty buffs. The shimmering shades are gorgeous. Some bloggers mentioned that their Cosmo glitter shade came damaged--what we experienced was that it broke easily. But who cares! It still looks perfect on eyes. Additionally, you will get some fallout using these shadows--so it's a good idea to follow the rules and apply your shadow *first* with this kit so you can clean up any fallout undereyes after using the palette. As a bonus, Huda also created a Snapchat lens that uses augmented reality to let users experiment with three of Huda’s favorite looks from the palette in real time. She's offering one lucky winner a trip for 2 to Duabi for 4 nights staying in 5 star hotel, a makeover with Huda herself and the entire Huda Beauty collection. OMG!! And 100 runner ups will be chosen at random to be one of the first to receive a Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. How could you say No to that, Snapchat peeps?
Having trouble finding a shampoo that will cleanse your hair without completely drying out your strands in the process? Well, you're not alone. I've had my fair share of lackluster washes with several products that left my tresses feeling less than. If you're looking to change up your routine with a more moisturizing shampoo that fits your hair texture, then it may be time to consider making your own. It's actually pretty easy if you have the right ingredients. I use castile soap as a base for my shampoo. It's great because it doesn't include the chemicals that you would find in many shampoos. This soap cleans your hair. It's also oil based, so it's gentle enough to wash hair without stripping it and drying out your scalp. To create your own mix, grab an empty bottle. Fill it about a third or half way with pure castile soap, and then fill the bottle with equal parts water to dilute the soap. It may take some experimenting to find the right ratio for you, but it's totally worth it. After, I usually like to add in a few essential oils like as almond oil, peppermint oil, jojoba oil, and lavender to further nourish the scalp. Shake it up. And there you have it: an easy recipe for homemade shampoo! Bonus tip: follow up your wash with an acidic rinse, such as a solution of apple cider vinegar and water, to help seal in moisture and balance the PH levels in your hair and scalp. Be sure to check out how to make your own tinted lip balm and this DIY split end repair treatment. [Photo: Shutterstock]
Drop everything you're doing-- the iPhone 8 is finally here! It's been almost an entire year since the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch, and we're so ready for something new. While the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will cost you between $700 and $800, cases for the new gadgets found online come at a way cheaper price. So, there's no need to shovel out big money at your phone provider's store or at Apple when you pick up your new phone. Check out these stylish, and not to mention practical, iPhone 8 cases that will both protect and add some flair to the latest iPhone. It's time to get shopping! The first iPhone 8 case comes from Caseology off of Amazon. This case adds a neutral color and design to your new phone, while still being extra protective of it. The case features shock absorbing dual layers and has impact resistant protection. It also features button covers and easy accessible cutout designs for your phone too. This one is definitely a steal considering it's less than $15. Caseology iPhone 8 Case [Apex Series] - Ocean Gray ($13.99) We've got another case that will protect both the back and the front of your iPhone 8. Much like the Caseology case, Supcase offers a design that is made of shock absorbing material. It's slim and has both defined edges and a smooth finish. It also features an elevated bezel so that your phone has extra shattering protection in case it falls. Supcase iPhone 8 Case, Unicorn Beetle Style Premium Hybrid Protective Clear Bumper Case ($14.99) If you prefer a sleek minimalistic iPhone design, then we've got the perfect case for you! This clear Speck iPhone 8 case is a full two-layer case that includes an 8-foot drop protection. I mean, how amazing is that?! The best part is that it has free shipping and a lifetime warranty. You definitely can't go wrong with that. Speck Presidio Clear iPhone 8 Cases ($39.95) Spigen offers some of the toughest iPhone cases around for the ultimate technology protection. Although it offers a lot of protection, it comes at the minimal cost of less than $16. This Spigen case features dual layer coverage and if that's not enough, it even has Air Cushion Technology in all four corners. Oh, and not to mention, it also has an angular grip and a kickstand for video viewing. Spigen Tough Armor [2nd Generation] iPhone 8 Case (15.99) There are also plenty of other iPhone 8 accessories that you can buy to upgrade your phone even more so. One particular accessory comes from Casetify, another popular iPhone case brand that is known for its modern and fashionable case designs. You can snag this trendy millennial pink leather iPhone credit card pocket accessory for an affordable price. It also has a sticky adhesive backing so it's super easy to attach one to the back of any iPhone case that you have. We've got all of the latest iPhone news at SHEfinds, so don't worry, we've got you covered. Make sure to check out The Scary Reason You Shouldn't Use The Face ID Feature On An iPhone X, According To An Expert and 7 Things You Need To Know About The New iPhone X. [Photo: Apple]
How many times have you purchased a super gorgeous lipstick, only to realize you probably will never wear it? I know that this happens to me all the time. Instead of letting it sit and collect dust or tossing it in the trash, there is another use for it! You ready for this? Turn it into a tinted lip balm! The color will be toned down a notch and your lips will be kissable as ever. Making your own tinted lip balm is surprisingly easy. Just take the lipstick you're going to use for the project, Vaseline (or any type of petroleum jelly) and coconut oil. Mix these ingredients together in any ratio you'd like. Color too light? Add a little more lipstick? Color still too bold? Add some more Vaseline. Super easy, right? And you just saved yourself the hassle of throwing a lipstick (and cash!) in the garbage. Be sure to check out DIY split-end repair and make your own texturizing sea salt spray.