Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WCW: Chrissy Teigen

Our #WCW this week is Chrissy Teigen! She may have gotten her start in modeling, but she is so much more than just a pretty face.

Chrissy has modeled in campaigns for Olay, Nike, Billabong, UGG Australia, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and more. Her success has carried over to television. She's currently the host of Spike's Lip Sync Battle, and she hosted the Billboard Music Awards in May. She's also appeared on Model Employee, Snack-Off, and The Mindy Project.

Chrissy is a self-proclaimed foodie. She writes and cooks for her own blog - DeLUSHious. In addition to her blog, Chrissy is currently writing her own cook book, which is slated for an early 2016 release. She also shares her cooking expertise on Tyra Banks's new lifestyle show, FABLife.

Chrissy is extremely outspoken. She challenges people who troll her on the internet by calling them out and, more often than not, giving them a taste of her own medicine. However, she is responsible for her own commentary as well. If she misspeaks, she takes responsibility or makes clarifications. We love her ability to share her imperfections, and she frequently shares pictures on social media of her "real" life. She frequently challenges Instagram's policy guidelines as well in terms of what is allowed for male vs. female users.

An active user of social media, Chrissy took to Instagram last month to announce she and husband John Legend are expecting their first child. She also shared the couple had issues conceiving and had to turn to IVF. In typical Chrissy fashion, she has already slammed critics of her pregnancy body. We congratulate the copy on their amazing news!

We love how fearless and bold the hilarious and gorgeous Chrissy is! She has made so much happen for herself, and we can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve next!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Favorites: Suede

Suede has been everywhere this season! With a super soft texture and warm, cozy tones that are to die for, we can't help but be obsessed! We've picked out some of our favorite ways to wear one of this season's most popular textiles.

Sacrilegious Suede Skirt

Nothing beats a skirt and booties for an effortless fall look! This gorgeous tan pairs with your favorite fall colors, like a cozy burgundy sweater or a bold olive top. The classic skater skirt cut provides plenty of movement for your look.

Find Me in Fringe Vest
A vest is a simple way to add that little something extra to your look! This tan vest features soft fringe, giving texture and movement to your ensemble. Pair the vest with your favorite casual outfit to dress it up!

I Can't Even Skirt

This skirt brings together two of fall's hottest trends: suede and olive! Pair the skirt with your favorite booties for a classic fall look. A black sweater or top can effortlessly complete this outfit.

Sand Lot Top

We love how versatile this top is! Pair it with your favorite skinnies and booties for a casual look, or pair it with your favorite black or statement pants for a more dressed up look. The subtle cutouts on the sleeves add just enough detail, but a statement necklace can complete your look!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WCW: Selena Gomez

Whether she's on stage or on screen, Selena Gomez is always killing it. But we don't just love her talent - we love her confidence and positivity, which is why she's our #WCW this week!

Selena's new album, Revival, dropped in early October. It topped the charts, napping the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. This is her second number one album. 

In the midst of her album celebration, Selena took the time to clear up some serious rumors that were spread about her last year. She announced she suffers from lupus, a disease that attacks the immune system, and she was undergoing chemotherapy. Selena's announcement not only clears the air about what she was actually going through, but also gives an important spotlight on something that is not usually talked about.

Selena isn't only good at shining the spotlight on things that are important - she is also great at sharing the spotlight. She's proven herself to be a loyal and loving friend. Selena joined pal Taylor Swift over the summer to perform her song "Good for You," and even recently reaffirmed her dedication by keeping tight-lipped on rumors about Taylor. Another friendship often in the spotlight is the one between Selena and Demi Lovato. The two met on the set of Barney and Friends years ago, and have been on-and-off friends just like anyone else growing up. The two seem to be close once again, and we're so happy to see the pair back together!

Selena is also passionate about giving back. She has been an ambassador for UNICEF since 2009. Selena has traveled the globe to learn about regions in need, assisted in projects in those areas, supported campaigns like 12 Days for UNICEF and Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and has even held charity concerts for the organization.

We love Selena's bright spirit, work ethic, and dedication. We're so lucky we've been able to watch Selena grow and evolve, and we can't wait to see what she does next!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WCW: Sophia Bush

With a big smile and an even bigger heart, there's nothing we don't love about our #WCW this week - Sophia Bush! The actress and activist is always up to something, and we're totally obsessed!

Sophia made a name for herself as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill. A series regular for all nine seasons, Sophia's portrayal of Brooke helped bring various important issues to light, including bullying and body image, and we loved seeing the independent woman play someone equally independent and strong on-screen! She now stars as Detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D.

Sophia's entrepreneurial spirit wasn't limited to Brooke's clothing line. Sophia partnered with Randi Shinder to establish i smell great, a line of fragrance products that capture the truest forms of fragrance. Fragrances are captured in "scent spheres," which allow for safe products and smells extremely close to their origin. Customers can choose from four fragrances, or they have the option to layer and combine two favorites together.

Sophia is an active and outspoken supporter of various global rights organizations. She is a massive advocate for animal and animal rights alike, but much of her work deals with empowering women. Not only is she a partner in GLAMOUR's The Girl Project, but she also recently traveled to Uganda with 31bits and the AKOLA Project. Both offer handmade jewelry by women in Uganda, and the proceeds go back to those women to help improve their lives.

Sophia is a champion for herself and other women, and we can't wait to see what she succeeds at next!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WCW: Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is our Woman Crush Wednesday, and why not her? With her own TV show entering its fourth season and another book hitting the shelves, Mindy is constantly busy, and we just can't get enough! 

Mindy's professional love affair with comedy started to take shape during her internship with Late Night with Conan O'Brien during her sophomore year at Dartmouth College. Following graduation, Mindy gained popularity on television on The Office as Kelly Kapoor. In 2012, she left to star in her own series, The Mindy Project, where she portrays Mindy Lahiri, an eccentric and Nora Ephron-obessed OBGYN. Despite being cancelled by FOX, The Mindy Project has made a seamless transition to being a Hulu Original, and is being deemed part of the bright future of network to online transitions. Mindy assisted in writing, directing, and producing on both of these shows. 

Mindy is no stranger to the big screen, either. She was most recently Disgust in Disney/Pixar's Inside Out. Other film credits include Wreck-It Ralph, No Strings Attached, The Five-Year Engagement, This is the End, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

On top of writing for television, Mindy has also penned two books. Her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), was released in 2011. The memoir was a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, Why Not Me?, was released this September. Following the style of her first memoir, it's another collection of essays chronicling the ups and downs in her life. Why Not Me? debuted at No. 1 on the Hardcover Nonfiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists of the New York Times, and it's still the No. 1 on their Humor list.

Mindy is incredibly outspoken on issues like body positivity, equality, women's rights, and sexism in Hollywood. In 2013, Entertainment Weekly named her one of the 50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers, and Time named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Based on all of her accomplishments, we have to agree!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Favorites: Cardigans

Layering is essential to fall fashion, and there is no easier way than with cardigans. Oversized cardigans are right on trend for the fall, and we've picked out some of our favorites!

Cozy Aztec Cardigan Sweater


When cozy is in its name, there is no denying the comfort of this cardigan! The Aztec print makes it perfect to pair over a solid shirt and your favorite leggings or jeans for a simple outfit. Add boots or canvas flats to dress up or down.

In the Hood Sweater


The only thing that can improve a traditional oversized cardigan? A hood and pockets! These added features give this cardigan an extra cozy feel, and it helps make this an effortless outfit-completing piece.
Long Story Cardigan Sweater

We love how light and airy this cardigan is! It is similar to the trench coat style, which is super on trend this fall. This cardigan will pair perfectly with your favorite outfit, whether it is to be dressed up or down.

Brandy Cardigan Sweater

The unique circular cut of this cardigan creates a beautiful shape. The mixed patterns make a bold statement. It pairs perfectly with your favorite classic, casual looks and boots.