• 12.29.Slide.1

    The bSmart Guide to New Year's Eve Looks for the New You

    Click on Lara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Does anyone else feel like New Year’s Eve is kind of underrated? It doesn’t have the gastronomic wonders of Thanksgiving, nor the soundtrack of Christmas, or even the eight-day-long staying power of Hanukkah–but… Read More...
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    WTF is Business Casual: How to Dress the Part

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As a college student and developing young professional, I'm constantly invited to events and meetings where the dress code reads ‘business casual.’ While I'm excited for these opportunities, in the back of my mind I… Read More...
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    And the Winner Is...St. Louis Fashion Week's 2016 Entrepreneur Competition

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! St. Louis Fashion Week’s 2016 season included the launch of the first annual Caleres Fashion Entrepreneur Competition, a ‘fashion-meets-Shark-Tank’ style event that took place on November 10. Five St. Louis-based… Read More...
  • 11.11.Slide.1

    Layering: Your Fall Fashion bSmart Guide

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! September Issues of Vogue, pumpkin spice everything, red leaves and layering; these are just a few reasons fall is my favorite season. Fall fashion leaves room for creativity with layering formulas that you could… Read More...
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    St. Louis Fashion Fund: 10 Weeks of Fashion in Celebration of 10 years

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! 'Every year the women of [St. Louis] leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week.' - Carrie Bradshaw Sounds about right? While New York Fashion Week is incredible, it can be… Read More...
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    5 Ways to Shop Smart and Organize Your Fall Wardrobe

    Click on Kaitlyn's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! We’ve all been there: you’re on a shopping spree with friends, you’re caught in a frenzy of patterns and textures and styles and, before you know it, you’ve left the mall with half the money in your bank account… Read More...
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    The Cost of Creating Style

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When asked if having money implies style, the quick response given by almost anyone in fashion would be an obvious no. But I want to dissect this idea. Moving to New York this summer has taught me a lot about… Read More...
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    Crop Tops: Drivers of the Body Image Paradox

    Click on Jessica's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! In recent years, we've seen a rise in the popularity of crop tops, especially amongst young women. A recent Teen Vogue article on crop tops by Marianne Dabir, stated, ‘If you’re on the fence, trust us: The grass… Read More...
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    A Four-Seasons Guide to Dressing Professionally All Year Long

    Click on Shereen's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As a girl from the Northeast living in the Midwest, I’m used to dressing for the weather. However, when it comes to accommodating changing weather and looking the professional part, it’s not always easy to find… Read More...
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    Shopping for Social Change Because Education is Key

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Fashion has long had a reputation for superficiality and materialism. However, in recent years, both the industry and the people working in it have strived to disprove this stereotype. Blogs like Man Repeller… Read More...
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    7 Stages of Grief You Feel for Clothes You Can’t Afford

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! There it is — in the corner of the shop, hung daintily over a mannequin and accessorized to absolute perfection — the dress you have been dreaming of. It’s cute, it’s trendy, and the light is hitting it like a… Read More...
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    Summer Savings: Sunglasses Edition

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When it comes to the sunglasses market, often your only options are to invest big or save big. There's really no in-between. I'm not a believer in spending lots of money on sunglasses—maybe that’s because I lose… Read More...
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    Beach Body Confidence: The Wonder of a One-Piece

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! In the world of swimwear and all things ‘beachy,’ the opinion at large is that the skimpier the bikini, the sexier. However, I disagree. In the world of fashion, everybody knows that ill-fitting clothing is never… Read More...
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    Step Into Spring: The 5 Best Trends in Spring Footwear Fashion

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! April showers bring May flowers, and spring brings...fun new shoes! Now that the snow has finally melted, it’s time to pack away your boring winter boots and bring out some cute, comfy styles to help you transition… Read More...
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    bSmart Breakdown: The Eleven Most Iconic Wedding Dresses of All Time

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! 11. Raquel Welch In February of 1967, the film star and model wore a short, crochet dress when she married Hollywood producer Patrick Curtis in Paris. She paired a three-quarter length white fur coat over her… Read More...
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    Georgine's Fall/Winter Collection 2016: The Intersection of Femininity + Empowerment

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Georgine’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection exudes understated provocativeness and whimsicality. This design house, founded to ‘evoke the power of femininity through seductive silhouettes enhanced by intricate… Read More...
  • 3.9.Slide.1

    Career Reinvented: Wear Bows & Smile

    Click on Rhiana's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I truly cannot remember a time when I didn’t absolutely love fashion with every inch of my being. Some of my earliest memories are of playing dress up with the jewelry in my mom’s boutique, sitting on the floor… Read More...
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    NYFW Photo Diary: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Fashion Week, commonly known for its beautiful people and clothes, is better known to me as the week where my life sources are coffee and the subway. Although it’s my busiest week of the year, I wouldn’t trade… Read More...
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    10 Leading Ladies Who Stole the Red Carpet at the 2016 Oscars

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When it comes to my favorite days of the year, the Academy Awards is right up there alongside Christmas, my birthday, and the day after Valentine’s. Yes, the Oscars are a time to recognize and commemorate… Read More...
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    Diane von Furstenberg: The Woman, The Impact, The Legacy

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘Wrap dress’, ‘empowerment’, ‘philanthropy’: over the years these three phrases have become synonymous with fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg. Entering the industry in 1970, DVF has made great strides in… Read More...
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    NYFW Review: Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2016

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2016 runway show put the fun back in fashion. Empowering music was pulsating throughout Moynihan Station and the audience was a sea of red. Nearly everyone, men and… Read More...
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    NYFW Fall / Winter Review: Hanley By Nicole Hanley

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The Hanley Fall/Winter presentation remained true to the designer’s sportswear aesthetic but with an artistic edge. Inspired by Nicole Hanley’s time spent at the Restoration Department of the Prado Museum in… Read More...
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    How Consumers and Technology are Changing the Future of Fashion Shows

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! In late December, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced that it would rethink the format of fashion week. Following the hotly debated fashion industry ‘burnout’ many designers and… Read More...
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    Women, Fashion, and Power: Not a Multiple Choice

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The moving image plays an important role in the way we learn about others. Of particular influence are documentaries; because of them, we have a front row seat to the lives of real people, with inspiring stories… Read More...
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    18 Stocking Stuffers for the Lovely Ladies in Your Life

    Click on Briana's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The holidays are right around the corner and if you’re like me, last-minute shopping stress is creeping in! Every year I budget enough to purchase small gifts for family and friends – and stocking stuffers are the… Read More...
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    bSmart Socially Conscious Gift Guide for Meaning and Impact

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! We all want to give thoughtful gifts this holiday season, but what if we could give gifts with impact for the recipient and the world? With this in mind, I’ve compiled my bSmart list of socially conscious gifts… Read More...
  • 12.16.Slide.5

    Marshmallow Colors: Winter’s Biggest Sweater Weather Trend

    Click on Anna's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The beginning of December brings the peak of runway fashion hitting the streets. When you’re choosing which layers to include, be sure to consider one of this winter’s biggest trends: marshmallow colors. Moving away… Read More...
  • 12.15.Slide.1

    How Two Supermodels Combat Comparison In the Fashion Industry

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The fashion industry has a reputation for overemphasizing body image and materialism. This reputation manifests itself on social media, and impacts how young women view themselves in comparison to the standard of… Read More...
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    Local and Emerging Designers Launch at St. Louis Fashion Week

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Founded in 2006, St. Louis Fashion Week is the greatest opportunity for local and emerging designers to showcase their work and launch their fashion careers in the Midwest. Kicking off STL Fashion Week is the… Read More...
  • 11.2.F.Slide.1

    Five Fun Fall Coats To Bundle Up In This Season!

    Click on Brooke's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Want to update your fall outerwear wardrobe, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out my list of five fabulous toppers to keep you warm and stylish this chilly season! 1 // Cape Liberate your arms and your inner… Read More...
  • 11.2.F.2.Slide.1

    Re-Vamping Your Wardrobe: Making Yawn Worthy Pieces Awe Worthy Again

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Every girl knows the struggle of standing in front of a closet full of clothes and thinking ‘I have NOTHING to wear.’ By the middle of the season, it seems like every single item you own is tired and boring, making… Read More...
  • 10.30.Slide.1

    Decoding the Dress Code

    Click on Meerabelle's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Good news: you’re invited! Bad news: you have no idea what the flying fox ‘creative summer black tie’ means. Good news again: this guide will help you figure out how to look your best no matter the occasion.… Read More...
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    Keepin’ It Clever and Classy with Creative Halloween Costumes

    Click on Brooke's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Looking for ideas as to what to wear this (~quickly approaching~) Halloween, minus the stereotypically ‘unclassy’ vibe? Well, look no further: Check out my list of Halloween costumes to look cute and classy on… Read More...
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    #NYFW Inspiring Woman: Leanne Marshall

    Click on Meagan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Illustrations by Rachel Sax of Nona E Rose Designer: Leanne Marshall Hometown: Yuba City, California + Portland, Oregon Education: The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco Award: Levi’s… Read More...
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    #NYFW Inspiring Woman: Nicole Hanley Mellon

    Click on Meagan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Illustrations by Rachel Sax of Nona E Rose Creative Director: Nicole Hanley Mellon Education: Trinity College + University of Oxford Brand Values: A sportswear collection that can be mixed and matched providing a… Read More...
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    #NYFW Inspiring Woman: Georgine Ratelband

    Click on Meagan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Illustrations by Rachel Sax of Nona E Rose Designer: Georgine Ratelband Age: 26 Education: Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan (2011) Noteworthy: Her thesis collection was purchased by a prestigious boutique in… Read More...
  • 10.16.Slide.1

    Slow Fashion: Because Fast Fashion Is So Last Week

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Remember that T-shirt you bought on sale for $6.99 a month ago in 3 different colors? Yeah, neither do I because you already threw it out after one wear. You justified throwing it out because ‘What else is… Read More...
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    Fancy Feet! 5 Fab Shoe Trends for Fall

    Click on Brooke's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Looking to update your collection of shoes this fall? Well, look no further! Check out our list of five fall shoe trends for some fancy fashion inspiration! 1 // Ankle Boots Why we love them: No matter your style,… Read More...
  • Your New Fall Wardrobe (Adorable and Affordable)

    Click on Louisa's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Who doesn’t love back-to-school shopping? As fall approaches, we can’t wait for the crisp air and freshly fallen leaves. But even more so, we’re looking forward to crisply tailored blazers and fresh new footwear.… Read More...
  • Le Dessein: Socially Conscious Women’s Wear for Fall / Winter 2015

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The fall/winter season is fast approaching, and if you’re a bit of a fashion addict like I am, you’ve already begun stocking your wardrobe in preparation. If you’re also like me, you might have an unfortunate… Read More...
  • 8.14.Slide.1

    7 Perfect Planners for Girls-on-the-Go!

    Click on Brooke's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Looking for a no-fail way to achieve your organization goals!? Well, look no further than our list of seven perfect planners for girls-on-the-go! 1) Ban.Do This 17-month planner is an 11 out of 10 on the cute… Read More...
  • 6 Tips for Covering #NYFW as a Newcomer

    Click on Rachel's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Whether you’re an insider or a first timer, New York Fashion Week can be equal parts intimidating and inspiring. For that one week in February or September, streets in New York City are filled with even more… Read More...
  • 10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Fashion Inspiration + Empowerment

    Click on Mandy's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! 1) bSmart Guide - @bsmartguide Whether you’re looking for an inspiring quote, a glimpse into millennial life, or you want a way to keep up with the latest and greatest on bSmart- the bSmart Guide’s Instagram is a… Read More...
  • Shop, Share, and Sell Your Closet While on the Go with Poshmark

    Click on Mandy's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Like any young millennial, I'm always looking for ways to make some extra cash to support my over-priced latte addiction. I'm well aware that the roughly $30+ a week I would save by skipping my 3 o’clock pick-me-up… Read More...
  • Find Fashionable Florals for Your Budget at Kate Spade Saturday!

    Click on Mandy's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Miranda Priestly says it all in The Devil Wears Prada, 'Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.' Florals have always been a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe for spring and the new Kate Spade Saturday collection… Read More...
  • Fabulous and Fashionable Fingers for Under $50

    Click on Torii's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Accessorizing is a great way to express yourself when you’re wearing an otherwise neutral outfit and the right statement ring can instantly change your look from casual indie to party-ready edgy. Make a single… Read More...
  • Give Back with a Gift that Shines from Aayenda Jewelry

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘Tis the season for gift-giving, my friends. But when it comes to socially-conscious giving, I believe that’s something that should always be in season. It’s no secret that I’m a jewelry fanatic and it's my favorite… Read More...
  • 11 Sparkling Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Dearest readers, Happy holiday season! Though the temperatures are freezing, it’s arguably the warmest month for the heart. The bSmart elves have put together a holiday gift guide guaranteed to make hearts happy and… Read More...
  • Living Room Ideas: Decorating to Reveal Your Personal Style

    Click on Christie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The living room is the hub of a home. It’s where we entertain guests as well as relax after a long day. Since this is where you'll likely spend a lot of your time, you want to create an environment where you… Read More...
  • Designer Spotlight: Tory Burch and Her Wardrobe Essentials

    Click on Cara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Tory Burch, is a name millennial women have come to know, wear and love. Launched in February 2004, it’s a special year for the company as it marks their 10th anniversary. In just one decade, this American based,… Read More...
  • Fall Style with Soul - Ix Sandals That Feel Good and Do Good

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! A gal should always feel comfortable in her fashion. And as we all know, fabulous fashion doesn’t always equal comfort. Well today, it can. I’m sharing the scoop on an amazing brand that underlines comfort in… Read More...
  • Consignment Culture: How To Dress Well On a Budget

    Click on Beth's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! We’ve all been fiscally strapped at one time or another. This economy, especially, has many of us pinching pennies just to keep the electric on or put food on the table. I’m currently feeding my coffee addiction at… Read More...
  • NY Fashion Week Recap: 5 Essential Trends for Millennials

    Click on Cara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The designers have brought their best and the catwalk has been strut. It’s a wrap for New York Fashion Week and the verdict is in. All things style for spring, 2015 has officially hit the runway and can now find a… Read More...
  • Three Ways to Style The Carolina Alvo Little Black Dress!

    Click on Carolina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The little black dress is one of the most classic, and overlooked, wardrobe essentials! With so many different silhouettes, lengths, and styles, it's no wonder that almost every woman has at least one LBD… Read More...
  • Statement Necklace Inspiration to Reinvent Your Wardrobe!

    Click on Stephanie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Wondering how you can spice up your summer wardrobe? As a fashion designer I have always had an obsession with clothes. In contrast, I remember hearing my friends always talk about their love for shoes - it… Read More...
  • Style Report: ORANGE Really Is The New Black

    Click on Cara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! These days, the phrase, 'Orange is the New Black,' is most commonly linked to the hit Netflix series. That vibrant tone has now moved out of the prison and onto the catwalk. Today, I’m here to elaborate on that… Read More...
  • Organize Your Closet + Define Your Style With Classify By Christie

    Click on Christie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! You know that wonderful feeling you get when you walk into your favorite store, excited about all the beautiful things you see before you? Well…why not have that same feeling when you are choosing what to wear… Read More...
  • Dress for the Occasion: Style Advice For Your Next Garden Party

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Yes, friends! It is FINALLY warm. I know, I know. As New Yorkers, we are trained to complain whenever the temperature gets too extreme – when it’s freezing or 105 (this New Yorker included). But right now we’re at… Read More...
  • DIY Summer Style: 3 Ways to Stay on Trend AND On Budget

    Click on Nelly's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I am always looking for ways to update my style for the changing seasons, but sometimes it feels like I would have to forgo rent to stay on trend. Luckily I’m a pretty crafty gal! I discovered that with a few… Read More...
  • How to Dress Well from Work to Weekend for the Petite Professional #bsmart

    How to Dress Well from Work to Weekend for the Petite Professional

    Click on Carolina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Half the women in the US are considered petite, which is defined as 5'4" and under, yet there are very limited petite clothing designers. As a result, petite women have to find clothes by doing a lot of digging,… Read More...
  • How to Dress Well: Five Ways to Wear White this Summer #bsmart

    How to Dress Well: Five Ways to Wear White this Summer

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! After probably the longest New York winter ever, I (for one) am BEYOND excited to bust out my shorts, skirts, and summer whites. Now that we have passed the illusive Memorial Day landmark (are we still doing this?),… Read More...
  • Style Tips for Summer in the Office #bsmart

    Style Tips for Summer in the Office

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! It's certainly true that all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl. While summer makes us all want to go out and play, like Jane, we have bills to pay. Just because you are stuck enjoying the summer sky from the… Read More...
  • Fashion Trend: Host an Arm Party #bsmart

    Fashion Trend: Host an Arm Party

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Ok, stacked bracelets just make me think of summer. When i was at camp, all my friends and i would make like, 100, friendship bracelets, and stack them all the way up our arms. All the coolest chicks always had… Read More...
  • Fashion Trend Report: The Sneaker

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Ballet flats be gone!! There is a new show in town: the sneaker. Everywhere you look, our fashion forward friends are styling their sneakers in ways we haven’t seen in years! One of my favorite things about this… Read More...
  • 5 Ways to Wear Denim With Your Spring Style

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Let’s talk about a classic that never goes out of style. No I’m not talking about black (at least, not today). I’m talking about denim! Spring is a great time to break out your jean pieces. It’s a breathable and… Read More...
  • Spring Cleaning Your Closet For Spring Style

    Spring Cleaning Your Closet For Spring Style

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Ok, honey. If you haven’t worn it in over two years, it’s time to let it go. Spring has SPRUNG and it’s time we refreshed our closets. I’m a big fan of keeping great statement pieces that are only right for that… Read More...
  • Fashion Trends for Unconventional Bridesmaid Dresses #bSmartGuide

    Fashion Trends for Unconventional Bridesmaid Dresses

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Wedding season is fast approaching and finding the right dress (even for those who are not the bride) can be incredibly stressful. In planning my wedding for the fall of 2014, I decided to keep my bridal party… Read More...
  • How to Improve Your Life: 5 Everyday Items that Double as Style Staples #bSmartGuide

    How to Improve Your Life: 5 Everyday Items that Double as Style Staples

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As a gal on the go, I feel like I have to be prepared for anything, especially when living in a city like New York. Today I bring you 5 everyday items that can double as style and beauty staples if you’re looking… Read More...
  • 7 Inspiring Solutions for How to Dress Well In the Morning #bSmartGuide

    7 Inspiring Solutions for How to Dress Well In the Morning

    Click on Emma's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The hardest part of the day is starting it. At least, that’s how I feel when my alarm is blaring in my ear at 7:00am. The simple act of getting out of bed is rough – not to mention the knowledge that you probably… Read More...
  • Style Advice For Three Ways to Rock the Bootie: Your Shoe-Rack Staple

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I love boots. I love heels. I love the combination created when you mix the two: the bootie. There are so many ways to wear the classic bootie, so today I’m sharing a few ways to give new life to this shoe-rack… Read More...
  • Spring Style Fashion Trend: Block Heels

    Looking to instantly update your spring style? Block heels are the perfect wardrobe addition to give your work and street style a fashion trend edge. The broad range of heel heights and thicknesses will appeal to those who just want to dip their toes in (pun-intended) and to those who are looking… Read More...
  • Fashion Trend: How to wear your pleated skirt all weekend long!

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! This extremely versatile fashion trend for spring has endless styling possibilities. My suggestion is to choose a pleated skirt in a neutral color so that it has the most flexibility in your wardrobe. Here is my… Read More...
  • 6 Tips for How to Dress Well In Vintage Clothing

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have an insane love for thrift stores, vintage jewelry, and a good bargain. Incorporating vintage pieces into my everyday style gives me all these things. I have spent… Read More...
  • Style Advice: Buy Spring Fashion Trends to Layer Now and Love Later #bSmartGuide

    Style Advice: Buy Spring Fashion Trends to Layer Now and Love Later

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! By the time the weather outside actually starts to feel like spring, it could be the end of May! I’m not interested in waiting that long to break out some of my fab new spring style purchases, and have become… Read More...
  • Style Advice from Fashion Week: What to buy for Spring Style 2014

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Now that we’ve had time to reflect on 2013, it’s time to start thinking about the important things in our future. When I say ‘future,’ I of course mean spring style. When I say ‘important things,’ I of course, mean… Read More...
  • Wanelo: A New and Improved Online Shopping Site for Cool, Affordable Fashion

    Wanelo: A New and Improved Online Shopping Site for Cool, Affordable Fashion

    Click on Kaelyn's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Want It, Need It, Love It — Buy It! Everyone always wants to dress differently. Don’t lie — nothing is worse than wearing your new over-the-knee, lace-up riding boots out on a Friday night only to see the chick… Read More...
  • Style Advice to Dress Up Your Classic Clothing with Kate Spade’s Spring Collection

    Style Advice to Dress Up Your Classic Clothing with Kate Spade’s Spring Collection

    Click on Emily's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Growing up, I always wanted to wear classic clothing - white-collared shirts, black pencil skirts, navy blue blazers and occasionally khakis. Classic clothing is safe, dependable and usually matches anything (which… Read More...
  • How to Dress Well in Winter Weather

    How to Dress Well in Winter Weather

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Three Tips for Adding Pizzazz to Your Puffy Coat You’re watching your favorite romantic comedy. The main character is waltzing around a snowy city, playfully kicking the snow as she dreams about her true love. She’s… Read More...
  • Style Advice: Cash in on winter deals, or splurge on spring style?

    Style Advice: Cash in on winter deals, or splurge on spring style?

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! For many of us, the month of February means after-holiday sales and a great opportunity to stock up on all of the winter items that will soon be marked-down. My style advice to you: if you have been patiently waiting… Read More...
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    Socially Conscious Fashion Lines from Social Entrepreneurs

    bSmart Through Socially Conscious Shopping: Learn about these socially conscious fashion lines and resources when you make your next smart purchase or design your own socially conscious fashion line! Smart Fashion Lines by Social Entrepeneurs How they help you bSmart: 1. Priya Handbags &… Read More...
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    Summer Fashion Trend: Picnics & Peplums!

    New Trends in Summer Fashion A wise woman once said, "It is the summer of love, and you just can't fight it." Summer 2012 is no exception and Resort 2013 seals the deal for new trends in summer fashion.I have always had this weird thing where if I was flipping through a magazine and saw something I… Read More...
  • Sample Sales Strategies - bSmart!

    Sample Sales: Shopping Strategies

    Sample Sales Overview Just as a soldier prepares for battle, you must prepare for a successful sample sale experience. Amidst the whirlwind of fun, you certainly want to avoid poor purchases that commonly result from “sale fever” and “shopper’s high.” These tips will help you strategize for your… Read More...
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    Outfit Ideas for Your Closet

    Fashion Advice It is the age-old dilemma: A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. Why, when standing in front of 100 pieces of clothing, are we unable to create even one outfit idea? Usually, we are simply being indecisive, but sometimes it’s time to clean out. So, how do we know when it’s… Read More...
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    Summer Fashion Debate: Jack Rogers

    Summer Fashion Debate Are you tired of the Presidential campaign propaganda coming from the left and right? If so, here is a debate you'll probably find more engaging...The summer fashion debate about Jack Rogers. There is no doubt that Jacks have withstood the test of time, despite the fact that… Read More...
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    Summer Fashion Advice: In-law Appropriate Swimwear

    Summer Fashion Advice ‘Tis the season for cookouts, family reunions, summer fashion and those dreaded trips to the beach with your significant other’s family. It’s tough enough to be on your best behavior for a week, but then you’ve got to worry about the appropriate amount of skin to bare when it… Read More...
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    Fashion Advice: Color Blocking is Here to Stay

    Fashion Advice for Color Blocking I recently had a client ask me if color blocking was only a trend for last Spring or if this was something that was sticking around for a while. Excellent question. Color blocking is by no means a thing of the past for how to dress well. Just look at the Bergdorf… Read More...
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    How to Dress Well: Splurge on Shoes and a Bag

    Fashion Advice Every woman, rich and poor, loves nothing more than a good bargain. One of the best pieces of fashion advice that someone once gave me was to always wear a fantastic pair of shoes and a stunning bag. I find this to be incredibly true, so first I suggest splurging on a more expensive… Read More...
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    New Trend: Cheetah is the New Black

    New Trends in Shoes My black/grey patent leather Prada pumps had had it. They had been repaired by The Leather Spa too many times. It was time to move on. I also had a pair of black Dolce & Gabbana pumps in my closet, but they, too, had seen better days. It was time to buy a new work shoe. So, I… Read More...
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    What's Your Power Color?

    Dress Fashionably with your Power Color We’ve all had those mornings when we need to dress fashionably in an outfit that will project confidence. Whether you are going to a big meeting at work, heading to a great party, or preparing for a big date, you want an ensemble that reflects your… Read More...
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    Affordable Fashion: Clever Couture

    Affordable Fashion Advice Low-cost luxury is a fun find. I am continually on the hunt for clever couture. It's a happy day when you discover a way to add the look of Balenciaga and Chanel to your wardrobe with affordable fashion! The tote company Thursday Friday gives you a way to carry iconic… Read More...
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    Fashion Trend: Affordable Clothes for Bridesmaids

    Bridal Fashion Trends As the excitement of being chosen begins to fade, the reality of being a bridesmaid sets in. There’s so much to do in so little time, and one of the biggest things to worry about is the dress you’ll be wearing. Will your clothes be affordable? Is the dress a fashion trend or… Read More...
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    New Trend for Summer Fashion: Bandage Sandals

    New Trend for Summer If you’ve opened a fashion magazine in the past year, chances are you’re well aware of Herve Leger’s uber flattering (and uber comfortable!) the bandage wrap dresses. They’re every woman’s answer to the long lost quest for a dress that flatters every figure and transforms… Read More...
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    Fashion Advice for Rainy Day Blues?

    Want to look fashionable even when it rains? Below are my favorite rainy day accessories. Manhattan Elva Fields Lucite Earrings Burberry See Through Rain Cape Scalamandre Umbrella Banana Republic Rain Boots Franny and Zooey YSL 'Singulier Waterproof Mascara Manhattan - $12 / Elva Fields Lucite… Read More...
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    Fashion Advice for Girl's Night Out

    How to Dress Well Saturday night was girls’ night out, and I had such a great time running around town with my girlfriends. One of the fun parts of girls’ night is getting dressed up! I have some fabulous friends who also love fashion, so it's fun to 'ooh' and 'ahh' over everyone’s ensembles. That… Read More...
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    Fashion Advice for Shopping Stress

    Tips for How to Dress Fashionably Overwhelming amounts of merchandise can result in information overload and shopping stress when trying to dress fashionably. Here is my fashion advice to ease your shopping stress and help you have fun. Research Do a little research before going to the stores to… Read More...
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    How to Dress Well with a Unique Piece of Jewelry

    Fashion Advice for Accessories To dress well and create an outfit around a unique piece, bring the item with you when you shop. Avoid the stress of trying to remember the piece in detail by simply having the piece with you while you’re shopping. Whether you’re purchasing new items or piecing… Read More...
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    Fashion Advice: Prepare to Look Good on the Go

    Preparation is Key for How to Dress Well Remember when your mother had you lay out your clothes the night before school? That was actually a very good lesson in how to be stylish on the go. Preparation is crucial for how to dress well and in avoiding those last-minute snap decisions that result in… Read More...