In Case You Missed It: MK & A Launch An Affordable Accessory Line, Lauren Conrad Wins at Halloween DIY, and More…


1. As if Lauren Conrad's Pinterest perfect wedding didn't make us green enough with envy, now her Halloween costume has us running to the beach to find our own picture-perfect mermaid costume. Check out her DIY costume here, and be ready to completely disregard your own costume idea (Refinery 29). 2. If  you've always wanted a little piece of Holly Golighty's Upper East Side life, you're in luck because the house used for the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany's just … Continue ➤

How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger: Arielle Nachamani of Something Navy

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For our second edition of Cop Her Style, which we've instead decided to call "How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger," we've picked a lady that exemplifies effortless chic, Arielle Nachmani of Something Navy. Her Style Summary: Arielle has cool girl style if we've ever seen it. She perfectly pairs tailored pieces with more relaxed ones (usually in a neutral palette), has a natural knack for proportion, and always manages to mix in a bit of a tough, New York edge. Her … Continue ➤

5 Fashion Halloween Costumes We Love

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It's no secret that we're a little fashion obsessed here at L&C, so it only figures that we'd use our favorite holiday to put our fashion sense to good use and channel it into a fabulous fashion inspired costume. To get in the Halloween spirit, we rounded up 5 of the most influential style icons that would be the most fun to dress up as using pieces that you'll be able to wear more than just for Halloween night (that sure beats the sexy Ebola nurse costume that … Continue ➤

Chicago’s Latest: Introducing Ali Shelton


We are so happy to be welcoming a new face to our Lux and Concord team this week! Thanks to continued overwhelming support from you, our readers, and too many wonderful opportunities to count in the Second City, our Chicago editor Kaleigh will be joined by a wonderful new lady: Ali Shelton! Ali will be covering all things Chicago, fashion and more alongside Kaleigh, as well as having a few super secret but exciting stories up her sleeve. Join us in welcoming her to the … Continue ➤

Women We Love: MJ Barton & Chantel Gia of Electric Picks

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Running a business with your best friend can be an amazing or demanding project, but for MJ Barton and Chantel Gia from Electric Picks, it’s a dream come true! The two women are fusing the fashion and music worlds with their ever-growing line of music inspired jewelry pieces including (you guessed it) guitar pick pieces. After a chance meeting years ago, they have grown the brand, and their friendship, by balancing each other out with a shared vision that crosses states … Continue ➤

In Case You Missed It: Remembering Oscar De La Renta, Vogue’s November Cover, and More…


1. Fashion lost one of its brightest stars as legendary designer Oscar de la Renta passed away earlier this week. Take a look back at some of his most iconic fashion moments (Refinery 29). 2. Celebs are out and models are in (again) as Vogue puts model Natalia Vodianova on its November cover. The spread, shot by famed photog Annie Leibovitz, is everything you'd expect from a holiday shoot—to die for gowns, a beautiful location (the Paris Opera Ballet to be exact), and … Continue ➤

18 Bloggers Who Know How to Dress for The Office

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When it comes to dressing for the office, we've covered everything from pieces to refresh your wardrobe to how to dress comfy for work, but sometimes you still need a little inspiration for when you get dressed in the morning. That's where our favorite style bloggers come in, after all who would we trust more to know the perfect mix of business casual and style than our favorite fashionistas?  Check out their ensembles below and get ready to start a work wardrobe wish … Continue ➤

Hot Halloween Costumes for the Kid in Us All


Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for our L&C editors, as we all love breaking out our inner fashionista for a big night of fall festivities! And while we have been buzzing about the big day for weeks now, not all of us have costumes! So we brought in the experts: Chicago costume shops Fantasy Costumes and Chicago Costume. They gave us inspiration and ideas from the hottest costumes this year. … Continue ➤

GuyTalk: The Do’s and Don’ts of Office Romance

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This month we are focusing on the workplace and how to succeed in business, but there are plenty of tricky situations in the professional arena. One of them is office romance. Is it always a bad idea? Can it end well? We asked our resident GuyTalk expert, Will Wilson from Major Onions, for his opinion! Here he breaks it down for us, with accompanying imagery from some of our favorite TV office couples... … Continue ➤

Wise Words of Wisdom From the Women we Love


Almost every Monday for the past year-and-a-half, we've been talking to women that inspire us, motivate us, and wow us with their success, fearlessness, and insight as part of our Women We Love series. Today, we're recapping some of the best words of wisdom we've learned from these ladies--who have ranged theSkimm founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, to blogger and author Erin Gates, to meteorologist Cheryl Scott, to Allure Magazine editor Catherine O'Neill, … Continue ➤

In Case You Missed It: Alexander Wang Brings Back Missy Elliott, Gisele Gives Us Beach Bod Envy, and More…


1. Last night's Alexander Wang x H&M runway show was half 90's R&B concert and half sporting event meets chic gym workout, and more importantly, one party you did not want to miss the invite to. To lessen your ever-increasing FOMO, here's a sneak peak at the full collection before it hit stores next month (Fashionista). 2. When you picture the location for the latest of Baz Luhrmann's short films for Chanel No. 5, a sandy beach doesn't exactly come to mind, … Continue ➤

Seven Ways to Wear Comfy Work Chic


Work wear is always a tricky beast. From investment pieces you have to purchase for that "corner office" look, to the little punches of color or sparkle we add to spice things up, the main goal always seems to be comfort that is still stylish. And while pencil skirts and sky high heels look great, they're not always the easiest to wear all day long. So we went on a hunt for outfit pieces that provide the comfort we need when stuck behind a desk with the chic look we want … Continue ➤

Expert Advice: 13 Ways to Get Ahead in Your 20s

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True, your twenties are sort of the "experimental" period of your career. You're just a few years in, and you're feeling out what you want to do, where you want to go, and who you want to be. But, that doesn't mean your twenties aren't important. For one, the average salary growth between the time you graduate college and your 30th birthday is 60% ... which is the steepest it will ever be. Plus, your twenties are the period in your adult life where you'll likely have … Continue ➤

The Best Pieces to Refresh Your Work Wardrobe

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When it comes to work wear, we're all about following the "dress to impress" motto with a little sprinkle of the WWAWW (what would Anna Wintour wear?) motto. But as any working gal knows, sometimes the "dress to impress" part starts to slide off if you've been in the same routine for awhile.  If you're getting to the point in your work wardrobe rotation where you're wondering if your co-workers would notice if you sported the same pants three times this week, it may be … Continue ➤

Chicago Women are Getting Tickled Pink

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October is known for Halloween and autumn activities, but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a slew of events to promote the great cause in the Windy City. But there is one charity near and dear to us in Chicago: Tickled Pink for Bright Pink in Chicago.  This amazing group of women, who recently partnered with Bright Pink to further benefit the breast cancer awareness cause, are hosting the event of the month at one of our favorite city spots: Public … Continue ➤