Endless Ways To Wear Sunglasses This Fall

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Um, no sun needed thank you very much. The most surprising it-accessory birthed during the Fall 2014 season was the unexpected addition of sunglasses as a trend installment to the myriad of heavy coats, furs and moody prints that crossed the runways. For long, wearing out-of-season pieces and incorporating them in an off-period has always been considered an intimidating task, but it doesn't have to be! Since we're always up for a sartorial challenge, we have culled 10 looks of it-girls who show easy ways to pull off wearing shades in the Fall season, and included our current favorite sunnies for you to shop!

Would you wear sunglasses in Fall even when the sun doesn't shine?


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Fall 2013 fashion week 
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Fall 2014 fashion week, NYC
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Fall 2014 fashion week, NYC - Aimee Song from Song of Style
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Gisele Bundchen captured in Los Angeles wearing Tom Ford sunglasses;
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Fall 2014 fashion week, London - Poppy Delevingne
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Jessica Alba in Beverly Hills wearing Westward Leaning sunglasses;
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Miranda Kerr in NYC
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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Fall 2014 fashion week, London - Karolina Kurkova
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Shop for your pair today! 


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5 Top Drugstore Primers Under $15

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We reveal our top 5 drugstore primers that won't break the bank! 

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Super Foods: 7 Foods You Didn't Know Are Actually Good For You

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Foods you otherwise would feel guilty about consuming are actually the foods you should be enjoying - latest research reveals the surprising foods you can feel totally okay about incorporating into your diet.

1. Nutella:
Shocker, right? While the sugary breakfast spread, or dessert in our case, is laden with sugar and should definitely not be part of an everyday diet, Nutella contains high amounts of calcium, protein and iron that boosts your energy, helps bones and makes you feel fuller longer;

tip: Nutella on a piece of whole-grain toast is a great alternative to a sugary bowl of cereal, or even to satisfy a chocolate craving;

2. Avocados: 
Unfortunately not in guacamole form. It has been a common misconception not to eat avocados because they are high in fat. A reason to start eating them is that avocados contain antioxidants, Vitamin E and Beta-Carotene, all of which are associated as disease-fighting compounds. Since avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat they are also a heart-healthy snack; 

tip: Instead of guacamole, try a light avocado dip like this recipe from Daily Bites Blog as a curve-friendly alternative;

3. Potatoes:
While we'd love to tell you that they're good for you fried, they are not. Boo. Believe it or not, potatoes are packed with fat-burning carbohydrates and are low in calories, ringing in at 88 calories each found on red potatoes;

tip: Toss diced/cubed potatoes with some e.v.o.o in a large bowl to evenly coat the batch. Start adding your favorite spices, once done adding spices toss potatoes again to evenly coat them. Preheat over to 375, on a foil lined cookie sheet spray some e.v.o.o. cooking spray, layer potatoes and sprinkle garlic all over potatoes. Uncovered, cook for 45 minutes. Take out and sprinkle ever so lightly some shredded Parmesan cheese and put back in over until cheese is melted;

4. Cheddar Cheese:
Besides that cheddar cheese contributes calcium for your bones, it also helps prevent tooth decay. It has been proven that a small slice of cheddar cheese after a meal neutralizes the acids in your mouth and increases saliva production. Essentially, it helps clear your mouth from food and assists in fighting tooth decay induced by high acidic foods;

tip: Cheddar cheese is still very high in fat content, don't go buckwild munching on a brick every night. Instead, eat a small cube after a meal maybe twice a week;

5. Dark Chocolate:
The debunked food myth is true; dark chocolate (when consumed in moderation) helps your system dodge the metabolic effects from stress. It also works great to curve junk food cravings;

6. Peanut Butter:
You would think that eating peanut butter is completely counter-intuitive since its loaded with saturated fat and contains 180 or more calories per serving, but in fact peanut butter is filled with high levels of fiber and protein that keeps you fuller longer, which leads to you eating less overall. Also, a serving of peanut butter contains Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin B6, all of which boosts bone health, immunity and muscles;

tip: As mentioned during the Nutella paragraph, spreading some peanut butter on a piece of whole-grain toast can be a great hunger-killer as well as a healthier substitute for a sugary cereal;

7. Eggs:
The whole egg-white obsession should halt after this tidbit, the egg yolk is the epicenter of nutritious value of the entire egg. No, your egg-whites alone are not doing anything for your body. An egg yolk contains calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and E. An egg yolk is so packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that some scientists suggest to eat 1 boiled egg per day as opposed to a multivitamin.

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Shop It Right Now! Mulberry + Cara Delevingne Backpacks

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The wait for the highly anticipated and most-talked about fashion collaboration of the season has finally come to an end! Sealed with the Cara Delevingne stamp of approval, British heritage brand Mulberry has released the extensive 18-piece collection yesterday on September 1st, with 2 of the styles immediately available to the U.S. on Net-a-Porter.com. Dubbed the only bag style to flaunt this Fall season, Cara considered her own on-the-go lifestyle when she created the practical yet elegant and sleek (optional) backpacks for the fashion house. So far consisting of a unique camo pattern and a warm, elegant burgundy style, the backpacks can transition from being worn on the back to shifting into a traditional handbag pose with the two top handles and optional straps. "It's not about trying too hard, it has to be effortless." - Cara said about the collection.

This collaboration marks the first out of two major collection initiatives launching this year alone, with the second being in partnership with DKNY set to debut October 15. The 22-year old supermodel has made it no secret that she has design aspirations outside of her fruitful modeling career, and with the unveiling of the entire collection on Mulberry's site, all we can do is applaud her strong efforts in creating practical and equally on-point fashionable bags that exude her heavy involvement. I.e.; every piece contains a dose of cool only this jetsetting model possesses, and in this case the gold hardware and shapes were inspired by her own tattoos as a personal touch. 

On Net-a-Porter the burgundy bag comes in at $1,380 while the camouflage goes for a whopping $3,150. Naturally we expected a hefty price tag to come accompanied with a luxury collaboration crafted from fine leather goods, especially when in partnership with a celebrity. However, when we put the bags in broad perspective, for the price you gain two different handbags; the traditional arm candy to be slung around the forearm, and a backpack. Plus taking into consideration that Mulberry utilizes quality fabrics and has high manufacturing standards in place, that this line might just be worth the splurge. On top of that, their appearance besides their functionality designate each option to a multitude of daily aspects in a woman's life, which is not found that often in other designer bag lines.

Take a look at the two styles currently available on Net-a-Porter.com, and see the collection in its entirety on Mulberry.com.







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Ever Wondered What Anna Wintour's Clothing Allowance From Vogue Is?

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It is no big news that Anna Wintour is an undeniable power to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. As one of the highest profiled editor-in-chief of the world's most famous fashion publication, it is needless to say that Wintour is a very important figure of today's society. And since Anna is such an important fixture of her own brand, she naturally has to represent Vogue as best as she can by dressing as equally and impeccably stylish as her magazine is. In a recent breakdown, The New York Times, roughly estimated what Miss Wintour receives as an allowance from Vogue to spend on her wardrobe per year, the rumored number being well over $200,000. This amount is on top of her regular salary. 

The number has not been completely officiated yet and it is only part of speculation at this point, but if the NYT released the figures we have to believe somehow there's some truth to it. Usually the NYT is not exactly off on anything. 

Anna's total annual salary is estimated at $2 million, the factoid that on top of this she receives 200K in cash for clothes, shoes, bags, shades, the whole megillah, solidifies being the editor-in-chief of Vogue is probably the ultimate dream job. No?

What do you think about Anna's wardrobe allowance?

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