• Three Instagram-Worthy Spots to Visit this Weekend!

    Smize, Y’all! Oh, and werk! 

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always a big sucker for insta-worthy destinations. Feed on fleek? You betcha!

    Here are three super awesome places I scouted out for scenic pictures and dope backgrounds. Taking a social media cleanse? No worries! They’re also great places to visit in general.

    Blackbody Show Room

    25 Greene Street

    The Blackbody Show Room is home to the world’s first OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display. The space consists of two floors filled with all things lights. We’re talking incredible fixtures and mind-boggling chandeliers! Their “Orange Room” with “raining” lights is definitely a fan favorite.

    Plus, it’s that perfect backdrop for your new profile pic.

    And, admission to this French light installation is free! If you’re ever in the area, I highly suggest dropping by to relax your mind, body, and soul.

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City)

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    You can find this contemporary art museum in Long Island City, Queens. After walking through the colorful “Weaving the Courtyard” to get to the actual museum, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed everything the three-floored MoMa PS1 had to offer.

    Not gonna lie, there were some disturbing artworks, but I guess that’s just what contemporary art is.

    Otherwise, the museum has an incredible selection of art ranging from short films, to simple paints, to sculptures. Come with an open mind but you might want to leave the children you’re babysitting at home.

    Oh, and admission is free for all New Yorkers until October 2017 in honor of the museum’s 40th anniversary!

    SeaGlass Carousel

    State & Water Street (Battery Park)

    You need to check out the SeaGlass Carousel because it is the prettiest carousel I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Even though I’ve “been there” and “done that,” I gladly would do it all over again.

    Yeah, I know, it’s $5.00 for just a couple of minutes, but these glowing and rotating fish are so worth the mulah!

    Best of all, it’s gram-worthy day and night, inside and out!

    OTHER PLACES TO CHECK OUT

    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    • David Zwirner Gallery

     

    Pray tell, what are some of your favorite gram-worthy spots this summer?

  • How To: Sweat In Style + Giveaway!

    Enter to Win!

    Working out is never a bummer when you’re rocking sweet new gear at the same time.  Or, perhaps you’re more of an athleisure type of lady instead, running errands and picking up an almond-milk latte in your fitness tights and a leather jacket.  Whatever the case may be, fresh gear is always a must – especially as we head into a new season.

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    Wearing Lorna Jane’s Luxe Wrap Pant & Lauper Excel Tank

    I’ve been a fan of Lorna Jane for years.  I love the versatility of the fitness line for women: all kinds of pieces in all kinds of colors, with cuts and shapes that are flattering to all.  We’ve done a few giveaways before together and with the weather getting chillier we thought it would be fun to line another up for you, dear reader, right this very second!

    I’m obsessed with the Luxe Wrap Pant pictured above – they’re absolutely perfect for a stroll around the neighborhood paired with nice kicks, or for layering on top of tights for when you’re heading out the door in cold weather.  Very Alexander Wang vibey, right?

    My favorite new top is the Lauper Excel Tank – finally, a crop tank from a fitness line that isn’t too short or revealing!  My prayers have been answered!  I want it in like 7 more colors (can we make that happen, LJ? Hint, hint!).

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    Next question I ask myself often: how many pairs of tights are too many?  Well, when they’re the Be Seen Ankle Biker Tight the answer is NO AMOUNT, EVER.

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    Lorna Jane Be Seen Ankle Biker Tight

    Like, I’m sorry but how dope are these!  They are everything!  Sexy cut-outs, mesh, black, tight, long?  Hello, gym!!!!  Hello, every place in New York City and beyond!  Hello, Shanghai!

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    Lorna Jane Tough Girl Active Jacket

    Moving on to some jackets I’m loving right now…the one pictured above is for tough ladies only (you). The camo print on the Tough Girl Active Jacket literally changes my mood as I bound down the street towards my pilates studio.  I feel bold and in charge – the right way to feel on the way to a workout, or anytime really!

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    Lorna Jane Night Runner Active Jacket

    Finally, lets throw a little COLOR into this mix, shall we?  My favorite piece from all the new goodies on Lorna Jane right now is the Night Runner Active Jacket.  Its cozy, with a nice mesh lining on the inside that’s perfect for layering on top of literally anything.  I love the bright blue color, too.

    SO – if you’re digging LJ as much as I am right now, why not enter this sweet little giveaway below?  No reason I can think of not to!  The giveaway is open until October 28th and we’ll notify the winner by email. Good luck!

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  • 10 New (Simply Amazing) Accessories for Fall

    My New Favorites

    I determined a few weeks ago that this fall and winter, accessories would be my THING.  Not only are they well-priced, they don’t require a huge wardrobe overhaul each season to stay on top of the trends. Be it silk scarves, hats, cozy scarfs, gloves, or ponchos, they officially have leading roles in my upcoming looks.

    Truth be told, my accessories craze couldn’t be timed better for my closet as I’m thrilled to reveal today that I’m the newest partner of Echo, the New York City scarf company crafting the loveliest of accessories since 1923.  Together we’re working on the #ChangeYourStripes campaign by elevating wardrobes everywhere simply by accessorizing!  From their silk scarves, to beanies, gloves, ponchos, and everything in between, the beauty of Echo’s accessories is that they allow you to change your look, your mood, or someone’s perception without ever losing yourself, the way that clothes sometimes can.  Echo harnesses this transformative power of accessories through the expert use of color, pattern, and texture in their fashion and home products.

    So with style in mind, let’s dive headfirst into my Top 10 List of New Favorite Accessories for the upcoming chillier seasons..

    1. Silk Scarves

    You know Echo’s silk scarves when you see them, the ultimate do-everything accessory.  Here we have the Enchanted Forest Silk Scarf, my favorite piece from their new line available now, styled 3 ways…

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    Around the neck…

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    As a bandana…

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    Around the wrist…

    2. The Black Beanie

    The black beanie is a wardrobe staple, always in style, and totally chic when the temps drop below 50 F.  This one is luxuriously soft, wearable all day long.

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    3. The Skinny Silk Scarf

    From the pages of Vogue to the necks of fashionable women everywhere, the skinny silk scarf has taken Manhattan, Paris and London by storm this season.  Check out Echo’s gorgeous version in every color imaginable.

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    Will be wearing this everywhere…

     4. The Blanket Wrap

    Nothing is cozier than a binkie, amirite? So every human on earth will be happy to learn that blankets are fashions now, wearable around your neck in the softest of fabrics and pretties of colors.  Meet The Blanket Wrap!

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    Warm and Soft!

    5. Hats with Style

    Trust me, nobody is more excited to wear these beanies with a furry little pom on top than me.  I got this guy in 3 charming, wardrobe-ready colors but it’s available in many more.  Talk about soft and chic!

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     Love in every color!

      6. The Leather Glitten

    I’m all about gloves once the temperature gets chilly.  My hands literally freeze without them, and these adorable glittens are totally IN right now.  Not only do they clip back to reveal a delightful finger glove, they are also iPhone ready with a magnetized finger!

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    Fingers optional!
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    7. Everyday Ruanas

    Guys, wraps are THE thing right now.  I bet you’ve seen like 3 ladies wearing a ruana already today. They’re cozy, warm, and stylish while being totally effortless.  This black one is at the top of my list right now.

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    8. The Fur Glove

    Nothing screams #ChangeYourStripes more than a glove with a touch of fur.  I love these from Echo, plus they have the built in cell phone finger that’s a must-have these days.

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    9. The Bandana Scarf

    Hello, Paris Fashion Week!  The Bandana is officially BACK (or did it ever really leave?), y’all!  I’m absolutely coveting this black number with fringe, aka the Yak Triangle with Fringe.

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    10. The Reversible Ruana

    What’s better than 1 ruana?  2 ruanas, obviously.  This perfectly colored number is totally versatile, not to mention warm and in style.

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    I hope you enjoyed my top 10 picks for new accessories for fall and winter!  I’m so excited to be partnering with Echo on their #ChangeYourStripes campaign this holiday season and you can expect more fun from us soon with some great upcoming giveaways and events.  What’s your must-have accessory?  A classic silk scarf or cozy beanie?  Tell me below in the comments!


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  • Best Halloween Instagrams

    Halloween Insta Magic

    Best We've Seen

    October 31st! It’s finally here, and Instagram is abuzzin’ with Halloween magic. Before going out and celebrating, take a note of these Halloween-lovers– they’re the best around.

    M.A.C. Cosmetics

    What says Halloween in the most musical way? Rocky Horror Picture Show, of course! Paying tribute to this cult classic, M.A.C. recently announced their collection to honor the film’s 40th anniversary on Insta. Celebrate by doing the Time Warp (and treating yourself to a lipstick… or three)!

    L’Oreal Paris USA

    L’Oreal Paris teaches us how to be a fierce feline with a smoky eye, purple lips and the darkest mascara fit for the darkest night. Lazy-girl Halloween while still looking amazing? We’re all about it.

    Amber Nail Salon

    Cobwebs, blood stains, black cats, pumpkins and ghosts galore. Nails as festive as this spooky holiday? Check.

    Photo: Nail_Amber

    Photo: Nail_Amber

    Keiko Groves

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch took Broadway by storm. Keiko Groves is doing the same with her Hedwig beauty tutorial. L-O-V-E.

    Photo: Keiko Groves

    Photo: Keiko Groves

    The Collecteur

    Giulia Scalese is The Collecteur, a photographer who collects chic garments, accessories and props.  An Instagram favorite, she later assembles them into still lifes. We’re monster mashing with happiness over this vibrant Halloween collection.

    Karen Elson

    Supermodel Karen Elson can rock any outfit and look amazing, but sometimes it’s best to stick with a classic. Talk about beauty!

    A Beautiful Mess

    It’s the year of the feminist (thank you Beyoncé, Emma Watson and Lena Dunham), and Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess are celebrating by featuring a feminist classic, Rosie the Riveter, portrayed by MarinyKoolWe can do it, indeed!

    Warby Parker

    And the award for the most spirited company goes to… Warby Parker! We’ve loved seeing what the Warby employees dressed up for this Halloween, but our favorite costume by far was Jared Leto. Someone please hand them a real Academy Award for this winning ensemble…

    Christine H McConnell

    We love Halloween as much as we love our cake (a lot). The super talented Christine McConnell dreamed up this eerie and equally delicious dessert for the occasion. Can you say “gimme?”

    Happy Halloween darlings! Share your spooky adventures with us in the comments below.

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  • Floral Nail Art Manicure

    Saw my Instagram and want to rock this adorable floral nail art manicure for yourself?  It’s incredibly easy to achieve because no nail polish is required to wear this look!  Getting floral nails for summer is as easy as taking a quick trip to your nearest drug store.

    So many of you asked that I had to share this not-so-secret: my nails aren’t painted at all.  Instead, they’re wrapped in Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in “Girl Flower” and they only cost me around $9.  A few of the other patterns available look a bit too manufactured for me, but I’ve gotten pretty results using Lustrous, Glitz Blitz, and Misbehaved.

    These polish strips are some of the easier ones to apply, especially because it seems like they’ve changed the sizing on the strips to be a bit more uniform since I used them last.  The patterns aren’t amazing, but a select few are definitely hot-to-trot.  My tips for applying these are below.

     

    POLISH STRIPS TIPS and TRICKS

    1. It’s critical that your nail is completely dry before applying the polish strips.  Wipe some acetone or alcohol over your nails with a bit of cotton to do this.

    2. Measure the polish strips against your own nails before you start, and line them up in the correct order on a table.

    3. Unpeel each strip completely before applying (I disregard the directions here as it’s easier to shape the strip without the top layer of plastic still attached) and delicately fold the strip around your nail, starting at the cuticle.

    4. If you need to shape the strip, I’d recommend using cuticle cutters to get the job done quickly and more precisely than the small emory board provided in the package.  Same goes for the tips – just cut the ends off where your nail ends and fold the remaining part of the strip over and under the tip of your nail.

    5. The wooden board provided in the kit actually does a great job of sealing the strip to your nail.  Just be sure to hold it on there pretty hard, and use your fingers for a final seal. 

    I’d love to see your summer nails – tag me on Instagram @LoBosworth and use my #AtHomeMani hashtag!

    xo

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