Fashion

How to style your rings

Tips for how to style your rings like Lauren Conrad and Kate Bosworth. (PopSugar)

Yikes! Are you making one of these hair mistakes? (HuffPost Style)

How cute are these winter boots? Bonus: they're cute and functional. (Fashionista)

The Nars Audacious and Hardwired Holiday collections are pretty fabulous. (Pretty Shiny Sparkly)

A case for why your nails need their own moisturizer. (Teen Vogue)

Finally! A holiday gift guide for the chic college student. (Who What Wear)

So '60s mod hair is back in a major way. (Harper's Bazaar)

Make a color cotton rope necklace and a copper rope covered vase this weekend. (I Spy DIY)

What do you think of this Alexander Wang x H&M neoprene sweater? We're kind of obsessed. (That's Chic)

We are totally digging this French mani remix. (This That Beauty)

Dress4less-Scrunchies

Loving the hottest new hair accessory available right now—the scrunchie!! We found 5 you'll fall in love with!

1. Tartan Scrunchie, $5.68, missguidedus.com
2. Velvet Rhinestone Scrunchie, $14, topshop.com
3. Polka Dot Mesh Scrunchie, $12, nordstrom.com
4. Faux Fur Scrunchie, $2.80, forever21.com
5. Gold & Iridescent Scrunchies (Set of 2), $15, nastygal.com

FashionGirl

Hey Fashion Girl!!

I'm getting prettty tired of my look. I wear a tank top, cardigan, and leggings practically every day. I'm looking to spice up my outfits a little bit, however I don't have much money to buy new clothes. I am definitely open to upcycling some of my older clothes but I need advice on how to do it. 

Thank you!!

~Rachel 

Hi Rachel!

I love the cardigan/leggings look, but I know what you mean. Sometimes, we just need to change it up, and hit the reset button on our look. Everyday outfits need to be versatile and comfy, right? So, why not try wearing a dress or skirt over your leggings. It's kinda like substituting your cardi with a dress for a completely different look. You could also pair your cardi with shorts, tights, and boots. How cute would that be.

I found these looks on Forever 21 that I absolutely love. Here's what you do. Dig through your closet for your cutest graphic tee, then style it with a casual skirt and sneakers. Throw on a statement jacket like this moto, and you're all set for a totally new look.

Forever21

Why not try wearing your cardigan with a sequin shift dress, utility boots, and a beanie. Or sequin leggings with a graphic tee and a casual coat. The whole dressy/casual mixup is so cute. It shows that you're chic and totally chill at the same time.

F21

F-21

One last suggestion. Accessorize! Never underestimate how different your look can be if you just throw on a hat, like this fedora. Adorbs! A totally simple dress gets a whole new life when you wear it with a fedora and boots.

Fedora

Anyway, let me know what you come up with. Would love to see pics. Send them to fashiongirl@fidm.com.

xoFashion Girl

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It's finally feeling like fall in LA. The temperature has dipped a few degrees below blazing, the air is super dry, and giant leaves are beginning to litter the sidewalks—and we love it! It's time for fall fashion at long last!!

Images of collegiate tailgate parties and bike rides at dusk come to mind. And guess what—sporty raglans are just the thing to wear. Even if you're not a football fan (and who are we kidding, we're not!), get cozy in the t-shirt of the season. Throw on a scarf and take your pooch for a walk in the park, and why not kick some dried leaves around while you're at it. 

1. Pink Leopard Raglan Tee, $34.11, asos.com
2. Contrast Fabric Baseball Tee, $14.94, joefresh.com
3. Jersey Top With Printed Design, $17.95, hm.com
4. Love Raglan Tee, $12.90, forever21.com
5. Burnout Burgundy Raglan Tee, $35, topshop.com

Long lush lashes

So you actually can have long, lush lashes without falsies or extensions. (Byrdie)

The five nail trends you've got to try this season. (The Everygirl)

Seven stylish booties to rock this season. We're digging #5 and #7. (Made by Girl)

Could this holiday outfit be any prettier? (Pink Peonies)

And we're thinking this cozy look is perfect for a day of holiday shopping. (Southern Curls and Pearls)

Eight denim trends to try this fall. (Style Watch)

Four fabulous color combos to brighten up your winter wardrobe. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

Colorblocked eyeliner--love it or leave it? (Beauty High)

These retro pieces are the coolest. (Fourth Street)

Tips for updating and organizing your closet now that the seasons have changed. (Miss Kris)

Career-Girl

Dear Career Girl,

Although I'm 13, I would love to be a stylist in Los Angeles for celebrities and such. I live overseas but will move to Los Angeles at the completion of high school. I'm going to do a modelling academy's wardrobe styling workshop here in Australia this weekend, so that might be a mini head start. Are there any junior advantages/tips you could give me? What's a day in the life of a stylist like? I'm most probably going to take Visual Communications because it's my dream/goal. Thanks!

-Clarissa xx

Dear Clarissa,

You've got an exciting career ahead of you. And you already have a fab headstart, just by knowing what you want so early on in life. Good for you! 

I think it's great that you're participating in a wardrobe styling workshop. Take lots of notes and keep in touch with the people who run the workshop. Remember, you're starting your fashion network.

Since you want to be a fashion stylist, I recommend getting practice putting outfits together, not just for yourself, but for others. Offer to style your friends for events they're going to. Why not style your friends for a themed photo shoot? You could assign yourself a project, like style a shoot for your favorite blog or magazine.

If you don't already have a blog, consider starting one. This will give you a headstart in finessing your styling point of view, which is key to your professional career.

To answer your question about a day in the life of a celeb stylist in Los Angeles, it's exciting! A good stylist will have A-list fashion PR contacts everywhere. They'll visit showrooms, boutiques, and designers, pulling the latest fashions and accessories to put together amazing looks for their clients. They'll be on VIP invitation lists to attend runway shows and PR events to preview collections and meet editors, designers, and fashion professionals. And once they book a job, they'll do fittings with their clients and attend photo shoots. They'll also maintain excellent relationships with the celeb handlers, such as their agents and managers.

Being a celeb stylist sounds glamorous, but it's actually a lot of hard work. It takes someone with excellent fashion sense who is on top of the trends. They are also good with people, not to mention highly organized! Imagine visiting 10 showrooms, pulling 15 key pieces from each one. How do you keep track of 150 fashion pieces so you can return them all in pristine condition the following day? Being organized!

Best of everything to you, Clarissa! You're going to be amazing.

-Career Girl

Have a question for Career Girl? Send it in an email to fashionclub@fidm.com.

Expired Beauty products

Do you know how to tell if your beauty products are expired? (Harper's Bazaar)

We can't get over how cute (and easy!) this sparkly DIY is. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

It's already November! Here are ten things to do this month. (Behind the Curtain)

One plaid shirt, very different and very stylish ways to wear it. (SS Life + Style)

This is monochrome done right. (Brooklyn Blonde)

Finally! Organic hair care products that actually give you results. (Clementine Daily)

Imaan Hammam makes us all want to rock a midi skirt this season. (Into the Gloss)

So, here's what you need to buy from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. (Refinery 29)

We absolutely love this! Fabulous office supplies for less than $6. (The Budget Babe)

And just in case you were as obsessed as we were with Charlotte's sequin dress on Revenge....(Possessionista)

Black cat manicure

This black cat mani is adorable for Halloween, but we'd rock it any day. (Lulu's)

Crushed velvet could be the hottest thing happening in interior design, and we're totally on board. (Lark + Linen)

It's not too late to put together a chic little Halloween costume; here's some inspiration. (Glitter, Inc.)

So hand bracelets are a thing. (Stripes & Sequins)

A brilliant interview with fashion designer--and now, reality TV star--Diane von Furstenberg. (Style)

This little dress could be the perfect holiday party frock. (Gal Meets Glam)

We firmly believe that every girl should know how to rock a red lip. (The Sparkle)

All the proof you need that navy blue and black actually do work together. (Gary Pepper)

Eleventh hour costume idea: paint your face like a cat. (Byrdie)

Guess which celeb is doing the next VIVA GLAM collection for MAC Cosmetics! (Seventeen)

The Sewing Studio in Old Town Pasadena is hosting a Meet & Greet for Grace Rickert, a contestant on new TV show Project Runway: Threads—and you're invited!

Grace Rickert participated in the Teen Fashion Series at The Sewing Studio, and is returning to her "alma mater" for an afternoon of chatting and fun. It's Sunday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Space is filling up so reserve your spot today. RVSP to info@4theloveofsewing.com.

Location:

The Sewing Studio
107 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Cost:
Free

Co-founded by Cynthia Harvey, a Career Advisor at FIDM, The Sewing Studio offers sewing classes to kids, teens, and adults at their location in Old Town Pasadena.

Sarah Jessica Parker tribute to Oscar de la Renta

Sarah Jessica Parker pays tribute to the legendary Oscar de la Renta. (Pret-a-Reporter)

Consider this your cheat sheet for making every outfit even better. (Lucky)

Tips for perfecting the cat eye from none other than Tyra Banks. (Huff Post Style)

Here's why you need to add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe. (W Magazine)

Super cute Halloween manicure ideas. (Lipstick)

And speaking of nails, here are the products beauty bloggers actually use on their own nails. (Meg Biram)

Chocolate and makeup--we're kind of thinking this might be the best combo ever! (Honestly Jamie)

Here are three awesome ways to rock a crewneck sweater this season. (Nylon)

Check out these stylish ways to decorate a pumpkin this Halloween. (The Glitter Guide)

This is basically the most perfect fall outfit ever. (Song of Style)


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