Wise Words of Wisdom From the Women we Love

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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…

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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

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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 ➤

Women We Love: Tory Johnson and “The Shift”

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Finding a good work/life balance can always be a tricky game, and no one knows that better than author and Good Morning America contributor, Tory Johnson. Johnson spent years putting her work and family ahead of her own personal health, but when she was given a blast of harsh reality from her bosses, Johnson realized that her health, and her weight, were affecting her job. So she stepped up and made "The Shift," losing 62 pounds the healthy way, all the while continuing … Continue ➤

In Case You Missed It: Blake Lively’s Baby Bump, Cosmo Get a T.V. Show, and More…

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Happy Friday! Before you settle in to the long weekend with your spiced cider and your fall festivities, here are all of our favorite fashion news stories from the week, including Blake Lively's not-so-secret pregnancy announcement and John Galliano's new role at Margiela. 1. Blink and you may have missed it: Blake Lively sneakily announced her pregnancy this week on her website with an adorable photo of her holding her teeny tiny baby bump. The post was all about … Continue ➤

Perfect a No-Makeup Makeup Office Look

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Perfecting your at-work beauty routine is necessary for a smooth early morning start, as well as for getting you through the day with ease. You want a plan that is simple for those early days, but will also stay put throughout the workday without getting shiny or rubbing off on your favorite white button down.  But it’s also important to look natural and professional so even your skin says CEO. We have a “no makeup” beauty habit perfect for your day-to-day desk makeup. … Continue ➤

The Best Boots For Fall

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Buying a new pair of boots is pretty much a fall rite of passage, after all, you're going to need them for all your favorite fall activities. Is apple picking really ever complete unless you're rocking your favorite new tall boots? To get you in the shopping spirit, here are 15 of our favorite boots for fall. Whether you're looking to rock a statement leopard ankle boot while on your morning coffee run or opting for a classic riding boot for work, we've got you … Continue ➤

We Tried It: Platejoy

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Part of eating right and dieting correctly starts with choosing the right ingredients! And while that can be tough when you're grocery shopping for one or for just a few meals at a time, now there are plenty of meal delivery services to help you out! Some deliver ready made meals, or a point system to help you manage your calories, but Platejoy does all your shopping for you, but still let's you play chef! So we tried it; healthy eating, at-home cooking, Platejoy … Continue ➤

Women We Love: Shoe Designer Emy Mack

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If there's any career that fits squarely under the "dream job" category, Emy Mack's is it. The long-time design lover launched her eponymous shoe label in 2012, and since then, her shoes have appeared on the runways of New York Fashion Week, and on celebrities like Kerry Washington. Here, we talk to the designer, wife, and mom of three about how she got her start, taking risks, the best career advice she's received, and more. YOU DIDN'T ALWAYS DESIGN SHOES. HOW DID … Continue ➤

In Case You Missed It: Carine Roitfeld Ends Paris Fashion Week with a Birthday Blowout, Chanel’s Fashion March, and More…

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Check out everything you may have missed from Paris Fashion Week including, Carine Roitfeld's over the top birthday fiesta, Jean Paul Gaultier's last show, and Amal Alamuddin's to-die-for wedding wardrobe: 1. Talk about major FOMO… Carine Roitfeld ended fashion week with a party to end all parties. Whether it was Karl Lagerfeld taking selfies with Justin Bieber or Carine and Paris Hilton spinning at the DJ booth, it was definitely one party that the fashion elite … Continue ➤

Editor’s Letter: Working Girl, Big News, & More …

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I can't even believe it's already October. TIME FLIES, right? Anyway, since we just spent an entire month talking about fashion, clothes, models, and makeup, we've decided to make our October focus a little more substantial. This month, we'll be talking about something we all struggle to define, succeed at, and balance with the rest of our lives: work. Whether you're just starting your career, have finally hit your stride, run your own business, or are in the midst of … Continue ➤

Cop Her Style: Fashion Blogger Blair Eadie

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Editor's Note: Today, we're launching a fun new series, Cop Her Style. We're targeting the style bloggers, editors and general fashionistas we love, and drilling down into what, exactly, makes them so chic. Hopefully, we'll all learn a few things about wearing clothes from these ladies! Here at Lux & Concord, our list of style crushes is longer than our list of things we want at Bloomingdale's (which, on any given day, is at least a couple of pages, longer if … Continue ➤